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SeeRoy: Wow, new bags! Awesome! Trific! Kwool! Up to now there have been so few to chose from!

And yet I can never find one I like.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
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Marc Ramirez: What pictures could be more important than ones of your kids? Of course that is where you want to use your nicest lenses.

The dyslexic in me thinks you're a horrible parent.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Want to produce 4K video on the cheap, complete with all of those wonderful overheating moments, then buy any 4K capable Sony mirrorless ILC. Want to produce and also star in your very own 1080 HD video, complete with pro level audio, AF, and zoom that you control remotely from your smartphone without the need for assistance from anybody and with total reliability from your kit? Canon, and only Canon can give you that. Pro level selfie stills and videos are easy to produce with this new Canon kit. Nobody else has anything like it at or even near its very affordable price point. :))

Panasonic does all that for less money and 4K video as well. Their G7 does it for half the price of this new Canon, and even their top end GH4 is a couple hundred dollars less. The GX8 also.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1514 comments in total)
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Flashback: Wow, you won't want to drop that on one of your toes!

Considering the cost, I think it would be worth sacrificing a toe to cushion its fall.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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Andreas Stuebs: Congratulation Olympus for this success!
I must admit, I did not vote for the OMD. Mainly because when I handled it in the shop I was not happy how it felt in my hand. And also, I do not really like electronic viewfinders preferring a bright optical viewfinder. But even so - it is a well deserved win for a nice camera even if it does not suit me.
The question of the poll is rather silly. As if there can be "the best camera". There are so many different uses that there can be for each use a best camera. A camera,which tries to suit all, risks becoming a jack of all trades and a master of none. Having said that, it is quite impressive for a fairly small camera maker (compared to the BIG TWO and their fanbase) to come top of the poll. A bit like Tottenham coming out on top of the polls in the UK vs. ManU, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

The use of the word "best" is certainly problematic, though it's actually stated as "best of 2012", which I think can be taken to imply an emphasis on newness and innovation. Maybe "most interesting new camera" would make a better title, but then maybe that's the Lytro.

edit: on second thought, I'm going to go with the Nokia 41 megapixel camera phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 22:40 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nokia 808 PureView Review (208 comments in total)
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WilliamJ: As far as I'm concerned, I do not care going out without my phone as I don't use it so much, but I absolutely can't bear being without any camera. Thus, I wonder if one day, we won't have such a news not about a phone that can be used as a "quite good" camera but about a camera than can be used as a phone. I think, by the way, that the time is near when the "phone function" won't be an independent one and it will be added on demand as an application to any item of your choice: a watch, a pair of sunglasses, a key holder, a shoe... It will get smart ! In that case only, I will maybe be interested in a "camera that can take good pictures". Otherwise, out of the question !

Polaroid tried to go that way: http://androidandme.com/2012/01/devices/polaroid-sc1630-phonecamera-is-a-great-on-the-camera-not-so-much-on-the-phone/

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 18:44 UTC
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vtinitus: Is there really a lumix 7mm-300mm lens? I couldn't find it anywhere...

@yabokkie That's nonsense. For exposure purposes it's 4.0-5.6. The "equivalent" numbers you give are only relavent for comparing depth of field. Just think of it as cropping the picture. If you have a full-frame camera w/300mm lens and you crop the image, that has no effect on exposure.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 18:34 UTC
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Edmond Leung: I think Canon is on the right track and in the right direction to push their sales. It puts the quality APS-C sensor into a very pocketable camera. Now, we can use a small camera to capture high quality pictures.
The form factor of M43 is small but unfortunately the lenses available for M43 are very limited; and the sensor of M43 is too small! Before I saw this new Canon, I considered to buy a M43; but now I would not consider M43 anymore.
NEX5N is not bad but the range of Sony lenses cannot be compared with Canon.
Now, what I'm waiting is a similiar product from Nikon. It will be so good if there is a pocketable mirrorless APS-C camera from Nikon.

M43 currently has 30 or so lenses from five manufacturers, with new ones being introduced all the time. This new Canon only has two lenses. Of course there's a vast array of Canon lenses that can be used with the adapter, but then it's not really a compact camera anymore.

As for the sensor-size, that's certainly a valid point, but sensor size affects how small you can make the system, including lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 18:56 UTC
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Lee Jay: And I thought lenses for small sensors were supposed to be smaller and cheaper than lenses for full-frame. The Canon 85/1.8 (an excellent lens optically with very fast ring USM focusing and good build quality) goes for $389 at B&H right now.

Shouldn't this lens, with shorter focal length and thus a smaller aperture, designed for a 1/4 sized sensor go for around $250 or so?

You people are all morons! The m4/3 75/1.8 is exactly equivalent to a FF 85/1.8, when used three paces farther from the subject! Approximately. Anyway, m4/3 is exactly equivalent to FF, for people with social phobias.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 17:44 UTC
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