bazzap101

Lives in Thailand Thailand
Works as a Retired
Joined on Dec 12, 2007
About me:

Retired Aussie now living the dream in Thailand

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Paul Rumohr: Nikon get your act together and release the DLs.

Hear hear!!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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Najinsky: A couple of weeks back I spent about 4 hours walking around a large mall in Thailand, about 15 camera shops I guess, some dedicated camera shops, some electronic device shops, and some brand outlets (Sony/Panasonic).

It really smacks you in the face just how far ahead of the game Canon's retail operations are. They have the biggest presence, the most space, the best displays, the best coordination and the best draw.

It's hard to expose yourself to it and not want to walk away with a Canon, and this from a guy who reads review sites everyday, knows the weaknesses, and switched from full frame Canon 5 years back to experiment with M43, Fujifilm and Sony. A regular consumer has no chance. Resistance is futile.

The M5 will almost certainly sell in significant numbers just on the strength of this presence. It will have special appeal to those with cash and an interest in trying something different yet trusted and familiar.

The lens may not inspire, but are light, compact and they work.

I live here to and understand the rules.

It was not meant as any criticism to the King. Only an observation.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
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Najinsky: A couple of weeks back I spent about 4 hours walking around a large mall in Thailand, about 15 camera shops I guess, some dedicated camera shops, some electronic device shops, and some brand outlets (Sony/Panasonic).

It really smacks you in the face just how far ahead of the game Canon's retail operations are. They have the biggest presence, the most space, the best displays, the best coordination and the best draw.

It's hard to expose yourself to it and not want to walk away with a Canon, and this from a guy who reads review sites everyday, knows the weaknesses, and switched from full frame Canon 5 years back to experiment with M43, Fujifilm and Sony. A regular consumer has no chance. Resistance is futile.

The M5 will almost certainly sell in significant numbers just on the strength of this presence. It will have special appeal to those with cash and an interest in trying something different yet trusted and familiar.

The lens may not inspire, but are light, compact and they work.

MBK 5th floor in Bangkok? Canon has a huge shop there that I always try to visit when I am in Bangkok. Nikon has a similar shop though not quite as big.

They always did have a huge start on the rest of the pack simply because for all those years their King used Canon gear. Look at all those photos of him over the last 50+ years with a Canon around his neck.

Anyone who has lived or visited Thailand knows the influence the King has over his subjects

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)
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bazzap101: Does this new camera have a diopter control now?

Thanks

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)

Does this new camera have a diopter control now?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 05:15 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies

Interesting ..... I purchased my Galaxy A7 back in March this year here in Thailand when it was first released. It replaced my Note 2.

It works a treat and I have no issues. I don't use the camera much as I carry one of my Fuji X cams with me most of the time. The camera on the phone is OK though.

It has Android verion 5.0.2 on it. That was an upgrade done by Samsung about 5 weeks ago

There is an A8 on the market here now.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 05:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 (127 comments in total)
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Coliban: Hmm, the Fuji X-T10 was released last week and there are several tests, reports, studio scenes while one of the direct competitors, the canon M3 is already for months on the market and there is not even one studio comparison.

I like the Fuji X-series, indeed am thinking about purchasing whether the sony a6000, a Fuji or the canon m3, these are the main concurrent in this area, does someone know, where i could find test charts and comparissons for the Canon M3?

@GGUSA

What are those Nikon N cameras you are talking about specifically the "N5"??

Never heard of that one

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (695 comments in total)
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aris14: 25 years ago our photographer lost (or it was stolen) all his equipment in the airport along with his travel bag. A motorcycle expo had to be covered for our mag. The only camera left was a compact (Canon or Minolta I can't remember). So editor and photographer went to the press day with that "little monster", did whatever they could and returned with some 20 rolls of film. To our surprise their job was great. We slightly changed our concept of presentation due to lack of some poses we had in mind and the "little monster" could not cope and OK.
What I am saying is that photography in every aspect has traveled a long way since then.

John Glenn did not go to the moon

:-)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 06:33 UTC
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morepix: No EVF, no sale. Too bad. Or is that a pop-up EVF to the left of the hot shoe?

Wow!! That will have Canon shaking in their boots with that news

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2011 comments in total)
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philipfenglin: The AF capability and dynamic range are really impressive. And I like it's light weight body. Having been using my old D90 for more than eight years, now seriously consider upgrade to this full-frame system. Well done, Nikon!

How old is that D90 again??? :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
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Carlos Loff: Where is the D400 ???

Alongside of the mythical D700s :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:46 UTC
On article Panasonic launches FZ47/FZ48 24x superzooms (98 comments in total)

Still no manual zoom, no hot shoe, no RAW

No thanks

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2011 at 06:05 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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