Pierre Couture

Pierre Couture

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

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Daniel Lauring: I'd rather see Tamron, or Sigma go after a truly empty space. For example focal lengths over 300mm. How about a 100-400mm F3.5-5.6. Or how about a mini-Bigma...150-500mm?

Mini-Bigma? Me likey!! :D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)

Very impressed to see the dynamic range using gradation auto in the samples. Very nice indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 21:50 UTC as 60th comment
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mrdancer: I see a great use for this camera. On a tripod, on my back deck, overlooking the lake in the valley (no, I would never "show it off" to friends, that would be somewhat embarrassing). But it would capture lots of great wildlife/bird shots, sailboat shots, etc. Will they be award-winning 18"+ prints? Absolutely not!!! But they will be great for the standard 4"x6" prints and websharing, etc. Don't need a bigger sensor for that stuff.

I'm rather impressed by the F numbers on a zoom of this magnitude. Curious as to how quickly it falls off in the zoom range - i.e., how does it compare to the FZ200's 2.8 at 600mm? Also curious if Samsung has improved their image quality in their P&S cameras. If it is on par with the FZ200, this could be a contender.

Yes, this is a camera primarily for shooting distance in daylight. I use a GX7 for all of my 'normal' stuff and have gotten used to the NFC - bump it to my Nexus and do remote shooting, etc. - would like NFC on all of my cams.

They have chosen to maintain a rather low ISO range, good for them. Would it be my choice of camera? Not sure, but kudos for trying to think outside the box.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 16:49 UTC

That would be interesting for M4/3 cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 20:41 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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petebryan: I wonder why Olympus have put such a limited movement articulated screen on the back. I have a Pana G3 whose screen flexes in any direction - so for example I can use the camera at waist height in portrait mode which can't be done with the Olympus. By comparison the Olympus screen is a very poor design.

Incidentally, this is not a moan about the brand, as Panasonic have done the same with their new GX7. I just don't get why you would make an artic screen that is very restrictive and must cost more to manufacture compared to the simple two way hinge on the Pana G3,G5 or G6.

I believe that there's a matter of patent involved here, but I could be wrong...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 17:58 UTC

Would that it were made for M4/3... imagine a 240-600 F2.8 equivalent....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)
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vroger1: to me- the image quality and extraordinary zoom range of the FZ 200 could not be better.

If you can fit in a 1/1.7" sensor, and maintain an equivalent lens 25-600 f2.8, that might be even better...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:16 UTC

As if we didn't already have enough problems with a quasi-police state... imagine all the possibilities for spying on others or for being spied upon. No thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Robert Gallery: Not sure that the change in section of the center column is that good an idea as it will substantially reduce the torsional stiffness.

Actually, it might make it more rigid, as Y-shaped beams are very strong, but testing would be required in order to find out.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 16:47 UTC

Same zoom reach as the Pany FZ200, but with lesser grip, and slower lens. I like my TZ5, but this kind of reach is too big without a tripod on such a small body.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 13:54 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)
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Sephirotic: If only they made such a camera with a revised 1.63 LX5 sensor. That would be just damn perfect.

Indeed, but a 25-600 mm f2.8 constant lens would be a LOT bigger and therefore more expensive and cumbersome...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 14:07 UTC
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)
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coastcontact: Even granting that there are some improvements in this model compared to the FZ150, the total weight of the camera is an issue! Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V weighs 1.29 lb and now so does this camera. It becomes no fun when the camera gets heavier. I have the FZ150 (1.16 lb) and also the FZ28 that weighs 14.71 oz. You think I can feel the difference?

For 2 ounces? Maybe, but that is to be expected for a brighter, faster, and therefore bigger lens over the FZ-150

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 19:07 UTC
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)
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Pierre Couture: Impressive on paper... no MP increase, a fast and constant lens, RAW and RAW+jpeg plus fast burst mode... what's not to like? We'll see...

Haven't seen any yet, that's why I'm saying that we'll have to wait and see... but if it holds up to the FZ150 IQ and improves on lens speed, that would be very tempting indeed

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 17:22 UTC
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)

Impressive on paper... no MP increase, a fast and constant lens, RAW and RAW+jpeg plus fast burst mode... what's not to like? We'll see...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 15:43 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies

As best I remember, Olympus lenses have never been on the cheap side when it came to primes... wonder how this one will fare compared to the 50 f2.0...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 16:20 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

I agree on the excess MP, cut it back to 10, but such a zoom range, if the lens is good, would make a superb travel camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 23:41 UTC as 58th comment

@ willisjw: You can open that .part with Firefox to download the pdf zipped file. Just worked fine for me.

Danke, und Frohe Weihnachten

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 23:35 UTC as 106th comment
On NASA captures the earth at night with Nikon D3S article (159 comments in total)

Really impressed with the Northern Lights as well as watching the planet unfold at a crazy speed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 23:25 UTC as 66th comment

??? I appreciate fine wood as much as the next guy, but on a camera body? Sheesssshhhhhhh

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 18:29 UTC as 242nd comment | 1 reply
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