Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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JacquesBalthazar: Beautiful machine! This is indeed a really impressive technological showcase of a tool.

This is the whole story in a nutshell.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 11:05 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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cheetah43: With its design it belongs to Goddam City.

You know, I have an F3 corroding away in a drawer. When I first got it, I ran a couple of rolls of film through it and found it to be an ergonomic workout. So I bought three N2000's and was off to the races.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 11:04 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Point of view of an average schlub:

1. Don't need the I.Q.

2. Too expensive for a toy.

Very cool though, I'll admit, if you have 7 grand to throw around.

Anyone who has a Hummer needs one. No -- that's what they used to say about Corvettes.

Ditto D4S?

Mebbe, mebbe not.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Another overblown, overdone, oversized, overweight, overpriced failure from Nikon then?

Time to stick a fork in it.

>35mm film is great, but really only through ISO 400.

That is precisely the rub about film -- the limited speeds. I shot film for decades, and was glad to put it aside and take up digital. I make an exception for medium and large format film -- these can be used to make images that can be scanned to many megapixels. That's why I kept my Fujifilm 690.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 10:53 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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ngtszhodavid: seriously are they just lazy and actually need so much time to do a full review? geez...

>how you can complain about a free service

Good on them for the free revs. But we have yet to enjoy a free rev of the D4S. So let's complain. WHEEE!

Sorry to be butting in with this drivel. The D4S holds no attraction for me. I personally won't be using a camera the size of a manhole cover. Which needs flash units as big as beer coolers. Just joshing! In truth, I admire the D4S as an awesome piece of engineering.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (199 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Uhhh, why?

No answer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 04:08 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)
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papa natas: "...horizontal and vertical angular shifts (yam and pitch)..."
YAM..(?) Yummy?
YAWL...Maybe.
From the aerodynamic trilogy: Pitch, Yawl & Roll.

HAW HAW HAW!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)
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wackybit: I feel bad for whoever bought the black 12mm f2 at 'limited edition' prices

S---w this "limited" ----.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:25 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)
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John McMillin: Thank goodness that this camera finally has stabilization to correct for "yam and pitch." My attempts to get sharp photos of sweet potatoes tossed into the air have been such failures so far...

Ha ha!

Have you tried watermelons?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)
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jonikon: Too bad there is no EVF. That's a deal killer for enthusiasts. Using a rear LCD to compose is lame, and especially annoying in sunny conditions!

>When you place the LCD at 90 degrees and shoot at waist-level, the LCD is often protected from the sun

A helpful suggestion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:21 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)
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pleytime: Why would anyone buy a camera, other than a cheap pocket one, without a viewfinder?

>If you want an OLY with EVF, get something from the OM-D series.

Not a bad idea. The OM-D E-M10 goes for $650! That's only $50 more than the Pen.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 08:16 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (343 comments in total)
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tinternaut: It doesn't look too bad at all, though it's a pity they didn't include a built in flash. There are likely a lot of owners of the 12mp models, who would find this a good upgrade. At the moment, the asking price is awfully close to that of the superior EM-10.

Regarding usability, I always find it a fight to activate a number of features when I use an Olympus camera for the first time:

- There's the fight to activate SCP
- The fight to activate highlight/shadow warnings
- And the fight to get Large Super Fine working.

>>Dude.. honestly, i'm too lazy to check...

I find this to be

1) Funny,
2) Bracingly honest.

Also, I find that even the dinkiest flash is good for fill-in purposes under tall sun. Just sayin'.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 03:16 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)
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pleytime: Why would anyone buy a camera, other than a cheap pocket one, without a viewfinder?

The manufacturers have ganged up and gone stingy. For steadiness, bright sunlight, or panoramas, I'll settle for any excuse of a viewfinder. The Hoodman Loupe is an intelligent alternative. So is the Clearviewer (http://www.clearviewer.com).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:03 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: The optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder adds $250 to the price.

Lots of good information in these posts.

Instead of a viewfinder, a Hoodman loupe can serve pretty well. About $80. Dangles off your neck.

Incidentally, the Hoodman website is off line for some reason (hoodmanusa.com).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (74 comments in total)

The optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder adds $250 to the price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:08 UTC as 21st comment | 13 replies
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (199 comments in total)

Just kill me. :/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:14 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (199 comments in total)

Nu, vos iss noias here?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 07:36 UTC as 40th comment
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (288 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Well, it LOOKS like a camera. That's the main thing. Right?

DNA is destiny.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (288 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Well, it LOOKS like a camera. That's the main thing. Right?

Ha ha! I needed to have my spirits picked up. Thanks.

I've been looking at 8x10's I had made from images I shot 10 years ago with my then new Sony P150. They look great, crammed with detail, nice color. Back in 2004, the P150 was the first consumer digicam that was capable of making 8x10's at 300dpi because of the 7MP resolution of the sensor. Nine cameras later, I'm pixel-peeping like a demon with every new camera that comes down the pike, but why? I don't know. Duh.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 02:44 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (288 comments in total)

Well, it LOOKS like a camera. That's the main thing. Right?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 18:34 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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