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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (390 comments in total)

As per others here, I'm not sure what dated means. Sensor tech has pretty much hit a wall since Sony introduced its 16Mp APS-C sensor. Assuming this is an actual Panasonic (not Sony) sensor, then we know Panasonic aren't quite as good (especially with respect to low ISO DR), but the differences, compared to a larger format, are otherwise linear.

At the moment, all sensor tech is looking a litte dated, if you consider it hasn't really moved on in a few years. What is the A6000 if not greatly improved Nex7, albeit with a very similar sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 46th comment | 9 replies
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Mike FL: I know Olympus is 1/3 stop slow, but for the exactly the same price, is this Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 better than Olympus ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6?

I like to see DPR spent little more time shot both lens size by size to see how they goes in the "real world".

Will you?

I can't speak for the U.S, but in the UK the Tamron is quite a bit cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 21:25 UTC
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)

The most fun to be bad is always in the breaking of the rules.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 24th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1346 comments in total)

With the Sony A7 now going 'cheaper' than ever (currently £999, in kit form, from many UK retailers), I've been sorely tempted to give full frame a try. Alas, I already bought two iPad Air 2s over Christmas, and have saving for eventual retirement to think of. I think I needed this article :-).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:11 UTC as 334th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 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 (1839 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 363rd comment | 4 replies
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 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 (69 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 (69 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 (133 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 (133 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 40th 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 (1237 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 263rd 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 189th 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 (244 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 61st comment | 5 replies
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