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About me:

Amateur photographer

Nikon D50
Panasonic Lumix FZ-20
Nikon Coolpix 4300
Pentax MZ-50

Nikon 50 f1.8 D
Tamron 11-17 Di - II
Tamron 70-300 Di - II
Sigma 18-50 f3.5 - f5.6
Sigma 55-200 f4 - f5.6
Sigma 28-200 f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 DL
Pentax FA 50 f/1.7


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40mp is nice, but the camera must use a powerful processor to create such a huge file reasonably fast.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 23:34 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (117 comments in total)
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armandino: Unless you have an impelling need of a more compact camera DSLR is still a more compelling tool:
1) Ergonomics
2) Optics (choice, value)
3) OVF
This comes not as a surprise to me and I am glad that most people recognizes it still. The mirrorless class needs to cut down on the hype and slash their prices especially on the optics in order to make a solid impact.

Agree. Even so-called "excellent" lcd's are almost useless in bright sunlit locations. Try adjusting focus using Liveview outdoors on a sunny day and you realize you need either an DSLR or an (expensive) mirrorless with a very good EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 23:36 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Ridiculous!! A camera made for Donald Trump & Friends.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply
On Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced article (43 comments in total)

Just what the World needed... another memory card format!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Wow!, so many colors. Pentax is the Ben & Jerry's of DSLR's :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (180 comments in total)

"the first time I ever stuck my camera out the window, the lens flew off"
Let me guess... did it have a plastic mount? :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 71st comment
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Jonathan Mac: Anyone not capable of getting good shots from a film camera should not be calling themselves a photographer. Many people choose digital because it's easier and cheaper, and many choose digital because they're not competent enough to get good images if they don't have auto-everything and the chance to take 20 photos and choose the best. Most of these people will never improve. Some choose digital because it's the best tool for the photography they want to do, and they can produce good results from it. However, many have used digital and become bored with it's often flat, dull look and have now gone back to film.

I use both, but I enjoy film more. The Ferrania re-start is good news, especially once they get around to producing print films.

It's not only "easier", faster and cheaper to shoot digital, it's also more reliable. I stopped using film because more often then not, the lab would screw up. And not everyone has a photo lab nearby. For those that have their own lab, that's a different story of course. And the dynamic range of film is still not matched by digital as we know.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 13:22 UTC
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Corpy2: I haven't read every last fine detail, but it seems that they do not give you full credit for the rental cost if you decide to buy the rented item, only a portion of it.

That does not seem nice.

If they gave full credit, then so many people would "rent-to-buy" a lens that they probably would end losing money.

BTW, anyone know if there are any companies renting camera gear in Europe?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 20:42 UTC

Interesting proposition, but may prove difficult as a business if it attracts "to many" clients. This may increase LensRentals client base exponentially from people wanting to buy a professionally "tested" lens. Testing lenses properly takes time (and equipment), so it costs money. If many clients buy the lenses they rent, this means LensRentals must be constantly buying and testing a lot of lenses! This may prove difficult and will probably inflate the lenses price (which may already be happening after reading WestO comment). Well, I'm sure LensRentals has thought of this and has planned the "new" business properly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 20:49 UTC as 8th comment

Impressive! I wonder if the lens pops-up when you turn the camera on or it already uses a new curved sensor.

Some people complain 28mm is too little and some people complain 20MP is too much. Well, 28mm is very usefull for indoor, street and landscape photography and the 20MP sensor will allow for "heavy" croping which mitigates the lack of a longer focal length or zoom!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:36 UTC as 31st comment

Here we go again... LOL

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 89th comment
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)
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badi: It seems to be a general problem, not only Nikon: 5D3 also had a light leak, Fuji X-T1, leica released v1.0 firmware after the camera was shipped ... for T if i remember correctly, a lot of shutter vibration in a lot of cameras (olympus, sony) ...

So it is not a QC problem only, it's probably more complex, and it is more about the time that is spend today in a generation: engineering & testing. They all should have a break, and slow down the pace a bit to allow for their teams to do the job properly. But marketing is marketing, and it has always been more important than... everything.

Agree. But the consumer has to share some of the blame for this. To many people are willing to "update" to a new camera every few months. This short update cycle does not leave enough time to fully design and test products.

There are also many part suppliers which increase the likelihood of products defects if quality control is not thorough enough. Products are rushed to the market and early buyers often get defective products.

Brands are aware, they gamble because in the end it's cheaper to sell more cheaper cameras and fix or replace defective ones than spend more money with QC.

This is not a new problem really, but it has been getting worse since the arrival of the digital age.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:44 UTC
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ArcaSwiss: I'm still not getting why this kind of article is seen by the editor as appropriate for this site. I don't come here to read this sort of thing.

"... the ATV-5 is also carrying newly developed camera technology ..."


Why shouldn't news of new camera technology be appropriate for a site devoted to reviewing cameras?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
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Biowizard: Kudos to the ESA - grabbing all the interesting space headlines this summer!


I wouldn't mind checking a box to stop Americans bitching about "Obamacare" or as it should be called "The Affordable Care Act".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 19:55 UTC

The photographer deserves copyright of the photo because he taught the monkey how to take pictures :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 19:42 UTC as 264th comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)

I think it should have be released as a Ricoh camera, not Pentax. Looks too much like a DSLR, but it isn't. Un-savvy buyers expecting "DSLR like" quality will be disappointed and associate Pentax with inferior DSLR, which is not the case. I don't think this is good for the Pentax brand. Should have been released as a Ricoh.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 15:58 UTC as 5th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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Dan Wagner: The photos are kind of 80's schticky. I think the idea is great -- if he had photos of himself in the suit walking in a crowd of people commuting to work -- but taken straightforward, or a photo at the breakfast table with his family, he in the suit with the family members dressed normally, or a wedding photo with him in the suit and the bride in gown and he's looking out a nearby window -- that kind of thing -- that to me would have taken the idea to a better place. Of the series, the shot on the playground shuttle was the one I liked best -- but he didn't need to have the shuttle touching ground -- just him sitting on the shuttle leaving the viewer to provide the story would have been enough. And before anyone goes ape on their keyboard believing there's something on the internet that needs immediate fixing -- this is just my humble opinion -- albeit one reflecting 30 years as a pro.

Perhaps you should buy a space suite and take the shots you suggest... The idea would not be original though. Then we could all judge if your "30 years as a pro" would translate into a better job. This is also just my humble opinion too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Very funny!
Specially liked the last one, which can be interpreted as a (clever) criticism about the lack of a U.S. maned space vehicle after the end of the Space Shuttle program.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (148 comments in total)

Quite interesting article. There is a warning about safety but I think the legal side of flying drones should be discussed. Everyone can fly a drone outdoor in the USA? No license required? No limit on the size of the drone?

These things are dangerous! If a person gets hit in the face there can be serious injuries, specially if it hits the eyes. I would never buy one without propeller guards. Just think what damage a high speed propeller can do!

Since accidents are inevitable, I suspect soon people will be forced to buy an insurance to fly drones outdoor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:53 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies

Four articles in just two days about a camera that is a small improvement on a previous model! No wonder CANIKON own the DSLR market ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 15:10 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
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