Chuck Fralick

Lives in United States Ashburn, VA, United States
Works as a Ocean Engineer/Manager
Joined on Aug 16, 2003
About me:

Retired Navy officer, bubblehead (submariner)

Chuck Fralick's current gear

Canon PowerShot S95
Leica X Vario
Nikon Coolpix A
Old camera these days, but I still find it imminently usable and produces good images. Rock solid little camera.
Had one before, sold it, and bought another. Just love the simplicity and the great IQ. Slow autofocus, no built in VF, but it's just a wonderful camera to use.
Appealed to me for the great IQ in a small package. Very pokey autofocus, but great IQ, great auto white balance, good colors, and solid build. All in all a nice little camera. Paid under $400 for it new and at that price a great buy.
Nikon Coolpix AW110
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Nothing special, but works well under water and is rugged. Great if you're out when it's raining.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS

Chuck Fralick's wish list

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Leica M Typ 240
Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Chuck Fralick's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G10
Leica X1
Fujifilm X10
Meh. Nothing really ever grabbed me about it. Too large in comparison to the S95 which has image quality as good or better in my opinion.
Loved the build quality and image quality, but it was just too slow and awkward to use. X-Vario is much better as I assume the X2 is as well.
Loved the design, but wasn't blown away by the IQ. I thought the twisting the lens to turn it on was a little weird.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
Nikon Coolpix P7800
Canon EOS 40D
Read all the hype but was a little disappointed in the camera. Inefficient user interface, odd exposure results, weird to hold.
Never warmed up to this camera. Image quality for a P&S was pretty good, but it just didn't work for me. Felt a little cheap, almost like it was hollow.
Wish I had kept this camera - one of the best of its generation.
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-3
Pentax K20D
Still one of my favorite cameras. Great ergonomics, very "Leica like" image characteristics.
Never warmed up to this one. Always seemed like the images were bland. K5 was lightyears better.
Canon EOS 7D
Pentax K-5
Nikon 1 V1
Great camera but I was disappointed with the cost of lenses relative to the competition.
Blazing fast autofocus, excellent build quality, and very solid. Dynamic range and noise at higher ISOs were issues.
Fujifilm X-E1
Canon EOS 6D
Olympus OM-D E-M1