Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (202 comments in total)
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meland: As Barney has learnt from some of these comments unfortunately there are quite a few wallies around.

What is a wally? I know it's not Yiddish. Is it a fesse?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (202 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Dpreview folks: Did you have a chance to shoot with something other than the 18-135 lens by chance? The photos look nice but it seems like the lens is holding the camera back a bit IQ-wise.

Agreed. Let's use Zeiss primes to get the best out of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (572 comments in total)
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Parkettpolitur: I have a Ricoh GR, so I'm probably not going to buy this. Still, I've been interested in the X-series for quite some time now. Does DxO finally support their RAWs? Will they ever? I only use DxO, so that's been a huge hurdle for me (and one of the main reasons I haven't sold my E-M1 for the superior X-T1).

>In my experience they still win for sharpness and noise against all but high-end FF cameras (which is partly their excellent lenses esp. the kit).

This is good news. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 01:04 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (173 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Sony RX100 has EVF. It has bounce flash. Canon has neither.

>there should be some photo challenges to show the possible merits of direct flash.

Good idea.

I've avoided flash for 50 years out of sloth, mainly. It would be instructive if I could see what could be done with some kind of muted or diffused flash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 20:56 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)
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Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF.
To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient.
I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?

>Varifocal glasses make life a lot easier.

Aha! VERY GOOD POINT. I am definitely going to get varifocals.

Thank you for the turn-on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (173 comments in total)
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olypan: Love the way dpr have manipulated the front page with Canon headlining all week with articles on the weakest introductions at Photokina.
Substitute any other brand for these dismal products and the Amazon control is obvious.

Did you know that there are numerous persons among us who believe in bigfoot, a hollow Earth, pills that turn water into gasoline, cold fusion, the health value of drinking your own urine, space aliens, etc.

We have our work cut out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 05:44 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (173 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Sony RX100 has EVF. It has bounce flash. Canon has neither.

>I will never, ever take a photograph with a direct flash.

Cartier-Bresson once said that [direct] flash photography is a "horrific massacre."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 05:30 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (173 comments in total)
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Jim: It's not much smaller than the G1X Mk II. Both appear not to be shirt pocket-able but both do appear to be jacket pocket-able. Given this and the fact that the G1X Mk II isn't much more money, why not buy a G1X Mk II instead of the G7 X?

>I'd hate to put a $700 in a shirt pocket

Hey yes!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 05:26 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)
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Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF.
To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient.
I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?

Good argument for VF's generally.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (173 comments in total)

$700, no VF.

Erh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:53 UTC as 42nd comment | 29 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (572 comments in total)
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Parkettpolitur: I have a Ricoh GR, so I'm probably not going to buy this. Still, I've been interested in the X-series for quite some time now. Does DxO finally support their RAWs? Will they ever? I only use DxO, so that's been a huge hurdle for me (and one of the main reasons I haven't sold my E-M1 for the superior X-T1).

>ISO 3200 is actually 1600 ISO

That's awful!

And I wasn't a big fan of those "orbs."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)

Is this a me-too?

Oh, wait -- "the G7 X's maximum aperture stays bright for much longer than the RX100 III's" (G7 X First Impressions Review).

That's all right then.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:58 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (572 comments in total)
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Parkettpolitur: I have a Ricoh GR, so I'm probably not going to buy this. Still, I've been interested in the X-series for quite some time now. Does DxO finally support their RAWs? Will they ever? I only use DxO, so that's been a huge hurdle for me (and one of the main reasons I haven't sold my E-M1 for the superior X-T1).

>it is the reason I stopped purchasing Fuji Products.

Hmm, now that's something to think about.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:15 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (572 comments in total)
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jorg14: Great camera that serves a niche market.

>Most people do go for something like the X-E2 first.

This sounds very sensible to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1314 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: I'll bet a re-badged Leica version of this camera comes out and costs twice as much.

Ha ha!

They did that with the LX3.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1314 comments in total)
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Bjorn_L: Seems like a lovely pocket camera. Something to finally trump the Sony RX100 series.
However the "multi-aspect" cropping modes is just stupid. How about using the entire sensor and letting us choose how to crop it ourself? Tossing out 25% of the pixels (or more) by doing what anyone with any photo editing software can do better on their own?
It doesn't change the fact that this is the camera with the largest sensor in class (ignoring the APS-C bulky things). But all anyone who wants to trump this camera has to do is make a clone of it without these modes and they can legitimately claim to have a 25% effective larger sensor and a higher resolution as well.
Dumbest feature ever.

Yes -- how can they possibly bill this as a 16MP camera?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (572 comments in total)
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Paul Kersey Photography: I've always longed for an X100 series camera. The sticky shutter issue and glacially slow focus kept me from the X100 and the next model had better resolution but not enough performance advances from the first (for me). With the T model, I am seeing a camera that is sufficiently seasoned to satisfy me. I am pleased that it didn't roll out at a higher price.
Pre-ordering one on this day.

"...do not qualify for manufacturer rebate or warranty programs."

Sounds like "gray market" selling. No?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (80 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.

Only thing to do now is run screaming out of the room.

My goodness, the trouble people get into.

You're a funny guy, Papa Natas.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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miles green: Looks nice. Very nice actually.
But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...

These work well with the Bagelia camera.

;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 05:19 UTC
On BETASAMPLE_ISO3200_DSCF0002 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Engrossing shot.

I used Kodak Digital ROC to make it look good. It took almost just one click.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:17 UTC as 1st comment
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