phazelag

phazelag

Lives in United States Hesperia, CA, United States
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Has a website at http://scottzinda.com/
Joined on Nov 21, 2010

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On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (406 comments in total)
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phazelag: Most people who actually take the time to set up the function button, have no issues with the menu. Almost everything is there in one spot. The rest just takes time and is different than other cameras.

I do like touch screens but not at the expense of size. I agree that sony jpgs are too green in the yellows and too cool in the greens. I am not a fan of that, yet I still love my RX100M3.

Thats a great point about touching the AF area on a touch screen. I think the reason I don't understand the focus on the Sony menus being an issue, is because on most of these small pocketable point and shoots that also lack touch screens there is no focus on their menus however there Quick menu buttons don't allow as many options as Sony does. And I don't expect this small camera to have buttons like a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (406 comments in total)

Most people who actually take the time to set up the function button, have no issues with the menu. Almost everything is there in one spot. The rest just takes time and is different than other cameras.

I do like touch screens but not at the expense of size. I agree that sony jpgs are too green in the yellows and too cool in the greens. I am not a fan of that, yet I still love my RX100M3.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
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phazelag: This is the first Microsoft product I have been impressed with. I own plenty of PCs and dread using them. I made my dad buy a chromebook because I was sick of helping him remove malware and crapware.

This commercial doesn't show painful boot up times even with SSD or the free antivirus software you don't need! Kudos for Microsoft Innovation but I use my mac when I can choose and my PC when I have too!

Greg VdB, I probably stirred the hornet's nest in the wrong forum. I have totally shared your point of view, but I don't live with my parents and don't have time to baby sit their computers.

The bottom line is my Macs, Chromebooks, iOS devices require little maintenance, and all my PC's and Android devices need a lot more maintenance and constantly cause my non techie, friends, family, and coworkers a lot more frustration than Mac, Chromebooks, or iOS.

The reason this still applies to a high end device like this one, is because there a millions of graphic designers who are talented and can use their software just enough to get the job done, yet don't know how to uninstall a program on Windows and can't do simple PC maintenance. Many of these people work solo and don't have a tech support guy in the next cubicle who can uninstall the virus alert that came with an adobe flash or Java update.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 15:59 UTC

I will also bet that when its specked out to an equivalent minus a touch screen of course it will be way more expensive and the mac will run faster.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 92nd comment

This is the first Microsoft product I have been impressed with. I own plenty of PCs and dread using them. I made my dad buy a chromebook because I was sick of helping him remove malware and crapware.

This commercial doesn't show painful boot up times even with SSD or the free antivirus software you don't need! Kudos for Microsoft Innovation but I use my mac when I can choose and my PC when I have too!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 93rd comment | 4 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)

These images are nicely done. And yes the scenarios with people doing action in doors is more challenging than most realize. Thanks for having some creative images to observe this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 21st comment
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phazelag: I think this will make more sense when Canon has a fuller collection of smaller, lighter, and faster lenses. Fuji and Olympus have a huge selection of sharp and light lenses that I love. That being said the 11-22 EOS is getting lots of use on my EOS M though.

My Olympus Lenses like the 40-150 which is 80-300mm equiv is much smaller than a CaNikon 70-200

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 20:58 UTC

I think this will make more sense when Canon has a fuller collection of smaller, lighter, and faster lenses. Fuji and Olympus have a huge selection of sharp and light lenses that I love. That being said the 11-22 EOS is getting lots of use on my EOS M though.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 22:25 UTC as 177th comment | 2 replies

Thats cool

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 04:57 UTC as 14th comment
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Jeff Peterman: Sounds like a reason not to buy an iPhone.

If you use an iphone from the last 4 years the way its meant to be used, there is no need for itunes anymore. I also like to tinker, but most of the tinkering on android is for crap skins, and buggy apps. And the Iphone has caught up to all the things I used to miss from my android phone. Its all there now.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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Siobhan A: Interesting, the FZ1000 has the same amount of noise or possibly slightly less at higher ISOs. RX10 colors look poor too. Add RX10's inability to focus on a moving object due to no PDAF and no DFD.

The RX10iii had a couple nice gimmicks, but FZ1000 beats it or equals it in so many areas for 1/3rd the price the Panasonic is clearly the better value and usually the better option.

To me the FZ1000 JPEG looks better overall. I think the paint tubes and faces all look better on the Panasonic. That is of course JPEG processing both can be processed to taste from Raw. I realize the Sony JPEG has a hint more detail in the faces but at the expense of more noise. Panasonic color is better too. I have both Sonys and Panasonics and I always prefer Panny JPEGs, but the Sonys can processed from Raw to look how I like.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 21:05 UTC

Cool Video

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 17th comment

Jeffs Brother was my Apache Helicopter Crew Chief for a short time. Always wanted to meet Jeff.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 14:57 UTC as 22nd comment
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Jonathan F/2: Panasonic makes great cameras with minimal hype. Sony makes great cameras with paid off photo bloggers who take Sony sponsored trips to Miami.

Cant Blame a company for trying to make money. That is kind of their job.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 00:40 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (343 comments in total)

As for the slippery body, I can attest that it looks like my other pannys and they are slippery. Being heavier I would worry. I did solve this by placing a clear strip of BestSkinsEVER where my fingers go. Its clear and keeps the camera slimmer than adding a grip. I buy an ipad model and just cut out pieces for my camera.

A grip is a good option too.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 18:05 UTC as 128th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (343 comments in total)

This looks like an amazing camera. I find my JPEGs on my panasonics to have good color and skin tones most of the time.

However, I do end up making profiles for my Panasonics with my ColorChecker Passport for when shooting in Raw. Panasonic does not have profiles available for Lightroom atleast for my models, so this is a pretty good option if you shoot in raw.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 18:02 UTC as 131st comment
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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JaimeA: Carey, this is another superb set of photographs. You really show the capabilities and the abilities of the camera. Makes one want to run to buy it. Wow indeed!

I really like when the images actually match the intended use of the camera. I think DPR staff has really gotten better at this the last two years.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 03:44 UTC
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phazelag: I wonder where all the arm chair lens engineers who have repeatedly told us what cannot be done will hide now?

I have the FZ1000 and love it, but the same arm chair engineers said that couldnt be done, they said the LX100 couldnt be done. The said the original RX10 couldnt be done. There is forum post after forum post where some says "wouldnt that be cool!" and a few other guys say its not physically or optically possible. But some how these impossible cameras keep coming, and I love them all! I love the innovation. Its fun to watch!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 21:57 UTC

I wonder where all the arm chair lens engineers who have repeatedly told us what cannot be done will hide now?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 81st comment | 6 replies

That was a great and fun video. I did keep wondering when the camera was going to be dropped in the water though!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 30th comment
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