jon404

jon404

Lives in United States San Diego, CA, United States
Joined on May 11, 2010

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Naive of me, but does the price include a lens?

And, can't tell from the photo, but isn't it too big to fit in a man's workshirt pocket? A la XZ-1, RX100, GR, etc...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 07:33 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

My cameras use SD cards, not MicroSD cards. The Surface Pro 3 only has a MicroSD port. How does this help a photographer?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

I have an RX100 with a Franiec grip. It's a fantastic pocket camera. I know the newer ones are better, but they are also larger and heavier. Think I'll stick with my 'original'.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 566th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

I'd keep this review unfinished until the Pentax FLUcard arrives -- guess that's the last piece of the puzzle.

And then -- we Pentax owners will finally see if our flagship camera earns a rating equal to or better than its Canikon equivalents!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 07:29 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

I am shocked at the low pricing for this excellent camera -- and for those from other mfgrs -- and also how fast the value depreciates. Scary, scary business. Great times for the consumer, but you wonder how much longer this can go on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
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jon404: I'm out of touch. Could someone tell me why, in this digital age, we need detachable backs? Don't you just swap out memory cards? Or, do these backs include a hard drive -- and , if so, do you actually need one... with the high-capacity memory cards that are available now?

Thanks Jerome -- sounds like nothing's changed, back to Speed Graphic time!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 07:49 UTC

I'm out of touch. Could someone tell me why, in this digital age, we need detachable backs? Don't you just swap out memory cards? Or, do these backs include a hard drive -- and , if so, do you actually need one... with the high-capacity memory cards that are available now?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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Just a Photographer: Powered by Sony?

And why does such premium valued brand use low cost plastics for their body casing?

As per a post below, to get you to buy the crocodile skin grip. But may be less expensive to go to Florida, shoot an alligator in the Everglades, and make the grip yourself -- perhaps with a Ferrari logo or two to match that quintessential Hassy cachet.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 07:04 UTC

3X the price of the new Pentax 645D-II... same 50 MP sensor? What am I missing here?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies

Looks to me like Nikon is extremely vulnerable, with 76% of their income from cameras. The others are more diversified. They should probably merge with Samsung, and start developing a line of Nikon-branded smartphones to cover their bets.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 14th comment
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Smeggypants: Look on the bright side ..... at least it wasn't designed by Marc Newson!!

Hey! I've got a Pentax K-01... and it's wonderful... very easy to use. I give Newson a big plus for it... but not for the Leica...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 05:12 UTC

But we still have to wait for the Hasselblad version of the Crayola camera, rumored from a reliable source to be on track for an April 1 launch...

http://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Megapixel-Digital-Camera-24070/dp/B002VZL1HI

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 198th comment

How much for the case?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 01:26 UTC as 200th comment | 1 reply

As a Pentax owner, I tend to look on Nikons as ugly and not very ergonomic. Practically, the collapsible lens sounds like a mess for quick shooting, since you have to push yet another button to expand it.

But -- maybe of great benefit for beginning photographers -- 24 MP, cheap! You'll be able to crop like mad and rescue a lot of images. Hmmnn. I wonder if Nikon owns an external hard drive company? It's terabyte time, new users!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 06:28 UTC as 44th comment | 9 replies
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)

You know, it's like you can't go wrong with ANY Pentax camera. I have a K-30 and a K-01... love them both. And a friend recently bought a new MX-1 and thinks it is fantastic. Sharp lenses, great color, super ergonomics across the whole product line.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 5th comment
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)

I have a Pentax K-30 -- same sort of thing. It's a good camera, geat in the hands. But the real winner is my older Pentax K-01, with a Hoodman loupe gaffer-taped on the back to make a HUGE evf. The K-01, with a 35mm f/2.4 Pentax lens, produces VERY sharp images.

But I'm going on. Anyway -- Pentax? Recommended.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 19:04 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Well, I have an older 16-45mm. I'm sure this new one is better, but I don't know that the difference would make me a better photographer.

And then there's the cost. $1,000 is a lot of money!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:35 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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SnapHappy32: The next US residing poster who complains about the 3.000 price tag should visit my neck of the woods. Nikons official pricing is close to 4.800 USD incl. VAT. Ex VAT there is still a difference of 600 USD.

Freak off. The A7 including kit lens is priced at 2.700.

The D600 however is now down to 2.000 USD, even AFTER the introduction of the D610.

Shut it - seriously.Or get a new hobby. If you can't afford that - pick up knitting.

I'm sorry for the rude rant, but it really p*'s me of. You guys are much better of price wise.

I don't think I could ever learn to knit. Insanely complicated. Will stick with my Pentax K-01... also 16 MP, slightly less image quality than the FFs... but then, only $400.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:37 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

New wine in an old bottle. Strange, looking back, how ugly those old cameras were.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:33 UTC as 359th comment | 10 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

It looks sort of like an old Nikon, but works like a new one? So -- the only reason to buy is an external packaging change? Who cares?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 09:00 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
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