Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 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 (310 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 (310 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 (310 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
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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Jefftan: $1000 for RX100 IV? Sony are you serious?
way overpriced

G7X is a much better deal. 4k maybe the only justification for price but how many people even have TV/monitor to view 4k now?

nice future proof feature but mostly useless for now

>Editing 4K is another headache !

Easy, easy, don't be provoking the 800-pound gorilla of video editing.

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

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?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:00 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)

Is the RX100 IV a mere selling-point horse?

Is it worth the $150 uplift?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies
On Das ist Güt: Hands-on with the Leica Q article (63 comments in total)

Doesn't look enough like a camera for me. Then there's the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:50 UTC as 11th comment

Nice, nice, nice, but too dear by a factor of 7.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:49 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (668 comments in total)
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km25: Sorry DP not much of a preview. If the camera came in about 2/3 to 1/2 this cost. I may buy it. It is just over priced. Prehaps Leica should make this camera in an other country. they did with their 35mm SLR. Just too much $$$.

David Eisendrath once described Leicas as overpriced. The Leica IIIg I used was a loaner. I could only afford a Nikon F and Nikkor lenses. Poor impecunious me. Besides, have you ever eaten a Leica? Is it ever sour! To be honest, whenever I see someone wielding a Leica, I go prostrate with envy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (668 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: Never even touched a Leica, never really shot 35mm film, and never used an actual rangefinder camera.

Still, I think the Monochrome is one of the most interesting things that happened in photo gear in last couple of years. This thing here is really one of the kind. I respect Leica for getting such a camera out into the market.

And if I had the chance, I'd love to try this thing out. If I were a fat cat that rents an apartment in Trump Tower just for his cats, I'd buy this immediately, together with some Hassies for my cats.

Ha ha!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (668 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: ... The photographic fads get more ridiculous with every year.

Dear J GGG,

Pay no attention to the vapors that blow so abundantly in these parts. You know what you know, and that quite suffices.

All the best,

Pat

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)

This is very good. But I miss the old target. (Sniff.)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 07:29 UTC as 13th comment
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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naththo: Much better than Canon 7D MKII for the dynamic range and less shadow noise. But AF seems a concern though is a let down due to critical problem in review. Still that beats Canon again and again without stopping.

>MichaelTheMentor on YouTube

Excellent referral, really helpful. A validating example of the expository power of video. Where has this been all my life?

Do you have any more like that one, Mr. Silver?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 22:32 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Boissez: The Dpreview scoring makes no sense to me. With 84% it's the highest rated camera in its class (except the D7100). Silver award.

Does that also mean that Dpreview honestly believes that the D7100 is better than it's successor?

>It guess it all makes more sense when you realize that there's no reasoning behind the awards but rather a gut feeling.

Heh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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NeilBart: The comments in the review of the D7200 that caught my attention at "Focus Accuracy" are: "I mentioned in my shooting experience that I had some problems with AF accuracy."... and ..."However, because the camera is using a separate sensor as a proxy for correct focus, rather than directly measuring it, we feel confident saying the D7200 simply can't match the focus accuracy of mirrorless cameras.".

My Nikon D7100 is very poor at autofocus accuracy, especially wide open with Nikon G f1.8 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses. So poor in fact that I won't use any of those lenses on the D7100 at less than at about f3. I sent the D7100 to Nikon claiming that each of the lenses exhibited front focus requiring adjustment between plus 10 to plus 17; thus there must be a problem with the D7100. Nikon said the D7100 was within tolerances for AF.

No AF accuracy problems with my mirrorless Olympus OMD EM-1 (x2) and EM-10 with f1.8 lenses wide open. Images are always sharp.

@NeilBart

Your report made me sit up and take notice.

Valuable information.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
On DSC_0335-ACR-ISO12800 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Used Digital ROC (br=42, wc=0) and got a fairly nice result. ROC can sometimes save loads of time. In Hue-and-Saturation, moved yellow towards red a little (-7).

Couldn't pull anything extra out of the shadows.

The shot could've used an additional EV or two (1/30 or 1/5 sec).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:00 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Used Digital ROC (br=42, wc=0) and got a fairly nice result. ROC can sometimes save loads of time. In Hue-and-Saturation, moved yellow towards red a little (-7).

Couldn't pull anything extra out of the shadows.

The shot could've used an additional EV or two (1/30 or 1/5 sec).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (668 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Pardon my obvious stupidity, but where's the actual preview for this camera? There are a series of images that don't even show the back of this camera - is that the preview? Wouldn't a bit of technical spec and comment have been useful?

Leicas are lovely things and nice toys for lottery winners who have an interest in photography, but what's the point of a camera body that only does monochrome even if the images are fractionally cleaner? What's the advantage over making whatever you want monochrome on your PC? I'm afraid the point of this camera body seems to be going right over my head. It must be aimed at an extraordinarily small specialized market! I certainly don't know anyone who would seriously consider buying it.

And when Frankenstein speaks, people should listen, I always say.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (668 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: ... The photographic fads get more ridiculous with every year.

I understand the appeal of this camera. And I understand the appeal of rare liver.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
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