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FlipUpFlipDown: Flexible housing??
What about the water-pressure then exercised on the gear at more important water-depth??

This isnot for deep deeping - its about total camera protection above water or to shallow depths. Divers will have to pay for a rigid housing, simple!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
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Leo Pan: it is a condom for a camera

And condoms work ... so your point is?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 02:22 UTC

Backers may receive a clear cover but then pay for the lens and rear fittings which would probably add another $100-150. I hope their quality control has improved on the fittings, the ones I got with mine had scratches as if were pre-used. Never got any reply from the company when I wrote to them.
Oh and also buy the harness- strap that goes around the camera as in the picture - that'll be another $50-75 ...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 02:21 UTC as 4th comment

As a serious compact it is good specs, WR is an advantage, but I think it is 200-300 over priced compared to plenty of mirrorless options offering similar or better performance for similar size for less money. Be interesting to see how long it takes to drop under $1000.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 09:35 UTC as 163rd comment

I still have an unopened 35mm roll of K25 ... didn't make it to the finish line with that one!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:50 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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MikeFairbanks: Is this real? Not sure how executives allowed a film called Kodachrome to slide by.

The transparency of your joke has a fine grain of wit

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:46 UTC

Presume theme music will be by Paul Simon ...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)

Wonder what they can bring to the market that anyone else isn't doing?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:27 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies
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Father Bouvier: The lens is so slow, the sensor is so tiny, I don't know what people are buying it for. Anything slower than f/2 on 1" sensor is too limiting. The f/2.4-4.0 is like f/6.5-11 on FF, the ISO 100 is like ISO 800 on FF, what are you going to shoot with it?

Oh no, the boring 35mm equivalence cr*p again ... people wanting this probably don't want a primitive, oversized, overweight 20th century camera design - wake up to the digital age already.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (320 comments in total)

Quote:"this is an equivalent aperture range of F6.5-10.9, which is not significantly slower than an F4.5-6.3 tele zoom on an APS-C camera. "

Very strange statement - apparently confusing lens aperture for exposure with the silly 35mm equivalence as regards DOF.

Exposure doesn't change with sensor size - the Sony f2.8 will always be faster than f4.5 no matter what format!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 07:22 UTC as 53rd comment | 10 replies
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GodSpeaks: The Sealife site has some interesting info, but also confused info. The site talks about OIS and CCD shift. Somebody is probably confusing terms. The camera, sans housing, is rated to 60 feet, so not bad. The housing takes it to 200 feet.

However they do have additional images of the camera, including the camera, sans housing. I wonder if the camera is available without the housing? That should drop the price at least a couple hundred dollars.

I wonder if the addon lenses work without the housing, or maybe they only work without the housing.

No 4K video though. That's a disappointment.

You can buy the camera direct from SeaLife as a spare part - see the Underwater form for details, saves a fair bit.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
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stevevelvia50: The fact that you can shoot everything at two stops ISO less on 4/3rds....for example, 1600 ISO at f11 in full frame compared to 400 ISO at f5.6 on the Olympus, to get exactly, and I mean exactly..... the same Depth of field, and shutter speed, evens out the score in image quality. The Olympus is much, much lighter and enjoyable under hiking conditions though

And then there's the PEN F's high res mode which gives you virtually noiseless images all the way up to 1600ISO, plus the excellent resolution and colour accuracy. Hopefully the mountains won't move too much during the exposure ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
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Erik Ohlson: A Panasonic ZS25 could have taken every one of those shots, as couls, say, a Canon S-100 or a Casio ZR700 or 800. Or Various Sonys, Nikons & Samsungs....

None of those are even close to the weight & bulk this guy carried.

"A Panasonic ZS25 could have taken every one of those shots, as couls, say, a Canon S-100 or a Casio ZR700 or 800. Or Various Sonys, Nikons & Samsungs...."

So what? What is your point?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
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soundknight21: The only reason you chose the PEN-F for this segment is because it's looks appeal to hipsters (AKA a large segment of back packers). The price of this camera really is extraordinary for what you are getting. There are at least 5 other cameras that offer a better amount and quality of features for less price by Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm.

I don't like these 'marketing' articles. This camera does look cool and cute and people will buy it for its looks and good luck to them but this article just feels like advertising.

Sad that just because you like some other cameras this you call the article "marketing". I think your you are just trolling because your so called justification is purely personal/subjective take on what is best for the author to own. Unfortunately for you the writer lives in a democracy where he has free choice to buy whatever gear he wants. Be honest enough to say you don't like the PEN F which is basically all your comment is about.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
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Najinsky: A very sorry state of affairs.

Prosperity, Justice, Security - the three pillars of a well balanced society.

Let's assume justice has been served. It has taken over 2.5 years, and still perhaps an appeal to come? Have people lost sight of how precious time is?

And then the couple who didn't want to pay $125, you think they have a spare $1m lying around? So their life is ruined. Goodbye home, goodbye kid's education and prospects, hello destitution. While it does seem clear the couples actions were despicable, it was enabled and supported by media; is completely screwing their lives the most fitting slap on the wrists?

Meanwhile the lawyers celebrate their win with a $6000 bottle of Chateau Petrus. It really does have an exquisite bouquet, just enough, perhaps, to mask the stench of the decaying human souls left in their wake.

And we are supposed to cheer this news like its some kind of victory.

It's our society, this is what we did today.

"She" not "he".
And two years of having two pr*cks defaming you and laughing about it and wrecking your business - surprised they didn't get done for more especially given the apparent maliciousness of their campaign against her. They had it coming and for once the justice system dropped the hammer - maybe they'll think twice before doing it again.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (481 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: I would add some software features like "live view boost", "focus peaking" or "live-time" (long exposure previews) and maybe in camera stabilization. But 40MPxs, 15EV dynamic range, a articulated screen, workable high ISO akin to the A7S would be terrific.

Sounds like you want a full frame Olympus ...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:40 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (481 comments in total)

Put in a shutter that works, and not too much oil, please!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:37 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply

Amen to the bigger sensor - that SeaLife DC2000 on paper looks to be a pioneering step in the right direction. Put that sensor into a TG-5 , albeit bigger ,and it will be a digital Nikonos for the masses.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 54th comment

So if I glue the focus and aperture rings on my legacy 35mm lens at the hyperlocal setting for f8 I have just created the same thing for 1/10 the price ...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1205 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: Best M/43 Camera Ever. Well Done Parnasonic Lumix.

"Best" is only your opinion - can't do Live Composite, 50MP high resolution, 60 fps etc - so it doesn't tick every box for everyone ... certainly is up there with being the most expensive!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
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