OneGuy

OneGuy

Lives in Czech Republic Praha, Czech Republic
Works as a Self
Has a website at HyperFlight.com
Joined on Oct 31, 2011
About me:

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On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)

Real world? Airplanes are rumored to be fast and the AF should be put to test. But all the airplanes in the gallery are suspended on wires in a museum. Screw that. Billy Meier was one handed and he took better pics 40 years ago -- with flying saucers as his subject no less. Now, that's photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 19:22 UTC as 60th comment
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (167 comments in total)
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sh10453: He would have been safe if he had sent both images, the original and the altered, and let the agency decide which one to publish.

News organizations, especially in the USA (TV networks, especially), are extremely biased, controlled by wealthy individuals or groups of them.
They twist and publish what is sensational, and what is in line with the political views of the owners of such networks. They heavily influence simple minds.

Their lack of ethics is one of the main reasons I don't watch our network news. I simply have no faith in their reporting or ethics.

Hey hey. Love the Internet

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (167 comments in total)

The author could have cropped the picture to take the object (camera) out, which would make it ok. The real problem here is that both versions of reality exist and this could give AP headaches if it were to come out. For example, AP is threatening Zimmerman (a guy recently acquitted of manslaughter charges), not to modify and use one of AP's copyrighted photos. If AP wouldn't have a strong 'no-modification' policy, or have a record of plagiarism, they could lose the copyright protection. (Whether AP can prevent Zimmerman from using their copyrighted photos is another question again.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:37 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Make your own content. For TV the diff comes in at 60" diag (from the couch), but for a desktop systems I think you can see a diff on a 30" monitor. However, I doubt the slow (dirty?) optics of a phone camera will be able to resolve to 4k.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On CES 2014: Panasonic Stand Report article (19 comments in total)

Nice to see 4k pushing into the enthusiast category rather than waiting for some commercial content. I think the FHD (1080p) is good to 30" diag and after that you can see the pixels. Yeah, ok, good news for pixel peepers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 2nd comment

Well, I guess, Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a good cam. I just stopped here at pdr because the "Internet" pitched this cam to me with a black guy as an enthusiastic photographer. Kinda turned me off thinking that Olympus or their agent knows the handle on potential buyers. Yeah, I was not born in sin or any some such nonsense and so I would not feel comfortable spending good money and buying E-M1 in some rather stupid racial context.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 3rd comment

I'm glad you did the update, particularly because Google stepped up to it right away. I did a painless OS update (4.0 to 4.1) on my Samsung phone and my question was how easy it is to do an update on Nexus 5 (with the latest phone improvements, say). The latest pics look rather good.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 16:49 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: Just got mine yesterday and so far I love it!

I'm still waiting (GF1). Have no clear tradeoffs for my 20mm/1.7 lens

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)

Hello All,
I think the site is great but as always there could be improvements. This suggestion is not original, for I see it on Yahoo, where if someone makes a reply to your comment you get notified and the link takes you straight to your spot. I guess you can say that your blog section is for that, but I love the Yahoo take because some trolls (or Putin-runners on Yahoo) cannot get the last word in.
Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 07:37 UTC as 14th comment
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)
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Franco8: Happy Holidays. What happened to to Merry Christmas.

Don't know what happened to Merry Christmas, but I can guess it's because the Vatican is said to be swarming with aliens (those with tails, no less) and that doesn't help their cause. There is also a trend saying 'spirituality' is in, 'religion' is out. Japanese Shinto, for example, never claimed to be a religion and my guess is that Wicca claims to be a religion only because they get special treatment by IRS.
So, happy return of the sun.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 07:24 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (229 comments in total)
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b craw: OneGuy:

While I respect your decision to steer your purchases in the direction of your political conscience, increasingly corporations are global in terms of capital investment and ultimately who benefits from their success(es). And, while China's practices tend toward more insularity (therefore banning them may be a more appropriate targeting than other companies), unfortunately ethical behavior is worsening as globalism allows for increasing corporate obfuscation across the board.

My guess is that you would not be as brainy-rational if China became more militaristic (or use NKorea)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:02 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (229 comments in total)

I think it's time to include the country of origin with the cam. It is a significant part of my buying decision. It is about the expected quality and it is also about my political preference. Instead of just complaining about Chinese policies, say, I would rather not buy Chinese right now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:26 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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WeddingEtCetera Com: Today, the DMC-GM1 is in my hands. It is almost too small. An element begins to bother me. It is impossible to place a quick release plate for photo or video tripod with another lens than the Panasonic 12-32 or 14. With the Olympus 17 mm, it is limit. Direction La Grand Bibliothèque de Paris behind my home.
I am surprised by the reactivity of the DMC-GM1. It is immediate. Faster than the DMC-GH3. The touch-sensitive screen is reactive too. Even too much. Take care where you put fingers. Too low on the screen, you modify the white balance without being careful. The screen glorifies the images but without betraying them really. What you see is what you will get …
Return at home. The editing is also simple as for the DMC-GH3. The audio dubbing is essential. The audio recording is mediocre. To use only indoor.
Now it just needs a nice case to carry the DMC-GM1. Enjoy your Panasonic.

Film Video Test Review on > http://vimeo.com/80144049

Surprisingly and pleasantly smooth. Ok, Piere, I was expecting a true French sample of existential poetry by a pretty woman. Fell in love with a cam?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 21:11 UTC
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OneGuy: I like to read up on Nikon Df but GM1 is something I am actually thinking of getting. But I was looking for an answer to the ol' AF question. Is it better with 1.7/20mm lens? How much? I see some of your samples use the II version and -- come on, no comment on AF speed?

Is the lens protected well enough? I think it needs a wider (read noticeable) yet light and pliable shoulder strap (that could also be used for wrap-around protection in my daily regular bag).

Glad to hear that, Prime. I understand Uber [alles?] that you are comparing I and II. I have I, but you are saying, and I agree, that the I and II should be very close in AF performance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 15:49 UTC

I like to read up on Nikon Df but GM1 is something I am actually thinking of getting. But I was looking for an answer to the ol' AF question. Is it better with 1.7/20mm lens? How much? I see some of your samples use the II version and -- come on, no comment on AF speed?

Is the lens protected well enough? I think it needs a wider (read noticeable) yet light and pliable shoulder strap (that could also be used for wrap-around protection in my daily regular bag).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 15:16 UTC as 79th comment | 9 replies
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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Fotogeneticist: Impressive... what's the flash sync speed for this camera? Why doesn't anyone include flash sync in specs anymore? After using a Ricoh GR Digital with a max flash sync of 1/4000 with a wireless flash setup (possible even without a hotshoe using an optical slave, which is what I am doing with my Nikon V1) I could never use a camera without at least 1/250 flash sync. Being able to overpower the sun with a ring flash at max aperture and get a nice blurry background in addition to the wraparound effect is addictive! If this thing has a fast flash sync, it may just replace my Ricoh GR or Nikon V1!

The flash sync value was not inherited from GX7 (which I guess would be ok for you). But maybe Pana people will read your post.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 08:29 UTC
On Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery article (150 comments in total)
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KL Matt: I'm seeing slight blotchy noise in the skies at ISO 100. The last camera I had this problem with was my *istDS at its base ISO, 200. It's particularly evident in the sky in the shot with the high-rise building right on the beach. The blotches are so big I'd almost assume these are JPEG artifacts, which of course would be no less acceptable for JPEG shooters, but it would be nice to know what the JPEG settings were. What does this cam default to, I'm assuming DPR used the default settings?

Have you considered clouds? Real clouds? In the IMGP0089 (duck pond) picture you have a lot of sky and it's very clean. No fringing, too. Sorry to hear about your last cam [get a divorce].

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 07:56 UTC
On IMGP0089 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

A very difficult shot that taxes any cam. Very bright cloudy sky for a substantial part of the frame does not throw K-3 exposure. No purple at sharp sky-subject transitions. Nice

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 07:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (561 comments in total)

On the Image Quality/Studio (p 10), I noticed DPR continues to use non-native lens (with adapter, no less), presumably because it is "the best." But I'm not so sure and wish DPR could test a native lens such as the 20 mm F1.7 to see if the new sensor does better with in-house optics. (If I were Panasonic, that's what I would focus on.)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply

I like Google

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 10:11 UTC as 8th comment
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