jvt

Joined on May 23, 2012

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These cameras were very useful when film ruled the day. I was partial to the Olympus Stylus Epic (Mju II):
https://jimtardiophotography.blogspot.com/p/olympus-stylus-epic.html

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 23:33 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies

His "style" set aside, I just don't see any real "street" photography in the traditional sense. Of course it's my opinion, but this is what I think off when viewing street photography:

https://www.thephotoargus.com/40-inspiring-examples-of-street-photography/

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 00:52 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

That was two minutes of wasted reading.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 19:49 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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jvt: There's a clear difference between pure street photography and photography while you're on a street...he falls into the later. I just don't see any juxtaposition, conflicting elements, humor, or anything that gives me that amazed reaction I get when viewing the greats like Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, and even Vivian Maier.

I will check out his website and reassess my opinion...thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 16:56 UTC
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TN Args: Some people would be offended by a street self-portrait.

@stevo...it sure is great to read stimulating comments from a moron like you. Keep up the good work.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 00:48 UTC
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Dendrobium: He might be rude, he might be not ethical, but for me, he is a real artist, he is passionate about photography. Just like what he said, he just wants to take the shoot the moment he feels he had to take it.

Japanese people are finicky, they need to trust you completely before they really open up for you. Suzuki's method of forcefully invading their comfort zone really controversial and he is aware of it, but that style is also why his photo looks very unique. Looking at the photos of people looking surprised, bewildered, some even annoyed, for me, is very interesting. It gives us a glimpse of sides that many people don't show to us. For me, again, this gives his photos a unique value that i respect him to go that far.

I don't condone rude and unethical behaviour. Suzuki's method are for himself to do. He knew exactly the consequences, and he lives with it. As long as he is not breaking any law, i will support him as a fellow artist.

Totally agree with @wicked. Nothing here but quick shots of surprised victims. There is no horizon to broaden here.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 00:40 UTC

There's a clear difference between pure street photography and photography while you're on a street...he falls into the later. I just don't see any juxtaposition, conflicting elements, humor, or anything that gives me that amazed reaction I get when viewing the greats like Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, and even Vivian Maier.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 00:37 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
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jvt: I think this is great. Face it people, you ALWAYS have your phone with you. This thing is capable of great images. I supply stock images for Getty and routinely upload iphone images that are accepted and sold...and that's from my 6s. I'll be trading up to the 11 pro.

I'm not being snobbish, but I don't measure quality according to sensor size. And, for the record, "stock sales" have to conform to many technical guidelines. All modern cameras are "point and shoot" products, regardless of the sensor size, lens, etc...

All I'm saying is that an iphone is absolutely capable of producing professional, saleable images. And for me, I'm 100 percent certain that I'm going to have that phone on me whether I have another camera or not. It works for what i do...YMMV. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2019 at 00:21 UTC
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jvt: I think this is great. Face it people, you ALWAYS have your phone with you. This thing is capable of great images. I supply stock images for Getty and routinely upload iphone images that are accepted and sold...and that's from my 6s. I'll be trading up to the 11 pro.

You can carry whatever you want. That doesn't change the fact that this is a good product.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 21:23 UTC
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Verto: If you think buying a smart phone for $1300 for the camera system is a good idea, that’s a huge mistake. While the 11 Pro is better than last years model, a real camera from 2009 can destroy it. Photographic quality is about the laws of physics and sensor size and lenses matter. Yeah, it’s great for it size, but price to image quality ratio is poor. Spend the money on a real camera. Also when it comes to perpixel sharpness the iPhone is really 6 megapixels not 12MP. All that software magic costs detail and resolution.

Photographic quality has absolutely nothing to do with the laws of physics and sensor size.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 21:17 UTC

I think this is great. Face it people, you ALWAYS have your phone with you. This thing is capable of great images. I supply stock images for Getty and routinely upload iphone images that are accepted and sold...and that's from my 6s. I'll be trading up to the 11 pro.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 16:01 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies

Way too big. Way too expensive. I'm still waiting for a 35/2 equivalent that's close in size to the 20/2.8 and doesn't cost as much as the Zeiss 24.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 23:14 UTC as 33rd comment
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jvt: I know it does time lapse, but does it produce a finished, ready to view time lapse? Or do you need to import the photos into an separate editing program.

Thanks...kind of a bummer.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 21:30 UTC

I know it does time lapse, but does it produce a finished, ready to view time lapse? Or do you need to import the photos into an separate editing program.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 01:21 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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junk1: Wish the GX9 had the same LCD (selfie capability) and I assume the EVF is better than the GX9's too.

"....So even with "equivalence", the GX9 will usually beat the Sony in IQ...."

That's just complete nonsense.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 21:02 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Carey's choice: Panasonic GX9 (297 comments in total)

A decent camera but crippled by that outdated, small and smeary EVF. Another Panasonic purchase that was sent back solely because of the finder. Too bad...they have such great, small lenses that are perfect for this form-factor.

Panasonic really have a problem with the continued use of these outdated EVFs. Everyone else has moved on. Time for Panasonic to get back in the game.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2018 at 19:50 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1131 comments in total)
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BobT3218: This is a lovely camera. It has that nostalgic rangefinder look and I have no doubt it takes great pics. I'd love to own it but I won't. With phones so good now and with their ready connectivity and perfectly pocketable, I really struggle to see this camera as anything other than a niche market camera.

That's just it...I can get better IQ, a better EVF, plus a built-in flash and two lenses for $600.00 if I buy a Sony A6000. And, yes, I can get not only "half-decent" IQ out of a cell phone, but excellent IQ out of one.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2018 at 00:38 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1131 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: A consumer camera without BIF? Big deal for me!

What's the V1 have to do with anything?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2018 at 00:31 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1131 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: In the need to give a fair and balanced review some comment is necessary about the field sequential evf used in several Panasonic products. It comes across as a serous negative when in truth field sequential (FSE) evf units work very well for most users.

The issue is that I have several Panasonic camera bodies with FSE and also a Panasonic G9 with its “best in business” evf. But the FSE units do just as well in their primary purpose - to frame, compose and check focus. I have absolutely no issue in using them - I see no particular benefit from the G9 evf except it is larger.

In practice dpreview condemnation of FSE is taken up as “gospel” by many who simple use it to fling a barb at Panasonic. Just how many sales Panasonic loses because of the set against the perfectly FSE must be unknown.

Some must need more from their evf units and like to stare through great big bright ones. They are “not everybody” as is acknowledged in reviews.

Sorry, Tom, but I just don't agree. The (FSE) evf in this model is small and smeary. I find it hard to believe that if anyone looked through this model, and then through the G9, that they would opt for the LX100 II. It's no contest. Saying it's good enough is fine. But why should anyone settle for good enough?

Panasonic invited this justified "barb slinging" by incorporating a dated, inferior EVF when they have the technology to do better. Perhaps if this was a $400.00-$500.00 camera, but they're asking $1000.00 for it.

This does not even take into consideration the lack of a tilting screen, built-in flash and a host of other omissions.

I love the look and feel and controls of this camera. But it's crippled by what's underneath its skin.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 21:34 UTC
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jvt: Really a poor effort by Panasonic. A woefully outdated camera made worse by the fact that it was just introduced. If this was 2012 it might pass, but we're going on 2019. Come on, Panasonic. You can do better than this collection of outdated parts.

"...The camera is more than sum of its parts..." This is nice to say but you can say it about any camera. There is no hidden, mystic quality that this camera possesses. No secret magic that only "real" photographers can harness.

It's just a rehash of the original camera offering nothing but old technology at a highly inflated price.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 00:05 UTC
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