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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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 75th 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 109th 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 34th comment
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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inorogNL: lol on the pentax comment in pic 8 :)

I realize it was a joke, but I'd love to see a Pentax m43s. I think they'd bring an interesting perspective to the mix.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)
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tom1234567: I will stick to Samyang for value

A comparison article would be an interesting read!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
On Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens article (148 comments in total)

I have no interest in their value as video lenses. But I don't really mind manual everything, for still photos. The E-M10 makes manual pretty easy to live with.

Looking back, Kowa products have always been rather high priced, considering in the USA at least, they have to remind people who they are every time they release new products! But I don't recall many (any, actually) bad Kowa products.

I hope some reviews of these lenses get published quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:51 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Glen Barrington: I wish this company and this camera well. But is this REALLY gonna sell in numbers large enough to last more than a year and get a few collectors excited?

It might function well enough to spur other manufacturers to explore this quasi-rangefinder focusing mechanism, (I'd love to see something like this in m43s, it could revitalize the moribund Pen line, for example); but I would be very surprised if this particular camera was in any way successful.

@JD Thomas - No, there is nothing wrong with it! In this case, the whole company, patents, and any product designs is the REAL product. I'm just saying to people not to get too excited about this 'camera', the chances of it coming to market is low while the chances of the technology getting bought by some third party is high. And what happens then, is anyone's guess.

As a conservative, you have my blessing to make as much money as you can. There is no such thing as an "obscene profit".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I wish this company and this camera well. But is this REALLY gonna sell in numbers large enough to last more than a year and get a few collectors excited?

It might function well enough to spur other manufacturers to explore this quasi-rangefinder focusing mechanism, (I'd love to see something like this in m43s, it could revitalize the moribund Pen line, for example); but I would be very surprised if this particular camera was in any way successful.

Let me rephrase the question then. Will it sell in numbers large enough to actually turn a profit of any sort? I personally doubt it.

I suspect the "product" is being developed to create enough interest in the technology so that the whole thing, company and all can be sold to someone with deeper pockets.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 09:18 UTC

I wish this company and this camera well. But is this REALLY gonna sell in numbers large enough to last more than a year and get a few collectors excited?

It might function well enough to spur other manufacturers to explore this quasi-rangefinder focusing mechanism, (I'd love to see something like this in m43s, it could revitalize the moribund Pen line, for example); but I would be very surprised if this particular camera was in any way successful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 03:07 UTC as 83rd comment | 11 replies

The size puts me off. It's fine for others, but not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 10:45 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Glen Barrington: I wonder how this differs from Photo Plus?

I don't think you've ever used PhotoPlus!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
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falconeyes: I gave the beta a try.
I actually recommend all PS users to do the same.

This Affinity Photo actually is a clone attempt of Photoshop. It does lack a few features (3D, movie editing from the Extended version, I am not sure about scripts). But it comes close, with PS plugin support (however, I didn't have much luck yet with my plugins), layer effects, loadable brushes. It even has a content aware fill.

And the user interface looks very PS like, including shortcuts.

My impression is very good. Assuming the plugin problems were just mine or will be fixed, I guess photographers would need very little beyond this a a raw converter. Perfect companion to LR. Much more than Adobe's CC photo subscription.

Well Serif's Windows product, Serif Photo Plus is also a Photoshop workalike, but it, and I assume, Affinity, are not clones in the literal sense, YOu will likely find menus slightly changed, terms used a bit differently. That sort of thing. Just enough to avoid a lawsuit.

Certainly, a PhotoPlus user can use Photoshop tutorials, apply a little thought to the situation and learn to use Photo Plus. I expect no less from Affinity.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 22:40 UTC

I wonder how this differs from Photo Plus?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 22:32 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Glen Barrington: Well it certainly makes the whole concept more usable overall, and that's a good thing! If they can get it to 1/125th or 1/250th of a second, that would make it even better!

I suspect this will be one of those technologies that will take years for the camera buying public to come to appreciate. But getting the speed up and making the tech tiny enough to cram into a phone camera would hasten that day!

The future of the 'serious enthusiasts' camera is inextricably linked to the personal communications technology as defined by the smartphone. (note: I am NOT saying we will all be using phone cameras! Don't go there!)

Marty, what I think will happen is that the smartphone will eventually be come to be seen as fully functional part of a manufacturer's Photographic system, and not just as a cheap 'good enough' camera either. The simple iphone and android apps we currently see from the likes of Olympus, Nikon, and the remaining companies are only the beginning, I think.

Some manufacturers will produce their own smartphones (Samsung, for ex.), others may choose to seek partnerships with existing smartphone manufacturers, online storage vendors, and maybe even 3rd party software publishers.

What about multishot high resolution photos where some of the processing power is shared by a Motorola smartphone, or maybe the smartphone acts as a conduit where the images are taken by the camera, sent to the phone which uploads them to a computer run by, say, ACDSee or Adobe, who merges them and either sends them merged photo Back to the phone or to an online storage site? Blue sky, I know, But . . .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
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