Kurt_K

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Joined on Nov 11, 2010

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Bobthearch: Just more gratuitous aftermath suffering photos. Not one of these images captured the actual news event.
Very poor job on the part of the judges.

To those who find photos like these tiresome: You know what is really tiresome? Apathy.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 03:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (252 comments in total)

Even if it were true that the G9 was only playing catch-up to the EM1 II (I don't believe this to be the case, by the way), the fact that it was announced at $1699 as opposed to $1999 should have alone warranted a gold award. Or is value no longer taken into consideration?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 22:02 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)

Seems absolutely ridiculous that the Fuji XE3 gets a gold and this camera does not. I urge Dpreview staff to review the pros and cons of both cameras and ask themselves where their consistency is on how cameras are reviewed. Frankly, I think the whole "medal" aspect of reviews should just be done away with. It's so ill-defined as to be irrelevant anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 17:36 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies
On article Best cameras under $1000 (118 comments in total)

I'm struggling to see how the EM10 III gets the nod over the Panasonic G85.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (644 comments in total)

There is some strange yellow coloration areas on all of the faces in the studio test scene, even at base ISO.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 125th comment
On article Pentax KP Review (666 comments in total)

Strange that there is no mention of video in the con list.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:17 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies

Definitely one of the ugliest cameras of the last decade. Kudos on Ricoh/Pentax for trying to be different, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 51st comment
On article Have your say: Best midrange ILC of 2016 (53 comments in total)

Perhaps you should restart this poll so that early voters can pick three instead of just one, and K1 voters can decide whether or not they want to vote for the K70?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 12th comment
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Kurt_K: I'm just not buying that kingfisher photo. Looks to me like the bird was probably photographed in a dive against the sky and then merged later with a photo of a still pond. I could be wrong, of course.

@togpeter If the shutter speed was slow enough to create a trail effect, the entire bird would be a blur. Makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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Gerard Hoffnung: The Kingfisher shot is almost exactly the same as the image taken by Alan Mcfadyen who says he spent 6 years and took 720,000 shots to get it.
http://petapixel.com/2015/11/25/this-shot-of-a-diving-kingfisher-was-6-years-and-720k-photos-in-the-making/
My wife who is a reddit freak says Mario Cea was on reddit and said his was a composite image though I can't find it myself after a short time searching.
I'll go with Mcfadyen's image myself as it is far more natural and you have to give him credit for determination.

Thanks for the link. After seeing and reading that, I'm even more convinced that this one has to be fake. I hope the judges are planning on asking the winners for a look at the original RAW file.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 18:19 UTC

I'm just not buying that kingfisher photo. Looks to me like the bird was probably photographed in a dive against the sky and then merged later with a photo of a still pond. I could be wrong, of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 14:57 UTC as 34th comment | 10 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1393 comments in total)

One thing I'd like to know is how the CAF performance compares to that of the Panasonic G85. Is it a little better or a lot better?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 215th comment | 8 replies

They had me, and then they lost me. I now see a Panasonic G85 in my future.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 192nd comment | 4 replies
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ybizzle: $2500 CAD is way into full frame territory but you are getting a ton of features for the price. The questions is can Olympus convince those on the fence to buy one!

I think many of those who were on the fence just jumped off on the side of Panasonic. The G85 looks like a steal compared to this.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)

Any info on buffer depth?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:01 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply

I didn't look at all the images, but image 26 with the river and landscape is complete mush. There doesn't appear to be anything in focus at all. What gives?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

80% seems pretty high for what was called the "worst camera of the year" by the savvy folks at The Camera Store.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 87th comment | 8 replies

It's too bad it doesn't come with the 17mm F/1.8 lens instead of that crappy ez zoom.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 00:43 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)

I think it's very unfortunate that Dpreview never got around to doing a GX8 review, especially when one considers the size of the review staff.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 21:06 UTC as 133rd comment | 7 replies
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Samuel Spencer: Repeating a reply I posted below:

Conditions weren't ideal (as usual), which is why I was driving all over Oregon and Washington states trying to find decent light while working on this gallery. A balcony shootout on a tripod vs comparable lenses is in the works. For now, the gallery demonstrates sharpness that can be expected when depending heavily on IS while shooting handheld.

There's really no reason to shoot at ISO 200 if conditions aren't ideal. Low shutter speeds clearly hurt many of these images.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
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