johnami

johnami

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

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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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pancho_rivera: 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 (17 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 (467 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

Great little camera and still going strong in my household. If they made a modern day version of this box, I would get it straight away.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (96 comments in total)

Thanks for the picture trip. The 'Eyes'' have it. A fine little tool the KP seems to be:-)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:38 UTC as 34th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (917 comments in total)
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Peter Lacus: now replace one of the other cameras with a Pentax K-1 + PixelShift and let the fun begin... ;-)

Everybody has their own opinion. So agree to disagree. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 09:03 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

Really don't understand why some people complain about the look because to me it looks like a Pentax DSLR. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Once we have some concrete tests out then perhaps we can have some interesting things to say.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 64th comment
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johnami: It's funny how people spend thousands of €£$Y over the years for equipment that eventually becomes redundant, yet baulk at the price of a bag that will certainly outlive anything put in it...

You can always put something in a bag, even a useless one. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 21:14 UTC

It's funny how people spend thousands of €£$Y over the years for equipment that eventually becomes redundant, yet baulk at the price of a bag that will certainly outlive anything put in it...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (391 comments in total)

Environmentally sealed...no Well that does it for me, a no sale. Dust gets inside with the zoom lens and no way to clean the sensor, except send it in...
Come on guys...and you'll get a sale. I have avoided the LX 100 for the same reason.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 20:01 UTC as 83rd comment | 7 replies
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (429 comments in total)

This is a great little camera, but I wouldn't buy one because it isn't sealed against dust or humidity. That lens just pulls in dust and one day you just might get that spot on your sensor. I had the original model and the problem came up, a real pain. Could not get rid of that black dot. Pity...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 140th comment
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)
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Thomas1975: I bought the 7RII as I like to shoot long exposure landscapes and have an excellent image quality and an light system for hiking.
Image quality is superb, but I was not satisfied by Service and heat problems at filming and taking long exposure shots. After two videos of about 20 minutes the body got overheated, and had an permanent shutdown. Service time 12 weeks!!! and an bill of €700. That is not acceptable. Not for this price of the camera.
Sony has to improve the AF performance too. It is nearly impossinbleto get sharp shots of my children and pets.

Is no mention made of the maximum period you can video film in the manual?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I like the 'lighter colour scheme..

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 439th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (359 comments in total)

This body isn't 'environmentally sealed', so it's no go for me. This is a walk about camera, so it will be going in and out of 'big pockets' or small camera bags, collecting dust specks. When you take it out, turn in on, use that zoom, then turn it off what happens to some of that dust?
Sooner or later you are going to have specks appearing on your sensor or inside the lens and that is a pain......because you just can't clean it!
I've had the experience with Pano and Sony 'pocket' cameras before hence I just don't buy this type of equipment anymore. Of course DSLR even 'E -sealed' have dust problems because of lens changing; but you can 'dust them out'.
Otherwise it is an interesting photo box if image quality isn't an issue....

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:09 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
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Daft Punk: I would be very happy if more makers made DSLR's like this.

My Nikon FM2 is silver. And so is my Canon AE1.

Sometimes these black plastic blobs are not very inspiring to use. The Canon Rebel being a good example - technically fine but lacking any tactile pleasure.

The original K5 Silver was the best.
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9993272048/pentaxk5silver

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:01 UTC

Looks interesting, wait for the write ups.
The two hand held pictures remind me of the phasers used in the original Star Trek series..'Set to stun, Mr Spock'
Well let's hope this cam has 'stunning' results...................

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:36 UTC as 18th comment

Some 'interesting' comments expressed here by people who I suppose know a lot about photography.
I would think the only way to really judge the capacity of this FF photobox would be to have access to a RAW image shot. But perhaps Pentax don't want to let the cat out of the bag yet about the real possibilities of the sensor.
If you really want to believe that what you see is what you get, here, then so be it.
I don't so that's why I'm not worried. A company that can produce the 645Z which produces imo some wonderful images are not going to fall short here.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 15:20 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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