John McCormack

John McCormack

Lives in United States FL, United States
Works as a Retired :)
Joined on Oct 3, 2001
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Cameras Used in the Last 50 years
Canon D10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Canon Powershot SX50 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
Canon G15
Panasonic TS-20
Canon S100
Panasonic FZ150
Nikon S9100
Olympus XZ-1
Canon S95
Canon SD4500 IS
Olympus E-PL1
Sony HX5V (returned)
Canon Rebel Xsi/450D
Panasonic FZ35
Panasonic ZS3
Panasonic LX3
Panasonic FZ28
Panasonic FZ18
Canon Rebel Xt
Canon S80
Canon S30
FujiFilm F31fd
Canon G3
Yashica T4
Konica Lexio 70
Canon Classic 120
Leica Minilux
Canonet QL III
Olympus Stylus Epic
Olympus XA
Ricoh GR-1
Contax T3
Yashica Electro 35
Kodak Brownie
Nikon One Touch
Leica Z2X
Pentax Spotmatic
Canon EOS Elan 7e
Canon EOS Elan IIe
Minolta Hi Matic


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Downloaded a Trial version of the Express version and it crashes whenever I try to edit an image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 21:13 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

No thanks. I'll stick to ad-free SmugMug with it's much better user interface and great help staff.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 23:42 UTC as 126th comment

There are many errors in the DPreview specs. Best check the Olympus site for the correct specs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 21:35 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus USA announces XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (45 comments in total)
In reply to:

Combatmedic870: Costing more then the LX7 is a non starter(LX7 is $299). I dont see the point.

I would take the LX7 over this anyday, unless it really is that significantly smaller.
The sensor on the LX7 is a 1/2.0 vs 1/2.3, so not much a difference. but the lens is much faster.

Yes, the LX7 is a steal now. I believe the LX7 sensor is a larger 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm), not 1/2.0. And the lens is faster at the short end at f/1.4. I prefer Olympus colors to Panasonic but the LX7 is a great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 14:28 UTC

HUH? Where is AfterShot Pro? I can't believe they left it out entirely. Is DPR playing favor to the "big names" in RAW conversion?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 14:57 UTC as 41st comment
On Pentax launches WG-3 and WG-3 GPS waterproof cameras article (66 comments in total)
In reply to:

ivan1973: Its the ugliest tough camera in the world, no doubt. I do not want anyone to say, "hey, look at that ugly thing he is using".

I don't care how ugly it may be as long as the image quality is good - good for this type of P&S anyway. The f/2 lens and interval shooting are nice to have.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 19:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
In reply to:

toto435: Any real images anywhere on the web right now ?

When will the X20 be available ?

Supposed to be available at the end of February.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 01:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)

Finally, a decent viewfinder and it looks like it takes 52mm filters directly - unlike the G15. Bigger sensor than the G15 and probably MUCH faster AF and shot-to-shot times. Let's hope the IQ is exceptional also.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 01:27 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image comparison article (94 comments in total)

Both look fine to me. Apple says the 4s and 5 cameras are identical. I'd rather have the iPod Touch with the 5MP camera. Better for hiking, biking, running and travel photos. No stupid phone to answer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 00:53 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

The new iPod Touch with its 5MP camera is much more interesting to me. I can jog, walk, listen to podcasts or music and also take pictures w/o having to answer a phone call. I don't have a smart phone and don't want one ---- and get off my lawn!! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 19:35 UTC as 73rd comment
On Corel announces PaintShop Pro X5 article (62 comments in total)
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EmmanuelStarchild: There is still one thing that would keep me from buying this as my image editor: Color gamut. Still no Adobe RGB, Photo-Pro, or LAB?

Oh and one other thing, there is no mention if it will support Canon RAW files? Hopefully someone can answer this.

X5 does support the Canon S100 RAW files. I just downloaded the trial.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 00:53 UTC
On Corel announces PaintShop Pro X5 article (62 comments in total)

I got an email from Corel offering X5 for $59.99 as an upgrade (I have X4 now.) Will X5 replace AfterShot Pro? Rumor has it that AfterShot Pro may die a slow death. AfterShot is the best RAW converter for the money and much faster and easier to use than LightRoom. I hope ASP stays around. Doubt I'll give X5 a try until they drop the upgrade price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 19:00 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

The more I look at this entry from Canon the more I think they will sell them by the boatload - to the average person looking for a travel/wildlife superzoom to take on vacation. It's got all one needs for bright light shooting and it's smaller and cheaper than the competition. Sure it doesn't shoot fast, but as Ghandi said, "There's more to life than going fast."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 21:58 UTC as 4th comment

Since I don't have a cell phone (Can you make call with this?) maybe this will push me over the edge to join the 21st century.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:04 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Hey, is that the HOLLYWOOD sign I see in the background? Dang. I knew there weren't no rockets on Marz.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 00:32 UTC as 81st comment
On Corel releases Service Pack 1.0.1 for AfterShot Pro article (41 comments in total)

AfterShot Pro plays nicely with the Big Boys like LR and Aperture. Runs fast and doesn't require cataloging. It's a steal for the price compared to LR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2012 at 20:39 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)

Early adopters are my friends - they find the bugs and get the FW updated when necessary so the rest of us can avoid the heartache associated with the "bugs."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 21:53 UTC as 77th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

This "camera" is just butt ugly. The designer should stick to designing trash dumpsters.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 15:12 UTC as 290th comment

WB850?? The WB750 was announced months ago and still isn't available.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 22:36 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact article (778 comments in total)

The GX1 makes me love my XZ-1 all the more. Better luck next time, Canon. You've been resting on your laurels for way too long.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 18:19 UTC as 143rd comment
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