arhmatic

Lives in California
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Joined on Mar 7, 2010

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Great to see the gps included. This should really be standard everywhere. But LOL at the bump design. Wasn't there really any other place to put it?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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webrunner5: The damned thing doesn't even have a handgrip! Maybe they could stick another knob on the front to make up for it. God knows it needs about 6 more knobs and dials.

What where they thinking??

@Bhima78 - and no hand grip AT ALL? damn those leicas...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 22:15 UTC

Why is this news everywhere? BBC picked it up. dpreview now...
Too many news outlets, photo-related or not, are giving attention to this. Next thing we know the guy is a rockstar. Just like media giving Trump attention for being controversial. This is just free publicity for a dumb subject. What good could ever come out of this?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: We can all agree that most photographers care about how their cameras look. But we can disagree reasonably on what is an attractive camera. Some of us see the Pen-F as a unimaginative attempt at a "retro" look, including illogically-placed controls, fake surfaces and handling compromises.

A comparative article with more than one point of view on the aesthetics of various cameras would be interesting. We already know from the flood of DPR adulation that the writer representing alternative aesthetics will have to be found outside the DPR office.

I second that. Even more, some photographers are willing to sacrifice ergonomics, to some extent - for better look at better portability.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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nerd2: Nice looking toy with tiny sensor.

Cameras are toys, accept that. And we are amateurs doing this for fun. Unless you are a pro and make a living out of this. Which is really no more than 1% of us, really.
So let's put away the "wants" and be realistic about what our "needs" really are.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

Retro or not - this is irrelevant. I do appreciate Fujifilm and Olympus for joining Leica and understanding that quality design is a good selling point. "retro" is subjective, but what is universally appealing is quality, compactness, portability.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 117th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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webrunner5: The damned thing doesn't even have a handgrip! Maybe they could stick another knob on the front to make up for it. God knows it needs about 6 more knobs and dials.

What where they thinking??

What for? Why add bulk for no reason. It's light.

I haven't heard anyone ditching Leica for lack of handgrip, even if they are a little heavier.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1058 comments in total)
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arhmatic: I would't call this "retro-styling". It's the "natural-styling" - because this is really the size and feel a camera should have. It happens to look retro, true. Well done, both Olympus and Fujifilm.

Yes. There are some facts/specs, but otherwise most of what we state here are opinions...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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arhmatic: The marketing photos definitely look sharp. Would it be fair to assume that all the silvery looking parts at exterior are indeed metal?

Jeff, great! Plastic with metal paint on top is not allright... This goes beyond personal preference or durability concerns. It's about being true to the material. The way to create a timeless piece of engineering.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:25 UTC

The marketing photos definitely look sharp. Would it be fair to assume that all the silvery looking parts at exterior are indeed metal?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:18 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1058 comments in total)

I would't call this "retro-styling". It's the "natural-styling" - because this is really the size and feel a camera should have. It happens to look retro, true. Well done, both Olympus and Fujifilm.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:06 UTC as 343rd comment | 5 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2499 comments in total)
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snapa: That HAS to be one one the ugliest cameras ever made. At least they did finally make a much better sensor with some great handling. It also does have very nice IQ and low light capability! Too bad they are asking so much for it.

It's not. Their design is quite appealing. Probably the second reason I got into this brand.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2499 comments in total)
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pait: Page unviewable.

probably on his nikon camera screen?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 21:43 UTC

Love the camera announcements with the "available now" phrase in the description.

Really, why announce a product, with the actual availability "later in the season" or never... Good job Leica and others, who give firm release and availability dates.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2499 comments in total)

I like your subtitle "retro slick"

I am still amazed how many people deny the importance of good design "because we are pros and because we need good ergonomics" or "this is a tool, not a fashion statement".

Industrial design does matter.
Well done Fuji, well done Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 396th comment | 7 replies
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WayneHuangPhoto: Why didn't Fuji just go all out and put a 36mp sensor in there?

some even complain that 24 is too much, 16 would have been better. So 24 is a decent balance for 2016.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
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EricAotearoa: What was wrong with that clip? I really don't understand people complaining all the time in these comment sections.

first world problems... please try to understand, life over here is such a drag...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
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The Squire: I like Richard's jacket.

I like the facial hair. Twice.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces development of EF-X500 flash (86 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Probably a beginner question regarding wireless - does this mean that the flash can be located anywhere in the room, and it can be triggered with the camera, within a certain range? Does the camera need to be wireless capable?

So you need a camera with a flash to trigger this flash, if I understand correctly. But the Pro2 has no flash, so this cannot be triggered remotely. It can be wired to the camera, I assume, OR mounted on the camera, but it can't function remotely, correct?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces development of EF-X500 flash (86 comments in total)

Probably a beginner question regarding wireless - does this mean that the flash can be located anywhere in the room, and it can be triggered with the camera, within a certain range? Does the camera need to be wireless capable?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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