brentbrent

Lives in United States Colorado, United States
Joined on Jul 15, 2010

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On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Thanks!

As a an APS-C canon/sony shooter this is fairly interesting as both platforms are hurting for nice primes at this focal length (30mm FF equiv). Sony has their totally meh 20mm pancake (closer in price to this than it should be) or a little wider the sigma 19mm (not that great and looses a lot of the AF points on the A6000) and canon has their too expensive for a slow lens 20mm F2.8 and nice but not as wide 22mm EF-M F2 (35 versus 30mm equiv). (am I missing anything?)

I have a FX85 on order from amazon when it dipped to $299 a day or so ago, if the order does not get canceled this lens would be a top contender as a "walk around". Who knows maybe I'll fall in love with M43 and dump everthing else.

Thanks again!

Perhaps a mistake by Amazon, but several folks ordered it at that price, with the 12-32 lens: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4183537

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On photo Oculus in the Not Rectilinear, But Not Looking Unnatural challenge (10 comments in total)

Two fisheye wins in three days! Both well-deserved!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On photo Union Station in the Fisheye lens challenge (2 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Very nice!

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On photo Archway of the Heavens in the night landscaoe challenge (52 comments in total)

Well, dang, simply amazing! I envy you being able to capture this, and being there to see it in person! No, not really envy. Just happy for you. And thanks for sharing it.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 02:35 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

The town I live in has become concerned that its beautiful, sensual ambiance is contributing to world overpopulation, since couples who come here cannot help but engage in sex multiple times daily. To protect the planet from overcrowding, new local regulations will require all visitors to certify they are in possession of ample supplies of birth control products, or, sadly, they won't be allowed to visit. The town just cannot be responsible for the excessive procreation that would otherwise occur. Press release to be issued worldwide tomorrow with full details.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 18:35 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On photo Homemade Mojito. Cheers! in the A favorite drink challenge (9 comments in total)
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brentbrent: Yeah, would love to see your mojito recipe! ;-)

Nice shot!

Thanks. Pretty close to how I make them. I agree with you on simple syrup. I've been muddling the mint with the limes, which likely does shred the mint too much, will try adding them later with a lighter muddle, and the clapping and rubbing around rim of glass. Always trying to make a better drink and take a better photo!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On photo Homemade Mojito. Cheers! in the A favorite drink challenge (9 comments in total)

Yeah, would love to see your mojito recipe! ;-)

Nice shot!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 01:28 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies

Nice video. It's rare that I would watch something like this for 21 minutes, but I was entertained and it was a fun blast from the past. I remember being very tempted by the Mavica with floppy disc, but I didn't end up buying one.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 03:47 UTC as 10th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (121 comments in total)

The 3040 was my first digital camera. I still have it but haven't used it in years, and I still like many images I got with it. But there's no comparison to today's gear.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 28th comment
On photo Station in the To Infinity And Beyond - Leading Lines challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot, and perfect for this challenge! Complete 360 degrees of lines leading to the vanishing point. Good eye, and well executed. My favorite.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Before and After (4 comments in total)
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rmw18k: I am curious what is going to happen to the entries that are two separate photos once the voting starts and the entries are continuously shuffled...

It's not good. You've got to hunt down the other part of those entries. I started to vote but then gave up.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 13:39 UTC
On photo S T U F F · H A P P E N S in the Statues challenge (4 comments in total)

Ignominious!

Great shot!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 05:25 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Symmetrical Stairway in the Using a structure: Changing levels challenge (4 comments in total)
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papa natas: I was convinced that this was an Escher's World evocative.
I couldn't find the way of those stairs until I noticed the man's ghost image.
Great image!!

It looks to me like a woman in a blue skirt. I wonder if she was nervous about someone below her shooting upwards! Nice photo!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 18:12 UTC
On GalleryItem:3244171 (2 comments in total)
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Osa25: This is a nice composition, but the focus point ? Seems like it is focused on her bicep and not the face?

Yeah, it might be off, though I think her near eye is close to in-focus. If I recall correctly, I posted this just in response to someone's question to show the extent to which the background could be blurred with the 15mm lens wide open, not as an example of a great photo.

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 19:16 UTC

The Panasonic registration page requires one to select the camera model from a drop-down list, and that list does not yet include the G7, so it is impossible to register online.

In response to Schweikert, there is an "internal serial number" programmed into the camera firmware, but it is not the same as the external serial number. For more info, scroll down to my long post on this page: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3868892?page=5

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 19:33 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated (42 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Shame they removed IBIS.

GX7 IBIS is certainly better than none when shooting with a non-stabillized lens, but it's not as good as current Olympus IBIS.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On challenge Rainy day - Black and White (22 comments in total)
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JimW-203: I may be totally missing the mark here, but I cannot understand why only one entry for this challenge? Also, most of the comments thus far have only heaped ridicule on the concept of those who have ever used film and might believe that non-digital images are, by their very nature, worthless or trivial at best. It seems many forget that without film photography there would probably never be digital photography. The entire photographic esthetic and language of photographic criticism has evolved from those who used film (at least a solid, finite sensitized medium such as metal or glass plates or film.)
For those who can't get their head around how to post - they make scanners, don't they?

I don't think it's obvious at all. It's a digital photo review web site. Fine if you want to limit it to film, but I'd suggest future challenges say clearly near the top, "Film images only, no digital images."

Regardless, I don't see how the lack of clarity in this regard has resulted in a lack of entries. It's more likely that most people would have to reach back lots of years to find a rainy image, if they have a film image at all, and many of those probably don't think it's worth the hassle to look and scan it.

So I view the current single entry as simply reflective of market economics. There aren't many members here who will dig up and post film images for a challenge like this. It's not due to ridicule of film, nor to ambiguity in the instructions.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On photo To the top in the Winter people challenge (2 comments in total)
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Jerlad: Congrats for your 3rd place !
I really liked your picture that reminds me some winter memories.
I wish you could have been 1st !

Thanks! There's nothing like backcountry skiing!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On photo eagle splash w/o flash in the Splash with no flash challenge (3 comments in total)

Each shot is great. Together, wow!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 01:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (456 comments in total)
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FrankS009: The comment about the GM5 sensor being "dated" frankly confuses me. What is the criteria being used? Date of introduction? Number of megapixels? ISO performance?
F.

It appears that the reviewer is all about the number of pixels. It's that "my amp goes to eleven!" mindset. If you really need more than 16MP, go ahead and buy a Nikon D810.

Sixteen MP is sufficient for me, and in particular for this sensor size (which gives the benefit of much smaller and lighter lenses). This sensor (I have a GX7) is relatively new and really quite good. So, yeah, that part of this review is, IMO, a bit lame.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:32 UTC
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