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On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (466 comments in total)
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bebgsurg: I'm sorry, but no flash = no buy. How Olympus could have designed a camera for the point and shoot crowd just moving up from cellphone cameras, and left off an embedded flash is beyond me. Inside or outside, sometimes you need a flash !!

I understand the use of fill flash. I just don't like to use it. Not my thing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (466 comments in total)
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datiswous: Nice upgrade for my E-p3, when the price drops..

I'm just curious about the size of the grip on the E-pl7, I think it's a lot smaller than the optional larger grip I have on my E-P3. This is also the issue on the E-p5.

The optional grip on the EP-3 was really great. Too bad Oly ditched it with later models. The grip on the EPL-7 is not as nice as that one for sure. Not bad though once you get used to it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 14:11 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (466 comments in total)
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bebgsurg: I'm sorry, but no flash = no buy. How Olympus could have designed a camera for the point and shoot crowd just moving up from cellphone cameras, and left off an embedded flash is beyond me. Inside or outside, sometimes you need a flash !!

In that case the em10 is a better buy. In my case I can count on one hand the number of times I used the built in flash on my EP-3. No flash is no problem for me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (466 comments in total)
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John Driggers: WTF is wifi remote control in the specs? Is it remote release or is it really remote control (as in more or less "tethered", but wireless)?

True remote control. You can change camera settings such as shutter, aperture, exposure compensation, white balance etc. with a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (466 comments in total)
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milek: The screen, the control dial and the IS are definite improvements over the previous generation. So good job on that (finally).

Why Olympus still stubbornly refuses to build the flash into the body of an entry-level model is beyond me though. Olympus, get it into your thick skulls: *nobody* wants to carry that pointless external toy flash with them -- I've literally never used it, not a single time, because I never have it with me. They finally fixed it in OM-D E-M10 and you would've thought that they would extend it to the rest of the range, but I guess that was too much to ask. Panasonic managed to squeeze one in the tiny GM1, damn it!

The decision not to bundle the camera with the pancake zoom seems similarly short-sighted. Or is that again going to be a US-only "feature", like with E-M10? If so, could the "genius" responsible for these decisions please finally be fired?!

Built in flash is EP5. Built in viewfinder is em5. Built in flash and viewfinder is em10. Something for everybody...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 03:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1673 comments in total)

Does the ring on the lens act as a zoom ring or not? It says so here but is it a typo?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 16:18 UTC as 136th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1673 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Although this must be a great camera, it's also a bit of a let down. I really hoped for a 1" sensor in a more pocketable package to directly compete with the RX100, offer an alternative and help draw the prices down. Now it seems that the RX100 is still left without competition in the pocketable camera segment.

Don't think it would be a good idea for Panny to clone the Sony cam as a competitor. They did it just right by making a cam that could be a compelling alternative and not a copy cat clone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

This is a shame. I really like Aperture. I'll continue to use it as I prefer it to Lightroom. I'm not a power user though and hardly use all the features. If the new Photos app has 3/4 of the capability of Aperture I'm sure I'll be happy. I'd love if Apple would figure out the storage problem. I'm tired of upgrading my hard drive. If they can find a way to make cloud storage of my photos easy and inexpensive I'll take that as a good trade off for no longer supporting Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:23 UTC as 135th comment

Love that empty marketing speak- " While retaining its famous textural expression, which seems to give form to the air itself, the updated Foveon direct image sensor produces images that are more colorful, rich, deep, and faithful than ever before."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

My guess is that it's going to be a re branded Panny. The new GX2 is coming out at that time. It'll have built in viewfinder, micro four thirds sensor, and in body image stabilization. Supposed to harken back to the Panny L1. Look for Leica to rebrand that one with the red dot and a few firmware tweeks.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 16:52 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies

What are education customers supposed to do?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 22:39 UTC as 747th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

For those of us in education this looks rough. Not sure how we are going to pay a per computer monthly fee to get this in front of students. Unless they discount is substantially for schools they just cut us completely out of using Adobe products.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:48 UTC as 352nd comment | 4 replies

They will sell tons of these. Nothing else like it close to this price range. Hoping it goes down just a bit in price when it actually hits the street. If it's as good optically as the other two they'll have a hit. For many of us 60mm on micro four thirds is a focal length that doesn't get a ton of use so paying hefty prices for one doesn't make sense. Hoping it makes a fine portrait lens.

I love the depth of field and subject isolation I can get on my oly 45mm. How would this lens compare? I know it doesn't open as wide but would the focal length make up the difference?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 14:39 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies

Looks like maybe the Chinese are entering the market. This will be interesting. If what usually happens holds true the cameras will suck at first but be cheap. They'll rapidly improve though and quickly drive prices down. If they make some reasonable lenses at good prices this could be good news for micro four thirds users. I doubt they'll compete with the high quality optics from Panny and Oly but if they can make something reasonably close for cheap prices they'll have a hit. Imagine a slew of optically good Chinese lenses for a hundred bucks or so.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 23:23 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

A camera with the ability to have user customizable interface. Download and install camera apps based on how you like to use your camera. Imagine a camera where you aren't limited to the camera makers idea of what the interface should look like. That's the future. If you pair this idea with solid hardware then it's going to be really big.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 17:16 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Did anybody mention that it's ugly? :) 1990 called, it wants it's camera design back.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 21:58 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Notice that they did NOT say that they would fix any faulty cameras. Only that they will make a new sensor. Way to tick off everyone. Some clarity would be nice here. "A new sensor will be available" tells us not much. Will they offer it to us for free, for a charge, or not at all? Could be that all new x10's come with the new sensor and the rest of us are hosed. Really poor showing Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 20:39 UTC as 122nd comment
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)

Mine's a keeper as well. Very happy with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:36 UTC as 63rd comment
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact article (778 comments in total)

My guess is that a G13 wasn't in the cards. That line is probably dead. Killed by m4/3. This will probably the the successor to the Great G line cameras from Canon. If you think of it in that light it makes perfect sense. Some room to grow though. Better OFV and movie mode and a few other niggles that people have pointed out. I'm getting out of the DSLR business and this camera looks just about like what I'm looking for.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 23:30 UTC as 101st comment
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

Squarely aimed at the Leica rangefinder. It's expensive for sure but for that crew it's a bargain. My guess is that it's going to run circles around the Leica at half the price. Now that this one is introduced the X series from Fuji really makes sense. They are hitting multiple segments of the camera market. Something for everybody here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 22:01 UTC as 294th comment | 3 replies
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