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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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

Not a fan of the light version. I think some as photographers like a clear separation of borders & images. The white is a bit too distracting (for me anyways).
Please keep the choice open. If not, forum members will have to have a vote as to whether we want to separate from your website...zing!! Brexit reference.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 131st comment
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A Girard: Study says you can enjoy an experience, study says dogs don't like to get hugged, study this, study that. I think I need to do a photo session of someone doing a study so I can see how much fun they're having.

Of course you don't. It's just when you scrutinize the information and consider the source of the study, it's often frivolous, bias or a waste of time. And of course you don't know until you read it and it's too late.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 20:27 UTC

Study says you can enjoy an experience, study says dogs don't like to get hugged, study this, study that. I think I need to do a photo session of someone doing a study so I can see how much fun they're having.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On article Accessory Review: Tenba Cooper Messenger bag (81 comments in total)

Too heavy, too light, too big, too small, too expensive, too dark, too colorful, velcro too loud, not enough pouches yada yada yada. OMG let's not forget the zippers!!
It's 2016 and there's a million variations on the market of these "new" bags which seem like variations of the same ol' same ol' year after year. Yawn.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (892 comments in total)
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shutterpete: I am thinking of shooting no nonsense budget wedding photographs for clients on a tight budget. Would this FZ1000 be suitable for the job. I have people asking me to shoot their weddings for less than £1K.

I used to shoot weddings in the 80's and am happy shooting under stressful situations!!

I did this a couple of years ago with the FZ1000. It's a very capable camera.


Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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exdeejjjaaaa: where is that Canada ? is that a country ?

It's that place where you can go to a movie or a public school for that matter and no one is mowing down people with a semi-automatic weapon.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 15:56 UTC

Who thought quality products could actually attract a following.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Richard Franiec: Was the second paragraph of the news necessary? Maybe "off topic" forum would be a better place to post it?

Non partisanship is not what you'd expect from forum members, who's partisanship starts with their beloved camera brands.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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gskolenda: MY God Panasonic!! This is a Killer camera, But Why, did you not include a Headphone Jack?? Especially that you provided a Microphone Jack!! If I plug in a external Mic, I want to hear the level that it's recording!!! This makes No Sense!

This is a deal breaker for me! The Sony RX-10 II is still on my radar. Yeah, I know the lens is longer on the FZ300, But I use a camera for mostly video.

I can't believe it!

I've shot many events with the FZ1000 and the visually present adjustable camera levels along with the effective limiter function preventing audio peaking in the camera doesn't concern me at all. I don't need this camera, but outside of mic malfunction or a dying battery in your mic, I wouldn't be concerned.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 00:21 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot HX90V Real-world Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Must be nice for the dog to have that contraption around the face and a heavy spring weighing it down. Ever hear of a dog collar?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC00099-ISO80-8.5 mm- in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Must be nice for the dog to have that contraption around the face and a heavy spring weighing it down. Ever hear of a dog collar?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (497 comments in total)

Is there a reason why Auto ISO in the latest Panasonic cameras hmmm.suck?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:22 UTC as 144th comment | 6 replies

I own it - 0
I want it - 56
Had to sell my car/get a second job/sell my stocks to buy it - 954
I had it - 900

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 14th comment

Memo to alien spaceship hovering in our skies studying our planet "please, no really, humans are usually not this stupid."

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 20:26 UTC as 13th comment

Perhaps there needs to be a standard definition between altering a photo vs enhancing one.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 01:42 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article All-in-one: ONA Capri bag review (169 comments in total)
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nunatak: it's time for this discussion — how many north american males are comfortable with the idea of wearing a man purse? especially one made from dead cow that looks like a woman's fashion accessory?

as an alternative, would the editors be open to reviewing a thrifty, but low theft target insulated tote in place of this market research piece being proposed? it's amazing what functional aesthetics can be found for just under $50. JMO.

Too much analysis on camera bags in general for my taste. I see on forums "suggestions for an LX7 bag, suggestions for a D90 blah blah blah". I've had a big one and a small one, and depending where I'm going and what I'm carrying, I actually manage. And when the bag doesn't quite fit, I add or remove plastic grocery bags I have inside of the pockets for a tighter fit.
BTW, anyone know what's the best case for an LX100? It has to be able to hold lip gloss, a pair of shoes and an Ipad. thanks, signed...a woman.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1000 comments in total)
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Paul Rumohr: So awesome Richard Butler. 85% Gold award to a camera with pretty good corners.

You are a credit to Amazon who owns you and wants to sell these cameras.

"And again, at "75mm equivalent", wide open in the center, sharpness isn't as good as usual. But "the corners are pretty good", and the center seems pretty good at "real-world distances", so there's still not too much to worry about."

I've never been a fan of samples on most review sites which typically don't do camera image image quality justice. If all I had were the review samples I wouldn't have purchased the camera. But I know better and you probably know as well that you can google amazing samples from other photographers that showcase what the camera can do. Give Flickr a try.
Having said that, if you're so hung up on bashing this site's reviewer, start a review site of your own and we'll all be looking to you for your "expert advice". Before you do however I'd suggest you fix the link on your website as it doesn't work...too much complaining not enough time managing your site?
I hope you're a man of your word, since in another post you said you've had it with DPReview which to me implies you're leaving. So if you truly are someone who's words are to be believed, you have no choice but never return to DPR. Shame.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
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