BobT3218

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Has a website at www.bobtrlin.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2011

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Back to the future. I find rear LCD a PITA anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 188th comment
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Muster Mark: Surely it wasn't a 100% positive experience using the camera? Or was it?

With Olympus supporting it, I'm sure there were a few caveats on what could be said.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
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sunilkumar: i saw one image at 150 mm 1.8 at video length 4:56. is there a lens of 150 mm 1.8 or its typo?

Great article, i love it.

How stupid. A 75mm lens is 75mm no matter what the format. If they want to equate lenses with FF, they should be quoting field of view, not focal length.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 23:12 UTC

Great photography! However, the EXIFs showed ISO's all over the place. Would she have been simply using scene modes and auto ISO?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 37th comment

Back to the future?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 07:03 UTC as 40th comment
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robonrome: something that amazes me about the proliferation of camera backpacks for "hiking" etc, that pay almost no attention at all to the most important aspect which is the harness... where is the padded waist strap? it seems to be a niche no-one is interested in really filling.

@LagacyGT - I like chest straps for general hiking but not for camera packs. It seems almost inevitable that as soon as I do up the chest strap, I see another scene worth taking a pic of.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 08:15 UTC

I have the Hoodoo 18 in addition to three other larger packs. I find it almost perfect for quick trips when I want to travel light. There are only two changes I would like. The camera compartment is slightly too squeezy for an E-M1 with the 12-40mm f2.8. It is rare that I would want to carry a tripod if I'm travelling light but I would like to be able to strap one on if necessary. Tripods are such awkward things to carry if not strapped on. All camera backpacks should have tripod straps.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 13th comment
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robonrome: something that amazes me about the proliferation of camera backpacks for "hiking" etc, that pay almost no attention at all to the most important aspect which is the harness... where is the padded waist strap? it seems to be a niche no-one is interested in really filling.

I find even the chest strap a PITA and don't use it. I would suggest that if you hike that extreme that you need a complete harness then you need a far more advanced pack any.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 22:56 UTC

How's this for a 600mm equivalent reach lens
https://www.olympus.com.au/Olympus/media/Products/000077031_1.jpg?width=960&height=350&ext=.jpg
...and note, this is no kit lens either.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 01:26 UTC as 5th comment
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Arkienkeli: Well, might be a fine lens, but consider this:

Olympus 300m f/4 for m43: 227mm and 1.27 kg
Nikkor 300mm f/4 for 135: 147mm and 0.755 kg

Nikkor is also cheaper.

That makes no sense. One can't compare a 300mm m4/3 lens with a 300mm FF lens. They are different systems. Dx is a cropped version of FF but m4/3 is not a cropped version of anything. M4/3 is a fully telecentric system unto itself.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
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BobT3218: Why do you call it a "dog"? In Aussie slang it implies the camera is no good. Is that what you mean?

Ah, I get it! It's meant as in"Alpha predator". I've never hear the term "alpha dog". I guess it's an Americanism. I was thinking more in terms of, "My car is a dog to start on cold mornings" or as in the movie "Dog Day Afternoon". One could say "His girlfriend is a dog" (sorry for the sexism) or, "This tastes like dog sh*t" not that I'd know or "I'm dog tired" or "Your hair smells like a wet dog" and so on.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

Why do you call it a "dog"? In Aussie slang it implies the camera is no good. Is that what you mean?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:28 UTC as 168th comment | 9 replies
On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (150 comments in total)

Who buys point and shoot cameras when phones are just as good? They should have put their design resources into real cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 21:36 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

Another update for cameras I don't own :/

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 22:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Adobe to acquire Fotolia for $800 million cash (25 comments in total)

$800m for more of the cloud thing? Go figure!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 22:27 UTC as 4th comment
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)

Companies go bankrupt all the time with little warning. When this happens the receivers lock the gates and any assets therein are at their disposal. If Adobe becomes insolvent the cloud effectively goes poof. Wise users will have raw backups off line, however any PP changes in the cloud are at risk of being lost forever. So if using the cloud one might be wise to have backups of finished jpgs as well as raws. This could double off line storage requirements adding to cost and time.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:19 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)

I love LR but I don't have to have it. Enjoyment is in the photography not the PP. PP is simply an attempt to present pics so that others may have a taste of that enjoyment. I can do the same with other software.

I admire those photographers that can get perfect jpgs straight out of the camera. If we were all that good Adobe would be out of business. Perhaps we would be better off spending the money on improving technique. Once learnt, no one can take it away.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:05 UTC as 124th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)
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Raist3d: No thanks. Adobe, keep your cloud. If you ever make LightRoom cloud mandatory I know that's the day I am switching permanently to another RAW converter.

Lightroom is good, but not that good!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:51 UTC
On article Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review (326 comments in total)

It looks like one of those plastic coffee table toys that is actually a cigarette lighter and tooth pick lolder.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 23:02 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review (326 comments in total)

I was keen till I read Richard Butler's First Impressions where he says, "...once I've made the decision to carry something that isn't pocketable, I want a step up in image quality to make up for that inconvenience."
Nothing truer has ever been said. I didn't bother reading on. Despite being unashamedly an Olympus fan boy, I no longer have any interest in this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 21:11 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
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