vroger1

vroger1

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (854 comments in total)

The price is in Euros and came to about $1250- I will probably get it- I have both the LX-7 and D-Lux 6. The differences (if any) are not noticeable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 46th comment

Does anyone think Leica will come out with a version???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:27 UTC as 6th comment

Why f3.8...it is a 1.7.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:24 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)

Once and for all- camera phones will get better and better. For some they will be the greatest thing since sliced bread. For others they will never take the place pf digicams. I personally consider them a waste of good editorial space on this site. That, as they is what makes horse races. VRR

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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vroger1: OK- I "feel" it's coming- a Lumix super-duper zoom- let's say 24 through 1000 mm + together with a 2.8 aperture throughout the range and a larger sensor than the fz200 which has given me (as I have said in the past) so much pleasure.

With respect to Andy Crowe's reply that it could never happen...- as an inveterate collector and user (in the past) of Leica M cameras (up to M6) I remember being told by a knowledgeable person in the Leica Users Group that the laws of physics prevented the constructing of a Leica M digital that could use my brace of Leica lenses. I take "never" with a grain of salt.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)

OK- I "feel" it's coming- a Lumix super-duper zoom- let's say 24 through 1000 mm + together with a 2.8 aperture throughout the range and a larger sensor than the fz200 which has given me (as I have said in the past) so much pleasure.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:06 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

From one who owns myriad Lumixes- if it has a Leica branded lens (and it does) the results are going to be great. VRR

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:49 UTC as 229th comment | 2 replies

We, as consumers are never satisfied- but in this case I am glad I am not alone in my feelings about the 35mm (focal length) as "normal". Where my compacts have a zoom, I leave it at 50mm- where I am constrained to use a 35mm fl lens, I crop and hope for the best with the distortion. 35mm is best used with at least an
APS C.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 14:27 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

I cannot understand why 35mm (focal length) has become the new "normal" for street photography. I have had tremendous trouble in adapting. 50mm has always been my normal because I shot that way for most of my life. There is an indication in the article that the author agrees. (PS samples-IQ good but not great). VRR

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

What do you mean ceased producing mirrorless units???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 570th comment

I have spoken to authors in the past about the minuscule amounts that Amazon pays- and as noted- exposure to the great unwashed masses is the best that should be expected. Of course when you meet a pretty woman you are...a published author! (Am I the only one who thinks like that?)-

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 5th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

I will wait and see if the v/f will also be used on a future M-2. I have both the G1X and the M. This Mark II has a lens with a more realistic aperture/focal length range- and I expect some provision for an evf to be made for the next M. If it is the same- both the new M and the G1X II will be viable. My experiences with the M have been very positive with respect toi IQ, but the handling is really not great. VRR

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:59 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies

Frankly, I have converted almost all my shooting to black and white. The colorization of Dorothea Lange's work and Bourke- White's images are a clear demonstration that black and white is a much more powerful medium; more powerful at best and much more interesting in the least. In my personal opinion, only a subject that by its nature cries out for color should in fact be rendered in color. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Ms. Dullaway's flattery of Ted Turner (colorization) is very misplaced. I believe the answer is simply, that this woman was driven solely by trying to do something to give credence to her last name. Unfortunately, I do not find any of the originals "Dull". VRR

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 15:16 UTC as 7th comment

Wonderful video- regrettably I am not the slightest bit interested in that kind of photography so it means little to me- but it is good work nonetheless. VRR

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 21st comment
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)
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PatMann: UPstrap. Black nylon with rubber pad. Doesn't slip. Huge adjustment. Captured ends. Simple.

Posted mine before I saw yours. EXACTLY RIGHT!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)
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stevo23: So much to go wrong. So expensive. Simple nylon strap with one buckle on either end - simple, reliable, durable and cheap.

"UPSTRAP" found at upstrap.com. The best- it really stays put on the shoulder.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)

My prime need is for a strap to remain on my shoulder while I am using another camera, or just for carrying around. The ONLY strap I can recommend is the "UPSTRAP" found at upstrap.com. It really works and I own UPSTRAPS for all my digital cameras, all sizes (the straps vary in width) from my Leica D-Lux digicams through my Canon DSLRs. The are not expensive and actually work!!.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 13:15 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

The only good this ILC will do is spur Canon to bring out an EOS M with an accessory EVF similar to the G1X Mark II. My spectacular results with the EOS M particularly in BW (using an optical v/f) makes me realize the superiority of APS C over almost any other sensor size except full frame. My myriad m4/3 cameras just don't quite match up. I'm going back to my 40 D. VRR

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 98th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

Still has that Teensy sensor?? What's the point? My results with the EOS M (yes reallythe EOS M with an Optical v/f) are so remarkable at APS-C size, that I refuse to go small. Even my Lumix m4/3 can't cut Black and White as well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 122nd comment | 10 replies
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vroger1: WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING ABOUT THIS ARTICLE TO ME IS THAT THERE IS TREMENDOUS LEGITIMACY TO M-4/3 WITH MORE AND MORE MANUFACTUERS JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON. THE PROBLEM IS THE NUMBER OF M-4/3 DIGICAMS WITHOUT VIEWFINDERS. NON-AUTOFOCUS LENSES SUCH AS THESE ARE HARD TO HANDLE WHEN NOT USING A V/F. THE ANSWER? ALL M4/3 DIGICAMS SHOULD HAVE EITHER INTEGRAL OR ACCESSORY EVF'S.

NAH- TOO LAZY TO HIT THE caps lock key- actually the hyper-focal distance comment and waist level recommendation are both interesting. As an old Range-finder shooter I find a v/f either optical or EVF (for a zoom) an essential. VRR

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
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