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justmeMN

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On Nikon D5500 Review preview (337 comments in total)

"The Nikon D5500 is as close to a 'pocketable' DSLR as you'll find. While it's a bit larger than the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (100D), you can slip the D5500 into a small bag if you're using a compact lens." -DPR

Neither a D5500/SL1 nor a mirrorless camera will fit in my jeans pocket, so they are equally convenient/inconvenient. In both cases, you are using a small camera bag.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 15:03 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (337 comments in total)

Did this camera get the Sterling Silver Award, or only the lowly Silver Plated Award? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)

Am I the only one who thinks that the kit lens looks strange? I thought that the front of a lens was supposed to be round glass, and mostly glass, not mostly metal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:16 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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Horshack: It's the 90's financial boom all over again, where companies make more money on their investments than they do in their actual business units. Money for nothing and chicks for free :)

It sounds like the profits of Japanese companies are being propped up by a weak yen. I wonder how many more years that can last.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (137 comments in total)

Durability is an important factor in deciding what selfie-stick to buy. In an art gallery, if you bounce your selfie-stick off of a painting or sculpture, you don't want the stick to break.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 76th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (554 comments in total)
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Damien Demolder: Do readers in the USA feel deprived that the EOS M3 isn't coming to America? Maybe you don't care either way, or aren't interested in CSC? Is this the camera you've been waiting for?

The Canon T6i is the M3 Plus. :-) It's bigger than the M3, but has more features and faster AF.

Mirrorless sales (all brands) are poor in the USA, so it's hard to blame Canon for not making the M3 available here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:19 UTC

"What is the biggest challenge that faces Olympus as a camera manufacturer?"

Making a profit, particularly when the market as a whole is contracting. Olympus camera division has been losing money for years.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 54th comment
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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ChowMonkey: This looks rather silly.

It looks less silly than a bulky belt bag for a camera/lens of the same size.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: Dumbest thing I've seen in awhile. The idea is to take the weight off from around one's neck. Is that necessary with a small system camera like what's shown. Besides that, it looks stupid. I guess you could practice your quick draw. Who knows, someone might come out with a competition. The fastest draw and exposure contest. Good grief!

To me, it looks less stupid than a bulky belt bag. (Some of those are pretty big.)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)

I don't have one, but Spider Holster makes something similar, with versions designed for both small cameras and DSLRs.

It's an interesting concept, for people who don't want the extra bulk of carrying around a camera bag.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 16:15 UTC as 43rd comment

Cool, for lack of a better word.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 79th comment
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zubs: Canon really need to innovate in the mirrorless market, they were caught sleeping and are now playing catchup. More pixels are not always the answer.

Even in mirrorless-centric Japan, Canon sells more interchangeable lens cameras than any other company, so they don't have much incentive to rush mirrorless development.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 01:23 UTC

With a name like "Urban Approach", they must be designed for hipsters. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 23:50 UTC as 32nd comment

A mirrorless camera in a camera bag isn't significantly more convenient than a small DSLR in a camera bag.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 14:12 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

Nice purse.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 01:28 UTC as 28th comment
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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BobT3218: Who buys point and shoot cameras when phones are just as good? They should have put their design resources into real cameras.

What cell phone has a 24X zoom?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
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allkar: "There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony ..."
This is really sad.
What a pity!

Sony learned that the Canon S-series was a convenient size/shape for a new (RX 100) camera model. Canon learned that the RX 100 was a good idea, and came out with the G7 X. Camera companies may deny it, but it's clear that they monitor the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 16:21 UTC

The interview provided confirmation that Canon USA made the decision not to sell the M3 here.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/executive_management/management_team

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:38 UTC as 180th comment | 1 reply

AF is for wimps. :-) My Pentax film camera didn't have no newfangled AF, and it worked just fine. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 15:40 UTC as 67th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)
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vscd: I don't understand why Nikon doesn't use the number 5400 for it. The 5xxx is not unlimited with numbers and I think the series will go on for some more years ;)

From Wikipedia: "There are several unlucky numbers in Japanese. Traditionally, 4 and 9 are unlucky. Four is sometimes pronounced shi, which is also the word for death."

I found that on the internet, so it must be true. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 14:03 UTC
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