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E3, E30, E620
14-54mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm, 50mm F2, 7-14mm, 14-35mm F2, 35-100mm F2, 150mm F2, 300mm F2.8
1.4X, 2X teleconverters
FT22 flash, FL50, FL36 Flashes


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On Tamron and Tokina join Micro Four Thirds article (94 comments in total)
In reply to:

Henry M. Hertz: who buys lenses for m43 cameras?
except some gear heads who frequent sites like this one.

whenever i see someone with a m43 camera he uses the kit lens....

Henry - why don't you list the number of "non gear heads" who purchase separate lenses? Or an interchangeable lens format for that matter? I think you can't because the answer is 0. I'm sorry but we are all surrounded by our peers here and we are the only ones buying camera equipment like this. The rest are buying superzooms or point and shoots.

And can you and Chad desist from argumentum ad hominem? It really demeans you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 21:14 UTC
On Olympus raided over accounting scandal article (83 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tim F 101: Sad to say, this is one reason why I bought a GH2 over the EP3. I love my E-P1 but I have no idea what kind of warranty or repair support I can expect a year from now. I hope like heck that Oly makes it through this (and with different management), because their optical division truly does make excellent and innovative products.

I just bought my second E-5 (hate switching those lenses) will buy the EP3 when I can. That 12mm F2 on the EP3 sounds like a dream street camera.

Let's just hope they punish the executives and not the hapless shareholders who can't do anything about management anyhow.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 21:41 UTC
On Mirrorless Cameras: A Primer article (183 comments in total)
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likesfilm: My first time here.

As a long -time photographer (decades), it is frustrating to read so often that the weight of a full-size camera is such a frequent disadvantage. I have been fortunate to be able to use cameras of all sizes and weight over the years, both digital and film based. The bulk and weight of the larger cameras has always felt better and more stable in my hands.

Of course there is a valuable place and usage for all sizes of camera, but do the majority of experienced amateurs and pros who read this magazine really believe full-size camera weight is as bad as the reviewers would have you believe?

I don't get it. Is it an age thing?; because I still like viewfinders, too. Is it manufacturer driven, as I might believe? Do the majority of reviewers and writers have enough years behind a lens to really know the advantages of a heavier weight camera. Are we just getting lazy?

Do any of you agree with me? Thank you.

I've had slightly shaky hands all my life. My big DSLR gives me inertial stability. My MIL EP-2 I have to either mount a big lens (4/3 type) or use a monopod to get the same quality of picture as my DSLR. So I agree with you Likesflm!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:37 UTC

I haven't seen dpreview act as such a shill for a company in quite a while. I wonder how much Nikon pays them for all of these "reviews"?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 02:20 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
On P9070354.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

I guess I have to buy this lens. And what body was this taken with? Can I do this with my EP-2?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On P9050272.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Is this a tripod shot?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On P9040222.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wow. Why does anybody need a larger sensor when you can get this kind of resolution and DOF? Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:42 UTC as 1st comment

Strange I thought Olympus had the most market share (and the lead innovator here) and they hardly get mentioned in the article.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 21:40 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On Eiffel Tower duet in the Camera Street Avenue challenge (1 comment in total)

Leading the eye on, the dance in the women posing. Wonderful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2011 at 02:25 UTC as 1st comment
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