crsantin

Lives in Canada Canada
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Nov 1, 2006

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I'm not sure how this replaces or improves upon my Epson V500, which I am happy with for the most part.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 00:03 UTC as 6th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (827 comments in total)

The Olympus mju ii has gotten ridiculously expensive now. I have two of them and they are terrific cameras. Really a gem of a camera but now overpriced. The negatives I get from my Nikon FE always look stellar, so I would also put that camera on the list.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 20:45 UTC as 165th comment | 1 reply

Glad they are adding lenses to the system but I can't afford either one of these lenses. Oh well.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

My first DSLR was the D50. I still have it and it works fine. It still takes nice images and I use it for fun every now and then. 6mp is plenty.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 11:47 UTC as 114th comment
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Paul Hodgson: Good news for him I just hope his communication style, as per his blog, doesn't hit Hassy. On a very personal level I want communications to have depth but brevity, Thien's blog always felt like reading a thesis and listening to someone who liked the sound of their own voice. I stopped following.

I have a very similar opinion of Thien, his blog anyway. I stopped reading when he reviewed one particular camera, I really forget which one, and proclaimed that it was a fine camera, one which would make 99% of photographers very happy. Then he went on to proclaim he was in that upper 1% of photogs who needed more. This would have been right around the time he introduced his "ultraprints". I had a good chuckle and haven't been to his blog since. Good luck to him and Hassy, but I doubt very much they are making any sort of comeback.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (163 comments in total)

Very nice image quality and colours. High ISO seems fine. My only problem with these Nikons are the poor viewfinders, lack of focus motor, and lack of flash commander. I have to step up to the 7000 series to get these features so that's what I've done, but I do like the size and performance of the 5000 series cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 22nd comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

Been looking at some super 8 films over on Youtube...no thanks LOL. This isn't something that should be making a comeback. What's next, 8 track players for our cars? Film is awesome and I still shoot it along with digital. Glad that 35mm Ektachrome is back, I'll be buying some. Super 8? Not so much.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 19:52 UTC as 57th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)

#5 is quite nice. Most of these are good or very good but I still see people are quite fond of the clarity slider in PS. I hope 2017 brings an end to that trend.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

This would have been a great April fools post.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 86th comment
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 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 (176 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 24th 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 (55 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 60th comment | 1 reply
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (136 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 144th 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
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