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On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (101 comments in total)

My first was a Digilux 1 (as an old Leica user) but I followed it with a G3 because my IT kid told me that Canon was the technical leader. Good camera I still have it. The main problem with the G3 and the G5 was the fact that the shutter lag killed me. Street photography was out. Results were great so long as the subject was static. VRR

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 02:50 UTC as 16th comment
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nir-vana: Thanks but I'll keep my Mitakon.

I'm with you. -

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 20:21 UTC

I just picked a Mark II N up for a couple of hundred on EBAY. The unit allegedly (according to the Seller) had 45,000 shots on it and was totally clean. The results are just fine. The weight, however, ooooh! My wife cannot figure out why I would carry one with my collection of mirrorless units sitting in my bags. I guess its the same joy I get from using a Leica M. Beauty of machine translates into great photos. At least for me.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 76th comment

Look up the "castle exception" on trespassing. 'Nuff said...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 00:21 UTC as 8th comment

Smacks of some kind of desperation.VRR

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 37th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1651 comments in total)

i use the M3 ( EOS) with the EVF- the image quality is great. I use mainly legacy lenses which are manual focus. Focus speed is unimportant to me. Looks like an interesting camera. Unfortunately as an old analogue Leica guy, I am put off with DSLR resembling cameras. VRR

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:34 UTC as 267th comment

I like the Reuters image better, purely subjective- seems to have greater clarity. I'd love the specs. VRR

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 02:25 UTC as 6th comment

I like what you had to say Matthew. As a Law Professor I deal with recitations in all classes. I try never to say "you're wrong". There is always something you can say that will be positive. When I was in Law School, I had one professor who lived to ridicule his students. He wasn't happy unless the class was laughing at the reciting student. For what purpose? The courtroom is never like that. Always be kind. VRR

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Absolutely great idea. Exactly what was needed. VRR

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:18 UTC as 80th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (286 comments in total)

This should have bees saved for the April Fools issue. I collect cameras and have myriad "old" digitals. They are all working- I wouldn't do this to any of them. There is in my mind something "obscene" about this useless stupid video. VRR

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

All the more reason to go with android. VRR

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 37th comment

Just used story's link- it's there with the bid progression. VRR

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 18th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)
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vroger1: Wasn't Sigma getting out of the market?

Sorry... you are right- where did you say Facebook was??? Sigma... Samsung...six of one....VRR

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 00:28 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)

Wasn't Sigma getting out of the market?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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maxnimo: I'd sure like to know how good this lens is corner to corner, as well as wide open. If it can resolve a full 16 Mpixels I'd be impressed.

With the Canon 0.95 "dream lens" I understand the feeling for a lens' unique character. VRR

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 03:18 UTC

Having, and liking the 0.95 25mm for m43, I am sure that this one is just great. VRR

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 03:16 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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kadardr: It is not just the look, but more the feel, when you hold it, manipulate with the knobs and wheels, check out the VF and the menu, so try it. And then if the camera and the price fits you, you buy it. Actually, for instance, the Olympus XA was great, because the looks and feel (and size) was all exceptionally good. And it had no weather sealing. This classic look is more a fashion thing though, but it works in sales, so I do not mind. The message is: try before you buy!

I have 2- in storage- never had a problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (201 comments in total)

Just got a highly discounted Lumix GX7 body- focus peaking is a great addition when using a manual focus "legacy" lens. When using some of those very fast primes from days of yore, help is needed for precise work. vroger

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 17:17 UTC as 9th comment
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (201 comments in total)

Long ago and far away...I wanted to use my Canon 0.95 (modified for my M6) on a digital camera- but was told by my colleagues in the Leica Users Group that it would never happen. You couldn't build a Leica M digital. Then Panasonic brought out the G1 and my life changed....seriously it changed.(Never could afford a digital M) I started using m43 almost exclusively. Lumix G1 through GX-7 and with great "legacy" lenses. Summicron, Elmar, Voigtlander. Lately, Canon 1.2 FD, Konica Hexanon 1.7 - and of course the 0.95 Canon. Spectacular results with one and all. I have used third party lenses (together with m43 lenses) since. I am really glad DP Review has started this forum. PS. Ebay- great place to get super good lenses for a fraction of the original prices.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 03:32 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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TomHudsonVisual: Funny the a6000 didn't make this list. It outperforms most to the cameras here for less money.

Okay, if you have to have 4k video or a camera to take snorkeling, I understand, but some of the options here don't have those functions either.

Actually...the man is right- compact is fixed lens, or fixed lens zoom- m4/3 doesnt enter the picture if it's an ILC....Wait a minute...what does the "C" stand for....

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 20:14 UTC
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