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On article DPReview TV: Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS review (110 comments in total)

In general, I found this review to be relatively uninformative compared to other reviews I have READ on this lens. Dpreview--you know you can do better than this.
Also, the image samples are horrible. Soft and almost mushy--and I know this is not the lens' fault. I have seen other samples on other websites that are far superior.
Really, I find this review is a disservice to users.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 01:38 UTC as 5th comment
On article DPReview TV: Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS review (110 comments in total)
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WT21: ugh - just watched it again (don't know why!)

In minute 1:50, he complains about the narrow aperture ("my main struggle with this lens was really the relatively slow apertures"), and then at 3:10, he complains about how he can't stop down past 6.3 (which is factually wrong). "With this lens I'm pretty much getting a fixed depth of field which I have to be happy with."

In summary - it's a whiny review for a lens without a focus or purpose. Lazy. Sorry to type this. I've liked their work in the past. Maybe they should stick to camera body user experience and video implications.

Have to concur with WT21's comments. One of the most inadequate reviews I have read on dpreview. And generally, I am a big fan of the reviews on this site.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 01:29 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1550 comments in total)

In regard to an upgrade for E-M1-II users it doesn't impress me.
For someone buying in to M43 or an upgrade from an older camera? Very impressive--great camera & system.
In regard to the photo gallery--very underwhelming. Many of the photos are soft and in my mind that's more about the photographer than the camera. Please-when a gallery is posted to demonstrate a new camera, try harder.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:25 UTC as 262nd comment
On photo Great place to live in the Best Landscape 2017 challenge (1 comment in total)

Great take--My no 1 pick actually.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 07:01 UTC as 1st comment

Just downloaded ON1 Raw18. So far totally unusable ,due to it's incredibly slow speed.
All other photo editing programs I have C1 LR classic, ACDsee ult 18 not a problem.

Very disappointing.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 04:01 UTC as 27th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

It is - it ain't
It's wrong - It's right
Subjective - Objective
Art - Over processing
Just opinions--all good
Me, like it much

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 02:31 UTC as 27th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (132 comments in total)

My first digital camera--the infrared light for low light focusing was such a boon and sadly missed on later Oly cameras. I still have it and it still works fine. The image stabilization also was fantastic and is one of the main reasons I have kept plugged into Olympus cameras right up to now with the EM 1 II

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 39th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1396 comments in total)

Yes, the price is up there--but here is a perspective to consider. I paid $1799 US dollars for an Oly E5 (body only) six years ago and the E-M1 Mark II far surpasses it on all levels. A $200 price increase from six years ago for a far superior camera.
At the time I bought the E5 there was nary a complaint about it being too expensive. I am still shooting the E5 and it's still creating great images, but E-M1 Mark II will soon be in my camera bag.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:46 UTC as 145th comment | 10 replies

Okay--put all these improvements in the next model of the EM-1 and get continuous focus tracking up to speed and I have my next camera--thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:29 UTC as 33rd comment

Much as I really like Sony's recent entries into the FF and ASP-C market, I would be a little concerned if I was heavily invested in Sony camera equipment. They are now also not producing computers anymore--What's next?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:23 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
On article Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad (130 comments in total)

I already have a photo editing app on my tablet that edits raw files and does nearly everything LR does. It's called Photo Mate R2 and only cost $9.50. It's a pay once stand alone program that actually works pretty darn good.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On photo The Guitarist in the Sea to Shining Sea : California challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot--typifies many people's impressions of California.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 14:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Yosemite Valley in the Sea to Shining Sea : California challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations--very well taken indeed.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app (209 comments in total)

Adobe's app priced at $99.00--Photo Mate R2 app for Android is $9:00--a great app for photo editing-does raw files and all--Adobe's pricing goes according to script--that is exorbitant!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 44th comment
On article TIME's top photos of the year (148 comments in total)

Same old, same old. Oh, for some consciousness!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 01:49 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On photo in a galaxy far far away in the My own Imaginary world challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent--looks great and very creative.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 1st comment
On article Award-winning wildlife photos capture candid moments (46 comments in total)

Wonderful shots--Polar Bear shot is awesome. Thanks for posting. It's hard to imagine the time, patience and dedication needed to get shots like these. Kudos to all the photogs in this series.


Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 15:58 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review (403 comments in total)

Hmmm...a gold award for a $1200 DLSR that shooters of sports/action and/or wild life--as in birds of flight, etc--can not realistically shoot in raw mode because of the buffer limitations?

Something does not compute for me here. The buffer limitations is a total deal breaker for me. Should it now be known that the 7100 is just for still photography?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 16:24 UTC as 64th comment | 11 replies
On article Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review (105 comments in total)

Ahh--something missing with this backpack--A hip belt. A hip belt. A hip belt.

Also, cannot imagine carrying a decent tripod in the position shown in the first photo--Pack would be bouncing around all over the place while walking or hiking.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 13:00 UTC as 47th comment | 7 replies
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