joyclick

joyclick

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On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (386 comments in total)
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marmotto: 1972... Zenit-E with Helios 58mm f:2 :-), no auto, external exposure... I loved it

mine too

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 10:15 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)
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hteasley: I shoot rangefinders primarily, but I get GAS not infrequently, and end up with some new awesome toy that's supposed to be amazing.

And I get more keepers shooting manually with a Leica than I do with an auto-focus modern marvel. I'm faster focusing manually than I am shooting with autofocus. I generally end up selling the new kit a few months after purchase, because I do better shooting manually.

The pause for autofocus drives me crazy: and I've gone for cameras that are specifically touted as "fastest focus ever", and I'm just never happy with them: they focus fast on the wrong thing, or hunt for what I want. The UI for choosing where to focus is never great or fast, and the guesses the camera makes are generally awful.

Rangefinders are super small, and deliver the quality of more mammoth cameras. And when you take the time to learn to shoot manually, on a camera with a UI so perfectly designed to shoot manually, auto-everything kits start to look nuts after a while.

I wear eyeglasses,would a rangefinder be a better option for me?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:37 UTC
On article Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (57 comments in total)

A miserly 2gb Ram is no no for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 02:14 UTC as 13th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)

At last

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:38 UTC as 99th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)
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joyclick: not sure if Sony will ever make a satisfactory camera.

Are they producing Minolta digital cameras,Lenses and other photography related stuff?Why Sony-Minolta Then?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)
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joyclick: not sure if Sony will ever make a satisfactory camera.

@Lord Lucan Minolta have maximum innovation to their credit and Minolta went bust?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)

not sure if Sony will ever make a satisfactory camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 08:21 UTC as 53rd comment | 12 replies
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)

No card slot is a dealbreaker for me too.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 03:45 UTC as 11th comment | 9 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (212 comments in total)
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Androole: Wow, $999 seems like a really low price for that, actually.

Even just strictly keeping up with inflation, if you offered a modernized version of such a camera with an APS-C sensor and a reasonably fast lens for just $1299 (inflation adjusted), I think you'd find some buyers. It's like an A6000 with way better direct controls and ergonomics + a non-existant 16-80/f2.8-4 lens, which you better believe would be a much more expensive combo.

A more specialized tool than the RX10 series, but with a sensor 3x bigger for the same price with a 24-120mm instead of 24-200mm zoom range, that sounds pretty good.

The manual controls, zoom ring, and fully articulated LCD are very cool.

18-105 F4 Just not done vis a vis Sony R1's fantastic 18-120 F 2.8-4.8

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (212 comments in total)
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Androole: Wow, $999 seems like a really low price for that, actually.

Even just strictly keeping up with inflation, if you offered a modernized version of such a camera with an APS-C sensor and a reasonably fast lens for just $1299 (inflation adjusted), I think you'd find some buyers. It's like an A6000 with way better direct controls and ergonomics + a non-existant 16-80/f2.8-4 lens, which you better believe would be a much more expensive combo.

A more specialized tool than the RX10 series, but with a sensor 3x bigger for the same price with a 24-120mm instead of 24-200mm zoom range, that sounds pretty good.

The manual controls, zoom ring, and fully articulated LCD are very cool.

Couldn't agree more.I have so far avoided Sony but would sure consider it if the R1 reincarnates in full modern glory.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
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theprehistorian: The GFX 50S is pretty much the only announcement of any great interest. All in all I would say it was a pretty disappointing Photokina - no Nikon D820, no proper upgrade to the Ricoh GR (new version with the latest 24MP sensor please), nothing of any great interest from Canon, the Sigma 85/1.4 is no great surprise, seems expensive and is rather overdue. Wish Fuji would make a high quality 18mm (=28) F2 WR, that'd certainly cause me to invest more heavily in their system. Generally though, a bit of a yawn apart from the medium format Fuji.

Cannikon might drop a bombshell later perhaps.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
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theprehistorian: The GFX 50S is pretty much the only announcement of any great interest. All in all I would say it was a pretty disappointing Photokina - no Nikon D820, no proper upgrade to the Ricoh GR (new version with the latest 24MP sensor please), nothing of any great interest from Canon, the Sigma 85/1.4 is no great surprise, seems expensive and is rather overdue. Wish Fuji would make a high quality 18mm (=28) F2 WR, that'd certainly cause me to invest more heavily in their system. Generally though, a bit of a yawn apart from the medium format Fuji.

Cannikon might drop a bombshell later perhaps.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Microsoft Pix aims to capture better people pictures (56 comments in total)

is it available for Microsoft's own Lumia phones?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 07:45 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (287 comments in total)

An empty mind is a Devil's Workshop.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:46 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (120 comments in total)
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nobes: I'll wait for the VR version

Why on earth they don't make such ones with latest tech.anymore?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
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danoo: Bourne & Shepherd was an Indian photographic studio and one of the oldest established photographic businesses in the world.[1] Established in 1863,[2][3][4], at its peak, it was the most successful commercial firm in 19th-and early 20th-century India,[5][6][7] with agencies all over India, and outlets in London and Paris, and also ran a mail order service.[8] A devastating fire in 1991 destroyed much of the studio's photographic archive and resulted in a severe financial loss to the firm. The long-term impact of the fire, legal difficulties with the Indian government, which owned the studio building, and the increasing dominance of digital technology, finally forced the studio's closure in June 2016. At its closure, the studio had operated continuously for 176 years.[9]

Difficult to digest their reasoning for the closure.They can switch to the digital easily and retain the old world charm of the film era on a minor scale.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)

Words like "destroy" "demolish' do not sound professional,they sound like a child who has been swept off his feet.Please don't use WWF like hyper - language.
Sony seems to be your new love and you seem to be head over heels for them.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

Good words for Pentax from dpr !!!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2159 comments in total)

Sony has been very bold and innovatinve daring to go where none do but they still suck at a thing or two which matter immensly,the user interface being the most important among them,as also excellent but affordable lenses offering most useful focal lengths and apertures

So until they get their act together I wil go for either Panasonic or Olympus.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 04:27 UTC as 103rd comment | 6 replies
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (479 comments in total)

All in one,do it all camera still illudes us.It all comes to the "size", whether it be the body size or the sensor size

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 02:56 UTC as 60th comment
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