Peter LO

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Joined on Jan 23, 2002


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Given that it's called GX7 Mk3 in Japan, will DPR add info of GX80/85 to the comparison table?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 07:18 UTC as 69th comment
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MrALLCAPS: This is All wrong, even DPR has it wrong as well as Panasonic. This is merely the GX7 Mark III. The GX8 is it's own category.
The GX85/80 8n Japan is called the GX7 MKII. THAT'S what it should have been called globally. Panasonic as well as their PR, needs to change the name to what it really is. This is Not a downgrade to the GX8, it's an Upgrade to the GX85, aka the GX7 MkII.
This is just the Spin DPR is going to use to give this camera a low score, by calling it a GX8 downgrade, when in actuality the only thing it really shares with the GX8 is the sensor, the styling, and that it's a Panasonic.
Everything else screams GX7 MkIII.

@MrALLCAPS You're right, it's actually a GX7 Mk3, as confirmed here:

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 06:23 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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TN Args: Regarding Slide 8, EFC Shutter Operation, I am starting to wonder whether it will even be needed. Because Nikon explain in their D850 brochure, pg 32, that the D850 is the first Nikon DSLR to be designed with a mechanical shutter counterbalancer, i.e. dynamically balanced counterweight.

If this is well engineered, it could be very effective indeed, and result in much greater freedom to use conventional mechanical shutter with impunity from risk of shutter shock.

Then there's the mirror, of course.

Shutter balancer was a feature introduced with F4 and now Nikon claims D850 is the first Nikon DSLR to be designed with a mechanical shutter counterbalancer...Hmmm

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 07:33 UTC

How wrong to say this gadget is just a hardware version of Auto.
It's iAuto of consumer DCs.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:56 UTC as 100th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (205 comments in total)
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entoman: "delightfully transparent and obviously imperfect at wider apertures that I find it a lot of fun to shoot with. Just watch out for fringing on backlit subjects."

Sounds awful. Soft corners, bad chromatic aberration, terrible heptagonal bokeh, and likely to "blow out" the focus motor if you touch the focus ring. If you were reviewing any other lens and it performed like this you would slam it. But because it is a "classic" you praise it. Get real.

No tool is bad if you use it correctly.
Instead of using this versatile AF-D as if its a dedicated modern macro lens boasting both buttery soft boken and corner-to-corner sharpness at every aperture setting, try to pop out the subject with the nice corner softness at f/4 or wider, or make good use of the sunstar at f/11 or smaller.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 02:33 UTC

Great to see finally someone has found a way to recycle used and soiled backdrop paper.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 01:26 UTC as 7th comment
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Peiasdf: Based and registered in Shanghai. I wonder who decoded the Canon AF signal.

I think what's new is the deciphered AF protocol of M43 instead of Canon?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 01:46 UTC
On article Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera (195 comments in total)
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hiplnsdrftr: It is rather perplexing the lack of solid (pancake) primes...

And why all the MP for the NEX-7 ?

Design by committee?

Sony's lukewarm attitude in developing E-mount lenses may suggest that it sees NEX as poor men's digital back.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 14:54 UTC
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