Bill Rees

Bill Rees

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On Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners article (35 comments in total)
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toryanot: Please add this and focus peaking on E-M5! It would be wonderful for early adopters who believes M43.

By that logic, they need to add those features to my E-P1.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)
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Cani: This 40-150mm f/2.8 lens looks so good...

M4/3 is about versatility and this lens is still a heck of a lot smaller then the Canon / Nikon version. You can go from a GM1 with the 14mm pancake to an E-M1 with this lens without having to own and support multiple camera systems.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:34 UTC
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Bill Rees: Apparently, we still haven't moved on from the incessant whining regarding the Adobe's subscription. The haters need to move on.

You don't like the price, don't use or buy it. Simple as that. Also, no one cares why you don't want to pay for the software. Professional software is expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:51 UTC

Apparently, we still haven't moved on from the incessant whining regarding the Adobe's subscription. The haters need to move on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
On Adobe Lightroom Mobile now available for iPhone post (18 comments in total)

Queue the endless complaining about the subscription model.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Jogger: Seems ok for budget video folks.. but, why would anyone buy this for stills when the A7 is cheaper, much smaller, better built, and with 4x the sensor size... at this size and price, you might as well go for the D610.

No full frame camera is smaller than a micro four thirds setup by a long shot. Also, there is more to photography than sensor size or the ability to shoot in the dark.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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pdelux: Impressive Video Capabilities, M4/3 has become a very very mature system.

The "sensor size queens" need to get over themselves. I switched from Full Frame and APS-C Nikon to m43 and couldn't be happier. Sensor size isn't the end all/be all of image and video quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:00 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (347 comments in total)

I've been a Mac user for quite awhile now. My first, OS X machine was an original 12" PowerBook G4 and I currently have a 2011 15" MacBook Pro but I'm about to switch back to Windows.

The big gap in the Mac lineup is the jump from the iMac to the MacPro with no reasonably priced desktop in between. Macs are great but I think Windows 8.1 is just as capable. I use both every day and you can run Lightroom and Premiere Pro on either OS.

The Surface Pro is my ultra-portable of choice.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: RX100 / RX100 II is just too much camera in such small size that it renders small mirrorless / EVIL camera like GM1 and Pantax Q pointless. Unless the intent is to use 20 f/1.7 or 17 f/1.8 with the GM1, everyone is better served by a RX.

I agree regarding the RX100 and I have micro four thirds gear (E-M1, GH3, E-PM2) as well. I fail to see how the ergonomics of the GM1 are better than the RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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Rob: The willful exclusion of video is just ridiculous in this day and age, and feels unnecessarily anachronistic. How about letting the user decide if he wants to use the video feature, instead of not having it when needing it?

There's a strange group of anti-video photographers who are applauding this. Nikon is pandering to these people.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 18:57 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

Nikon's numbers are down and they stated that they were going to concentrate on high profit margin cameras. Why is anyone surprised?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:31 UTC as 738th comment | 1 reply
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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spidermoon: Remember the fith of November, when Nikon emerges from the shadow and put fire on DSLR market. Kinda a revolution.

A restyled DSLR with stripped out features (video) and different manual controls is hardly revolutionary.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Radilo Breitlack: I' rather have a digital insert in place of the classic film holder & bobbin to replace the 35 mm film cartridges in my old 35mm SLR;

Makes more sense just to scan your film.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 16:15 UTC

I'll hold off until I see a DXOMark evaluation. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:21 UTC as 24th comment
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peevee1: Only 6.5 fps with C-AF. EPIC FAIL (at this price, 7 fps 70D is $1200).

They needed 9-10 fps with C-AF+Tracking to have the price they want. As it is, it is a $1000 camera, not $1400.

Only an "epic fail" if burst rate is the only reason you choose a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 11:31 UTC
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Asylum Photo: Tell that to Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji. The mirrorless market is fine, as long as you produce a high quality camera.

No it's not. Camera sales are down world wide.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
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Stephen_C: The problem with the 1 system is that there are better, cheaper, smaller cameras like the micro 4/3 cameras and the NEXs. A 1" sensor can be very good, like in the Sony RX100, but the 1 system cameras are not pocketable.

NEX may have smaller bodies, but the lenses make it fairly large. M 4/3 probably has the best balance of size to quality.

None of the CSC's are truly pocketable when you have a zoom lens attached.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 11:47 UTC

Camera sales are down world-wide this year. Sony, Panasonic and Olympus are all struggling. No one has truly figured this market out yet especially with camera phones satisfying most consumers needs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 11:45 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply
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TN Args: I don't understand why the 1 series lenses are as big (and expensive) as they are. It puts me off more than the sensor size.

I'll give you expensive but big? How much smaller can they be??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 11:20 UTC
On Nikon issues firmware update for D7100 article (20 comments in total)
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Aris25: No metering in video mode!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least give us that!!!!! This is rediculous!!!! We cannot change aperture in video mode, we can't see if the exposure is right cause we dont have metering in video mode, we can't use flatter picture profiles because of banding and fpn .... But we have headphone jack with live meters for audio, and mic input for clean audio recording!!!! Does anyone in Nikon Tests the versatility in video mode before they put it in production... The D7100 its an amazing stills camera but for video... i dont think so... The picture quality overall isn't that bad if you have the time to denoise the footage(sometimes and in the lowest iso)... and if you have the time to exit from live view to change the aperture ... and then to check how is your exposure ... and then come back to live view ("ohhh the white t-shirt is overexposed") Then you have to exit from live view.........Nikon Rulessssss

The inability to change the aperture in live view is baffling. I'm not even talking about during recording but simply changing it in between recordings.

How does "buying a GH3" solve anything? Cameras are all about lenses as well as bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 14:01 UTC
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