mcshan

mcshan

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (293 comments in total)
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chj: "A kit with the Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH lens has appeared in the UK for £950 but doesn't look to be available in the US."

To Panasonic:

I have a GM1, I love it. I also love all the improvements in the GM5; however, they are still not enough to trigger an upgrade purchase. I've also been eyeing the Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH lens for some time now, but I know I'll only use it in specific situations, so it may never get purchased.

If I could get the GM5 with the 15mm, it would be an instant purchase.

I agree 100%. Somebody isn't thinking.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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Shamsheed: There has been a lot of debates and there will be more: What is portraiture? IMO there is no better or best. When it comes to people, there mood is either there or not. The photographer composes and shoot. Even technically, we should avoid negative critiques as the photographer is expressing himself.

You cannot compare Rap music to Rock. Everyone has their own styles. If you don't like Rap music, you will not leave your radio on and keep on criticising the singer, you will just change the channel. Just like here, you do not like it, move on.

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRO AND AN NON-PRO. The pro will respect the work of others, and with positive criticism, will share their opinions on how they would have approached and executed the task.

Now question: what is a professional photographer?

Prixnobel...Your above post is exceptional. I could not agree more.

"Criticism is necessary to make someone grow, the absence of it would only encourage somebody to perpetuate mediocrity".

The above statement taken from your post is perfect and the best thing I have read all morning.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (821 comments in total)

Hi DPR, For what it is worth...Image quality section, first paragraph reads "doesn't always shot" instead of shoot.

I enjoyed the review and find it balanced.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 87th comment
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RedFox88: Iso 16000 looks like a water painting.

16000 at 3.5 and it looks like a "water painting". Hilarious!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 17:05 UTC

I wonder if the famous "selfie" monkey submitted any shots?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 10th comment
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massimogori: Yes, amazing... example of journalism. Which Natural History museum? Imagine a newspaper writing an article about the murder of "John" rather than "Kennedy".

Dear God! Has John been murdered!?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Pentax has finally answered the often asked question on the DPR..."what camera do I buy my 10 year old daughter?".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:33 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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tommy leong: seems like Sony A6000 is consistently better at iso 6400

I have to admit the a6000 looks like the winner here. Okay, different size sensor size but just for fun I dialed in Sony's RX1r and admittedly it has the perfect lens for it's sensor but it too blows the Canon out of the water. Not a knock on the 7D which I am certain will be great in real world shooting but there are other choices. Maybe less aggressive noise reduction is why the Sony looks better.

Truthfully, while I enjoy these comparison tools I don't have full faith in them but I love the discussions it generates.

Thanks DPR for posting the test shot(s).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:10 UTC
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dtssounds: Your landscape photographs are great, but sorry to say, your people photographs are not on the same level as your landscape. Not that they are not good, they are just not great enough when compared to your landscape photos. But I admire your adventurous heart and wish to seem more of your next travels.

All great comments!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 22:29 UTC
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makofoto: The couple doing this last year was killed by a car in
Thailand. How romantic ...

What about staying alive doing things you like? Despise is a pretty strong word.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 22:25 UTC
On Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop article (71 comments in total)

Time to buy an Oreck.

Enjoyed the shots!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 4th comment
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Juck: Very nice,, let's hope he doesn't end up in an ISIS video.

ISIS and Ebola are two things to avoid.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
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King Penguin: Superb pictures.........carrying all that kit too! That's one in the eye to the M43 brigade......

After viewing the photos I thought "he must have a nice camera".

Just kidding.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
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mcshan: I have the GM1. As everyone knows it is a small camera and the kit lens is not fast but I would think it would do just as good a job on the landscape shots posted here and maybe better. I get the advantages of 1.7 to 2.8 lens and the EVF but you could have that (EVF) with the GM5 and get to add the occasional nice prime lens. The LX100's lens would have to be really good for me to want the camera over the GM1 or 5. Just my opinion and others may feel differently.

Hi cainn, I agree. I was wrong before and the GM5 is actually smaller even with the kit lens attached. As I own a GM1 which is even smaller than the GM5 I find this surprising as I could not honestly call the GM1 a pocket camera. The LX100 looks to have great ergonomics but size wise I couldn't now call it a pocket camera. Many out here have posted that the Sony RX100 series (smaller than the GM series and LX100) isn't a true pocket camera. Despite all this I love what I am seeing about the LX100. It is the last thing I need but long ago I fell under the GAS illness.

See this size link and scroll down:

http://www.fotopolis.pl/n/19739/panasonic-lumix-gm5-i-nowe-obiektywy-pierwsze-wrazenia/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 22:13 UTC
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mcshan: I have the GM1. As everyone knows it is a small camera and the kit lens is not fast but I would think it would do just as good a job on the landscape shots posted here and maybe better. I get the advantages of 1.7 to 2.8 lens and the EVF but you could have that (EVF) with the GM5 and get to add the occasional nice prime lens. The LX100's lens would have to be really good for me to want the camera over the GM1 or 5. Just my opinion and others may feel differently.

Hi, Thanks for the comment. I can't say I agree as the the LX100 only has a size advantage when shut off. As soon as you turn on the camera the LX100 will be larger and the lens on the LX100 appears to stick out much further than the GM series. At max zoom I would bet it is no contest.
I do agree about the EVF as it sounds like they have developed a great one.
Thanks again.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:24 UTC

I have the GM1. As everyone knows it is a small camera and the kit lens is not fast but I would think it would do just as good a job on the landscape shots posted here and maybe better. I get the advantages of 1.7 to 2.8 lens and the EVF but you could have that (EVF) with the GM5 and get to add the occasional nice prime lens. The LX100's lens would have to be really good for me to want the camera over the GM1 or 5. Just my opinion and others may feel differently.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 12:50 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
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jackf00: Just look at Imaging ressource site for better results and comparison with other cams !
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/10/06/panasonic-lx100-first-shots-posted-the-first-four-thirds-fixed-lens-camera

The shots from the LX100 on the Photography blog site are really good. The DPR shots are a bit of a letdown. We'll just have to see more.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:28 UTC
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affvalente: Any idea if the Leica version will produce the same IQ, or if there will be any differences? Will the jpg engine be the same? thanks

Hi, I have never bought into the Leica tweaks etc. on any of the Leica - Pan dual versions. I think the only differences besides the price are the exterior appearance, longer warranty and the Lightroom download. The image output will be identical. Just my opinion based on what I have seen from earlier releases.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On P1010273 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)

I get that these are jpegs but most of the mountain shots have the gritty sky noise that I don't care for.

I am enjoying the samples and am keeping an open mind about this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 5th comment
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Daniel Lauring: They aren't bad photos but I felt they don't really do a good job of telling a story, or more specifically David's story of Alzheimer's. What does his mother's pill bottle have to do with his condition? What does a lightbulb sitting on a radiator have to do with his condition? Is it a metaphor? Is it staged? Did he leave it there and forget to change a bulb?

I felt the same way looking at his photo project of Edith. If I hadn't read the description I'd have no idea what it was about.

Hi InTheMist, I personally don't see "negativity" here. I got something out of the photos and in an earlier post I said so. Clearly Daniel Lauring above didn't see it my way. I think his post is one of the best of this thread. I love the give and take and those who don't see it my way are every bit as right/correct as I am. The forum would be dull if we all agreed and only praising posts were allowed.

This is posted in a friendly conversational way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
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