JGoodard

JGoodard

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Dec 10, 2013

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JGoodard: Can't help but that Nikon's own Z5 is currently on sale at B&H for UNDER 1K. I don't know, seems like the better option for Z Mount lenses....being FX and all.

Alas, no. Hence the price drop! LoL ;0)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 06:19 UTC

Can't help but that Nikon's own Z5 is currently on sale at B&H for UNDER 1K. I don't know, seems like the better option for Z Mount lenses....being FX and all.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 05:10 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

Let me know when the fire sale hits. I have my eye on the em5-II.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 22:04 UTC as 130th comment

Finally! Been waiting for the 11-18, going to breath some new life into my old K5 II. Maybe time to try out the KP.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 23:39 UTC as 90th comment
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Mike Arledge: While good things do come to those who wait, Ricoh sure loves to make us wait! I won't complain myself, well maybe grumble though that it is taking so long

The waiting is taxing, still, that 11-18 is worth the wait (for me) Very much welcome! Will compliment my DA 15 ltd nicely.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 21:03 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (656 comments in total)
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Smaug01: What we *wanted* was a more affordable full frame SLR, and we got another damn APS-C one.

Actually, updated lens and/or more lens would have been preferable.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (597 comments in total)

Okay Ricoh, good job. Now, how about a new and updated mx-2 compact with 1" sensor? I have the cash, just deliver.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 88th comment
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (145 comments in total)

Want!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 35th comment

This Pentax camera looks absolutely bad-a**! So too do the K5 and K3 series.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 216th comment
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Robje: Pretty lucky today to see both in person at Paul's Photo in Torrance, CA. I shot the G5X indoors and it's pretty sharp and noise well controlled. It's tiny and I'm amazed on the IQ. I really like the knob at the front and the tilt screen. The AF is not super quick maybe because it's a pre-production one. It's well built and comfortable to be held. I already could tell that it will sell!

I am wondering if the evf previews the in camera color/art filters. I know, some balk at jpeg shooting, but this is supposed to be a 'fun' camera!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 01:11 UTC
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JGoodard: I love everything about the G5x, except for the one thing that limits its versatility: unlike the G16, there is no filter ring for add-on accessories. In other words, the lens is stuck at 100 mm at the long end, and no CPL. A small trade-off, true. But an $800 mark against the camera none-the-less.

Unless I missed something.

Looks to be a very well designed Powershot camera. Studio comparison tool shows the G7x lens (the same lens as featured on this camera) comparing favorably to the RX100 mkIII. I much prefer Canon's UI, ergonomics, and dials over Sony's. Very enticing all in one package.

But $800? Sheesh. Cash better saved than spent. Or spent on that lovely Pentax DA* 300 for my old K5 II that I have been dreaming about for years.

Nice cam all around. Plus, the G16 will be bargain priced soon, anyway.

It's a real shame, isn't it? This is why, personally, I'm balking at the $800 tag.

You're so close Canon! C'mon!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 19:05 UTC

I love everything about the G5x, except for the one thing that limits its versatility: unlike the G16, there is no filter ring for add-on accessories. In other words, the lens is stuck at 100 mm at the long end, and no CPL. A small trade-off, true. But an $800 mark against the camera none-the-less.

Unless I missed something.

Looks to be a very well designed Powershot camera. Studio comparison tool shows the G7x lens (the same lens as featured on this camera) comparing favorably to the RX100 mkIII. I much prefer Canon's UI, ergonomics, and dials over Sony's. Very enticing all in one package.

But $800? Sheesh. Cash better saved than spent. Or spent on that lovely Pentax DA* 300 for my old K5 II that I have been dreaming about for years.

Nice cam all around. Plus, the G16 will be bargain priced soon, anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:40 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies

Cool.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 04:30 UTC as 23rd comment
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AlexisH: For those wondering why Pentax is not getting more attention, this is why. Both Canon and Nikon are now offering very competitive APS-C DSLRs in this price range.

7 years ago C/N didn't dream of offering a pentaprism and water sealing at this price - Pentax's offer was genuinely unique back then. Now - not so much.

At $900, the ks-2 looks like the better deal. Heck, at $841 the K3 IS the better deal. Hey, Ricoh-where's your marketing dept.?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:06 UTC

Seriously, no viewfinder?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I tried almost everything that can take a picture, from compact cameras to full-frame and from mobile phones to film. I'm not one of those who claim a smartphone is comparable to a half-decent camera on the grounds of image quality - it isn't -, but there's one thing I know: these point and shoots will get you nowhere. Some mention the advantage of the optical zoom, but the lens is generally badly executed: too much barrel distortion at the wide end, too slow for telephoto. These lenses have very conceivable kind of aberration. Resolution is nothing to write home about, DR is narrow, colours are inaccurate and autofocus is erratic and slow. In consequence, image quality is very poor. My first camera was a point and shoot; it took me only two months to get fed up with it. You're better off with a smartphone like the iPhone than with a point and shoot. These cameras are on borrowed time - but none the worse for it.

Yes, but at $600+ for a smartphone, may as well just go ahead and fork out for an entry level DSLR w/kit lens or a high-end compact.

These toys, and that's what they are, are (supposedly) relatively cheap.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 01:10 UTC
On photo Art nouveau in the Nature's Delicate Beauty challenge (28 comments in total)

I want to purchase the poster!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 08:50 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Michael Piziak: Nice historic photos.

Of course, but I'm referring to modern academic study going by the same moniker. Daily familiarity with classic 'pharonic' Egyptian culture came to an end with the Arab conquests, though Hellenic culture had made many inroads centuries prior.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
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Michael Piziak: Nice historic photos.

At the dawn of Egyptology. When Egypt was politically quieter than today. I just love viewing these old prints. Many of the ruins have since fared even poorer. Not quite so many tourists either. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
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marc petzold: Too bad, it's not F3.5 or F4 at least constant aperture...WR is coming handy, but the asking price is something high....i don't believe, it'd be better or equal to the great Tamron 17-50/2.8 in IQ terms - therefore the zoom factor is too much...for such a typical slow aperture range...i doubt it can also match Pentax' own 16-45/F4 SMC DA Zoom...which was quite nice, only suffering a bit from too much CAs...funny thing, after all these years with a green ring, now comes a red ring...Canon "L" style a bit perhaps? ;)

Occasionally there's a B&H and Adorama sale around the end of Nov. that brings certain Pentax lens down to reasonable pricing.

For a Pentax shooter, it's an intriguing option.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:28 UTC
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