Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2591 comments in total)
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armandino: Ok went out and bought one today, I was pretty pleased with the IQ I saw online and I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from ergonomics and performance as I owned pretty much every single Canon DSLR worth having.
Just a quick comment: one thing I absolutely LOVE from Canon as a pro user is that there are never surprises. Every iteration is built on top of the previous one, conservatively and thoughtfully. See the next post for more:

A superb post. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 08:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2591 comments in total)
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lakel4444: As a teen, can't decide between the 7d mark ii and the 70d.. help?

Weeeel, the 70D costs $999 clean, $1350 with the 18-135mm, and the 7D II is $1799 clean, $2149 with the same lens. You could decide on the basis of price.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 08:29 UTC

We're doomed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 20:29 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (158 comments in total)
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Lassoni: uhh.. some painting is suddenly landscape photography?

Well, the liberal aristocracy. They're fesses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:04 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (158 comments in total)
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Lassoni: uhh.. some painting is suddenly landscape photography?

Please let us have no talk of cracks. Call them fesses if you must.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (158 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 won something?

I must dig out some of my rubbish shots and submit them

Trotskyite.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (158 comments in total)
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Prixnobeldefoot: Some of the pictures are interesting.
However, I find it sad that none of those have a "natural" look.
I know Photography is a visual art, but I feel that nowadays people tend to value more visual effects than content, you have to make it appealing to the most people possible. It has to pop out...

Like #3, let's give them a sunset, some flowers, add some contrast and saturation and done. It's well executed but it's s been done a million times. I find it rather cliché.

I like #1 and #7 because they're intriguing in a way.

Ahh, yes. It's j-school, that's what it is.

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controversial is just a bullcrap word
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Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 08:31 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (158 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Number 6 looks like it's made with an iPhone and instagramed. 9 is not a landscape, it's a bloody tree and nr. 8 and 7 are architectural photographs. 1 is inexplicable, nr. 2 is a picture of a lady taking a hike. I mean, c'mon !

Glad you broke the ice, Nicola. Of course, we all have to be kind, but none of these images is my slice of liver.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
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jkrumm: .

I agree completely.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 00:59 UTC
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smafdy: But when will they deliver a Full Frame model?

Oy.

Never mind.

Ha ha!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: "But it also made the camera seem a little delicate, and fragile."

Seemed plenty solid when I handled it.

NB: Magnesium can feel a lot like plastic.

"However, it does seem a bit blasphemous to put the revered 'Summilux' name on a lens that isn't an f/1.4, and sometimes is closer to the brightness of an Elmarit than anything else."

The above quotation is preposterous. I suggest that the author use the newish 50mm M f/2.0 APO Summilux (8,000usd) and not get lost in the names, but concentrate on results.

You're a good sport, HowaboutRAW.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 05:26 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)

That SAAB picture is really poor. Makes me cringe.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 04:02 UTC as 111th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: "But it also made the camera seem a little delicate, and fragile."

Seemed plenty solid when I handled it.

NB: Magnesium can feel a lot like plastic.

"However, it does seem a bit blasphemous to put the revered 'Summilux' name on a lens that isn't an f/1.4, and sometimes is closer to the brightness of an Elmarit than anything else."

The above quotation is preposterous. I suggest that the author use the newish 50mm M f/2.0 APO Summilux (8,000usd) and not get lost in the names, but concentrate on results.

HowAboutFactcheckingBeforeSoundingOff.

Uh-oh, I think that's a little mean. If you think so, I'll retract it and apologize.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)
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fmian: 'since it created the first 35mm film camera 100 years ago'

I don't know man, if you're going to write articles up on the internet for a whole bunch of people to see, at least get your facts right.
Not going to bother reading the rest of the article.
The first line pretty much sums up the (lack of) knowledge the writer has and the laziness in not bothering to research on the topic.

http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/early/early_135.html

See? People are ok.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)
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pdelux: Pretty average images. I dont mean to be disrespectful, but those images could've come from any camera released in the last 5 years. Where is this "leica" look Leicaphiles are always raving about?

I can see right on this page what Leica has to offer and it amounts to a medium banana.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On BETASAMPLE_ISO800_DSCF1017 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

In the full-sized image, highlights look a little "orby."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 09:30 UTC as 2nd comment

Lenses with glass elements. What will they think of next?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (470 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: I think, besides the poor lens inventory, it is not a camera for serious still shooters.

Google Translation as follows--

tell me that feels ....
not have a real camera ..
I swear .... but the years pass
will never forget
THE G1 was the first
And the systema maturo
Best camera gh4
all until today ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 18:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (470 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: I think, besides the poor lens inventory, it is not a camera for serious still shooters.

@RickPick

Thanks for the very good reference.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

"it'll be of limited value"

Not that limited, in my humble opinion. Let interested persons vet the tests of Gordon Laing at Cameralabs.com.

Thank you and God be with you.

Pat

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 01:10 UTC
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