William Koehler

William Koehler

Lives in United States Alpharetta USA, United States
Works as a Software
Joined on Dec 12, 2005
About me:

Panasonic DMC-GH4, 12-35mm F2.8 lens
Pentax K-01, K-x, *ist-DL
Pentax ZX-5n, K1000
Plenty of lenses...
Canon HF-G20, HF-S200
Sony HDR-HC9, DCR-TRV320
Adobe Lightroom 5.0
Adobe Photoshop CS5.5
Sony Vegas Pro 13

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Don Karner: Where can we buy said adapter?

The point is it isn't out yet so there is no 'where' yet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 01:42 UTC
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Don Karner: Where can we buy said adapter?

"The EF-MTF adapter is due to go on sale in May at a price of $285."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 01:16 UTC
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Bauxite: it makes no sense to announce such adapters if we can't find them at the local photo store.

Sure it does. It allows people to plan ahead, if they have the time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: "It’s important to remember that part of the story of this camera is to reduce the size, weight, and cost."

I LOLed.

All true, but given the M series is aimed at the lower end of the market, you would not have a camera Canon could try to charge $2500 for as they are attempting to do with the XC10.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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Papi61: Let's see, for about the same price you can get this Canon thing or a Samsung NX1 with a 16-50 f/2-2.8 lens.

Gee, which one do you think would give you better quality video and stills? ;)

Not arguing your point on aps-c at all. Just adding to the available alternatives at the price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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BaumBoyPhoto: This camera may be useful, and the ergonomics are intriguing to say the least. I will probably end up renting it as a B-Cam for one of my run of the mill video gigs just to see how it handles. I don't plan on buying it, though. Definitely not at this pricepoint.

I mean, Chuck repeats often that some limiting design decisions were made to reduce cost, but I fail to see him convince us that the $2,500 is worth what is offered. I just don't see it. It definitely feels like paying a premium for slightly better ergonomics, bit rate, and the Canon name tag, while sacrificing the flexibility of Interchangeable lenses.

$2,500 can get you solid photo performance.
$2500 can get you decent video performance.

If you are heart set on a 4K hybrid, just about everyone in this thread has pointed out how much $2,500 can get you in that market.

It's just not a great pricepoint for Canon.

Here's your pricing hint on the Sony PXW-X70

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1072752-REG/sony_pxw_x70_professional_xdcam_compact.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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Papi61: Let's see, for about the same price you can get this Canon thing or a Samsung NX1 with a 16-50 f/2-2.8 lens.

Gee, which one do you think would give you better quality video and stills? ;)

...or for the same price a Panasonic GH4 with a 12-35mm F2.8 lens (24-70mm FF FOV).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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photog4u: You'd have to be one serious Canonite to select this fixed lens frankencamera over the GH4.

I picked a GH4 last year and see nothing in this Canon to make me regret it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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EduPortas: I undestand most readers of this site find this camera unappealing. I would too if I were a landscape or portrait photographer, where every pixel counts.

However, I see the XC10 as a strong bet by Canon to try to get a hold of the nascent ENG industry bursting practically everywhere. Yes, there are cheaper cameras by Panasonic that do practically the same thing, but the allure of the Canon brand is very strong amongst big media organizations. If you're a small media outfit you buy what big boys buy so you can compete with them, at least with logo on your gear.

Also, ergonomics seem very nice on this new camera. That goes a long way for photogs and videographers that use their gear huge amounts of time every day.

The ENG video industry likes smooth power zooms. This camera doesn't have it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:25 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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ObelixCMM: It took DPReview 8 months to review Pentax K3 and 11 months for Sony A77 II, and we already have 4th article on camera that shoots JPEG stills only.

...but Hey, it's the ONLY camera on the market to shoot JPEGs only AND cost $2500.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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FiveForm: On the face of it, it would appear that Canon had at least some aspects of the Sony RX10 in mind when building this camera - fixed lens, video/still hybrid design, high initial price tag...

But even Sony's "High Initial Price Tag" is half of Canon's. And with a significantly faster constant aperture lens.

I keep wondering when Sony is going to release the RX10.4K. Given it's the same sensor as the AX100, you know they can anytime they choose to.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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gskolenda: This XC10 is a complete planned rip-off or Canon is just stupid!

I will take the Samsung NX1 and there 16-50 lens over this XC10 All Day Long!
Even though the NX1+Lens package cost $400 more!

The NX1 still ends up being cheaper. Those Cfast 2.0 cards are crazy expensive. Buy three 128 GB CFast cards and you've spent as much on them as the camera. And the file sizes on the NX1 are far less so they require less storage for shooting, editing, and backup.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
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Harry Shepherd: I've spent several hours trying to purchase an upgrade,all to no avail every link I try takes me to a brick wall. I guess I'm a little luckier than Rbrt at least I It's not cost me any money

Actually, I went to Adobe's website and a couple of hours after I wrote my above previous comment found where to buy the standalone product.

It is now installed on my desktop & laptop.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 14:09 UTC
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Harry Shepherd: I've spent several hours trying to purchase an upgrade,all to no avail every link I try takes me to a brick wall. I guess I'm a little luckier than Rbrt at least I It's not cost me any money

I am assuming from Lightroom 5 to Lightroom 6. So far Lightroom 6 appears to be available ONLY as part of CreativeCloud. Unlike Lightroom 5, 6 appears to have no standalone version on Adobes website.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 18:22 UTC

As a Panasonic GH4 owner I am less interested in higher pixel count and more interested in improved low light sensitivity and dynamic range combined with lower noise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Aur: "The other thing is heat. Because the sensor is always on, it generates heat. So with current technology we believe the time is not right for us to make a large sensor mirrorless camera. "

I wonder what this means for the longevity of a full frame mirrorless. They hint they ran into heat problems obviously, I know a Sony mirrorless can actually physically shut down in a hot climate when you've been shooting for a long time, especially with video, and Nikon has some patents to try to cool down the sensor. The camera will simply shut down to try to protect the sensor from the heat.

It isn't so much the longevity of the sensor that is at issue but the fact that image sensor noise increases with temperature. The temperature at which the image sensor can return a high quality result is a lot less than the temperature that will cause damage.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
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wildkat2: Good interview from a tough subject. And good on you for asking pointy questions about the AF speed. Pentax needs to hear that we expect more. Pentax is not quite as secretive as Apple used to be but they come from the same school of thought.

I disagree with you about the "bulkiness" of the K-01. Paired with the DA40XS it is a joy for traveling and only slightly bigger than your typical super zoom. I think its unfortunate that most people looked at the yellow version, said ugh and decided it was "bulky." I wish Pentax would make a "K-02" that fixes things like lack of WR, slow processor, etc. Now about that 15-450…….

I also have a K-01. A substantially reduced flange-back distance would not actually reduce the size of the camera that much. The need for a decently sized grip and battery is in fact the limiting factor. When I put my Pentax K-01 and Panasonic GH4 next to each other, it is the GH4 that is the larger.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#285,525

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:01 UTC
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Leandros S: I feel the landing page summary glosses over the fact that for Vaio, being spun out looks like the beginning of the end as product support and sales were abandoned for all markets except Japan.

I would be sure that Sony, like IBM before them, is finding the margins of the PC business to thin to be worth their time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 02:30 UTC
On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (57 comments in total)
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noiseky: I mean, what particular camera was used for each winning entry? Hope the photographers can also share the settings. Secret perhaps in producing these kinds of captures?

Download picture, open, look at picture properties, all is revealed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: I love Ricoh's better stuff and certainly nothing wrong with Takumar lenses. But what is the compelling reason people would pay these prices, plus buy a new body to go with their new lenses, and sell their Nikon/Canon/Sony at a loss? Unless its someone who can afford FF but won't buy one unless it's a Pentax, I guess.

Someone who has already invested in the Pentax system and is upgrading from a crop sensor body to FF. The FF camera is backward compatible with the DA lenses AND handles FF lenses properly as well. So they are not selling their Nikon/Canon/Sony cameras or lenses period, much less at a loss.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 22:03 UTC
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