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A big camera in front of your face is inconspicuous if it is black. A camera bag does not look like a camera bag if it is big, black, rectangular and has a flap. The things so many photographers believe. Amazing. Maybe that is why no one notices my black and white photos. :-) I do like Think Tank bags for their design, but none are inconspicuous.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

What I hate about the old Cuff is that the weight of a tiny camera(Pany GM5) gradually reduces the size of the loop around the wrist. The buckle slides. Pain in the a... Has that been fixed?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

I am afraid I prefer the modesty of the actually great 19th century French photographer,

If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd take one every time.

—Robert Doisneau

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

A multitool would be illegal carryon and doubtless be stolen from his checked luggage. Does he buy a new one in each location?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 22:25 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

Can polished wooden grips be far behind?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection (38 comments in total)
In reply to:

Richard Murdey: Does anyone actually store memory cards in their wallet, or on a little leather pouch attached to their neck strap?

In these days of mirrorless a spare battery holder might make more sense that a spare 256 GB memory card.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (99 comments in total)

I voted for the X-T2 for many of the same reasons Richard Butler notes in his recent commentary. The reason is even more personal. I waited and waited for the D400 to replace my D300. Finally I succumbed to Nikon's bombardment of messages to upgrade to full frame and got a D800 and replaced a bunch(for me) of lenses. Wonderful camera, but just a little clumsy and certainly not travel friendly. Decided I needed a travel camera and got an X-T1. It was everything I would have wanted in a D400 except smaller and maybe not such sophisticated focusing. Then the X-T2 which gives me images which are difficult to distinguish from the D800. I know the D810 is better. But I am not about to dump my Nikon lenses again for a D500 no matter how wonderful it is.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 15th comment
On article Slik Lite tripods feature built-in LED lights (46 comments in total)

I have never had an LED flashlight last over a year or two. I have a tripod that still works fine after 30 years. What is wrong with that picture?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 5th comment
On article TIME to celebrate 175 years of photojournalism (17 comments in total)

Not sure why they are using all that video to sell still pictures. A good argument could be made that grabbing a frame out of a video is not photography aat all. Certainly everyone remembers the newsreel footage of the burning of the Hindenberg and nobody was ever influenced by the cobbled together still frame that ended up on the cover of Time.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:04 UTC as 11th comment
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (159 comments in total)

The flowing snow appearance of water was created by large format photographers because of the limitations of their equipment. They could not shoot fast. It seems to me that to slavishly continue to copy that distortion with modern equipment is an assault on the eye. It is like taking a buggy whip to your automobile to make it go faster. It has reached such universal acceptance that I have begun to wonder nonsensically if most people have defective vision. Water does not look like that on this planet.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 37th comment | 10 replies
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Truebar: If you want to satisfy everybody, then please put image stabilisation into the camera body. Thanks in advance.

They have already addressed that. They would need a larger mount and bigger image circles to do that. That means all the current lenses would have to be redesigned. IBS requires more power meanin larger battery, larger camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (225 comments in total)

This is a really nice camera. It is a shame that Nikon broke the line. So many of sold our D300s and lenses and moved into FX at Nikon's urging. Many of us sought our D400 DX equivalent camera somewhere else. Both involved a new system of lenses. Few of us will find any enthusiam for downgrading from FX or switching back to DX from another APS-C camera system.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 18:05 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

This is the camera I think should have been the first generation of digital cameras where the sensor was essentially a piece of electronic film. The distraction loss is not so much the chimping, but the menu fiddling. I suspect that with some time the use of this simple camera will become as second nature as a film Leica. Will hurt the forum, please share your settings, messages.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 21:08 UTC as 32nd comment

The D500 looks like a great camera, but building it 5 years too late is not what D300/300s users were asking for. So many of them moved on. They were encouraged by a huge Nikon campaign to go full frame at great cost. Many left Nikon and found an upgrade from the D300s in mirrorless, again at great cost. Those people are not coming back. Considering how capable the D7200 is those customers are not likely to switch. The D7200 and D500 will take sales from each other for owners of older models. Nikon shot themselves in the foot with the delay. Now they will conclude they were mistaken and should not pay attention to customers when the D500 is not the great hit that the D300 was and there will be no followup in 3 years.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 21st comment
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (471 comments in total)
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VBLondon: I'd say that they've fully come of age when more of them have built-in EVFs.
If you want a fast normal zoom and built-in EVF the choices today are the aging Panasonic LX100 or the sluggish Canon G5X

I agree. I don't think you can take any camera seriously if it does not have a viewfinder. Certainly a camera that is difficult or impossible to frame an image in normal conditions of bright daylight is not an enthusiast camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 15:41 UTC

Stroke of genius, really. His photographs make me wonder about his subjects. Who were they? What happened? They look like people with history, not black and white abstracted patterns of lines, spots, wrinkles. Really moral guy in the best sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 27th comment
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)

I love these intelligent and informative interviews. I am sure that Fuji's openness is due in large part to your approach. Thanks, Barnaby.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 114th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: no tiltable lcd? must be a joke.

Sorry, mistake. I thought I was helping by pointing out that you can use aLcamera without a tilting LCD. Now you have jumped to sarcasm and IBIS. Oh dear. People have been taking pictures for over 150 years without IBIS. Leica, Nikon, Canon, and Fuji don't like IBIS and it is a valid solution. Buy the features you want. Evidently this camera is not for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)

Really, really nice preview. It seems to zero in on what I am interested in. Well done, Richard.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 445th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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Wubslin: 'faux leather'

Stopped reading right there. Goodbye Fuji, you won't be missed.

Oh, please. Leather has not been used on cameras in decades including Leica, except for collector cameras. It just doesn't hold up. Faux is an improvement.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
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