Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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Like to have some scoop on "pinpoint focusing." Is this just a marketeer's selling phrase, or does it denote a discrete technology?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 02:20 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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junk1: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Dear J,

I'm not snoring at you; I'm snoring at the product. Now that I consider it, I could see how I could have communicated the wrong idea.

The RX100 IV looks to me like a III with a higher price and some spangles. I'll be looking for the III to be selling at lower prices, like on ebay. That is, unless the IV proves to have MUCH better image quality, and I don't see that happening.

As a rule, i don't need tracking focus, high burst rates, creamy bokeh, HDR, or even (gasp) video.

All the best,

Pat

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 04:29 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera review post (91 comments in total)

Where are the focal-length specifications? Just asking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 08:25 UTC as 10th comment
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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thomas2279f: Excellent Sony - you're going to empty my pockets.

The doctor gives me eight days to live.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 00:04 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (560 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: The price is OK, but the lugs stick out too much, so I'll pass on it.

Sorry, guy. Didn't mean to kid you. I was being facetious-sarcastic. Actually, I'll pass on it because it's way out of my reach, pricewise. Please accept my regrets, as one man to another.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 08:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (485 comments in total)
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ChuckStJohn: Rented this camera for 4 days while my Nikon was being serviced. Hated the whole experience. It's very counter-intuitive, has necessary things buried layers under layers. Like, why do you have to dig into the menu to find 'formatting' for pete's sake? Manual shooting with with non-panasonic lenses is a guesswork nightmare. Shooting low light at 60fps looks pretty terrible and changing video modes is again so not fun. Think I will go for the Nikon D7200 for a much better working experience.

@ChuckStJohn

I like this style of review. Trenchant, mordant, packs a punch. Makes me stop and pay attention.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 02:01 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (560 comments in total)

The price is OK, but the lugs stick out too much, so I'll pass on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (560 comments in total)
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ARB1: So, will Sony now upgrade their RX1r to include an EVF in addition to many other items then put it on the street for $1,000 less

Actually, a clip-on optical viewfinder works fine with these fixed-lens cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (457 comments in total)

Viewfinder type - None.

Argh.

Terrific otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 7th comment
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Nice, nice, nice, but too dear by a factor of 7.

What?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 21:55 UTC
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EthanP99: Remember that canon 4k camera for $2500 announced a few months ago? I think thats the camera that canon will want to forget

Was that the 500 MP camera? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: What's that thing sticking out the back? The viewfinder? Does it have to stick out so far? Oh, wait, it helps keep one's oily nose off the LCD.

Are the added points worth the added $300?

>For a 2-years old 1/1.7" sensor camera, $600 is not cheap.

Right you are, Peiasdf.

They sell it on ebay for <$400. At that price, I might get one to play around with.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:51 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: What's that thing sticking out the back? The viewfinder? Does it have to stick out so far? Oh, wait, it helps keep one's oily nose off the LCD.

Are the added points worth the added $300?

I'm considering the RX100 III, the FZ1000, the RX10 1 or 2, and the Olympus Stylus 1 -- the latter may come as a surprise. It's an able camera and at $600, it beats the others in price. Plus, it's pretty pocketable. Its principle drawback is a 12MP senxor. See reviews in Cameralabs and PhotographyBLOG.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:49 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Is the RX100 IV a mere selling-point horse?

Is it worth the $150 uplift?

Yeah. I'm overstuffed with toys. Getting out and taking photos -- why didn't I think of that?

I had a lot of fun when I was a kid taking photos with a Kodak Bullseye.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Is the RX100 IV a mere selling-point horse?

Is it worth the $150 uplift?

I guess I'll go for the MK3. I already have the MK1, and I grow bored with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 06:13 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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junk1: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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nevada5: As with predecessors, a great design. But in front of that technology you need a great lens, and that's where Sony falls short. I bought the II model and found what some other owners reported, the lens is soft away from the center. Perhaps it's copy variation, but I can't afford to buy and re-sell in the event I don't get lucky.

Sometimes I look in the corners, sometimes I don't. But when I look in the corners, I look in the corners.

I really, really gotta get out more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:17 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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thomas2279f: Excellent Sony - you're going to empty my pockets.

I forget how many RX 100's I have.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:13 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Before anyone freaks out over the 5 min recording limit, don't forget that in professional video most shots last way less than 30 seconds. A 5-minute shot would be unwatchable.

What's up with the 5-minute limit? Does the sensor get too hot or something? How can you record a Bar Mitzvah speech with 5 minutes?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:11 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Today is a great day for photographers. Kudos to Sony

@Boss of Sony

Ha ha1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:06 UTC
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