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 article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)

The new GF8 is still about $500, should have been included. And the G7 when on sale sells for $599, I wonder how close to $500 qualified.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 18:02 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On photo Boston sunset in the Best FT or MFT Image of the week! challenge (3 comments in total)

This is art. Beautiful, striking. It was clear this was made from more than one photo to get everything in focus. Thanks for the explanation of what you did!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 03:33 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater (10 comments in total)

200mm on full frame, on APS-C, and on 4/3? Different magnification (x4, x6, x8) but OK it's your challenge, 200mm it is.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 02:58 UTC as 8th comment
On photo "Forest" in the Things that don't make good pictures challenge (1 comment in total)

Powerful image

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 01:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Gettysburg Battlefield ivy in the Reach for the Sky: Vines & Climbing Plants challenge (1 comment in total)

I think that looks like poison ivy. Can anyone confirm?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Roma in the Design Elements - Value (B&W) challenge (1 comment in total)

... sumus amor

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:57 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

JosephScha: Let's see, 4K video (38## by 25##) is said to give an 8MP extracted still. This imples that 8K video (nearly 8### by 5###) should yield a 32MP extracted still. Considering that Panasonic has just one camera with a 20MP sensor, and that 4K video requires some pretty darn fast memory cards ... on the one hand I credit Panasonic for investing in something for several years in the future. On the other hand, I wonder if they realize it will be several years in the future before they can make this work?
Personally, I hope they can squish out a BSI sensor somewhere on their development path, it would be worth it if it can gain a stop of light gathering capability, I'll bet it can.

True. I know (from my company) how much it stinks to be behind, but sometimes a company does have to catch up, and then progress from there. I don't know if Panasonic sees BSI that way.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 02:38 UTC

Let's see, 4K video (38## by 25##) is said to give an 8MP extracted still. This imples that 8K video (nearly 8### by 5###) should yield a 32MP extracted still. Considering that Panasonic has just one camera with a 20MP sensor, and that 4K video requires some pretty darn fast memory cards ... on the one hand I credit Panasonic for investing in something for several years in the future. On the other hand, I wonder if they realize it will be several years in the future before they can make this work?
Personally, I hope they can squish out a BSI sensor somewhere on their development path, it would be worth it if it can gain a stop of light gathering capability, I'll bet it can.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 01:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 10 replies
On photo Three little birds in the Free challenge (1 comment in total)

third bird is too well hidden, I can't find it.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 03:23 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Magnificent Mammals-No Pets (2 comments in total)

This challenge has very high quality entries. I didn't see any that I thought were off topic. And although I agree with placements in general, I have to say that unlike in some other challenges even the 97th - 100th entries were on topic and photographically just fine. Congratulations to everyone, therefore.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 14:05 UTC as 1st comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (393 comments in total)
In reply to:

JmaverickPro: Anyone else look at the sample gallery?

https://light.co/gallery

Interesting technology for sure, but these samples look horrendous.

I figured there had to be a catch.

I just looked at the sample gallery. Most of the pictures look good. Exceptions: the bokeh on the chess pieces is disturbing. And the 2nd to last one, where the sunlight washes out the trees ... looks disappointing to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 03:12 UTC
On photo Bagan in the Places of worship in a non-urban setting challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you for representing something other than a church!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo PA030006a in the Macro - Where did it go? challenge (1 comment in total)

Don't know for sure, but I'll bet Japanese beetles. They LOVE rose leaves. I've seem them do more damage than these pictures show.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 04:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo L1730914....the 29 FIVE GALLONS OF WATER.... in the Macro - Something that Stacks challenge (1 comment in total)

Not macro

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 04:46 UTC as 1st comment
On ChallengeEntry:933808 (1 comment in total)

Is this a torso?

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 03:52 UTC as 1st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: If G7 has an Recall down the road, how Panasonic handles it (as SN is off)?

I realize you wrote your question 2 months ago now, but I think it is now EXTREMELY unlikely that there will be a recall of the G7. One reason I think that is because I cannot remember any camera model that Panasonic has ever recalled. However, they have released firmware updates - on rare occasions.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 00:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
In reply to:

JakeB: That is one ugly camera.

And yes, it does matter to me.

Those who have no eye for design have no business using cameras in the first place.

I think the G7KS is quite attractive (to me), more so than the all black model, and to my taste both are better looking - more like my idea of a camera - than the G6. I don't think it's just coincidence that Panasonic tried that rounded top and then went right back to more conventional shape.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 00:31 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)

This is not specific to the G7. I just have to write: Reviews should no longer say "USB 2.0 (480Mb/s)" because as we all know, USB 2's protocol - having to turn the bus around to acknowledge each packet - significantly reduces the throughput you can achieve. 480Mb/s divided by 10 should be 48MB/s but even the very best card readers can't get that, the good ones can get half of that. It is time for cameras to implement USB 3.0 at 5Gb/s because the protocol supports streaming and has bidirectional communication (no "turn the bus around"). It is a windowed protocol: during streaming it does not wait for an ack for each packet, the acks can be behind by "window size" number of packets. Anyone remember XModem? Good ideas never die, they come back about a million times faster.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 03:58 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Sample Gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo P1000578 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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