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On article Depth of Field in Macro Photography (158 comments in total)
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bobbarber: I think he missed the easiest step to take,which is to use an enthusiast compact camera. The small sensor gives huge depth of field, and the images are high quality. I'm talking about something like an XZ-1 or an LX5 or TL500, etc.

I think if you were to use an enthusiast compact camera, you'd want to use something with a long zoom. The XZ-1, LX5, etc.. focus closest at the wide end, which will most likely scare away insects and probably block light. If you shoot with a bridge camera with close focus filters, however, you'll be able to obtain similar results with more depth of field.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 21:00 UTC
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Graystar: Wasn't the new Sony EVF supposed the spell the end of the optical viewfinder? Or maybe it was the EVF before that one...or maybe it was the one before that which was supposed to kill the optical viewfinder...I can't remember.

I like my optical viewfinder...stop trying to take it away!

The problem is that you THINK you like your viewfinder. EVF's really do offer a whole lot more functionality than that old-fashioned mirrorbox.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 23:39 UTC
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a1shot: Woweee...Professionals have to cover insurance-experience-equipment and a whole host of other expenses..
When I lived in WA I advertised "Wedding Photography" at a set cost ($750.00) with the media cards immediately being given to the wedding couple to edit and print as they wished = minimal response!! Weddings @ $2750 a sell out..
Blame the buyers not the seller.........................

That could be due to your skill level, your target market, and where you were placing ads.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 03:30 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review (159 comments in total)
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Simon97: I agree with DPR's assessment. Shoot this thing RAW to get the 24mp resolution expected.

Noise at higher ISOs is a disappointment. Low noise at high ISO is part of the attraction of larger sensors. Compared the other cameras RAW noise is two stops worse and nearly 3 stops vs. the K5. The Sony 16mp sensor seems to be the current APS-C champ. This camera is a victim of the megapixel race. RIP

No matter the mass market demand, the sensor isn't producing output that is better than prior sensors in any absolute sense. Marketing hype has beaten out sensor development.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 18:08 UTC

Stuck in the '80s.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 23:35 UTC as 34th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-P3 announced and previewed (84 comments in total)
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straylightrun: I would rather get the Pentax Q.

I take it you enjoy the occasional detail with your noise reduction.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2011 at 19:42 UTC
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