gnewsch

gnewsch

Lives in Switzerland Bern, Switzerland
Works as a Issues Manager
Joined on Mar 10, 2011

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On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (209 comments in total)

No external Mike again? That is just fail. No matter how much they managed to improve the built-in one, if the HD Hero is anything to go by, the microphone is absolutely useless.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (159 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: I guess, without question, combo of the year =
Pentax K3 + Sigma 18-35

O...wait...the Sigma doesn't come in PK mount ;)

Simple: OM-D E-M1 with the m.zuiko 12-40/2.8

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
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gnewsch: Olympus conversion rates continue to be of utmost bafflingness. 1400$ = 1500€ = 1300£? Even with taxes and such taken into the equation, this is just beyond ridiculous. I wonder what the Swiss price will be. Given their track record, it'll be 2000.- CHF, or more.

Should I ever get one, I'm not getting it in Europe, that's dor sure.

One of the big discounters has it on preorder for 1839.- CHF (1245£ or 1488€ or 1977$ US), body only, no MMF-3 or grip. Go figure.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 08:20 UTC

Olympus conversion rates continue to be of utmost bafflingness. 1400$ = 1500€ = 1300£? Even with taxes and such taken into the equation, this is just beyond ridiculous. I wonder what the Swiss price will be. Given their track record, it'll be 2000.- CHF, or more.

Should I ever get one, I'm not getting it in Europe, that's dor sure.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:05 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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gnewsch: What's the deal with the US shipping only? You'd think that an e-commerce giant like Amazon would have the know-how to help set up an international shop from the start. That would have been vastly more interesting than this test run in a market that is already saturated with a lot of good online shopping camera stores.

Seeing how neither Nikon, Canon nor Sony are US brands, I don't see how licensing would be any more complicated in Europe than in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:06 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)

What's the deal with the US shipping only? You'd think that an e-commerce giant like Amazon would have the know-how to help set up an international shop from the start. That would have been vastly more interesting than this test run in a market that is already saturated with a lot of good online shopping camera stores.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 07:17 UTC as 77th comment | 6 replies
On Nokia Lumia 920 Camera Review post (66 comments in total)

Kudos to the reviewers friend or whoever that is who let the reviewer portrait him like that. I am a bit ambiguous about whether a camera phone review needs to bring up the issue of missing limbs without any background information or obvious reason, but maybe that's just me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 12:37 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Transcend releases new Wi-Fi memory card post (47 comments in total)
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DigitalOxygenca: Yet another SD based wireless memory card. When are these companies going to wake up and tap the professional market with Compact Flash versions?

Sadly the card doesn't seem to work in the camera of the year 2012, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Looks like someone didn't do their homework. And I don't just mean me as the buyer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 18:28 UTC
On Rabbits challenge (4 comments in total)

Alarming how many people have submitted hares as rabbits...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 11:28 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Mini Clubman Estate in the Cars... challenge (1 comment in total)

1974

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 17:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Red Headed Pelican in the Pelicans challenge (2 comments in total)

this looks like it's photoshopped, the lighting doesn't make any sense.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 09:41 UTC as 1st comment

she should have thrown the bouquet with the camera in it! Now that'd be good use of the GoPro. The existing footage could have been made with any other cam, too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:22 UTC as 10th comment

Apple offers support for the E-M5 before it is even readily available. That is good news for Apple. Or bad news for Olympus who seem to be waiting for the competition to catch up before ramping up production of their hottest product in years...

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 00:16 UTC as 4th comment
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Baseman: Follow the leader leader leader, follow the leader.

Only reason Apple is doing so good is cause of it's marketing and ability to make you the consumer 'think' it's better than everything else. Funny there's still no memory card slot. Hmmmm.....better than the rest, I think not! It's only Apple's followers who will fight tooth and nail to proclaim it's the best. Still waiting for that memory card expansion. Oh wait, you'll never see it cause Apple can make you pay a lot more to get only a little. I like the ability to swap memory cards. Fill one, switch it for another. Need to transfer data across any platform, no problem with a memory card. But ooops, sorry Apple people, I'm talking another language to you. Just remember, Apple only wants your money by making you think you can't live without their product. Time to WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!

You see, Baseman, that is where Apple and you differ: Apple has been looking into the future for years and been mostly right, while people like you have always complained about the oldfashioned legacy technology that their products lacked. Oh how I remember the uproar in the PC community when Apple dropped the Floppy drive. Guess what, so did everyone else a few years later. Same thing is happening right now with optical drives. And with the cloud becoming more important every day, swapping SD cards from one device to another is very soon going to be a thing of the past too. You may dislike Apple all you want, once you start claiming you have a better vision of the future then them, you ridicule yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 09:58 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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gnewsch: Does it also do distortion correction natively, or do you still have to resort to plugins like PTlens etc?

I use Aperture at the moment and without plugins, it has zero possibility to correct geometrical distortions. And PTlens is rather limited, to say the least.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 15:58 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)

Does it also do distortion correction natively, or do you still have to resort to plugins like PTlens etc?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 08:37 UTC as 125th comment | 4 replies
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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TOOBAD2: I GAVE UP ON THE NEX7 BOUGHT A A77 NOW I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO GO WITH MY PANASONIC GF-1 ,SIZE DOES MATTER.THIS OLY E-M5 LOOKS GOOD WITH THE FEATURES OF WEATHERPROOFING. THE LENS MARKET IS THERE ALREADY , JUST NOT ENOUGH WEATHER SEALED ONES. OLY NEEDS TO SPEED AND SEAL SOME GOOD M3/4 LENSES. THE OTHER CONTENDER IS FUJI X-PRO1. NICE FAST LENSES , GREAT LOOK AND NICE ACCESSORIES. TIME AND REVIEWS WILL TELL THE STORY. GUESS WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHICH MEETS OUR NEEDS THE BEST. REMEMBER THERE IS A CAMERA FOR EVERY ONES TASTE. NOBODY WEARS THE SAME SIZE SHORTS EITHER. RIGHT?

Size does matter indeed. That goes for characters, too.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 16:16 UTC
On Pristine paddling conditions. in the Is it for real???? challenge (1 comment in total)

Is that next to Interlaken on the lake of Thun?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2011 at 08:22 UTC as 1st comment
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