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    The L Mount Alliance - the future is here

    Man, it's so exciting. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma have joined in strategic partnership to create the L Mount alliance, using the Leica L mount as the platform for new cameras and lenses. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma will work together, announce L-mount alliance Panasonic have announced two full...
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    Micro 4/3 Thinking about the G9 or maybe the GX85

    Hey folks, just your average GAS ramble to come. :2thumbs: The G9 looks good. Really good. The Olympus E-M5 got me into m43 and since then, the Panasonic GM1, GH3 and GH4 have come to the fold. I use the GH cameras for work, but the GM1 is a wonderful stills camera with the small Olympus...
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    Panasonic LX7 dying - what next?

    The Panasonic LX7 has been my go-to compact camera since the end of 2013, and has blazed through tens of thousands of images over the last three and a half years. It replaced my beloved Ricoh GRD III as my everyday camera due to the much faster operation, wide lens, fast aperture, decent video...
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    Sealife DC2000 waterproof 1" sensor compact

    Has anyone seen this before? It's roughly a fixed focal length Sony RX100 with a 31mm f1.8 lens in a waterproof and ruggedized body. It also comes with an underwater housing. Underwater Cameras and Accessories | Sealife Cameras For someone who wants a tough pocket sized 1" sensor camera...
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    Your experiences with traveling light?

    At the end of the year, I'm going to Hong Kong for a week. In the past, I've taken everything from a single digital compact, to a midsize DSLR and compact, to Leica M9 and Olympus E-M5 with assorted lenses. While my go-to travel kit is usually the M9 and another camera or two, my most...
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    A sudden revelation from the Fuji F30

    This post is going in Open Gear Talk because it pertains to gear in general, not just the F30. In 2006 I bought the Fuji F30, following a few others including the Canon S45, S70, and Casio Z750. For its time, the Fuji F30 was a revolutionary camera, capable of higher ISO shooting than anything...
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    Film Hello

    Hello everyone, It a test thread . Please ignore it. Sent from my Micromax AQ4501 using Forever Film mobile app
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    Fuji Hi

    Hello everyone, It a test thread . Please ignore it. Sent from my SM-T320 using FujiXspot mobile app
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    Sigma Getting a DP2 Merrill - hope this works

    Hi guys, I love the original Sigma DP1 and DP2, and still use them from time to time as I really enjoy the transparent clarity and sparkle of the images. There's something about the way the raw files in SPP have a unique look in the shadows and highlights. I'm about to buy one of the last...
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    Micro 4/3 Olympus EM-5 Mark II promo featuring incredible IBIS

    The following is a short promo film that appears to be shot entirely with the Olympus EM-5 Mark II, and handheld, to boot. If this is the quality of work that can be produced with this camera, and handheld, I am very, very impressed.
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    Leica Leica X Typ 113 brief impressions

    Last weekend, I had the opportunity to briefly shoot with the new Leica X Typ 113. As you folks will know, it's essentially the X Vario body with a 23mm f1.7 lens, giving it a 35mm field of view. Normally, I'd illustrate a post like this with all sorts of sample images, but nothing I took was...
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    Micro 4/3 Panasonic LX7 - the last of its kind?

    As I look at the way cameras are developing, with larger and larger sensors packed into smaller and smaller bodies, I wonder about the fate of cameras like the LX7. The LX7 is unique in today's market as it is the only camera with a 24mm f1.4 lens that is more like 21.5mm at 16:9 ratio. The...
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    The Apple Watch - wow

    Hey folks, I'm not an Apple person. In fact, I have staunchly refused to buy into the Apple system for many, many years because of their proprietary closed system and compatibility issues I have faced. In the 90's, Quicktime took over every single media process on my high end IBM and slowed...
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    Sony RX1 images too 'sterile'???

    Hey folks. I know this would be a tricky question to ask, but I'm doing it in this forum, which is one of the nicest forums I know of, so I hope I'm safe. :biggrin: I've been looking through a lot of RX1 and RX1r photos on flickr, and while the technical rendering of the images looks darn...
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    Sony Sony A7S - high ISO up to 409,600 and 4K 4:2:2 video

    I have just totally lost interest in the A7 and A7R. The A7S is now on the list of future cameras...
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    Sony A7 vs A7R shutter sounds

    Yesterday I went to a shop and handled the A7R, and I was abjectly taken aback by the shutter sound. What the heck was this WHZZH-CHUNK-CHACK??? For such a small mirrorless camera, it was like a Morris Minor with a truck horn. Shooting with this in a museum or chamber music concert would be...
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    Sony RX1 - turn off LCD with OVF?

    I understand that the RX1's LCD cannot be turned off by itself. But some say that the LCD can be switched off if the EVF is fitted. If this is so, can the LCD be switched off altogether while the EVF is on? And is it possible to use a non-electronic OVF and still have the LCD turned off...
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    Ricoh Ricoh GR - Sigma DP1 emulation

    In 2008 I bought the Sigma DP1, the first large sensor compact camera ever made. Much derided for its slow lens and even slower operation, the DP1 became a cult favourite for its quirky and glossy colour rendition, clarity and sharpness. Many have ascribed this look to the unique three-layer...
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    Thinking aloud about a go-everywhere pocket camera

    DPReview has a very slow Casio forum, which I used to frequent in 2006 in its faster days. At that time, I bought the last Casio EX-Z750 that DigitalRev had in stock, as it had been discontinued and was very much discounted. Due to its small size, very reasonable image quality and advanced...
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    Canon An Ode to the Canon G7

    In the wild and wooly days of 2007, I already had a few compacts on my belt, including the Canon S45, the S70, the Fuji F30 and the Casio Z750. But the camera that was the gateway drug to bigger things was the G7. I'd been shooting with the S70 and F30 for some time, and I loved the S70's...
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    GAS Explosion vs. Reality

    For several years, digital photographers have been saying what a great time this is to be alive. New cameras are coming out all the time, promising more of this and bigger that. It's easy to be caught up in the excitement of new announcements: current cases in point being the Fuji X20, X100s...
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    Getting ready for Chinese New Year!

    Chinese New Year is always a great spectacle in Melbourne, full of colour and movement. The sight of the red and gold always gets me going! The parade of the lions up Little Bourke Street is something to see and enjoy, and I'm looking forward to this weekend's shoot. But what gear to take...
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    Micro 4/3 OM-D startup time?

    Hi folks, Last night I got the OM-D and the Sigma 30mm lens, but it takes a darn long time to start. It's about three seconds before it is ready to take a photo! Is this normal? Is there an issue with the Sigma lenses, or might there be an issue with my camera? This is my first m43 body...
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    Micro 4/3 Has m43 finally lived up to the promise?

    When Micro Four Thirds was announced a number of years ago, I was very excited as I thought that it heralded the convergence of still photography and video in a small and versatile package. At the time I was shooting with a Canon 30D, 17-55 f2.8 IS and the Canon G7 and G10, so I thought this...
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    Things I wish I'd done in the past ...

    - I wish I had carried a camera more often at school. I had a Kodak disc camera and used it for maybe three discs worth over the course of a year. So I have three sets of photos from when I was 13 and nothing else. I wish I'd had an Olympus XA or XA2 loaded with Fuji 400 or Tri-X in my pocket...
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    The Contax T3

    I purchased my Contax T3 after falling in love with the unique look on the images. Every T3 image I had seen was rich, sharp and wonderfully saturated. A lot of information about the T3 exists on the internet, so I won't rehash it here. Suffice it to say that it was the last of the...
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