Mahmoud Mousef

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Ashton Kutcher, you let me down, man.
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7VwO/nikon-huge-is-featuring-ashton-kutche

Nikon, thanks for offering up something different with Nikon 1.
But the incompatible & neutered flash units...
And those unfortunate Lens Error problems you had too.

They hurt you.

But most of all you hurt yourself, by clearly not wanting to compete with your 'main meal' DSLR business.

Still love the V1, with the smallest tilt/swivel flash I've ever used in my life. Thanks for offering something different. You satisfied a good niche (and satisfied tight enthusiasts who bought your cameras after they were discounted heavily), But the less said about that the better, probably :)

Can't wait to see what's next. But I'll vomit a little if it's retro-inspired. Or half-done. Or purposely neutered. Congratulations on your 100th birthday. Papa is moving a little slow, but he'll make a larger-sensor mirrorless range eventually :)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 17th comment
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Mahmoud Mousef: MOTION JPEG 4k at this price sounds like someone is wanting to protect some other line of cameras someone may be selling. Regardless, this is about 3.5x out of my price range, and at this size it's unlikely I would ever bother to take it out of the house.

Nigel, your kind of thinking is admirable. However, I have moved from Jumbo and cameras with non-tiltable LCDs. It's very easy to get used to smaller cameras with the choice we have now. And I have been suckered into it. It's not a question of failing health or strength to me, but that infernal C word...Convenience. Bigger size = bigger bags = more hassle carrying and walking with it = leave it at home.

Plus as I mentioned this camera is way out of my price range anyway. Pros will buy it 'cause it will offer them something they can really use (which would mostly be wasted on me, if I'm honest).

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Hugo808: People do frame grabs from 4K? Whatever happened to the decisive moment....

waiting for it became decisively boring :)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:00 UTC

regular tiny-sensor video cameras are far from dead

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 09:23 UTC as 42nd comment
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MrDigital: Canon will never put an Articulated LCD on the 5D & 1D series, because a lots of professionals will use those cameras. An articulated LCD will make those cameras more fragile. If you drop a camera with an articulated LCD while the screen is open you know what'll happen. Canon 5D, 1D & 7D are more durable because they don't have an articulated LCD.

Canon 5Dmk4 & 1DXmk2 are not swiss army knives of cameras. They are made for a specifically for group of people first.
Canon cameras give you a killer combination that not others camera companies can give you, They give you "CANON COLORS" specially skin tone rendition & "L LENS" combination

Now sit back and wait for the reviews of the 5Dmk4 to come and suffer in silence

Canon will never put an Articulated LCD on the 5D & 1D series, because a lots of professionals will use those cameras.
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professionals = fumbling and incompetent individuals that need to be saved from themselves (dropping a 'fragile' articulating LCD camera) which is why they don't get one here.

amateurs and enthusiasts = younger, smarter users that get cameras with an articulating LCD and never drop the thing, so they they deserve an articulating LCD.

Makes perfect sense.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 03:30 UTC

MOTION JPEG 4k at this price sounds like someone is wanting to protect some other line of cameras someone may be selling. Regardless, this is about 3.5x out of my price range, and at this size it's unlikely I would ever bother to take it out of the house.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 03:12 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies

"...and be sure to get out and capture your own images of life."
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Best advice in the video to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 03:44 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Scroogy Film.
Time to take advantage of those hipsters (and a handful of pros).

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 2nd comment

Amazing. He said that buying a camera makes him feel empowered. This never really happened to me until digital hit the marketplace since I felt more free to experiment without all the costs. I would be a mental wreck having to store and maintain that collection. Plus fear of losing it through theft, damage and so on. He seems happy with it, and happy that he holds the record and he seems like he really appreciates the gear. Good for him.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 17th comment

No clever design or good lens quality will make me put up with film photography, so I almost stopped reading when I saw film being mentioned here.

Olympus were knocking out some fantastic digital compacts in the 2000s. I regret I never got a chance to play with some of the real beauties that will never ben seen again. Back then, Olympus never had a hint of being inspired by retro designs (unlike now) and their camera engineers were usually knocking out some fantastic cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 22:51 UTC as 31st comment

A military commander was not quoted as saying:
"It's only OK to kill millions for resource contracts so a handful can profit tremendously as the taxpayers pay the tab for the incessant wars. Killing passengers is not cool. As much as it pains me to say this, Ashton Kutcher was right."

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7VwO/nikon-huge-is-featuring-ashton-kutcher

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 05:25 UTC as 11th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (464 comments in total)

More negative talk please. I want the price to drop in half. This review was far too positive for my liking. That's no way to go if you want the price to go south.

The good ol' days, when the M was completely ignored by the masses and panned by the ciritcs far-and-wide (and inexplicably not reviewed by the biggest photography review site on the web); ahh, those were the days.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)

Debt Slavery for the win.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/every-second-americans-get-buried-under-another-3055-in-student-loan-debt-2015-06-10

Just as your Masters envisioned.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:32 UTC as 15th comment

Awards are fantastic for the Great Unwashed; it helps them make easy decisions so they don't have to think so hard.

The Great Unwashed don't ask questions about the organisations giving out awards nor do they care who profits and how. Heaven forbid you mention the reality of those giving out awards benefiting the most from that very act. The Great Unwashed, incidentally, also place importance to The Grammys and Oscars, again not aware it's simply the industry giving itself a pat on the back.

May the sheep continue to get fleeced without knowing what is going on. May they part with their money quickly and decisively: after all, awards from vested interests shold be the last word.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to tend to my flock.
Baaaaah.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Highsmith became aware of Getty’s alleged copyright infringement after, she says, it sent her a letter accusing her of infringing the copyright of her own photograph by posting it on her own non-profit organization's website.
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That is classic :)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 04:03 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.

I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!

OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.

Photo Apocalypse is when the designers have to look backwards for design inspiration (and I don't mean flipping the LCD when I say that..)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:06 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)

Panasonic management:
"...and we have given it an old-school retro look..."

Me:
"This is a terrible mistake guys. This is the first time I've seen such brash retro-inspired design from Panasonic. OK maybe the second time. I feared it would come to this."

*goes home and looks lovingly at the DMC-GH3 and DMC-G5*

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:02 UTC as 45th comment
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zeyno44: 2 x AAA Batteries? How many shots can you actually get? It would've been perfect if it had built-in rechargeable battery - in my opinion.

I still don't get the aversion to AA and AAA (in general).

People perceive them to be disposable when you can easily get eneloop rechargeables cheaply on amazon. People think that having one proprietary rechargeable in the flash will somehow give them so much more power (you wil get more energy density wiqth Li-Ion) but it won't totally prevent you from having to carry a spare just in case travwelling. And of course you need charger for that proprietary battery. AAAs are far cheaper than the alternative proprietary batteries. So cheap that you can often buy 4 batteries (2 sets) and a quality charger (like the Panasonic BQ-CC17) for less than the cost of the proprietary batery alone. Today's rechageable batteries (like eneloop) don't lose their charge if left unused for long periods).

Anyway, long story short: AAAs are a good choice here. So are AAs in bigger flashes. Though I will always wonder why they can't make it swivel as well as tilt (like the Nikon SB-N5).

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 03:11 UTC
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Mahmoud Mousef: Olympus management:
"We need to do something about megapixels. Our competitors are making us look like laggards. What does Engineering have?"

"Boss, they have nothing beyond 16 megapixels."

"Bring on the 'equivalent' megapixels!"

GWYNOXY, amazing photos can be made on phones too, but to convince a higher-end enthusiast to spend hundreds on a camera is a different proposition. The manufacturers are aware they must offer some marketing punch to get people to hand over the money (if not technical punch). 16mp might be all that is necessary but Olympus said the same thing abut stopping at 12mp.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 07:35 UTC
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Mahmoud Mousef: Olympus management:
"We need to do something about megapixels. Our competitors are making us look like laggards. What does Engineering have?"

"Boss, they have nothing beyond 16 megapixels."

"Bring on the 'equivalent' megapixels!"

I am not bashing Olympus; just making a half-joke with probably some truth to it. I like (and use) various brands, including Olympus. Each has their strengths and weaknesses.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 11:49 UTC
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