sunnycal

sunnycal

Lives in United States San Diego, AK, United States
Has a website at http://500pix.com/zafar1
Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (821 comments in total)
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sunnycal: I have had LX100 for two weeks now. As expected it has great image quality, and very nice jpg. I shoot Raw+JPG and always prefer the jpg version, no matter how much I process Raw in lightroom.

My biggest gripes are

1. Automatic focus point selection is poor, especially if subject is moving. If you have children playing, don't expect the face detection to nail it. With still subject, face detection is fine, but overall subject selection in non-people pictures fails.

2. Manually adjusting focus point requires taking eyes off the subject and fumbling with buttons. The issue is bigger because of the issue I mentioned above.

3. EVF is not very useful. The viewfinder is small, and is difficult to peer into, specially with glasses on.

4. The biggest, deal breaker, issue for me is the lack of macro mode. With a fixed lens camera, you would expect a macro mode. This camera does not.

It is about 1 foot, from 45mm and up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (821 comments in total)

I have had LX100 for two weeks now. As expected it has great image quality, and very nice jpg. I shoot Raw+JPG and always prefer the jpg version, no matter how much I process Raw in lightroom.

My biggest gripes are

1. Automatic focus point selection is poor, especially if subject is moving. If you have children playing, don't expect the face detection to nail it. With still subject, face detection is fine, but overall subject selection in non-people pictures fails.

2. Manually adjusting focus point requires taking eyes off the subject and fumbling with buttons. The issue is bigger because of the issue I mentioned above.

3. EVF is not very useful. The viewfinder is small, and is difficult to peer into, specially with glasses on.

4. The biggest, deal breaker, issue for me is the lack of macro mode. With a fixed lens camera, you would expect a macro mode. This camera does not.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
On 17_ISO200_P1000087 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

I really hope that this is a pre production sample and production version would be much better, as this picture has no details.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

you need high speed flash and a precise trigger. Shutter is mostly irrelevant (as long as it works).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

You can not that shot even with 60fps. You need a very precise trigger which syncs with the firing of the gun.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

But can you shoot like this, the gun, I mean?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1578 comments in total)

Does it incorporate the features added to D800 via firmware? Specifically the movie-button reconfiguration and trap-focus?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:48 UTC as 372nd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1578 comments in total)
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ET2: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d810/5

"D810's 36.3MP CMOS sensor has by far the greatest pixel count of any non medium format DSLR currently on the market, "

Really? Was this copied and pasted from 2 years old review?

D800 is 36.1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:46 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1578 comments in total)

Any change in the menus?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 373rd comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)
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Stray Dog: Zack Arias stuff is mediocre. Seems like a nice chap, but the shots he gets are really run of the mill. Outside being a massive Fuji shill I have no idea why anyone would make videos of him shooting.

Side on shots of people smoking are frankly boring and all the messing around pretending to shoot a sky was just useless.

A lot of the advice is just hack street photographer 101. You'll end up with boring shots if you listen to his advice on framing. Using a door as a frame is the most overplayed trick in the book. If you want a human element don't sit in a doorway waiting for a random passerby, go out and find a person that makes you want to shoot them.

Plus making people pose is very contrived. It reminds me of when Winogrand got asked about Davidson and he said it was a, "personal misunderstanding of Diane Arbus' work." It seems that that misunderstanding is still alive today in Zack Arias. Interacting is fine, but making them a caricature is bad.

@Stray Dog There are multiple ways to skin a cat. Zach showed his work and his technique. You can take it or leave it. I admire him for having a history showing technique. Share your own technique rather than blasting his.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 23:32 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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AlanG: You may as well expect actresses and models not to wear makeup either.

Makeup is fine. Now clothing...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (672 comments in total)

Same cRaw? No lossless comressed (or uncompressed) raw?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 article (64 comments in total)
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pdelux: How to take a photo of a blood moon.

Step 1. - Go outside and take a photo of the the moon
Step 2. - In Lightroom or Photo editing software of your choice change the colour of the moon to "blood" colour. (In newer Olympus cameras you may use the inbuilt colour function in the camera)
Step 3. - Tell all your friends.

You can replace step 1 by opening photoshop or paint, draw a big circle, fill it with yellow, and smudge inside.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
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Peiasdf: I really don't see the point of these lenses. If you don't care much about IQ, just get a superzoom compact. If you want some IQ and are willing to pay for it, Sony RX10 is much better buy.... way smaller with way faster lens. I think this is for people that wants a DSLR but don't care to learn how to use a DSLR.

A superzoom on Nikon x200 or x300 will be far better than any compact superzoom.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 05:42 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I'm sorry to hear that, I actually purchased some Nikon gear in my last visit to Chicago about two years ago.

Online retailers are unfortunately killing these old staple firms.

Very sad to see that slowly the only way to feel something before purchasing it, is going away...

Glen is right. Camera, nowadays, are a very thin margin business and are sometimes loss leader. Camera stores used to survive on fat margins from accessories and processing. With film sales and processing gone, and accessories cheapened by direct-form-china ebay sellers, the margins are not there

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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ScottnLaguna: Anyone know what is the naitive print size of this camera? 4x6"?
I mean, what do you do with it? Tweets or facebook? If I could put my 70-200 on it and use the 20fps burst in action I might buy it. Is there a lag time on the shutter? If you could use the image to print at least 8x10" then you may have something worth $1500 (lens converter)

Previous generations of Nikon 1 have been more than capable of 8x10 prints. This should be at least as capable, if not more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:56 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

18MP, 20fps, 300 x 2.7 focal length. Wet dream of papparazi and peepers. What is not to love!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 208th comment
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sunnycal: Fuji is becoming like Canon, milking the same sensor by creating umpteen models.

It is the same sensor, with different CFA.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:01 UTC

Fuji is becoming like Canon, milking the same sensor by creating umpteen models.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 05:39 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)

On sensor AF is good, but I have my fingers crossed for real improvement in IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 06:47 UTC as 74th comment | 9 replies
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