B1ackhat

B1ackhat

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Oct 12, 2010

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After having rented the G1X M2 when it was first released, I decided not to purchase it based on its inability to lock focus in some low light situations. Then about 2 weeks ago, I reconsidered, as I wanted a new toy for an upcoming backpacking trip. I've still had the focusing issues, as well as some focusing issues I was previously unaware of; the camera often locks focus on some tiny object in the frame rather than object desired. That aside, I'm really enjoying the camera and any shortcomings in IQ (compared to a DSLR) are more than made up for in shooting enjoyment.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 40th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

lol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 04:48 UTC as 159th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1425 comments in total)

I have always loved Panasonic cameras, but was frustrated with the color inaccuracies, color casts, and poor AWB. Although there are only a handful of sample images here, I don't see these problems. I may find myself migrating back to Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 02:57 UTC as 33rd comment
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (77 comments in total)
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NeilJones: How do you hold those things? Seriously, so awkward, no grip, just a slippery box. Not a great design at all. At least the Panny's give you something to hold.

I've got larger hands than most men and yet have never had a problem holding any of the S-series cams. Take off the mittens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (790 comments in total)
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Angus Rose: I've waited sooo long for this camera!
And I'm not bothered that it lacks an EVH, and it'll probably bring down the price.

The irony in that statement josseee is that the RX100 has oft been called a copy of the S-series (and rightly so).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (790 comments in total)

Yes, it has some shortcomings, but every camera does. For the first time in a long time, I am genuinely excited about a Canon product.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:27 UTC as 217th comment | 2 replies
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B1ackhat: That is a completely ridiculous defense to copyright infringement. If I set my camera up on a tripod remotely controlled by my phone and one of my dogs licks the screen thereby triggering the shutter, the photo then becomes the property of no one. That's ludicrous.

Easycass, my pack is spoiled rotten so I think they would be quite pleased. :) Besides, it costs us ~$300/month just to feed them so they should start earning their keep. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 00:49 UTC

That is a completely ridiculous defense to copyright infringement. If I set my camera up on a tripod remotely controlled by my phone and one of my dogs licks the screen thereby triggering the shutter, the photo then becomes the property of no one. That's ludicrous.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 06:41 UTC as 218th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (778 comments in total)

Sony has produced yet another excellent pocket cam ... with the same problems as its predecessors (awful IS, poor color accuracy, less malleable RAWs, etc.). I ditched my RX100 when I had paid $550, but just picked up another for $280. I would gladly pay $800 for the M3 if they could fix those same damn problems, but until then, I'll just wait until I can snag one for $400.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 100th comment | 6 replies

So Firefly is essentially going to do what the apps I have already do. Tell me why this would be appealing?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:38 UTC as 24th comment

Well accurate color is a lost cause with either camera, so that's a wash. The better sensor is almost inevitably going to be found in the Sony. Panasonic, however, is (imho) a far better camera maker. And that price is very reasonable!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:05 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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chris100uk: Richard...how does the stabilisation compare with previous models? Is it true 5 axis?

According to Sony's reps, it applies to video only.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

"However, one significant change is that you can now use Auto ISO when in Manual mode - effectively creating a Pentax-esque 'Shutter and Aperture Priority' mode."

OK, this is huge. The IS on the RX100 series sucks and the camera often chooses a lower shutter speed than it is capable of stabilizing, so adding auto ISO to manual mode is truly a godsend. I still can't wrap my head around the price tag for this thing, but I am thrilled to see this change implemented.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 23:51 UTC as 439th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Altruisto: Sony don't have the best colors, their jpegs can be messy, their skin tones yellowish, but they are the most innovative. Rx100 iii will do a lot of harm to other companies if the lens quality is decent. Let's pray to Zeiss.

It is this issue with color (and the fact that they cannot be fixed in raw 99% of the time), that gives me the most pause when considering a Sony camera. I look back at all my RX100 photos and am wowed by the image quality, but terribly disappointed by the color inaccuracies and general haze present (the latter of which IS fixable, but I get tired of having to do so).

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Nice updates, but the horribly inaccurate color (which remains unfixable in raw in most cases), poor AE system, senseless auto behavior (e.g. often choosing too slow a shutter speed), and nearly nonexistent IS still persist. I still think the RX100s are all great cams, but I am frustrated by Sony's seeming inability to fix these very basic problems. :/

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 673rd comment | 7 replies

Now they just need a few patents for a decent IS system, color accuracy, and non-epileptic continuous AF.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:47 UTC as 20th comment
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)

Nice ad for the Xrite ColorChecker Passport. Get yours today from DPR's parent company, Amazon.com.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:39 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Up close: The beauty of butterfly wings article (47 comments in total)

If you love nature, then leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures. This reminds me of the article regarding the incredible, one-of-a-kind, massive wild boar - that some buffoon shot and killed. These are simply expressions of human greed, not a love of nature.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 08:56 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)
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Artistico: Surely you could have come up with a better and less obvious April fool's joke than that, DPreview? Not to mention a better photoshopped picture with the lens. And, as everyone(?) knows, the reason the old Zuiko lenses are so compact is the large film-to-flange distance of the old OM cameras. It simply wouldn't work on a body like that.

Oh well. Better than no joke, I guess. Kudos for trying. I'm sure some people were fooled.

You will need lots and lots of wine (or drugs) in order to find any Monty Python film funny.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

April 1st? OMG? C'mon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 125th comment
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