kpaddler

Joined on Nov 8, 2013

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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

@fmian

Some very basic photography class would do you a lot of good...

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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D Horne: And now Feb 2016 has passed, they still haven't updated the 100-300mm firmware

They said they would not, it is not on the list.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (539 comments in total)
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Nicholas Seah: Anyone noticed slight flickering when you use the E.shutter with burst shots?

Sometimes artificial lights can do that.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (539 comments in total)
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Robertok: I love the camera with two big caveats: 1. You cannot program the function buttons to do nothing. I find that in handling the camera, I often touch these buttons and my settings get changed inadvertently. I contacted Panasonic about it and there is no solution now or in the near future. 2. You cannot put your name or other data in the camera so that it goes into the metadata for you. Sometimes I am required to shoot in jpeg and turn in the card without any post-processing, and there is no way to identify my images that way.

Does anyone else have these issues? If so, I encourage you to contact Panasonic so the firmware will be fixed.

I see your points

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (539 comments in total)
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StewartJameson: Has anyone used this camera long enough to give a trustworthy feedback. Or the model is way too new for that to be possible ?

Used it since last year, and I really like the camera, but like any toy it could be better of different. You don't say what *you* are looking for??

I hear the reports of shutter shock but I have not run into it.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (539 comments in total)
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TB303: I'd like a clarification regarding he external mic and rotated touch screen, as a mic is critical for me. I often shoot myself youtube-style and would like to have the LCD rotated 180 degrees (facing me). I don't mind if the mic cable runs 'in front of' the LCD - would that work?

There is no interference when the screen is folded out, there is plenty of room behind the screen. But why don't you go to a store and try it out yourself...if you can

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:41 UTC

Not sure what the point of this presentation was, but where did you get nails done?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 02:15 UTC as 7th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (317 comments in total)
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andarioa: LX200, please.

I'm holding out for LX400 mod II

I would be just as good as HCB if panny made it

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
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Under The Sun: I love Leica cameras. Borrowed my friend's M9 during a trip to Kyoto and really enjoyed shooting with it, it evoked the same feeling as driving a beautiful vintage car. Impractical, manual, but so much fun. Last week, I just got my hands on a loaner Q and will be purchasing that camera soon. I'm definitely a fan.

However I scratch my head at the concept of the SL. The camera and its lenses are huge, heavy, and loaded with so much unnecessary tech. It seems completely the opposite of the Leica philosophy of "das Wesentliche" or focus on the essentials. Price notwithstanding the SL seems like a high end pro camera that a company like Samsung or Sony would produce not Leica. Just my two cents.

If it didn't have the whiz bangs all the armchair pundits would be singing foul play. On the other hand, the pundits will poo poo anything depending on their mood on the day based on their vast experience with their dad's transistor radio

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
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Robert Schroeder: 1. Dull and lacklustre imagery as one is used to from dpreview. dpreview should hire a photographer for their sample images. The inclination to click on an image gets even lower as opening takes nearly half a minute. Nevertheless I've looked at a few...

2. I'm sorry to say (I mean it, I was really hoping to buy this lens) that until now I have not seen just one really sharp image out of the 100-400. What's especially astounding is that I haven't even seen a sharp image at 100mm, let alone at 400mm. And no, the conditions were in no such way as bad as to make sharp images impossible.

3. Everything I've seen until now including the few images I clicked on here would have looked not much worse if shot with my stopgap solution for the focal length range, the ZD 50-200 plus EC-20; better actually for lower focal lenghts. Images I saw which were shot with a cheap Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L plus Metabones smart adapter on the E-M1 did look significantly better.

Will probably save me some money.

"... Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L plus Metabones smart adapter on the E-M1 did look significantly better..."

You should definitely use your above setup to take pictures of LIVE animals.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
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Robert Schroeder: 1. Dull and lacklustre imagery as one is used to from dpreview. dpreview should hire a photographer for their sample images. The inclination to click on an image gets even lower as opening takes nearly half a minute. Nevertheless I've looked at a few...

2. I'm sorry to say (I mean it, I was really hoping to buy this lens) that until now I have not seen just one really sharp image out of the 100-400. What's especially astounding is that I haven't even seen a sharp image at 100mm, let alone at 400mm. And no, the conditions were in no such way as bad as to make sharp images impossible.

3. Everything I've seen until now including the few images I clicked on here would have looked not much worse if shot with my stopgap solution for the focal length range, the ZD 50-200 plus EC-20; better actually for lower focal lenghts. Images I saw which were shot with a cheap Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L plus Metabones smart adapter on the E-M1 did look significantly better.

Will probably save me some money.

You can count the sharp barbs in the lions tongue, were you looking for the nerve cells under the skin??

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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Robert Schroeder: 1. Dull and lacklustre imagery as one is used to from dpreview. dpreview should hire a photographer for their sample images. The inclination to click on an image gets even lower as opening takes nearly half a minute. Nevertheless I've looked at a few...

2. I'm sorry to say (I mean it, I was really hoping to buy this lens) that until now I have not seen just one really sharp image out of the 100-400. What's especially astounding is that I haven't even seen a sharp image at 100mm, let alone at 400mm. And no, the conditions were in no such way as bad as to make sharp images impossible.

3. Everything I've seen until now including the few images I clicked on here would have looked not much worse if shot with my stopgap solution for the focal length range, the ZD 50-200 plus EC-20; better actually for lower focal lenghts. Images I saw which were shot with a cheap Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L plus Metabones smart adapter on the E-M1 did look significantly better.

Will probably save me some money.

That's because DPR sucks!!! and the product is not SONY.

Take a look at other sites for review and samples.

Daneil Cox had a very telling samples out there....

http://naturalexposures.com/lumix-diaries-leica-100-400mm-samples/

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:57 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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tassosDA: Sooo,no smart comments about Pentax LED's this time? Anybody?? :-)

I hate it! My cameras don't have it

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

Based on the specs, it is an excellent contender in that space. It puts pentax where it used to be in the good old days

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 104th comment
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kpaddler: The concept is not new. Nikon had a converter that did this, and it sucked. This idea provides neither AF nor MF properly. But it is excellent for entertaining your 6yr old in the backyard

@nerd

Not sure if you were replying to me or someone else. Yes, what you say is correct.

I was pointing out that you can't grab the lens barrel that the AF is trying to move, given that the whole thing has to move.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
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kpaddler: The concept is not new. Nikon had a converter that did this, and it sucked. This idea provides neither AF nor MF properly. But it is excellent for entertaining your 6yr old in the backyard

"What does any of that you said mean ? So if it didn't work before it couldn't work now ? .. Do you ever get tired of talking S .."

Correct!

This mechanism functions exactly based on the same trial and error combination principal of MF-AF effort.

Also, has it crossed your brain yet where you are going to hold that lens given the whole lens mass has to needs to move freely??

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 02:04 UTC

The concept is not new. Nikon had a converter that did this, and it sucked. This idea provides neither AF nor MF properly. But it is excellent for entertaining your 6yr old in the backyard

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 00:43 UTC as 49th comment | 7 replies
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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tex: So, um, it would be kinda cool if DPR finally did reviews of the current crop of digital medium format cameras, starting with the Pentax 645Z....the one that is the most "affordable" (actually, after just recently dropping the price down to $6,999.00, getting even closer...). It's pretty pertinent now especially, with the current crop of high mp FF cameras , with more undoubtedly coming. I hope DPR doesn't wait until it's all irrelevant...

@TD

" Shooting nearly wide open with a client in front of a huge glass pane at a cafe'?- 1/800 doesn't always cut it; ND filters can be a drag. 1/800 is slow for stoping action (action portraits) with or without flash on location; 1/2000, or as close as you can get to it, is the sweet spot."

So you are looking for flash sync speed of 1/2000 in MF. I guess the mechanics is not your strongest suit.

Back in the day, when competence was built into people not cameras, people used Linhof Technika's for action shots. How do you think the posters and billboard shots were made in 60-70s?

But of course, you may wish for your tool of choice, but that is a personal wish not universal necessity.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 00:31 UTC
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NickyB66: I'm new to photography, so this might be a stupid question. Are these light meters really needed in the age of modern DLSRs etc with all the advance metering the claim to have, i.e the new Nikon D5 etc?

Sorry, but have to ask.

The point of a handheld lightmeter is to be deliberate in what you do with the light. You can do that with any spot metering technique, on or off camera. It has nothing to do with how modern you gear is.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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tex: So, um, it would be kinda cool if DPR finally did reviews of the current crop of digital medium format cameras, starting with the Pentax 645Z....the one that is the most "affordable" (actually, after just recently dropping the price down to $6,999.00, getting even closer...). It's pretty pertinent now especially, with the current crop of high mp FF cameras , with more undoubtedly coming. I hope DPR doesn't wait until it's all irrelevant...

What's the point of such a review? DP is gonna give it to some digi reviewer whose skills barely match those who these cameras are intended for.

i.e this reviewer here doesn't understand that a camera like this is used 99.9% of the time with flash, whether inside or outside. And a 1/800sec is all is needed. Now, what is the fast shutter speed of Sony, your very beloved camera for flash photography???

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
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