1. Frank said:

    It’s sad that Penn is closing, they have been a good store for a long time. Luckily for the DC metro area, Ace Photo is still growing after 20 years in the business. With an inventory rivaling the New York camera stores, Ace has is the largest ( both in size and the sheer amount of products) camera store in the Mid-Atlantic. If you’ve never been to Ace, you should come out. Every single day, new customers come in for the first time and say “WOW! I never knew there was such a gigantic camera store in the area”. We carry EVERYTHING, and we have New York prices. The entire sales staff is comprised of professional photographers who moonlight at the store when they don’t have shoots. We offer every photo product you ever heard of, world class processing, and awesome classes

    …you should check it out. Ask for Frank!


    Thursday, January 5, 2012
    • Geren said:

      Thanks, Frank, for the tip. How often I’ll get down there, though, is questionable. It’s at least a 1 1/2 hour drive from my home. If I come from work, it would be a rush-hour trip around the D.C. Circle of Death that would take at least two hours. That’s hardly a local camera shop, unless I have some other business in the area.

      I will add the store’s web site to my links page, though, and check their web site out when it’s up and running again… :)

      Thursday, January 5, 2012
  2. Stan said:

    For years, I took thousands of great pix using a 35mm Ashai Pentax. I finally replaced it with a Nikon SLR with a huge gadget back and abou $3k worth of lenses, filters, etc.
    About ten years ago, I got my first cheapo digital and have never looked back. I’m many friends with fancy DSLRs but I’ve found that the SuperZoom crossover Panasonic FZ100 will do more, with a lot less work than my old Nikon. At this point, I seen no reason to spend the money nor the effort to schlep around extra lenses.
    Just MNSHO of course.

    Thursday, January 5, 2012
    • Geren said:

      Where the superzooms fall down is in the sensor, and critical image quality in low light/high ISO situations. Typically, the sensors are about 1/5 the size of those found in DSLR (or other APS-C sensor cameras). For web posting, computer or TV viewing and, small prints (8×10 or smaller), they do fine. On occasion, you can get a bigger print, but it takes a fair amount of work and luck.

      Whether a superzoom camera will work for you depends on what you expect to see, and your usage. As a professional photographer, I can’t depend on them to produce the image quality that my clients require. — they’re just not capable of doing it.

      Cameras like the Sony’s NEX-7 or NEX-5n, Nikon’s new “1? series, and a few others can finally offer a truly compact camera that produce professional results. But, they still require interchangeable lenses.

      I think we’re going to see a trend towards simpler, smaller is better. A lot of stellar images were made with a Leica or Voightlander rangefinder with a 50mm f/2 lens.

      Thursday, January 5, 2012
  3. branded items said:

    That camera is no nice. I like Son’y camera a lot because even on the digital camera, it can take good quality pictures, and film HD videos. Nice review!

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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