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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On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (82 comments in total)

I own the S5, I guess it's a good thing that the camera is better than many other phones.

But I'm a photographer, and I've put the S5 through its paces as a camera. Let's just say it isn't likely to replace my Oly OMD E-M10 any time soon. It is NOT a serious photo tool.

It IS however, a really good phone and PDA, and as a photographer, I think that is a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 20:00 UTC as 13th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Everyone has different preferences. The real question is... who is this camera designed for?

This camera is confusing.

It is bigger than it needs to be. So it isn't the best design for a compact carry camera. It is more expensive than some semi-pro DSLRs are, so it isn't a good value. Is this camera worth more than an E-M5 or an X-E2 or a NEX-6? Because it sure costs more.

It uses a cell phone memory card, for some reason that no one can seem to understand. Perhaps they just wanted it to be different?

Having a separate and "optional EVF" might seem like a good idea on paper, but in reality it just creates the need to carry something else around. Something that could be lost, dropped or misplaced. This might be why Olympus has been more successful with their OMD line than their Pen line.

To me, it looks like this camera only makes sense for a Nikon fan who wants a "companion camera" for his Nikon DSLR, and cannot tolerate any other brand name sitting in his camera bag.

I agree with you, Marty. I don't doubt it is probably a pretty good camera, overall, but I simply don't see the target demographics that this camera was designed for.

When I ask myself which of my "hot buttons" this camera presses, the only response I can come up with is "size and weight". Is that going to be enough to tip the scales when I can get an E-M10 for $800 USD? I don't think so.

I suspect it's too bulky for a purse/glove box camera, and WAY too expensive for the purse/Glove box as well. To me, while it may measure out as smaller than m43s cameras, is the practical difference enough to make a difference? It doesn't sound like it.

Do I believe the IQ will be as high as m43s? Well, I'm willing to be convinced, but at this point, I kind of doubt it.

I'm willing to change my mind, I finally did so with m43s after several years, but at this point, my money stays in my wallet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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Klarno: Attractive camera, good for the system. Don't like the different flash pinout. Interested to see the performance of the lenses. This camera doesn't really have a place in my bag when it's outclassed in functionality by my $200 E-PM2 though.

To be honest, I don't think this camera is aimed at you. But rather those non-enthusiast people looking for a "Nice" camera. These are the people Olympus has had difficulty serving with 4/3 and m43s.

If JK imaging can do it, I say more power to them!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)

To those who believe this is aimed solely at the "Asian" Market. I suspect it is difficult for outsiders to understand the appeal of the name "Kodak" in North America among people who aren't Professionals or even 'enthusiasts', but who still want a "nice" camera. (Nice defined by THEIR standards, not yours).

I also suspect this brand will find its way to the North American market as quickly as possible and it is to the benefit of Olympus and Panasonic. with the Kodak m43s brand established globally, that takes the pressure off Olympasonic to go to the expense of developing, producing, and marketing the low end introductory cameras that they find difficult to make a profit with. This will allow them to concentrate their resources on the more profitable enthusiast and professional cameras.

If Olympasonic is smart, they will bend over backwards to help JK Imaging to establish this brand in as many places as possible.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies

I wish they would show it next to an m43s camera so we can get a sense of scale.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 32nd comment

I don't care, it's too much trouble to switch from what I've got.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 89th comment
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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joe6pack: Before I install it, can someone tell me more about this software?

How big is the installation? I don't have Lr or PS.

Are there services running in the background even if I don't run the software? e.g. DRM, Update, etc

Review on Amazon isn't so exciting. I understand this is FREE but there are a lot of harm a bad software is capable of doing.

Don't download it don't use it. It's just too dangerous

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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itchhh: What's the catch?

There is one catch, at some point they will come to their senses. Say, when Perfect Effects 9 or 10 comes out and/or when Windows 9 comes out. Then we will all have to upgrade to the latest version for money because PE8 won't run on Win 9 and then they all retire on the proceeds from that instant financial windfall. Sneaky, aren't they?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 01:34 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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photosen: Pity, I don't have 8G of RAM either...

An upgrade to 8 Gig of ram would cost, what? $99 or so? Think of it as a special deal! An upgrade of ram with free software for $99

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 00:02 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: it will run with Photoshop Elements 12?

It's FREE! Download it and find out!

It runs as a standalone application as well, so you can save to tiff and access it that way or use it as an external editor for Lightroom or ACDSee Pro 7.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)

I got this for free in the last promotion. It is probably the BEST freebie I have ever encountered. It offers REAL value; and it isn't just some outdated, elderly software that has been recompiled to run on a modern system.

You might not know it yet, but you WANT this software!

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 22:00 UTC as 50th comment
On 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift article (48 comments in total)
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Konstantin Mineev: Unbelievable video work. No matter what the author used he is a genius.

The word "Genius" is a bit strong, I think. "Clever" is more like it in my mind. I'd rather save the word 'genius' for guys like you and me. You know, the truly deserving . . .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 19:42 UTC
On 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift article (48 comments in total)

I think this technique will have much more commercial and pop cultural influence than it will have artistic influence. Not that these films are 'bad' by any means, but I do think people in the arts will get tired of the effect pretty quickly once the really GOOD subjects are used up.

After that, we will continue to see this effect used in FedEx and investment Banking commercials on TV; and in 3 years, you won't see it used much at all.

That being said, it was a fun video to watch.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 4th comment
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 comments in total)

How does that work with raw? Isn't it just a way to create presets that would be applied at load time? Over time, don't we all pretty much create presets that are applied at load time? I'm not saying this is a useless product category, not at all, but I am saying this seems to be a ways to automate and produce more quickly, what we already are doing. I don't see how it can be anything else!

If someone knows how this differs, I'm willing to listen. . .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 17:32 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: No Viewfinder, No thanks. I can get the Olympus OMD E-M10 for that much money, and it comes with a viewfinder.

This illustrates the point I've been making for the last week or so. The future does NOT belong to Canon. Canon/Kodak sameo-sameo.

You might be interested in this article I wrote on this very subject.

http://glenbarrington.blogspot.com/2014/04/hey-canon-you-might-not-be-future-of.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: No Viewfinder, No thanks. I can get the Olympus OMD E-M10 for that much money, and it comes with a viewfinder.

This illustrates the point I've been making for the last week or so. The future does NOT belong to Canon. Canon/Kodak sameo-sameo.

If they don't smarten up they're gonna have a similar future . . .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 01:14 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

No Viewfinder, No thanks. I can get the Olympus OMD E-M10 for that much money, and it comes with a viewfinder.

This illustrates the point I've been making for the last week or so. The future does NOT belong to Canon. Canon/Kodak sameo-sameo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 20:51 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (318 comments in total)
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mr.izo: very nice colour rendition ang good detail definition in jpeg mode. nice work, olympus, wish canon could handle colours like that..

Colors in jpg images are the things people talk about when they have run out other things to say. It is SO subjective, that it really has no place in a dialog open to the world.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (132 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: I need to lease Office 365 for work. That's expensive enough (but pretty damned good actually), so bye bye to LR and CC and my hobby. What a shame.

You are giving up your hobby just because Adobe has gone commando? Sorry man, but that's nuts. There are WAY too many quality alternatives to the Adobe products to make giving up photography possible.

Well, on second thought, if your hobby is BUYING Adobe products, I guess you are finished.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (132 comments in total)

NO thanks . . .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 28th comment
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