KZMike

KZMike

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

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On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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duartix: What?
Is this really the High-end pocketable compacts meeting?
Why can't I see the Panasonic LX100, then?

I suppose the large pockets in 'cargo pants' works as part of that pocket definition. . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (774 comments in total)
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KZMike: Pany has put all the goodies in one package [incl Time Lapse + a sensor larger than 2/3] I've been wanting in one package. . . though I do like the top LCD & body that the RX10 has, the FZ1000 wins out. This will be my every day snapshot + video clip camera. . . still will be using my Nikon & Canon APS SLRs for the 'special'/more serious use photos.

Now I need to convince Santa. . .

Need some help understanding the Page 9 Jpeg comparisons. . . the Sony RX10 Jpegs are much larger than the FZ1000, which seems to make the comparison confusing. . . at least to me. . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (774 comments in total)

Pany has put all the goodies in one package [incl Time Lapse + a sensor larger than 2/3] I've been wanting in one package. . . though I do like the top LCD & body that the RX10 has, the FZ1000 wins out. This will be my every day snapshot + video clip camera. . . still will be using my Nikon & Canon APS SLRs for the 'special'/more serious use photos.

Now I need to convince Santa. . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (75 comments in total)
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pdelux: Another nail in the coffin of the M4/3 format. Not long now before this Format dies as the experts have predicted. How can anyone survive with so many brands using it, too many lenses to choose from, too much competition.

Whats next Kodak back from the dead with M4/3 mount?

Yeah. . . pretty much like the 35mm format for film cameras. . . everybody was making them and now. . .?????

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 01:29 UTC

Finally, someone figured out that even with the hefty margins there was not money to be made and the few cameras that were sold did not create a enough of a favorable 'brand image' in the market place, to off set the losses

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 80th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Is there some legal/copyright/franchise problem with re-logo to something other than what it is???. . .Or maybe I have this backwards?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 17:05 UTC as 68th comment
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Michael Piziak: Looks like something I would draw

Me as well, but prefer my Crayons

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 23:15 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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KZMike: Canon hit a single with this offering. . . they could have hit a GRAND Slam [Go Mariners], if they had put together a package like the Lumix FZ1000 or Sony's RX10 with their !.5" sensor.

Sony and Panasonic put 1" sensors in their offering but with Canon's larger sensor [larger than a 4/3" sensor] one would think it would/could be the clear the WINNER!

As usual, Canon seems to be taking the 'easy route' to being routine. . .

blah, blah,blah. . . YOUR assumption.. . the canon reference was just that a for instance. . . I DO buy what 'a' camera does and Not by name plate. I have, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Pany. . . . with more than one of two. . .just depends on what I'm doing. . .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 22:51 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Is this an admission that the non-sweet 'variety' is a sales bust and now this to boost sales. . .likely so, if the photo 'enthusiast' is not buying, then the 'fashionistas' might sweeten up sales stats. . .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 22:51 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (180 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Speaking of legalities, I realize it's illegal for us photographers to to shoot photos with such drones, but would it be legal for us to shoot people with bullets, blow up their homes and incinerate wedding parties, like the government does?

At this point in time it is not legal to use these drones commercially. . . Legal to use for your own enjoyment. All this from the FAA not able to get up to speed on how to 'control'/allocate airspace for these 'birds'. Primary reason is not enough funding to get a handle on the 100s' of thousands of these things ready to fly.
For now these 'things' fall into the same category [sort of] as model RC airplanes.

Professional use of these, has FAA trying to figure out the HUGE implication of these, many of which will have long ranges and high altitudes. . . they are truly hamstrung due to all the budget cuts/restrictions over the past few years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (513 comments in total)

UGH! WHAT WANT, but no viewfinder. . .finding a 'pocketable' camera with a decent sensor size and a viewfinder is becoming tougher and tougher

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 14th comment
On Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners article (35 comments in total)
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cjnielsen_nz: I deliberately did *not* check the box that offers to add me to the mailing list for 'tips' however moments after beginning the download I received an email with 'Congratulations! You’re signed up to receive the latest news, promotions and tips from Olympus'

F you Olympus! NOT happy.

Touchy . . . quick to anger. . . and would guess always a pointer of blame else where. . . not knowing what accountability is about.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 18:31 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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davids8560: Waiting for a Q with a viewfinder.

The ONLY Plus is the interchangeable lens which would indicate that the intended consumer would want/need a decent camera to go along with this feature.

NO, color choice does not count as a plus when one needs/wants a interchangeable lens as a part of the 'specification list' one make when camera shopping.

So how many other items are missing on 'your' spec. list when looking for a new rig for photos.

The almost micro size sensor, no angled screen along with no view finder make this camera a non-starter for myself and many here as I would want 2 of 3 these 3 before considering a Q.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
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GPW: We need to listen carefully to our customers. What a crock of S@#T. If Nikon listened to their customers we DX users would have a D400, and I don't want a F@#$ING flippy screen.

Sorry,I was not referencing your post. . . somehow I clicked 'wrong'. . . referencing the post having a 'flippy screen'

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Why did it take so long to replace the EOS 7D?

We drug our feet because we knew people didn’t want to replace all of their lenses. It seemed to work pretty well. All of the customers complained but they still bought our cameras in the end. We followed the Apple model on this and we will continue to do that in future.

You really like seeing your 'name' posted here. Looks like you are going for some sort of record in making posts, that at times, make about the same sense as your screen 'name'

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 22:49 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I keep thinking that Canon is going to shock the world by suddenly announcing this new REVOLUTIONARY camera that they have been working on for most of a decade. This interview is making me think they have already announced that camera and it is called the 7D MKII. They really seemed to think that it is light years ahead of everything else. That really is disappointing.

Though the words and questions were different [sort of] from the interview with the Nikon Rep., I got pretty much the same 'empty' feeling from both. . .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
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GPW: We need to listen carefully to our customers. What a crock of S@#T. If Nikon listened to their customers we DX users would have a D400, and I don't want a F@#$ING flippy screen.

Then don't use it. . . others out here WOULD!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
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lkent18: There are a lot of condescending photography/marketing 'experts' (wet rags) on this forum. It's a little depressing.

I'd say the interviewee qualifies as well

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
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Gesture: D3X, more than 20 buttons, dials whatever on the back alone. The console of the space shuttle was less complicated.

There is always a smartie 'out there' that wants to make someone look. . . well silly. . . GREAT PHOTO of the Endeavour flight deck, but the point is well taken from Gesture.

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:16 UTC

So where is Nikon's response to the 645Z?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:11 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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