Rob Bernhard

Rob Bernhard

Lives in United States IL, United States
Joined on Jul 8, 2002

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On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (104 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Battery strap? Gunmetal paint instead of black or silver paint?
All right, what about *real titanium* instead of coloured magnesium like in all previous versions? Would not that be the material meaning of the word prestige?

They certainly mean camera strap.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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snapa: It's simply too big and heavy. As much as I like the larger 1" sensor, if it had only 16MP (for better low light shooting capability) and 25-300mm equivalent zoom range to make it smaller/lighter, it could have been a contender for me. As it is, it is as large and heavy as a mid range DSLR with a kit lens and has lower IQ and high ISO capability. Not many people need/require 20MP or 400mm as a travel type take anywhere camera. Also, 4K video will only be truly utilized by <5% of people, so that is something most will pay for without needing or using it. It's basically a marketing gimmick for all intensive purposes at this time. Once people own 4K capable computer monitors and TV's, it may be worth having that option at that time.

**yawn** You'll convince someone of something someday, Mitch. Keep trying.

[[you've written the opposite]]

No, I haven't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 04:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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snapa: It's simply too big and heavy. As much as I like the larger 1" sensor, if it had only 16MP (for better low light shooting capability) and 25-300mm equivalent zoom range to make it smaller/lighter, it could have been a contender for me. As it is, it is as large and heavy as a mid range DSLR with a kit lens and has lower IQ and high ISO capability. Not many people need/require 20MP or 400mm as a travel type take anywhere camera. Also, 4K video will only be truly utilized by <5% of people, so that is something most will pay for without needing or using it. It's basically a marketing gimmick for all intensive purposes at this time. Once people own 4K capable computer monitors and TV's, it may be worth having that option at that time.

You may have trained your brain to accept "intensive" as a substitute for "intents and" but it cannot possibly "make sense" in any logical framework.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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snapa: It's simply too big and heavy. As much as I like the larger 1" sensor, if it had only 16MP (for better low light shooting capability) and 25-300mm equivalent zoom range to make it smaller/lighter, it could have been a contender for me. As it is, it is as large and heavy as a mid range DSLR with a kit lens and has lower IQ and high ISO capability. Not many people need/require 20MP or 400mm as a travel type take anywhere camera. Also, 4K video will only be truly utilized by <5% of people, so that is something most will pay for without needing or using it. It's basically a marketing gimmick for all intensive purposes at this time. Once people own 4K capable computer monitors and TV's, it may be worth having that option at that time.

[[As it is, it is as large and heavy as a mid range DSLR with a kit lens and has lower IQ and high ISO capability]]

You have a 25-400mm equiv lens for mid-range DSLR that weights less than the lens on this camera? You must also travel by Tardis.

[[Not many people need/require 20MP or 400mm as a travel type take anywhere camera.]]

That is an absurd statement backed up by zero facts.

[[Once people own 4K capable computer monitors and TV's, it may be worth having that option at that time.]]

If 4K video is important to you, having a library filled with 4K footage would be rather an advantage as those TV purchases ramp up, no?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 01:38 UTC

Wonderful!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 75th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)
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JustDavid: is this still a review update or a part of direct advertising? 4 articles and one huge banner for one camera on front page in one day? this will surely break the record of Sony RX100 III :)

[[I care because I have an opinion. And comments are the place where I'd expect people to voice their opinion and discuss it.]]

In other (and far fewer) words: You don't have an answer to my question.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)
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JustDavid: is this still a review update or a part of direct advertising? 4 articles and one huge banner for one camera on front page in one day? this will surely break the record of Sony RX100 III :)

[[ news blogs are standard and solid tools used by a lot of media today...]]

@JustDavid
Why do you care? You already believe you have identified the threat, so you know how to avoid it. Are you really worried about the less clever, unwashed masses?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (42 comments in total)
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jadot: I Appreciate what these cameras are supposed to be used for, but really?; NO pictures of people? Just a couple of headshots would be helpful.

[[Anyhow I don´t believe it is useful to give a camera to a 1 year old child. How about teaching a 6 year old boy to drive a car?]]

I weep for the education system of your youth.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
On Canon PowerShot D30 real-world samples gallery article (14 comments in total)
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Rob Bernhard: The "cold proof" bit is an odd rating. What does that really mean? I already operate regular cameras at temps far lower than 14 deg F without incident. Unless I've missed something, the rugged camera market does not make any claims about longer battery life or more responsive screens in cold situations, so why do any of these companies assign a temperature rating as a part of the marketing materials (as opposed to the operating manual)?

@Revenant,
Call me a pessimist, but I highly doubt any of these manufacturers would accept a warranty claim based on temperature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On Canon PowerShot D30 real-world samples gallery article (14 comments in total)

The "cold proof" bit is an odd rating. What does that really mean? I already operate regular cameras at temps far lower than 14 deg F without incident. Unless I've missed something, the rugged camera market does not make any claims about longer battery life or more responsive screens in cold situations, so why do any of these companies assign a temperature rating as a part of the marketing materials (as opposed to the operating manual)?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (42 comments in total)
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jadot: I Appreciate what these cameras are supposed to be used for, but really?; NO pictures of people? Just a couple of headshots would be helpful.

@iudex

You might, but others buy these cameras because they can take all sorts of abuse. They are excellent tools for young children who enjoy photography and exploring the outdoors, including the people they explore with. They are nearly completely care-free devices, save checking the seals after swapping batteries or cards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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G3User: The demise of paid photography continues. I cant believe all the positive posts to this story. No pro photographers I guess among the comments? How sad. Instagram's legacy is that it created a website that is killing off pro photography. This will only accelerate the process. Now, even soccer moms wont bother hiring a pro photographer, thinking that because they can slide a few levers on their tiny phone screens, they are now photographers and may convince them self's that they don't even need someone for their daughters wedding. How sad. and what a joke. Paid photography RIP.

I eagerly await your rant against Kodak and that infernal Brownie they've been selling...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 19:02 UTC
On Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday article (41 comments in total)

Was hoping for the Chicago store to open for rentals but this is good progress.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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ecm: Are people really not interested in having a viewfinder any more? Or do Canon and Nikon think that "we don't need no steenkin' viewfinder" is the only take-home message from increasing mirrorless camera sales?

I bought a mirrorless because of the small size, and then went back to a dSLR because of the lack of an integrated viewfinder..... accessory viewfinders SUCK.....

[[Are people really not interested in having a viewfinder any more?]]

You probably stand on the street yelling at cars driving by: "Isn't anyone interested in the horse anymore???"

Buy a camera with a viewfinder and Move. On.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Alright, who's the comedian who came up with the term "mirrorless" cameras? Who the heck walks into a Costco, Walmart or Best Buy and says "Hey, can I buy a mirrorless camera? Or, Hey, can I buy a stepless ladder?" Sounds like something important has been left out of the product, doesn't it? I mean I understand what those folks are trying to say: "Mirrors! We don't need no stinking mirrors." I get it. But they need to come up with a new product description or catch phrase to help sell these cameras they claim to love so much. And please no, don't use E.V.I.L. either, unless you want to continue to have warehouses full of "marketless, SLRless" cameras for sale. :)

[[ BSC (Big Sensor Compact), LSC (Little Sensor Compact)]]
Because somehow consumers walking into big box stores know what size the sensors in their cameras are and have enough background to know that one is larger or smaller than another? Insulated much?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 01:32 UTC
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InTheMist: I don't see the need to rush out another 18-300.

So, it's a bit cheaper and slower than the "old" one. Am I missing something?

@ppastoris:
Tamron 16-300mm is 540g (10g lighter) and only costs $630
Sigma 18-250mm is 470g (80g lighter) and only costs $350
Tamron 18-270mm is 450g (100g lighter) and only costs $380 with current rebates.

If you want to spend your travel money on a lens instead of travel, then this new $900 Nikon is for you. If you want to travel with a travel lens, then you would be better served by a third party.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
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select: clearly they made it to compete with the new Tamron 16-300mm...
$900 is CRAZY
this lens would be ok for $300-400

The price for the Tamron 16-300 is $630 US. If Nikon is "competing" with Tamron they have a very odd way of doing it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)
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SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.

@Peiasdf
That is the best post i have read yet today. Your demonstrated inability to use reason, logic, or even the basic functions of intelligence is a fantastic April Fools' Day joke. Bravo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 00:57 UTC

Thought I would follow back on this review. I've now been using the Moto X for a month running Android 4.4.2 (which does provide updates to the camera.)

As this is my first smartphone I cannot say if the results are "good" or "bad" but it's certainly better than my previous phone, a Samsung Intensity. :)

I have found colors to occasionally be inconsistent with the default camera app but not very often. I actually prefer the lower saturation defaults as I can work on the images in post to my liking. HDR mode is pretty great. I leave it set to On 100% of the time.

The aspect ratio is rather strange. Works well for city, landscape, etc shots, but feels odd with portraits.

Overall I'm happy with the photos, especially within the context of them being grab shots or when I really can't carry another camera. As I'm in the newly-minted smartphone owners "group" I'm sure my opinion will evolve over time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 9th comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)
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SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.

[[These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery]]

The post does provide information. It provides information on who has a sense of humor and who does not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
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