Erick L

Erick L

Lives in Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Has a website at http://www.borealphoto.com
Joined on Aug 17, 2006

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On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (412 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Was all excited about the LX100 until I read this little blip:

"The original version of this article stated that the LX100 has a touchscreen, which is not the case. We are very sorry for any confusion caused." - http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100

So, out of the 3 competing cameras, Sony RX100 III vs Panasonic LX100 vs Canon G7X, only the G7X has a touchscreen which is very important for changing AF in a small format camera.

Sigh.

T3, having an EVF doesn't mean you have to use it all the time. And Panasonic allows AF selection while using the EVF on other cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 08:12 UTC

4 pounds isn't "extreme lightness".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 5th comment

They could cut cost by reducing the ridiculous amount of packaging.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 16:52 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (82 comments in total)

I have an older Feisol 3441 and CB-30 ballhead. The rubber feet always come out so I do without them. Dirt and water gets in and a section has become very hard to pull out (a bit of cleaning on my part would help though). One leg has come unglued after a couple of years. I've lost two knobs in the wilderness (screws aren't captive) but miraculously found one back otherwise the tripod would have been useless. The legs won't "close" in a reverse position with the short column because the ballhead gets in the way. It's a piece of crap.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 05:23 UTC as 8th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2034 comments in total)
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Sven44: Heh, I've just spotted the following on a review of Fuji's new lens (which I'm just a little bit excited by....):

"We've been shooting with the Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R - the fast 85mm equivalent prime lens for Fujifilm's X mount mirrorless cameras. Its F1.2 aperture means it gives similarly shallow depth-of-field to an 85mm F1.8 lens on a full frame body, making it an useful portrait lens"

Makes 100% perfect sense to me, and a great opening paragraph to the review. Does anyone not see it that way? How else should hey have described it?

Nigelht? Maybe a "56mm 1.2 lens which you're going to mount on a normal camera but then you're going to take a crop of it so you have the FOV of an 85mm lens, but let's not talk about the depth of field or sensor gain for that matter because no-one wants to have to multiply anything by 1.5..."?

If you have 30 years of experience, you should be able to find out by yourself.

It's confusing to newbies because reading that a 56/1.2 on APS is like 85/1.8 on a FF means absolutely nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2034 comments in total)

Total light on sensor affecting noise doesn't make sense to me. Don't smaller sensors appear more noisy simply because the image needs to be enlarged more, noise included?

Seems to me that saying a FF sensor has less noise because it gathers more light is akin to saying a telephoto lens "compresses perspective".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 13:48 UTC as 98th comment | 14 replies
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. :)

Cyclists clip in clipless pedals.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 03:20 UTC

If they were AF, people would complain about price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 23:28 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Erick L: Would be more interesting if it had a phone in it.

Of course it hasn't happened yet. Nothing happens until it does.

Not sure what you mean by "fully off is what you want". Why? Camera phones already exist and they're pretty damn popular. I'm just asking for a bigger sensor and a zoom like the RX100 or interchangeable lenses.

As for tax code and marketing. Well, I don't know about tax codes but B&H, Amazon, Best Buy etc, all sell both phones and cameras. People don't buy a phone to talk anymore. The camera and web access is as, if not more important than the phone.

I think there's money to be made, more so than with this "Little Wonder". If this is targeted at facebook and instagram users, why not cut the middle man? (the phone, that is).

I'm surprised no one said it would look silly talking with a big camera to one's ear. Well, I don't care if it looks silly, but for those who do, you could have a bluetooth ear piece. Add a button so it doubles as a remote release.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 19:03 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Erick L: Would be more interesting if it had a phone in it.

You guys have no imagination. ;-)

My phone isn't "gummed up" so I don't see why a camera would. They could always make the camera operable without having android on or vice-versa.

I bought into mirrorless to travel. I still have to carry a phone for the odd call, checking email, maps and other touristy stuff. There's no reason this couldn't be done with a camera. It would be just a phone with a larger sensor and interchangeable lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)

Would be more interesting if it had a phone in it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 81st comment | 9 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (325 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: PLUS: Nice new cheaper OM model. CONS: Perhaps they should speak with their pals at Panasonic about video before bringing out anymore...

"... agreed that Oly should concentrate more on still and Pana on video."

Olympus is worse at both IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (256 comments in total)

Looks like an office phone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 23rd comment
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)
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Erick L: Those leg locks are an annoyance for nature photographers. They catch on everything.

Newer twist locks are faster as they can be unlocked all at once. I've had several flip-locks tripods and they were nothing but trouble. On top of catching on branches and twigs, I got pinched fingers, broken levers and the constant need to tighten them. Twist-locks don't have these problems by design.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 01:51 UTC
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

Those leg locks are an annoyance for nature photographers. They catch on everything.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 16:02 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)

The year ain't even over yet!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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Scrozzy: Did anyone else flick through hoping to find the one of the dogs playing poker? I now realise the obvious reasons why this was never going to happen, but my anticipation was through the roof for a good 60 seconds to begin with.

I was hoping for the Napalm Girl.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 17:36 UTC
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)
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semorg: The tripod collar doesn't seem sturdy enough. It might be fine for some wildlife stuff, but not reliable for some landscape work

"I bet they hadn't even thought of that."

You'd be surprised how may lenses have inadequate tripod collar.

http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_tripod_collars.html

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:27 UTC
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Erick L: Instead of the QX100, why not make an RX100 with a phone in it?

The Nx is much larger and I don't think it has an actual phone in it. I'm aware of of the S4 zoom but that one has a small sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 01:03 UTC

Instead of the QX100, why not make an RX100 with a phone in it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:37 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
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