Bill3R

Bill3R

Lives in United States Palm Springs, United States
Joined on Feb 17, 2010

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On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (327 comments in total)

"Yellows and skin tones tend to be greenish". Not one portrait in the sample gallery to demonstrate this "con".

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply

$2,995 @ Bel Air Camera in LA according to an ad in LA Times.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear (154 comments in total)

"When buying from the big sellers like Amazon*, B&H and Adorama, things are a bit more clear." I would hardly include Amazon with sellers B&H and Adorama.
Amazon is more like eBay.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
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Bill3R: Sorry, but YAWN.

Ouch! I promise to never offend anyone ever again!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 19:34 UTC

Sorry, but YAWN.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)

Thanks so much. I really enjoyed viewing and reading.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 17:57 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards (53 comments in total)

I've had regular cards go through the wash with no ill effects. Why pay extra for these.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Real-world Samples Gallery (90 comments in total)

Short and not so sweet. Not impressed with the quality of the sample images at all.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 12th comment
On article Fujifilm X-E2 Review (318 comments in total)
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b craw: It is the bread and butter of DPR and its members to compare cameras based upon functionality and IQ hair-splitting; and I enjoy this nearly as much as anyone because I am fascinated by cameras. But any camera in the rough price range of the X-E2 will be a good tool in the right hands. Certainly qualitative differences do exist between cameras, and, quite appropriately, comments are made about those differences here.

My concern, as an photography instructor, is that newer photographers are too influenced by minute differences in quality and performance (this not referring to things tangibly applicable in terms of proper camera types for different situations - sports, inconspicuous street work, etc.). The visceral impact of this camera or that one in an individual's hands - that subject rightness or wrongness - is going to be more important to producing quality images/art than whether in-camera noise reduction is too heavy-handed in a particular camera. Given the advantage of better perceptive skills and concepts, a photographer will generally produce more compelling work with my Samsung NX300 than others using a full frame camera of any sort. This is, of course, is widely understood by most experienced photographers (although sometimes I do wonder if it is), but such an observation should be presented periodically to those new to the media that might otherwise feel priced out of the possibility of producing excellent photography.

I have seen beautiful photographs produced by a pin hole camera. I often think of the quote, "The best camera is the one you have.", when I find myself tempted by the latest, best new models.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 06:00 UTC
On article Bad Weather = Good Photography (77 comments in total)

Great photos and helpful information. Inspiring. Thanks very much.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 7th comment
On article Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review (76 comments in total)
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Pyrros: I wonder how it is that the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 has a DPreview Gold Award (an overall score of 78%), whereas the more sophisticated 60D has only managed a Silver Award in your Review (with an overall score of 79%)??!!

I have noticed this too with other cameras and it doesn't make sense to me. Why don't you standardize your rating system.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 23:58 UTC
On article Pentax releases new firmware for Q and Q10 (10 comments in total)
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Bill3R: I updated and now when every time I start up the date/time menu has reverted to initial set up even though I have set it several times. Seems to be a bug in 1.1.3 as far as I can tell. Maybe this would be better to report is some Q forum.

Oh. Thanks. It was me, as usual. I must have forgotten to press the set button on one of the changes and every other setting for date/time reverted to fault.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 23:39 UTC
On article Pentax releases new firmware for Q and Q10 (10 comments in total)

I updated and now when every time I start up the date/time menu has reverted to initial set up even though I have set it several times. Seems to be a bug in 1.1.3 as far as I can tell. Maybe this would be better to report is some Q forum.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 18:04 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

BUMMER!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 16:51 UTC as 47th comment
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Vibrio: how long before apple sue them over somthing lol

I will never buy anything made by Samsung if my life does not depend on it. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (564 comments in total)

Yawn....

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 17:30 UTC as 183rd comment
On article Finding macro wildlife (35 comments in total)

Love looking at your photos. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 16th comment
On article Composition Basics in Macro Photography (73 comments in total)

Thanks for the great article. I will never look at these tiny creatures in the same way again.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 17th comment

My God. With all the publicity the x10 has gotten, if Fuji truly fixed this problem, seems they would sell millions. Probably a new sensor from all that I've read. They have a real winner here except for the fatal flaw. I am ready to purchase when it's made right.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 17:55 UTC as 15th comment
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (874 comments in total)

No EVF??? Ugh! What a shame.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:02 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
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