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 Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (274 comments in total)

Rah rah rah DXO rah rah rah, said my camera sensor was bad, rah rah rah I don't know how to interpret test data.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 03:23 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 article (217 comments in total)

That panorama of the wharf / boats looks awesome! I use a GS3 and have been impressed with its capabilities - like how the iphone allows full rez stitched images.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 23:43 UTC as 75th comment

Good EVF's are great - The only OVF's that 'look better' are on more expensive full frame DSLR's which cost $2K plus.

I recently went back to mid range OVF and its visually garbage even without the inherent advantages an EVF provides (Not to mention reduced size and mirror vibrations):

Composing in black and white
Live histogram and exposure preview
Manual focussing aids
Full time DOF preview
100% view / information and gridlines
Chimping on the EVF is awesome

OVF lovers mention the ability to 'match what the eye sees' - well considering your sensor isn't able to match that, I would suggest WYSIWYG is much more valuable for most users.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 01:41 UTC as 6th comment
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (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 HDR for the Rest of Us article (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 HDR for the Rest of Us article (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 Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery article (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 Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (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 Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (501 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 First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (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
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

It looks like an awesome camera - I just wish it had a better sensor in it - time will tell if they have been able to wring anything out of pannys chip.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:54 UTC as 375th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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evogt500: tempting...but is it just a EP-3 with a built in EVF?

Read the review and come back to me.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:48 UTC
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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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