EricoftheNorth

EricoftheNorth

Lives in United States Fairbanks , AK, United States
Works as a Camera Sales
Joined on Apr 26, 2009
About me:

Plan?.....to make one.

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But.....there's so many that this copies......how is front page......sigh.

Slow news day I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 66th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (420 comments in total)

I'm just going to whine about that lens on every post related to this camera. The only thing that sells these cameras is the touch screen. The lens in the American market is hands down the ugliest kit lens PERIOD.

Aesthetics aside, it makes the camera far larger than a Sony equivalent, and the Sony has a better grip. O-MD is all I can sell Olympus!! Get it together! EZ lens or go home!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:06 UTC as 52nd comment | 10 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (80 comments in total)

OLYMPUS!! WTF is with the 14-42 II?!? I cant sell that thing next to the power zooms from Sony!! That 14-42 is so pathetic looking the way it tapers down to it tiny tip. Gross.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 18:55 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (217 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: But this lens seems to be impossible to get from anywhere? Several months of waiting (at least in Finland).

I have 2 at my store in AK

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
On PA275637 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Gotta love it. Apparently this is 'unusable' for printing by most reviewer standards. What is wrong with this universe?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

I don't care about this article. It's fine, whatever. Seems cool.

But.

If I see 'reimagine' or 'rethink' or 're-ANYTHING' ever again, somebody is going to to be indicted.

IN WORD COURT.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 22:32 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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peevee1: DPR, you have a mistake in your spec table for AW110, it starts from f/2.8, not f/3.9 like AW110.

No, second. You can't list the same lens 7 times and call it new. I use both the we and tg. Same lens, the Pentax just has shitty processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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plasnu: imaging-resource.com says that the A6000's EVF is the clear winner as it produces much more accurate colors and easy to discern details, compare to NEX 6. hmm...

After playing with it, muscle memory may trump engineering failure, but no other EVF I've used at this price point is remotely that sensitive to eye position. I'm sure you eventually get used to it, but there is nothing to get used to on competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:51 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

I am simply stunned by the praise the NEX 6 and 7 EVF gets. They far and away have the worst VF optics outside of $350 super zooms. Compared to pretty much any other EVF, pulling a the NEX EVF to your eye is disorienting and unnatural. The a65 and a77 are stunning, the NEX are blurry and finicky. If your eye is a few degrees off center, it's a blurry mess. Forget leaving the huge eyecup off to make it easier to get in a smaller bag, it's almost impossible to get the frame focused without it.

I manage a camera shop and watch people flip out about the alphas or the OMD series, but look through the NEX with almost zero reaction. Which means in my decade of sales experience, that it simply sucks, and they think they don't know what they're doing.

So I gladly welcome a smaller EVF if it will actually be functional without 100% perfect eye alignment.

No touchscreen though? FAIL.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:48 UTC as 254th comment | 9 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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plasnu: imaging-resource.com says that the A6000's EVF is the clear winner as it produces much more accurate colors and easy to discern details, compare to NEX 6. hmm...

Not so. The viewfinder in both the NEX-7 and NEX-6 is a good screen with horrible optics. I would gladly welcome a smaller view if it means it will actually be in focus when you pull the camera to your eye. Without the little eyecup it's almost impossible to focus the whole EVF without adjusting your eye for an unacceptable amount of time. The a77 and a65 do not have this issue, assumedly from the longer throw.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
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peevee1: DPR, you have a mistake in your spec table for AW110, it starts from f/2.8, not f/3.9 like AW110.

Yeah, this brief is woefully lacking that spec. This makes the second reasonably bright water proof on the market (the wg-3 and TG-2 use the same lens.) That should be highlighted front and center.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 07:32 UTC
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (106 comments in total)
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twenty200: I own a Tamrac bag and am mostly happy with it. They make great bags... but look at that clip. It's the worst I've ever seen on any bag. That weird almost triangle shape is way to easy to mis-align when trying to close the bag. It's really terrible. I assumed the horrible clip would be the first thing they'd change, but there it is, years later, on new bags. I have no idea what the people at Tamrac are thinking. I like their bags a lot, but that clip is really terrible.

I appreciate the annoyance at the misalignment issue, but the one handed operation is much easier to open.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
On iON announces tiny rugged HD video camera post (42 comments in total)

It appears Gizmodo and Huffpost are teaching DPR how to make headlines...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 22:31 UTC as 22nd comment

I have a sneaking suspicion this will not fix the fact that the NEX-6/7 have unusably lame viewfinder optics and squish a 16:9 menu interface onto a 4:3 screen. They squished the original menus of the SLTs onto the current models LCDs, so I doubt they care about this either. Weak sauce lazy crap.

/troll

My work here is done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 09:43 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Just think, if the new lens had IS. 4 stops lower ISO would be nice. Doesnt matter if its the sharpest zoom ever if there is motion blur.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 08:24 UTC as 9th comment
On Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 Camera article (119 comments in total)
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plasnu: Why there is no Samsung phone on the chart? They supposed to be more popular than iPhone. Maybe Samsung phone users are less interested in photography.

Because there is approx 10,000,000,000 models of samsung phones that, in aggregate, are more popular then the 1 iPhone model. Plus people who use the samsung phones tend to be less social and more geeky, less likely to use flikr and other sites like it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 02:15 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P510 Review article (63 comments in total)

Does the Sensor-shift VR turn off during video still? The s9300 and p500 both did this and it was HORRIBLE. Rolling shutter to oblivion. The Sony HX200V and SX40 HS both do well hand-held, even at long zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 01:10 UTC as 25th comment
On Olympus announces TG-820 back-lit CMOS rugged camera article (8 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: And still they won't make it properly... :(
- no RAW.
- no O-ring-watertighting on SINGLE PORT for ALL access,
- ... and to remove the time-limit and thus that 529 IPX8 standard.
- not enough pressure resistance to make it useful for SCUBA divers.
- still no reed-switches (to get rid of all the holes thru the casing).
- no artificial horizon and no compass (divers would love it).
- no depth meter (not even the capillary one, which costs nothing)

- but you still have extra Pet modes for Cats and Dogs, but no Parrots...

Whosoever projects those "rugged" cameras seem to have been only chairborne adventurists all their lives, with so infinite lack of understanding for what the users NEED...

Please, Olympus... don't you know how to make properly watertight boxes? Looks as if twenty or more years ago manufacturers understood this better.

The Olympus have had a single port on the side for three model years now. A single port with 2 locks, actually. So does the AW100, the xp150 and the new canon, I believe.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:00 UTC
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bookmatch: I'd appreciate some advice. I was just about to order an A65, after a couple of months of research. Now I see the A57 preview, and I'm torn. The one complaint I'd seen about the A65 was the 24 megapixel density of the sensor, which some people felt gave increased noise. So, it seems like the A57 possibly has a better sensor, while the A65 has a better viewfinder. How much of a difference between the two sensors is there likely to be in terms of image quality?

The viewfinder completely DESTROYS the a55 unit. I have an a55 and have to open the rear screen to check exposure and color after a shot. The a65/77/nex 7 you can check it in the viewfinder. Huge difference.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 22:09 UTC
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kewlguy: 10MP is mostly enough for compacts. It would be better if Sony stays at lower MP but improves the DR, noise, etc.. I'm sure most compact users will only upload the photos to social media sites. So 18MP? Users are forced to occupy the harddrives with low quality but large files. What a freak...

Except the files have remained the same or even shrunk. It's pathetic, really.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 08:17 UTC
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