cheie

cheie

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1236 comments in total)
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PerL: A few comments regarding the final thoughts. Personally I would definitely prefer to carry the better camera for an exclusive trip like that. And a 7D with a 70-200 is really not that behind in reach - 320 eqv vs 400 eqv on the super zoom. Not to mention that the 400 mm on the 7D is a 640 eqv, quite a bit longer. Finally, the AF of the 7D should be more capable of dealing with breaching whales (read M Reichmanns experiences from Antarctica).

@Lafonte: i have a 7D and 650D with expensive lens, i have the 15-85 F3.5-5.6, 17-55 F2.8, 70-200 F2.8 II, 1.4x III, 50 F1.4, AND an RX10. I must say that i enjoy using my 7D setup very much, and depending on where i go, i will make considerations as to which camera i use. I recently went to Angkor Wat with my RX10. I chose to use it over my 7D with all my lenses. I haven't regretted making that decision at all, and i have some beautiful images to remember my travels

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1236 comments in total)
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cheie: I almost shot myself in the foot when i learned about the FZ1000, being an owner of the RX-10, but then i remembered how pleased i was with the RX-10, then i moved my foot before pulling the trigger. Honestly I would probably be happy with using either camera, as i have other cameras which can cater for other situations. The zoom range is surely a plus point for panasonic regardless of the aperture size decrease, but then that's no worse than my Canon 7D + 70-200 F/2.8 IS II + 1.4x extender III which maxes out at F4 too... (ignore the relative aperture size when considering sensor size).

Anyway, well done Sony for starting this battle, and well done to Panasonic for creating a very commendable contender. As for price, yes the Panasonic is cheaper by $100, but then i bought my RX-10 for $990 with 12 months interest free installments. That doesn't sound like a bad proposition either now, right?

thanks for that SMPhoto - something that i didn't really consider, but ultimately a very interesting analogy. Appreciated!

Whilst i was just comparing focal length to that of my current 7D lens setup to achieve the same focal length, i was personally perhaps impressed by the fact that i could achieve the same (albeit with certain limitations) but in a package which weighs less than 1kg rather than breaking my back!

In my photography years (and i do not profess to be anything more than a mere enthusiastic amateur), i have found that my 7D is being picked up less and less, merely by the fact that we can achieve something where we (well, I) can perfectly accept the shortcomings, and have an image where we (or I) get almost all of what we set out to accomplish, in a package which was previously unheard of. To me, that is, nice zoom range, good image quality, a decent amount of bokeh, and a nice big smile and thinking no regrets for choosing to use this camera. That is why i have an RX10

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 10:53 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1236 comments in total)

I almost shot myself in the foot when i learned about the FZ1000, being an owner of the RX-10, but then i remembered how pleased i was with the RX-10, then i moved my foot before pulling the trigger. Honestly I would probably be happy with using either camera, as i have other cameras which can cater for other situations. The zoom range is surely a plus point for panasonic regardless of the aperture size decrease, but then that's no worse than my Canon 7D + 70-200 F/2.8 IS II + 1.4x extender III which maxes out at F4 too... (ignore the relative aperture size when considering sensor size).

Anyway, well done Sony for starting this battle, and well done to Panasonic for creating a very commendable contender. As for price, yes the Panasonic is cheaper by $100, but then i bought my RX-10 for $990 with 12 months interest free installments. That doesn't sound like a bad proposition either now, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
On Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i article (176 comments in total)
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canon-a-holic: Ok, for all you who are downing Canon...let's just see how many white lenses are out at the Olympics! It's just a rubber hand grip. The world isn't going to fall apart because a few people react to some weird chemical.

the lenses are white because white absorbs less heat than dark-coloured ones, therefore minimising the effect of thermal expansion, thus increasing the integrity and accuracy of the lens as a whole

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 02:38 UTC
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