Morris Trichon

Morris Trichon

Lives in United States Watertown, MA, United States
Works as a Retired engineer/scientist
Joined on Mar 29, 2009
About me:

Former environmental scientist PhD at NYU Studied for three years at ICP in NYC. Lived in NY and then moved to MA

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If you want the best chowder (chowder) you must come to Boston and Cape Cod and there are plenty of restaurants that serve A++++. versions. Clam chowder is the best.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2022 at 21:55 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On photo The Simple Things are Often the Most Beautiful in the My Best Photo of the Fortnight challenge (15 comments in total)

Before I read your comment about "plastic spoons" the image appeared to me as two equal size wrenches with a soap bubble in the center refracting light. I guess first impressions are very interesting. I think it is a terrific image with interesting symmetry and wonderful colors. What was the inspiration to create it?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2022 at 00:32 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

when I studied graduate meteorology in the early 1970's the explanations for the creation of lightning strikes were very different due to the lack of sophisticated scientific equipment that can reveal the physics at play. I suspect that there is still a way to go as it seems that if it is getting down to the level of atoms and electrons that quantum mechanics will play a role in the complete understanding that has yet to be uncovered. I recommend that we stay tuned. Kudos for imaging technology for playing a role in this scientific venture.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2021 at 22:17 UTC as 14th comment
On photo Balancing Acts in the Mega challenge.. challenge (10 comments in total)

Beautiful image. Nothing quit like it out there.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2021 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

A beautiful gallery of special images. Congratulations to all the winners, nicely done.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 00:06 UTC as 23rd comment
On photo Teton Autumn in the Sigma - Specific Equipment Challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

A beautiful one in a million compositions. The kind of image you can go back to many times and not grow tired of it.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 18:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Pelmo at sunset in the Landscape challenge (14 comments in total)

Great Image. It must have required quit an effort to arrive at y our vantage point and set up the equipment. And to take your picture in the High Res mode is brilliant. My experience is the the High Res mode besides offering a larger file size does result in greater color accuracy and detail. Keep up the great work.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2021 at 18:11 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Morris Trichon: I have been using Workspace since I purchased my OM1 Mk II on my iMac desk top (circa 2017) and my MacBook Pro 13" (Circa 2018). The iMac has an i7 cpu and a 4GB GPU ( oly recommends 2 GB GBU min). My MacBook pro is an i5 cpu with and GPU less than 2 GB capacity. The workflow is somewhat slow on the iMac but tolerable though it takes a bit of time to see the changes from moving the sliders. It is intolerable on the MacBook. I found that using Photoshop Elements is a pathway to greater success. It is quick, the changes in RAW are immediately available and I can continue to use workspace for any additional changes I want to make. I still have Lightroom v.6.14, the last stand alone version and have tried converting the oly RAW to DNG but does not seem to work.

Thank you

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2021 at 18:37 UTC

I have been using Workspace since I purchased my OM1 Mk II on my iMac desk top (circa 2017) and my MacBook Pro 13" (Circa 2018). The iMac has an i7 cpu and a 4GB GPU ( oly recommends 2 GB GBU min). My MacBook pro is an i5 cpu with and GPU less than 2 GB capacity. The workflow is somewhat slow on the iMac but tolerable though it takes a bit of time to see the changes from moving the sliders. It is intolerable on the MacBook. I found that using Photoshop Elements is a pathway to greater success. It is quick, the changes in RAW are immediately available and I can continue to use workspace for any additional changes I want to make. I still have Lightroom v.6.14, the last stand alone version and have tried converting the oly RAW to DNG but does not seem to work.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2021 at 17:20 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On photo At the Baldeney Lake in the Autumn Leaves - with human (f)actors challenge (25 comments in total)

Absolutely beautiful. One of the most artistic images I have seen in a long time. My heart felt congratulations to have the vision to create this image.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2020 at 01:54 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Morris Trichon: I have this lens and love it. It is on my OLY MkII body 90% of the time. I find it hard to agree with your conclusions about image quality and value. For what this lens offers it is a technological win win. With the stabilization of both cameras and body working together the f/4 is not a downside at all. I have images with great detail that I have taken hand held that I probably could not have achieved with the FF Nikons I owned or any other FF camera and lenses. I think DP Review should question their bias when reviewing MFT cameras and lenses. It seems inherent in all of your reviews of the MFT environment.

I understand Carey Rose's explanation however by comparing the price of a lens with the camera body might not be completely valid. Leica has been producing lenses that are more expensive than their camera bodies and yet they have an excellent reputation and following. All I am saying is we all bring biases to our thought process. They way to avoid this is to state a belief, uncover the facts no matter how much you disagree with them and uncover the truth or the best available solution. It is an area in our society that is a hidden danger. Algorithms and AI often have bias as they are rolled out before these problems can be discovered. The worst case is where judges are using preparatory software to determine bail and sentences.
Listen to the remarks and replies to your conclusion and maybe rethink the conclusions. I never had the intention of putting you on the defensive but to open up your thought process to the information addressing your conclusions. No harm meant.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 23:55 UTC

I have this lens and love it. It is on my OLY MkII body 90% of the time. I find it hard to agree with your conclusions about image quality and value. For what this lens offers it is a technological win win. With the stabilization of both cameras and body working together the f/4 is not a downside at all. I have images with great detail that I have taken hand held that I probably could not have achieved with the FF Nikons I owned or any other FF camera and lenses. I think DP Review should question their bias when reviewing MFT cameras and lenses. It seems inherent in all of your reviews of the MFT environment.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 20:23 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1721 comments in total)

Had an OM-2 that I handed down to my son who did great things with it. I eventually went to Nikon 35 mm and then Digital from the D90 to D600 and made some nice images. But as I reached my 70's I needed something light that would allow me to stay creative so I bought a M1 MkII which I love and has abilities which have let me expand my creativity. I love the capabilities of the MkIII and if I can afford it will purchase one. Along with Zuiko glass I have not been disappointed and hope that Oly's financial problems can be resolved and that they survive . As I am a PhD in Applied Sciences I appreciate Oly's tech as I am a geek of sorts but am aware how their technology can helped provide me ways to expand my creativity.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 22:55 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): "Focus on high-end" = very high priced, not very compact but very small sensored stuff. Sounds like a winning strategy. LOL.

They are toast. And so is mFT. It was an epic fail already with FT in 2007 and an even bigger mistakke with mFT in 2013. Only corporate death takes a bit longer in Japan than elsewhere. JIP is nothing but a japanese corporate graveyard, simply there to save some face for failed companies/divisions and to bury them eventually with little noise and attention.

It seems to me that the E-M1X was developed to focus on the 2020 Olympics in Japan which was cancelled and thus impacted Olympics plans. However this plan to be an Olympics standout and then probably move into the competitive sports photography world was ill conceived as I doubt Canon, Nikon and Sony users would dump their equipment and switch to Olympus in mass. Olympus then introduced the M1 MkIII as a quick fix to the failed E-M1X plan. I think that concentrating on the PEN-F while incorporating some E-PL-10 features may have been better option for the mass market. Also there is no good reason from a product point of view to have both the E-M1X and the M1 MkIII. Keep the M1 Mkiii and update firmware to unleash video capabilities where mFT cameras can shine. Also it is time to utilize AI in all cameras to compete with smart phones to deliver better high end out of camera images that the world seems to want. This can be accomplished while keeping RAW capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 15:48 UTC
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Morris Trichon: So how many of those answers to the interview where prepared and what bonus was dangled in order for this interview to go according company instructions.

I switched from FF to Olympus last year due to severe back problems, a need for less weight and high performance. I am very happy with my OMD M1 MkII and Zuiko lenses especially the 12-100mm f/4.0 zoom and 60mm f/2.8 macro. I cannot express the disappointment of the news that Olympus Imaging is being sold to JIP. How has this worked out for other companies that have gone through the same process?

Having been in the business world and have shepherded some companies through this type of experience I do not really believe anything that Olympus Imagining says will happen as it is all really unknown. Just remember that cash is king and Olympus will have to turn a profit quickly or will most likely disappear from the camera world.

It is a sad day for micro 4/3 Olympus lovers and the future of this wonderful camera company's legacy.

I did not mean that you might be compromised by Olympus Management. The questions where right on. It was the answers I was most concerned with. I do not think there was anything more you could have done to elicit more accurate or in depth answers, you did an admiral job in a difficult situation. I was referring to the preparation that Olympus probably went through for such an interview. No disparities meant for you.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 15:15 UTC

So how many of those answers to the interview where prepared and what bonus was dangled in order for this interview to go according company instructions.

I switched from FF to Olympus last year due to severe back problems, a need for less weight and high performance. I am very happy with my OMD M1 MkII and Zuiko lenses especially the 12-100mm f/4.0 zoom and 60mm f/2.8 macro. I cannot express the disappointment of the news that Olympus Imaging is being sold to JIP. How has this worked out for other companies that have gone through the same process?

Having been in the business world and have shepherded some companies through this type of experience I do not really believe anything that Olympus Imagining says will happen as it is all really unknown. Just remember that cash is king and Olympus will have to turn a profit quickly or will most likely disappear from the camera world.

It is a sad day for micro 4/3 Olympus lovers and the future of this wonderful camera company's legacy.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 01:11 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies

When I traded my Nikon F100 and Contax rangefinder for a Nikon D90 an entirely new world opened up to me. The ability to control the camera to obtain images that I could only hope for using film was an eye opener for me. Maybe because I am an engineer/scientist I was a good fit for the technology of the digital world. Add to that the ability to process your image in an infinite number of ways using a computer is a big added benefit. Surely, one can also use the dark room to create images in a multitude of ways to obtain the image that your minds eye sees ( Ansel Adams was famous for this) , digital offers an easier way and more options to do the same and more. So what is best depends on ones history, experience and the anticipation of what your image will reveal after those camera clicks. It is at the end an individual presence. There is no higher authority to make the determination.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 20:12 UTC as 48th comment
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jwinberg11: I am an old photographer, and have mixed feelings about this news. Yes, very sad to see an old line camera company sold, but perhaps an industry evolution. The market is shrinking, adjustment seems inevitable. Changes this fundamental are pretty disquieting! :-(

I agree. There is always evolution in the business world and those who can imagine the future or create it (Steve Jobs) are the winners. If there is a way for Olympus to quickly adopt to the changes in the world under JIP management then they will survive but not as we know it today. I am also long in the tooth and have seen this happen many times in the business world and in the camera world. Old favorites like Minolta, Konica and Topcon to name a few have been sallowed by others or disappeared.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 18:02 UTC
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jpeghorror: I was surprised by the E-M1X. I thought for sure they were going to test the FF waters with a Trip digital and go after Fuji's X100 market, then use the response to gauge whether or not to join L-mount. Even if many saw this coming, the news is still tragic.

I think the E-M1X was conceived for the 2020 Olympics and if it performed as hoped would be used for other sporting events. With COVID-19 those plans are dashed.
I hope that JIP maintains the Olympus quality and looks at newer sensors with more megapixels. They also need to upgrade their video capabilities to compete with Panasonic and smartphones. They have a lot of work to do. I pray they survive and build on their accomplishments.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 17:46 UTC

There where four cameras or gear that changed my life. The Minolta XE-7 which was a game changer for me along with the Tamron 90mm macro of that time. Then the next camera that changed my life was the Nikon D90 and the Nikkor 105 mm Macro. Both had significant impacts on my ability to photograph and produce images that I wanted. Of them all the XE-7 had the greatest impact.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 18:29 UTC as 16th comment
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