sh10453

sh10453

Lives in United States MI, United States
Works as a Electrical & Computer Engineer
Joined on May 2, 2010
About me:

Plan? Weird title for profile info. How about you change this title to be 'Interests', or 'About Me', or something along these lines?

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tenorsaxman: Slow motorised zoom lens again! Panasonic had a great lens on the FZ50,fantastic construction and range despite its small size.The lens was let down by the sensor performance. If Panasonic used the same lens coupled with the improvements in the venus engine etc I would buy it.
I'd love to get a good bridge camera so I don't have to lug all my heavy gear around just because I cant be without a camera,but the persistence with motorised zooms is annoying. Agree with the comments re telephoto range,500mm is more than enough, just give us a bigger sensor.
Note to manufacturers- give us what we want not what you think we want!

If I can ask Panasonic for just ONE wish, then I would ask for zoom and focus rings, or AT LEAST a manual focus ring. Manual focus as it is now (with the switches) is horrible.
I have seen many requests for such a ring on various forums, including here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:40 UTC
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tenorsaxman: Slow motorised zoom lens again! Panasonic had a great lens on the FZ50,fantastic construction and range despite its small size.The lens was let down by the sensor performance. If Panasonic used the same lens coupled with the improvements in the venus engine etc I would buy it.
I'd love to get a good bridge camera so I don't have to lug all my heavy gear around just because I cant be without a camera,but the persistence with motorised zooms is annoying. Agree with the comments re telephoto range,500mm is more than enough, just give us a bigger sensor.
Note to manufacturers- give us what we want not what you think we want!

No, please. I love the 600mm on my FZ200 (with the f2.8 all the way from 25-600mm Leica lens).

I am sure there are many who would want it even longer (800mm, 1000mm, etc.), but then you can't have an f2.8 at that focal length (without enlarging the lens diameter considerably, which would make the camera a much bigger and heavier one).

The FZ200 has huge improvements over the FZ50, almost no comparison. I absolutely love mine.

I have purchased a Canon 1.4X video telephoto converter, auto-focus, that mounts on the front of the lens to give me a total zoom of 840mm. But I still find it not enough, especially for birds.

So I'm looking at 2x, 2.2X, 2.5x, 3x, and 3.5x converters, and will be getting one when I find the right quality and price (no cheap Chinese stuff).
I'd need a truck to carry my DSLR if I were to use a 2100mm Canon L lens on it (if it exists)!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:38 UTC
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Don051348: So what can we extrapolate might show up in a future FZ250 now that the FZ70 specs have been released??

My guess:

Same body as FZ70
Obviously an articulated LCD screen.
Of course the higher resolution viewfinder
A leica branded lens
finally a rubberized eyecup.
It's not gonna be weather sealed or magnesium.
It aint gonna have a manual zoom ring.
I cant see them going less than 16meg sensor from a marketing point of view.

My guess is the FZ250 is gonna be geared towards the enthusiast market and higher IQ. So maybe, just maybe it will have somewhat larger sensor and the Leica branded lens will be scaled back to 800 or 900 but continue with the f2.8 constant aprature. I believe there will be an emphasis on reduced noise and higher IQ. You will pay a premium price...

I am really looking forward to a release of this camera. I own an FZ150 (which I love) and a Nikon D5100 ( which I have yet to fully embrace).

I doubt that the f2.8 across the entire zoom range would come with an 800 or 900mm. You'd need a much larger diameter.

I have had the FZ200 for about a year now. I absolutely love the camera. F2.8 at 600mm (or 25mm) is simply awesome.
It performs superbly under low-light conditions.

The 1080 video quality, the high-speed video, and the many other advanced features are great features as well.

I don't carry my full-frame Canon, the bag of L lenses, and the 25-pound tripod around anymore (unless there is a need for that, or if I have to impress someone, or to silence some of the folks who are on their high horses because they think no one else owns a DSLR, and quick to criticize cameras they have never used).

The FZ200 is with me, on a leash, all the time. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:15 UTC
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ChristianG: I have to laugh (I shoot a DSLR where it doesn't happen) at a 60x zoom. Personally I think that even shooting at "only" 10x, unassisted by something like a tripod, is sailing very close to the wind.

I have been an SLR and DSLR (including full-frame) user for a few decades (45 years, at least).

I can tell you that if you were using the Panasonic FZ200 (25-600mm, f 2.8 across the entire zoom range), you would not be laughing, even hand-held at 600mm. Rent one and try it.

Your comment sounds a bit insensitive. I wouldn't laugh at others if I were you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 23:34 UTC
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historianx: In 30+ years of shooting in all sorts of conditions with Olympus/Zuiko OM and HG/SHG digital lenses never once have I had a failure. Then the digitals do not have that IS bugaboo built into them, to create even more problems. Maybe Canikon should take a lesson from one the world's eminent lensmakers.

You are talking about your own lenses.
I have also shot with all kinds of Canon lenses over the past 45 years and never had a lens failure, or needed service.

It's a completely different story when you talk about rentals, how often they are used / abused, and how people treat a rented lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)

I certainly hope that opening this shop will not have a big negative impact on reviews, ratings, and judgment.
DPR may say it won't, but I doubt that, especially on the long run.

As for you don't care what camera a person will buy, I say neither would Amazon care as long as the person buys a camera from them.

The same can be said about Adorama, B & H, or any other shop.
All these sites do have reviews.
What is going to make DPR different from these places? The more detailed review?
In my humble opinion, I will have to consider all future reviews as tainted, and take them with a grain of salt.

Bad, bad, bad idea.
Would have been better if DPR decided to sell college sports gear, for example, gold coins, swim-wear, or even canned vegetables. Anything unrelated to photography and the reviews.

Sad announcement, and a sad day.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

The specs list says NO external flash, but the pictures show a hot shoe!
So I think the "No" in the specs is incorrect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 30th comment

Too bad the screen is not articulated, and not of higher resolution.
Of course it makes sense for Panasonic to keep the FZ200, which is selling well, and has been highly rated in the various reviews.

I have had the FZ200 for about 7 months now. I'm extremely pleased with it.
In fact I'm in love with it!
I carry it with me most of the time now (on a leash :) ). It weighs a small fraction of my Canon 5D with the 70-200mm, L, mounted on it. So I rarely carry the 5D now, mostly due to its weight.

I have purchased a Canon (video) 1.4x multiplier/extender that I attach to the FZ200's lens (with a 52-46mm step-down ring).
That gives me 840mm on the FZ200.
It becomes quite a challenge at the full zoom to follow a fast moving object (panning, hand-held). Imagine 1200mm!

This is an awesome zoom range if you are into taking birds pictures.

No doubt this camera will be my Christmas gift to myself! The learning curve should be short (now that I have already been through it on the FZ200).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 31st comment
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falconeyes: 20-1200 mm F/16-33

and according to optyczne.pl, it isn't even sharper at F/33 than F/47.

Can't see any other application than bright daylight video from a tripod ...

I believe that the f5.9 is the minimum (widest) at the full zoom of 1200mm, but does not mean you can't go to f8 or f11.
Just my guess.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:18 UTC
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tabloid: Is it a SLR (with mirror going up and down) or is SLR mirror-less (or whatever u want to call it).

Cant seem to find a answer.

Not if you have to have a 60X zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 15:14 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)

I add my voice to the 16-35mm wish-list, as will as to the FF version wish-list, even if filter size is to be larger, like 82mm, for example.

Hopefully Sigma is taking notes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 10th comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)

Unfortunately some of us are missing the point entirely.

This is a student doing a project. It's a start for crying out loud.

Who knows, maybe after getting hired by some entity like Canon, and after some years of experience, he may be the inventor of the next generation of digital cameras.

Perhaps he'll be the one to make digital Medium format affordable to the rest of us.

Give him a word of encouragement, if you have EVER encouraged anyone, other than your selfish self!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 13:05 UTC as 9th comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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JerryFn: What a contradiction in technology. Super advanced 3D printed produces an obsolete FILM camera. Is this technology trying to invent a solution for something we don't need. Clearly we must add it to the new UK Gove style national curriculum.

@jadedgamer:
I agree that a simpler system can be beneficial sometimes, if not often times!
I still LOVE my Canon T90s (all 3 of them), and the long line of Canon FD lenses that go with them, although I have a 5D and a number of EF, L, lenses (quite heavy).
The biggest disadvantage of film is that you pay for good or bad shots, and of course the limited number of exposures on a 35mm roll.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:59 UTC
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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Dennis: I can see someone trying to do this as a fun, geeky exercise. Crowd sourcing ? You can buy a used SLR that's not limited to 1/60s for $20 on eBay. My daughter picked up an Olympus SLR with a 50/1.8 lens for me at a yard sale for $5. Using this amazing new technology to recreate inferior versions of things that we have in (over)abundance seems like a waste of time, technology and natural resources.

I think you have missed the point entirely, Dennis.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:50 UTC
On 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced article (50 comments in total)
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harry: Why winning photography has to do with human brutality and suffering?

One of the most important aspects of photography is "Documenting".

We see one picture here, but I have no doubt it's only one from thousands of pictures the photographer has taken (and submitted, along with a journalistic report).

These are photographers who risk their life to document what's going on in a certain area, or areas, of the battle field.

They deserve admiration and appreciation. Without them, we wouldn't know much about what is happening there, except what the governments and their propaganda machines would tell us.

Hats off to these journalists and photographers.
Congratulations. Well earned!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 13:32 UTC
On 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced article (50 comments in total)
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cat1973: Pictures of gangsters and killers are very bad, they are killing their own people! Real heroes are soldiers Assad, they protect the people from these killers are in these photos! It is foolish to choose the winner of the photo which captures the murderers of their own people, this is considered an icon of a photo of Hitler to the German people. I realize that my words do not mean anything to those who espouse the Free Syrian Army mercenaries, and I understand that my comments do not get on that wall for reading.

Obviously you are a member of Assad's intelligence or propaganda team or department.
Your comments have no place here. This is a technical site for photography, not for politics.

DPR should remove your comment and block you from ever commenting here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 13:16 UTC
On Transcend releases 64GB microSDXC UHS-I memory card article (39 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Unless my human memory fails, a 2" 1GB Memory stick cost $350 in 2003. The cost of flash memory, taking into account card size too, is only 5% of what it was. Setting aside size advantage, the cost per GB is now barely 1% of what it was in 2003.

The downside: too many osrtrich eggs in one dwarf-sized basket.

You bring some 1990s memories! I bought a 5 1/4 inch, 500 MB (one half of a GB) hard disk monster back then (I think it was the largest available) for $500.

Later on, when I bought my 250 MB CF flash card, I was the envy of my colleagues. I don't remember how much the cost was, and I don't want to remember actually!
These high capacity tiny drives will make a lot of videographers happier.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 05:10 UTC

Awesome!
I enjoyed every picture in all 4 pages!!
Interesting career switch from a doctor to a tailor, and still working at this age.
Good for him.
I guess he has to continue to work so he can afford all these suits! :)

Thanks for sharing, Zoe.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 04:50 UTC as 18th comment
On Online images and copyright infringement article (255 comments in total)
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wolfeel: The whole issue boils down to how much is her work worth?

Is it $40 as the station claims or is it $2,000 as she claims. If they cannot reach a settlement, she will have to pursue this matter through the small claims court. If I recall it costs $75 to file a claim. If she can convince the JP that her work sells for what she is asking for, the station will have no choice but to pay.

With the issue escalating to the various social and other web sites, I think the photographer should go to court (not small claims court), and teach these guys, as well as others, a good lesson.

There is already an admission of guilt, publicly, so the case is proven. The station has no business, especially at this stage, in determining what the photograph is worth.

Regardless of how much compensation she gets, a good lawyer should also make the station pay all her legal fees (and perhaps punitive damages).

Such expenses will most likely cost the radio station far more than the $2000 she is asking for, and, perhaps, set a precedent that can be used in future judgments!

Go for it Barb. Teach them a lesson. Call an intellectual property law firm!
If I were you, I would have waited until they used the picture in their public, and mass production. THEN they would really have felt the real pain!

I hope we continue to be updated on the outcome of this interesting case.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 02:40 UTC
On What makes the Microsoft Surface Pro tick? post (37 comments in total)
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knize10: Made in China, the final turn off. I give up having a tablet.

knize: Probably the keyboard you used to type here is made in China. Your camera, your monitor, your computer, your pen, most parts on your car, ..., are probably made or assembled in China.

So what / which are you going to throw away now?
Every gadget you own?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 05:15 UTC
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