djrocks66

djrocks66

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On Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched article (125 comments in total)
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JaimeA: Please do not post any comments until we get a full review of the Fuji X-E2.
How long can we wait???
The camera appeared months ago and has been on sale since.
No excuses please.

I guess he is talking about a full review not a round up review. Looking for a nice big number at the end.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 23:42 UTC

It is a shame how Nikon handled this whole situation. This should have been done a long time ago with a recall. I don't think this will hurt their sales though as the majority of Nikon DSLR's sold are of the D3000 and D5000 series. Most people that buy those cameras don't even come to these forums or are unaware of the D600 problem.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:56 UTC as 113th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

This will be my next camera. :) I've been waiting for this since the Olympus E-P1 was announced. Fuji is doing everything right.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 77th comment
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

Love the Fro and his show. This is a great video for those that are trying to learn flash photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 13:04 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: The EOS-M in it's current form with the firmware upgrade is a surprisingly nice little camera to use. It's really small with the pancake lens, absolutely solid build that is all magnesium alloy, a tempered glass LCD and pretty good image quality. I like it's ergonomic simplicity, it's easy to use, the lenses are metal bodied, and the IQ is great. The pancake lens is razor sharp, for example. Really as good as anyone could wish for. It would be nice if it had a viewfinder that one could attach. It's also a refreshing design break from all the fake retro, fake leather, Leica look a-likes, and other gimmicks.
Hate it as much as you like, folks, especially those of you that have never tried it, but it occupies a deserved place in my camera bag along with the bigger and flashier gear, and has produced images I am very happy with and that form part of my portfolio. I'm sure Canon will eventually produce a more pro model, but this camera isn't half as bad as most of you would like it to be.

I agree with that. I picked up the M with the 22mm real cheap when the price dropped some time ago and it is a nice little camera. If it had focus peaking ( Not Magic Lantern ), a built in flash ( even a small one just for fill), and the ability to turn off the touch screen completely it would be almost perfect for me. I keep enabling the touch screen by accident and it drives me nuts. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:56 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Paul_B Midlands UK: Big splash Sony - 2000 comments in a day, whereas poor old Pentax K3 150 comments in 5 days, they must be mortified. In this formula if I come back in a week Sony will be at 10,000 ... well probably not ule geeks will all be bored by then and ripping apart the next newbie bit of kit.

I'd still rather have a K3.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 00:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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HelloToe: Wake me up when they've got a nice, small collapsible zoom like Sony's or Panasonic's...

I wouldn't call the Sony's 16-50 PZ Horrid. It is quite good for what it is. I use it all the time and I am used to using some of Canons finest glass.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:19 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)
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GPW: Nikon where is my D400???

They will never make a D400. Move on! :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 03:48 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax WG-3 GPS Review preview (68 comments in total)
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zos xavius: What's up with these BSI sensors they are using on these compacts? The MX-1 and Q7 both look great at base ISO and 100% and these all look like water colors. Same goes for their X-5, which is probably the lowest IQ I've seen from a superzoom in some time. I realize these are just OEM cameras that are rebranded, but still. You'd think they could put out sensors that at least give good results at base ISO.

What happens to the XZ-1 Jpeg engine? It was horrible. I guess not being able to turn off NR didn't help. Great raw camera though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 19:28 UTC
On Just Posted: Our Nikon Coolpix A review article (352 comments in total)
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Digitall: From the initial bunch, and generally speaking X100S is the king. Hard to beat.

Who is putting an X100s in their pocket? I have an X20 and wouldn't want it in my pocket. Too big.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 14:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: The NEX-5N has the same IQ but beats both of these cameras in low light/high ISO performance and overall performance by a good margin.

Nah, I had the NEX 6 and the low light / high iso is not better. Sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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MikePursey: Quote: The battery door has a tendency to open during normal operation. Taping it shut when working in wet conditions might be prudent ....

I have to say I have had the K-7 (same body as the K-5/K-5II/K-5IIs), the K-5 MKI and now the K-5II and have taken thousands of shots with each camera. The only time the battery door has opened is when I was changing the battery, not once has it done it otherwise.

Yeah, I don't get that one? You have to pull and turn a lever to even open it. I have never even opened the memory card door by accident and I use my K5 a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 20:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)
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djrocks66: I have this camera for a week now and it has taken the crown away from the XZ-1 and 2 for me. It is simply beautiful and the optical viewfinder is awesome. Not sure of the complaints of image quality. Mine produces quality images as expected of a compact camera of it's nature. Never used the Sony RX100 ( I need a view finder ) but have shot most of the newer Canon G's and Panny LX's. This Fuji is worth the price. The battery life is short but the price of the battery is cheap so...

The viewfinder is great but you do see part of the lens as you zoom in the bottom right of it. Focus is fast and accurate green square and rectangle. It is red when not correct. I wish the Oly XZ-2 had a viewfinder like this. That camera was my favorite until the X20. The VF-2 is great but I hated taking it off and on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 17:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)

I have this camera for a week now and it has taken the crown away from the XZ-1 and 2 for me. It is simply beautiful and the optical viewfinder is awesome. Not sure of the complaints of image quality. Mine produces quality images as expected of a compact camera of it's nature. Never used the Sony RX100 ( I need a view finder ) but have shot most of the newer Canon G's and Panny LX's. This Fuji is worth the price. The battery life is short but the price of the battery is cheap so...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 04:36 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review article (330 comments in total)

All I know is that I picked one up the other day to give it a try and it just felt right. I love the viewfinder and the I.Q. Is great for me. I shoot a K5 and now I have the perfect little camera to hang around my neck. While the menus system isn't the greatest it doesn't really bother me. Happy Nex owner. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 01:46 UTC as 36th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

Not sure what the complaints are about? I think the images look great. What are people expecting?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 64th comment
On Google pulls plug on desktop version of Snapseed article (65 comments in total)
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DFPanno: Well that's a shame. I use it for fun stuff when I am not in the mood for LR.

Same here!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 19:11 UTC
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bzanchet: I think it`s a shame, at the studio comparison tool, the IQ is one of the best I have ever seen.
There is no need to complaint about the design, just buy something else, IMO I think it could bring some new ideas to the manufacturers... They are so short minded nowadays that all we see is some vintage designs coming back, where is the creativity?

I agree with you. I own a K-01. I bought it when it hit $300 to have as a second camera to my K5. I did think of getting a K30 instead but the price drop of the K-01 convinced me otherwise. While it does take great pictures I really miss a view finder on it. At least an optional one like Olympus does would be great. I don't mind the looks but it is a bit awkward to hold with a solid lens mounted. With my 15mm limited mounted it is very front heavy. It wont even stand on it's base if placed on a flat surface. This camera has become my tripod landscape camera. If it had a flip screen it would be so much better for my use but I guess I can't complain as it only cost me $300 and delivers outstanding image quality. But in the end I sort of wish I would have spent the extra and got the K30. :(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 12:34 UTC
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Franco8: Evidence that Sony must spend a fortune in advertising with this magazine.
A compact camera with a zoom the new Canon 1GX is a leap above any other camera
Olympus Pen series cameras, with Nikon Canon Pentax etc all have dust issues and they a shutter protecting the sensor, with Olympus the sensor is fully exposed yet they do not have that issue due to there patented dust reduction system. this is a leap in technology.
what about these new lenses on the market 18~200, 18~270 or 18~300 even though they are not pro lenses, they are pretty good quality, this would have been impossible to manufacture several years ago.
all the above should be above the Sony.

Like I said Hans. Cell phones. I pretty much take My K5 with me everywhere. Never missed a shot because it didn't fit in my pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 13:43 UTC
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Franco8: Evidence that Sony must spend a fortune in advertising with this magazine.
A compact camera with a zoom the new Canon 1GX is a leap above any other camera
Olympus Pen series cameras, with Nikon Canon Pentax etc all have dust issues and they a shutter protecting the sensor, with Olympus the sensor is fully exposed yet they do not have that issue due to there patented dust reduction system. this is a leap in technology.
what about these new lenses on the market 18~200, 18~270 or 18~300 even though they are not pro lenses, they are pretty good quality, this would have been impossible to manufacture several years ago.
all the above should be above the Sony.

I am so tired of hearing that " fit's in your pocket " line. Any camera that I have had that can actually fit in my pocket never spent any time there. Let me see... I am taking a hike, let me get my camera out of my pocket and take a picture. Now let me put it back in my pocket and then take it out again and again. Not for me. I don't even like putting my wallet in my pocket. I wouldn't even keep a camera that was the pocket size equivalent of the 5dMKIII in my pocket. Just not a big deal. I'm not saying that the Sony is not a great camera just that the " fit's in your pocket " thing is overdone. Most people have cell phones in their pockets that are adequate enough for simple things. I would rather have a more capable camera the size of a G12, XZ-1 or M-4/3rds that I would have around my wrist ready for the shot.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 12:38 UTC
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