bill hansen

Lives in United States central part of NY state, NY, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 4, 2002
About me:

amateur photographer for 60 years, gradually switched to digital starting year 2000 - all digital since 2003. Recovering Canon DSLR freak. Current cameras - (1) Panasonic FZ1000 (2)Sony RX100 M2 (3) Panasonic TZ200

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  • Replied in RX10iv
    Doesn't Sherman LEvine have a thread on this forum about using a red dot on an RX10 iv?
  • Good tip Dave - I'll look into it later today. So far, what I've done is to just give up on the fixed focus point, and frequently tap the LCD in the center. I am also very left eye dominant. I've ...
  • Plenty of people have offered their opinions and advice, but I feel a need to add my small voice: I think it's very unhelpful to offer strongly negative opinions on a camera with which you're not ...
  • Oh oh - typo again - thanks for the correction.
  • I've had a TZ100 iii for several years. It served me well. About a year ago (maybe more) I bought a TZ200. I still have it and I love it. Its sharpness, colors, contrast, and every other aspect of ...
  • That image worked out well. You should be very happy with it. I've often used the cropped sensor of the FZ1000 or the TZ200 to photograph birds. As has been noted, they're not Nat Geo quality, but ...
  • You have the answers, I think. If you're positive that you have image quality set to L, either in your quick menu or in Settings, then you're halfway there - but as you've read, a JPEG will always ...
  • Elsewhere in this forum, a much better mathematician than I pointed out that the P1000 does not have 50% more reach than the P900 or 950, but something like 15-20% more. Of course, if you need ...
  • Presentation is very nicely detailed, well saturated colors. I like the availability of different sizes of presentation, and the options to show detailed EXIF. I don't understand the way shutter ...
  • Beautiful image of a beautiful bird. And at ISO 400 too!
  • The P1000 images are exposed slightly less, and they have slightly more contrast and sharpening. With slightly different processing of the P950 images, they'd be even closer to the P1000. The thing ...
  • Replied in ZS200 WYSIWYG?
    That's it Jon - many thanks! Not knowing the correct Panasonic term, I've been blowing past "Constant Preview" perhaps dozens of times. I've got it now, and it will make using my ZS200 much easier ...
  • Replied in ZS200 WYSIWYG?
    I guess I wasn't clear enough in my original post. I'm referring to the image I see either **before** pressing the shutter button (allegedly the ZS200 shows that in PAS modes) or when I **half ...
  • Created discussion thread ZS200 WYSIWYG?
    I've recently had a chance to use a Sony RX100 vi, which has a reliable "Live View", which is wonderful. I realized how much I've been missing a reliable WISIWYG (what you see is what you get) ...
  • Jerry - Quite outside the requirements of the thread, I really enjoyed looking at your images. They're wonderful. I'll never attain that degree of technical excellence, but it's inspiring to know ...
  • Can be done free hand, but it helps a lot to use a steady tripod, and either a 10 second timer delay (of the shutter) or a remote shutter release. There are many good HDR programs, including ...
  • Nigel - You're correct of course, and maybe that will be enough. I just need to use the camera a lot more, and see how often I (think I) need all those other bits of info. Thanks -
  • Nigel - My RX100 vi seems to work like Elliott said, in his post to this thread - can't display the horizon when any other info is displayed on the monitor. If you've found a way to display ...
  • Thanks Elliott - Setting up the EVF so it shows the horizon is a good move for hand held use. I don't do many panos at all, but when I do, I tend to use the monitor, especially if the camera is on ...
  • Created discussion thread RX 100 vi - horizon
    Slowly deciding how to set up my "new" used RX 100 vi, with guidance from White's and (after I finish White) Friedman's books. I'd like to be able to  Display both the horizon (level) and the ...
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