Pascal Parvex

Pascal Parvex

Lives in Switzerland Wohlen, Aargau, Switzerland
Works as a NMO (No Money Officer)
Has a website at
Joined on Jan 29, 2006
About me:

Born on the 9th of May in 1979 in Switzerland. Studying photography, film and cryptocurrencies by means of surfing the web.


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On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (215 comments in total)
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Esa Tuunanen: 7i version was my first ever camera in 2003.
Originally looked at Canon Powershot G, but mechanical zoom and better wide angle attracted me to Minolta.
After that it was no turning back with that high guality mechanically zoomed lens starting from at the time very good wide angle. Also camera had good grip and controls didn't need going to menus and could be done with eye on viewfinder.
Also unlike in others macro worked in tele end of lens for decent working distance.
Sure it was real "battery tester" with toward 1A peak disharge current.

Then DiMAGE A2 was the real watershed.
Good Li-Ion battery, stabilization, both front and rear dials for even better controls and that EVF with 4x number of pixels than in others.
With A200, along with other prosumers seriously dumbed down to make room for stripped controls entry level DSLRs it took something like 5 years for as good EVFs to reappear!
Bought my A2 ~half years after its discontinuation/release of A200.

I once had a 7 and still own an A2. I try to sell it with battery grip for around $200, but so far nobody wanted it. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:32 UTC
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mlewan: ILC?

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Independent Learning Centre
Indigenous Law Centre
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Irish Land Commission
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Interchangable Lens Camera

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (215 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I still own my Dimage A1, which is 2003 tech, and the worlds 1st bridgecam with anti-shake (image stabilizer) built-into back then, 5 MP and a great zoom lens.

It features a 2/3" sensor, so it was bigger than these days 1/1.8" sensors back than - and is the direct Dimage 7 Series Sucessor. Into the End, the A1 was all the Dimage 7 Series was, but much better & more advanced, and it was also being succeeded by the A2 & A200 Series, albeit the A200 was a lowcost Bridgecam back into it's day - and plastique-drastique, mediocre build quality - no more being a al-mg body.

.edit. my DSC-S75 is still fine and working like new.

But later, the Olympus C-8080 WZ (Widezoom) 2004 have had the best lens of the Bridgecam crowd (5x Zoom & 8 MP) and was a year later being dethroned by the Sony DSC-R1, with Carl Zeiss T* 24-120/2.8-4.8 Zoom, and (almost) APS-C Sensor size.

I do still use & like my R1 today, occasionally.

I also once had the Sony R1, as Canon did not have an equivalent then and it did take Compact Flash cards, not only the darned Sony Memorystick.
Furthermore, I once owned a Minolta 7i and some years ago bought a used A2 for around one hundred bucks. It is the only non-Canon I still own. But on the other hand, I have been trying to sell it for years, for double the price. :) It comes with two batteries and the official Batterygrip though.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 02:12 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (191 comments in total)
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alfaflash: We bought the P900 about one year ago for the phenomenal lens, and have taken some amazing photos of the craters on the moon and detailed shots of birds. We are used to using full frame Canon's and trying hard not to compare apples to oranges, however, two things let the camera down; the small sensor which does not help the IQ at all, and crappy EVF which is almost useless. If Nikon were to combine the current lens with a 1" sensor and a better EVF, the P900 would become the perfect travel camera.

Well, the 24-2000mm lens is designed for a tiny 1/2.3" sensor, a one inch sensor would be useless, as it only would be partially covered. For a big sensor, an 83x zoom would have to be huge.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 02:55 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2156 comments in total)
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Carlos Taylhardat: It says it has wireless, does anybody know if it has wifi? I love the wifi feature in the canon 6d and would like to continue if I do decide to upgrade and I may due to the focusing system although I hate the extra megapixels.

It has WiFi. As far as I know it it located in the enlarged buldge on top of the camera that also houses the mirror box.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 05:28 UTC

Where is Corel Paintshop Pro?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 24th comment
On article Olympus C2500-L Mini-review and Samples (2 comments in total)

Both links don't work anymore.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 09:38 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America (250 comments in total)

Well, everybody says that the only differences between the 1D C and the 1D X are the heatsink (nobody knows how expensive it really is) and the firmware "lock out".

But you have to see that you get two professional tools: A high end DSLR and a high end* movie camera instead of consumer ware like the competition. Except the FS7. And how much does the latter cost? 8K like the 1D C. And does it have a pro sports DSLR included? No. So this way the Sony is overpriced.

*Everybody seems to forget that the 1D C is not limited to record up until 29 Minutes and 59 Seconds. It does NOT have this limitation. Without this barrier, it has to cost significantly more due to higher taxes (I don't know the details here, but removing this limitation costs a lot of money).

So, all the other cameras that "compete" with the Canon 1D C have this limitation, making way for a much lower price. If the 1D C also had it, Canon could offer it at a price close to whatever the 1D X costs at any give time.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 22:02 UTC as 4th comment
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Gaff Multimedia: wit their prizes..i wil just get markiii den use magic lantern to make it to shoot 4k

Keep dreaming. Not possible to turn a 1D X into a camera with 4K 24fps, even less with an older one (Mark III).

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 20:49 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: We don’t even have a large array of 8K still cameras at the moment. Why are we even talking about 8K video? It won’t happen for at least a decade simply because we don’t have the bandwidth and consumer displays to take advantage of that. Let alone the computer power to process and render 8K in a reasonable amount of time.

4K is barely gaining traction right now. 4K Blu-ray has been delayed considerably. What makes them think 8K is going to be any different?

Right now what we really need is 4K @ 24 FPS 10 bit Losslessly Compressed RAW video. Just someone please give us that so that HDR can get off the ground.

As does the Arri 65. Only 6K.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On article Kodak Pro DCS620 Review (5 comments in total)
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Pascal Parvex: What was the initial price of this camera?

Thank you. That's Cheap. As far as I know, the six Megapixel Kodak from 1994/1995 was $50,000...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On article Kodak Pro DCS620 Review (5 comments in total)

What was the initial price of this camera?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 19:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS-1D X overview (376 comments in total)

Well, now has it, so where is the review? :)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 06:44 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D50 Review (4 comments in total)

And I am here because we seem to once have had the Nikon D50 as work camera; now it is the D90, but it seldom gets used, as we have Canon cameras ourselfes.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 06:06 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS 5D Review (24 comments in total)
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KariIceland: I wish you guys would do a new comparison with the 5D, would love to see it vs the newer dslr's

I don't know what you mean. I own the 5D since 2006 and have cleaned the sensor only once.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Review (24 comments in total)
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JSnees: I am using a nikkon D 5100. Have the opportunity to purchase a cannon eos 5d in excellent condition for $500 with 50mm f1.8 lens. Any advantages to this camera vs what I currently have besides FF? Good investment? I currently do not own any pro lenses from nikkon.

Well, that is a great deal. I would do it.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
On article Steve Sanders posts Canon Pro70 user review (1 comment in total)

Those were the days. Link to DPreview test does not work.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 08:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review (27 comments in total)
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Hedley7d: First test ever here the 5d mark iii filming in 4k Magic lantern also unlock Raw

It is not filming in 4K, it is still 1080p. It was just uprezzed (DNG files).

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 04:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review (27 comments in total)
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Femthang: Hello i just need a professional the Canon 5D Mark III suitable for broadcast?

No one has answered, so here is an non-professional opinion: Should be. Since the Mark II, the 5D series has gotten some heavy use in broadcasting.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:21 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot A20 Review (1 comment in total)

Just bought one off Ebay for like 15 bucks. I once had the A10 and now want to lay my hands on the big brother I always wanted.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 21:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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