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On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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Robemo: Oops. I was being optimistic in my last post. Price for a body is even € 1699 here in Europe (= $ 1890). I guess I have to keep my old gear ....

Yes Canadian camera prices are sickening. Even on the used market. I don't understand how Canadian retailers like Henrys are still in business. Pricing is outrageous.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)

Nothing wrong with those sample photos at all, they hold up well to scrutiny in 2016. High ISO isn't much of an option with the D40, obviously, but the camera is still quite capable all these years later. Same with my D50. It is limited to 1600 ISO but has a focus motor and can use many Nikon lenses, not just the DX ones. It still takes great photos and I still use it from time to time.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:19 UTC as 19th comment

Wonderful camera and I may well upgrade from my M1 which is still going strong after heavy use the last couple of years. I am wondering about pricing though. Camera prices are just stupid here in Canada. Currently the M4 sells for $1249, the M3 for a little over $1000. The M5 is listed for pre-order at $1249, same as the M4. What gives? Is pricing of the older cameas going to be adjusted?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:04 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (56 comments in total)

Looks mysteriously like a Samsung.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

I have this lens and the 60mm 2.8 and 19mm 2.8 to complete the set. Still using these with my Nex-6. These are the only lenses I have for my Nex system and I am very happy with all of them. Wonderful image quality. The 30 1.4 is very sharp. I love the bokeh. It produces wonderful portraits as does the 60mm. If not for this trio of lenses I would have left Sony Nex a while back. At some point I'll upgrade to a 6300, but not just yet.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 23:00 UTC as 55th comment
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (137 comments in total)

I wonder if you could print just the body with say a Nikon F lens mount, and then just attach a nice manual focus lens to the printed body? I really don't understand the hatred here for this. Seems like the guy is having some fun and experimenting...and film is still really great btw, just different.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (75 comments in total)

Reminds me of my first digital camera, an HP model, forget which. 2 whole megapixels and I paid a lot for it. Worst purchase ever. The pics looked terrible at any ISO under any lighting condition. This would have been the late 90s. I should have gotten a better film camera and a lens or two at the time and waited on digital. I actually have some shots from that camera stored on a hard drive. I try not to look at them.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 19:20 UTC as 34th comment
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PPierre: And no affordable lens to go with it... Well done Sony !

PS: Releasing 3 FF lenses with this camera is either a proof that Sony needs to rethink its marketing department hiring policy, or an insanely rude way to tell Nex users that Sony doesn't care about Aps-c lenses anymore.

Exactly. When was the last time Sony released a NEX lens? How about any lens that was less than 1k?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)

That first image is nice. The rest of them are nauseating. Not a fan.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 94th comment
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)

Looks incredibly awkward and a real pain in the backside to actually use. No thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:35 UTC as 143rd comment
On article Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras (38 comments in total)

I still shoot with my F100 so this is very nice. Definitely picking one up in the very near future.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 15th comment
On article Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (169 comments in total)

The Sigma 60mm is my portrait lens for my Sony Nex 6. It delivers wonderful results. I also have the 19mm and while I do not use that focal length often, it too is a very good lens. I'll purchase the 30mm next. This 3 lens set-up is very familiar to me as my Contax G1 and 28mm, 45mm, and 90mm are very close in aperture and FL to the Sigma set (yes I still shoot film). Why no Nikon mount?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

Let's see what they mean by competitive and accessible. It looks like a Samsung mated with a Leica. I'm curious.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 22:43 UTC as 110th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1615 comments in total)

A sensible and logical outlook and very contrary to a lot of the nonsense that gets posted in the forums on this very website. A much needed reminder for many who visit here.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:51 UTC as 417th comment

Quiet and simple, the equipment isn't that important. That might be the only sensible thing I've ever read on this site. I really need to see the rest of the images to have an informed opinion, some of these are nice but others seem very random and off-topic.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 17th comment

More affordable e mount lenses please. The Zeiss options are nice but I can't afford them.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 48th comment
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 comments in total)

I just found my next digital camera. Time to unload some older gear and raise some funds.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 02:35 UTC as 62nd comment

I'm glad they are making the MA. I can't afford one but if I could I would buy one. I still shoot film, 35mm and 120mm. Digital is nice, film is still special to me. I will own a M2 or M3 one day, the prices have come down to affordable levels.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:18 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

Hopper did some very good work with a camera, glad his stuff is getting some recognition.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 22:12 UTC as 14th comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Looks like a shiny Samsung NX300. Almost 2k for an APS-C sensor? No thanks. There are much much better buys out there.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 23:00 UTC as 426th comment | 2 replies
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