CortoPA

CortoPA

Joined on Sep 19, 2012

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CortoPA: I'm just glad I never bought any M4/3 glass...

M4/3 glass is not a very good long term marriage plan if things keep going the way they are. Olympus will be gone, and Panasonic most likely will only have L-mount in a year or so..

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 03:40 UTC
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CortoPA: I'm just glad I never bought any M4/3 glass...

Give it a year, maybe two and Panasonic will be out of the M4/3 game as well.
It might keep going in the video world for a bit longer. Probably a nice mount for surveillance cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 12:37 UTC
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CortoPA: I'm just glad I never bought any M4/3 glass...

As time goes on there will be nothing to mount those lenses to...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 03:33 UTC

I'm just glad I never bought any M4/3 glass...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 01:25 UTC as 268th comment | 17 replies
On article Canon EOS RP review (1691 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: There you go again, banging on about shallow depth of field like it is the holy grail of photography. Not only is the technique a stale cliché, it is a sign of bad planningā€”it means the photographer was too lazy to find a background to suit the subject.

So can we please find a better reason to shoot with full-frame cameras because an embarrassing banality from 2001 just doesn't cut it.

So plan every shot? FFS.......

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 16:22 UTC
On article Three is the magic number: LG V40 ThinQ sample gallery (270 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: I just don't get the equivalence here. Even with smaller P&S cameras, the form factor is so much easier on the hands, along with more options. I realize it's all a matter of opinion here, but saying that the need for smaller P&S cameras diminishes as a result of these smartphones evolving just doesn't make sense to me. Granted, for some folks, just having a smartphone is enough. But for many of us, there is no equivalence here. I know that when I hold my smartphone, I have no desire to want to use it as a camera because of its uncomfortable form factor. But that's just my opinion. In the end, I will always look to the camera market for my photographic needs - not some all-in-one portable communications device.

Replace a small P&S? We're very very close.

I have the V40 and having a hard time hating it :P

What I have started to realize is that I do indeed want my "Phone" to be able to take the best possible images. And that's where we are heading, thankfully.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2018 at 20:36 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: The results actually aren't terrible. I don't think I would take this over a K-3, 7D II, or D500 for sports, but it definitely seems perfectly usable.

Also great for shooting the pansies indoors with no tripod and poor light.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
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dansclic: The problem with Pentax has always been the same : they do not produce bad products but the others are making much better ones for the same price with much more lens offers...

Others have differing features, Yes. Much Better? Personal opinion.

Pentax Cameras are great bang for the buck.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
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Donnie G: Nikon is between a rock and a hard place right now in terms of new product development. The good news is that they killed the DL cameras and can now put those saved resources to use in producing a new product. The bad news is that by hanging on to their mechanically based legacy F mount for ILCs they have painted themselves into a corner that severely limits their options for moving forward in today's marketplace.

If they want to do mirrorless then they have to do an all-electronic lens mount that would never be fully compatible with their legacy lenses. That would turn them into just another Sony and their share of the ILC market would be reduced accordingly. If they don't do at least an APS-C mirrorless product, then they are faced with the daunting task of trying to come up with a more appealing enthusiast DSLR lineup. Pentax faces exactly those same choices due to their dependence on their legacy lens line. Canon and Fujifilm don't have legacy mechanical lens mount issues. šŸ˜Ž

Ricoh can afford to keep Pentax going the way they are tho, Can Nikon say the same?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 13:02 UTC

It seems only the Companies with a strong Video presence will keep on moving forward.

Pentax, Fuji and Olympus are Hobby divisions funded by the Mothership so they will stay around as well. And some High End brands of course.

Does Nikon have enough income from other sources to keep their consumer grade stuff going?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (162 comments in total)
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falcon123: Fujifilm try to reproduce its film color on its X series camera, although it will never 100% same as the chemical did, it come from the camera for free.
Pay at least 30 dollars for 36 photo?! Beside money,it is also difficult for sharing, storage and editing.
Simply selling the good old day idea is not really work. Kodak is not on a right direction for business, why don't they sell their Kodak color like PS plug in or inside their new m43 system as a selling point.

That same third party that develops can make you silver prints if theyre any good at all, so no problem.

Not everybody has the time, space and will to develop their own.

And some people can post process with remarkable results, to the point that I'm willing to bet you couldn't tell if it was digital or film.

I have been fooled many times these days, and I started with Film way over 30 years ago.

But of course, some Audiophiles swear that the sound is better when the speaker cables are elevated above the floor so yeah, everything is in the ear/eye of each individual.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 14:08 UTC
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Jim Evidon: It makes you wonder how the Weston's, Adams and Andre Kertez managed to take such great pictures without a Canon EOS-1D whatever. Oh, that's right. Talent. The more technology we have, the more complicated the camera. But is it really better for all of the complication? I doubt it.

And what do you think those great talents would have shot with today?

Seriously.....

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (162 comments in total)
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falcon123: Fujifilm try to reproduce its film color on its X series camera, although it will never 100% same as the chemical did, it come from the camera for free.
Pay at least 30 dollars for 36 photo?! Beside money,it is also difficult for sharing, storage and editing.
Simply selling the good old day idea is not really work. Kodak is not on a right direction for business, why don't they sell their Kodak color like PS plug in or inside their new m43 system as a selling point.

If you have a local developer it can be less.

I can get a roll of Ilford for around $5 and have it all scanned to a cd for $12.75.

Still nowhere as versatile or convenient as Digital of course.

I shoot about a roll a year at this rate, with a Olympus Infinity Stylus.

Film is nothing but nostalgia really.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (637 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: The more i see and read about the KP the more i think it's the perfect camera for me. I love my Fuji XT1 but hate the lack of IBIS but to now have 5 axis and smaller size than current K3ii model makes this a very tempting offering.

With a Pentax, you just up the ISO and carry on......

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (637 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: Quality : Made in? Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam ,China ?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (637 comments in total)
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tinetz: It's funny that people seem to have grown to an absurd aesthetic preferrence where cameras without a pentaprism mimic the style of old school SLRs as a kind of typologic rudiment. On the other hand a camera perfectly in the tradition of SLRs with a mirror-box and prism hump seems to provoke disagreements about the style? Seriously, or do some other factors play a role here?

Basically a lot of "Photographers" are very concerned about their image, and just can't stand the thought that someone would find their camera non-attractive.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (637 comments in total)
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mgblack74: Very interesting camera. One cosmetic nitpick is the bezel around the LCD screen. It's quite thick by modern esthetic standards and makes this brand new camera look like something from 2003. Nice little camera otherwise. And in an era of $2000 m4/3 cameras, a 24mp APS-C camera at less than $1100 is amazing.

Makes you wonder that bezel doesnt it?

Lets hope it's a least really sturdy.
At least the construction of it hints at that.

All in all the camera has a very rugged look.
A bit on the Soviet Tank side admittedly.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (637 comments in total)

With the tilt screen and high ISO and a small prime this could make for a interesting street shooter.

Waist level shots and all that...

Amazing amount of complaints about ergonomics for a camera that is not yet available for sale..

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (637 comments in total)

I like it, the design is allrite!

Good specs, and I'm glad I waited before getting another Pentax body to go with my K-5 IIs. I prefer tilt screens over the rotating kind of the K-70.

Was very seriously looking at the Panasonic G85 (still am) but this might just have to come first.

Looking forward some real world images.

A $1500 kit with the 20-40 WR would have been perfect.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 02:14 UTC as 132nd comment
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (224 comments in total)
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Beckler8: I don't like the non intuitive design of gimp. I admit I haven't used it in any depth but that's because I've hated it every time I open it. Like just today I was trying to just simply add some text onto an image and the little text popup is all buggy and crazy - you can't select text properly and the first character won't delete and the box covers a bit of your text., etc., etc....totally illogical.

Sitting around writing bug reports instead of actually getting work done....?

Hey Adobe, here's my monthly $10!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
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