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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (601 comments in total)

"Significant sample variation on lenses of three different cameras" This is pretty damning for a Leica lens even if it is really a Panasonic, it has the Leica name on it.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 17:25 UTC as 22nd comment

For the benefit of non Americans like me, please could the author explain "to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection" please?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:58 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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User3366538285: Sounds good but does that mean I will have to throw away my lenses?? :(

That's what concerns me and is putting me off buying the D850 until I know if my current lenses will fit mirrorless. If they will, I'll wait for mirrorless. The cost of the newfangled card which Nikon has insisted on requiring for the D850 is also putting me off it. I have loads of perfectly good fast existing cards.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)

Very expensive for a "basic" camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 11:28 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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stevo23: Aw, how cute. An XPro2 wannabe.


Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:12 UTC

I am delighted with my D3300. I disagree about the AF system. It works, with minimum effort from the photographer. I also have a D810 which of course is superior in every way but the AF is difficult.
The D3300 is excellent as a carry everywhere ( I have the camera with me so it's the best one!) lightweight get the picture camera.
The new D3400 is disappointing. In some ways it is superior but in others it is retrograde. Why would they reduce the flash power and why would Nikon remove ultra sound sensor cleaning and the external mic port?
Leave these features in and it would have been a good upgrade.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 7th comment

His portraits are wonderful. i hadn't realized about that string to his bow.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 18:26 UTC as 5th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1154 comments in total)

Given its price and its size, I am not sure why one would buy this instead of a full frame model. I don't think that the D810 is much more expensive now. The D810 has a crop mode so you can obtain the extra reach if needed but there again with 36MP you can simply crop.
I appreciate that if you own many DX lenses it could appeal but even so.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 90th comment | 10 replies

How do you change the card and is it SD or does it relie on built in memory? If so that is a serious disadvantage. but it is probably only going to be used as an ornament behind a glass door. In the Leica video, even the man demonstrating it is wearing white cotton gloves.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the Shot: Lost in Space (89 comments in total)

It's wonderful and it is art.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 18:09 UTC as 6th comment
On article Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G (135 comments in total)

This looks very nice but will be 127 on a DX camera sensor if my maths are right. I use a 50mm f1.4 to achieve the same effect on DX and it works very well.
We could do with a G series wide angle f1.8 or 1.4 prime for DX. I suppose that it would have to be a 16mm but if it could be done at a reasonable size, weight and price and with hardly any distortion, it would be great.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 17:22 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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