Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett

Lives in United States Lowell, USA, MI, United States
Works as a Sales
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Joined on Jan 12, 2003
About me:

Canon, Panasonic and iPhone shooter


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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1152 comments in total)
In reply to:

CaPi: "For stills shooters (..) there are arguably more better options out there"
What might those be? I have high hopes for the improved autofocus.
An thoughts on those options?
I am looking for a new body / system.

Would be interesting to see a test comparing the Olympus and Panasonic IBIS systems side-by-side. I think Panasonic has caught up for the most part. There are probably nuances of difference (one doing better here and the other there), but overall, I think you could say the IBIS systems are comparable (in terms of results) now.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:43 UTC

As someone with a pretty good investment into Panasonic, I am hopeful that this is a move towards profitability. It's been a long-time coming. Not too many companies can sustain such a broad selection of camera models in today's market.
I believe that Panasonic has a handful of good-sellers and am confident that they'll focus on these moving forward. It's anybody's guess if this move will be a successful one or not? Companies can still be quite profitable in niche markets. The mainstream digital imaging space has been owned by the mobile phone makers for several years now. What would you do differently if you were Panasonic?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 23:09 UTC as 80th comment
In reply to:

princecody: Can Mavic or Karma hold a candle to this drone?

Different category

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)

Not bad, Not great. Keeping this all in context, it's a pretty good result for first gen. I expect that the bokeh will get better in subsequent releases. If I were to buy an iPhone today, it would probably have to be the single lens 7. I'm not convinced that the dual cameras are entirely baked at this time.

My ideal phone today would be an iPhone 7 with the Galaxy 7 lens and imager.
Hanging on to the 5s for another year, it's still makes and receives phone calls just fine.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1633 comments in total)

Not bad, not bad at all. Looks like most of what needs to be there for this price-point is. They will sell boatloads of these on their name alone.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 287th comment | 1 reply
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (446 comments in total)

Though I am not in the intended market for this, I am nonetheless happy to see it. It looks like a camera worthy of 'Flagship' status. Well done Canon!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 124th comment
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)

It is what it is. Nothing compelling, but the intended market isn't looking for compelling. They're looking for a good camera that is easy to use that can capture a memory. The Canon system still offers allot of possibilities for someone to grow their photography skills with.

The old familiar DSLR isn't going away anytime soon. Canon will sell a boat-load of these and it work fine for years to come.

Don't knock a formula that works.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 87th comment

I greatly appreciated his strong opinions and insights. My condolences to his family, friends and close colleagues.

Heartfelt thank you to the DPREVIEW team for posting this.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 20:10 UTC as 35th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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spikey27: A nice camera, but ....

A big camera needs a big grip, and a number of DPR staffers weren't thrilled with the one on the GX8. It's not as deep as we would've liked

It seems the trend continues toward smaller and smaller products regardless of whether they are so small their usability is compromised. This one is no different.

I've always been a fan of "larger" bodied cameras simply because they aren't as difficult to hold, operate, etc. as the "itty-bitty" ones - regardless of how many features can be packed into them.


Yes, the GX8 can't win for trying. Some say it's too big others say it's too small. I say it's just right. Not a perfect camera by any stretch, but a very good all round performer.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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justmeMN: $1199 (body only) for shutter shock and bad JPG colors. What a deal.

I picked the body up in November for $899. The JPG engine is pretty good. You can adjust settings for better OOC results than default settings.

People speak as if every shot is affected by Shutter Shock. This isn't true. Not denying that it exists, it just seems the issue is a bit blown out of proportion.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Godiwa: shuttershock... what about the FIX it... thats a pretty big issue in my world... electronic shutter no good with moving stuff

That is why there is a mechanical shutter. If you're attempting to freeze the action of 'moving stuff', shutter speeds are typically above the affected range. Personally, I believe that there is a problem but I have yet to have a shot ruined by it.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Mateus1: If GX8 was in GX7 size, I would buy it, but the GX-8 is huge - much bigger than all APS-C I know. GX-7 was great design with just a few issues, it's pity Pana leaved its small and beautiful design. So, I went for Fuji APS-C.

I have both the GX7 and GX8. With my normal sized hands, I find the GX7 bordering on the tad too small size and the GX8 just right.

The GX8 is larger, but it can hardly be called huge. Much smaller and it gets a bit cumbersome with larger lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:40 UTC

While the GF8 doesn't appeal to me. That doesn't mean that this camera won't appeal to it's targeted demographic. I am however curious as to how it could possibly improve my ugly mug...LOL

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 20:38 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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princecody: Can't wait for the GH5 :)

Five years is a long time. This type of innovation will most likely spur further developments that Fuji and Panasonic haven't even considered. The best news in all of this is that we have two large imaging powerhouses collaborating together. We all benefit from that.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:45 UTC

Hard to discern how "WOW" it is until it's tested. But, at least it's an attention grabbing headline :)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 367th comment
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (120 comments in total)

Subtle infomercial quality about this piece, but still enjoyable to view. Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 17:44 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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Anastasiadis Lazaros Thessaloniki Wedding: I know most people here will dissagree but this kind of technology in my opinion is killing photography as an art and as a profession. There will be no pro photographers soon because everybody will be able to be an artist without really knowing much about art or photographic techiques. You will be able to achieve a near pro level outcome from your camera so 99% of people will like it sounds nice in the first place but in the future this will turn against humanity and a CPU will be programmed to mimic art while people will get dumb and lazy. Lazy to learn lazy to study photography, CPU will do everything for you even crop and synthesis a CPU can find the "best" and "weird" "low" angles based on the best algorythms. Humanity is on the path to lazyness and art is dying day by day. Mass produced art will never be appreceated and this is bad for humanity in the long run. What do you think about it?

If you're a pro, learn to differentiate yourself from the competition with vision and customer service. This is an age old argument that "innovation and automation are bad", this argument transcends professions. True pros adapt and change with the times.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 01:57 UTC

Some incredible work out there has been created with "toy" cameras. I applaud DPReview for including news on "toy" cameras and their apps as well.

I have taken certain shots I just wouldn't have gotten with my DSLR. As the old adage goes, "the best camera is the one that is with you." Cameras in present day phones are pretty impressive and really "toy" hardly describes them accurately anymore.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 4th comment
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