Kevylloyd

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Has a website at www.thepictorial.com
Joined on Apr 6, 2012

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On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

Perhaps a game changer for them if not us?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:25 UTC as 180th comment
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (146 comments in total)

Nicely written Dan, enjoyable 👍🏻

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 28th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100 (99 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "The lens is constructed from polycarbonate, but the mount is metal."

I doubt that. 208g and metal mount. I bet that mount is plastic just like almost with any other lens that others do. There are few from Canon, Zeiss etc that do have metal mounts but only a few.
The most metal mount lenses are from WW2 era where whole lens is made from metal (or like Leica has).

Who doesn't know what I talk about, should learn what are the lens parts (what a mount really is) or at least read the lensrental article about metal mounts.

Woopeewo Rusk, so you've found a discrepancy in word usage to your own and Lensrentals. We all know the article was describing what Lensrentals would merely describe as the external mount, and with the 12-60mm it is indeed metal unlike some other Panasonic lenses. Whether this is better or not is open to discussion maybe, but your point seems to be just here to gain some kind of petty ego boost. Move along folks, back to the adult conversation.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 09:23 UTC

I like the tough design and resemblance to a Pentax 67.
I'd imagine the labled top control wheel works in conjunguction with the unlabeled control wheel just to the right of it. This could save menu diving in some scenarios and certainly makes things clear to adjust rapidly. In manual mode you could then adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO all from chunky control wheels. Great in the field, especially with gloves on for example, or perhaps if the screen was inverted protecting the glass.
I'd imagine the same functions could also be changed in the menu if one preferred...
I welcome new ideas, and wish Pentax the best with this.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 165th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples (102 comments in total)

Is there any chance you could measure e-shutter sensor read out speed in future camera reviews? Ie the time 100th's of a second?
I'm wondering if this cam may be even faster than the GH4 in this regard, and certainly faster than most other mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 21:48 UTC as 29th comment
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Kevylloyd: I see what you mean, but this is an enormously difficult lens range to build and please everyone. I think 24mm is wide enough, and a few extra mm at the wide end is a big task that would result in other compromises.
Distortion, focus speed, CA, focus shift, size, weight, across frame sharpness at all focal lengths, filter size, min focus distance,vignetting, flare control, price, bokeh are all factors. This lens truly has to be a master of so many things. IF Tokina got 90% of the above done dependably well who cares about a bigger range than 24-70mm?
F2.0 would undoubtedly be bigger, do you want that?

Just say'in

Does the 15mm look much better than the 24mm of the Nikon though?
I think you can only compare like ranges. One is a two times zoom the other a three times.
Perhaps Canon sets the bench mark presently, but only recently (though not in price). The new Fuji is very good too.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 22:49 UTC

I see what you mean, but this is an enormously difficult lens range to build and please everyone. I think 24mm is wide enough, and a few extra mm at the wide end is a big task that would result in other compromises.
Distortion, focus speed, CA, focus shift, size, weight, across frame sharpness at all focal lengths, filter size, min focus distance,vignetting, flare control, price, bokeh are all factors. This lens truly has to be a master of so many things. IF Tokina got 90% of the above done dependably well who cares about a bigger range than 24-70mm?
F2.0 would undoubtedly be bigger, do you want that?

Just say'in

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 21:42 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies

I agree this seems like an already crowded area of the market, but it will make more sense when the Pentax version comes out for their future FF body.
It may also be better than the rest of the market, looks tough, I just hope it controls CA well.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 20:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Jeff Keller: This video is even more enjoyable if you play the James Bond theme in the background.

Lol, May I suggest "On Her Majesties Secret Service" by the Propellerheads?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 00:05 UTC

Another good and honest video, and probably confidence building for those new to a studio environment.
I too would like to see some sample images to go with it, though realise this would take prior agreement from the studio.
Obviously a controlled lighting situation doesn't challenge the DR of a camera hardly at all, but the focus on the benefits of the X-trans was welcome.

It would perhaps be nice to ask what the Photographer usually uses as a camera, and perhaps whether she/he would consider replacing it with the tested unit.

Finally, having a small camera that can go large physically when needed gives the best of both worlds in my book. I like the grip on my GH4 for this very reason.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 47th comment
On article Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight (281 comments in total)
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Kevylloyd: Great video, as was the Nx1 video. Samsung must have been thrilled for the exposure as I'd imagine Nikon are pretty happy too.
Made me even more glad I bought the D810 recently which has similar abilities.
As with this camera, the outside looks like a D610/D800 (read :last gen camera) , but the refinements really boost the operability.
Keep it up, though I wonder what a video like this would do to a camera's reputation, if the camera was poor?

Cheers

Calm down. I'm not asking for a change in appearance design, I'm writing about how the changes are not immediately obvious.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On article Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight (281 comments in total)

Great video, as was the Nx1 video. Samsung must have been thrilled for the exposure as I'd imagine Nikon are pretty happy too.
Made me even more glad I bought the D810 recently which has similar abilities.
As with this camera, the outside looks like a D610/D800 (read :last gen camera) , but the refinements really boost the operability.
Keep it up, though I wonder what a video like this would do to a camera's reputation, if the camera was poor?

Cheers

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 14:02 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)
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Kevylloyd: What about focus speed in low light ?(better than any other camera I've used). What about focus speed with none dfd capable lenses? Still very fast from what I've read elsewhere. Ok so DFD might not be all that you expected per Pany's claims, but regardless I'd be surprised if many mirrorless cameras are as fast in aquisition.
The AF performance section of this review seems to be unbalanced and lacking in breadth in my opinion. Perhaps you cover these points elsewhere in the review to some degree, but why not in the AF section?

Otherwise thanks for the review, I love mine for fast, silent, low light shooting especially combined with the stabilized F1.2 Noctiocron!

The tracking was already shown to have been tested...

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 06:16 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)

What about focus speed in low light ?(better than any other camera I've used). What about focus speed with none dfd capable lenses? Still very fast from what I've read elsewhere. Ok so DFD might not be all that you expected per Pany's claims, but regardless I'd be surprised if many mirrorless cameras are as fast in aquisition.
The AF performance section of this review seems to be unbalanced and lacking in breadth in my opinion. Perhaps you cover these points elsewhere in the review to some degree, but why not in the AF section?

Otherwise thanks for the review, I love mine for fast, silent, low light shooting especially combined with the stabilized F1.2 Noctiocron!

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 00:44 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
On article Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (148 comments in total)

Wonderful...

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 07:49 UTC as 77th comment

Interesting visuals.
Just a small comment, I think "Bullet time" came from Max Payne, no?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 15:26 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Contrast, flare and vignetting amongst other aspects still to be considered, but I doubt they are "bad", and the price is certainly good.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 00:46 UTC as 40th comment
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