photoguy622

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On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (171 comments in total)

I sold off all of my cameras, including a Canon 7D with 7 lenses, and kept just the X100 and Nikon J4.

I bought the black limited edition model when it was an Amazon lightning deal and I'm glad I did. The pictures are still amazing, and I use it just as much as the Nikon, despite the fixed focal lens. It's one of the few cameras that people compliment when I'm out and about.

It's the first camera I owned the a shutter speed / aperture dial, and I still love the handling.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 15:39 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

That was a fun video, but his posture was driving me crazy. Stand up straight, my good man, lol.

My first digital camera used Smart Media, how I hated those flimsy expensive cards!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 26th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (119 comments in total)

I had a C-4000. It was a great camera and my first "real" digital camera in the sense that the megapixel count was high enough to make largish prints.

I hate the Smartmedia cards though. They were expensive and low capacity.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 16:53 UTC as 47th comment
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noisephotographer: I don't understand the Nikon 1 series. 1" sensor, slow lenses and barely pancake lenses?

I switched from a Canon 7D to a Nikon 1 J4 with 4 lenses (from wide angle to telephoto). The whole kit takes up about as much space as the 7D with the 24-150 lens attached.

For me, it was a huge convenience to have such a small and capable package, even if photo quality is not top-tier. I do wish the zoom lenses had better apertures though.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (315 comments in total)
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Aroart: I think I'm an addict... I want every new camera... Is there some sort of counseling group I can join.. I blame DP review...

I sold off most of my stuff and now just have a Fuji X100 and Nikon J4 with 2 lenses. Best decision I ever made.

It's liberating to just have the two cameras. Lots of cameras and equipment is the opposite of freedom.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:48 UTC
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T3: For the average consumer, an A6300 for $1K is a better buy, not just for the money but also for the portability. I take my A6000 everywhere with me. Back when I was only using Canon DSLRs, I rarely carried them with me unless I was intent on doing some shooting. I think that's the big factor: which camera are you most likely to grab when you're heading out the door. I still have a trusty old Canon 60D (I've owned the 10D, 20D, 40D, and 60D). But I also have an A6000. I have found that 90% of the time, I am choosing the A6000 over the 60D when I go out. Both are capable of taking great pictures. I just like the greater portability, smaller size, and features of the A6000. I no longer see the point of carrying around heavier, bulkier DSLR gear when something like an A6000/63000 does just as well or better, with face/eye detection AF and a WYSIWYG exposure-previewing viewfinder. Will I be buying an 80D? A few years ago, I would have been a loyal, returning Canon DSLR buyer. Not anymore.

I feel the same way and sold my Canon 7D and six lenses and replaced all of that with a Nikon 1-Series camera. Yeah, they get mocked on this site, but it's very portable and quite capable.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:54 UTC
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photoguy622: Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.

So, it's a moot point.

The future is advanced, expensive cameras marketing to enthusiasts and professionals. Witness the rise of the RX100, it's not grandma and grandpa who bought those. Point-and-shoot is going to die the same way dedicated MP3 players have.

In the iPod Nano's case, size is a tangible benefit, but is it for a point and shoot?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
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photoguy622: Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.

So, it's a moot point.

The future is advanced, expensive cameras marketing to enthusiasts and professionals. Witness the rise of the RX100, it's not grandma and grandpa who bought those. Point-and-shoot is going to die the same way dedicated MP3 players have.

Yup, and the Powershot N didn't work out very well.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 18:43 UTC

Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.

So, it's a moot point.

The future is advanced, expensive cameras marketing to enthusiasts and professionals. Witness the rise of the RX100, it's not grandma and grandpa who bought those. Point-and-shoot is going to die the same way dedicated MP3 players have.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 230th comment | 6 replies

People just don't want to carry around a second device unless they absolutely have to.

On my recent vacations I've seen more and more people choosing phones over dedicated cameras. The only advantage most people see in a dedicated camera over a phone is the proper zoom.

We may care about aperture, lenses, control dials, viewfinders, weather sealing, etc., but people who don't view photography as a hobby could not care less.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 243rd comment
On article War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road (53 comments in total)
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Gollan: I've been reluctant to see the new Mad Max movie because I felt it would be swamped with cartoonish CGI in an effort to top the wonderful, practical special effects in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. These photos make it look like computer imagery is being used to complement acting, rather than replace it. If the whole thing is like that, I really should give the move a chance.

Unfortunately "original" doesn't make money... at least not the kind of money re-makes and superhero movies make. Hollywood is about making money. Original movies rarely pull in the big crowds.

If you want original stuff you need to look at smaller productions and television.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (283 comments in total)
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photoguy622: The addition of RAW support is great, but why not also add a shutter priority mode?

Meanwhile I just bought a refurbished Nikon 1 J4 with the waterproof housing for $275.00. Hopefully it won't be too bulky.

If the Nikon's too big I'll stick with my Canon D20 and wait until someone adds raw and a full suite of manual controls to a waterproof camera.

Why is this so hard!

Hmm, good to know. I never would have known that the limited apertures negated shutter priority, but it makes sense.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (283 comments in total)

The addition of RAW support is great, but why not also add a shutter priority mode?

Meanwhile I just bought a refurbished Nikon 1 J4 with the waterproof housing for $275.00. Hopefully it won't be too bulky.

If the Nikon's too big I'll stick with my Canon D20 and wait until someone adds raw and a full suite of manual controls to a waterproof camera.

Why is this so hard!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 75th comment | 11 replies
On article Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery (99 comments in total)

Canon has produced a nice lens for the price, and I'm glad they are releasing more crop lenses.

Most people who buy this lens will not be knit picking CA and minor softness, they will be wowed by the new perspective this lens will bring.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

@dpmaxwell: That's right. I forgot that detail!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

I did see that, it's amazing what some JPEG processing can do!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)

Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 15:44 UTC as 84th comment | 5 replies
On article Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom (205 comments in total)

I know this camera is average at best, but I'm still astonished by the reach of these things.

In 2006 I had the 12x Canon S2 IS and I thought that had amazing reach! Time marches on.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2364 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

I guess I missed that in the article. My bad. I read it quickly while commuting.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2364 comments in total)

Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 418th comment | 13 replies
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