kona_moon

Joined on Aug 16, 2011

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On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (521 comments in total)

I agree that NX500 offers excellent value, but I would add two more CONs from my experience.
(1) AF is poor in concert-type situation, even when the stage/subject is well lit.
(2) Small body matches well with any of NX pancake lenses (10, 16, 20, 30, 16-50PZ), but the handling becomes an issue with longer lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 78th comment
In reply to:

dlb41: Why do underwater cameras look so goofy?

It may look goofy above water, but if you go under water you will understand why (the shape and its textured surface are very functional).

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1568 comments in total)

I hate to say it, but I'm beginning to think it is worth the MSRP (US$1K).

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 363rd comment

43% (15 out of 35) of the samples were "edited to taste using Adobe Camera RAW". I would like to see more of what the camera does (unedited), not what post-processing can do.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:51 UTC as 36th comment | 26 replies
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)

The only reason I have not jumped onto the a7 bandwagon is the lack of COMPACT lenses. What good is a compact FF camera body without equally compact lenses? I will continue with my RX1 until the whole system becomes COMPACT.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 19:04 UTC as 225th comment | 9 replies

Now we've seen the "impossible" - impossible is Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:23 UTC as 293rd comment

This is more than mirror-less. It's BODY-LESS cameras.
(I don't like the term "lens camera" or "lens-style camera".)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

I wished it was true that "intervalometer to record files at user-defined periods". But according to the Japanese press, the periods are selectable from pre-defined choices. And the choices are useless like 15 min, 30 min, etc.. It should be an easy firmware to change to a truly user defined periods. I would buy one if they make that change.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 6th comment
On article Street photography tips with Zack Arias (152 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve from TO: Enjoyed watching. Just one issue. Not crazy about Zack thinking it is cool to give tips on how to be sneaky and photograph someone on the sly. Surely, as a street photographer he should be encouraging people to ask permission and actually develop a relationship. You will end up with far more intimate photos and a richer traveling experience. We are, after all, guests in their country and should act with respect.

Privacy law differs depending on the country, so it helps to know it before you go. To me, if you ask for permission first then you lose the candidness of the subject - it becomes more like an environmental portrait. I shoot first, then ask for forgiveness later (if not forgiven, then just delete the shot).

Link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On article Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work (52 comments in total)
In reply to:

tmurph: As already mentioned, could you get away with photographing people in that manner today?
The answer is yes, in a city like New York or as seen in the film around the Los Angeles/Hollywood
area because of it being a tourist attraction. Try doing it in your local town and see what kind of reaction you get. Of course it's all down to the way you approach the subject and it's also a question about confidence but even so, today it's become harder to go about taking pictures without someone causing a fuss and calling the police.

Like you said, depends on where you are. Big city folks are used to "weirdos" so you can get away with it, but not so much in upper middleclass suburbs. I got accosted by security guards taking photos of people in an high-end shopping center in a suburb.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 13:22 UTC

I enjoyed using the first NX camera (NX-10). The IQ for its time was decent, the ergonomics was outstanding, and the user interface (menu system/buttons/controls) was the most user-friendly of all digital cameras I have ever used. Unfortunately, each subsequent models got worse... and now we have NX Galaxy. Samsung is going the wrong way.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 18:07 UTC as 35th comment

Wow, he is going to save Sony!

The boss doesn't understand the QX, and he tells his boss "You are not the target user" - I love this guy.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:02 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)

I'd add hand wipes (individually packaged wet ones are nice) to the list - you don't want to touch your camera with BBQ sauce smothered hands.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:48 UTC as 153rd comment

Reduce the cost of printers? I don't think the cost of printers need to be reduced - the cost of toners should. I bought a color laser printer for less than $99 a while back. When I bought the replacement toner cartridges (4 colors) it cost more than $250. I seriously thought about buying another printer, instead of just toners. Granted, the toners that come with the printer is not "full", but hey, a new printer with "half full" toners for $99 vs. just the toners for $250. You do the math.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:33 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

How I grew out of my GAS was by learning to "see the big picture." Don't look at individual components like resolution, sharpness, dynamic range, color, etc,; but look at the picture in whole. If the whole is good, then the resolution/etc is secondary.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 39th comment

If you live by drive-by shooting, you will die of drive-by shooting (of different kind).

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 130th comment

I think it is too small. I love miniaturization, but only if it becomes pocketable. If it is pocketably small I am willing to trade off ergonomics. Otherwise, it is both unergonomic and unpocketable.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 00:38 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

$600 sounds very reasonable.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 22:58 UTC as 103rd comment

So... where is iPhone-5?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 19:01 UTC as 100th comment
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