Morpho Hunter

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On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)

There appears to be an error with the studio scene test for this review. The panning magnification is set to greater than 100%, at least for ISO 125 (looks nearer to 150%). I noticed this when I downloaded and opened the jpeg, which is smaller and therefore looks sharper.

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 14th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (561 comments in total)

The new brighter colour scheme clearly looks better ..... now please bring back the original camera review studio test scene (the current one is awful).

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 200th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

Morpho Hunter: Wow! .. physically.. that camera is way too huge.. given it's pixel resolution.

Well ok ... it's a darn big camera compared to Olympus's 20MP/50MP Pen-F.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)

Wow! .. physically.. that camera is way too huge.. given it's pixel resolution.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (408 comments in total)

Oh wow .. they still make cameras this big ....... err ...... why?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 00:50 UTC as 70th comment | 6 replies

Both are fantastic cameras. However I can't help thinking that advancements in sensor shift technology, such as those in the Olympus EM-5 Mk II and the Pentax K3 Mk II, will lead to the eventual demise of such cameras. Here are a few example pics (40MP) taken with the Olympus (lighting and focusing could have been better - but it does illustrate the potential for this technology in comparatively cheap gear):

http://www.normanday.net/p362961329

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:52 UTC as 4th comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)

Did Sony just do the impossible?

Nope, true the camera is small .. but the lenses (compared to the mft system) are huge (albeit Zeiss fantastic). However I just wonder how this camera will fair (sales wise) when the rumoured Olympus E-M1 replacement, with it's HAND-HELD 40mp sensor shift system is released. More importantly, just how many people out there can afford (or are willing) to pay for those Zeiss lenses .. I mean .. just how often does one blow up a print to the size of a barn door?!!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 184th comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

D Bowcut: My T6s sensor is fine. Camera purchased 04/26.

Hopefully not fine 'for now' - there's no way of telling that whatever is causing the problem will not develop later.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 20:19 UTC

A very interesting product - but there are two potential problems with it. First it's too unwieldy to use out in the field - chasing bugs in the undergrowth etc. Second, the stiffness of the flexible arms will become reduced with use, and unlike the Gorillapod, where you can replace affected joints, I don't see how one can do the same with this product, because presumably there are control/power cables running through them. That said, I'm certainly going to look into this product further, as it could be useful in a studio environment - replacing my hot copystand lights.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (855 comments in total)
In reply to:

beomagi: 40MP mode would be killer for macros.

Five 40mp macro images posted here:

http://www.normanday.net/p362961329

And yeah ...it is a Killer!

Cheers,

Norman

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)

This camera costs well over £2000 in the UK - for that kind of money it should be perfect. Well it isn't .. so will dpreview reduce it's % rating? And if not, then why not?

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (1979 comments in total)

This is a fantastic camera - well done Nikon! However, I can't help thinking that many potential purchasers of it are going to wait until after Olympus's EM-5 replacement, an allegedly 40MP wonder camera, is tested.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 00:15 UTC as 309th comment | 9 replies

E-M5 mk II has "old" E-M5 sensor and therefore no PDAF.

www.43rumors.com

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 11:13 UTC as 15th comment
In reply to:

JDThomas: Just curious as to why DPReview is posting re-hashed content from RUMORS sites? Seriously guys, you are supposed to be the paragon of photography websites and you using content from websites that are the equivalent of The National Enquirer.

In reality, it's no rumor - the camera DOES exist - leaking news of it now to 4/3 Rumours (as a "trusted source") is just a spoiling tactic by Olympus, to persuade people to refrain from buying a new camera until the New Year. (And I suspect that this will happen). Oh, and one other thing, posts from other contributors here reckon that the sensor shift technology will not work well with anything other than stationary objects - well I'm no expert, so cannot comment - but I suspect that Olympus will prove this to be incorrect.

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 09:07 UTC

Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 117th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina (336 comments in total)

At last ... Sony releases a macro lens ... better late than never, I suppose...

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 09:12 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card (162 comments in total)

Wow.. almost $800 for such a tiny piece of plastic............ I could buy a second Olympus E-M5 body for the same,

:)

www,normanday.net

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 20:29 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens (120 comments in total)

Oh wow .. Sony just does not get it ...i.e. ... where the hell is their macro lens?

Bring out one of those ..and I ..and many others .. will dump Canon/Nikon/Olympus..........

Cheers,

http://www.pbase.com/plusiotis/insect_freaks_and_aberrations

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies

Don't believe it ..suspect "something big" ........will be a "tie-up" with the fourthirds format .... (hope so).

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2256 comments in total)

Cool looking camera ...this is the iPhone/ipad (design wise) of the camera world and the body-only price is well worth the money. Unfortunately the lenses (seemingly) are no better than anyone else's ..and will cost at least 3- 5x as much...and then there's that ugly clip-on viewfinder ... unbelievably there isn't an aluminium-coloured version.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 17:47 UTC as 194th comment
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