Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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One of the hardest parts to copying film is getting the camera sensor parallel to the film plane so the results are sharp across the frame (when using a flat field lens, such as many macros). It would be nice to have a set of focusing rails to attach this to.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 18:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

I recall the Kodak and Rapidcolor E6 developing kits. I used to go shoot some rolls on the weekend and come home and develop the slides that night. They looked every bit as good as the lab. You really had to mind your chemistry time and temps.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 01:47 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview TV: A look back at APS film (365 comments in total)

I never got into the APS format. I had a Canon A2 SLR, but sold it to go full manual (K-mount) It was one of best times of the hobby for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2018 at 16:42 UTC as 91st comment
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
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Simon97: Looks like a nice camera. $1,200 for a 1" sensor camera is just too much though. Should be priced around $800.

Can't afford what? I just got a camera and lenses that better meets my needs for significantly less. I still contend that this is too much for such a camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 16:06 UTC

You see folks, who needs megapixels and bit depth!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:59 UTC as 45th comment
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)

Looks like a nice camera. $1,200 for a 1" sensor camera is just too much though. Should be priced around $800.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:52 UTC as 199th comment | 4 replies

I hope they do. Competition is good for the consumer. Oh, and Sony, you will need lenses.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 16:13 UTC as 125th comment

I notice quite a few people have a MFT (micro 4/3rds) camera along with their larger SLRs. The MFT system has an extensive lens lineup backed by 2+ manufacturers and the 2x crop factor means small telephoto lenses. Sure the smaller sensor will have limitations as compared to larger ones, but the system has a lot of merits. It is the direction I have moved when Nikon gave up on the N1 system.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 16:04 UTC as 312th comment | 1 reply

I hope Nikon takes its time and gets it right. Don't cripple the system like with the N1.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 14:56 UTC as 164th comment

I had it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 15:33 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)

Canon needs to work on the exposure latitude of the senor used in the 6DII. It got whipped and whipped bad. Even their own 24mp APSC sensors are better.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 19:15 UTC as 150th comment | 3 replies
On article Sample gallery: Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR (127 comments in total)

Lens looks sharp to me even in 1.4x mode. I notice that when I upload images, the dpr gallery app softens the images a bit. I'd check a proper lens test on this before deciding to buy. Having a good 160-560mm range on hand is quite versatile.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 16:33 UTC as 28th comment
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Where does this leave the rebels? it dangerously cannabilizing, not Canon's way of thinking.

This had over a rebel an EVF, 4K, better HD and IS, better conneectivity, ef-option, smaller size/lighter weight.

A rebel only has that battery life and OVF, it's basically the ability to turn the camera sensor off and still have a VF and no start-up delay...

I don't know many would choose battery life over this neat thing.

Yes, I have both the F/4 18-55mm, and the 55-250mm STM and the 40mm pancake. All great lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 01:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Where does this leave the rebels? it dangerously cannabilizing, not Canon's way of thinking.

This had over a rebel an EVF, 4K, better HD and IS, better conneectivity, ef-option, smaller size/lighter weight.

A rebel only has that battery life and OVF, it's basically the ability to turn the camera sensor off and still have a VF and no start-up delay...

I don't know many would choose battery life over this neat thing.

The EF-S kit lenses are better than the EF-M lenses. Sure you can adapt EF-S lenses on this camera, but that is an additional expense and another part to juggle when out shooting. The EF-M kit lens has a slower aperture at the long end and has strong vignetting. The 55-250 STM is better than the M 55-200 STM all around (besides the size). To me it is worth getting the SLR and having better lenses out of the gate.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 22:51 UTC

I've always known I was a crappy photographer. I've watched other's who started off awful and develop an amazing skill in the hobby, but my pictures were always just "meh".

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:32 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply

The next few years of the photo industry will be interesting. Keep in mind it has overall been shrinking due (mainly) to the smart phone being good enough for most people. Of course, photo enthusiasts and professionals will still be buying cameras, lenses and accessories. With Sony & Canon now and potentially Nikon soon getting into the mirrorless game, it will put more pressure on the other companies that are now producing mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 14:03 UTC as 295th comment

Not wide enough and too slow of aperture. FAIL! ;^)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 18:12 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

No 4K, no external mic jack - NO SALE!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 23:29 UTC as 50th comment

I like the PEN cameras. I hope they invest more into them. The Nikon 1 system seems to be at EOL. I'd like to move in to another mirrorless system as the N1 lens system died incomplete.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:53 UTC as 78th comment
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io_bg: Waiting for the Nikon review. I hope you asked them where are the mirrorless cameras :)

When was the last N1 camera released? When was the last N1 lens released? Didn't they close down the factory where the N1 cameras were produced? I'd say it is over. As an N1 user, I liked the system. it fit me well. Sad that it is over.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:48 UTC
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