johnami

johnami

Lives in France Alsace, France
Works as a English language trainer
Joined on Aug 30, 2005

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dansclic: Again, why not’having a single,page instead of those exasperating 10 pages with three sentences giving’ actually few new information ???

Just a correction to help you with your English, if you don't mind......You can't use 'few' with information. Few is a plural and information is not. You should say 'so little information' But if you want to quantify 'information' you say 'pieces of information', in which case you can say' few pieces of information'... Hope it helps...,;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 16:40 UTC

Dear Tampon, I would love to buy some more glass from you, but I need your lenses in Pentax K mount..... Any possibility of doing this?

Thank you in advance...

Cheese

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 17:04 UTC as 4th comment

Bye 👋 bye Adieu...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 comments in total)

pffff............
I wonder how many of these 'best' boxes will still be operational in 20 years time?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 12:14 UTC as 49th comment | 9 replies
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ybizzle: When you are buying a camera, you aren't just buying a sensor. Enjoyment, handling, and aesthetics are not to be discounted. Given a choice between the X100F and the A7iii with an equivalent prime, the X100F would be my choice every time.

Will the A7iii have better IQ, DR, etc? Probably. Do I care? Not really...

It's not about what 'one' can afford. I really don't care if 'one' can afford this or that. Everybody is free to spend what they want. But the price does reflect what is inside a camera body and it seems to me that comparing a Fuji x 100F with a A7R3 isn't really fair. Of course the Sony is a more advanced beast technically, but 'if' Fuji were to produce a €3500 FF body it would probably be just as good.
The best camera you can have is the one you've got providing you know how to use it properly. Enjoy your new digital camera, whatever it will be.
Cheese

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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ybizzle: When you are buying a camera, you aren't just buying a sensor. Enjoyment, handling, and aesthetics are not to be discounted. Given a choice between the X100F and the A7iii with an equivalent prime, the X100F would be my choice every time.

Will the A7iii have better IQ, DR, etc? Probably. Do I care? Not really...

'if'

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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ybizzle: When you are buying a camera, you aren't just buying a sensor. Enjoyment, handling, and aesthetics are not to be discounted. Given a choice between the X100F and the A7iii with an equivalent prime, the X100F would be my choice every time.

Will the A7iii have better IQ, DR, etc? Probably. Do I care? Not really...

And there is the question of € 2000 plus price difference, but we won't mention that because a lot of people here don't seem to take that into consideration anymore.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best pocketable enthusiast cameras (91 comments in total)
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johnami: Just because a model came out 3 years ago, it doesn't mean you should ignore it. The Ricoh GR 2 certainly continues to produce fine images for its size and price. Perhaps each years guide should only contain cameras issued in the year mentioned if you are going to leave out fine, still in production compacts.

It's the word 'pocketable' that I have a problem with. In the other guide featuring fine cameras, I wouldn't say that any of them are really 'pocketable' except for the GR2. So going by the title, it should be here..........

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best pocketable enthusiast cameras (91 comments in total)

Just because a model came out 3 years ago, it doesn't mean you should ignore it. The Ricoh GR 2 certainly continues to produce fine images for its size and price. Perhaps each years guide should only contain cameras issued in the year mentioned if you are going to leave out fine, still in production compacts.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 05:10 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

I have a problem with Sony Alphas, small bodies, but due to the FF, big lenses and they seem to be getting bigger.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 46th comment
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johnami: 42.4MP? Seriously very few people here are ever going to need or use so much definition. Yes you can zoom into the image, crop....but most of the time you won't imo. So don't waste your money on buying technology.

Yep the dedicated user or pro will use the 42.4 resolution and the others may have more money than sense. It is one hell of a machine like the NIkon 850, but for me it isn't a piece of equipment for everyone. You need very expensive glass to do the job, not a cheaper kit zoom lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:35 UTC
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russbarnes: So basically this is a poor man's mirrorless D850 then...

€3,500 in France. Well if that's a poor mans price, I'd like to be poor....

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 11:57 UTC

42.4MP? Seriously very few people here are ever going to need or use so much definition. Yes you can zoom into the image, crop....but most of the time you won't imo. So don't waste your money on buying technology.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 284th comment | 9 replies

42.4MP? Seriously very few people here are ever going to need or use so much definition. Yes you can zoom into the image, crop....but most of the time you won't imo. So don't waste your money on buying technology.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 285th comment | 2 replies
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BRPWS: My experience with Calumet is that anything they touch turns to journey to hell and no way back. They screwed up their USA and British market and Bowen Lighting and now Wex whoever Wex is. Soon your only choice will be Amazon in the European marketplace.

I think KeepCalm that you should really pop over to the continent more in your life to really understand how people live. Most people don't pop across borders unless they happen to be working in the neighbouring country and there aren't many in that situation. As for your 'current hatred' remark, I'll will have to put that down to pure ignorance. People in general who don't vote for nationalist parties are rather sad and disappointed to see the current British situation. Leaving the EU will make Britain weaker and unfortunately have a negative impact on Europe.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
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BRPWS: My experience with Calumet is that anything they touch turns to journey to hell and no way back. They screwed up their USA and British market and Bowen Lighting and now Wex whoever Wex is. Soon your only choice will be Amazon in the European marketplace.

Soon your only choice will be Amazon in the European marketplace? Brpws

Where do you get that 'fake news' from?
There are several excellent on line sites in France selling camera equipment and certainly much more pro than Amazon. These companies also pay their taxes in the country, something that Amazon avoids doing.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
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(unknown member): The Chinese should buy Leica and move production to China. I bet they could hand build those cameras faster and cheaper! Not to mention China has already surpassed Germany in optical design back in 2008! Saying the Germans make the best glass is as laughable as saying Americans still build the best cars! Ay caramba!

And the people in Germany who work for Leica?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
On article Canon G1 Review (18 comments in total)

Ended up buying the Epson 3000Z ....

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 14th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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davev8: DPR say>>>>For those who want to zoom with their feet, here are the fixed-lens cameras we think are worth a look:<<<<
i cannot believe DPR say that ..it is impossible to zoom with your feet

I am Jesus :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 18:43 UTC

So it's pronounced like a 'bouquet' of flowers, good French word. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 11:20 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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