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vodanh1982: Whoever bought a Coolpix A will want $300 back.

I bought a Sigma DP1M and would happily let Sigma keep my money lol

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 06:34 UTC

Ricoh GR has a loyal albeit small fan base, curious to know what's the magic of the GR series?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 06:33 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
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Camediadude: Invasive and tactless. Terrible. Where is the careful consideration, the finesse, the heart?? ... here the subject is turned into a victim, as though he or she is framed in the glare of a police search light.

"Despite occasional confrontations" ... indeed. Doing this in L.A., this guy is asking to get his ass beat, or worse. I don't wish that on him or anyone. I hope he soon gets some sense into him. You just don't do sh!t like this, in a time when everyone is stressed beyond belief and on edge.

+1 for this guys guts.
Hope we won't get a taste of a genuine drive-by.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 04:32 UTC
On article Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review (105 comments in total)
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raztec: The problem with every camera bag I have ever tried, is that they're not designed to be carried for extended periods of time. When fully loaded, anything more than 15' is painful.

First of all, they need to be taller and less wide or deep so the center of gravity is closer to the body. Second, they need to have a proper hip belt that can carry the bulk of the weight. And finally, the shoulder straps need to be properly padded and load lifters included.

I wish a good back pack manufacturer would get into making packs for camera gear. These companies like Tamrac or Lowepro don't know a thing about human anatomy and physiology.
Check out: http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimary/Learn/Packs/IntroToPacks/ChoosingABackpack.jsp

One more problem I find on the most camera bags is they are OVER PROTECTED, the paddings are very thick and heavy. While it makes sense for people running around with their gear, or skiing downhill. It causes a great burden for those strolling down the street. In this case, I prefer filmsy Chinese knockoffs!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 23:32 UTC

Amazing customer service for a non-customer!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 21:49 UTC as 47th comment
On article Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 (379 comments in total)

they said they put a brand new sensor into it just as they said the 700D is a brand new camera

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:33 UTC as 44th comment

I want a digital AE-1, or better...Pentax MX!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 10:24 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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Photomonkey: For those sneering at his work he starts out saying that this lens is not for everyone.
Frankly his work is very appealing despite the detractors.
As for it being in use for over 100 years that is true insofar as view cameras have been around that long. However the usual use has been to increase DOF and only rarely to decrease it.
The technique is enjoying a fashion these days because of the renewed interest in alt. lenses.Just as Instagram and any number of PS actions give a photographer a look, this effect is another enjoying some fashion at the moment. As fashions/fads go at least it is attractive.

I guess why he didn't use it to increase apparent DOF, is because reducing apparent DOF is much easier, just tilt it to the max the "wrong" way, done!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 17:20 UTC
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: I think he's more impressed than the clients will be. People just don't care about that kind of thing. They want facial expressions and a record of the event. Full stop. Nobody likes a SLOW photographer at a wedding.

Hahaha, last time I brought my TS lens and took some tilted pictures of my friends, after explaining, they still don't have a clue lol

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 17:16 UTC
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Mssimo: Can't wait for the "using fisheye for wedding photography" article.

This world is moving too fast, I can't stand the tide.
I want my wedding to be taken in Daguerreotype.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 17:14 UTC
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Higuel: amazing... NOT!

JUST ANOTHER supposed article with half dozen nice pictures and no real juice to get from! Nothing to learn here, people DID use tilt for this more then 1century ago already!!! Good that he feels like he discovered the wheel! The article is just another one about publicity!!! And even for the canon lens at that! :/

Indeed like someone said: he asn his budy and the store get a few more hundred clicks from all this when i believe most of us would like to ACTUALLY learn something.
A waste of time. :(

I had been looking at TS portraits on photography forums everyday for years!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 17:09 UTC
On article Equinox modular and Leica X3 concept cameras (41 comments in total)

WTH are these??????

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 01:46 UTC as 32nd comment
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Beau B: Why wouldn't you just buy the Samyang 24mm TS that comes out this month for $999?

Is this a joke or what?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 02:58 UTC
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Rod McD: Looks interesting. Note that the tilt and shift are on the same axis in the photo. The article says that the lens can be turned 90 degrees relative to the mount, but it's not clear if the movement mechanism can also be turned so the shift and tilt axes are at 90 degrees to each other.

Why no Pentax mount? Pentax don't make a TS lens and a good number of Pentax users have been keenly awaiting the Samyang....... With a Pentax FF camera expected in the next year or so, the lens would be even more relevant.

Pentax users had been expecting a FF next year.....for the past ten years LMAO!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 02:57 UTC
On article Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers (99 comments in total)

There are the real pros that can track a runner with a manual focus camera...just like the good old days
And there are the so-called pros that shoots with 10fps, the best AF system in the world and gets 1 keeper out of 3000 shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:23 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies

I always wondered why ALL camera manufacturers are so conservative and complacent with kit lens apertures. it's been 3.5-5.6 for general purpose and 4-5.6 for telephoto since the beginning of time.
Fuji is the only exception, taking half a step (stop) at a time, now that's progress!

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
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marike6: Wonder if those here claiming 28mm is not useful for this or that have seen the sample images:


Honestly, don't most zooms start at 28mm? Do the above people not use the most interesting focal length on the zoom, 28mm?

Anyone who has ever tried shooting in a large city like Manhattan or the small streets in European cities with a 35mm or nifty fifty knows that you spend all your time backing up to get buildings or people on the shot. A wide angle lens on the street solves this problem and is pretty much standard on the most popular street cameras like the GRD. Besides, 28mm is actually a bit more interesting than a "normal" 35mm or 50mm FOVs.

"Honestly, don't most zooms start at 28mm? Do the above people not use the most interesting focal length on the zoom, 28mm?"

LOL...if the zooms started at 24, they'd use 24

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 01:05 UTC


Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 09:51 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review (518 comments in total)

I bought the X-E1 used, when the seller showed me a shot taken with ISO 6400, I was immediately sold (literally) the noise level is at the same level if not better than the 5D3...
But soon reality came, Fuji cheated on the ISO and on me.
Still, it's a great little camera, but it's low-light ability is sliced into half.
I think the autofocus is adequate, and mines never freezed up...
But frankly, the ISO cheating, is not acceptable by all means and to me is a serious offense, based on this alone, the camera should not get a gold award

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 04:07 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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jon404: Bought one recently at the discontinued price. Two great kit zooms, and an APS-C camera with superb image quality-- what a deal. Love this camera! It is an ergonomic delight -- feels really solid, good in the hands.

Shocking price drops of so many fine products -- not just the K-01. We bought an older Cadillac XLR for a song... way, way down from its $85,000 original price. Maybe when a company is on the ropes or is reorganizing, that's the sweet spot for consumers...

I won't buy a Pontiac Aztec even from the 99cents store.
It'll cost me all my friends...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 16:44 UTC
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