olypan

olypan

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Apr 4, 2011

Comments

Total: 85, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1116 comments in total)

DPR (Amazon) have flogged this dead horse to the point you'd need to check its dental records.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1116 comments in total)

Finally after all the pre previews, previews, pre samples, samples we get the review. I await the post review preview expected next week, pre Christmas.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:46 UTC as 221st comment | 6 replies
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (98 comments in total)
In reply to:

sproket1: Well. Sorry guys but the RAW files are excellent for processing. I shoot photojournalism on occasion with it for major nyc weekly papers( not selfies) and no editor has ever complained. It is not FF RAW granted but the files are fine. The 17mm 1.8 is very sharp. For the intended marketed audience ( basically teens taking selfies for online posting) the camera is more than fine...a step up from a smartphone. It's unfair to say its not great for enthusiasts wanting manual control. Not the intended audience. Not by a long shot.

The option for RAW noise reduction off is for 6400 and beyond. The first thing I do is turn off all noise reduction settings if possible.
The noise reduction is baked in at all levels, you can see this even in the dpr comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 20:54 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (98 comments in total)
In reply to:

sproket1: Well. Sorry guys but the RAW files are excellent for processing. I shoot photojournalism on occasion with it for major nyc weekly papers( not selfies) and no editor has ever complained. It is not FF RAW granted but the files are fine. The 17mm 1.8 is very sharp. For the intended marketed audience ( basically teens taking selfies for online posting) the camera is more than fine...a step up from a smartphone. It's unfair to say its not great for enthusiasts wanting manual control. Not the intended audience. Not by a long shot.

I disagree. RAW files in Lightroom look like melted candle wax has been poured over. I am hoping Irident developer will disable the baked in nr.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (98 comments in total)

Purchased this a few months back. It could have been the perfect shirt pocket camera (with the 9mm) but the noise reduction pervades both raw and jpeg. I would rather have a gritty detail than blur. If samsung would only offer an off option in a firmware update they may sell more.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 19th comment
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
In reply to:

olypan: X30 "subtle upgrade" are you crazy. This is probably Fuji's most advanced camera yet. The viewfinder is much better than "quite good". I don't know how you can even mention the G16 dinosaur in the same group.

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x30/

I had a RX100. This is where spec lists can be of little use. I found the small size, lack of direct control, no viewfinder etc a problem but the biggest issue was the soft lens beyond the central image. The bigger sensor requires a bigger lens or softness and distortion. I think fuji created a real photographers working camera with a superb sharp lens corner to corner. The controls, size, viewfinder are superb as is the output below iso 1600.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)

X30 "subtle upgrade" are you crazy. This is probably Fuji's most advanced camera yet. The viewfinder is much better than "quite good". I don't know how you can even mention the G16 dinosaur in the same group.

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x30/

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 06:09 UTC as 48th comment | 7 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)

Ooh that was quick. What a surprise.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:38 UTC as 100th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
In reply to:

PedroMZ: Am impressed ,given its considerably smaller sensor, how well the Olympus OM-D compares to the others . Jpegs have obviously been sharpened more but in RAW details are still very competitive at least to ISO 1600 .

Exactly. Canon apsc in 4/3 ratio is just over a millimetre taller. Or 4/3 with unwanted love handles.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
In reply to:

olypan: Wow! After Photokina Canon front page gate Dpr have given up any pretence. It's just one Canon advert after another now.

That's how dictators stay in power.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

Wow! After Photokina Canon front page gate Dpr have given up any pretence. It's just one Canon advert after another now.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 18:17 UTC as 144th comment | 8 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

Jeez DPR, how many times are you going to try and flog this dead horse!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply

"A Travellers Review".
Or to non Amazon staff how about "One man and his dog".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 13:48 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Way to go DPR, keep Canon top of the board as usual. Nice hatchet job on the LX100 by the way.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:09 UTC as 368th comment
In reply to:

RedDog Steve: The lack of a built-in flash will be missed by the vast majority of users who will use the LX100 as a compact (high end or otherwise) was originally intended ...
Quick, ready and capable - no muss, no fuss.
No flash puts a serious damper on that.

The fiddly enthusiast oriented manual control layout will further slow many non-pro users who are better served by the now traditional PASM modes.

To my view the LX100 is aimed at a very narrow user base (possibly to test waters).

Sorry to hear this camera will be too difficult for you to cope with.
You may eventually realise how unimportant a built in flash is. Keep reading and make full use of your camera phone.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 04:51 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
In reply to:

cgarrard: LX100- definitely the most interesting camera. Pana/Leica should also make an LC1/Digilux 2 replacement. No, the LX100 is not an LC1 replacement. A real replacement could be a larger form factor (just as the LC1 is larger than the LX100) that could house a full frame sensor and compact fast Leica Manual focus/zoom internal zoom/focus fixed lens.

DO IT.

Carl

You wouldn't think so from Dpr's subdued reporting of the LX100 they seemed very excited by Canon though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
In reply to:

Eelco van Vliet: Unlike most of the other moaners, pixel-peepers and spec junkies that has flooded this site. I still use a 40D and I am actually using it what Canon intended it for. Taking pictures...

Although the 40D might look like a dinosaur to most of us, it still manages to do a great job, as well as my 10D did before. So in short the 40D will soon be on sale as the 7DmkII ticks all the boxes for me.

No, the 7DmkII looks like a dinosaur to most of us.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:54 UTC

The dead horse has been well and truly flogged.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 63rd comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (435 comments in total)
In reply to:

mpix345: As amazing as the LX100 seems to be, I have to say that the more time passes the less interested I am. The lack of an onboard flash really is the killer for me, which I am now almost glad about, because if not for that fact I would have been willing to overlook the lack of touch screen and flip screen, which seem like ridiculous omissions from this level of camera.

Finally, that filter button just irks the hell out of me. Dedicated button for goofy filters? Seriously Panasonic? And not even an ND. SMH. And it's not even configurable to do something else, I don't think.

You tease us with this fast lens and generous sensor, but then fail to deliver some basic elements. Is that intentional, to create an easy path to the MKII version next year? I guess I hope so, but damn, I am tired of everyone playing that game.

T3, ever heard the expression "rabbit caught in the headlights"? even fill in flash is generally harsh, unnatural - even on lowest setting and usually unflattering to the startled subject (if living). I suggest you watch Barry Lyndon for inspiration.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (435 comments in total)
In reply to:

mpix345: As amazing as the LX100 seems to be, I have to say that the more time passes the less interested I am. The lack of an onboard flash really is the killer for me, which I am now almost glad about, because if not for that fact I would have been willing to overlook the lack of touch screen and flip screen, which seem like ridiculous omissions from this level of camera.

Finally, that filter button just irks the hell out of me. Dedicated button for goofy filters? Seriously Panasonic? And not even an ND. SMH. And it's not even configurable to do something else, I don't think.

You tease us with this fast lens and generous sensor, but then fail to deliver some basic elements. Is that intentional, to create an easy path to the MKII version next year? I guess I hope so, but damn, I am tired of everyone playing that game.

Are you serious? You need to be pretty desperate to require an in built flash on any camera let alone one with a super fast lens and a big fat sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
Total: 85, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »