PC Wheeler

PC Wheeler

Lives in United States Los Angeles suburb, CA, United States
Works as a Engineering-Management Consultant
Joined on May 10, 2004

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Truly a strange review. Few would decide between a GH4 and an A7s if they already own lenses and other accessories for one system or the other.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 16:13 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (621 comments in total)

I ran across a table of max aperture vs focal length last night while using my computer and bookmarked it. Now I'm away and using my iPad. Later I'll see if I can post the link here.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 19:56 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Couple years ago, Pana released FZ60 25 – 600 mm/F2.8 - F5.2, and then FZ200 25 – 600 mm/F2.8 - F2.8.

Now, Pana released FZ1000 25 – 400mm/F2.8 - F4, and then.. will we have a FZ1000 MK2 with 25 – 400mm/F2.8 - 2.8 soon?

On the mass: Almost identical to my GH4 with the 14-140 II (28-280 equiv) mounted. Half a pound heavier than my FZ200. I had an RX10 and returned it: Used the FZ200 more despite its smaller sensor.

As a long-time fan of superzooms (12-14 years ago I used an Oly C-2100 UZ, the "Uzi"). I am tempted. But with the GH4 (and a fine lens set) and the FZ200 for hiking, not sure when I'd use the FZ1000. And the FZ200 does get to 600 mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Augustin Man: 1/16000 sec?! Sure isn't one zero too much?

Indeed. Bullet spec said "1/4000s mechanical shutter / 1/16000s electronic shutter"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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John McCormack: No built-in ND filter! Even the LX-7 has one. A pity...

For video, to get a 180 deg shutter angle in daylight. Usual approach is to use a variable ND filter (like the 58mm one I have for my main GH4 lenses).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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d7k2v2: It's nice to see the 1" sensor gaining mainstream acceptance. When nikon introduced the 1" sensor everybody wailed how tiny it was. Now DPreview calls these "large sensor" cameras.

"Original" was 10 years ago, Bob. Now there is the FZ200 (25-600 f/2.8) and the FZ70 (25-1200) to name only the Panasonic superzoom entries.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Dimit: Nice effort but...biiiiig!!
With such a volume I wouldn't choose an 1'' sensor,simple as that..

Larger sensor with a 25-400 f/2.8-4.0 lens and you'd have a substantially larger volume. As it is, it weighs more than my GH4 with 14-140 II f/3.5-5.6 (28-280 equiv) mounted. If I didn't have the GH4 and a good lens collection for it I'd be very interested in the FZ1000.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Real-world Samples Gallery article (90 comments in total)
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nikon power: For all the cameras with zoom power that I've owned, my first shots with them was the moon. God had placed the moon up there in synchronous orbit for a reason. It's easier to compare the same moon's face as seen by all eyes and all cameras.

The moon is far beyond synchronous orbit -- roughly 250,000 miles up vs. about 20,000 miles. It would sure look bigger 10x closer, and much easier to photograph. Tides would be pretty "exciting", too!

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (490 comments in total)

A fine camera the RX-10. I bought one and sold it because it didn't fit any niche for me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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LWW: I probably won't use it - but I think I'll buy one for that gadget on the bottom. Give the ego a boost and impress someone at the same time. :-)

Just don't drop it on your foot!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: Who are the fantastic four who chose the option "I had it" ..

Maybe they mean "I've had it!" :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 16:05 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

$120 a year? I'll pass.

Phil

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:36 UTC as 118th comment | 3 replies
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PC Wheeler: PSE 11 works well for me, with other tools. I'll go with PSE 12 -- but wait until the price drops a bit.

Well, I did the upgrade (price dropped $10). Main reason is a new camera which needs ACR 8.2 for RAW support.

Seems faster on my 13" MacBook Air, perhaps due to now being 64 bit and using more of my memory.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 20:59 UTC
On LF1 - Experience Report article (5 comments in total)
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sbansban: I wish DPR would do in-depth reviews of this and many other exciting compacts that I and surely many more readers are considering and are eagerly awaiting to be reviewed: Panasonic FZ70, an updated travel zoom group test, NEX-3N, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Nikon Coolpix P7800, Fujifilm F900EXR, Canon SX280 HS, Nikon Coolpix P330 etc. DPR do have a lot of limitations and constraints, but I keep visiting this site mostly in expectation of these compact camera reviews which are so much easier to buy and use everyday

Once they were able to do that, pretty much. But the number of cameras being released these days is somewhat overwhelming. I'm surprised the producers can do so many models and stay in business!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 04:09 UTC
On LF1 - Experience Report article (5 comments in total)

Canceled the S120 order and decided to give the LF1 a try. Some of the samples posted in the forum and in reviews here http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_LF1/sample_images.shtml and here http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_lf1_review/sample_images/ are pretty impressive. This "Lens very soft at the borders and corners with very visible aberrations" could be from LF1 sample variability.

Worth a try: The EVF and 28-200 mm range are appealing. If a no go, then the S120.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 00:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On LF1 - Experience Report article (5 comments in total)

Nice review, Timur. Thanks. Moved me to order an S120 vs. LF1. We'll see how that works out, though the sample images here at DPR http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/10/07/canon-powershot-s120-real-world-samples make me optimistic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 19:10 UTC as 2nd comment

PSE 11 works well for me, with other tools. I'll go with PSE 12 -- but wait until the price drops a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 23:34 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh announces HZ15 Europe-only compact superzoom article (66 comments in total)
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utomo99: I hope Ricoh releasing bigger sensor compact cameras 1/1.7"
and please make sure the low light photos are good.
and market it worldwide.
many user want compact camera with big sensor, which work good on low light
and also add WiFi

Take a look at the Ricoh GR series for "bigger sensor":

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricoh-gr

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 04:11 UTC
On Ricoh announces HZ15 Europe-only compact superzoom article (66 comments in total)

Not a great place for the flash, either

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 04:09 UTC as 23rd comment

Mavica FD7 was my first. One problem was it shot interlaced images as I recall, so it was very easy to get jaggies. The 10x zoom lens sure was a kick: Spoiled me forever for 3x lenses :-) Soon after I got my hands on an Oly C2100UZ ("Uzi"); I still have prints at 8x10" in my living room with that amazingly good 2 megapixel camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 01:29 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
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