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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On article Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in Moab (121 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Nice video, beautiful scenery. But still... m43 not enough.

@ZeBebito - How clean and how much shallow DOF do you need in this price category?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:52 UTC

Looks well thought out. I like.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 16th comment
On article Have your say: Best high-end ILC of 2017 (153 comments in total)
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Mared: The Sony Alpha bodies are a combined 43%. Not too bad a year for Sony. Where's Canon???

The market demonstrates the power of brand "Canon" equity. They're good enough for most people, why do anything different? ( I am being a bit facetious here). It's no secret that they're working on their own mirror less answer to Sony, but it might be too little too late to regain their tarnished crown??

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article Have your say: Best high-end ILC of 2017 (153 comments in total)
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Avatar480234: This is more like a fanboi driven list than anything else, regardless of the camera's capabilities.
So if you have a Nikon, even though your camera model is not on the list, naturally you will vote for............. Nikon!

It can't be anything but 'subjective'

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (386 comments in total)
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Jerry Ci: I can't believe DPR published this stupid article. "Just like the first iPhone helped us see the future we couldn’t quite put into words, so does the X .... With the iPhone X you can feel the future again in the smartphone." If DPR couldn't put anything into words, why didn't DPR wait until they actually had something useful to say. Seriously, all I saw in this article was fan-boy drooling. DPR can do better.

DPReview has been publishing more than just "Reviews" for years. This was a Chase Jarvis 'first look' at the iPhone X. Nothing more than that, no harm and no foul. Publishing an 'article' to create traffic and feed off of the iPhone X buzz is all that it was. Nobody was pretending this to be a comprehensive 'first look' let alone a review. Think of it as a tease. The fact that we're still talking about it to this day demonstrates that it accomplished it's objective.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (752 comments in total)
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tbcass: This looks like a nice camera but a Gold Award? I don't get it. How is it a leap forward from previous cameras?

Any review by nature is subjective, how can it be anything different?

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article Moment releases new case and lenses for Apple iPhone X (57 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: Once again : if one needs to mount a lens on phone - it means that it is time to get a real camera .

I used to feel the same way with regard to add-ons and phone cameras etc. However, in practice phone photography is quite enjoyable and a different experience. The Moment system extends that enjoyment further by allowing more picture making opportunities. In no-way does it take away from the compactness, because you can still be spontaneous with the phone alone. The lenses are easily pocket-able and can be added in seconds if you find yourself needing a wider or narrower field of view. So, give it a try. Very much interested in your review. I think you'll have a change of heart.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
On article Moment releases new case and lenses for Apple iPhone X (57 comments in total)
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net1994: A phone case ad/'info' on a photography site? Why. You are better than this DP.

Rejoice! DPREVIEW also reported here that you'll be able to buy EKTACHROME again in 2018: https://www.dpreview.com/news/3211087137/kodak-will-bring-back-ektachrome-film-this-year-start-selling-it-in-2018

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
On article Moment releases new case and lenses for Apple iPhone X (57 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: Once again : if one needs to mount a lens on phone - it means that it is time to get a real camera .

Awaiting your review....

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: M43rds isn’t going to be a serious stills system until they finally release cameras with 14-bit processing. As much as I love what these systems offer, the limited dynamic range (and lack of true ISO 100) really make it not worth the crazy prices they’re asking for.

Oh, Ok. Dag nabbitt! Thanks for pointing this out - I guess I should do the right thing and refund money for all the photos I've sold that weren't 14 bit processed.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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MirosIav: Panasonic G1 124 x 84 x 45 mm, Panasonic G9 137 x 97 x 92 mm. What happened to micro in Micro Four Thirds?

Refreshing to see some rationale opinions. The G9 is not huge. It is not even large. What happened to m4/3? It matured to accommodate other segments in photography.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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Rensol: Dead end road for MFT
And yes Oly and Panas know that so they crank up prices to get the max out of remaining buyers.
I had EVERY OLY model up till E-M1 (original). It all started with small cameras. There were very nice and quite bit advanced (for their time) E-PM2, etc.. Small and fast. Sony cameras (at a time) did not come close to AF speed, usability, etc.. And those cameras were affordable.
Olympus sales rep. told me they are NOT aiming at Pros or semi-pros who are after quality.
They are sort of after those who like good enough quality and like camera handling, etc..
You can draw parallels between Oly and Panas. While GH5 has its full appeal for Video these "still" oriented cameras are SIMPLY WAY overpriced! E-M1 II, G9, etc...
I asked this Oly guy last week (at the local camera store) give me a reason why should I trade my Sony A7II for E-M1 II?
He honestly told me there are no reasons to do so. And this guy shoots Nikon D750.
Need we say more?

Yes, totally no future ahead for this system. I guess it's to time bail before the m4/3 boat sinks. I was on the fence until I read your post. Thanks for helping me to see the folly of my ways..... SMH

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 16:14 UTC

This just might be a great camera. Lightweight, Robust, Speedy and priced right. It checks most of the boxes for me. I like video too, but don't need the GH5 specs in that area. Pleased with what video capabilities it does have!

I am glad it's not too small. Any smaller, and telephoto work becomes more challenging. I don't understand the "It's too large" comments. I have smaller m4/3 bodies, and they are not a 'treat' to shoot with for long telephoto work.

Seeing that I don't shoot in the dark or need to print billboards, 20.3 MP is fine. Dynamic range has improved too along with an improved Jpeg engine. Greater stabilization and AF just means more opportunities to get the shot in the first place.

Seems like Panasonic did a lot of listening to actual photographers with this release. I think I may have to pick one up in 2018.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 15:59 UTC as 103rd comment | 4 replies
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pro photo 2011: So for $1,699, you can buy the Panasonic G9 body only, or you can buy the Sony RX10 IV with a 24-600mm Zeiss lens and it has phase detection autofocus that shoots up to 24 fps. Okay, so the Sony has a 1-inch sensor, while the Panny G9 has a M43 sensor.

Apples and Oranges

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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ProjectSimon: Its a smaller sensor however 6.5 stops of IS can quickly close that gap in some situations.

Also, enable you to get the shot in the first place. This can be a big advantage. Additionally, having a clear steady view is a huge plus for telephoto work.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
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pdelux: I've been a reader of DPR for years and not once did i ever see anyone say - "damn I wish my m4/3 camera had a top plate LCD"

Great features but boy this camera sure is ugly - looks like it was made from the left over parts of old FF DSLR; top plate LCD no one asked for, over sized mode dial, over sized Grip, rounded edges-combined with sharp features... not aesthetically pleasing at all.

This is a feature that in-the field DSLR users have enjoyed for years. Yes, many find an at-a-glance view of settings to be helpful. The G9 is not merely for the m4/3 faithful

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (386 comments in total)
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stevo23: Smartphones have come a long way. And have a looong way to go.

@Max Iso - I have a couple of late model ILCs and some nice lenses. Sure, they have much better quality, but having something with you all the time that happens to take decent photos has been a real treat. Cats and Dogs comparison if you ask me. The market has spoken and phones have displaced the PS camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 23:45 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (386 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: Apple is missing the point : people who choose to film / shoot on smartphone , will review the film (if ever) on smartphone screen (~5" size) , thus completely miss all the inperfection of small sensor and lens ... , so why Apple trying so hard for ?

Hmmmm... doesn't appear that they're having trouble selling the iPhone X.
If they're trying at all, they're trying hard to supply the demand.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (386 comments in total)
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(unknown member): The camera is only as good as the tech it’s replacing; so a good tiny-sensor / plastic lens compact.

But DPR consider it worthy of a “field test”. Do me a favour! I’m not even going to read it, far less give it any credence. Please shove this up the Amazon as far as possible, because it’s a phone. (Maybe 20 years from now we’ll get the photographic quality and usability of a camera in a communication device).

It’s – a – phone (and I’m not going to take it any more!! ;))

What's funny is that you did give it 411 characters worth of credence. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (386 comments in total)
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rsf3127: not up to the hype, for sure.

Ha, you got me there. I had one of those little buggers. It was a great cam in the day and some of my shots taken with it are among my favorite ever.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
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