Tom Barry

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on May 4, 2010

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Videoteque73: This must be the worst photography tutorial ever. To put a grid on random photos and search for lines to align to features in the picture, really?? Come on, Henri didn't have a grid in his viewfinder and didn't need it to make TRULY GREAT pictures.

Yeah. It's sort of like a method in search of methodology.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
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Tom Barry: Running out new products that haven't been rigorously tested is no way to enhance a company's reputation.

You know why the Brits stopped making televisions? Couldn't find a way to make them leak oil...

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 17:23 UTC

Running out new products that haven't been rigorously tested is no way to enhance a company's reputation.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 11:05 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies

7/10, guessing on several but those were the ones I missed.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 20:34 UTC as 144th comment

Best and clearest explanation of the phenomenon I've yet seen.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 19th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)

Canon EOS 3 with eye-controlled focus. Ricoh GR1, small, with possibly the sharpest 28mm f/2.8 lens ever put on a compact. Some of my all-time favorite travel photos were taken with this camera. I still have and occasionally use both.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 14th comment

Sorry about the double post. Can't find a way to delete this. Fascinating process, and fine portraits. Amazing how many people will go far out of their way to find flaws.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 5th comment

Fascinating process, and I think the portraits are first-rate. Amazing how many people will go out of their way to find flaws.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 6th comment
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)
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tedolf: I often wonder why someone doesn't make an m4/3 rangefinder with three lenses, 14mm, 20mm and 42.5mm. The lenses largely already exist, at least optically. All you would have to do is add a manual helicoid. You could use the GM-5 body as a mule. Focus confirmation could be by an led with phase detect focusing sensors reflected off the shutter?

Tedolph

I agree. I haven't used rangefinders in donkey's years. I had an M2 and an M3 and four lenses (had to have a 135mm with "goggles, a favorite focal length). But I loved them and the experience. Gave them up when reliable autofocus came along late in the film era. I think an outfit with a M4/3rds sensor and appropriately-sized lenses would be a home run.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (95 comments in total)
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Tom Barry: I gave my wife one but she ultimately decided it was too big (!) and I replaced it with a tiny Fujifilm Z1 with folded optics, not much bigger than a thick credit card. The G3 went to our granddaughter. Now, everybody in the family but me uses the camera in their cell phones. Think I'll rummage around and see if I can find the Z1 and ask my granddaughter if she still has the G3. It's fun to play around with the old stuff.

We found the Fujifilm and it is a FinePix Z1. It had more than 50 jpegs on the XD card, the last of which was made in 2010. Despite having sat for nearly 8 years, battery in place, the Z1 charged right up. All of the shots had been downloaded at the time they were taken, and are in my files, so there were no surprise pictures. But it's nice to know it is still in working order. I plan to take a few shots just for fun.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 00:06 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (95 comments in total)

I gave my wife one but she ultimately decided it was too big (!) and I replaced it with a tiny Fujifilm Z1 with folded optics, not much bigger than a thick credit card. The G3 went to our granddaughter. Now, everybody in the family but me uses the camera in their cell phones. Think I'll rummage around and see if I can find the Z1 and ask my granddaughter if she still has the G3. It's fun to play around with the old stuff.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 12:34 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (210 comments in total)

I still have an EOS 3, in nearly new condition. It worked for me, though not always perfectly, back in the day. The more I used it, the better I and the camera worked together. I set it up so with one eye-control setting I could wear glasses, and with another setting my contact lenses. Recently, I brought the EOS 3 out of storage, put in a battery and it still worked well. I often wondered why the technology was not brought into the digital age.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 10:33 UTC as 133rd comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

I have always liked black-and-white for portraits and for dramatic landscapes and moody street photography/reportage. Mr. Otto's examples of landscapes here are excellent for drama and composition. I would put any or all of them on my walls.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies

Still have an E-420 and an E-520, a couple of kit lenses and the 25mm pancake. They work like new, but I don't use them much any more. I now prefer Micro 4/3rds for my small interchangeable-lens cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 51st comment
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)
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Tom Barry: Downloaded it to my Windows 10 and it worked fine the first time I processed an image. But the next time I got a "DXO Pro 9 has stopped working" message and the program opened but wouldn't work at all. Sent a message to DXO, tried some in-computer fixes, but no improvement yet.

Sorry you can't get your machine to run v9. Wish I could be of more help.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)
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Tom Barry: Downloaded it to my Windows 10 and it worked fine the first time I processed an image. But the next time I got a "DXO Pro 9 has stopped working" message and the program opened but wouldn't work at all. Sent a message to DXO, tried some in-computer fixes, but no improvement yet.

Mupepe, I simply run it with the compatibility settings for Windows 8.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)
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Tom Barry: Downloaded it to my Windows 10 and it worked fine the first time I processed an image. But the next time I got a "DXO Pro 9 has stopped working" message and the program opened but wouldn't work at all. Sent a message to DXO, tried some in-computer fixes, but no improvement yet.

It will not work if I try to open it when one of my external hard drives is plugged in - or even if I have a digital photo card inserted in the computer. If I unplug these, it then opens, and when I plug in the hard drives (or photo card), it has no problem processing them. And no, it will not work with DNG files because they lack sufficient information for the DXO corrections to do their job.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)
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Tom Barry: Downloaded it to my Windows 10 and it worked fine the first time I processed an image. But the next time I got a "DXO Pro 9 has stopped working" message and the program opened but wouldn't work at all. Sent a message to DXO, tried some in-computer fixes, but no improvement yet.

Update. I tried opening DXO Optics Pro 9 without having a plug-in hard drive of photos plugged in. Worked. All I had to do was open it, then plug in the hard drive and it pulled up and processed raw files just fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)

Downloaded it to my Windows 10 and it worked fine the first time I processed an image. But the next time I got a "DXO Pro 9 has stopped working" message and the program opened but wouldn't work at all. Sent a message to DXO, tried some in-computer fixes, but no improvement yet.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies
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markus_munich: For me, the 50mm equivalent has always been the ideal companion. Back in the days it was a Nikon FM2 + FE2 with 50 1.8 Nikkor.
Now it's a Nex7 with e 35 1.8. Sometimes in bundle with a Sony a 5000 with 60 2.8.
These travels were shot exclusivly with Nex7 + 35 1.8:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/123682561@N04/albums/72157644680501258
https://www.flickr.com/photos/123682561@N04/albums/72157665171197854

The stitched panoramas in the series you took in the South Tyrol are excellent examples of how to overcome the shortcomings of a standard-focal-length prime lens. I don't believe there were any such in the photos by the author of the article, and I remain a bit surprised by that.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
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