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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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (394 comments in total)

I find this a good balanced review. When she give a somewhat subjective evaluation she says why. Agree or don't agree but it's out there to see.

It's a crowded field and she's right the M43 sensor is getting a little long in the tooth.

It's a great camera, with great lens support. It just isn't the bee's knees.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 21:28 UTC as 60th comment

The question isn't do people buy magazines. The question is do advertisers buy space. The answer is less and less every day. If I sell a canon camera why should I buy an ad in SI when I know I can buy an ad on DPR and get directly to my customers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 00:28 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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joe6pack: I still don't keep 99% of my RAW files. But I guess if my trip cost a few million dollars, I will keep them all.

You are a fool not to keep raw files. Storage is cheap, and you never know what will come. If an age is worth keeping at all, the raw file is the file to save.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (160 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: Why no USA? I think I'd give it a serious look.

Carrier Subsidies are going away, or at least optional. When an iPhone is $900, $1,000 for a camera, a real camera, with a phone inside it, doesn't seem so crazy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (160 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: Why no USA? I think I'd give it a serious look.

I meant I would give the phone a serious look. But the USA is a serious number of customers

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 01:14 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (160 comments in total)

Why no USA? I think I'd give it a serious look.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 19:15 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)

I will say, though, that #13 rocks my world.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 14th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)

I looked at lots of these while they were going up and I have to say the DPR staff left some of the best on the cutting room floor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 14:38 UTC as 15th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (878 comments in total)

I like that Richard has clearly outlined the things he doesn't ;like about the camera because it allows me to see how he's making the assessment. As it happens, for me, most of them do not matter or are on the plus side. I hate touch screens. I never use flash. I shoot 95% of the time from 24-70. I don't ever shoot JPG . . .

But he's right about the Ai and Filter buttons. What a waste. I'll never use either function and I can't make them do anything else. Maybe we'll get that in firmware.

I also agree that is a great camera that is a joy to use.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:45 UTC as 198th comment
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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hypo: What a wonderful juxtaposition DPR came up with. Side by side were the first Hasselblad in space up for auction and the golden Nikon.

Both fabulously exotic and expensive.

Neither good value for money (as a camera).

But if you could win one of them in a competition, which would you want to have?

No, it's a piece of history now, now a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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hypo: What a wonderful juxtaposition DPR came up with. Side by side were the first Hasselblad in space up for auction and the golden Nikon.

Both fabulously exotic and expensive.

Neither good value for money (as a camera).

But if you could win one of them in a competition, which would you want to have?

I'd love to have the space blad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Canon needs to learn it isn't the king of the hill in innovation, and crying wolf is doing more to make them look like they are struggling to keep up.

I love my Canon cameras and lenses, but they aren't getting much new money out of my pocket because their 4 or 5 year-old offerings are still meeting all my needs. I have things I would like to add, but as of yet, Canon isn't producing them.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 393rd comment

I see a great lens. Great color, good dynamic range and a JPG engine that I just hate. My guess is people are blowing these 13mp images way past 1:1 and then freaking out.

I for one will not make my final decision on this camera until I get my hand on come raw files that I can play with myself.

These photos really show me enough to know I'm very interested in this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 42nd comment
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Cal22: Go to the LX100 First Impressions Review where the lens design is to be seen (compared to the lens of the LX7). You can see there that Panasonic has changed the AA filter on the LX100's sensor: It's quite a bit thicker now!

We know lens design must be matched with the AA filter, otherwise sharpness in photos will be more or less reduced. The samples in the gallery now could make you think that Leica designed the lens not knowing of the AA filter in the LX100 has been changed. It's not really thinkable, is it?

I din't know. All I know is what I read about the panasonic version from their engineers. They both say leica, but perhaps leica redesigns the lens for their version, but I doubt it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
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Cal22: Go to the LX100 First Impressions Review where the lens design is to be seen (compared to the lens of the LX7). You can see there that Panasonic has changed the AA filter on the LX100's sensor: It's quite a bit thicker now!

We know lens design must be matched with the AA filter, otherwise sharpness in photos will be more or less reduced. The samples in the gallery now could make you think that Leica designed the lens not knowing of the AA filter in the LX100 has been changed. It's not really thinkable, is it?

Leica doesn't design the lens. It was in a panasonic interview. Panasonic designs the lens with input and approval from Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On P1010070 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)

Another great photo, camera aside, this is my idea of a travel photograph. It also seems like the lx100 is a pretty perfect travel/hiking camera.

Tom

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 6th comment
On 20_ISO200_P1000103 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (10 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: Are these ooc jpgs? Wow this look like a camera I'm going to own.

The colors and dynamic range are perfect. These are jpg images, so there are certainly jpg artifacts. I'm guessing this Caremark is going to yield an impressive raw file .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 00:41 UTC
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SAERIN: Real-World Samples.

That are almost/preface to a review of a camera.

Certainly, they are not artistic.

Just mundane images.

Please have your photographers staff post some creative work.

Wait a minute. You don't make art every minute of your life. Those are mighty good photographs for a guy shooting In everyday life. I'd like to see someone hand an unfamiliar camera to Saerin an see what he can come up with in a few days.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 01:29 UTC
On 20_ISO200_P1000103 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (10 comments in total)

Are these ooc jpgs? Wow this look like a camera I'm going to own.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 02:21 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

I wish there were comparison photos of the two cameras from all angles.

Given he talks about the lens comparison, they should have a photo where the GX7 has the 12-35 f2.8, which is still not as fast as the LX100 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 167th comment | 2 replies
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