Jrt150

Joined on May 15, 2019

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DavidVogt: Very impressive indeed. Unfortunately that presentation was incredibly cringe-inducing. Honestly, just posting a press release would have been better than this -- simply embarrassing from a company like Sony. But luckily at the end of the day it doesn't really matter. Looking forward to the A7S III.

What was it about the presentation that was incredibly cringe-worthy and embarrassing? Just curious.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 15:56 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level DSLR challenge (183 comments in total)
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Jrt150: The entry level dslr's are just plain ugly on stick! Have been truly ugly, plastickey and overengineered for years.
Photo/video quality marginally better than my smartphone.
I'm getting some kind of full frame when I can afford it.
I await the angry responses.

I am venting frustration that it took this long for the big guys to adjust, and tired of dumbed down cheaper models. I get better video from my phone than from any compact camera. I will spring for decent full frame when I can afford it. No, I won't say which brand or sensor size is "superior".

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 20:05 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level DSLR challenge (183 comments in total)

The entry level dslr's are just plain ugly on stick! Have been truly ugly, plastickey and overengineered for years.
Photo/video quality marginally better than my smartphone.
I'm getting some kind of full frame when I can afford it.
I await the angry responses.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 17:11 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies

Sigma gets what's happening in the DSLR world. It is high time to move on from 70's era SLR. Sigma trying to appeal to millennials, I hope they succeed. No optical viewfinder might be a killer for boomers. Well, yeah, you need a large lens for a large sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 15:55 UTC as 85th comment

Looks great to me. Sigma gets what is happening to the dslr market and to its credit is attempting to move beyond a 1970's SLR style camera design.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 17:32 UTC as 45th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2020 comments in total)
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Jacob the Photographer: My favorite section of the Image quality / studio shot is the little sepia etching of a family looking at a painting on an easel. And no matter how much I want to see huge quality improvements in this S1 compared to other brands ... I don't , even Fuji and Olympus stand up quite well to it . So what's all the humdrum about ?

Full frame was the only place left to go. Despite the typically great image quality of our older dslr, the big guys are hoping we upgrade to FF anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2019 at 00:50 UTC
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Jrt150: It is time for big regular camera makers to see what is happening. A box with a big lens, lots of buttons, this is 60 year old stuff. Let's get with reality. A phone works fine for most people.

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Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 04:05 UTC

It is time for big regular camera makers to see what is happening. A box with a big lens, lots of buttons, this is 60 year old stuff. Let's get with reality. A phone works fine for most people.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 03:57 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
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SmilerGrogan: How could anyone not love cameras, they are pure joy wrapped in magnesium and pebbly rubber. But if true, not to worry because intelligent application of kaizen will save the day. Right?

I think it has a lot to do with clunky 60 year box with button interface that boomers grew up with. We are so beyond that stuff. Canikon, Sony, Olympus, please realize it is 2019, get real.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 03:52 UTC
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David Grandy: My first 35mm cameras were Olympus OM-1'S that I bought in the mid 1970's. The view finders were bright but lack contrasted, and ironically made them harder to focus. The lenses were cheaply made - if you squeezed the focus ring you could keep the ring from turning. This was at the time when you could stand on a Nikkor lens without hurting it - and I saw it done. The Zuiko lenses were also single coated at a time when every other manufacturer was multi-coating their lenses. All in all a poor camera system and I traded out of mine. A Canon Ftb or a Nikkormat FTn would be a much better choice for a camera of that era.

Funny you say this. I made similar comments about my om-1 in another article, said it was expensive but with unreliable light meter, and difficult to focus, among other things. Needless to say, many people were strangely angry that I didn't LOVE this camera. I had better luck with my dad's old Miranda, and a simpler but far more reliable pentax k-1000. For people who want to do film, I would advise people to forgo 35mm film altogether and get a medium format twin lens camera. Far better lenses, far better film, far more reliable.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 22:20 UTC

Miranda sensorflex, my dad bought one in 1967, it served him well, he took some great pictures with it for 15 years.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 15:24 UTC as 271st comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Galaxy S10+ sample gallery (266 comments in total)

These pictures are so oversharpened. Very disappointing, I had the note 5 and now note 9, both look much better than this. Seems that Samsung's new phone cameras have actually gone down in quality.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2019 at 16:05 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
It is laughable for Apple in terms of true risk taking and innovation, how far they have already been left behind by people that just a mere few years ago were nothing more than subpar mediocre copycats. And yet, the loud marketing hype bells of "THE BEST CAMERA WE HAVE EVER MADE IN AN IPHONE" will again be sounding from Cupertino by around September.. more "deeper pixels", more 100 trillion calculations per second/click revolutionary processing crap, and other well-rounded/French-sounding/hype-building snobbish BS nomenclatures.

I surely don't like and am extremely wary of Huawei (and just about all tech products coming from China), but I gotta give them this much: that they have already turned the corner of just copying others, to actually leading with new ideas and trends.

How things have changed.

I would also like to see less "watercolor". Images in so many phones are so overprocessed it makes them unusable. Halos all over the place.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 21:38 UTC
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(unknown member): I bought an OM-1 in 1978. I consistently got better photos with a 10 years older Miranda, ended up sorry I spent all that money on the much- revered OM-1. I am aware of the very dedicated fan-base of the OM line, I expect the scolding to come. The XA series was pretty cool, though.

Why bother criticizing an old camera, dlent? You will get nothing but "scolding" and snarky responses, just get over your past experiences and wish a great company well.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 23:08 UTC
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