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 Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (970 comments in total)

[SADGEARHEAD]So, does this finally give Canon some degree of parity with the Sony sensors that have been handing Canon their ass, over the past few years?[/SADGEARHEAD]

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 40th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (574 comments in total)

Ok, I'm on record as saying, in these pages, that the LX100 would never get a Leica badge due to being too close to the X Vario. The compromises make me think otherwise. My take? Panasonic or Olympus should indeed produce a no compromises, fixed lens, four thirds zoom. Both should also be looking at going head to head with the likes of the Leica GR. Where the sensor is smaller, the lens should be faster, for a similar sized camera*.

*Of course, that would depend on what you want out of faster lens? I'm starting to think that playing the razor thin DoF game, with smaller format cameras, is a mugs game.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (301 comments in total)

The best APS-C sensors have been more or less the same 16 and 24mp Sony sensors, for some time now. Sensor tech has hit a (a perfectly pleasant) wall. Has Samsung just demolished that wall?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Marcus Stormwind: It's funny because I literally just ordered my M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 yesterday. If it weren't for the fact that I wouldn't be able to afford this lens at the moment anyway, I'd be pretty peeved:P

Be happy. Few lenses give more bang for the buck than the lens you have.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (419 comments in total)
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tinternaut: It doesn't look too bad at all, though it's a pity they didn't include a built in flash. There are likely a lot of owners of the 12mp models, who would find this a good upgrade. At the moment, the asking price is awfully close to that of the superior EM-10.

Regarding usability, I always find it a fight to activate a number of features when I use an Olympus camera for the first time:

- There's the fight to activate SCP
- The fight to activate highlight/shadow warnings
- And the fight to get Large Super Fine working.

It's super useful for remotely controlling other, external flashes. Of course, you can still do this, with the E-PL7, but this means using the accessory port, which has other uses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (419 comments in total)

It doesn't look too bad at all, though it's a pity they didn't include a built in flash. There are likely a lot of owners of the 12mp models, who would find this a good upgrade. At the moment, the asking price is awfully close to that of the superior EM-10.

Regarding usability, I always find it a fight to activate a number of features when I use an Olympus camera for the first time:

- There's the fight to activate SCP
- The fight to activate highlight/shadow warnings
- And the fight to get Large Super Fine working.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 89th comment | 14 replies
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (303 comments in total)

At the enthusiast end of the market, I suspect a small sensor camera is not an easy sell at the moment. APS-C and Micro Four Thirds both give more creative control (shallow depth of field, for example) and ultimately support a far wider range of shooting scenarios.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 24th comment
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CameraLabTester: At last! Leica is listening!

No more black electrical tape over the logo when walking through the rough neighborhood...

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You can walk into any poor neighbourhood you want, with a Leica M. No one is going to know what it is, or what it's worth. A big CaNikon full frame DSLR OTOH is a different kettle of fish.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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Stewart McKInlay: As there is no mention of the new Photos for OSX being able to manipulate photos like Aperture we can only assume a dumbing down as suggested is happening. Most of us who enjoyed Aperture will feel sorely let down. But as usual Apple will expect loyalty from us!

My loyalty just evaporated.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 23:25 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

Fine. It was the Aperture concept that tempted me to Mac. As much as I love the Mac, and OSX, it is only Aperture that really ties me to it. My next computer is therefore not necessarily a Mac. C'est la vie.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 23:18 UTC as 82nd comment
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (166 comments in total)

So, when will the first light field digital picture frames be available? I liked the effect shown in the photo presentation, but it left me feeling a MacBook Air is not the best place to enjoy these works.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 7th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Oh dear. So much for the cost of these lenses. I'm sure they're good, but the purchase price suddenly look questionable....

Edit: BTW, I'm absolutely happy with software correction. It has worked well for Olympus and Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 00:12 UTC as 261st comment

Is that price with a kit lens? It's actually pretty keen by Leica standards, but it faces stiff competition from Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and even Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:27 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: The pictures on Flickr vary between very good and awful, the latter looking rather bleached. Better buy a second-hand medium format film camera at this price.

And none of them are at the maximum resolution this camera should be capable of....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)

Tempting. A camera with no auto focus, no built in meter, but at the same time capable of large format film IQ (if you get it right, behind the camera). At the price, it's worth a punt, but I'd expect a lot do seriously dud photos (from me, at least).

Edit: Oh, and I'm loving some of the comments here, Seriously though, this could be special. If I'm understanding the numbers, only Medium Format digital will beat this (when you plus this get it right, that is).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 22:58 UTC as 58th comment
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)
In reply to:

Just another Canon shooter: DPR, we should be able to click on one photo, open it in higher resolution, and go left and right with the keyboard arrows, like in FLICKR.

Not to mention an uncrop feature.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMIHNiR3CP8

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Does it come with the E-M1's PDAF?

Ta.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)

Does it come with the E-M1's PDAF?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 14:01 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

Looks a tad "Me too," but that generally isn't a problem in the camera business.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:48 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies

4K video perchance?

Edit: Assuming I'm not even more behind the times than i thought, when it comes to moving pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 19:06 UTC as 12th comment
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