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On Full-Frame Or Not article (1 comment in total)

Please ! please ! If you are going to write an article, get someone to proof-read it before posting:

"are still affordable albeit expensive" ?
"They also allows using smaller apertures..."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 1st comment

Absolutely superb ! Better still the wooden boats - a fading breed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Preview preview (119 comments in total)

Made in China ! I'll stick to my LX7

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On chaos-100 photo in josephbeeson's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

My guess, it was taken at the harbour in Essouria, Morocco. One can see the little blue boats stacked side-by-side on Google Earth

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 2nd comment

Absolutely wonderful !

For those of you who'd like to learn a bit more about Don Pettit, I've attached a link to the NASA website below.


Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 17th comment

If it is made in China, as the G5 is, then they'd better extend the trial period to two months !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 19th comment

Nice to read "Australian" ~ "American" ~ "German" and "Japanese". No China ?
Or do they outsource ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 13th comment
On Accessory Review: Kata Digital Rucksack 467-DL article (48 comments in total)

One small comment. I've toted daypacks about (hiking/cycling) for decades and I get the impression that the camera-gear bag manufacturers pay too little attention to the straps, hip-belts and especially the airflow between one's back and the bag. They could all learn from Deuter who make world-class day-packs. Deuter's "Air-Flow" system is ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)

DPR, A poll of this type is an impossibility. We are all different and we all have our own opinions.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 09:16 UTC as 504th comment | 1 reply

rhlpetrus : You are correct. It's the different purpose thing that makes a "universal" choice impossible. I too wait for the further development of mirrorless systems. I have a Panasonic G1 with a 20mm prime and the kit which serves me well (but a longer lens for occasional work would be nice).

Panasonic started something that WILL gain ground. As good as they are, the Canon and Nikon (and all the other APS-C sensored DSLRs) are simply too large for the average Joe to lug about.

Which bring us to the wonderful high I.Q. cameras like the Canon G-Series and Nikon's P7100/7700. These allow one to pack light yet perform superbly.

Whilst I would keep my mirrorless Panasonic, my dream second camera would be something in the line of a Canon G12 with a bright EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 14:26 UTC as 271st comment
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Panasonicus: The market is saying "downsize." I went from a Canon 40d to a 450d and now to a Micro 2/3rds Panny G3. However, I am still wanting to go smaller with one do it all lens but not so small quality is lost when showing pictures on a high end Plasma TV. That leaves the RX100. But the deal breaker is no 24mm and I shoot a lot of WA ( I am now weaned off having to have an OVF). The G1x Canon is as large as my Panny G3 and it starts at 28mm. The Nikon system forces you into multiple lenses. But that all said--I agree the market makers are going to have to give consumers a lot more than tiny sensors or going to large miscro 2/3rds. A RX100 with 24-90mm please--surely Canon, Nikon and Panny can do it?

Panasonicus, Agreed. 24mm is a must.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 14:59 UTC
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)
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plantdoc: I almost always use the rotating LCD on my G11 since the viewfinder is rather poor. I have lost interest in the G series because they are basically an LCD framing camera. If Canon had added a decent, doesn't need to be state of the art, EVF, I would really change my mind. Even the EFV in my ancient Pana FZ8 superzoom or defunct Pro1 would be acceptable and the technology has certainly moved on since then. Just my .02

Agreed. I still use my eight-year old Nikon Coolpix 8400 which has an EVF, but am waiting for a G Series with one. At least the G!2, and now the G15 have a viewfinder (of sorts). As you comment EVF's have come a long way (I have a Panasonic Lumix G1 with a superb EVF) so why the delay ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 17:08 UTC

How many more zooms are Panasonic going to produce ?
A 24mm prime would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 12:24 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

"bigdaddave" Well said ! I shall NEVER forget that Sunday evening when Neil and Buzz landed the LEM on the moon (Evening my time : South Africa). 12 men, in all, walked on the moon, 18 flew to it. All brave and dedicated humans.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 19:03 UTC as 49th comment

Zooms, one after the other. How about a prime 24mm equivalent. f2.8 would do me fine.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 17:24 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Ardee ! I hope your comment was tongue in cheek.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 14:36 UTC as 35th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (349 comments in total)

I have a kid with an N8 (he's had it for about a year). Took it to Europe on a skiing holiday and could hardly believe the video footage that this little "phone" produced. I've worked up some shots in PSE and they are excellent.

Once Nokia sort their operating system out (Now that Microsoft is in on the deal) Apple is dead !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 14:28 UTC as 90th comment | 7 replies
On Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 article (115 comments in total)

Can someone tell me why camera manufacturers insist on making compact digital cameras more and more difficult to hold ? Sure, it's great to be able to stuff a camera into one's pocket but ... but...

Thee latest edition to the Lumix range, i.e. the G5 has gone retro .. thanks heavens !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 09:08 UTC as 17th comment

Bye bye Apple ! and Point & shoots.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 13:28 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies

"Honestly, if you're investing in a camera, just learn to use the freak'n thing".

Says it all !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 15:07 UTC as 32nd comment
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