24thWanderer

24thWanderer

Lives in United States Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Project Manager/Freelance Photographer
Joined on Mar 29, 2017

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On photo The shoreline at dawn in the Pentax camera's challenge (22 comments in total)

My first DSLR was a Pentax K3 II. I do miss it. Happy to see people producing such beautiful images with Pentax still. Very well done!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 17:51 UTC as 2nd comment

I've moved from Micro Four Thirds but I used to use this lens quite a bit. It was the first prime I bought when I got my GX85. It was cheaper a few years ago. But even at the price now, I would find it a pretty addition to most M43 kits. The only areas where it really feel flat for me was when I was shooting against stage lights. The flare and fringing was prominent on those scenarios. But as a whole, I enjoyed using it. Its small size also makes a great lens to keep on those smaller bodies and use for all sorts of situations.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 22:10 UTC as 51st comment
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24thWanderer: Not too surprised to see Fuji dominating this list if its based on Instagram. Fujis have that classic elegance and look to them that make them a real treat to show off. Maybe one day I'll get one. I've been tempted by them for a while. In the meantime though, I am happy with my Canons.

I guess you were so busy honing in on that one sentence that you missed the one (literally two sentences later) where I also said I have been tempted by them for a while. And that is because I have. The XT4 and X Pro 3 to be specific. But go ahead with that selective reading of yours, bud. Shows your attitude quite well also ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2020 at 22:34 UTC
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fotogrofur: Have to leave it to Fuji for finding their niche.

Lot's of hits. Folks are always interested.

I myself have been eyeballing that X Pro 3 for a while. My local shop has a used one sitting in their glass display and I've been trying to ignore it. My wallet has been through enough this year XD

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2020 at 22:29 UTC
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24thWanderer: Not too surprised to see Fuji dominating this list if its based on Instagram. Fujis have that classic elegance and look to them that make them a real treat to show off. Maybe one day I'll get one. I've been tempted by them for a while. In the meantime though, I am happy with my Canons.

I have no idea how you connected these non-existent dots in my reply. I am not knocking Fuji or even Instagram at all. I'm just saying that they make pretty, stylish cameras and that aspect seems likely to be a factor of cameras that would be frequently used on a social media platform. I already know they make great cameras and and glass. I just have not owned any myself. I am not a brand snob. Go look at my gear history, I have used many types simply out of curiosity. But Canon has been where I ended up for the time being and I am unapologetic about it. Whether you use Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pana, Leica, whatever. Use the gear you enjoy.

Not every comment on these articles has to be hostile. Bring that drama elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2020 at 22:19 UTC

Not too surprised to see Fuji dominating this list if its based on Instagram. Fujis have that classic elegance and look to them that make them a real treat to show off. Maybe one day I'll get one. I've been tempted by them for a while. In the meantime though, I am happy with my Canons.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2020 at 19:45 UTC as 63rd comment | 8 replies
On article Gear of the Year: Dale's choice - Fujifilm X-Pro3 (232 comments in total)

I always enjoy these Gear of the Year articles. It gives us a little more insight into the staff. With that said, this has been one of my favorite ones to read. This made me really want to grab one of these lol

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2020 at 23:35 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

The pricing of the adapter seems fair for what it is but not the buyback program. Doesn't really seem to be much of an incentive as someone who had to pay $300 for the Drop In w/CPL because it was the cheapest one available. Not to mention the $140 for the Clear Filter A just so I can use that adapter without the CPL aspect. I think I'll just hold on to my Canon Drop and purchase some of those other filters once they release. I am far more excited by the large range of filters. Still, I can appreciate Breakthrough trying to offer a legitimate alternative to the Canon brands. The regular model and the one with the control ring are so hard to get without inflated prices. And not everyone is able or willing to pay for the Canon drop-in.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2020 at 13:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)

DPR staff has been hard at work cranking out these reviews and impressions; especially as of late. It is highly appreciated. Thank you guys!

I could see some video users going after this camera. And it's nice to see a Sigma lens rebate with this; it does help a bit with this mount's very limited lens selection. I know that Panasonic has stated that it's not trying to cannibalize its M43s lineup with its L mount, but as a G85 owner, I could see myself upgrading to this should I decide to get more serious into videography. I'll be keeping my eye on this one; especially when the price drops down the line.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 18:21 UTC as 171st comment

Considering I do mostly concerts and events that usually have large quantities of people...yep. Pretty much stopped it completely lol. I'm using this time to work on my website, update my business cards, contracts and everything else so I can come out of the gate ready to get gigs. I've been saying I'll rehash all of that for a while now. But now I have time. Plenty of time...lol

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2020 at 21:39 UTC as 14th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 sample gallery (70 comments in total)

I no longer own the 25mm 1.7 but it was a reliable nifty fifty while I had it. I got some fantastic food photography shots from it as well. It does great in natural lighting. Shooting directly into light or certain LED situations can limit what the lens does though. But for the price, it's hard to be mad about it. This and the 14 2.8 II were the first primes I picked up for my M43 kit. It's one of the best of its kind (cheap, nifty fifty) that I have used.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2020 at 21:54 UTC as 18th comment
On article Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro sample gallery (229 comments in total)

This lens is almost always on my Panasonic G85. Lightweight, weather sealed body and lens, covers a versatile 24-80 range, does stills and videos well and it all feels well balanced and ergonomically correct. I just love this combo.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 17:35 UTC as 6th comment

Tell all the major players to stop releasing so many sexy cameras so frequently and maybe I'll be able to. LOL

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 19:50 UTC as 183rd comment
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JEROME NOLAS: I was just fine with my camera(s) before discovering DPR! I swear...

Hahaha I relate to this comment too hard.

On the bright side, reading the reviews and initial impressions in the morning with my morning coffee has been a good way to start the day.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 19:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1491 comments in total)

I was just drooling over another new Fuji release and then they announce this. Seriously, I am gonna broke in 2020 if this keeps up -_- I've always wanted a Fuji and just keep throwing out so many tempting offerings.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 18:47 UTC as 220th comment
On article Loupedeck+ review (135 comments in total)

I didn't even know these existed. If it's refined now, I'm certainly interested. This could save me so much time! Definitely gonna have to take a good at this.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 22:49 UTC as 31st comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1719 comments in total)
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24thWanderer: "We can have a discussion about how much the E-M1 III 'should cost' only if you can name another camera that offers a comparable combination of excellent IS, video AF performance, shutter life, weather sealing, usable high-res mode and shooting rate."

It's almost like this happens on a regular basis. LOL

Beautiful looking camera though. Enamored by how rugged it seems. I'm excited to see some what seasoned M43 users can do with it!

Thanks so much for linking. This was really nice to look at! This guy is uber talented!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 01:34 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1719 comments in total)

"We can have a discussion about how much the E-M1 III 'should cost' only if you can name another camera that offers a comparable combination of excellent IS, video AF performance, shutter life, weather sealing, usable high-res mode and shooting rate."

It's almost like this happens on a regular basis. LOL

Beautiful looking camera though. Enamored by how rugged it seems. I'm excited to see some what seasoned M43 users can do with it!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 23:10 UTC as 244th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus introduces lightweight 12-45mm F4 Pro lens (83 comments in total)

If I didn't already have a Oly 12-40 PRO 2.8, I probably would have scooped this up. It's nice to see a smaller, lighter alternative. I love my 2.8 though and I do use it at the max aperture very often. My 2.8 balances well on my G85 but always felt a bit unbalanced on the lighter non-DSLR like bodies such as GX85. That extra heft can really impact the shooting experience.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 23:02 UTC as 5th comment

Fujifilm has been making want to spend all my money lately.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 21:34 UTC as 341st comment | 3 replies
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