PC Wheeler

PC Wheeler

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


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New focus on Smartphones?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 02:36 UTC as 26th comment
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Menneisyys: Well, actually, for example 8mm and particularly 16mm scanning, 40pc for $560, is VERY cheap if you take into account how freakingly expensive it is when done with current market prices and proper equipment - that is, at least with Moviestuff ( http://moviestuff.tv ) equipment. Current market prices for 40 rolls of S8 can easily be three-four times more than 560 bucks.

It's only with services using far cheaper equipment like the Wolverine scanner does one end up having to pay far less money. But, then, the quality is definitely not as good as with the Moviestuff-based services. (And there is no cheap scanner offerings for 16mm at all.)

If and only if Kodak scans 8/16mm films at least with the same quality as servcies using Moviestuff, it's a VERY good price.

BTW, I'm a Wolverine etc. scanner myself and have scanned TONS of 8mm films (see anything with "8mm" at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJ3JqZMyf0LDLNofpBtzow/playlists ) so I know what the current market prices are.

Wolverine works for me on slides. Takes a bit of post processing (PSE) by me for best results, but some images are quite nice -- especially considering some slides were shot 50 years ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2018 at 19:07 UTC
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statetaxman: The tax that B&H (and others) will have to collect going forward is the applicable sales tax rate of the destination state, not NYS.

Aside - I'm a little surprised that a reputable site such as Dpreview would suggest buying items 'sooner than later' as a means of avoiding paying tax. Even before this Wayfair decision, buyers were required by law to remit the applicable tax in their home (destination) state, even if the item were purchased from an out-of-state seller such as B&H without any tax collected by the seller. This decision changes the ability of the state to require the seller to collect and remit the tax, not whether the transaction was already subject to tax. With that suggestion, aren't you advocating for purchasers to not pay tax that is clearly due in every state with a sales/use tax? I don't mean to be preachy - I'm sure there are transactions for which I haven't paid use tax in my life, but still an odd thing to recommend.

This "Even before this Wayfair decision, buyers were required by law to remit the applicable tax in their home (destination) state, even if the item were purchased from an out-of-state seller such as B&H without any tax collected by the seller." is erroneous, and varies state by state.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 17:20 UTC

"Adobe has announced a new quarterly revenue record of $2.20 billion for its 2018 second fiscal quarter."

Gouging customers more year-over-year, and proud of it!

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 01:23 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies

Great timing per https://www.dpreview.com/news/6195788222/canon-drops-flagship-eos-1v-film-body-and-projects-end-date-for-repairs

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 00:45 UTC as 18th comment

I think DPR has gone astray!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:47 UTC as 16th comment
On article Best cameras for travel in 2020 (321 comments in total)

Weird the RX10 IV is not included.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 18:36 UTC as 74th comment
On article Huawei launches MediaPad M5 Pro tablet with M-Pen (36 comments in total)

Likely will get this sort of issue: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/14/17011246/huawei-phones-safe-us-intelligence-chief-fears

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 18:11 UTC as 5th comment | 8 replies
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D Gold: Uh, Hot potato thread of the day.... Oh, and what's the camera like?????


Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 23:19 UTC

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

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 03:40 UTC as 99th 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 (104 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 13th 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 :-)


Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 84th 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 (585 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Gold award?
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 (585 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 (585 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?


Second blog will be Affordable Gear of the Year?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 01:11 UTC as 86th 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 40th comment | 9 replies
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