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 Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (355 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: I'll buy one if the image quality is there. It's what I've longed for. The multi-aspect sensor really extends the usability of the lens. For a panoramic feel you shoot 16x9. For a tighter view 4:3. It's the same angle of view, but two very different photos with the 16x9 capturing much more image on the sides. All at full 13mp resolution. Not just a 4:3 photo with the top and bottom cut off.

I'd rather have this than 16mp at 4:3 that I have to crop to get the 3:2 that I find most comfortable.

Having used the GH2 with wide lenses I really came to love the multi aspect sensor and miss it on the newer cameras.

The 24mm equiv. lens with multi-aspect is all I need.

Anyone want to buy a few M43 bodies and some lenses?

PS: No flash = no problem

No the GH1/GH2 multi aspect sensors were larger than the M43 sensors in the other contemporary M43 cameras.

They aren't making the bigger sensors they'd need.

And it isn't the same thing as "using the whole sensor." If you ever used a GH1/GH2 sensor you would understand this.

A 13mp image is fine with me, and any practical difference between it and a 16mp sensor image is almost none.

But if those few MP mater to you, compare a 3:2 or 16:9 image from a GH4 to one from a LX100 in total pixels. The LX100 will have more width pixels, and in the case of 16:9, more total pixels.

A simple crop top and bottom of a standard 43 image reduced the pixels right down to the same 13ish MP.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 17:00 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (355 comments in total)
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white shadow: Tested a pre-production unit of the LX100 myself yesterday and day before. This is one very attractive compact camera to have. It is very well built, weighty and feel very nice on the hand. All the control dials and buttons are firm and in the right places. The 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 equivalent image stabilised lens top up the versatility of this camera in low light. The 4K video is a bonus. Actually, there is very little one can complaint about it.

Perhaps, the lack of a built-in flash will pose some inconvenience but given the bright lens, it will be seldom required. It is good that it does not have a flip LCD screen as it will affect the built quality.

For a person like me who like the Ricoh GR for its user friendliness and pocketabilty is quite convince this camera will knock the GR into retirement. This is one great camera for travel and street photography.

Oh No! not my GR. I'll keep it out of love like I kept my Mamiya 6 long after I even kept film around the house.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (355 comments in total)

I'll buy one if the image quality is there. It's what I've longed for. The multi-aspect sensor really extends the usability of the lens. For a panoramic feel you shoot 16x9. For a tighter view 4:3. It's the same angle of view, but two very different photos with the 16x9 capturing much more image on the sides. All at full 13mp resolution. Not just a 4:3 photo with the top and bottom cut off.

I'd rather have this than 16mp at 4:3 that I have to crop to get the 3:2 that I find most comfortable.

Having used the GH2 with wide lenses I really came to love the multi aspect sensor and miss it on the newer cameras.

The 24mm equiv. lens with multi-aspect is all I need.

Anyone want to buy a few M43 bodies and some lenses?

PS: No flash = no problem

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies

A 24-105 non lL, 4-5.6 lens for about the price that you can buy a new 24-105L f4 that has come from a kit. I'm not seeing the point here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 1st comment
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Sdaniella: if the photographs were released publicly on the web uniquely by the photographer (camera user), does it matter whether the capture mode was accidental by another non-human creature (monkey) or intentionally by motion detection shutter trigger mechanisms set up by similar (same) photographers? a trigger is a trigger, whether direct, indirect, hands-on, or automated, right?
do wildlife photographers lose copyrights if an animal in the remote wild self-triggers selfies in remote automated serve-themselves animal photo traps, too, even if the animal is oblivious or not to the image capture?

the photographer obviously let nature (the monkey) do its thing when it was clear he had limited control. either way control was regained, which allowed the photgrapher to hold full rights to the images captured regardless of mode of capture, and NO other humans were involved whatsoever.

There are many, many examples where the person releasing the shutter is not the copyright holder. Copyright is only a bitch for people try to steal rights.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 00:40 UTC

It's the photographers work, not the monkey. Pushing a shutter button is a very small part of making a photograph, and that's all the monkey did.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 00:37 UTC as 459th comment | 6 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2032 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Will this article finally stop those f2=f2=f2 stupid arguments? I doubt it. Stupid arguments come from stupid people: those same people who were explained the equivalence to many times before without any success.

But it IS when you are talking about exposure. But only exposure. You don't expose a M43 lens differently than a FF lens if you are using a handheld meter. Unless you are using extension tubes and there is bellows factor, exposure is the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2032 comments in total)

The one clarification that is missing is that this does not hold with exposure.

If I expose a photo at f4-1/125-iso400 with my Canon 6D and a 50mm lens, and it is the correct exposure, then make second photo in the exact same conditions f2-1/125-iso400 with my Olympus EM-10 and a 25mm lens the second photo will be 2 f stops over exposed.

Exposure for that scene will be f4-1/125-iso400 with any lens camera combination a Sony RX100II, a Panasonic GH4, A Nikon d7000, a Canon 5D3, or a Hasselblad film camera. Crop factor does not change exposure.

I cannot tell you how many of my students come to me confused about their photos because they read about equivalency on the web and adjusted their exposure accordingly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 19:59 UTC as 286th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)

This might be the best assessment of "What's New" for any camera I've seen. I'm not even a Nikon guy, but this lays it out. Great work DPR staff. I hope you'll do this more often with other cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 13th comment

Sorry, not too moved by these photos.

I hope its the fact that they're on the web and not in person.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

I can find DNG converter 8.5, but not ACR 8.5. My CS6 is still running 7.xx.

Anyone know how I get to 8.xx

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

And pockets don't work why?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply

too long.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 33rd comment

One reason. Prices too high. Canon issues an overdo update, calls it mark II and doubles the price. The way tech prices evolve the canon 5d3 should be 2,000, tops.

We're still buying stuff, but we're buying it used.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 46th comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)

Kinda depressing with the cold and music.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 15:50 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (167 comments in total)
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LeitzKameraAktion: Nick Ut's famous 1972 Vietnam image of naked 9 year old Kim Phuc running down a road, after being burned by Napalm, looks far more dramatic and scary when seen in its familiar cropped version, which eliminates almost half the right side of the image. The full image lacks the intensity and concentration of the cropped version, because the figures on the right seem uninterested and unconcerned about the drama taking place just ahead of them. Cropping the image focuses one's attention on the traumatised children, and their anguished expressions. For me. Contreras' manipulation was done in much the same spirit; to eliminate distracting detail in order to focus one's attention on the essentials. While the end result might not be literally accurate, it does not falsify the reality or authenticity of what's being depicted - the core-truth if you like. Suppose Contreras had physically removed the video camera BEFORE taking his shot; how is that morally different to doing it electronically?

Excellent point. It's not a question of what was removed but how.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 12:27 UTC

Are these supposed to make me want to get on the CC bandwagon. Nope.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (413 comments in total)

Just as FF didn't matter when nikon didn't have it, and 12 megapixels was enough when that was the best Nikon could do, DPR is shilling for Nikon.

How about comparing it to the $500 sigma 50?

Silver award? I think I've got to go out to my recycle bin, I might have some silver award winners in there. Never mind. They say Coke, not Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 71st comment
On Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 article (89 comments in total)

For me there was nothing new I wanted.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 00:40 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)

Yawn. High resolution and detail are only worth something if the video holds your interest. There's a point where this sort of slowed pace makes it dull and hard to watch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 14:57 UTC as 8th comment
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