TacticDesigns

TacticDesigns

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On Pentax Q7 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: This is the kind of camera that does poorly on paper but works wonderfully in practice. Just borrowed a unit from a friend and was impressed with all the fun stuff you could do with it.

+1

Got my Q + 01 lens over my shoulder right now, about to go for a stroll. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)
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TacticDesigns: Looks cool! The camera almost looks like a cell phone . . . imagine this lens mount on a phone? LOL.

Yeah . . . I guess I should have put a . . . ;) at the end of that comment . . . ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)

Looks cool! The camera almost looks like a cell phone . . . imagine this lens mount on a phone? LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus launches Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS underwater camera news story (59 comments in total)
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rpm40: Trust me when I say that the vast, VAST majority of buyers of these cameras don't know what RAW is, and don't care. Same goes for f2 lenses. These get sold to skiers, beach bums, college kids going on vacation... Even so, they don't sell a lot of them.

I understand the desire for a high end enthusiast style tough cam, but the market for that type of camera would be even smaller. At least I give Olympus a little credit, that they dipped their toes in that water with the TG.

@Jean Miele . . .

I guess Freedom can mean different things to different people IMHO . . .

To me . . . these cameras already give me freedom . . . Freedom from worrying about sand, water, snow . . . LOL.

I figure it this way . . . every time I used to put my dSLR away because we were jumping into a lake or splashing around at the bottom of some falls, or going skiing, or hiking in the rain . . . I was missing those shots.

It was like every time I was putting away my dSLR . . . it was because we were going to have some fun and I wasn't allowed to try to capture it. LOL. Times that would be cool to have some snaps of.

When I got one of these waterproof cameras . . . I was able to capture some of those moments. That to me was freedom. LOL

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On Olympus launches Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS underwater camera news story (59 comments in total)
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D1N0: Under water selfies. I'd love to see a Great White in the background....

Well . . . the wider angle lens might make that more possible! LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Olympus launches Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS underwater camera news story (59 comments in total)
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jkoch2: The Achilles Heel of all rugged and tough cameras is how well their seals will survive repeat submersions in salt water, or in any water if there is also exposure to sand, grit, mud, or whatever. The prescribed maintenance regime is demanding. After two years, it's questionable whether the seals (whether regularly swabbed with distilled water and dried or not) will survive a >20' dive, since they will naturally stiffen or wear. If, between dives, you open the battery hatch for re-charging, you need a surgeon's care to make sure no micro specs of sand don't compromise the seals. Any penetration by salt water will lead to early death and void the warranty. Trace leakage of fresh water is not as instantly toxic, but also hazardous.

+1

Good points!

What camera do you use?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Olympus launches Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS underwater camera news story (59 comments in total)
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rpm40: Trust me when I say that the vast, VAST majority of buyers of these cameras don't know what RAW is, and don't care. Same goes for f2 lenses. These get sold to skiers, beach bums, college kids going on vacation... Even so, they don't sell a lot of them.

I understand the desire for a high end enthusiast style tough cam, but the market for that type of camera would be even smaller. At least I give Olympus a little credit, that they dipped their toes in that water with the TG.

+1

LOL

I've actually got my waterproof camera charged up and ready to go. I'm taking my oldest skiing tomorrow . . . It's supposed to be a bit warmer than -37 with windchill . . .

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On Olympus launches Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS underwater camera news story (59 comments in total)
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rpm40: Trust me when I say that the vast, VAST majority of buyers of these cameras don't know what RAW is, and don't care. Same goes for f2 lenses. These get sold to skiers, beach bums, college kids going on vacation... Even so, they don't sell a lot of them.

I understand the desire for a high end enthusiast style tough cam, but the market for that type of camera would be even smaller. At least I give Olympus a little credit, that they dipped their toes in that water with the TG.

+1

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Olympus launches Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS underwater camera news story (59 comments in total)
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eNdie: Why still no raw? :( That's about the only thing keeping me from buying any one of these little compact cameras. It's been three years now that I'm waiting for any company to introduce raw to their underwater compact and still nothing...so disappointing

"I'd just like something simple and relatively inexpensive to take with me to the beach/lake/boat and not have to worry if I jump in the water with it still in my pocket ;)"

That's my thinking.

'went to a water park last summer. The kids in our gang decided to jump into the lazy river. My friends were trying to get shots from dry land . . . I just jumped into the lazy river with them and got close-up shots of the kids enjoying themselves.

Priceless memories captured. Only cost the price of one of these little waterproof cameras. LOL.

Do I miss RAW? Wish I had RAW for that? No. Not really.

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 12:45 UTC
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tommy leong: AWESOME !
something i have been pondering...why not have interlaced sensors at different iso levels. then combine final image to give a HDR pic?
That would be the MOST awesome sensor

@tommy leong

I believe Fuji actually thought of that too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_CCD

SuperCCD SR.

So two different size photosites at each cell . . . so it was suppose to give more range in light.

You have to give it to Fujifilm for making sure there is no stone left un-turned . . . :)

EDIT . . . here is one of the cameras that they used it on . . .

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms3pro/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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audijam: no film advance lever.....this is not vintage
no film rewind crank.....this is not vintage

and . . .
no film compartment . . . LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 17:42 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Gesture: We're really going backward in camera design and ergonomics with these retro cameras. Just being made complicated in a different way, in fact duplication of controls.

This camera isn't one of those that just "look" retro, it looks like it delivers the goods!

It's not so much retro as it is simply getting back to the essence of what is happening inside the camera.

ISO + Aperture + Shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 15:57 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Greg Lovern: Looks very interesting and promising.

I don't understand why they still call their cameras "Fujifilm". That was a good name for their film, but not for cameras, and especially not for digital cameras.

Why not "Fujica", as they called their cameras when they were making film SLRs?

I agree to the camera looking pretty promising. :)

As for Fujifilm . . . perhaps that is retro now too! Just like the camera designs. :)

And they have a legitimate connection to the film days . . . as they actually made / sold film! So film simulation on their cameras is pretty cool?

Just a thought.
:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 13:59 UTC
On CES 2014: Best of the show (minus the bendy TVs) news story (53 comments in total)

RE: The "stackable" Polaroid camera . . .

If you "stack" 2 of them together sideways . . . and get them to take the picture at the same time . . . would it be possible to use it to get 3D pictures / video?

"stack" one on backwards and get a picture / video of yourself skiing / boarding as well?

. . .

?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Rugged Fujifilm FinePix XP70 offers Wi-Fi, Full HD video news story (7 comments in total)

Thank you Fuji for announcing my next waterproof camera!

A reasonably priced waterproof camera with WiFi! A perfect upgrade to my current Fujifilm XP50 which itself was the perfect upgrade to the XP10 I had before it.

Some of my favourite pictures have come from these two Fuji cameras!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/9228264181/in/set-72157631300869284

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/7217340018/in/set-72157631300869284

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/7929712598/in/set-72157631300869284

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 23:22 UTC as 1st comment
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yabokkie: it's good to recycle rubbish. it's not good to recycle brands.
it's good that hurdles & barriers to the market become easier to overcome.

BMW mini? Jaguar?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo news story (185 comments in total)

I've got very little memories from when I was young.

I don't have a good memory.

And when I was young, I wasn't even taking that many pictures.

I'm glad my dad and mom did. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 13:30 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (269 comments in total)
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TacticDesigns: One thing I noticed is that the waterproof / tough cameras aren't here . . .

Although it's not summer . . . the other wet season is quickly approaching . . . the season of frozen water (a.k.a. winter) with skiing, tobagganing . . . etc. Conditions that just beg for a tough camera . . .

Just had someone ask me what point-and-shoot to get at about $100 . . . They already have a dSLR so . . . I tossed in the idea of getting a waterproof / tough camera . . .

@stevens37y -- exactly! Endless Summer! Or as Warren Miller would say . . . Endless Winter! It's always wet somewhere . . . everywhere . . . the perfect conditions for a tough camera! <grin>

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:25 UTC
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (269 comments in total)

One thing I noticed is that the waterproof / tough cameras aren't here . . .

Although it's not summer . . . the other wet season is quickly approaching . . . the season of frozen water (a.k.a. winter) with skiing, tobagganing . . . etc. Conditions that just beg for a tough camera . . .

Just had someone ask me what point-and-shoot to get at about $100 . . . They already have a dSLR so . . . I tossed in the idea of getting a waterproof / tough camera . . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 18:03 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (269 comments in total)

+1

I like the categories. Its how you use the camera . . . not just about the tech or specs . . .

When someone asks me about a camera . . . I already send them to this site to read more about the camera . . . if they don't even know what type of camera they want . . . I'm sending them here . . .

<grin>

:)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 85th comment
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