Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Lives in United States Ocean City, MD, United States
Works as a Newly Aquired Skill Beach Bum
Has a website at Rob Morris
Joined on Mar 23, 2001
About me:

To live a full life.

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1186 comments in total)
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Rexyinc: missed opportunity? or will this be an expensive add-on later?

they should of put a couple high powered 3w LEDs for a video light on that flashy unit :) - Then I would bother to carry it around :)

... just saying.. oh hey what's on kick starter these days?

Or the Nissin i40 which has a a better video light and more flash range than the Panasonic for about the same price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 23:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (661 comments in total)
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PILUIS: ¿Es que no se ha probado el estabilizador en 4k?
Pues falla algunas veces y se muestra inestable tanto en estabilización vertical como horizontal. Luego después de un rato se queda normal y estabiliza bien.
Esto debe ser un problema de recorte del sensor. Y de interferencia de los ejes de estabilización.
Estamos esperando un nuevo FIRMWARE de Panasonic que corrija este pequeño defecto. Con lo bien que va la cámara..... y esto empaña a las tomas con zoom y con i-zoom tanto en tomas en HD como en 4K.
Es un defecto que no puede advertir Panasonic en el manual y así se lava
las manos de hacerle trabajar a los ingenieros que han diseñado el estabilizador.
Cuando queráis os pongo videos con este defecto que me ha costado cambiar ya 2 veces la cámara y nada sigue haciéndolo.
De todas maneras es mi cámara favorita y aconsejo a todos/as su compra.

Thanks, for this information. This is a problem I hope that Panasonic fixes soon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (581 comments in total)
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Francesco De Lorenzo: Having to build a new system, would you buy the Fuji or Sony A7? They cost the same.
Thanks

Fuji, I am jumping from Sony e-mount ASAP. Sony's E mount has been out longer and has very few quality fast lenses and I don't expect it to improve anytime soon. Look at the new FE mount 4 Lenses and 3 body's. Sony likes to sell bodies and gadgets and not camera systems. They are proving that they're an electronics company first not a camera company. Very sad as some of the cameras are great just noting to put in front of the senors.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
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abortabort: "New style Sony" surely means Multi Interface shoe yeah? If so should be a nice travel flash for the A7/R / a6000. Also interesting for the RX10 with leaf shutter and GX1/II.

Really doubt it will have the Multi-Interface shoe more likely just the standard ISO one. Which is new for Sony cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 01:12 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: This might be an okay camera for some users depending on price, but it's unlikely to make any inroads against existing 4/3 products. As somebody else said, it's made by an obscure company and trades on a hollow name.

In reality, Kodak missed the boat about 15 years ago and they couldn't see the writing on the wall. They are virtually a deceased company who now belong to photographic history.

Maybe, Maybe not. You could probability ask 10 people if they knew that Kodak was out of business and I am sure a majority of them wouldn't have a clue. So the name alone will bring in some customers. If there are any out there and if the camera gets any shelve space or some good Ad campaigns.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Spectro: wow, that is thin. But with a lens attached it still not that pocketable. Maybe if they had a pancake lens.

LOOK at the picture above the specifications page!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:56 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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zackiedawg: I do wonder why there's always a comment in Dpreview reviews and impressions about the 'Bionz' processor name, which is always called out as silly or inexplicable - yet no criticism or sarcastic comment is made about Nikon's 'Expeed', Canon's 'Digic', or Fuji's 'X-Trans'. It seems all manufacturers give their processors a silly name, so why always the jab at Sony naming theirs? (This goes back through years of reviews of Sony cameras). Just pointing it out!

I guess we are lucky they don't review CPU's or they would have a field day with all of those "Silly" names. These processor have become such an important part of the imaging pipeline that all of the manufactures had to give them a name so the costumer would know when they were upgraded/improved. I think Panasonic started this with there Venus processor before Nikon, Canon etc started pointing it out to the world as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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SteveY80: I'm surprised that the EVF has been downgraded compared with the NEX 6...

I guess it's probably the same 1.4mp model that's in the RX10, and by all accounts there's nothing wrong with that, but I'd have thought that they'd be showing off their best technology in this camera.

Their saving the best for the a7000.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Robert Morris: Looks like Micro 4/3 has lost a lot of it size advantage with these new Fujifilm offerings.

@dombi those camera's aren't in the same class as the X-T1 and E-M1. Even the Oly Pro zooms are larger than the Fuji's given the equivalent zoom ratio and aperture. Just say'in. I don't own either but will decide which one I will pick soon. At least they understand it's about the glass unlike Sony with the Nex system

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

Looks like Micro 4/3 has lost a lot of it size advantage with these new Fujifilm offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 01:53 UTC as 176th comment | 5 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: IT IS A GREAT COMBINATION OF M43 CAMERAS, however its not a "budget"

its hard to be a olympus user/lover nowadays.

ps; I know, I know...its my fault, that I could not win the lotory yet :)

Just wait a few month's and you can get this one on "Fire Sale" because it will not sell against the Nikon D3000's or the Canon Ti's series cameras at least in the US & Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

I hope this is the one that I have been waiting for. Goodbye to Nikon and Sony.
Well maybe anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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Peter Gregg: The processing on these shots is poor. I have a hard time believing these images are representative of what this lens can do. If they are, then it is disappointing. I shoot heavily with the 25mm 1.4 and the images are absolutely beautiful.

Don't forget lighting inside these venues can be pretty poor. I would like to see some shots from some people who can control the image process from beginning to the final image display some shots. The contrast is way too hot in some images and the clarity seems to have a a veil over it. I shoot EM-1 and GH3 and if I returned and displayed shots like these to my clients it would be pretty poor.

Those folks on a full frame campaign are just bloviating. The size of the sensor or the number of megapixels will have no effect on image quality for images displayed on the web like these. I shoot 800e in my bag too, and the client would have a hard time telling what came from what camera.

I was thinking the same thing, but was playing nice and not complaining, anyway see this.

Full test and some samples images here:
http://www.optyczne.pl/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=316

Also Cameralabs has some real nice samples photos up, Enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 07:12 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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SHood: "shutter shock" is a problem with all mirrorless cameras. Smaller body is part of the problem but also due to the shutter requiring a close/open to start the exposure and then another close/open to end it. This quick double shutter action is different than DSLRs which just need to open to start the exposure and then close to end it.

I have found with my GH3 that shooting at hi-speed continuous shooting does help as liveview is disabled so you don't have the double shutter action except to start the first image and end the last image in the sequence. The electronic shutter on Panasonic bodies also helps but is limited.

The new 1/8000s shutter speed on the E-P5 and E-M1 has probably made it even worse as the shutter is now designed to move even faster. Only the global shutter will totally eradicate this.

So you are saying that this also happens with Sony, Fujifilm, Samsung, Pentax, Canon, Ricoh, and Nikon mirror-less cameras also? I have not read anything in any of the reviews for those cameras about this major problem.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 02:28 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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rxbot: Pocket lint has a review with raw and jpeg samples. Their conclusion is E-P-5 wins on IQ but G7 wins on package because the Pen5 does not have the built in EVF so adding a finder adds a lot to the package cost.Auto focus speed both cameras are blazing fast. Personally I will wait till the next versions of XE-1 and Nex6 come out as I like 16MP APS-C sensors.

Yes, I think their reviews are worth about what the name suggest "Pocket Lint" and not one furball more.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 23:54 UTC
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Robert Morris: Yep, that's Canon. New 2K video when the world is moving to 4K, yesterday's tech for todays cameras.

Isn't everything! But it has to start somewhere and I do believe it will take hold faster than 3D will.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 21:25 UTC
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Robert Morris: Yep, that's Canon. New 2K video when the world is moving to 4K, yesterday's tech for todays cameras.

The screens are here, the recording media is here, the cameras are here. So we are ready for 4K. Now we only need the content to watch. Who still has Cable TV anyway and who watches movies on cable if that do. I don't own a 70" screen to watch cable TV.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 03:22 UTC

Yep, that's Canon. New 2K video when the world is moving to 4K, yesterday's tech for todays cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies

I see Fuji is going the cheap zoom route also. The Zoom lens is the 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS. I hope this isn't a trend.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 02:59 UTC as 8th comment
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)

Hey, Jeff can you run the X-M1 down to SF and get some of you usual shots. I always enjoyed those.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 02:44 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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