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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 Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (279 comments in total)

Makes sense they'll probably ape the Q, while continuing with the X100-T. Nice cameras - whenever I visit eBay, I check the current offers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 106th comment

It should probably be sent in for a service, in case the sensor module has become a bit misaligned.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 08:18 UTC as 65th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Greg Krycinski article (44 comments in total)

Wonderful work there. Suits is my favourite - I've tried similar compositions, but never seem to get the balance quite right.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 08:47 UTC as 6th comment

Hang on a minute, I'll just remove that stick from my bottom, before I continue.

Ah, that feels better. I found the video informative and well put together - especially the gig shoot. The fisheye does nothing for me (the effect has been for me), but the 7-14 looks very nice. It would be nice to see how well this lens works with Olympus's high res mode.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 19:28 UTC as 32nd comment
In reply to:

CosminMunteanu: unfortunatelly at ISO 1600 and above seems noisier than D7000 (RAW) :-( and that's a 5 year old camera.

Probably with more or less like for like sensor tech. There really hasn't been a massive amount of development in five years.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 21:09 UTC
On Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras article (453 comments in total)

Because it doesn't make sensors just for itself, Sony is probably the only company that can really drive down the cost of these large chips. I don't see how Canon will be able to compete, without making a loss, while using its own sensor tech*.

* That's not an expression with a problem with Canon, more an observation of economics and economies of scale.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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 (81 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (1250 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 118th comment

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

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 06:56 UTC as 35th 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 (446 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
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