D Lynch

Lives in Canada Hazeltown, Canada
Works as a Ski Instructor--35 years
Joined on Dec 10, 2002

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D Lynch: Good review. Lots to read. Looks like a great shooter's bag, making it very easy to take the camera out to use.
I don't own this bag yet.
Peak Design has provided excellent after sales service on other products. I own 3 of their leash straps, and 3 wrist straps. Both have been upgraded since I bought mine. Connectors have been improved and replaced free for owners.

Bags are a very personal choice. It's good to have this added to the list.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 19:59 UTC

Good review. Lots to read. Looks like a great shooter's bag, making it very easy to take the camera out to use.
I don't own this bag yet.
Peak Design has provided excellent after sales service on other products. I own 3 of their leash straps, and 3 wrist straps. Both have been upgraded since I bought mine. Connectors have been improved and replaced free for owners.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 19:58 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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MIC37: Why?

Some see more value in adding a small body to their Nikon gear, rather than going into a mirrorless system.
I've gone the other way: Sony NEX5; Olympus OMD M5; Nikon 1V1; Sony a6000; Sony RX100-2
A Nikon 3--- body would have made far more sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 19:16 UTC
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (97 comments in total)
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sh10453: @Richard Butler,
"... I like playing with settings. I like feeling involved. ..."
That is actually one of the joys of photography (for experienced folks).
It's one of the reasons that I use my A6000 with my Canon FD lenses almost 99% of the time.

Good post.
It's all about understanding light and getting images that suit your intended purpose.
Yet I keep diverting; my daily carry bag is too heavy because I carry 2 cameras in it to do what I want to do.
I keep comparing Leica and Panasonic offerings. I can't afford the Leica version.
I believe there are gems out there. Rembering my Yashica T4 that supplemented my Leica M3 as a no compromise go everywhere camera that produced incredible results.
That's what I want in digital photography. Still looking.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 13:45 UTC
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (97 comments in total)

Points well taken.
I"ve had numerous Panasonics. Not now.
I have a love-hate relationship with my RX100-2. I had to modify it and read too much to get to this point.
I'm constantly looking for a better fix and a better camera.
Panasonic has disappointed me in the past with rendering of high ISO images. The old RX100-2 is better, but I hate the inconvenience. Menus. Shape
Looking forward to full Panasonic review.
Time for me to change.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 13:32 UTC as 21st comment
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jobography: Thanks for the review Barney. I've had my F6 for 5 years. I love it, although there's a time and a place for it.

The plastic strap holder broke on its first outing - it was repaired quickly and without any quibbles via the seller - so I had an initially mixed impression of the bag. I bought it for use with full frame DSLRs and found it was always a little bit too cramped for what I required for events shoot. It gathered dust for a couple of years.

Then I went travelling with 2x Sony A6000s and associated lenses, and suddenly appreciated this bag for what it is: flexible, customisable, well thought-out and hard-wearing. It gave me a new appreciation for the simple, rugged design.

Mine is now well worn and greatly loved, and it's a great day bag and small carry-on. Expect I'll be using this for many years to come, albeit with my own customisations (loops sewn into inside lid flap, repurposed interior dividers etc). No bag's ideal for all purposes, but this is one of my favourites…

Plastic strap holders broke on both my Domke bags, replaced all fittings with carabiners.
F2's, and F3x
Thanks for mentioning here.
I use Domke postal pads on them.
I carry a large plastic garbage bag and drape it over my bags in heavy rain.

I miss the Tiffen Domke forum. Mr Domke posted there.
Jon who posted there and at POTN was the ultimate Domke guru

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 14:00 UTC
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SeeRoy: As the owner of an EM5 (I guess we have to retrospectively assign it a "MK1" label) this sort of nonsensical product says a great deal about Olympus, and indeed the entire camera business. If the MK2 itself is anything like the MK1 then addressing the cosmetics with a "limited edition" - for people stupid enough to care how the top plate looks - whilst failing to address the fact that the camera has only two good attributes embedded in a host of failings, is to treat the consumers as fools: probably correctly.
1) The files are excellent, other things being equal.
2) The camera is small and light.
However the general handling, firmware and ergonomics are pitifully bad.
There's also the fact that in an industry where the replacement cycle is engineered to a frequency of about 18 months, the idea of "collectability" (as in film era hardware) is just a joke.

I have an OMD M5 that I bought when they first came out. I found setup extremely difficult. I read everything I could find.

It works well for me as long as my subject doesn't move.

I kept it.

concern? in my hands, with my settings, it doesn't focus on moving subjects fast enough.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
On article Olympus releases OM-D E-M5 firmware version 2.0 (86 comments in total)
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deep7: On the one hand, good on ya Olympus for doing this.

On the other hand, Grrr! I would have preferred an EM5 but just got the much more expensive EM1 simply for the smaller focus points (vital when photographing small birds in trees). I'm not made of money so, um, Grrr! Ah well, the EM1 is still a nice enough camera...

excellent tip! this has almost solved a problem I have had since I bought my M5

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 16:41 UTC
On photo The Perfect Camera Bag in SF Photo Gal's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Maxpedition has a similar bag. It's the "Colossus" I enjoy mine. it easily carries an ipad.
It works well in environments where I don't want to draw attention to myself due to camera gear. When I move quickly it stays in place, as a good holster should.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article Just Posted: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Camera Roundup (124 comments in total)

This review is so frustrating to gain access to. I think that it's because I'm using my iPad? Perhaps it's due to my habits with my iPad?
Looking at the review from my computer, it makes much more sense, and even has links to get the information that I want.
So thanks for putting this review together. It will help me with future purchases.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 14:31 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes (77 comments in total)

Too little. Too late.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 14:26 UTC as 21st comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review (56 comments in total)

No thanks. I tried 3 S9100's and gave up.

I have used Nikon slr's as a pro starting in'72. Good reviews, and a good substantial camera. I wanted to like it, and tried hard.

No S9300 for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 03:35 UTC as 14th comment
On photo Jack's First Snow in windmillgolfer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Absolutely stunning!
DaveL
Toronto

(proud of our 2 Furkids!)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 21:26 UTC as 1st comment
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