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ofquiet

ofquiet

Lives in United States NYC, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://todseelie.com
Joined on Aug 8, 2008

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On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (448 comments in total)

Isn't it weird that the X-T10 and the a6000 both scored 80%, but the Fuji got a silver award and the Sony got a gold for the exact same score?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 14:02 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I do not understand the "built-in flash" whiners. It might have mattered on the GX7, but GX8 is larger. You lose nothing of the portability or size by adding a pocketable external flash (Nissin i40, Mecablitz 26, Olympus FL-LM2).

Otherwise, I have used the built-in flash on my GX7 probably 3 times in all time I own it (and I bought right after the release). Larger built-in EVF totally worth the "sacrifice".

Actually I don't like complaining (you can see I'm not a big commenter around here), I like cameras that are the best they can be. It just gets frustrating when someone gets SO CLOSE, but not quite, as often happens. I also probably wouldn't care if the GX7 wasn't such a great camera that I've been anticipating the update with a lot of hope. At least I can go look at the OLY OMDs and plan to take my Pana lenses with me...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
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ofquiet: Wait, they made the camera bigger and more expensive, but removed a piece of necessary hardware (built-in flash)??? At this point it's less of a 4/3s and more of a mini dslr, which is redundant.

No one cares THAT much that the teeny tiny viewfinder now has better resolution, but people who want a small(ish) carry-around camera MIGHT care that they have to lug around a flash now. Major fail. This was the big complaint I heard from people who were into the LX100, at first...

The GX7 was an excellent camera (although with unreliable focus) and Panasonic had a great platform to build on. Too bad they shot off their big toe in the process.

I use the GX7 with fast primes, but that doesn't look the same as using a flash, especially if you use it to bounce off the ceiling. I understand the idea of maxing out you lowlight capabilities, but it is not a replacement for a flash, as they don't look at all the same. That's all. So sad that I thought I had finally found a 4/3s system to invest in and now I'm back looking at that Sony rx100 again...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)

Wait, they made the camera bigger and more expensive, but removed a piece of necessary hardware (built-in flash)??? At this point it's less of a 4/3s and more of a mini dslr, which is redundant.

No one cares THAT much that the teeny tiny viewfinder now has better resolution, but people who want a small(ish) carry-around camera MIGHT care that they have to lug around a flash now. Major fail. This was the big complaint I heard from people who were into the LX100, at first...

The GX7 was an excellent camera (although with unreliable focus) and Panasonic had a great platform to build on. Too bad they shot off their big toe in the process.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 28th comment | 11 replies
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1253 comments in total)
In reply to:

ThePhilips: I do not understand the "built-in flash" whiners. It might have mattered on the GX7, but GX8 is larger. You lose nothing of the portability or size by adding a pocketable external flash (Nissin i40, Mecablitz 26, Olympus FL-LM2).

Otherwise, I have used the built-in flash on my GX7 probably 3 times in all time I own it (and I bought right after the release). Larger built-in EVF totally worth the "sacrifice".

Because if you don't use a flash then no one else should need to either? Now that's something to not understand.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

A pocket Llama. Cause you never know...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 02:34 UTC as 26th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (492 comments in total)

How do you offer a fixed lens $1200 camera WITHOUT image stabilization? Or are you just saving that for the x100s2?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 15:54 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

I wonder who will step in to fill this void first, Gimp or Google?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:49 UTC as 353rd comment | 3 replies
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated article (151 comments in total)

That's an award-winning image? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 22:50 UTC as 31st comment
On Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (50 comments in total)

Yep, this just happened to me last month, while I was in the middle of a month-long bike trip in the mountains. Canon fail.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 15:17 UTC as 12th comment
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