Roger Engelken

Roger Engelken

Joined on Oct 20, 2010

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Ruy Penalva: Panasonic try to imitate Sony A9 launch with an inferior but cheap camera. Even the number 9 was used. Why nine? My experience with GH4 tell me this kind of camera is like a toy, bad. Like A9, it is a camera to still shooters! Photojournalism??? Let's make a requiem to this launch.

Better yet, lets make a requiem of your post. No facts to be found anywhere in the fake news.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 03:49 UTC
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daddyo: That's nothing. There were news reports that some people put sunscreen lotion on their eyeballs. :-0
You just can't fix 'stupid'.

That does help answer why there are so many villages on this planet.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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StevenN: Yes, this is a very nice lens, but I just am having trouble parting with 600 bucks for a m/43 prime.

Then don't. Nobody else will care one way or the other.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 04:00 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)

A very fine image.

Ely is a day and a half west of me, and on the bucket list of places to see.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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MAubrey: Still enjoy my 150mm f/2 on the E-M1!

Agreed, that is a fabulous lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 02:10 UTC
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Roger Engelken: Thank you for sharing this. I was impressed by the challenge of taking only one lens. I am certain I would not be so daring.

Last year on a trip to southern Africa, I took two E-M1s, the 300 f/4, the 40-150 f/2.8, the 12-40 f/2.8 and the 7-14 f/2.8, and was very glad that I did, all got used, and used extensively. A pair of primes, the 25 f/1.8 and 45 f/1.8, also went along. Having only one of those would have been quite the challenge.

Thank you again for the post.

Go! Spectacular people, wildlife and scenery!

We covered The Cape to The Falls.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 06:14 UTC

Thank you for sharing this. I was impressed by the challenge of taking only one lens. I am certain I would not be so daring.

Last year on a trip to southern Africa, I took two E-M1s, the 300 f/4, the 40-150 f/2.8, the 12-40 f/2.8 and the 7-14 f/2.8, and was very glad that I did, all got used, and used extensively. A pair of primes, the 25 f/1.8 and 45 f/1.8, also went along. Having only one of those would have been quite the challenge.

Thank you again for the post.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:52 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies

Thank you for sharing the historic photograph. How truly engrossing to look into the center of power in this country so far back in time. 1857 was a time of great challenge in this nation, far greater than that being faced 160 years later. We survived then with great cost, we will survive today. Illiterate posts and remarks do not help in the endeavor, but people of thought, on every side of the isle, do.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 03:58 UTC as 11th comment

Now that is good news. My cameras will appreciate that. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:17 UTC as 71st comment

I never heard of this magazine until this article. Enough said.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:22 UTC as 337th comment | 2 replies
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sknai16: Is anyone seeing that the MFT company that promised smaller cheaper and just as good components now is supplying more expensive lenses than most anyone in the market? Go figure. I'm back with Nikon.

Bye bye, and please take your fuzzy memory with you.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)

Fortunately I skipped this "update." Procrastination and avoidance sometimes does pay off handsomely. I have 6.1.1 and am standing pat.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 03:09 UTC as 55th comment
On photo Milky Way for dpreview-5 in the Milky Way challenge (5 comments in total)

Nicely done in a beautiful setting.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2015 at 01:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (291 comments in total)
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photoaddict: Just get a waterproof case for your smartphone and you're good to go.

Do tell us...please do tell us! How does it satisfy your addiction?
On second thought...never mind, I'll pass on those "secrets."

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1562 comments in total)
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Thsoft: No touch screen. RIP

As one of very few people left who does not own a smart phone, or any cell phone for that matter, it is interesting to be a part of a society glued to these devices. Small wonder the ability to connect and work with each other is getting much harder to accomplish. No touch screen? That is a plus in my book.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: Canon and Nikon profits are sliding down (16% and 15% respectivily) and Sony and Olympus are going up, it is really interesting!

It comes as no surprise that not a single camera maker can now compete with smarthphones with their entry level p&s cameras.

However it is interesting Sony and Olympus are earning profits from the pro and enthusiast range (A7 and OMD 5), more when traditionally in the past camera makers did more money with entry level DSLRs and not with pro gear.

In their own right Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji and Samsung are doing much more in terms of innovation than Nikon, Canon and Pentax :P

If anything the lesson is that if a company isnt allowed to evolve most likely will die.
I am glad for their workers and families which should be feeling much better about their future.

And yeah, I am a Canon shooter but that doesnt mean I cant see the good things other brands do :)

Exactly the type of reply I would expect from you MikeFL. Not surprising in the least.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 03:05 UTC
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Mike FL: "12.3% increase in net sales year-on-year" is almost having NO increasing "year-on-year".

Olympus reported in Yen, but Yen lost 14% "year-on-year" as seem from below:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDJPY:CUR

In the other words, if Olympus is using USD for reporting, it will be "2% *decrease* in net sales year-on-year".

Yes, that's right, decreasing instead of increasing.

No?

Olympus, based in Japan, posts their earnings in Yen. A conversion was offered here so that others have a frame of reference based on the exchange rate currently. Yen to Yen, their sales and bottom line have improved, at least in this reporting period. That is good news.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: Canon and Nikon profits are sliding down (16% and 15% respectivily) and Sony and Olympus are going up, it is really interesting!

It comes as no surprise that not a single camera maker can now compete with smarthphones with their entry level p&s cameras.

However it is interesting Sony and Olympus are earning profits from the pro and enthusiast range (A7 and OMD 5), more when traditionally in the past camera makers did more money with entry level DSLRs and not with pro gear.

In their own right Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji and Samsung are doing much more in terms of innovation than Nikon, Canon and Pentax :P

If anything the lesson is that if a company isnt allowed to evolve most likely will die.
I am glad for their workers and families which should be feeling much better about their future.

And yeah, I am a Canon shooter but that doesnt mean I cant see the good things other brands do :)

There goes the fanboy reply, pure and simple from Mike FL.

Thank you to Vanitas Photo for a well rounded postiing.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 00:37 UTC
On article Quick Review: PhotoKeeper (103 comments in total)
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morepix: What we don't like:
Covering this kind of item on DPReview.

And as for the "simplistic" interface under the likes list -- the word means oversimplified. :-)

So you have the right to speak for the rest of us? Amazing. Take your arrogance somewhere else.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 03:42 UTC
On article Quick Review: PhotoKeeper (103 comments in total)
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.Sam.: This review very much smells like advertisement ;-(
There are MANY other photo sharing/storage sites with much better interface and cheaper. None of them were included in the comparison chart. They didn't even through in their own product ... Amazon !!
Very strange review choice.

Perhaps to you it is strange, and you can deal with that. I, for one, found it useful as I am looking for such a site. Also, no where did I read advertising is evil, and you are more than welcome to seek out one of those other sites, rather than complain here.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
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