Gregm61

Gregm61

Lives in United States Dallas, United States
Works as a Banking/Finance
Has a website at gmchappell.smugmug.com
Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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On POWER in the Rainy day - Black and White challenge (7 comments in total)

Awesome image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 12:10 UTC as 5th comment
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Gregm61: If I had the financial ability, I'd buy one. It was all I could do to afford a second-hand M9.

No. For what I want, it's great. Not interested in movie abilities and have no need for an electronic plug-in finder. I have other systems if I want to shoot that way.

Single frame still image shooting, full frame 18MP works just fine. Image quality is quite good. To be honest, the Huelight black & white profile for the M9 is really good, and faster/easier/less chemical involved than processing/scanning a few rolls of black & white film from the M4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 21:53 UTC

If I had the financial ability, I'd buy one. It was all I could do to afford a second-hand M9.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 19:35 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
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snapa: Now, if they can only update the 3.5 year old sensor, they will really have something worthy of consideration. Changing body material, colors, firmware updates is nice, but... a new improved sensor would be even better, IMHO.

The E-M1 replacement is most likely where we will see that. That's what I'm waiting for.....besides the 7-14/2.8 I just pre-ordered.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 13:32 UTC

Selfie- What a stupid word and this is one stupid idea.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 11:43 UTC as 49th comment

Nice article. Thanks, now for the fun part. Reading the geek responses to get even more technical because they can't help themselves...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 178th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)

I've had cameras with built-in moving modes now for 7 years and have shot, maybe, 5 minutes worth of video, and that was just playing around, so no, this product holds zero interest for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:37 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply

I do not even like a 28mm equivalent as my widest option, so why would I want even less? I wouldn't buy either of these lenses, but certainly not the Tamron.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 12:22 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
On Algernon in the -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Great entry! Love the angle and expression.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Jeffy in the -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (3 comments in total)

Beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 1st comment

These were some of the cheesiest-looking cameras I've ever seen. They should have shut it down, and banned all the "designers" from ever working in a camera factory again. Stuff like this should never see the light of day again.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 24th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)

Nothing here is going to sell many of these.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 04:48 UTC as 115th comment
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (205 comments in total)

Better than the crappy Kodak Instamatic mom and dad used in the early 70's, but not something I'd use to shoot my vacation pics today. Great for recording the sign in the airport parking garage though so I remember where I parked.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 16:30 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies

24mm equivalent view is not wide enough and I want something wider (and longer) that's better than a crappy add-on converter.

Buy 3-4 generations of LX100's with lenses you have to throw away each time you upgrade and you've bought the equivalent of an interchangeable lens body and 3 good quality zoom lenses that cover more range and you get to keep with each new generation body.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies

"wee need to create more lenses"....

Tell us all something we don't already know....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 28th comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)
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axlotl: I have read elsewhere that the lens has 5 aspheric elements with a total of 8 aspheric surfaces.

Yep, they're bending the heck out of the light to make the lens as small as possible and still cover the area of the sensor they are using.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (224 comments in total)
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KGP: Lets face it... mirrorless size/weight advantage applies only when prime lenses combined with these bodies. There is no way to skip the law of physic & optics... the larger the sensor the biggest the optical elements, the fastest the aperture the heavier the glass. So simple. This lens is a nice addition to Fuji's line up, im pretty sure its gonna kick ass !

This is definitely where any size convenience of mirrorless ends. You really need to go to smaller sensored cameras for a lens this speed to be decently-enough smaller. At this size, choosing DSLR or mirrorless is a matter of optical or electronic finder preference, not size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 12:32 UTC
On Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera article (104 comments in total)

Never mind.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:25 UTC as 12th comment
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

B&H did a video showing them using the used unit they had. Quite impressive how they were picking tiny subjects in the river from way off and filling the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 93rd comment

I thought I knew little about video. Now I know, I know nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 193rd comment
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