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 article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (123 comments in total)

That 18MP sensor reminds me of the 12MP one that Olympus peddled (often in premium bodies) until the customers would have no more. At least Canon are putting it into a dirt cheap SLR (if you buy in USD, that is - I'd rather not mention the pound).

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 36th comment
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Shifter: ZZZZZZZ. ZZZ. ZZZZZZZZZZ. It's called Photoshop, Ansel lovers.

I think this has to be the most clueless comment ever.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
On article Remembering Fan Ho: 1931-2016 (34 comments in total)

RIP. I am familiar with Fan Ho's remarkable photography thanks to a wonderful gallery published by the Guardian in 2014. See:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/aug/20/fan-ho-hong-kong-street-photography-in-pictures

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (789 comments in total)

Nice to finally see the camera in hand. It's impressive. It also shows how with mirrorless the size of the body increases differently, in proportion to the sensor size, compared to a mirror design. I think this camera is the ultimate expression of the promise of mirrorless. If I didn't have retirement to consider, I'd buy one!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:36 UTC as 131st comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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tinternaut: It's not perfect. In fact, the flaws stand out. But a medium format camera you can take on holiday, without putting a strain on your hand luggage (or have to check in)? One that is relatively easy on the hands and arms, when not on a tripod? For the monied (or plain foolish with limited money) travel photographer, this is pretty awesome.

It's not a game changer for everyone, but I think it will sell well to the audience I mentioned above.

Oh, my recently acquired Ricoh GR has a leaf shutter, and nice Bokeh too (when you can get it). I love the sound of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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tinternaut: It's not perfect. In fact, the flaws stand out. But a medium format camera you can take on holiday, without putting a strain on your hand luggage (or have to check in)? One that is relatively easy on the hands and arms, when not on a tripod? For the monied (or plain foolish with limited money) travel photographer, this is pretty awesome.

It's not a game changer for everyone, but I think it will sell well to the audience I mentioned above.

Relatively low res EVF, compared to the best of the rest. The leaf shutter comes with the obvious disadvantage of being limited to 1/2000. Shot to shot performance is likely pretty pedestrian. Video limited to 1080p. Currently, the only image stabilisation options are a tripod, bean bag or pint of beer.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

It's not perfect. In fact, the flaws stand out. But a medium format camera you can take on holiday, without putting a strain on your hand luggage (or have to check in)? One that is relatively easy on the hands and arms, when not on a tripod? For the monied (or plain foolish with limited money) travel photographer, this is pretty awesome.

It's not a game changer for everyone, but I think it will sell well to the audience I mentioned above.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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The Davinator: Looks superb. Cue all the whiners who cant afford it so feel the need to bash instead.

Is it ok for me to be in a state of lust for something I can't afford?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 07:42 UTC

S'ppose that's one way a lens manufacturer, that no one has ever heard of, can become a lens manufacturer that everyone has heard of. Better to be notorious than unknown.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:14 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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SETI: Don't wanna be rude but taking pictures with MFT camera at f/16 looks strange for me

It's a valid test. F16 will reduce the realisable maximum print size (which starts pretty big, with this format, btw), but the photos will be no less valid. It is absolutely fine to shoot at narrow aperture. You just need to consider the compromises.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
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tinternaut: Nice photos. The lens looks good, but my scepticism towards spending a lot of money, on a fast wide prime, for the smaller format, remains. I'd prefer the flexibility of a larger format, with 24mm equivalent.

Consider responding i) when sober, ii) on topic and iii) in a manner makes sense to whoever it is you happen to be responding to? I've spent plenty of money on things I didn't use enough, and can only speak for myself in that respect.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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tinternaut: Nice photos. The lens looks good, but my scepticism towards spending a lot of money, on a fast wide prime, for the smaller format, remains. I'd prefer the flexibility of a larger format, with 24mm equivalent.

The world as it is? That's not breaking news. My scepticism is an opinion. That you can do more, with the same f/l equivalent, where the format is larger, is a fact (really just a lot of numbers).... If you want to argue for the smaller format, concentrate on what matters. As an almost 100% Micro Four Thirds user (though I'm otherwise a picker of unconsidered trifles), what matters to me is the probability of the kit being with me.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:44 UTC

Nice photos. The lens looks good, but my scepticism towards spending a lot of money, on a fast wide prime, for the smaller format, remains. I'd prefer the flexibility of a larger format, with 24mm equivalent.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 21:06 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
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sportyaccordy: $1300 for an F/2.8 equivalent lens....... to each their own I suppose.

Likewise... I really don't see the point of very fast, very expensive glass on the smaller format. The returns diminish somewhat.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

A game changer? If medium format, then a game changer for relatively small percentage of photographers.... Ok, game changer nevertheless, depending on the scenario. Medium format mirrorless, no larger than a D800 (but how large will the lenses be)?

Large format would be an interesting game changer, but unless there's a revolution, of sorts, in chip fabrication, then that isn't happening anytime soon :-/.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:39 UTC as 176th comment

Perfectly credible shortlist. As always, my preference is for those photos that don't look staged. My shortlist from this shortlist:

- Informal facilities in the jungle
- C.A.R.

Both appear to have been taken in parts of Africa. Takes a bit of courage to walk around an African city, with a camera. Especially at night (I found Harare a little unnerving in the day, and that's probably the safest, friendliest large city on the continent). I've been driven past scenes similar to the first so often, but never got out to take a photo (expect my customer-provided drivers would have refused, especially in Cote d'Ivoire, not long after the crisis).

And then we have C.A.R. I assume as in Central African Republic. Such tranquility in a part of the world known for anything but. We have pending business in C.A.R, but won't send anyone out until the place is stable. Doesn't seem to have stopped a French bloke with a camera :-/.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 07:44 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

It will be interesting to see how well this work. Content aware fill works well on i) a very isolated bit of an image that is ii) on a fairly even background. Otherwise, you can end up with a bit of a layer related puzzle (of the kind I find I enjoy). I can see content aware crop providing some interesting puzzles.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 4th comment

Time we had a 1" format Tough.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 12:26 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
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Mark Turney: The more that people make formulaic images, the more the truly artistic one will stand out.

This.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
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lemonadedrinker: I tried a beta version and it deleted all my pictures.

Well let's hope the bloody thing doesn't become self aware!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
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