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I'm a bit of a gear head, so my current cameras are unlikely to be my last. That said, I think there are fewer of us gear heads right now. I know two talented hobbyists who still use Canon 400Ds. Both started out with film; neither exactly has one foot in the grave. I suppose sufficiency is a thing 8-/.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2017 on Scary Future at The Online Photographer
It feels to me like the market is rigged. Apple becomes less of a proposition with each generation (glad I bought the latest available MacBook Pro the day after a certain notorious referendum). Windows 10 feels unfinished. Then there's Linux (an OS I love and use every day, for engineering tasks), with no MS Office, no Adobe (no professional imaging software I can think of?) and a bunch of sad GIMPs.
Panasonic L1, for me. I don't use it often as I find it a otherwise flawed body (VF is tiny and dark). Works beautifully with the Olympus 25mm f2.8 pancake.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2016 on The Prettiest Image Files at The Online Photographer
In the case of the McCurry, the sin is doing the manipulations ineptly, in a manner that doesn't really improve the end image to any degree. Photoshop makes some things easy; I think this leads to the novice forgetting that doing it well still takes skill.
So, I read the depreview review again, then this again, then the dpreview review again... Yesterday, I took delivery of a (pristine looking) second user GR (1st gen), from a German eBay seller. I think it was the lens that won it (and the snap focus feature - I guess I can f8 and be there, always).
I've been looking to get a fixed f/l, large sensor compact (28 or 35mm) for some time. For me, the Fuji's flip screen, allowing for more discreet waste level shooting, is winning the argument. I do agree that X-Trans is somewhat over-egged though.
I used to wonder how one would pursue a proper vegetarian diet, because veg is boring isn't it? Anyway, then I went to India for the first time.....
I can only echo the sentiments of other comments. An Olympus Trip-D would be great. Olympus or Panasonic could even do a very competitive take on the Leica X Vario concept (and likely provide a faster lens, in a body of the same size, thanks to the Four Thirds sensor).
That's a nice review. Couple of points: 1. If you have Olympus (or Metz, and I think Nissin too) flashes designed the system, that weak, built in flash will control them nicely. It's nice for playing with off camera flash in a casual kind of way. 2. Low light shooting: This may seem counter intuitive, but I've had some decent(ish) results, at least with the older 12MP sensor, by doubling the ISO and pushing the exposure one stop (obviously, raw). Caveat YMMV.
Sadly, it happens. When I went to Rome last year, I was desperate to try and improve on this photo I'd taken a few years earlier. Alas, it was not to be :(.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2013 on Sad Development! at The Online Photographer
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