Dabbler

Dabbler

Lives in United States Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
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Joined on Oct 14, 2005

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On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (171 comments in total)
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Dabbler: Although the RX10II has great video features as a still camera I would choose the FZ1000 over it. The FZ1000 and G3X are the only truly long zooms of the bunch and operate faster than the Sony. The only drawback of the G3X is shooting RAW in burst mode which is so slow it's useless.

Actually I shoot my RX10III out to 600mm handheld all the time and get sharp images. The stabilization is phenomenal and as long as I keep the shutter speed up the images are quite good. I use it in broad daylight and at sunset most of the time so keeping the shutter speed up isn't a problem. It is a terrific bridge camera. My FZ1000 and G3X are collecting dust on the shelf.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
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noisephotographer: I don't understand the Nikon 1 series. 1" sensor, slow lenses and barely pancake lenses?

The J5 finally has a decent 1" sensor but no EVF. Why not put that sensor in a V4? I don't use any of my V3 gear anymore because my RX10III's IQ blows it away. I might upgrade to a V4 if it ever comes out but I won't buy another camera without an EVF, just too hard to shoot in bright light.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 05:36 UTC
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Dabbler: No EXIF data? Really??

What is an EXIF contest? I always thought of DPReview as a site for photographers to learn from each other. Posting EXIF data helps photogs understand how the image was created. Photography magazine posts EXIF data for their contest winners as do National Geographic etc. I don't think it's asking too much.

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

No EXIF data? Really??

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 02:37 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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rialcnis: Olympus keeps marching ahead. They have a good vision and (now after some corporate corruptions some years ago) a good, ethic.

Imagine how they follow up to the upcoming OMD-1 mk ll a few years from now? These new Zuiko pro lenses will always hold their value. I want them all, now that I see the direction they are taking, improving video on the mark ll. Wait till they figure out out to turn m43 into FF and large format, in the camera and set new ISO records. If anyone can do this it will be Oly, because of their fanatical competitive spirit. (Sony too).

I don't think Fuji uses Sony sensors, they use their own X-Trans sensor. Not a Bayer sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
On photo Moonrise over Lake Superior in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (19 comments in total)

Sweet! How did you get 980mm on the EM5?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 06:13 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

What's your take on the RX10III vs G3X? I'm sure the video is better in Sony but I mostly take stills. I have the original RX10 but the power zoom is agonizingly slow. Is the zoom on the RX10III any faster? Like a lot of viewers I wish these bridge cameras included manual zoom.. much faster and more accurate.

Thanks for the review!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 18:45 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

Great shots of these wonderful scenes. Unfortunately it's hard to tell the sharpness of this lens given the subject matter. Maybe a few shots of buildings, clock towers or bridges with hard rectangles would help.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (171 comments in total)

Although the RX10II has great video features as a still camera I would choose the FZ1000 over it. The FZ1000 and G3X are the only truly long zooms of the bunch and operate faster than the Sony. The only drawback of the G3X is shooting RAW in burst mode which is so slow it's useless.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 07:15 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (171 comments in total)

Why not review the RX10III? It has many improvements over the RX10II, unless you're trying to save money I would buy the better newer product.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 07:12 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies

Talented storyteller! Would like to know the lenses used?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 04:56 UTC as 8th comment

Looking at the samples I can only think this is a bad copy of the product or poor photographic technique. I couldn't find an image that was sharp especially for a lens at this price and feel I'm getting better results with my 100-300 (not always, of course). Hope to see more samples from another source that shows good sharpness as I would really like to add it to my kit.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 19:28 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
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Thsoft: No 4K. Very Disappointed

RX100 IV has 4K.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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Zoron: Waiting for Panasonic LX200 with articulated screen..

LX100 is MFT sensor vs RX100s,G5/9X are 1". IQ and especially high ISO go to LX100 FTW.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (523 comments in total)
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jonikon: No EVF is off-putting, but no built-in flash is a deal killer for me. I had a Nikon V1 which also does not have a built-in flash and it was a real pain putting the flash on and then having to take it off when stowing the camera. Sometimes I forgot or misplaced the flash. I use the convenient built-in flash of my Nikon Coolpix A often to good effect, both indoors and outdoors, (for fill flash). Why some camera designers think a flash is a rarely used accessory that one should carry separately is beyond me.

You should have extra batteries for any camera you own. I buy a Wasabi kit with charger and two batteries whenever I buy. New camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (523 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: Samsung, please give me a fixed 28mm equivalent fast lens camera with built-in flash and evf for under $500 with your nice sensor.

Yes but still doesn't address EVF. I have taken to holding Hoodman LCD loupe up to the LCD which is awkward to say the least since I need the same hand to turn the zoom ring. I could mount it to the camera with a holder but then the whole thing looks like some steampunk contraption. And the loupe hanging around my neck makes me feel like some pompous movie director. Just hope the next edition of this camera has an EVF.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
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Pandimonium: What will I get. This one or a Leica Q?

Leica Q also has IS but the price differential is huge..

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 03:16 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2012 comments in total)
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Prasad Shines: I couldn't wait till December, bought Nikon D750 yesterday with a Nikkor 28-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lense . This lense replace every other wide, normal,Tele, macro & Zoom. It's Nikon newest and best ? It's superb for photographing anything that reasonably still

I almost never use my 28-300, it just produces such mediocre results when compared to the 24-70 & 70-200 f2.8 lenses even with extenders (1.4&1.7). Try a lens with shorter focal range and I think you'll be surprised at the improvement. Super zooms rarely produce great IQ. But you can't argue with convenience.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 08:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (583 comments in total)
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tabloid: No viewfinder….therefore (in my opinion) can only be used indoors.

+1 for viewfinder. Even my RX100M3 has one. Too many times the LCD glare prevented me from framing an image properly, choosing the right focus target or seeing the setting in quick menu. Most of those millions of people you talk about use their cameras on full auto and most of those pics are nothing to write home about.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 13:27 UTC

Please let it have a reasonably quiet shutter, or a silent one as in the A7s?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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