Bill Rees

Lives in United States United States
Has a website at http://billrees.com
Joined on Jan 14, 2003
About me:

Amateur and occasional pro photographer and videographer.

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On article Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners (37 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report (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.

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
On article Adobe Lightroom Mobile now available for iPhone (18 comments in total)

Queue the endless complaining about the subscription model.

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.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On article Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 (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.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:00 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (361 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 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.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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??

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 11:20 UTC
On article Nikon issues firmware update for D7100 (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.

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