LJohnK2

LJohnK2

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Works as a Technical Engineering
Joined on Sep 25, 2011

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On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)

Kudos to Canon for resisting the push for massive amounts of MP's....they seem to have made some subtle but nice operational improvements here.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 13:21 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies

Olympus is a great example of technical ingenuity being engineering into irrelevancy by incompetent upper management and corruption up to the Board....I'm surprised Panasonic wants to touch them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 03:03 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-30 16MP weather-sealed mid-level DSLR previewed news story (278 comments in total)

As a primary Nikon user I'm envious....Pentax resisted the MP wars and actually provided a useful mid range upgrade option.

Hope they sell well...sweet piece of hardware !

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 00:59 UTC as 61st comment
In reply to:

SnapHappy32: Nikon had no choice considering the onslaught of CSC's.
I don't understand the negativity in below comments.

This is a heaven sent cam' for me.
Having a fair selection of Nikon lenses, I've spent a good part of the last months considering what to get as a travel cam.

I've been looking closely at the EM-5, the XP1 and the Nex7.
The latter is supposedly a staff favourite with the people working for a small, local camera company (PhaseOne).

Now Nikon have fitted that sensor into an inexpensive, lightweight body.
What's not to like?

24mp too much? Don't get the cam.
Not enough HD space? Ditto
Nothing better to do? Get back to work!

...IMHO more MP's seems to have trumped things like the nice subtle color transitions of the past 10 MP CCD Consumer Models
The D3200 is like putting a 454 block in a Chevette body package...guess i just dated myself....but seriously forget storage, processing 16 MP RAW images is still a tasking operation for most Consumer PC's....why not same megapixels, better ISO/noise and better control options ? That would be interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:26 UTC

Hope Nikon Service staffs up for all those new users with camera and lens "defects" ...when entry level users with a whooping 24 MP shooting photos of their kids and dog start wondering about blurry photos as the sensor resolution highlights every limitation of the 18-55 or 18-105 kit lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 05:06 UTC as 161st comment | 1 reply

I have both Nikon DSLR and recently a mirror less Olympus E-PL2...the V1/J1 sensor misses the mark IMHO.

Nonetheless, I think there is a huge potential for these types of enthusiast cameras and I think Canon is on the right track.

Drop a 12 MP CMOS into this and add a fully rotating LCD and Nikon will have something....it is still way smaller than a mirror less kit, but I'd be surprised if we see a P7200....I think Nikon will likely put thier eggs in the CX line.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 03:57 UTC as 38th comment
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LJohnK2: Freakin' AWESOME !.....I sold all my Olympus 4/3rds gear a little over a year ago....so here I go again.

This is what m4/3rds should have been from the get go...hope the IQ measures up to the E-PL2 !

....I went for a Nikon D5000 & D5100...everything Nikon is CCW and switching btwn systems confused me.
I got rid of E-620, E-520, & E-510 and a whack of lenses and two flashes.
Wished I'd kept my FL-36R also and my 70-300....got trashed in reviews but I loved its lightweight and stopped down a bit was tack sharp for birding.
...bad for my economy, got for the rest of the economy :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:52 UTC

Freakin' AWESOME !.....I sold all my Olympus 4/3rds gear a little over a year ago....so here I go again.

This is what m4/3rds should have been from the get go...hope the IQ measures up to the E-PL2 !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:18 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced news story (278 comments in total)

Megapixels with a capital M....so the RAW files must be ....yikes.

Budget 6.5 K....3.5 for the body and 3 for a new computer with the processing power needed....LOL.

Still, looks like a sweet piece of hardware for those who need it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:54 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply

So using the Photographers figures Avg. cost $ 2,500/(8+22.5 hrs)=
$ 82/hr....so it appears the Bride is young and has never hired a Plumber, Electrician or paid a car repair bill.....but then again who can fault here deductive reasoning as it is embraced by "educated" political and business leaders in her culture....she has learned well....she considers the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:09 UTC as 318th comment | 2 replies
On Similar, but not copied, image found to breach copyright news story (738 comments in total)

...absolute rubbish....Judges interpreting qualitative elements in photographs for Solicitors in pursuit of cash.....this is a sad commentary on greed....not a complex legal or artistic argument

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 00:53 UTC as 115th comment
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LJohnK2: $ 1700 for the body and $ 650 for a lens....so lets see you could buy 3 Nikon D5100's kits, almost 2 - D7000 kits, say 4 - mirror-less kits or even an Olympus E-5 with a 14-54......so is this a concept camera or are they thinking someone will buy this ?

..yes.... you are correct my comparators are not in the same league as this offering...but really put a "premium label" on what is essentially an APS-C offering and triple the price over other mirrorless and APS-C options .....I just don't get it....do "Leica folk" like to overpay or is the name just that magical ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 00:35 UTC

$ 1700 for the body and $ 650 for a lens....so lets see you could buy 3 Nikon D5100's kits, almost 2 - D7000 kits, say 4 - mirror-less kits or even an Olympus E-5 with a 14-54......so is this a concept camera or are they thinking someone will buy this ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 23:40 UTC as 86th comment | 7 replies
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)

Awesome....took way too long for the manufacturers to get here but this promises to be a game changer....everything m4/3rds is not and will potentially blow Nikons odd V1/J1 approach into the land of irrelevancy.

First time I've been excited about a launch in years !

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 16:55 UTC as 413th comment
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G news story (135 comments in total)

no VR :( ....at 85mm w/o VR I'm not sure how useful this will be in low light on a DX body.....min shutter speed of 1/130 ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2012 at 23:43 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On DxO Labs launches Optics Pro 7.1 for Mac and Windows news story (95 comments in total)
In reply to:

LJohnK2: Axel:
I do agree that companies need to make money and I don't mind paying...what I do mind is that your grace period for a free upgrade was less than 3 months.

The norm in this industry is to pay for an upgrade every year....not every 3 months. In my case I think I got about 4 months of buggy v 6.6.

To suggest your policy for charging folks upgrade fees with less than 6 months use is the industry standard is a joke.

Do you think I have no other software ?

Please Axel...be truthful

Some of your customers like me just purchased DXO v6.6 a few months ago, not in December of 2009...we got shafted....and have been charged for an update after a mere couple of months.

...don't fret... I'm shutting up now....all I can say is that your response to customers is reminiscent of Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 01:26 UTC
On Small Add-On Flash Diffuser Roundup article (10 comments in total)

istscott:

Thank you for the very concise and practical review/article....in answer to your question I would like to see more of your work on dpreview !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:59 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On DxO Labs launches Optics Pro 7.1 for Mac and Windows news story (95 comments in total)

Axel:
I do agree that companies need to make money and I don't mind paying...what I do mind is that your grace period for a free upgrade was less than 3 months.

The norm in this industry is to pay for an upgrade every year....not every 3 months. In my case I think I got about 4 months of buggy v 6.6.

To suggest your policy for charging folks upgrade fees with less than 6 months use is the industry standard is a joke.

Do you think I have no other software ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 02:21 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On DxO Labs launches Optics Pro 7.1 for Mac and Windows news story (95 comments in total)

Biggest Software shaft I've ever seen....Buy version 6.6 in August and in November pay again for version 7.0 ?.... not even 6 months, technically not even 3 months from the announcement.

...but its a "discounted rate"...what bs !

Can't understand why anyone would deal with this vendor.... they probably will release version 8 in 2 more months and charge you again.

The headline here should be SOFTWARE SCAM.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 21:13 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Olympus...Panasonic G3...copy its basic design for legacy lens users and tweak the AF system so that it has Nikon V1 speed...its that simple.

Every time I begin to wonder if I made a mistake ebaying my large collection of Oly gear because that super m4/3 is around the corner.... I see another product roll out like this and realize these boys & girls don't have a clue let a alone a plan.

The lens should sit well on the old sub standard 12 MP sensor bodies they produce.

Micro they say.....What a joke

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:23 UTC as 26th comment
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