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fastlass

Joined on Aug 29, 2011

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The Leica is what it is. Curious if they produce Aluminum colored lenses to coordinate (like my Olympus m43s...)?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:21 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (533 comments in total)
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Jogger: I prefer my 50 to be cheap, small, light weight and have good enough image quality.

sounds like my first 3 husbands.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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consulting: Missing the hot shoe.
Missing a little bit more zoom.
Good: Sensor size.
Bad: This model is not male and not female, not consumer (too complicated and price too high) and not professional (too limited for this price).
Question:
Shall the customer only pay for "IT'S A SONY!" ?

Price is extremely good. This is a very value conscious camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:44 UTC

Good article. I wish they'd shut up about legacy lenses already. People might use legacy lenses as a stop gap measure, but the price of a new lens is so cheap that consumers will eventually buy new except in a few marginal cases.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:55 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply

Since you can't buy a pocket protector any more, this will have to do.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 8th comment
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (128 comments in total)

The aperture comparison graph is very nice. thx!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:38 UTC as 32nd comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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udris: GM1 + Oly 45/1.8 = great little portrait camera ............. hopefully this translates into "real world" use

Better to look at an LCD in the sunlight and maintain your peripheral vision than to squash your face up to a viewfinder and be unprepared when a group of ninja thugs blindside you and steal your camera. That has sadly happened too many times to me. LCD screens on hi-IQ cameras is a feature to enhance your personal safety.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 11:56 UTC
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Biowizard: Beautiful camera - lousy English ...

"and no FEWER than 1000 prototype parts."

:-)

How does "nearly" necessarily mean less than? Isn't 1010, for example, near 1000?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:26 UTC
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)

Then I'll take two!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 01:07 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

is this article from 2008?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:36 UTC as 72nd comment
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Does anyone bother reading Amazon's reviews? Does anyone make up one's mind about buying a product or not based on those reviews?

Yes. When n= a pretty good size number they are very reliable.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 11:37 UTC

Can you just say that this is a 42.5 mm m43 lens. The target audience knows what the photographic characteristics in terms of angle of view, depth of field control, and background blur are for them. Let each standard stand on its own.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:40 UTC as 37th comment | 14 replies

Really useful review and not too much emphasis on metrics. More head-to-heads please!

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 12:11 UTC as 45th comment

I appreciate the work that went into this review, but it's too analytical. Could you please distill these charts and graphs into something more digestible?

Perhaps have side by side output from the cameras that zero-in on how the metrics you're presenting translate into real world aspects of an image.

You have 13 graphs and 5 OOC pictures. It should really be reversed to craft a review that's useful to a wide audience.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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teos: if it is not pocket-able, size itself is not a main driver since you need to carry a bag, that's why I prefer entry-level dslr rather than micro 4/3. Also, if you are not a professional, technically all systems perform almost similar results for casual photography, in that case the feeling of the camera in your hands make the difference, I love having dslr with nicely fitting grip in my hands while carrying it. Also, prime lenses like 50mm, 85mm makes me feel much happy/entertaining while taking shots with great bokeh..

This is one of those cases where a few cm's here and there make a huge difference for some people, and are irrelevant for other people.

But as @Revenant said - I had a small dSLR and upgraded to an m43. The m43 in its well cushioned bag could fit inside my dSLR's bag.

But again, it's all about perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:57 UTC

As @Ermac said, a low end, basic dslr should be <$500 MSRP to compete. At this $500 price point you can prioritize IQ (dSLR), size (premium compact), a mix (mirrorless). The IQ-on-the-cheap crowd is not that big and they can get huge value if they bump their pricepoint closer to $1K.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 44th comment
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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Jokica: Olympus PEN E-PL5 + Lumix 20mm f/1.7 = 900$

My jaw dropped because I just ordered a PEN yesterday, and I do love Nikons. Then I saw the price and everything was OK again.

This is still a fabulous looking model if you have the means.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 13:46 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

I have never seen you guys praise a camera's jpegs as with this one. Does this Fuji have the best jpeg output ever? Or in its class?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 00:48 UTC as 150th comment | 5 replies
On What makes the Microsoft Surface Pro tick? post (37 comments in total)
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hindesite: So what if its made in China? Some really good stuff comes out of China - and almost all the world's tablets, including Apple.

To generalise just makes you seem xenophobic.

no. The Chinese produce products at all quality levels. You started my day with a crazy, erroneous claim.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 14:18 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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MrTritium: The D5200 has one of the smallest viewfinder among the APS-C DSLRs. Magnification is only 0.78x and coverage is 95%. It's a dealbreaker for me.

thanks for adding!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 00:01 UTC
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