Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (126 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 (126 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 (126 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 (430 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 (126 comments in total)

$700, no VF.

Erh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:53 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (435 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 (430 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 40th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (435 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 (435 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 (1075 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 (1075 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 (435 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
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
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