dotyman

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
Works as a Industrial Designer
Joined on Dec 23, 2007

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dialstatic: "Artificial lights or strobes can help with macro/close up, but for wide-angle photography."

...but NOT for wide-angle

Great video, by the way.

Must have been fixed when I read it then.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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villagranvicent: Paired with the 15mm 1.7 is pretty much the poor's man Leica Q. This should have a higher score than the Pen F which also got 82.

PEN-F's controls are very comprehensive and well-located–don't understand the "too much things going on between dials" comment. It's like many other great cameras. Once you get used to the controls, you don't need to take your eye away from the VF to maintain control of your shots. It's much faster than messing around with the LCD. Only didn't "try" to make it look like a complicated instrument–that would imply that the controls don't do anything.

The Pany is way more simplistic, and harder to use because there aren't enough external controls. Much slower to use. I think you should have "played" with the PEN-F a bit longer...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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damian5000: An AF point joystick...:/ how quaint. Welcome to 2006, boys.

The Oly and Pany touchscreens both have noticeable lag and touch inaccuracies that make them less desirable in actual use than you would think (I've owned an EM5, the GX85 and now have the PEN-F and 5DIII). I find it more direct and controllable to use the joystick on my 5DIII. The joystick system is much easier to use overall.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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caravan: So this is nearly double the money of the a6300 because it has two Sd slots ?

Yep–the only thing that matters to anyone is a second Sd (sic) card slot.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: Can you imagine if your cell phone had a rotary dial and a bunch of buttons the old phones had? Fuji is looking just as ridiculous.
Fuji is on a suicidal mission picking up long dead camera designs which were discarded by the camera evolution and trying to sell them at exorbitant prices.

I think you should keep taking snapshots with your phone and let photographers evaluate the cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
On challenge Athletics (5 comments in total)

It appears that Nikon rules in sports photography...

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

Game Changer...

Hmmmm...

...Like an NBA referee?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 192nd comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: I don't know about you, but I'm hoping to be over the moon with what's sure to be a stellar product.

A telescope?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
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ogl: It's just 24/2.8 FF lens analogue in terms of DOF.

@arbux–not if you pack the same equivalent FF primes in a bag. The MFT system is much smaller and lighter when comparing equivalent gear. What's your point?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:48 UTC
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straylightrun: A 24mm f/2.8 equiv for $1300? That is madness.

How can Micro Four Third lenses be more expensive than FF?

Smaller (size) should = smaller price? Since when has that ever been the case?? Are you familiar with the camera company called Leica? Or the car company called Ferrari? Or any new technology? OFTEN, size reduction for the same performance = a premium price.

BTW, this lens doesn't look all that small.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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maxnimo: The final score seems too low - I think it deserves at least 84.

After testing out the GX85 vs PEN-F the last couple of weeks, I think the 82 score is fair. Some things are better, some are worse.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
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hugodz28: I recently bought this camera, overall I am pretty happy with it, but I must say that I was a little dissapointed with some of the noise on my pictures when I crop 1:1. I am just wondering if I have some incorrect setting. I generally shot in Aperture priority, with the kit lense at f3.5, Auto ISO (didn't realize I could limit or what Intellegent ISO did before this review), I usually played with the exposure to not have blown highlights. I shot all in RAW. Any pointers?

Also, I shot some pictures with the creative mode and L. Monochrome mode, but since I was shooting in RAW, when I import to Lightroom I don't see any of these modes applied. Does it work only in JPEG? I kinda see the tumbnails with the filter in LR but once I select the picture it just goes to a flat color. And how do you set it up to shoot both with and without filter?

I agree with aliasfox–need to keep the iso down as much as possible. I use fast prime lenses for night indoor shots (f1.4 or faster). Voightlander makes a few decent f0.95 fully manual lenses for MFT too.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
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tbcass: Travisty. This camera deserves a 200% diamond platinum reward as the best camera ever made. ;-)

lol

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
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villagranvicent: Paired with the 15mm 1.7 is pretty much the poor's man Leica Q. This should have a higher score than the Pen F which also got 82.

I disagree. Just compared the PEN-F to the GX85 and wound up keeping the PEN-F because of the ergonomics, better build (especially the control dials) and my personal preference for the Oly's colors. Neither is perfect–waiting for the next Oly OMD EM1 II...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
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PKDanny: Great but this isn't waterproof!??!

Aren't most houses waterproof?

(doh!)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
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steelhead3: I think the a7sII would be the appropriate camera for underwater 4k.

How do you boil ocean water while diving? ...film 4K for 10 minutes underwater with a Sony camera!

Ba dum pah...

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here for the rest of my life...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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raindance: Wait a minute someone switched from Sony to Canon ? Sony you obviously did not wine and dine this guy at your last product event.

He also mentions that he prefers the manual white balance controls and colors (blues) of the Canon over the Sony while diving.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
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dialstatic: "Artificial lights or strobes can help with macro/close up, but for wide-angle photography."

...but NOT for wide-angle

Great video, by the way.

"...but for wide-angle photography we typically shoot shoot ambient light and..."

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)
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William7: Question: I prefer to use the viewfinder when shooting. I wear eye glasses. Sometimes, in bright over my shoulder lighting the viewfinder sensor does not detect the presence of my eye. Is there a setting that enables the viewfinder to be on 100% of the time the camera is turned on? I prefer not to use the LCD when shooting. Thank you.

Yes

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (146 comments in total)
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dotyman: There's sun in Seattle??

I was just kidding, of course, but it can get pretty dreary up there for long periods of time. Really beautiful when it's sunny though. Lived in SW Seattle for a few years. Miss PP Market fish!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
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