Howard

Howard

Lives in United States The Old Dominion, United States
Has a website at www.travelerathome.com
Joined on Jun 16, 2002

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On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (301 comments in total)

It looks like a soap box with bullet holes.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:46 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (108 comments in total)

I think Karma is more important, but she can be ornery sometimes.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 13:05 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)

I looked at these pictures and can't help but think that the #1 rule is that the selections are very subjective and even arbitrary. Some of these pictures I consider to be mediocre and boring at best.

(It is not clear from the article if these are all winning photos or the author just wanted to use these to make a point, in particular #8 is really bad and the author seems to use it negatively to illustrate his point. If that's the case, then it is also bad writing for not making thins clear. Nonetheless he seems to use most of them positively.)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

I'll buy a selfie stick for the sole purpose of whacking theses annoying gizmos!

(No, I don't take selfies)

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 04:29 UTC as 24th comment
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (154 comments in total)
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alcaher: Interesting move by sigma. I think its going to sell quite well.
For those long hikes and walks on the mountains and woods i used the nikkor 70-300 but this new lens might get alot of attention because of that extra 100mm reach.

@chaos: where do you get a 1.3x TC? Is that a rhetorical statement? With TC you will lose IQ and aperture too.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (449 comments in total)

No AFMA, yikes, crippled!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 18:33 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (449 comments in total)
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Howard: What does the 80D have over this one besides FPS?

AFMA is the only feature that has any significance. In real life usage, what difference does pentamirror vs. pentaprism make? I've used cameras from the Rebels to 7- and 5- series ones, the difference is insignificant.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (449 comments in total)

What does the 80D have over this one besides FPS?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 65th comment | 10 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (449 comments in total)
In reply to:

nicolaiecostel: Sooooo, what about the 760D? Wasn't that supposed to be between the rebel and the 80D?

You are staring at it!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
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Howard: This is very sad and a cautionary tale for all the camera manufacturers.

At the onslaught of smart phone and wearables, etc. camera manufacturers really need to face the reality and adapt. I think they should:

1. Abandon all low-end compacts immediately. There are just not enough consumers (after adopting smart phones) left in this market.
2. At the high end, DSLR will still have a place for professionals. They need to reduce the number of models, and focus on prosumer and above. Abandon all entry level models.
3. Mirrorless is the future. They need to have a well defined product line with a few (not too many) models and a complete line of lenses. Even today, Canon's mirrorless lineup is sorely lacking, and Sony's needs much to be desired too (but they have more).
4. Maybe there is a place for high end all-in-one cams such as the Sony RX10/RX100s, I don't know, but these shouldn't be their focus.

Do it now or face extinction!

@dansclic @sportyaccordy What I meant was mirrorless will be the mainstay of interchangeable lens system cameras. Overall the camera market have shrunk and will continue to shrink thanks to smartphones. The writing is on the wall. DSLRs will be specialty and professional tools, but mirrorless is the future. The writing is on the wall and Nikon current situation is another proof.

If you still refuse to see this, you are still looking backwards not forward.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 19:09 UTC

This is very sad and a cautionary tale for all the camera manufacturers.

At the onslaught of smart phone and wearables, etc. camera manufacturers really need to face the reality and adapt. I think they should:

1. Abandon all low-end compacts immediately. There are just not enough consumers (after adopting smart phones) left in this market.
2. At the high end, DSLR will still have a place for professionals. They need to reduce the number of models, and focus on prosumer and above. Abandon all entry level models.
3. Mirrorless is the future. They need to have a well defined product line with a few (not too many) models and a complete line of lenses. Even today, Canon's mirrorless lineup is sorely lacking, and Sony's needs much to be desired too (but they have more).
4. Maybe there is a place for high end all-in-one cams such as the Sony RX10/RX100s, I don't know, but these shouldn't be their focus.

Do it now or face extinction!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 231st comment | 5 replies

Sad.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 249th comment
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)

Now if someone says "this camera sucks", it is actually a complement!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

But when I use it to shoot a car the lens zooms in by itself, weird.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 04:12 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

So expensive!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

Oh, so now he's Oosted ...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 20:57 UTC as 26th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (173 comments in total)

I like these throwback stories, but I prefer to be thrown back further. It is more fun to see the really early days' digicams. 2010 is just not that far back.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 15:26 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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shirazigs: I really don't know why most of DSLR Cameras don't have a good design, a good shape, a sense of innovation. They use same body and model as ten or twenty years ago. Do I like that? As an artist I really hate it. All of these companies should take a look at Hasselblad's cameras to see what's the meaning of product design. I have a question for you. Do you care about the design of your camera?

Not really, I care more about the images I make.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 03:36 UTC

Although this is beyond my price range, I applaud Fuji's effort to innovate.

Those who moan the fact that the sensor is *only* 1.7x the size of FF are missing the point, I think. With this, Fuji has 2 full lines of MILCs: one APC-S and one this. Fuji skipped FF entirely, call it "Super FF" is you wish. It will offer tangible, if not dramatic, benefits over FF and that is a good thing.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

Just don't take a selfie with these!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 03:42 UTC as 48th comment
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