sadwitch

sadwitch

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Art director+designer+photographer
Has a website at www.designbykl.com
Joined on Oct 3, 2005

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On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)

Nice. Really nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 38th comment
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Dave Deacon: Staging images is as good as finding something by chance that works. The result is what matters and these are fantastic fun images. I've watched and enjoyed many films/TV shows most of which were scripted.

Beautifully captured and me thinks photography is about everything under and beyond the sun. It's only the imagination that's limiting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 00:27 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (347 comments in total)
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ironcam: I don't see the point of this thing. I have seen some samples and it looks really soft even when something is in focus.

FYI the original canon 1D is a 4MP camera and it's used for most things back then

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
On In photos: Swimming with jellyfish article (20 comments in total)

Brilliant!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 12th comment
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)

It looks great indeed. Should consider a product placement in transformers 5 in a camera transforming robot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:17 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 brings E-M5 down to size article (53 comments in total)
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PhotoHawk: Truly disappointing - nothing new here. It is the same Olympus strategy we've seen before. The same box, slightly different dials, same IQ, same sensor, the same performance. Do you want fries with this or do you want home fries.

Think back to the EP1, EP2, EP3, EPL1, EPL1s, EPL2, EPL3, EPM1, E600, E620,E5. All use the same sensor and pretty much have the same IQ. Different form factors but we don't even have that really in three models of OMD.

If someone can slam Canon for reusing the 18 MP sensor in many bodies then we should be critical of Olympus as well.

Now Fuji - thats exciting! They are moving the bar forward fast. And say what you want about Sony but clearly they are moving quicker as well.

I don't see panasonic or samsung beating the olympus in terms of IQ, its more like a match and that was panasonic playing catchup since the EM5 was launch before the GX7 or GM1. Are you just comparing them on paper? On paper every new release is better than the old but by how much? As for Fuji, granted their IQ has the edge, they're also playing catchup in terms of functions and features to EM1 and you gotta pay more to get that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 brings E-M5 down to size article (53 comments in total)
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Gesture: Neat cameras down-specifying. But $700 is not budget-friendly; it is a lot of money.

It's a fine line between budget and perceived value. Won't you agree if it falls below a certain retail price the camera will be view as "CHEAP" and won't hold a (special) place in consumers heart since it's 'disposable'. For those that keep comparing EM-5 price, please compare it at retail instead of resale market. Anyhow, it's a logical strategy since Olympus has the intention to continue selling EM-5 and people may just buy it due to it not being much more expensive then EM-10.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
On Olympus releases OM-D E-M5 firmware version 2.0 article (82 comments in total)

Nice nice nice

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 08:53 UTC as 37th comment

So many unimaginative people out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 233rd comment

Stupendous

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 10:35 UTC as 7th comment
On Toshiba ups capacity and speed of its Wi-Fi SD card article (23 comments in total)
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Dave729: Doesn't work with either OM-D -- compatibility list on their website says something to the effect of the structure of the camera blocks the radio signal. Doesn't the EyFi broadcast OK from an OMD?

I didn't encounter any noticeable problem with my omd

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:28 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

Handled one briefly and must say the EVF is definitely a step up, FF vf sized with more fluid response than the GX7 or fuji's Xe. Continuous FPS is really fast too with a very light flutter and shutter sound seem even more damped compared to EM5. AF is blazingly fast which DPR failed to list in their pros. Its a camera or system that needs to be experienced as a whole to see it's benefits. For those who can't see pass its 'small' sensor size, your depth of view are as narrow as your FF or MF or LF systems.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 01:13 UTC as 156th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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yabokkie: the dual pixel AF is a true breakthrough that the industry had been waiting for many years. but the world didn't know Elvis Presley or Muhammad Ali as teenagers. we have to give it time.

also there are many parts in the camera and the source of a certain issue may reside in a totally different place. I think performance of the DIGIC chip as well as the old Canon architecture, sensor readout, which needs changing for long time, contribute to most of the issues.

I think Canon should have been investigating Sony parallel conversion and Pana fast readout AF and let's hope a new architecture for higher quality image, faster AF, and better video come soon.

What's the point. The sensor is still smaller than a 6D. Tsk tsk

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 03:22 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix P7800 real-world samples article (80 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I like your examples...good shooting. I am wondering why you guys are continuing to show examples of 2005 technology, the world has moved on. No more small sensor Kodak type of unlimited DOF please.

Yup the world has move on indeed with mobile phone photography.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 05:28 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

10 more comments to reach the MSRP!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 223rd comment
On Emily at ACM in the A person and a bicycle challenge (10 comments in total)

beautiful

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:42 UTC as 5th comment
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abolit66: 2.8 is not fast enough for 4/3 format. it's 24-80 f 5.6 equivalent on FF

same goes for the 17-55 F2.8 is never bright for APS-c since its just a 27-80 f4 on a FF tsk tsk

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 15:05 UTC

One beautiful system

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:04 UTC as 65th comment
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PeterFree: This kind of work is not new and even when it was it was technical and not creative. Its neither clever nor insightful nor interesting. Its stupidly simple to do if you have the right equipment and know how to set it up, focus and expose. In brief, this kind of work is what students get asked to do as a training exercise when learning how to operate technical cameras. Its high time praise for obvious and easy ended. Next we will have a series of images taken of the empty blue sky being heralded as 'revolutionary' and 'breakthrough'.

Photography happens in the mind and eye first. Equipment and setup are just functions that follow.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:11 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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lxcellent: This is an ugly camera. I know that you should not judge a book by its cover, but why not make it look more like the classic rangefinder like they did in the LX1. Shoot. Follow Fuji's lead on this.

...and yes, the way a tool looks DOES make a difference!

I agree there should be a function to block messages. If not there's always the tedious way of starving them for attention.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 00:11 UTC
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