Interestingness

Interestingness

Lives in SW Ontario, Canada
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Joined on May 18, 2010

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Tecumseh: OMG!!!!!!! What if I don't have any hands.

Consider yourself lucky, I don't have eyes and don't even know where my camera is! Thought it was around here somewhere...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 13:09 UTC
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (167 comments in total)
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jukeboxjohnnie: I don't understand the market for this lens you choose a great brand like Canon or Nikon to enjoy the best optics or flash they produce and then go for a cheapo copy inferior accessory like this? I wouldn't have this for free....

@jukeboxjohnnie - are you kidding me? I'm all over this, definitely going to scoop one up the moment it's listed for sale. I have a hard time believing the Canon version of this and the plastic fantastic 50mm are "the best optics" Canon can produce.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Interestingness: Sorry to hi-jack this post on what looks to be a wonderful mkII camera but this is relevant...

A recent post on Steve Huff's site will hopefully shut up some of these annoying Sony fanboi's. As a m4/3's user I'm really impressed with how the EM1 did and even as someone who will NEVER own a Sony branded cam, I have to say how disappointing the A7s did overall. If I dropped $2400.- (CDN pricing) on that thing I'd be rushing back for a full refund!

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2015/02/23/mirrorless-battle-micro-43-vs-aps-c-vs-full-frame/

PS - The 1st person who comes up with a NOT-A-SONY sticker for my camera has a customer right here - shut up and take my money!

"By Dave Oddie - No idea why you are so anti-Sony"

I am anti-Sony because I believe a LOT of the commentators are just paid employee's of Sony to talk up the camera. Sony Pictures (movie division) has been called out/caught in the past of using paid people to go on social media sites and posting positive reviews of their movies.

The Sony fanboi's here are the most vocal, most rabbid, most if-its-not-Sony-it-sucks proponents of any brand. Too much so. Overcompensatingly so. My gut tells me something is wrong and when I get that vibe, I stay FAR away from whatever it is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 00:35 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Sorry to hi-jack this post on what looks to be a wonderful mkII camera but this is relevant...

A recent post on Steve Huff's site will hopefully shut up some of these annoying Sony fanboi's. As a m4/3's user I'm really impressed with how the EM1 did and even as someone who will NEVER own a Sony branded cam, I have to say how disappointing the A7s did overall. If I dropped $2400.- (CDN pricing) on that thing I'd be rushing back for a full refund!

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2015/02/23/mirrorless-battle-micro-43-vs-aps-c-vs-full-frame/

PS - The 1st person who comes up with a NOT-A-SONY sticker for my camera has a customer right here - shut up and take my money!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:54 UTC as 41st comment | 9 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Does this camera have anything over Sony a6000 apart from IBIS?

And there is todays internet for ya - doesn't even have a camera and is implying the E5ii doesn't have the IQ and AF enough to capture stellar images with. Why am I not surprised its a Sony fanboi.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 15:02 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Does this camera have anything over Sony a6000 apart from IBIS?

That's right BoS - everything you need for picture taking in the real world and not mounted on a tripod in a lab.

I must say I *really* like all the pics you posted in your gallery and the link to your photoblog/webpage in your profile. Fine, fine, pics you have posted. You have so much talent you can take a picture with anything and get good results. If everyone takes a look at your profile they will see what I mean. And if anyone is in doubt about your amazing gear acquisition, they can check our your gear list. I really like your "I would like to own a camera. Please give me a camera. ", how many pixels and how much is the DR on that one? Where can I buy that amazing camera or do I just have to become a beggar to get one?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)

I could really use that 760D to finally 'upgrade' my 50D. Really need something better above ISO 2500 but have been really disappointed with what Canon has done since then. 60D was a downgrade IMHO, 70D has focussing issues, 7Dii is too expensive for what I would need it for.

Am definitely going to take a wait-and-see with the 760D and read some user reviews. This *IS* Canon we're talking about - will they make the viewfinder teeny tiny? Wheel on back be cheap and feel like the S90? Cheap and creaky plastic build? Cripple it/take usable features away to try to steer someone up line? What did they do to protect their lineup from canibilizing their own lineup?

This will be my last kick at the can for Canon. Already sold off the lenses I don't need, the 50D is up for sale and am holding onto the couple of pieces of glass I like and use. If Canon drops the ball on this I'm out forever.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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mgrum: "Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"

That's pretty much all Canon have done for the past 6 years ;)

You beat me to it mgrum! How many camera's has Canon used that sensor in and called it new?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (57 comments in total)

Very nice images, all of them! It's not wonder they were the readers pics as they were all deserving.

One thing I did notice was not a single fave/winner was submitted by the very vocal SonyCanikon raving/raging fanboys that pollute these forums. Wonder why that is hmmm?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 19th comment
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PicOne: Some great photos and a really nice project presentation. A good message near the end to everyone along the lines of 'you can do this too'.

That said, I don't understand the photographer's branding of the endeavor with the blatant Sony Alpha tie-in. It seems a bit self effacing.. in other words he's trying to make the camera the hero and not himself.

Agreed, some nice photo's and nice presentation. Ain't nothing wrong with any of that, especially the memories of his daughter!

Was about to let loose with both barrel's blazing saying that's the problem with Sony Shills - they can't do much without singing about their master brand, but after quickly looking at Toni's blog, this was fine. If anything, he was more smitten by the Touit's. And it's proof that the equipment doesn't matter in the end - give Toni the equivalent Canon/Nikon/Pana/Olympus gear and the results would be about the same in the end. Just shoot!

Good work Toni!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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Thoughts: Sony fans, vote! It is your duty!

:p

And Kool-Aid. They get Kool-Aid too don't they?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (199 comments in total)
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Jogger: Just wondering if this video sponsored (i.e. paid for) by Canon? The description is not clear.

Ummm, well, considering the multiple Canon bodies, 200-400 lenses plus a whole whack of other big buck Canon gear, Mr. Jones being sponsored by Canon, etc., I think you can make your assumptions on whose dime this trip was on and what it was designed to promote.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)
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Paul P K: It was previously tested at Ephotozine too

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/lomography-x-zenit-85mm-f-2-2-petzval-art-lens-review-24105

Their conclusion:
'Even though the performance is quite respectable, this lens will still divide people as to whether it's a genuinely exceptional product, or a bit of a gimmick, especially given the high price tag. It's certainly not for everyone, but those who love the effect will probably cherish this lens, providing they picked up a good copy.'

and given all the reactions on this message and the earlier review they were right

Sample variation from a Lomography product? Surely you can't be serious!

Worst. Quality. Control. Ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Samsung NX Mini real-world samples gallery article (143 comments in total)
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Jogger: Interchangeable lenses for cameras with smaller than APSc sensors make no sense. You can get the upcoming Sony RX100m3 with 24-70/1.8-2.8 equiv. in a much smaller package.

"As usual a specific camera discussion thread is hijacked by the usual pre-release Sony RX100 sales pitches. What a fixed lens compact has to do with this camera I do not know."

Totally agree. Why does every single thread have to be spammed by these shills no matter what camera is being written about? Personally, I won't go anywhere near a Sony product because of this. If a product is so good, why does it have to be pitched from every rooftop? Completely obnoxious. It's like being at a party and trying to have a conversation with someone and no matter what you try to chat about, they constantly changed the subject to their own agenda. In the real world, you back away and go talk to someone else.

Just got an EM-10 last week and the guy at camera shop also asked if I want to check out the GX7 and A6000 - I looked at GX7 (very nice camera by the way, it was a close decision) but I refused to even lay an eye on the Sony. Not. Gonna. Happen.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography article (33 comments in total)

Fantastic! Great photo's and what a tremendously exciting profession. Jessica definitely has a dream job.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 01:05 UTC as 5th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2078 comments in total)
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shfaya: HI
I am testing this photo camera at the moment and every thing fine but....
The long exposures as mentioned above are really disaster. There is so much noise in dark parts of the photo that 100% of photos I made last evening and night are to be put in a rubbish can. The noise in blacks gets up to 50% of total pixels. I don't understand why actually there is possibility to shoot for up to 60 seconds if this camera with 20 seconds can't cope.
Dpreview should review this information and put some test shots. I would save hundreds of euro if anyone would test it first.
Unfortunately I am selling the images in galleries and big part of my collection are evening and night photos, so clearly I did loose going to Olympus.
Search again if you are going to change your camera.

www.otravistagallery.com

Are the images normal/low noise once the dark frame substatction is done? If so, thats OK. On my Panasonic GF and GX1's thats how it works and the imges are fine. It's a minor niusance to wait for the dark frame but not the end of the world.

On the fence about getting this cam, the GX7 for its size or replacing my 50d with the new kid on the block.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 18:00 UTC
On In Photos: Portraits of the living legends of blues article (35 comments in total)

Blues isn't my type of music so I wouldn't know a living legend from anything else but I can say these are fantastic portraits! Bopp definitely has talent and a good eye. Really, really, nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 20:22 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (686 comments in total)
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JimBob0: Is anyone here a real photographer? You know, someone who actually takes good photographs? Or does everyone just argue about minor specification details that no one will ever see or notice in a photograph?

I'm beginning to worry that too many commentators can only take a good photograph if they have the very best camera to do it rather than actually having the skill or talent to take a good photo in the first place.

Too many dull nerds here.

Good point Gesture. Having said that, if a restaurant critic reviews a restaurant and it's 99% overall as good as his/her favourite does that critic slam the restaurant saying how bad it is and all all should stay away?

Another couple of ways of looking at this...

1) I'm middle aged and my physique was doing the middle age thing so I joined a gym a couple of years ago and work out 3-5 times a week. Do I slam the gym because I don't look like a professional bodybuilder? Do I change gyms because my gym uses 'Weight Brand A' when the competition uses 'Weight Brand B' and the latest reviews say 'Weight Brand B' slides on the bar minutely better than what my gym uses?

2) I can't play guitar. Give me the worlds best and a pro some cheap thing from Best Buy. Who do you think will play better? Do I complain about the strings on the worlds best guitar because my non-ability to play well?

Laugh, because this is like the mentality of sooo many of the (most vocal) commenter's here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 18:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (686 comments in total)
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JimBob0: Is anyone here a real photographer? You know, someone who actually takes good photographs? Or does everyone just argue about minor specification details that no one will ever see or notice in a photograph?

I'm beginning to worry that too many commentators can only take a good photograph if they have the very best camera to do it rather than actually having the skill or talent to take a good photo in the first place.

Too many dull nerds here.

True that JimBob0. What I do is if someone here has an especially negative comment (about any piece of equipment) the first thing I do is click on their profile and check out their photo gallery. Tells me everything I need to know. Vast majority of those times there isn't anything in the gallery nor a link their personal work. Wonder why that is?

Seriously folks - if you cannot take an award winning photo with ANY brand camera and lens I'll let you in on a secret - it's not the gear.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2078 comments in total)
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Interestingness: Jumped right to page 9 and checked out image quality. Did you all see the 3200 ISO JPEG's? That would make me stop shooting RAW - WOW!

Now change it to RAW and look around - this holds it own against everything except the Canon 5D3 all the way up from there (why no ISO 6400?).

Either this or the GX7 is going to be my next camera. Availability and street price will be the deciding factors. The Olympus has the edge in IQ and in body IS - the GX7 the viewfinder. Decisions, decisions...

I disagree Mark. I went back into page 9 and pulled up the X-PRO1 beside the Olympus, pulled up ISO3200 and RAW and had a look around. XPRO1 is less noisy but it has smudged a lot of detail out. To me, noise with clarity/sharpness is better than less noise/less detail but to each their own.

Pull up the Nikon 7100 and Sony NEX6. You could argue the Nikon and Sony are less noisy but seriously, magnifying in this close to see the differences is getting silly. If you have to pull up a 2% area and lean in to your 23" monitor and squint to see the differences, then in the real world where I live, there is no difference. Real world, real print or viewing sizes, one wouldn't be able to choose between them. In fact, I'd argue take 2 pictures from these 3 cameras, put them in a hat and mix them up and then tell me which picture was taken with which camera, would you get it 100% correct? I couldn't do it. Doubt the vast majority of people on DPReview could either.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:32 UTC
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