Kevin Omura

Kevin Omura

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Sep 20, 2001

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He can probably find lenses on Linhoff Technorama 6x17s though it probably wouldn't be very cost effective....

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 23:07 UTC as 31st comment
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (497 comments in total)

Don't forget that thing called hyperfocal distance.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperfocal_distance
Typically when I'm shooting outdoors I set the lens at f8 or f11 and put infinity on the f8 or f11 mark and check the other end of the scale to see what distance the closest objects will be in focus. M lenses all have these markings on the lens.....

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 28th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (138 comments in total)

Thanks for the memories! I remember those early days well working at the newspaper. Our first foray into digital were the Canon/Kodak DCS 3s which were mind numbingly expensive but gave us the speed needed when shooting in the field and transmitting. The D30 was a real game changer as you say on price and like you I got around to picking one up not too long ago because it was inexpensive $50 CDN with grip and dual battery charger and I was curious. My first was the D60 and it was a real disappointment especially after all the glowing reviews images from the D30 do look better.

I also notice how folks today complain about noise, obviously they never shot with 'fast' film like Fujicolor 1600..... so you nailed it there.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Light Pilgrim: Why Apple calls it waterproof if they will not replace a water damaged phone?

Have previous iPhones been waterproof?

Actually went to Apple's website to look up their warranty on the iPhone 7 but read the following. So yes they are being cagey calling it splash and water resistant but the disclaimer states liquid damage is not covered hmmm.

Phone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
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davev8: its a very poor do if Apple can't make a waterproof phone with head phone jack..my Motorola G 3ed gen is waterproof for 30min at 1 meter and has a headphone jack and cost 1/4 of the Ifail ..i mean Iphone...they are making lame excuses for not including 0ne

Waterproofing is only a partial reason....

https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/inside-iphone-7-why-apple-killed-the-headphone-jack?utm_term=.uhZpJzQoW#.bdwn4wqa6

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
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Kevin Omura: Yup 12mp is good enough and here are some reasons why the headphone jack was taken out. I'm sure you could make it water proof to a degree but it's still a gaping hole where water and crud can collect especially something like sand. I'm ambivalent to the loss personally since I don't use headphones on my phone. On my Macbook it would be a huge deal though.

Here are some interesting reasons why the jack was turfed. https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/inside-iphone-7-why-apple-killed-the-headphone-jack?utm_term=.uhZpJzQoW#.bdwn4wqa6

I would never argue the point about wired being better than wireless as I also believe they are better. Granted my idea of wired is likely quite a bit different then most since my preferred headphones are AKG K171 MKII studio headphones which dwarf my iPhone.

Hard to say what changed in power requirements, don't forget wired headphones will require some form of amplification circuit though logically wireless would seem to want to consume more power.

Flip side is that by removing the headphone jack Apple was able to increase the battery size which translates out to longer run times so that argument might not be valid. But until we get them out in the wild it's all speculation.

As I said I'm pretty ambivalent to this change since I rarely use headphones (tried to post a photo of the AKG's on my iPhone to make the size point but cannot) on my iPhone. The advantage of a better camera and increased battery life are much more useful changes for me. (mentioned in article I linked)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 14:26 UTC

Yup 12mp is good enough and here are some reasons why the headphone jack was taken out. I'm sure you could make it water proof to a degree but it's still a gaping hole where water and crud can collect especially something like sand. I'm ambivalent to the loss personally since I don't use headphones on my phone. On my Macbook it would be a huge deal though.

Here are some interesting reasons why the jack was turfed. https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/inside-iphone-7-why-apple-killed-the-headphone-jack?utm_term=.uhZpJzQoW#.bdwn4wqa6

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 13:55 UTC as 228th comment | 8 replies
On article Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures (164 comments in total)

Yikes, first lets take one component out of the equation. The wealth of one of the participants... Then we clearly see that this is basically an issue of who owns the copyright to the images. Once you get past this it's pretty straight forward, Mrs Huff does.

The other component of this mess is somewhat hidden in this story and that is that Walmart used one of these images though unclear how and that seems to be how this ball got rolling.

The importance of this case is that if Mrs Huff should somehow loose then it signals that the photographers ownership of the images is being removed and that the persons depicted in the images are the owners to the photographs. Which would have far reaching effects on every portrait/school photographer/ studio in the country.

And yes it is morally reprehensible that a large corporation should bully some little old lady whose family owned a photo studio. Would be interesting to see what Sam Walton's take on this would be if he were still alive.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

I like the look of it actually. Reminds me a lot of the Nikonos RS which was a great camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 04:39 UTC as 28th comment
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (559 comments in total)
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uzzy88: I can note the absence of two fondamental competitors: nikon P7700 and fuji X-S1. I wonder which is the point of this comparison, most of this cameras have already been reviewed separately on this pages.

P7700 was mentioned in the Canon G15 writeup. The P7700 does not have an optical viewfinder which is a big deal breaker for some myself included.

The Fuji X-S1 though on paper a really nice camera had a rough start with sensor issues.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 17:48 UTC
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