Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (228 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: "there are options out there that offer more resolution, or better autofocus, or an entirely different control philosophy."

Could anyone suggest an alternative camera then?

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 07:33 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (228 comments in total)

"there are options out there that offer more resolution, or better autofocus, or an entirely different control philosophy."

Could anyone suggest an alternative camera then?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 08:53 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Love Photography 888: I sure hope these products are sold with equivalency warning labels. LoL

Ha ha! A hit.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 04:14 UTC
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Mathieu18: ISO is a relative illuminance. So ISO 100, f/8 will result in the same shutter speed across formats. But it's also true that smaller sensors collect less total light, so on a smaller sensor, more amplification is needed to achieve that same illumination, hence the appearance of additional noise from that amplification.

@Great Bustard

It's a hopeless task. I won't undertake it.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 04:14 UTC
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Mathieu18: ISO is a relative illuminance. So ISO 100, f/8 will result in the same shutter speed across formats. But it's also true that smaller sensors collect less total light, so on a smaller sensor, more amplification is needed to achieve that same illumination, hence the appearance of additional noise from that amplification.

"Total light" is utterly incorrect physics — utterly, completely incorrect.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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AngularJS: What about endurance / MTBF?
http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead

"HDD has much much higher TBW than SSD for sure." —Mike FL

Profitable insight. (TBW = terabytes written.)

Check out this backgrounder/plug by Intel —http://itpeernetwork.intel.com/ssd-endurance-what-does-it-mean-to-you/

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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AngularJS: What about endurance / MTBF?
http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead

It's a tease.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Any folks here remember the time when FAST glass was for capturing moments in really LOW light and not be obsessed with OOF Bokeh?

What? Don't tell me they're all retired! Noooo!

.

@matthew saville

You're right. Some people* buy a lens or a camera JUST BECAUSE IT'S AN ADMIRABLE PIECE OF ENGINEERING, but which they almost never use.

*I know such a one.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Any folks here remember the time when FAST glass was for capturing moments in really LOW light and not be obsessed with OOF Bokeh?

What? Don't tell me they're all retired! Noooo!

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"A face is a face, not just a single eye. "

Some faces are just a single nose.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Any folks here remember the time when FAST glass was for capturing moments in really LOW light and not be obsessed with OOF Bokeh?

What? Don't tell me they're all retired! Noooo!

.

I raise an arthritic hand

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 06:29 UTC
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Daniel4: Nikon should provide full resolution shots.

They never do.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 06:27 UTC
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SVPhotography: Getty's business is playing the middle man. They license photos from photographers and sub-license them out to other people for a fee.

https://contributors.gettyimages.com/article_public.aspx?article_id=2719

So the big unanswered question is: Did Getty license these photos from a photo stealer or did Getty "find" these photos on their own.

Also she put these photos in the public domain.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/482_high.html

I am not a lawyer but it will be hard for her to sue for copyright violation after putting all her photos in the public domain.

This is not the first time that stock companies charge for public domain photos.
http://uk.pcmag.com/photo-editing-reviews/45646/opinion/stock-photos-will-drive-photoshop-use-into-the-ground

"stock companies charge for public domain photos"

How skeevy can people get?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 06:20 UTC
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cntlaw: The 100 dollar 105mm f2.5 AI had been the most popular l portrait lens in the 70s. The new lens surely means something to celebrate Nikon 100 million lenses milestone !

That's a VERY intriguing price list. I'm not surprised at the cost of the lens. In those days, I worked summers and Christmas holidays to make money for cameras, lenses and film. I didn't stint. I bought a Nikon F and a Nikkor 58mm f/1.4. That must've cost over $600. I have no regrets, only satisfactions.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
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cntlaw: The 100 dollar 105mm f2.5 AI had been the most popular l portrait lens in the 70s. The new lens surely means something to celebrate Nikon 100 million lenses milestone !

I still have my Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 going back to the 60's. It had a wide reputation for excellence at the time and hasn't slipped any notches since.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 01:38 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (369 comments in total)
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MHT: I've been trying to decide between the D750 and D500 for months. I shoot primarily landscapes but also everything else at times and I can only justify one (expensive) body.
I've been leaning towards the D750 but didn't anyone else find this a bit disturbing:
"...the D500 provides an electronic first curtain shutter option, which allows landscape photographers to ensure vibration-free images – something that can be a challenge with the D750."
Is the "challenge" met by the firmware update, turning off VR when tripod mounted, locking up the mirror, or something else?? The last two are my common operating practice but a statement like that certainly deserves more of an explanation! I get why the D500 may have an advantage but wouldn't this "issue" affect portraits and pretty much anything other than moving targets? If I buy the D750, how do I go about meeting this "challenge" I wonder?

@Thermidor

You have provided us with some key informaton.

Will shutter shock emerge as photography's Dirty Little Secret?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (369 comments in total)

I wish Nikon, and Canon too, for that matter, would offer a full-frame mirrorless camera, because I never really loved noisy cameras or bulky bodies. I could also go for lenses offering good old automatic diaphragms but lacking auto-focus, if of course a suitable reduction in price were to be had. Giving up auto-focus isn't so awful, provided you don't have to stop down manually, ugh.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 08:02 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (288 comments in total)
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blinkytoo: How can this be called a serious camera without an Electronic View Finder? How can you take a picture outside in telephoto using a rear display. Come on Canon! I will use my iPhone when taking snap shots.

@0lf

Seems I struck a nerve.

No replies, please. I'm departing for the Indies and will remain incommunicado for some time.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (288 comments in total)
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Streetutopia: Does anyone know how long the motor mechanisms in the lens last? $700-$900 for a camera that uses a motor seems risky--but I never see this issue mentioned in reviews.

Thank you!

Ha! You are raising the dreaded question of viability, a neglected "parameter" of evaluation. No one is willing to conduct endurance trials.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (288 comments in total)
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blinkytoo: How can this be called a serious camera without an Electronic View Finder? How can you take a picture outside in telephoto using a rear display. Come on Canon! I will use my iPhone when taking snap shots.

I wish buyers of cameras would abstain from taking the side of manufacturers who are only too happy to sell cameras without viewfinders.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 06:18 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (288 comments in total)
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blinkytoo: How can this be called a serious camera without an Electronic View Finder? How can you take a picture outside in telephoto using a rear display. Come on Canon! I will use my iPhone when taking snap shots.

Absolutely. Even a rudimentary optical viewfinder makes for (1) steadier shots, and (2) more accurate panorama sweeps, if I may call it that. We need DPR to list the absence of a VF as a "con." Maybe the industry will take the hint.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:36 UTC
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