happypoppeye

happypoppeye

Lives in United States AK, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/happypoppeye
Joined on Aug 27, 2006

Comments

Total: 188, showing: 141 – 160
« First‹ Previous678910Next ›Last »
On Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (49 comments in total)
In reply to:

onlooker: Canon's solution to a design defect? "exchange affected cameras regardless of the warranty status". Other companies listening?

You the man Barney...I love pointing the typos out sarcastically but am glad you guys fix them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 20:25 UTC
On Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (49 comments in total)
In reply to:

onlooker: Canon's solution to a design defect? "exchange affected cameras regardless of the warranty status". Other companies listening?

The Canon page says nothing about exchanging, only DPR ...they do say they will repair them though.

Interpretation is a bitch, hey.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 19:14 UTC
In reply to:

tkbslc: No zoom lens means this is no better than a decent cameraphone. Camera phones already allow instant sharing and have screens larger than 2x3". Don't see this being more than a relatively expensive toy that is fun for the first 2 packs of photo paper.

No zoom lens? ...so a 5dIII, D3, M9, D800, OM-D, with a good 1.4 prime is no better than a camera phone?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 20:20 UTC
In reply to:

tongki: 2x3" ? what's that size uses for ?

That size "is used" for ...photos

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 03:09 UTC

Farily cheap ...now a days original ...and about a billion people on instagram screaming for something like this ...this could make a lot of money and be a screaming "hit" ...we'll see

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 02:13 UTC as 28th comment
In reply to:

happypoppeye: Whats a 1/1.2 sensor ...is that big or small, I have no idea...

Thanks guys...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 22:05 UTC

Whats a 1/1.2 sensor ...is that big or small, I have no idea...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 19:25 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

KoKo the Talking Ape: From the review: "Pocket-sized cameras with manual controls have become increasingly popular.... Arguably, Canon started it off with the S90 (a form factor that is now on its third iteration, the S100)."

I'll argue that. My beloved S80 had full PASM. IIRC, so did the S70 and S60.

A quibble, but I always felt those cameras were underappreciated. :-)

And thanks for the review, DPR!

Hey Koko ...thats what I was thinking ...I specifically remember the s70 which was a spectacular camera in its day ...and would probably hold up well to most compacts today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 14:39 UTC
In reply to:

wy2lam: very nice...compacts ARE getting out of date!

One big problem with camera phones ...they are expensive or you have to pay a monthly fee ...my little panasonic p&s doesn't comes with a monthly charge and I don't have to keep it under a two year contract ...and it was under 200 bucks ...most of the camera phones we are talking about are more than the price of an SLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 01:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

kamenal: How do you explain a much inferior IQ of the P310 vs P300 on Studio Comparison Tool?
Thanks.

+1 on the +4 Mpixels

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:02 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

Guidenet: Nikon just doesn't understand the buyers of this kind of camera, I think. Why no RAW? Why such a small sensor? Do they really think we can't see how slow this lens gets so fast? I love Nikon and have been a user of Nikon gear since 1968. I have LF Nikon lenses and enlarger lenses. I wouldn't own a CoolPix on a bargain. I do own a Canon S95 however.

Nikon ought to have two branches. They need the entry level guys who take care of most Coolpix and SLR models from D3200 to D7000. Then the other team manages high end point and shoots and D300s class and better SLRs. The high end point and shoots would get a different name. The Nikon One is in the entry level class because of it's controls. A better balanced Nikon One might get marketed by the high end group later.

I can't imagine a person who'd own a D300s or D800 who would consider a compact that couldn't store RAW files. I just don't know what's wrong with them sometimes. What would it take to store RAW files? Software!

davebot900 ...not sure if your missing anything but if you are check under the couch cushions or under the seat in your car ...thats where I usually find missing items ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jonathan F/2: People buy a P&S camera to shoot raw? Why?

Not sure ...maybe because they don't know how to shoot in jpeg...???...

No, seriously though, because these are the people who are more worried about technical specs than photo ability ...sharpness over focal point, micro contrast over composition, etc, etc ...and you do have to remeber this is a gear site, not a photography site

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

Guidenet: Nikon just doesn't understand the buyers of this kind of camera, I think. Why no RAW? Why such a small sensor? Do they really think we can't see how slow this lens gets so fast? I love Nikon and have been a user of Nikon gear since 1968. I have LF Nikon lenses and enlarger lenses. I wouldn't own a CoolPix on a bargain. I do own a Canon S95 however.

Nikon ought to have two branches. They need the entry level guys who take care of most Coolpix and SLR models from D3200 to D7000. Then the other team manages high end point and shoots and D300s class and better SLRs. The high end point and shoots would get a different name. The Nikon One is in the entry level class because of it's controls. A better balanced Nikon One might get marketed by the high end group later.

I can't imagine a person who'd own a D300s or D800 who would consider a compact that couldn't store RAW files. I just don't know what's wrong with them sometimes. What would it take to store RAW files? Software!

If I want to take shots in RAW, well, I would use my D700 or D800...???... leave it out, make it cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 01:27 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

Yod: Consideriing this camera has a smaller sensor than the S100 and still manages to deliver image quality that is almost the same,we can assume that this is a very good camera indeed,without getting you worried about the terrible Lens Error message so common in the S series.I´m a Canon user.Best wishes.Yod

Yep...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 01:24 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (113 comments in total)
In reply to:

Reilly Diefenbach: This is just too much money.

Yeah ...way too much. People have way too much money to waste these days.

Actually ...it costs more than the camera I'm using these days ...ha.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 14:38 UTC
On Guilin in the China challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

RPJG: Is that really 50mm on an APS camera?

I was just thinking the same thing RPJG ...if it is, there is an awful lot of distortion on that lens ...great shot either way, but I think the poster just put 50 the more I look at it.

Congrats though tko...nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 15:43 UTC
On Starfish in the World City Tour: Tokyo challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow ...thanks all!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 17:00 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

Ray Maines: I see this as an auxiliary camera rather than the primary picture taking machine in the household. This is the camera you put in the glove box of the car, in your backpack, or take with you when you aren’t planning to take pictures. Higher Image Quality is always better than lower Image quality of course, but obsessing over the IQ of a pocket size, fixed lens camera is a foolish exercise.

alrighty than ...I always buy cameras for the purpose of not planning to take pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 22:22 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marty4650: If this camera was around the same price as a Canon S100, then it will be a huge hit.

But Sony is planning to sell it for around the same price as a Nikon D5100 with lens, or twice as much as an S100, and that price just won't fly. It's a nice little camera but it just doesn't offer enough value for the money.

We'll see ...maybe your right. All I can say that, reviews pending, I would buy this before the D5100.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 21:25 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)

Is it me (and my computer at work) ...or do all these photos look extremely "flat"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 15:49 UTC as 146th comment | 4 replies
Total: 188, showing: 141 – 160
« First‹ Previous678910Next ›Last »