Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (396 comments in total)
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ddtwenty: I'm in doubt about the way of charging the batteries. Because no external charging provided, hence have to charge by USB port all the times.Therefor the flip rubber cap of the USB port will be broken so soon.

At least Panasonic should provide external battery charger.

No charger, no shoe of any kind, no viewfinder, no sale, no s--t.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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Marco Nero: The images aren't disappointing although the lens isn't f/1.2 ... and that's where the real magic of the 85mmL lens from Canon lies. I don't think I'll be buying this lens for two reasons: One is because, other than speed, I don't see it exceeding the capabilities of the Canon f/1.2L version. And the other reason is that this site has suddenly taken sides in the US election aftermath...

It disappoints me greatly that political statements are now being (obviously) endorsed by DPreview. Those Lens sample-photograph closeups of Anti-American/Anti-Trump signs (as well as the protesters themselves) are two very different things. One shows an affiliation between the photographer and the protest itself. The closeup of the hate-inspired Trump signs is disgusting to see on a review site. We don't need a socialist agenda here on a camera/tech review site. Disgusting. I'm sorry but I won't buy products when reviewers here use them to endorse political agendas.

Use discretion.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
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Philly: The image quality of the lens looks nice. Personally, I don't think the extreme shallow depth of field is that pleasing on portraits--with blurred noses and ears. I much preferred the one or two portraits by Wenmei, who had the discipline to stop down to 2.4 or so, I believe. At least, keep the nose in focus, along with the eyes, IMO.

The political protest photos do not seem to be a good vehicle to showcase this type of lens--unless the event really did have low energy, as the photos seem to imply. I would much prefer a wider angle of view for actual, spontaneous events, to capture the emotion of the moment. Something like this: https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/161109-trump-camp-election-12.jpg

Or if a sign is to be showcased, capturing it at the right moment would make the photo appear not as trite as the photos in the gallery. Something like this, perhaps: https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/161109-trump-camp-election-01.jpg

>I don't think the extreme shallow depth of field is that pleasing on portraits--with blurred noses and ears

I have to agree, Philly. Extreme shallow depth of field was a peculiarity of portraits taken 80 or 100 years ago. I bought a Nikkor 85/1.4 thirty years ago and used it for existing-light situations, which very rarely meant straight portraits. Today, I would use it for indoor sports, using very short exposure times.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 23:03 UTC
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Marco Nero: The images aren't disappointing although the lens isn't f/1.2 ... and that's where the real magic of the 85mmL lens from Canon lies. I don't think I'll be buying this lens for two reasons: One is because, other than speed, I don't see it exceeding the capabilities of the Canon f/1.2L version. And the other reason is that this site has suddenly taken sides in the US election aftermath...

It disappoints me greatly that political statements are now being (obviously) endorsed by DPreview. Those Lens sample-photograph closeups of Anti-American/Anti-Trump signs (as well as the protesters themselves) are two very different things. One shows an affiliation between the photographer and the protest itself. The closeup of the hate-inspired Trump signs is disgusting to see on a review site. We don't need a socialist agenda here on a camera/tech review site. Disgusting. I'm sorry but I won't buy products when reviewers here use them to endorse political agendas.

>this site has suddenly taken sides in the US election aftermath...

Given that the nation has just emerged from the most bitterly contentious election in generations, it's plain that there's been a failure of discretion here. The DPR website is disputatious enough without provoking political passions.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: The "marvel" here being having blues rendered as cyans, high noise of the ugliest type at ISO1250 upwards and "flat" looking pictures for $700?

You guys are becoming so easy to impress...

Image quality of images #25 and #49 is quite poor, but #4 and #45 are good.

So what shall we do? Go for the Sony RX100 series?

I must say, I'm not impressed.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: I love that dog.

I'm referring to frame #24.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:40 UTC
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

I love that dog.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:23 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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photogeek: They should just have said they didn't have intent. Apparently this works it the FBI is involved.

Grapes! Oranges! I'm getting hungry. Mayne I could go down to the bodega in my pajamas.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Trespassing can be carefully done in some places & does not = Vandalism!
Graphite on rocks, trees & bathroom mirrors is real = Vandalism!
Real vandals ought to be chained to their crime so the public could spit on them!

Good, dispassionate analysis.

In other arenas the government might be properly screwed, or maybe just gently throttled, and those include rack-taxing, stifling regulations, runaway federal courts, rules concerning light bulbs, toilet tanks, dried lychees, imported chopsticks, etc. To be sure, their stranglehold on the national – read federal – parks needs to be broken and control returned to the states.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
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Frame Seeker: Book'em

Hair-splitter! ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: The park service is out of control, they should be there to inform & help not dictate, tote pistols, issue tickets for hiking without a permit! These public servants go on strike & lock us out of OUR parks by locking the gates. This is BS. The NPS also destroyed the oyster farm at Pt. Reys. Oyster are natural & filter the water improving the water quality. I think there are enough retired people to do the 90% of the rangers legitimate functions for 1/4 the cost, many do this now for free camping space!
Not enough info on the Grand Prismatic incident to comment on that specifically, damage foot prints in boiling mud or what?

HEY GUY, THE FEDERAL LEVIATHAN IS NOT THE PEOPLE. It is entrenched bureaucrats, berserking politicians, and autocratic magistrates. Fooey on 'em.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Seven years in the galleys for a loaf of bread.

Federal jurisprudence in this case is unjust because unbalanced and tyrannically rigid.

They need to apply the law hard on vandals, easy on artists.

I hate these federal bastids [sic].

After further thought, I feel the violators should be boiled in -- no, sauteed lightly in butter.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Seven years in the galleys for a loaf of bread.

Federal jurisprudence in this case is unjust because unbalanced and tyrannically rigid.

They need to apply the law hard on vandals, easy on artists.

I hate these federal bastids [sic].

Or not?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Trespassing can be carefully done in some places & does not = Vandalism!
Graphite on rocks, trees & bathroom mirrors is real = Vandalism!
Real vandals ought to be chained to their crime so the public could spit on them!

I agree - they should be punished.

But there needs to be an arrangement that could grant permits, so that people might enter restricted areas, maybe under supervision.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
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sinbad: Casey Nocket, she of the acrylic paint vandalism of numerous national parks in the western U.S. was sentenced to 200 hrs of community service, and probation of 2 years including exclusion from entrance to national parks.

Me too.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: The park service is out of control, they should be there to inform & help not dictate, tote pistols, issue tickets for hiking without a permit! These public servants go on strike & lock us out of OUR parks by locking the gates. This is BS. The NPS also destroyed the oyster farm at Pt. Reys. Oyster are natural & filter the water improving the water quality. I think there are enough retired people to do the 90% of the rangers legitimate functions for 1/4 the cost, many do this now for free camping space!
Not enough info on the Grand Prismatic incident to comment on that specifically, damage foot prints in boiling mud or what?

>>tote pistols, issue tickets for hiking without a permit! These public servants go on strike & lock us out of OUR parks by locking the gates

This is absolutely intolerable! The states should NEVER HAVE CEDED THE PEOPLE'S LAND TO THE FEDERAL MACHINE. Let's TAKE IT BACK.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:38 UTC

Seven years in the galleys for a loaf of bread.

Federal jurisprudence in this case is unjust because unbalanced and tyrannically rigid.

They need to apply the law hard on vandals, easy on artists.

I hate these federal bastids [sic].

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:30 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
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J Parker: I went to a restaurant today and bought some soup -- but had to pay extra for the spoon....

Whether it's headphone jacks or SD cards, trust me, it's not about innovation. Like the airlines constantly creating new fees, Apple intends to maximize every square inch of their products to make them as profitable as possible. I can't imagine these types of stunts being pulled on such an extremely loyal fan base if Steve Jobs was still around.

What happened to this company that once seemed to be the only tech company that understood creatives -- and focused on making products for those who chose to march to a different drummer every once in a while?

>> went to a restaurant today and bought some soup -- but had to pay extra for the spoon....

Haw haw, good one!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
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Sam Santana: "You've got this thing sticking halfway out"

So is your nose and knob and I very much doubt you'll want to cut them off Phil!

"Then there are very fine and fast USB card readers"

So why not put a decent one in there rather than the slow sub-par reader you've been putting in earlier models (which at least had one)

I'll keep my MBP until it no longer works at a decent speed and unfortunately it seems a Windows based laptop is on the cards next.

>>now it's sticking ALL the way out

Haw haw!

Phil shill.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
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Under The Sun: Hey Phil, have you tried wirelessly transfering 64gb worth of raw files yet?

>>wirelessly transfering 64gb worth of raw files

Right on target.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
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