Lives in Canada Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Works as a Photography/Videography/Digital Production
Has a website at
Joined on Oct 31, 2005
About me:

More than three decades of digital production


Total: 59, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »
In reply to:

Ontario Gone: 65mm is a bit short for anything I would use portraiting on apsc, looks like this is mostly good for MFT. Makes it tempting to pick up a body just to play around with portraits...

I've got the Nocticron and it makes one fine portrait lens--it makes me want to leave my A7 at home.

For those who can't afford the Nocticron, this should be a strong consideration. But the lower cost comes at a price: no auto focus.

I agree that 42.5mm on an APSC makes little sense, at least to me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:42 UTC

Isn't it the role of the camera maker to create demand?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:18 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

MrTaikitso: I don't wish to start a flame war, but WHY WHY WHY is there no articulating display on such an otherwise superb camera? I just returned from Berlin with my fantastic never lets me down Samsung EX2F (try and then judge) and a mix of it's superb f1.4 lens, handling and articulating display allowed me to shoot some great photos and 'travel blog' video. The ability to hold a camera down at waist level, or above a crowd in a public place, not to mention composing video footage when the camera is on a tripod makes an articulating display invaluable. And in the case of the LC100, we have 4K video abilities and what will no doubt be a superb lens (with that sensor!) yet less creative composition choice.

I don't buy the 'use WiFi tethering' argument, I have it on the EX2F and it's a pain in the naughty bits trying to juggle two devices + deal with latency, configuration etc. (NFC helps, but you still need a compliant phone/tablet etc.)

Bring it on!

I totally agree with you. The lack of an articulating display is a deal breaker for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:27 UTC

Since the camera is owned by the photographer, I would say that all products derived from the equipment belong to the owner. Without the equipment there would be no image.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 288th comment | 7 replies

Both (Sony and Panasonic) make clear that these cameras are intended for photographers and videographers yet both lack a swivel viewfinder.

Is this one giant conspiracy?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 15:16 UTC as 139th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

The industry has gone amuck!

Meanwhile stills and motion capture continue to merge. Whatever happened to form follows function?

No wonder business is in decline.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 805th comment
In reply to:

Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: I'm 63 and at photography since about 24. I'm retired now and doing an awful lot of photography, which I love and I'm learning new stuff every day. I mastered a transmitter and radio controlled triggers last week. Never tried them before.

I am also 63 and began my photography journey at 23.

Now I'm exploring video and the art of story telling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:51 UTC
In reply to:

JWest: How odd to call playing games a "passive" activity. I suppose it depends on the type of games they're referring to. Most of the games I've played require plenty of "complex reasoning", "abstract thinking" and "continuous and prolonged mental challenge".

I think it's pretty obvious that keeping your brain active is going to help prevent its decline. My Dad is re-learning photography at the moment, having owned an SLR in the film days, but been away from it for a while. I'm glad he is - I enjoy being able to help him out with his questions.

Another activity for "decline" prevention is revving up the heart. Keeping those pipes clean goes a long way.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:47 UTC
In reply to:

lighthunter80: Very nice portrait option for M4/3. This is what we were waiting for since a long time. The Oly 45/1.8 is a great lens and not expensive and does the job for many but there was simply no real alternative if you want it...
Let's hope this new lens is on par with the Pana 25/1.4 or Oly 75/1.8 in terms of IQ.
I don't think it makes much sense to compare this lens with FF systems. M4/3 is for people who want excellent image quality and a light weight system. If you want shallow DOF then get a FF and don't complain. I got both and both systems have their pros and cons.

well said.

I can see a number of applications (professional) where I would use this lens on my GH3 or EM5.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:41 UTC
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)

The industry (SLR) is stalled by Canikon and their lack of interest in producing mirrorless systems: the future of photography.The old pond is drying up!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:33 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies

With this technology, Canon will extend the life of DSLRs.

At the same time, it gives them more time to perfect a mirrorless solution.

I guess we can expect little from their EOS M line.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

As far as I'm concerned, Photoshop and Lightroom are one.

I don't like companies that curtail my choices.

I like the concept of ownership, (license or otherwise).

I just purchased AfterShot Pro!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:00 UTC as 88th comment | 5 replies

I think that society has taken privacy too far.

Cameras everywhere would bring about a new order of accountability.

I'm hoping this technology will be pervasive enough to overcome our privacy issues.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 12:40 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (489 comments in total)
In reply to:

peevee1: "Looking at the data, we're not seeing the EOS-M users making use of a variety of lenses. "

Could it be... maybe... because... there is NO "variety of lenses" for EOS M? :) :) ;)

The EOS-M is a point-and-shoot on steroids. It is meant for those that don't want interchangeability of lenses.

There's no EFV, no tilting screen, I won't put my L glass on a camera that was designed for peaceful coexistence with their current product line.

Canon has enjoyed success for far too long—they have forgotten how they got there in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:17 UTC

Yet another lens that is incompatible with my E-M5!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 14:08 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
In reply to:

deleted_081301: brilliant Hassleblad diversify from re-badged Fuji's to Re-badged Sony's

Stick on a Hassleblad badge and up the price ;)

Hassleblad must really think highly of their customers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:26 UTC

We live in a time of rapid change—and time waits for no one.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 19:01 UTC as 78th comment

The press release makes no reference to Four-Thirds (FT), it just acknowledges that the E-M5 is not capable of utilizing existing FT lenses.

The solution that they are working on could still be something other than a new pro E-System.

Olympus would do better to develop a smart adapter for m4/3 that utilizes the existing pro-grade lenses. The adapter could actually help Olympus expand their market to sell more of the FT pro-grade lenses. Another pro-level E-System would only be sold to existing lens owners.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 14:00 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

It looks like Canon is starting to show a small piece of their future vision with STM lenses.

If this new breed of glass has faster focus using contrast detection, then it will be indicative of what is to come from their mirrorless plans.

Design the new system to be mirrorless (short flange distance), bring out an smart adapter and now Canon can bring to bear their entire DSLR customer base!

What are their chances of success?!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 13:45 UTC as 51st comment
On Wi-Fi and Samsung's 'Smart Camera Ecosystem' article (44 comments in total)

Unfortunately, WiFi isn't going to win them much in the way of market-share.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 13:13 UTC as 10th comment
Total: 59, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »