Optimal Prime

Optimal Prime

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Entertainment
Joined on Oct 15, 2011

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On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

The home page snippet link to 'see the video' goes to a 404 page.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:47 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Need my sick bag...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 78th comment
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)
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Optimal Prime: Shot with an iPhone?

Left your sense of humour at home?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Shot with an iPhone?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 16:50 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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King Penguin: I'm a D600 user (amateur) and shoot with AFD primes, using the aperture ring on the lens....I just prefer it.

The Df doesn't offer much more but I'd buy it like a shot if I had the cash, it's a great camera.

......and by the way to all those sad M43 freaks trying to find ways of justifying their mistake in buying into a small sensor, if you get a bad back carrying a Df with a nice little AFD prime and perhaps another in your pocket..........the expression drama queen comes to mind..........Merry Xmas :)

Some people/penguin simply can't read.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 01:26 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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veroman: A yesteryear design with not much else going for it ... unless ISO 6400 is your base ISO most of the time. Really, this is about as transparent a marketing idea as I've ever seen.

As a designer myself, I think it looks pretty terrible. As a photographer, having this camera would do nothing for me that I can't do with my other FF cameras. I don't get it. I really don't.

I can only guess that Nikon decided something like this would move the deep-pockets to reach in and help their bottom line. What other reason could they possibly have for putting out such a dated, clumsy-looking retrospective product?

Well, if I were Nikon, I would have concentrated on a top-tier mirror-less or, even better as a retro product, a digital rangefinder and Leica M9 killer.

Agree about the uninspiring & heavy design. As for the FF M9 killer, Sony is the one. Not Canon. Not Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 02:29 UTC
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Leandros S: For me, the winner has to be a camera that really broke new ground. As such, I think it has to be the Samsung Galaxy NX (first exchangeable lens camera with an OS that effortlessly ties in apps). Second place goes to Sony's A7(r) as the first full frame adapt-any-lens system by design. Highly commended would be the GX7 and GM1 for the electronic shutter option (silent). Also, a fully and reliably waterproof system camera would get my vote. It seems the 1 AW1 does not deserve that description.

"a camera that breaks new grounds" may be one of the criteria to consider but hardly the ONLY one to go by. Especially when the "new grounds" fail to deliver a better user experience,

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 20:26 UTC
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)

Necessity is the mother of all inventions.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:51 UTC as 102nd comment
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (265 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Picked up a Fuji XF-1 for $250 in brown. Looks great and as an added bonus, you can have fun with people when you ask them to try and figure out how to power it on! Quite the attention getter at a party!

Sounds like you attend wild parties...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:07 UTC
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (265 comments in total)

What?! No Casio? How can it be?!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 19:49 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies

Hopefully we'll see the review soon. Right?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:38 UTC as 94th comment
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marike6: Another DPR compact camera announcement generating a fair amount of interest and lots of comments like the Olympus XZ-10 and Nikon P330 that we will probably never hear about again.

Panasonic LF1

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 04:17 UTC

Zzzzzzzzz....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 29th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)

The orange background of the main page photo for the GX7 review is truly unflattering and an awful choice. Usually the new cameras are presented in a much nicer way. What happened?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 00:37 UTC as 96th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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ecube: Not that I like everything about this camera. That said, I feel safer having this camera around my neck because the "classic look" gives the impression of a cheap old-style film camera not worth stealing.

One slight problem, which of my current DSLR shall I give up for this Df body? The D800, D600, D5100?

Say hello to your chiropractor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:48 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Optimal Prime: Bloated ugly monster...

The proportions are off. Too many needlessly big dials. It might be 'retro' but it's not pleasing to the eye. Has proportions similar to the mini Minox copy of the Leica, in other words, unbalanced. Too clunky of a design for me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Bloated ugly monster...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 16:14 UTC as 315th comment | 3 replies
On Samyang offers lens kits for videographers article (22 comments in total)

So... This set is the 'crème de la crème' of Samyang guys?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:01 UTC as 6th comment
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (158 comments in total)

Hell knows no fury as an adobe customer scorned.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 29th comment
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (158 comments in total)

Karma is truly a nasty bitch.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:05 UTC as 42nd comment
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