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 Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang article (54 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 (54 comments in total)

Lovely set of images.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 18:20 UTC as 26th comment
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (160 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 (532 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 (698 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 (698 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
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (698 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?

Not a chance. Not since Olympus delivered a viable platform for its Four Thirds lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:23 UTC

Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:08 UTC as 18th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (467 comments in total)

Have Sony re-used the sensor component of the original D700?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply

I like it, but I suspect their business model, and exit strategy, is predicated on a corporate takeover either by Leica or another interested party.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 23:48 UTC as 102nd comment

Yay, a reasonably(ish) priced macro option.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 40th comment
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (343 comments in total)

I've said before that tne Koreans will make a place for themselves, in the camera business, or bloody well die trying. In spite of the missing EVF capability, this is impressive. But can a Samsung kit lens do that sensor justice?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 00:19 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 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 54th 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 (1446 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 383rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1896 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 (1896 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 386th 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
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