Bill3R

Bill3R

Lives in United States Palm Springs, United States
Joined on Feb 17, 2010

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Real-world Samples Gallery article (86 comments in total)

Short and not so sweet. Not impressed with the quality of the sample images at all.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 12th comment
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (300 comments in total)
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b craw: It is the bread and butter of DPR and its members to compare cameras based upon functionality and IQ hair-splitting; and I enjoy this nearly as much as anyone because I am fascinated by cameras. But any camera in the rough price range of the X-E2 will be a good tool in the right hands. Certainly qualitative differences do exist between cameras, and, quite appropriately, comments are made about those differences here.

My concern, as an photography instructor, is that newer photographers are too influenced by minute differences in quality and performance (this not referring to things tangibly applicable in terms of proper camera types for different situations - sports, inconspicuous street work, etc.). The visceral impact of this camera or that one in an individual's hands - that subject rightness or wrongness - is going to be more important to producing quality images/art than whether in-camera noise reduction is too heavy-handed in a particular camera. Given the advantage of better perceptive skills and concepts, a photographer will generally produce more compelling work with my Samsung NX300 than others using a full frame camera of any sort. This is, of course, is widely understood by most experienced photographers (although sometimes I do wonder if it is), but such an observation should be presented periodically to those new to the media that might otherwise feel priced out of the possibility of producing excellent photography.

I have seen beautiful photographs produced by a pin hole camera. I often think of the quote, "The best camera is the one you have.", when I find myself tempted by the latest, best new models.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 06:00 UTC
On Bad Weather = Good Photography article (77 comments in total)

Great photos and helpful information. Inspiring. Thanks very much.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review preview (49 comments in total)
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Pyrros: I wonder how it is that the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 has a DPreview Gold Award (an overall score of 78%), whereas the more sophisticated 60D has only managed a Silver Award in your Review (with an overall score of 79%)??!!

I have noticed this too with other cameras and it doesn't make sense to me. Why don't you standardize your rating system.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 23:58 UTC
On Pentax releases new firmware for Q and Q10 article (10 comments in total)
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Bill3R: I updated and now when every time I start up the date/time menu has reverted to initial set up even though I have set it several times. Seems to be a bug in 1.1.3 as far as I can tell. Maybe this would be better to report is some Q forum.

Oh. Thanks. It was me, as usual. I must have forgotten to press the set button on one of the changes and every other setting for date/time reverted to fault.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 23:39 UTC
On Pentax releases new firmware for Q and Q10 article (10 comments in total)

I updated and now when every time I start up the date/time menu has reverted to initial set up even though I have set it several times. Seems to be a bug in 1.1.3 as far as I can tell. Maybe this would be better to report is some Q forum.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 18:04 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

BUMMER!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 16:51 UTC as 47th comment
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Vibrio: how long before apple sue them over somthing lol

I will never buy anything made by Samsung if my life does not depend on it. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:02 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (544 comments in total)

Yawn....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 17:30 UTC as 169th comment
On Finding macro wildlife article (35 comments in total)

Love looking at your photos. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 16th comment
On Composition Basics in Macro Photography article (73 comments in total)

Thanks for the great article. I will never look at these tiny creatures in the same way again.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 17th comment

My God. With all the publicity the x10 has gotten, if Fuji truly fixed this problem, seems they would sell millions. Probably a new sensor from all that I've read. They have a real winner here except for the fatal flaw. I am ready to purchase when it's made right.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 17:55 UTC as 15th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 comments in total)

No EVF??? Ugh! What a shame.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:02 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies

I like the X10. It has all the features I am looking for in a take everywhere point and shoot such as a manual zoom, small alloy body, raw capability, all the external controls and a view finder. I would purchase one except for these disappointing deal breakers:

Poor or mistaken focusing.
Unacceptable white orb problem.

If Fuji had a complete fix they would have a buyer here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 22:44 UTC as 6th comment
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Almeida: "The firmware update [for X10], that addresses the hard-edged white discs or orbs generated when highlight regions clip, will reduce but not completely remove the effect."

That doesn't bode well...

I am seriously considering the X10 and would purchase one now except for the 'white disc' issue. I will either wait until it is fixed completely or purchase another brand. One feature I really like is the manual zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 00:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax Q samples gallery article (135 comments in total)

I don't understand why you can't buy the body and lens separately. I would like the zoom only and not have to purchase the kit lens. Wonder if Pentax/Ricoh are being a little greedy since the kit is very expensive in itself. Give us an option.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 05:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 9 replies
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