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On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

You may think I'm nuts, but I know I am - this camera style reminds me of my favorite bridge camera, the Original Kodak Z8612. I would buy one if I didn't already have the Kodak nostalgia niche covered with the S-1 and the simple small OIS camera niche with the GM1.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 172nd comment
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
In reply to:

blessingx: "Oddly, the 42.5mm prime doesn't offer manual focus – the 'focus ring' is purely cosmetic."
Err, are there other lenses out there with cosmetic focus rings?

Panasonic 12-32 doesn't even try to fake it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:14 UTC

This just makes me more convinced that micro four thirds was the correct way to go.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 218th comment | 13 replies

So who was more depressed - the phone cam users, mirrorless users, or the DSLR users?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies

And if it HAD BEEN a D600, he would have had spots. BROWN ones, in his PANTS!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 27th comment

Should I say it? Should I? I'll say it.

If it was micro four thirds instead of a DSLR, NOTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.

There, I said it.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 03:43 UTC as 44th comment | 9 replies

Gee thanks. I hope the hundreds of trillions of Mac users are happy.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 19:38 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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FantasticMrFox: I'm from a rural area in Germany, but my mother grew up in one of the bigger cities and told me to always put my leg through the strap of any bag/backpack I am travelling with when on public transport, in a café etc.

I've never left the USA, and I always do that.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
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Stephen McDonald: The encoding level of the FD-91 was dumbed-down, compared to that of the FD-90. They eliminated the "Fine" mode and gave the FD-91 only a standard encoding level, with half as many bits. The photo quality was abysmal, even with the FD-90. I checked out both at a dealership, taking many photos and regarded that series as a joke. It was no more than a feeble attempt to get into the digital photography field as early as possible.

I did buy a companion device, called a "MaviCap". It was a desktop floppy-disk recorder, that took video inputs and converted analog frames into 640 X 480 digital vid-caps . It was the best available way to do it back then. Here's a sample from my ED-Beta camcorder:

In 1999, I was using a 1991 Sony TR-4 camcorder and frame capture (parallel port!) on Windows 95. Decreasing camera prices and increasing income had not reached the intercept point yet. I'm still using one of those 1999 screen caps for my ham QSL card. Now with 4k and 8k video, it seems like we're headed back toward frame grab for photography again. Red video buttons live on!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 02:30 UTC

'Our goal is to satisfy everyone'...


Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 03:51 UTC as 9th comment

"Dang it, I got something in my eye!" = BURST MODE

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 29th comment


Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 02:57 UTC as 47th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

Wow! It has ABSOLUTELY NO EQIVALENCE! f/3.2 is like, what, f/zero-point-nothing on micro four thirds? And DOF of a butterfly wing! Ooooh, I can't wait to shoot this at f/256!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 113th comment | 7 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

So far, I haven't seen a camera that didn't have some sort of wifi limitation. Are there any that show up as a network file server?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 136th comment | 3 replies

Does it trigger if the wildlife you're shooting bites you?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 02:02 UTC as 9th comment
On article What a view: Aukey Super Wide Angle lens quick review (61 comments in total)

Aukey? Looks aukward.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 2nd comment
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jonathan Mac: Thanks for the article, it was an enjoyable read. I think the "M" 50mm f/2 is probably the worst 50mm lens Pentax has ever produced, so far from being the ideal prime to test on the K1. The f/1.7 version is excellent on APS-C and on film and costs only a little more.

M42 lenses, which are also very plentiful, can also be easily adapted to the K-mount using the official Pentax adapter. Many of the K1 buyers will use their old Takumars on the K1, I'm sure. I know I'd love to.

I've got that lens (M f/1.7 SMC), but I'm not a DSLR fan. If I was, I'd buy a K1 - but right now I'm using it for film and on an adapter with micro four thirds. Maybe a decade from now I'll buy a used K1 for nostalgia.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
On article YoCam is world's smallest waterproof 'life' camera (28 comments in total)
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nimrod1212: Maybe it's good. F*****g awful name.


Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Now that we have gotten rid of the flapping mirror, maybe it's time for us to get rid of the flapping shutter mechanism altogether with an electronic shutter that does not have any of the nastiness of its current-gen form (rolling shutter etc).

I'm reasonably sure my Panasonic GM1 already has electronic shutter.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
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