Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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  • Commented on Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview

    Panasonic does JPEGs really well. They are sharp yet don't have the thick sharpening halos like certain other brands. They should stand up to large size prints for those who don't want to deal with...

  • Despite its lower pixel count, at ISO 1600 the LX100's images don't turn to mush. Look at the text on the grey background. The LX100 stays legible while the Canon and Sony have become mushy....

  • He did mention in the article how he carried the cameras and computer, but not about the bike. He flies to a lot of locations, so interesting how he would procure a bike.

  • I looked at this and the other two samples. This looks the best to me. The first in the thread opener looked okay, the second with the "squashed" sides was not appealing at all. You could try ...
  • It is a good time as there have been discounts on the K50 starting this month (at least in the US).
  • Everyone has their opinion, but a photo framed this way would look cheap and tacky.
  • IMHO, the side matting looks too narrow. They should be equal to the top or since this is a horizontal piece, a bit longer. I've had lots of custom framing done and generally like the left, right ...
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    Yes! Much better. No little squares at 1:1 view and fine details are clear. JPEG artifacts are present but mild. A compromise in keeping the image quality yet file size small.
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    Yes, that is what I see. As I recall (and may not be correct), JPEG breaks the the image into 8x8 squares and applies mathematical algorithms to make them resemble the original as close as ...
  • Thanks for the replies. I'll keep my eye out on deals. I have five K mount lenses sitting around needing some love. I'd like to get into an SLR again. The only way for me is cheap. I missed the ...
  • Created discussions So, is the K-50 history?
    I saw the K-500 kit marked down to $399 at B&H a few days ago. Now sold out and marked discontinued. I wonder what will happen with the K-50 now that the KS1 is in stock. The K-50 has a more ...
  • Two or more megabytes are not really web unfriendly these days and the JPEG artifacts will not be as visible. People who want to see the 1:1 image can click to see, so it is not slowing anyone down.
  • Very good shots of wildlife in action! The thing about the pixelation is clearly JPEG compression. It is clearly visible when viewing the image at 1:1. Too much compression is dreadful to the ...
  • Love it! I'd leave it as is. If I didn't miss it, what is the exposure data for this?
  • I have ordered from Adorama and even returned an item before with no problems. Sometimes the ball gets dropped. I'd complain too.
  • You can pick up a newer refurbished Nikon SLR for about the cost it would be to repair that camera. You'd get the advantage of more resolution sensor and other newer features. Refurbished cameras ...
  • The FZ200 has a relatively small 1/2.3" sensor which is very common in super zoom and compact cameras. It is a tiny fraction of the sensor area in your SLR and will never have anywhere near the ...
  • I had a K110D years ago and it worked okay with manual A, M and K type lenses. I think I had to set some custom function to allow use of the aperture ring on the lens. Does the K500 still allow ...
  • Canon and Nikon have had the most popular (by a good margin) SLR systems for a few decades now. Look in any sports, news or nature photographer's bag and you will likely see one of these two...

  • Pic #10 That's some expensive filter ring dent!

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