Tom Barry

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

Comments

Total: 9, showing: 1 – 9
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (206 comments in total)

I still love and use my 5D. In strong light, the LCD is practically useless, which keeps me from chimping so much. That helps me to pay attention to taking photographs. The image quality up to ISO 400 pleases me and the files aren't huge users of storage space. With the battery grip, I get more than a thousand shots between charges. And the big memory card is harder to lose.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:09 UTC as 54th comment

This article caused me to remember that I had left a loaded XA in my film-compact drawer more than 3 years ago. I checked it and found the batteries and meter were still good and 8 frames of Kodak 400 had been used. I took it outside and fired off a couple of shots. Guess I'm obligated to finish the roll and see what was on those 8 frames as well. I used this for a good while back in the day as my travel compact, until I bought a GR1, which had the best lens I've ever seen on a compact. I still have it, too. Along with an Olympus Stylus Epic that I was using as late as 2006 for my compact camera when we went on an Alaska trip. I used a digital DSLR for most shots, on that cruise, but got a few rolls on the Epic, which I had scanned. Thanks for jogging my memory!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (616 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carbon111: Viewfinder.

I would buy one if it had a built-in viewfinder...even a crappy one.

Yes, yes, yes. I will not be interested in ever owning another camera without a viewfinder, whether built-in or mounted on the hotshoe. My Canon S95 is in retirement because of the Panasonic LF1 pocket camera with built-in (however small) EVF.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:09 UTC
On article Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release (304 comments in total)
In reply to:

cprevost: My guess is that it's going to be a re branded Panny. The new GX2 is coming out at that time. It'll have built in viewfinder, micro four thirds sensor, and in body image stabilization. Supposed to harken back to the Panny L1. Look for Leica to rebrand that one with the red dot and a few firmware tweeks.

My guess is a re-branded Lumix G-series.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
In reply to:

Jim Radcliffe: Well, it appears to be exactly what I expected Canon to produce. No viewfinder and not really pocketable unless you are using the kit lens and have a good sized pocket (for camera and cash).

It's good they used the APSC sensor but honestly, if I were going to mount a 70-200mm on anything the body would have be more substantial than this. What is the point of a small, mirrorless camera using EF lenses other than to please those who already have those lenses?

To me this seems to have been thrown together just so Canon can say they have a mirrorless "system". The entire design seems to be aimed at NOT having any impact on their DSLR line. I think Fuji has a better concept.

I'm sure it will be "perfect" for many who already have invested in Canon glass and those who are within the Canon fold.

My primary system is Canon, but this is not for me. I will not hold an interchangeable-lens camera as though I were inspecting a dirty diaper. The lack of provision for an electronic viewfinder is a deal-killer for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 19:13 UTC
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)
In reply to:

JMCO: The Leica supplied images by Jacob Aue Sobol of Magnum are infinitely more interesting examples.

http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/m_monochrom/

Yes! I downloaded the orange-filter shot of Notre Dame Cathedral and the image is impressive. Much better example of the Monochrom's capability than the stuff presented here. Thanks for the tip!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 00:11 UTC
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tom Barry: Maybe I missed it, but were color filters used on the lens(es) when the sample photos were taken? If so, it would be informative to include the color of the filter, if any, used for each shot.

That was my impression, but as whomever wrote the specs list didn't know this is a rangefinder, not a "rangefinder-type," I wanted confirmation. Sadly, you're probably right. The images as presented are useless. It seems to me that if DP Review wanted to show what the camera can do, it would show what the camera could do when used as it would be in the real world - with filtration.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 23:45 UTC
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)

Maybe I missed it, but were color filters used on the lens(es) when the sample photos were taken? If so, it would be informative to include the color of the filter, if any, used for each shot.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 13:39 UTC as 87th comment | 5 replies
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)

In the specs list you refer to the body
as "rangefinder-style mirrorless." No. It is a rangefinder, period.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 13:22 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
Total: 9, showing: 1 – 9