Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett

Lives in United States Lowell, USA, MI, United States
Works as a Sales
Has a website at www.kbfoto.com
Joined on Jan 12, 2003
About me:

Canon, Panasonic and iPhone shooter

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Foveonite: what happens if their opinions disagree with the editorial opinions?

There is already a diversity of opinion on DPR.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 16:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV Episode 1: Sony a7 III review (346 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: This is great. Chris and Jordan are not afraid to point out the weaknesses of products they review.

Just one suggestion for Chris. Slow down a little bit. There are numerous viewers who are not natural English speakers.

Early fifties here, I have no problem keeping pace.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 12:33 UTC

I'm not a Fuji owner, but they support their users like no other camera company.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 13:06 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (210 comments in total)
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Kevin Barrett: Ever becoming more of a niche' market for Apple.

Not so clue impaired here. Specifically, my remarks were addressing Macs in the content creator space.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 20:35 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (210 comments in total)
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Kevin Barrett: Ever becoming more of a niche' market for Apple.

So true. I am old enough to remember when Apple dominated the 'creative' space in computing. That hasn't been true for many, many years.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 16:13 UTC
On article Report: Apple won't release the next Mac Pro until 2019 (210 comments in total)

Ever becoming more of a niche' market for Apple.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 14:44 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (182 comments in total)
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desmond2046: Why would anyone choose this over Panasonic GX85?

Comes in a variety of colors?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
On article Behind the scenes with some incredible camera robots (32 comments in total)
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JRSeatown: Interesting. In American manufacturing, most companies would never allow a human that close to a multi-axis industrial robot for personal safety reasons. Depending on the power output, they can easily kill or maim a human. (Granted- I've seen the videos and, apparently, most Youtubers seem to believe they are expendible.)

I wasn't thinking something similarly - One careless move or a glitch in the software; and that robot could do some serious harm.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 19:36 UTC
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anticipation_of: I feel like the regular GH5 would be a better fit for most people. Unless you're a pretty advanced videographer *and* you're planning to shoot on a gimbal, the lack of stabilization in the GH5S is a major drawback. Everyone else would be better off with the GH5, which has image stabilization and still has excellent video quality and features. I feel like most people who would really benefit from what the GH5S offers probably already own a GH5. The S is a great camera, but it's too specialized for most people's needs.

I was speaking from the perspective of the GH5 offering 'good' stills capabilities in conjunction with great 'run and gun' stabilized video. The GH5S is a pretty specific video camera. While you can certainly take stills with it, the GH5 is the better stills camera.

Additionally, the target audience for the GH5S will most likely have a gimble setup which works best without IBIS.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
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anticipation_of: I feel like the regular GH5 would be a better fit for most people. Unless you're a pretty advanced videographer *and* you're planning to shoot on a gimbal, the lack of stabilization in the GH5S is a major drawback. Everyone else would be better off with the GH5, which has image stabilization and still has excellent video quality and features. I feel like most people who would really benefit from what the GH5S offers probably already own a GH5. The S is a great camera, but it's too specialized for most people's needs.

I don't think anyone will dispute that statement. GH5 is probably the best 'hybrid-shooter' and will appeal to a larger audience. For a dedicated video machine, DPreview made the right call.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 17:34 UTC
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jackspra: Can’t wait to see canon nikon release mirrorless cameras that are rated highly like the top cameras of that type.With nikon releasing a camera like the d500 I don’t think dslr are going away anytime soon.

Big belly laugh to anyone who thinks the D500 is obsolete. Good grief.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 18:36 UTC
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1Dx4me: whatever canon decides, their "mirrorless" cameras better be compatible with their EF lenses or else they'll have millions of P*ed off EF customers on their hands! i would not be interested in canon's mirrorless cameras (i know i don't count) but millions other EF lense owners do!

i am still waiting for your 5DsR II, canon, where is it? ;-)

Will they stay with EF-M for a FF Mirror-less?

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
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Tim C.: As always, Canon will be 2-3 steps behind.

If anyone could possibly make up all the ground lost to competing mirrorless technologies in the past five years, it would be Canon. I'm not writing them off as of yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 18:00 UTC
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1Dx4me: whatever canon decides, their "mirrorless" cameras better be compatible with their EF lenses or else they'll have millions of P*ed off EF customers on their hands! i would not be interested in canon's mirrorless cameras (i know i don't count) but millions other EF lense owners do!

i am still waiting for your 5DsR II, canon, where is it? ;-)

Likely compatible with EF mount. Jury is out as to whether the new mirrorless bodies will be native EF mount though.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 17:58 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 sample gallery (57 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Whenever somebody looks at a series of sample images from any new camera, the responses can range the gamut of "hey, they look great," to "gosh, they are horrible..." Now go figure? To me, these look really good.

But more so is the fact that this kit lens - the Panny 12-60 - is a wonderful optic for both the focal range and price point. I've fallen in love with this lens a year or more ago and wound up with 3 of them. This kit lens (actually, IMO, it's performance levels are much better than a kit lens designation would imply) can stand up to the best of them (save perhaps the lack of a constant F2.8 aperture). Yet this lens is often (unfortunately) overlooked in favor of far more expensive optics.

Also, what I welcome is the gradual shift in how Panasonic renders colors. The color tonality of recent Panny cameras are gradually shifting to a more warmer tone without going bonkers by adding more red to the hues. This GX9 and 12-60 lens seems a great combination for the price.

... and even then it is still - subjective.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (215 comments in total)
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caroFoto: Hi,
I did say earlier, they are loosing their best ambassadors:
https://tysonrobichaudphotography.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/lumix-gx9-death-of-the-gx-line/
Cheers,

New ambassadors will replace them.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 14:20 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 sample gallery (57 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Whenever somebody looks at a series of sample images from any new camera, the responses can range the gamut of "hey, they look great," to "gosh, they are horrible..." Now go figure? To me, these look really good.

But more so is the fact that this kit lens - the Panny 12-60 - is a wonderful optic for both the focal range and price point. I've fallen in love with this lens a year or more ago and wound up with 3 of them. This kit lens (actually, IMO, it's performance levels are much better than a kit lens designation would imply) can stand up to the best of them (save perhaps the lack of a constant F2.8 aperture). Yet this lens is often (unfortunately) overlooked in favor of far more expensive optics.

Also, what I welcome is the gradual shift in how Panasonic renders colors. The color tonality of recent Panny cameras are gradually shifting to a more warmer tone without going bonkers by adding more red to the hues. This GX9 and 12-60 lens seems a great combination for the price.

Personal preference, individual eye acuity, color rendition and micro contrast of lenses, in-camera jpg settings, raw conversion methods, sensor type, image processing, monitor calibrations all affect how images appear. YMAV (Your mileage always varies)

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 16:04 UTC
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DCooper: I was really looking forward to this camera, but I have to say I am disappointed. Why remove the swivel, flip out screen that the GX8 had, for just a tilt screen when vlogging is currently so popular?!

Camera companies are supposed to be improving on previous models, not scaling them back!

Sorry bud, I don't have access to all of the polls. Just going by what I read here and on two other forums. I have both tilt and flip. See pluses for either, so I personally don't have a preference.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 20:10 UTC
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Rihass: I love Panasonic but man, they really got this one very wrong. I'm glad I bought the xt20, aside from the very slow picture playback and some other minor things, it is a great camera.

They may have gotten it wrong for me and you, but the GX9 will sell better than the GX8 (i am a GX7 and GX8 owner). Minimal R&D and maximum profit. This camera was built to a price point and with the kit lens, represents a fair value.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 17:10 UTC
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DCooper: I was really looking forward to this camera, but I have to say I am disappointed. Why remove the swivel, flip out screen that the GX8 had, for just a tilt screen when vlogging is currently so popular?!

Camera companies are supposed to be improving on previous models, not scaling them back!

More people wanted to "tilt' vs "flip"

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 17:06 UTC
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