foto guy

foto guy

Lives in United States CT, United States
Works as a Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography
Joined on Nov 25, 2005


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BeaverTerror: Incorrect headline, very poor journalism by DPreview staff, maliciously done on purpose to generate page views?

Not the world's shortest zoom lens by a long shot. As the footnote indicates, it's only the shortest DSLR zoom lens.

Journalism and DPReview don't belong in the same sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 23:48 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (166 comments in total)
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select: I think the K-3 is the best aps-c on the market, in this color is awesome!
but they should make some more lenses and a FF camera...

An object is not "better" in and of itself--only in regard to how it suits an individual's purpose.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 03:10 UTC

Who cares? These and other cameras can shoot a decent pic at quite high ISOs. Do you think you folks could focus on something important for a change? Perhaps photography, for instance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 23:00 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)

Is it December 31 already?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:34 UTC as 46th comment
On Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery article (150 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: What is the point of these random snapshots done with random lenses?
There are already hundreds of superb photographs taken by renowned photographers with this camera that are nothing short of amazing.

I believe people buying cameras such as K-3 et al aren't really interested in snapshots; such galleries are maybe good for pocket compacts, but for top of the line weatherproof DSLRs with 8.3 fps, 24MPs, selectable AA, etc ..?

C'mon. Times change, people's habits change, but DPR's habits never, it seems. Good old 2004 is still on around here.

I agree. They just do it to give the impression they're providing something of value. And for SEO, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

Seems to me Pentax offered a kit with a 35mm lens (K30?), which is essentially a 50mm view. So, it hasn't been *that* long since someone has offered a standard FL lens in a kit.
And Pentax has always had full compatibility with its old lenses. Everyone's making it sound like this is a new concept.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:13 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

While I'm undecided on the styling, the function is what matters most to me. I'm curious to see what others have to say about how this camera works in the real world.
However, once again, Nikon has shown its greedy colors. I was excited about this camera, but the price tag is ridiculous, even with the sooper-dooper sensor. Until the price becomes reasonable (<$2000), I'll stick with my other full frame Nikon, the F100.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:01 UTC as 79th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

I love the idea of this camera and would buy it in a second if the price wasn't so astronomically out of line.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 159th comment
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tommy leong: are you able with a quick glance
tell from this Corporate release
how this camera is different from its siblings ???

What art of communication is this...

Different sensor...this camera doesn't have the X-trans type of sensor its siblings have. It has the Bayer type of sensor found in most digital cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:55 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Well, well... not bad for a dead medium!

Seriously, I chanced to try an FP4 125 Plus roll during the past two weeks. After seeing the results I must say I'm impressed with the sharpness and contrast this film is capable of. Grain is not as smooth as Kodak's T-Max, but somehow it adds expression to the pictures.

"dead medium"?
They're opening a lab because the demand is there. Sounds to me like the medium is quite alive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 11:48 UTC
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NickR: $16 a roll?
150 rolls or a $2400 DSLR, which would you rather have?

The film, absolutely!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 11:45 UTC

I'd like to see a 135mm prime. Or at least a 100mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 12:23 UTC as 20th comment
On Fujifilm introduces XF 27mm F2.8 'pancake' lens article (88 comments in total)

Been waiting for the 40mm to come out. Waiting to see some samples, but now very tempted to invest in Fuji. Also like to see something in the 150mm to 200mm equivalent range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:23 UTC as 8th comment

Another reason I need to go Gimp.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 23:41 UTC as 535th comment | 8 replies
On Just posted: Pentax MX-1 Preview Samples article (51 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: We all tend to judge cameras by its peers. If the newcomer is somewhat different, we tend to nag about it. However, my experience with the MX-1 was revealing insofar. MX-1 has something cameras in its class have missed for a long time (maybe never had): a great shooting balance. Which I think is due to its retro inspired design, materials and — proportions.
Having it tried side by side with Leica X2 and RX100, I felt both X2 and MX-1 simply cling to your hands. You're not tired of them. RX100 is slippery, like a soap, can't really use with one hand. MX-1 you can operate with one hand, and won't lose balance. It stands firm. It's not heavy as they describe it, but the feeling is that of stability, quality and comfort. Not lens heavy like many P&S cameras, even with the lens fully extended.
Anyway, I suggest anyone to go and try, and never ever judge a camera based on paper specs alone; you'll be sacrificing something specs cannot tell.

I prefer my photos sharp and thus always shoot with two hands.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 11:16 UTC

If it had a 40mm lens, I'd snap it up in a second!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 02:03 UTC as 4th comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)

Toss up between X-Pro1 and K-5 IIs, but since only of those is listed...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:13 UTC as 617th comment
On Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 article (147 comments in total)

Is it 2013 already? And here I thought we had a couple more weeks left in 2012. I guess any photos shot from December 13 to 31 are deemed unworthy. We might as well put our cameras away until January 1...TIME has spoken.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2012 at 16:41 UTC as 16th comment

Maybe I WON'T invest in more Nik software, after all...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 20:02 UTC as 26th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (624 comments in total)

Specs don't mean much. I'll never buy a camera with the Sony name on it. Can't do much about the sensor, though...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 16:47 UTC as 176th comment | 1 reply
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