A Girard

A Girard

Lives in Canada Gatineau, Canada
Works as a Admin assistant / part time photographer
Has a website at www.photoanne.ca
Joined on Apr 2, 2005


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On article Accessory Review: Tenba Cooper Messenger bag (78 comments in total)

Too heavy, too light, too big, too small, too expensive, too dark, too colorful, velcro too loud, not enough pouches yada yada yada. OMG let's not forget the zippers!!
It's 2016 and there's a million variations on the market of these "new" bags which seem like variations of the same ol' same ol' year after year. Yawn.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (895 comments in total)
In reply to:

shutterpete: I am thinking of shooting no nonsense budget wedding photographs for clients on a tight budget. Would this FZ1000 be suitable for the job. I have people asking me to shoot their weddings for less than £1K.

I used to shoot weddings in the 80's and am happy shooting under stressful situations!!

I did this a couple of years ago with the FZ1000. It's a very capable camera.


Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
In reply to:

exdeejjjaaaa: where is that Canada ? is that a country ?

It's that place where you can go to a movie or a public school for that matter and no one is mowing down people with a semi-automatic weapon.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 15:56 UTC

Who thought quality products could actually attract a following.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Richard Franiec: Was the second paragraph of the news necessary? Maybe "off topic" forum would be a better place to post it?

Non partisanship is not what you'd expect from forum members, who's partisanship starts with their beloved camera brands.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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gskolenda: MY God Panasonic!! This is a Killer camera, But Why, did you not include a Headphone Jack?? Especially that you provided a Microphone Jack!! If I plug in a external Mic, I want to hear the level that it's recording!!! This makes No Sense!

This is a deal breaker for me! The Sony RX-10 II is still on my radar. Yeah, I know the lens is longer on the FZ300, But I use a camera for mostly video.

I can't believe it!

I've shot many events with the FZ1000 and the visually present adjustable camera levels along with the effective limiter function preventing audio peaking in the camera doesn't concern me at all. I don't need this camera, but outside of mic malfunction or a dying battery in your mic, I wouldn't be concerned.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot HX90V Real-world Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Must be nice for the dog to have that contraption around the face and a heavy spring weighing it down. Ever hear of a dog collar?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC00099-ISO80-8.5 mm- in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Must be nice for the dog to have that contraption around the face and a heavy spring weighing it down. Ever hear of a dog collar?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (494 comments in total)

Is there a reason why Auto ISO in the latest Panasonic cameras hmmm.suck?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:22 UTC as 142nd comment | 6 replies

I own it - 0
I want it - 56
Had to sell my car/get a second job/sell my stocks to buy it - 954
I had it - 900

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 14th comment

Memo to alien spaceship hovering in our skies studying our planet "please, no really, humans are usually not this stupid."

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 20:26 UTC as 13th comment

Perhaps there needs to be a standard definition between altering a photo vs enhancing one.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 01:42 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article All-in-one: ONA Capri bag review (169 comments in total)
In reply to:

nunatak: it's time for this discussion — how many north american males are comfortable with the idea of wearing a man purse? especially one made from dead cow that looks like a woman's fashion accessory?

as an alternative, would the editors be open to reviewing a thrifty, but low theft target insulated tote in place of this market research piece being proposed? it's amazing what functional aesthetics can be found for just under $50. JMO.

Too much analysis on camera bags in general for my taste. I see on forums "suggestions for an LX7 bag, suggestions for a D90 blah blah blah". I've had a big one and a small one, and depending where I'm going and what I'm carrying, I actually manage. And when the bag doesn't quite fit, I add or remove plastic grocery bags I have inside of the pockets for a tighter fit.
BTW, anyone know what's the best case for an LX100? It has to be able to hold lip gloss, a pair of shoes and an Ipad. thanks, signed...a woman.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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Paul Rumohr: So awesome Richard Butler. 85% Gold award to a camera with pretty good corners.

You are a credit to Amazon who owns you and wants to sell these cameras.

"And again, at "75mm equivalent", wide open in the center, sharpness isn't as good as usual. But "the corners are pretty good", and the center seems pretty good at "real-world distances", so there's still not too much to worry about."

I've never been a fan of samples on most review sites which typically don't do camera image image quality justice. If all I had were the review samples I wouldn't have purchased the camera. But I know better and you probably know as well that you can google amazing samples from other photographers that showcase what the camera can do. Give Flickr a try.
Having said that, if you're so hung up on bashing this site's reviewer, start a review site of your own and we'll all be looking to you for your "expert advice". Before you do however I'd suggest you fix the link on your website as it doesn't work...too much complaining not enough time managing your site?
I hope you're a man of your word, since in another post you said you've had it with DPReview which to me implies you're leaving. So if you truly are someone who's words are to be believed, you have no choice but never return to DPR. Shame.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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photo perzon: I returned this inferior camera. The EVF wheel was stuck not giving adjustment until I rocked it by force. The jpegs are pathetic, not in focus. I took 400 pictures and less than 5 were sharp. And I have not one complain of my other 40 cameras including RX100, RX100III, Fuji X100, D700, D7000, D40, Coolpix A, GR, E-PL7, PL5, PM2, Stylus 1, GM1, etc., not 1 complain. I have heard of a bad batch in the forums, but I just never saw a more pathetic camera.

OK I am not a pro, but I have taken 90,000 pictures and only the LX100 was OOF jpegs OOC. Many have also complained.

Search LX100 on Flickr and maybe ask them what you did wrong. It's clear you've messed up somewhere as I'm getting tack sharp images. Many have complained because many don't know what they're doing.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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jonikon: Well, darn it!
I really like the design concept of the LX-100, which is very close to what I want in a travel camera in terms of size and sensor image quality. However, it fails on on four counts that give me reason to pass on this camera.
1. No phase detection auto focusing. (Sorry, but I am spoiled by my Nikon V1's focusing performance!)
2. No built in flash, and the supplied flash is crude and weak with no bounce capability. At least the tiny flash for my Nikon V1 can do bounce flash.
3. Inferior EVF. There are much better available that do not tear.
4. Despite the hype, my eyes tell me the lens is not sharp enough, especially at the edges, which is a big disappointment considering the price of the camera and the short focal length range.

As it stands, the LX-100 is a bit too disappointing and over-priced for it's performance capabilities. Hopefully the rumored Nikon competitor to this camera will not have these shortcomings.

Nonsense about the flash. Since you're able to shoot easily at high ISO the flash can hold its own and besides, if the flash was built in you know in a small camera it would be weak. You do have a hot shoe and if flash photography really mattered, you wouldn't be using the in-camera flash in the first place.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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2eyesee: The lens/sensor combination doesn't seem to offer anything over an RX100M3, which also includes a built-in flash, ND filter and tilt screen.

LX100 you still get a flash AND a hot shoe. Viewfinder resolution 2x higher. Ergonomics of the RX100 is horrendous, feels like you're about to drop it when shooting one handed. Max Shutter speed 1/2000 for Sony , 1/16,000 for Panny. Ok, Sony wins with the "Gourmet" scene mode. I think we know who wins in the video dept.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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liustephen: if it only had a built in flash......

Like people who use a lens like this would use it much anyways. And if one did, it takes all but three seconds to snap it on.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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tigen: I think the review doesn't spend enough time looking at image quality. It's mostly limited to a couple of paragraphs. Actual images compared to its peers don't seem to hold up as much as the review indicates.

Just go on Flickr and search LX100 and you'll get plenty of great images. I have the camera and the jpg NR and sharpening OOC is bizarre but the RAW is amazing. Once ACR comes out you'll see. Until then, stay tuned.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:22 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Probably the most comprehensive review I have ever read. Richard, please pat yourself on the back. That review was exceptional.

I pretty much agreed with everything they said. I find the Auto ISO to be more rewarding than they gave it credit for. However, I also would like to have the things they mentioned that it needed(Min Shutter speed setting and Exposure Comp control in Manual mode with Auto ISO).

Overall a great review for a great camera.

I don't know why Min Shutter Speed was removed. I don't use much of anything Auto as I like to steer the wheel of my own car, but that feature was very useful.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
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