Greynerd

Greynerd

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Joined on Jul 18, 2011

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Jogger: Amazing that technology is just approaching what evolution figured out hundreds of millions of years ago.

I think the human race has done pretty well over the last hundred and fifty years as the single lens eye probably took over a billion years for evolution to 'figure' out how to do it and it has never figured out a way to transfer the images so we can look at each other's images.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:09 UTC
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nikon power: Why all the bashing when Leica is the Rolls Royce or Bentley of cameras?
fyi, rich people want an expensive name to show that they have much more buying powerthan many people.

@darngooddesign
LOL. You always know that making a comment like mine someone will find one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
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nikon power: Why all the bashing when Leica is the Rolls Royce or Bentley of cameras?
fyi, rich people want an expensive name to show that they have much more buying powerthan many people.

I cannot imagine Rolls Royce putting black fenders on a silver car. This thing is not exactly a style statement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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xoio: $899 = approx £530 at current exchange rate, even with a bank's creaming X percent onto that, it would still be sub £600.
So where do they get the wallet raping £749 from?

@John Clinch
The standard of health care in my area does not merit a 40% tax rate. It may be free but it is given grudgingly and with little real concern for the patient.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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xoio: $899 = approx £530 at current exchange rate, even with a bank's creaming X percent onto that, it would still be sub £600.
So where do they get the wallet raping £749 from?

@xoio
But it looks like our wretched greedy government is doing most of it.
Edit: Thanks spzphoto for putting me right on that. It looks like our import duties are pretty hefty compared to the US

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I think the future is 1" compact cameras and FF for enthusiast / pros. Bridge cameras such as m4/3 and APSC will die out.

Let's not get too carried away.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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xoio: $899 = approx £530 at current exchange rate, even with a bank's creaming X percent onto that, it would still be sub £600.
So where do they get the wallet raping £749 from?

Keith,
How can 20% VAT explain a 40% surcharge?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S5 post (80 comments in total)
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natna: "Noise levels are well controlled in low-light, albeit then with a noticeable loss of detail."

hahahahahahahhaha

i.e. give the water colour painting a good soak to fill in the gaps.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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quezra: If reviews are good, this could be the camera that makes me break my no-more-cameras vow this year. It seems to deal with the few niggles I had with the FZ200 decisively. Well done Panasonic! Very good to see some competition in the 1" segment at last.

@quezra
Commendable self control I think.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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marc petzold: It seems Barney likes the FZ1000 way much. Personally, i'd like the RX10 more, because the 24-200mm Range is enough for 99.9% of everyhting, adding another 200mm focal length, minus 1mm into the wide angle segment doesn't make any sense for myself, no offence. It's the same like with so called "soup zooms" lenses for DSLR here into germany, a "one lens does it all" does have too many compromises, in optical terms.

But i can see a market for the FZ1000 and RX10, etc...ppl who never want to exchange lenses, and to have it all, from wide angle to "supersizeme" telephoto focal length. For instance, for birders or wildlife photographers the FZ1000 might come in way handy.

Is a 1" sensor with a 400mm equivalent lens going to crop down to give the level of detail from a 1200mm equivalent Canon SX50? I just do not believe it. If you want a wide angle shot and the detail take 2 pictures with your small sensor superzoom and save yourself a heap of money. Of course if you have the money to burn and do not mind the bulk and weight this will be a great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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tabloid: Sony A65 user.

Couple of questions to our learn-ed contributors.

If a camera like this one (FZ1000) has 4K capabilities would it then be classified as a professional camera.

Why is the sensor described as a 'large sensor', when in fact its a tiny sensor.

Hmmm

It is a middle sized sensor, no more no less.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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quezra: If reviews are good, this could be the camera that makes me break my no-more-cameras vow this year. It seems to deal with the few niggles I had with the FZ200 decisively. Well done Panasonic! Very good to see some competition in the 1" segment at last.

I reckon my wife would consider a no more cameras vow this year as probably the most worthless promise of any that I could make. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

I had the video on, read the comments and just listened to the sound. They could produce a CD of dishwasher sounds to go with those whale noise and sea shore type relaxation albums that are supposed to sooth us in to tranquillity, especially after a day's jousting on the forum.
Edit: Sorry I am showing my age there - substitute an MP3 collection for CD or is it MP4?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 10:07 UTC as 12th comment
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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Karroly: Is this video supposed to teach us how to clean the GoPro sensor ?

Probably best not to use a dishwasher tablet as they are very abrasive and will cloud the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 10:00 UTC

I have just got a Nokia 1020 on a cheap contract, presumably because a replacement is imminent, and all my compacts are going on eBay. It will suffice as a carry around with my Nex6. The results are tremendous though the response is slow but the resultant images are superb. It is the best small sensor compact up to 1/1.7" I have ever had and I have had a few. My wife has an S4 which gives excellent images but the Nokia is in a league of its own. Certainly not a toy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:01 UTC as 4th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (838 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Having shot with the NEX-6 before I would miss the level gauge. I can't shoot a level landscape without one if my life depended on it. There's always a Joby aftermarket spirit level, but then you can't see it if you're using the EVF. Why in the WORLD was this left off from the NEX-6?

However, I love what they'e done with having so many AF points covering so much of the frame. This is something that DSLR makers still don't seem to get--we don't want to have to "focus center and recompose," we want to compose as-is and then be able to place an AF point pretty much wherever on the screen with our current composition already accounted for. Even models like the D7100 don't provide enough coverage, to say nothing of the D3000 and D5000 series. Whenever you say "I want about 150 AF points covering the WHOLE screen" they look at you like you're asking for the moon or something. Sony proves that in fact you're not asking that at all.

@forpetessake
"What can be easier than correcting the image in PP? "
Using a NEX 6 and not having to rotate and crop the image in PP would be the answer I presume and PP would be no use if the image is tightly framed.
The dropping of the level gauge is an inexcusable omission, probably because of a rush to market, but people will still try to make out there is merit in it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (838 comments in total)
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Jerry Fusselman: "While still respectable, the EVF on the a6000 is a step down from the one on the NEX-6. It's both smaller and lower resolution."

I have both of these cameras, and no one would prefer the NEX-6's EVF. Especially in low light, the a6000's EVF is far better to look at and far more useful. That, not just resolution, is the bottom line. Thus, the review's statement that the a6000's EVF is a step down is false. It is actually a big step up, when all aspects of using the EVF are considered.

@DtEW
How does my 'it could just be' turn in to 'could not possibly'. I just made a suggestion. I appreciate your point of view but please reply to what is actually said. I doubt that there will be a firmware upgrade and never implied that there will be.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (838 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I can't believe that this is rated 3% lower than a Canon 70D, etc., but you'll notice the only non-subjective con is about flash exposure. "Lens range not as developed as rival systems" -- you mean like the EOS-M system? I suppose only about 25 of my 130+ lenses would quickly autofocus on an A6000.... ;-)

This is a disturbingly good camera at a very good price. Take a look at the IQ side-by-side against the full-frame A7. I'd buy one immediately except I have a NEX-7, an A7, and a wife who'd be unhappy if I bought another camera right now.

@iudex
I am not sure if EOS-M is a joke any more. It has become so very sad that it would be in extremely bad taste to laugh at it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:51 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (838 comments in total)
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Jerry Fusselman: "While still respectable, the EVF on the a6000 is a step down from the one on the NEX-6. It's both smaller and lower resolution."

I have both of these cameras, and no one would prefer the NEX-6's EVF. Especially in low light, the a6000's EVF is far better to look at and far more useful. That, not just resolution, is the bottom line. Thus, the review's statement that the a6000's EVF is a step down is false. It is actually a big step up, when all aspects of using the EVF are considered.

It seems a bit of an assumption by apologists for the downgraded EVF that improvement in the EVF usability in liveview is entirely due to the drop in resolution. It could be just that the new cheaper EVF has been set up better with its firmware drivers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:38 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (838 comments in total)
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h2k: A camera without touchscreen? That feels almost un-Sony.

@DtEW
I think he was just pointing out how primitive these CSC's are given that Sony are so leading edge in other areas. In fact in dropping the level gauge they seem to be going backwards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
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