Jeff Fenske

Joined on Aug 19, 2011

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  • MULTI-ASPECT RATIO SENSOR!

    Why isn't this in the voting options, so we're not stuck in 3:2, once the limiting SLR mirror box is gone?

  • Since fewer are buying compact cameras, maybe they have to significantly raise the price because they'll sell less copies. Sony is doing the right thing compared to Panasonic: keeping quality a ...
  • I see a lot of complaints about the $1200, whereas, we just got through with the complaints about Panasonic's poor IQ at full zoom with the TZ100/200 and lousy quality control. We can't have ...
  • The point of these cameras is to be able to shoot telephoto images in high quality in a small camera we can always have with us — fits in a pocket or in a small belt pouch. To achieve this is quite ...
  • This could be the dream, long range pocket camera. Image quality, so far, looks stunning, and the relatively fast (for 1" sensor) f/4.9 at 200mm is the same f-stop the RX100's first edition had at ...
  • The main thing is a MULTI-ASPECT RATIO sensor! Once the 3:2 mirror box is gone, there is no legitimate reason to still be stuck in the 3:2 format, only utilizing part of what all of that expensive...

  • rpm40, the Panasonic FZ1000 also has a massively larger lens, a similar zoom range, and a 1" sensor. And the image quality is no better than the ZS200 according to this test — perhaps because it...

  • Replied in Travel
    That's the first thing I suspected, but going back to JPEG-only doesn't make them available. And many of these are functions that should normally work in RAW. I looked again, and when I scroll over ...
  • Replied in Travel
    I should add: This significant loss of contrast, black letters appearing gray at the long telephoto lengths, shows up in RAW. Some who shoot only JPEGs are saying they have to crank contrast . This ...
  • arbux, I should add that I carried daily a LX5 for two years and a LX100 for three. I now have the ZS200, which has this wonderful zoom range, but is disappointingly soft. I also miss the...

  • Replied in Travel
    For sure , Panasonic needs to radically improve quality control with this series, but that wouldn't solve the basic low IQ problem. Even the best copies have lenses that are soft in both sharpness ...
  • arbux, the only Sony I've ever had was the original RX100.

    I'm into excellence, instead of what Panasonic is settling with in these substandard optics. They had the right attitude with the LX100's...

  • Chris, why did you just now look at it, and didn't even know about my posting it; even though, it was a response specifically to you? I even included my transcript of what was said. At least you ...
  • I already posted a link to the interview in a reply to your post on the previous page. More evidence is that the Sony RX10 III states their ED elements are all glass. Why would they say they're ...
  • I did. It's clear from what the B&H guy said in the interview with the Panasonic rep. My hope is to encourage discussion in the polymer factor, to get to the bottom of why the ZS100/200's lenses ...
  • Phil, I did provide factual information, and polymer makes sense as the main difference between it and the sharp and contrasty RX10 III/IV that zooms much further. I've presented this theory so it ...
  • Linda, I probably should have suggested 80-360mm for a tele compact, instead of 80-400mm, which maybe would make the aperture even smaller. I would think they would know enough to not start with ...
  • Linda, I'm definitely interested in cameras I can always have with me on my belt. The TZ200 is still an amazingly fun camera, and can double as really good binoculars . It's just so sad that it ...
  • I've posted this a few times before: (vid) LX100’s Amazing Lens! – *All-glass* elements, no polymer & *special milling technique* to improve bokeh B&H with Matt Frazer from Panasonic , transcribed ...
  • "Perfect" is hard, even with full sized 35mm lenses, which still often vary. Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals demonstrates this. Perfect is still the goal though. With Panasonic, who knows what their ...
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