Cal22

Cal22

Joined on Aug 18, 2012

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On DSC00205_ISO10000 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

ISO 10 000? WOW!

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC00020_ISO125 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The shutter speed here is 1/3 sec. - and the camera was handheld as always?

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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Cal22: Looks nice, but when it comes to downloading they say:

"Requires 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system. Windows 7 or higher.."

What a pity!

@Joe Mayer, Shakens, Sir Corey of Deane

Thanks a lot, but your advice can't help me out of my problems, because I still use Vista 32-bit.

As to "Perfect Effects 8": I'm not complaining about this software or that it isn't achievable for me. I'm just surprised indeed, that my equipment has run out of time within 5 years only - and you all know how to keep up with the time. To tell the truth, I'm struggling with todays technology. I feel like a stranger in the world of bits and bytes and pixels. And sometimes I feel like a living fossil from the past. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 02:20 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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Cal22: Looks nice, but when it comes to downloading they say:

"Requires 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system. Windows 7 or higher.."

What a pity!

Seems like I'm below "the bare minimum".

I can't understand why folks owning pretty good tech stuff (computer, mobile phone, camera etc.) are needy, when it comes to software.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 07:02 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)

Looks nice, but when it comes to downloading they say:

"Requires 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system. Windows 7 or higher.."

What a pity!

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 06:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (171 comments in total)

These pictures stand for a time and a world gone by as well as for an ambitious and skilled amateur photographer.

Thanks, Barney for restoring the old slices and bringing them into our modern world of digital photography!

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 99th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (220 comments in total)

Since I'm not an Engishman (and have never been in the UK) I can't give you any hint as to which locations your grandparents might have steered their car to, 75 years ago. Nevertheless my interest was awakened and so I had an intense look at these photos, the finding of them must have made you glad and presumably strengthens your bonds with family and home country.

Since this is a website for photographing people:
Why naming these photos "fabulous" or "fantastic" or "wonderful"? Because of their stunning composings? No, it's just nice pictures, made by an amateur photographer (admittedly with photographic skills rare in those days). What makes these photos fascinating in our view - is nothing else than our view! It's our attitude, our approach, it's how we look at them and realize these pictures are giving us a glimpse into peoples life. Meanwhile the people have passed away and so we will! It's our inner world that gets animated by such photos.

I'm looking forward to Part II!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 69th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

The Leica T is the first Leica camera I'm really interested in! The design - albeit not totally new - has been brought to the peak and the samples in the gallery - albeit all JPEG and made with a kit zoom - demonstrate top image quality. If I only had the money ...!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 15:27 UTC as 441st comment | 2 replies
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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Cal22: The Pixpro S-1 is for the 4/3-system, they say, and that's an information on sensor size. We may assume, that the camera has the same lens mount Olympus and Panasonic use - but may we be certain?

Thanks for the response, folks!

I was just wondering about the Kodak line's full integration in the 4/3-system, which is impressively growing on and on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
On DSCF1448 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Wonderful picture!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)

The Pixpro S-1 is for the 4/3-system, they say, and that's an information on sensor size. We may assume, that the camera has the same lens mount Olympus and Panasonic use - but may we be certain?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 01:34 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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Shamael: at this price they should put a yellow square on the front, it's the least I await form a high standard luxury object for pretenders. (sorry, the red dot is taken)

Canon will launch the upcoming G1X II with about the same price tag. Or remember the Sony RX100 II, optional grip and EVF added - what did you have to pay for it at market launch? Don't forget the V3 is a real system camera with versatility and phenomenal performance in some respect! And generally, small size is anything but a disadvantage!

Furthermore, Nikon DSLR-photographers can buy an adapter and use the V3 as a teleconverter - making their 400mm e.g. a lens with about 1100 mmm! With no loss of maximum aperture! And shoot sports e.g. with 20 fps and AF-tracking!

By the way, not only cameras with the said red dot but also heavy DSLRs can be used by pretenders!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

This camera has apparently all you need for serious photographing (in due consideration of sensor size, of course). The price tag might cause complaints though. But maybe it isn't reasonable to expect any small camera to be a low price item. The V3 seems to be a real capable camera. It's up to Nikon now to deliver the adequate lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 32nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (507 comments in total)
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Chris62: In test scene we can see right down corner of the picture completely unsharp and on the left side is much better.
It means poor quality.
Right mounted lens on camera should give the same sharpness in all 4 corners.

Hi, RasterFarian!
'Are you saying that the image quality of the II is lower than the 100?' Yes, that's how it looks! And I don't know what to think of it!

My advice: If you can do without Wi-Fi or an optional viewfinder, go for the RX100, the price of which has dropped down a lot!

Or take the equally sized Panasonic GM1 into consideration, with its bigger sensor, its praised tiny zoom lens and the option for lens changing.

Or what about the Canon G1X II (still to be launched in a few weeks), which seems to be a really versatile and capable compact camera, albeit not as compact as the RX100 II, but with a bigger sensor and with expanded zoom range? The Canon - the optional VF included - is anything but inexpensive, though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On 1024mm_DSCF1948 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The resolution is impressive! Are you sure you've shot some pictures with 10mm focal length? The images just don't look like having been made with a super wide angle lens, there's nearly no typical vignetting or distortion.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 2nd comment

Isn't it a pity? Sigma has re-engineered the DP Merrill cameras, making them less prone to noise in low light conditions and speeding up processing. But making the Quattro cameras look like extraordinary photographic tools on the one hand, and on the other hand still not offering an EVF to the serious photographer is anything but reasonable. It's a contradictory strategy, which might bring the new cameras just like the DP Merrill versions in a very small niche within the toy department, eventually. Furthermore, since there's no EVF attainable Sigma misses out on the chance of offering a real stand-alone camera, a 12mm super wide angle camera would be.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 09:50 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2012: Schneider Kreuznach Stand Report article (17 comments in total)

Although I'm not convinced yet of Schneider-Kreuznach as a maker of high quality glass for the MFT system, I'm interested in these new lenses. Three years have elapsed since the first announcement, and Schneider-Kreuznach hasn't even started to deliver!

What's wrong with them? Why are they putting credibility and reputation on the line?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 1st comment
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (30 comments in total)
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Cal22: I like the line of lenses, especially the primes the high aperture and the handling of which are meant to be reminiscent of great moments in the history of photography. Most likely we'll see a 16mm to be added in the months to come.

Unfortunately, the rangefinder style camera is not to my liking, it's too inconvenient for a left-eye photographer. And since there's no EVF attachable to an M1 or A1 I'm still standing on the sidelines.

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Considering to buy me the XE-1 a while ago I got aware of the inconvenience: '..-your nose rubs the screen." Moreover, what do you do when you want to shoot from ground level?!

The XE-1 (even more the X Pro-1) represents a link to the old days when rangefinder cameras were in the hands of the masters of photography. And a great many photographers nowadays might be happy with such a retro style camera, especially when engaged in street photography. But for landscapes or traveling for instance I'd prefer two slim and capable camera bodies and an attachable EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (30 comments in total)
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Cal22: I like the line of lenses, especially the primes the high aperture and the handling of which are meant to be reminiscent of great moments in the history of photography. Most likely we'll see a 16mm to be added in the months to come.

Unfortunately, the rangefinder style camera is not to my liking, it's too inconvenient for a left-eye photographer. And since there's no EVF attachable to an M1 or A1 I'm still standing on the sidelines.

My right eye has a visual defect, so in this regard my left eye has to do the work - especially, of course, when it comes to photographing. Composing the picture may take me a lot of time sometimes; and with my left eye at the built-in viewfinder dials and buttons of the camera - sitting close to my right eye - are hardly to use.

These built-in viewfinders can prove to be fine tools indeed. But they come from the past. Nowadays photographers should be given the option for a viewfinder to their liking. A rear screen might be helpful especially when the camera is in low or high position or being mounted on a tripod. But I don't want it to be my only tool for composing. Generally there's no better tool than an attachable and tiltable EVF, in my view.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (30 comments in total)

I like the line of lenses, especially the primes the high aperture and the handling of which are meant to be reminiscent of great moments in the history of photography. Most likely we'll see a 16mm to be added in the months to come.

Unfortunately, the rangefinder style camera is not to my liking, it's too inconvenient for a left-eye photographer. And since there's no EVF attachable to an M1 or A1 I'm still standing on the sidelines.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies
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