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Retired. Hobby, bird photography


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On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (354 comments in total)

Funny, I spend a lot of time in Thailand. A few years ago Canon and Nikon were the dominant player for sure. Now? I have passed several of the chain stores in the mall's that do not even carry Canon in the windows. Nikon, yes.
Went to a photography trade show in Georgetown, Malaysia, the Nikon and Canon booths were there with no people around. The mirror less cameras, Sony, Fuji(especially popular), Olympus were packed with folks trying and buying.
For now, Canon and Nikon have lost there momentum over here for sure. Let's hope they can come back strong, but I feel it is too late.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 23:06 UTC as 95th comment

A lot of mu-la! Kinda makes me curious what the next Pentax 645 will offer.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 22:21 UTC as 87th comment
On Article:4584121353 (26 comments in total)

How does this compare to the Sony 100 IV. Is there a huge difference? Just curious.

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 10:30 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (742 comments in total)
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Bob Janes: This seems to me like a very good review, although some seem to be dissatisfied. To sum up the cons:

•Raw dynamic range...
Well yes, but better dynamic range than other Canons and they have been used rather successfully.

•Base ISO images can be noisier than the best of the competition
Noisier, but not really noisy…

•Low light performance limited...
Ok, so avoid coal-holes and ensure there is a little bit of light around.

•ISO cap of 12,800...
Maybe, but that is quite high…

•JPEGs not as sharp ...
Who buys a camera at this level for the JPGs?

•AF subject tracking...
Not the end of the world

•Mirror and shutter vibrations...
This is always going to be visible because of the extremely high resolutions.

•No spot-metering linked to AF point
Sort of thing they could sort in a firmware fix

•Limited video features...
Lord knows why no peaking, but only an issue for live view and you don’t choose an SLR for its live view…

•Slow AF in Live View...
As I said before…

They all want to nickel and dime you to death. Canon, Nikon, Sony. But, I would rather be nickeled and dime'd to death with a good sensor.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (742 comments in total)

Just don't buy Canon cameras. It would not take long before they would address the sensor issue.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 05:03 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies

Kinda funny. I just bought a new lens. I looked at my options. Looked back over the last few years of use (so far as holding up to my abuse). Did a bit of bitching on here about the Canon sensors. Then bought another L quality lens.. LOL

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 21:00 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Fog Maker: I checked image 25 and CA is present. And what about all that (almost banding like) noise? What on earth did they do to those cameras?

I will get this lens

I have to agree with @desaint. IMO not good.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 09:41 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

I go every year. The birding is unreal. I am surprised you did not go to the Chisos Basin? The sunsets in the mountains there are otherworldly.
Very nice video that makes me homesick. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 46th comment
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Donnie G: Unfortunately for the camera makers, photographer wannabes have finally figured out that smartphones and selfie sticks are all that 90% of them want or need. Serious enthusiasts need to get use to the idea that their gear is going to become a lot more expensive to buy. If you don't like where camera prices are at now, just wait, because they're about to go even higher. The good news is that you can still catch a fire sale on some great kits that aren't selling fast enough if you're patient. :))

Strange statement. The internet has driven the prices down to historical lows. Grey market camera's and lenses are pouring into the internet for sale.
Not that it can't happen. But, at this point it is going the opposite direction IMO.
Definitely a buyer's market right now for camera body's.

The sad part of all this is the mom and pop businesses are going out of business.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:35 UTC
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ttran88: Don't worry guys Canon 5DS/R , M3 and M10 will pull cannon out of the slumps. Oh and don't forget the XC10, which was said to be very important. 4th quarter will be stellar.

LOL Good one.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 11:24 UTC

I agree with the folks that say. If they had something to buy worth the money I would buy in a heart beat. Gouging the customer IMO with outdated tech (camera bodes). My money stays in the bank.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 22:00 UTC as 50th comment

Accounting scandal?
CEO in Board room. How in the hell did this happen. And who is responsible.
Well sir, we hired an accountant from Olympus a few years ago. You know the one that drives that new Lamborghini.
Seems he accidentally moved the decimal point to the right a few digits and didn't think it was important.

He did apologize. Ok, as long as he apologized.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 05:14 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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T3: I just wonder if there's really enough of a market for another big, chunky FF DSLR at a time when FF mirrorless is coming into play. We're at the beginning of an inflection point in the camera market. Pentax may be a little too late to the game with this FF DSLR product line. I think it would have been a lot more interesting, and future-forward of Pentax to have introduced a FF mirrorless body instead.

I live in Asia. I rarely see a DSLR anymore. Mirror-less allot, Mostly tablets and smartphones. They still have have a good showing in the malls. But, I just do not see them in the wild.
Maybe I travel to the wrong tourist attractions... LOL

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 04:04 UTC
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guido1953: Sure hope the focusing motors have been replaced on any new (or old) lenses. The old SDM models were a pathetic joke.

Lots of folks have good and bad memories of Pentax. Myself included.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)

Leica a little Leica allot, god awful expensive, but got the dot... :)

Nice camera, more than I would pay but beautifully crafted.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 349th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (288 comments in total)
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photominion: Now I know why Sony rolls out a new camera every few weeks!

They try to set a world record as the company that was never NOT on the DPR front page.

Really curious to see when or if they will supply their faithful A-mount followers with a new camera.

Kinda funny. Technology marches on. A few years ago all i saw were DSLR's in Asia. Now I very rarely see one. The big Canon stores in Malaysia (once thriving, are dying) are in disrepair. Kinda sad to see.
The big malls are taking over sales. Canon and Nikon still have a presence but, they are being slowly loosing ground to the mirror less cameras. With the mirror less dominating the sales counters.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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garyknrd: IMO Canon and Nikon are not considering the old Geezer crowd, like me. Not sure there thoughts. I personally would save the extra money to buy something like this instead of the present offerings from Canon or Nikon.

I'm thinking about this or the A7rII for people and landscapes. I am getting older and want to get into people and scenery. I travel to some very interesting places. So I will be looking at both my next trip to the Sony store.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)

IMO Canon and Nikon are not considering the old Geezer crowd, like me. Not sure there thoughts. I personally would save the extra money to buy something like this instead of the present offerings from Canon or Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 00:50 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies

My dad worked for NASA during this time. I was fortunate enough to visit and see many of his projects. He also showed me the reason behind the conspiracy theory. And assured me it was nonsense. As well as explaining to me why the replica existed. Magical for me.
A great time in my life.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 40th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2159 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Good I hope it hurts Canon's bottom line so they will update there sensors or change to Sony.
Interesting days are a coming. Cannot wait to see what the new Canon updates will bring.

Actually, the comment by Joseph Black sounds like a comment I read from a Kodak executive years ago.

Canon gave up on there sensors years ago!

The gap will be filled. Sony filled it this time. I wish I knew who was going to be the big player in the future. I could make a few bucks.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
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