Glen Barrington

Glen Barrington

Lives in United States Springfield, IL, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 21, 2003
About me:

I look good fat, I'm gonna look good old. . .

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On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (165 comments in total)
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RadGuy: why not just use a 256GB Thumb drive with a USB 3.0 connection? Plug it into your laptop and transfer the data. Much smaller and much cheaper. No cables necessary. I saw a Lexar 256GB thumbdrive on Amazon for under $50. Need more than 256GB? Just use multiple Thumb drives. If one fails, you don't lose everything.

That same thought occurred to me, and I wonder what valid purpose the smaller SSDs will serve in the near future.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: It's unfortunate for those who are "let go", but in most corporations, survival is even more important than profit. Nikon must do whatever is needed to survive.

I'm reasonably certain most consumers would prefer Nikon to survive.

I think, in the abstract, people want companies to survive. They understand that jobs, healthy come from businesses that are healthy and productive. I agree, that few care specifically about Nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:59 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

It's unfortunate for those who are "let go", but in most corporations, survival is even more important than profit. Nikon must do whatever is needed to survive.

I'm reasonably certain most consumers would prefer Nikon to survive.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
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melgross: I have a strong suspicion as to the reason the glass lens cover cracks so easily. If true, then it can be easily fixed in later production.

Many years ago, it seem now, shortly after Apple introduced the iPod Mini, there were reports of cracks appearing in some of the screens. After a couple of weeks, Apple announced that one run of the devices had a screen cutout that was ever so slightly too small. The pressure caused strain on the glass cover, and after some time, the glass would crack. It affected about 20,000 iPods. Apple gave the range of the serial numbers of that run, and replaced the devices. That was the end of the crack problem.

The same thing could be true here. There's no reason why glass should crack from a scratch, unless it's under strain. Hopefully it's also a small cut-out. If it's not, then the glass could be defective, with the tempering process not done properly. We can see that under polarized light. If that's the cause, they need to replace the glass covers.

melgross' response seems reasonable, but it's all speculation at this point. I agree this doesn't have to be a fatal problem for this product though.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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0MitchAG: I think the gallery is rather pointless to illustrate the quality of the camera with such a crappy lens attached.

I don't think the lens is crappy. They are not as good as the other m43s lens offerings from Olympus and Panasonic, but the Oly's and Panny/Leicas' will work just fine on this bad boy. (They have to, if the manufacturer wants to use the m43s designation)

Besides, These are the lenses that the camera comes with. A set of sample photos SHOULD tell you what you are getting for your money.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: "Photos look interesting, nice colours, promising, a good start..."
WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE??
Where's the excruciating negativity that one would expect to find in posts like this?

I think its because this camera seems to not only offer real value to new users, it seems likely to actually get marketed and sold to actual consumers.

A dedicated camera that seems capable of attracting new users is good for everyone involved with photography. We don't want to jinx it, I guess!

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 08:58 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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peeyaj: Am I only one who find the colors ''weird''?

There were two shots of the bearded man, I thought one had reasonable skin tones while the other was a bit yellow. In fact, upon review, I do think the photos, overall, show a tendency towards extra yellow, and poor low light performance in general. But will the intended audience, coming from smartphones notice? I'd be interested in seeing how low light performance is when shooting raw images.

I don't see a problem with the stop sign, could you explain further? The night shots are problematic for me. One was clearly a holloween decorations scene, was it supposed to look like that? the other was a parking lot scene, were the lamps halogen or some other lamp that offers a bluish cast? Are we seeing the nature of the camera or the nature of the parking lot designer? I think it's a valid question considering the daylight scenes seem a bit yellow to me.

I still think the colors, overall, are fine for the likely uses of this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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peeyaj: Am I only one who find the colors ''weird''?

I didn't find them 'weird', I found them a bit muted, and different from Olympus' view of what color should be. but the colors were well within what I think people will find 'normal' and conventional.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 11:38 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)

I'm 'reasonably' impressed with the image quality. A fairly decent first try. I did think it was kind of noisy, but nothing that couldn't be managed in post processing.

The lenses aren't quite up to the level of the Olympus kit lenses (I've never used Panasonic so I'm reluctant to make comparisons with it). But they aren't awful either. For someone with a nice stash of Olympus Lenses, this might make a good camera for the spouse, teen-agers, or as a small take-along camera. But the native lenses would be 'do-able' for someone stepping up from a smart phone. I think.

I think considering it costs new what older Olympus and Panasonic cameras cost used, I think the buyer will get fair value for the money. More on the body when we get an overall review of the device. I am intrigued, and so far, I hope the manufacturer does well enough with this camera to put out a model for the more serious photo enthusiast.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 11:36 UTC as 51st comment

Seems kind of silly, to me. It might sell in Asia. I bet we never see it in North America.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2174 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: It's the very steep devaluation over time of these high end mirrorless cameras which makes them so expensive to own, not the sticker price per se.

@Richard Murdey - To each, his own. I don't upgrade all that often. I replaced my Olympus E30 (sold it) for my E-M10. As much as I really love my E-M10, I miss that E30. I only got $250 US dollars for it. Looking back, I'd rather have the body and not the money. I'm thinking about the E-M1 replacement, but even if I do, buy it, it won't be until the price drops. There's nothing wrong with the trailing edge of technology.

I acknowledge your accounting arguments as valid. But they are irrelevant to me personally.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2174 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: It's the very steep devaluation over time of these high end mirrorless cameras which makes them so expensive to own, not the sticker price per se.

It only matters if you intend to sell your camera. I probably won't buy this camera, but I DO have my eye on the Olympus E-M1 II. I will likely keep my E-M10, just because it has reached the end of its economic life, that doesn't mean it has reached the end of its photographic life!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
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JTHAIN: So they work for Google? And they really like Google's phone? I'll leave the reviewing up to DP Review, hope to hear from them soon.

I've never heard of them and, frankly, the curmudgeon in me thinks they are a bit too perky, and a bit too old to be perky. I don't do perky with any sort of joy as it is.

That being said, the phone looks pretty interesting. I like QuarterToDoom's suggestion of giving it to a bunch of HS kids. I like new applications, but as an old guy, I don't always think up new ones. I can however adopt/adapt like all hell.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
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taktak91: These cameras will only hold value to those who understand them.

Well. . . That's pretty much true of any collectible. Ask any comic book collector or Baseball card collector who went off to university only to find out his mother threw away his collection.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
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entoman: The vote page for Nikon Small World 2016 is blocked by Norton antivirus, who say it is a malicious security risk.

No problems here.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
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Sirandar: I can see the wires on the hydro poles in the background at the horizon with the Sigma but not the Pana ..... Sigma looks sharper to me

It's not effectively longer it is physically longer.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 01:51 UTC

It seems to be a pretty good lens, and I think it's at a good price. I think there is a fairly decent cost/performance ratio with this lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 01:50 UTC as 22nd comment
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Old Cameras: It's too bad H. R. Giger is dead, he could glue a bunch of dicks to the outside of it and they could charge at least $30,000

I'm pretty sure the actual buyers would qualify.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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idefixx: now that Hasselblad stopped doing silly overpriced remakes of outdated Sony cameras, we at least now have Leica to laugh about.
Serious, this is what they teach you about brand-building???

At least Hasselblad went to an outside vendor for the cameras, it's less incestuous that way. This seems so . . . self absorbed.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:40 UTC

Ugly UHGLEE!

What they really need to do . . .

Here in the USA, is a cheap TV ad selling black rubber goo. The guy cuts out the bottom of a row boat, mounts a wire mesh screen door in the bottom of the boat and paints the bottom of the boat with the goo and rows the boat on a lake.

I think Leica should dip some cameras in that goo and sell them as the first weatherproof Leicas.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:09 UTC as 181st comment
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