Jim Evidon

Jim Evidon

Lives in United States Palm Desert, CA, United States
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Joined on Jun 2, 2005

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On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: There is no need for an in-depth review of a 360 degree camera. It performs one function. Any other information would concern ease of use and quality of build. That should take no more than a paragraph. After I have every other camera goody I need or want, I would consider this for the one or two times I would use it before adding it to my collection of other fad items I foolishly bought.

creaDVty,
I thought my comment was self evident. None, never and not at all. As I said:
"..After I have every other camera goody I need or want, I would consider this for the one or two times I would use it before adding it to my collection of other fad items I foolishly bought...."

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

In 1947 a new Kodak Monitor. A 620 medium format folding camera with auto shutter cocking, a Supermatic shutter that went all the way to 1/400 sec. ( wow) and a f 4.5 Anastigmatic coated lens ( Oh boy!). I kept that clunker until 1961 when I bought a used Leica IIIF with a 2.0 Summitar collapsing lens and I never looked back. I guess my age is showing.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 06:56 UTC as 236th comment

As with other Panasonic/Leica products, the Leica branded camera's quality inspection is of a higher order and the software/firmware is different. That being said, the Panasonic labelled cousin is an excellent camera and while the cameras technically are not identical, I'm sure the images from either will satisfy the owner.
I have owned a really excellent Panasonic MFT in the past but currently prefer the Olympus Pen F as my MFT camera. As for Leica, I own both the M9P and the amazing little Leica T; neither having anything to do with Panasonic and both are long-term keepers. When and if either is replaced it will be with another German made red dot camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 36th comment
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Jim Evidon: Swedish common sense. True, that it will affect journalists covering a story of public interest, but in some cases, journalism does cross the line in an act of snooping; a.k.a.,
invasion of privacy in researching a story. The Swedish decision errs on the side of a right of privacy; something that needs legal protection especially in these times.

Melchiorum,
You said:
".....stupid laws won't change that......"
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The same may be said of highway speeders, classroom cheats, and home invasion robberies. All laws are made for the law-abiding. It is the basic foundation of a civilized and well-ordered society. Sweden is attempting to protect a basic right of privacy; something else that we and the Swedes should have in common. Would that we in the U.S. would be as vigilant as the Swedes.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)

There is no need for an in-depth review of a 360 degree camera. It performs one function. Any other information would concern ease of use and quality of build. That should take no more than a paragraph. After I have every other camera goody I need or want, I would consider this for the one or two times I would use it before adding it to my collection of other fad items I foolishly bought.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (711 comments in total)

It's a 4/3 knock off of the Leica T. If the screen interface is as user friendly as the T and
is made and finished well, it may be a success. But will it accommodate a clip-on EVF?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 06:01 UTC as 106th comment

Swedish common sense. True, that it will affect journalists covering a story of public interest, but in some cases, journalism does cross the line in an act of snooping; a.k.a.,
invasion of privacy in researching a story. The Swedish decision errs on the side of a right of privacy; something that needs legal protection especially in these times.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 18:40 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

To jadot *Slinging, more like.
My 'sling' is not directed at advanced technology per se. As a matter of fact, I am an insatiable technology fan and always have been, given my early adult years in aerospace engineering and design. The 'sling' is directed primarily at useless self absorbing gadgets such as 3D imagery with Dolby surround sound in what is after-all a telephone, or more properly a cell phone. And in this case it is a marketing tool to capture 'the must have the latest thing' customer and serves no practical use except to temporarily entertain the user until he or she gets bored and moves on to the next toy. 3D imagery itself is not to be denigrated and is advancing as we speak in the field of big screen and eventually TV entertainment. The current technology remains crude and eye-straining but eventually a breakthrough or two will get us there.

And my 'slumming' remark was admittedly snarky.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

Eric Hensel,

Slumming.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

To Ethan P99,
Good luck to them. If moving technology got its 'hands' around global climate change, food and water shortages and energy crisis worldwide, I'd be more impressed by that. Some new 'virtual' reality plaything does little to contribute to our civilization. But I suppose it's a cute but useless diversion rather than facing 'real' reality.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 22:49 UTC
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)

More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 5th comment | 9 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: According to the EXIF data for the space needle pictures, the Sony and Panasonic pictures were not taken on the same day, they were taken a week apart. (2016:05:11 15:12:36 versus 2016:05:18 16:10:41.041)

Given the level of pixel peeping going on here is it possible we are looking at differences in atmospherics/air pollution versus differences in cameras?

Frankly, I don't pixel peep. If the overall image can't stand on its own, scrap it.
I was just commenting on the so-called "destroys the competition" headline of the review. I guess my sarcasm was too subtle to be noticed. And if you pixel peep, yes there is an improvement over its predecessor. But IMO, its really so marginal that its not worthy of comment, let alone extolling it like it is the second coming.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
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Jim Evidon: What a great feature. I have been resorting to duplicate layers and moving the areas adjacent to the edge of the photo out to cover the white areas for some time now. The results were not always perfect and took further fiddling to make the move look right and the overlap blended. This is a welcome change by Adobe, for a change. Some of their 'improvements' have been rather silly in the past. This one is really useful and I look forward to its incorporation.

Nobby 2016,
What are you doing wrong? I use content aware and like the feature. Content aware is an excellent tool, but as it stands it does require followup work to blend in the "seams". Possible, the new tool will do a better job of blending. There is no point in being critical until it is released, right?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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dmanthree: What's the point of spending all that cash for a Leica and then *not* using Leica lenses? Why not just get a Canon?

Because the SL mount inventory of lenses is still quite limited on this new lens mount. Leica SL owners may want to use high quality lenses not yet available from Leica. I own a Leica T (same lens mount as the SL) and I just sent an inquiry to Novoflex to see if it is fully functional on the T. If so, it will be a welcome bridge product.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
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Jim Evidon: What a great feature. I have been resorting to duplicate layers and moving the areas adjacent to the edge of the photo out to cover the white areas for some time now. The results were not always perfect and took further fiddling to make the move look right and the overlap blended. This is a welcome change by Adobe, for a change. Some of their 'improvements' have been rather silly in the past. This one is really useful and I look forward to its incorporation.

Frank and Kodachrome 200,
The new tool allows you to do it in one step. But Frank is correct and his method works. But it is necessary to go over the overlap seams with a clone stamp or do a layer and move adjacent patches to blend in over the seam. It works well, but hopefully the new tool will fill without seams that need to be repaired.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
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Glen Barrington: This might be useful for Photoshop Elements users, and eventually Corel PSP X6, but for users of the big dog? I have a hard time people who care about the integrity of their photos would find a lot of use for this.

Glen Barrington said:
"...I have a hard time (sic.) (believing) (?) people who care about the integrity of their photos would find a lot of use for this...."
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Glen,
How do you identify integrity? All great images have been the product of post processing with the possible exception of the legendary street shooters like Cartier-Bresson and Wegee. In order to save an otherwise fine image, there is nothing wrong with a feature like this, unless you want to return to the scene and reshoot it. That , for most photographers, is impractical and sometimes impossible.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:43 UTC

What a great feature. I have been resorting to duplicate layers and moving the areas adjacent to the edge of the photo out to cover the white areas for some time now. The results were not always perfect and took further fiddling to make the move look right and the overlap blended. This is a welcome change by Adobe, for a change. Some of their 'improvements' have been rather silly in the past. This one is really useful and I look forward to its incorporation.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:35 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: I don't own any Panasonic or Canon camera. I do have a Sony one. I found the title very biased, irresponsible, and also suggesting some immature school kid type of language.

DPReview has shown Sony bias in their product reviews for some time now. To be fair, Sony is at the cutting edge of digital photography and they do make fine products as long as you overlook their very average lenses. But I do agree that the language DPReview uses on this review is overly sophomoric and could have done with some adjectival restraint.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: According to the EXIF data for the space needle pictures, the Sony and Panasonic pictures were not taken on the same day, they were taken a week apart. (2016:05:11 15:12:36 versus 2016:05:18 16:10:41.041)

Given the level of pixel peeping going on here is it possible we are looking at differences in atmospherics/air pollution versus differences in cameras?

Why shouldn't the readers pixel peep. DP Review does it all the time as do some other review sights.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:16 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (267 comments in total)

DPReview like all sites has it prejudices. Consumer Reports is a good example. Some brands will never make it in it's estimation.
For DP Review, it is apparent that Sony rules and some other brands appear to be consistently less favored. It's possible that the connection with Amazon and it's sales objectives play a part, but without evidence, I won't go near that one.

The reader must take all reviews with a grain of salt and take whatever objective information is available while attempting to filter out conclusions that seem slanted. In the end, it is our decision and our money.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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