Cipher

Cipher

Lives in Canada Winnipeg, Canada
Works as a Shooter
Joined on Oct 30, 2002
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Nikon D700
Nikon D800
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic GF1
Panasonic G3

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Canon...your DSLRs are so boring. The G7 X compact is a step in the right direction. You should get the same team who designed the G7 X to add some excitement to your DSLRs. Look at what Panasonic is doing. The LX100 with a large sensor and fast zoom in a small package. The GM5 with a large sensor and m43 mount in a teeny tiny body with EVF and wifi.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 612th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)

Any word on IBIS?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:24 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)

Wow! They squeezed in a EVF and hotshoe! Also the hard to use control dial has been moved and hopefully improved.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:12 UTC as 96th comment

I think people with drones and other RC hobbiests might like these cameras. What Sony really needs to do is provide an API to allow people to write their own apps to control the camera. That would open up many other possible uses for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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Ruy Penalva: Avoid. I bought a Mark IV to my a7s, and AF does not function at all. Horrible and amateur support if we can call that of support. A guy named Alex try to deceive you as being an specialist. No way to access adapter function (green & advanced). Pricey.

Did you check to see if AF is supported for the lenses you're using? There's a list of lenses with minimum firmware version on their website.

http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB-EF-E-BM4

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)

No flashing LEDs in the grip???? Come on Olympus...all the cool camera companies are doing it!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:41 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (341 comments in total)

Wasn't this camera in one of the Back to the Future movies? ;) If they want to make this camera really unique, the LEDs should be user replaceable with colors of his/her choice and there should be a way to control them via a programming language like Python or C.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 116th comment
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (310 comments in total)

Fuji needs to realize they don't operate in a vacuum with no other competitors. On the horizon is the LX8 and a rumored fixed lens m43 camera. The X30 is higher and thicker than the GX7 body. The biggest disappointment for most people is that it uses the old sensor. To get people to hand over $600, they need to improve the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (107 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: I would like to see someone, ideally Olympus, launch a tough compact that shoots RAW files. How hard can it be?

Nikon 1 AW1?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:03 UTC

I guess HD means 4K video?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 49th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: RX100 / RX100 II is just too much camera in such small size that it renders small mirrorless / EVIL camera like GM1 and Pantax Q pointless. Unless the intent is to use 20 f/1.7 or 17 f/1.8 with the GM1, everyone is better served by a RX.

Problem with the RX100 is that you only get f1.8 at the wide end. Also I find the image stabilization to not be as effective as Panasonic's OIS.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)

Canada only gets the black one. I want the orange model. Please Panasonic...make it available here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:30 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

Why are people saying it's $10 for life?

Read the FAQ: "When you purchase directly from Adobe, the cost of an annual membership will not go up during the first 12 months of your membership. It is possible that the cost of the month-to-month membership will increase, but if it does, you will be notified and given the opportunity to cancel."

Terms:"After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."

Current price of the offering would mean if they upped the price to $25 a month, then that's the current price of the offering.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 03:12 UTC as 91st comment | 4 replies
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

This might explain all these mysterious phone calls telling me I've won a cruise...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:42 UTC as 85th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For experts, this is probably a silly question. But for me it is an important question.

If comparing the image quality (including colors, contrast and dynamic range)
- of the Olympus Stylus 1 and
- of of my NIKON D5000 (or of a D5300) with my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200 mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR II Lense
will there be big differences? I ask the question because the Olympus Stylus 1 is substantially lighter than the combination of my Nikon Camera and my lense ... at my age, this makes a difference.

Notice, that I nearly never print my photos - just displaying them on my PC Monitor and on the TV Monitor.

Depends if you like to shoot a lot of low light photos. For that the Nikon will beat the Stylus 1. If you shoot mostly daylight, the difference would not be that big.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
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tkbslc: You guys know this is really f4.9 on Medium format, right?

>what does cropping mean, other than cropping off light?

Yes. But the lens is being used on a crop sensor...not a FF sensor. So if a m43 camera with a f1.4 lens and a FF camera with a f1.4 lens were point at the same subject the sensors in each camera would see the level of brightness on the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:56 UTC
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tkbslc: You guys know this is really f4.9 on Medium format, right?

Does crop factor really affect light gathering? I mean I can see it affect DoF and obviously FoV, but light gathering? I'd think that if you put a light meter behind the PL 25mm f1.4 and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 pointed at the same light source, you'd get the same reading.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Kwick1: I honestly don't get it - why make a new camera that's almost as big as a DSLR, and then put SLOW, expensive lenses in front of it? The weakness of the NEX line has always been the lenses, and it would appear that this continues with the FE line. Why would anyone buy this when you could get much faster lenses, with great quality, for half the price?

The A7 is smaller than the E-M1 and is nearly the same size as the E-M5. That's pretty amazing considering it houses a FF sensor. I agree the lenses are expensive though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:02 UTC
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babalu: Samsung has just outwitted this gadget with their latest "Galaxy Gear" smartwatch .

They squeezed a 18MP 10X optical zoom camera into a watch?! This I gotta see!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 20:21 UTC

Whether these cameras will be come successful remains to be seen. There are cameras out there that have wifi and NFC and have iOS/Android apps for them. Most notably, the Canon Powershot N, which is pretty small. I'm afraid that these lens cameras would most likely be used by...."creepy" people to take photos of other people without them noticing since it doesn't look like a camera. Other uses I can think of...health inspectors, law enforcement, house inspectors because the lens is small enough to get into really cramped places. Someone will need to come out with a stick mount or a flexible goose neck type mount for it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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