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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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
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)
In reply to:

PC Wheeler: Odd thing: Cannot change ISO on all at once to say 3200, at least I could not figure out how to. And when I changed it for GX7 it also changed the part of the image shown.

It was! Murphy's Law.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 02:21 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

Odd thing: Cannot change ISO on all at once to say 3200, at least I could not figure out how to. And when I changed it for GX7 it also changed the part of the image shown.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 23:38 UTC as 195th comment | 3 replies
On Connect post Is the snapshot dead? (70 comments in total)

I think the "snapshot" is becoming the province of cell phone cameras. My wife uses hers that way a lot, and only uses a "real camera" (aka dedicated camera) when we're traveling. She also often shoots and then immediately shares the image via email or text message.

I'm older and more of the old school. I most always have a camera and seldom shoot with my iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies

Umm .. he's selling product, so what he has is best (of course).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 05:04 UTC as 94th comment
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)
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flektogon: So, it looks like the sensor used in GX7 is identical with what the GH3 uses. At least that's what the "digineff.cz" claims:
Podle prvních informací by měl být model GX7 výkonem rovnocenný s modelem GH3.

Looking at the spec, number of pixels GX7 vs. GH3, apparently different sensors

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 04:56 UTC
On Connect post Socialmatic camera will be $299 with pre-orders 'soon' (5 comments in total)

I first read Socialmatic as Sociopathic. Scary when cameras get too capable a "mind of their own"!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 21:14 UTC as 6th comment
On article DPReview launches GearShop (316 comments in total)
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C1in: might as well make it as trade platform for user here, rather than trying to open a store...

Not the sales at http://www.dpreview.com/forums/1056 -- but I assume you will have some profit from the GearShop sales.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 03:40 UTC
On article DPReview launches GearShop (316 comments in total)
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georgec: DPReview is owned by Amazon. I like B&H better for tax reasons (WA)

There is that!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 03:15 UTC
On article DPReview launches GearShop (316 comments in total)

Since DPR is owned by Amazon, what it the relationship between Amazon and GearShop -- price-wise and otherwise?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 03:14 UTC as 34th comment
On Connect post 50 lessons learned about mobile photography (74 comments in total)

Really! 50 is frivolous, indeed. 5-10 max.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article French student creates SLR using 3D printer (156 comments in total)
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salehdidit: in a few years, everyone will be printing their own bodies and putting in sensors etc.

That will also signal a dramatic drop in the amount of whining on these boards.

Like we all grind our own lenses now? Seems a waste of time considering the current price of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 21:32 UTC
On article Olympus TG-2 iHS (106 comments in total)
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Maxfield_photo: The graphic designer who created the above image probably should have thought things through a bit more, the last thing you want to see coming out of your underwater camera is air bubbles.

Must be from the fish inside.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 23:52 UTC
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Alan Ernst: Looking at the specs, this could be a great lens and long overdue! If optical quality match that of major manufacturer's comparable f2.8 zooms, then the price indicated could be justified.
I do hope they get quality control / consistency right this time round (a big issue with the 12-35mm X). For this kind of price, I want to see corner to corner sharpness throughout the zoom range, no vignetting, and minimal distortion / CA.
What I like about the specs:
- size/ weight comparable to the dust sucking, slow 45-200mm, but the 1-2 extra f-stops will reduce need to resort to high ISO's, which is an issue with m43.
- love the environmental sealing and non-rotating / non-expanding barrel
- happy to see the same filter size as the 12-35mm f2.8, which means you can use the same filters on both lenses.
Hope they will offer a matching tele-converterAND come up with a fixed, top quality 10mm f2.8 wideangle lens w. filter thread a.s.a.p. to round out their range of quality lenses.

Plus it won't fit on a full frame body. Tsk: Poor planning by Panasonic ;-)

That aside, this lens (and the 12-35) work very well on my GH3 and give up very little to the L glass I use on my Canon DSLR. Kudos to Panasonic.

Now for a 100-300 f/2.8 to replace the current model.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
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Juck: A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone's shopping list?

Yes, indeed. It could be a very useful lens. My experience with Samyang (all fisheyes to date) has been excellent. In a time when the camera companies seem to pump out body after body, with lens production lagging (in particular, NEX and m4/3) kudos to Samyang for producing a variety of interesting and *quality* lenses at excellent prices.

If done right, and I expect it to be, the mirror lens should be APO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 15:48 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)

Good changes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 00:38 UTC as 49th comment

How are they planning to get it to the Moon? At that price it should defray part of the trip.

At least the grip appears to be real (endangered?) wood

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 20:15 UTC as 193rd comment | 2 replies
On article High End P&S versus Micro Four Thirds (24 comments in total)

I prefer carrying my Canon G15 vs. a small m4/3 (I have a large GH3 and lenses to match).

G15 has a 28-140 f/1.8-2.8 lens and gives very usable results up to ISO 800

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 2nd comment

I wonder how it has improved over the SX260?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:06 UTC as 15th comment
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Anepo: As long as Canon continues to have this TERRIBLE Design which is VERY VERY Dust UNFRIENDLY I shall NEVER give them a penny again! I used to be a DSLR user (now micro four thirds) I have owned 5 different Canon DSLR models & I decided "Canon is quite good so I shall give my 56 year old FATHER the SX 210 for his birthday (cost me 400$ thanks to taxes and so on in my country), just after a month use his lens was FILLED with dust! And I have seen SEVERAL people online have the SAME issue where the camera has become UNUSABLE due to DUST!

Canon I want my money BACK! Also LEARN to Design a PROPER Compact camera!

"As long as Canon continues to have this TERRIBLE Design which is VERY VERY Dust UNFRIENDLY". How can you say that? it *loves* dust :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:05 UTC
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