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On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 (307 comments in total)

The woman's portrait has very good detail but even enlarged twice it isn't any sharper than what I've seen from mf4/3 with good glass, e.g., Olympus EPL-1, 2 or 3 with Panny 20/1.7 or Leitz-Panny 25/1.4.

As for the FACT that the D800 has the world's best sensor ... well, fact is just another four-letter word.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 22:32 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On photo Believe in the The Faithful challenge (30 comments in total)

Original Buddhism as espoused by the Buddha himself did not have rituals. It later morphed, some would say devolved, under the influences of Hindu and other ritually-based religious cultures. But to each his/her own.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 00:11 UTC as 1st comment

Fine image though subject is a bit too centered. Great silhouette contrast and even shadow detail shows up when enlarged.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 18:59 UTC as 1st comment
On article First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear on the web (210 comments in total)

The FujiFilm global website has lots more images. Look in Digital Cameras, X-Pro 1.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 01:22 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply

Film is almost dead. So is Kodak.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 00:27 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On article Variation Facts and Fallacies (231 comments in total)

There is also thermal expansion and contraction of parts to consider as well as centering and the optical effects of multiple lens coatings. As Suzuki-Roshi said, "Seek perfection in imperfection."

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 00:33 UTC as 41st comment

Don't gripe. Get a grip.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2011 at 17:02 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery (336 comments in total)

Ho-hum pics.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 18:04 UTC as 71st comment

Hmm... Nikon 1 dimensions: 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.2 in. Olympus EPM-1: 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3. The Nikon will retail for more US dollars yet pack a smaller sensor in basically the same sized body. Unless Nikon's new sensor is dynamite, it's a no-brainer for me--get the Oly.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 19:58 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm F1.4 sample gallery (41 comments in total)

Wide open both are vg to excellent, the Leica a bit sharper in the middle, the Panny sharper in the corners. The Leica's bokeh is a bit busier, lless smooth. Stop down to f4~5.6 the sweet spot & I doubt one could tell any difference. The Leica portrait hues are more saturated. We don't really know the true, in-person colors. It's preference here. You can pump up the Panny's or scale back the Leica's in post-processing. It's not the Panny's fault the subject's face is distorted; it's the photographer's for using a (semi-)wide angle lens not meant for tight portraiture. Back up & that is moot, then crop to tighten. Panny's advantage more in the image while the Leica's "normal" view is impossible to do unless one moves back. Again, preference. I'd take either if someone gave one/both but if I have to buy I'd go for the Panny since money is an issue. We can split IQ hairs all day but in the end, either/both will deliver IQ better than most of us are capable of.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2011 at 21:55 UTC as 15th comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm F1.4 sample gallery (41 comments in total)

Both lenses have produced very good to excellent image quality, IMHO. The deciding factor for many will probably be price and size.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 17:16 UTC as 27th comment
On photo Last rays of the sun in the B&W Summer 2010 challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent perspective and composition.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2010 at 02:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo rainy night. in the Cities of the World: Tokyo challenge (7 comments in total)

I lived and worked in Tokyo and other Japanese metropolises for 8 years. This b&w captures the raw feeling of such streets at night minus the garishness of neon, which I detest. The blackened human figures finely portray anonymous urban creatures. Excellent photograph!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2010 at 03:17 UTC as 6th comment
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