007peter

007peter

Lives in United States Irvine (and Taiwan), CA, United States
Works as a Medical Nurse
Joined on Feb 28, 2006

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On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (100 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I'm really curious to see what Canon does with this at Photokina. If they speed it up and incorporate the viewfinder at a low price, it could be pretty successful. Of course there will be the usual DxO dynamic range graphs, etc, but looking at these shots, it's hard to see how an ordinary consumer, who just wants sharp pictures and too many megapixels, would be unhappy with the results.

Exactly. It's the middle-age photo geeks who buys mirrorless & DSLR. Unfortunately, once a product is labeled as GEEKY, the young image-conscious millennials would not touch it with a 10 foot pole. There is no way to make a bulky camera SEXY, and the fact that typical lens cost around $700 and typical iLC is around $800 ~ $2000 doesn't help with its appeal.

Here is the UGLY TRUTH: Photography is not only DEAD, it has been DEAD for some times now. Photography today is more about GEAR COLLECTION for the middle-age men than taking photograph.

The young has discover they can make compelling photo with their iphone without spending a fortune on dedicated camera. Cats is out of the bag and we're just waiting to DIED.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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rrrremus: I assume shooting wide open you would need to manually focus every time

No Focus Peaking? Damn, that really sucks. Common Nikon, its 2016, its time for a real time WYSIWYG Live View with Peaking.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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ijustloveshooting: exceptional lens,,,there're many bokeh freaks like me,,,this lens will trigger GAS of many people. i hope it has great sharpness wide open, with very fast AF and buttery bokeh...this lens alone would be reason to buy a nikon FF body.

I'm a Bokeh whore myself. The idea of a 105mm F/1.4 is just delicious!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (420 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think I would choose a Pentax KS2 over this.

Agree. If I'm buying just a single gadget point/shoot, then the superior camera wins. In this case, Pentax wins hands down over Canon, Nikon.

But when I'm buying a DSLR / iLC, I have to factor in the "entire system" behind it:
(1) plethora of lens (2) quiet-video-lens (3) availability, can buy it anyways (4) world-wide service & repair (5) etc..... While Canon T6 is an inferior camera compare to the competition, its is however, a cheap Entry into the entire Canon System. That is why canon T6, inspite of its lack of specs, will still outsold any Pentax out there.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (420 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think I would choose a Pentax KS2 over this.

Funny, I live in Orange County too. I don't see that many Pentax users here. The few I've met are really upset with Craisglist, they say that eBay is the only way to sell/resell any Pentax gears now.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:44 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (420 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I think I would choose a Pentax KS2 over this.

I agree KS2 is a "MUCH BETTER" camera. However, Canon is "MUCH BETTER LENS" + Cheaper Price + Greater Availability, and most of all, greater RESELL. If I buy a Pentax KS2 (as good as it is), I'm stuck with it for life, since there is zero resell market for Pentax gears. Where as I can buy a Canon today, and resell it for $200~$300 after 2 years of usage.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (420 comments in total)

Can T6 do Video Tracking in Live View (like EOS-M). I'm thinking about buying one for vlog. Its a cheap DSLR, my only complain is the inclusion of old 18-55 IS instead of the newest 18-55mm STM lens. Had T6 comes with the 18-55 STM, It would have been a head & shoulder above Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: This test should have included the A6300. If it had, the GH4 would not have been the best video camera.

Sidebar: poor ergonomics and lack of accessories (e.g., third party flashes, I live by my lithium battery Godox flashes) hurts the A6300, but it is half the price of the D500 and 95% of the performance.

Beyond that, the D500 is only $500 less than the D750. There are somethings the D500 may be better at, but not many. Remember, the D750 has a crop sensor mode and can get full frame DOF on video.

I don't know about that. I agree that A6300 output is super-clean and very sharp, better than even the original Sony A7 FF. However, it overheat easily shooting @4K. This limits the usefulness down to 1080p to avoid overheating. While there are numerous HACKS (adding 120mm fan) to avoid overheating, it is still a crude method. Where as Gh4 can shoot 4K video all day without overheating, thus the better "Real-World" camera for video.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (290 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: It's always weird when reviewer-defined series overlap. It's hard to consider one of these without including a small ILC that can do very similar things yet swap in a different lens when the need arises. Especially when some of these are $700 and more.

Agree 100%. I like the idea of a bigger sensor compact, but some of these camera cost more than $700. That is much more expensive than a $599 Sony A6000 with a big APS-C sensor and interchangeable lens. Good idea but a Bad Value sums up this category of over price toys.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 04:49 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

I disagree with "58mm is an awesome photo lens". 60mm would be too tight for any street photography, yet not tight enough for portraits.
We have Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (90mm) for Portraits and it give you more DOF control than Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (60mm). For street photography, both Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 (50mm) or Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (40mm) would be more suitable. That leave this Sigma 30 (60mm) in a middle of NO WHERE. Sony platform lacks decent lens so this Sigma 30 makes sense. In the M43 world, with a plethora of primes, this lens simply doesn't interest any M43 owner with a neither here nor there focal length. I would be interested in a Sigma 17mm f/1.4 (35mm) or a Sigma 20mm f/1.4 through.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:17 UTC

Beautifully filmed, and a Great "IN-REAL-LIFE" review. I much prefer this kind of IRL review over just listing specs. I think the fixed-compact has mature to a point that it is challenging the NEEDS of having a DSLR or Mirrorless iLC. I think for 90% of the population, this kind of 1" fix camera makes more sense than interchangeable. My only annoyance is the PRICE TAG, pricing more expensive than an entry-level M43 camera like E-PL6 for $299.

If Canon can price this camera toward $300 ~ $400, its a no brainer

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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tedolf: No hot shoe? Again?

They would be better off reintroducing the GF2.

TEdolph

Sorry about the "hot shoe" instead of "hotshoe". Samsung overly aggressive Auto - Correct strikes again.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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brownie314: This is a much needed product. Because now the gf7 will technically be the "older model" and be in line for some discounts, while actually, essentially being the same camera.

Yup, I have a GF6 and will buy a GF7 if it's heavily discounted.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
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tedolf: No hot shoe? Again?

They would be better off reintroducing the GF2.

TEdolph

Lack of hot shoes doesn't bother me as much as the removal of the Wireless Flash from my GF6.

The only good news is that once GF8 is out, we'll see a deeper discount on GF7. I might just buy a GF7 for traveling which I tend to do selfie.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
On photo Riddler time in the Wildlife - King fisher challenge (17 comments in total)

Awesome, one of the best I've seen

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 01:53 UTC as 13th comment
On article Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)
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tkbslc: It's probably the same sensor as, or a close cousin to, the Iphone 6s sensor. It has 12MP and 1.5 micro pixel pitch, too.

[Nope, the 6S is the same 1/3" size as the iPhone 6, so they shrank the pixels to 1.2um or so.]

Wrong, Nexus 5/6 uses Sony IMX377 with 1.23" sensor. You can google Sony IMX377

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 04:28 UTC
On article Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)
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Photato: Any information if these new phones save Raw images?
I suspect they do.
I really like that these two Nexus support a huge range of radio bands and frecuencies allowing you to easily move among carriers. The timely Android updates and free of carrier app bloatware is the cherry on the cake.
If the 5X had mSD reader and swappable baterry it would be my perfect phone.
However because they have a sealed body that can not swap battery nor insert an SD card I might as well get the new iPhones.

Yes they do. Raw feature is made possible after Lollipop. Its an OS thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 04:26 UTC
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