Valiant Thor

Valiant Thor

Works as a Research Scientist
Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (172 comments in total)

I have my share of camera bags, but my favorite is not a camera bag at all. A few months ago I purchased the St. Tropez Leather Tote Bag in brown color from Levenger. The bag is actually somewhat of a library book tote but I simply inserted a nylon camera bag organizer (from Norazza) and this tote is now the perfect camera bag with 6 outside pockets and lots of padded room inside to hold my E-M1 and several lenses. My tabletop Gitzo tripod fits nicely in one of the outer end pockets. It is much nicer than the bag in this article and does not look as feminine. I know it is not for everyone but it suits me perfectly and I hope someone else will find this useful.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 22:48 UTC as 32nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (289 comments in total)
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BJN: The GM5's EVF is nice to have, but rather disappointing. The apparent viewfinder image is approximately half the size of the EVF image in my GH3. And to keep the EVF's profile low, there isn't an effective eyecup. Ambient light easily washes in under the bright conditions where an EVF should be most valuable. And the GM5's diopter slider is fussy to use and easy to bump out of adjustment. And the EVF has compromised the useful size of the rear LCD panel. What I'm saying is that the GM1s with its GM5 style tweaks may likely be a better choice for many. And while the GM1 can be had, the pricing is quite attractive.

Doesn't the camera matter even a little bit?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 03:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (289 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Never had a good experience with Panasonic.

Biological Viewfinder: Reported for excessive reporting.

I was however massively impressed by your original post and how it helped me to understand the complex issues regarding making a Panasonic purchase decision. I was most moved by the depth of your understanding when you stated "Never had a good experience with Panasonic". The pure brilliance of your experience and knowledge resonated with the very core of my soul as I realized that I had read the words of an enlightened being and a master of the photographic craft. I hope someday to have a fraction of your wisdom and knowledge, and even more so, your ability to express yourself so eloquently that complete sentences are not even necessary. Your presence here is an inspiration. Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 03:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (289 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Never had a good experience with Panasonic.

You call your first post "tackling the issue at hand"? Then you run home crying to tell your mommy. Your post contributed nothing and even your reply reveals a troubled complainer.

I think most come here to read some helpful comments regarding the camera discussed, not lame, feeble whining.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 01:47 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (289 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Never had a good experience with Panasonic.

Sounds like the kind of person that brightens up a whole room when he leaves. Probably was weaned on a pickle and now has mental BO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
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Nindy5: Poor Canon Rumours & Canon Watch, they have nothing going on, eos m ii is about it and that is a maybe coming. While alpha rumours have been hit off their feet with releases

"@Thor - you must be on first grade. did you hear yourself..."

I know you think you understand what you thought that I said, but I'm relatively sure that what you assume that you heard is not what I meant.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
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Nindy5: Poor Canon Rumours & Canon Watch, they have nothing going on, eos m ii is about it and that is a maybe coming. While alpha rumours have been hit off their feet with releases

"what a bunch of 2nd graders here...."

Must be a disgruntled Canon shooter. I'd be jaded too if I was stuck with a bunch of gear from a company whose last big, exciting, countdown announcement was a PR upgrade to their website.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 02:04 UTC
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Nindy5: Poor Canon Rumours & Canon Watch, they have nothing going on, eos m ii is about it and that is a maybe coming. While alpha rumours have been hit off their feet with releases

The only Canon rumor is that there might be a rumor someday.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (815 comments in total)
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2eyesee: The lens/sensor combination doesn't seem to offer anything over an RX100M3, which also includes a built-in flash, ND filter and tilt screen.

"Personally, I would never spend as much money for ANY fixed-lens camera if a detachable lens alternative was available."

Not everyone is that detached from reality.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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TN Args: Hooray, a rumour! I thought DPR was above rumours. Shame.

It's not a rumor. The EM5 was pulled from the dealer ordering system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: Looks like EM5 successor is coming soon :)

Yes, rumors are that it will have significant video capability. Maybe 1080 60p and 4K.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Claudio NC: I do not get why you give this news no-news.
Seems to me that, usually, DPReview don't give this kind of info ...
Boh !?
Few real news lately and want to fill the decrease?

I'm wrong?

Yes, you're wrong. If you don't like it, don't read it or spend time commenting why you don't like it and that it shouldn't be news. Just roll your mouse wheel a bit and move on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 22:30 UTC

Wow! An entire division of Hasselblad conceived around the idea of putting lipstick on a pig.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 03:01 UTC as 26th comment
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Valiant Thor: Excellence my as*. Typical media, in-the-matrix crap, rubbing the public's nose in war, violence, anger, and sports worship, carefully designed to invoke fear, stress, and hopelessness. Pitifully disgusting, but not unexpected.

Apparently you've not been watching the news or reading the New York Times over the past 20 years or so. The corporate run media agenda is quite clear if you are paying attention.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

Nice, but a custom grip won't save this camera. Get a grip.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 20:24 UTC as 7th comment

Excellence my as*. Typical media, in-the-matrix crap, rubbing the public's nose in war, violence, anger, and sports worship, carefully designed to invoke fear, stress, and hopelessness. Pitifully disgusting, but not unexpected.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 20:20 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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shutterpete: I can't help feeling that my old Fuji X20 lens gave sharper crisper results than the LX100 samples seen here. Can anyone agree or disagree?

Don't believe everything you think.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 03:58 UTC

Maybe this will finally get the ball rolling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:45 UTC as 11th comment
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peevee1: Why???

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"

-Robert Kennedy

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Congratulations Canon; first time my bullsh*t-o-meter hit 9.9 this year.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 445th comment | 6 replies
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