keeponkeepingon

keeponkeepingon

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On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras news story (54 comments in total)
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Everlast66: 14,000?
I don't believe that many people bought this camera?

That's how many were put out in 3 months. According to amazon it's been in the top 100 cameras for 522 days......

And why wouldn't folks buy it? It's one of the (if not the) best superzooms in that price range.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (440 comments in total)
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whycantichooseaname: @hydrospanner

The K-3 is considerably smaller than the D7100, so your point is kind of invalid.
Here is a size comparison of the two - http://versus.com/en/pentax-k-3-vs-nikon-d7100

It's pretty clear that it has a smaller body, as well of smaller lenses available.

Yeah and when you combine the D7100 with a Nikon pancake lens it's nice compact package.

Oh wait.....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (440 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: The flash and white balance pictures were shot with:

smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED

The compared to pictures were shot with

smc PENTAX-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

A zoom and a macro seems like an odd lens to use for your tests? Have you shot any other tests with a macro lens?

THanks!

It just seems the faster lens would have an advantage shooting at F5.6 (2 versus 4 stops from "wide open" compared to a F1.4 lens). The olympus F/2 was also used for the panasonic tests in the past and I wager responsible for a lot of M43 sales (it's a very very good lens) but all the olympus samples are now shot with the 45mm F1.8. I'd wager the pentax 50mm F2.8 FA is the slowest lens used in any of the dpreview sample shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (440 comments in total)

The flash and white balance pictures were shot with:

smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED

The compared to pictures were shot with

smc PENTAX-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro

A zoom and a macro seems like an odd lens to use for your tests? Have you shot any other tests with a macro lens?

THanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 05:05 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras news story (54 comments in total)

Thanks for posting this! Better late than never (this came out over a month ago):

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53259903

It's incredible that some of the folks posting here are opposed to the recall system? In our case it worked. My dad (a "senior") has enough eye problems as it is; because of the "system" we were informed and got this addressed before it could become an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Samyang announces 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS wideangle for mirrorless news story (139 comments in total)

Canon M? Fur Real?

I passed on a $197 new Canon-M (with 22mm prime) because I thought it was dead dead dead dead.

I was thinking of using it for close ups when I have my 55-250 on my T2i at soccer. (Scott Kelby recommends 2 bodies for sports versus a do everything zoom) but I was like, stop throwing money at dead platforms (also a K-01 owner, the cost of the EoS-m was significantly less than getting a 22mm F2 equivalent lens for the K-01)......

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 07:54 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Samyang announces 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS wideangle for mirrorless news story (139 comments in total)
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PicOne: Why am I confused on this matter? Ok, it's 12mm. 12mm is 12mm. BUt how does a 12mm offer the same angle of view (98.9 degrees per above), irregardless of the sensor's crop factor (eg. M43 vs. APSC, etc?)

webster and wiki says irregardless is a word irregardless of the dpreview grammar police's opinion:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irregardless

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 07:51 UTC
On Bigger than life: Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves news story (67 comments in total)

I'm was a bit disappointed watching the videos and felt mislead by the title.

Maybe instead of "Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves" you should rename the article

"A few seconds of video from a RC quadcopter flying through caves interspersed with a ton of video of the quadcopter flying mostly outside of caves".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 15:10 UTC as 27th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (423 comments in total)
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john Clinch: Today on the 21 march 2014 days after the review was launched the cost comparison is wrong. Well it is in the Uk. The RX 10 is £849 from WEX the A6000 and 18 105 f4 is over a £1000.

I don't really blame dpreview. But i suggest they leave cost comparisons up to us as prices change so fast. More so for cameras than lenses

This is a US web site and in the USA the price for the combo is $1248 which is less than what the RX10 is selling for, $1299.

I'm really curious why Jeff thinks the A6000 would be worse than the RX10?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)

Looking at the camera the first thing I notice is the controls on the left hand side forcing two handed operation for frequently used functions such as image review/playback.

One thing I don't get about the one system is that the smaller sensor size does not seem to translate into much smaller camera size. Sony's NEX 3n is smaller than the V1 and V2, about the same size as the J1 and the 16-50 power zoom is almost the same size as Nikon's kit lens. So you pay just as much (or more) for a smaller sensor in the same sized package. The main difffernce would then be the AF but with the A6000 sony seems to be catching up on that front tool.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#442,123
http://camerasize.com/compare/#442,124

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:55 UTC as 223rd comment | 5 replies
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (71 comments in total)

I'm always amazed how well lightroom works with my 808 jpegs. It almost (not quite) feels like working with a RAW file. Has anyone else had that experience and how does working with the 808 JPEG files compare to the 1020 RAW files?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (95 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Why should we still use Eye-Fi cards now in most places we can use a 4G network?

Next to that in todays world not only your phone has wifi already, but most (consumer) camera's have wifi too.

Few years ago these cards came in handy, but nowadays aren't these eye-fi card mostly redundant? Its only a matter of time before Eye-fi will be out of business.

I'm not sure what world you live in but in the real world most cameras do not have wi-fi and most of the world does not have 4G, and even if it is available data caps make it impractical for mass photo xfer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 08:51 UTC
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' news story (163 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.

Give me anything in an AE-1 body, with that nice viewfinder at a reasonable price and I will buy it.

If you want to get funky give me a new version of my S50, with the sliding lens cover with a modern sensor and I'll buy it. (so easy to turn on as taking out of the pocket) Give me an A650 with modern sensor and a fully articulated screen and I'd be tempted to buy it.

Canon has a lot of great designs and IP, you have to wonder why they don't capitalize on some of the great blasts from the past and instead excreete design by comittee mashups like this dohicky.

If I could get a reply from both Sdaniella and howardroack, or maybe someone new from Canon Marketing it would make my day!

Thanks!

meland. I am so sorry I missed you!! With 10 posts in this thread alone (and several other posts supporting canon CES releases) I'm really sorry if you are not getting paid. You still have a ways to go to catch up with howard (19 posts) but in lieu of cash I hope this belated recognition is compensation enough!

Seriously though, I hope you did not think my point was that the N100 should be a DSLR? My point was that canon has a lot of great designs (such as the S50 style camera) that they just dropped. It would nice to see some of these "blasts from the past" refreshed with current technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' news story (163 comments in total)

As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.

Give me anything in an AE-1 body, with that nice viewfinder at a reasonable price and I will buy it.

If you want to get funky give me a new version of my S50, with the sliding lens cover with a modern sensor and I'll buy it. (so easy to turn on as taking out of the pocket) Give me an A650 with modern sensor and a fully articulated screen and I'd be tempted to buy it.

Canon has a lot of great designs and IP, you have to wonder why they don't capitalize on some of the great blasts from the past and instead excreete design by comittee mashups like this dohicky.

If I could get a reply from both Sdaniella and howardroack, or maybe someone new from Canon Marketing it would make my day!

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:11 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 news story (155 comments in total)

Of course I just got a 3n weeks before the replacement. Still at almost twice as much I'll just enjoy the 3n for a year then pick up one of these when they are on clearance next year.

Power zoom ... slow? Yes but as a dad with kids having an APS-C sensor with a nice zoom range that I can operate one handed (including zoom) is priceless. Love it.

Wow ISO 100????? Maybe there is hope sony will enable this in the 3n after it is discontinued and no longer a threat to pricier models?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:45 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale news story (143 comments in total)
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jacketgiang: This guy reminds me Ken Rockwell, but it seems like Ken Rockwell knows a lot more about photography than this guy.

Here's Ken's free studio lighting tuturial:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/strobes.htm

It's free and it should be for what it covers....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 12:52 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo news story (185 comments in total)

1. "asked to either photograph or try and remember objects on display"

So what if you try to remember and take a photo? Best of all worlds?

The whole study feels meh. Obvious. The results are basically: if you try to remember you will remember more.

She found in the same "study" that if you zoom in on a feature the "photo impairment" goes away suggesting that if you have even a mild interest in your subject, then impairment is a non-issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 23:10 UTC as 25th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Canon makes a camera about the same size as an older rebel or nikon.

Gear of the year!

http://camerasize.com/compare/#189,448
http://camerasize.com/compare/#218,448

" 1cm here, half cm there, and in the end you save quite a lot of volume." The D40 and XS are both thinner, and no dimension difference is as big as a centimeter, the D40 is (9.2 wider, 3.3 taller but 5.4mm thinner). I wager if the volume was actually calculated (say by water displacement) the difference would be less than 10%.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 16:18 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)

Canon makes a camera about the same size as an older rebel or nikon.

Gear of the year!

http://camerasize.com/compare/#189,448
http://camerasize.com/compare/#218,448

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 12:24 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)
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FinDERP: If you want a GOOD and compact DSLR that doesn't skimp on features and has an excellent range of similarly compact lenses to go with it; buy a Pentax instead

Latest pentaxes have those features? Need to put the canon fanboi pipe down and smell the pancakes....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 12:17 UTC
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