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Joined on May 27, 2009
About me:

To retire slowly and begin enjoying photography once again


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On article First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster (352 comments in total)
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Trollshavethebestcandy: How dare you english pigdogs create a camera product...
I fart in your general directuion!
I swear reading some of these coments is pure comedy.
Its like grumpy old men up in here.
Fire new! Fire bad! Fire burn my food! Nobody can ever use fire or I will bonk them on the head.

In my humble opinion as a working pro for 43 years, without an engineering degree but with a solid education nonetheless, I could not really care less about all this tech and pseudo tech talk. It's the final photo that has always counted for me. Go to any museum and look at the great images shot by real photographers using primitive equipment. You see photos can also be taken without all this obsession about technology.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 13:13 UTC
On article First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster (352 comments in total)
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papillon_65: Jesus, what's not to like? The only people getting their knickers in a twist will be the FF snobs who don't like the fact that you can buy a cheap NEX, stick an old lens on it and replicate that FF look. For the rest of us it's another tool which gives us better options and more dof control if we want it. Curmudgeons, camera snobs and pixel heads get over it! nice one Metabones!

I am in total agreement. Personally I have never liked AF and find that it's virtually impossible to focus manually on the AF cameras. Be that as it may, the idea that I can use some slower lenses and actually make them faster is like a dream come true. The important thing is REAL WORLD images not sharpness charts etc. There's way too much emphasis being placed on all this techie nonsense.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 13:06 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (519 comments in total)
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reach0775: dpreview will remain my No.1 source for camera reviews, but I'll really stop taking their conclusions seriously.
The 6D has similar or better IQ than the mighty Mk.III, some VERY serious USPs (GPS, weight...) and it costs a 1.000EUR less!
Hey, that's an awful lot of money! It's a shame they even compare those 2 within the same sentence.
But taking it down because Mr. dpreviewer would have had different ideas where to save money is really outrageous arbitrariness.

I absolutely agree with the fact that Canon produces richer colors. II have had The Canon 10-D. 20-D, 30-D, 1-D, 2D II, 2D-III, 5D and 5D II
I have also had the Ninon D -1X, D2-X, D2-H. D-70, D-70S, D-300 and D-700.
I still have the Canon 5-D and 1-D III and the Nikon D-3-- and D-700
The only Nikon that had truly superb color was the D1-X. The others all tended to go bluish outdoors and sort of yellowish in a sort of watercolor way on skin tones. this is even after shooting raw,As to the review, one must use judgement and also read between the lines. It's impossible to believe these days and why should I follow someone's else recommendation blindly. Some people read reviews to sort of make themselves feel good about their purchases. One of my main beefs about photography is that there's always been too much emphasis on technical stuff whether it was developers then or sensors now. Just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 03:41 UTC
On article Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database (186 comments in total)
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GeorgeZ: For most users the EM5 delivers more pleasing photos without pp.
For RAW shooters it's a different story.
In normal light I'm still happy with my old D50, but when the time comes to buy a new camera I will switch to M43 thanks to Olympus' jpeg magic and the nice lenses available.
Nikon shows nothing here that would sway ME to stay with them.

"for my wife to use" rather sexist I n=must say. Just kidding.

All the best
Rocco Galatioto

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 16:08 UTC

I have mentioned this trend many times in my blog sort of as a way to tease those of us who crave billions of pixels and super huge cameras but also as a way to presage where we are headed. I believe that with inevitable improvements, for most people a smart phone will replace the camra. This has already begun. I have seen incredible smart phone and ipad images. I know that bigger is better but I remember that as films got better and better, the 135 format became king. Surely the same film in larger formats gave better images but the usability of the 135 format made it more useful. The same will happen with digital cameras. OK, we cannot shoot serious assignments with phones but for most purposes a phone will do. What this will cause the camera industry is a serious crisis. This would, in the end be bad for all of "us."

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 11:19 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada (242 comments in total)

I can only say that the micro four thirds is really a fine format. At first, in view of the great excitement over FF etc, in reality all formats are FF, i thought that it didn't have a chance but my E PL-2 changed my mind fast.
As they improve, in focusing speed for example, they will be even better.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:22 UTC as 13th comment
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada (242 comments in total)
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thx1138: Sorry Mt Terada, there is NO life left in the antediluvian 1/2.33" sensor. It's way past it's used by date, so let's stop propping it up. 1/1.7" should be the new 1/2.33" and 1" should be the new 1/1.7".

After noting what people get with their iphones. one must wonder if big cameras will only be needed for specialized work only and ttally not needed unless for showing off. I have made this point many times over in my blog.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:18 UTC
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada (242 comments in total)
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E Dinkla: I would not mind if 4/3 goes 4/4, a square sensor based on the longest side of 4/3 (or a bit more) and the best sensor stabilisation Olympus offers, OM-D style. A raw format that would have all the sensor data included but some choices of aspect ratios on the camera for other output. No changes to the lenses, there will be severe vignetting on the corners of the square image but at least in RAW development one can select the best aspect ratio - composition within that lens covered disc.

Ernst Dinkla

Talking about square format, how about a Rolley type square format camera so that one could focus on the focusing scree and only manually. That is really a dream. But i like to dream.
Seriously. the square format would be excellent. No need to flip the camera, this would be done after the shot. Perhaps some day this will occuss.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:15 UTC
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada (242 comments in total)
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Alex Hubenov: All I want is a new 4/3 body !!!
I don't get this obsession with smaller camera bodies! Why would one sacrifice so many good things just for a smaller body? And who is it good for? Snappers and tourists? The 4/3 gear is still more compact than NiCanon DSLR's and the Oly lenses are unmatched!
Come on Olympus, give us a good new 4/3 body this year!!!

I do not share this view that one must have huge cameras. It all depends on the type of photography one does, naturally, but this sort of condescencion about tourists and snapshooters is just that, condescencion. I am a retired public relations photographer and now I travel a lot for pleasure. I have totally given up on big cameras. i'm in agreement with you with notion that micro four thirds is really good. I have got shots with the EP L-2 with the kit zoom that are really nice. Presently I'm using the Panasonic LX-7 but it's IQ is not as good but it sort of gets the job done. Mt aim is to be as unobtrusive as possible and sort of not allow the camera to get in the way.
I have a blog that shows the difference and the high quality of the four thirds system.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (558 comments in total)

To me it's simple no viewfinder= no purchase. I simply cannot use a camera that I have to hold in front of me. During the day they are useless and when you use it you look ridiculous. For that I can get a lousy smart phone. What were they thinking. At least allow the possibility to have an EVF. Sorry Canon, no sigar.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 13:35 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

Please no F4 it was bulky and cumbersome. Give me the F3 in digital. No added controls just a LCD screen on back. No AF, just the minimum to control digital recording. Not too much to ask really.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 06:51 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply

Nikon should be ashamed of themselves for even considering a plastic mount.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2012 at 20:37 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies

When you add it all up, with a few extra bucks one can get the X1 Pro with a nice big sensor.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 02:10 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)

There's no image stabilization on the M-9. Does is make it a bad camera? This is a range finder camera, a classic type that would be cheapened by IS. And there's no built in flash either, thank God.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 21:17 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica includes Lightroom 4 with most camera purchases (35 comments in total)

How generous of them

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 22:45 UTC as 20th comment
On article Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video (309 comments in total)

Who needs it?

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 23:25 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (207 comments in total)

I just love the retro look. It's personaL. I know

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 21:43 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Nikon D4 overview (837 comments in total)
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ProNik: We should start charging for posting a comment - that way the nonsense will be filtered out.

Lighten up. Some people, including myself, are having a little fun.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 16:49 UTC
On article Nikon D4 overview (837 comments in total)

Mamma mia!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 16:46 UTC as 37th comment
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