Glen Barrington

Glen Barrington

Lives in United States Springfield, IL, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 21, 2003
About me:

I look good fat, I'm gonna look good old. . .

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ttran88: Who uses a DSLR, in that manner? DSLR are made for professionals and why would they shoot in live view. A real professional shots through the OVF and is willing to lie on the floor in the middle of church during a wedding. He/she is not afraid to get dirty or hurt to get the shot through the OVF. These EVF cameras are for play station loving people not PROs. Learn how to shoot properly people. Go attend a few workshops provided by Nikon or Canon. Bye

The subject of this documentary (and it MUST be true, they called it a documentary) already HAS that long arm, it is no longer possible to put a camera to his eye.

I, frankly, am shocked, SHOCKED at how litlle regard you show for the handicapped! You are nothing but an ARMIST!

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tommy leong: just wait till Olympus produces a FF camera.....
We know they are aching to do one.
Just didn't have access to technology.
yet.

Never happens, I hope I like my E-M10

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
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Peiasdf: This must be why Olympus abandoned the OM mount and Four Thirds system within a period of 10 years: they were hurting their users.

Like all corporations everywhere, they love their customers and only want the best for them!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:39 UTC
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Rouseabout: I could never be a real man if I used a crop sensor!

Apparently, it maketh him a Big Armed man!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 03:03 UTC
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Rouseabout: I could never be a real man if I used a crop sensor!

Yeah, but could you be a real man using a FF DSLR?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is what happens when you put marketing people together with legalized pot.

That combination is a bad thing, how?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
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KonstantinosK: But, but... Does it offer a cure for DSL-Arm lengthening? Will my arm get short back to normal after I switch to Olympus? If not, this all is a fraud.

I'm sorry but surgery will be required, the damage has been done. Using DSLRs isn't the simple mild addiction that say, cigarettes are. I'm sure this is more of a warning to future users rather than a "Fix" for those who have been contaminated.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 22:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I see it has a built in grip similar to that of the E-M10. Prospective users might want to consider they might need an optional external grip when using larger lenses. It seems a bit larger then the E-M10, so that might help a bit with balance.

In the Studio Comparison, compared it to my E-M10, since that is what I have, as well as the A6000 and the D5500, at a variety of ISO settings. In every location in the image and at all settings, I preferred the A6000 and the E-M10 versions to the X-T10, though the differences between the Fuji and the Oly were minimal. I suspect features would drive the decision between the Fuji and Oly rather than IQ.

However I preferred the XT10 to the D5500 most of the time. I was surprised at how little I liked the D5500 image overall. I thought I would like it best at least some of the time, and the E-m10 least some of the time, but that wasn't the case.

From what I've seen, so far, this seems to be a quality camera at an affordable price.

That's just it fevan, I don't think the difference in image quality is enough to use as anything but as a secondary decision point at best. I think features and other considerations will outweigh image quality for most people.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I see it has a built in grip similar to that of the E-M10. Prospective users might want to consider they might need an optional external grip when using larger lenses. It seems a bit larger then the E-M10, so that might help a bit with balance.

In the Studio Comparison, compared it to my E-M10, since that is what I have, as well as the A6000 and the D5500, at a variety of ISO settings. In every location in the image and at all settings, I preferred the A6000 and the E-M10 versions to the X-T10, though the differences between the Fuji and the Oly were minimal. I suspect features would drive the decision between the Fuji and Oly rather than IQ.

However I preferred the XT10 to the D5500 most of the time. I was surprised at how little I liked the D5500 image overall. I thought I would like it best at least some of the time, and the E-m10 least some of the time, but that wasn't the case.

From what I've seen, so far, this seems to be a quality camera at an affordable price.

Well, What *I* prefer isn't all that important though I don't mind saying what I prefer. Clearly the A6000, is tops when it comes to Image quality. But not so much better, I think, that its IQ outweighs the convenience in size and weight of the E-M10.

But if I could afford it, I'd own the A6000, the E-M10, and the XT10. I think they'd all be a lot of fun to use. But practical considerations remain, so I think the E-M10 is best for me.

As near as I can tell, there is no time when I would prefer the D5500 over the others. I don't see much there to interest me.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 14:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (366 comments in total)

I see it has a built in grip similar to that of the E-M10. Prospective users might want to consider they might need an optional external grip when using larger lenses. It seems a bit larger then the E-M10, so that might help a bit with balance.

In the Studio Comparison, compared it to my E-M10, since that is what I have, as well as the A6000 and the D5500, at a variety of ISO settings. In every location in the image and at all settings, I preferred the A6000 and the E-M10 versions to the X-T10, though the differences between the Fuji and the Oly were minimal. I suspect features would drive the decision between the Fuji and Oly rather than IQ.

However I preferred the XT10 to the D5500 most of the time. I was surprised at how little I liked the D5500 image overall. I thought I would like it best at least some of the time, and the E-m10 least some of the time, but that wasn't the case.

From what I've seen, so far, this seems to be a quality camera at an affordable price.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:44 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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Bernard Carns: Oh come on now!

Everybody knows' this is just Apple's latest "feature."

:-)

The next software publisher that has software that crashes whenever a specific raw format is used is at risk of being sued by Apple! I'm pretty sure they invented that.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
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maxnimo: Why do they call it a 1" sensor when not even the diagonal is even close to 1" in length?

Marketing considerations. You not only want your product to 'sound better' than other options, you want a nice catchy description that adequately describes the 'feel' of the product. Accuracy of the name and subsequent description has nothing to do with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
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Glen Barrington: Starting to smell like Kodak in here?

Well, Kodak's demise was a long slow slide into irrelevance. I don't think we can rule out the idea that Nikon is climbing that ladder . . .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:18 UTC

Starting to smell like Kodak in here?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 11:32 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies

Well THAT was a big pile of nothing, that makes me MORE concerned about Nikon's future, not less. It has been my experience that when I get that much meaningless doublespeak, somebody is hiding something.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
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bernardly: This wooden grip is fantastic. Now all we need is a leather holster to perfect carrying and deploying the camera. Hipsters are going to love it.

I'd like a 'derringer' type sleeve holster. It would be perfect for winter street photography.

We've all seen those things in old Western movies where the cowboy confronts the gambler for cheating and a derringer pistol leaps out of the gambler's sleeve and he gets the drop on the cowboy.

In the winter we could keep the camera and battery warm yet when we come upon a scene of nondescript people picking their nose on the street, a little movement is required by us and the camera pops out into your hand.

You get the photo in mid pick! How great would that be?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 21:07 UTC
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I always enjoyed my Yashica Mat 124 G and I still have it. One of the 'funnest' cameras I ever owned, but I find the 120 film is kind of a PITA to deal with. Maybe some sort of instant film will put a twist on that experience.

It might well be a 'toy', but so what? It could be a fun camera to use. And who knows, maybe some serious photographers will take it up like the Holga. If so, we might see the extra value in such a toy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 18:43 UTC

Appears to be Canikon only. So the update isn't THAT major!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 01:22 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro opens an interactive studio in Tokyo article (45 comments in total)

I have no interest in the Lytro camera. I can't imagine going to such a place. I've also never been in an Apple store, and they are MUCH easier to find.

I did once go into a Sony store, but it was in one of those giant multi-store discount mall located in tourist areas, and I simply could NOT follow my wife into yet another one of those shops where they sell overpriced kitchen ware. The Sony store seemed a much less awful choice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 7th comment

I guess this is an interesting insight to Canon's thinking regarding the future.

And maybe it was the translation from Japanese to English. But I came away with the feeling of a smug self satisfaction on the part of Mr Maeda (and of Canon) that things really aren't changing all that much in the photo industry. Not now, and not in the future. Canon likes the status quo and sees no reason to aggressively meet the future.

Personally, I don't think this is a survivor's attitude.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 13:20 UTC as 35th comment
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