A Girard

A Girard

Lives in Canada Gatineau, Canada
Works as a Admin assistant / part time photographer
Has a website at www.rememberyourjourney.ca
Joined on Apr 2, 2005


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Perhaps there needs to be a standard definition between altering a photo vs enhancing one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 01:42 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)
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nunatak: it's time for this discussion — how many north american males are comfortable with the idea of wearing a man purse? especially one made from dead cow that looks like a woman's fashion accessory?

as an alternative, would the editors be open to reviewing a thrifty, but low theft target insulated tote in place of this market research piece being proposed? it's amazing what functional aesthetics can be found for just under $50. JMO.

Too much analysis on camera bags in general for my taste. I see on forums "suggestions for an LX7 bag, suggestions for a D90 blah blah blah". I've had a big one and a small one, and depending where I'm going and what I'm carrying, I actually manage. And when the bag doesn't quite fit, I add or remove plastic grocery bags I have inside of the pockets for a tighter fit.
BTW, anyone know what's the best case for an LX100? It has to be able to hold lip gloss, a pair of shoes and an Ipad. thanks, signed...a woman.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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Paul Rumohr: So awesome Richard Butler. 85% Gold award to a camera with pretty good corners.

You are a credit to Amazon who owns you and wants to sell these cameras.

"And again, at "75mm equivalent", wide open in the center, sharpness isn't as good as usual. But "the corners are pretty good", and the center seems pretty good at "real-world distances", so there's still not too much to worry about."

I've never been a fan of samples on most review sites which typically don't do camera image image quality justice. If all I had were the review samples I wouldn't have purchased the camera. But I know better and you probably know as well that you can google amazing samples from other photographers that showcase what the camera can do. Give Flickr a try.
Having said that, if you're so hung up on bashing this site's reviewer, start a review site of your own and we'll all be looking to you for your "expert advice". Before you do however I'd suggest you fix the link on your website as it doesn't work...too much complaining not enough time managing your site?
I hope you're a man of your word, since in another post you said you've had it with DPReview which to me implies you're leaving. So if you truly are someone who's words are to be believed, you have no choice but never return to DPR. Shame.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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photo perzon: I returned this inferior camera. The EVF wheel was stuck not giving adjustment until I rocked it by force. The jpegs are pathetic, not in focus. I took 400 pictures and less than 5 were sharp. And I have not one complain of my other 40 cameras including RX100, RX100III, Fuji X100, D700, D7000, D40, Coolpix A, GR, E-PL7, PL5, PM2, Stylus 1, GM1, etc., not 1 complain. I have heard of a bad batch in the forums, but I just never saw a more pathetic camera.

OK I am not a pro, but I have taken 90,000 pictures and only the LX100 was OOF jpegs OOC. Many have also complained.

Search LX100 on Flickr and maybe ask them what you did wrong. It's clear you've messed up somewhere as I'm getting tack sharp images. Many have complained because many don't know what they're doing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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jonikon: Well, darn it!
I really like the design concept of the LX-100, which is very close to what I want in a travel camera in terms of size and sensor image quality. However, it fails on on four counts that give me reason to pass on this camera.
1. No phase detection auto focusing. (Sorry, but I am spoiled by my Nikon V1's focusing performance!)
2. No built in flash, and the supplied flash is crude and weak with no bounce capability. At least the tiny flash for my Nikon V1 can do bounce flash.
3. Inferior EVF. There are much better available that do not tear.
4. Despite the hype, my eyes tell me the lens is not sharp enough, especially at the edges, which is a big disappointment considering the price of the camera and the short focal length range.

As it stands, the LX-100 is a bit too disappointing and over-priced for it's performance capabilities. Hopefully the rumored Nikon competitor to this camera will not have these shortcomings.

Nonsense about the flash. Since you're able to shoot easily at high ISO the flash can hold its own and besides, if the flash was built in you know in a small camera it would be weak. You do have a hot shoe and if flash photography really mattered, you wouldn't be using the in-camera flash in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 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.

LX100 you still get a flash AND a hot shoe. Viewfinder resolution 2x higher. Ergonomics of the RX100 is horrendous, feels like you're about to drop it when shooting one handed. Max Shutter speed 1/2000 for Sony , 1/16,000 for Panny. Ok, Sony wins with the "Gourmet" scene mode. I think we know who wins in the video dept.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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liustephen: if it only had a built in flash......

Like people who use a lens like this would use it much anyways. And if one did, it takes all but three seconds to snap it on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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tigen: I think the review doesn't spend enough time looking at image quality. It's mostly limited to a couple of paragraphs. Actual images compared to its peers don't seem to hold up as much as the review indicates.

Just go on Flickr and search LX100 and you'll get plenty of great images. I have the camera and the jpg NR and sharpening OOC is bizarre but the RAW is amazing. Once ACR comes out you'll see. Until then, stay tuned.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Probably the most comprehensive review I have ever read. Richard, please pat yourself on the back. That review was exceptional.

I pretty much agreed with everything they said. I find the Auto ISO to be more rewarding than they gave it credit for. However, I also would like to have the things they mentioned that it needed(Min Shutter speed setting and Exposure Comp control in Manual mode with Auto ISO).

Overall a great review for a great camera.

I don't know why Min Shutter Speed was removed. I don't use much of anything Auto as I like to steer the wheel of my own car, but that feature was very useful.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (451 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I think Silver is enough for this camera. But the Mk II should be Gold.

Problem with Canon is their follow up cameras seem to remove some of what was right from previous versions. They play this game all the time. And they still have focus issues in low lighting situations where other manufacturers do not. A company this big must have some issues in their R&D.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:20 UTC
On G7X-ISO1600-IMG_0326-dpp photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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gulffish: A bit out of focus, not a great result full size. Lens, camera or shooter?


Look like shooter to me

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:17 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (451 comments in total)

Inconsistent focusing?..come on Canon, time to catch up.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 02:04 UTC as 88th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (390 comments in total)

Never getting one of these, gonna clash with my silver earrings.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 01:33 UTC as 12th comment
On DPReview Live 2014 videos now available article (25 comments in total)

They should allow a live feed during interviews allowing those who, you know, paid a ton of money for their product to ask questions. Accountability whaaaat??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 01:17 UTC as 6th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)

Focusing issues in low light for a Canon compact? That's been an issue forever.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 14:08 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

At your local Walmart photo studio everywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 22:23 UTC as 39th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (815 comments in total)
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forpetessake: If you want a superzoom, just get any lightweight Nikon/Canon DSLR and attach an 18-200 zoom to it and it will be ahead of this Panasonic in every way. Or if you want a mirrorless camera, get a Sony A6000 with 18-200 zoom, or Samsung with 18-200, or Olympus with 14-150.
Only those who are interested in half baked 4k video may find this camera interesting.

"Ahead in every way eh?
Well it would be ahead in how much you'd pay for your combo as you will be paying more for it so I'll give you that (and probably even true for used gear).
But the combo you suggest, is it
Ahead in focus performance? no
Ahead in focus performance while using the LCD? definitely not
Ahead in video quality and usability? Uhmm no
Zoom range? Non non non
Ahead in Frames per second shooting? nope
I could go on, but I'm lazy.
Point isn't to say one camera is better than the other, just that your statement of your suggested combo being "better in every way" is factually wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

The credible reviews that have come out so far point to both cameras being solid, with both having varying features that will sway a consumer into buying based on their personal preferences.
Nothing complicated here, Sony did what it had to do, to compete with the launch of the FZ1000. Personally the Sony camera specs didn't do it for me andr my needs. Kudos to both companies for producing good cams.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 02:53 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Still more expensive than the brand new and 4K capable Panasonic FZ1000.

- Tilt screen only
- Metal body, like that makes it a deal breaker..really
- Clickless ring likely in response to many complaining it was too easy to accidentally change a setting
- "This is supposed to be a video camera also right?" Uhmm, no, the GH4 is. This is your all in one, like the Sony, only it varies on features that Panny thinks are important.
- Not sure where this camera skimps on quality. What it does is prioritize its features based on what they think are consumers' needs. Don't assume your needs are everyone else's.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 02:43 UTC
On Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series article (43 comments in total)

Nice uhmmm, infomercial. Now back to you Becky.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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