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More than three decades of digital production


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What a sad story. How pathetic.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 267th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (214 comments in total)

I took mine on a trip to the Grand Canyon and brought back some fantastic shots. I loved the top view LCD and that the lens was flush on the left side of the body.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 92nd comment

So long as their numbers are good in the DSLR space, don't expect cutting edge technology to appear in their mirrorless cameras. Canon's dominant position has taught them well on product positioning and differentiation.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 63rd comment
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (97 comments in total)

Video offers up a whole new universe that is still governed by the basic laws of photography.

Great article!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

A very sad day. I had the pleasure of working with Michael during the mid-80's—during his tenure as GM at Batteries Included and mine at Atari.

Rest in peace, Michael.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (237 comments in total)
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WACONimages: At last Canon offers something out of the box. And see all those comments here on dpreview. Bashing a product no one seen for real, no one touched or had the chance to use.

Give it break. I'm sure there is a market for and soon many website will show reviews from video customers and will tell if it up to do the job.

Just don't understand bashing products you never used or saw in real life.

I think this cam is the best ergonomics so far for hybrid capture.

I hope the rest of the camera makers take a lesson from Canon's design philosophy of "form follows function."

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
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Ontario Gone: 65mm is a bit short for anything I would use portraiting on apsc, looks like this is mostly good for MFT. Makes it tempting to pick up a body just to play around with portraits...

I've got the Nocticron and it makes one fine portrait lens--it makes me want to leave my A7 at home.

For those who can't afford the Nocticron, this should be a strong consideration. But the lower cost comes at a price: no auto focus.

I agree that 42.5mm on an APSC makes little sense, at least to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:42 UTC

Isn't it the role of the camera maker to create demand?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:18 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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MrTaikitso: I don't wish to start a flame war, but WHY WHY WHY is there no articulating display on such an otherwise superb camera? I just returned from Berlin with my fantastic never lets me down Samsung EX2F (try and then judge) and a mix of it's superb f1.4 lens, handling and articulating display allowed me to shoot some great photos and 'travel blog' video. The ability to hold a camera down at waist level, or above a crowd in a public place, not to mention composing video footage when the camera is on a tripod makes an articulating display invaluable. And in the case of the LC100, we have 4K video abilities and what will no doubt be a superb lens (with that sensor!) yet less creative composition choice.

I don't buy the 'use WiFi tethering' argument, I have it on the EX2F and it's a pain in the naughty bits trying to juggle two devices + deal with latency, configuration etc. (NFC helps, but you still need a compliant phone/tablet etc.)

Bring it on!

I totally agree with you. The lack of an articulating display is a deal breaker for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:27 UTC

Since the camera is owned by the photographer, I would say that all products derived from the equipment belong to the owner. Without the equipment there would be no image.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 291st comment | 7 replies

Both (Sony and Panasonic) make clear that these cameras are intended for photographers and videographers yet both lack a swivel viewfinder.

Is this one giant conspiracy?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 15:16 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: I'm 63 and at photography since about 24. I'm retired now and doing an awful lot of photography, which I love and I'm learning new stuff every day. I mastered a transmitter and radio controlled triggers last week. Never tried them before.

I am also 63 and began my photography journey at 23.

Now I'm exploring video and the art of story telling.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:51 UTC
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JWest: How odd to call playing games a "passive" activity. I suppose it depends on the type of games they're referring to. Most of the games I've played require plenty of "complex reasoning", "abstract thinking" and "continuous and prolonged mental challenge".

I think it's pretty obvious that keeping your brain active is going to help prevent its decline. My Dad is re-learning photography at the moment, having owned an SLR in the film days, but been away from it for a while. I'm glad he is - I enjoy being able to help him out with his questions.

Another activity for "decline" prevention is revving up the heart. Keeping those pipes clean goes a long way.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:47 UTC
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lighthunter80: Very nice portrait option for M4/3. This is what we were waiting for since a long time. The Oly 45/1.8 is a great lens and not expensive and does the job for many but there was simply no real alternative if you want it...
Let's hope this new lens is on par with the Pana 25/1.4 or Oly 75/1.8 in terms of IQ.
I don't think it makes much sense to compare this lens with FF systems. M4/3 is for people who want excellent image quality and a light weight system. If you want shallow DOF then get a FF and don't complain. I got both and both systems have their pros and cons.

well said.

I can see a number of applications (professional) where I would use this lens on my GH3 or EM5.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:41 UTC
On article Camera shipments continue to fall (133 comments in total)

The industry (SLR) is stalled by Canikon and their lack of interest in producing mirrorless systems: the future of photography.The old pond is drying up!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:33 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies

With this technology, Canon will extend the life of DSLRs.

At the same time, it gives them more time to perfect a mirrorless solution.

I guess we can expect little from their EOS M line.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

As far as I'm concerned, Photoshop and Lightroom are one.

I don't like companies that curtail my choices.

I like the concept of ownership, (license or otherwise).

I just purchased AfterShot Pro!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:00 UTC as 89th comment | 5 replies

I think that society has taken privacy too far.

Cameras everywhere would bring about a new order of accountability.

I'm hoping this technology will be pervasive enough to overcome our privacy issues.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 12:40 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda (490 comments in total)
In reply to:

peevee1: "Looking at the data, we're not seeing the EOS-M users making use of a variety of lenses. "

Could it be... maybe... because... there is NO "variety of lenses" for EOS M? :) :) ;)

The EOS-M is a point-and-shoot on steroids. It is meant for those that don't want interchangeability of lenses.

There's no EFV, no tilting screen, I won't put my L glass on a camera that was designed for peaceful coexistence with their current product line.

Canon has enjoyed success for far too long—they have forgotten how they got there in the first place.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:17 UTC
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