cgarrard

cgarrard

Lives in United States Southern, CA, United States
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Love it! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 02:56 UTC as 153rd comment

It's a really forward thinking idea, I just don't think there is enough practical application for enough users.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)

Ok....... silly, but..... waiting for the ZS200 that will have an improved grip and larger viewfinder :)

It almost has the awesome LC1 or L1's style of pop up flash too.... nice camera!

Carl

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 67th comment

This is without a doubt the most interesting digital M body Leica has made yet. True to roots but much more capable in the image quality category. The quietness, size, and weight and handling all add to its appeal as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:20 UTC as 1st comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)

Much prefer the older but not forgotten DMC-L1 :). It's such a good handling camera. Just the right amount of features, not cramped or overstuffed, and the controls are prioritized in the right places too. Even though its optical finder is sub par by most standards, I make due with it just fine and it's nice to have a real optical finder in addition to a digital live view on the lcd screen. The larger size contributes to its comfort too. It's so darn comfortable you almost forget it's in your hand.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 04:47 UTC as 10th comment
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Kharan: Ridiculously good quality! Also, nice feature on craft beer, it's a great way to showcase the camera's abilities while keeping things interesting. Kudos to Richard Butler (if he shot and directed this).

Yes, I win!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 22:57 UTC

Neat.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 71st comment
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Kharan: Ridiculously good quality! Also, nice feature on craft beer, it's a great way to showcase the camera's abilities while keeping things interesting. Kudos to Richard Butler (if he shot and directed this).

They need to give you more leisure time at DPR Richard. That's two missed beer opportunities I've counted and im sure there have been more.

Do I need to talk to Simon?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 15:27 UTC

Good job Richard, seriously. Now I've had stinging nettles once in my life and I'll never forget the experience. To think of drinking it down...wow! I know I know, they don't sting you on the inside, but just a thought.

Anywho, enjoyed the piece quite a bit. I like the simple and subdued nature of the video and think it looks good to me (but im not pro at video either), sometimes less is more!

-Carl

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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evilmagicnut: Panasonic please respond with an FZ1000 update. I really want a bridge camera with better AF tracking and controls.

Ethan, handle both before you comment, is my advice :)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (302 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Ok it raised my eyebrows :). Sony's good at doing that. I'd like to see a bigger grip, the RX10's is too small, and I fear this one isn't much different.... with a much longer zoom now and heavier camera, the grip size should have been increased for stability and comfort.

And get rid of those post strap lugs, they dig right into the shooting hand.

Otherwise, a very nice effort again Sony... I'd bet this price will drop fast, 1299.99 seems more likely when its on the market for a bit. Give it a year it will be sub 1k, and people will start eating it up.

Unless Panasonic comes out with the FZ2000- weather sealed, longer zoom..... :)

Carl

Hi Carey.....a size comparison would be good. I'm not seeing enough of a change to convince me. I've heard other staffers say the rx10 was comfortable too.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (302 comments in total)

Ok it raised my eyebrows :). Sony's good at doing that. I'd like to see a bigger grip, the RX10's is too small, and I fear this one isn't much different.... with a much longer zoom now and heavier camera, the grip size should have been increased for stability and comfort.

And get rid of those post strap lugs, they dig right into the shooting hand.

Otherwise, a very nice effort again Sony... I'd bet this price will drop fast, 1299.99 seems more likely when its on the market for a bit. Give it a year it will be sub 1k, and people will start eating it up.

Unless Panasonic comes out with the FZ2000- weather sealed, longer zoom..... :)

Carl

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 06:28 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
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evilmagicnut: Panasonic please respond with an FZ1000 update. I really want a bridge camera with better AF tracking and controls.

FZ1000 and V-Lux handle better than the RX10, and have better placement of buttons and overall control...I have all three, and reviewed all three.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 06:16 UTC
On article Sony may split off its imaging products business (71 comments in total)
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cgarrard: That is something Sony needed for a while now, too bad they couldn't have done this when they acquired Minolta :).

And all this time I thought that the Hekyl and Jekyl cartoon discontinued years ago... way to keep it alive gentleman!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
On article Sony may split off its imaging products business (71 comments in total)

That is something Sony needed for a while now, too bad they couldn't have done this when they acquired Minolta :).

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (686 comments in total)
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DigitalPatriot: Not sure why the EOS M or even M3 is not included as a good example of good combination of shooting experience and image quality. Even according to DP review's own lab tool at comp sizes, the M3 blows the X100t out of the water in sharpness. Its own 35mm f2 lens is sharp wide open out to the corners. very... sharp. Don't get me wrong I like the x100t. I'm reading this review but I want one and may buy one. But I think the M3 should be up there with competitors. It's probably not as snappy as a focuser as most, but it gets the job done just fine. I use it a lot for street photos. Both the original M and the M3.

I was extremely underwhelmed and bored with the EOS M3 so I can see why it wasn't compared. A lack of a viewfinder and questionable handling are two reasons alone the M3 isn't in the league of the X100T- and they are major omissions. Sharpness of images greatly depends on the type of raw converter you use, wherein ACR doesn't do the Trans X sensor pattern much justice, the free Raw Therapee raw converter does an excellent job at rendering fine detail without introducing the swirly weird artifacts.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:40 UTC

That is one pricey thermos.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 01:31 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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vermaden: Admit it, you came here for the comments only ;)

Coming here for that one made it all the worthwhile ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The specs that matter to those millions of Costco shoppers are low price, easy WIFI/NFC/Canon Connect Station use without the need for a computer, and DSLR performance, including OVF goodness and comfortable user ergonomics that are demonstratively superior to anything they could get from their smartphones and compact all in one cameras. Add it all up and it becomes easy to see why the Canon T6 will be another volume sales leader for the brand. :))

BigOne- News flash, Canon is still the #1 camera company today. I'd say argue your point when Canon has fallen and is a company forgotten by the civilized world- until then, its hard to give any credence to your argument now.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The specs that matter to those millions of Costco shoppers are low price, easy WIFI/NFC/Canon Connect Station use without the need for a computer, and DSLR performance, including OVF goodness and comfortable user ergonomics that are demonstratively superior to anything they could get from their smartphones and compact all in one cameras. Add it all up and it becomes easy to see why the Canon T6 will be another volume sales leader for the brand. :))

Canon has been selling the Rebel for years.... YEARS. Its a name that is ingrained in the minds of shoppers as a go to solution as a serious budget camera that offers a lot of bang for the buck. Canon will ride this wave to the end and nothing said on forum comments is going to change their mind, as it shouldn't ;).

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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