miketala

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Joined on Jul 12, 2011

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples (148 comments in total)
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Ullrich72: This GX-7 raises expectations, it comes with nice ingredients. But as a "mostly daylight shooter" these first samples are disappointing to me. As a APSC User with 2.8 Zoom there is nothing in these (daylight) pictures that attract me in any way.
High Iso Performance seems to be good but what I see in bright light or orange saturated evening light is just not a reason to change system. A DSLR might be heavier, but takes just the better picture.

"A DSLR might be heavier, but takes just the better picture."

A few shrunk jpegs from an otherwise untested camera and you've already cast judgment that all DSLR's are better, especially in bright or evening light? Surely you're joking.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 22:50 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1199 comments in total)
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Dimit: Nice little thing,it seems to have everything accumulated over the last couple of years.By the other hand Pana always seems not to have this little ''something''.Call it ''put this on and this and this..'' syndrome but never go ahead of their competitors.
Just 3 thoughts: Any good reason for the existence of G series? GF,GX and GH seem to cover the whole spectrum.And..what on earth this tilting vf is useful for?Really,anyone?The whole 90 degrees angle of the tilt can be easilyhandled by the respective movement of the camera WITH the eye on the evf.
Last and least: Better looking and similarly equipped with its direct(uglier) competitors EM5 and EP5,the latter being damn expensive,considering the luck of built- in evf.
For the time being best choise seems to be nex7,since most of e mount lenses are OSS,disregarding the 5 axis feature(overated?).
It will sell well.Besides Pana prices tend to drop faster than those of Olympus and Sony,no?

The sensor in the GH3, EM-5, etc, are not at all the same as the one in your old GX1. The better m43 cameras compete nicely on IQ with the NEX 5 & 6.

This looks like a neat camera!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 18:46 UTC
On article Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review (357 comments in total)

I wonder how this compares with a Panasonic G6. G6 i understand would have better video, but similar body styles. the m43 lenses would be smaller. THough the G6 sensor is a bit old it's fairly similar to the Canon with its older sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2013 at 23:30 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies

This report is ids the worst fanboy garbge i cannot believe. MTI is a college for ;arty retrds. I cant blieve that DPR would print so stupid things al the time! duh. Those persons who wrk DPR are totum pole bottom to, but they think they so wiley!!@ theyh contstatn ely remove things i say hear and refuse to let me put up shots my wife. never trust crafty MIT or wiley DPR fanboy. they out to trick you jest like they trick me by make up kit remove dog blimesh.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 22:50 UTC as 128th comment | 5 replies
On article Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review (229 comments in total)
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rfsIII: The one question I have is why does everyone denigrate articulated LED screens like they are only for video shooters and amateurs?
It is a truth oft repeated that all the really good photographs exist at very awkward angles; greatness can only be achieved when the camera is either too high, too low, too sideways, but definitely not at normal eye level 1.5 meters above the ground.
So why the hating of a feature that makes it easier to stand out from the mediocre photos crowd?
Is it that people are too inhibited artistically to look beyond their normal field of view? Are they afraid that using unique and compelling angles would make them look foolish to their peers? Are they ashamed of producing something truly beautiful?

I agree, and the believe the same goes of touch screens. Touch screens and articulated screens can be powerful tools.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 17:32 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview (99 comments in total)

I've got a G3, which has a sensor that performs similarly to the GH2, and my biggest gripe with it is that it's rather easy to blow highlights. Most reviews pick up on this problem too.

The new Oly's and the GH3, I believe, hold onto highlights much better, and that's why I would like to see a better sensor in the G6.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 16:05 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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IcyVeins: So he's using the 7-14, 12-35, and 100-300, but I figure he must be using one of the cheap telephoto zooms too. I wonder if it's the 45-200, 45-175, or 45-150.

Bet it's the 35-100 f2.8.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 20:21 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review (335 comments in total)

It's odd to compare this with cameras that cost--at most--1/2 the price. I get that it's mirrorless, but with lenses it's simply not as compact as m43, and at least one of the adapters appears to be as large as the camera itself.

A comparison with a similarly priced camera using a similar sized sensor, e.g. the D7000, is highly warranted and it's simply silly and unprofessional that DPR failed to do this.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 17:05 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

It looks like a nice camera.

I notice that a lot of people complain about the G3's plastic body. It's actually aluminum.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 17:07 UTC as 28th comment

its like chartreuse-colored lipstick on a pig.

poor steve jobs just rolled over in his grave.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 02:31 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)

If you've got an advantage, you should take it. Nikon seems to have a potential lens advantage with a smaller size sensor -- this is their ONLY absolute advantage as far as I can tell -- so it's truly stupid of them to not have taken advantage of this (eg, a super small fast zoom). The GX lenses for M4/3 look to be superior, even smaller, than Nikon's. I just don't understand Nikon's thinking. Any other technical advantage they have right now will be fleeting as competitors roll out new models.

> Although the gf3 or ep mini with the 14-42 gx lens would make
> smaller combined size, the j1 and v1 could be competitors if the price is right

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:43 UTC as 81st comment
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