PaulRacecar

PaulRacecar

Lives in United States TX, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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PaulRacecar: I like the 300mm f/4. I have the Panasonic 100-300 - it is ok but it's slow and cannot be as sharp and well-adjusted as a prime. The price is very reasonable IMHO.

MK82 I never said "Prime is always sharper than zoom" I don't see that comment anywhere in my post. And what you said is true about sharpness. but there are compromises at every focal length in a zoom - distortion is often compromised, sharpness also in many cases.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

Having read through some of these comments it is clear that DPR needs to hire these guys! They are so astute and full of knowledge - obviously more knowledgeable than the DPR staff writers. I'd much rather read an in-depth review written by any of these guys rather than the know-nothing DPR staff :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 4th comment
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PaulRacecar: I like the 300mm f/4. I have the Panasonic 100-300 - it is ok but it's slow and cannot be as sharp and well-adjusted as a prime. The price is very reasonable IMHO.

By "Slow" I mean maximum aperture is slow especially at 300mm where it's most important. Sorry haven't looked at the 75-300 II. However it cannot be as sharp as a prime because of the zoom range. Zooms have to compromise at each focal length.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 05:23 UTC

I like the 300mm f/4. I have the Panasonic 100-300 - it is ok but it's slow and cannot be as sharp and well-adjusted as a prime. The price is very reasonable IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 05:08 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies

Was planning to buy the T4i/EOS 650D, think I'll get this one instead. Latest model.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 03:00 UTC as 41st comment
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)

I was planning to buy the T4i/650D, now I've changed my mind and I'm getting this one instead. Why not get the latest model right?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 20:58 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

I like that the camera can be controlled remotely with an iPhone. You can place it where you wouldn't want to go, and shoot from a distance. Sports and bird photography come to mind. Interesting and comprehensive reveiw, thanks guys!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 06:03 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)
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Artur Kozlowski: shouldn't they be using Olympus cameras for the Olympics? 8^)

My thoughts exactly!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 03:37 UTC
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)

Those robots are trying to look cool using Canon 1D's and "L" series lenses. Couldn't they have chosen a less cool system? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 18:18 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

I just received mine. It’s small, it’s light and the Auto WB is extremely accurate. It nails most ambient light perfectly (even in a school cafeteria). This is the camera to take with you on a hike. Put whatever lens on it you want, put it in a hip pouch and go. It’s also the camera to take with you on a family trip, or a kid’s soccer match or school play. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or a beginner, it’s an easy choice because of the price. The kit lens is all many people will need IMHO. The IQ is excellent, although the NEF files aren’t the best. You can always switch to M mode and take complete control of your exposure options. I like that Nikon included a +/- accessible next to the shutter release. Haven’t made a video yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 04:16 UTC as 8th comment

The fact that the Nikon factory in Fukushima was decimated in the March 2011 tsunami is not lost on the Japanese government. I’m guessing they brokered a deal with Canon and Nikon to allow Nikon to have a distinct price advantage, along with a better product. Japan cannot allow an imaging titan like Nikon to falter in the world market. I think they shook hands under the table and said “Canon you let Nikon have this one, you’ll get your turn next." Just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 04:50 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

Thanks for the wonderful reveiw! I prefer the D800 for video b/c it auto-focuses. The only problem is that if the audio is quiet, you can hear a crackling noise as the D-800 focuses. I pick up the 5DIII more often for stills b/c it's so much easier to use and it feels better in my hands. I like the quality of the jpgs, and skin tones of the 5DIII. No surprise that both cameras earned an 82 score.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 03:00 UTC as 217th comment
On Church in Quebec City photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This the uncropped version.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 18:10 UTC as 1st comment
On 5DM2-Easter 2012-01 photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I placed a large blue piece of cardboard behind the subject to provide an uncluttered backdrop, and to keep the wind down a little. Gitzo tripod-mounted 5Dmk II, Canon 100mm Macro.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 18:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Horse Crippler Bloom photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Used a diffusion screen on this one also. Keeps the highlights from blowing out and creates a pleasant over-all illumination of the subject.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 18:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Mosquito Marshes 2 photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I call this "mosquito marsh" b/c I was being swarmed by mosquitos as I took this picture. Thank you DEET! I was only bitten once on a spot where I didn't spay insect repellant.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Front of the Notre Dame Cahedral photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

1600 ISO is still relatively noise-free with the Oly PEN E-P3. RAW processing makes it even less noisey. This is a sharp and very usable file.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:28 UTC as 1st comment
On The Magnificent Organ photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

The Oly 12mm f/2.0 is a pefect interior lens. It allows lower ISOs and captures the whole scene.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Buffy Portrait 2 photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

It's difficult to get a pet to pose properly. They get distracted easily and refuse to sit still. It's even harder to get them to look at the camera. Used the Canon 24-105mm L f/4, hand-held using the Live View mode.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Tree at Sunset photo in PaulRacecar's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I noticed the birds flying in the backround after I processed the photo and viewed it on the big screen. I love this photo because of the beautiful gradations of Orange into Black and the birds silouetted behind the magnificent tree.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 04:21 UTC as 1st comment
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