Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1375 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 97th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1375 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 (1375 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 290th 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 72nd 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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Craig from Nevada: The perfect stocking stuffer for that special macro enthusiast in your life!

Shop early and shop often this holiday season for the photo enthusiast on your list regardless of his/her area of interest.

A little card in the stocking with the promise of a belated X-Mas gift will get the job done. Santa does backorders

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 14:16 UTC

The perfect stocking stuffer for that special macro enthusiast in your life!

Shop early and shop often this holiday season for the photo enthusiast on your list regardless of his/her area of interest.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Craig from Nevada: A place like Costa Rica would have provider a better test of this camera's capabilities---rain, clouds, BIF, mountains, volcanos, flowers, trees and most of all color.

Iceland is not doubt a great destination, but this was not a really great time of year to figure out what this camera can do.

@Carlos--just take it on the hike up Chirripo. It will go through a pretty fair sample of conditions.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 22:37 UTC

A place like Costa Rica would have provider a better test of this camera's capabilities---rain, clouds, BIF, mountains, volcanos, flowers, trees and most of all color.

Iceland is not doubt a great destination, but this was not a really great time of year to figure out what this camera can do.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article 500 Leagues: using the Nikon D500 underwater (56 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: These underwater articles are like visiting the luxury home section in the newspaper. Nice to see what a $2 million home looks like, but I won't be moving into the neighborhood anytime soon.

It is a wonderful set up but a lot of bucks--the housing and dome are no doubt $4,500 or so combined and then add another $1,200 or so for the lighting. Still it is a lot of fun to see the gear and view the spectacular images.

In Vancouver $2 million will get you a basic 2 bedroom house.

I would be living in the streets.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article 500 Leagues: using the Nikon D500 underwater (56 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: These underwater articles are like visiting the luxury home section in the newspaper. Nice to see what a $2 million home looks like, but I won't be moving into the neighborhood anytime soon.

It is a wonderful set up but a lot of bucks--the housing and dome are no doubt $4,500 or so combined and then add another $1,200 or so for the lighting. Still it is a lot of fun to see the gear and view the spectacular images.

Yeah, finding the time and the dollars to travel to places to use the equipment regularly would certainly add to the cost.

At least the camera and the lens are not prohibitively expensive--about 2,300 USD.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
On article 500 Leagues: using the Nikon D500 underwater (56 comments in total)

These underwater articles are like visiting the luxury home section in the newspaper. Nice to see what a $2 million home looks like, but I won't be moving into the neighborhood anytime soon.

It is a wonderful set up but a lot of bucks--the housing and dome are no doubt $4,500 or so combined and then add another $1,200 or so for the lighting. Still it is a lot of fun to see the gear and view the spectacular images.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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HeyItsJoel: This ridiculous price just pushed me over to the Fuji side. I was hoping at least a comparable price to the X-T2 and I can upgrade from my E-M5 but no way I'm forking over that much for Olympus' wishful thinking. For $2,000 full frame is fully justified.

The DPReview Fuji X-T2 review caused me to start doing some research. I hadn't thought much of Fuji as an option until I read the review. I really felt that the E-M1 Mark II had to be priced in this range.

Today's announcement has me looking harder at this system.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
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jonf123: That is a very uninspiring photo gallery to show off the camera. I was in Iceland back in mid-September and got far better shots with an 80D. And I'm basically nothing more than a good amateur. I don't know if I can blame the photographer or the camera for this one. $2000 for this is crazy though.

"Uninspiring" is a good description.

The gallery left me with the "move along, nothing to see here" feeling.

In all fairness, these images were captured in pretty tough conditions.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: $2,000? No, thank you.

I will take a hard look at the alternatives--X-T2.

A number of people appear to have done so and with no regrets.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:16 UTC

$2,000? No, thank you.

I will take a hard look at the alternatives--X-T2.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (678 comments in total)

One of the nicest features of this camera is its price.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:44 UTC as 74th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2196 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 because....you know what....it'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.

http://j.mp/2dHOl3S
http://j.mp/2dHLZC3

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 (2196 comments in total)

A beautiful camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (113 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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