Geekapoo

Geekapoo

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (758 comments in total)
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kff: a cheap APS-C camera with a compact lens like Pentax DA 50/1.8 + 35/2.4 would give a better picture quality and with cropping to 1" too :)

But why not Panasonic or Sony :)

Such a bizzare statement kff. When I use a zoom lens, the ability to view at 200mm, 300mm, 400mm etc. help me define the shot, it being interesting and how to best compose (framing, f-stop, shutter speed). Ys, I will crop some of my pics after the fact to place focus on parts of the image...but that is not what telephoto photography is all about...at least to me. The folks who would use a 50mm lens and crop or talk about using the RX10 to 200 and crop...I just don't get it (more your coment vs. the use of the RX10 zoom. Maybe a cheap APS-C will give a better image overall in some circumstances...but you are not going to get the type of pictures with a 50mm that you will get at 300mm or 400mm from a creativity standpoint IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (758 comments in total)
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forpetessake: If you want a superzoom, just get any lightweight Nikon/Canon DSLR and attach an 18-200 zoom to it and it will be ahead of this Panasonic in every way. Or if you want a mirrorless camera, get a Sony A6000 with 18-200 zoom, or Samsung with 18-200, or Olympus with 14-150.
Only those who are interested in half baked 4k video may find this camera interesting.

Yea, I pretty strongly disagree as well. YOU go ahead and buy one of those cameras in any particular configuration you want for the zoom...the FZ1000 and RX10 are game changers for bridge zooms, same way as the RX100 and soon to be released LX8 are game changers for the P+S pocket camera crowd

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (758 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: When looking for a 24/7 carry camera, I initially tried the Canon S100, which I sold to purchase an Olympus XZ-1. Neither camera gave me the type of performance I wanted. Was only when I purchased a Sony RX100 that I felt I was were I wanted to be re image quality...a compromise versus my APC and m43 cameras but much better than the standard P+S. Would have purchased a Sony RX10, but felt I had most of the range covered with my Olympus OMD EM5 with the f2.8 12-40 (Oly) and 35-100 (Panny) and going to 200mm was not where I wanted to be.

I see the FZ1000 as transformative, in the same way the RX100 (and the RX10)...but at a focal range up to 400mm and more with lower MP images/cropping. Much better than the $$$ and weight (the latter being more of a critical issue to me) to do something similar with a m43, APC or FF. I'll stongly assume be happy overall, given my experiences to date with cameras (unless Panny pulls a Fuji-like x10 disaster by capturing blobs LOL).

Sorry, but having used the Sony HX200V since it came out, for me, the ability to go to 400mm and then crop some if needed is HUGE.

..especially if I don't need to switch lenses to do so.

Having bought lenses that cost $1k or more (the Olympus 12-40 and the Panasonic 35-100 as examples), a camera that goes to 400mm without a lens change coupled to a 1" sensor is a mighty fine camera IMHO. The proof will be how frequently I go to use it vs. my other cameras

Me = preorder for the FZ1000

Looking forward to owning it and adding it to my photo taking options. Panasonic can make a pretty good camera (loved my ZS3, GF1 and G3).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (758 comments in total)

When looking for a 24/7 carry camera, I initially tried the Canon S100, which I sold to purchase an Olympus XZ-1. Neither camera gave me the type of performance I wanted. Was only when I purchased a Sony RX100 that I felt I was were I wanted to be re image quality...a compromise versus my APC and m43 cameras but much better than the standard P+S. Would have purchased a Sony RX10, but felt I had most of the range covered with my Olympus OMD EM5 with the f2.8 12-40 (Oly) and 35-100 (Panny) and going to 200mm was not where I wanted to be.

I see the FZ1000 as transformative, in the same way the RX100 (and the RX10)...but at a focal range up to 400mm and more with lower MP images/cropping. Much better than the $$$ and weight (the latter being more of a critical issue to me) to do something similar with a m43, APC or FF. I'll stongly assume be happy overall, given my experiences to date with cameras (unless Panny pulls a Fuji-like x10 disaster by capturing blobs LOL).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:15 UTC as 167th comment | 5 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

I ain't buying the OMG...I'm an athiest LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 21:11 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (102 comments in total)
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Artistico: Yes, this is the must-have thing for a camera since there is no way I'll be able to cope if I can't share all my unadjusted images almost instantly on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr - my friends would love their timelines filling up with that. Preferably they should be up there just as I trigger the shutter - no, even before I take the picture would be ideal so I could look it up there myself before bringing out my camera to see if a picture was worth taking. Someone should invent a time machine Eye-Fi card so I could do that.

Not to mention it is too much hard work actually taking the SD card out of my camera and inserting it in the card slot on my computer to import my photos that way. I mean: who does that anymore? I read a review of an Eye-Fi card and it says you can "get rid of a ton of messy cables". Who doesn't want to get rid of literally a ton of messy cables, right?

That is what happens when someone reads a post and gives it a millisecond of thought...about all internet chat/discussion comments are usually worth

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)
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BobT3218: I was keen till I read Richard Butler's First Impressions where he says, "...once I've made the decision to carry something that isn't pocketable, I want a step up in image quality to make up for that inconvenience."
Nothing truer has ever been said. I didn't bother reading on. Despite being unashamedly an Olympus fan boy, I no longer have any interest in this camera.

I also agree with Richard. I have owned ther Canon S100 and Oly XZ-1....dropped them like a bad habit. The only compromise I will make is using an RX100....because of the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 23:26 UTC
On Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-XS3 slimline zoom compact article (37 comments in total)

Makes my happy I paid the extra bucks ($600) and bought a Sony RX100. Fits in my pocket and takes amazing pictures (IMHO, best compact camera available). If I only have one chance in a lifetime at an amazing pic, I want the best camera money can buy...the panny is cute but a toy, a quite capable toy but why compromise?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 23:23 UTC as 14th comment
On Just Posted: Update to Sony RX100 II Samples Gallery article (86 comments in total)

Absolutely love my RX100 and it's my go to small camera (the OM-D being my fav larger camera). Am curious to see a comparison for shots taken with the new vs. Original ......but am hardly disappointed with the RX100 now so doubt there is much they have done to warrant an upgrade or buying the new cam at a premium vs the RX100 at a discount. Oh and the slightly larger size/tilt rear LCD has no appeal to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review article (178 comments in total)

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....next! Canon fumbles again with their supposed upgrade. Nice camera but nothing new. I strongly assume I'd be able to pick it up in a couple of months (if I was interested) at a significant discount as they roll out their next "latest and greatest".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 21:12 UTC as 69th comment
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 hands-on preview article (83 comments in total)
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bobbarber: I don't get wifi in this class of camera, unless you also give it a keyboard. Just don't get it. In phones, sure.

RB,

No, I would not seek out a camera because of the wifi feature...I'd still go with the GF3 or GF5

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 22:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 preview (100 comments in total)
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arguros: Why this over the GF2?

I agree...WTF about looks, the fasionistas of photography...gotta love 'em!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 09:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 preview (100 comments in total)

YAWN. At the going price for the GF3/GF5, buying this camera makes absolutely no sense....great camera but not enough of a "step up" to warrant the very significant differece in price. Panasonic is amazing in the way they are late on delivery of new products and then quickly canabalize sales by having minor upgrades for the new models and significant discounting (dirt cheap) for the 6-9 month old model!

Thank you Panny....you make cameras affordable by your dysfunction!

Geekapoo

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 09:40 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad article (73 comments in total)
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helimech: 20min filling it out (way too long btw), survey froze on submit, waited a couple minutes then tried a refresh.....bye bye all answers. Not worth my time to repeat.

Same for new en using an iPad....FU to the designers of the questionarre..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:42 UTC
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad article (73 comments in total)

Nothing quite like filling out the form on an iPad (painfully long) and it will not submit my responses...what a waste of time

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:41 UTC as 27th comment
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: A back-lit 1/2.3" sensor, in conjunction with a F1.8 - F2.7 aperture range, truly will offer better image and low-light results than the usual P&S camera. A $350 price is also a lot below the $650 wants for the RX100, or the circa $450 prices of various 1/1.7" sensor alternatives, which are also heavier or larger cameras.

Thus, the XZ-10 really does fill a particular niche in between other competitors, in terms of performance or price. The real question is whether people happy with phone cameras will bother to buy a P&S that performs a little better, though not enough for the usual Facebook viewer to notice. People who shop for a camera that does what a phone does not might not think in terms of aperture at all, but seek something with longer zoom or water resistance.

Question #2 is whether sales of the XZ-10 will improve Oly's overall sales volume, or simply cannibalize a share that would otherwise consist of XZ-2, Tough, or PEN cameras.

The RX100 is $579 in the states....it is getting cheaper...and even at $650...it blows away the other small P+S.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 21:46 UTC
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Maverick_: I have the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a 5.5" screen and I love this phone. No problem with the phone fitting in either pants or jacket pockets. My previous phone was a 4.7" which now looks diminutive in comparison.

The 5.5" is a perfect size and with quad-core and super amoled screen running on 4G-LTE it's insanely fast and responsive. Also the battery capacity is simply amazing. iPhone users lower their heads in shame when they see my phone and promise to repent from their blind obedience to Apple's marketing sham and dated 6-year old iOS.

Don't knock these phones until you have lived with them. Word's can't do justice to their awesomeness.

The Note? Fantastic phone but too big for me day-to-day. Myself? I'm loving the Galaxy S3....and keep an iPad mini with me when I want a bigger screen, using the S3 as a hotspot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 11:06 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: FZ200 considered a compact camera.....either the dpreview editors were nipping on too much Thanksgiving special sauce or they took a dose of stupid pills.

No, I obviously did not read the introduction and profusely apologize!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 22:00 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)

FZ200 considered a compact camera.....either the dpreview editors were nipping on too much Thanksgiving special sauce or they took a dose of stupid pills.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 20:26 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)

Style-wise I agree it is NEX-like but I also see Fuji re the left row of buttons in the back

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 21:34 UTC as 158th comment
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