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On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 comments in total)

"These are the best cameras you can buy right now."
Duh! Any camera you buy right now is better than one from 3, 5,...15 years ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 90th comment
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (294 comments in total)
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martindpr: The shutter can easily be synchronized with the sensor - before pressing the shutter, turn on the sensor. After the exposure switch it off. Since the sensor sits in a darkroom, no exposure can happen when the curtain is lowered...

Sensors on a lever or cam could detect and signal the shutter button has been pressed, ISO dial turned, shutter speed set, etc.. It's fitting the rest of the electronics inside where it's already cramped from mechanical stuff. A thicker back could house the electronics and have dials, buttons or even a mini smartphone screen.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
On article ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review (86 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Just what we need: another photo backpack - up to now the meagre range of choices available are so limited!
I'm surprised that they haven't incorporated a helium bladder/blimp to offset the wearying effect caused by staggering around with a couple of pro bodies, half a dozen fast lenses covering 10-500mm, a powerful laptop, lotsa batteries, tripod, hunting rifle, emergency food, drink & equipment. Stuff you need on holiday.
"StreetWalker HardDrive". Priceless.

A throwback to another era. Reminds me of the 90's when Lowe Pro big backpacks allowed me to carry it all. But in reality I only needed a hip pack with another lens & film for a few hours hike away from car or cabin.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 07:38 UTC
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (191 comments in total)
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Jun2: Everything will be online. Newspaper will soon be history. Doesn't really matter if it has pictures or not.

Yeah, film, lp records, cd's are still around too.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 07:14 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2083 comments in total)

Impressive, though not enough for me to upgrade from E-M5 as I'm just getting use to E-M5's specifics and idiosyncrasies and would have to learn another camera's ones all over again.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:45 UTC as 533rd comment | 2 replies

Great for artistic purposes, but I wouldn't want to eat any of it looking like that in an ad.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 21:10 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Classic lines when clients want you to work for free (141 comments in total)

"It will mean great exposure for you."

You're asking me, so I already have exposure.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 10:05 UTC as 42nd comment
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richardplondon: The only reason anyone could object to something like this, so far as I can see, is if the lens is then sold without revealing that it has been rebuilt. It is relatively easy to establish whether a lens is working properly or not, and if it is working properly, this is a commendable rescue IMO.

Being practical minded means doing whatever works, not just whatever people's preconceptions are comfortable with.

As for these internal parts of the lens being subject to corrosion in the future - they already were vulnerable to corrosion in the first place. Metal is metal. That is why it is such bad news to drop your lens into seawater (grin).

Yes, will probably have issues in the future. I've heard this before from repair places - "If you dunk it, junk it."

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 01:19 UTC
On article Buying an ILC (149 comments in total)

System addict? Really? addict? Wouldn't "System choice..." be better or just "System..." suffice?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:35 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Digital camera lens buying guide (57 comments in total)

Very informative and concise. Instead of ads at the top right, why not have a beginners section/square with this and the Digital SLR Guide as a permanent links (which update periodically), like there is for Connect and Finished Challenges.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:28 UTC as 32nd comment


Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:15 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview (149 comments in total)

Lens news, Camera News, Preview - all for the same thing.
Uh, couldn't you just put this all under "Lens Preview"?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 05:37 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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