tedolf

tedolf

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Joined on May 12, 2010
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Admiral, Tedolph Undersea Command

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Miron09: Leica produces luxury items (Rockwell names it "jewellery"). One should not underestimate the difficulty of doing this. Please remember how miserably other manufacturers failed, trying to copy the recipe (Hasselblad). Knowing too many disappointed Leica camera owners (since the 70s !) and their troubles with shoddy production quality, I´d never buy a Leica body. Still I respect their business model and their lens designs.
As a Olympus user, I really like the Nocticron and the old FT Panaleica 25mm. Outstanding lenses. I reckon they were made by Panasonic, but I don´t care. The quality is fantastic.

@Saul James,

Oh, man that is good, "recycled German U boat"!

I wish I would have thought of that!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:29 UTC

m 4/3 could do something like this except add NFC so your cell phone becomes the screen when you need it.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 168th comment | 2 replies
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (311 comments in total)
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honeyiscool: I'm starting to be really annoyed with Panasonic. Why would you introduce all these amazing new features for video and then not give us firmware to use it fully? I have a GH4 and I love a lot of things it does, but honestly, I hate the form factor. I want a smaller camera. But I also want 50 Mbps for 1080p, I want IBIS, I want longer than 30 minute per take. I want all these things, and GX80 is capable of everything (don't NEED mic input, though I do wish for it), except they decided to cripple it software-wise. With the GX8 being relatively new (and also being kind of gigantic, not what I'm looking for) and G and GH series being not the form factor I'm looking for (because my GH4 is doing well), it looks like Panasonic is just not going to make the camera I want, even though they have all the hardware already in this camera. Why.

I suspect it is the processor.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (311 comments in total)
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WhiteBeard: I have yet to understand Panasonic's "logic" in opting to sell the G85 - or the G7, in Canada anyway - only as a kit. Many of us who entered earlier into µ4/3 and resisted so far to the bulk and price of the GX8 would be glad to add the GX85 as a second body or as a replacement; why force us to buy a lens we don't need just to make e-bay happy?

In about six months it will be available body only.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (311 comments in total)

This is almost the ideal m4/3 camera. It looks to be about the size of an E-p5 but they managed to squeeze in an EVF. Very impressive.

Olympus could top this by shrinking the LCD back to a 4:3 ratio thus making the camera a bit smaller. Then, it would be perfect.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 28th comment

So is CX dead?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Who buys this camera?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
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justmeMN: $1,699 for body-only. Mirrorless enthusiasts say that mirrorless cameras cost less to manufacture than DSLRs, but that doesn't seem to be reflected in their prices.

@MikeF

Yes.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)
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nunatak: perils of the marketplace ... and the Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS DPreview was teasing us with at that Samsung junket in Hawaii ... never even got the chance to be continued, less discontinued.

Bingo!

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 23:57 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)
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nunatak: perils of the marketplace ... and the Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS DPreview was teasing us with at that Samsung junket in Hawaii ... never even got the chance to be continued, less discontinued.

I wonder what Samsung knows that we don't?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: Shamsung - here today, gone tomorrow, gadget manufacturer.
Last year cameras, this year talking refrigerators, next year talking toasters.

Is that good?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

How many different ways can you spell, "D.E.A.D."?

TEdoolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 56th comment | 10 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)
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tedolf: It's huge.

Tedolph

I am talking about the fact that compared to this it is compact.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)
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tedolf: It's huge.

Tedolph

A GM-5 is compact. This is huge.

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)

It's huge.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 111th comment | 18 replies
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VENTURE-STAR: Phones are not especially good for anything much more than taking snaps. Most people (the general public) who own a camera-phone are clueless about using theirs properly. Those who shoot video, seem to think that everything is best filmed in portrait mode. I'm really not sure if adding an optical zoom is very important for the average user and in my case, I always carry a decent compact for a possible news event.

That said, I really can't see the problem with building in a modest zoom that operates in a sideways configuration with a prism or mirror system. I suppose it depends on whether or not picture quality is of the slightest importance to you. Many think digital zooming is great!

What does, "keepers of photography" mean?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 20:03 UTC

The thing is huge.

It is bigger than a Leica M9!

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Jefftan: why don't make the 18-50mm lens available for the Nikon 1 system?

@mmartel- whatever you do don't say that on the Nikon 1 forum. It will surely get you banned.

Take it from me.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)
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Whitesands: I would really like for Olympus to come out with an APSC......Anyone else?

Nobody prints those sizes. Other than 4" x 6", you can't even find those frame sizes here in the U.S.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 02:37 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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Drareg Ajerap: I luv the wide and the normal zooms but getting the two would be a little over a thousand US$. Maybe I'd be more tempted with the wide. As for now I find them a little pricy save if one puts a premium on portability.

They call that the Nikon 1 don't they?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
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