Lbr0805

Lbr0805

Lives in Ghana Accra, Ghana
Works as a Non-profit
Has a website at www.heartlanguage.org
Joined on Aug 2, 2009

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Jeff Seltzer: Nothing worries me. If it's worth it, I'll buy. If not, I won't.

Excellent point - less reason to innovate

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:50 UTC
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John Haugaard: So, how many of the cry babies here have paid $3 for a cup of coffee recently. That was really worth it. So, Photoshop is a tool that can facilitate your career, or let you practice your craft. Make a decision as to whether it is worth it. If not, then move on. Use the GIMP, or some splendid Corel product, or whatever. Make a decision. Move on.

Fine, but it does not address the issue of someone not being able to access their own creation in the future because the software stopped working.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:48 UTC

It is a huge disincentive for the occasional user.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:45 UTC as 448th comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1514 comments in total)
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noktilux: Sony RX100 Thats realy best! Other are almost same as previus model.

Right on. Other cameras are significant but incremental improvements on a tune. The RX-100 is a whole new tune.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 13:03 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)
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Justin Francis: An Olympus Pen with a 14mm pancake lens and 45mm 1.8 walks all over this cam. The slow tele on the RX kills it. It's not that small as well. Don't understand the hoo-haa.

Apparently I am a class of user that those who comment and the dPreview editors don't consider - a business traveler who needs to take some photos for work and likes to take photos for relaxation. I want my camera to fit in my very small camera bag with my very small but powerful laptop or go everywhere with me on a bag on my belt. I have carried a Canon S90 for years under these conditions and not broken it. My next camera is definitely an RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 16:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)
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J. Qian: Sony has gone to great lengths to make this camera small, supposedly for travel , then why not have a GPS function built in it?

If I am taking a number of shots in one place, a common occurrence, I can turn on the GPS till it gets fix, then turn it off. Afterwards I can geotag the other photo based on the first fix. It's a great compromise to carrying around a lot of gear. So, I want the GPS even if it takes a little while to get a fix and even if it eats the batteries.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 16:12 UTC
On Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 article (115 comments in total)

I use the Optech Compact Strap Trio, especially the finger strap, with my S90. I can't imagine using a compact, even with a great grip, without that extra protection.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 16:33 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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Lbr0805: What's with making wide angle lenses mostly available as zooms? I would much rather have a compact 10 or 12 mm f2.8 at a lower price than a big 10-20 mm (or thereabouts) F3.5-4.5. It's not just Sony. Everyone is doing it.

Fullframer: and bigger

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 19:35 UTC

What's with making wide angle lenses mostly available as zooms? I would much rather have a compact 10 or 12 mm f2.8 at a lower price than a big 10-20 mm (or thereabouts) F3.5-4.5. It's not just Sony. Everyone is doing it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies

What is a "snap pancake"?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:43 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies

An ill-willed editor can manipulate you simply though the choice of which "accurate" photo they choose to publish. Leave out the one showing a bleeding policeman and show a bleeding protestor, or vice-verse. Objective and genuine reporting depends on the ethics of the photographer, editor, writer and news organization, combined. A discussion about one photographic technique (especially one with as many variant outputs as HDR) for discussion is like arguing over 1,000 dollars in the federal budget.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 13:11 UTC as 92nd comment

20 years from now, perhaps only five years from now, this discussion will look silly.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 13:00 UTC as 93rd comment
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Joe Ogiba: People keep talking about how small the old film SLRs were but they forget how much larger they were than todays DSLRs like the Pentax K-5 when you add the motor drive. Also with 128GB SDXC card you could shoot much more than the 750 shot bulk film back that was huge.

Photo OM-4 w/motor drive:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2577/4349554310_99a8c2b8f5_b.jpg

250 bulk film back :
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/om2/images/250mmfilmbkzm.jpg

750 shot bulk film back :
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf2/motordrives/images/bulkfim750250.jpg

Yes, but we also expect progress in such matters. It is a good reminder tho, that digital has some huge advantages. For example, you mentioned the bulk film back, but even without that one had to carry several rolls of film which also take up space. So even a digital of the same size is smaller to carry around when one counts everything.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 14:33 UTC
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Brady Davis: Can someone please explain what the obsession is with tiny, fiddly little cameras please? I am of normal size with normal hands but I just don't get why smaller cameras are viewed as 'what we want'? 'We' don't! I use my cameras in the field and have no trouble 'lugging' them around. If I go somewhere where it is sensible to take a compact I take my Ricoh GX but it isn't my first choice. I recently tried the Fuji X10 for size and just could not believe how uncomfortable it was to hold. I then swapped to a Pentax K5 - much better! But still a bit fiddly for me. I just don't get it!

Me too. I want close to DSLR quality in a small package. I carry only a Canon S90. I think that there are lots who want and even need small.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 14:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)
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Lbr0805: I can't help but think that if Sony had made a mirrorless camera with a sensor this size it would have been the size of the Canon S100 or Olympus XZ-1,and THAT would really have attacked point-and-shoot upgraders.

Criticall, doen's your question "what is the point of an XZ1 or G12", say more about your preferences and requirements than about those cameras? I only have a Canon S90. I have looked at the XZ1 to replace it. I absolutely must have a small camera because I travel places where I am only allowed 22 lbs of stuff (including all my clothes, laptop, etc.) for 2 weeks. So most cameras you would prefer I would have to leave behind and I would not take very good photos with the camera I could not take. BTW, I have won two contests with that S90, and had numerous photos published. A camera that has not point for me has a point for you and vice versa. So, your question is about you, not about the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)

I can't help but think that if Sony had made a mirrorless camera with a sensor this size it would have been the size of the Canon S100 or Olympus XZ-1,and THAT would really have attacked point-and-shoot upgraders.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:15 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)
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simon65: An Inconvenient Truth?

The release of such a raft of mirrorless cameras as we have seen lately has made me look afresh at the market and consider some brands I’d previously dismissed.

When you do this it can turn up some surprising results.

Sony’s NEX range has perhaps rather quietly come of age. And the newish NEX C3 trumps Canon’s foray into this market hands down before the G1-X has even hit the shops.

Looking for a high quality, light weight, compact second camera? or just a do it all? Results below:

Canon G1-X
Sensor Four Thirds 14.3 mp
Weight 534g (including batteries)
Dimensions 117 x 81 x 65 mm
RRP USD799

Sony NEX C3
Sensor APS-C 16.2 mp
Weight 421g (including 18-55 lens and batteries)
Dimensions 110 x 60 x 33 mm (not including lens)
Price USD549 (Amazon)

And the NEX C3 sports genuine DSLR level IQ.

The case for the NEX C3 would be very compelling for me if someone offered a collapsing zoom for it like the new Panasonic. If that were available, I would stop reading these comments and order an NEX C3 with that lens right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 15:33 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)
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zavart: For the past couple of days I have been reading comments regarding new Canon G1X and I must say I'm really surprised by so many negative entries! It seems to me that most people here are comparing apples with bananas :) The IQ is not up to SLR -Nikon D3 , It is not as fast as Canon Eos 1-DX, the optical viewfinder is not as good as the one in Mamiya 645...and so on and so forth !The fact is that for the most people who want to own camera like this, the most important factor are dimensions, and I mean ALL of them (no point of having small camera body with a big sticking out lens ) and weight in relation to sensor size. It's a compromise , I know , but if I wouldn't be willing to make one, I would for sure be getting one of the above cameras instead. This form factor is fundamental because it will allow me to carry the camera ALL THE TIME ,EVERYWHERE ,and as probably most of You know the BEST camera is the One That's with You !

I used to carry and SLR, but I don't any more. So the comparison to this or that SIL are meaningless for me personally. I want a large sensor camera that shoots raw, has PASM modes and that I can put in a jacket pocket. Comparisons to high-end, smaller sensor cameras are more useful for me. Is the increase in photo quality worth the increase in size over my Canon S90, or should I go for the S100. ? I would like to see more threads discussing that sort of question.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 15:28 UTC
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (2 comments in total)

Mount Shasta, northern California, USA

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 17:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS preview (181 comments in total)

I travel a lot and I have to travel light. I won't take a camera that won't fit in a jacket pocket. The NEXs are wonderful, but with the glass they are just too big. I might upgrade my Canon S95 to a micro 4/3rds with this lens instead of moving to the S100, or I might not. But if Sony made a similar lens, I would buy an NEX-5N with that glass in a heartbeat.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 11:06 UTC as 25th comment
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