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DRNottage

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I like the idea of it. I wish one of the major manufacturers had the balls to produce something similar: a bare-bones instrument without silly bells & whistles. Now, I think, the market would support it. BUT, I'll believe this one when I see it... it would be very tempting, depending on the price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 4th comment
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DRNottage: That's all fine, but when you're a working pro with a significant investment in a system like Canon (warts and all), one can't justify blowing cash on luxury items like Fuji's machines. (More money than brains?;) Yes, great lenses. I'm sure many love them. Or- love from afar, as I do.

I've used them, so I know plenty. I know their lenses are good as are their sensors, but for serious field use, they're impractical. (And their video is cr@p.)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 04:14 UTC

That's all fine, but when you're a working pro with a significant investment in a system like Canon (warts and all), one can't justify blowing cash on luxury items like Fuji's machines. (More money than brains?;) Yes, great lenses. I'm sure many love them. Or- love from afar, as I do.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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frenchie44: I got an eos M last year, I have 5 canon SLRs and wanted a " take everywhere cam" for when I am carrying a 7D with 500mm lense outfit. I am very pleased with the M, I cannot fault the picture quality at all, easy to use, focus is very accurate, it does feel like a quality item with the metal body. the only problem I had was when I first got it every time I wanted to use it I put it up to my eye, then made sure no one was watching and used at it should be used. the M 18-55 lens is a really nice lens, better than the old ef version that was bundled with 40D etc.

Absolutely love my M as a filmmaking tool. Got it dirt cheap. No optical system or mirror to get in the way. I can use all of my lenses with an adapter, store custom picture styles, AND it's nice and light. A very underrated and solidly built little machine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 05:53 UTC

After the body focus went off on my T4i, I vowed to never buy another Canon body without micro-focus adjustment. Spent almost 200 bucks to have Canon fix it. Eventually, all Rebels float off spec over time. Fine for the casual shooter, but not a reliable back-up if you ever use 2.8 70-200, especially close to wide-open. Lesson learned.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:12 UTC as 58th comment
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (560 comments in total)

Got one with EF adapter for $250. As a back-up still image body, or as a B cam for film, or even an A cam, it's great for what it does. Same T4i sensor. You really can't go wrong picking one up now that the price is down. A very underrated and underappreciated machine. Built like a tank too. Strange and unusual yes, but it works! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 23:51 UTC as 10th comment

FAIL. Of major proportions. Canon at least is slightly less clueless than Nikon these days. At this rate, the future, Sony and Panasonic are going to be the only survivors.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 58th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)

Great review. Hated it when I used it too. Focus system was a real pain, and color-wise, it was not up to older Canons. Only the original 5D was worse. Our local paper bought 50 7D's and called them paperweights! However, the color profile overall that I'd describe looking like "puke"- that is, in most of their cameras since day one- is Panasonic's. Yellowish, pasty, horrible jpg structure and tungsten WB. It keeps me from picking up a GH4.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 44th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Happy with my 70D. More useful features, by far. Cheaper, too!
Canon- get with the program. You're falling behind rapidly.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 549th comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)

Got the original Q with zoom for a steal. Found a standard prime soon after. Lenses are damn sharp. I'm a pro and I've produced some stunning images with it, so I can't understand all the bitching. It's even got more image adjustment options than my Canons. I stuck an old folding Polaroid 95a viewfinder on it. Now THAT is a conversation piece...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 2nd comment
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nerd2: Digital already surpasses film in every aspects (resolution, dynamic range, noise) and can closely simulate any film we had. I think we should ban film photography, just for environmental reasons.

After all the fuss about "The Dark Knight" being shot on film, the final result was a tremendously over-processed, trendily-graded digital look. All of the "benefits" of shooting on film are for all practical purposes non-existant to the viewer. So I say, as with still photography, evolve or die. (I shot and processed film for over 30 years. Enough is enough!)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:46 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (182 comments in total)

I use Lightroom 75% of the time for my workflow. If they go to subscription-only with it, screw them. And Lightroom for ios only? As I said, screw them. (Because they ARE screwing us, no matter how one attempts to rationalize it.)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:12 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (44 comments in total)

I've had a Lumix TS2 for a few years now that's been diving, skiing, and through a whole host of activities. Wouldn't trade it for any of these- even my friend's TS5, which seems to have an inferior lens. Mine's sharp as hell.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 22:00 UTC as 7th comment
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)

I have the LF1 and absolutely love it. I'm a pro, and I know a sharp lens when I see one, and this camera HAS one. I don't understand all the complaining about the EVF, because it's highly usable and more than adequate. Panasonic keeps NR to a minimum, unlike Sony, and the flash performance produces amazingly consistent results- unlike Canon, (I must say!) The video performance is nearly as good as Sony's. So, in other words, buy one, carry it, and use it. You won't be sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1619 comments in total)

It looks like an abomination. Handles like a Nikon. (Clumsily.) Feels cheap. And is overpriced.
Canon- take note- produce a digital FTb or F-1 that takes EOS lenses and eschews the "melted-down" look, and I'm there.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 21:32 UTC as 226th comment | 3 replies
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (193 comments in total)

I'll stick with my Panasonic TS2. Low noise reduction. Sharp lens. Good video. Built like a tank. Pocket-sized. After many ski trips and kyaking adventures, it's still going strong. Strange jpg noise structure, but that's Panasonic. Seems like the newer versions of it have inferior optics and greater noise supression going on, based on the reviews. I'll use mine until it croaks. This Nikon? Not for that money.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 03:12 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (590 comments in total)

Love the fact that manufacturers are wising-up and putting EVFs in, but these cameras end up so big, I might as well carry my Rebel- and my trusty Sony WX10 for awesome video, for plinking. Now IF it had a mic/ headphone jack...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 13:01 UTC as 147th comment
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

What a disappointment. It looks like some bloated Zenit-like knockoff. Silly indeed. And the price? This has flop stamped on its forehead. Look to Olympus and even Pentax for classy, neo-retro, functional DSLRs. Nikon's in trouble, imo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:48 UTC as 25th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

If it were up to me, it would have NO LCD screen. You want retro? That's retro. Wait until you download 'em until you can see 'em. There's your "filmic" experience! Damn camera would be cheaper too...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 21:23 UTC as 106th comment | 4 replies
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

So tired of the "bad SX-70" look. Suppose it's new to generation Z, but I experienced it for real in the analog days- and hated it then! Also- now we have to put up with the same, cliched, desaturated/crossover look in many motion pictures too... ad nauseum. Sigh...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 16:48 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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