mmditter

Lives in United States Wisconsin, United States
Works as a Curmudgeon
Joined on Dec 17, 2004

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Alexstaytrue: In this site's Review section (including drop-down menu), this article is titled "DJI Air 2S drone review".

Yes, and I wonder if they will fix it.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2022 at 18:54 UTC
On article Making sensor sizes less misleading (681 comments in total)
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mmditter: I wish that no one had ever come up with the term “full frame” for 35mm film sized sensors.

Yes, back in film days Olympus Pen cameras were "half frame," as in half of a 35mm film frame.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2022 at 21:58 UTC
On article Making sensor sizes less misleading (681 comments in total)
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mmditter: I wish that no one had ever come up with the term “full frame” for 35mm film sized sensors.

Yes, why didn’t they just call it a 35mm sensor, or yes, even 135. Medium format must be “fuller frame.”

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2022 at 01:45 UTC
On article Making sensor sizes less misleading (681 comments in total)

I wish that no one had ever come up with the term “full frame” for 35mm film sized sensors.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2022 at 14:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (925 comments in total)

I saw a guy at EAA Airventure today carrying two Nikons and one of these. The Fuji dwarfed the Nikons. I asked him if he liked carrying that around and he said it bangs him around all day, but it’s not really all that heavy- just big.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2022 at 20:59 UTC as 10th comment
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mmditter: My opinion does not matter at all to the camera makers, or to the camera market. Still, I do not believe this is a good thing for photography. I am a bit of a cynic, and I believe that camera makers have made a very concerted and so far a successful effort to make everyone think they need to replace their DSLR cameras with mirrorless.

Single lens reflex cameras have been the main format for “serious” photographers for 60 years because they are good. Seeing what the lens sees is an amazing advantage over other types of cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2022 at 16:29 UTC

My opinion does not matter at all to the camera makers, or to the camera market. Still, I do not believe this is a good thing for photography. I am a bit of a cynic, and I believe that camera makers have made a very concerted and so far a successful effort to make everyone think they need to replace their DSLR cameras with mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2022 at 16:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 10 replies

Although I’d owned Olympus cameras since 1981, I didn’t get my first “pro” Olympus until about 2003. An OM-1n, it was exciting as all get-out when it arrived. Sadly, although I subsequently purchased other OM-1 and OM-2 bodies, I let that first one get away. The worst part of it was that first one was the only one I ever found with an accurate meter.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2022 at 21:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR IIIx review (211 comments in total)

More camera makers should do this
A favorite YouTube of mine has tried several of the Fuji x100 cameras, but he doesn’t care for the focal length of the lens
Why doesn’t Fuji make it in more than one focal length?
Good job by Ricoh!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2021 at 01:09 UTC as 3rd comment

So, what is a new camera from these fools gonna say on the front? What are they thinking? Would Canon, Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Pentax, Ricoh or Sony cameras still sell with a different name on it?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 14:16 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Searching: Terrible name for a company that will fold as sure as the sun sets and rises. False promises and marketing hoping to sqeeze every penny out of loyal customers. Sorry to say but m4/3's future is very bleak. It's all up to panasonic now.

I agree. What a terrible decision.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 00:52 UTC

Sounds like a bad idea

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 00:52 UTC as 31st comment
On article Olympus E-510 EVOLT Review (3 comments in total)

I bought one of these soon after they came out. I sold it not too long after. But I still have my E-500, the camera the E-510 “replaced.” My E-500, with its 8mp Kodak sensor, produces images with rich, beautiful colors, and a 3D look. The pics I got from the E-510 were flat and the colors were washed out. The E-510 was a nice camera, but for me it was not an improvement. I don’t remember anything about the ibis. I assume it worked, or I’d remember that. Likewise, I assume it was nothing special, or I’d remember that too.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 02:38 UTC as 1st comment

How ridiculous. This is slide film, which is much less likely the negative film to be discarded. How can a trace amount of a chemical contained in a slide which is designed to be stored and projected onto a screen possibly cause any harm to the environment or any people?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 13:42 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2112 comments in total)
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mmditter: So it's a Fuji? :)

I just wish they'd been making dslr and mirrorless dslr style cameras like this since day 1

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 02:22 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2112 comments in total)

So it's a Fuji? :)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 14:13 UTC as 287th comment | 2 replies

Passenger pigeons are not a valid analogy to terns. Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the early 1600s, passenger pigeon did not exist in the huge numbers that existed in the 19 century prior to their extinction. The Indians on Americas East Coast managed the lambs around where they lived, and picked up the acorns and other fell from the forests around them.
Indian populations were soon decimated by European diseases, such as smallpox, and there was no one around to manage the land. Passenger pigeons had way more food available than they ever had before, and they multiplied exponentially until in the 19th century they were worse than swarms of locusts. They would denude all of the vegetation in their paths. In the 1800s, the people who lived in America's Northeast had no alternative but to eradicate the passenger pigeon's, or starve.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 21:08 UTC as 23rd comment

I don't mean to be negative or start anything, but I think when we hear of things like this, it's important to not overreact. It's a sad tragedy to see all those eggs that will never hatch, and what those people did with their drones is inexcusable... BUT... the terns involved will not go extinct because of this. I remember back in the 70's the news would go crazy when there'd be an oil spill somewhere, and they'd show us video of people washing oil covered birds. Yes, it was sad to see, but the bird populations have always recovered and the environment was not ruined.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2021 at 21:12 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
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mmditter: So... lemme get this straight- Nikon sold zillions of APS-C dslr bodies, but made almost no DX primes before abandoning it for mirrorless. And now they’re bringing out primes for mirrorless. Call me a curmudgeon, but I’m not buying a Z camera ever. What a scam.

Ok, well maybe I needed to rant a bit 😇

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2021 at 15:30 UTC

So... lemme get this straight- Nikon sold zillions of APS-C dslr bodies, but made almost no DX primes before abandoning it for mirrorless. And now they’re bringing out primes for mirrorless. Call me a curmudgeon, but I’m not buying a Z camera ever. What a scam.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2021 at 01:51 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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