William Koehler

William Koehler

Lives in United States Alpharetta USA, United States
Works as a Software
Joined on Dec 12, 2005
About me:

Panasonic DMC-GH4
Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 lens
Pentax K-01
Pentax K-x
Pentax *ist-DL
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 lens for K-mount
Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 lens for K-mount
Pentax FA 35mm f2.0
Pentax DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.6
Pentax ZX-5n (35mm film)
Pentax K1000 (35mm film)
Canon HF-G20
Canon HF-S200
Sony HDR-HC9
Sony DCR-TRV320
Adobe Lightroom 6.0
Adobe Photoshop CS5.5
Sony Vegas Pro 13

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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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Polytropia: To all the haters:

My grandfather shot Kodachrome Super 8 & also black and white movies of his kids. Those movies look as good today as they did when they were shot.

How good will all your digital videos look in 65 years from now? Will they even exist?

I can shoot some film and put it in an archival box with a projector, and know it will be viewable in 100 years as long as there is a source of electricity. I'm not sure you can say the same thing about any digital information formats.

And honestly how much more often do you really want to watch such videos? lol.

Also, protip: clouds evaporate.

Protip: Good luck buying ANY variety of Kodachrome and getting it developed.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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Mister J: Recognising that this is an ultra-niche product, if it allows experimentation, then that's OK. I can't see Kodak making money on the camera, but the prospect of wider S8 availability and perhaps cheaper processing is a good one, as S8 is fiendishly expensive today.

Super8mm being fiendishly expensive is in large part a function of volume - or rather, it's lack. Precisely because this is such a niche product, it will make little difference to that lack of volume and consequently processing cost.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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markweatherill: How long before someone invents a way to capture video digitally from this camera? If there's already a feed to the LCD screen, I expect it's quite possible. No, there probably isn't much point.

OH WOW! So you get to spend even more money to turn this thing into a standard issue camcorder. What is wrong with this picture? What can this thing do that say, a Canon HF-G40 can't?

And I would double check to make sure that HDMI out includes audio.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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Polytropia: To all the haters:

My grandfather shot Kodachrome Super 8 & also black and white movies of his kids. Those movies look as good today as they did when they were shot.

How good will all your digital videos look in 65 years from now? Will they even exist?

I can shoot some film and put it in an archival box with a projector, and know it will be viewable in 100 years as long as there is a source of electricity. I'm not sure you can say the same thing about any digital information formats.

And honestly how much more often do you really want to watch such videos? lol.

Also, protip: clouds evaporate.

Within the past ten years I had a digital transfer done of all my paternal grandfathers 8mm home movies. Driving reason? The film, some of it dating back to the 1930's, was actively disintegrating. Opening the metal film cans It smelled like vinegar.

The quality of the transfer was still better than a VHS transfer that had been done earlier by a relative. But VHS is rather low bar.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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tbcass: Why? Of course some film aficionados will be happy but how many will they sell, 100? Add to that super 8 quality is terrible!!!!!!!!!! Can someone tell me what the point of this is?

The point of this is to demonstrate how much smarter you can be by purchasing a Panasonic GH4/Sony A6300/Canon 80D with a decent lens. Similar cost, much better quality, and no film processing+scanning expense with far faster turnaround on getting & reviewing your footage.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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markweatherill: How long before someone invents a way to capture video digitally from this camera? If there's already a feed to the LCD screen, I expect it's quite possible. No, there probably isn't much point.

Not only is there a video feed to the LCD, they are already recording audio to the SD card. So it's likely a matter of whether the chipset in this thing includes a video compression engine.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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cdembrey: "Everybody has a right to be stupid, but some people abuse the privilege." was uttered by a prescient politician long before the internet forum.

Thank you for the quote. It was by far my biggest laugh today.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 06:52 UTC
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ProfHankD: "... that has appeared on the company's forums" -- since when is Magic Lantern a company? It is an independent project developing software to enhance the operation of various Canon EOS cameras, rather like CHDK. Producing DNGs in camera is insignificant (and doesn't make much sense) compared to all the major enhancements in ML.

@TwoMetreBill
"Why do we have to wait for an update to Adobe RAW for each new camera that produces DNG format files?"

Your question makes no sense. If you shoot DNG there is no need for conversion. Adobe RAW converter's entire reason for existence is to convert from manufacturer proprietary RAW formats to DNG RAW format.

Most manufacturers RAW formats change with almost every camera they make, which is also why Adobe has to update Adobe RAW converter for almost every camera.

In the case of Pentax the only reason you might have to wait is if you choose to shoot to Pentax proprietary PEF format and then want to convert after the fact. But if you shoot natively to DNG (a menu selection) in the first place then there is no need for conversion and no need for Adobe RAW converter. I've been doing exactly this for the last ten years.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 23:08 UTC
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Azathothh: DNG? Who uses that?

Lots of Pentax owners as Pentax DSLRs record DNG. A number of Medium Format cameras shoot to DNG as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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QuarryCat: a Olympus E-M1II Killer with the best Viewfinder and 6K photo
and far better ergonomic and better weight (more!) and larger grip with the best accu.

But Panasonic should blow up the sensor - mFT is for many light situations to small - good and clean pictures must be possible with 12.800 ISO.

@QuarryCat
If you don't like the sensor size, that's what other brands with other sensors & lens systems are for.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:10 UTC

Very, very nice BUT....for many the question will be is it worth that much more than a GH4, much less the GX8.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:09 UTC as 11th comment
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (86 comments in total)
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doctor digi: Whenever I see the term "reaching out" I think of monkeys in a tree. Nor do you end a "Dear..." letter "All the best"; it would be "Yours sincerely".

I think I'll stick to writing my own letters, thanks.

There is nothing that says you can't edit to taste.
You're a Creative! It's what you do.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 17:44 UTC
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Fabian60: and absolutely golden chain..... ;)

For your viewing agony... ;-)

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8641626030/price-released-for-brikk-s-24k-gold-nikon-df

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 19:36 UTC
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dpfan32: And again: way more expensive than the predecessor...
And what replaces the FZ1000 in its price range???
It's like buying an iPhone for 800€ and next year they charging 1200€ for their improved model...
It's ridiculous...
Camera maker don't want to produce affordable cameras anymore.
Their target market seems to be only enthusiasts who are willing to pay more than 1000€ for a camera. Let the others shoot with their phones...

"Camera maker don't want to produce affordable cameras anymore."

I would be quite willing to bet that the "affordable camera" crowd is happy with the camera in their phone. I don't think it is a big secret that camera sales volumes for dedicated cameras are falling, which has the reciprocal effect of pushing prices up.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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Satyaa: Question for FZ1000 owners:
I used FZ1000 briefly. I am planning to get one for travel. My video usage will be limited/infrequent. I have no speculation if that will increase in future or if I will have video opportunities/needs during travel.

I use Nikon D7200 as my main camera for hobby and unpaid work, the only limitation being which lenses I can carry in any given situation.

From your experience with FZ1000 and what you see in this new model, which one would you buy if you were in my situation?

Thanks.

Name a bridge camera that has a battery grip. I don't believe any of them do. That's pretty exclusively a DSLR class and up feature.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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thubten: Why does an adapter cost as much as a lens?

In no particular order:
1. The development costs are fixed.
2. The sales volume are low. This is a pro only item. People with low-end lenses costing less than this adapter are unlikely to buy this at any price. They'll buy more low-end lenses instead.
3. The competition is limited to non-existent.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:34 UTC
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steelhead3: Nice kit zooms

Nice kit, period.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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raindance: The space savings on the Sony A7 is reduced once you factor in the lenses which are every bit as big as other FF lenses (and in some cases bigger than Nikon/Canon offerings).

The space savings of the Sony A7 series bodies are still further reduced when you factor in all the underwater housings for all the gear. There's obviously a lot more than the camera body and lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
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newe: Where are the interchangeable lenses or 25X zoom?

http://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-qx1-body-kit

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
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GinoSVK: HUAWEI Make It Possible... with right equipment.

Huawei shot with a Canon and got fired for their trouble.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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