Dimitris Servis

Dimitris Servis

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Has a website at www.coloraberration.com
Joined on Sep 27, 2009

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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (965 comments in total)

Looks like a great new camera but i really miss the 1/250 xsync and the dedicated focus lock button...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 61st comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (965 comments in total)
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saikou: Next year we will have a nikon D760 with ...
1/250 x-sync
1/8000s
AF-ON button

Marketing...

You are right, these are the things I miss from this camera thus considering a used D800...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)

I have the right colors in my perception and if needed apply them in post. Correct color is what attracted my attention.

FWIW you can do equally well with simple but accurate camera targets. And it really turns out you get great WB from coffee filters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)

Nice choice of name

The epithet "Loxias" has historically been associated with "ambiguous".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 12:01 UTC as 15th comment
On Week in review: 8 things we learned article (48 comments in total)
In reply to:

JEROME NOLAS: I want to know what we can expect at the Photokina! No exciting rumours, no spy photos?

Selfie camera for monkeys featuring a banana instead of a bird for flash smiles. With one professional photographer offered for free to claim the copyright...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 23:02 UTC
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ZAnton: Have this program on my office computer. Extremely, epically stupid and unlogical user interface.
Although I am pretty fluent with PS, I spend 2 hours TRYING to do very simple things. Finally I used a combination of MS Office Picture Manager and PowerPoint instead.
The other day it took me 40 minutes to paint dots on the map (print screen) to show the way from a railway station to the office. Then I spent 20 minutes trying to save it (it saved only the BG layer). Failed.
Same evening at home, I did same thing with PS in 2 minutes.

It seems that they were thinking like that:
"PS has this button bottom left - we'll make it top right! "
"PS calls this function "resize" - we'll call it "pixel count variation""

@ZAnton sounds so familiar, I was thinking exactly the same thing. I am heavy FEA user and developer and never had so many problems learning software as with PSP...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:00 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For $499, you get Sony NEX-6 with better IQ and MUCH better useability:
1. Larger sensor
2. Wider kit zoom
3. Built in EVF
4. Built in Flash

For Olympus PEN E-PL7, you get nothing above, but same price. Also Sony looks nice.

Oh, well...

And miss that the purpose is to take and print pictures that you enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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AndreSJ: Urm.... I think Olympus have missed the point of a 180* articulating screen??

A screen the rotates up not only allows me to takes selfies but it would also allow me to place the camera on on a surface or a tripod. This saves me asking someone to take a picture of me when I'm on holiday or guessing family group .

A screen that rotates down... allows me to take selfies.... great

My guess is they just replaced the complicated mechanism of E-PL5 for a simpler one. Tilting 180 degrees upwards is pretty complicated.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 20:04 UTC

OK I just downloaded the demo and to be fair it feels better than the previous version. With the previous version I had frequent crashes but even worse, at certain points toolbars would dissapear and I could never recover them unless I closed and reopened the application. I will put it through my workflow to see the improvements.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 12th comment
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ZAnton: Have this program on my office computer. Extremely, epically stupid and unlogical user interface.
Although I am pretty fluent with PS, I spend 2 hours TRYING to do very simple things. Finally I used a combination of MS Office Picture Manager and PowerPoint instead.
The other day it took me 40 minutes to paint dots on the map (print screen) to show the way from a railway station to the office. Then I spent 20 minutes trying to save it (it saved only the BG layer). Failed.
Same evening at home, I did same thing with PS in 2 minutes.

It seems that they were thinking like that:
"PS has this button bottom left - we'll make it top right! "
"PS calls this function "resize" - we'll call it "pixel count variation""

Photoslop is indeed the right word :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:54 UTC
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ZAnton: Have this program on my office computer. Extremely, epically stupid and unlogical user interface.
Although I am pretty fluent with PS, I spend 2 hours TRYING to do very simple things. Finally I used a combination of MS Office Picture Manager and PowerPoint instead.
The other day it took me 40 minutes to paint dots on the map (print screen) to show the way from a railway station to the office. Then I spent 20 minutes trying to save it (it saved only the BG layer). Failed.
Same evening at home, I did same thing with PS in 2 minutes.

It seems that they were thinking like that:
"PS has this button bottom left - we'll make it top right! "
"PS calls this function "resize" - we'll call it "pixel count variation""

You are correct. But did you try this new version? Or you had the previous one?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:08 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For $499, you get Sony NEX-6 with better IQ and MUCH better useability:
1. Larger sensor
2. Wider kit zoom
3. Built in EVF
4. Built in Flash

For Olympus PEN E-PL7, you get nothing above, but same price. Also Sony looks nice.

Oh, well...

MikeFL voice in head says: you wish you had anything alive in your head.

I say: learn to read for goodness sake...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:05 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: For $499, you get Sony NEX-6 with better IQ and MUCH better useability:
1. Larger sensor
2. Wider kit zoom
3. Built in EVF
4. Built in Flash

For Olympus PEN E-PL7, you get nothing above, but same price. Also Sony looks nice.

Oh, well...

Hi MikeFL

that's the point. You think cameras are specs in pcmag I think they take pictures. Each one compares what he cares for. This is what I have been trying to explain despite the obvious lack of apprehension. IT is easy to resort to ad hominem arguments when you just can't go there.

I am 5 years old, I have my whole life in front of me, contrary to the dead worm in your head...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Dimitrios Pikros: Richard is 110% right about the shooting experience. I have to admit that setting up for the first time my e-pl5 for "serious" photography was frustrating (and keep in mind that my previous camera was e-pl2). I think that there is a simple solution to this: two or three different "general modes", for example "beginners", "advanced" and "pro". Each mode could offer different grade of involvement, but obviously the last one should have the Super Control Panel on by default (among other things). It's so simple that it makes you wonder why no one has thought about it...

True, UI needs some time to grasp, but once setup it works fine.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For $499, you get Sony NEX-6 with better IQ and MUCH better useability:
1. Larger sensor
2. Wider kit zoom
3. Built in EVF
4. Built in Flash

For Olympus PEN E-PL7, you get nothing above, but same price. Also Sony looks nice.

Oh, well...

It's nothing compared to lurking around sites making nonsense comparisons of random things in hideous English syntax and never trigger a shutter.

Oh wait, Ken Rockwell, is that you?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:28 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For $499, you get Sony NEX-6 with better IQ and MUCH better useability:
1. Larger sensor
2. Wider kit zoom
3. Built in EVF
4. Built in Flash

For Olympus PEN E-PL7, you get nothing above, but same price. Also Sony looks nice.

Oh, well...

The year of comparing cameras based on specs

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:29 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)

Looks really nice, top dial will be very handy

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:59 UTC as 77th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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CharlesB58: Not everyone wants an EVF. In fact, I know people who "cut their photography teeth" on P&S or phones who don't like using an EVF. Some of them have bought DSLRs, based on recommendations by "experts", and complain about how difficult they are to use with LV. (they don't like using the OVF) Sure, that's them being impractical, but the "experts" never stopped to think that someone who spent 5 years taking photos with a phone and/or a P&S might find it unnatural to hold a camera at eye level.

Some of them have also bought various bridge cameras and MILCs, and even when the model they have has an EVF, they use the LCD, as they are used to taking photos that way.

This is why the reviewer refers to the difficulty of balancing a camera like this between the "stepping up from a phone" crowd and more experienced users.

I have an E-PL5 and a VF-4. I use the camera most of the time without the (amazing) EVF, i only use it in bright conditions. The LCD offers an excellent shooting experience and allows you to reach your subject from totally different angles. It nevertheless cannot replace my DSLR for studio work or low light where I really need the OVF. But the E-PL5 and now E-PL7 fit easily in my bag and it is the only camera I take with me when traveling. So using the LCD is not just stepping up from phone IMHO but a real creative tool.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:56 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Dimitrios Pikros: Richard is 110% right about the shooting experience. I have to admit that setting up for the first time my e-pl5 for "serious" photography was frustrating (and keep in mind that my previous camera was e-pl2). I think that there is a simple solution to this: two or three different "general modes", for example "beginners", "advanced" and "pro". Each mode could offer different grade of involvement, but obviously the last one should have the Super Control Panel on by default (among other things). It's so simple that it makes you wonder why no one has thought about it...

Why, what as your problem with E-PL5?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:51 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For $499, you get Sony NEX-6 with better IQ and MUCH better useability:
1. Larger sensor
2. Wider kit zoom
3. Built in EVF
4. Built in Flash

For Olympus PEN E-PL7, you get nothing above, but same price. Also Sony looks nice.

Oh, well...

You can also buy an FM3a rather than a Sony NEX-6:
1. Full frame
2. Has lens to buy
3. Built in OVF
4. TTL support
5. Better IQ
6. MUCH better useability

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:51 UTC
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