thomasw333

thomasw333

Lives in United States Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Works as a Security Guard
Joined on Dec 17, 2012
About me:

More able now, I like to shoot in P mode, sometimes I use A or S mode if needed. Post Processing done with Olympus Viewer 3.

Comments

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On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (435 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: I wonder why Panasonic didn't use the same 20MP 1" sensor as the FZ1000, given that it seems comparable in high-iso noise and superior in resolution. It would have allowed a smaller camera and/or faster lens. The LX100 seems like a great camera, but it doesn't provide a pocketable option for current MFT owners. Waiting for an LF2 with a better lens.

I am in the, "they should have used the 1 inch sensor camp. The LX100 is just too big. I would just buy a GM1 or 5 instead of this camera. 1 inch sensor and more reach and a smaller body would have been a win for me. I am looking for a compact high quality camera that I can put in a cargo pocket that is lite and has good reach.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: A Leica without the Red Dot is just a Leica.

Agreed

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)

Nice looking camera, but the V series should have the EVF built in. And that chart that they show in the beginning of the review just makes the Sony A6000 seem like the best to me. But if you like Nikon, I thought the J3 had good IQ so this V3 should be better and a decent camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:28 UTC as 168th comment | 2 replies
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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Frank Petronio: This is what Nikon will be in five years.

Dang LOL. I started chocking on my apple from this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Mighty oaks start as little acorns.
The more players in the M4/3 arena the better, and even more so if they carry a trusted household name. The name Kodak has touched far more people with a broader range of photographic talent and knowledge than any other ever has. (this is an assumption based my own experience, so don't go running to google to prove me wrong). Some people will buy this camera because it's a name they trusted in the past, a name that has sentimental value, and because it will be a "cheap small cute camera" an interchangeable lens camera (read "I will feel like a professional"), and a readily accessible camera in department, drug, and electronics stores.
Some will not even know they are buying a "M4/3" camera in a sense that WE are aware of M4/3. Then, as soccer parents become more aware of the other lenses and body brands available to them they will embrace and branch out.
I believe this addition to M4/3 is proof that the format is strong and gaining momentum.

I do not think that Kodak will be back in any significant way in 2 years. But I like/liked Kodak colors. So I am happy to see Kodak joining MFT. More options is always nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 22:24 UTC
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tkbslc: "While the GC2 retains the slim form factor...."

What?!? Have you seen the Galaxy Camera? It's HUGE, not slim. It's closer in size to a Canon G16 than anything. It outright lies with the 19mm thickness spec because that's the thickness of the camera body, not the grip or the lens protrusion.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#370,383

I am on the "it looks huge side." It is huge and slow, slow to do everything, and the pictures do not look good. Unless it can make calls, or gets a bigger screen, I do not get this product line. But that is my impression of the first gen, maybe this one is a lot better, but I doubt it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 02:12 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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AndreyT: At first one wonders what was the point of reposting these images again, after we have seen them hundreds of times already (they were making rounds around the Net for a few years now). But then one notices that there's an obvious political bias in the selection of these images: out of all those well-known Lego photo recreation pictures only the ones were cherry picked that fit certain propaganda-censorship agenda. And then a few "neutral" pictures were added to masquerade the original intent. Apparently someone at "dpreview staff" saw this veiled trolling opportunity and took it.

"What?" This is the first time I have seen these photos, thank you DPR. As to what some people (a single person actually) say about political propaganda, again I say, "what?"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 21:48 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Neloy Sinha: Sony is simply making the things knotty for any one who wants to devote himself in Sony gadgets. Starting as early as acquiring Minolta, Sony committed too many changes to capture the photography market. It was very akin to push Betamax version of video cassettes & recorders, inspite of its inherent complexity of mechanism. Not every venture succeed like 'Walkman'.Very soon consumers will be confused & fade up to pick up a Sony photo gears because of forced compatability complexity.Sony should know to make simple things in a complex and competitive world for average photo snsppers. I wish them all the success.

I like and want an A7, but Neloy has a valid concern, Sony makes things that only work for Sony, many times it is silly and a money grab, like the old Sony only memory cards. The rest of the world standardized around SD cards but Sony tried to push their own thing. I like Sony, I have always gotten every Playstaion, but their camera division is too volatile.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 03:00 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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mmcfine: Good luck to Sony. I stopped buying Sony products more then a decade ago.
As a post below me mentioned, Sony changes directions way to often and I won't buy into a system that is constantly changing.
I am happy with the Canon 6D full-frame. It's small and light and follows Canon's ergonomic and UI design.

I agree with mmcfine to a point. I just got into photography and am not buying into Sony because they change things up so much. I ti s not a market size of one, it is thousands, there are people who want their camera gear to work for decades, not years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 02:57 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: I could never take Sony seriously as a pro camera as their systems seem to change on the hour every hour.
Whats it now, ..... 4 adapters from the last four experiments?

Canon and Nikon are reliable Systems that you can be sure that you won't get stuck with unusable lenses. NEX now dead I understand?

I can use 40 year old Nikkor lenses on the D4.

Sony still don't even have the basic standard design architecture in place.
What will the next lens mount be?, ..... and the one after that?

I have often looked at Sony and thought, "Mmm thats a nice feature" But again, can we trust the system longevity? Demonstrably No!

None of my Pro colleagues would consider investing in Sony, Very few do.

I agree with ABM, I like Sony, but there camera division is still too new for me, they keep pushing the envelope and changing things up. But they are still 15 years away from having a stable camera system. Then again I went with m4/3 and they went from contrast auto focus only, to the EM1 supporting PDAF and CAF. Hopefully all lenses work with all bodies, but who knows how good X lens with work with X body... Technology keeps on changing, but some people like the stability of Canon and Nikon. I do not know what I like yet, hopefully my Olympus lenses work far into the future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 02:55 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Marvol: I'm sure this camera will sell well but it's a ... workmanlike product, from a division with no vision for the future. It's a bunch of engineers simply improving on what's already there.

Every iteration just adds a few millimeters to the screen, a few more AF points, slightly better battery life, speedier processor for 0.4 more fps, maybe a step or half of ISO at the top... formulaic and predictable. If the competition starts adding Wifi and GPS, oh let's add that, it seems popular.

But hey, it does sell and it's a good camera, I'm just disappointed that this lack of vision is so rewarded. If it was up to Nikon you could predict the future of photography for the next 50 years along a nice straight line.

Plus one to King Penguin, to reiterate...

Err, is that not what technology is all about? LOL

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:13 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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sdribetahi: Yawn. Another middle of the road plastic Canikon that just removes features of more advanced models. It's like the Honda Accord of cameras.

Lol I have never hears of place where Honda vehicles have poor resale value. I think ThomasSwitzerland is making a false comment. Or do people in Malaysia not appreciate beautifully engineered, reliable, frugal, great driving cars.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:11 UTC
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thomasw333: Nice, lose X-trans, gain EXR, should be an interesting camera. And Fuji can drop the price because they are not using X-trans. And it seems like Fuji charges more for the X-trans across the entire range, so as to make X-trans a premium product. Being Fuji and X-trans, Fuji has set their prices at a more premium level, they are working hard to be a more premium brand. The X-A1 helps sell more cameras, without ruining there premium X-trans push.

It is a good strategy for them, people start with the X-A1, and hopefully move up to higher end X-trans cameras.

O that sucks, I remember reading some impressive results with cameras like the Fuji X10 and its EXR processor, and pixel binning. So it is funny, how many $100's more does it cost to make an X-trans sensor, since that is the only difference with this an the X-M1.
Like I said Fuji charges a lot more for X-trans, they are trying to be premium, regardless of costs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 01:17 UTC

Nice, lose X-trans, gain EXR, should be an interesting camera. And Fuji can drop the price because they are not using X-trans. And it seems like Fuji charges more for the X-trans across the entire range, so as to make X-trans a premium product. Being Fuji and X-trans, Fuji has set their prices at a more premium level, they are working hard to be a more premium brand. The X-A1 helps sell more cameras, without ruining there premium X-trans push.

It is a good strategy for them, people start with the X-A1, and hopefully move up to higher end X-trans cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Introducing... What The Duck on dpreview.com article (62 comments in total)

Looks really funny, I am looking forward to reading this comic.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 00:43 UTC as 52nd comment
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Darby: After 30+ years as a cop in California I believe that booze, or booze & drugs, is the common denominator in such disfunction & violence. Economics, education, race, age, sex, locale are minor components.

The photographer was making an effort at objectively documenting something that 'innocents' are usually exposed to through exaggerated fiction, or second-hand recounting.

Good insight into the miserable circus.

Yep drugs, and booze, its is true.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 21:27 UTC
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stan_pustylnik: Half of world lives like this, unfortunetelly.

I have seen this first hand, I think it is more common than people think, it is more than unfortunate. It is disgusting.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
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mandophoto: This is not the first nor hopefully last time a courageous photographer reveals truth within Paradise. For those here who believe this kind of photography is inappropriate for the public, be aware that hiding the truth is akin to enabling violence. The courageous young woman (victim,) in approving the publication of these photographs is doing for women and children (the victims of most violence) what too many in our society can't: tell the truth.

Tell the Truth! mandophoto is exactly right.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 22:37 UTC
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