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"I'm a hobbyist and a snap-shooter! I shoot anything that interest me. Sometimes I get lucky and one or two of my snap-shots turns into a fine photograph."


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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples (65 comments in total)

Great little camera. Not as small as the GM-1 but still great.

How's the video, 4K, compared to its big brother, the GX-85? How long does a fully charge battery last? How long before it overheats, if it does?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 02:49 UTC as 4th comment

This just shows that Apple is a company that knows how to make money.

If Apple can make $$$ mount of profit from a single iPhone while other phone makers have to sell 3 or 4 or 5 phone to make the same profit, who is a better company?

Flooding the market with multiple product is not good business just to gain volume market share is not a good business.

The way I look at this after reading the numerous posts is:

1) I will not buy that A product 'coz it's way overpriced.
2) I will spend my money on S product 'coz they're garbage.

Also, Android phones are not competing against Apple, they are competing against other Android phones. Used to be Apple vs Samsung. Now, Samsung vs Apple, LG, HTC, Motorola, etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 01:26 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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rgs_45: The samples are good to great. It will be a great landscape lens. The distortions can be corrected through PP.

What camera body was used with this lens? How is the focus compared similar FL from the CaniKons and Sonys?

How is the Sigma 12-24 Art at 14mm compared to this?


DOH!! Having a senior moment. Viewing it with my table it it never dawned on me to kinda scroll down a bit. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:33 UTC

The samples are good to great. It will be a great landscape lens. The distortions can be corrected through PP.

What camera body was used with this lens? How is the focus compared similar FL from the CaniKons and Sonys?

How is the Sigma 12-24 Art at 14mm compared to this?


Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:52 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies

The interview, to me, was good, honest and to the point as someone posters mentioned. I like the way Sigma is coming out and filling some of the big camera manufacturers lens line with good, better and AFFORDABLE (lenses) products.

My thing is, why can't Sigma make their lens(es) to focus just as good or better/faster than the CaniKon, Sony, etc? I'm in the process of getting a Sigma SD Quattro H plus a ouple of lenses but from what I gather on the Sigma forum, is that, their own lens and own body does not focus as fast as the one built for others? Could it be that the CaniKon or Sony, etc has better focusing design/mechanism on their camera bodies/sensor? If so, why can't Sigma redesign their camera focusing system to work with own lens as good or better than the rest?

Anyway, keep up the good work Sigma. Keep bringing better and AFFORDABLE lenses for the rest of us, even though I don't own any Sigma lens at the moment.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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AbrasiveReducer: The more people order it, the fewer they will ship. If it's really popular, they won't ship any, ever.

You mean just like the Nikon DL Series???

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)

I hope there will there be an "ALL black" (lens and body) model slated for the U.S. market? Silver is good but not a fan :)

I think Pany is changing (simplifying) the designation for their "range finder" models.

GX x (GX8 - high end)
GX xx (GX85 - mid)
GX xxx (GX850 - low end) such as the one featured here.

The GX xxx can replace both the GM and GF series. No need to have two small rangefinder model when this can replace both. Some are already "screaming" VF, maybe the next model will get one.

I hope they do the same with the G Series DLSR type

G x - high end
G xx - mid
G xxx - low end (if applicable)

They can leave the GH designation as their top of the line system.

I think this naming convention will simplify Panasonic camera models. My 2 cents :)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Rugged Fujifilm XP120 arrives just in time for winter (25 comments in total)

I hope they upgrade the TG4 with bigger (if possible) sensor, better lens (keep the 25-100 FL, 2.0-4.0 maybe?), better IQ. I don't mind it if a bit bigger as long as it has a bigger and better sensor. No ILC like the Nikon AW 1 more prone to leaks.

4K video is a good addition.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 19:46 UTC as 2nd comment

I wish they will make one for M4/3 system. I say 2 bodies EM-1 I/II (largest of the M4/3 bodies) with grips, space for the Pana 100-400 and/or the Oly 300/4.0, 3-5 Oly PRO lenses,15.6" laptop or smaller. Dimension can be 18H x 12W x 10D would be sufficient.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 17th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Yashica FR II with 50/1.8 lens

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 614th comment
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RedFox88: $20,000 is not that much money for a drone. Higher end engineering related drones are $100,000+

...and they're all over Iraq and Afghanistan too, all shapes and sizes and have better cameras, fly higher and have much much longer range. Some even have weapons in them :)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 03:16 UTC

If this Oly 12-100/4.0 PRO lives up to the billing as the rest of the PRO Olympus lenses, it will be on my EM-5 II as my all around lens. In fact it might stayed glued to the EM-5 II. For shallow DoF, low light and indoor shooting, my wide primes will take care of those scenarios.

With this lens I can get rid of a couple of lenses in my bag and make room for other stuffs, maybe the EM-1 II :)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 12:18 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (42 comments in total)

Does anyone know if the GX85/80 comes with a battery charger or will it be a in-camera USB charging? I would like to have a separate battery charger that will come with the camera and not as an option that I will extra for it.

I think this will be a great back up camera for the EM-1 I or II OR the GX85/80 with the 12-60 + the Pany 15/1.7 + Pany 100-300 will be a great travel camera. Will cover pretty much everything from landscape to indoor low light shooting for around $2K.

And why is the battery grip for cost an arm and a leg???

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 03:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

I'm waiting for the updated version of the AW Series.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 01:27 UTC as 26th comment
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notnaff: Oh, goody. Does anyone know who sells a laptop with usb-c and usb-A ports?

The USB type C will be the NEW micro USB connector. The new Apple laptop has it, newer smartphone like Samsung S6 and newer already using it and other vendor will start to introduce the new connector. Just one way Sandisk is getting ahead. One cannow back up their data's/photos/videos/etc to s USB drive without having a laptop with them.


Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 03:11 UTC
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boblu: When you look at these sample images, you may not want to buy it.


I agree, they look good to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)

Take the K 3 II specs put it in a KS 2 II body

Weather sealed/dust resistant wide zoom lenses such as 17-50/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 80-200/2.8 to start with, also weather sealed fast primes from 8mm fish eye to 600mm, compatible with older Pentax lenses with or without adapter.

Latest FF ISO sensor with excellent IQ in low light and night photography

It's a new system, they might as well start fresh :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 18:33 UTC as 159th comment
On article MindShift introduces BackLight 26L Photo Daypack (26 comments in total)

They look nice. I wish they can make one for M4/3 that can fit

2 bodies

3- 4 lenses to include Oly 40-150/2.8 PRO with room for the upcoming Oly 300/4.0 or the Pana 100-400

up to 13.3" laptop/ultrabook

make the size smaller, instead of 11.4” W x 20.3” H x 7.9” D for the regular size, make it 9-1/2" W x 17" H x 5.9" D or smaller

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 18:19 UTC as 11th comment
On photo Lechon Kawali or "Pot-Roasted Pork" in the Down Home Food challenge (1 comment in total)

Where's the Mang Thomas sauce or the soy sauce with vinegar, garlic, onions, tomatoes, kalamsi and sili :)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 19:53 UTC as 1st comment
On photo EM-1 (69) in rgs_45's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

WhiteRock: wow these look great, i found that i had to play with the iso, and tried to avoid noise. The water drops look great.

Thanks. That's what I do with the EM-1 / 75-300 II combo. I usually keep it wide open to more light in but finding that 7.1 0r 8.0 gives better sharpness, I lose 1-2 stop and compensate that by adjusting the ISO accordingly. But during bright sunny days, the lens is excellent. Again, Thanks for for viewing and the kind words.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 13:12 UTC
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