Pierre Couture

Lives in United States Lévis, Québec, United States
Works as a Translator
Joined on Sep 11, 2006

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On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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rrccad: so the question left unanswered.. does it still float?

The kayak or the Canon? ;-)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1101 comments in total)
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mb shaffer: What is the small button lower-front and opposite the lens release...similar to the Fn button on the M1? I couldn't its description under "controls".

From a picture on another website, it's about choosing color settings. You have Color - Mono - Art and CRT settings

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
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Lehik: Nice lens. There seems to be quite a lot of easily noticeable moiré in the heron picture. Was it so that the OM-D E-M1 does not have an AA-filter?

It could be moiré... but what I notice is that even at f5.6, the depth of field is quite shallow and that the head is slighly out of focus. Pity... Great potential though...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
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aramgrg: Sounds like a good lens, until one sees the price.
How comes a lens covering 4 times smaller area is more expensive than canon and nikon ones?
Well, they know the market better. Not for me for sure.

aramgrg, the equivalent for a full frame DSLR is a 600 mm lense, starting at 10 grands or so for Nikon, so yes, there is a relation to this one ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
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aramgrg: Sounds like a good lens, until one sees the price.
How comes a lens covering 4 times smaller area is more expensive than canon and nikon ones?
Well, they know the market better. Not for me for sure.

Have you checked the price of a fixed 600 mm lens for Canon and Nikon? Costs an arm, a leg, and both kidneys...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:28 UTC
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goshigoo: Because many people think f/4 is f/4 regardless of format
They do not understand m43 only cover 1/4 of 135FF

Panasonic sells fewer lenses then canikon
The R&D cost accounts for the expensive price of m43's lenses

It is more worth to buy canikon super tele lenses then m43's
And it won't be portable anyway and you will have to take a tripod/monopod when using super tele lenses, which adds another weight

M43 is makes more sense in wide / normal zoom range

There is a review on another website where they tried the lens on an EM-1 body (4.0 firmware) and the results were nothing short of incredible, HANDHELD. They got a 100% rate of success at 1/15s... all keepers with both IS systems working in tandem. Since the lens is also considerably lighter than any 600 mm DSLR equivalent, it could prove very interesting for many users, although I have to admit that it's too rich for my blood...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
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Marty4650: You gotta love the fact that Panasonic keeps pushing the envelope.

They have come a very long way since I bought a TZ1 back in 2006. And note the TZ1 also had a 10X zoom (28-280mm, and not as useful as this 25-250mm lens) but had a tiny 1/2.5 inch sensor.

TZ1's lens was indeed built like a periscope, with the sensor integrated inside the grip. And yes, they kept on getting smaller and smaller, but my TZ5 was, and still is, decently sized for larger paws...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
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Marty4650: You gotta love the fact that Panasonic keeps pushing the envelope.

They have come a very long way since I bought a TZ1 back in 2006. And note the TZ1 also had a 10X zoom (28-280mm, and not as useful as this 25-250mm lens) but had a tiny 1/2.5 inch sensor.

TZ1 was 35-350 ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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ewelch: So I wonder if Olympus delaying the 300 f/4 to redo it to include image stabilization in the lens is a related thing to this new lens? Using both the body and the lens to stabilize the image seems like a fantastic idea if it can really work.

And I like the rumor about an Olympus 500 f/4. Way, WAY more interesting than this zoom that goes to f/6.3.

If you have the budget to go for it, fine, but if you are a mere human being, like the rest of us, then the Panny will have to do...

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 13:47 UTC

If you are comfortable in French, here's the link to the article http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/arts-et-spectacles/dossiers-arts/festival-dete/201507/11/01-4884847-photos-des-foo-fighters-lart-de-contourner-des-exigences-trop-strictes.php

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 74th comment
On article Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective (116 comments in total)

Definitely impressed by those shots! And envious...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 12:46 UTC as 43rd comment

Olympus have been keen at creating increasingly better lenses in terms of IQ. This one, if it lives up to the challenge, could prove a wonderful all-around lens to be complemented by a couple of primes like the 60 mm 2.8 for macros and portraits...

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)

I love the French word for selfie: "Égoportrait" ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:26 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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Beckler8: I find the ZS50 interesting. The lowered pixel count and the hi-res viewfinder are nice. Before the flood of "small sensor" comments starts, get back to me when your LX/RX 100 has 30x zoom. This type of camera is just as legitimate.

thomasw333, so do many photographers (wildlife comes to mind) when pocketability is a key factor...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 23:49 UTC
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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Beckler8: I find the ZS50 interesting. The lowered pixel count and the hi-res viewfinder are nice. Before the flood of "small sensor" comments starts, get back to me when your LX/RX 100 has 30x zoom. This type of camera is just as legitimate.

An FZ-1000 is definitely leaps and bounds ahead in terms of IQ, but it definitely lacks the "pocketable", and therefore, much more accessible format of the ZS50. One may carry or own tens of cameras, but in the end, we all have only two arms, and the best camera is the one I will have with me, regardless of IQ... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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Beckler8: I find the ZS50 interesting. The lowered pixel count and the hi-res viewfinder are nice. Before the flood of "small sensor" comments starts, get back to me when your LX/RX 100 has 30x zoom. This type of camera is just as legitimate.

Agreed. This looks like a nice carry-around camera. It's about the same size as my old TZ5, but with way more zoom, and a resolution that makes it probably much better IQ-wise, than an 18 or 20 MP sensor of the same size. Let's wait and see, but there is definitely a niche for this type of camera out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
On article Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup (2013) (297 comments in total)
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BarnET: This is just a very competitive market. hard to pick one over the other.
The recommended Sony A6000 probably has the best value/features of the bunch. But it's kit-lens doesn't live up to the same standards.

The Fujifilm has the best image quality with it's amazing kit-lens. But the video that comes out of it is garbage.

The em10 and gx7 are great camera's with great lens systems but lag behind in the high ISO department.

All of these will deliver in their own way.

Worse high ISO performance? Look up Imaging Resource for the Print Quality criterion, at default JPEG. Printing a good 8x10 at 3200 ISO is quite a feat given the low pixel count and the smaller sensor, yet Olympus comes across better than some APS-C cameras... Now imaging shooting in RAW ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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Pierre Couture: Certainly allows for awesome photos, but the reach is too short for me.

Let me put it this way... Sitting in a tree stand with lots of stuff when hunting requires something smaller than a bridge, but with sufficient zoom to reach to far away game. The TZ5 has proven its worth for this on many occasions, as in this example http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/pierrecouture/Souvenirs%20de%20chasse/P1040211.jpg

Or this one... http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s111/pierrecouture/Souvenirs%20de%20chasse/P1100448.jpg

As many are fond of saying "the good camera is the one you have with you" ;-)

A camera dedicated to this, but with more versatility than a P&S would probably be a m43, like the EM-10, as it's still light enough to carry and offers much better IQ than my P&S.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:01 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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Pierre Couture: Certainly allows for awesome photos, but the reach is too short for me.

No need for those astronomic price lenses to shoot wildlife ;-), unless you are a professional.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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Pierre Couture: Certainly allows for awesome photos, but the reach is too short for me.

I can get great results with m4/3 too... ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
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