Retro Joe

Retro Joe

Lives in United States RI, United States
Joined on Dec 29, 2011
About me:

Without a map any road will do. That's my plan.

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On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (640 comments in total)
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Carlos AF Costa: I like it. Very good spec for a real compact camera. It doesn´t compete with my Canon G1X, wich has a larger sensor and a fantastic image, but has a true compact it might be my first choice for a second camera

I look forward to a side by side image comparison between these two. The G1X is Edsel-like and won't be around too long.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 13:26 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (640 comments in total)

say goodnight to smaller sensored advance compact cameras. This camera isn't perfect without a solid performing evf and articulating lcd. that said, when the price drops i might want one.

speaking of pricing, sure makes the ILCs of Sony (c-3, 5n etc) look like better values.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 13:24 UTC as 112th comment | 5 replies
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Richard Murdey: I'm all for more color variations, but this "let's make a batch in silver and charge several hundred dollars more" racket should stop.

wouldn't you think poor sales response would factor into that decision? At least with this iteration comes a different lens. Now, that's not saying I'm going to jump on it. I have been tracking eBay prices in North America for a K5 body...now at $989(US). However, add a decent lens and you are over $1400. So, all that said, the price isn't too bad.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 22:44 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Samsung NX200 in-depth review (175 comments in total)

I owned the NX200 for a short time. Great pics at lower ISO is a fact and its AEB makes it well suited for HDR shooting. The ultimate reason for selling was the highly reflective screen which makes it impossible in some lighting to compose a shot.

I was hoping for the NX12 or whatever it is to be released with an evf and the NX200 sensor, but that hasn't happened!!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 22:15 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (375 comments in total)

I would like to hear from some ham and eggers that have a lot of excess cash to see how these DSLRs are working out for them.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 23:47 UTC as 52nd comment

No surprises and at least Nikon has regained some ground on Canon, albeit in what looks like the end of the road for this line of compacts.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 03:02 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

I would agree with viewing the orbs issue as being a problem for those troubled by it.

I owned the X10 for a few months and got some great black and white shots. I always used in the light of day and never had any apparent IQ bugaboos.

I think that some people are over the top in their passion and expectation of this slightly overpriced compact camera. If that disatisfied or troubled with it, sell it off and repurpose the money for a different camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 15:20 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (170 comments in total)
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Kei Ma: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/896713352/albums/canon-g1x
My G1X sample, not all photo are take in max resolution.

I bet you chit-chat endlessly to people who would rather the dog chewed off their ears than be subjected to it.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 14:16 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (170 comments in total)
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Faintandfuzzy: Looks like a great little camera....shame the OVF is like looking through a straw...the only reason I passed on it.

Agreed!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 16:50 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (170 comments in total)
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liquidsquid: My goodness, there seems to be a heavy weight of fanboy in this thread. "I'm dumpin my m4/3, blah blah..." because it doesn't perform as well as a brand new sensor compared to an older one at ISO6400!

I mean come one already, judging at 6400??? Kinda defeats the purpose of all these fast lenses everyone is clamoring for. The last time I NEEDED 6400 was, um, wait, um... oh yeah pixel-peeping tests. Perhaps once or twice trying to get a decent shot of my son indoors at night with poor lighting out of 10's of thousands of shots I have taken with my camera.

So much more goes into a cam than IQ of the sensor. I still cannot believe how spoiled we have all become vs. film days.

p.s. Looking forward to the new Olympus which reportedly does NOT use a Panasonic sensor (and seems to have evidence of it based on the RAW samples) Wow.

With that said, this Canon does look pretty nice, just not my bag getting stuck with a single lens.

sdyue, dude, say more with less, much less.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 14:12 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (170 comments in total)

While I am not lovin' the lens, the comparisons are impressive for G1x.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (170 comments in total)
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Aaron MC: It appears to be dead. I can't get it to load.

My hair starts to hurt when I read some people's comments and/or posts.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:54 UTC
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barb_s: Nice shot but won with facebook friend votes.

don't know how you figured that out but no doubt social media plays a role in such things. That possibilty does make more sense as to outcome now. Either way, decent shot.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 14:10 UTC

looks really good, just short of excellent due to what I see in the reflections. Nice try.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 14:08 UTC as 2nd comment

I agree with Omvik. I do wish, however that the debate not end here but that it continue until a consensus is reached on acceptability for HDR in photojournalism.

So true that the easiest thing in the world to be is a critic. The anti-HDR types blather incessantly against it just because they can. They choose to ignore the fact that non-HDR images often have scores of adjustments to them to enhance or re-create the original scene.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 15:05 UTC as 83rd comment
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Retro Joe: It is pretty clear that the court is correct with the decision as the evidence is obvious that the offender attempted a way around the initial attempt to use the plantiff's image. The case outcome would have been different if no prior connection between the two parties was present and the second picture wasn't a blatant attempt to copy.

To henry hertz: well, the Court doesn't fall on your side in this instance. Thankfully there is a system of justice...they get it right far more often than not. People can disagree with this decision all day long-changes nothing.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 19:38 UTC

It is pretty clear that the court is correct with the decision as the evidence is obvious that the offender attempted a way around the initial attempt to use the plantiff's image. The case outcome would have been different if no prior connection between the two parties was present and the second picture wasn't a blatant attempt to copy.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 14:57 UTC as 201st comment | 2 replies
On article CES 2012: Sigma Interview (152 comments in total)

what a joke; the real truth is the SD1 is ridiculously priced...and people aren't foolish enough to lay out money for such a poorly reviewed camera. Maybe the time has come to own up to Sigma sensor being not much better than that of an advanced compact.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:02 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery (408 comments in total)
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Kwick1: I don't know how to quantify this. The High ISO samples look good, but all of the samples look very "digital", with bland colors, low contrast, etc. I didn't find them appealling at all compared to any of the Olympus cam JPGs or the Fuji X100.

Sorry, but...reading your posts/replies makes me want to poke my own eyes out.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 16:47 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery (408 comments in total)
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: for the $799 price-- one can have a Canon T3i or a Nikon D5100 -- give or take $50-- when the DSLRS are on sale..

right now the Canon T3i is $749 on sale, the Nikon D5100 is $799..

granted the DSLRs are not as small..but they are small already as far as DSLRs are concerned.. but then again, I am betting the DSLRs AF a lot faster than the G1x...

why can't have it all? :-)

if this Canon G1X-- is priced at $549 ... I think I will be more than willing to have it :-) does anybody share these thoughts?

there will be a market for this camera and the G series along with other brand advanced camera enthusiasts will be chief among them. As a past owner of G12, G11, LX5, TL500 and P7000, this camera will easily surpass what they each offered...and they had some great benefits.
All cameras come with compromises, the G1x will have less than other smaller-sensored cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 00:18 UTC
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