Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Autoxave: The specs of of this lens is 25-400 mm/2,8-4. In terms of a FF sensor this will translate (equivalence) into 9-148 mm/5.6-10,8?

>F-numbers dictate how intense the light is - how many photons land on each square mm of sensor.

Intensity is photons per unit area PER UNIT TIME.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2026 comments in total)
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Cameracist: Is yabbokie still alive or what? Where are all the trolls?

Ha ha!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 12:47 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2026 comments in total)
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Fygaren: As you probably never frame your photos using diagonal AOV, to get the equivalent of FF 3:2 with mFT 4:3 or the other way around, you need to do some cropping.

FF 100mm f4 = mFT 48mm f1.9 and then crop vertical AOV to get a 3:2

mFT 50mm f2 = FF 92mm f3.7 and then crop horizontal AOV to get 4:3

Horizontal crop factor of mFT is about 2.1 while vertical is about 1.85

Cheers!

I shoot circular format. Sometimes even pear-shaped format. Awful results.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 12:44 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Thou shalt not steal.

--God

The theft lies in stealing another person's labor.

The stealing of labor is one half of the definition of Capitalism.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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iAPX: I don't understand why this one has not been rebranded Leica, I will die for it with a high-res viewfinder, a better creen on the back, and a better construction (says $2000 for all of that).

Ah and Audi design, and nice finish as the leica C!

>The only real difference is the price.

I bought the Panasonic LX3 for roughly half the price of the Leica D-Lux 4. Wikipedia explains the differences--

The Leica D-Lux 4 is very similar to the LX3, sharing most of the design and the mechanical components. The main difference is the more pronounced grip on the LX3, the firmware which processes the JPG files in warmer hues on the D-Lux4 and the fact that D-Lux4 comes bundled with Capture One image processing software.

This red-dot malarky has got to stop.

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-LX3#Leica_D-Lux_4

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Whoever does full sensor 4K for low-light performance and at 60P on a fixed aperture with uncompressed HDMI out and better than AVCHD codec on a bridge cam for less than a K gets my money!

4K flat-panels will finally give us the means to view our digital stills in all their glory!

Don't be thinking prints all the time, folks. Think slide-show.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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aggressor: Nikon D3300 + Nikon 18-300 f/3.5-6.3, about 1000g total weight and about $1300 total price. Much better option, no?

>Much better option, no?

This is a trenchant question. It really trenches. No, seriously, if the IQ of the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 is comparable to that of the FZ1000 or the RX10, then it's a three-way horse race.

Muellmailer asks,
>Is there another competetor to these two cameras?
>(Maybe an DSLR/DSLT?) & (i dont need 4K)

Comments?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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peevee1: DPR wrote: "The first thing you'll notice here is that a) the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is noticeably sharper"

Huh? Check out the brick building near the bottom right corner, and a yellow structure near it. There is no question about which one is sharper - of course it is Panasonic. There is not difference in the center, but FZ1000 clearly wins in the corners, at least at wide end.

[Re: photo of facade with classical columns]

>please look at the metal fence in left bottom corner. There is no doubt that Sony is sharper.

Correct! And the Sony is much sharper along the right-hand edge.

Argh! Adjudicate, someone!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Very good review. It has decided me in favor of the FZ1000. Thanks, everybody.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 22:27 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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osv: why no testing of the parfocal capabilities of the lenses? i didn't see the word "parfocal" anywhere in this review, did i miss it?

i see rack focusing being attempted, but don't these cameras both have focus-by-wire lenses? you can't set rack focusing marks with that type of lens.

Hmmm. Really good question. In the many reviews of zoom lenses that I've read, this issue never came up. I guess AF could take care of any shortcomings.

But then, I don't read reviews of cine lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 22:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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peevee1: DPR wrote: "The first thing you'll notice here is that a) the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is noticeably sharper"

Huh? Check out the brick building near the bottom right corner, and a yellow structure near it. There is no question about which one is sharper - of course it is Panasonic. There is not difference in the center, but FZ1000 clearly wins in the corners, at least at wide end.

In the wide-angle skyline shot, on the right-hand edge, the RX10 is noticeably inferior in IQ to the FZ1000. On the left-hand edge, I can't see a difference. In the lower right-hand corner, the FZ1000 seems to have slightly better IQ. In the lower left-hand corner, it's hard to tell.

I'm overjoyed that this is the worst of my problems.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This might be the perfect compact camera.

The only downside might be the price. I guess $800 just isn't as much money as it used to be.

The daily paper here in New Babylon just skyrocketed from 75 cents to $1.25. Better grab one of these Sonys before the price hits $1333.33.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 06:27 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

You're a fine writer, Barney -- in case no one ever told you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On P9390952_ISO125 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Ha ha! This is a GREAT shot! I love sea gulls. They hang out in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, 5 miles from the Atlantic. Every now and then I see one standing in the road in the morning. I'll be needing a new superzoom to get some gull grab shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (58 comments in total)

Just a bone-toss.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 26th comment

Thou shalt not steal.

--God

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:21 UTC as 115th comment | 9 replies
On P1000093 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Ha ha! Love those reptiles!

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 20:57 UTC as 1st comment
On P1000297 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Really nice shot. Balanced. Invites close observation. Intriguing.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 20:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

Fooey, I'm 99 cents shy of the price.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 20:56 UTC as 19th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: EVF? Sold! Hope it doesn't fall off, though.

If the first iteration had offered an EVF, it would've been reasonably exciting. Can't help feeling that the III is mildly anticlimactic. Did someone say boring? With 9 digicams in the sock drawer, I'm jaded. I'm torn -- should I buy the III, or should I enter a monastery in the Egyptian desert?

I can't help myself. Stop me before I buy again. Lash me to a chair and keep me out of the moonlight.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 10:51 UTC
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