Scott Birch

Scott Birch

Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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On article Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (233 comments in total)

Such a pity ..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 04:54 UTC as 38th comment
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Funduro: Blue dot looks like a Nikon D600 oil/dust issue.

It's a bit contrasty. They should have looked at the jpeg settings on the older MFT model they're obviously using.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 08:55 UTC
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Lelle Kidd: No one seems to react to the fact that the focus outline in "focus peaking" will be white! It should be in a contrasting color, such as RED.

Broadcast video graphers have worked with white/zebra focus peaking for years. I find your contrasting colour requirement a little unnecessary. Just my opinion, of course, but I don't think Fuji needs to change it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 14:19 UTC
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Artistico: When I saw the headline I was expecting a bullet time effect, but this is not it. Rather it is a camera spinning rig with a slightly higher frame rate and a guy trying really hard to start a forest fire over and over again with different fireworks. Could easily be $100 in costs and $1,000,000,000 in damages if he succeeds.

Anyway, wouldn't it technically be really cheap to create a real bullet time effect with old - and therefore cheap - cameras and a not very high-tech way of triggering them at the same time or with a slight delay?

It doesn't matter if he gets out much or not. He's right.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
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jkokich: I applaud anyone who uses their imagination and ingenuity to do things Hollywood wastes millions on, but come on, this is merely a rotating camera rig. A very well-made one, for virtually no money, but not bullet-time.

Bullet time is simultaneous or almost simultaneous exposures from a series of cameras, not just one. This is just rotated slow-mo.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
On article Buyers' Guide: Best DSLRs and ILCs for under $1000 (91 comments in total)

Are these forums a good idea? So much whingeing from people who probably don't take photographs regularly. It's getting worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 08:40 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000 (277 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Most retailers hold a straight forward 'Inventory Sale', of which this article clearly seems to be, except the straight forward part.

DPReview please take notice:
When I was a kid 'slot cars' were the newest and 'biggest' thing.
Stores opened up just with slot car race tracks. It was fantastic but very short lived because the market place became overloaded with slot cars and accessories to the point the kids could not keep up with the market.
The whole market folded like a deck of cards.

Of late, you, the editors are doing the same thing here at DPReview.
You have too many Final Reviews to post before listing 'Old cameras under $1000'. You are reaching in all directions, phones, tech, cameras, etc.
You are making this site unwieldly and soon ambiguous.

You better get together and focus on your mission.

At the same time you can discuss formally thanking me for my 'Real World Samples' suggestion.

Nikonworks I suggest you set up your own site if you don't like this one. But I'm not holding my breath.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:41 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview (117 comments in total)

It's great. The other models in the X- range have viewfinders if you need one that badly. Stop whining.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 15th comment

Finally. The camera for me. Now I don't have to wait for the Fuji XE-2 ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 21:21 UTC as 15th comment

Head-to-heads are really useful. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 44th comment
On article Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review (164 comments in total)
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ARTASHES: Cons: "OM-D image quality in smaller, lighter, cheaper body"
I think this is the biggest of pros of this camera ;)

HI Barney, thank you for your patient handling of all us high-maintenance trolls down here in Commentistan :)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
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SeeRoy: Wotta lotta twaddle here - the usual endless piffle about FL/Aperture equivalence. I don't use a Nikon 1 system (I own FX and M4/3) however I did buy, and have used, a V1 system for a woman friend as an alternative to her Canon DSLR. And I wouldn't be likely to buy this overpriced lens even if I was a CX system user.
I agree that the existing cameras fall well short of what they might easily have been; many people might have been prepared to overlook the limitations imposed by the choice of sensor size had the ergonomics been better. However I feel it's likely that, given the rapid development in sensor technology, before too long we'll see a Nikon CX range that meets the requirements of many of its current critics.
There's a lot wrong with my OMD too but it doesn't stop me finding it a much more enjoyable experience than an FX body with a 2.8 zoom attached.
Edited for typo.

Guess I misunderstood this, perhaps? http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/03/04/Canon-develops-high-sensitivity-full-frame-CMOS-sensor-for-videos

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 01:11 UTC
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Scott Birch: Larger pixels would be much better for light-gathering than wider apertures. Imagine how high an ISO you could get away with on a 5Mp 1" sensor. Or a 5Mp FF sensor, for that matter.

I saw this and got excited: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/03/04/Canon-develops-high-sensitivity-full-frame-CMOS-sensor-for-videos

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 01:11 UTC

Larger pixels would be much better for light-gathering than wider apertures. Imagine how high an ISO you could get away with on a 5Mp 1" sensor. Or a 5Mp FF sensor, for that matter.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 23:52 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
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Simon97: On my CX format wish list is a 13mm f/2 (35mm equiv.) and a 150mm f/4 (405mm equiv.) to give some tele reach without adapters.

No doubt this new lens will perform well. It is apparently easier to make smaller lenses sharp as the other CX lenses have been marvelous. Even the 10-100mm zoom is excellent.

All these people in search of the widest aperture ... are you all wedding portrait or chocolate-box virtuosos or what?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 23:49 UTC
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Simon97: On my CX format wish list is a 13mm f/2 (35mm equiv.) and a 150mm f/4 (405mm equiv.) to give some tele reach without adapters.

No doubt this new lens will perform well. It is apparently easier to make smaller lenses sharp as the other CX lenses have been marvelous. Even the 10-100mm zoom is excellent.

There's a sweet spot, surely, yabokkie? Narrow apertures affect quality but so do open apertures where the angle of incidence of the light on the sensor has such a big range. This affects sharpness too, right?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 23:48 UTC
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Simon97: On my CX format wish list is a 13mm f/2 (35mm equiv.) and a 150mm f/4 (405mm equiv.) to give some tele reach without adapters.

No doubt this new lens will perform well. It is apparently easier to make smaller lenses sharp as the other CX lenses have been marvelous. Even the 10-100mm zoom is excellent.

Bokeh! Isolate the subject! Narrow apertures are rubbish! Make sure your cameras and lenses have all the things!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 14:51 UTC
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SeeRoy: Wotta lotta twaddle here - the usual endless piffle about FL/Aperture equivalence. I don't use a Nikon 1 system (I own FX and M4/3) however I did buy, and have used, a V1 system for a woman friend as an alternative to her Canon DSLR. And I wouldn't be likely to buy this overpriced lens even if I was a CX system user.
I agree that the existing cameras fall well short of what they might easily have been; many people might have been prepared to overlook the limitations imposed by the choice of sensor size had the ergonomics been better. However I feel it's likely that, given the rapid development in sensor technology, before too long we'll see a Nikon CX range that meets the requirements of many of its current critics.
There's a lot wrong with my OMD too but it doesn't stop me finding it a much more enjoyable experience than an FX body with a 2.8 zoom attached.
Edited for typo.

10Mp would be great with bigger pixels that gather more light for a little bit more high-ISO goodness. Why don't they do that?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 14:41 UTC
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (315 comments in total)

Oh nice. It's either this or the surely-being-developed Fujifilm XE-2 for me ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 00:17 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)
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Shunda77: All hail blood stained menstrual teenage train riding knickers!! those that refuse to see the beauty in dysfunction shall be burned at the stake!!
Their burned corpses shall make magnificent photographic subject matter!!

Oh do sit down. I see 5 posts from you about this girl's knickers. Try to put them out of your mind. Isn't there some cat or colourful dessert somewhere near you that you can capture for reverent but safely inoffensive posterity with a fine DSLR?

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 00:06 UTC
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