photoguy622

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photoguy622: I asked our wedding photographer to just take the photos in RAW format and give them to me and I would take care of the rest. He had a 5D MkIII and the 24-70 f/2.8 so I figured we were good.

Turns out he had the 5D set to 5 megapixels! So frustrating, but it turns out 5 MP does a pretty good 8 x 10, so I lived with it.

Interesting discussion, at the time I just liked messing around in Lightroom. I didn't necessarily think I could do better than the photographer, I'm just a control freak. Also, I thought it might save us some money and time waiting for the finished product.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 15:50 UTC

I asked our wedding photographer to just take the photos in RAW format and give them to me and I would take care of the rest. He had a 5D MkIII and the 24-70 f/2.8 so I figured we were good.

Turns out he had the 5D set to 5 megapixels! So frustrating, but it turns out 5 MP does a pretty good 8 x 10, so I lived with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 16:17 UTC as 28th comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)

Something about this camera really speaks to me. I like what I see. The controls are extensive, the body is larger than I would prefer, but looks well designed. I am currently shooting with a Nikon J4 (laugh, I know, but it's a fun camera to use with the 6.7-13 and 18.5 mm lenses) and want to upgrade, and the Panasonic looks like a great upgrade.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 16:30 UTC as 149th comment
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Tonkotsu Ramen: The complaints are hilarious. When I was with E mount, there was demand for this type of lens. The 18-105 is a PZ and better suited for video, and is larger and heavier.

This 18-135 is a very versatile FL and it manually zooms..... something requested often..

The only issues I see here are:
#1 high intro price, even higher than canon's 18-150 EF-M ($500)
#2 4+ years too late
#3 min focus distance is not impressive

@CamCaptain: There are plenty of good Canon cameras, hyperbole much?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 18:14 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (331 comments in total)

I greatly enjoyed the Throwback Thursday articles.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 16:26 UTC as 112th comment | 3 replies

I have a Nikon waterproof case for my Nikon 1 J4. I bought a refurbished J4 with the kit lens and the case for about $250 bucks. It replaced a Canon Elph D20. The difference in photo quality is extreme. The Nikon is much bulkier, but worth the trade off.

I actually liked the Nikon so much I picked up the 6.7-13, 18.7, and 30-110 lens for it. The 1 series got decried here, but it's a fun camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 22:15 UTC as 6th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH (68 comments in total)

I still have my Elph SD850 IS. Great camera, but the lens is blurry in the corners.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 44th comment
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)

I still shot with the original X100 and it serves me well. I took it on a week long cruise to Disney World and it proved itself very capable.

It worked well for static images (as expected), but also a few quick snaps on rides and of the parades.

This is one camera I will hold onto until it dies.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 18:45 UTC as 37th comment

Yes, a bigger sensor would be nice, but I doubt Olympus wants to develop a waterproof camera that will sell in such limited numbers.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:00 UTC as 31st comment
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VadymA: I like my J5 with 6-13VR and 32 1.2. No other camera with 1'' sensor allows for such freedom of creative choice in such a tiny package as Nikon 1. Nikon literally has no competition in this segment. All other brands only offer fixed lens options. Too bad Nikon doesn't see it as an opportunity to offer something unique. Kind of like that salesman who thought that there was no market for a shoe company in a courtly where everyone walks barefoot. Sometimes all that's needed is to show the alternative to create the market.

@BarnET: I stand corrected.

@T3: I agree that the lenses are overpriced. I most expensive one I bought is the 6.7-13mm and I am very happy with its performance.

Personally, I enjoy the system, and I wish the image quality was higher, but I made that trade-off for the smaller size. The camera itself, with a lens and underwater case was very cheap.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
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VadymA: I like my J5 with 6-13VR and 32 1.2. No other camera with 1'' sensor allows for such freedom of creative choice in such a tiny package as Nikon 1. Nikon literally has no competition in this segment. All other brands only offer fixed lens options. Too bad Nikon doesn't see it as an opportunity to offer something unique. Kind of like that salesman who thought that there was no market for a shoe company in a courtly where everyone walks barefoot. Sometimes all that's needed is to show the alternative to create the market.

@BarnET: The lenses for M4/3 are larger than comparable Nikon 1 lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
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bossanesta: Just let it die peacefully, so we can all forget Nikon had a garbage system.

Says you. It's not perfect, but I enjoy using my J4 and the 4 lenses I bought for it. I especially enjoy the 6.7-13mm lens.

I wish Nikon would release a V4, but I fear they won't.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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Robert Zanatta: I wish they'd bring back their plasma televisions...

I have a Panasonic 3D plasma and love it, but you think that Plasma is better than OLED?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 03:44 UTC

These were really hard to get when they were released and I waited a good bit to get one in black. I liked it a lot. Unfortunately, I sold it too soon as I was always looking for bigger and better back then. Too bad. It was a nice camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 71st comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (176 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 70th 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 (121 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 49th 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 (310 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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