FrankS009

FrankS009

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On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

Enjoyed these very much, although am puzzled. We all know that the world was in black and white until after the war.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 14:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Quite heavy for the size. Not cheap either - lots of more able less expensive competitors, particularly in M4/3rds.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 140th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Because of this website, I have purchased several Panasonic cameras over the years. But I've come to the conclusion that there has never been a top-notch Panasonic anything, ever.
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The Sony isn't perfect, but I'd rather pay $1300 for the Sony Rx10 and have a camera that produces output that I can enjoy, than pay $800 for a Panasonic that I won't even use because the output is lacking.
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Once again, let me remind you that I've purchased several cameras from Panasonic over the years. *NONE OF THEM* produced images that were useful to me. I've owned the Nikon D800e and others. I was *NEVER* happy with any Panasonic product. My biggest complaint is the ugly, chunky noise and horrible low-light capabilities.

I have been amused by Biological_Viewfinders's categorical statements condemning everything Panasonic. We all have subjective experiences, and mine of Panasonic cameras have been very good - my GF1 still delivers and my GX7 amazes - but while I prefer to buy Panasonic products to Sony ones subjectively I could not possibly say that all Sony products are terrible and all Panasonic ones great.

We need a bit of distance and empirical analysis for any given product. As it happens, Consumer Reports thought my Panasonic TV was the best out there at the time for picture quality.

Perhaps the Panasonic/Olympus m4/3rds system is more revolutionary than Sony's, with not only relatively small and light cameras, but also relatively small and light lenses.

Different photographers will have different goals and visions, and therefore need different equipment. But my m4/3rds system suits me and my photography very well. To each his or her own.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Where is the G7?
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Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 258th comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Because of this website, I have purchased several Panasonic cameras over the years. But I've come to the conclusion that there has never been a top-notch Panasonic anything, ever.
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The Sony isn't perfect, but I'd rather pay $1300 for the Sony Rx10 and have a camera that produces output that I can enjoy, than pay $800 for a Panasonic that I won't even use because the output is lacking.
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Once again, let me remind you that I've purchased several cameras from Panasonic over the years. *NONE OF THEM* produced images that were useful to me. I've owned the Nikon D800e and others. I was *NEVER* happy with any Panasonic product. My biggest complaint is the ugly, chunky noise and horrible low-light capabilities.

No problem with my Panasonic products. My GF1, G1, and Gx7 have been fine.

I prefer Panasonic products over Sony ones in general. My TV is terrific.

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Interesting camera - or might have been when I was moving from P&S. Not light though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:42 UTC as 259th comment
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FrankS009: The photo of the body and lens looks like it was taken with a wide to ultrawide lens, so the image is distorted and makes it difficult to gauge the scale of the lens on the camera. Haven't found the lens specs yet.

North American prices for the kit are something I haven't seen yet either.

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GM1 is 1.2 inches thick. 15mm is 1.42 inches thick. Total 2.62 "

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 19:42 UTC
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FrankS009: The photo of the body and lens looks like it was taken with a wide to ultrawide lens, so the image is distorted and makes it difficult to gauge the scale of the lens on the camera. Haven't found the lens specs yet.

North American prices for the kit are something I haven't seen yet either.

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Found the specs. A little less than one and a half times as wide as the 20mm. 1.42 inches. And about the same weight.
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Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
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AndreSJ: I'm I the only person confused about the actual market that the GM1 is aimed at?? I know its quality is great and I'm a fan of the product but it seems to be aimed at a very small market of people.

The price is high due to it having the same sensor as the GX-7 and it seems like all the lenses being dedicated for it are just as highly priced (yes great quality).

My question is who (if your spending the amount of money that you would have to) wants a camera that small??

I agree. A great blog. Might Klein have used something even wider?

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:26 UTC

The photo of the body and lens looks like it was taken with a wide to ultrawide lens, so the image is distorted and makes it difficult to gauge the scale of the lens on the camera. Haven't found the lens specs yet.

North American prices for the kit are something I haven't seen yet either.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 13:44 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)
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digiart: I hope this unboxing thing doesn't become a regular "event" on DPR!

Looking at a freaking box being opened! What's the value of that?
IMHO it's a wast of homepage space and bandwidth...

That's a big box!

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)
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steveh0607: This camera is loaded with great technology. If Nikon joined the 4/3 group they would own that market. The 1 strategy doesn't make sense to me.

M 4/3rds is a unique cross brand system with different sized bodies that shares not only sensor size but lenses. Nikon has always lived in a proprietary world -its own body, its own lenses - as has Canon. To join m4/3rds, although the m4/3rds sensor and lens size hits the sweet spot, would be an enormous challenge to Nikon corporate thinking. It might compete well.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (323 comments in total)

Speaking of late reviews, what about the Panasonic G6? It was introduced a year ago, and has not had a full review yet. Perhaps DPR is waiting for its replacement.

The G6 weights half of the D610, has an articulated screen, and its lenses are half the size and weight too. There is a purpose for every camera, but the difference between full frame and micro-4/3rds IQ is getting small enough that for practical purposes most people don't need to spend the extra money or lug the extra weight. The revolution has truly taken place.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 68th comment | 8 replies
On _MG_0890-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great building - floating I assume.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 17:05 UTC as 1st comment
On _MG_1165-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Love those old Citroen wagons. Always wanted one. Too rust prone for the east.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 1st comment
On _MG_1221-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Love those Beavers!

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 16:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

That photo is funny
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Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 14:05 UTC as 73rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)

I wonder what the G7 will be like, and whether Panasonic will introduce a new enthusiast stills camera between the G7 and the GHK4. Will a new GF camera play that role? My guess is that Panasonic still has a card or two up their sleeves.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 79th comment | 7 replies
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)
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dexter-g: http://www.putlocker.com/file/EE60E53A4B871578

The link above is a interview from the BBC1 “Imagine” series. It's truly fascinating and also has great music from Alex Baranowski. And be sure to check out his early work it's amazing. If anybody interested in watching it, just remember to click in the box where it says "continue as a free user".

Look forward to that one.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 12:58 UTC
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)

Although not a medical specialist, I wonder whether he has suffered post traumatic syndrome from his experiences, and I hope that he is getting the appropriate treatment. If soldiers can suffer it, why not he who has suffered so many wars? Within photography, he seems to be using landscape to gain some peace. I wish him well.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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