RedDog Steve

RedDog Steve

Lives in United States Music City, TN, United States
Works as a In-house print shop
Joined on Aug 28, 2012

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On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Very impressive, nice work !

Will the state pick this up for promotional purposes ?

rd

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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photo perzon: I wanna see it with a 14mm lens on it.

Camerasize.com: GM1 vs GX1 w/ 14/2.5

http://j.mp/1gCUC0H

It makes the tiny 14mm look huge.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 22:44 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

Terribly sub-par battery life, oh well ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 46th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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qianp2k: I like this new scene better, lots of areas with more details you can compare with. Hope DPR will find time to do tests again to add all cameras currently in old lab scene with this new scene.

Yes, how does this affect a comparison with 'everything that went before' ? Especially since I will be comparing head to head with my GX1. I wonder if it's worthwhile to make a shot of the old scene and the new ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 14:49 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Stitzer23: Why is sensor size missing in the key spec bullet list? Not key enough?

Is there more than one possible sensor size in a u4/3 body ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 03:47 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus PEN E-P5 real-world samples article (73 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I think you guys at DPreview should spend more time taking compositionally more interesting photographs. I don't care that you use something like the 15mm f/8 body cap lens to shoot your E-P5 photos, just make your photos more pleasing to look at. These look like outtakes from someone accidentally pressing the shutter.

This is the classic right-brain vs left-brain conflict.
Only half a brain is needed to absorb these analytic shots.

The shots are fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 14:52 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus PEN E-P5 real-world samples article (73 comments in total)
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smalltalk80: What are the dpreview crew thinking?

Using a low-performance 14-140 superzoom to test the latest flagship m43 camera? You don't even have budget for 12-35 and 35-100?

As long as the lens is reasonably sharp and used within it's normal capabilities, that's OK.
The P5 is the flagship of the PENS isn't it ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 14:49 UTC

Worth considering may be the fact that at many "events" a backpack may be banned due to security issues.
I'm a big fan of traveling light, anything beyond the body and first lens goes in a belt-clip pouch or fanny pack.
Having said that Lowepro has something for everyone !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 16:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Hmmm. to Pentax, 1/1.7" is a "larger" sensor...
Now, I understand why Samsung "kicked out" Pentax some years ago. It's simply hopeless...

Have you shot with an LX5/LX7, XZ1/XZ2, or other 1/1.7 compact ?
Yes, in the grand scheme of things these are "small sensors" but they kick butt on any P&S with the standard small 1/2.3".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:58 UTC
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)

Small is great, but not when it comes to sensors.
The new bigger sensor is a very good thing, and it's well established in other bodies and brands.

But, c'mon ... only 250 shot CIPA battery life ??
How about a BIGGER battery ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 17:19 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
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tonywong: These are renderings and not photos. Still lovely nonetheless but it has little to do with photography.

With as much post as is being done on "photos" these days, making images more art than pure capture, the line between photo and image is blurred.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 14:22 UTC

It is an image, just not one made with a traditional camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 11th comment

I like what I see here but it is ruled out for me by the very disappointing battery life.
C'mon designers, there's a group of compact camera enthusiasts out here that are not quite as swayed by the flashy "we do it because we can" power hogging features.
Give me a camera that can last all afternoon without fumbling for a spare cell pack.

"... still looking for the ideal compact"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 16:40 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Overkill, I'd say.
Twin generators ?
Does the trucks engine and electrical system not have enough capacity to power the lighting system ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 12:25 UTC as 151st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)

Too little, too late I think.
Same sensor as a few of it's rivals, and disappointing battery life.
What's it gonna take to get back up above 400 shots in a compact ?

rd

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 17:48 UTC as 23rd comment
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Timmbits: This card sounds amazing!

QUESTION: given the pure physics of WiFi transmitting a certain amount of watts output, which draws multiples more power than a low power consumption memory card does, is there a danger to the camera equipment (if not, at least in longevity), and does it endanger the camera manufacturer's warranty?

Even if it's only 0.5 watts output, for example, it is still multiples more than the typical low power consumption SD card that our cameras are designed to power up.

It's very low transmit power, probably less than 1mW (.001W).
Even still, power consumption is a concern, hence the switch.

Hopefully the majority of uses will allow access to it without accidentally being bumped into the wrong position.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 16:09 UTC
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Karl Summers: You lost me at 'Chinese'. Let me know when they start outsourcing to Japan.

There are some who prefer Non-Communist sourced goods.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 23:48 UTC

Absolutely wonderful news !
I'm tickled pink.
This puts us just a bit closer to having a Universal Mount.

I don't care if these are lower tier companies or specialized products, next step is to add another "Major" player, PENTAX are you listening ?

rd

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 22:49 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I wouldn't call it fetish, but I do have some similar feelings about my current camera. Up until the 70s good cameras were held in high esteem by their owners; some of them, as the Pentax K1000, the Leicas and the Olympus OM, had a cult following. This is lost in the digital era, but cameras like the Fujifilm X-series could just retrieve that cult status cameras once had.
By comparison the DSLRs of today fall in the 'tool' category. There's nothing really attaching in them and their owners tend to appreciate them for their performance, rather than their looks. I'm not being frivolous here: the old cameras I cited were beautiful AND had great image quality. That added to their appeal and amounted to the very high pride in ownership those cameras brought to their owners.
That's what makes the mirrorless concept interesting. Now we can have cameras that look good and take great photos. And it was my camera, the Olympus E-P1, that started the ball rolling.

The K1000 was only popular because it was cheap but still attracted interest because of brand recognition. The Spotmatic paved the way for the niche that the K1000 filled.
No digital camera will ever reach these realms because no model will have a production run of more than a few years, there's just too many advances being achieved in chip technology.
If sensors could be changed out like film was we'd have something.

rd

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 22:59 UTC

Fantastic idea !
However, I seriously doubt I would pay twice as much for an adapter than I did for the camera or lens. Just sayin'.

rd

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 90th comment
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