ChrisKramer1

ChrisKramer1

Lives in Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan
Works as a Lawyer
Joined on Jul 6, 2009

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On MonkeyMagic photo in ChrisKramer1's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Damn! That Tamron 70 - 300 SP is really good!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 1st comment
On LowrySortOf photo in ChrisKramer1's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I only hope they had doggy bags with them...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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kadardr: Why do I like the Nikon 1 system? It has a unique mix of characteristics.
1. Unobtrusive design, pretends to be a small P&S. No attention drawer.
2. Totally noiseless operation with the electronic shutter. Stealth shooting, great candids.
3. Blazing fast AF, which is also very accurate, if you choose the right method depending on the situation. (actually the small sensor does not require the accuracy of an FX system)
4.Bewilderingly fast burst mode.
5. Great lenses. My favorites are the 18.5mm, 30-110mm and the 6.7- 13mm.
6. Great video. I use it for GIF making only.
7. Great raw quality. Great colors, sharpness and all. Very intuitive UI (even the V1).

Nikon 1s are the all time companion camera to me. I will get the V3 for sure.

But honestly what's a "CLUNK" between a substantial APS-C and teensy weensy 1 inch sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 20:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

$1,196.95

X-D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Lightroom Mobile now available for iPhone post (20 comments in total)

LR on a phone

LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 10th comment

Adobe needs to beef up Photoshop Touch. It's pretty good, but nowhere near it's potential.

Actually, that's quite a big reduction. 8-o

Which makes me think that there are really good alternatives out there. For less!
:-/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

$1,850

X-D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 24th comment
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viking79: Really is a nice looking camera. Some texture to the aluminum grip might be nice, but sure looks good

Judging from the Verge's review it's nicer to photograph than to photograph with! LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Aroart: Once again sony is kicking nikon and canon but.

I recently bought a Canon 700d. The sensor is smaller and less powerful than the Sony NEX5n I normally use. It shows too. But for some reason, I much prefer using the Canon 700d to any camera I've ever had - including my old Nikon D90. Canon are the Apple of the camera world...

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:41 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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xenofotofun: The RX100 series….: the digi throw away cam of the new millennium; a clever $$$ fleecing plan for the P.S. fan sheep from your Sony photo-God! Third evolution and still no wether-dust sealing; once the dust gets in its time for the garbage. At this price range it should have been included from the start….
waiting for more useful improvements until I buy or perhaps Pana or Fuji will deliver the right P.S. "common sense" is over taken by greed…..

How do you weather seal a retractable lens? Or a pop-up electronic viewfinder? Is this even possible? Concerning the price-range: Is the Fuji X100s weather-sealed? It's a fixed lens too. So when dust gets in that, it's 'game-over' too.

Surely the viewfinder is a useful improvement?

Personally, I would get the Canon G1X MkII but that's just me.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

Canon 10 - 18 looks like a plastic mount. Yuk. I find that is one cost-cutting measure too far.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2112 comments in total)
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nerd2: Funny fact is that it very closely resembles a humble Samsung NX camera. And heCNC machining is NOTHING NEW - machines are doing the task, not human, and you can get exactly the same quality machining either in china or in germany.

Anyway, it's relatively cheap for a boutique leica camera though /s

Actually, you can get the Samsung NX300 with a free Galaxy Tab 3.0 Tablet (16GB) for 499 Euros in Saturn, Germany. I think some stores will cut it down to 469 Euros even.

So you get this which kind of looks similar to the Leica and still have 2,500 Euros left over to get a full frame Nikon or Sony. Or Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2112 comments in total)
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munro harrap: But it is only a half-frame 16MP sony in a coke can with no M mount.
No pro other than a poseur will use it as you cant swap lenses and 16MP after Sony's own 24MP sensors (A6000, Nikon D7100) is a debatable choice, as with fast AF prime lenses who needs more than low isos in any case.

Its scary how you now pay so much more for a whole lot less. The M9 is a bargain in comparison.

None of the lenses are Leitz, when even their microscope eyepieces are.Shame!!

Sony sensor in a coke can. Somehow, I think that is going to stick...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)

Photographing the break-up session would be more exciting!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

Hmm. I'm just wondering how long such a camera will last before dust starts getting in the sensor, the electronic zoom starts playing up, EVF is dropped/lost and the flip screen breaks off. Maybe smaller should also mean simpler. I see the Panasonic GM1 is now down to 600 Euros with kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies
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RichRMA: Get that point and shoot experience, while enjoying the bulk of a DSLR!

Although I am never more pointy and shooty than when using my Canon 24mm and Sony 35mm primes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
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Alphoid: Wow! For just $600, I'll be able to get ugly photos all the way from 16mm up to 300mm for months, maybe even years, until the lens breaks!

Thanks, Tamron!

Oooo. That's the rub isn't it? Loads of distortion at the wide angle and fuzzy results at the long end. Also, with such a complex construction, how long will it last? (A legit question at 600 Euros). I have a Canon 700d and for that price I could get a 24/28mm f 2.8 and an 85mm 1.8. You could then crop 50 - 60% and still get sharp results. Alternatively, the Tamron 70 - 300 SP is a great lens at half the price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (132 comments in total)

I need to lease Office 365 for work. That's expensive enough (but pretty damned good actually), so bye bye to LR and CC and my hobby. What a shame.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)

I think I'll wait for the S5 - or the Iphone 6!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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mr.izo: very nice colour rendition ang good detail definition in jpeg mode. nice work, olympus, wish canon could handle colours like that..

I bought recently bought a Canon DSLR because of the Canon colour rendition!!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 01:48 UTC
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