Scott Birch

Scott Birch

Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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Poweruser: Although 15/1.7 sound spectacular on paper what you are really getting is a moderate wide angle (35mm terms) with almost no option to work with selective depth of field. Unless you really close up, compact camera / phone style.

Would it matter if this lens was f2.8 instead? A fast aperture at this focal length helps the smaller m43 sensor to gather enough photons in bad light. Picture-wise at 15mm it doesnt make a difference at all.

We must have bokeh. We don't know why, but we must have bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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yabokkie: if the AF is really good, and better if good with EF lenses, many of us should be able to put m4/3" behind us.

What camera do you shoot with, Yabokkie?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)

Without ever having been in the same room as one or seen any sample pics, I can say that this is a good-looking camera. The design team got it right this time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 10th comment
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Macist: Without GPS, it's useless as a travel camera.

Fail, since superzooms are mostly bought for travel photos.

I just tell people where my shots are taken. If that isn't enough for them, then they can sod off.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:47 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Scott Birch: I can't believe the whining from people in this comments thread.

And I am frothing at the mouth at your insolence in calling me out on this. It's all gone a bit ironic, hasn't it? Even so, still incredulous at the whingers. It sounds like a good camera. At least get your hands on it before you slam it on this forum.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 15:15 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)

I can't believe the whining from people in this comments thread.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 154th comment | 2 replies

People whining about 'post' and Photoshop perhaps never used a darkroom.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:37 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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aftab: Remarkable jealousy shown here by those who will never be able to produce anything remotely close.

Carabas, you're assuming that total originality is an absolute requirement for every piece of art, yes?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:37 UTC

Beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 08:59 UTC as 272nd comment
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PinPoint: wow, a dumb rubber cost around 20% the price of a camera body with sophisticated electronics and mechanics... I changed all the 4 tyres of my car and that cost me around 2% the price of car body...

Hi EssexAsh. People who cannot spell 'tyre' tire me also :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 13:27 UTC
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Breathtaking. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 07:30 UTC as 51st comment
On DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses article (80 comments in total)
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atamola: These "DP top picks" are really shameles and laughable.

The "How are these lens chosen" should read: based on what is most convenient for us.

The Samyang 35 f1.4 is an absolute optical marvel and the undisputed champion £ for £ and yet is missing from the list.

These "Top Picks" are nothing but shameless retail sale catalogs disguised as objective reviews.

For want of one lens, the list was panned. Dear oh dear.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 09:44 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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mrbonsai: Can anyone tell me what the shutter lag is for the M-1 is?
I have been searching but can't find this information.
Thanks in advance.

33 inches? That's about 2 nanoseconds. Really?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)

The people look a bit plasticy, don't they? I think the noise-reduction setting is rather harsh.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:27 UTC as 63rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (566 comments in total)
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tbcass: I'm confused. What is "in camera RAW processing?" I thought the whole purpose of RAW was to give you a totally unprocessed image for post processing on a computer.

More image-editing than simple jpeg output, less image-editing potential than a computer. It's another option. Choose to use it or choose not to use it. Simple.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (566 comments in total)
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PeterF: I was actually interested in this camera until I found out it had no optical image stabilization in video mode and also not ability to take stills during video mode.

Pro video used to require external sound recorders. Nagra, anyone?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (219 comments in total)
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Scott Birch: Why's the dynamic range lower than the other models? Lower than quite a few mirrorless cameras, in fact.

What I was asking about specifically was the dynamic range of the XM1 compared to the other X-series cameras in the range. I am wondering why there should be a difference with the same sensor.

If you look at the XE1 dynamic range curves, Timmbits, you'll see it fares quite well compared to other cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:47 UTC
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QuarryCat: I never liked the portrait with the peering eyes - i don't like the artificial green background - but I love his other, even more realistic picture with the hands and the living eyes - thanks a lot for showing it here!

"Saturation slider?" How old are you?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 08:45 UTC
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

Would the real one be fake? How real would the fake one be? We may never care.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:53 UTC as 45th comment
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supeyugin1: $350 for a converter? They are crazy!
I've bought my Samsung NX100 with 20-50 and 20/2.8 (30mm equiv.) and a flash for $450 brand new. I later sold the flash for $70, so that's $380 for the camera with 2 lenses. And those jerks from Fuji are charging $350 just for one bloody converter?!

supeyugin if all your photos end up on social media sites or remain on some hard drive until accidentally deleted, then your NX200 is fine for you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:15 UTC
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