GeraldW

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Joined on Aug 22, 2003

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  • How satisfied were you with the SX10IS?  I ask that for openers, as I had one for a short while and found it wanting.  I actually preferred my Canon S5IS.  But both cameras suffered badly from ...
  • That was 7 months ago.  Since then, I took the HX80 and my RX100 on a cruise to the Caribbean.  Weather wasn't great; but in St. Maarten we took an excursion to a butterfly farm.  Both cameras had ...
  • More than any other, before or since, my Nikon FE2 with the custom grip I made for it was a true love affair. The second most liked film SLR was the Nikon N80.  If I had never had the FE2, the N80 ...
  • I have the G7X Mk II.  I think what is holding up ther G5X Mk II is the idea that it should be more different than the G7X II.  So I'm hoping for a different lens.  Maybe a 25-250 with an f/2.4-4 ...
  • Lee Jay, If you're willing to work with an f/16 lens, a 50 mm front element (P900 is 55 mm) would get you 1600 mm, equivalent, with an M4/3 sensor.  A 62.5 mm objective would be needed for Canon's ...
  • With all the variety of stuff out there that's new or used, nothing is interesting or exciting enough to make me want to buy. So what would?  In retrospect, a lot of the complexity of modern ...
  • Replied in No S130?
    Actually, I have 2 cameras with 1" sensors.  The rather large FZ1000, and a Canon G7X II.  Given the better quality at high ISO, I'd like to see something like the now-departed Stylus 1s but with ...
  • Replied in No S130?
    I agree, the 1/1.7" sensor is pretty well gone.  On the other hand, a 12 MP 1/2.33" with a modern processor is just about as good, so there is no need to have a 1/1.7" today.  I have long wondered ...
  • G7X is actually about 4% wider, since it's native mode is a 3:2 aspect ratio and the  S120 is a 4:3.  They give equivalent focal lengths based on the diagonal; but on the 3:2 cameras the frame ...
  • Excellent!  I thought of the screws going in at 90 degrees to your image.  I have to get one of those! Thanks.
  • First thing that came to me was the possibility of the locking screws damaging the hot shoe's dedicated contacts.  Is that a real possibility?
  • Alex, I use the Olympus FL36R flashes with my FZ200 and FZ1000.   I no longer have an FZ150; but an FL36 (no R) and a Metz flash with Olympus/Panasonic/Leica dedication worked fine on it. The ...
  • Well said. One of the advantages of FF or larger, is that less magnification is required for a given size print and so the noise is less magnified.  The larger sensor will have an edge at higher ...
  • On wireless flash control.  The built in flash can work with certain flashes to control their output levels wirelessly.  Several things have to be right for this to work.  First, of course, the ...
  • Back when I had a Canon 30D and tried an XSI I found that a lens that was sharp on the 30D, wasn't on the XSI; but a different lens of the same model was sharp on the XSI.  If you're working with ...
  • Glad that helped. As to other reasons:  I have had a lot of cameras.  And I have owned Canon, Nikon, and Sony.  The Sony SLT-A57 was tack sharp; but Iquickly sold it.  The Nikon D90 was quite good ...
  • Replied in For me...
    Good post. In addition to some great equipment, digital has also given us the ability to examine images at the pixel level. I've also noted that the equivalent pixel count required to match digital ...
  • My wife and I have done a lot of travel (48 cruises to date).   Age (I'm 79) and the issues of modern air travel have made me leave the DSLR at home.  I always travel with at least two cameras to ...
  • Boy, that's a lot of questions to digest. First, I don't think the 77D has MFA.  You'd have to go with the 70D or 80D in an APS-C sensor.  I had the 70D and after calibration would not ever have a ...
  • My understanding is that CDAF is a simple closed loop control; and PDAF is basically an inverse plant controller.
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