Gregm61

Lives in United States Dallas, United States
Works as a Banking/Finance
Has a website at gmchappell.smugmug.com
Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (560 comments in total)

An updated LX100 with a 20 or 24MP sensor is what they need to be coming out with.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 12:39 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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snapshtr: I'm a Lightroom user, but this is sill bad news. Now Adobe will become more and more like a monopoly.

Being a dual user myself between Photoshop and DXO Photo Lab, I really like Photo Lab's distortion corrections, PRIME noise filtering is second to none, and their first stab at localized edits is actually pretty good, but still a good ways behind what is possible with the tools in Adobe camera raw. Hopefully DXO Photo Lab will be around to go through additional updates/improvements, but no doubt I'll continue to hedge my bets on that with the Adobe subscription.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
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WesPerry: I was always afraid of this. Their overall business model never made a lot of sense to me.

Absolutely, huge. It has always been a wait for new cameras to come online with DXO. In some ways a good thing as I was never in a real big hurry to jump on the next new model, knowing what the wait was probably going to be, before DXO support was coming.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 19:11 UTC
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WesPerry: I was always afraid of this. Their overall business model never made a lot of sense to me.

The software makes perfect sense. The hardware-end of it (DXO One) is where they probably overstretched. That and possibly the purchase of Nik. Their first stab at localize edits with the control-point technology is pretty darn good, but still a ways behind the excellent tools/workflow available in Adobe Camera raw.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 15:51 UTC
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bikinchris: No built in teleconverter?

Watch the last couple of minutes of the video, LOL...You'll see...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 02:32 UTC
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Veselin Gramatikov: Yeah 300/4 is nothing that 600f/8 equivalent. So nothing impressive here.
So far Full Frame ILC market is still opened for new companies. Now only Sony made Full Frame cameras there. Smaller sensors face much more competition.
Now is the time to entering Full Frame ILC bussines. They will star in onle line with Nikon and Canon and this is opportunity for every company. So far this will be marked shaking move for every company who decides to enter Full Frame ILC market today. Sony is far ahead now. Time for some competition. Market is changing...those who false to adapt will go down.

You guys just need to unzip your pants, see who's is bigger and be done with it....

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 13:36 UTC
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Wye Photography: Some of those Russian copies are pretty good/bad

Definitely the weirdest-looking non-Leica release collar I have ever seen.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 16:07 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)
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Gregm61: Should continue to take excellent images of my parking spot at the airport so I don't forget where I left the car.

As for the pictures I take while on the trip itself, I'll continue to use my real camera, thank you...

Nope, never. Haven’t yet after several years.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 09:57 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (380 comments in total)

Should continue to take excellent images of my parking spot at the airport so I don't forget where I left the car.

As for the pictures I take while on the trip itself, I'll continue to use my real camera, thank you...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 15:37 UTC as 102nd comment | 4 replies
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IamJF: Why 75mm?

Gotta be copying their M system lens line, the 75mm f2 Summicron APO.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 01:48 UTC
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John McMillin: What's the practical use for this much resolution? Photo-surveillance?

It all may come back to bite the camera makers in the butt. Once users see how enlargeable their files are, with no visible loss of detail, they may realize that they need only one or two well-chosen prime lenses, plus "digital zoom," for most non-specialist subjects.

Also, for that much of a financial layout, some interested in purchasing current models may just hold off, killing sales of those units, which won't help anyone.

I would imagine many in the know at those firms would like this kind of "news" to NOT be out there on the front page for all to see, as informed as some thing we should be.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
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steelhead3: Why isn't the Pentax mentioned in this article...death by omission?

Re-read. They are both mentioned...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 16:50 UTC

Great, I can now take even better images of the parking section sign at the airport so I don't forget where I parked on a business trip, LOL...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 109th comment
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cosinaphile: my daughter who thinks my dislike of apple verges on insanity [ who am I to argue ?] has asked me for a certain birthday present.....

she wants the iphone6s plus in silver[ or rose gold ] 2nd choice ] 128gb.... she currently has the 6s ... when i asked "what about the 8 she said no there's no headphone jack ... "even though i use beats" i said you still want that jack huh?
she said "yeah " smiling ... I asked if she wanted the x she said "no "... di you know they took away the home button? " she said ....i said i did ... She added even though it can charge with a charge pad .... but that makes it like android [ a big no- no for her ] and made "a face"

so she will be getting a nice Verizon ready 6s plus 128gb in silver [or rose gold]

so as much as I despise apple... they are getting 649 of my hard earned bucks plus tax from me shortly

sigh!

The day I have to replace my iPhone 6 Plus is the day I buy my first Android device for the exact same reason. I have some very nice, (what were) very expensive ear phones and I refuse to have to buy something else to use on whatever is the next device.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 02:30 UTC

Why not just make some good, REAL lenses someone can use today? Or, the ones they do make consistently better than they are now?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 02:24 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (158 comments in total)

I actually like removing the baseplate to get at the battery and card. What used to be one of the most common/standard negatives on almost any digital camera review on this site? You could almost leave it in a blank review summary window and fill in around it with any model.... poor quality battery and/or card doors. There's nothing more solid than what Leica does with the M8 and subsequent models in putting them both where they are.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 35th comment
On article FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones (105 comments in total)

Just what we need. A way to convert high quality 35mm film images into cheap quality iPhone pics. Last place this should be pushed is DPReview. I'd expect to see this in a cheap product magazine in the back of the airplane seat in front of me.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 21:17 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

But just think how much better this would have been had they used 6 Sony A9 cameras, LOL...

There, it had to be said. You know they were thinking it.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 11:49 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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fatdeeman: So apparently the biggest criticism people can come up with for this camera is that DPR like it.

They don't just like it. They're having wet dreams about it. Any techno-geek should.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
On photo LIKE A FLAG in the Your City - Metal challenge (14 comments in total)

This is cool. Great catch seeing this.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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