Scott Birch

Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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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!

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?

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 ;)

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?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 00:06 UTC
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)
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keith james taylor: wonderful pics but a difrent story in the Guardan for example all the photographs where taken with a Nikcon F3 " so never let the facts spoile a good story". Thanks for the introduction to this fasinating body of woork

".. Don't really think it matters?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

Fire this man! Ye gods and little pixels! ;)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 00:00 UTC
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)
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Scott Birch: Only possible with the latest APS-C or M4/3 one of those lousy compacts with those tiny sensors couldn't have taken these pics I'll bet they look suitably wonderful at 100% crop hey the bokeh could have been better blah blah blah ouch that hurt ..

Brave duckling, defending The Zeitgeist! Now you are a swan, a swan!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)

Only possible with the latest APS-C or M4/3 one of those lousy compacts with those tiny sensors couldn't have taken these pics I'll bet they look suitably wonderful at 100% crop hey the bokeh could have been better blah blah blah ouch that hurt ..

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 00:19 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)
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DPNick: So he took a bunch of pictures of dirty slackers and losers while he was one; I don't see the brilliance. It's not quite Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand, Doisneau, Friedlander, Lange, Stieglitz, etc.

Jeez DPnick, what does it take? By all means, show us better.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 00:14 UTC
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)
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Anepo: One of his photographs on his website can literally be called a pedophile photograph, it is an underskirt photo of an underage girls bloodied underwear, an EXTREMELY inappropriate photograph that screams "call the cops".

I thought that one a bit beyond the pale myself. Powerful pic, but ... no. It's an awesome collection of pictures though.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 00:11 UTC

Do tell us more, JustDavid, about the Q. Nobody else seems to want to.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 01:48 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

So good to see articles like these. Much more informative than press releases ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 13:48 UTC as 10th comment
On article Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes (118 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: When your only update to your product is to offer it in a variety of colors you know that things are not going well.

Is a car a failure if offered in more than one colour?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 19:54 UTC
On article Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes (118 comments in total)
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WilliamJ: No camo ? Big, big mistake ! Why no sand-camo and jungle-camo, it would make more sense than a lot of these flashy colors ! Anyway if we go this way, why not trying textile patterns like tweed or tartan ?

This tartan war thing is a myth. I would rather go with paisley :D

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 19:46 UTC
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Scott Birch: This is such a non-issue. I'm loving the red-blue politicizing of it by our hysterical American brothers, though. All this foaming at the mouth for nothing at all.

Yes Raincheck that's pretty much it. It's easy to feel Olympian when so many people are ranting like idiots. It is to such fools we look for some of life's minor pleasures :) To have an issue with hunting, and so to rant on about ... spotter scopes. And without a trace of irony. It's a source of amusement, yes.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 14:42 UTC
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Camediadude: Every now and again dpreview makes a serious misstep.
(Been lurking here for over a decade) ...
Re-posting this irrelevant-to-photography, politically-charged story is precisely one of those missteps. Learn from your mistakes, guys.

You brought it on with 'serious mis-step.' Did you honestly expect every single reader with a brain to supinely accept that without commenting? One of us was going to, and today I'm the one who was bored enough. Good luck cap'n.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 09:19 UTC
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Scott Birch: This is such a non-issue. I'm loving the red-blue politicizing of it by our hysterical American brothers, though. All this foaming at the mouth for nothing at all.

Viscous? Gosh.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 09:09 UTC

Dear dpreview, I'm anxiously awaiting an article on who makes the optics for American drones. That would be far more interesting. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 09:06 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies

This is such a non-issue. I'm loving the red-blue politicizing of it by our hysterical American brothers, though. All this foaming at the mouth for nothing at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 08:44 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
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Camediadude: Every now and again dpreview makes a serious misstep.
(Been lurking here for over a decade) ...
Re-posting this irrelevant-to-photography, politically-charged story is precisely one of those missteps. Learn from your mistakes, guys.

Why is this a "serious" mis-step? It's a story about imaging devices. It generates interest in site content. If you, after a decade of lurking, suddenly awaken from your slumber, you're kinda demonstrating the article's effectiveness, even though your comment hints at a personal bias that isn't really germane.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 08:37 UTC
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Maverick_: As a GH1 owner who was anxiously waiting for GH3 for an upgrade I have since completely dismissed GH3 as a fail from Panasonic. It's not really a photographers medium, it's a videographers. GH series is an amazing video camera and a rather ordinary stills tool.

Although some many not appreciate these comparison shots from DPR, but many do. If you want to figure out what a sensor can do, specially in high ISO, this is one of the best benchmarks on the web.

It seems, the GH3 is only marginally better than the GH2 and not quite as good as OM-D which is 400 dollars cheaper and much smaller. I don't see any reason to upgrade to GH3, as I do not need the broadcast quality video option. And the OM-D is looking even better now.

yabokkie the advertised ISO is the useful one to examine because that's the setting we'll use. we're buying a camera not just a sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 05:48 UTC
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