Richie Beans

Richie Beans

Joined on Jan 10, 2012

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On Cinetics Axis360 review article (66 comments in total)
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Richie Beans: What's the plan for compatibility with cameras that don't have remote shutter capability, i.e P&S cameras or the Sony NEX and new Alpha line?

I can see how that would (likely) work....but seems like a half-baked solution. At least Gigapan has a mechanical shutter-press for mirrorless camera integration. I recommend a similar solution as MILC are far lighter (for your smallish ball head) and present a smaller profile to wind for outdoor time-lapse shooting.

I absolutely love this concept but it's useless to shooters like me who bought a MILC so that we could make use of our legacy tools. Make an integrated mechanical plunger and I'll buy a unit right now!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 23:05 UTC
On Cinetics Axis360 review article (66 comments in total)

What's the plan for compatibility with cameras that don't have remote shutter capability, i.e P&S cameras or the Sony NEX and new Alpha line?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

I'd have used 4 cameras and spun the subject on a lazy susan.

...and would have taken my rig to the beach and shot the SI swimsuit issue.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 14:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera article (137 comments in total)

If it doesn't have a fully articulated screen, it's just an ideal paperweight.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 06:52 UTC as 38th comment
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)

For the life of me, I don't understand the value of analyzing photos of other photos.

Also...eliminating the box of thread is a mistake. That was a VERY useful point of comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 02:13 UTC as 151st comment | 2 replies

You took this image from a plane..... slacker.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)

OK... now you 5N owners can sell me your camera for $50.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 15:38 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)

I wish I'd trademarked the letters X, E,F,G, the number 1, and the dash. Think of the money I'd have made with the mirrorless camera market!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 14:36 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha NEX-5R hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)

What!? No optical viewfinder? Curse the gods!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 15:47 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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Navmark77: This is an incremental improvement to an already-good camera. If this camera were not in the Nikon product line, it would leave a gaping hole, as no other non-DLSR that they make offers the photographer so much control.

Yes.... Dust sealing and AA battery use.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:32 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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JMZ48: Not the same, not even close. It is deal breaker. To bad - not a competitor for G1X, when it could have been.

GiX has NO competition for a reason. It's pretty much a camera in search of a need.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:31 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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Sam Carriere: I am sure this is a good competent camera, but Nikon and Canon just don't seem to get it. The models that capture people's imagination these days are the ones that try to reimagine the same-old same-old -- like the Fuji X10 or the Sony RX 100 or even the NEX series, for all their shortcomings. I can't conceive of where the market is for this good, competent camera, in a field already so crowded with other good, competent cameras.
And by the way, does anyone ever actually USE an articulated screen?

"Actually use an articulated screen?" Are you kidding me? I won't by a camera without one. I haven't ever NOT use my articulated screen... except for the time I was shooting sunset, with strong backlight, in the snow, underwater, with a dead battery.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:30 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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Richard Thornton: No viewfinder, no sale!

You are girly man! USE THE SCREEN! That's why it's articulated!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:27 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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philchan: No viewfinder, well that doesn't cut it, deal breaker..

Baloney. An articulated screen precludes the use of a EVF 1,000 to 1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:26 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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tonyheps: What kind of enthusiast that will buy a compact camera without a viewfinder - NOT ME!!

Optical viewfinders are seriously overrated. And everyone complains how lousy they are on the cameras that have them!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:25 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)
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Bjorn_L: I have been waiting for a better small camera to complement my DSLR. This is not it. No viewfinder is a complete deal killer for me. Also disappointed in the 'same ole' sensor size. I had been hoping Nikon would come out with a smaller camera with their 1" sensor. That would do more to improve low light than the stop of aperture they added (which is very nice of course)

Agreed... This is just late competition to the Canon G12. Nice looking unit, though!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:23 UTC
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review article (129 comments in total)

"....quality of manuals is not great"

Man, you gotta dig hard to find something wrong with this camera!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Put an articulated screen on it and watch Canon's market share in these types of cameras disappear.

AA batteries in compacts RULE!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 06:03 UTC as 29th comment

For you pixel peepers..... save yourselves 2.5 billion dollars! If you want 24Mpx, hi-res images of dirt, take your fancy-ass cameras to Nevada, shoot, and PP with a mud filter. Voila!

Kudos to NASA for proper design!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 02:01 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)
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WalterPaisley: The problem with a review like this is that it focuses on the camera feature of a phone that is otherwise receiving pretty mediocre reviews. Just read Wired Magazine's article.

Then there's the cost. $650+ unlocked on Amazon.

I'd rather have a mediocre phone attached to a killer camera than what I have now... a mediocre phone attached to a junk camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 23:13 UTC
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