JPnyc

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i know it's a horrible thought but my pick will soon be the next smartphone generation, i honestly don't think i will ever buy another camera again after i'll get a new phone. likely this will be something like an iPhone 8 or so.
simply because smartphone picture quality is really quite astounding these days, plus you just can't beat the "it's always there" factor. and the videos are great too. and the easy integration with all the apps and social media and whatnot ...
what do you guys think? honestly!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 07:19 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
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Superka: Panasonic LX100 is all you need

a successor of which would be REALLY nice ... how many years is it due now?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 07:07 UTC
On article 5 reasons to choose the Leica Q for street photography (28 comments in total)

ahhh, now i understand why all these Leica Q owners i've seen so far seem so very eager to push their red dot into my face. it's the focal length!!
:-)
joking aside, i agree this is a gorgeous camera and i certainly do wish i could afford one - but then again, if i could, i would still spend the money on a GR II or a X100F and take the change to travel for 4 more months ...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 18:49 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: Why is this news? There have been portable SSDs for longer than I can count. I guess anything is news these days when there is no news and something needs to be news..

this is news because they pay for this to be news.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 09:11 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)

when is the successor finally coming out? any news available?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:46 UTC as 8th comment

Just make sure you tell your friends to let it ring for a loooong time before you get this ... ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 08:56 UTC as 18th comment
On article A second glance: two takes on the Leica X (403 comments in total)

There used to be only 2 parts of cameramaking which both required great craftsmenship: manufacturing of the housing and - separately - the optics.
Today, the largest (and third) part of a camera are electronics - which change so fast, by the time you are finished developing them, they are already outdated.
Leica has since the digital age clearly focused on the perfection of the housing, which they do beautifully like no other. But the BEST cameras are built by others. The problem is, who wants to spend this much money on a camera which is already outdated when new, not to mention a few years down the road?
Maybe Leica could lead the way and design a camera with partially interchangeable electronic hardware, like the sensor/display/interface parts of the camera (the stuff which gets old fast) while keeping the housing and lens.
Because someone should start to do something about the terrible planned obsolescense in the camera industry, and Leica would be a great company to start.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On article Camera roundups: What to buy and why (286 comments in total)

oh, thank you DPR, we hear so much nowadays about what to buy and where to get it, but we never hear anything about how and where to RECYCLE all these old, obsolete cameras which we all have accumulated in our buying frenzies over the years ...
can we donate them to the red cross? the salvation army? i mean, maybe poor folks like to take pictures too, sometimes … ? why not look into that for a change, just saying …

and come to think of it, … DESIGNED OBSOLESCENCE … huh, a dirty word - but what an article that would make ...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 21:25 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On article Nokia rumors bring hope for new camera hardware (26 comments in total)

this is revolutionary, a true milestone in camera technology.
i bet in 3 years all cellphone cameras have it.
no wonder nokia stock keeps going up ...

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 07:11 UTC as 7th comment
On article Leica includes Lightroom 4 with most camera purchases (35 comments in total)

What else is new with Leica this year? Pathetic way to get into the news headlines.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 04:20 UTC as 14th comment
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JPnyc: Nothing worse than silver painted metal. In the old days, metal color on a camera meant that the part was actually made of the metal you see. Here, it does not. This will still rub off, most visibly off the molded black plastic parts like the pop-up flash and switches.

But a nice way to get MSRP on an otherwise already deeply discounted camera. And that's what it's all about I guess.

My point was the fact that the (real) metal parts are painted over as well. Maybe you haven't noticed it yet, but your camera, while indeed being partially made of metal has silver paint all over so to cover the non-metal parts, which to me seems funny.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2012 at 12:47 UTC

Nothing worse than silver painted metal. In the old days, metal color on a camera meant that the part was actually made of the metal you see. Here, it does not. This will still rub off, most visibly off the molded black plastic parts like the pop-up flash and switches.

But a nice way to get MSRP on an otherwise already deeply discounted camera. And that's what it's all about I guess.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2012 at 00:21 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s (101 comments in total)

Great move! Now every owner of a X10 can pretend to have a X100 Black Edition.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:28 UTC as 11th comment
On article Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s (101 comments in total)
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daza: now its look identical to my fuji x10

yes, it does.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s (101 comments in total)
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EduardoJB: This is exactly what happens when a restyling of a car model in imminent. Now with the X-Pro 1, something had to be done to keep selling the X100. Good Luck Fuji. BTW, I own an X100 and an X-10, so this is not a derogatory comment, but it seems to me that it will be harder for Fuji to sell the X100 from now on, and the lack of a 35mm (equivalent) in the three first lenses for the X-Pro seems to be part of the strategy too.

" BTW, I own an X100 and an X-10" >>> LOL !

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s (101 comments in total)
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mdava: Surely 10,000 units is not a *limited* edition in any meaningful sense of the word.

How many X100s have been sold in total so far?

maybe these are the 10,000 units which already came back to be refurbished.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s (101 comments in total)

Wow! Another 'black series'? How innovative!

And hey DPR, what's the point of such useful information below this comment as: "Comment edited 5 times, last edit 8 minutes after posting" ? Damn, I just can't catch up with your smart editing software ...

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 02:23 UTC as 12th comment
On article Fujifilm releases X-S1 premium EXR 26X superzoom (383 comments in total)

I want a creditcard-sized camera with a full size sensor and a 40x zoom, at a constant 1.2 max. aperture. cheap.
Call me again when it's ready (maybe in 50 years?)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 17:28 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm releases X-S1 premium EXR 26X superzoom (383 comments in total)
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Merida2010: Somebody please advise me: if I were going to buy this Fuji model, OR the Canon T3i (which, with a 24-135 lens is just about the same price), which one should I get? Please don't tell me neither, or that both are junk, or that I should look at 25 other models. Just tell me which of these two makes more sense, and why. Thanks to any and all who will give me some advice.

I'm trying to decide between the exact same choices and think the added versatility will offset the lost high ISO IQ. But if it's true that the X-S1 really is bigger than a T3i with a zoom attached to it, I might have second thoughts. On the other hand, I will never be tempted to buy another lens for the superzoom, whereas with a DSLR, the first kit usually is just the beginning and after a while you'll end up with so much gear that you'll start to look again for a more portable option ... aarrggh ... maybe I should just keep my G12!?
So there you have it, back to square one here as well. Sorry!
:-)

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 23:58 UTC
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