FrankS009

FrankS009

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Mar 25, 2010

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Alberto Tanikawa: As much as I like Manfrotto products, I'm not a fan of soft cases. The exterior material always gets chewed up by concrete or other pavement materials, and becomes torn. I understand hard cases are heavier, but I can just muscle my way up stairs without worry of tearing the exterior fabric material. Even if these resolve the bottom wear problem, zippers and the whole soft case deform much sooner than a hard case.

And soft cases may be more susceptible to wee creatures in hotel rooms.
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Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 21:25 UTC

"Travelling light"? 561g.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:13 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)
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FrankS009: 574 grams without the extra grip. We don't know what the GM5 weighs yet.

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Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (663 comments in total)

574 grams without the extra grip. We don't know what the GM5 weighs yet.

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Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:35 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies

You mentioned the Panasonic G1 off the top, and the EOS M5 reminded me of that camera before you mentioned it. A compliment to Canon. But the Canon tele lenses are going to be much bigger and heavier. APS cameras are an uncomfortable compromise - trying to be smaller, but with lenses that can't ignore physics. The best thing Canon or Nikon could do would be to join m4/3rds.

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Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 152nd comment | 2 replies

I still have a flip phone, and am only occasionally tempted to have a smartphone. But it is interesting to keep at least some track of smartphone technology and be aware of the intended and unintended social impacts of their convergent technologies. An interesting list - all things have to be in a list for the internet.
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Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 17:48 UTC as 189th comment

New photographers come into it without knowing much history. Its not good enough to stay that way. Here is a photographer who had a passion for what he photographed, and a method to achieve what he wanted to do. I will be finding out more about him, and looking for his photographs.

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Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 23:13 UTC as 19th comment

Darn! Will miss him.
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Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 95th comment
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (135 comments in total)

Might be more appropriate to say, they want to "rangefinder your iphone" or "mirrorless your iphone" unless there is going to be a big accessory mirror hump for the top.

Something else to lose, or not to have handy when you might need it.
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Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 15:43 UTC as 55th comment
On photo Holy Island in the Post-Processing Salvation - # 2 challenge (10 comments in total)

Certainly is dramatic. A good example of manipulating light.

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Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:54 UTC as 5th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)

I suspect/surmise that the 82 mark tie with the Pen F is more m4/3rds diplomacy than feature based. Shutter shock is real, but can be offset by the electronic shutter, and there is the "work around," so most people won't notice it. The weather proofing, and other features, would seem to earn it more. But hey, that's DP's prerogative.

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By the way, I love the sample shot of the orange 2002. Wish I still had mine. A special car.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)
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Mistajolly: It amazes me that there is so much envy, self justification and snobbery when discussing m43.

The arguments have been regurgitated time after time that they have become nothing more than pointless noise.

Let's debate the merits of grand pianos vs uprights instead!

Hard to find a bag to fit my grand piano, especially one that doesn't look like a piano bag.

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Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 03:51 UTC
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FrankS009: With respect, this lens is three and a half pounds in weight. We don't have to do that anymore.
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First of all, I realize that a lot of people have a lot of money invested in DSLR lenses, both APS-C and FF. The argument that if you are fit enough at any age - ie a real man - then you are can lug around 3 and a half points of lens plus camera body all day I find more amusing. I also find the notion that people absolutely have to have full frame cameras less convincing these days, since for most practical purposes image quality between m4/3rds. APS-C and FF are the same.

So the Panasonic 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 (90-350 FF Equiv) weighs half a pound. The new PanAsonic Leica 100-400mm F4.00-6.30 (200-800mm eqiv FF. is 2.17 lbs.

Certainly people can choose to carry big cameras and lenses if they prefer, but as I said, they don't have to any more.

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Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:24 UTC

With respect, this lens is three and a half pounds in weight. We don't have to do that anymore.
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Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 20th comment | 10 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

The rejoinder that only real men and strong women are real photographers, and that the cure for the DSLR's weight and size issues is to get in shape, is one that I have always found bizarre. It may be in jest, but one wonders sometimes.

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Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

Amusing, Petroglyph. DSLRs are just about as obsolete as your moniker.
Daryl, that may be true. But I would not want to lug a DSLR on a canoe trip.
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Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

Would rather carry a canoe than a big and heavy camera and lenses!

Especially now that it is not necessary to do so.

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Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 23:49 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)

Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 22:51 UTC as 74th comment | 8 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1497 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The more I look at this SL, the more I love my M8.

I am disappointed in this camera precisely because there is not going to be any Panasonic version of this heavy monster. If Panasonic is going to offer a FF mirrowless camera to compete with Sony, they will have to start from scratch.
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Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 03:25 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1497 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Why does it have to be so heavy? And it is as heavy as any DSLR. It is about twice as heavy as any camera I would use.

I came from a point and shoot, so I am writing about my own experience. Doubt I am the only one who has no interest in a DSLR - although I bought a DSLR styled Panasonic G1 for the kit lens.

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Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
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