Jonathan F/2

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whyamihere: Wondering out loud: Does anyone know what the target market is for the photo filter effects? As someone who lives in North America but follows photographers of various demographics and skill levels, I don't see these sorts of filters being used all that much. I mean, I'll see the occasional "selective color" or black & white conversion, but I've not seen anyone use things like "pinhole" or "tilt-shift" in a long while.

I ask not to criticize, and I'm not anti-filter (and, please, don't respond with a "this camera is for dummies who don't know any better, so why are you asking" statement -- that would be unnecessarily degrading and glib), but I ask because I wonder why Olympus keeps ladling on filters, when that ROM space and processing power could possibly go to something else.

In other parts of the world you have photographers who like taking creative photos, but they don't necessarily want, nor have access to process raw files. Also they'll buy something like a cheap C-mount lens to add to the effect. Olympus and Fuji are vastly popular in many regions.

On top of that, photography installations at malls and other venues are very popular in urban areas, especially in Asia. The Pen Lite series is made for this type of environment.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 21:34 UTC

Most cameras come nowadays with wifi or bluetooth or both. If there's a shot I particularly like, I can upload it, process it in-phone and then send it to social media in less than a minute or two. Why limit a special trip to just a phone for pictures? What a waste.

On top of that I need to preserve my phone battery for things like GPS, internet and other apps that allow me to navigate while traveling. It's better to have a dedicated camera for pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 20:24 UTC as 90th comment

Great now I can get a a Mavic Pro at fire sale prices!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 20:12 UTC as 13th comment

Photos are already worthless. That's why content is king. Shoot exclusive material not available anywhere else.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 20:03 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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psartman: I'm sure he's well intentioned, but native people- photographers, artists, writers- are very capable of telling their own stories. And it IS multiple stories, not reflected by lumping together many native nations on 16 reservations (not to mention the many native people who live off reservations in cities such as mine, Minneapolis.) There is a long history of photographing the "other" with an imbalance of power and privilege, this just continuing that tradition. THat's not to say we should only photograph our own demographic, white photographers can and should address issues of race, class and injustice. It's just a matter of knowing when to "stay in your lane", as the saying goes. I should be surprised that Sony funded this, but I'm not really. People in Europe and other countries sometimes fetishize the American Indian without awareness of their contemporary life and issues. Photographing pow wows doesn't enlighten us on anything.
(OK, let the piling on begin....)

Sony should of sponsored several Native American photographers instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 05:04 UTC

Faster to sort images using Photo Mechanic and then using ACR to edit raws. Even my lowly Mac Mini runs quickly with this setup.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 20:24 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply

I miss it when this site just reviewed camera equipment on a regular basis. So much 'click bait' articles and yet there are dozens of lenses, cameras, flashes, adapters and accessories that have never seen the light of day on this site and probably never will.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 23:31 UTC as 7th comment

Aren't the Voigtlander lenses more budget friendly?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 20:09 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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perry rhodan: Imagine Canons HQ now........... big party. ... "OMG. 16 mm flange.. all of those EF lenses we will be selling to those new Nikons."

Serious guys, as with Sony FF milcs WHO will be the last one laughing? Canon! They will sell loads of lenses to Nikon FF Milc users. LOL! 🤣🤣

Nikon made an FT-1 F mount adapter for the Nikon 1 system which worked great. I'm sure Nikon will make an adapter with 100% compatibility. Why would any existing Nikon owner buy Canon lenses?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 06:24 UTC

Awesome shots of the trees! Seriously, why is this news?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 21:44 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply

I much prefer DXO Film Pack for customized looks. I find VSCO just too over processed for my taste. I like DXO Film Pack, because it allows you to tweak photos with some of the processing advantages of Capture One, but without having to learn Capture One! Works great for people who have an ACR or LR workflow that eventually output to social media.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)

To be honest, I think the Chinese manufacturers are releasing far more interesting lenses across various mounts and for reasonable prices.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (79 comments in total)

Hmm, I wonder which to get between this, the Sigma 100-400 and the Nikon 70-300mm FX AF-P VR?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
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PanchoVilla: Why do all these boring startups conceived in the basement of some WeWorks office use the same website template that every other boring startup uses?

Yeah let's see your website!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 17:14 UTC

Looks like an accident in the making!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2678 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year! Congratulations Pentax for putting Sony, Canon and Nikon on their toes! Bravo! This makes the new Hasselblad look like old news!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 399th comment | 1 reply
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gsergei: A thumb down for this lens at $1300us. Guessing it will cost @1700cad. I will continue using my Oly 12/2 and FT 11-22/2.8-3.5 on the EM-1. Panasonic people keep shooting themselves in the wallet by providing an aperture ring incompatible with the Olympus bodies. No, thanks.

Panasonic shot themselves in the foot with their aperture ring. Why would any Olympus owner want to buy a lens with a useless vestige?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1176 comments in total)

What slow lenses! Micro Four Third prime lenses are faster, smaller and cheaper! F/3.5 and F/3.2 is still F/3.5 and F/3.2!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:30 UTC as 119th comment | 7 replies

That lens looks huge. I'll stick to my Nikon 1 system. Smaller sensor, smaller lenses!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 87th comment | 4 replies

Panasonic should of made it a 10mm 1.4. Even though it's a 24mm equivalent, the 4:3 ratio cuts the sides off so it's not really as wide. 10mm would of been better and would of justified the price better. I'm also guessing they tacked on an additional $400 for the Leica tax!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:47 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
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