Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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brazzy: DO NOT FLY DRONES ABOVE CROWDS. NEVER.
I do not know about FAA rules, as I don't live in the US, but this is the first unwritten requirement that every operator should have in his mind.
Mr. Johnson did something very good by going at dawn on Friday to take his footage, then something very wrong by flying above people on Saturday afternoon. He has been unlucky he couldn't get what he wanted on the very first time, but hey, this happens to all landscape photographers.
I am not against drone photography and I appreciate his work. I fly my Phantom 4 in Tokyo area and I get the same smooth videos - it works just great. But it's just too dangerous, you never know what may happen: Phantom 4 is reliable but the unexpected is always behind the corner.
I do hope that watching this beautiful video and picture won't stimulate other people to do the same. Dpreview should be careful about promoting this kind of footage.
DO NOT FLY DRONES ABOVE CROWDS.

I will never place people at risk by flying a drone over them. The risk is inescapable AND UNJUSTIFIABLE.

Act responsibly. Eliminate unnecessary risk.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
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brazzy: DO NOT FLY DRONES ABOVE CROWDS. NEVER.
I do not know about FAA rules, as I don't live in the US, but this is the first unwritten requirement that every operator should have in his mind.
Mr. Johnson did something very good by going at dawn on Friday to take his footage, then something very wrong by flying above people on Saturday afternoon. He has been unlucky he couldn't get what he wanted on the very first time, but hey, this happens to all landscape photographers.
I am not against drone photography and I appreciate his work. I fly my Phantom 4 in Tokyo area and I get the same smooth videos - it works just great. But it's just too dangerous, you never know what may happen: Phantom 4 is reliable but the unexpected is always behind the corner.
I do hope that watching this beautiful video and picture won't stimulate other people to do the same. Dpreview should be careful about promoting this kind of footage.
DO NOT FLY DRONES ABOVE CROWDS.

If you CARE about your fellow human beings, you will NEVER fly a drone over people. It's a matter of simple caring, of simple responsibility.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 06:01 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (530 comments in total)

Andrew Smallman of Camera Ergonomics has written an outstanding analytical and pragmatic treatment of the shutter-shock problem. Browse to http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com/2015/08/panasonic-lumix-g7-review-part-2.html.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 03:06 UTC as 66th comment
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: I beg your indulgence, but Imakefoto4U is right. Many of the sample photos would be great in an art show, but we need more pedestrian shots "demonstrating what that sensor is capable of." Please, please eschew the art photos. We are serious people looking for red meat.

The equivalence theorizing put forward on this site amounts to just plain incorrect physics. They could have settled the matter by consulting with a technical rep from Fujifilm or Nikon, etc. Maybe they did, and discreetly avoided the topic thereafter, for all I know. At all events, the crank science, joined with the notoriously boorish character of the commentary, and other shortcomings, have finally turned me away.

The well is dry.

And it's not funny.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 04:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: I beg your indulgence, but Imakefoto4U is right. Many of the sample photos would be great in an art show, but we need more pedestrian shots "demonstrating what that sensor is capable of." Please, please eschew the art photos. We are serious people looking for red meat.

Thank you very much for the thoughtful post, and admirably put.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: I beg your indulgence, but Imakefoto4U is right. Many of the sample photos would be great in an art show, but we need more pedestrian shots "demonstrating what that sensor is capable of." Please, please eschew the art photos. We are serious people looking for red meat.

Everyday photos aren't that a propos either. Phil Askey could take everyday photos that were technically useful, but he was a superstar.

It's not "art" or "everyday." It's "repay our time and allegiance with what we come here looking for."

DPReview is seemingly resting on its laurels. Increasingly, I'm resorting to alternative sources, like Gordon Laing at Cameralabs. My time is valuable. I have to spend it with deliberation.

This may well be my last post.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)

I beg your indulgence, but Imakefoto4U is right. Many of the sample photos would be great in an art show, but we need more pedestrian shots "demonstrating what that sensor is capable of." Please, please eschew the art photos. We are serious people looking for red meat.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 04:18 UTC as 39th comment | 10 replies
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: Superb colour rendition with plenty of saturation.

Looks like a winner to me, although I'd cut a few megapixels, not to clog my computer's bandwidth.

You can pile 64GB of RAM on a PC without any fuss. 128GB even, if you can find someone who can put a PC like that together.

See http://www.pcworld.com/article/2938855/hardcore-hardware-we-stuffed-this-pc-with-128gb-of-cutting-edge-ddr4-ram.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 04:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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RichRMA: If the Canon can have restricted ISO and DR performance for the sake of resolution, maybe it's time to put 80mp on a Nikon FF and 32 on a m4/3rds? Do we really NEED 15 stops of DR?? Or ISO for clean images at 6400 ISO?

> Do we really NEED 15 stops of DR?? Or ISO for clean images at 6400 ISO?

I would say yes. When you need it, it'll be there.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 03:56 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)
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jadot: It could also be argued that C1Pro really offers the most versatile solution for X-Trans users. While other RAW converters *might* offer slightly better rendering of Fuji's RAF files the differences are negligible, moot even when considering Capture One's feature set and DAM.

Aperture used to be good with Xtrans for noise and sharpness, but poor with DR. Great with an intuitive library.
Conversely Lightroom is great for DR but very poor with noise and sharpness. Lightroom 6 has a speed advantage when handling files.

Capture One strikes the right balance between superb file/catalogue management, extremely high end professional RAW conversion and colour tools, and a highly customisable interface.
If they could speed up the sometimes stop/start/beachball navigation they'd have it. There would be no competition.

Well, I didn't have my morning coffee.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)
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jadot: It could also be argued that C1Pro really offers the most versatile solution for X-Trans users. While other RAW converters *might* offer slightly better rendering of Fuji's RAF files the differences are negligible, moot even when considering Capture One's feature set and DAM.

Aperture used to be good with Xtrans for noise and sharpness, but poor with DR. Great with an intuitive library.
Conversely Lightroom is great for DR but very poor with noise and sharpness. Lightroom 6 has a speed advantage when handling files.

Capture One strikes the right balance between superb file/catalogue management, extremely high end professional RAW conversion and colour tools, and a highly customisable interface.
If they could speed up the sometimes stop/start/beachball navigation they'd have it. There would be no competition.

I looked up DAM in Allacronyms. It means "Divorced Asian Male." [www.allacronyms.com/_technology/DAM]

I had a forehead-slapping experience when "digital access management" came bubbling up. Hey, I just got out of bed. And yes, when I get up, the first thing I do is browse to DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:53 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Am I the first? ;-)

No, no, I'm the first!

First what? I just got out of bed.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:45 UTC

Wrong color altogether. I want mustard.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 16:36 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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david vella: ALL these moanining minnies , what a lot of nonsense is being peddled about the GX8

Panasonic/Olympus are to be applauded for making such a broad based system with M4/3s - something for everybody size,/weight, stills or video and 4K plus great lenses and at all price levels. No other brand matches this universal appeal.

And yet , moan,moan, moan. The GX8 is another welcome addition in my book, and the price will drop.

I'm happy when I'm mad.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:09 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)
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Tieu Ngao: Overpriced and "made-in-China"!!!
No, thanks. I'm happy with my Nikon Coolpix A (APS-C sensor & made in Japan).

Foxconn is from hell.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 00:33 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)
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Dimit: Nice upgrade.Not worth 1k...have fun...

Right.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 07:31 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)
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technocamper: Does it have the blue LED problem?

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)
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Dimit: Nice upgrade.Not worth 1k...have fun...

Hey Sony, lower the price.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 02:33 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Now if panny could just make a better version of lx100, everyone would be happy!

>I sold my RX-100 II in favor of the LX100...

You sold it? Why don't you just let the cameras pile up in the closet, as I do? No, wait, don't answer that.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1609 comments in total)
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Tobamory: Price of all the three new ones from Sony in my view are very overpriced I don't see how this can be 300 better than the mk3 I also don't think the RX10mk2 is worth 1200 give me the 600 Fz1000 please...if I'm spending 1200 on a bridge I'd be saving an extra month and going A7II

I don't get it, but it sounds funny, so I'm laughing.

I gave my brain the day off, so please be indulgent with me.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 02:14 UTC
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