Simon97

Simon97

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

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  • Getting the cameras in your hands is the best way to get a feel for a system. I know it is harder to do with less brick and mortar stores these days. For street photography, I'd lean towards a ...
  • If you paid around $300 and got a G9X instead of the G9XII, that is about what I got mine for from Canon direct. If you paid much more they ripped you off. The G9XII cost quite a bit more.
  • Your right. Why fight it? My heart is really in a compact mirrorless camera. I might as well pursue getting one. Yes, the Canon M series would make sense but have to give MFT a hard look as well.
  • I'm going to keep my new camera (too late to return it anyway). I don't want to take a loss on selling it. I'll make it work for me. I still would like to try out a mirrorless model at some point. ...
  • Wonderful series of shots! It is like I'm thumbing through a wildlife magazine. It was nice to have the that lens available to reach them.
  • Thanks for all the replies. I think I will look for a small case to carry the camera and a lens or two around in. Size and portability are the main issues for me. I have everything in one large ...
  • Created discussion thread When you bought the wrong camera
    I spent my hard earned money on a Canon Rebel SL2 and four lenses. Now I think it's not for me. I'm trying to get back into photography after a hiatus. The camera works well and lenses are great, ...
  • Replied in Misty River
    No AA filter. I did not know that. Thanks for the info. I guess that is why I get so pixel sharp RAWs out of it with minimal sharpening. These are my first RAWs from it. I did some RAWs as a test ...
  • Replied in Nikon 1 prices
    Are you looking at the sold for price or the  listing price? Listing prices are all over the board on camera gear and sometimes insane.
  • Replied in Misty River
    Thank You! RawTherapee, a free, open source RAW processor. It has a bewildering array of tools for rendering images. I've used it years ago before just shooting jpeg only. I decided to try it again ...
  • Nice capture! Looking at the 1:1, focus is nailed on the moving subject. I agree, it is a shame the N1 system is left to die. Nikon should have marketed the system better. I always thought a 150mm ...
  • Created photo thread Misty River
    It was a rainy foggy day yesterday. Most people stay inside, but I grabbed my camera and went to the park to get some photos knowing there would be mist on the water. It was so grey the images ...
  • Thanks for the replies. Lots to consider but I have time. I'll have to look at the Canon M cameras too having a Canon DSLR. I'd be keeping the systems separate. Smaller FL lenses on the mirrorless ...
  • Created question thread Venture into MFT?
    I'm an hobbyist photographer. I now have a Canon Rebel SL2, G9X and a Nikon 1 S1. I'd like to replace the Nikon with a compact MFT camera of the similar size. The S1's menu based system can be ...
  • Created photo thread From the Petoskey MI shore
    These are photos from 2016 when I visited a friend in Michigan. We went site seeing in the town of Petoskey. Not happy with my pictures, I wanted to try a B&W edit. Using Irfanview, I cropped the ...
  • Geez, People complain about everything! A 1" sensor in a compact with this zoom range very nice but there is compromise. If you want fast at the long end, you can't have it in such a small package....

  • Because it could be a sub $200 camera. A G7X and RX100 aren't exactly cheap.

  • I would evaluate the scene lighting and go from there. If there is a mix of lighting color temperatures, say daylight to tungsten, I'd set something in between and do some test shots and fine tune ...
  • Sure its no DSLR but I wouldn't mind this sensor and lens combo in a compact camera instead of those noisy, smeary compact cameras they push out now.

  • The warmer series look more proper to me as well, Maybe a bit much yellow cast. I think the camera sees the back wall and tries to get it to a neutral grey as it is pretty dominate in the image. ...
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