Lives in United States Longview, WA, United States
Works as a Senior communications systems technician
Joined on Apr 24, 2011
About me:

Born, raised, graduated, hired, married. How's that for brevity?


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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)

How about neither one? I prefer the LCD view.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 23:27 UTC as 209th 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

Now that is some serious next-gen paranoia.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:04 UTC as 8th comment

I use some Canon lenses on my Olympus - does that count?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 19:39 UTC as 24th comment

I used one of these, and now all my bolts have bokeh.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 01:43 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

What we need is encryption built into memory cards. Heck, if they can put wifi in them little things, they can be self-encrypting. Don't make us pay for a few sloppy journalists who can't keep track of a 50 kg bag of DSLR junk.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 05:26 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (711 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 189th comment
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (711 comments in total)
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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 28th 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 45th 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
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