Joined on Feb 3, 2012


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JonB1975: I normally stay out of these and keep my opinion to myself.... but... no.8??? Really??? there must have been a dearth of entries......

no. 8 has potential to be a good shot but is poorly composed. I think the distracting road needs cropping, and the flowers should take up more vertical space in the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
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ChuckTa: Some of them are really nice, some I don't get.

Me too. I really don't get #4, and #2 is rather meh.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: It doesnt matter what sony shows is good in film and tv photography stil photos. They are not...

The Sony design aesthetic favors clean, simple lines, as opposed to the traditional rounded, bumpy SLR shapes. At first I thought the A6000 and A7 looked too plain, but I've grown to like the simple lines.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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stevo23: So underwhelming. Not sure why they bothered with this.

Agreed. The main innovation is the 40 MP multi-shot mode, which is of no use unless you shoot with a tripod.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (347 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Looks good. Wish it had a viewfinder though. That's a deal breaker for me. Maybe they will make a follow up to the NX30?

I hope so, and hopefully nx50 will have some additional features besides evf

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
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jhinkey: Well, I hope there are more advantages to this than just getting increased resolution. There are only a handful of native m43 lenses that can handle 40MP of true resolution. Hopefully there are some dynamic range advantages that come along with this.

I find it hard to wrap my head around how the extra pixels is going to help. A really good lens can resolve only 80 lines/mm. An m43 sensor at 16MP is already at 133 lines/mm (on the shorter axis).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)

I have a NEX-7 and was considering upgrading to the A7. After reading this review I have second thoughts. It's definitely a step up but the improvement in IQ is not as much as I expected, given the significantly larger sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 29th comment
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (196 comments in total)

For all the work they put into manufacturing this body, it looks rather generic and plain. Maybe it looks better in real life, but from the photos I couldn't distinguish l it from a cheapo model if the red dot was not present The back does look kind of sleek and classy, though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC G6 preview (199 comments in total)

At first I was skeptical about Panasonic being able to squeeze more out of the outdated sensor. But from the sample photos I've seen at, the images look really impressive, clean and sharp, with loads of detail. Unfortunately, they also appear dull and flat. Hopefully that can be fixed with simple adjustments in LR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 04:38 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

If Pentax ever releases a K-02, they don't need to come up with some ground-breaking k-01 or GXR type configuration. Just stick in the awesome K-5 II sensor with 14-bit color and it will give the X-Pro 1 and NEX-7 a run for its money.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 06:41 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (613 comments in total)

Investing in a super durable camera body may have made sense back in the days of film, when you can use the same body for decades. It makes no sense at all in the digital age, because the electronics become obsolete way before the body wears out. Anyway, machined aluminum is not exactly high tech exotic materials....the Pentax K-01 frame is also made from machined aluminum.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 04:30 UTC as 208th comment
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rgnewell: I own a Panasonic LX3 and was amazed when Sony introduced the NEX with an APS size imager in a body about the same size as my LX3. I had hoped that Sony would have a lens about the same physical size as the 24-60 mm f2 on my LX3, but evidently not. Maybe Sony will surprise me. Until then, I sit on the sidelines.

I've also been sitting on the sidelines but I doubt they will ever come up with something like Panasonic's X series 14-42mm.The most you can hope for in a pancake zoom for APS-C is something like the Samsung 30-50mm kit zoom for the NX100. Limited range, no image stabilization.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 15:53 UTC
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IamJacksBrain: It would be more useful if they placed the EVF on the left side of the camera instead of in the middle.

The new Sigma DP1M and DP2M is one example of "the body stopping at the edge of the lens". It has a 3" screen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 03:50 UTC
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AG: look ugly to me

I agree. Awkward proportions, pentaprism is too tall. The original OM cameras looked better.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 20:21 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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Anfernee Cheang: Appearance is something that cannot be measured or analysed. The only way to weigh it is vote...

I vote K-01 is pretty pretty ugly...

You would think that a camera with a machined aluminum body would look classy. Somehow they managed to make it look like a cheap plastic toy (especially in yellow)...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:45 UTC
On Antenna system for radio communication in the Telecoms challenge (3 comments in total)

This is a most interesting and unique photo. The scene would normally be considered an eyesore, but somehow you make the shot look eerily beautiful and artistic. Good job!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:23 UTC as 3rd comment
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