cptobvious

cptobvious

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  • Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii...

  • Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii...

  • I think it's a bit of a "chicken and egg" problem myself. The companies may spend less because of a perceived lack of interest, but the lack of interest could also be a result (or exacerbated) by ...
  • I had to send my E-P5 in for warranty repair twice. Once for the dial skipping problem and once because the logic board failed. When I got it back the second time I sold it with full disclosure of ...
  • Reading about the decline or plateauing of "serious" (DSLR/MILC) camera sales in the U.S., I began to think about the 2 years I spent living abroad in Seoul, South Korea.  Korea is one of the few ...
  • I always set one custom mode for tripod landscape shooting: f/5.6-11 (depending on sensor size), base ISO/auto ISO off, aperture priority, 2 second timer, mirror lockup if necessary. On DSLR I ...
  • Another reason is that it discourages gray market sales, because the purchaser has to live in that country to take advantage of those promotions.
  • If you buy an Olympus product that was made before September 2014, there should still be a worldwide warranty card in there. At least for U.S. buyers, Olympus should still honor the worldwide ...
  • The traditional camera companies will continue to decline because they tout specs rather than demonstrating how their cameras will improve your photography (or at least the technical aspects of ...
  • Personally, I think there are no real good reasons left why many mirrorless systems are still so expensive. 1. Less parts - no mirror assembly, pentaprism, or PDAF/metering sensors. That's a huge ...
  • I don't think a lack of lenses is what is holding most potential users from moving to m4/3. Its lens selection is still the best out of any of the mirrorless systems. The biggest issues I think ...
  • Some suggestions, all of which involve a camera body + close focusing lens: 1. A previous generation Nikon DSLR (D3200, D5200, or D7000...you can find refurbished or new bodies for $300-500 ...
  • I would recommend trying them out in person if you can.  I know it's not easy unless you live in NYC (or near a Sony store for the RX10) but paper specs pale in comparison to the shooting ...
  • Mr. Thein has probably done as much as any other photographer in helping to elevate the status of Micro Four Thirds as a serious format through his reviews.  To his credit, he didn't drink the ...
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    This is incorrect. Audio and Video for Sony are Blu-ray Disc players and recorders, home audio, headphones and memory-based portable audio devices. There is no single "electronics" division within ...
  • The article's point is misplaced.  It's not the mastery of the tool that gives satisfaction, it's the mastery of the craft.  Does anyone derive creative satisfaction from knowing all of the ...
  • Of course every review has its biases, but any reviewer claiming any sort of independence will disclose their conflicts of interest...two different things.
  • FWIW, Olympus flew a select group of reviewers to Bermuda to preview the E-M5 II.  Get a free trip to Bermuda, preview the camera before its release, and get that affiliate pre-order revenue.  I'm ...
  • Why would the Verge lie about this? Here's the same story from the WSJ and the BBC: http://www.wsj.com/articles/sony-aims-for-4-2-billion-operating-profit-in-three-years-1424245447 http://www.bbc.c ...
  • Rather than speculating what "audio and video" means, you can find the answer by looking at Sony's own financial statements...yes those boring things: "Audio and Video includes Blu-ray Disc players ...
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