phazelag

phazelag

Lives in United States Hesperia, CA, United States
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Joined on Nov 21, 2010

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (471 comments in total)
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phazelag: Oh man it doesn't come in blue? I guess that s a deal breaker!

LOL!

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (471 comments in total)

Oh man it doesn't come in blue? I guess that s a deal breaker!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:10 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (471 comments in total)
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dinoSnake: I just realized that you gave this camera a Gold Award, 82% rating, without even touching on - or testing - the flash system. Flash is a notorious weak spot of compact / superzoom cameras (past owner) and you didn't test the built-in flash performance nor, especially, external flash or even better when used in conjunction with the (quoted) wireless system.

Is it pre-flash TTL? Independent built-in sensor? Power levels or compensation available? How is daylight fill flash performance - is the ratio pleasing or adjustable? Does the wireless system actually WORK (as advertised)??

I believe these are good questions that a potential buyer will hit up against - at the LEAST the daylight fill performance.

Flash is easy to make work with any camera if your creative. I did great flash work with all my Panasonic's and my similar RX10. I am sure the in board will be fine for fill as it's a leaf shutter and I can use Panasonic TTL or my neewer tt850s like I do with my others

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (471 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I owned a Panasonic camera once and it made me give up photography.

I didn't expect to love Panasonic but all companies make bad products through the years. But Panasonic has made photography fun and exciting for me .,

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

I got it excited for a second but the EVF and screen tell me it's not worth worrying about.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 06:01 UTC as 49th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Markol: I've been a huge fan of Jeff for many years but the final thoughts he put together destroy much of his reputation IMHO.
While I'm not at all against this camera, an enthusiast would never argue that he doesn't print large anyway so the inferior IQ is ok when going on a once in a lifetime holiday.
But amazon will be happy with the text, that's for sure.

Also why invest in a non 4k camera like the D810 or RX10 when you can future proof your video now with low cost 4k cameras, if video is important to you? I am not into video, but can see 1080 looking old quick when people do you have 4k and 8k tvs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Markol: I've been a huge fan of Jeff for many years but the final thoughts he put together destroy much of his reputation IMHO.
While I'm not at all against this camera, an enthusiast would never argue that he doesn't print large anyway so the inferior IQ is ok when going on a once in a lifetime holiday.
But amazon will be happy with the text, that's for sure.

I consider myself an enthusiast and I don't find anything wrong with him acknowledging being willing to accept IQ lower than a DSLR because he doesn't print very large. People who are serious about printing should be able to read his remarks and make their own assessment if the camera meets their needs.

I don't think his remarks mislead someone who doesn't know that much about printing. I take thousands of images every year that I keep and share, but I really only print a few. Where are all these prints hanging? How many poster sized prints can we fit on our walls? I am planning about 5 large prints for my house, but I can guarantee that once there up, I won't be rotating them out very often.
It is more likely that I will continue to put these photos in books and archive them online. Not every enthusiast prints. I have learned that all people do things differently and I can't imagine revoking someones established credibility because they express their needs being different.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 02:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Hilarious how the people who need to read the "What is equivalence and why should I care?" feature probably just skipped over it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 02:10 UTC as 53rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Greynerd: It seems to me that the RX10 sits in a sort of no man's land between the Canon G1X MkII which has 80mm less reach but a large rather than mid size sensor yet is substantially smaller and the FZ1000 which has the reach to justify its size.

Part of my Dilema. For some shots I do the RX 10 aperture is preferred over the reach. But the trade offs are there on both sides.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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ET2: RX10 dropped $300 on amazon to under $1000, so the difference now isn't $500 (which was never the case) but $98

A fact this comparison should note.

I got mine from Focus a camera and they wouldn't adjust the price but they did allow me to return mine so I could buy at new price. Strange decision to me, but at least I am not getting hosed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:36 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)
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Horshack: This is like apologizing to a child for being out of broccoli at dinner time, out of soap at bath time, and out of toothpaste at night time.

Funny how someone would call everyone a fanboy but spend so much time bashing a system they are not interested in. If something doesn't fit your needs why spend so much time bashing it? Usually when you look at these peoples history you find that most of their post are confrontational and probably have a low post count from having to start a new profile because of previous conflicts. studor13 I enjoyed your work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:32 UTC
On Pamukkale in the Ricoh Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)
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phazelag: This image was one of my Top three highest rated. Beautiful.

Sure !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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gskolenda: There is another feature that dp review is forgetting. The RX10 is weather proof, and the FZ1000 is not. I think Panasonic was betting that more people would want 4K video over the other features the RX10 has, that the FZ1000 dosen't.

I'm a video guy, and a Ziess lover! The RX10 lens just rocks!

Also, the 4k video that the FZ1000 is giving you is crap at 30fps. If I'm going to get a camera with 4K, it's going to have 60fps, and full sensor scanning. and Panasonic is not going to give you that because they would start to rob there GH4 sales. WHich is the Camera I'm getting, soon I hope.

I doubt they are forgetting it, they have mentioned it plenty in the past, and every comparison on the net brings up the RX-10 weatherproofing. So does every person who owns one including me. The Ziess lens is great but my Leica Lenses on panasonic have been equally as good. My reason for wanting the FZ1000 is because I shoot still and I want fast autofocus. So far everyone has been very happy with the FZ1000 AF speed. I am not happy with my RX10 AF speed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Put this autofocus on an FZ1000 or RX10 fixed lens and weather seal it!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 04:35 UTC as 92nd comment
On ISO160_DSC_1458 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

With so many wanting this camera for fast autofocus, I don't understand this lens choice or at least the aperture choice. The eyes are not in focus on your son, who is cute by the way! I am guessing 2.8 would have helped with all that apparent light. I just think for those of us looking for fast autofocus we want to see sharpness. 1/500th would have done it also. I know it sucks to be second guessed and I am sure you have your reasons, this just seems illogical to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 04:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1096 comments in total)
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phazelag: I am surprised they put that much thought into video and left it 1080. Thats a huge investment to make on a format is not the latest and greatest. I think for video I would get the GH4 to future proof my work.

I also here that 4K down sampled to 1080 has more detail. But I have only heard that, I am not experienced in video.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1096 comments in total)
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phazelag: I am surprised they put that much thought into video and left it 1080. Thats a huge investment to make on a format is not the latest and greatest. I think for video I would get the GH4 to future proof my work.

I agree about 5 years for more main stream, but will the 1080 video look old then? Not sure. I think for video I would lean toward the GH4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 06:00 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1096 comments in total)

I am surprised they put that much thought into video and left it 1080. Thats a huge investment to make on a format is not the latest and greatest. I think for video I would get the GH4 to future proof my work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 21:07 UTC as 162nd comment | 8 replies
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phazelag: I am feeling a full frame 20mm-600mm f1.8 to 2.8 that will fit in my pocket coming!

I thought about that, but even my crazy dreams have a hard time moving too far out of the box. But this sensor just goes to show there are very few limits. A bunch of closer engineer optics nazis on here said the Stylus 1, RX10, and FZ1000 couldn't be done. But they are all here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
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phazelag: I am feeling a full frame 20mm-600mm f1.8 to 2.8 that will fit in my pocket coming!

I guess someone didn't get my joke.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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