johnami

johnami

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

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22codfish: Recently the "NEW" Ricoh GR and now the "NEW" Ricoh WG; both without any real significant updates.

I'm glad they're not branded Pentax.

False....or you can't comprehend the information given especially for the GR....

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 18:12 UTC
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NAwlins Contrarian: Fuji is smart in differentiating itself from a field that is crowded and only getting more so. They apparently decided to let Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma, Leica, etc. battle for FF, while Fuji positions itself to be a leader, and arguably the leader, in 44x33mm and APS-C.

But Pentax isn't finished. The best is yet to come, me thinks......So let's wait for the birthday party....

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2018 at 13:58 UTC
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (699 comments in total)

A special simple unique camera made even better.
If you think that it hasn't got all the 'bells and whistles' that you believe you need, then it isn't for you. This is one small apsc camera and Ricoh didn't want to change that.
Bravo. Nice to see Ricoh's Roar'

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 07:50 UTC as 152nd comment | 2 replies
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entoman: I'm a DSLR user, and like many others. I'm still toying with the notion of switching to mirrorless. Some will protest, but whether they like it or not, the age of the DSLR is rapidly drawing to a close.

It strikes me as very odd then, that Nikon should launch another DSLR - if they want to bring newcomers into the Nikon system, they would be better advised to design an affordable crop sensor mirrorless ILC for novices, as Canon and Sony have both already done.

I don't think the DSLR as a photo box is coming to an end. Just look at the price difference and battery life.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 18:54 UTC
On article What you need to know about Panasonic's LX100 Mark II (181 comments in total)

I like this camera. I have had a LX3 for many years and no problems. But the new LX is a more complex box hence the price. (I paid. around 350 euros for the Lx 3) For me the only thing missing are anti-dust joints on the retracting lens. Although never a problem on the 3, I have had dust in another Panasonic and a Sony 100 really bad. At nearly 1000 euros having a dust speck on the sensor is really a drawback.....I guess it must be very complicated to protect a retracting lens otherwise brands would have done it.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2018 at 07:09 UTC as 12th comment
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bennB: Seriously everyone, re read the specs and compare them to the established mirrorless makers. This camera is a joke. No professional anywhere will EVER take a single card camera to a job, that alone is a deal breaker not to mention everything else thats wrong with this. It just shows the contempt that the Nikon has, A.for mirrorless cameras and B. for its customers. I doubt that Canons release will be any better and they both deserve the loss of market share to the companies that are willing to innovate and push camera tech forwards. rant over.

Having done weddings I can say that normally there are three/ four cameras in use and two shooters. The single card slot isn't a real issue.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 05:28 UTC

Competition is good for you and the competitors. Let's hope that Nikon can produce something original.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 06:08 UTC as 268th comment | 2 replies

I got it, meaning I got what you said, meaning 'how any times did he say got'

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 16:19 UTC as 13th comment

Bravo for being frank. I never did quite understand why you hadn't tested the K1 II using the same lens and settings as the K1 review, but things happen for a reason. It's clear that the 'new' K1 is a poor update compared to the original model. Gains are very limited and RICOH is very well aware of that. Why does one hang onto a brand when there are perhaps 'more advanced' options out there? Because we like Pentax for what it is and does. A great photo box that works well when you know its limits. What would you do without it? :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 16:09 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1542 comments in total)
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johnami: Surprised by the image result if as you say it is worse. As a long time Pentax user, I don't understand why Ricoh would invest in producing a camera that is inferior to the excellent K1!? People who buy into Pentax are interested mainly in picture quality. We know the K1 isn't the fastest of beasts. So why worsen its key quality?

I also don't understand why people who don't own Pentax love pushing the knife in. What's the point? If you are happy with your Caniiksony good......

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 14:23 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1542 comments in total)

Surprised by the image result if as you say it is worse. As a long time Pentax user, I don't understand why Ricoh would invest in producing a camera that is inferior to the excellent K1!? People who buy into Pentax are interested mainly in picture quality. We know the K1 isn't the fastest of beasts. So why worsen its key quality?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 14:16 UTC as 285th comment | 2 replies
On article Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory (94 comments in total)

Very interesting article. Thank you gentlemen. It proves that there is more in a lens than the eye can see. And all 'that more' provided by mother earth.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 05:36 UTC as 5th comment
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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: The best pocketable enthusiast cameras (94 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
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