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On Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang article (58 comments in total)

I like all the images. And the images make a convincing argument for Canon products. But, in much the same way, the last showcase made a convincing argument for Sony products. And the guy before that, his stuff made a convincing argument for Nikon products. So maybe the photographer is more important than the gear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 09:28 UTC as 9th comment
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (193 comments in total)

How does this stack up against the Stylus 1, RX10, and FZ1000? You can be frank.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 11:49 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1112 comments in total)

I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 04:04 UTC as 156th comment | 8 replies

I think they'd do better branding the camera a Leica. Looks tough as nails, too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 03:39 UTC as 82nd comment
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (230 comments in total)
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Jonathan Wilson: Looks great. I'm certainly looking for something around this focal length but sadly there are apparently no plans to make this in Pentax mount.

Here's a side question. I recently bought my first Sigma lens for Pentax, the 17-70 Contemporary. I noticed Lightroom did not recognize the lens. So I asked around, and this was when I heard first learned about Sigma's "reverse engineering" thievery issue. It kind of makes me wary of Sigma, but I have to say I'm really happy with the 17-70. So I would probably buy this lens. My question is, why doesn't Lightroom recognize the 17-70, but some websites I've uploaded K-3/Sigma 17-70 pictures to do recognize it and specify it in the EXIF data?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (230 comments in total)
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Jonathan Wilson: Looks great. I'm certainly looking for something around this focal length but sadly there are apparently no plans to make this in Pentax mount.

They should reconsider, given the FF announcement!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 00:34 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

That is one slick video! The sound is good, too! The M1 however is overall a far more compelling proposition. Might as well go for that one, if you are spending this much money already.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 03:49 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply

I don't doubt that this camera takes a pretty good photo, but I really wonder nowadays about build quality and reliability when it comes to Sony products. Too many Sony products have given me grief after even sometimes less than a year of use, including my pricey NEX-7. And Sony's customer service is even more clunky than its online manuals and the menu systems of many of its cameras. Makes me apprehensive. And I think long-established camera makers still have the edge when it comes to IQ and image processing, for the most part. They know what to do with Sony's better sensors than Sony does, and I think most people know this. Panasonic has great hardware and iffy IQ, Sony has great sensors but iffy hardware. YMMV of course.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 16:21 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)

I highly recommend these cameras. Mostly. Depending.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 06:10 UTC as 80th comment

I highly recommend the Nikon D750. Still.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 16th comment | 10 replies
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)

I highly recommend these cameras. For now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 07:32 UTC as 14th comment

I really enjoyed this collection of photographs!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 20:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

DIgital Photography Review is my favorite web site for anything having to do with modern photography, at least in good light and at base ISO's. Highly recommended!

Happy Holidays, DPR!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 56th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1914 comments in total)

I would like to own this camera, and also some very nice lenses to go with it, too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 416th comment | 2 replies
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (78 comments in total)

Do you suppose most voters also own DSLR's and other types of cameras? If you could only own compact cameras by law (hypothetically speaking of course) would you still choose the LX100?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)

The app-based, zero margin "sharing economy business model" is very popular these days. Everybody wants strangers sleeping in the spare room, driving their cars, using their camping gear, and now, going on safari with their cameras and lenses as well. Historically, brokers would get a small cut of the proceeds. Nowadays, you're almost lucky if the broker lets you actually make a little bit of money from the use of your assets. Go figure.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 12th comment
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)

I highly and wholeheartedly recommend the Nikon D750 full frame DSLR. For now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 108th comment
On Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II S preview (22 comments in total)
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cgarrard: No mention that I saw on the review that the LCD screen has a GLASS outer layer preventing scratches and the use of those annoying LCD screen covers. The glass screen is an upgrade along with it being gapless (better anti-reflection and no more dust etc. between the screen and protective layer like the K5 exhibited).

The K5II/s are at killer prices now and are 10 times the camera a Rebel or comparatively priced mirrorless camera are. What's not to love about this one?

Does the K-3 have a LCD with a glass outer layer too? Thx.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (513 comments in total)

What does it mean when you really just happen to stumble across a $100 used K-x in a garage sale, and like it so much that you decide to buy a cheap, used K-7 without even reading the reviews, and then read the reviews, and realize you really want a K-5, and then buy a brand new K-5, but after using it only five months, you impulse buy a $809 brand new K-3 with a battery grip that will probably never see any use? (The battery grip, I mean!)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 23:34 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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davids8560: At first glance, I find this new lens only mildly interesting. I wish Ricoh would put out a "roadmap" of lenses we can look forward to, even if they are still in the development phase. That would be encouraging.

Thanks for that link. Wish it was more specific, like the Fujifilm lens roadmap I saw a few weeks ago.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
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