Turnip Chops

Turnip Chops

Lives in United Kingdom Clapham Old Town, London, United Kingdom
Works as a Writer. Takes the odd picture. Hates country walks
Joined on Oct 13, 2010

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On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (395 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: So 20+ years after Olympus produced the pocketable XA and Mju/stylus why has no one apart from Sony managed to produce a compact 'full frame' fixed focal length camera? Ricoh, Fuji and Nikon have almost done it, but is a full frame sensor still so much more expensive to produce than an APS-C?

I don't think it is, and I suspect most consumers of Fuji, Oly, and others are not bothered by the lack of FF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (395 comments in total)
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nerd2: Nice looking toy with tiny sensor.

Are you going to buy one though?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (395 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: So 20+ years after Olympus produced the pocketable XA and Mju/stylus why has no one apart from Sony managed to produce a compact 'full frame' fixed focal length camera? Ricoh, Fuji and Nikon have almost done it, but is a full frame sensor still so much more expensive to produce than an APS-C?

Leica Q! However, I suspect the lack of options is explained by the price of such devices on the one hand, and the projected sales on the other. As nice as they are, the market for fixed lens, FF cameras, is quite small.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:35 UTC

It does look a very ergonomic piece of kit....very tempted.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 69th comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (668 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Photomedium, I do it all the time mate, no worries. Happy holidays. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (668 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Daft Punk - Yes Sony sensors do reveal more shadow detail. But two things though! 1. A camera is more than the sensor. whilst important, it's not the deciding feature of camera choice, so many factors contribute to the excellence of a camera. I concede that my comment was a bit glib, but to listen to some a camera is no more than a sensor in a box with lens stuck on. 2. There are so few times when three stops more of DR would be a critical factor. I concede that if I were a landscape photographer, I might think of the Exmor as a better option. For what its worth I do think that A7RII looks a fantastic piece of kit, I would like to see more native lenses to show it off though.

Anyway, Merry Christmas yourself, and all the best in the new year. F.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (668 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Photomedium. Sandbox! I hope your photography is better than your hopeless insults. Fiddle with your technology all you like. If you think technology takes great pictures...snap away, I really couldn't care less.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (668 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Daft Punk - So clearly and evidently rubbish that all those Canon shooters out there are simply unable to take the award winning shots they produce on a regular basis. I have yet to meet a serious professional, and I know quite a few, who take advantage of all those Sony options you speak of. If it suits you fine, jog along.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 12:13 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (668 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Of course photomedium, but the Canon users might justifiably argue, that if you learned to expose a photograph correctly, you would rarely, if ever, need to rescue the shadows.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
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King Penguin: And the moral of this story is don't buy into a system for the body, buy into a system for the lenses......then, when they upgrade the body in a year or so, if you wish you can upgrade seamlessly.......

That's what millions and millions of photographers do for the long term......and that's why Canon, Nikon and Leica are still in business.....

@vroger1 I can't comment about Lumix, but I've not read a bad thing about any of their camera's. Not so sure about Sony though. they have made some great bodies, but the lens catalogue is remarkably thin. Unless you are willing to put up with a range of adapters, which in themselves limit the lens functionality, Sony has a long way to go for me. Hence I agree with @king Penguin.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 18:57 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

Sure, I wouldn't disagree with any of that! :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 18:50 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

Andreas - haven't you just agreed? Or did I miss something?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

I think that's probably right Mike99999. Samsung are a huge company that could withstand short term losses across the brand, but their bailing out rather confirms your point. Fuji will survive because they appeal to niche market (maybe more than that) and will hopefully continue to innovate.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (750 comments in total)
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mikeodial: Interesting ... if you go to the Leica thread they all seem to be talking about photographs and photography. Perhaps that's why Leica users can take good photographs.

Why do care so much what others do? If you don't like it don't buy it. Simples.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 09:39 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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OBI656: LOL. these forums are sooo goofy, everyone is an expert ...

Buy to your self Phase1, or Leica and remember, that camera is good as the photographer behind that camera.

In some another words. This SONY cam will do the job just fine if you snap on it some good Zeiss optics.

1. There would be no forum if that were not the case.
2. Possibly, depending on the job that you want it to to do, and...
3. ...Zeiss have a lens from their relatively small line up that can help!
:)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:01 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Where is the weather-sealed IBIS a7000?

enquiries@sony.com

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 09:58 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (750 comments in total)
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mikeodial: Interesting ... if you go to the Leica thread they all seem to be talking about photographs and photography. Perhaps that's why Leica users can take good photographs.

Angry, I think the point being made is that some people are interested in the bells and whistles, the technology and squeezing the last amount of DR from a sensor under fabricated conditions. Others however are interested in well made and well engineered equipment and use it to do a job it was made for, rather than measure its performance under unreal conditions. If you don't like that stuff, fine. But don't assume that everyone who does is a 'shill' (your term not mine). Its just a bit lame.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
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vscd: Thumbs up for Pentax. With the knowledge from their history and a great mediumformatbody by his side, this one will rock. Seems there is still someone developing DSLR Cams in the right way.

Let's have the latest sensorgenrations in it with IBIS and some new inventions in the OVF ;) Go Pentax!

Zvonimir Tosic - Are you a bit touched? Nobody in the real world shares that view. I've only heard that type of rot from tech heads who don't take pictures for a living, those that do are not using Sony, Samsung or some other esoterica.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: A camera of this calibre has "AUTO" on the main dial?
I suggest erasing that, and adding "Canon user" mode. Or "m4/3 folk" mode.

Hilarious! :-/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:20 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (368 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Nothing really special for $3200 body only cam.
The D7000 does just as good, even at ISO-5000.
Just learn how to use your tool.
http://s244.photobucket.com/user/rvrsbnd/media/de8c4ba4.jpg.html

That's saved everyone a few quid then!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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