Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (419 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 (419 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 (335 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
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (335 comments in total)

@theprehistorian
"Close inspection makes me think the lens [28mm 1.8] is less than stellar though"
@groucher
"Thanks DPR, you've cured me of any thoughts of replacing my ancient wide metal primes."

To be sure, the house facades (no. 0807 and no. 0809) don't look that sharp.

At all events, I don't think people should make purchasing decisions until the full review is published.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 04:43 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (335 comments in total)
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buybuybuy: Some Do's and Don'ts:

Do remember that the samples:
(1) are just for eye-candy.
(2) contain no important discriminatory/distinguishing attributes that may be used as indicators of the performance of a given camera/sensor format.
(3) come with more caveats, asterisks, and footnotes than a typical tax document
(4) are for people to say "Wow, how great the horse is," "Wow, how great Puerto Rico is," and "Wow, how great the D750 is."

Don't:
(1) use your own mind to form opinions about the camera, including but not limited to high ISO performance and performance in different lighting conditions.

Do:
(1) remember that when DPR wants you to have an opinion about a camera, they will tell you your opinion (that's the same thing Nikon told them)

Hope that helps!

He lost me at "Some."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 04:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (335 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 would also be nice if DPR would put the camera up on a tripod for a few shots and try to go for optimal IQ."

Every now and then, DPR posts a shot of the Seattle skyline, rich in edge and corner data. I like that. Gordon Laing of Camera Labs often offers similar kinds of scenes.

Just sayin'.

And a good weekend to everybody!

Pat

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (335 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Ken Rockwell has just published snapshots on the D750 with the 20mm f/1.8.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

To me this represents outstanding journalistic quality in time and precision. Why cannot the so much larger <dpreview> deliver?

Ken's shots (1) don't show low-light image quality, (2) don't exemplify "mural-size" image quality. I have nothing against the camera, only I'm not sold on it -- not for a nut of $2300 plus lens. Ken's review is fine, only it's too short.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 07:02 UTC

AAAAH!

Thank you VERY MUCH for exhibiting the ISO's with the thumbnail images!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 03:48 UTC as 163rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 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 (269 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 (613 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 (175 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 (863 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 (175 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 (175 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 (175 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 (863 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 (175 comments in total)

$700, no VF.

Erh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:53 UTC as 43rd comment | 29 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (613 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
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