Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett

Lives in United States Lowell, USA, MI, United States
Works as a Sales
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Joined on Jan 12, 2003
About me:

Canon, Panasonic and iPhone shooter


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On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)
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spikey27: A nice camera, but ....

A big camera needs a big grip, and a number of DPR staffers weren't thrilled with the one on the GX8. It's not as deep as we would've liked

It seems the trend continues toward smaller and smaller products regardless of whether they are so small their usability is compromised. This one is no different.

I've always been a fan of "larger" bodied cameras simply because they aren't as difficult to hold, operate, etc. as the "itty-bitty" ones - regardless of how many features can be packed into them.


Yes, the GX8 can't win for trying. Some say it's too big others say it's too small. I say it's just right. Not a perfect camera by any stretch, but a very good all round performer.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)
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justmeMN: $1199 (body only) for shutter shock and bad JPG colors. What a deal.

I picked the body up in November for $899. The JPG engine is pretty good. You can adjust settings for better OOC results than default settings.

People speak as if every shot is affected by Shutter Shock. This isn't true. Not denying that it exists, it just seems the issue is a bit blown out of proportion.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)
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Godiwa: shuttershock... what about the FIX it... thats a pretty big issue in my world... electronic shutter no good with moving stuff

That is why there is a mechanical shutter. If you're attempting to freeze the action of 'moving stuff', shutter speeds are typically above the affected range. Personally, I believe that there is a problem but I have yet to have a shot ruined by it.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (526 comments in total)
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Mateus1: If GX8 was in GX7 size, I would buy it, but the GX-8 is huge - much bigger than all APS-C I know. GX-7 was great design with just a few issues, it's pity Pana leaved its small and beautiful design. So, I went for Fuji APS-C.

I have both the GX7 and GX8. With my normal sized hands, I find the GX7 bordering on the tad too small size and the GX8 just right.

The GX8 is larger, but it can hardly be called huge. Much smaller and it gets a bit cumbersome with larger lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:40 UTC

While the GF8 doesn't appeal to me. That doesn't mean that this camera won't appeal to it's targeted demographic. I am however curious as to how it could possibly improve my ugly mug...LOL

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 20:38 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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princecody: Can't wait for the GH5 :)

Five years is a long time. This type of innovation will most likely spur further developments that Fuji and Panasonic haven't even considered. The best news in all of this is that we have two large imaging powerhouses collaborating together. We all benefit from that.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:45 UTC

Hard to discern how "WOW" it is until it's tested. But, at least it's an attention grabbing headline :)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 367th comment
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (120 comments in total)

Subtle infomercial quality about this piece, but still enjoyable to view. Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 17:44 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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Anastasiadis Lazaros Thessaloniki Wedding: I know most people here will dissagree but this kind of technology in my opinion is killing photography as an art and as a profession. There will be no pro photographers soon because everybody will be able to be an artist without really knowing much about art or photographic techiques. You will be able to achieve a near pro level outcome from your camera so 99% of people will like it sounds nice in the first place but in the future this will turn against humanity and a CPU will be programmed to mimic art while people will get dumb and lazy. Lazy to learn lazy to study photography, CPU will do everything for you even crop and synthesis a CPU can find the "best" and "weird" "low" angles based on the best algorythms. Humanity is on the path to lazyness and art is dying day by day. Mass produced art will never be appreceated and this is bad for humanity in the long run. What do you think about it?

If you're a pro, learn to differentiate yourself from the competition with vision and customer service. This is an age old argument that "innovation and automation are bad", this argument transcends professions. True pros adapt and change with the times.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 01:57 UTC

Some incredible work out there has been created with "toy" cameras. I applaud DPReview for including news on "toy" cameras and their apps as well.

I have taken certain shots I just wouldn't have gotten with my DSLR. As the old adage goes, "the best camera is the one that is with you." Cameras in present day phones are pretty impressive and really "toy" hardly describes them accurately anymore.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 4th comment
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