tinternaut

tinternaut

Lives in United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Works as a Telecoms Engineer
Joined on Jan 6, 2007
About me:

Olympus E-30
Panasonic DMC-L1
Olympus Pen E-PL1
Olympus Pen E-PM2
Olympus 14-42 (newer design)
Olympus MZD 14-42 (two of)
Olympus 14-50
Leica 14-50 f2.8-3.5
Sigma 30mm 1.2
Olympus 25mm f2.8
Olympus 9-18 f4.5-5.6
Lumix Vario 14-45 f3.5-5.6
Panasonic 20mm f1.7
Panasonic 14mm f2.5
Enough memory. Enough batteries (well, not for the G1).

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On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)

Reading some of the comments, here, has lead me to believe that many photographers are psychic vampires. This has me deeply worried. What if I too am a psychic vampire? Would I know, or am I silently, in blissful ignorance, sucking all the joy from the lives of the people around me?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 12:21 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On LG G4 camera review post (73 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Looking at these samples, it is easy to see why the compact camera is all but dead.

The 1" format, and the super zoom, are the future of compact cameras. For anything smaller, the phone will be king.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 23:19 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 comments in total)

I think this is as close as we're going to get to a true heir to L1, from Panasonic. It's good to see them making real improvements to their own sensor tech - probably not quite up their with Sony, yet, but certainly making a serious effort to catch up.

That said, the sensor by itself shouldn't be enough of a reason to upgrade, for most, though there are clearly plenty of other reasons to upgrade. There's isn't a huge difference between 20 and 16.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 114th comment

Micro Four Thirds doesn't really need another 25mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 06:56 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
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SSantana75: What pen did he use. I'm amazed at the lack of noise at such high shutter speed and aperture.

Prototype Pen E-P7, with new Pencil Drawing Art Filter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:38 UTC
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sfa1966: There's a strong cast in that image ... a plaster cast.

I'll get my coat ...

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:37 UTC
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Johannes Zander: "...to make a documentary that 'captures the essence of North Korea through the use of 360° panoramas..."

Thats not the essence! I am missing Kim Jong-un...

Like his dad, he's ever so rownry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
On Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas post (64 comments in total)

Ok, I've just watched the trailer for the first time. The film probably isn't for me, but the production is a brilliant achievement.

Oh, and I had to Google for anamorphic lens (ana-what?) to work out what that was all about.

Now, why not a Lumia with a large sensor, or the latest Android (or even my Nexus 5)? I guess it boils down to the quality of the software for recording and editing? The iOS ecosystem still seems quite a long way out in front of Android, for photo and video.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 22:02 UTC as 7th comment
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tinternaut: A year or so back, this news would have mattered to me. Here and now, Adobe supports new cameras faster, and doesn't require me risk an upgrade too far with my OS.

@darngooddesign - I think these particular updates will only be available if you're on the latest OS (Yosemite) - not a pain for most, unless you happen to have one of the newer cameras and an older Mac. I have a three year old MacBook Air, and I've asked about the risks in various places. The answers I've received have been mixed (and Mavericks runs superbly).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 14:18 UTC
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tinternaut: A year or so back, this news would have mattered to me. Here and now, Adobe supports new cameras faster, and doesn't require me risk an upgrade too far with my OS.

@darngooddesign How much of the OS do you think gets updated, when moving from Mavericks to Yosemite?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 12:29 UTC

A year or so back, this news would have mattered to me. Here and now, Adobe supports new cameras faster, and doesn't require me risk an upgrade too far with my OS.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 07:10 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (425 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Does anyone know the issues in the image pipeline that would cause images captured with the electronic shutter to be so much noisier than with the mechanical shutter?

You lose a couple of bits (10, instead of 12 bit raw) with the electronic shutter. This will lose you some of the total available dynamic range. In my recent experiments with the GM1, I concluded you lose the dynamic range at the shadow end (i.e. I was able to push the exposure equally far to the right regardless of whether the mechanical or electronic shutter was used).

Mostly, I've found it not a problem. As long as I avoid shooting JPEG with iDynamic switched on, or simply shoot raw and optimise my exposure, I find I can get a clean, noise free end result. I'm starting to think the benefits of the electronic shutter outweigh the disadvantages.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 19:55 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (223 comments in total)

Speaking of the Olympus 45mm f1.8, the new Panasonic 42.5 f1.7 is reputed to be marginally sharper. Has dpreview tried the newer lens, on EM-5 Mk II, with high resolution mode. This article has me wondering about how well a marginal difference in potential sharpness, from a lens, improves matters as the pixel density increases.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Oscar Cwajbaum article (33 comments in total)

Great set of people photos. The OTT comic colours make a lovely contrast with the the backgrounds shown here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 25th comment
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)
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narddogg81: i have never understood the stigma against post processing. photographers have always done whatever was within their technical means to improve their images after the fact, i see no reason now to pretend than there is something wrong or impure about it just because our technical means have improved so much. for me personally, i try to get the image looking like i remember the scene in my head, and i will do whatever degree of post processing required to get it there with no qualms. i would stop short of doing something like swapping in a better sky from a different scene or something like that, but short of that everything is fair game

It depends on how you see yourself. Are you the photographer, or the developer, or both? Your gear will probably influence your answer. I think a nice, out of the camera JPEG is its own reward, but so is something that has been fussed over, carefully, in post.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)

As an occasional dabbler with ETTR, I'd take issue with the idea the raw file is poor. You had a good, basic composition and you'd collected plenty of data :). There's not a lot more you could have done with the conditions you were given. I enjoyed the ACR/Photoshop lesson that followed. The end result speaks for itself.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 13:33 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

Mirrorless is the garlic bread of photography. It's the future!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:23 UTC as 194th comment | 2 replies
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)

Ummm... Can't you get a Canon G7X for about the price of this?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 37th comment
On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (201 comments in total)

Wot no digital level gauge? No electronic shutter (for silent shooting)? No accessory port (for EVF)? Still a horrifically low 16Mp (the sky is Shirley falling)? Of course, I still vaguelly want one, but mk 1 will do (I've nearly pressed the buy button on a few occasions - the mk 1 can be bad for a reasonable price).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply

Looking forward to trying that haze thing on some of my Hong Kong photos....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 07:14 UTC as 56th comment
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