Kim Letkeman

Kim Letkeman

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 27, 2005

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On Art nouveau in the Nature's Delicate Beauty challenge (28 comments in total)

Exquisite ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 9th comment
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)

No surprise that Panasonic basically takes the compact and long zoom categories. They seem to be hitting the ball out of the park lately. Now where is my G7?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 20:56 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
In reply to:

LarsLeibgott: This is an excellent camera. I love mine.

I love that you love yours.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (116 comments in total)

Hmmm ... can't agree at all with the choice of crop or angle. The beach sand is such a dominating element that it needs to be made interesting by creating some angle. Straight on as it is feels wrong to me. I was originally thinking that stepping to the right until the entire rock on the left could be contained and the sand pattern was angled to the front and left diagonally was the right choice. And I still think it would have worked well.

But then I saw the amazing large rocks on both sides, framing the shot in a truly interesting way and think that might have been an excellent image as well. And it would have worked at a longer aspect ratio, i.e. a true panorama. Printed as a tryptic would made it a smashing success I would bet.

But this image does nothing for me other than to confirm for the millionth time that there is a very target rich environment there ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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intruder61: ............."but the E-M5 arguably began to look a bit dated when the cheaper model came on the market."

What a stupid statement....come on Brittany, lift your game.

Ignoring the staggering rudeness of your choice of words, I can't understand how you could disagree with that assertion at all, much less condescendingly. Focus peaking, wifi, EFC shutter ... yeah, the EM5 is dated by comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
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Johannes Zander: I have 240 GB of photos on my home server.
So this service is to little for me.

@tkbslc - Shaping up to be a good value for US members only. The rest of us can only watch the feeding frenzy from the sidelines.

@steelhead3 - It is not without your permission as you are obviously now aware of the limitation. If you put all your photos up there and drop Prime you are in effect saying that you are willing to pay the fees some other way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
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monkeybrain: When will it be rolled out outside the US?

Possibly the same day that streaming is made available outside the US? Or good prices?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 14:21 UTC

"Prime Photos is extended to all US Prime members."

Canadian Prime subscriptions get nothing but 2 day shipping. No streaming, and apparently no free unlimited storage. There are also freaky huge pricing differences that Amazon don't seem to care about.

The massive value imbalance just gets worse with this announcement ... I assume that things are not that different in Europe etc. Can anyone comment on that?

Sometimes DPReview seem to forget that they have a world-wide membership, making a big deal out of features to which a huge portion of their membership have no access.

At the least, the title of the article could include "relevant to US members only" or some such disclosure.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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The Photo Ninja: Awesome, but... It's not compatible (for free anyways) with my Fuji and Olympus raw files - boooooooooo. Maybe they'll get an update for this.

Also, I can't share everything all at once like Flickr.

Still, it's good for my wife to backup her iphone.

Good to backup an iPhone? How about DropBox or OneDrive? Both free with more than enough storage to back up an iPhone's images and movies ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 14:09 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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Michael_13: Although a good idea, I find it rather expensive.

Are you guys serious? People regularly spend hundreds or thousands on hardware and software and you find 35 bucks expensive for an accessory that makes a camera usable? Talk about skewed priorities ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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Holladay: The whole point of this camera is that it's small and pocketable.
Why would I want to make it bigger?

If I wanted a grip with a battery I would take my DSLR.

You clearly did zero research into what his grips look like. Sheesh ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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TN Args: Richard Franiec must have a cosy relationship with someone in dpr.

@TN Args ... stop embarrassing yourself. You come off either as a wingnut, or as a bitter person who hates to see others have a little success. Franiec's grips are the first thing people buy when they get a supported camera without a grip, it is that necessary and useful. So yes, it is news when a new camera is supported, despite your embarrassing display here.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

Another vote for Franiec grips ... my GM1 is fantastic with it ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 01:53 UTC as 36th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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Joseph Black: Or donate that money directly to starving people who need medical care. I'm sure we're all kind of hypocritical about things since we all own riches that would make people hundreds of years ago think we were all kings, but this camera really is on one of the upper tiers of being a rich douche.

Conspicuous consumption is in fact the direct antithesis of donating to the starving. You see, the 1% are in the know ... they are always willing to help by informing the poor that they are only poor because they do not work hard enough.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Glad to see that this site caters to the 1%. The rest of us are, of course, temporarily embarrassed millionaires and will one day be on the market for a gold plated camera so that we don't have to pixel peep the images to know that we are gods.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:17 UTC as 261st comment | 3 replies
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Simon97: Microsoft is looking like a whipped dog these days. As for MS Office,
Open Office Org forever.

@Michael - LibreOffice isn't half bad, but "more than adequate for those who write a lot" is a blanket statement with which I cannot agree. Some will find it adequate, and many will not. It depends entirely on one's own definition of "write a lot" :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
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Zeisschen: they can now make it unlimited cause nobody is buying their phones...

"Anyone but Microsoft" ... a tired refrain. If you don't need powerful tools in your line of work, then perhaps you should just leave the commentary to those who do?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
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Simon97: Microsoft is looking like a whipped dog these days. As for MS Office,
Open Office Org forever.

I subscribe to MS Office, since that is still the gold standard (and by a country mile in my opinion.) I write a lot and like to use Dragon to speed things up, so I use the most efficient tools available. But for those who don't write all that much, or who feel the need to bray "anyone but Microsoft," I'm sure that the open source tools are adequate.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (475 comments in total)

"However, the a7S's sensor is one of the best low light performers on the market, so you can see it actually out-performs the GH4 by around one stop more than you would generally expect, meaning that the GH4's performance is comparable to the a7S using a sensitivity setting three stops higher."

I checked the 1600/12800 and 3200/25600 comparisons in raw and the A7s was obviously noisier than the GH4. If they are basing this on jpegs then I submit that the statement is only applicable to the JPEG engine as they shot it. If on raw, then I would like to see the examples on which the statement is based, since the two I checked do not support the 3 stops statement.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 16:48 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)
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Frank Hoff: isn´t it time that some journalist.. ask a few honest questions?

All interviews with canon executives are lame and nobody dares to really point the finger where it hurts.

When someone like that canon guys says "we make the best sensors" why is nobody asking if he is joking? :)

No honest... why not asking if he is serious?

Because access is a journalist's bread and butter ... and no one is willing to risk that to point out the obvious.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
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