Oly Canikon

Oly Canikon

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Feb 27, 2009

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Oly Canikon: An easy inexpensive way to take crappy photos. Just what the world needs.

In spite of the tone of my comment I have experimented with pin hole and enjoy using it.

Take a body cap from a DSLR and cut a hole in the middle. Tape some foil over the hole and using the sharpest needle you can find prick the smallest possible hole in the foil. It's a lot easier than this kit and you don't need 120 film.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 01:43 UTC

An easy inexpensive way to take crappy photos. Just what the world needs.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2018 at 19:56 UTC as 14th comment | 18 replies
On article SeaLife DC2000 sample gallery (156 comments in total)
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Nick8: 31mm equiv. focal length is perfect for the people who cannot decide between 28 and 35 :)
Nice gallery, dpr.

Jaeae
What do you mean by "35 is already a compromise." What FL is not a compromise?
Are you saying that there is a preferred FL for underwater?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 23:14 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018 (177 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: when a sensor larger than a lentil rears its head in this catagory of all weather wp compacts , wake me.
TCS videos , ...err i mean DPR videos featuring the dynamic range duo [jordan and chris] remain a highlight

You read my mind.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 22:27 UTC
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RedWattlebird: I'm just flabbergasted by the number of 'expert' comments on this website.

I mean, these 'experts' are really generous with their time, having to find time between shoots in their busy schedules to come here and comment, for free..... so that stupid people like me can make some sense of Canon and Sony etc....

Isn't that amazing?

Thank you all.

RedWattlebird
So no one should have an opinion?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 20:52 UTC
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TeddyD: Canon has abandoned their customers with new mount before and it was beneficial for them, screw the customer, so there's no reason why they wouldn't do it again. Think about it, an oppurtunity to sell again +100million lenses. The main design criteria is to prevent Canon owners to jump for another brand which is way too easy now with AF capable adapters from EF to E.

Teddy

Teddy
You've got it covered. If Canon stay the course they are failing to innovate. If they innovate they are abandoning their users.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 16:33 UTC
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Gmon750: But..but..but... the Android trolls and Apple Haters skewered Apple for that notch?

I'm surprised Asus didn't call this the "Asus eyePhone EX"

Shameful knockoff. Just goes to show how desperate they are.

That makes it a lot less stupid

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 04:00 UTC
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)

I wonder would he have a "bloom of nausia" if I was taking a picture of the place with my camera? Or if I handed my camera to someone to take a snap of my wife and I?

What exactly is it about the selfie that brings on god's wrath?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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mxx: Oh no! Now all my Lexar cards will probably stop working!

They probably won't quit working but if they do you're screwed.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
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Sactojim: So it appears DPR is now a branch of the Huffington Post? What's with you guys and your need to throw politics into this site??

What??? You seem to miss the point. It's about how a really great photo was done. No one but you mentioned politics.

Or was this another sarcasm post?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 01:44 UTC
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Rod McD: I have a TG4 and it seems to me that the sensor size is the real limitation. I also have a Canon G1X and UW housing but housings aren't the answer for many sports because they're simply too big to stuff into a PFD, jump suit, ski suit, etc. I would be happier if Olympus (or anyone else) made a tough cam with a bigger sensor. My Fujifilm HDM water resistant 35mm compact was small, light and full frame thirty years ago. Even a 1" sensor might start looking better and still be feasible to fit into a small rugged body.

And can we have real "o" rings please? The internet is littered with leak stories and warranty problems. The same old Fujifilm HDM had an AA battery compartment accessed through a circular door with an "o" ring in the base plate. Surely Oly could do the same thing with a shaped Lithium battery and an SD card?

If Oly comes up with one that doesn't leak then I'm in.

I looked at the AW1 but there are too many reports of leaks. User error? Maybe but there seems to be a lot of complaints.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 03:54 UTC
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disraeli demon: Hopefully the shift to 12mp will bring the image quality of the TG more into line with the old premium XZ series cameras.

The move from 16 MP to 12 to "improve image quality" is most likely marketing speak. The real reason is more likely to allow the data rate for 4k video.

I suppose you could call that improving image quality.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
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evogt500: You should have asked them why they didn't come out with a EF-S wide angle prime...

I don't think they would be the right people to ask.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
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(unknown member): Opinion: This site and its editors are big disappointment.

In what way?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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Everythingis1: Having the Canon brand and being slightly smaller than their other DSLR's will makes this fly off the shelves, and into women and children's hands.

No real man would use one of these.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK (165 comments in total)
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David Hart: Um... a strong magnetic strip on the end of the lens cap... Not a good idea...

I can just picture forgetting the clip and dropping the lens cap in my pocket with the memory card full of a couple of day's worth of vacation pictures...

Also, remember to keep this out of the hands of any young kids. Swallowing strong magnets never ends well..

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/08/08/210200382/swallowing-tiny-magnets-can-lead-to-big-trouble-for-kids

What does a magnet have to do with a memory card? Cards are solid state, not magnetic.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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D1N0: Lacks OVF and top lcd. Cons in my book.

What can a top LCD do that a rear one can't?

I have cameras with and without. I just find the top LCD a nuisance especially when using the camera on a tripod.

Fortunately the newer cameras will display the top LCD info on the back, making the top LCD totally redundant but at least it is no longer a hindrance.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)
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CMurdock: If this camera produces blurry pictures like the original G1X, what good is it? It certainly won't be worth $800. For years now, Canon's philosophy has been that it's okay to produce blurry, over-processed images as long as the overall size of the image is large so it looks sharp when it's printed or shrunk, but that doesn't work for me.

canonf1
Maybe so. You have to change to macro even when shooting something a few feet away definitely a nuisance and a potential blurred photo.
By the way what are your other complaints? For me it would be slow operation and not wide enough lens.The new 24 equiv is perfect. The optical VF is close to useless unless of course you like looking at your lens instead of the scene. It is better than none at all though.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)
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CMurdock: If this camera produces blurry pictures like the original G1X, what good is it? It certainly won't be worth $800. For years now, Canon's philosophy has been that it's okay to produce blurry, over-processed images as long as the overall size of the image is large so it looks sharp when it's printed or shrunk, but that doesn't work for me.

Blurry? You must have a grease smudge on your glasses. The G1x produces very sharp images. If you complained about speed of operation and focus speed I could agree but the image quality is second to none.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:05 UTC
On article Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review (365 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really wish Canon could shrink their lenses instead of shrinking their cameras.

you can take photos with it in your pocket?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 14:03 UTC
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