Montana Floozie

Montana Floozie

Lives in United States Butte Rockies, Silver Bow, MT, United States
Works as a journalist
Joined on Feb 18, 2004


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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Review (2 comments in total)
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Donna marty: How do Iformat a new card?

You can do it in-camera. It's there in the menu.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
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Aur: I don't understand the point of them having to provide raw files. I know canon has provided all the data any developer wants about their RAW format and how to parse if. It's not some kind of secure format that is not open to tinkering. All the info on how to tinker with RAW files and do so without detection is out there.

The only way to force them to be honest is to force ppl to shoot JPEG or film, by limiting the medium, some predetermined cameras, once you allow ppl to shoot in RAW, manipulation can't be stopped. It's pointless trying to stop it otherwise, since the RAW format can be tinkered with without detection.

A good reason that this RAW post processing should be stopped, an Italian photographer took pictures of Belgian city charleroi, and manipulated them , ppl of the city and the mayor were upset.

"“You will not find one single inhabitant who will recognize his city in these pictures, not to mention the captions that look more like a settling of scores than a reportage.”

The slow collapse of journalism ethics began a long time ago and it's not limited to photography. As money got tight, ethical standards loosened.
Need bucks? Sell your reputation along with space or air time for "advertorials," designed to deceive the public with a pure PR message.
Page designers in print and producers in TV got the go-ahead to over-rule all those "ethical" people who got in the way of making money.
Of course the customer base eventually got wise to what was going on and many stopped buying. Look at the trustworthiness ratings of journalists today.
To me, the intent of the deception is more essential than the deception itself. Airbrushing a telephone pole: no big deal. Selecting a person's image to make them look bad? That's another story.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1024 comments in total)
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Rupert Bottomsworth: I don't understand why they've said the lens zoom range is a con/negative. What do they expect? A 7-300mm f/0.95 at this size?

My favorite portrait lens on my old film Nikon was the 105, but 75 is fine -- just take a step closer. The Lumix is a much less intimidating camera, so the subject shouldn't mind. Or show it.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1024 comments in total)
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aris14: I am sure that Pana gathers some bitter comments because as a company entered the market producing cams from a blank sheet of paper, formed new tensions and niche market as well as new categories of interest and established a fruitful cooperation with Leica to mention just a few.
Furthermore its products are well built overall to my knowledge.
Pana "somehow" managed to attract a lot of serious enthusiasts i.e mainly guys not wearing Canikon glasses, who turned to produce a more than welcomed word of mouth for its products. The same guys that criticize Pana's products quite harshly if those products have nothing special to offer.
Real photography enthusiasts and not just fans who in some cases behave like hooligans.

I took a leap of faith almost 10 years ago when, as a Nikon devotee for decades, I ordered a Panasonic FZ10 as my first digital camera. I was not disappointed.
Brand loyalty brought my attention to the LX100, but it was its design and capabilities that put my cursor over the buy button. I am not disappointed again.
I guess the lesson is: do your homework.
Don't let loyalty rule, because the next Lumix just might be a dog.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1024 comments in total)

This camera is a Nightstalker.
I've been using it for a week now, mostly at night, and its performance is just astounding. The fast lens, stabilization and ISO versatility make it perfect for my intended uses.
When Lightroom gets around to recognizing the LX100, I have the feeling more surprises are in store. And though I bought it for still photography, its video capability is just icing on the cake.
Just today I shot a couple frames for work in an extremely dim basement, and when I showed them to my co-workers -- who knew the location -- their reaction could be summed up in one word: disbelief. I couldn't believe it myself.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:58 UTC as 221st comment | 1 reply
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