Ron Outdoors

Lives in United States Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Joined on Nov 8, 2005


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On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)
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Trubbtele: My Sigma EX 70mm is far suprior. Used in our advance lab.

I don't see where this was ever made in a Sony mount. In fact, it's been discontinued.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
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probert500: If my Olympus zuiko OM 50mm f3.5 macro wasn't so incredibly sharp and distortion free, I'd definitely give this a look.

Great lens. Had one back in the film days. I've been shopping for one recently for my A7. Even bid on one. With this announcement, I think I hold off and see how good the Sony is.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 00:54 UTC

Oh no, I thought I saw specks of dust on the lens elements. Or maybe it was my monitor.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 23:38 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

As nice as it looks, I need something with a grip. (Preferably built in). So, I'll be keeping my E-M1.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Here's a pitch for the underdog LX7:

The control ring is limited to aperture selection, but it has dedicated wheels for shutter and ND filter. Each ratchets precisely. The RX100 ring lurches about. The LX7 offers time lapse, which the others do not. Its aperture is fastest across the full zoom range. One can suppress digital zoom in video, which one cannot with the Sony. Plus, it is intermitently offered at a $299 price, which is hard to beat. Can the RX100 be worth more than twice that? It too will sell for less when the RX200 (or the Samsung KX100!) draw nigh. But people who elect to spend more money, or get a tatoo, find ingenious ways to be cheerful they did.

Most people are not going to spend $650 on compact camera. Especially when we already own more expensive equipment, and the compact will only be used occasionally. Plenty of reasons to consider other cameras in the the roundup.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 21:03 UTC
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)

I'm don't see a mention of video quality.

Also, the page menus, usually on the right, are not there. Makes it a little hard to navigate. Maybe I'm missing the video page.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 19:04 UTC as 152nd comment | 3 replies

I guess Snow Leopard is history to Apple.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 16:13 UTC as 11th comment

Quite annoying. Only for Mountain Lion. Yet, if I update from Snow Leopard, I lose compatibility with the SpectraView Calibrator, as Apple has not corrected that problem yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:49 UTC as 14th comment
On photo A fisheye_10017_0117 4-6 in the fish eye challenge (8 comments in total)

Great photo. So much of interest.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 1st comment
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