mcshan

mcshan

Lives in United States United States
Works as a firearms instructor and sales
Joined on Jul 27, 2007

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davids8560: Paid $700 for the first one. Used it daily for a week or two. But never hardly touched it after that. Used to laugh about it. My older, worser slightly larger camera handled better and its longer reach was far more useful to me. Ended up parting with the little marvel for $225. What a deal that buyer got. GAS says buy the Mark 4.

But I dunno. I just don't think. Clearly. You?

Last call!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 22:44 UTC
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flashdash: it has lots of CA

Nope.....California.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
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Jennyhappy2: Kind of scary, but if you look above in the Gear In This Story section, 10 people indicate for the RX100 IV they have already owned it. Kind of scary or maybe their just confused?.

Remember the old DPR days where there would be user reviews the day a camera was announced? They would give star ratings for image quality on a camera that wasn't out yet. There are people in this world who grew up missing their bus stop every day.

Edited to be kinder and gentler.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 18:12 UTC
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ianimal: I am still using my RX100 (first edition). Good enough for my use/need.
Would love a RX series camera with APS-C sensor size.

APS-C. The size would be crazy. I did think Sony was going to bump up to a 4/3 sensor because the GM1 and 5 are very small and I believe Sony could have improved on what the Pana offered.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 14:18 UTC
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vesa1tahti: So noisy images ! Oly E-PM2 and Pana GM1 deliver much better images. Worse than the first RX100.

I have the RX100 (I) and the GM1. The GM1 does have better IQ in certain circumstances. The "kit" lens is slower and although better in high ISO shots than one might expect I would give the RX100 line the edge there. Obviously slap on a Pan-Leica 15 and it is no contest BUT you lose the zoom. Then there is the size difference. I still think the RX100 line is special because of what it gives you in a small package.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)
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TheDman: No matter how much the image is improved over the raw file, you're always going to get the few yahoos that say "I like the original better".

The DPR simply must find a way to regulate opinions to take care of those who do not fall in line. Enough is enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)
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Juck: Some of the critical comments here are petty, rude and embarrassing. Not one iota of constructive criticism. Get a life.

When will people get the rule that if a photo is printed in the DPR news section it must be liked? Fall in goose step and praise the photo.

There are currently 65 comments and I am not seeing a lot of "petty, rude and embarrassing".

There is a rude and embarrassing one early on labeling those who prefer the original shot as "yahoos". Imagine having the nerve to have your own opinion!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 14:39 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

Still wondering which flash this camera takes? Has anybody seen a photo of the Q with a flash mounted? I get high ISO so please don't tell me about that. There are times only a flash will do. Will the flash be bundled or another $700 or so purchase?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:44 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

Which flash will it accept?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 01:15 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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bluevellet: My only two issues with this camera is the price and the 28mm focal lenght (a bit too wide for general photography). But aside from that, it looks like a more desirable camera than the RX1. It can't focus as bad as the Sony one, that's for sure.

I too would have prefered 35.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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mcshan: Looks great! I would prefer the classic 35mm but this will still be quite a camera to shoot with. Good for Leica.

The image is still cropped from a wider shot and will not look the same as a true 35mm shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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qwertio: The LX100 looks better

The LX100 is also larger. Personally I like a smaller camera for a point and shoot. When all the IV crazy rumors were floating around I put in my 2 cents that I didn't want Sony to screw up the RX line by making it bigger. Looks like they didn't. I;m curious if the "new" sensor will improve IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:47 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)

I never believed the many rumors about it having a larger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:41 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: I like the design and handling of the Panasonic LX100 much more - a good camera is more then a sensor.

I'm with Cipher on this one. The LX100 is a fine camera but to me it isn't compact enough. The RX100 line remains impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

Looks great! I would prefer the classic 35mm but this will still be quite a camera to shoot with. Good for Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies
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Frank C.: probably considers it his magnum opus which is truly sad indeed...

Make above "subjective".

All good wishes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 19:17 UTC
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expressivecanvas: Doesn't anyone else feel that this makes this one musician seem a bit egotistical and pompous? As a musician, I probably would not have wanted to be the model for this particular project.

Now... if the photographer put in the effort to create an ultra-stitch of a full orchestra in action... I'm all for it and encourage it! THAT would be a project with so many people to direct... and nobody would come across as egotistical and pompous.

I'm with expressive on this one. I would have prefered a straight rendering. Just my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
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Hugo808: What's the guy on the top left stage doing with that huge toilet roll?

Let's hope he doesn't squeeze the Charmin.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
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Totomo Yap: From the left crop image, I found right side first violin player lost the leg!!!

There is another photo where that violin player is every soldier in a war scene and sadly his leg was lost.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
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Frank C.: probably considers it his magnum opus which is truly sad indeed...

Frank is entitled to his opinion. Reaction to any photograph is subjection and I loved reading Frank's take. It is the sum of all opinions that makes the discussion for me.

Carry on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 15:25 UTC
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