Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (258 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 (258 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 (258 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

For about $780, you get a handy macro system. The lights clinch the deal. I'm tempted!

Thorough evaluation, DPR. Thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 06:13 UTC as 15th comment
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (258 comments in total)

"The lens is a big part of image quality and, as with all enthusiast compacts, there is a lot of variation camera-to-camera. One of our G7 X's had good corner sharpness but was soft at its telephoto end, while the second one was just the opposite. Even if your camera has one of the best lenses in the batch, its performance may not be consistent throughout the focal range. "

This is intolerably poor quality control.

I bought a G1X in 2012. It had a skewed sensor. All images exhibited a slight rotation. Crutchfield took it back with no questions and sent me a replacement. I paid the freight.

I think that's just awful QC.

"...as with all enthusiast compacts, there is a lot of variation camera-to-camera. "

Is this true? Just how bad is this problem among "all enthusiast compacts"? Is this an underreported "gotcha," like shutter shock?

Thanks for bringing all this out, DPR. You're doing a good job. It benefits me. Hat tip.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 07:20 UTC as 29th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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brownie314: $1,599 body only - Yikes! Plenty of quality FF equipment well within reach at this price. I LOVE Fuji bodies. But given the choice between this and a D610 at nearly the same price. Tough choice.

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Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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brownie314: $1,599 body only - Yikes! Plenty of quality FF equipment well within reach at this price. I LOVE Fuji bodies. But given the choice between this and a D610 at nearly the same price. Tough choice.

>the equiv FF lens is F2

Absolutely, absolutely not. firstdivision, you are right.

It's well-nigh hopeless.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Slawek B: Skin tones sucks

Do the skin tones really fall short? Anyone with discerning experience on this? I'd like to know.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Michael Oersigh: I wonder how many FF cameras and attendant lenses gather dust?

Greed is part of the story. Ask me how. No!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 07:05 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I shudder to think about the computing resources required to actually edit uncompressed 8K video.

>You edit it in proxy mode.

Does this mean that someone else does the REAL editing?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:30 UTC
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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Neez: I don't think they should use chemical elements in the name, unless it's involved in the manufacturing process or something. Do they use helium to make this sensor?? Otherwise, it doesn't seem right to call it the Helium Sensor.

Like if i were to call a car, the Toyota Propane vehicle, people would be all kinds of confused.

Own a Cherokee? How racist!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
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FuhTeng: Lack of concern for safe flight rules (hello photos 3 and 5!) makes me sad. Don't fly over people! Whether it's a law or not, please don't put the pursuit of your photos above the safety of the hapless people below.

That being said, 1 and 4 are my favorites. Wow.

>please don't put the pursuit of your photos above the safety of the hapless

Absolutely. Let's not promote the wrong kind of drone photography.

My pick is the volcano.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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RolliPoli: Wha.... Nikon the only alternative??? What about all the recent Pentax offerings at the entry level price point? Every one has a real pentaprism finder rather than a vile, dark tunnel with a tiny image at the end called a 'pentamirror' viewfinder as used by C/N in all their low-buck DSLR models.

Ha ha! Talk about "vile tunnels"! Loving it.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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ms18: Buy an old T2i

Ah, I have an old T2i. Gets great results shooting RAW with decent (i.e., spendy) lenses -- Sigma 11-16, Canon EF-S 17-55MM F/2.8 IS USM.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: One small step for Adobe, one small step for Adobe.

I have a feeling that other providers will also be tightening the thumbscrews. You've been querying the web for free? Now that's gunna cost you. You like getting driving directions? Pony up. Like reading news stories? Buy a subscription. And so on.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (421 comments in total)
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Kawika Nui: A lot of noise in some images, even at low ISO (like the image of the ferry and gull 375mm equivalent | F5.6 | 1/100 sec | ISO 200). This is disappointing.

@KoenVB

Thank you very much for helpful, professional advice. I filed it and will be following it when I use this camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (421 comments in total)
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dansclic: Try to shoot oranges and apples, this test will show you had bad the Colors are coming straight out the camera as jpegs.....

I'm not liking all this talk about shooting produce.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (421 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Concerning the photo of the baseball field--

The right-hand edge isn't very sharp, whereas the left-hand edge is sharp. Could this be a decentering problem?

Did you look at the edges?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (421 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Concerning the photo of the baseball field--

The right-hand edge isn't very sharp, whereas the left-hand edge is sharp. Could this be a decentering problem?

@tbcass. No, this flaw will stick out on a print. Else why bother looking at photographs?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: One small step for Adobe, one small step for Adobe.

Years ago, I paid Adobe $125 for an upgrade to Framemaker. The added functionality? Japanese language support. They caught me napping.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 06:29 UTC
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