burnymeister

burnymeister

Lives in Canada Calgary / Alberta, Canada
Works as a Computer Consultant
Has a website at http://explor8ion.com/
Joined on Apr 30, 2004

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On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (46 comments in total)

The GM series m43 cameras are the first in that line that really made sense to me. The promise of m43 was always size and weight reductions no? The inclusion of an EVF and slightly larger form factor makes this an attractive option. I've used the GM1 with lenses like the 12mm f/2, 15mm f/1.7 and 45mm f/1.8 and it's a very nice combo.

Unfortunately for me, Sony proved more innovative with their RX100III and it's popup EVF and their FF line of A7 cameras. But if I was in the market for m43, this would be it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2306 comments in total)

All the whining about price. YOLO folks. If you can't afford it move on. It's a gorgeous piece of tech and engineering. I can't wait to own it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 04:07 UTC as 409th comment | 7 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2306 comments in total)
In reply to:

burnymeister: Totally getting one. With the yellow cover. Not kidding.

Silver or black body though?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:04 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2306 comments in total)

Totally getting one. With the yellow cover. Not kidding.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 660th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (498 comments in total)

If I still shot DSLR rather than mirrorless I would pick Ricoh (Pentax) over Sony / Canon / Nikon. They continue to deliver cameras for photographers rather than spec sheets. Their lens lineup is superb and prices are reasonable.

I hope someday they come out with a good mirrorless system at which point they might catch my eye again (I used the K-5 with great results). Kudos!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 80th comment
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit article (88 comments in total)

I owned the original Q and got rid of it due to horribly soft images. With the Panasonic GM1 available now and a tiny 35-100 (70-200mm) lens coming soon to match the already excellent and tiny 12-32 (24-64mm) kit lens I just don't see the benefit of the Q7.

Using the touch screen on the GM1 to select a focus area before pressing the shutter is so useful and fun, I wouldn't use an EVF on that camera even if it had one... :D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 14:11 UTC as 1st comment

Meh. I've actually been on many glaciers and this wasn't that dramatic. To impress me, you'd have to fly that thing a mile into the glacier and then show me something no human eye could see naturally. I also got bored of the waterfall with footprints running up beside it - obviously this is close to the parking lot and every touron on the planet has already seen it.

BORING. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

I think people are missing the point on this camera. $1200 isn't that bad when you consider what you're getting. For under $3k you can get a system that covers the focal range of 18-800mm with pretty good features and small enough to fit in a backpack.

How is this not a great thing? 800mm in any other system will either result in a horrible unbalanced mess or $11k just for the lens and will be so heavy you won't hike it anywhere. This is the first time I'm interested in the 1 series. I think Nikon's finally coming through.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 45th comment | 11 replies
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

The RX100 was a game changing camera for people like me who go back country climbing / skiing / hiking / backpacking. It's combination of fast lens (for low light and star photography) and tiny size, along with 1" sensor and 20mpix to work with is just unmatched right now.

IMHO the MKII is twice as good with the option of tilt screen (very handy when you're wearing a huge pack and want a different perspective), EVF and better low-light sensitivity for those early morning climbing sunrise shots. I'll be upgrading for SURE.

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 13:22 UTC as 51st comment
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)

It's a wonderful lens - the look / feel / operation is in line with other awesome Olympus primes like the 12, 45 and 75.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 58th comment
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OvinceZ: I would love to have this version to take photos of flowers. Should be superb.

Agreed as long as the reds don't bleed like on previous foveons...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 15:26 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Dear Sony,

1. Work on AF, for a street camera it needs to be fast; like a pro-DSLR.

2. Replace the LCD with a tiltable one.

3. Get rid of the AA-filter to add a little crispness.

Dear BobYIL,

1. One of the greatest street / reportage cameras in history still doesn't even HAVE AF (Leica rangefinder). Street shooters generally don't use pro-DSLR's...

2. Sure.

3. Maybe add as an option (charge extra!! :)) but for most it's not necessary - software can do a great job of this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 16:29 UTC
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Michael_13: I don't want to criticize the creativity of the shots. This is useless, because Amadou was at an event and had to shoot several combinations of bodies and lenses in probably a short time. I want to see all the criticizers here do better in such a situation...

I worry, though, about the exposure. Is it me, or do many of the pictures seem to be quite underexposed?

Huff's are also dark. All the reviewers are being wined and dined at an expensive resort on Sony's dime. Is it any surprise that Steve is singing the praises of the new gear ("NEX-6 is WAY better than NEX-7" - Really??) and of course posting links to BH all over his site? At least DP seems to maintain some objectivity.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 13:28 UTC
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)
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Guy Swarbrick: It's a funny old, black & white world. Serious photographers take better/clichéd photos and mobile photographers take worthless snaps (and turn them into clichés with Instagram). We're all taking photos. (Some weirdos are making videos, too, I hear...)

For some, the twain shall never meet : Connect should be a good thing - neither group has to try to filter out the other.

For some, both are exciting and interesting : membership of both sites allows you to track conversations in both forums. As compromises go, not bad.

Some will progress from one to the other - getting the bug by accident from a ubiquitous device - and they'll already feel at home.

Some of us take the best of both. I rarely take pictures with a phone - and I'm usually disappointed. I don't expect that to change until the laws of physics do. But I use my phone as a relay for EyeFi and the WiFi add-on for my D4. I have tablets that are used for editing. posting and galleries/display books - and as a remote for the D4.

"mobile photographers take worthless snaps"? Really? So a snapshot of my child at a spontaneous moment in time is "worthless" because all I have with me is an iPhone instead of a D4? C'mon - that's a bit pompous IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 19:02 UTC
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)

Nice work dpreview! Ignore the old fuddy duddies and they're naysaying - like you pointed out, they're usually wrong in the end. Mobile devices are going to generate 10x or 1000x more photos than the monster DSLR's ever will, and will probably be viewed more too...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 18:58 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 article (228 comments in total)

Pretty much sums up my experience with the camera. I even managed to take it out on a glacier tour already with the 18 and 35mm lenses. See http://explor8ion.com/ski/habel.html for details.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm pretty sure there's a 60mm in there somewhere... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 00:22 UTC as 78th comment
On ISO 3200_default photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Makes me happy...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 20:54 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Sweet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 02:08 UTC as 77th comment
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Marty4650: If these are constant aperture lenses, and weather sealed as was reported on the rumors sites... then it looks like Panasonic is planning a pro camera too.

These are interesting times we live in!

Before we get too excited though - you must remember that little word "concept"...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 15:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

Ordered with all 3 lenses. 'nuff said. :D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:10 UTC as 261st comment | 1 reply
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