TEBnewyork

TEBnewyork

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
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Has a website at terrybanet.com
Joined on Nov 5, 2006

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Smeggypants: They are a privileged Establishment Clan which get paid millions in Tax payers money and should have the balls to put up with the interest that goes with it. No sympathies.

Maybe for the adults that would be OK but not for a two year old child.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 12:21 UTC

When the first version of Triggertrap was being launched and was way overdue, they came out with Triggertrap mobile. Yes, before shipping the first product.

No way I would fund them on the newer Kickstarter campaign.

I guess people ignored history

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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40daystogo: Once the LX series ceases to be a true pocketable camera, then it is up against cameras that are fairly small but not quite pocketable, such as the Sony A6000 which has an APS-C sensor. If you use the stuido-compare function of the above review, you'll see the A600 blows the LX100 out of the water.

Same reply I gave to someone else....what lens are you going to use with the A6000 that will keep it small but be f1.7-2.8 equivalent?

I believe there were comments about this when the studio samples were published...on the studio samples they used the 50mm equiv prime lens that is more expensive than the LX100.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 08:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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Shotcents: Sorry to say that stopping at 75mm is a no-go on this otherwise neat little camera. 75mm is not all that wonderful for portraits for starters. I own the Nikon P7700 and I use the sharp results on the longer end all of the time. 75mm makes this okay for street and family, but leaves out too much to be taken seriously as an all arounder.

24mm isn't all that wide either, so what we have hear is a camera with optics that simply aren't all that exciting.

Robert

@cane hmmm.... I wasn't referring to kit lenses which generally aren't 24-70....I was referring to all of the f2.8 zooms.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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Shotcents: Sorry to say that stopping at 75mm is a no-go on this otherwise neat little camera. 75mm is not all that wonderful for portraits for starters. I own the Nikon P7700 and I use the sharp results on the longer end all of the time. 75mm makes this okay for street and family, but leaves out too much to be taken seriously as an all arounder.

24mm isn't all that wide either, so what we have hear is a camera with optics that simply aren't all that exciting.

Robert

Why does every camera manufacturer make a 24-70 zoom if the range is so useless?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: This size of camera seems the worst of all worlds to me although they seem enormously popular at the moment (in Japan?) It is not pocketable, so needs a strap or bag. In which case why not just take an A7R or proper M43 camera. Or even a DSLR. If you want to travel light (ie no bag/strap) you can downsize to a Canon S120 or Ricoh GR.

Because even though the size is a bit larger than pocketable, what m4/3 or Sony lens can you attach that is as fast and small?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: To Mr Butler,will it accept screw on filters? If so surely the simple answer is to put a "lens protector" filter on the front and not bother with a lens cap.

I found the lens attachment thing annoying. I just got a filter and the Panasonic leather case that arrives today and will ditch using a lens cap.

It is a bit odd that I'm doing this because I don't have an issue with caps on my other lenses. However on the separate lenses I usually have a hood on the lens which leaves it a bit less vulnerable and I'm more lax on how quickly I put the lens caps back on.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 20:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
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SergeyMS: Camera looks very stylish. But, afraid, it has no proper market niche this moment. They were late for one year. And, as usually with Panasonic, it is overpriced.

No proper market niche? or no interest to you?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
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ddtwenty: 12MP is too little pixels for nowadays cameras..

May be 20MP with 4/3 size ,it should undoubtedly outperform sony rx100 mark3 sensor (In term of resolution and Image Quality)

It depends on how you want to use the files and how you want to use the camera. Personally, If want to travel with this camera and my iPad leaving the laptop at home, I really don't want 20mp files to work with and suck up all of my storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

It isn't as much sensor size vs camera design. RX100 isn't fun to use irrespective of sensor size.

If new LX100 were 1" I would still get it because the camera controls look very friendly to and enjoyable to use.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 92nd comment | 5 replies
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Bhima78: Seems like an amazing oversight by Panasonic to not have a touchscreen in this camera. Its like they packed so much in, that the touch guy at Panasonic just forgot about it.

I've thought about this. In the new point and shoot zoom tz/zs models where they added an EVF they also left off the touch screen. Perhaps there is something ergonomically where the EVF is so flush that it would be hard to keep from accidentally hitting things on touch screen when looking through the EVF. Otherwise I don't get the decision making process to leave it off.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 01:49 UTC
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marike6: Another camera choice for "Gear of the Year" based mostly on convenience for walking around?

This new DPR theme of staff exaggerating DSLR size and the amount of effort it takes to shoot a DSLR is getting a bit old.

When you consider all the great cameras released this past year to have an untested, unreviewed camera that is Pentax Q tiny, and really TOO SMALL for even average sized hands is truly puzzling. Add the fact that it has no eye level viewfinder or the possibility to add one, makes this "Best of the Year" choice suspect at best.

If convenience for walking around and size/weight have become the new criterion for judging "the best of the best" cameras on DPR, I'll be inclined to seek out other review sites more focused on actual photography and less focused on ease of use and portability.

Why not wait and see ALL of their picks for the year before ranting about this pick. Did they say this was the best camera? NO. Does it serve some needs very well, YES. Did it break new ground, YES. Did you read what was written and that the writer still has a dslr? Gear of the year doesn't mean that it is the pinnacle of image quality. Would you say an iPad wasn't groundbreaking because a full laptop still had more computing power?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 15:02 UTC

Any info on when it will be released?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:09 UTC as 19th comment

I look forward to the launch!

Thanks for continually adding features and improving the site!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 00:21 UTC as 296th comment
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview (80 comments in total)
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Andy Spawn: What is the point to make a M4/3 camera as big as a SLR camera?

The point is you have choices in m4/3 bodies as to what size you want.... but what stays consistent is the size of the lenses and a whole kit is still much smaller than a dslr kit.

Try and put together a kit in m4/3 with the 12-35 and 35-100 along with a few primes and compare that to other fast glass from Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:11 UTC
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview (277 comments in total)

Great addition of a second body to join my X-pro 1.

Super happy that the external controls are essentially the same. Makes using the two bodies in tandem very appealing.

The external controls on the x-pro1 seem to be in all the "right" spots for me. Really good ergs like that make the camera melt away so you think more about the shot vs. operating the controls.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 07:50 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review (271 comments in total)
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keepreal: "There is a school of thought that using software corrections counts as 'bad' design, and that all lenses should be fully optically-corrected for distortion in the traditional fashion. We simply don't agree. This approach was essential when shooting film simply because there was no other option; there's no sensible way of correcting distortion on slide film or when printing a negative. Likewise, SLRs ideally need fully-corrected lenses so that the viewfinder image allows accurate composition (distortion correction inevitably discards parts of the recorded image)."

"Because of this, it makes perfect sense for lens designers to leave a little distortion behind..." I think he meant excessive distortion, not a little.

I imagine the author of this review would be happy with a Ferrari even if he has to put Fuller's Earth in the gearbox.

On second thoughts, maybe he'd insist on it.

If we can get good image quality after corrections AND software based corrections allow lenses to be smaller and more compact and at less expense then I have no issue with the lenses being designed with software corrections as part of the whole package.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 00:28 UTC
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review (271 comments in total)
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marike6: Superb IQ. What's incredible is that at ISO 6400, the X-Pro1 is beating all of the other 3 cameras, including the 5D III. An amazing achievement for an APS-C sized sensor. In a way, I think it deserves Gold just beating the FFs in low-light raw performance.

It's about time we gave kudos to Fuji for innovating on the IQ front, and for making a photographers camera, with a compelling lens roadmap.

@corrander - Using what RAW converter? That is the whole point of the article I linked to. It appears NOT to be a noise reduction issue with LR/ACR but a demosaicing methodology problem. The article goes through this in detail with examples using the DPR studio images.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 22:46 UTC
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review (271 comments in total)
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jenbenn: OF course this camera will be bought by hobbyists for their holiday snapshots because of its nice old-school looks. OF course you can take nice photos with it if conditions are favourable.

But for serious photography? No, sorry! If I do street or travel reportage photos (be it in good or low light) I need a fast (one-shot) AF more than I need low noise. A misfocused image is always unusable while a noisy one is in many cases very usable. In addition, the competitors are not that much noisier, that it would actually matter much in practical use .

Since MF is also very slow, I cant see how this cam can replace my dslr. (Not even talking about the slow shot-to-shot operation and slow wake up from sleep-mode).

What else? For landscape? Yes, maybe, but you dont need high iso there and other cameras are smaller, lighter and cheaper.
Actually I love the concept and I want to replace my 5D, but I have to get my shots, that's no.1 priority (low noise and IQ is a strong second)!!

Interesting - I find that the AF on the Fuji is faster than manual focus on a Leica - manual focus never stopped anyone from saying the Leica's were inept for reportage.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 21:00 UTC
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review (271 comments in total)
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dotyman: I truly wish Fuji would hire an industrial designer/interface designer that understands how people use cameras. While the engineering in this camera is outstanding, the overall user experience is so incomplete that many potential buyers are simply not going to buy it. Especially at such a premium price. And it's SO CLOSE to being the perfect relatively-compact pro camera (which is why it's so disappointing).

The numerous quirks/performance failures of Fuji's X-series cameras is an indication that the company doesn't really care about putting out a fully refined product. Fuji's leadership still thinks like a manufacturer of mass-produced consumer-level products of compromise. What a let-down!

Get a CLUE Fuji!! The X100 was much less than it could have been because of its poor performance and half-a$$ed interface, and now the X-Pro1 is nearly as much of a let-down. And I really wanted to love this camera. It could have been a rock star!

I just completely disagree. The user interface is actually my favorite of any camera right now (except the M9). There are definitely items that can be improved like focus but that is not at all related to how I use the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 20:30 UTC
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