Kerry Munroe

Kerry Munroe

Lives in Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Joined on Apr 14, 2006

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On X10 - Experience Report article (10 comments in total)

Hi ,
Thanks fro your write up. You mentioned this is your first serious camera. I kindly ask what cameras did you own before? Some how you have had exposure to photography/cameras to write so well.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 05:32 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Software Technique: Creating and Adding Textures article (80 comments in total)

From the start, photography is about manipulating images. In the dark room adjusting the exposure, dodge and burn, chemical variations and cook books, different papers. What about cropping! To leave it in, to leave it out? The digital era is no different, only much more powerful and dynamic.

Feel free to like or dislike this person's images, but this well written article may enlighten a few of us to another photographic tool. It did for me.

Thank you Ellen for your time and effort.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 01:58 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm releases X-S1 premium EXR 26X superzoom article (383 comments in total)

It looks pretty impressive. Lets be honest, most people who want a dslr, don't really understand the workings of cameras or basic photographic concepts. (dp viewers the exception!).

Most people never make enlargements bigger than A4 (8x10). But Most people do notice when things are blurry or they cant zoom in. Whether solving these problems will improve their photography is another matter.

But this camera hits all the check boxes that many consumers want, and the lens is bright enough to use without flash (at the wide end) in many circumstances.

I say they pretty close got it right. It is a lot of camera for the $$.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:19 UTC as 116th comment
On Olympus executive dismissed amidst loss revelations article (98 comments in total)

Pride before a fall... These big ego-ed business leaders display classic Asian big face. Not that western captains of trade are any less selfish. Unfortunately their selfish actions will hurt many workers and their families. If the accusations are true, take away their wealth and toss them in jail for a few years.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 13:03 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Awesome! A lot of fun. Reminds me of college days when we had time to do things we wanted to do! Don't stop Tyler! You have only just started.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 05:43 UTC as 27th comment

As commented below, looks similar to Edward Hopper's paintings.Singular. Alone or lonely, debatable.

I would try to remove all unnecessary information in the picture. Consider knocking out the reflections of the bulletin board in the glass. Simplify.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:20 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

" Give Eric Clapton cheap guitar and the music will still sound great" . A good photog can still take good pictures with these cameras. Enlarge up to 8x10 no problem!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:46 UTC as 1st comment
On Preview:canons100 (323 comments in total)

The specs look pretty good. I like the 12mp chip - many don't like the possible increase in noise, but the added detail in 11x14 prints is really worth it. This camera will produce images that will be hard to differentiate from dslrs. It also appears to have a faster start up and shot to shot time. And grips...

We all like faster lenses , but we don't always get what we want.

;)

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 04:58 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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Kerry Munroe: Remember DPR is an editorial website. It is not as unbiased as it appears. It is also a private company that it can report what it wants. DPR is more and more sleeping with big business, how do you think they get cameras pre release so early? They are part of a big sales machine.

Not that Franiec is big business, he is the extreme opposite. But nepotism can be great if you are the one benefiting. Obviously he is friends with some of the staff. This editorial reporting can be expected in any news agency. Hopefully DPR doesn't become to much like Rupert Murdoch as time passes!

Hi Mr Butler,

As you well know by your pay check every two weeks, DPR was bought by Amazon in 2007. Who is Amazon- the worlds biggest online seller. Why? to support their bottom line- profit. They didn't do it because you were nice guys. You may have some independence but push comes to shove, you are not in control any more.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 23:38 UTC

By definition this is "news." But the issue being discussed is- is it "news worthy". DPR is the biggest photo news site on the web and wields a large amount of power.

As already mentioned there are many new gadgets everyday entering the market. Why do the RF grips get continued coverage on such a high profile stage as DPR?

As I stated earlier he is friends with the DPR staff, which is fine. However I feel the coverage is unfair and/or careless use of the power DPR has. The are many companies that have to pay 1000's of dollars for this type of exposure. The title of this news release is " Richard Franiec says..." Is the good man issuing an edict?

This isn't negative , but discussing issues of professional journalism and news reporting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:03 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

Remember DPR is an editorial website. It is not as unbiased as it appears. It is also a private company that it can report what it wants. DPR is more and more sleeping with big business, how do you think they get cameras pre release so early? They are part of a big sales machine.

Not that Franiec is big business, he is the extreme opposite. But nepotism can be great if you are the one benefiting. Obviously he is friends with some of the staff. This editorial reporting can be expected in any news agency. Hopefully DPR doesn't become to much like Rupert Murdoch as time passes!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 08:12 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:nikonp7100 (106 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: Good for Nikon, for paying attention to outside opinions and refining the P7000 design.

I welcome the Nikon P7x00 and Canon G series cameras' "bulk." I'm more comfortable when there's more camera to hold on to and when labels, buttons and such aren't so small and crowded together.

DPreview reviewers always do a good job, but in one area I wish you'd do less editorializing. On the few cameras that provide an optical or electronic viewfinder, a DPreview review always includes some dismissive remark. Please stop. One person's anachronistic vestige is another person's valued working tool. I wear glasses. My experience using several digital cameras with LCD's in bright light hasn't been good. It's point and guess. A decent optical viewfinder with dioptric adjustment lets me get my glasses out of the way and see what I'm shooting.

If it had to be one or the other, I'd pick a digital camera with an excellent, adjustable optical viewfinder or EVF, and forgo the LCD every time.

I do like the size and design. Other than being to big for your pocket, the pluses are much better handling. I guess what I am looking for is this camera, at this price, with an aps sized sensor- In other words dslr image quality. Without that raise in image quality , why buy it? The S95 will product as good as or better pictures. Really it is a non starter. And if you over look the IQ, the G12 is a better camera. Really only Nikon loyalist or the unknowing will buy this camera, which in reality is a large market.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:52 UTC
On Richard Franiec grip coming soon for Olympus PEN E-PL3 article (38 comments in total)
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Kerry Munroe: Hello,

I posted about the Flipbac Grips on the S95 and it was pulled from the forum. So we will see how long this thread lasts, it seems Richard has some inside support! flipbac.com on their blog is showing their black silicon grips on a EP mini. I suppose it will fit with on any of the EP cameras. They also show their camera grip on the Olympus XZ-1.

http://flipbac.com/camera-grip-1-2-3-difference.htm

I love it on my S95, no complaints.
Flipbac uses the same 3M adhesive- it is very good - FYI you can buy it in small rolls at Home Depot.

Take care

Hi Richard,

I don't disagree you have produced a nice grip. Kudos to you. However, there were over 100 million digital cameras sold last year! Mass produced? My guess you are making batches of 500-100 units. If there was a larger market you would likely do a precision casting and make 1000's of grips. You are in the mass market business too. However, how long do we keep a camera these days? How long do they last? Maybe 2-3 years? Many of us buy a new camera every year. Your grip is designed for 20 years or more use.

The romanticizing of a stick on aluminum camera grip is interesting. A virgin camera with an added logo... imagine the loss of face when we showed our peers.

;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2011 at 02:02 UTC
On Richard Franiec grip coming soon for Olympus PEN E-PL3 article (38 comments in total)
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Manhatta: I use a canon S95 for street shooting because it's small & fits in my pocket,
however since it's small and slim, but (surprisingly) weighty - enough to slip
from my grasp - I bought a grip which closely resembles the Franiec item.
I've only been using it since June, but so far, so good: sturdy - light, etc.
It is not aircraft grade aluminum, (cameras can't fly - yet!) I think it may
be some kind of synthetic material - or ??? and what the heck, it only set
me back $9.95 !!!

Hi Richard,

You sound pretty defensive of you product and publicly critical of your competition. You have a good product, it will speak for itself.
That said the Flipbac grip on my S95 is not a compromise. It looks good and works great. Your should buy one to at least know what your dealing with.

You might even consider making a custom CNC mold and making some silicon grips. I can't think of one manufacturer that is shipping cameras with metal grips.

Kerry

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 23:12 UTC
On Richard Franiec grip coming soon for Olympus PEN E-PL3 article (38 comments in total)
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IEBA1: Intriguing. Wonder if there's an option for a grippy rubber surface.

I just posted above - have a look at flipbac.com

:)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 14:56 UTC
On Richard Franiec grip coming soon for Olympus PEN E-PL3 article (38 comments in total)

Hello,

I posted about the Flipbac Grips on the S95 and it was pulled from the forum. So we will see how long this thread lasts, it seems Richard has some inside support! flipbac.com on their blog is showing their black silicon grips on a EP mini. I suppose it will fit with on any of the EP cameras. They also show their camera grip on the Olympus XZ-1.

http://flipbac.com/camera-grip-1-2-3-difference.htm

I love it on my S95, no complaints.
Flipbac uses the same 3M adhesive- it is very good - FYI you can buy it in small rolls at Home Depot.

Take care

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 14:55 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Richard Franiec grip coming soon for Olympus PEN E-PL3 article (38 comments in total)
In reply to:

Manhatta: I use a canon S95 for street shooting because it's small & fits in my pocket,
however since it's small and slim, but (surprisingly) weighty - enough to slip
from my grasp - I bought a grip which closely resembles the Franiec item.
I've only been using it since June, but so far, so good: sturdy - light, etc.
It is not aircraft grade aluminum, (cameras can't fly - yet!) I think it may
be some kind of synthetic material - or ??? and what the heck, it only set
me back $9.95 !!!

Hi ,

There is this blog post that shows a silicon grip on the mini. There are also two other styles of grips.

http://flipbac.com/?p2=modules/blog/list.jsp

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 14:43 UTC
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