Rouseabout

Rouseabout

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Dec 16, 2011

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On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (271 comments in total)
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neil holmes: That the dynamic range is lower at base ISO than some other cameras is a given (though it is actually still higher than many others).

To me, since this really is a low light camera, it is the dynamic range AT high ISOs where the camera stands out.
How did the DR test against (any) other cameras at ISO 12800 or 25600? (normal ISOs for me with the A7s).

One other thing I didn't see mentioned but may have missed....the versions of the camera. Its seems you can have a NTSC only version or one that is both PAL AND NTSC.

EDIT the original A7 review still has a few errors. IE the camera does have continuous AF in speed priority mode (unlike this a7s) and the buffer is not unlimited (or at least not limited to the card size) for jpegs but does have about the same limit with an 8GB card as it does for a 64gb card.

@Rishi Sanyal, your response to Neile Holmes looks more argumentative than rational. Very few people only shoot at base ISO and few prioritise your personal preferences above their own. A responsible review of a high ISO camera (Edit: or any camera) would reflect REALISTIC usage of that camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1321 comments in total)
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intruder61: Th first time you see the circus it's WOW!!...the second time you go you want to see some different acts...the Hi-Res is a nice party trick, other than that nothing Wow.
If Sony can put decent C-AF tracking with an APSC sensor for under $700, there is no excuses for the others.
That would have been the nice new act in this circus.

Well of course you and I both know just how easy it has always been to economically develop and implement C-AF tracking in mirrorless bodies! What do say, should we go over to Japan and give those poor simple minded folk a helping hand? Head Slap!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 05:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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mikesco: I don't think the 7D is quite that old, it was announce in 2009 not 2007.

Yeah yeah... (@ DA photo)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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yehudakgtbnet: Is the camera restricted to ISO-100?

Did you try looking at pages two and three of the gallery?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

ISO 100 looks ok...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 249th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

@dpr the question I think many have is would your first impressions indicate we should be getting excited about an ISO and DR improvement ie. full extra stop in each?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:42 UTC as 611th comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)

My sensor is bigger than yours!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)
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peevee1: As usual, America innovates while Japan polishes the old turd to mirror-like quality and Germany swindles people with more money than brains. :)

Ren Ng, founder and chairman of lytro was born in Malaysia, emigrated to Australia at the age of nine. I doubt he'd call himself American.

@Peevee1, please tell us what your great innovative gift to the world is. I'd hate to think you would make such an obnoxious comment when your greatest achievement was the dumb luck of being born in America.

It might also be worth noting that the vast majority of the great innovations to take us into the modern world happened in Europe.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (690 comments in total)

I'll buy that lens when canon attaches it to a deserving body!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

It gets very ugly when a US company that doesn’t manufacture in Australia campaigns to exclusively own an Australian cultural icon and put a long cottage tradition of artisans dating back to the 1920s out of business. To add insult to injury this Californian company that calls itself 'UGG australia', manufactures it's boots in china and runs strong international legal campaign attacking all sellers using any variant of the Australian cultural term 'UGG' for sheepskin boots.

This company proudly promotes it's campaign against the australian cottage industry here http://counterfeit.uggaustralia.com

I am thinking ill trademark 'moccasin' just to see what happens...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 18th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (690 comments in total)

As a rule I don't like reviewers letting their personal feelings effect the review, but as a canon guy myself I have to admit my frustrations with canon could be reflected with similar words. Why on earth would canon put all that dated crap behind the newest and best zoom lens in the compact world?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 16:19 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Hopefully this is only the begining.
Hopefuly a drrone wont replace your delivery guy.

If it does i am sure that shooting them down will become the best pass time activity

A company is planning just that in Australia

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 20:13 UTC

Haha, nice way of side stepping a non disclosure clause...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2242 comments in total)

It was Leica 'n old Kodak. Which I Leica'd

Now it's Leica slippery Korean...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 378th comment
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (196 comments in total)
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Mustafa: I've looked but can't find a description of how the black finish is obtained. Anodised? Or maybe milled from pure unobtainium.

How durable is it likely to be? Will it wear like an M?

It's a leictanium alloy

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2242 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I say no to the body, yes to the lenses.
I hope they are made for the other apsc mirrorless mounts.

Then they sell me nothing!
It's a Great business plan not to make money from people like me who want both great bodies and lenses and who are not willing to compromise on either.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2242 comments in total)

I say no to the body, yes to the lenses.
I hope they are made for the other apsc mirrorless mounts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 647th comment | 2 replies
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (73 comments in total)
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l_d_allan: Maybe I'm easily impressed?

But I'm IMPRESSED ... by the rocket technology (less so with the drone + camera, but I WANT ONE).

I wonder if they'd let me drop the kids off at school and commute to work in one...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (73 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: So - what is that rocket doing?

Lifting a little and then landing?

When is that capability useful?

Yup :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (73 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: So - what is that rocket doing?

Lifting a little and then landing?

When is that capability useful?

If you need to be told, I doubt you'd be capable of understanding!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:36 UTC
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