helmus

helmus

Lives in Cologne
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Joined on Oct 24, 2001
About me:

I like it to use old MF glass on MILC

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hmmm... a 1300$ toy...
Is it possible to control these Quad by radio remote control? Vantage Robotics says nothing about this.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On photo Daisy in the Helios: Swirl Bokeh challenge (8 comments in total)

What means "Petzval mod" ?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 06:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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helmus: It would have been better to have someone who can handle an X-Pro1 and this lens. This "tester" could not do it, quite obvious not ...

Strange, it seems as the link name changes every day...

The file name is DSCF7034_ISO200

For me it is absolutely inappropriate to show the quality of this lens.
Nobody photograph such a motif at f2.8, at 1/70 sec without tripod, not at 200 ISO without necessity.
From -real World- this shot is far away, and not only this photo ..
But this image shows very well that I do not need this lens. The reason is, it has no OIS.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
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helmus: It would have been better to have someone who can handle an X-Pro1 and this lens. This "tester" could not do it, quite obvious not ...

Just one example of several other:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/3140353.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWXD4UV3FXMIDQLQ/20150218/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20150218T133923Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=17dc6bcd0b2512760cebe578954ffae97f100b7b073e8aff42abc825c5956017
There is nothing sharp shown in the photo. No surprise at f2.8, 1/70 sec and just 200 ISO. You have used only 200 ISO for all shots. Why ? Therefore often a shutter speed below 1/60 sec. The 16-55mm has no OIS, one image would been enough to show this.
If I had not seen photos that others have done with the 16-55mm, I would think the lens is really too bad.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 14:18 UTC

It would have been better to have someone who can handle an X-Pro1 and this lens. This "tester" could not do it, quite obvious not ...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 01:37 UTC as 20th comment | 14 replies
On photo ISO100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (8 comments in total)

This picture seems to be sharp only in the center to me ...
and for those landscape shots, the LX100 is not usable for me.
This blurring in the images edges and corners ... I have expected a better picture quality of Panasonic and Leica.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (7 comments in total)

This picture seems to be sharp only in the center to me ...
and for those landscape shots, the LX100 is not usable for me.
This blurring in the images edges and corners ... I have expected a better picture quality of Panasonic and Leica.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (6 comments in total)

...soft ? !

I think that's one hand the result of aperture 7.1 and also a result of the in-camera JPG engine.
I'm still waiting for RAW pictures, developed with LR 5.7, someday...

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 5th comment
On photo P1010241 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

...soft ? !

I think that's one hand the result of aperture 7.1 and also a result of the in-camera JPG engine.
I'm still waiting for RAW pictures, developed with LR 5.7, someday...

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 5th comment
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jackspra: Some shots look way out of focus to me.The cork being one.

Nose or noise correction... ? :o)))

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 10:51 UTC
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kadardr: 1. This is a fixed lens compact, nothing to compare to a MILC with any prime.
2. Judging preproduction jpegs as a serious quality measure does not provide justice to any camera.
3. It seems that Lumix cameras are generally underrated, or as another explanation: Olympus cameras are generally overrated.
4. LX100 must have a very good handling, it seems like a joy to use.
5. If you want physical control and usable LCD size you cannot miniaturize more. Or buy a Google Glass.

excerpt: 2. Judging preproduction jpegs as a serious quality measure does not provide justice to any camera.

Panasonic would never allow to show full resolution JPG OOC here, when JPG engine would not the final version.
I fear that what we see here is the final version.
So it will come not around to RAW and a good converter, as with many other Panasonic cameras before.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 10:15 UTC

It was pretty disappointing for me to see the first pictures from the LX100 ...
my old LX5 will probably stay with me, still a whole time.

Or a X30... maybe ?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:26 UTC as 136th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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John McMillin: Phooey! The X30 discards the one unique feature of its predecessors, the OVF, and joins the me-too list of lookalike compacts. So why would I want to use this rather than my LX7, which has 24mm and f1.4, and fits in a large pocket?

All I wanted was an x10 scaled to 50% with a larger sensor. If Fuji won't make that camera, I don't expect anyone will. This is a dark day indeed!

I have and use a EVF on my LX5... tiltable... :o)

Sorry, but I can not find anything on the X30 that excites me to switch to the X30.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On photo Beam me up... in the Sky Phenomena challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

nemark: This phenomena is known as a sun pillar.

Thanks for identification.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
On article Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? (133 comments in total)

Is this a joke?

The next thing will be, Amazon collects patent rights in the sunlight.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 75th comment
On photo P1000017 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

I'd like to see an RAW, developed in LR to tiff... this pic here, without the in camera noise reduction !!!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)

I'd like to see an RAW, developed in LR to tiff... this pic here, without the in camera noise reduction !!!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo P1000006 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

hmmmm.... unsharp eyes...
backfocus or with intend ?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 13:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

hmmmm.... unsharp eyes...
backfocus or with intend ?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 13:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Steamy in the Steamy challenge (4 comments in total)

Really beautiful !!!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 2nd comment
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