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 Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (215 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 103rd comment | 2 replies
On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (139 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 (510 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 13th comment
On Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners article (34 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 45th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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Dimac: too big and too ugly and missing things, deleted from my wish list

Good scientific research on both sides. . .lol

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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Cal22: The LX100 aims at people who want an all-in-one solution. And the camera has a lot to like. I like especially the full manual control with control dials on the top plate for your right hand and a ring at the lens' mount for your left. And the camera body is big enough to making it not fiddly.

What I don't like: The camera has no tilting rear screen and no tilting EVF either. How to shoot from ground level? And a bundled flash should come up with more options than a built-in flash can provide; whether Panasonic will deliver in this respect, we may doubt until now.

The lens' zoom range is a little limited. Let's hope the image quality lives up to the name Leica!

For one I use, and need at least a tilting screen. . . articulated is better for what I do. Fixed screens are a deal killer for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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Dimac: too big and too ugly and missing things, deleted from my wish list

We is here, there. . . everywhere. . . 3d speaks for us.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (59 comments in total)
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KZMike: This 'box' camera has/could have many applications that some posting here just don't get, though it must be cost effective to be in the mix ► astronomy, time lapse [surprising how few really good-quality set ups are out there], drones, nature photography. . . any thing where a 'static' camera can be utilized.

I think this cameras success or lack there of, will be determined by 3rd party apps or some software where some one with a basic understanding of PC work place programs could be able to 'program' this camera to do what is required by the 'project' along will some in puts that would allow external power-timer-sensor [motion/light], etc.

Give it a chance. . . its new and has tons of potential. . . hopefully there is some good support and interest from Oly and photo hackers to move this new concept forward.

Yes I have. Little to NO use for me. . . no in put or out put from what I see other than a smart phone. . . no shoe mount. . . it is a first step and hope this sort of camera evolves as does the Oly

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:09 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (59 comments in total)
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KZMike: This 'box' camera has/could have many applications that some posting here just don't get, though it must be cost effective to be in the mix ► astronomy, time lapse [surprising how few really good-quality set ups are out there], drones, nature photography. . . any thing where a 'static' camera can be utilized.

I think this cameras success or lack there of, will be determined by 3rd party apps or some software where some one with a basic understanding of PC work place programs could be able to 'program' this camera to do what is required by the 'project' along will some in puts that would allow external power-timer-sensor [motion/light], etc.

Give it a chance. . . its new and has tons of potential. . . hopefully there is some good support and interest from Oly and photo hackers to move this new concept forward.

Lest we all forget, prior to the early 1980's computers were in use in many forms, since the mid-1950 and used for a wide variety of tasks, then the PC arrived from IBM in basically a Open Form package. . . In some respects this is pretty much where we might be in digital photography and this 'box' might be the 'seed' to launch digital photography to unthinkable levels.

As I recall there were many similar comment made about that IBM offering. . .

Let the clones begin. . .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (59 comments in total)

This 'box' camera has/could have many applications that some posting here just don't get, though it must be cost effective to be in the mix ► astronomy, time lapse [surprising how few really good-quality set ups are out there], drones, nature photography. . . any thing where a 'static' camera can be utilized.

I think this cameras success or lack there of, will be determined by 3rd party apps or some software where some one with a basic understanding of PC work place programs could be able to 'program' this camera to do what is required by the 'project' along will some in puts that would allow external power-timer-sensor [motion/light], etc.

Give it a chance. . . its new and has tons of potential. . . hopefully there is some good support and interest from Oly and photo hackers to move this new concept forward.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 01:27 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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wsalopek: The EM-1 looks gorgeous...but it's only slightly smaller than the FULL FRAME Sony A7...that's a pretty serious jump in sensor capability for almost no increase in physical size.

I suppose if low light and maximum subject isolation does not matter, the Olympus is the way to go, but if those things DO matter, go with the Sony.

UMMM have you cccchecked the body only pricing for the Oly $1300 [with rebate of $100] vs. $2500 for the Sony body.

That's a serious pricing differential for my photo budget.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:33 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (51 comments in total)
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marc petzold: 1. No EVF
2. No Handgrip (LX100 alike) same goes for RX100 I - III w/o AddOn Grip
3. No Filterthread (-no buy!)
4. No XAVC S Codec with 50Mps like Sony, therefore lower Videoquality
5. No 4K Recording (optional, the LX100 does it)

To sum it up, an Epic fail - just a "me too" product, sorry Canon - back in 2012 that product would have been sold like hotcakes, and compete well with the RX100 Mark I...but it's Fall 2014 now.

It is worse than an 'epic fail' and a 'me too' product would have been a better offering than what it is. . .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
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