FrankS009

FrankS009

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On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)

In terms of "convergence" I don't see how this is a more revolutionary product than the Panasonic GH4. And the GH4 shoots RAW still images, and still image can be produced from its 4K footage.

Is it the shape that says convergence to the author?

I would hate to have to the journalist who has to lug 2 lbs around to every event.

Is it the best bang for the buck for companies? We shall see it if sells.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 02:24 UTC as 166th comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)
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regordyoll: Why a 1" sensor when a Sony A7 has a full frame sensor or a Sony A6000 has an APS-C sensor? I'd like to understand the reason. Thanks!

The GH$ has a larger sensor and is much lighter.
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Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)

I would buy this camera in a minute if I could afford it. Not cheap in Canada.
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Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 01:05 UTC as 4th comment
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

Have a Sigma 60mm 2.8 that works well on my GX7. Would like to see more ultra wide lenses for m4/3rds.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:22 UTC as 18th comment
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

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Thank you for withdrawing it. I could not find a means of doing that myself.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

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Please withdraw it.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

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There are some wonderful images in the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

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There was nothing to say she wasn't a pilot either. A pilot without regalia is still a pilot. No, at this point I am happy that the photo is not in the challenge.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

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Disagree with your points 1 and 3 that are concerned with composition. Point 2 is irrelevant - an unidentified pilot is still the pilot.

Good luck with the challenge.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)

My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 23:02 UTC as 1st comment | 10 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)

This doesn't look like a bad camera, at a good size. I wish it had GM5 EVF and controls, but then it would fill a different niche.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:52 UTC as 5th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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Monvieux: I have no particular affinity for one brand over another although Canon, Nikon, Sony and perhaps Olympus and FujiFilm are the ones I would focus on. It is whomever makes a solid, reliable product for the specs I want. I like the concept of the camera but extra $$ for a viewfinder and a limited range of lens rules this model out for me. I'll wait for the Sony Alpha 7000 or other. Keep it out of NA where camera users may be more critical/insightful and perhaps less committed to a brand. Sites like DPreview do make me think broader than brand.

Don't forget Panasonic when you think of solid and reliable. And IQ as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (928 comments in total)

Find myself more and more looking forward to a LX100 style "GX100" exchangeable lens camera between the GX7 and the GM5 in size.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 23:59 UTC as 21st comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)

Hard for some to admit the revolution being led by big electronics companies like Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung rather than the old brands. Good to have competition among mirrorless cameras, and the BSI sensor is an advance that Panasonic and Sony will have to match in their own ways.
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 67th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)

With respect, and having enjoyed her review in a number of ways, I still think Allison needs to provide us with her criteria for labelling the GM5 sensor as "dated." Many here and elsewhere (eg the m4/3rds forum) have rushed to surmise what they think she means, but it is better to give her the chance to tell us herself. I hope she does that.

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 14:59 UTC as 29th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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FrankS009: The comment about the GM5 sensor being "dated" frankly confuses me. What is the criteria being used? Date of introduction? Number of megapixels? ISO performance?
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Should be "what ARE the criteria." My bad grammar. But please tell us!
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Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)

The comment about the GM5 sensor being "dated" frankly confuses me. What is the criteria being used? Date of introduction? Number of megapixels? ISO performance?
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Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)

This is a nice camera at the entry level, but why does it make me feel that there is a LX100 style (and controlled) body with interchangeable lens capacity coming down the pipe?
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Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (205 comments in total)
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Cathy2015: Hi, I am planning a trip on January 12th and I don't know what I should use as a camera for the trip: my good old Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 or my new iPhone 6 plus. Even though the iPhone 6 plus is much newer, it seems to me that the good old Lumix is still a better camera.

What would you use as your camera for great pictyres if you were me: the iPhone 6 plus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5?

I really have no clue about cameras and I have no idea what all the spec mean :(

I'd appreciate some opinions (please).

Thanks,

Cathy

Yes, I was responding to you, thinking I was responding to Cathy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (205 comments in total)
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Cathy2015: Hi, I am planning a trip on January 12th and I don't know what I should use as a camera for the trip: my good old Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 or my new iPhone 6 plus. Even though the iPhone 6 plus is much newer, it seems to me that the good old Lumix is still a better camera.

What would you use as your camera for great pictyres if you were me: the iPhone 6 plus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5?

I really have no clue about cameras and I have no idea what all the spec mean :(

I'd appreciate some opinions (please).

Thanks,

Cathy

It was your trip I was referring to. But for my trips , I use my phone for phoning and my small micro four-thirds camera (Panasonic GM5 or my old Panasonic GF1 with a 20mm pancake lens) for picture taking. Thy give excellent image quality - for all practical purposes as good as the big heavy Canons and Nikons and they also fit in a jacket pocket. Your TZ5 is even smaller. A very good point and shoot camera.

You asked about the kinds of trips I take - a trip to the east coast by train, by car exploring the Canadian mid -north and Michigan's UP, by bus where trains and airlines don't go.

Enjoy yours!

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
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