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On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (187 comments in total)

Why don't people just go out and buy a gently used "USED" Fuji xe2 orANY other Fuji
digital camera... or a brand new one if you have the money and STOP all the time and energy and money waste on all of these little cameras that are Already obsolete.... if you really just want to be a photographer?? keep it around your neck or under your armpit...in the olden days we carried cameras like this. Or stick it into a little army surplus bag to carry it around. That works well even if you wear those stupid looking pre slashed $200
jeans ! By purchasing the great things Fuji is making, all the other companies would understand what they Need to be doing.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (187 comments in total)
In reply to:

samfan: Canon is more of a camera company than Sony and it shows. I always liked their compacts a lot better, even though Sony tends to have more impressive tech.

The lens starting at 28mm is a huge bummer though and a dealbraker unfortunately, even more so than the missing EVF. Also not sure whether I could live with a fixed screen anymore.

funny. I think that the Thing today that is most like a real, good old fashioned Camera..... an Ipad! stick in on a tripod, pull a back cloth over your head/shoulders and it's alot like a 100 year old 8x10 view camera!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (187 comments in total)
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baerto: Fixed Screen? NO Selfie Screen? at this price and size you would expect it.

"Selfie Screen"?
Uggh.
why do I ever look at these reviews??!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (187 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Put that in your pocket, and that annoying trap-door in front of the lens will jam from lint and debris in no time.

you really don't see the need to have a simple protection for a camera lens?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (187 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: There seems to be this obsession with putting small cameras like the G9X into the pockets of jeans. I begin to think that for some individuals this is the prime reason for buying certain cameras and how they perform doesn't matter much.

Carrying a compact in a tight pocket is actually a surefire way to damage your camera by encouraging dust to enter around the complex lens assembly, a very easy way to ruin the lens cover and scuff the display screen. There is also the possibility of accidentally turning the camera on while pulling it out of a tight enclosure. For me, this is almost as bad a practice as shooting video on a phone held in the upright position. Buy a small protective case for your compact camera and consider carrying it on your belt!

"Forced to take a lot of important shots on their cell phone" ??
sounds very funny to me. I'd like to know what all these IMportant shots are exactly. Of the millions of pictures that people are spewing out every second these days, referring to ANY of them as Important sounds almost humorous to me. I think that today, if Steve McCurry threw half of his photos in the garbage, no one would ever know the difference. Maybe there are a few IMportant photos being done by police photographers...that's about it. me... cynical??.. You bet.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:47 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (187 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: If it's your gear of the year why don't you give it a @#!$@!@ proper review??????

Because it's not sony?

You act all hurt and confused when folks claim you have a sony bias yet you reviewed the:

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 V2
Sony RX100 V3
Sony RX100 V4
Sony RX100 V5

But Canon comes out with a proper RX100 competitor (that's actually pretty decent) and for 14 months you practically ignore it other than a roundup and an editor saying she lubs it. (by comparison the RX100 v5 review came out less than 1 month after the camera was announced).

Sigh.......

maybe, like me, this commentor figured the reviewer talking about skinny jeans, was a female... not that it matters.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (187 comments in total)
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LaurenceSvirchev: I simply fail to understand how a professional photographer could not protect their camera, but instead relies on a pants pocket. Instead of talking about the pants pocket, couldn't the reviewer have gone the other way: use a proper pouch or neck step to protect the camera and secure it against accidental drops?
Secondly, I see a response to the 'journalist in the pocket of Canon'. There is no need for a journalist to respond to such provocations. People who make these accusations are looking for pedantic reasons to pander a dopey point of view.
Me I went a different route for leaving the SLR at home: a G5X with a hot shoe, a flip screen, a viewfinder, and a hand strap when it is not in the belt pouch.

Who are you referring to here when you said Professional photographer? Surely not the person who did this weird little review who is concerned about having a Skinny camera to fit in her Skinny Jeans! these are kids who play around with cameras... hardly professional photographers. AND... many professional photographers Would own a tiny digital camera so they could carry it around in their pocket, skinny or otherwise.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:38 UTC

I guess it kept them out of trouble for a bit.. at least.
Josef Sudek would have been very proud of them.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:55 UTC as 1st comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)

i believe on your home page you said something like ... "Saying that this camera is one of the most anticipated cameras of all time is an understatement".
I can't imagine that this pentax is even on the top 100 list of anticipated cameras.
This camera never even crossed my mind, and I live and breathe photography (for good and/or bad)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 340th comment | 4 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1104 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: Nikon D500 is just to late, because most bird photographs switched to Canon 7D and 7D2.

i'd like to know How You know that Most bird 'photographers' have switched to Canon cameras.
MOST?? Are you in touch with them all?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1104 comments in total)
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Sean65: Who needs proof readers with a readership like this lot. Half the comments aren't even about the camera. You can't criticise the camera so you criticise the journalism.

that's 'criticize'

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review (86 comments in total)

Folks... if you are addicted to spending money, go ahead. If you aren't, look at the Canon bad for $39.95. I have been a pro for about 40 years. I have been using this bag for 2 years at least now. Perfect. $39.95! This Thinktank stuff with the clever hipster name is so lame.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 17:31 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon D5500 Review (406 comments in total)
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Gesture: Maybe the lighting? but the Canon 80D images seemed better.

looking here, you just cannot decide what images are Better. They're all too close and too varying conditions Really.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (406 comments in total)
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Vonnyj: Hello, can anyone advise me if I should go with either the Nikon D5500 or Canon T6i? My main purpose for the camera is basic photography such as indoor museum shots, outdoor garden shoots, and traveling to various indoor & outdoor family gatherings. While using both my iPad & smartphone for these types of photos, I've become very disappointed so now I'm ready for an upgrade!

i keep reading that the 5500 is just Better in various ways.... like Sharper and better at high asa.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (406 comments in total)
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Will B3: My D5500 arrived today, and it is at least as small as all the reviewers say, and in my hands seems even smaller. The controls are proportionately small, and are not placed in a manner that's especially intuitive. I was willing to work around size, and ergonomics, but the limited function touch screen, and slow AF were what changed my mind about keeping it. Having to exit out of Live View, or the dashboard to make fundamental changes to ISO, aperature, etc., defeats the advantage a touch screen is supposed to provide. The AF was mostly accurate, but seemed slow indoors. So, it will be returned, and I'll look to Canon for my next DSLR.

i have been reading a lot on these little cameras and most people say that the nikon is better than canon...which probably means they're the best in this category. Interesting. I will probably try the 5500. For video basically. already have d700.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (406 comments in total)
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ShutterBugAmritansh: I am not much into video , So does the price difference between D5500 and D7200 is really worth it. Also what do you think of buying D5300 over D5500 as I dont think touch screen is useful for me.

Currently I am using D3100 for past 5 years.

i was looking at the 7200 and 7100 too. They do Not
have the flip out screen! Weird. i think all cameras should have them at this point. why they stopped it I have no idea.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
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ChanningPhoto: Just watched the interview, I thought it was a pretty good interview. I would not call people that disagree "haters" and simply dismiss their concerns without any real consideration to what they are saying. In my opinion is seems that your response tells me that you really don't quite understand what is meant by exploitation.
To a great extent you are being a good help to folks who are homeless because in addition to financial help, you also seem to raise their own morale. And seems to have them feel that their lives matter, however there is some truth to the exploitive part of what your doing. And the reason why I think that you don't see it, or maybe you don't want to see it is because you yourself have a pretty limited view on what homelessness is. Sure I give you credit for leaving the small box, and moving into a larger more inclusive box, but nonetheless it's a box. When you don't point out that homelessness is in actuality a side effect of the economic system that we live in, then what your doing is in a great way exploitive. When you don't take on the role of helping to change the system that pushes people into homelessness, especially with all the clout that you have and all the media attention that you have, then to a great extent what your doing is exploitive. It is only when you really understand homelessness in the context of a system that is in actuality working correctly in the opinion of the 10% of people who own most of the wealth, that you can really understand what is meant by exploitation.

Channing.... excellent thought you have there.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 02:15 UTC

listen to yourselves! (you know who you are). I guess that All of you new digital photographers could only be doing this Today as opposed to a few years ago when to be a photographer meant that you were going to be walking through your life with a camera on your shoulder (or two or three) that had some weight to it. You wouldn't have been whining constantly about how compact you need it to be, how light and small and retro Looking, how cute.
Solid meant well built, quality, long lasting, shaper images because less camera shake. All I hear about today are all these things that are so unessential to making good photographs. And yes, I know.. I must be an idiot for even writing this here. ha. There should be an entire big chunk of the internet devoted to whining and sniveling about whether the new $700 plastic camera weighs 300 grams or alot more at 340 grams and whether it is a good choice for hiking or more suited to walking, or perhaps just perfect to have if you are on a bicycle

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 18:12 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Catalin Stavaru: I really like the compactness of this camera. I wonder if it is the most compact APS-C to date (with lens attached, of course).

What is the obsession with the compactness issue today? exact;y how many camera does one need to be able to fit in a little pocket or in a small bag? Is an xe2 too Heavy for guys these days? Would 2 xpro's on one's shoulders be too much to move comfortably with?
People have become totally castrated creatures it seems.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
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SphericalAberration: Not enough to tempt Ricoh GR users to jump.
Do like the shutter speed dial and EV comp dial.
If it had a 40mm view or distance scale on the lens ring then it would have resulted in an instant order.

why would fuji decide to take the viewfinder out?? This is beyond me.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
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