Prairie Pal

Lives in Canada Prairies, Canada
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On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review (334 comments in total)
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Teru Kage: How much longer can prosumer DCs like this last? Traditionally, these have served as niche cameras to bridge the gap between compact DCs and D-SLRs. But with the introduction of MILC cameras, I can't see much of an argument in favor of buying pro-DCs. The size and price difference is negligible, and the performance of the MILCs are generally a few stops higher.

This may sound ridiculous but I honestly think that the G-series camera has found a perfect tactile experience that consumers are facinated with. I listened to an hour long documentary from an advertising executive who explained how the visual and touch experience of a product has a huge impact on the customers reaction. You gotta admit that the Canaon G cameras have a very solid feel, the perfect balance between heft and size, and responsive clicky buttons and dials.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 03:48 UTC

I can find ONE good thing to say about this camera format: The shape! It's gotta be the easiest camera ever made to find or make your own case.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 18:23 UTC as 19th comment

Mark my work, the Paris Hiltons of the world will be buying one of each design. Maybe they will even comission Sohassy to design one to look like a perfume decanter for when they want to snap pictures while under cover as a fasion model.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 51st comment
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (607 comments in total)

Okay already! At the count of three lets all laugh and point at Hassy as he shuffles out of Dodge City with his pants around his boots.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 00:30 UTC as 101st comment

What, no art filters?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 21:25 UTC as 32nd comment
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Ray Chen: Where's the fake lens release button?

Next to the DOF preview button.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 03:28 UTC

The monitors are a little short on resolution, but otherwise....wow for Pentax. I'm not in the market for a camera with this sensor size, but there are many who are and this Pentax will be seriously considered by some of them. An electronic viewfinder in this price range? Tilting monitor in this price range? Wow and wow. 26X lens? Nice. 16mp....hmmm we'll see. AA batteries? Ding-Ding!! Bonus. Who wants to buy yet ANOTHER battery format that will never fit another camera. As nice as this camera is, it's not a lifetime camera, the battery will probably outlast it, and who wants to buy a second back up battery at 50 bucks that you will throw away with the camera in 3 years? This is a well thought out release by both designers and marketers. As for a DSLR look-alike...so what? The people who buy it will be aware they are not fooling anyone. They're buying it because it's all that it is PLUS it's cute and something to play with and it just might take pretty good pictures !!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 03:04 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies
On article Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes (183 comments in total)

For me personally the images look cluttered and really no one frame is really discernable from the others where ever they over lap. Maybe it's the poor gym lighting and the way the colors get washed when transparent. Perhaps if they were shot against a black background and solidly lit they would be more strking. I think I would rather see a series of smaller images in sequence. I'm not sure what Canon is doing there but they're not stupid so perhaps this is going to progress in it's applications? As for journalists using these images for print...well...I say....meh! It's one of those novelties that burn the brand into the consumers head for when they go to buy a P&S and low and behold it can do what a camera did at the OLYMPICS. Not trying to be negative, just wondering what it is all about :)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 01:44 UTC as 48th comment
On photo ist 009 in the Remembering the Past: Farmhouses challenge (7 comments in total)

Erie in a mellow drama kind of way. These kinds of scenes I think are appealing because of the juxtiposition of the deep and warm tones, textures and framing. Looking at this I'm really not influenced by the old house and what it represents, but rather by it's lines and textures and shape. Although it is interesting how the mind seems to desire a familiar object associated with humans injected into a nature scene.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment

How does this grip, or any after market grip fare for adhesion? When ever I've used self adhesive mounting tape, even professional grade in other applications, it goes well until the temperature rises and then the glue softens and breaks down quickly.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 04:17 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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Percival Merriwether: Don't worry, Adobe will come out with the "Fuji Big White Blob Remover" tool in their next version of Photoshop.

Followed shortly by a Paint Shop Pro filter to turn the blob into an artistic twirly star.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 16:26 UTC

My hat is off to Dpreview for their diligence and for promptly alerting the public. It will probably save people from buying the camera based on the announced software fix. Current owners still within the return period who may have relaxed their urgency when Fuji announced the fix, can give the camera back before it's too late.
It's really disappointing how manufacturers clam up and ignore their responsibilities after they churn out a dud.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 16:23 UTC as 127th comment
On article Nikon updates firmware for discontinued CoolPix P7000 (37 comments in total)
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newe: Why is this stated as an "unusual step" if there are still this many problems to fix? Seems to me Nikon should upgrade the firmware on an on-going basis as this is not a throw-away camera...or is it?

I suspect there is a glut of D7000 still out there in the supply chain that nobody wants and Nikon has to do something to flush them out. Deeper discounts alone wouldn't make the camera any more desireable to buyers, plus I think the distributors are getting a little ticked having their money tied up in this dud. With dwindling inventory to generate income Nikon needs to look at what inventory they already have and add value (firmware upgrades to existing models).

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:53 UTC

Annoying quirks and bugs as usual for PSP. I purchased the full version of PSP 4X and have been using it extensively for 4 days. The workflow tab layout is almost like LR in that respect, but UI is still cluttered and duplicated; a new or novice user would be confused by the duplication. The sliders are finiky, jumpy, and inconsistently between windows and entering values by keyboard does not always work. Using the mouse wheel to move scroll bars in thumbnail screens jumps you all over the place and usually sends you back up to the top of the screen. THE WORST part is that the program seems to slow down and get more buggy as you use it; on day five it's not only hangs itself but other window applications as well. My taskbar shows PSP 4X as being open, but I cannot access it. I have to open task manager to close the program. Thumbnail previews are now blank. I have a well endowed i5 quad core w/8gb ram that handles LR and CNX2 easily. I hope I can resolve these issues

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 18:40 UTC as 7th comment
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