JosephScha

JosephScha

Lives in United States Suffern, NY, United States
Works as a Software engineer
Joined on Apr 26, 2004
About me:

Former Pentax K1000 user, then Canon A70, then Panasonic FZ7 (an amazingly flexible camera), now Panasonic G10.

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On P1000578 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The 25mm f/1.4 lens shines - I think it's really something special.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo in sample gallery (2 comments in total)

The 25mm f/1.4 lens shines - I think it's really something special.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (429 comments in total)
In reply to:

creaDVty: Was the autofocus test done with a Panasonic lens? If so, how well can it focus with an Olympus lens?

I know m43 is a system, but why would one want Oly (unstabilized) lenses on a Panasonic body? Most Panasonic lenses are stabilized, except for short focal lengths.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 06:23 UTC

re: "...the perception on the part of a lot of consumers that Sony is a consumer electronics company that also makes cameras. What do you need to do to change that perception?"

I think the answer is, you introduce innovative products like the a7R II with the world's largest BSI sensor. 4K video is new, but not a first. But 42MP full frame BSI, now that's going to do a lot to change that perception.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 00:41 UTC as 21st comment

+1 start for irony

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 02:52 UTC as 1st comment
On First try at the moon in the Astro photography challenge (1 comment in total)

The moon is quite bright! Try 1/100 second at ISO 200 at about f/8, maybe f/5.6, and you should get a nice exposure and a sharper image.
The earth moves 360 degrees per day = 15 degrees per hour = 0.25 degrees per minute = 0.00416 degree per second, so 0.000416 degrees in 1/10 seconds. The moon spans about 0.5 degrees as viewed from earth. So in 1/10 second it has moved 1/100 of its diameter. That's noticeable! I encourage you to try 1/100 or 1/200 sec at ISO 200, and compare.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 00:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Life and death challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

SHR100: Why is there a limit to the date of photography?

The person who makes the challenge apparently wants to increase the chances that you took the picture because of this challenge. As opposed to digging something from years ago that might be suitable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 04:38 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: But if you are passionate to photography, you will at least need the 14-140 mm and it is still small and light enough for a long journey!
I don't see any camera maker today, who can beat this combination.
no Olympus (the 14-150 mm is light but optics and mechanics are worse),
no Sony (the 18-200 mm are far to big and heavy)
no Samsung (the 18-200 mm is big and expensive)
no Canon (the don't have a super zoom yet!)
no Nikon (they have only half the sensor size)
no Fujifilm - the 5.6/18-135 mm is close but by far to expensive and it is only 135 mm

I have the 14-140mm newer version, and I am quite impressed! Although at least fully extended it is not quite as sharp as the Leica 25mm f/1.4 , I have been impressed with how sharp it is! I have the pictures to prove it.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 19:46 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Sergeg: I love everything about my GX7, functionality and rangefinder looks, ergonomics, handling.
This has a curious appearance, like some miniature SLR from the 70's, why the "pentaprism" protrusion if there is no mirror, does it have any practical function beyond cosmetics? The FZ1000 and LX100 fill my 4K fix and I love the extra rez of the FZ!
This is a curious beast with an uncertain niche to fill IMO.

several years ago I bought a G10. I already told my wife (that's commitment!) that I plan to upgrade to a G7. As for the somewhat (or with the pewter top very) retro look, just look at the OMD-EM10. People LOVE it because it looks like a "camera" to them. Many years ago I had a Pentax K1000 film SLR. I don't mind it all that this is small, light copy of that shape. As for the bump: no it doesn't have be pentaprism shape but it has to be there if you have an electronic viewfinder up there, and you have a built in flash and a flash hot shoe up there. Panasonic tried all rounded, swooping sides, on the G6. Offhand, I think the reaction to that might be what led them to this much more classic camera shape.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On Long Daytime Exposure challenge (6 comments in total)
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JosephScha: Thomas15: Thank you so much for your "No previous Challenge Winners" rule. It is welcoming; it supports the purpose of dpreview - to help people learn. I recognize it is the inverse of the rule of a different challenge host, and I appreciate it.

I assumed that it meant "persons", and that it was done in response to another challenge host who posts as one of his conditions that only people who have won a previous challenge are allowed to enter. Lately that person has added that he might allow other entries if he judges them to be of high enough quality.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
On Long Daytime Exposure challenge (6 comments in total)

Thomas15: Thank you so much for your "No previous Challenge Winners" rule. It is welcoming; it supports the purpose of dpreview - to help people learn. I recognize it is the inverse of the rule of a different challenge host, and I appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 02:35 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On - Spaghetti- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (4 comments in total)

I can't enter! It's Passover, so I don't have any spaghetti this week! Oh ... but I couldn't enter anyway, since I've never won a challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 00:56 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On HAM RADIO in the A still life that contains something Electronic challenge (2 comments in total)

This sure caught my eye! Nice picture.
Joe S, WB2FUL

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 03:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Camera is not shown above. It's a micro four thirds camera, with a crop factor of 2. That's why 25mm is equivalent to 50mm on full frame, that is, "normal".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 04:31 UTC as 1st comment
On A "normal" look to the world - full color challenge (5 comments in total)

It's not my challenge, but I think 55mm should also count as "normal". It's up to the challenge organizer, I hope he will reply to you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 03:31 UTC as 5th comment
On Macro - Something Sticky challenge (1 comment in total)

"Macro" ... "submit a macro photo..." So, what qualifies as macro? Probably not at least 1:1 on the sensor, that's too strict. How large can the subject be before it's not a macro photo?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Add Snow! in the Winter magic challenge (3 comments in total)

VERY nice work

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)

Re: What do you make of it?
I think Canon has looked at Mirrorless sales in Japan, and possibly the rest of Asia and even Europe, and then noted that penetration of mirrorless cameras is much less in the the US than in Japan. I don't know but I'll bet the US is behind the rest of Asia and even Europe too.
But I do think that's a shame. Considering how few stores that sell cameras carry more than one model of Olympus and Panasonic, or the Pentax Q or Nikon V1, Canon could very well have the only mirrorless camera in many of those places. They could help move the camera market in the US. Instead, they are choosing to help it stay lagging behind.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:12 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply

I can't find the train

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Playing with Death in the -Dumb Ways 2 Die- (Full Colours Only + Border ) challenge (2 comments in total)

Looks like probability is high he is about to be gored.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 18:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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