Paul Pasco

Paul Pasco

Lives in United States Evanston, IL, United States
Works as a sales
Joined on Jan 1, 2003

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Ben Herrmann: Any speculations on our part are just that - speculation! Having said that, my views on this are that:

1. Although those of who constantly seek the next best enthusiast model, many of us "may" have hit a brick wall here with the release of the G1X III. Why? Because at some point, we're faced with the reality of what the competition (to include Canon itself) has to offer at much lower prices.

2. And speaking of price - this is ridiculous, IMO for the focal length - but that's just me. I'll no longer complain about the price of EOS M bodies, that's for sure. When the initial rumors began to surface about the G1X III model, the talk was of a 24-120 MM lens (which is an ideal all-around focal length). But this?

My prediction is that Canon will not sell the number of G1X III cameras that they had originally envisioned, thus eventually having to lower the price to $1000 USD or below (I'm hoping of course). But until this occurs (if at all), I'm lookin' to other brands!

I agree with everything you said. "Enthusiast" model usually implies some pocketability and this one is barely larger than it's sibling G5X, however, it's still on the large end of the scale to fit in anything but a cargo pants or jacket pocket. You mentioned the M series and when you look at a M5 with kit lens it is certainly larger but the ability to bring a longer zoom is priceless if using this as a travel camera. They really should have compromised size a bit for a longer lens range. If I had this camera I would have to carry a second one anyway for more reach, cropping will only get you so far. I hate to say it but if this was all I had room for on a trip I would just use my phone.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
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Cornu: Interesting to read that Nikon now plans to introduce a full-frame mirrorless camera.
After telling their customers for years that they do not need full-frame.
After they abandoned their 1" mirrorless system together with its customers.
Into a market that has full-frame mirrorless cameras e.g. from Leica and Sony.
Good luck with that...

C'mon, I think they last said they didn't need full frame like 15 years ago! Are you familiar with the D3, D700, D600, D800 and all the FF models to follow?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
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Cornu: Interesting to read that Nikon now plans to introduce a full-frame mirrorless camera.
After telling their customers for years that they do not need full-frame.
After they abandoned their 1" mirrorless system together with its customers.
Into a market that has full-frame mirrorless cameras e.g. from Leica and Sony.
Good luck with that...

C'mon, I think they last said they didn't need full frame like 15 years ago! Are you familiar with the D3, D700, D600, D800 and all the FF models to follow?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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TBLF: All that creative effort used to setup a shot with this things output quality just seems futile. You could smear some Vaseline over the lens of your cell phone and internet print it to your home inkjet from anywhere for a lot less money and bother. I dunno, I mean, I get the cutesy and instant factor, but, part of me just chafes at things like this. Maybe I'm just getting old and curmudgeonly. At least I haven't started yelling at kids to get off my lawn yet.

Yeah, sounds like old and carmudgeonly. 😉 The problems with smearing Vaseline on your lens are 1) big mess to clean up and 2) you still have to upload to a printer at the very least. No offense intended, just having fun.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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c45: Resembles the Soviet made junk from 70's, cheap plastic molding lacking industrial design and manufacturing refinement; electronics most likely made in China. Plastic lens with possibly glass (I wouldn't bet on it) lens elements. Likely targeting the Russian and Mongolian markets, also western rebellious hipsters seeking the thrill of "unconventional and artistic" experience.

Ignorant.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:24 UTC

Sometimes I read comments here and shake my head. I saw this gallery for the first time on my phone and go 'wow, what amazing rock formations' and then read some comments and it's whining like little children about the photographer's PP skills. I'm just great full to see a place I will probably never see in person.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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Chuck Yadmark: I remember the early ILC days and waiting to see what Nikon was going to do. That initial V1 price was a real buzzkill. I've ignored it for all these years until I stumbled on a V1 with lens for 150 dollars. I love it for casual use, 10 years after its introduction. Price aside, everybody I know who has one loves it. They just blew the introduction big time and never recovered.

Just an FYI, the N1 system was announced in 2011.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
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Hanoise: 5k a lens!
Looks like sigma ain't third party manufacturer anymore....

So whose gonna take sigmas old job?

They still have their whole line of consumer and pro lenses, nothing has changed.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
On article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review (73 comments in total)

I use a F-5XB for my N1 gear. It holds V1 body with lens, usually the 6.7-13, FT-1 w/55-200 VRII attached, 10-30, 30-110, SB-N5 or SB-N7, 2 spare batteries and little ML-L3 remote. I sometimes slip in a sleeve that has 3 close up lenses and a polarizer. It's packed but this little bag holds the equivalent of 18-540mm. If I put the camera around my neck I can stick to more lenses in the bag.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 20:20 UTC as 21st comment
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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entoman: “There’s nothing worse than coming home from a photo shoot and realize that you’ve missed irreplaceable moments because you struggled with changing lenses, or that you simply were too lazy to go through the process,”

I can think of something worse. Trousers falling down in public because of the weight of 3 lenses on your belt!

Will probably offer optional ballistic nylon suspenders.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 22:13 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (121 comments in total)

I owned the C-2040, followed by a C-4000 and I recommended the 3040 to my sister but she rarely used it; I own it now. I sold the 2040 long ago and the 4000 was stolen from my car. One cool thing about this series is that there were accessories such as a cable that allowed TTL flash control. I still have an aftermarket bracket and a Promaster flash with interchangeable modules that allows me to do TTL bounce flash with this ancient camera. I had my 4000 riged with a magnifying hood and flash bracket that mimicked the DSLR experience to some extent. Smartmedia cards however were the worst ever.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 41st comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Yashica mat 124 6x6cm TLR, about 1971.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 439th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (138 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Not sure the 8 track tape analogy applies.

Yeah, 8 track's hayday was almost 3 decades prior to the D30!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:08 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (138 comments in total)

Other than a few Canon p&s I've always been Nikon DSLR user, but I remember when this camera came out and what a game changer it was. It wasn't until 2005 that prices came down and I was able to buy a brand new Nikon D50 and a year later a second for my wife. I sold the first one a few years ago and the second was given to my Daughter as her 1st "real" camera. After a few photo trips with her I decided I missed the old thing and bought another for me. Only 6mp but still pretty good. Thanks for the nice article.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
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photomedium: The MF initiative for fuji and Hasselblad is an good one. I think whatever distances you from cellphones but keeps the size down is an obvious direction to go.
Nice to see Canon and Nikon missing the boat on this one. I am not surprised by Canon given the corporate culture but Nikon should have had this one out in partnership with Sony.

@Steve Nikon has a long history of making medium and large format lenses. The Zenza Bronica 6x6cm had a system of somthing like 13 Nikkors ranging from 40mm to 1200mm! then there is a whole series of lenses for view cameras from 4x5 to at least 8x10. The Plauble Makina 67 had a Nikkor lens too.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:02 UTC

Wow, first to compliment this kid for getting off his but and away from the TV, gaming, Internet, etc. Second wow for the critics! What a bunch of whiners.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 25th comment
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Tical: Lenses are manufactured by Nittoh, sensor is manufactured by Sony, flash system is manufactured by Nikon, why the hell it is called a Hasselblad is beyond me.

Hasselblad has always outsourced lenses and flash systems all the way back to the beginning.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: I'm sure there will be at least a few people who will buy a $7500 camera body and a $555 adapter to gimp their Canon glass, just because they can.

I think Canon makes at least a few nice lenses, no?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:06 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

A minor correction; you say that "generally big top plate shutter speed files didn't show up until the OM series of 35mm cameras" but that is not true. OM seies cameras had their shutter speed dials at the lens mount and the dial on top was for changing the ASA setting.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 52nd comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1060 comments in total)

They should have gone full retro and turned the frame 90 degrees like the original F.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 263rd comment
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