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 Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, part 1 news story (113 comments in total)
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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
On Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, part 1 news story (113 comments in total)
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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
On Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, part 1 news story (113 comments in total)

10,&,14 are my favs

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 23rd comment
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (71 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 16th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' news story (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
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' news story (373 comments in total)

The MORE I see/read about this camera the MORE I LIKE it. . .

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 74th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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retro76: The one thing I cannot figure out: Reviewers absolutely love Fuji cameras, but consumers do not - why is that ?

Love my OLD Fuji, bridge. . . would like to go fuji SLR. . . if there ist an articulated screen, then I'd spend some $$$

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 22:22 UTC
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DanK7: The S-X1, with it's slightly larger 2/3" sensor is a better camera although not weather sealed. It's a nice option as a travel camera instead of taking a DSLR with a load of lenses. I would have thought Fuji would seal and upgrade that model before introducing the Finepix S-1.

It is a 1/2.3" [6.17mmx4.55mm] not the 2/3" [8.8mmx6.6mm] as they had in the S100FS. If they had a the 2/3" or 1" sensor I'd be a buyer. Their 2/3" was/is far superior to their 1/2.3" sensor, which I've owned previously.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Samsung launches daul-grip, 60x WB2200F superzoom with Wi-Fi news story (203 comments in total)
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Maverick_: It's becoming painfully obvious that Samsung needs to change their camera department direction and vision of the future. For a company that has become the king of electronics, with very popular phones, laptops, tablets and also appliances and so on they are lacking in the camera dept.

They should either get out of making cameras and stick to enhancing the cameras on their excellent phones or relaunch the camera dept to be on par with at the very least Sony. Yes, it will take a couple of hundred million dollars initial investment, and hiring good talent (stealing from other companies) but for them that's peanuts.

You only scratched the surface
-Fixed Screen
-Video seems restricted with no 'speaker'
-Lack of info/spec indicates, lack of thought fo rwhat has/is to be 'final' product

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
On Samsung launches daul-grip, 60x WB2200F superzoom with Wi-Fi news story (203 comments in total)

Dinky sensor ◄► Fixed Screen + no hot shoe = no purchase

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 17:32 UTC as 20th comment
On Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens news story (141 comments in total)

Is Nikon going the same way with the D3300 as the Df for their lens mount in their effort to restrict 3rd party lens use on their cameras???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 5th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

So why does Pentax continue to NOT have any but fixed LCDs on the back side of their SLRs. . . would have purchased a Pentax years ago, but have waited for something to change. Its time for a SLR and I leaning to Sony. . . come on Pentax

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 140th comment | 4 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (216 comments in total)
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Mich127: Hi, new to this site and hoping for some advice! My Canon G9 hasn't survived its last drop! It was a well used camera which is going to be missed. Now I need to get a new camera and the choice is endless... I'm not up with the terminology but I know what I want from my next camera

Would like:
Slightly longer zoom than the G9 ( but not massive)
The ability to take portraits (people or wildlife) with a blurred background - I understand this has to do with depth of field but that's about it,
A built in ND filter would be good ( would this help against the 'white sky' problem?

Not interested in :
WIFI
GPS
Video
Printing large size

I've posted in this section as I am interested in this group of enthusiast compact - would any of them offer what I'm after? Also really like the external dials and build quality of the G9 - want to avoid touchscreen interface if poss but willing to compromise.

Any advice much appreciated

Don't limit yourself to this list. Over the years, I've come to know that the newest is NOT always the best, buying a G9 about a year ago and finding it Excellent for the task as a case in point for my self. Also finding a Canon 40D and Nikon D300 for some specific projects recently.

If 'pocket size' is not a requirement you may find even better choices, the Canon GX1 or Panasonic FZ70 as just two options that you might engage for your needs.

I've ALWAYs been able to find gently used cameras and lenses very well suited and up to the tasks at 'efficient' prices. E-Bay and Craigslist has served me well, as has a few others . . .
DPReview is a good source of info as is many other sites with equipment reviews. . . photo-dot-net is another that I just remembered

opps first post in wrong 'spot'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 21:50 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (216 comments in total)

Don't limit yourself to this list. Over the years, I've come to know that the newest is NOT always the best, buying a G9 about a year ago and finding it Excellent for the task as a case in point for my self. Also finding a Canon 40D and Nikon D300 for some specific projects recently.

If 'pocket size' is not a requirement you may find even better choices, the Canon GX1 or Panasonic FZ70 as just two options that may engage for your needs.

I've ALWAYs been able to find gently used cameras and lenses very well suited and up to the tasks at 'efficient' prices. E-Bay and Craigslist has served me well, as has a few others . . .
DPReview is a good source of info as is many other sites with equipment reviews. . . photo-dot-net is another that I just remembered

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 33rd comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 comments in total)

Dont't give me video . . . forget about the Articulated LCD I use/need. . . a Great Business Model IMO.

I'm in process in shifting to Canon [this from a longtime Nikon owner since the FTN days] as Nikon seems to have abandon their base of owners.
Price it HIGH. . . great idea. . . slow down potential sales and increase incremental costs.

With the right camera Nikon could lure my return. . . Love the Fuji like controls but the DF as we are seeing is not going to do the trick. . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:07 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (562 comments in total)
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Segaman: hey guys DSLR are going to be a rare breed, the stats are telling us that in the next five years, things will be hard, so lets keep the spirit alive, specially for Nikon, which I love their products!
Christopher Chute from market intelligence firm IDC predicts Nikon may be out of business in 5 years if the trend continues.

“You’re talking about a 10-15% decline in DSLR shipments all over the world. Which is kind of shocking because that market’s been growing double digits for almost ten years. Nikon recently said they have a five year plan to address this. And my view is, that five year plan should have come out five years ago. They’re not going to be around in five years.”
http://www.eoshd.com/content/11409/consumer-dslrs-dead-5-years

Donnie. . .Well put. . . I do believe many of us that consider ourselves in or near the 'high end enthusiast' user category will also support the SLR configuration.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 23:48 UTC
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tkbslc: You had me until 1/1.7"

YEP! Me too1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 21:43 UTC
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Gesture: Time to stop calling 1/1.7 sensor a larger sensor. It's one up from the bottom. FF, APS-C, M4/3, 1" etc. All these cameras should strive for a 2/3 in sensor at a minimum; really 1" like Sony and Nikon 1.

Could not AGREE MORE! Puts it in the same 'class' as Nikon and Canon with their 'same size' sensors. . . this pretty face won't do much better, if at all

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 21:40 UTC
On Another Hasselblad Rebadge or Photoshopped Hoax? news story (187 comments in total)

What has happened Hasselblad's no nonsense approach to QUALITY. Their web site is now pushing the Luxury of their offerings, what ever the heck that means to any particular photographer . . . Putting Luxury in your pocket means WHAT?

http://www.hasselbladusa.com/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 23:18 UTC as 41st comment
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)
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limlh: I think there is a definite improvement. Image from Iphone 5s looks like it comes from a real camera and not a phone. Nokia Lumia 1020 looks very good as well. Sony Xperia Z and Samsung S4 look terrible.

It would seem that we ought to be able to compare 'it' with some 'real' cameras as well as Vlad has suggested.

Phones are not dedicated cameras yabokkie and others suggest and have little flexibility in some many instances

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 14:49 UTC
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