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Joined on Jul 4, 2012

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Xavios: I am genuinely surprised that certain someones haven't yet posted "surely this will be the death blow to DSLRs."

Nah, that's in the other article on declining DSLR sales ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 13:25 UTC
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (666 comments in total)

I wish Nikon came out with an AF-capable equivalent. Good job Canon!
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And to DPR staff: thank you for the nice photos! Sadly, most were taken in good light. Would have been great to see some low light samples so we can tell how it performs when 1.2 is really needed...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 15:52 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4472 comments in total)

Time to celebrate! After a super long wait we finally got A7 knock-off called Z7! And we have to wait another 5~6 years until Z8 when we may actually get a better camera than A7 was a year ago with more lens choices - wooohoooo!! I better start saving up now for that and keep my fingers tightly crossed!!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 16:01 UTC as 896th comment
On article Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact (866 comments in total)

This is such a niche market product. Not really sure what they were thinking to release one like this. I'd be really interested to talk to a buyer of one of these cameras. What does this really offer over a smartphone? What would one use this for? Landscape photography? Certainly not portrait or night photography with a slow wide 2.8 lens...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 13:34 UTC as 14th comment | 11 replies

Inventions like this, one by one, are slowly chipping away at already eroding digital camera sales (including DSLRs). With phone, it synchs to cloud automatically, have PP apps and insta-social media access in the same pocketable device that I carry around always - note the convenience tied with image quality. I really struggle to justify the need for my DSLR rolling luggage, ultra-monster laptop with Adobe $omething, and paying for Dropbox cloud, when my phone does it all for really nothing (I am paying the monthly cell phone bill regardless - camera is a bonus).

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 17:31 UTC as 2nd comment
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photomedium: That looks like a workplace from hell.

To OP - I take it you are from USA? You should visit some manufacturing plants there first before passing on judgments...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 14:03 UTC

It's all about demographics: Millennials, X-gen, etc. Last compact camera I bought was Panasonic TZ5 with 9MP 1/2.3 sensor, my cellphone has 20.7MP 1/2.3 sensor, hence no need to have the compact.
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Baby-boomers: the only people I know who still use a compact camera are my parents, everyone else uses their smartphone. If they need better photos (family, events, etc), they hire a pro...

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 19th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (240 comments in total)

I am quite happy with my X-A1 kit that I paid a half of the $$$ compared to Sony, Canon and other mirrorless competitors. The kit is superb for travel and casual photography. You get a DX size sensor on a compact body, oh almost forgot: one of the best Fuji sensors, all that for half the price of the others!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:30 UTC as 13th comment

Now I really want one! I'll get rid of my Nikon gear and get A9!! Nah, jk, this whole news release feels like self-promo so to boost sales. We are all aware that DSLRs are dying slowly and painfully, and with this, they are trying to prolong their and Canon/Nikon's misery...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 11th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

I don't remember the last time was any of my friends or family had bought a camera. The reality is that most videos and photos are now taken with smartphones and dedicated camera. Much like land-line phones, cameras have become a thing of the past.

For my pro work, I use a good "old" Nikon D800 and I won't be upgrading it any time soon. Most other photos and videos I take are with my smartphone.

Nikon, like any other business, is just adjusting to the market conditions, and let's be real here: they will not enter the smartphone market so to keep up with times. The likely outcome will be a company like Hasselblad, Leica, Zeiss who cater to a small(er) number of semi and prosumers who want a real camera...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

I have the A1 and it is a great lil sidekick to my ff dslr. I added on a grip for one-hand handling and couldn't be happier with this inexpensive, superb ooc jpeg machine. Glad they are keeping their A-line alive!

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 8th comment

Thank you for the review! I also considered this model for a travel camera.

Photo composition and framing is superb - great work!

Camera output is weak imo, poor DR, meh color rendition, I think expected better from it given its price.

One aspect that wasn't covered was focus acquisition speed. How did it fair, for moving subjects, and in low light without flash?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 03:04 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2499 comments in total)

Finally! Thank you for posting this practical explanation of how all lenses across the formats are not the same although one might be led to believe so - that fine print "equivalent" misdirection ;)

I think G. Orwell's quote could be appropriate: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others..."

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 18:14 UTC as 211th comment
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: The criticism about it lacking lenses is fair. Its at least $400 overpriced (you can get a state of the art D7100 at its price level) and yet there are NO wide angle lenses to go with it or any serious wide bright primes.

If Nikon made a 14mm/f4, a 16mm/f2.8, a 20mm/f2, and a 24mm/1.8, a 28mm/f1.4, and a 35mm/f1.2 special, these cameras would be flying off the shelves like hot cakes.

But Nikon is failing because its not investing a PROPER lens system! What is Nikon known for??? Extremely good wide angles! It should lead with its strength!! Nikon execs are so dense sometimes!

Tord, how did you modify the 10mm into 8mm?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 12:44 UTC
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