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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On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)
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dougjgreen1: I was sure this was a joke when I first heard about it.

It still is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)
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Phenixburn: This has to be either the worst idea I have ever seen in the realm of photography, or a true stroke of brilliance that I simply do not have the capacity of understanding?

One thing is for certain, if you buy this, if you even think about buying this, you will no doubt be considered among the Douch-bag elite!

Look at it this way: Someone has pulled out all the stops, giving their all to make Hasselblad look good by comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (109 comments in total)
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Jogger: Still no optical image stablisation.

I wouldn't expect it to. The way to make an action/indestructible cam is to eliminate as many moving parts as possible.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 19:10 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (670 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Sometimes GPS comes in handy when trying to remember exactly where you took it.

I think people are oversensitive to private data that no one would ever care about. OK, so you went to Yosemite National Park and a TGIF for a company dinner. Guess what, no one cares.

They added Wifi, they took away GPS. I imagine they did what they did because they figured out what most people will actually pay for and the eternal battery life/CIPA #pictures taken tradeoff.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (670 comments in total)
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William Koehler: A handy specification to include would be maximum video clip length(time).

Some cameras stop at 2 GB, others at 4 GB, others at 29 minutes 50 seconds, and others like the Panasonic cameras at 45 minutes, 2 hours, and unlimited (GH1/2/3/4).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:53 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
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ecka84: Now Pentax users don't have to ask people to smile when we take their pictures.

Indeed, the people are already laughing!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: $799? Bwah hah hah!

Fear not...within a year it will be getting blown out the door for $250 - $300, same as happened to the Pentax K-01.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 01:23 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (670 comments in total)
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ABracken: I'l wait for the hasselblad version!

...and then complain you can't afford it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 00:25 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (670 comments in total)
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Underdog 3000: Looks like a great camera down to 1 EV.
Too bad its HUGE

HUGE - compared to what?

http://camerasize.com/compare/#153,31

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (670 comments in total)
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Simon jackson: dumb question but vs a6000?

For those into DSLR class video, the Sony A6000 has no mic or headphone jacks so it is less useful standalone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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PatrickP: Sony really need to up their game with a RX10 Mark II. I had shot with a RX10 for a while and the biggest problem is
1. Continuous AF really sucks, despite having a very bright lens.
2. The lack of a better codec for video. Sony need to put their 50Mbps AVC-S codec found on the A7S or even the small action cameras on RX10 II. I would also gladly take 50/100 Mbps MP4 found on the GH3/GH4.
3. The stabilization can be better.

A lot of folks bought the RX10 as a video camera and with panasonic finally realizing their cameras (GH3/GH4) shoot better video than almost everyone else Sony really need to catch up.

I understand your desire but the Panasonic GH3 & GH4 & Sony A7S with a nice lens are 2x - 4x the price and so are really a distinctly higher class of camera. And I have seen plenty of stunning footage shot with the RX10. If you don't want it send it to me!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 05:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

"Earlier this month the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 joined the RX10 in this newly-minted category boasting almost certainly the same sensor and a 25-400mm equivalent F2.8-4 lens."

I think it is highly doubtful that Panasonic is using a Sony sensor. Same size yes, but not the same sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 05:08 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (670 comments in total)

A handy specification to include would be maximum video clip length(time).

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 00:15 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (670 comments in total)
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Gesture: These cameras are so refined, full-featured, technolgically advanced. What's the "end game" of the modern camera?

There is no end game. It is the treadmill all of them walk. If there were an end game, then the cameras would become commodities and at least half the manufacturers would go out of business.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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Franka T.L.: Personally I am looking forward to the NX-Mini with that 17mm fast standard , if I were to shoot mostly wide the RX100-II might be the one to had, but then why don't I just get the Ricoh GR or Nikon Coolpix A instead.

The RX10 is a rather nice piece of ware , pity Sony spoil the fun with that under par Video. Hey Sony is telling us that we can have 4K inside the smartphone ( that do a zillion of stuff ) and yet a more pricey and dedicated platform like the RX10 don't !!

It bears noting that the GH4 is also in a very different price class, $1700 without a lens. And that higher bitrate option means the per second storage requirement goes from 3.5 MBps to around 14 MBps, or instead of ~14 GB/hour it is now ~110 GB / hour. I'm betting a lot of folks would have an issue with that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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KrisAK: I'd cancel my order for the GH4 in a heartbeat (I'm primarily interested in video), except:

-- No high-bitrate recording options for 60p (or anything else internally)
-- The 29-minute runtime limit

Sony, the GH4 ships in about a month, so you've got approximately 4 weeks to come up with a firmware fix. You know where I can be reached.

@ Camley

I do this but with multiple cameras to give edit options in post. Think a concert with a fixed wideshot, left, center, and right orchestra cameras, plus the one camera I'm actually behind. Once the event starts moving around isn't always an option. And the fixed cameras had better keep recording for the entire event and I will then edit together all of the above in post. You can take the same approach to weddings as well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
On Zeiss announces Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 lens article (62 comments in total)
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AndreSJ: Compact??

It's a relative term. By their standards, not necessarily yours.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
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CameraLabTester: No.14 tops them all.

No.5 is magical.

No.1 is total crap.

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@CameraLabTester

It helps to remember that helmet shields curve far more left to right than they do top to bottom. So the fact that you can see one hand which is way to the side says little about the other which is ahead and below the shield, looking up. Indeed, looking at the right side and bottom of the shield you can make out a sliver of his arm. His hand would appear to be at the top edge & center of the helmets breathing port.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:05 UTC
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Ivan Lietaert: ...every single frame from the DRAGON is 109meg

Does anybody take this fact into consideration?

@ ABisbano

That 16 bits would be per Color. And as there are three of them (R, G, B) Ivan is in fact very close (104 MB).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 02:17 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: 4K video but I can't see any Cinema format 1 : 2,35

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
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