achim k

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On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (260 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: Aside from dynamic range, the only other substantial weak point of 10 year old cameras is the LCD screen on back. Monitor technology has improved a lot in the last 10 years.

That's correct, but you don't need the screen to take good photos. I seldom look at the screen immediately, even have disabled the immediate review.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 20:10 UTC

I remember that time I was in a local professional camera store and saw a huge print with impressive sharpness and brilliance. I asked what camera this image was taken with and it was the G5! I had a 300D that time and later bought a G7 wich I replaced by a G9 because of RAW format. The viewfinder was the worst thing with those two cameras, decentered and not matching the final image. Problems with retracting the lens after switch off.
Phil Askeys samples have better detail than my G7 images! That's what I changed to a G9 for.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 48th comment
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ianp5a: And no screen on the back! That is so clever. Just like real film. So do you have to take the cartridge out and somehow develop it, before you are allowed to see what you have taken? Or maybe even send it away to a lab? Wouldn't 'that' be cool!

you can disable the immediate re-view on a regular digicam. I have done so.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
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achim k: “....focus and aperture controls are all handled manually.“... There is no aperture control at all! Fixed at f/8.

at least when using a Canon DSLR you can't specify an aperture, when there is no electronic contact. No value for aperture! But certainly you can use manual or automatic shutter.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
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whawha: Good question ;) these bridge cameras are butt ugly, bulky and stupidly expensive. I would imagine that the sort of person who would have been interested in something like this a few years ago will be using an iPhone to take pictures of their holidays, friends, pets or children nowadays. Who else would buy something like this? For the same money, if you are actually interested in photography, you can buy a proper camera.

There are these Swiss pocket knives with a saw, scissors, corkscrew etc. . I suppose you don't need any more household stuff and do all work with such a multi-purpose thing?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:51 UTC

“....focus and aperture controls are all handled manually.“... There is no aperture control at all! Fixed at f/8.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 06:51 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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ntsan: A Tamron 18-400 with 200D can be had for 40% less and you get
+ much longer battery life
+ much better articulated touch screen, sony touch screen ui is pretty primitive for some reason, I mean they also make smart phone for god's sake!
+ instant on and off instead of waiting for the zoom lens to expand and retract, that is my #1 compliant with those power zoom!
+ ability to change to fast prime or fast zoom depend on situation.
+ less depreciation cause you know Sony comes out new model every year lol
+ legendary Canon colour and DPAF is top notch for Video AF.

Not sure that Tamron 18-400 can compete with the fantastic sony/zeiss lens

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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ntsan: A Tamron 18-400 with 200D can be had for 40% less and you get
+ much longer battery life
+ much better articulated touch screen, sony touch screen ui is pretty primitive for some reason, I mean they also make smart phone for god's sake!
+ instant on and off instead of waiting for the zoom lens to expand and retract, that is my #1 compliant with those power zoom!
+ ability to change to fast prime or fast zoom depend on situation.
+ less depreciation cause you know Sony comes out new model every year lol
+ legendary Canon colour and DPAF is top notch for Video AF.

Not sure that Tamron 18-400 can compete with the fantastic sony/zeiss lens

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Can somebody answer, why recent Olympus cameras are so horribly ugly? Where did the style and elegance of PEN P1 or P5 gone?
Did they ditch proper designers and employed Southamerican rainforest headhunters? Olympus cameras of the last 2-3 years look either like miniature shrunken boxy rangefinders from 1950s packed up to teeth with wheels and knobs, or shrunked DSLRs from early 1980s. All squeezed in, disproportionate, ugly, like those shrunken heads cooked by headhunting tribes in South America.
When will Olympus wake up from this hypnotic, delirious dream caused by the mangement who practise random aiming with curare arrows?

I like the design, with exception of the on/off switch, that should be accessable by the right hand. Good ergonomics for such a small body. But otherwise, the optical design was not the reason for buying the Mk II of this camera line for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 09:37 UTC
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neo_nights: Nice. But why is it always Canon? :(

@ thegreat26
please blame Pentax for their bad advertising, not @chshooter, who obviously is well informed

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
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iae aa eia: Curious how the aperture blades melted (they are not that fragile to the heat), since that is the area, after the first element, where the rays are spreaded (or diffused) the most inside the lens. In the first case, I believe it was caused because the lens itself was already in a hot place for a long time, and not only because of the converging rays, and in the second lens case, I believe it was caused by the convergence produced by the reflection from one element surface, right after or before the blades.

seems that aperture blades are nowadays made of plastic foil.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)
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achim k: The biggest annoyance of the Mark II still exists: main switch on the wrong side! No one-handed operation. They could have made the dummy button on the rear wheel as ON / OFF button.

I like to turn it off when the power driven pancake kit zoom is used, so that it fits in a pocket or small bag! With bigger lenses and hanging on my neck strap, I leave the camera shut down automatically after a minute. But I dont like this switch anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)
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mattz10: I don't get the target of such a product.
Is this a travel camera? And why no built-in GPS?
When I'll import picture on google photo they will be untagged, while my smartphone picture are all geotagged.
I don't get it.
You want me to pair my smartphone with camera every time I shoot?
No way, not me.
I'm already diverting my travel camera budget on a good smartphone camera.

you can start geo-tagging by switching on the olympus app before taking pictures. When you transfer the images to the phone, all photos receive GPS-tags, if you want. No problem in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:33 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)

The biggest annoyance of the Mark II still exists: main switch on the wrong side! No one-handed operation. They could have made the dummy button on the rear wheel as ON / OFF button.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 131st comment | 7 replies

from a technical point of view this is brilliant. But esthecially? By no means the athmosphere of a solar eclipse.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:25 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (153 comments in total)
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J A C S: The real weakness of this lens, IMO, is the busy bokeh in some situations. This is also visible in some of the samples here.

I remember a review that praises it's bokeh as smoother than comparable 35/f1,4 lenses (at same aperture). It's still a rather short focal length, so for my taste the bokeh is quite satisfying.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
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p51d007: For selfies d "snapshots" they aren't bad, but photography is about capturing light, & given the size of cellphone sensors, they do an "ok" job, but can't even match that of a small camera, in sensor size or lens quality.

I totally agree! My smartphone is not the latest model (Galaxy Note3) but the colors look fantastic and very realistic as far as I watch the images on this very device. As you said: on my Eizo computer monitor they just are "ok" and mostly have to be a little pimped when mixing them with images from my real camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
On article This USB flash drive looks like a miniature Leica M10 (30 comments in total)
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landscaper1: I wonder what the manufacturer of this dongle had to pay Leica for the use of its TM?

They need the money for legal expenses when leica goes to court.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 04:58 UTC

Beautiful and amazing! But I turned off the disturbing sound.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 07:27 UTC as 5th comment
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GEONYC: KODAK never made a good camera and their digital cameras were very good at the time, but... The Apple and the Huawei are way ahead. I hope to see them go to bankrupt part 2. The company was good, it was the people. They are/were chemists not engineers. I had a few personal experiences with them... All bad.

It's not true that they never made good cameras. The retina series had good reputation.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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