John McCormack

John McCormack

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Oct 3, 2001
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Cameras Used
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Canon D10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Canon Powershot SX50 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
Canon G15
Panasonic TS-20
Canon S100
Panasonic FZ150
Nikon S9100
Olympus XZ-1
Canon S95
Canon SD4500 IS
Olympus E-PL1
Sony HX5V (returned)
Canon Rebel Xsi/450D
Panasonic FZ35
Panasonic ZS3
Panasonic LX3
Panasonic FZ28
Panasonic FZ18
Canon Rebel Xt
Canon S80
Canon S30
FujiFilm F31fd
Canon G3
Yashica T4
Konica Lexio 70
Canon Classic 120
Leica Minilux
Canonet QL III
Olympus Stylus Epic
Olympus XA
Ricoh GR-1
Contax T3
Yashica Electro 35
Kodak Brownie
Nikon One Touch
Leica Z2X
Pentax Spotmatic
Canon EOS Elan 7e
Canon EOS Elan IIe
Minolta Hi Matic

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On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (47 comments in total)
In reply to:

daft: Does it have the Sony Sensor? Or is it a new 1" Sensor from Canon?

According to the DPReview first impressions they think it is the Sony sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:09 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (47 comments in total)
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phazelag: Did you see the battery life? Number of shots?

And its not smaller than the Sonys?

Other than Menu familiarity what advantage does it have on the Sony?

I was interested in this, but now I its a non starter.

210 shots is a lot of images - for me. You must be a spray and pray kind of guy, eh? :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (47 comments in total)
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Ian SS: What happened to the hot shoe? This is a G camera, I am disappointed.

This is NOT a G camera. It's a new series for 1" sensors. The trade-off is a larger sensor without 4K and OVF or EVF - for now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (22 comments in total)
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Photos Of Our Planet: I was somewhat interested in this camera. But the 1/2000 minimum shutter speed is just too much. Since I live in Arizona I constantly would have to stop down (which reduces sharpness via diffraction) even at base ISO to not over expose. 1/4000 is a minimum these days. I don't want to carry a silly ND filter. That should be in camera or have higher shutter speeds at this point. Especially for $549.

Oops. Sorry, I thought you were talking about the G7X, which does have a 3 stop ND filter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:59 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (22 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: No specs...

Ever heard of Canon USA? :)
It's all here:
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx60_hs

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (22 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Need specs...like how fast is that lens on the SX60?

Google is your friend. Go to Canon USA:
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx60_hs

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:03 UTC

Bigger iPhones? But, didn't Tim Cook two years ago tell us that the 4" iPhone was the "perfect size for one handed use?" Still, the camera looks a bit better, but the deals on the 5s will make it very attractive to first-time users.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (362 comments in total)

- Glad to see that "Silent Mode" is carried over to the X30.

- Can someone explain the advantage of the "Classic Chrome" film look? The samples I've seen on the Fujifilm site don't look all that unique or different - not the Kodachrome look we had back in the day.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (362 comments in total)

It's a nice evolution of the X20. Price is right and feature set is very good. But, I think DPR summed it up well on the last page as follows:
"...it can't keep up with the RX100 II and G1 X II in terms of image quality."

Now, on to the rumored LX8, please.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:32 UTC as 72nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

No built-in ND filter! Even the LX-7 has one. A pity...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 271st comment | 4 replies

I found a Sony camera last fall while on a trip to New Jersey. Examining the images turned up the initials on a youngster's soccer jersey. I Googled the initials, which turned out to belong to a club in another state which had a website and Facebook page. I emailed the coaches on the website. They knew the player and owner who contacted me the same day. I sent him the camera.

The owner said he'd lain awake nights trying to remember where he'd lost the camera. It had at least 100 images on it THAT HAD NEVER BEEN COPIED TO A COMPUTER!

I was just paying someone back for the camera bag that was returned to me when I left it - full of lenses - on a busy sidewalk at a cruise terminal in Florida.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 01:39 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for putting up the GM1 comparison so quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:18 UTC as 13th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

Does the camera have a "silent" mode, i.e., the ability to turn off all sounds and flash, say in a museum or theater.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 01:19 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

Are there filter threads on the lens barrel?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)
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John McCormack: Anyone else having a problem viewing the samples gallery? I've tried a couple of browsers but they seem to be offline. ???

edit: Never mind. User error I think.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 17:51 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

Anyone else having a problem viewing the samples gallery? I've tried a couple of browsers but they seem to be offline. ???

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 17:44 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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Fotogeneticist: Impressive... what's the flash sync speed for this camera? Why doesn't anyone include flash sync in specs anymore? After using a Ricoh GR Digital with a max flash sync of 1/4000 with a wireless flash setup (possible even without a hotshoe using an optical slave, which is what I am doing with my Nikon V1) I could never use a camera without at least 1/250 flash sync. Being able to overpower the sun with a ring flash at max aperture and get a nice blurry background in addition to the wraparound effect is addictive! If this thing has a fast flash sync, it may just replace my Ricoh GR or Nikon V1!

eidt: Oops. Sorry this was already commented upon.
Flash synch. is 1/50 sec. according to Panny. rep. on the B&H video preview at Photo Plus Expo this week.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 19:21 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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Henry Falkner: It is a pocket-sized interchangeable lens camera with a 16 MP micro 4/3 CMOS sensor, and therefore in consideration for a 24x zoom P&S user like me. I would need a long zoom for something like yesterday's arrival of the tall ships. I then would regard the camera body as an attachment to the lens. I am concerned about the placement of the video button close to the display button. A similar placement on my SZ-30MR leads to operator errors when I am working on auto pilot.

Henry, I believe you can disable the video button with a menu or Fn key. Take a look at this preview video on YouTube:
http://youtu.be/uxkI8psIh4U

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 19:20 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras article (37 comments in total)

I don't get the GM1 - for an amateur at least. Yes, it's small with a big sensor, but the kit lens is slow and short in reach. There's no hot shoe. To get a faster lens jumps the price up to or over $1,000, I think. Nice for a professional's second camera. I'll stick to the 1/1.7 cameras until or unless the price on the GM1 falls in the next six months.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 19:07 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Ben Herrmann: Bingo....glad to see this. I really like the P7700 with regards to IQ. Having this higher def EVF makes all the difference in the world. Will definitely pick this one up.

I'm with you, Ben. Always liked the Nikon colors. Can you tell me if the P7700 (and presumably the P7800) takes filters directly on to the lens barrel? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
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