A Girard

A Girard

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


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Wow, and here I thought the exhaustive process of punching in a four digit code was being brought down to three. Will this new recognition software need an update each time a Hollywood actor gets a facelift?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 19:52 UTC as 80th comment
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Stephen McDonald: A bit disappointing. Going by the title, I thought those in the boat were going to get swamped by the wave.

I was hoping to see a grizzly bear running at someone during a selfie.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 18:37 UTC

They should make a Leica version and charge three times more.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 5th comment

I want one shaped like a unicorn, but a female unicorn because they're smaller and take less space.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 6th comment
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A Girard: And in the summary where you usually see Conclusion/Samples, yet all you see is Conclusion. Reviewer have a few pints in the pub before he published this review?

In your review drop down menu, no reference as to where the samples are. At one point the samples were listed as their own selection or along with Conclusion.
I gotta ask, your site is highly regarded and I've been a fan for many years. However, the samples just seem to make decent cameras look bad. Is this site under some sort of restrictions as to how they showcase their results?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 03:01 UTC

And in the summary where you usually see Conclusion/Samples, yet all you see is Conclusion. Reviewer have a few pints in the pub before he published this review?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 02:07 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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theSUBVERSIVE: Do the people that buy the FZ1000/2000 really want the extra reach?

I really like the FZ2500 and it's a nice B-cam for a Panasonic video combo but I would had preferred something more in line with what the RX10 had before with a constant f/2.8 and less reach but I've seen a lot of people knocking on that RX10 for having less reach, so maybe it's just me.

The lens not moving back and forth is pretty nice for balancing in a gimbal but in this case, although the RX10 III costs considerably more, it still has more reach and brighter lens.

The built-in ND is awesome to have, even more for video when you want to keep the shutter speed at 180 degrees shutter angle. It's not quite what I wanted but it's still pretty good for what it is.


Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)

Would be nice if I didn't have to bypass drones and phones to actually get to get to real photography equipment "gear". Fortunately I didn't have to bypass the Samsung fridge in the mix.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 02:45 UTC as 14th comment
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A Girard: Makes me wanna go buy a Pinto.

I had a red Mercury Bobcat!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:35 UTC

Makes me wanna go buy a Pinto.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:03 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies

Maybe the article should also add "Questions wedding photographers should ask the Bride and Groom".
- who will ensure family members and their cell phones don't stand next to me and distract everyone every time I take a shot?
- If you call off the wedding at the last minute, can I have a doggy bag and some cake?
- Since there's over a 50% chance your marriage will not last, I call dibs on the divorce photos and oh yeah, here's my cousin's business card, he's a private investigator, tell him I sent you.
- Can you open your Instagram account and point out which ones at the wedding will be drunk and obnoxious?.
- During your boring speeches it's likely I'll be catching people in the background dong selfies, sleeping or checking their emails. You do know there's an extra fee to Photoshop them to make them look like they actually care?
- I just want to make sure you understand you don't get a discount even though I am the photographer for your third marriage?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 84th comment
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John Spurs: A friend of mine who is a wedding photographer showed me a shot he had taken recently of a bridegroom and best man standing next to a Ferrari outside a cathedral. The car had been hired for just half an hour and the wedding took place at a little church a few miles away.

I can photoshop a Bengal Tiger next to the couple for a six pack.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 11:56 UTC

Newsflash...Brides magazine says to only choose wedding photographers that edit their photos in Picmonkey.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 85th comment
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eilivk: More modern-looking than the Olympus cameras of today.


Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 03:03 UTC
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Marksphoto: nice excuses, no SD card, no Sale!

Lol really? I've been using my Ebay SD card reader a la Ebay that cost me 7 dollars for two years.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 01:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (672 comments in total)

"prehistoric" Auto ISO. Id' really like to see someone elaborate as to why Panasonic can't get this one sorted out...just bizarre considering a Min. Shutter Speed option used to exist years ago in their cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 00:44 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)

Everyone who's walked in a photography store and have told the sales rep "I'm looking for a camera that takes nice pictures?" have finally found salvation.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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mb shaffer: I calculate a 12.5% improvement in resolution...not 25%. That is, resolution (detail) is a linear metric and is not based on megapixels (area). Shame on Olympus for converting this term from a common and standard metric of sampling into a marketing ploy...

All of you just reminded me I have to catch up on my Big Bang Theory episodes.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:18 UTC
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A Girard: Let the arguments begin!

I'm just saying it's a matter of time before someone flips their noodle because their precious model wasn't in the mix. Never anything about the choices, just that some people take these awards like their kid didn't get picked for the football team.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 00:06 UTC

Let the arguments begin!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 15:47 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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