William Koehler

William Koehler

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

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 Photoshop CS5.5
Sony Vegas Pro 11

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GabrielZ: "bought-out by private equity group Ventizz" - I didn't know that! Now it makes sense why the venerable Hasselblad is now producing this crap for all those tasteless nouveau-rich with more money than sense!

I believe Ventizz is doing a spectacular job of pile-driving the value of the Hasselblad name into the ground.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 05:39 UTC
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Benarm: this Leica reminds me of Hasselblad Lunar which is just a rebadge of NEX-7

Disagree - The Leica is in fact attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 01:02 UTC
On First impressions of the Pentax K50 and K500 article (85 comments in total)
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attomole: That is the best shirt and tie combination seen on any executive since the 70's

John Carlson, Senior Manager for Sales and Marketing Pentax , I salute you.

Great Cameras by the way.

He wanted to be sure if anyone shot video, they would get blinding aliasing and moire.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 02:04 UTC
On First impressions of the Pentax K50 and K500 article (85 comments in total)
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JONNO G: With the new image processing which will shoot better, k30 or k50?

I would expect them to be very close. They use the same glass, have the same sensor, have the same image processor. The principal difference seems to be processing for 'jaggies' - so reduced aliasing, and higher ISO's. How usable the latter really is...when I test my K-01, which shares much of the same, I don't want to go where there are two digits to the left of the comma. To much noise.

I wish Pentax would get serious about high quality video.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 01:59 UTC
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jaygeephoto: In the great tradition of lazy journalist, I'm going to first re-post something I wrote almost a year ago when I first heard about this monstrosity:

I like it! Where can I go to see one outside of captivity? Palm Springs, Boynton Beach? It's like a Rolex watch with Timex innards. Maybe now Saab can save itself by putting it's badge on a Subaru or GMC. Wait a minute, someone is eyeing my gold Leica with Alligator trim. How do you pronounce Maybach anyway? I have a a lot of questions.

There's also a Ferrari Red edition of an H4D40 - no I'm not making this up, I'm not that creative!
http://www.hasselblad.com/ferrari-edition.aspx

Takes 'Pimp My Ride' to quite another level.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:10 UTC
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MrTaikitso: Why?

The number 1 phrase attributed to P. T. Barnum is "There's a sucker born every minute". Turns out it was actually said by a Mr. David Hannum, who was criticizing both Barnum and his customers, but in the popular culture it is P. T. Barnum to whom it sticks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:08 UTC
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Chris2210: At last someone has had the good sense to offer me the perfect accessory to my Ferrari F40 Traveller. Now if only someone would fabricate some hand lathed teak wheel trims I'd gladly pay $3,000. Each.

You losers can't spot real innovation when you see it. Here's the first camera in the world that can see you coming.

Don't you mean "Here's the first camera in the world that can see the suckers coming." ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:00 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)
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G Sciorio: Glad to see Pentax pushing out something more traditional design wise. While the MX-1 is a great looking camera I'd love to see a interchangeable lens version with a bigger chip as well.

Would be nice but that would put the Q line of cameras out of business.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 11:48 UTC
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WilliamJ: Another good advice: take away suddenly the expensive cigar your celeb is smoking from his or her mouth, you will get an unforgettable picture. Follow the example of Yousef Karsh who dared this stratagem and got one of the most iconic ever photograph ! Cf: http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/07/31/winston-churchill-by-yousef-karsh/

It could work on Madonna or Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Sort of like this one of J. P. Morgan

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/JP_Morgan.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 02:24 UTC
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SunnyFlorida: Sigma is really cranking out quality, value and fun!

It's hard to say anything about value until the price is known.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
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pdelux: The photo where the lens is being boiled caption "a camera service center in taiwan,,,"

Nikon Camera service centres look like a chinese kitchen to me.

Lunch has been served... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 18:40 UTC
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aired: does it make anyone wonder why NASA didnt use color sensor for their Mars photos... and the moon photos...

black&white is often associate to be authentic... but is it real or not?!

It comes down to data transmission rate, which from Mars, is very, very, very slow.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 15:14 UTC
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utomo99: I hope GoPro adding better protection to the camera, so the camera is shock proof. when it is fall from say it 3 meter or more still survive. and maybe they need to consider selling other model . just my 2c

You mean like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KADChw0fA0M

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 06:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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Steve: now i'm on the fence between this and the OMD.
I am trying to cut down on weight and size from my D7000... the panny seems to be almost as big as the nikon, although it is 1/2 lighter than the nikon..
i'm using a 18-200mm lens as well. i'm just wondering if this is a deal killer for me... although there are some nice pluses to the camera...
i guess i will just have to wait until i get both in my hands at the same time ?

Thank you for the Camera Size reference. It was nice - and surprising to me - to find out my Pentax K-x is almost the same size as the GH2.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 01:49 UTC
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MarkInSF: I anticipate some degree of cooperation. What would be great would be Oly designing/making some NEX lenses for Sony. I could see that happening. Sensors in exchange for lenses.

I think Sony sensors showing up inside Olympus products is the more likely scenario. I believe this is called nailing a customers feet to the floor...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 11:44 UTC
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Peiasdf: So the image is not a PS after all. $1800 is cheap for a FF. Come on SONY, announce NEX-FF before end of year for $1800 or less and you'll win big.

Didn't see the rest of the responces until after posting for whatever reason...deleted original.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 13:23 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Now, the sensor used by this Sony consumer type camcorder is larger than their professional camera F65! But what's the difference in image quality if both cameras are using the same lens...

The folks shooting with an F65 are not using consumer lenses. Ever. They are using PL mount glass. Look up the prices, they are amazing.....That sensor is also optimized exclusively for motion picture use. High megapixel stills are irrelevant to users of that cam.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 13:02 UTC
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tt321: Sony seems in love with the 11x zoom concept.

Most of the HD consumer videocams have a 10x or 11x zoom lens, regardless of manufacturer. Sony is simply extending that to the large sensor market/arena.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:59 UTC
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Superka: moire and aliasing problems are still there with this sensor? Then better buy Black Magic.

Keep in mind with the Black Magic cam you get to deal with a large 2.7x crop factor. Makes shooting wide angles a pain in the backside. Also, file sizes will be massively larger and post-production will be more intensive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:55 UTC
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Mssimo: How come no one makes a 16x9 sensor?

Sony does - look up the Sony PMW- F3 or NEX-FS100. But those are full-on professional videocams. These are intended to be more general purpose video+stills cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:53 UTC
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