Thomas Kachadurian

Thomas Kachadurian

Lives in United States Traverse City, United States
Works as a Photographer
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Joined on Dec 29, 2002


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BillMassNBPT ILC: The EOS M line has been around since 2012, 2013? I think Canon has introduced more bodies in this line than lenses,

Except in my case the anwser was to sell All my Canon EF hardware (lots) and since I couldn't buy APSC mirrorless from Canon, after 25 years as a Canon photographer I've switched to another brand.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2019 at 14:39 UTC
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BillMassNBPT ILC: The EOS M line has been around since 2012, 2013? I think Canon has introduced more bodies in this line than lenses,

And that is exactly the problem.

I would completely switch to the M line if Canon would treat it like a legitimate camera platform. Just one small fast (1.4 fast) prime lens. Maybe a single 49-125 f2.8 zoom. One good ultrawide like a 12mm f4.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 20:37 UTC
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kwa_photo: Just curious as to who would be interested in this lens when the following are readily available and, in at least two of the lenses below, thought well of. Just trying to figure what the market for this lens really is.

Olympus 17mm f/1.8 (very nice and popular)
Olympus 17mm f/2.8 (eh, at least for me...had it once, but really a pancake style)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II (popular and a great little lens)

aanyoone who knows how to use a manual lens. The 20mm f1.7 is slow and nearly impossible to manual focus. Manual Aperture is no big deal.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 18:44 UTC
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HRC2016: I preordered the Laowa 7.5 mm, but cancelled after reading the initial reviews. I'm glad I did.
Just about every mention of this lens also mentions it's faults, and they aren't minor. It sounds like it would reauire a photographer who is willing to compromise a lot.

Based on this brand history this is a lens I am not considering. I would definitely not preorder.

Is Laowa the new Vivitar?

I have no idea what you are talking about. The 7.5 is a great lens. You are cheating yourself.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 18:41 UTC
On article Phase One announces new XT camera system (233 comments in total)
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winkalman: Can dpreview please do a snarky article explaining why this isn't meaningfully better than the Fuji XF100 since its sensor is only 1.5 times bigger? Everyone knows REAL medium format is 6x9 anyway...

If you're not talking 6x9, you are just whistling in the wind.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2019 at 20:41 UTC
On article Phase One announces new XT camera system (233 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: Please forgive my ignorace, but can someone tell me just how wide these lenses are on a 54x40 sensor?

23mm = ??
32mm = ??

so 15.3mm and 21.3mm on traditional 35mm film

Not that I could ever afford this anyway, but with a 27mm it would be like the sainted 47mm that I used on my 6x9 film camera.

Shifting is going to get pretty wacky on a 23mm. That's going to be fun for those who can afford it. .

PS. It's a dirty trick to offer algebra as an answer.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2019 at 20:32 UTC
On article Phase One announces new XT camera system (233 comments in total)

Please forgive my ignorace, but can someone tell me just how wide these lenses are on a 54x40 sensor?

23mm = ??
32mm = ??

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2019 at 18:57 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

"Though some aspects of the bill are welcome, namely the built-in ability to monitor usage and more easily decline specific requests, some users may not be happy about the loss of auto-playing videos on platforms like YouTube, which eliminates the need to manually click the ‘next’ button, and infinite scrolling, which is very convenient when scrolling through image platforms."

This editorial comment assumes a very unlikely consensus among reader. Who are these user as who welcome autoplay? It was a fine presentation of facts until the end when Brittany decided to throw in her personal opion in passive voice.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 20:44 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Drone Awards 2019: Winners and finalists (95 comments in total)

They are beautiful in many ways, but it makes it clear there is a lot yet to evolve in drone photography as art. These are all very much the same photograph of different things. The only possible exception for me is #13 that has Light/shadow expressing something, balance between the figures. The photo is something more than a record of a landscape. It's the exact moment, exactly the right light, this is photography as art.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 16:29 UTC as 20th comment

The video seems like they are going out of their way to never give you a good view of how the compartments function. You never see a single interior view for more than three seconds, and then always with somebody trying to distract you with their moving hands, like a NY con artist playing the shell game. The bottom slip-in pocket is a camera drop waiting to happen.

I predict much disappointment from the hipsters who fund this only to find they have to supply their own nose ring.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 20:25 UTC as 7th comment

It's odd that this "photo comparison" doesn't ever present a good side by side photo of the unit dimensions.

Seems kinda lame for DRP.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 17:32 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
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phil from seattle: OK, it is more complex than this article says. Read this more complete article -
The quist campaign licensed the photo for $500 and used it in several ways including a free download. The judge noted that peterman had received full value for the work and was unlikely to receive any more because of the broad dissemination of it on social media as well as the distribution by the quist campagne.

So, no, this doesn't allow a political campaign to simply take someone's work and use it.

And, by the way, did DPR license the work from Peterman? (trick question, of course not, in news reporting, it's fair use, I believe).

pps, hey DPR, please don't write articles like this where significant details are left out. I'll assume it was just an oversight and not cherry picking the facts to make an anti-copyright spin to the story.

$500 is not the full value of a landmark photograph of a political figure. That photos potentially has very long legs.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 20:48 UTC

It is absurd that the court found adding text and a message to the image was modification. Many, if not most of the images I have sold rights to over thirty years have had messages and text overlaid. That is pretty much what all editorial and advertising users do with photographs, and it does not exempt them from having to honor copyright laws.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 20:44 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2019: Panasonic shows 10-25mm F1.7 mockup (178 comments in total)
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MrALLCAPS: I'm calling it, This will be Panasonic's Last M43 lens.

I'm calling it. You are wrong.

There is so much room between M43 and Traditional 135mm FF that both will be viable.

There are plenty of us who do not have FF envy, or who have been there and walked away that M43 is going to remain a market for a while. Phones are a bigger threat to M43 than FF.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 17:30 UTC

The GR is one of my favorite cameras, but it needs a viewfinder or I can just use my phone.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 21:37 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2020 (442 comments in total)
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Docno: Can you please also recommend a brand of jeans whose pockets can accommodate these things? Thanks.

Excellent point. I think the concept of a pocketable camera is outdated. A pocket camera is your phone. These are small, coat pocket, small bag cameras. I can go all day with the LX100 around my neck. It's always in my small briefcase. But I sure don't want it even in a cargo pocket.

The problem is DPR adherence to the concept of a pocket camera in the era when we all have one already.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 17:40 UTC
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2020 (442 comments in total)

I find the admission that the LX100II has better image quality odd since it's an also-ran. For me the LX100 II has become my 95% camera. There is almost nothing it can't do. How does the Sony best it besides AF speed?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 17:13 UTC as 114th comment | 6 replies

Good thoughtful reasoning. It good to see what underlies editorial decisions.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 15:16 UTC as 70th comment
On article The 10 most inspiring drone images of 2018 (213 comments in total)

Cheesy Photoshop flexing. There are great photographs to be made with drones, just not these.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2018 at 17:58 UTC as 78th comment
On article The best camera bargains of 2020 (351 comments in total)

No small, inexpensive cameras with viewfinders. The original Panasonic LX100 should be on this list, it's lots younger and more capable than the RX100, and at about the same price new.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 21:31 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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