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accupix

accupix

Lives in United States Edison, NJ, United States
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Joined on May 12, 2008

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Babka08: How much did Panasonic pay for this article anyway?

This article was paid for by camera sales on Amazon who owns DPreview. Camera sales on Amazon are supported by camera makers who often pay large dealers like Amazon to promote their products in the dealers' publications and/or web sites. Just check how Amazon has been squeezing book publishers which has been widely publicized in the press.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:54 UTC

I was excited about the upcoming LX100 having owned an LX-3 for years so I looked at the GX-7 as it is supposed to feature the same EVF yesterday at B&H. There seemed to be something dodgy about its EVF in my eyes as I compared it to Sony's and Fuji's looking at the same scene inside B&H. I found the Panny's EVF lacking contrast, and somehow mixing over saturation and a pastel rendition at the same time. Fuji had the best EVF, followed closely by Sony- both with maybe too much contrast- more so with the Sony, but both with more accurate color hues than the GX-7. Am I being overly fussy for expecting a $ 900 camera to have a competitive, state-of-the EVF as one of its main features?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 15:29 UTC as 66th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (433 comments in total)

What is with the black tape covering the Lumix name on the upper right corner on the front of this camera in all of DPR's shots? Did Panasonic start off calling it something else like LX 8 and then change their mind and adopt a number like we see on a Sony compact?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 03:07 UTC as 60th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1718 comments in total)
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accupix: If only the LX100 had one or two of the following features- (a) a real EVF, (b) a flipping screen, (c) a ASA/DIN dedicated control wheel with an 'A' setting- I would have placed a pre-order by now. Lacking that, I'll wait to see the camera 'hands-on' and shoot IQ tests vs. my Sony RX100 before spending close to a grand (including extra battery, case, etc.)

I did check-out the GX7's EVF and there is something funny about it that I can't put my finger on. I shoot action and maybe it can't keep-up, maybe it is the refresh rate? I'll check out the GX7 again and try to buy into it- thanks for making me rethink the possibility of this camera which I want to like.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 22:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1718 comments in total)
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accupix: If only the LX100 had one or two of the following features- (a) a real EVF, (b) a flipping screen, (c) a ASA/DIN dedicated control wheel with an 'A' setting- I would have placed a pre-order by now. Lacking that, I'll wait to see the camera 'hands-on' and shoot IQ tests vs. my Sony RX100 before spending close to a grand (including extra battery, case, etc.)

Huh Hugo- Yes, I have a very decent compact. In my cupboard, I also have an RX100 with many miles on it and it is on life-support. I also have a classic R-1, also on life support after heavy use. I'd like to have a back-up camera and diversity in shooting and the controls and operating feel of the LX 100 look attractive to me- so no apologies. What I do with my money is my business, what you do with yours is your business- but look at all your postings, they are all over the place- how do you sleep at night?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1718 comments in total)

If only the LX100 had one or two of the following features- (a) a real EVF, (b) a flipping screen, (c) a ASA/DIN dedicated control wheel with an 'A' setting- I would have placed a pre-order by now. Lacking that, I'll wait to see the camera 'hands-on' and shoot IQ tests vs. my Sony RX100 before spending close to a grand (including extra battery, case, etc.)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 231st comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Two questions? 1- What focal length are these shot at (does it show anywhere?) 2- I went to full screen, but 'esc' on my i-mac keeps me in full screen. I had to quit 'Chrome' to get out of full screen. Is there another way to get back to DPR?

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 321st comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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dgeugene1: I think the Nikon P330, jpg or RAW, may be underrated. B&H had them on sale for about $200 recently. Nearly everything at http://dennisgalloway.com has been done with small sensor cameras.

I bought a Nikon P330 as a back-up camera only because of its price and size. The images are very good for a small sensor but the controls are terrible and the camera is so slow. The plus is that it comes with a real manual so if you have the patience to set-up the camera for each shot, you can get by with it.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 10:38 UTC
On Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday article (41 comments in total)

I visited the Phill'y store for the first time about two weeks before the chain folded- it was like death warmed over, and staffed by the walking dead. There was also a Ritz store a 4 minute walk from my condo that would only want to sell rip-off 'packages' instead of just cameras, and it pushed store branded accessories. If the Ritz folks are now running Calumet- what can we expect?
A better investment in my time is to go to B & H in NYC (3 hours each way) to see camera hardware 1st hand and order on-line from B & H (I don't need to pay NYC city and state sales taxes.) For accessories, I don't mind paying list prices from The Camera Shop, a real classy camera store that is a 10 minute walk from my home. My love for Calumet from the 60's and 70's (metal 'Kodak' view cameras, reasonably priced pro color lab processing systems) that helped build my pro lab business has long since faded.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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FinDERP: The actual Kodak company still make (amazing!) film.

This is just a brand name :/

The 'actual Kodak company' still make (amazing!) film. Not so- the actual Kodak company in the U.S. is in the printing technology business. Another 'new Kodak company' is making Kodak branded film and is based in the U.K. owned by U.K. Kodak pensioners.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 09:19 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

Having moved to Philadelphia 4 years ago, I decided it was time to visit the Calumet Store here for the first time a couple of weeks ago. What a disappointment, empty shelves, a few silent staff acting like the walk dead, not a word spoken to me- I made a quick exit. I was always proud to be a Calumet customer as I was a founding partner in a pro color lab in Boston in the early 70's when Calumet provided us the low cost processing equipment that enabled us to build our business. Earlier in my college days, I bought a Calumet metal 4x5 view camera like so many other young serious photographers then did. That camera was the first and the last one I used in my lab business before I sold my interest in it and moved on. Calumet Camera, R.I.P.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:36 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On Miggo Strap and Grip review article (85 comments in total)

Where is the Gearshop/Amazon in this picture? Shouldn't I be 'One-Click' away from buying these items?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 35th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Looking to upgrade from RX100, had my eyes on an RX10 but the new Canon semi-compact camera might bring me back to Canon as an RX10 is big, heavy, and expensive.

Concerned that the lack of the ability to control DR in a single exposure mode like Fuji and Sony cameras do- I am hooked on this feature but see no reference to this ability in current and future Canon cameras- Can someone enlighten me?

Love the idea of an EVF that you can shoot looking down into it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:42 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II article (200 comments in total)

Concerned that the lack of the ability to control DR in a single exposure mode like Fuji and Sony cameras do- I am hooked on this feature but see no reference to this ability in current and future Canon cameras- Can someone enlighten me?

Looking to upgrade from RX100, had my eyes on an RX10 but the new Canon semi-compact camera might bring me back to Canon as an RX10 is big, heavy, and expensive.

Love the idea of an EVF that you can shoot looking down into it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:40 UTC as 12th comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II article (200 comments in total)
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DanielFjall: Don't need it, not buying it but I want it.

Looking to upgrade from RX100, had my eyes on an RX10 but the new Canon semi-compact camera might bring me back to Canon as an RX10 is big, heavy, and expensive.

Love the idea of an EVF that you can shoot looking down into it.

Concerned that the lack of the ability to control DR in a single exposure mode like Fuji and Sony cameras do- I am hooked on this feature but see no reference to this ability in current and future Canon cameras- Can someone enlighten me?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:37 UTC
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)

Just wondering on the theatre interior shot since it seems it was a live stage show if photography was allowed in the theatre (especially of the lit stage?)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 20:37 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

If a camera would make an instant print, and also write the same image to an SD card, it would be a winner for me. Kodak checked-out the possibility of making a Kodak APS camera that would also write images to a memory card, but their addiction to film/chemical/paper/print profits won out (battle won, war lost.)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 14:10 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

I've been flipping back and forward between an image of a Nikon 1 and the new Polaroid. Funny that the strap lugs and the focus assist lamp are all in the same place. Maybe Nikon has found a new outlet for their 'highly successful' Nikon 1 camera system by partnering with a 'highly successful' camera brand like Polaroid?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 02:31 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes post (79 comments in total)
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Horshack: It's the same rope-a-dope strategy Facebook employs in all their ToS changes. It's designed to lull you into a false sense of security while they systematically keep pressing the ToS until they have the right to sell all your private information to the highest bidders.

If they want to use my profile photo to promote their services to other users, then they should compensate me, or give me the option to prevent them from using it. Otherwise they are steeling my image, as well as my photo! Wise-up folks, you own both the image and the photo of yourself when it is used for commercial purposes (and you don't need to post one of yourself on either service.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 18:57 UTC
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad 2 article (119 comments in total)

How about sharing the results with us since we provided the input at no charge? Or will 6Sight and PMA cuddle the results to only paying members and/or confrence attendees?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 21:48 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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