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aekn

aekn

Lives in United States Mpls, MN, United States
Joined on Aug 6, 2006

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On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)

Why not just use a paint brush or crayons? Not a fan.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
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aekn: Sorry, this isn't sharp enough for me.

;-)

It was sarcasm on my part. Excellently sharp!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 16:46 UTC

Sorry, this isn't sharp enough for me.

;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 00:15 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies

What if he was the photographer too, and all of these were taken in self timer mode!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 23:21 UTC as 73rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

Samuel - so how was the shooting experience?

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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aekn: Ironically, I experience more arm and eye fatigue using a mirrorless camera holding it at arm's length while squinting, than I do a proper (yes, proper) camera with an optical viewfinder that I can actually see my subject through clearly when held to my eye. The resulting quality of images tend to show a similar trend.

Huh?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 02:38 UTC
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aekn: Ironically, I experience more arm and eye fatigue using a mirrorless camera holding it at arm's length while squinting, than I do a proper (yes, proper) camera with an optical viewfinder that I can actually see my subject through clearly when held to my eye. The resulting quality of images tend to show a similar trend.

Which camera with an EVF has the clarity of an OVF in daylight conditions? Not the X-T1, Not the A7/II/r, or any from Panasonic. Maybe Olympus' are that good. If so, I really do need to check them out. Everything I've seen looks like you're trying to see through a dirty set of contact lenses at best.

Or are we just talking about snapshots here? Maybe I'm being too picky for the group engaged in this dialogue.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 21:08 UTC

Ironically, I experience more arm and eye fatigue using a mirrorless camera holding it at arm's length while squinting, than I do a proper (yes, proper) camera with an optical viewfinder that I can actually see my subject through clearly when held to my eye. The resulting quality of images tend to show a similar trend.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 19:21 UTC as 137th comment | 6 replies

We're Nikon and we're going to continue to do things the way we have because we are Nikon. But we're not going to deny doing something different in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 109th comment

Looks like a polished turd.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 78th comment
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marc petzold: I'd like more the K-50 Design, or K-30. But in fact the K5 Series & K3 looks best from a Pentax Body for my eyes. Just classical, black look, no experiments, no design stuff or flashing LEDs like the S1. As for the S2 Pictures: especially when i do see the image illlustration 3 & 4 here, i'd wondering myself - is that a "real" camera, or some kind of cheap toy?
Sorry, i can't bear these silly so called design experiments...perhaps i'm too old for stuff like that, indeed, but i wouldn't choose that sort of design even if i'd be 12 oder 25 either way back in time.

Yes, that's right. If you want a serious looking camera, then buy a K-3 or 645z, or wait for the new FF model. Otherwise, let's try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 02:04 UTC
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jaxson: No mic or headphone ports.
No mention of real stabilisation during video, instead of the rubbish simulated 'Movie SR' offered presently.

If not for video, then the flip out screen is for selfies?

The screen is for taking pictures, which is what all good DSLRs are for. Movies are for camcorders, which this is not. Look to another brand, my friend.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 02:02 UTC
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Horshack: Ricoh's announcement: Get ready to get ready!

By announcing an end of 2015 delivery date, Ricoh has really put a stake in the ground this time. I don't see them missing this target, or major credibility will be lost. As much as we joke about Pentax/Ricoh, when they've promised something, they appear to deliver as promised.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:26 UTC
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Horshack: Ricoh's announcement: Get ready to get ready!

Which is better than their usual "Get ready, to get ready to be getting ready".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 05:11 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1472 comments in total)

Good article. Makes me wonder how much my brand of choice (PENTAX) studies the sales of their existing full-frame lenses vs. APS-C to see how many are positioning themselves for a possible future full-frame body.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 363rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
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aekn: These Canon reviews with real world comparisons are great validation for those with "aging" technology like that of the Nikon D7000.

I guess investing in a new D7000 for $525 right now isn't such a bad move, from an image quality standpoint.

That's why I just bought 3 of them!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)

These Canon reviews with real world comparisons are great validation for those with "aging" technology like that of the Nikon D7000.

I guess investing in a new D7000 for $525 right now isn't such a bad move, from an image quality standpoint.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 281st comment | 8 replies
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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aekn: As long as Canon (and its incompetence) is around, Richard's business should thrive!

Now we just need to get Richard the startup funds to build a sensor for Canon and they'd be all set.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

As long as Canon (and its incompetence) is around, Richard's business should thrive!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

We're contemplating full frame...unless we can make it in a million colors. Then it's a no brainer!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 01:27 UTC as 85th comment
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