webrunner5

webrunner5

Lives in United States Oxford, OH, United States
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On article Readers' Showcase: Steven James Martin (48 comments in total)

Well this should end some debates on how older gear is no slouch, and that we really have not made as may strides as we are lead to believe.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 02:56 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Mill Rd. Falls, Boxford, MA (USA) in the Before and After challenge (3 comments in total)

Wow who ever lives there had a mess to clean up! Neat before and after shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 02:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (183 comments in total)
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what_i_saw: They are finally climbing down. They famously ignored Indian market. When customers complained of the high prices in India, Apple said "Whatever". Time to eat the crow Apple. This is the beginning of the slide.

Ah, the forum Police, got to love them!

I bet your friends really can't wait to see you.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
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webrunner5: When you compare it to a Nikon 7200 well guess what it still is not as good. Nice try Canon. Better than before, but still behind.

I have been a Canon user for years and years, but 3 years ago I just gave up on their new stuff. They are living in the past. And still are.

They make darn good lenses, better than Nikon, and have more of what you need but...

To me great DR is one of the last things missing on Digital cameras yet.

We have pretty good high ISO on most. If you can shoot at ISO 6400 you got most stuff covered. Banding seems to be a thing of the past. Just about every company now makes a camera that is darn good at picture making.

But Only Nikon seems to have really figured out how to do High DR in their cameras well. And that is the difference between getting the shot you Have to have to put food on the table.

And I don't care what anyone says Canon has still not figured it out, and will be 2 to 3 generations behind Nikon.

I want a camera that takes what I see in the viewfinder, not 2/3 of it. Nikon and Sony are top dog in it and they are getting my money, not Canon. I am sure if you could take all your Canon lenses and put them on a Nikon body with no penalty, Canon would would sell one heck of a lot less cameras..

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 14:15 UTC

When you compare it to a Nikon 7200 well guess what it still is not as good. Nice try Canon. Better than before, but still behind.

I have been a Canon user for years and years, but 3 years ago I just gave up on their new stuff. They are living in the past. And still are.

They make darn good lenses, better than Nikon, and have more of what you need but...

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 52nd comment | 11 replies
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (183 comments in total)
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what_i_saw: They are finally climbing down. They famously ignored Indian market. When customers complained of the high prices in India, Apple said "Whatever". Time to eat the crow Apple. This is the beginning of the slide.

Well they may not be doomed, but they did not come out with this model because they wanted to. They HAD to do it or loose sales to much cheaper phones.

They are not going to make tons of profit off of it like they have in the past. And the people that buy it will not likely upgrade as often either.

So I do see a slide in profits for them, like it or not.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 02:08 UTC

Now if it was about half the price...sigh.

Wow, a dream lens for sure.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 02:51 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: does anyone know if the a6300 has the eye-AF feature of the A7Rii?

I think I read somewhere it does?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Please stop looking at smartphones as being cameras. They are not. They are phones. OK, they are the reason for the decline of the cheap point and shoot cameras. That only shows me that these point and shoots were not really cameras either :-) They were just toys with limited use. Most obvious shortcomings of those toys was the lack of features like mp3 playing, navigation and making phone calls. Just kidding of course.

The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr is misleading in my view. Since the iPhones and other smartphones exist a lot of people that never owned a camera in the first place started to shoot images. They were never potential enthousiast compact camera buyers. Maybe they will be some day :-)

Well does not matter who took the picture. Being able to look at a beautiful print is a great relief from the days overall stress. One can pretend like you are there!

My family doctor has some unbelievable prints he has bought that hang in his office, waiting room. He can afford them and I am more than glad to look at them LoL.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Please stop looking at smartphones as being cameras. They are not. They are phones. OK, they are the reason for the decline of the cheap point and shoot cameras. That only shows me that these point and shoots were not really cameras either :-) They were just toys with limited use. Most obvious shortcomings of those toys was the lack of features like mp3 playing, navigation and making phone calls. Just kidding of course.

The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr is misleading in my view. Since the iPhones and other smartphones exist a lot of people that never owned a camera in the first place started to shoot images. They were never potential enthousiast compact camera buyers. Maybe they will be some day :-)

Seriously how many people on here even print out any pictures they take anymore? I know I don't even own a photo printer anymore, at least a good one like I used to years ago.

Most everyone, just like me, looks at them at 100% on their monitor and is happy. How good of a camera do you really need to look at pictures on your monitor?

Well guess what, a Smartphone does that well enough also. The vast majority of normal people have 4x6 prints made and trust me a Cellphone can easily do that.

And you are not going to talk your wife into letting you buy a $900.00 Rx100, ain't going to happen for most people. So welcome to 2016.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (135 comments in total)

Yeah, that video was Cool Beans. Great little camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 65th comment
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)

Unless you are a women with a purse, you are not going to have a camera with you 24/7 other than a Smartphone. Get over it people.

This is 2016, not 1996.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 18:27 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Please stop looking at smartphones as being cameras. They are not. They are phones. OK, they are the reason for the decline of the cheap point and shoot cameras. That only shows me that these point and shoots were not really cameras either :-) They were just toys with limited use. Most obvious shortcomings of those toys was the lack of features like mp3 playing, navigation and making phone calls. Just kidding of course.

The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr is misleading in my view. Since the iPhones and other smartphones exist a lot of people that never owned a camera in the first place started to shoot images. They were never potential enthousiast compact camera buyers. Maybe they will be some day :-)

We are a dying breed camera wise, like it or not.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Please stop looking at smartphones as being cameras. They are not. They are phones. OK, they are the reason for the decline of the cheap point and shoot cameras. That only shows me that these point and shoots were not really cameras either :-) They were just toys with limited use. Most obvious shortcomings of those toys was the lack of features like mp3 playing, navigation and making phone calls. Just kidding of course.

The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr is misleading in my view. Since the iPhones and other smartphones exist a lot of people that never owned a camera in the first place started to shoot images. They were never potential enthousiast compact camera buyers. Maybe they will be some day :-)

You must spend your whole life on DPR. Smartphones are the 800 Pound Gorilla like it or not.

Are they a Nikon D5, no. Do you have a cellphone with you all the time, yes. End of discussion.

I have 5 children, none of them, and I mean none of them own a camera other than a cellphone, and none of my grandchildren do either. You must be from outer space to think different.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)
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webrunner5: None of these cameras are worth the price.They are P&S cameras. People other than few on here are not going to pay 850 bucks for a damn P&S. Ain't happening.

You can buy the best smartphone in the world for less money. You can buy a DSLR for 350 bucks. Way better IQ.

Yet DPR seems t have a shootout about every 2 months on them. Give it up, there is not enough crazy people in the world to support them anymore. If they had to survive on their own every company making them would be out of business in 3 months!

63%, does that include Smartphones?? No way P&S amount to 63% of all camera sales! Fuji and Leica are not players in that market to pump that up.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Point and shoot cameras dominated the beginning of the digital era, in the years immediately before and after the turn of the century. Today, point and shoot cameras belong to a dying niche. On one hand, you have ever decreasing numbers of technophobic elderly people, devoted to flip phones, and on the other hand, neophytes who don't remember the heyday of the digital point and shoot. Fixed lens cameras are a novelty to people who were too young to "Party Like It was 1999." Camera companies really need to dump their point and shoot lines and concentrate on interchangeable lens cameras. Period.

Yeah but where is the cellphone data. Everyone has a cellphone, so I say that data is totally flawed!

"then why not stop camera production altogether?" I would imagine that point is not as far away as you would think.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)

None of these cameras are worth the price.They are P&S cameras. People other than few on here are not going to pay 850 bucks for a damn P&S. Ain't happening.

You can buy the best smartphone in the world for less money. You can buy a DSLR for 350 bucks. Way better IQ.

Yet DPR seems t have a shootout about every 2 months on them. Give it up, there is not enough crazy people in the world to support them anymore. If they had to survive on their own every company making them would be out of business in 3 months!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 14:51 UTC as 127th comment | 8 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: This camera would be a nightmare to handle for anyone whose right eye doesn't work properly (like me). Put your left eye to the viewfinder and you won't be able to reach any of the controls on the right side of the body. You'd hardly be able to hold it comfortably and press the shutter.

How can a company which continue to pump out some of the best lenses on the planet take one of the best sensors there is and put it into an abomination like this?! It almost seems like they are desperately trying not to sell cameras.

I don't have a left eye. I am blind in it. So I have no choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
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