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Joined on Dec 26, 2009
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Sony RX100
Panasonic GH2
Lumix m43 12.5mm f12 3D, 14mm, 20mm, 25mm, 45mm, 7-14mm, 14-45mm, 100-300mm
Onkyo 75mm
Voigtlander 25mm f0.95, 35mm f1.2, 40mm f1.4
Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye
Nissin Di466 flash


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On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (268 comments in total)

Costco (US) has a 2-lens Panasonic GF7 kit for $500 that includes a case and high end Panasonic memory card. The two lenses themselves run $500 grey market (and significantly more than that retail). Quite a steal.

All of the cameras reviewed are pretty good for what they are, and are especially tempting considering the prices when you can get a deal on a bundle.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 17th comment
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W4YNE 1: I just find it hard to coceive that you are holding a "camera" in your hands worth the price of a small car. Like designer clothes you are paying for something to be different, it won't guarentee you success or better pictures?

Ivan - I thought that medium format cameras came permanently attached to a tripod! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 14:21 UTC
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (111 comments in total)
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Sitting Duck Photos: For an M43 camera the GX8 output looks fairly good but the cost vs value continues to be a valid question.

Just wait a year ... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 18:57 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Real-world Sample Gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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peterwr: Is it just my cheap laptop screen, or is this (and the raw version) hellishly noisy for 200ISO? I'm seeing some blotchiness on the girl's chin, too, especially in the raw. Very disappointing - I had my hands on this camera a few weeks ago and was seriously considering getting one.

I'll take a look on the Mac later, but so far, it's not looking too good.

definitely noticeable noise there. it is a challenging shot in low light, with the light behind the subject (see the exposure comp). to be fair, this shot will likely print beautifully up to 8x10 size, and the noise is only visible at 100%. but it's not a nikon 810.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 18:51 UTC
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The Squire: Like the 42.5.

Just need an LX100-alike body to attach it too plz!

GX7? GM1? GM5? EP5? EPL7? EPM2? GF6? GF7? EM10?

How many options does one need? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
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Will Gerrits: Nice review.
But where are the reviews of the 4/3 system so we can compare the quality of the lenses in "small" systems : Fuji vs Panasonic/Olympus ???

Yeah, that less-than-2mm difference in an APS sensor is HUGE!!! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 01:25 UTC

Pretty cool ..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 15:57 UTC as 26th comment
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (315 comments in total)

Nice camera. Can't wait 'til it drops to $249.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 12:27 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)
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coroander: Certainly on this site the Olympus OM-D E-M5 shows its popularity. Look at the right panel on this page and under "Top cameras". The OM-D appears second under "Galleries", and 6th under "Challenges". There's no camera released in 2012 that appears higher in either of these two "Top cameras" lists.

Pal2012 - With your incredibly nastiness, you are busily turning people off from Sony Nex. Congratulations. I used to want to get a Nex. Not anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)
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quailoaksphoto: New Poll:

If you were to receive one of these camera's free including choice of lens, which camera would you want and which lens?

Olympus did a splendid job targeting a very popular market, at a good price point for performance, that appeals to a broad market of photographic enthusiast, not just professionals. Somehow I don't think this poll was as much about a camera with it's limitations, as it was about the strengths it has for it's intended application.

I'd choose the most expensive body/lens combo (e.g. M9+f0.95 lens for around $20k), and sell them on ebay, and then buy the camera I'd actually want to use (with enough cash left over to buy flash cubes, film and processing ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 18:39 UTC

I does kind of look like Nikon bought up some Pentax K-01 bodies and re-labeled them...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:33 UTC as 141st comment
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