PC Wheeler

PC Wheeler

Lives in United States Los Angeles suburb, CA, United States
Works as a Engineering-Management Consultant
Joined on May 10, 2004

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Lawsuit coming! But why get within kicking range of such a performer?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 03:40 UTC as 93rd comment | 4 replies
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Roland Karlsson: OK. Nice. Videos with talking people. Giving nice and cozy non tech talks.

OK - I also know what light filed is.

But - what can this thingie actually do?

And - how is it exactly used? What do you gain to normal cameras? Maybe show some examples of its awesome tricks?

It can let people spend much money!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 02:36 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (93 comments in total)

Very interesting! Thanks for posting this story. I've seen Kilauea, but at night from sea so not nearly so well. Your views are spectacular :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 5th comment

Thanks for the article, Jeff. I enjoyed your site back in the day -- and your Stanford shots which reminded me of my time there doing graduate work back in the 60s.

A fun read on this Thanksgiving morning :-)

Phil

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 69th comment

And all the trouble Ted Turner got into doing this with movies ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 85th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Gold award?
D.O.A.
To slow in focus, to large, by far to pricey.
A FZ2000 or even FZ1000 is for me the better choice.
Sony sit down and lern.

QuarryCat -- I have had the FZ1000 since 2014 and it has all firmware updates. AF is better than RX10 III but not nearly as good as my new RX10 IV. If you think the RX10 IV is slower in AF than FZ1000 or FZ2500 (which I've tested), you must have used a defective copy of the Sony (if you've used one at all vs. just trolling).

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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UllerellU: I have a Fz-1000 for half a month, I bought it because I was bored of changing lens to my A-6000 when I do sightseeing, those moments when you discover things and you have to pay attention to your people, more than to photography. .. I can not be happier, the image quality is higher than my 16-50 and much higher than my 55-210 (at base ISO), even the AF is greater than 400mm (even in low light conditions) than my A-6000 at 350mm, and more luminous , now I only use the Sony for portraits, macro (prime) and when I know I'm going to take pictures in low light indoors.

It cost me € 530 on Amazon (sold by Amazon with all the guarantees).

But 1900 €? I get choked enough, I do not doubt the qualities of this Sony, but do not forget that it is 1 ", the depth of field is very poor, only with tele and certain subjects you can get a nice bookeh, and although the ISO performance is somewhat better than our old compacts, it is decent up to ISO400, usable up to ISO800 and beyond there is nothing.

Some of the substantially higher ISO samples in the review are really quite good.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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Avian2016: I'd rather have the "FZ1000 with 600mm Leica lens and the G9 DFD AF". ;)

FZ1000 with Sony 24-600 lens and DFD maybe. But I have the FZ1000 and RX10 IV and now prefer the Sony AF system, tho it is a tad more Byzantine to set up.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 01:14 UTC

Gear of the Year: Poetic, yet ;-) Will this one come next?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/5511724686/sharp-s-new-8k-camera-is-77-000

Second blog will be Affordable Gear of the Year?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 01:11 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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PC Wheeler: What cameras/lenses does it support?

Ah, whatever MacOS supports as with Aperture. Makes sense and thanks :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 16:53 UTC

What cameras/lenses does it support?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 39th comment | 9 replies

We'll probably see it in the iPhone XX. I'm still using my iPhone 5s -- but may upgrade to an iPhone SE one of these days: I prefer small in a phone, and to use a camera for photography.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 02:10 UTC as 15th comment
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JackM: I wish Apple wouldn't reserve their best cameras for their goddamned phablet. Who wants to carry that huge ridiculous slab around?

Yeah, I like small phones .. still have an excellent iPhone 5S and plan to replace it with an iPhone SE (same small size); fits in my very small belt case and photos are good enough for the purpose. Have an iPad Mini for my "phablet" (sans the p!) and an excellent larger Samsung Tablet for video viewing.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 21:07 UTC

Not why I buy a phone, though I'm sure it's a fine phone, too. Big issue is no support for older 32 bit apps :-(

I wonder if the iPhone X camera will exceed a DxO Mark of 100? ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 21:03 UTC as 101st comment
On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (80 comments in total)

Yeah, I had one. 10x zoom was very nice. Resolution was not!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 17th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (129 comments in total)

It worked well for me and I used it all over the world for about 4 years. I still have one, though it seems rudimentary and slow by today's standards. I have framed 8x10s on my walls made from images captured with my Uzi and they look great.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

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"Part of this research has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), project Kommunikado (FKZ: 01IS15040D)." Good grief -- taxpayers actually funded this!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 35th comment
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PC Wheeler: Interesting review. But some oddities.

In the Page 1 summary table it says the FZ1000 has a touch screen -- if so, I was cheated because mine seems not to have this feature.

And in the Conclusion they say in the table of Pros and Cons under Cons "No support for USB charging", then just above the Video heading it says "The camera supports USB charging, and kudos to Panasonic for also including an external charger in the box."

And one of the Pros is "Very well-built, weather-sealed body with large grip" but the Specs earlier say "Environmentally sealed No" -- so this I'm unsure of.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
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noflashplease: The bridge camera concept actually made sense in the beginning of the digital era, before the Digital Rebel and Nikon D70, let alone the later D40. Today, in 2017, the point-and-shoot camera has reached the brink of extinction, and four figure 1" sensor superzooms are ridiculous throwbacks to a bygone era.

As a whole, 1" sensors have been horribly disappointing, with image quality that's just too close to the levels of 1/2.3" sensors, despite the inevitably high price of the cameras.

Words like this

"Today, in 2017, the point-and-shoot camera has reached the brink of extinction, and four figure 1" sensor superzooms are ridiculous throwbacks to a bygone era.

As a whole, 1" sensors have been horribly disappointing, with image quality that's just too close to the levels of 1/2.3" sensors, despite the inevitably high price of the cameras."

make me wonder if the poster owns any cameras with 1" sensors. I have three and all three do very well at reasonably high ISOs.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:43 UTC

Interesting review. But some oddities.

In the Page 1 summary table it says the FZ1000 has a touch screen -- if so, I was cheated because mine seems not to have this feature.

And in the Conclusion they say in the table of Pros and Cons under Cons "No support for USB charging", then just above the Video heading it says "The camera supports USB charging, and kudos to Panasonic for also including an external charger in the box."

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies
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