Dabbler

Dabbler

Lives in United States Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Works as a Web Designer
Has a website at www.itinko.com
Joined on Oct 14, 2005

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Talented storyteller! Would like to know the lenses used?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 04:56 UTC as 8th comment

Looking at the samples I can only think this is a bad copy of the product or poor photographic technique. I couldn't find an image that was sharp especially for a lens at this price and feel I'm getting better results with my 100-300 (not always, of course). Hope to see more samples from another source that shows good sharpness as I would really like to add it to my kit.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 19:28 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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Thsoft: No 4K. Very Disappointed

RX100 IV has 4K.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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Zoron: Waiting for Panasonic LX200 with articulated screen..

LX100 is MFT sensor vs RX100s,G5/9X are 1". IQ and especially high ISO go to LX100 FTW.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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jonikon: No EVF is off-putting, but no built-in flash is a deal killer for me. I had a Nikon V1 which also does not have a built-in flash and it was a real pain putting the flash on and then having to take it off when stowing the camera. Sometimes I forgot or misplaced the flash. I use the convenient built-in flash of my Nikon Coolpix A often to good effect, both indoors and outdoors, (for fill flash). Why some camera designers think a flash is a rarely used accessory that one should carry separately is beyond me.

You should have extra batteries for any camera you own. I buy a Wasabi kit with charger and two batteries whenever I buy. New camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: Samsung, please give me a fixed 28mm equivalent fast lens camera with built-in flash and evf for under $500 with your nice sensor.

Yes but still doesn't address EVF. I have taken to holding Hoodman LCD loupe up to the LCD which is awkward to say the least since I need the same hand to turn the zoom ring. I could mount it to the camera with a holder but then the whole thing looks like some steampunk contraption. And the loupe hanging around my neck makes me feel like some pompous movie director. Just hope the next edition of this camera has an EVF.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
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Pandimonium: What will I get. This one or a Leica Q?

Leica Q also has IS but the price differential is huge..

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 03:16 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1979 comments in total)
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Prasad Shines: I couldn't wait till December, bought Nikon D750 yesterday with a Nikkor 28-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lense . This lense replace every other wide, normal,Tele, macro & Zoom. It's Nikon newest and best ? It's superb for photographing anything that reasonably still

I almost never use my 28-300, it just produces such mediocre results when compared to the 24-70 & 70-200 f2.8 lenses even with extenders (1.4&1.7). Try a lens with shorter focal range and I think you'll be surprised at the improvement. Super zooms rarely produce great IQ. But you can't argue with convenience.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 08:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)
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tabloid: No viewfinder….therefore (in my opinion) can only be used indoors.

+1 for viewfinder. Even my RX100M3 has one. Too many times the LCD glare prevented me from framing an image properly, choosing the right focus target or seeing the setting in quick menu. Most of those millions of people you talk about use their cameras on full auto and most of those pics are nothing to write home about.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 13:27 UTC

Please let it have a reasonably quiet shutter, or a silent one as in the A7s?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On photo P1010199 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (8 comments in total)

This cam seems to have trouble with skin tones in the shade or low light. Her temple and forehead by her hairline are off color, almost smudged with soot. Her hands look fine so it may just be you have to keep light on your subject. Of course RAW files may not exhibit this flaw.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (8 comments in total)

This cam seems to have trouble with skin tones in the shade or low light. Her temple and forehead by her hairline are off color, almost smudged with soot. Her hands look fine so it may just be you have to keep light on your subject. Of course RAW files may not exhibit this flaw.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (18 comments in total)

I'm more concerned about the color of the cheeks near her chin and hair. Definitely not good skin tone.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 4th comment
On photo P1010343 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)

I'm more concerned about the color of the cheeks near her chin and hair. Definitely not good skin tone.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 4th comment
On article Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X (176 comments in total)
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Dabbler: I wonder if it uses the RX100II sensor instead of RX100III. After all, why would Sony let a competitor use the most advanced sensor they have? Even the RX10 uses the older RX100II sensor. Hopefully we'll have samples soon to see if this sensor lens combination produces as good results as the RX100III. I hope it does because I like the 100mm at the long end. I gave up 30mm going from RX100 to the M3 and would love to get it back.

There appears to be a difference between the mk2 and mk3 but from what I'm reading if you're shooting jpg the high ISO output is better on the mk2. The mk3 is supposed to have better sharpening. The drawback for me on the Canon is the lack of EVF. The mk3 has one although it's nothing to write home about.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On article Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X (176 comments in total)

I wonder if it uses the RX100II sensor instead of RX100III. After all, why would Sony let a competitor use the most advanced sensor they have? Even the RX10 uses the older RX100II sensor. Hopefully we'll have samples soon to see if this sensor lens combination produces as good results as the RX100III. I hope it does because I like the 100mm at the long end. I gave up 30mm going from RX100 to the M3 and would love to get it back.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Oh please people, can we stop that silly 1" sensor saga?
It is not possible physically to have such a lens and its reach and aperture and keep the compactness.
The difference in sensor size is easily overcome with better optics and better ergonomics that will allow you have a camera in hands that is more enjoyable to use, and will make a difference between a camera one can brag about, or a camera that takes the shot effortlessly.

You got me, the X-S1 is bigger. But the FZ1000 is a far cry from any TINY compact bridge camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:55 UTC

The really annoying thing with these cameras is before you can use them you have to select them as your wifi connection in your phone. Which means your phone is no longer connected to the Internet till you are done shooting pictures. So startup time to use this camera is very long.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 05:18 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Oh please people, can we stop that silly 1" sensor saga?
It is not possible physically to have such a lens and its reach and aperture and keep the compactness.
The difference in sensor size is easily overcome with better optics and better ergonomics that will allow you have a camera in hands that is more enjoyable to use, and will make a difference between a camera one can brag about, or a camera that takes the shot effortlessly.

I have the FZ1000 and it is easily the biggest of the bridge cameras. The Sony RX10 is smaller but heavier due to higher quality materials, it uses metal in a lot of places the FZ1000 uses plastic.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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ethanolson: I own a 1" camera and let me tell everybody that the noise on the 1" is worse than on smaller sensors (even 1/1.7") as evidenced by my Nikon's noise profile versus the Pentax Q7. There's a couple of stops difference. It's that bad, and now that they're on V3, it's not really gotten better. So Fujifilm probably took a smart road in sticking with a better sensor for their X30.

Nikon uses Aptina sensor. Sony makes sensors for a lot of other makers including Nikon but for some reason Nikon couldn't or wouldn't use the Sony sensor. Nikon 1 claim to fame is extremely fast FPS and I wonder if the Aptina sensor was custom made to scan images to the buffer much faster than Sony sensor could handle.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:38 UTC
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