Sosua

Sosua

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Product Manager
Has a website at www.samwaldron.co.nz
Joined on May 25, 2006
About me:

I'm an amateur photographer who is fortunate enough to spend a decent amount of time in the field shooting.

My first love is landscape, although i'm really enjoying shooting more people, travel and the adventures it brings.

I am working towards dedicating two months a year to travel and landscape photography and while it is nice to subsidise part of the costs, I do it for the love.

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On article HDR for the Rest of Us (199 comments in total)
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Sosua: Hmmm... these examples are not great.

If you really want an extended DR image, better off getting a Nikon, expose for the highlights then do some moderate shadow pulling.

You won't encounter the dramatic shift in tones to balance our at the edge of light and dark.

Thanks Kodachrome! - each to their own, I can appreciate people saying my images are a little too saturated for their tastes, but never quite had that reaction...

Oh well, Claudio's site is very cool, but where the tonality and saturation differs from my work, I cannot quite see - both are a slightly (but not overly) enhanced view of nature.

Peace

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 09:34 UTC
On article HDR for the Rest of Us (199 comments in total)
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Sosua: Hmmm... these examples are not great.

If you really want an extended DR image, better off getting a Nikon, expose for the highlights then do some moderate shadow pulling.

You won't encounter the dramatic shift in tones to balance our at the edge of light and dark.

My Dpreview Gallery is a collection of technical example images. If actually you wish to critique my work,and are not simply trolling, please feel free to visit www.samwaldron.co.nz

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:43 UTC
On article HDR for the Rest of Us (199 comments in total)

Hmmm... these examples are not great.

If you really want an extended DR image, better off getting a Nikon, expose for the highlights then do some moderate shadow pulling.

You won't encounter the dramatic shift in tones to balance our at the edge of light and dark.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 01:19 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
On article Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery (94 comments in total)
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EmmanuelStarchild: I'd like to see how this compares with the Canon 18-135. I tried to click on Gallery, but it brought me here.

Ah, there's the gallery.

Yes - Camera IQ looks good, but that particular lens is horrific outside the central third of the frame. Truly awful.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 02:21 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)
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brkl: That's pretty remarkable. As good as the best of APS-C it seems.

Louie, they mention shooting in that light due to the quality, temperature and angle of light.

Nothing to do with exposure and everything to do with aesthetics.

Think about it more artistically than technically.

Geoff is quite correct.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2012 at 05:55 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (488 comments in total)

Hmmmm seems to simply be what many thought the 5D2 should have been.

Interested to see if Canon has improved shadow noise and dynamic range.

Still, high performance champs = D4 and high MP = D800/E

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:09 UTC as 122nd comment
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stylinred: I've a question over this comment "As a result, its photosites are the same size as those in most 8.2MP cameraphone"

does this mean the Nokia N8 would get sharper images? with 12mpx and a 1/1.83" sensor (im a newb here) but ive read a few comments over several blogs saying that the N8 takes sharper images and I'm wondering if that's true and if the quote above has something to do with that?

Check out the fullsize samples (at 38mp), sharpen and downsize to 8mp - extraordinary.

In good light, they look better than a DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 04:05 UTC

The future is coming...

Hopefully the sensor finds its way into ios and Android phones.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 21:08 UTC as 209th comment | 1 reply
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (269 comments in total)

Odl, DX has an 85 3.5 and there is a Voigtlander 90mm 3.5 for full frame. But why would you use one when you xould have an 85 1.2/1.4/1.8 for full frame or Dx?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:24 UTC as 54th comment | 7 replies
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Sdaniella: hmmm...

Panasonic GX1 w/14-42mm f/2.8-f/5.6:

FOV: 28-84mm (FF equivalent)
DOF Aperture Diameters (widest opening)
14/2.8 = 5mm (28mm equivalent FOV)
42/5.6 = 7.5mm (84mm equivalent FOV)

versus

Canon PowerShot G1X w/15.1-60.4mm f/2.8-f/5.8:

FOV: 28-112mm (FF equivalent)
DOF Aperture Diameters (widest opening)
15.1/2.8 = 5.4mm (28mm equivalent FOV)
45.8/5.6 = 8.2mm (85mm equivalent FOV)
60.4/5.8 = 10.4mm (112mm equivalent FOV)

looks like the Canon PowerShot G1X is going to be more flexible, as expected, for shallower dof, and zoom, than Panasonic m43 GX1.

although Canons have always offered full-time exposure simulation live (pre)view (ES-LV), i'm not sure what Panasonic offers, whether it is part time or any at all; only some m43 models have it, and some none at all. i've checked all previous models, and ES-LV isn't consistently offered on Panasonics.

Canon PowerShot G1X has the classic PowerShot G VASS (vari-angle swivel screen) to best use of ES-LV in Full M

but not GX1...

OMG OMG The Powershot has a CANON label - MIFFS (Most important feature for Sydue)!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:15 UTC
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smolix: make. believe. I suppose that's what Sony needs to do to sustain the illusion that its lens lineup is competitive with Micro 4/3. So far I'm quite delighted about my GF2 even though it's got a 4 year old sensor in it. Portability and footprint are unbeatable when compared to my Canon with 24-105mm lens. And the primes are quite sharp. So on a good day it's more than good enough.

I don't think there is any illusion about it - M43 has much better lens variety.

Problem is, some are not prepared to compromise with the sensors with respect to dynamci range and midtone / shadow noise.

Interested to see what Oly can do with the E-M5 16mp chip and I guess a GH3 is coming sometime...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 01:38 UTC

Sony, please hurry up with the wide angle zoom.

Thats what NEX is missing most (along with a compact fastish normalish prime) - a high quality wide angle solution (no the E16 is certainly not it).

My Voigtlander 15 is great on my 5N, but would appear to be a no-go on the high end NEX-7.

A 12-24 type zoom, the 50mm 1.8 OSS and my Leica 90mm would make an awesome, flexible, capable and small kit on the NEX-7.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 01:34 UTC as 85th comment

Where is the mahogany and rubies?!?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 07:18 UTC as 89th comment

Damn, pretty sweet pocket camera.

Now if this was a CSC things would be rocking - hopefully Sigma sell the SD1 sensor to Sony or something and they can slap it in an NEX7

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 07:15 UTC as 79th comment | 4 replies
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ogl: Mirrorless like small DSLR: funny, but silly.
The specs are nothing special.
Do you know m4/3 weather sealed lenses?
The design is like wardrobe or cupboard.

Ogl, your mind is like cupboard, yes? Empty cupboard, it is so, no?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:17 UTC
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delastro: Why buy this for more than 1000 euros when I get a pana g3 for 500 euros: what has this camera more for 500 euros more?

I guess this has latest generation IBIS, weather sealing, metal build and higher spec auto focus.

And an Olympus badge.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:16 UTC
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UncleBob: does anybody know if this body will accept the old manual focus Zuiko lenses from the original OM series cameras?

Sure it will - with an adapter of course.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:15 UTC

I wonder if they will under design the non L wide angle primes?

Because they should easily eclipse the performance of the 17-40 and 16-35 while being smaller, cheaper and lighter.

17-40 IS on the way?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:43 UTC as 113th comment
On article Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced (271 comments in total)

Ahaha - The sans-AA model is more expensive.

Like Porsche charging you more for an RS model without carpet or air con...

Jokes aside though, if I was still into FF - 36MP without AA = awesome mobile and flexible landscape platform.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:55 UTC as 50th comment

Good stuff - all tools to overcome the limitations of our medium.

Have noticed more and more stitched Panoramas proudly displayed in National Geographic too.

Of course, moderation is in the eye of the beholder and it still takes an artists touch to make this technique complimentary to an image rather than the focus of it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:09 UTC as 106th comment
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