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 Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1593 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 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (185 comments in total)

"Good enough for the masses too lazy to use a real camera", should be tops on the "Good for"...

Otherwise, it should do a great job recording the level number at the airport parking lot so I don't have to remember where I parked.....oh wait, my 6 already does that really well. Never mind....

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Google Pixel tops DxOMark's Mobile rankings (116 comments in total)

So, it should take a VERY clear image if the level number at the parking garage to remind me when I return.....great....

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 19:35 UTC as 26th comment
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Thomas Traub: this lense does not look sharp - or should I buy glasses?

Barney, that's the problem. The images look like you dragged yourself out of bed after 20 hours of travelling and shot the first 36 things you saw just to get images online to generate clicks on this site, then went back to bed, and that did no one any favors, especially the lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
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Thomas Traub: this lense does not look sharp - or should I buy glasses?

Probably would just be better off waiting for a review done by someone who knows how to take good sample shots.

This looks like a classic example of someone looking to be the first to get something online, quality be damned.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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Carl Mucks: Now, ask yourself a simple question. How many people would buy a $1300 24-200mm f/8 lens for their FF cameras? That's right, the answer is 'close to zero'. Because the lens is too expensive, too slow for anything but a bright daylight, and offers no DOF control. Basically the pictures look pretty much like coming from a typical P&S camera. And that's the antithesis for FF shooters. Are m43 shooters content with P&S quality and the insane prices?

Of course, there will be those who will claim that that zoom offers great flexibility being that small and having such a huge zoom range. I find those arguments meaningless. Ask yourself, do you want more pictures or better pictures? I'd rather have one great picture than thousands of mediocre ones.

Bottom line, dump those slow zooms, get one, two, maybe three bright good quality primes and take fewer but better pictures.

Full frame freak idiot alert.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
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ogl: It's 28-200/f8.0 equivalent for FF...F8.0...Hmmmm...

You guys just need to stick with full frame sensor cameras if all you can quote and talk about is equivalence. This is a smaller format. Olympus isn't going to make a full frame camera. This is an f4 lens, in this format. Lord, what a bunch of goofs.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Is grip adding 2 more batteries, or you need to remove the internal one to attach the grip?

Should work just like the current E-M1. You keep a battery in the body and add a second in the grip, then you can set the camera up to use whichever first you want to use, meaning the battery in the camera can be set up as the backup, changing the one in the grip as needed.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
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janist74: No native iso100? :-( or i jut missed something?

You've been missing that, and for a while. Olympus has not had a native ISO 100 setting in a long time, and never in the Micro Four-thirds system. The first set of Olympus DSLR's, E-1, E300 and E500, had ISO 100 settings that were not pulls. All models since, the 100 setting is a pull-process that results in lower dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:42 UTC
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GabrielZ: This camera has some very fast processors! 18fps full-res RAW with C-AF, 60fps without...wow! But its 4/3 sensor will never match APS-C or FF for DR.

So, nothing really original to say, just the obvious?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
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Cheezr: The company says dynamic range is improved, with noise performance improved by 1EV (though we're somewhat sceptical about this).

That comment is unworthy of you Richard. I have seen no snarky staff comments on any other Mfgrs announcement articles. Sad.

Richard's still all upset about the EOS M5, LOL.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (202 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Man, the Nikon D series sucked, in my opinion, especially in the bokeh department.

I was admiring the yellow top so much I didn't even notice, LOL...

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
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Gregm61: The third-world toilet that is Brazil. Who woulda thought.......LOL.

....said the dickhead. Yada, yada, yada....

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 13:35 UTC

The third-world toilet that is Brazil. Who woulda thought.......LOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 13:39 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
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Gregm61: If they gave me 5 of those white lenses and sent me for free, I still wouldn't want to go to Rio to take pictures of anything.

Cute....Rio hardly qualifies as "the real world", but for that PART of the world, I'll take my couch every day.

If Rio/Central America of today was the real world experience....I think most would pass.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 17:03 UTC

If they gave me 5 of those white lenses and sent me for free, I still wouldn't want to go to Rio to take pictures of anything.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 70th comment | 12 replies
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D200_4me: I like Flickr, but honestly the Yahoo main page (search, news, etc) is horrible and seems geared to low information folks. Lots of sensationalized ads pointing you to other questionable web sites.

I like it too, except for the fool photographers who post images of Japanese models in every photo group possible, legitimate or not for the subject matter. It seems to be quite the wild west with no oversite,

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (73 comments in total)
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Gregm61: The "travel" winner looks like the typical photoshop-baked creations I see a lot. Between sun rays that look a bit "too" perfect and images being HDR'd to death, I'm not sure which look worse, but none of them look good to me anymore and fall more into the digital art category than photographs.

http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=743111

I think it's more an indication of what today's Photoshop/edit abilities for any and everyone have evolved to.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (73 comments in total)

The "travel" winner looks like the typical photoshop-baked creations I see a lot. Between sun rays that look a bit "too" perfect and images being HDR'd to death, I'm not sure which look worse, but none of them look good to me anymore and fall more into the digital art category than photographs.

http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=743111

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 11:30 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Something with wood attached to it, no doubt...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 02:52 UTC as 139th comment
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