LJohnK2

LJohnK2

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On article CIPA: Sizable drop in camera shipments for July (236 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: 1) Point & shoots have been replaced with cell phones with the exception of a small market segment for waterproof cameras for the beach
2) MFT: 20 MP vs 16 came with high ISO noise penalty, new sensor required at this point.
3) APS-C: Sony's latest is nice but price point and past decisions have really undermined consumer confidence; -Fuji, niche; -Nikon, even if they did jump in, l doubt many legacy users would follow soon; -Canon, only manufacturer I can see as a potential winner (at least in North America) for a bunch of reasons, but again only if they step up
4) Full Frame Mirrorless: Sony, Nikon & Canon will all battle it out, but in North America market is limited, so perhaps in Europe or Asia the size and cost are not deterrents ?
5) 1" Sensor Compacts: I think that this market would have taken off but, it is facing same problem as MFT

So, really not sure I would expect much else in terms of sales and l have absolutely no clue how the industry can avoid a big downsizing .

.....well l respectfully disagree that the new 20 MP sensor is far better......with Oly, I much prefer the RAW files at +800 ISO from the 16 MP sensor.....ISO below 800, IQ about the same albeit the 20 MP has more resolution.....but in low light above ISO 800, resolution advantage is blurred away.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 23:16 UTC
On article CIPA: Sizable drop in camera shipments for July (236 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: 1) Point & shoots have been replaced with cell phones with the exception of a small market segment for waterproof cameras for the beach
2) MFT: 20 MP vs 16 came with high ISO noise penalty, new sensor required at this point.
3) APS-C: Sony's latest is nice but price point and past decisions have really undermined consumer confidence; -Fuji, niche; -Nikon, even if they did jump in, l doubt many legacy users would follow soon; -Canon, only manufacturer I can see as a potential winner (at least in North America) for a bunch of reasons, but again only if they step up
4) Full Frame Mirrorless: Sony, Nikon & Canon will all battle it out, but in North America market is limited, so perhaps in Europe or Asia the size and cost are not deterrents ?
5) 1" Sensor Compacts: I think that this market would have taken off but, it is facing same problem as MFT

So, really not sure I would expect much else in terms of sales and l have absolutely no clue how the industry can avoid a big downsizing .

Yes, the Nikon P1000 has a wonderful range in focal length but to do this, it is built around a tiny 1/2.3" sensor.....not a big market for +$1,000 cameras that are big, heavy with mediocre image capabilities.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 01:44 UTC
On article CIPA: Sizable drop in camera shipments for July (236 comments in total)

1) Point & shoots have been replaced with cell phones with the exception of a small market segment for waterproof cameras for the beach
2) MFT: 20 MP vs 16 came with high ISO noise penalty, new sensor required at this point.
3) APS-C: Sony's latest is nice but price point and past decisions have really undermined consumer confidence; -Fuji, niche; -Nikon, even if they did jump in, l doubt many legacy users would follow soon; -Canon, only manufacturer I can see as a potential winner (at least in North America) for a bunch of reasons, but again only if they step up
4) Full Frame Mirrorless: Sony, Nikon & Canon will all battle it out, but in North America market is limited, so perhaps in Europe or Asia the size and cost are not deterrents ?
5) 1" Sensor Compacts: I think that this market would have taken off but, it is facing same problem as MFT

So, really not sure I would expect much else in terms of sales and l have absolutely no clue how the industry can avoid a big downsizing .

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 00:13 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies

Great article........l remember hating the concept of mirrorless from the get go.....illogical reaction borne of ignorance, but l cut myself some slack because I still see folks with more photography skill than l illogically bashing MFT.
I ultimately dumped Oly at the onset of what l'll call the post point and shot mirrorless era (because compacts were really mirrorless w/o being referred to as such).....and shot Nikon for a few years......l grudgingly bought an Oly EPL-2 but hated it.

As a hobby shooter l love what them current mirrorless offerings from Oly MFT and Sony (APS-C) offer .

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 23:03 UTC as 122nd comment

Finally a small durable take anywhere with evf ......but then a tiny sensor crammed with 20 mp equals useless IQ......my cellphone with an Otterbox is still better than this for most things that don't warrant serious gear

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 12:44 UTC as 82nd comment
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mgm2: Every one marvels at the new technologies in mirrorless cameras and can't wait to see what is coming next. But do these mirrorless technologies actually improve image quality over and above what a DSLR can deliver?

No.....just an alternative.....and EVF offers a bunch of additional options. For FF or APS-C I'm of the opinion that size advantage is marginal......but that's a highly subjective matter.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 22:10 UTC

...one important distinction imho.....image stabilization...... just bought new smart phones for us where I work and we actually use the cameras quite a bit to document os conditions....the improved sm don't have IBIS.....and frankly are useless more than they are useful.....thought all the major brands have IBIS but not so

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 14:02 UTC as 109th comment
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (551 comments in total)

....l think the pre 2008 premise (when l got into this hobby) has changed......at that time you looked for continuity across technology upgrades but Olympus, Nikon and Sony destroyed that assumption with waffling and system discontinuities......so I'd say look for a body and lens combo that suits your foreseeable needs.....and not building a system based on a brand...,..this coming from a guy that started with Sony; then acquired a large Olympus FT system; left that to build a Nikon APS-C system c/w software..... and is now a mixed Olympus-Panasonic MFT shooter.....no brand loyalty whatsoever

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 22:42 UTC as 69th comment

...I actually wish that someone had told me not to bother with anything beyond the kit lens and memory card until what are in my mind, absolute required purchases:
#3) A decent monitor
#4) A color calibration device

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 22nd comment
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newe: The real lesson is to stop posting all your nonsense life drivel on social media with pictures.

I would reiterate what "newe" posted .....oh.....but will l be sued ? :)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 21:43 UTC

Wow....it hit 100.....its a must have to go with a sound system that maxes out oscilloscope readings

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 02:34 UTC as 106th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (602 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: Question: Shutter Shock.....didn't notice any mention of it.....so wonder if there is a new mechanism in this body or is e first curtain is still the way to go ?

.....my understanding is that Canon DSLR's (and others) that do have ELC must lock the mirror up so you can only shoot via the back LCD.....useless to me if l can't use the ovf

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (602 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: Question: Shutter Shock.....didn't notice any mention of it.....so wonder if there is a new mechanism in this body or is e first curtain is still the way to go ?

Thanks....for amatuers like me that want a light wt package having the e first curtain is an advantage of mft over some of the small mid tier APS-C

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 00:55 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (602 comments in total)

Question: Shutter Shock.....didn't notice any mention of it.....so wonder if there is a new mechanism in this body or is e first curtain is still the way to go ?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:13 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (204 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I personally have a distaste for this design.
A crazy mix of different radii, chamfered and rounded edges, awkward combination of concave and convex curves, terrible fusion of shiny and glossy surfaces, chaotic accentuation of buttons, brushed vs. sandblasted surfaces, the use of 'well intended but not well chosen' fonts...

...imho it just looks like a cheap prop from a bad sci-fi movie.

Edit: This being said, I believe the black version is a bit more forgiving..

I actually like the design and button layout of the Mk l the best of the trio....but "terrible" seems harsh.....
Mkl & Mkll rely on electronic first curtain to avoid shutter shock....wonder if they have tweaked the mechanism ?
Safe offering like automotive industry....minor body tweaks, incremental upgrades so no r&d costs but missing the high end sensor so still differentiated from the higher tier.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 02:20 UTC

Whether intentional or not, this "news" publically villifies an individual for what amounts to an internal personnel/employment matter. Anyone that knows anything about these types of institutional HR processes knows how problematic and politicized they can be. They all too often fail to meet any standard of impartiality and lack context that is critical to understand what actually happened. The investigators, often external lawyers can be biased, sloppy and interested in anything but truth.

.....so what's next, weekly reports on Amazons internal HR matters listing the names of the institutional offenders ?

So very disappointing to see this on the site.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 03:07 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies

....I cant believe the level of naivety of some of the comments...surrender all your photos to the web....instant everywhere access.....lah, lah, lah....because companies are surely altruistic and if not, the government will ensure your content is treated properly, etc....good grief.

Yes, necessity of first world life is that a bunch of info about you resides online....but why would you submit when you have a choice ?

I love LR but moving to the cloud is like settling for a pretty spouse with a bad personality.....move on.....other options.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 21:52 UTC as 9th comment

From the above all I can say is that it seems like Nikon is no longer run by people that like to make money while pursuing their passion, but by people who's passion is money.....hence the il defined management drivel.....no vision....very North American like......sad.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 64th comment

What speed problem ?....I have a moderately spec'd system and find it very responsive....I only work with stills and no batch processing.....I've used lots of different software and speed is nowhere on the list of my LR gripes and I sure have some.....?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 00:59 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (306 comments in total)

This is the most interesting product I think l've seen in the last decade.....just not sure pro or enthusiast shooters will be interested...... estimated launch price is $ 1,700 which puts it way outside the causal interest market and regardless of price l just don't see the cell phone crowd bothering......so l think this design will either morph quickly, dumb down for cell phones or be used for commercial purposes.... dot see it has a consumer future.......but the again I don't get Facebook☺

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
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