Pete_CSCS

Lives in United States Bloomfield, United States
Works as a Exercise Studio Owner; Personal Trainer
Joined on May 7, 2007

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (886 comments in total)

When you list the specs, you should be consistent across the board. Under resolution (effective pixels in megapixels) the Panasonic G9 and GH5 are listed as 20.3 MP. That is close to the manufacturer's listing of 20.33 MP. But you list the E-M1 mk II as 20 MP when Olympus list it as 20.4 and the you list the D500 as 21 while Nikon list it as 20.9 MP. You're rounding down (Oly) and up (Nikon) to the whole number but not rounding for the Panasonic. (???)

Yes this is nitpicking but this is a gear forum and you know this is generally a technical crowd. If you want to round it out to tenths, then it should be listed as 20.3 vs 20.3 vs 20.4 vs 20.9. Or if you'd rather get less technical and use whole numbers, then 20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 21.

I realize that a few hundred thousand pixels of resolution has little impact on IQ within a given sensor size but that is besides the point.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 19:34 UTC as 31st comment
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)

And I thought the only one eating stars was Galactus. Oh well, live and learn.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:04 UTC as 40th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (245 comments in total)
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Carol T: Well, let's see what the CAF and tracking are like. Full review will be interesting.

ijm5012:
I think DPR will come out with a review fairly quickly. This is a hot camera and should be near the top of their list.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (245 comments in total)
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Sidor: Too big. Almost the size of the GH5 which is bigger than a Sony a7x . A GH5+Oly 40-150/2.8 is bigger than a Sony A7+70-300/ 4.5-5.6. (I own a Oly-M5II.)

Too big for you. I was sitting across from a photographer in a Manhattan restaurant recently who had his Canon ID X mk II with grip on the table and I thought I was looking at a small typewriter! As big as the Canon was, it is the appropriate tool for certain situations and certain photographers as is the Panasonic G9 and your M-5 mk II.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (245 comments in total)
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PerL: -10 degrees Celsius? Nothing for the Nordic countries then.

I've used my E-M1 (-10 degrees Celsius operating temperature rated) down to -13°-14° C for a couple of hours with no ill effect. I'm sure the G9 can also work at a little lower temperature as well. Manufacturers are going to error on the safe side and leave a little leeway.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
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Sisung: I've been using my NX1 since I got it, on release. Still using it professionally. You don't release how well they nailed it until you start using other MILC's. Recently shot an event in a church (low light) and took my friends A7Rii along. I had a smoother less frustrating experience with my NX1 and ended up with nicer photos. I own all of the lenses apart from the 85mm but I have the Samyang anyway. I just can't justify selling up and moving to anything else due to the cost benefit ratio.

Johnnew Archibald - SMGJohn:
"...but I do not know anyone who spends 3000+ dollars on a camera just to shoot black and white pictures."

Ever hear of the Leica M Monochrom? Retail $7950 / B&H $7550.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
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eugene1979: why not 37 blades?

37 blades is reserved for the latest face shaving razor.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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goblin: My next phone will be a Samsung. I'm a predator who feeds on guilt, and whatever they release to atone for this one can only be stellar for little money.
Yummy-yummy !!! :D

PS: Of course, they'd have to include a lanyard hole. Only reason I'm still with Sony. Come on guys. Release it...

Some phone cases made to fit Samsung (and other) phones have a lanyard hole in them already. So there is no need to wait for the phone manufacturers to include them.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)
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Les Z: Is this show on invitation only ?

HowaboutRAW:

Right. The first year I found out about the show it was the last minute and I paid full price to get in. But it was only $40 back then. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)

Two years ago at this show Samsung had just released their NX1 and had one setup on a tripod for you to try with models posing. Last year their booth was swamped as they had a Back-To-The-Future Delorean replica that you could sit in (with lab coat) for a photo. This year, the PPE floor plan has them a no-show. Very strange exit with their camera division after showing so much potential.

I'm just hoping this year the cameras in "development" will be out from behind the glass cases and in the hands of the attendees. I'm particularly interested in the E-M1 II and the new Oly PRO lenses. If they aren't, I'll at least get to try out the m. zuiko 300mm F4 which the past 2 years was represented by a dummy prototype behind glass.

It's always a great show with many new products you didn't know exist! Lots of giveaways and special show prices too. I never miss it.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)
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Les Z: Is this show on invitation only ?

Well the exibition hall is free if you registered by a certain date which is past. At this point, it will cost you some money to get in.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (68 comments in total)
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Rob890: Technically its really nice, however it doesn't feel as if a story is being told rather a sort of showcase the skill of the person's skill. Also I stopped watching after 2 min, for it stared of become repetitive to me. New York City is more than just Mid-town and Lower Manhattan.

He showed a little Brooklyn in there too.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
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soller: You mean mm not cm right?

Nope. 40cm equals 15.75" (almost 16")

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: So. No motor? And how do it glide? And can you adjust the speed?

Push the camera sideways with your hands?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 20:40 UTC

Wow! $249! It would seem to me you could build one for a fraction of that price.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 20:36 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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Cdog: Really wish they would update the app to allow for landscape orientation for, ya know, photographs!

Nope! Only 1:1 ratio with this instagram software. I think this version of Instagram is the only one that will work with Gingerbread 2.3.6, which is what my phone uses.

But somehow I'll survive. Life goes on. :)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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Cdog: Really wish they would update the app to allow for landscape orientation for, ya know, photographs!

Thanks CIASpook. I was able to get the Instagram app for Android by downloading it with my computer and into my phone with a data cable. The Instagram Layout app however says, "This app is incompatible with your device" so that's a no-go.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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Cdog: Really wish they would update the app to allow for landscape orientation for, ya know, photographs!

My Samsung smart phone is now so old that Google no longer supports the Android operating system it has which can no longer access Google Play / Market to download the Instagram app. So I was able to download an earlier version of Instagram to my phone with only has the 1:1 square aspect ratio with no landscape or portrait mode support.

It is a pain since I have to re-crop my images square, reposition my watermark, upload them to my phone before sending them to the web.

And no, my phone's Instagram icon didn't change to the new one although it did on my computers.

If you're using an old phone that might be why you're still with the square ratio as well.

Since my phone still does everything else fine I won't be updating it until this one breaks in half!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
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Pete_CSCS: Nope! The Polaroid Swinger of 1965 was an inexpensive ($19.95) instant camera before the OneStep ever came along! And one of the top selling cameras of all-time.

Here made famous by an unknown Ali MacGraw with an unknown Barry Manilow singing the theme song he wrote for this commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7k2uwJmwxo

PeaceKeeper:

I agree. The first LAND camera (model 95) made more of a "LANDmark" historically than the later day models ever did.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 01:00 UTC

Nope! The Polaroid Swinger of 1965 was an inexpensive ($19.95) instant camera before the OneStep ever came along! And one of the top selling cameras of all-time.

Here made famous by an unknown Ali MacGraw with an unknown Barry Manilow singing the theme song he wrote for this commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7k2uwJmwxo

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies
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