Geekapoo

Geekapoo

Lives in United States Boston, United States
Works as a Mad Scientist
Joined on Jun 10, 2005

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On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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bicycle snap shooter: Intense snap of Steve Huff...like the way his face seems to be lit by the screen of his smart phone.

I think I'll pass on Huff Paranormal...so it will remain "Steve Who?" for me. NEXT!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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bicycle snap shooter: Intense snap of Steve Huff...like the way his face seems to be lit by the screen of his smart phone.

Steve who?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:29 UTC

Oh good...a camera that I can use when wearing my brown jacket, brown pants and matching brown shoes. If I am taking pictures, I want to look my best when doing so!!!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 14th comment
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MeganV: It's pretty . . . but for the price it needs to really push the bar, functionally.

Is the sensor really better than what we've had since 2012? It's gonna be hard to see the difference between 16 and 20 megapixels, so how has dynamic range or low-light performance improved? Is this the m4/3 camera that finally bumps us to a 14-bit RAW pipeline from a sensor that can actually detect 14 bits of gradation?

And AF: Olympus has had quick & accurate single-shot AF for five years, now--so where are we with subject tracking and continuous performance?

And no 4K?

Honestly, I think Oly's gonna have a hard time moving these. B&H is now selling the original (weather sealed, 5-axis IBIS) E-M5 for $379. Is this camera $800 and 4 years better? Feels a little stalled, to me. I'd buy the E-M5 and put the $800 difference into lenses.

The E-M5 for $379 is one heck of a bargain! Old sensor? YAWN. Old LCD and EVF? YAWN. No "ART" dial in the front of the camera? LOL. It's not like the E-M5 sucked..it was and remains one heck of a camera. Everyone looking for the latest and greatest tech..LOL. Spend more time actually taking picture AND use that cash saved for enabling lenses!!! Too much GAS for me at dpreview..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 ED VR real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)

Goll dang, what a tough crowd. Talk about nattering nanobs of negativity. LOL

Nice pics Barney...thx for the share.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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Geekapoo: YAWN...no RAW, no interest. Tsk tsk Canon.

Well,mi am obviously not the only person who dismisses the camera because it lacks RAW. Given the specs, you'd want that additional information (not compressed) to tweak images via PP. More important, from a competitive standpoint...Canon cannot compete cause no RAW

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 18:38 UTC

You can hear a loud sucking sound as you drive by Canon HQ. Obviously the powers that be at Canon don't know that it's not what you've done...but what you have done lately. Sad to watch a company in such an obvious decline..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 31st comment

YAWN...no RAW, no interest. Tsk tsk Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 15:21 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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zakk9: After 5 years with Panasonic mirrorless, 5 years that ended a year ago when I sold it all and replaced it with a D810, there would be only one reason to stay with mirrorless for me: One can shoot video while looking through the viewfinder. Apart from that, the question for me is: Why do I need mirrorless when DSLR cameras offer such a great shooting experience with optical live view through the viewfinder? Because the electronic giant corporations want me to? Not me!

100% agree. Own a Panasonic G3 and an Olympus OMD E-M5 plus an assortment of lenses. Liked my m43 cameras more than a Sony A7ii (low light AF was pretty bad) but upon my purchase of a D750...it's the camera to beat. Mirror-less? Zzzzzzzzz. Maybe in 3-5 years but say that begs the question.....WHY?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 00:18 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (392 comments in total)

Well, I'm thanking Nikon for the D750 as many months later, it continues to rock my world as the most enjoyable and best camera I've ever owned !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 17:10 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply

$1,300? Forgetaboutit.
Next!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 13:33 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply

I feel sorry for people who own the earlier A7 releases. Not really clear to me why the A7 was released...such a transitional camera. Oh yea, I forgot...they released it for the $$$ and the dissatisfaction folks would have comparing to dSLRs or when the next gen A7 cameras came out

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 13:22 UTC as 221st comment | 4 replies
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: I thought Sony had hyped the A7ii as having 40% better AF than the A7. Does this mean the A7Rii is like the A7ii with respect to focus capabilities?

Was the A7 and A7R AF considered equivalent? If so, the A7ii and A7Rii 40% better AF would be equivalent, right? = less than stellar low light AF..that's what I'm waiting for clarification on and assume it will only become clear upon review of the camera by various review sites. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: I thought Sony had hyped the A7ii as having 40% better AF than the A7. Does this mean the A7Rii is like the A7ii with respect to focus capabilities?

Maybe...but I "pit" the A7ii versus even my m43 cameras and the AF was pretty poor by comparison....and yes, I was surprised! I now own a D750...the AF versus the A7ii? No comparison...and yes, I was surprised!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: I thought Sony had hyped the A7ii as having 40% better AF than the A7. Does this mean the A7Rii is like the A7ii with respect to focus capabilities?

Thanks RubberDials..."hype" was the wrong word. My concern is that the A7 to A7ii 40% better AF was still pretty bad, even my m43 cameras are better (low light). Is Sony pitching that the A7R to A7Rii 40% better AF means that A7ii AF = A7Rii AF? If so, that's still quite substandard versus most of the dSLRs Sony is competing with

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 18:01 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)

I thought Sony had hyped the A7ii as having 40% better AF than the A7. Does this mean the A7Rii is like the A7ii with respect to focus capabilities?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 14:45 UTC as 123rd comment | 9 replies
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (342 comments in total)

Well, whatever the problems encountered...the good news is that Nikon is being proactive in addressing issues. More important, the D750 is one heck of a camera and I'm enjoying it's capabilities tremendously. Thanks Nikon!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 85th comment
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Geekapoo: LOL....no RAW so I'm not going to even bother going any further than this post. NEXT!

LOL....don't need to be schooled about RAW (but obviously you do). Sold my Sony HX200V for a Panasonic FZ200 for the RAW...huge difference. You should try a camera where you capture JPEG and RAW...and then PP both files. I don't need to search the forms for info...I'm living and learning from the experience. To each their own but for me again, no RAW = a non-starter re being considered for my camera collection. You want to shoot JPEG (especially with a tiny sensor?) Cool! Enjoy!!! Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
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Geekapoo: LOL....no RAW so I'm not going to even bother going any further than this post. NEXT!

Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda...it slices, it dices, an absolutely remarkable carnera......BUT NO RAW.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz..

(psst........................fanboi?)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:54 UTC

LOL....no RAW so I'm not going to even bother going any further than this post. NEXT!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:22 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
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