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-GM1 Review preview (361 comments in total)
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lacix: How about the GM5?

Hi,

The GM1 can actually be had for less than the GF7 at the moment. YMMV with either, but I suspect the GF7 has a faster maximum mechanical shutter, which may suit some.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:22 UTC

I'll say one thing for Olympus.... Compared to Panasonic, Sony and even Canon, they're behind the curve when it comes to video. Yet when they film an ad, they sometimes actually film it using the camera they're advertising. They even did this with the old E-PL1.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 66th comment

I keep looking at the older models, which can be had very reasonably. My understanding: Bloody awkward to use, bloody awkwarder to process the files, but the pay off is potentially approaching medium format IQ?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:07 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

Presumably contingent on downloading Yosemite?

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 07:29 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger article (110 comments in total)
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Steve Rogers: Beautiful work all around...ignore the jealous naysayers. DP Review is not what it used to be.

It probably never was what you think it was.....

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
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Poweruser: $7,450 buys you an M6 and a trunk full of b/w film. Just saying... ;)

Cool. Which ISO 25000 film do you recommend?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:35 UTC

With the old 12Mp sensors, used by Olympus from the E-30 onwards, I practiced ETTR pretty much religiously. With the newer 16Mp sensors, it's not so important. Nevertheless, if time allows I still bracket a scene up to f1.7 EV. It's hardly scientific, but can produce a very clean, detailed published image.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 08:29 UTC as 106th comment

Impressive. Most impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 20th comment

I'll stick my neck out and predict:

- Olympus Pen E-P7, later this year
- With that 20MP sensor
- And hand held hi-res mode offering 50MP images....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 12:07 UTC as 9th comment

The quality of the Aperture brush adjustments, and the way Aperture deals with edge detection*, is a big loss for me.

* Ok, I'll admit ACR has effective brushes, that work on raw files, but edge detection is not IMHO as good. Also, with ACR, ugly halo effects seem to creep in sooner (e.g. When using the exposure adjustment brush).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Not worth the money if comparing to a FF lens. Nikon sells the 20 f1.8 cheaper and is rumored to have a 24 mm f 1.8 on the way which should be even cheaper yet and have better depth of field control.

This is certainly where FF can be cheaper, overall. Once you factor in a lot of existing designs, selling relatively cheap (R&D long since paid for), there are (bearing in mind it's all a bit relative) bargains. Lenses that deliver very narrow DoF can be hideously expensive on the smaller formats (I'm looking at you, Panasonic).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 07:19 UTC

A very nice, varied set. Wondering if the photographer got special permission to bring his big lenses into North Korea (I hear they're funny about anything over 150mm).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 13:06 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1229 comments in total)

I've said before that the Koreans will either make a place for themselves in this business, or die trying. The NX1 is utmost impressive. Likewise, that Samsung did it all by themselves* is utmost impressive. Whether or not Samsung will succeed, in tne market place, is another matter.

* I reckon the only other players who do everything, themselves, are Sony and Canon?

Edit: I forgot Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 233rd comment | 5 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang article (58 comments in total)
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retro76: Everyone typically talks Fuji or Olympus color these days but there is something special about Canon color: it's deep and rich without looking artificial and the skin tones are the best in the business

At the raw level, it comes down to how you develop the photos. You can get Olympus or Fuji colours, from a Canon raw file (and I assume easily, depending on your assortment of software, plugins and skill).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 18:25 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang article (58 comments in total)

Lovely set of images.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 18:20 UTC as 29th comment
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)
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shademaster: Only photographers would complain about too much sunshine in Hawaii. And photographers from Seattle at that.

Never been there, but I did spend a lot of time in Fiji, which is very similar. It's not just the quantity of the sunlight, but the quality. In the summer, it's bright enough to burn you through cloud cover. You get maybe a couple of hours a day, when it's good to take photos in the sunlight. Your afternoon window often coincides with when the clouds start forming, for the thunderstorms. I went weeks at a time when I concluded God simply didn't want me to get the camera out, with the reward of an occasional stunning sunset.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (655 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: I cannot believe the 'Cons' section doesn't mention the elephant in the room - IT ONLY HAS ONE FOCAL LENGTH

In the days when even a compact camera the size of a pack of cigs has a reasonable zoom this 1950's throwback might appeal to the well-heeled but as an actual tool it's far far too limited

But DP love Fuji so they've overlooked the obvious again

If you're fancying something with a bit of zoom, take a look at the Leica X Vario and the Panasonic LX100? It's quite a good market, at the moment, with plenty of choice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:27 UTC
On 10_SAM_11.0 mm_f4.0_026 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Weegee: Too hot to handle on the wrong subjects. That's why amateurs prefer telephotos and pros, wide angles.

It's pearls of wisdom like this, that keep me addicted to DPR......

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 18:22 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (790 comments in total)
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jonnyjonno: so, what's the chance of a new version of the E-5 being built for all those with legacy 4/3 lenses and preference for optical viewfinder?

Would you have preferred a fake range-finder instead, as Olympus do with the Pens? Factoring in the grip, and the positioning of the buttons and dials, perhaps the OM-D is the shape it needs to be?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (790 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: I'm a little surprised the review mentions PDAF in the A6000 and the NX1, but not the E-M1 and especially not the recent and significant firmware improvement in the E-M1.

I thought the on sensor PDAF, of the E-M1, only worked with the Olympus DSLR lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
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