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.

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On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (150 comments in total)
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arrow501: F3.0-6.9 *sigh*
No EVF *sigh*

I agree, this camera would be much more attractive with an EVF

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact (60 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Sony pretty much killed the premium compact market for anything with a lens smaller than 1".

Agreed, I would not get a camera with a sensor smaller than 1inch at this point.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 23:49 UTC
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joe6pack: I don't understand why smartphones need to get thinner and thinner. Just look at all those people who bought iPhones and the double the thickness with a case. My cheap smartphone is much thinner.

Mega Troll LOL! Ignore, w50, joe6pack. I agree with you joe6pack, they keep making phones thicker, yet one of the most popular cases is an otter box which makes the phone really thick. On the other hand my Moto X is plenty thin and does not need a case.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On article Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card (52 comments in total)
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Yurko40a: 16GB really? Why no 4GB? Or 2GB?

8GB I can understand but the market for SD cards smaller than 4GB has to be tiny. 16GB cards are so cheap that they are the norm now. Last SD card I bought was 16GB back in winter of 2012.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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Beckler8: I find the ZS50 interesting. The lowered pixel count and the hi-res viewfinder are nice. Before the flood of "small sensor" comments starts, get back to me when your LX/RX 100 has 30x zoom. This type of camera is just as legitimate.

At Androole, exactly right, regardless of crop factor, an actual lens that optically goes beyond 100MM is going to be a better buy for moms taking pics of their kids on vacation, non-photographers love zoom.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: Sorry Pentax, but I will jump ship if there won't be a FF by this year. D750 is too tempting.

Pentax does not need a FF DSLR. THe K system is mature and the K system bodies keep getting better and better, Pentax needs more lenses for the K system.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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cgarrard: ZS50 is very nice on paper, its going to grab some attention. Panasonic clearly are starting to get the message and cleaning up some past mistakes. That is a camera that actually entices me.

Carl

Agreed, looks like a great pocket camera for when I cannot take my DSLR into places/events.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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Beckler8: I find the ZS50 interesting. The lowered pixel count and the hi-res viewfinder are nice. Before the flood of "small sensor" comments starts, get back to me when your LX/RX 100 has 30x zoom. This type of camera is just as legitimate.

The long zoom and pocket friendly nature of the ZS50 makes it the number one camera I will recommend to friends and family who are not into photography, but want to take pictures. I used to recommend the Panasonic ZS whatever, with the lens that went to 86MM, but the ZS50 that goes to 129MM is a great thing to have.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 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.

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

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (650 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:28 UTC as 171st comment | 2 replies
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (201 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (201 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 02:12 UTC
On article Classic photographs recreated in Lego (118 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?"

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 21:48 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.

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.

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

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

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 00:43 UTC as 53rd 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 21:27 UTC
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