Harold66

Harold66

Lives in United States Florida & Belgium, FL, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.thedemandingtraveler.org
Joined on Aug 26, 2007
About me:

Full-time Photographer specializing in Black & White photography

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On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)

I know. I think DPR prefers cameras with a higher recognition . Maybe it is a good example how meaningless the term enthusiast camera is to try to describe a certain kind of buyers

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 03:27 UTC as 56th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (821 comments in total)
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Harold66: "I'd consider it the best photographers' cameras on the market".

This quote from the review seems odd , like an adjective is missing somewhere. Like maybe the best photographer's COMPACT camera on the market or maybe
consider it AMONG ..
otherwise it would indicate that there is no equivalent camera regardless of the category and price for "photographers" on the market which I am pretty sure s not what the reviewer means. Hopefully Richard Butler can clarify this for us

"You answered that as though all my points are irrelevant.(quote)
No I did not.
I like small cameras but many would say that most mirorless are still small cameras. I guess it all depends on how serious you are with your photography and what too big or too heavy means for different photographers. Harold

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (821 comments in total)
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yfan: I am torn apart by deciding which one to buy, LX100 or G7 X. I am not surprised that LX100 gets Gold Award. But at the end, size matters, I decide to go with G7X. The one in your pocket is the one get used, instead of another nice camera sitting on the bookshelf. Too bad Panasonic can not make it smaller. It seems that they can fit a large sensor into a small body, but not a large lens.

"The one in your pocket is the one get used, instead of another nice camera sitting on the bookshelf"
well for you maybe but most serious photographers are Ok to have as a everyday camera a camera that fits in a coat pocket or a small pouch. if the camera was smaller it would be too small to fit comfortably in the hand
there is for lots of us such thing as too small for a serious camera

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (821 comments in total)
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Harold66: "I'd consider it the best photographers' cameras on the market".

This quote from the review seems odd , like an adjective is missing somewhere. Like maybe the best photographer's COMPACT camera on the market or maybe
consider it AMONG ..
otherwise it would indicate that there is no equivalent camera regardless of the category and price for "photographers" on the market which I am pretty sure s not what the reviewer means. Hopefully Richard Butler can clarify this for us

Hugo. I guess your reply was directed to Stephen but I will answer it . I happen to own the LX100. I like it a lot . But I think no one could state that it is the best camera period. I assume the writer meant the best zoom compact camera. This is an opinion but is arguable.But comparing a LX100 with a pro dslr would not be serious

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (821 comments in total)

"I'd consider it the best photographers' cameras on the market".

This quote from the review seems odd , like an adjective is missing somewhere. Like maybe the best photographer's COMPACT camera on the market or maybe
consider it AMONG ..
otherwise it would indicate that there is no equivalent camera regardless of the category and price for "photographers" on the market which I am pretty sure s not what the reviewer means. Hopefully Richard Butler can clarify this for us

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 06:26 UTC as 133rd comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

Hello Derma pro
1/ No it does not and it is a drawback especially for a camera with a base sensitivity of 200 ISO. do not know how much Panasonic might have saved in manufacturing costs by not featuring this
3/ yes eye detection like most cameras I know. ( and you can choose manual switch if you prefer)
4/yes if you have your eye to the EVF, the playback will appear on the EVF. the colors in the EVF are very saturated by default but you can adjust it in the menu
Hope this helps
You can see the first part of my review on the LX100 on my blog

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Harold66: To paraphrase your first sentence some would argue that the rise of the good quality compact started .. with the Ricoh GRD and GX100.. I think the LX100 is a very good camera ( I would not have got one otherwise) but I have to say I am baffled of some of your comments in this preview.
I normally agree about a lot of what you write in different dpr articles but this preview If I may is not of the same caliber.. sorry

Hello Richard. First , I want to thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. Very professional and much appreciated. I can see where you are coming from and I am not against more opinionated reviews (not to mention that I would be the last guy who could argue against it ;) ) as long as that dose of subjectivity is clearly revealed. Guess I was really noticing the difference with before ;) . I also think that it is important that somewhere in the review ( outside the list of + and minuses at the end) you also mention in more details what Panasonic could improve and question some choices ( like why no ND filter , especially on a camera with a base sensitivity of 200).
Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

To paraphrase your first sentence some would argue that the rise of the good quality compact started .. with the Ricoh GRD and GX100.. I think the LX100 is a very good camera ( I would not have got one otherwise) but I have to say I am baffled of some of your comments in this preview.
I normally agree about a lot of what you write in different dpr articles but this preview If I may is not of the same caliber.. sorry

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:41 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

A lot of non-sense in the comments. If you hesitate between the Leica and the Panasonic, you should actually think of the differences between both cameras:
I have tried both of them this week in Cologne and the main one is the way the camera feels in the hands. Because the Leica does not have a built- in grip , the Panasonic feels less slippery and more comfortable in the hand ( at least, normal size male hands). IF you add the optional screw in grip which is available for the Leica ( and only for the Leica),then the Leica feels better in the hand but in addition to the extra cost, there is the fact that one must remove the grip each time the battery or the card needs to be changed..
You can see more of the differences on my blog
And the cameras are both being made in China ( not that it matters..)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 10th comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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NetMage: So wanted them to include a viewfinder...

Yes you would think they could have come up with at least an optional EVF .. or a better LCD. 460,000 points on a LCD. Must be a record low on a 2014 camera in this price range , no ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 04:36 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)

Some NEWS. Nothing new except new color and a new button which is still a question mark?
Looks like another quiet year for pentax at photokina ...let s hope they have something between this " new " Q and the 645z

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:30 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh releases GR firmware 4.0 article (59 comments in total)

Actually I think a new version with a 2/40 mm equivalent and a 80 converter would make more sense as many street photographers want something in the 35mm to 50mm range. This camera would have a 24mp aps sensor and offer therefore a very satisfying 50mm crop ( like the 35mm crop on the current. GR just with many more pixels :). ) and it would replace the silly useless flash with a built in evf. Think about it. This way, one could have the FOV of 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 40, 50mm and 80mm with just two small cameras and two lens converters. HOW cool would that be !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 04:05 UTC as 2nd comment

What a setback !! No doubt allowed : Sigma lost it AGAIN ( remember the SD1 fiasco ?). The dp merril cameras were "niche" cameras but were invaluable tools to many photographers as a complement for whatever your regular camera system was . You could get MF quality in the size of a coat pocket camera . Now with this silly looking device , no more discretion or camera in the pocket just in case...
This camera will be aimed at an even more tiny niche of "never without my tripod landscape photographers"
Sales probably will be lower than the new llimited edition of the silly Hasselblad mock ups
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 167th comment | 3 replies
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)

This is a misleading title for a list of cameras which does not include ricoh GR, Nikon A, sigma dpm. I have seen the reply from dpr but if this is high end what becomes of these cameras not listed : super high end ??
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 06:02 UTC as 85th comment | 5 replies
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KL Matt: Will its image circle cover a full frame sensor? I'm kind of excited to find out. Not only because of this lens, but because of what it may or may not reveal about Ricoh's next move.

well I think it fdoes because otherwise the choice of a 30 to 60mm focal rage is very odd.. but at the same time if it does it would have made more sense to have the focal lengths of 24, and 28mm on the barrel rather than 25mm and 30mm.....hmm, no I am not sure what to think

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:28 UTC
On Hands-on with the Olympus Stylus 1 article (47 comments in total)

One thing that I do not get is this silly unfinished-looking silver buttons around the dialpad on the back and for the Fn1 button
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 06:17 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Olympus Stylus 1 article (47 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: A sheep in a wolf's body...

I agree. In the compact with relatively small sensor size , this is a nice addition and I think with better settings than the sony Rx100 fr those of us who like to control parameters ( manual mode, custom setting ,manual zoom)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 06:16 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: The 'Hasselblad syndrome' has struck Ricoh.

from a Normal retail of $800 all the way up ( kidding) to... $899. you must not be paying attention to the price of the Hasselblad mock-ups
Not to mention that Ricoh has always limited editions of its own GR. Nothing new here

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 22:52 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

One thing that is obvious by today's announcements is that sony is ALL over the place . we now have NEX APS, then AR 35mm , then RX1 in 35mm fixed lens , then RX10 which is a smaller sensor on a big camera
It does look like they are experimenting to see which concepts catches on. some early adopters might be up for a rude awakening 1 year down the line

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 06:29 UTC as 251st comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh GR firmware version 2.03 now available article (19 comments in total)

wondering why 47mm and not 40mm so one can use a separate OVF. it would be nice if DPR could give the size of a file at 47mm . I believe 35mm was producing something around a 10.5 MP file

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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