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Canon FTb hands down! Match needle metering is close to an "auto" mode as you need, beginners learn more from full manual and this camera makes it super easy to get perfect exposures every time by just matching the needle with the circle. Such a nice bright viewfinder, far exceeds those found in even the best full frame DSLR's today. Get a 50mm f1.4 or f 1.8 FD lens for it and it's all you need.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 08:44 UTC as 24th comment
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (225 comments in total)

But why?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 01:44 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

So what 3 NEW cameras are at the forefront of innovation right now - among all manufacturers?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 08:46 UTC as 156th comment | 8 replies

I think Canon already has some very good mature products to keep us busy for a while. I have a 5dMIII and a 6D and have no complaints about either. Right now, I don't need anything new. Yes, I was tempted by the AF video on the 7DMII but I'm not jumping on it right away. It will be around for a while, lol. And yes, I never understood why the 7D lasted so long. I used it from when it came out till a few years ago and was never happy with it (ugly snowy noise) and just rarely got a perfectly focused picture despite recalibration by Canon twice. I sold it and bought my 2 FF's and am 100% satisfied. But for most of history, Sony has been the company to innovate first - the Trinitron TV's, Sony Betamax, Walkman, Sony Watchman (which I still have even though it no longer receives TV and barely radio - just made so well can't seem to part with it) first mirrorless cameras, so I do have Sony DSLR gear too, so if they pop something new, I am open to that while Canon thinks..

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 176th comment
On photo Breaking up... in the Wedding Rings challenge (3 comments in total)

Hoo boy!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2013 at 07:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo China Southern stewardess in the stewardess challenge (1 comment in total)

I love the formal uniforms like we had in the old days in the US

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2013 at 06:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Airplane Stewardess' Serving in the stewardess challenge (1 comment in total)

Mostly all men?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2013 at 06:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)

Composite? Looks very processed

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 01:51 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On photo Monochrome Abstract in the What Is This? – III. challenge (8 comments in total)

Ice crystals on a window

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 21:10 UTC as 1st comment

I knew they had stopped innovating the first day I spent with my iphone 5 (upgraded from a 3Gs). I gained nothing of use in the 5 and was sorry I got it. 6 months later I got a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 out of frustration and boredom with the 5 and looked forward to learning the Android OS, but there were too many problems so I returned it and was actually happy to get back to the 5. Apple needs to allow Flash, make it bigger and give us removable storage and a replaceable battery - then they will be on a more equal playing field (although Android doesn't support Flash anymore either, however you can find old versions that you can install on the Samsung which do work fine, for now at least)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 01:18 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)

Please change the forums so that we can post from mobile ios devices! Since you changed the forums, you must use Flash now and we can only read not post - get with the times people!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 22:12 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon marks production of 75 millionth Nikkor lens (81 comments in total)

Who cares?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:25 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Why is all of this connectivity starting with point and shoots only? Dslr cameras need it too, the eye-fi cards are really buggy, unreliable, Run HOT and are very yesterday. Bottom line is that we need to be able to instantly email a photo - sized as we choose on the fly as well as upload to our FTP and/or cloud space from anywhere. Not just upload to Facebook or other sharing and social sites - serious photographers need more than that. Some in-camera editing for the basics should be available also. Interfaces would obviously have to be modified to email easily. What is taking so long? The technology is very available and has been for a long time. I also think most people will not want to pay for a separate 3G acct - so it has to either be part of their existing 3G acct if they have one or just use wifi as a connection to not only the phone, but also directly to FTP space and email. The wifi NEX is ok but only let's you go through the phone to email which is clunky.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 11:27 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Might be nice if they could FILL ALL THEIR BACKORDERS FIRST of Zeiss glass (esp the ZM rangefinder lenses) before introducing more NEW lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2012 at 03:15 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Eye-Fi contests SD Association's Wireless LAN standard (41 comments in total)

Eye Fi is JUNK! I am glad there will be a standard finally, then we can send our images from camera to ipad EVERY TIME and not fool with all their junk!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:39 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On photo Anchored in Paradise in the I want to go back there!! challenge (4 comments in total)

I don't think I saw where it was taken


Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2009 at 11:52 UTC as 2nd comment
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