WesternSage

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On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)
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justmeMN: PhotoPlus will give Nikon another opportunity to not say anything about their missing DL line of cameras. :-)

Or the 1 system?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)
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Pete_CSCS: Two years ago at this show Samsung had just released their NX1 and had one setup on a tripod for you to try with models posing. Last year their booth was swamped as they had a Back-To-The-Future Delorean replica that you could sit in (with lab coat) for a photo. This year, the PPE floor plan has them a no-show. Very strange exit with their camera division after showing so much potential.

I'm just hoping this year the cameras in "development" will be out from behind the glass cases and in the hands of the attendees. I'm particularly interested in the E-M1 II and the new Oly PRO lenses. If they aren't, I'll at least get to try out the m. zuiko 300mm F4 which the past 2 years was represented by a dummy prototype behind glass.

It's always a great show with many new products you didn't know exist! Lots of giveaways and special show prices too. I never miss it.

Obviously they were not driving the DeLorean at the correct speed. I wonder what year the NX1 ended up in?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)

I didn't find 'any lunch in there' but other than that, I agree with your assement Sam. Maybe Olympus should issue a set of lomography lenses designed for selfies er, self portraits.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 38th comment
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Kalhor: Great!! but why no depth scales on lens?!

Fuji has the depth of field displayed in the view finder! A killer feature if you ask me! (Having to lower the camera and squint at the DOF lines on the lens is so 1950).

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:13 UTC

Fun! How about a gigapixel image made from the Sony? THAT would be fun to watch! How many floppies can you find? (Would remind me of the many pictures in high school science books of a stack of encyclopedias illustrating the volume of knowledge acquired in one day).

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 16:46 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1146 comments in total)

I was hoping for a 'Gold' award. Leica certainly has produced a well crafted camera. I do concur with DPR that the software could use some really deep Sony/Fuji firmware style updates.
The macro function is really cool, with the macro distance scale sliding out into view on the lens. Also the smooth transition from autofocus to manual focus is what everyone should copy.
Price? Its a Leica OK? Louis Vuitton sells a purse for $1800.00, and it is made out of canvas, I said CANVAS!!! So don't complain about a precision German crafted instrument that costs a little more than two purses.
I still to this day lust after that black M4-2 on display at Walla Walla Camera many many decades ago!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply

I really liked the text overlays showing shooting data. Good job! I also enjoyed the early a.m. scowl, and the cat on the roof!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 11th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Things we found that had been cut in half (136 comments in total)

Well, it IS interesting! Kind of like rubber necking at an auto accident!

btw Barney, with that intro, I think you are ready for your first novel.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (354 comments in total)

I agree Barnaby, Fuji has had a strong showing in the medium format film area of the past, (I STILL lust over a GX-680 system)! They had some good rangefinder 645 cameras, so they already have some engineering experience in that space.
It would be smart to bypass 'full-frame' leaving that battle between CanNikon and Sony.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 23:50 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies

I liked Sam's description of the optical viewfinder helping with timing of shots, HCB would be happy!

I enjoy the quick raw videos, keep it up you guys.

(I also enjoy seeing Seattle, I miss her).

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (321 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: I was just telling my wife last night in the grocery store how nice it'd be to have a video camera in the fridge so we could see if we'd run out of pickles. I just couldn't remember how many pickles we had left. And I just don't like hamburgers without pickles.

Thankfully, Samsung to the rescue.

We laugh at the cam in the fridge, but remember the very first web cam was trained on the break room coffee pot, so users could determine if it was worth the trip for a refill!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)

I hope the vague and improbable rumor that Samsung might be talking to Nikon is true. The NX1 would make a fantastic Nikon 1 V4!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply

Love the 'bokeh' shots, (DSC05193, DSC05175)! Almost looks like a Photoshopped background!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 19:43 UTC as 51st comment

I very much enjoyed the video. The interview fragments of the local people made it very inviting and warm. The story line was well choreographed, between camera in the land, and the people of the land. Made me wish for a full length video of Kiliii's trip! I appreciated the tip near the end of the challenge of focus on lower cost cameras, something to keep in mind when I choose between a 5Dx, or a Txx!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 21:34 UTC as 35th comment
On article Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test (75 comments in total)

I really enjoyed this video. The clip had a good well developed story line, and flowed very well through to the end. I liked that it highlighted the features of the camera as well as involving the viewer in a field trip to the woods.
I'd say this video should earn a DPR 'Gold' award!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 18:26 UTC as 46th comment
On article The effect of pixel size on noise (98 comments in total)

Hey! Could you add the Pentax 645z to the mix?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)

This product is probably why we have not seen a bunch of innovation in the Rebel or the 5D line lately (at least in video), they were putting their efforts into this type of camera. I think Dale is right, Canon is looking to aim for the golden mean in multimedia capture devices. Sure there are compromises, but so also is an SUV (to switch metaphors), an SUV is not a very good Jeep, and a terrible station wagon, but they sell very well anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:26 UTC as 241st comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 comments in total)

Ha Ha!
dpreview, here is the one I want a review on
http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/top-2015-april-foolss-tech-pranks-around-the-web/5/

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (456 comments in total)
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majicmoments: Thank you for the review Allison.. nicely done. I would add that its so short sighted of Panny not to include a tilty screen.. a small discreet camera like this would be used a lot in street shooting- cafes-tight crowded spaces ect.. its allmost a must here..

Tilty screen? That is what the wifi is for, setting the camera on the ground, and controlling the camera from your phone!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 03:15 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (590 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Too bad it was tested on a low resolution camera.

If adapters are so bad, then why does dpreview, and imaging-resource use them to test micro43 camera resoultion? It is interesting to view image comparison wigets of the olympus cameras (with an adapter using the excellent zuiko 50mm macro), beating or at least equaling other competitors in resolution! Adapters are not the primary problem in the resolution pipeline!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
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