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The monkey and his attorney could not be reached for comment.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 00:55 UTC as 146th comment
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Bhima78: Still missing an APS-C/M43 17mm f0.95 or f1.2 lens. We are chock freaking full of 50mm FoV lenses already, APS-C could use a good fast 28mm lens for Astro and m43's could use a good fast 35mm lens. I don't know why a 3rd party lens manufacturer hasn't filled this segment yet since, one lens design could easily be used to cover two very popular focal lengths for two different camera formats... instead of making another 50mm lens that is an awkward 70mm on APS-C and a bit too narrow 100mm lens on m43s.

M4/3 has a good fast 35mm lens if you use a focal reducer and a fast 50mm. I use my radioactive Super Takumar f/1.4 and a Zhongyi.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 02:19 UTC

Looks like his camera's wi-fi is running a linear amplifier.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 20:47 UTC as 19th comment
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)

"We'll see you next time"...the way this guy tightens filters, there will most likely be a next time.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 66th comment

I visit that Goodwill store regularly. It has the best assortment of vintage cameras of any Goodwill in the Northwest. It was where I've found some of my best adapted lenses as well, and also helped with at least half of my Kodak collection. Definitely worth the 40 mile drive for me. Very high percentage of working stuff too.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 14th comment
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Tical: TBH I'm a bit worried by this convergence: from a linguisical point of view there's nothing in common between still images (photography, that's it, where the whole communicative intention is expressed into a single frame by means of a single action triggered by one's will) and video, even though the tool is (could be) the same (I'm not inferring video is "inferior" BTW, but utterly diiferent, yes). The day one can simply unconditionally "record" reality and then extract a single frame from it, in a different time and place, photography will die, as an autonomous linguistic exercise, at least. Until now, the "quality divide" has somewhat set the two disiplines apart... but then?

I've been saying this is the future of photography since 2006 - and I just now found out it has a name. Why complain about it when we're already using how many fps in burst mode?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 02:46 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (324 comments in total)

I knew it! I knew Pentax would be doomed right after Nikon was doomed.

Does this mean they'll be downsizing, and the Pentax Q will be even smaller?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 00:08 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
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Rick Knepper: So, according to the title of the article, the theme is "undercooked". I wanted to find out what "undercooked" means but the article never uses the term again. I searched both the article and review and nada.

Undercooked = half-baked.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 02:07 UTC
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Marty4650: 2008 might have marked the beginning of the end for small sensored Superzoom Bridge Cameras. At least until Sony figured out how to put larger sensors in them in 2013. Then Panasonic and Canon followed suit, and they had a renaissance.

Back in 2008 you could buy a DSLR two lens kit for around $500, and that seriously killed the market for superzoom cameras with tiny sensors that cost the same, and were almost as large, or sometimes even larger than a DSLR.

I thought the end of the 12x superzoom was brought on by the 15x superzoom, which was killed by the 20x superzoom, which was wiped out by the 30x superzoom, and so on to the P900.

Still, I can put a 500mm lens on my m4/3 and do 1000mm equivalent any time I want to.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 02:05 UTC

North Korea can afford a Sony?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:46 UTC as 1st comment
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)

This guy just nailed reason #32 why I hate viewfinders.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 02:07 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoKhan: DPR, you really should refrain your understandable (...and even somewhat commendable, because it is an assurance of overall quality...) "photo-geekiness" and stop playing the game of manufacturers that announce products months and months and months, - sometimes, over an year - in advance and then try to cover the delays-to-market with selected appearances. You should adopt a policy of simply "copy&paste" announcements and then only cover photographic gear when it is actually on the market (in the sense of launched or just about to be launched in a couple of weeks). As it stands, you're just working for free for "clever" marketing departments.

Thank you Captain and Sergeant Obvious, for restating DPR's relationship with Amazon.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)

How about their new Ambassablad Ming Thein?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 27th comment

I like the way its high shutter speed and low temperature freezes motion.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 36th comment

(fist in air) Bookah!
Gonna bookay on down tonight!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 86th comment
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Boss of Sony: Anyone could have settled this with 5 seconds googling the Japanese language and learning that o and e in Japanese are short vowels. That's assuming you know what a short vowel is. Just goes to show how uncultured most photographers are.

And sometimes Y.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

How about neither one? I prefer the LCD view.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 23:27 UTC as 211th comment
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cosinaphile: i love my 110 lenses 18mm 24mm 50mm 70mm 20-40mm zoom and a 3d party 1.7X TELECONVERTER
lots of fun on m43.... the 110 film is the sames size as m 43 sensor making them the perfect legacy lenses afa feild of view

lots of fun on a pen f ... and on the gm 5, a miracle of tiny with the 24mm

a pocketable ilc

I still have mine and have recently bought more lenses. Today's Auto 110 is the Panasonic GM1, unfortunately discontinued - exactly the same size by volume.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 02:30 UTC
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zakaria: Who is the next?
Is it the Pentax Q?

And the Q survives - not in spite of, but because of, having the smallest sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 00:33 UTC

Chinese cells, probably. Device likely set up to use a 1150 mAh battery, Chinese specs rate battery at "2000 mAh" (HA HA!) and battery only measures 760 mAh. Come to think of it, that is EXACTLY WHAT I GOT FROM WASABI (and other) BATTERIES for my E-PL5. Why am I somewhat less than surprised?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 05:18 UTC as 3rd comment
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