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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On article 50 lessons learned about mobile photography (74 comments in total)

Really! 50 is frivolous, indeed. 5-10 max.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article French student creates SLR using 3D printer (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

salehdidit: in a few years, everyone will be printing their own bodies and putting in sensors etc.

That will also signal a dramatic drop in the amount of whining on these boards.

Like we all grind our own lenses now? Seems a waste of time considering the current price of cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 21:32 UTC
On article Olympus TG-2 iHS (106 comments in total)
In reply to:

Maxfield_photo: The graphic designer who created the above image probably should have thought things through a bit more, the last thing you want to see coming out of your underwater camera is air bubbles.

Must be from the fish inside.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 23:52 UTC
In reply to:

Alan Ernst: Looking at the specs, this could be a great lens and long overdue! If optical quality match that of major manufacturer's comparable f2.8 zooms, then the price indicated could be justified.
I do hope they get quality control / consistency right this time round (a big issue with the 12-35mm X). For this kind of price, I want to see corner to corner sharpness throughout the zoom range, no vignetting, and minimal distortion / CA.
What I like about the specs:
- size/ weight comparable to the dust sucking, slow 45-200mm, but the 1-2 extra f-stops will reduce need to resort to high ISO's, which is an issue with m43.
- love the environmental sealing and non-rotating / non-expanding barrel
- happy to see the same filter size as the 12-35mm f2.8, which means you can use the same filters on both lenses.
Hope they will offer a matching tele-converterAND come up with a fixed, top quality 10mm f2.8 wideangle lens w. filter thread a.s.a.p. to round out their range of quality lenses.

Plus it won't fit on a full frame body. Tsk: Poor planning by Panasonic ;-)

That aside, this lens (and the 12-35) work very well on my GH3 and give up very little to the L glass I use on my Canon DSLR. Kudos to Panasonic.

Now for a 100-300 f/2.8 to replace the current model.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
In reply to:

Juck: A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone's shopping list?

Yes, indeed. It could be a very useful lens. My experience with Samyang (all fisheyes to date) has been excellent. In a time when the camera companies seem to pump out body after body, with lens production lagging (in particular, NEX and m4/3) kudos to Samyang for producing a variety of interesting and *quality* lenses at excellent prices.

If done right, and I expect it to be, the mirror lens should be APO.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 15:48 UTC
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)

Good changes.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 00:38 UTC as 49th comment

How are they planning to get it to the Moon? At that price it should defray part of the trip.

At least the grip appears to be real (endangered?) wood

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 20:15 UTC as 193rd comment | 2 replies
On article High End P&S versus Micro Four Thirds (24 comments in total)

I prefer carrying my Canon G15 vs. a small m4/3 (I have a large GH3 and lenses to match).

G15 has a 28-140 f/1.8-2.8 lens and gives very usable results up to ISO 800

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 2nd comment

I wonder how it has improved over the SX260?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:06 UTC as 15th comment
In reply to:

Anepo: As long as Canon continues to have this TERRIBLE Design which is VERY VERY Dust UNFRIENDLY I shall NEVER give them a penny again! I used to be a DSLR user (now micro four thirds) I have owned 5 different Canon DSLR models & I decided "Canon is quite good so I shall give my 56 year old FATHER the SX 210 for his birthday (cost me 400$ thanks to taxes and so on in my country), just after a month use his lens was FILLED with dust! And I have seen SEVERAL people online have the SAME issue where the camera has become UNUSABLE due to DUST!

Canon I want my money BACK! Also LEARN to Design a PROPER Compact camera!

"As long as Canon continues to have this TERRIBLE Design which is VERY VERY Dust UNFRIENDLY". How can you say that? it *loves* dust :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:05 UTC

Hey, even if the GH4 was announced tomorrow, we'd not have our hands on it this year in all likelihood :)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 02:11 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)

Bottom example: Big Brother is truly watching me!


Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 23:35 UTC as 36th comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

"What was the best camera of 2012?"

Sort of a silly question when I think about it. Best for what? For astronomy -- probably the EOS 60Da (not counting aftermarket mods). For video -- probably one of the Panny GH cameras. For sports -- ... . Etc.


Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 06:02 UTC as 20th comment
On article Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers (55 comments in total)

"For photographers"? Hmm .. for who else?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 20:45 UTC as 7th comment
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (559 comments in total)
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Danel: What an odd grouping of cameras. They only have two things in common, they have non-removable zoom lenses and dpreview liked them.

Some of the things dpreview liked and didn't like seem very random. Example: They said the LCD on the RX100 can be hard to see in bright light. Isn't that true of all LCD screens? Isn't, for example, the screen on the G15 also hard to view in bright light? Why no mention of that? I'm lead to believe that the screen on the RX100 more difficult to view in bright light than all the others. I don't have the camera, but I thought it was suppose to have an advanced LCD that actually made it a bit better in bright light. Can an RX100 user comment on whether or not the LCD on that camera is especially bad.

"What an odd grouping of cameras. They only have two things in common, they have non-removable zoom lenses and dpreview liked them.": That seems like a good criterion.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 20:43 UTC
On article DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting (35 comments in total)

I'll probably go for it. There are some aspects of v. 7 I enjoy. I first tried it with v. 7 and bought it last Winter when I think there was also a lower price.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 23:25 UTC as 20th comment
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nofumble: I bough an iPad3 for my wife, and bought an iPad2 for my mom. The iPad 2 is $399.

The iPad mini is a reduced screen-size iPad2. Why is it priced at $329?

It does not have GPS. Is there any reason I would carry with me when I am going out?

As far as viewing photo-image using iPad3 - not worth it. It is too slow to load for my patience. Pictures taken from my DSLR are too big. The iPad3 don't handle it too well.

"Priced to compete": Not an Apple concept. MacBooks et al are more expensive than Win laptops, at least most are.

Looks like nofumble needs an iPad 4 -- like the iPad 3 but faster. I'll stick with my iPad 3 :)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:29 UTC
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)
In reply to:

PAUL TILL: Well it only took a couple of minutes to go wrong.

Tried posting in the Fuji forum and got a message saying: You can only post once per day in the for sale forum. :P

Maybe they just don't want you to run out of stuff :)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 21:50 UTC
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)

I always read in Flat View, never threaded. But now I find that if I look at an image, do a reply, etc. it kicks me back to Threaded view. So I have to reselect Flat view.

Can this be fixed?


Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 21:49 UTC as 394th comment | 1 reply
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