Glenn JK

Joined on Jun 13, 2018

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On article Stocking stuffers: Five film camera bargains (98 comments in total)
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ch71: Nikon FG !!?? 😮
Not even Nikon-made! It was a Cosina body with a Nikon mount. Go FM or FE if you're looking at something manual and classic in Nikon's catalog (and they feel beautiful in the hand!)

F-801 yes, an icon
Minolta : look for 7000i or 700si,as they they were bests of their generations

Ricoh ???... 🤔
Not easy to find lenses, no?

No, they use any K mount lens which were made by a whole lot of companies back then.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2020 at 01:33 UTC

Gee, has anyone noticed that in the chart DPR says the Z50 has no crop factor? That is incorrect, the Z50 is Nikon's DX camera, therefore has a 1.5 crop factor. If they want to mention a Nikon Z entry level with no crop, that would be the Z5.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 19:03 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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Glenn JK: Ok, here''s a good one about the OMD 10 MIII. According to Olympus, the MIII takes the BLS 50 battery. I bought a MIII body as by EPL 7 also takes that battery. Imagine my surprise when the camera came, I put in a BLS 50 battery and nothing happened. Then I find the battery supplied with camera is a BLS 1. So now instead of having extra batteries to use with both cameras, I have to buy another BLS 1. Maybe it's me but I just don't understand.

I recharged my BLS 50 batteries and surprise!!!, they worked. Don't know why, they were charged before too but now we are good.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 01:18 UTC
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Glenn JK: Ok, here''s a good one about the OMD 10 MIII. According to Olympus, the MIII takes the BLS 50 battery. I bought a MIII body as by EPL 7 also takes that battery. Imagine my surprise when the camera came, I put in a BLS 50 battery and nothing happened. Then I find the battery supplied with camera is a BLS 1. So now instead of having extra batteries to use with both cameras, I have to buy another BLS 1. Maybe it's me but I just don't understand.

I will try that although I thought I did and with several different BLS50 batteries.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2020 at 23:58 UTC

Ok, here''s a good one about the OMD 10 MIII. According to Olympus, the MIII takes the BLS 50 battery. I bought a MIII body as by EPL 7 also takes that battery. Imagine my surprise when the camera came, I put in a BLS 50 battery and nothing happened. Then I find the battery supplied with camera is a BLS 1. So now instead of having extra batteries to use with both cameras, I have to buy another BLS 1. Maybe it's me but I just don't understand.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2020 at 14:12 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

Well, they missed my targets of under 2 pounds and $1000. But, still not too bad. I wish it could have been smaller and lighter, say like the old Toking 80-400 ATX I have for my Nikons. An updated version of that would be great, with the same size and near the same cost. Still this lens could be a buy although the Leitz Panasonic is lighter.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 19:50 UTC as 2nd comment

Well if I could have auto focus, I would like my old Pentax ZX-5N. But for manual focus, I would take my old Ricoh XR-M. But on your list I pick the Minolta X-700, a camera I have always liked, performs well and not hard to learn. I do think though a beginner should do without auto exposure and learn what f-stop and shutter speed mean.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 18:50 UTC as 133rd comment
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Astrotripper: "Focus on high end"

How about you focus on meeting the needs of the users? Both existing and potential?

This, I think, was big part of the problem that led to this situation. Yes, high end products are important, but they are pointless if you miss out on whole groups of potential new customers and ignore the strengths of the system.

Take that upcoming 100-400mm. Why did we have to wait so long? Telephoto is one of those strong points of Micro 4/3, but the only supertele options from Olympus is a very expensive, big and heavy prime and a rather mediocre cheap consumer grade zoom. Three years ago this 100-400 might have been a system seller. Now the competition is catching up in the telephoto game.

The whole vlogging and streaming world? Completely ignored (until other companies took notice and started making moves on it, but you could have been there first with something fresh instead of lazily cobbling together a vlogging kit from existing pieces).

Just ranting.

I would buy into the rest of the system if they could bring in the 100-400 at 2 pounds or under and around $1000. If it is a consumer level lens is fine with me. That said, no company will survive only selling high end, that is a small market already and probably not going to grow.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 23:39 UTC
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Bobthearch: Other camera manufacturers could take a lesson from Nikon in consumer friendliness. Nikon makes this software absolutely free to anyone who has any need or desire to work with Nikon raw files. The downloads are easy to find and with no registration or jumping through hoops.

If they worked! I would pay something if they could make it work.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 23:29 UTC

Well, my MAC didn't crash but View NX-i still does not work, it will not even open. NX-D still works so I use it to organize my photos but I preferred NX-i for that. This is now the 3 upgrade I have tried and none of them work on my MAC. Nikon's solution was for me to use an older version with an older version of iOS. Oh well, I really don't expect Nikon to fix their problems.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 23:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On article DPReview TV: A look back at APS film (390 comments in total)

I had a Minolta Vectis S-1 and S-100 with 4 lenses, 28-56, 56-170, 50 Macro and 400mm. I loved the system! Thought the pictures were great and it was easy to use. Plus being smaller than 35mm (which I also had), it was lighter and easier to carry and travel with.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 22:34 UTC as 31st comment
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