Cyril Reif

Joined on Mar 7, 2010

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On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (815 comments in total)
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Cyril Reif: I still have my Olympus XA, as well as my first 35mm, a Kodak Retina IIIc. I also still have my Nikon F Photomic FTn and N70.

Almost got a Canon 7, but got a Canonflex RM instead, then moved on to Nikon.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (815 comments in total)
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Cyril Reif: I still have my Olympus XA, as well as my first 35mm, a Kodak Retina IIIc. I also still have my Nikon F Photomic FTn and N70.

They are all still in working order! I also have the tele adapter for the Retina.
BTW - In my manual it is shown as a "small" c.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (815 comments in total)

I still have my Olympus XA, as well as my first 35mm, a Kodak Retina IIIc. I also still have my Nikon F Photomic FTn and N70.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 119th comment | 5 replies

An easy choice, a fast 85 to 105mm lens. I remember yeas ago I almost exclusively used a Nikkor 105/f2.5 on my Nikon F.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:38 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (393 comments in total)

My first camera was a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. My first 35mm camera was my father's Kodak Retina IIIc. My first new 35mm was a a Canon Canonflex RM. After numerous Nikon SLR's, today I use Panasonic m4/3 cameras.
I still have the Retina and a pristine black Nikon F Photomic FTn.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 261st comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Kodak Retina IIIIc, Canon Canonflex RM, Nikon Nikkormat FTn, Nikon F Photomic FTn, Nikon N70, Nikon D70 and now various Panasonic M4/3's

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 13:46 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2165 comments in total)

I find all the whining about the DPReview ratings amusing; they are just one of many sources of equipment reviews and opinion. If you don't think it should be "Gold", start your own review site and give it a "Silver" rating!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 133rd comment | 3 replies

I still have and enjoy using my GF1.....

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 14:56 UTC as 39th comment
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Cyril Reif: I find all the obsession with upgrades and finding reasons to upgrade amusing. I've been a photography enthusiast since 1962 when I got my first SLR, a Canon RM and then got a Nikon F Photomic FTn in 1971, which I used for 26 years.....when you've got a great product there is no reason to upgrade!

I used Kodak Kodachrome II the whole time!

BTW - my statement was not a "cost" comparison.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 14:04 UTC

I find all the obsession with upgrades and finding reasons to upgrade amusing. I've been a photography enthusiast since 1962 when I got my first SLR, a Canon RM and then got a Nikon F Photomic FTn in 1971, which I used for 26 years.....when you've got a great product there is no reason to upgrade!

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:50 UTC as 104th comment | 10 replies

My view is that if they had made the Nikon 1 a m4/3 camera they would have had more success and opened up a major new market for Nikkor lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 14:39 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: At straight exchange rate conversions:

Camera = $3350
EVF = $590
Lens Hood = $140
Handgrip = $155
Flash = $420

What a joke.

It's only a joke if they can't sell any...and I'm sure there are many members of the Louis Vuitton crowd that will keep the factory busy....

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:08 UTC
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

Alessandrini sounds like a politician.....

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 18:07 UTC as 115th comment

Interesting....all the emotion over price points and price comparisons, don't get me wrong, cost can always be a factor.....but I moved to M4/3 for the reduced weight and form factor....I was tired of hauling around SLR's and DSLR's for many years.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 16:12 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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psn: As long as they don't pull a Sigma SD-1...

Somehow I doubt the camera will look and feel anything like the old OM-4. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it does, specially with the same OM mount.

I still have my black Nikon F Photomic FTn.......

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 21:36 UTC
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Cyril Reif: What a strategic mistake.....Nikon should have gone with Micro Four Thirds and competed head-to-head with Panasonic and Olympus...what cowards. They would have also created a great new market for Micro Four Thirds Nikkor lenses......and I've been a loyal Nikon user for over 40 years!

...and what makes you think they wouldn't....the standard has already been licensed to many other lens manufacturers....and having Nikon join would only expand the market opportunity for every one.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 19:29 UTC

What a strategic mistake.....Nikon should have gone with Micro Four Thirds and competed head-to-head with Panasonic and Olympus...what cowards. They would have also created a great new market for Micro Four Thirds Nikkor lenses......and I've been a loyal Nikon user for over 40 years!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 19:05 UTC as 192nd comment | 4 replies

Don't underestimate the mirrorless cameras...I've been a Nikon SLR/DSLR user since 1968 (I still have my original Nikon F from 1972), but I have almost exclusively been using my GF1 since I got it in 4/2010.

Canon and Nikon can wait and let the other manufacturers establish the global demand and then jump in because they still "own" the brands that everyone knows and wants to buy. If I look at me experience, I can see a scenario that every serious DSLR photographer will also be carrying a mirrorless camera, one for every Canon and Nikon DSLR sold.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 14:10 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies

Where is Nikon in this rush to tap a new marketplace??

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2011 at 22:23 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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