KZMike

KZMike

Lives in WA, AZ, MT?Snow Bird
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Has a website at http://www.politifact.com/
Joined on Aug 7, 2012

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (623 comments in total)
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avicenanw: Both are great bridge cameras. If you are more into photos, the RX10 is for you, and if you are more into videos, the FZ1000 is for you with its 4K video capability. I would go for the RX10 because I am more into photos. The RX10 has sturdier build with metal (magnesium) chassis (vs the plastic FZ1000) , is dust and moisture resistant, have constant f2.8 aperture across its zoom range, have built-in ND filter, and a headphone jack for monitoring sound when I occasionally go into video mode. The RX10 also have better out of camera jpegs in case you prefer not to do post processing.

Not sure I agree. . . using the jpeg #9 comparison menu and setting both 'cameras' to 400mm the Panasonic wins by a 'ton'

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Review preview (4 comments in total)

Can anyone tell me if the TimeLapse output from the GH3 is single frames or is it a video clip @ 24/30 or XX frames per second. . .>>>> never mind. . . a second look at DPR's review, I found were the final output is individual frames, although in playback mode the GH3 will play those frames as a video clip. ..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: I... I... I don't know what to say.

The less said the better. . .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 04:23 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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phoenix15: I like the color. Since the original Q, I haven't considered buying it till this new Q-S1.

Ah. . . Yes! About the only reason one would buy this camera. . . it matches a pink purse

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
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ZThomas: I have always appreciated your reviews of stills cameras as they are quite comprehensive and helpful. I am a cinema and video professional and I found this article because I've been researching the A7s. These 2 cameras get compared all the time, I'm not here to debate that, but when doing research on technology, I'm always looking for clear, precise, and concise opinions and information - and I find this article is a bit randomly selective and vague. While I can understand that you're coming from a photographer's standpoint in evaluating video features, you should be careful as dpreview is considered an influential source for many.
A few points:
- The A7s has a 120 fps mode in 720p mode which you omitted from the table.
- You make no mention of slog2 - which is an important feature in the A7s
- No mention of dynamic range
- You describe line skipping in the introduction as a fault in hdslr's - and as something that these cameras overcome, but it is again a key feature of the sony.

This is PART I of a multi-part assesment. . . there will be more to come as the intro link suggests. . .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
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Serickmetz: Haha, good one! Makes sense, this is probably "something big" to a third world country.

Your assumption that they are all happy is "par" for your comments and your assumption that I know nothing about 'someone' there is does make you the ASSumption. . .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 04:16 UTC
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Serickmetz: Haha, good one! Makes sense, this is probably "something big" to a third world country.

Sounds like a put down of 1.2 billion of the population inhabiting this planet. . . don't put down those living there, but consider where the hype is coming from. . . ► Canon for instance.

I doubt that all but a minuscule % of those in India care about this. . . likely fewer there than here would care about this. . . duh

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 03:53 UTC

Being 'new' to these up scale tripods, is there a pistol grip like the one described in the article, that can attach via the threaded mounting system on my current Manfrotto tripod head.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 15:25 UTC as 4th comment
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luxor2: This could make the security guards very rude.

Yes and YES! LOL

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 15:21 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)

Ho-hum. . . long zoom and not much else. . .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 15:10 UTC as 23rd comment
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benjicon: Lenses have always been the area of the camera market where consumers have a wide choice to chose from , especially when you consider the second hand market. People could quite easily buy a new body and use their existing collection of lenses.

This is a fantastic way for manufacturers to make the entire second hand lens market obsolete. If this makes it to production in the future we will all need to buy lenses to match our curvy sensor bodies. They may be touting it a an advance in technology, but it screams of a new way to make people buy more kit.

I don't think the market [paying customers] will allow for generations of camera bodies and lenses to become obsolete over night, let alone over an extended period of time. Who is going to toss out their entire inventory of equipment and jump to this 'system'. This 'system' may have some promise for a future niche market to evolve. . .

It may be Bernd M has a good incite where this may lead. . .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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iAPX: I don't understand why this one has not been rebranded Leica, I will die for it with a high-res viewfinder, a better creen on the back, and a better construction (says $2000 for all of that).

Ah and Audi design, and nice finish as the leica C!

Are you saying you'd prefer buying it as a Leica and paying the extra $$ for the red dot. . .???

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

How about a 4/3 fixed 'super zoom' @ 12x►14x, or is that beyond the technology keeping it about the same size body of a 1" sensor. . . ??

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 12th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

I'd like to see a 'side by side' comparison with a GH-3 or GH-? in addition to the Sony and Canon we see here. . . .??

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 19:09 UTC as 252nd comment | 1 reply
On Lost 1960s moon photos recovered from analog tapes article (43 comments in total)
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bobbarber: What strikes me, as a guy who was alive back then, is that we went to the moon in the first place. No, we didn't have cell phones, and the only computer in school was a massive apparatus in its own room which you had to program with terse text commands. But we weren't quite as backwards as it might appear to the current generation. Making it to the moon was a serious accomplishment. That, and the Beatles.

@AbrasiveReducer ► Things are better now.◄

I'm not so sure. . .

The political arena is WORSE, Phone Bills are WORSE, TV is NOT Better, with the exception of sports availability. . . having said this, DIGITAL Photography is so MUCH BETTER!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
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G3User: Number 14 is a Photoshop fail! How can water just bend like that when coming out of the bucket? Another example of the how the judges have no idea what they are doing. Oh, that's right, this is Sony, I should have known. The death of true photography continues.

Just because you do not understand the mechanics of what happens 'out there', does not mean it does not happen.

I understand little about some the 'attributes' of Quantum Physics/Matter, does not mean it is not happening. . .

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
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iAPX: Adobe's award too, juding of the huge presence of photoshopped photos (some seems to are real photography, but it's a minority!)

As in #14

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 21:39 UTC

10,&,14 are my favs

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 24th comment
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

I agree with 'wetsleet', that DPReview would/could/should have more [read more timely] 'accessory' reviews, especially tripods. . . I made my purchase in July of 2013 prior to the review I'm new to having a need for a quality- study tripod [timelapse] and ended up getting a Manfrotto 190XPROB [aluminum] with a 3-way [804RC2] head. . . which is great EXCEPT for TL projects requiring an up angle more than the +30° [alt+248] up angle that head allows. I have had to mount the camera backwards [ a real pain] to get the up angles I need in those situations. . . as 'luck' seems to be happening, more projects are requiring 60°+ angles. [sigh]

Also reading some of the issues [plastic tabs, etc.] noted here, seems to indicate I made a poor decision. . . hoping a different head will help

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 01:33 UTC as 17th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

Some interesting bullet points from the web site above
(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)
►support for the UHS-II SD-card for super-fast writing speed / (TS)
►start up time 0,5 sec (TS)
►►time-lapse photography function – interval timer function (TS)◄
►dual SD-Card slot (TS)
►8fps with AF tracking / (TS)
►weather sealed body / (TS)
►18-135 will be weather sealed and come in May (TS + ORS)
►tilt screen (SRP)◄

►SLR-type (Fujica) design / (SRP)
►name: X-T1 / (AS)
►WiFi / (NeS)
►smaller than the X-E2 / (AS)
►additional battery grip / (AS)
►18-55 kit lens / (AS + ORS)
►ISO up to 51200 (NeS)
►♦ in stores mid-February / (AS + ORS)
►price range between X-E and X-PRO line / (NeS + AS)
►faster AF then X-E2 (o,o8sec) / (NeS) [maybe the source mixed up faster ►writing speed (UHS-II) with faster AF-speed]

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 22:52 UTC as 71st comment
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