expressivecanvas

expressivecanvas

Lives in United States Northern-Central Vermont, United States
Works as a Disabled/Retired Veteran, now artist and educator
Joined on Feb 22, 2010

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On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)
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Eugene232: don't understand why mirrorless cameras getting bigger and bigger..
The mirrorless idea is -to have a DSLR IQ in a smaller body/

"don't understand why mirrorless cameras getting bigger and bigger.. The mirrorless idea is -to have a DSLR IQ in a smaller body"

This camera body still is quite small. It is only a little bit larger than the Panasonic G3 (mostly in the grip) and that is welcomed news as far as I'm concerned because I feel the G3 is too small and too light. I like the idea of a slightly larger body and I love the idea of a slightly larger body with more controls on it!

Furthermore, this Panasonic G7 and even a good selection of m4/3 lenses is NOTHING like a dSLR with the equivalent lenses in size nor weight... not even close.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:27 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)

This will definitely be my next m4/3 camera body! If marketed correctly and if QC was up to par throughout production, Panasonic should have a huge success on their hands.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 90th comment
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Atsyn: Very well said, a ILC force is the lens set up, that is why µ43 and fuji are so great system and why sony, samsung and canon are so behind in term of mirrorless.

"Sony are certainly way behind Fuji when it comes to lenses for their mirrorless camera range..." B&H has only 54 lenses for the Fuji X mount... and they have 79 lenses available for the Sony E mount (both APS-C and FF). So, I don't know how you figure Sony is 'way behind' Fuji when it comes to lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 13:44 UTC

To me, the images created are drastically different. The original photographer created a beautiful image conveying motion and capturing a player in action. Nike's photographer created a static, stiff, boring image which, in my opinion, does not accurately depict basketball. The image Nike is using is boring and poorly represents what Nike probably desires it to represent. I see no similarities other than the subject being a basketball player... so, no case, in my opinion.

I also see no reason to sue for "renumeration in the form of part of the billions in profits..." This is excessive and a waste of the court's time. For that alone, I would throw this case out. If he was simply asking for the going commercial rate in 1984, which he clearly feels he was cheated out of, I might have a little more compassion for his claims.

The only one going to win in this case is Nike. This photographer just brought more attention to the Nike brand than ever before!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 32nd comment
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)
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D200_4me: One thing's for sure. The Sony fans are very enthusiastic about the 'a' lineup (a6000, a7). I looked at them and tried to get interested, but for whatever reasons, it just doesn't do it for me. More of a feeling I suppose rather than a statement about the gear's abilities. After I bought the a6000, that was pretty much it for me. I lost interested in even thinking about going down the Sony road. I'll keep the a6000 as my little point and shoot type camera, but no more Sony gear for me.

To some degree, I do agree with you on the a6000 but under one condition... when paired with the 16-50mm kit lens. I simply hated that loose, slow, laggy zoom ring. It made the whole kit seem cheap and toy-like. However, when you use any other lens, it feels as it should... really nice. I do own the Sony a7 and love it though. Whenever one of my friends picks it up they immediately say, "WOW!" I even still find myself saying that every now and then.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 14:54 UTC

Considering I just rec'd my a7 yesterday, this is great news!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:15 UTC as 17th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Wow... this makes the Hasselblad collector cams look really good. What is Nikon thinking? Then again, everyone knows that if you cover the nameplate with some gaffers tape, nobody will know you are carrying around a pricey camera... :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:17 UTC as 97th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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expressivecanvas: Lame... nothing like the leading camera manufacturer (for now, anyway) making themselves look desperate. I find this nonsense just that... nonsense.

...and, unprofessional.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Lame... nothing like the leading camera manufacturer (for now, anyway) making themselves look desperate. I find this nonsense just that... nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 195th comment | 2 replies
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mpgxsvcd: I don’t think this guy has ever actually seen any camera other than a Canon.

That is exactly what I was thinking as I read this interview. I couldn't help but wonder if he had even wandered around the show to see what was being showcased at his competitor's booths. About three-quarters of the way through the article, I suspected he has never checked out cameras from any other manufacturers. He seems to be living in a Canon world where everything is Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)

For an 'entry-level' four-thirds camera... and assuming it will be priced competitively... the sample photos really are quite nice. It appears to be a simple, no-fuss camera for the mass market. Most people (read none of us in this forum) just want to be able to pick up a camera, point it in the right direction, and capture a decent photo. Zero learning curve. A very basic camera lacking options and controls found on more advanced cameras is a good thing for the general public. Back to my original thought... the sample photos looked much better than I thought they would look. If priced below all other new m4/3 cameras and put in the right stores, it just might be successful. The price really needs to be low, though, to tempt all those who are satisfied with their cellphones for capturing photographic records of their family adventures...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:50 UTC as 40th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (642 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Any suggestion as to why the video quality from the X-T1 and the X-E2 is so poor?

Is it something that can be addressed in a firmware fix down the line, or is it something inherent in the sensor?

Fuji has always been notoriously behind the competition when it comes to video (even long before xtrans). It seems to me that video is only included on cameras just so they can add it to their marketing jibberish. That being said, Fuji video is 'okay' for family clips on family outings. There is nothing 'professional' about it though. It is just a basic functioning minor feature.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
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expressivecanvas: I agree with many previous comments. First time I attempted to view this, couldn't get past the 1:22 mark. Went back a few hours later but had difficulty for the same reasons. I ended up skipping through and fast-forwarding.

One reason why this was difficult to watch is because the clips are so short. Many of the clips are more like a slideshow of still shots with slideshow panning transitions. Lighting was problematic. Perhaps more planning should have gone into creating more artistic clips of very specific highlights... building to a climax... la de da... you all get the idea.

cont'd... As a musician, I felt the music chosen was a poor choice. I like the piece, it was just a poor choice for this production. This music evoked feelings of monotony and boredom rather than excitement and exploration into the unknown. Perhaps the music should even have had a slight 'underground' DSP effect to match what we are viewing. If the music was more appropriate, that would have made a tremendous difference in how I felt overall. Even with no improvements to the video side of things, more appropriate music may have helped hold my attention for longer than 1:22.

Great idea but really poorly executed/produced. They really should go back to the "cutting room" floor and start over... this time effectively listening to the constructive criticism. This really could be a great idea.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 18:29 UTC

I agree with many previous comments. First time I attempted to view this, couldn't get past the 1:22 mark. Went back a few hours later but had difficulty for the same reasons. I ended up skipping through and fast-forwarding.

One reason why this was difficult to watch is because the clips are so short. Many of the clips are more like a slideshow of still shots with slideshow panning transitions. Lighting was problematic. Perhaps more planning should have gone into creating more artistic clips of very specific highlights... building to a climax... la de da... you all get the idea.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

If Sigma dropped all Nikon mount lenses over this nonsense by Nikon, who would be hurt the most? It would not be Sigma...

Sigma should put more effort into m4/3, Pentax, Fuji X and maybe one or two others. Significant numbers of annoyed Nikon users would be annoyed that Nikon forced Sigma to drop development of their mount and probably drop their Nikon gear for greener pastures with more options available.

In the end, Sigma could garner more sales... along with more users of m4/3, Pentax, Fuji X...

If Nikon wants to stand alone and push away all third party development, let them play with themselves...

I believe Nikon is isolating themselves which just may be corporate suicide in such a small world.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

This idea could have made for a very interesting and artistic series of photographs. Poor angles (the palm tree hat is perhaps the worst offender), VERY poor modeling, some poor lighting (including fill imbalances), and some truly disgusting ideas makes for a poor series in general. DPR really felt the need to report on, share and waste space with this garbage?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)

Outstanding job, Fuji... watch out Canon and Nikon! Before long, I can see Fuji putting a serious hurt on Olympus and Panasonic too. Great job, Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)
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Heefe: As always pictures look unsharp on high res displays like the Retina. Flickr can do it, why not dpreview?

In my experience, Flickr over-sharpens and over-saturates everything. Please, DPR, don't do anything Flickr does to photos!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
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evogt500: After seeing Fuji's new line of bridge cameras, I'm happy to still have my S200EXR.

Agreed. I'm glad I never parted with my S100FS. This announcement is an amazingly huge disappointment... and amazingly underwhelming when compared to the rumors on the street. That kind of publicity only hurts a manufacturer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 14:33 UTC

I was about 99% sure I will be moving to a Pentax system to replace my obsolete Olympus system but if Tamron is going to be passing on making lenses in Pentax mount from now on, I might need to reevaluate. I'm not implying that I think this particular lens will be a 'good' lens, but Tamron does indeed make some really nice, fast lenses. If they are dropping Pentax, I definitely need to reevaluate systems...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 13:09 UTC as 30th comment | 11 replies
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