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kwa_photo

Lives in United States Northern Front Range, CO, United States
Joined on Apr 20, 2008

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Mac OS X wins for me over Win10...it's the OS that wins, not the hardware.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies

It's the main reason why I'm ALWAYS looking to ditch LR....I think I found the solution and am testing it now. Once gone, I'll never come back. Adobe drives me batty. I also agree with another poster who would like a LR subscription only. I have zero user for Photoshop or anything else, just LR as a DAM and some basic editing. That's all I need....hate paying for the other stuff and never use it. For now, I have a standalone license from my camera purchase last year, but once it needs a version upgrade, I'll need to go CC or purchase an upgrade (if they will still offer it). Yet, another reason to leave Adobe and never look back.

Also, Adobe Flash and other apps are all destined for the app recycle bin at end of life and never to return. Switched to Final Cut Pro X and ditched Adobe stuff (slow and sluggish), Flash is a security and update nightmare (ditch it fast)...this is my impression of the company...a bunch of legacy software on the way out.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 21:38 UTC as 78th comment

It's a work of art that also happens to be a competent camera for the right person. Why the bashing? If Leica can sell enough to justify it's production, great! It's not for me, but neither are a lot of cameras out there.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies

These things are nuts IMO. When you are getting to the point of adding on lenses, etc. to a PHONE, with a TINY sensor, it's beyond a waste of money to me. I'll use my iPhone as a phone and a handy camera if needed. But when I want to go light, get quality and toss it in my pocket, I'll grab a Sony RX100 (for me the Mark III) any day over add-ons to a phone.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 22:22 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies

LOL, just use weather sealed cameras! This is the dumbest thing I've seen in a long time LOL

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 20:05 UTC as 120th comment
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I own 128 cameras: This is Sad, I just selected these guys as my manufacturer of choice in 2014. I'm fully outfitted with a GH4, GX8, GX850, and 7-9 lenses. I have cages, lighting for it and was about to drop a grand on the new Atomos releasing this month.

Guess I'll take the loss, hurt my back again and move back to Nikon. But where's my 4K then? Sony maybe, Canon -No, Pentax - No. Not Olympus.

Thanks Panasonic - You just can't trust these guys.

They are NOT stopping the business, just scaling back. Need to get more efficient and laser-focused on the best products they have. I think they'll be around along time.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 19:21 UTC

I take this as they "scale back" will really be a re-focus on the cameras that MAKE money. They have to scale down the models and focus, much like Fuji has done (almost an exclusive focus on the X series). This is what I would do as Panasonic, and yes, I know some of the moves may not be popular:

1) Cut down to 2 main camera groups (m4/3 and high end 1" compacts). All else, incl. sub-1" compacts/point and shoots, super-zooms, etc. are eliminated.
2) m4/3: Keep GH, GX and G.
3) 1": FZ2500 and 1 to compete with Sony RX100 line.
4) Fixed lens m4/3 compact: LX200, but CONSIDER moving this to a 1" sensor.

That's it. m4/3, 1" and maybe an LX100 successor (I love my Top 109). It's also time to re-eval the Leica relationship. I'm not sure how the financing of it works and if it brings IN cash to Panasonic. I think Panny can drop the Leica partnership and stand on their own to legs with their excellent lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 121st comment | 4 replies

"The Porsche Design Book One is a MacBook Pro competitor in a convertible form factor" Not competition at all if it only runs Windows/Linux. For me, it's the OS, the OS and then the OS. I'm just happy that I love the Apple devices as well. It's all about Mac OS, iOS, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 05:33 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)

This is great! The camera support is very limited, I see a lot that are >3-4 years old that aren't listed. None of my cameras are listed, but for those who have them, a free copy of it should be a no-brainer...just to have another tool available! I'd love to see them do this int he future with other releases in the years to come.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 20:19 UTC as 59th comment

good for her, I hope she wins! Even if she recovers 10% of what she asks, it's huge! I'm willing to be Getty will settle for something less than $10M and not the $1B she is asking ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 20:29 UTC as 71st comment | 5 replies

Relax, it's likely not the intention to make this camera something that its' not. Rather, I suspect, it's just a platform to rollout 4k in a production product BEFORE putting it in their near future m4/3 offerings to compete with Panasonic and Sony. Try it on this little guy before committing to it elsewhere I suppose.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)

The NX1 may be a fine camera...BUT, how can it be "recommended" for someone when it's being discontinued in Europe (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8930601010/samsung-nx1-discontinued-in-europe-rumors-say-yes) and it's likely going to spread that way to the Americas and Asia as well. Recommending someone buy into a NEW system that was just getting its feet wet, but now is looking to be going away, doesn't make any sense to me at all.

I drove a Saab for many years (9-5 sedan) and loved it. When I needed a new car, Saab had just announced it was going to sell off the car division. Did I buy another, even though I would have loved to? Nope! I'd steer clear of the NX the same way...great camera, good luck with parts and service down the road.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 08:40 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
On photo Leaving the Hospital in the Its Occupational-Doctors and Nurses challenge (1 comment in total)

This is not a healthcare provider ("doctor or nurse"), it's a volunteer. Not a healthier provider. Should be excluded.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 23:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

Stellar! One of the best images I've seen on DPR in years!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 02:17 UTC as 12th comment
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

They are great for quick grab photos in a place of p&s cameras 90%+ of the population used to use years ago. We have to remember that. Most of us here are enthusiasts or professional and, as such, our standards are usually higher.

I have an 6 plus from last year and it's great for this type of use in good light. low light? Nah, nothing with a sensor that size can do it...yet. Maybe someday. Until then, real cameras are preferred for any critical work.

But, for the causal snap shots, you can't beat what these phones (and some of the Android's) do WITHOUT having to carry a camera with you. That's the real benefit to most users IMO. No camera to carry. Remember, they have replaced the p&s in all cases EXCEPT the high end p&s' like RX100's, etc.

With all that said, I can't be too critical of any PHONE that produces usable images in good light. If it was a dedicated camera, I'd change my tune quickly. Face it, none of use here buy it as a camera...we buy it as a phone :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 21:06 UTC as 58th comment

Eh, take em or leave them. I wouldn't nominate any of them.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 21:20 UTC as 16th comment
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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Jack Simpson: and we get our pics in there, how? One more reason for a/the Mac Air :)

I get my images in the iPad and iPhone ALL the time when I need it from my XT1 and RX10...I use the Fuji & Sony apps and the camera creates a wifi connection to the device. I select what images I want to import and it's done. It works very well!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 06:03 UTC
On article QromaScan uses your smartphone for digitizing prints (45 comments in total)

I understand the criticisms and the praise for this. Yes, I have a scanner and yes, like you this would NOT be my first choice. But as other pointed out, it's a VERY good choice for someone like my wife, or my 83 year old father in-law. It's simple, effective and "good enough". They aren't preserving original Ansel Adams here. Usually photos taken years ago on a point and shoot 35mm or even 110 film.

For me? I do shoot images with my camera(s) of images under my studio lights sometimes. The reason they aren't scanned? Some are so fragile, I don't want to risk removing them from their current mounting OR are too large for the scanners most of us have. Ex. right now, I'm doing a 10" x 120" panorama that won't make it to a scanner but is in bad shape from my grandfather. It needs to be preserved, so photos of the photos and manually doing a pano is my best option at this time. This device is just doing that sort of thing on a smaller scale for average people.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 05:12 UTC as 6th comment
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