Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

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On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2105 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: The tone of this article reads like a review from someone that doesn't actually like the camera, but is forced to know's pretty good!

Let's also not forget that the K-1 and D500 are MONSTERS (and $400 more expensive) compared to the XT2. You know, just for some perspective.

This is exactly the perspective I want from a reviewer if I am seriously considering a purchase.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2105 comments in total)

A beautiful camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (96 comments in total)
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evan47: Give 20mp and a viewfinder and it would be more attractive.

That camera is in the OMD section.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
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Seeky: Somewhere in the last picture I found a tiny sign saying no motor vehicles. I had to look really hard, but then I'm not familiar with the sign or the country. In my country it is usually a large red circle with a white bar in it. But I saw a sign of a dog. A forbidden dog.

There are plenty of sign in Death Valley informing motorists of where and where not to drive---in particular, there are off road signs all along the parks majors roads reminding motorists to stay on the paved roads.

By the time a visitor reaches this point in the park, he or she has seen plenty of warnings about staying on the roads.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (295 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: I like the features of this camera very much, but I dislike this tiny sensor.

Buy a full frame camera. Problem solved.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (656 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: I might buy one and get a 12-100mm lens to go with it.

Olympus, I would appreciate some aggressive pricing early in the product cycle to make this happen.

Actually, they might need to. Lots of exciting announcements this week for a lot of camera makers, but Olympus has no camera to preorder. The impulse buyer-early adapter has no camera to order (preorder) as I write this comment (I checked).

Olympus might need to gin up some interest publicity when the camera is available.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (656 comments in total)

I might buy one and get a 12-100mm lens to go with it.

Olympus, I would appreciate some aggressive pricing early in the product cycle to make this happen.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 23:43 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (32 comments in total)
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princecody: I wonder how many people will buy this over the EM1 M2 because of the bargain price?

I am not sure this camera is competing with the E-M1, Mark ii

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 14:37 UTC

I have spent a fair amount of time visiting US National Parks. The one constant is a complete lack of awareness and common sense of visitors. They simply ignore or disregard signs and warnings (don't swim, don't walk here, don't feed the animals) It is a though they believe the signs were left for someone else and not them.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (656 comments in total)
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princecody: Guessing battery life has jumped to 550 shots from 400?

from 350.

There were a number of complaints about how poorly the E-M1 batteries performed in cold weather.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:11 UTC

I want one.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)

It appears that many the negative comments directed to the reviewers are from individuals seeking validation instead of information regarding purchasing options. It is the latter that my comment addresses.

My problem stems from how the reviewers hand out Silver and Gold Awards. Consider the statement made in the review that "even in the most basic, single point AF shooting modes, the results are far from what we would expect from a modern DSLR focusing system." This is a very strong statement regarding something that is a core attribute of the camera and not a cool feature. If anything the reviewers should be admonished for slapping a Silver Award on a $1,800 camera built in 2016 that lacks "a proficient AF system". It is tough to reconcile these. Perhaps it is time to toss the Gold and Silver awards and rely on the scores and written reviews. The consumer might benefit. You guys are too nice about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 240th comment | 7 replies

I find this sort of article very useful--putting the camera to work in the sort of setting it was designed. It is a nice complement to a formal review.

4 miles in and out is taking the camera for a spin. I wonder how the camera will hold up for entire season?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 23:11 UTC as 59th comment

Thank you. I appreciate the article.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 22:21 UTC as 31st comment

The market may be shrinking, but Sony is building products people want to buy.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 3rd comment

More people are taking pictures than ever before. The thing is most do not use what we think traditionally as a camera to do this. The bottom line flows from this.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (53 comments in total)

The Pelican cases represent a tough choice for consumers-they are indestructible, but the weight was the price for this. The classic trade-off.

I have been dragging the 1510 through airports for years--up and down curbs and steps and the wheels are as good as when new (they can be replaced if they break or so I have been told). I have a 1610 that I check and the baggage handlers haven't been able to destroy this one. The trade-off has worked for me for transporting camera and diving gear for years.

If the old ones ever break, I will consider purchasing the new and lighter version.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 3rd comment
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starwolfy: I have this bag. Overall it's good but many things seems not mature enough so overall i feel so so.

First: the peak design clamp system that you are Supposed to clip on a side of your bag feels very unsecure with heavy cameras as the side pockets become loose and makes your camera very nose heavy like it may fall down.

Second: the bag may look big but indeed you cannot put as much as you would first think inside. It kind of lack big pockets and deviders are meh...despite all the marketing.

Third and probaby the biggest issue to me : the front pocket is badly designed. The bottom part doesnt extend when you put stuff in this pocket so the overall capability is very small and the pocket become hard to close with just few things only. You need to press it hard toward the internal part of the bag to be able to close the pocket when it contains only say two batteries and a charger...and few random small things. Moreover the design of this pockets is made in way that the bag doesnt grow much bigger externally when you put more stuff in it but it rather become tigther inside keeping the external look good but the inside even less able to carry stuff.

Except that ! It's very well made. It feels nice to touch. There are some eronomical parts that are very good like the top zip, the simple idea to hold your tripod and the clamp to ajust the size is very nice. I like this bag a lot but at near 300 euros with shipping I expected a more mature product.

Your comment is a nice complement to the review. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 17:59 UTC

Is that poor women in the sample photo dragging the camera behind her?

Seriously, this looks like an amazing camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 5th comment
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (280 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: Whew. Lots of people bumming on a $229 camera. This little camera is rugged, sized correctly for travel, and takes decent pictures. It is the kind of camera you pick up before you go on vacation. It will serve you well and if gets beat up, lost or stolen, no big deal.

Shop harder, my friend. It can be found for $329, no tax and free shipping.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
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