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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

Simply awesome!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 296th comment
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Dillon Frazier: what the heck is canon thinking? the eos m line has like 5 lenses, is missing essentials like a fast 50mm equivalent and 2.8 zooms, but when they do put out a new lens they decide that a 28mm macro is a top priority?

Canon needs to wake up and realize that eos m is just not appealing compared to cropped mirrorless competitors and their lens lineup is only making things worse.

Add an EF to EF-M adapter . . .

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1021045-REG/canon_6098b002wb_ef_m_lens_adapter_kit.html

And you have access to a pretty big library of EF and EF-S lenses to "fill in the gap" as well.

:)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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Dillon Frazier: what the heck is canon thinking? the eos m line has like 5 lenses, is missing essentials like a fast 50mm equivalent and 2.8 zooms, but when they do put out a new lens they decide that a 28mm macro is a top priority?

Canon needs to wake up and realize that eos m is just not appealing compared to cropped mirrorless competitors and their lens lineup is only making things worse.

FWIW Canon EF-M 35mm f1.8 is rumored to be coming.

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/two-new-lens-rumors-canon-ef-m-35mm-f1-8-stm-and-fuji-xf80mm-f2-8-coming/

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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loitokitok: I get the impression many of you haven't realised what the market is for this lens. It's ideal for people who want high quality photos of small things such as coins and other collectibles for sites like eBay. It's also great for those who like photographing flowers and you only have to visit a few gardens to see how many of those there are.

Those two groups alone probably easily outnumber all the photographers in the world who specialise in Macro and it's a new market.

Canon have actually been very smart here.

+1
And it looks like it will be simply a fun lens to use as well!
How can you go wrong with that!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:08 UTC

In the consumer market, perhaps its an idea ahead of its time.

I just can't shake the idea that down the road, one of my kids is going to say . . . "Hey dad. Check this out" and its going to be exactly this idea, except with the computing power and data access they are going to have when they're grown up, its going to be an easy implementation then.

And then I'll reply to my kid, "I remember when . . .

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 17:18 UTC as 42nd comment

+ 3,280,000
:)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:47 UTC as 104th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Things we found that had been cut in half (135 comments in total)

I would like to see an article by Roger Cicala putting one of these lenses back together again . . . and then taking sample pictures with it . . . while commenting on what he sees some people doing to lenses . . . and that this is nothing.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 11:37 UTC as 40th comment
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zoranT: Compact, yes, but not pocketable (pants)

http://j.mp/1RmHwUg#sthash.jcxs0gTP.dpuf

so, I d rather go with an APS-C sensor with pancake lens, about the same compactness, and comes much cheaper. Depends how much someone wants to pay for impressive 18mm focal length feature.

I'm thinking of having pants made with bigger pockets. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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dagobah: I would be really interested in the DL18-50 version if it has a focal length memory, so that when you turn it on, it's set to the last used focal length. In most situations I'd be using 28-50mm equiv range, and would only want to zoom out to 18 occasionally. It would be annoying to have to zoom in quite a bit, nearly every time I turned on the camera. In fact, it's one thing that bothers me a bit about even Canon G7X, since it's always at 24mm when I turn it on, and that's a bit wide for me in most situations.

I'm looking at the pic of the DL18-50 and there seems to be a "zoom" ring with different focal lengths printed on it. If you leave it on one of these, does the camera start up at that focal length? That was my assumption. But also a quick access to those "standard" focal lengths, with a smooth zoom as an option. I am personally more looking at the DL24-85, which has a similar "zoom" ring. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Not advocating for retro, but anyone can tell why the content of this camera cannot fit into a Nikon F2 sized body?

I know it's digital, but no sarcasm... serious question. Thanks!

@arhmatic

That was my attempt at funny. Obviously it wasn't. :( LOL.

But personal preference is personal preference. If you don't like it, you don't like it. 'doesn't mean others shouldn't like it though.

And IMHO regardless of whether you are "impressed or not", this camera will probably bang out a pretty darn good picture, even in tough shooting conditions.

Me personally, I take one look at the D500 and it seems to be similar in size to either my D7000 or D750 which I find perfectly usable for the shooting that I do.

And having used a bunch of cameras, I've really come to respect the ergonomics of the Nikon dSLR cameras. To me, they really do seem well thought out. Especially after using them for so long, and quite intensely.

To me, it's not about the "styling", its about how usable it is and if I get the pictures I want out of it.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:21 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Not advocating for retro, but anyone can tell why the content of this camera cannot fit into a Nikon F2 sized body?

I know it's digital, but no sarcasm... serious question. Thanks!

@Mosswings,
+1. I guess I was typing as you were posting. I did not see your post before I started typing.

@arhmatic
I think they'd slimmed down since the 1st "portable" dSLR.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Minolta_RD-175_Digital_SLR.JPG

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:10 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Is anything thinking, depending on how good high-iso is indoors, that a Nikon 24-105mm f4 lens stuck on the front of this thing would make a killer indoor sports camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 296th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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jtan163: Nikon's numbering system has finally bitten them.
Why is the D500 less costly than the D600? (Im assumng it will be more expensive - if not it should fall off the shelves!)
Why is the high end D500 named lower than the low end D600...?

They can get one more out with D500s. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Not advocating for retro, but anyone can tell why the content of this camera cannot fit into a Nikon F2 sized body?

I know it's digital, but no sarcasm... serious question. Thanks!

Don't forget about the AF system and the battery to power all of this. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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Holger Bargen: When I saw the features of the camera, first, I thought it would be a very nice camera. But I had the option to see some results from that camera - and I was dissappointed. I did expect much more - and it was not the photographer as I know from photos she took with her old gear that she is very gifted. So much noise! Colours could be better ...

@Holger,

Yes. Lots of Fujifilm XP shots. But that last one is with an ancient Olympus 850SW. :) And I've shot with the Olympus TG-1 and Olympus TG-830. They are all really practical cameras and fun for vacation.

If you like the Nikon 1 J1, then they have the Nikon 1 AW1 which is in that series and waterproof. But . . . its big compared to these compact size cameras.

The thing with the compact camera size cameras is that you can toss them in your pocket and forget about them.

If I am at the beach with the girls and they decide to go further into the water, I don't have to run back to shore to keep my cellphone dry. I just swim out into the lake with them.

Or if skiing and it starts to snow, I don't have to worry about that either.

It's a lot more convenient / hassle-free to keep one of these things for vacation.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
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Holger Bargen: When I saw the features of the camera, first, I thought it would be a very nice camera. But I had the option to see some results from that camera - and I was dissappointed. I did expect much more - and it was not the photographer as I know from photos she took with her old gear that she is very gifted. So much noise! Colours could be better ...

IMHO, a waterproof camera's biggest advantage is one of perspective.

They are so small and rugged, you can have them with you more of the time.

When all my buddies are putting their cameras away because we are around water or sand or a rough situation (in other words, when we are just about to have some fun), I'm pulling out my waterproof camera.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/5970004764/in/album-72157631300869284/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/9228264181/in/album-72157631300869284/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/7217340018/in/album-72157631300869284/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/7929712598/in/album-72157631300869284/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/9214220055/in/album-72157631300869284/

Because you can get right into the action with these types of cameras, the perspectives you get from them make for dynamic pictures. That, IMHO, over shadows the IQ.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
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Scottelly: Thanks for the info. What advantages does the TG4 have over the TG-860? (I like the fact that the TG-860 has a fold-out screen, unlike any other waterproof camera that I know about.) http://www.dpreview.com/products/olympus/compacts/oly_tg860

And user settings on the dial. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 20:16 UTC

+1

Love this video. Love Benjamin's body of work!!!

I especially love what he says about failure.

"The faster you fail, the faster you improve." And his comments on the acceptance of failure. :)

And the comment he made about, wanting something a little more deeper.

+1

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

That Canon G9x just made my short list of cameras to get my hands on to try as a replacement for my Canon S90. Looks good so far . . . :)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 71st comment
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Mike FL: Ricoh WG-4 and WG-5 are very much using the same lens system and sensor as Oly TGx, but users still prefer TGx even it is at least $100 more.

Ricoh should do a market study to find out "why".

BTW, I know why, and most, if not all, of the users know "why", but Ricoh just does not get it.

Ricoh is in the wrong business.

Oh. OK.

You can't find Pentax in the US either? :(

Was Pentax in Target in the US?

I know more people are buying cameras on-line.

But there are still a lot of people that just want to run out and buy one of these cameras in this category just before they rush out the door for vacation.

In those cases, whatever is available at their local store becomes the camera they buy.

Take care,
Glen
:)

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 10:59 UTC
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