bill hansen

bill hansen

Lives in United States central part of NY state, NY, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 4, 2002
About me:

amateur photographer for 50 years, gradually switched to digital starting year 2000 - all digital since 2003. Current cameras(1) Canon 70D with Canon 40mm L pancake, 10-22L, 17-55, 70-200f4L, 24-105f4L- (2) Canon S100 - (3) Sony NEX6 with Sony lenses 1650PZ, SAL1680Z, SEL50F18,Sony/Sigma 19&30 f 2.8, SAL18-135 f3.5-5.6 - (4) Panasonic FZ1000

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  • I don't have the M4, but I've used other Sony Cameras with CIZ, including the NEX series, and also the RX100 M2 and RX100 M3. In my own hands, whether CIZ is adequate depends entirely on the sort ...
  • Congratulations on your camera. You already love it, and you're going to love it more and more. I agree that the FZ1000 is one of the best cameras I've owned. No other camera could have convinced ...
  • This is cropped to about 40% of the original size of the RAW file, then down-res'd for the web and saved at quality 5 out of 10. Its not perfect, but I'm pleased with it. (Looks a lot better in ...
  • Thanks Elliott - After I wrote my original post I got a chance to run some tests in mediocre light, with both cameras. No doubt about it - the M3 wins, hands down. In fact, the sample of the M2 I ...
  • Created discussions RX100 M2 vs M3 - JPEG?
    I'm almost convinced that I need an M2 rather than the M3, because of the longer FL of the M2. Most of the time I shoot RAW, but occasionally for the longer reach of CIZ (and, I'll admit, ...
  • It's exactly that slowness which permanently soured me on Canon compacts. Canon, and the good folks on the DPR Canon forums, just don't seem to understand that many of us like to photograph things ...
  • Replied in Sony NEX5 TL
    Unless the 16-50 kit lens which is described is a completely redesigned lens, you need to read *lots* of used reviews of it, and be sure this lens fits your personal criteria for an acceptable ...
  • I've' seen several posts on the DPR forums about the Voightlander viewfinder, and people seem to be very pleased with it. However,  it is very difficult to find now. I see only one available on ...
  • 5X zoom might not have very good IQ - that's the problem with extended zoom cameras.
  • See my post in this thread. I recently bought a used M3, which I like very much, but I miss the longer focal length of the M2. I'm trying to work around the short FL limitation of the M3, but ...
  • I may be in a similar place with my brand new (used) Miii. I like the camera a lot, but the focal length is too short for most of what I want to do. With the RX100 iii I've gone back to shooting ...
  • 13X19? Absolutely, at ISOs up to 400, and maybe even 800 with careful application of noise reduction. Even larger than that if the original image file is well exposed, etc.
  • I've always bought Wasabi batteries as spares for my cameras. They're a great deal - two batteries and a charger for far less than one OEM battery (whether Canon, Sony, or Panasonic camera). Over ...
  • Hi Bill - There's no reason you would remember, but I've had quite a few cameras. from a few different manufacturers, over the 12 years I've been processing and printing digital images. It's ...
  • False Alarm - I guess - The RX100 iii images actually were on the card, but they are transported to a drive which I've never seen used before. It's one of those half dozen or so "virtual drives" ...
  • This is still Bill, the OP. Just tried a second card, with the same error message. Both of these SD cards work normally in my FZ1000 today, and neither of them will produce an image in the ...
  • Thanks Bill. I've got that, but now I have another problem, which may be worse. See my latest thread "RX100 iii unable to read SD card".
  • I'm on my first day of a used RX100 M3. Everything checks out perfectly, except that the SD card, formatted in this camera, cannot be read. Here's a screen shot of the error message. The card is ...
  • I just received an  RX100 M3, used but in "like new" condition. Everything checks out perfectly so far, but I have a question about setup. I need to re-set the date and time. The manual says to ...
  • Created discussions FZ1000 LCD blacks out
    I try to treat my cameras very gently, but I've had very bad luck with tilting LCDs on my NEX 5, and now on my FZ1000. The LCD will be working perfectly when tilted out to 45-90 degrees, but after ...
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