Thomas Kachadurian

Thomas Kachadurian

Lives in United States Traverse City, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.kachadurian.com
Joined on Dec 29, 2002

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GabrielZ: I don't know...no matter how good they are (and they are from most of the reviews I've eyed over, about them) Panasonic's Lumix range of cameras just don't interest me very much. Maybe its name recognition...or lack there of, or that they use (to me the undesirable) 4/3rd's format. But then I like Fujifilm's range of MILC's and their X-100 variations too. And they're a relatively new brand in the mirrorless sector as well.

New? The Lumix G1 was the first mirrorless out of the box. There are more native lenses for M43 than any line but Nikon and Canon SLRs.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:27 UTC

As a Photoshop user since 2.1, I am always interested to look in on the workflow of others. This is a great tutorial and I thank the author.

I don't like the effect, and won't use it, but I'll try something in these steps before the end of the week. Just to see what I can learn from it.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 30th comment
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Old Cameras: The 85 f1.8 should be no more than $500 to compete with the Nikon equivalent. It's not terribly challenging to build a good 85mm focal length. Tests of the existing 35 and 45 were just okay and VC on a short lens is not the most important feature. Weather sealing is also not so important in a fixed focal length lens, more important on an air pump style zoom. And the anti-smudge coating is also not critical since you'll have a protective filter anyway. Who cares about all the extra features if it doesn't perform. For equal money I'd take the Nikon version and appreciate the fact that it lacks VC and it therefore cannot break in that regard.

Did you miss the part about VC. I'll bet 750-850. And Tamron has a real 5 year warranty.

Yes, I'm a fan.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 00:48 UTC

I'll be first in line. I love my 45 f1.8 VC

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 00:43 UTC as 8th comment

Is it just me or does this ring of desperation?

They are marketing a capable interchangeable lens camera with PASM modes to teens who are perfectly happy with their smartphone cameras.

Do we not get it because Japan is such a different culture.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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Thomas Kachadurian: This is about the best pocket camera there is. I loved mine.

If it had any sort of IS I would still have it. But without IS, or a viewfinder, it's too hard to use if you have even a slight tremor.

I hope there's a GR3 with IS someday.

Funny. I developed an essential tremor when I was 28 years old. It's genetic and about 25% of the population will develop a tremor at some point in their lives. It tends to reveal itself earlier in later generations. Two of my nephews started showing tremors in their teens.

It hasn't stopped me from an enjoyable and successful career as a photographer. Bigger cameras are no problem at all, but with essential tremor, the most common sort, small things are hard to hold steady. For example, spoons and little cameras.

Here's the thing about us "old guys" we have the money to buy these cameras, so it's wise for manufactures to offer the features we want. It's not like Ricoh is having a hard time keeping up with the demand for the GR.

And SR, I'm 57. You'll wake up any day now and find you are "old" too.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 17:08 UTC

This is about the best pocket camera there is. I loved mine.

If it had any sort of IS I would still have it. But without IS, or a viewfinder, it's too hard to use if you have even a slight tremor.

I hope there's a GR3 with IS someday.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:51 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (729 comments in total)

Is it just me or does 10 months to get a review out say something about the reviewers' attitude toward the camera. and brand.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 14:06 UTC as 119th comment | 4 replies

Seems a bit apologetic, like back in the days when Nikons topped out at 6 megapixels and DPR said it didn't matter until the first release of Nikon 36mpx sensor and then it did.

A lossy compressed file is not, and never can be a raw file. A raw file is a direct sensor dump without alteration.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 20:56 UTC as 233rd comment | 3 replies
On article Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter (150 comments in total)

No one has pointed out that digital is not film. It does't have the latitude and other characteristics that make the holga possible.

I see a future with a mass of poorly exposed picture with photoshop artifacts. But hey, it's cute.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 21:27 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
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Thomas Kachadurian: There is a simple way to own the market. Make a camera that allows you inside the interface. Imagine a camera that could have all the options, but that the user had to turn on some thing if they wanted it, but otherwise it doesn't show. Don't need auto bracket? You'll never see it. Dot want 47 scene modes? Only turn on the 4 you want, or none at all. Only use A and M mode, get ride of the rest.

Let use rename things that are confusing. Let us turn off movie mode so it's not there.

Please

That's my whole point. Make it super plain and basic. If you want advanced features you have to dig to turn them on, but then, only what you want.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 03:00 UTC
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instamatic: My iPhone 6 really takes nice pictures. They are automatically well exposed and sharp like 99% of the time with pleasing color and contrast. This continues to hold in low light as well, though grain appears. Still, on-screen even this grain is a non-issue.

The camera is quick and responsive, and the built in HDR actually looks natural.

Additionally the photos are instantly available to share, or to be viewed on a flat screen TV via the inexpensive Apple TV.

What else can I care about for quick take and go snapshots that record life moments worth recording, seriously what else?

Not everything can be shot with a 28mm lens, not even most things.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 22:07 UTC

There is a simple way to own the market. Make a camera that allows you inside the interface. Imagine a camera that could have all the options, but that the user had to turn on some thing if they wanted it, but otherwise it doesn't show. Don't need auto bracket? You'll never see it. Dot want 47 scene modes? Only turn on the 4 you want, or none at all. Only use A and M mode, get ride of the rest.

Let use rename things that are confusing. Let us turn off movie mode so it's not there.

Please

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 133rd comment | 6 replies
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (712 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: A solid camera made better. Who can complain.

I think the days of the newest sensor are flattening out. There's always a point where improvement becomes academic.

These sensors are excellent, and certainly capable of exceeding the vision of most of the people who will want the next new thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (712 comments in total)

A solid camera made better. Who can complain.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 16:10 UTC as 136th comment | 8 replies
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Harry Lane: The new Gitzos are way too expensive for minor cosmetic changes.

Sounds to me like a counterfeit. I use three different Travelers heavily, always out doors, in sand, water, mud. I also to use a BH-30 head on one of them.

I've never had any of these issues.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
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Harry Lane: The new Gitzos are way too expensive for minor cosmetic changes.

not much different than they were before. Gitzos aren't cheap

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 13:27 UTC

Gitzo tripods are worth every penny. It's he best Photo money you'll spend and it will never need to be replaced.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 19th comment

My nephew in film school, and his cronies are all buying Samyang lenses for their Canon camera. They don't really know anything about Canon lens, and don't care because they are still lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

There is always a photoshop alternative. It's just a question of how long it takes them to push us away.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 02:05 UTC as 109th comment
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