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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Don't know why the sound effects are referred to as being silly. They're actually perfect for this video.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 21st comment

How do these tripods "gitzo" expensive?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 13:54 UTC as 23rd comment
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)
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A Girard: Oh look! The overheating issue that some said never existed is actually being addressed? Say it isn't so.

True, but the people saying there weren't any issues at all didn't know that, they just denied what they didn't know in the first place.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)

Oh look! The overheating issue that some said never existed is actually being addressed? Say it isn't so.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 15:29 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies

Interesting pictures. A bit heavy on the fill flash at times but interesting people captured who despite your political beliefs, have every right to feel the way they do. The political process definitely needed a shakeup and the minority has spoken. I still believe this President is unstable at times and if I were an American would have major issues after he appointed his family members in the White House. America is divided, plain and simple.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 8th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)

Hmm. Seems for a camera that boasts such a long telephoto reach I would've hoped to see more than a trickle of the samples we see here at the long end. I doubt a bunch of wide angle 8mmish shots are what people considering the camera were hoping to see?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 13:58 UTC as 23rd comment
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Steve Balcombe: I hate it when people complain that something is not interesting, not news, and not worthy of our valuable time which must not be wasted with trivia. No, I don't like it and I don't want to be that guy.

So. Bloke get old lens for next to nothing at a flea market, uses adapter to fit it to digital body, takes crap photos because the lens is of course worthless. Good stuff dpreview, we need more groundbreaking features like this.

At least it's better than a story on another "innovative" camera bag.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 13:38 UTC

Maybe this will inspire HP to get back into the camera game.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 33rd comment

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 6th 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 7th 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 54th 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.

No.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 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".
Ahem...
- 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
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