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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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)
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tjbates: A bit off topic but.....I tried the GH3 in a local camera store.
I compared the viewfinders with the GH2 and the GH2 for me won hands down. The GH3 viewfinder seemed a little smaller, darker and slightly soft. Many have commented on the GH3 viewfinder being soft but I was pretty shocked to see how small the viewfinder image appeared especially in 4:3. It was like looking down a tunnel in comparison. Of course it's a personal choice, but for me I'm hanging on to my GH2.

I own both a GH2 and a GH3. GH3 EVF is more contrasty and easier for me to use on a sunny day (of which there are many here in SoCal). IQ? Not all that much different, but that's more a function of lenses anyway. Video? Lot's more and better options with GH3. Ergonomics? GH3 is far easier to use due to better button locations. Finally, GH3 colors are better, at least to my eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 03:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)
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Rudy rydz: It is funny how many people complain about size of GH3. Well, we'd got most features what we were asking here in many forums, except few. IMHO, this cam is a really gem among others cams, in the M43 format and as well as all dslr's. Size is perfect for what is was created: and ultimate video machine! Ups, pictures, ya it takes a pictues too, really good ones, but not the best ones (do not know why not). And then that high price for some people who will never buy it at any price, thus they complain about anything, say gh3 is too big, too expensive, its......whatever it is it is no good.

As for me who is 2/3 in video and 1/3 in photo is a really gem as mentioned above. My only hope is that all functions of this cam will finally work without problems (all products go the same path).

Waiting for final review from this site and others as well and saving money to get one soon.

Thanks all for this fine forum, where everybody is welcome and can learn alot.

Thanks again the M43 forum!

I agree completely on size. GH2 was too small for me, especially with 14-140 & 100-300 lenses. Plus I tended to hit the WB button accidentally. GH3 fits better and (IMO) has a better EVF; overall, the ergonomics are all good.

IQ? Not a whole lot better, but that relates to lenses more than camera. I'm noodling on those fast f/2.8 zoom lenses. But for my uses, probably not.

I will use video on this camera. GH2 was too limiting and I got tired of playing with the hacks.

My goal in going to m4/3 was to reduce carry weight (mostly is the lenses) and that goal has been realized. Sold the 7D and those big, heavy lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 03:15 UTC

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

Hey, even if the GH4 was announced tomorrow, we'd not have our hands on it this year in all likelihood :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 02:11 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)

I'm currently using a GH2. From the studio samples I see little to recommend the GH3 vs. the GH2, so I await the full review before pulling the trigger on a GH3.

Of course, IQ isn't everything and the GH3 has many other things to recommend it (larger grip, likely faster performance, etc.) -- and certainly more video flexibility. Still the GH3 IQ, based only on the studio samples, is not promising and looks poorer (jpegs only) than the OM-D.

Alas, I far prefer Panasonic GH ergonomics over the Oly mft bodies I've used. So it's stay with my GH2 or upgrade to the GH3 at a non-trivial expense. The DPR review of the GH3 will be a major deciding factor. Considering the GH3 price is about the same as the 35-100 f/2.8 OIS lens, there are definitely priorities to consider.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:44 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)

Bottom example: Big Brother is truly watching me!

Phil

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 23:35 UTC as 36th comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)

"What was the best camera of 2012?"

Sort of a silly question when I think about it. Best for what? For astronomy -- probably the EOS 60Da (not counting aftermarket mods). For video -- probably one of the Panny GH cameras. For sports -- ... . Etc.

Phil

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 06:02 UTC as 20th comment
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)

"For photographers"? Hmm .. for who else?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 20:45 UTC as 5th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (559 comments in total)
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Danel: What an odd grouping of cameras. They only have two things in common, they have non-removable zoom lenses and dpreview liked them.

Some of the things dpreview liked and didn't like seem very random. Example: They said the LCD on the RX100 can be hard to see in bright light. Isn't that true of all LCD screens? Isn't, for example, the screen on the G15 also hard to view in bright light? Why no mention of that? I'm lead to believe that the screen on the RX100 more difficult to view in bright light than all the others. I don't have the camera, but I thought it was suppose to have an advanced LCD that actually made it a bit better in bright light. Can an RX100 user comment on whether or not the LCD on that camera is especially bad.

"What an odd grouping of cameras. They only have two things in common, they have non-removable zoom lenses and dpreview liked them.": That seems like a good criterion.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 20:43 UTC
On DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting article (35 comments in total)

I'll probably go for it. There are some aspects of v. 7 I enjoy. I first tried it with v. 7 and bought it last Winter when I think there was also a lower price.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 23:25 UTC as 20th comment
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nofumble: I bough an iPad3 for my wife, and bought an iPad2 for my mom. The iPad 2 is $399.

The iPad mini is a reduced screen-size iPad2. Why is it priced at $329?

It does not have GPS. Is there any reason I would carry with me when I am going out?

As far as viewing photo-image using iPad3 - not worth it. It is too slow to load for my patience. Pictures taken from my DSLR are too big. The iPad3 don't handle it too well.

"Priced to compete": Not an Apple concept. MacBooks et al are more expensive than Win laptops, at least most are.

Looks like nofumble needs an iPad 4 -- like the iPad 3 but faster. I'll stick with my iPad 3 :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:29 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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PAUL TILL: Well it only took a couple of minutes to go wrong.

Tried posting in the Fuji forum and got a message saying: You can only post once per day in the for sale forum. :P

Maybe they just don't want you to run out of stuff :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 21:50 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

I always read in Flat View, never threaded. But now I find that if I look at an image, do a reply, etc. it kicks me back to Threaded view. So I have to reselect Flat view.

Can this be fixed?

Phil

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 21:49 UTC as 394th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

Ugly? Were you looking for Fins? ;) And, gee, I don't see a pop-up flash either.

I suspect it will be a find camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 17:58 UTC as 72nd comment
On Adobe releases Camera Raw v6.7 release candidate article (27 comments in total)

Hmm .. ACR 6.6 added S100 support in December.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:36 UTC as 8th comment

Roberto,

It says above "Scalado will premiere showcase Remove, the first of many new innovations planned this year, at the 2012 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, February 27th to March 1st." and also "The 'Remove' technology, currently being shown-off in the form of an Android app, is the first object removal software on a mobile device" so it sounds like it will be coming soon for Android. Don't know about iOS for iPad, etc.

Phil

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:22 UTC as 19th comment

Great! Now such tedious distractions as the Eiffel Tower can be removed :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:19 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

A camera with Auto Focus? What will they think of next? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 16:41 UTC as 96th comment
On Challenge of Challenges 2011 Winner announced article (110 comments in total)
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Solarcoaster: Fish and water drop look photoshopped. So much for real photography.

Pathetic reaction by Solarcoaster to a fine piece of photography. Sometime silence beats being a smart ***.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 02:04 UTC
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