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On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)
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schaki: I find it somewhat laughable that Fujifilm have copied the "M" from Leica rangefinders at the same time as using the M for their most simple model which in fact should be for the X-Pro1.
So what is the next joke from Fujifilm? Probably that the jpegs with badly smudged foliage still remain unchanged from previous models in the X-series? At least i might guess so unless they've some other bad card to play on..
I could have considered the X20 if it not had been for that very irritating flaw.
At least they've got the tilt-lcd right with the X-M1. Hope to see options with low NR included as well and I might test one.

Sounds like someone has a very big bank account and a very small brain...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 23:36 UTC
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sdribetahi: You all need to get over the viewfinder. Believe it or not, not everyone takes pictures at eye level. You should try it once, it actually works without sticking the thing to your face.

The majority of old men have closed minds ...won't try anything new and think the way they have been shooting most of their lives is THE best way because, well, thats what they have done.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)
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Pangloss: Even at a lower price, the only significant market for this camera is Japan, it's not likely to gain traction anywhere else. There is no market anymore for these $500 toys in the rest of the world. Pentax and fanboys can argue that the IQ is excellent, but in the end it's the size and the color combinations that matter for the Japanese market. For the rest of the world, this camera just doesn't cut it at this price level, as it has to compete with many other compact and mirrorless cameras with better IQ and better feature sets. A NEX-F3 will spank this Q7 in terms of IQ at any ISO for the same $500, whereas the LX7 for half the price will easily provide more flexibility and more features in a slightly larger package.
Conclusion: nice but FAIL.

If you gave me the choice between an LX7, NEX-F3 or Q7 for $500 and I had to pick one I would pick the Q7 ...and I don't live in Japan. Huh, imagine that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 23:42 UTC

So, to sum up to this point...

- Pulitzer is spelled wrong
- People think that local newspapers still need paid full time photographers
- wow, unions still exist ...I think its time to kill off the rest
- People think that although a paper is bleeding money and about to go under they still need to keep a full photography staff
- People are still misquoting the CEO of Flickr by using a statement out of context (by the way: a reason to keep writers and fire photogs)

...and a lot more stupid stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:25 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies
On Gifty concept camera produces instant flipbooks article (30 comments in total)

Thank God the D900 is going back to film ...nice work Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 20:05 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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thinkfat: If only it worked at all. Neither Firefox or Chrome are able to run the site. Chrome breaks the Albums view and Slideshows, Firefox breaks LightTable :-( It used to be old, now it's kaputt.

Firefox works for me ...on my 13 year old machine.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)

Die Olympus, die :)

...sorry, had to.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 20:13 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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SunnyFlorida: Buying this lens for a 1" aptima sensor camera is like buying a $200 bottle of Dom Perignon to wash down your $1.99 big mac.

I don't see a problem with someone liking Big Macs and Don Perignon at the same time.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 22:26 UTC

A lot of posts about the price ...well, yes, relative to the "normal" user of the system and the prices of the bodies and alternative lenses, it is very expensive but this is an f/1.2 lens and relative to previously released 1.2's it is priced fairly cheaply. Other than the knock off type companies who produces an autofocus f/1.2 lens today? Only Canon I believe (50 and 85).

I would almost say that many of the "too expensive" posts are being written by people who don't know what they are actually seeing here ...other than an expensive 85.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 10:29 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)
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kadardr: WE tend to forget that there is a sony nex 7 which is a much better camera ( with the new lenses it IS fact). A bit stealthy though. Pretty against 'profi"??

What new lenses are you talking about? ...especially to compare to the 75 1.8, 45 1.8, 17 1.8 as well as the 20 1.7 and 25 1.4.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 16:18 UTC
On Olympus announces PEN Lite E-PL6 in Japan article (21 comments in total)
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SETI: Why Asian market only? Better technologies for better people or what?

I would think better technology for a bigger market.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 14:12 UTC

I still use PSE ver 1 ...works perfectly fine. Anyone who upgrades every time Adobe comes out with a new version is, in my opinion, an idoit or has alot of money to waste ...figure I'll pick up the latest version and I'm good for life or until someone else comes out with something better ...a monthly subscription, you gotta be kidding me.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:11 UTC as 339th comment | 4 replies
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' article (237 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Still no eye level finder either optical, EVF or hybrid. Therefore, not a serious camera for serious photographers. I'll stick to my OM-D and avoid the hand/arm shakes, thank you.

Ummm, kind of talked yourself in a circle there and explained to yourself why there is no vf ...but you still don't get it, so I guess stick to your closed minded serious photographers world.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 hands-on preview article (83 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: This camera is better than I though at a first sight.

For those who like it small and with good IQ and lot's of features it is really good.

I am waiting to see what Panasonic Lumix have done with the G6, it will be launched later this month.

Yes ...because no one in the world wants a built in flash or hte myriad of different options this has over the epl-5.

Add to that, the camera isn't even released yet and you are still stating the epl-5 is better in everyway except two options.

Opinion fail.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 14:14 UTC
On I Call This Real Freedom ! challenge (9 comments in total)

When I look at these photos I see a lot that are actually just the opposite of freedom ...held back, attached to something, the American flag - symbol of a government which, by definition, makes laws to inhibit freedom...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 02:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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ivan1973: Why not just send her the files. Save all the unnecessary resources.

I would definitely want the camera just to see it.

Going along your thinking, why not just toss the camera in the trash, why waste the time and resources on an old piece of junk.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 23:25 UTC
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fpessolano: What a robbery for me. I took the ultimate collection beginning of February and I feel like they stole 300 bucks.
I guess they will get many customers now, so they do not care about loosing a few who are like me ... feeling somewhat robbed.

Why did you buy it for that much? ...either you thought it was worth it or you needed it for something specific.

Just like everything else in the world, items go on sale and get discounted. Hey, I'm using a version of PSE for free ...does that mean that everyone who ever bought it got ripped off ...no.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 20:41 UTC

Looks like a decent upgrade ...better sealing, screen and cmos sensor. No RAW but this isn't aimed at the person who wants or even knows what RAW is ...starts at f/3.9 - a non issue for taking pics at the beach and in the water. A lot of complainers around here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 15:57 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)

Now ...what would be the disadvantage of just using another layer of the same photo and erase what you would want from there ...instead of the gradient layer ...I guess just using a different layer type...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 21:26 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)
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MrTritium: Does someone have the Aperture vs focal length chart? It would be a very useful information. I'd like to know how bright the lens is at 35mm & 50mm ;)

That is an awesome question ...read the article, look at the pictures ...especially the one of the Aperture vs focal length chart.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
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