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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1226 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: An impressive new DSLR from Nikon. I hope they can translate some of this tech into a smaller mirrorless body - that would be cool!

Yep, A7 sized camera, same basic imaging tech but with on sensor PDAF, and access to the full Nikon lens lineup, via an adapter. I think that would be a spectacularly good thing,

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1226 comments in total)

So, is this the DSLR form perfected? It certainly makes up for Nikon's red headed stepchild (the D600). The only comment I have is that if you don't need the D750's shooting characteristics, and have no special requirements in terms of lenses, isn't an A7 going to give you pretty much the same image quality?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 13:39 UTC as 198th comment | 3 replies
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (65 comments in total)
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Retzius: "a system which the company has positioned as one of its more affordable offerings"

lolz

Thank you. I regard myself as duly censored.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:20 UTC
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (65 comments in total)
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Retzius: "a system which the company has positioned as one of its more affordable offerings"

lolz

I was merely making the point there is a more affordable, full frame alternative, with Zeiss lenses.... If I was staring from scratch (i.e. no existing investment), I'd look at Fuji or Sony, at the moment. The T is far too much "We're trying to be like Apple" for me. I like that look in my phone, laptop or tablet, but not a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (65 comments in total)
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Retzius: "a system which the company has positioned as one of its more affordable offerings"

lolz

Well, given the choice between this APS-C mirrorless, and Sony full frame......

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 07:53 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (121 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Well, you only manage to miss out three manufacturers, and an entire mount.

E-PL7 (cheap as chips, at £399 in the UK), and the Kodak models also.

Edit: I don't think Panasonic launched any entry level cameras this year (and the GF6 is due for replacement/a more modern sensor).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (121 comments in total)

Well, you only manage to miss out three manufacturers, and an entire mount.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:03 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)

I'll believe it when it happens. As pointed out below, others have tried to usurp JPEG, and failed. JPEG suffers from being good enough. When I go work on a raw file (not often, as my camera makes nice JPEGs), there's usually a stage involving a 16 bit TIFF. They're lovely to pixel peep, but resulting difference between the final TIFF, and the JPEG, isn't that great (unless I go looking for it).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 08:35 UTC as 35th comment
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Vlad S: THIS does not make sense, not Gursky's Rhein II. At least Gursky has created something that did not exist outside his mind. Images of the light pillars in the Antelope canyon is something that every tourist takes. The tour guides will even throw a handful of sand into the light for you.

It is, though I suspect Gursky's work predates content aware fill. Gursky is altogether a different beast, as photographers go, having the fine art skills alongside the ability to compose a good photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:26 UTC
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dialstatic: Kind of frustrating to realize that I took a picture in the exact same spot :-P

I'm sure Peter had a very private tour.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:20 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: I think this is the guy who shoots Fuji 617 and makes giant prints. It's very well done, and instead of making a fuss over how much somebody paid for it, people should try to figure out why. The reproducible nature of photographs has always driven down prices, so the marketing involved in getting a huge amount of money for a photo (from a living person, no less) should be of real interest.

It would be interesting to know what the most expensive all-digital production is. The most expansive photos, as far as I can tell, all start with a large format camera, and an exposure made the old fashioned way.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 00:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1180 comments in total)

I suppose it's hats off to Canon for actually maintaining a current, pro level, APS-C DSLR (isn't Pentax the only other player in this space?), but the sensor tech still looks a bit behind Sony (YMMV, in that respect).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:08 UTC as 243rd comment
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dialstatic: Kind of frustrating to realize that I took a picture in the exact same spot :-P

No :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:03 UTC

This one's not doing a great deal for me. I prefer Rhine II.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:06 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
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dialstatic: Kind of frustrating to realize that I took a picture in the exact same spot :-P

And your name is? Nope, never heard of you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)

But will Pentax sell enough of these to realise the economies of scale to bring the costs down? It's taken years to bring the 35mm full frame format down to a level many now consider affordable. In the UK at least, the cost of a modest Pentax 645Z system is about the same as that of a Ford Focus. There's nothing "consumer" about that.

As for the second opinion, above, I imagine if I picked up a D800, tomorrow (as a Four Thirds system owner), I'd start taking bad photos. That's just part of the process.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 13:56 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
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TheDman: And the grand prize in our photo contest is... a new Phase One IQ250!!!

Nah, we're kidding, we're taking it back.

My first thought too. But these things are ao absurdly expensive*; I'd like to spend a week with a top end medium format digital system.

* For entirely understandable reasons, but still.... You could have a modest Pentax system, for the cost of a Ford Focus.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
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AKH: Maybe start making a sensor that is on par with the best APS-C sensors 😊

Already done. You weren't paying attention.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:23 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (160 comments in total)

I quite like the idea. Can it be used as a replacement for a smartphone? Does it run Lollipop? It better had run Lollipop! My Nexus 5 had its Lollipop upgrade a whole two days after my friends' devices. I was one furious geek

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)

Does this mean a review is in the works?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 04:44 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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