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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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 108th 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
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (117 comments in total)
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Gregm61: The 35mm f1.4 in M mount is not all that particularly great.

I love how people use the word "character" when describing a lens, LOL...

My comments about how the 35/1.4 performs is when used on full-frame Leica M9 or M262, where it's a pretty darn weak performer. I'm sure it'd work just fine on my E-M1, but I wouldn't have much use for a manually focusing 35mm prime with a 70mm FOV.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (117 comments in total)
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chetan crasta: Aren't all these lenses lacking autofocus? Why isn't such an important point mentioned here?

Because......that should be fairly obvious to anyone to looks at one?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (117 comments in total)

The 35mm f1.4 in M mount is not all that particularly great.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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Gregm61: And still no one-click option for dealing with dust spots like a clone or spot removal tool.

The editor would do it, given the tools. Tried that and it's far from flawless, does not always work, but hey, it's a free program. I can elect to use it or not.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
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afm: This software will not open on any of my Windows 10 computers. Got the previous version to work but only after a 120 second startup time! Am I missing something here?

I have a brand new Windows 10 machine and RT 5.0 works perfectly, and fast.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:28 UTC

And still no one-click option for dealing with dust spots like a clone or spot removal tool.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 02:48 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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Under The Sun: For a x100t user like me I don't see any reason to upgrade. Yep there are great ergonomic updates like the joystick but the IQ is essentially the same. Now if Fuji had updated the lens thats a different story.

Aging lens? The lens is the same from one model to the next. It's the body that keeps changing. I think I'd just buy into a system where you can purchase the next body every couple of years and just buy the lens ONE time.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 13:19 UTC

How many times does one buy the same lens, over and over and over....?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 13:16 UTC as 55th comment | 11 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1650 comments in total)

Typical Canon non-DSLR entry. Suck you in and frustrate you to just buying one of their DSLR's.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 03:52 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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