Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

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Craig from Nevada: The E-620 was and continues to be my favorite 43 model. The camera when paired with the 12-60mm, 50-200mm, or 50mm lenses came closer to realizing the potential of 43 in terms of price, size and capability than the SHG lenses on an E-5.

Many here rightfully comment on the SHG lenses and their quality, but for me the High Grade line of lenses struck the balance between quality, weather resistance, size and price far better than the SHG lenses. They are large compared to most m43 lenses today, but not for their time. The 50-200mm has not been replaced.

Olympus offered nice underwater housings and ports for the E-330, E-510 and E-620 models that added additional capabilities. These were priced competitively with other similar systems (Ikelite).

Micro 43 has moved forward to better realize the goals of size and image quality through mirrorless cameras. The E-330, E-4xx, E-510 and E-620 paired with HG glass is the evolutionary path to where we are today. I still use this gear

The illuminated buttons are nice. I still use the camera regularly.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 22:55 UTC

The E-620 was and continues to be my favorite 43 model. The camera when paired with the 12-60mm, 50-200mm, or 50mm lenses came closer to realizing the potential of 43 in terms of price, size and capability than the SHG lenses on an E-5.

Many here rightfully comment on the SHG lenses and their quality, but for me the High Grade line of lenses struck the balance between quality, weather resistance, size and price far better than the SHG lenses. They are large compared to most m43 lenses today, but not for their time. The 50-200mm has not been replaced.

Olympus offered nice underwater housings and ports for the E-330, E-510 and E-620 models that added additional capabilities. These were priced competitively with other similar systems (Ikelite).

Micro 43 has moved forward to better realize the goals of size and image quality through mirrorless cameras. The E-330, E-4xx, E-510 and E-620 paired with HG glass is the evolutionary path to where we are today. I still use this gear

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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beavertown: How could this D5500s camera deserve a review while a lot of worthwhile ones have been queuing up for ages...

What in your mind makes a camera more worthy of review?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
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EricWN: Apart from the one question about the x100F, the only product the majority of readers here will ever be willing to afford, this reads like a joy fest without any critical elements. You could include questions from the forums, topics that are common in the forum etc. Besides, like last time, in a proper Interview I expect to be able to understand who says what, calling out the person who provides the statement.

Kaz,

I think a broader market is exactly what Fuji has in mind with the GFX. All of this is contingent of Fuji being able to drive the price down while achieving a qualitative advantage over full frame.

Competing with Nikon and Canon head on in full frame format is probably not a winning strategy for Fuji. They have an opportunity to get a head start.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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EricWN: Apart from the one question about the x100F, the only product the majority of readers here will ever be willing to afford, this reads like a joy fest without any critical elements. You could include questions from the forums, topics that are common in the forum etc. Besides, like last time, in a proper Interview I expect to be able to understand who says what, calling out the person who provides the statement.

Most interviews with manufacturers read this way.

DPReview needs to go about its business and do an objective review on the gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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Turboff: Fuji, where is the 16-80 f4? This is the most important lens missing if you want to open up X-system to the mainstream photographer.

This is exactly the lens I want. The 16-55mm is too short and lacks IS. The 18-135mm is too soft and too slow. I need a premium lens that is fast, sharp, has IS and is built like a tank. I am willing to pay $$

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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historianx: what kind of UWA zoom would they put out? They already have a 10-24/4

Something wider, something faster, something pricier?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 01:04 UTC

I like the article and the approach taken by the author. It is an interesting complement to the DPReview. Looks like a great trip.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 22:43 UTC as 26th comment
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (354 comments in total)
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Jefftan: without weather sealing, in body IS this is surely not a pro camera
for a consumer level camera, $900 without lens is quite expensive

not just Fuji, every company is testing what is the upper limit market will bear
i think they all will learn in the hard way

consumer (non-pro) level is a $600 market
any above (especially significantly above) won't sell

If u get to pro level (with weather seal, in body IS) than higher price may be relatively OK
but still don't expect to sell in high number
and there are not many pro, there are many consumer

and at most $600 is what they will paid

Not a pro body? Reading the DPReview account above, this camera is a poor man's X-T2.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (354 comments in total)
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Jefftan: without weather sealing, in body IS this is surely not a pro camera
for a consumer level camera, $900 without lens is quite expensive

not just Fuji, every company is testing what is the upper limit market will bear
i think they all will learn in the hard way

consumer (non-pro) level is a $600 market
any above (especially significantly above) won't sell

If u get to pro level (with weather seal, in body IS) than higher price may be relatively OK
but still don't expect to sell in high number
and there are not many pro, there are many consumer

and at most $600 is what they will paid

Learn the hard way? Not really, lowering the price is easily accomplished. It is much simpler than going the other direction with the price.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)

A big camera--about the volume of the old Olympus E-5. BTW--nothing wrong with a big camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 24th comment
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Craig from Nevada: Basic black works for me.

You incorrectly assume that I am imposing my preference on others. Hardly, I prefer basic black.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 00:03 UTC

Basic black works for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (94 comments in total)

The "Riviera Classic" made me think of the old Buick or the old casino in Las Vegas that Liberace and other Vegas icons played in the 1960s that was recently imploded. Was there a golf tournament by that name sponsored by Buick?

The use of the term "Riviera" as a product brand to invoke an image of glamour and style has fallen on hard times.

As for this product, lets use it for 6 months in the great out-of-doors (say a few of those nice hikes outside of Seattle featured in images here) and see if its glamour remains.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 8th comment
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moranjr: This camera has been backordered for longer than I remember any previous model. I suppose it is a combination of its popularity and the difficulty of ramping up production after the earthquake. I wish Fuji would release a statement about future availability.Kudos to Fuji for their firmware upgrade policy.

It was a money saver for me. I really wanted the X-T2 but the waiting and the availability of the X-T1 as a very nice price caused me to go with the latter.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)

The 25mm lens mounted on the camera in many of these photos looks like a beast.

It might be worth putting one's money into the lens and taking a pass on the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 95th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: "Not So Good For: Those expecting image quality in-line with comparably priced cameras."

Slap a "Gold Award" on it for poor value.

@RPJG--the image quality is probably good enough for 99%, it is the price to achieve it that the reviewer was questioning.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)

"Not So Good For: Those expecting image quality in-line with comparably priced cameras."

Slap a "Gold Award" on it for poor value.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:08 UTC as 288th comment | 5 replies

I get the bellyaching about the price. I think Olympus probably anticipated it in the hope that would mostly occur from those standing in the long queues all day to fork over their hard earned cash for the camera---"here, take my money you greedy bloodsuckers". We will see if this happens.

$2k is a tough sell for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 71st comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 comments in total)

Smoking Deal.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 18th comment
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