PIX 2015
Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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MustyMarie: But some/many of us COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT THE ROYAL FAMILY AT ALL !!

A family of twits who would be no-one if not for a name & wealth (inherited and certainly NOT deserved) !!

This is the most asinine of human activity, a given family of land owners, makes them special - how & why & STILL ?

The epitome of arrogance, and some buy into this and almost worship this utter silliness, even in other nations !

If ANY thing, their wealth should be taken and distributed to the poor of the UK, the land used as a park for all those 'commoners', and a law making it a crime to pay homage to the family name and the individuals - forever.

Very repulsive in the current age, or ANY age actually.

Only small & sad minds of individuals pay any importance to this family, sad!

String, Trump is just a side show. When things get serious, he'll go away.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (241 comments in total)
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Photato: Consumer junk as always with tiny pixels.
Canon S120 with 12MP despite using an older sensor shows the importance of large pixels. Even after considering the sensor size difference, the S120 still comes ahead.
Olympus and Sony, thanks for the carbon emissions and the landfill material.
I can't wait for next year model with even smaller pixels !

They did manage to pull a bit extra IQ over to competition. I do agree. Why can't they use a 1/1.7" sensor for better IQ at this price point?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 14:30 UTC

Very nice sharpness and detail. A little disconcerting is the shadow noise at base ISO and rather strong at ISO 800. Oh well... if you want the MP race, you have to take the noise along with it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors article (178 comments in total)

Sounds like they wanted to quit when they were ahead. As stated, the owner wanted to get back to his photography and explore the globe. That isn't a cheap hobby. The problems they had with the carriers was just an incentive to get out of the business now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 25th comment
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)

Impressive pixel shift mode. More sharpness and resolution than the D810.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

Now that this sensor is out there. I'm sure Nikon is working on the next D8xx. Perhaps it will end up in a future Pentax FF. The tech sure moves fast.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 19:51 UTC as 214th comment
On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)

Looking at the raw images, the new sensor in the J5 provides lower noise and slightly better resolution than the V3/J4. The last sensor was a disappointment. Too much base ISO grain. This sensor, while not perfect, is quite an improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 26th comment
On Samsung WB2200F real-world sample gallery posted article (45 comments in total)

Why all the super zoom samples of late? Please review something with a sensor that is larger than a pin head.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica article (30 comments in total)
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Simon97: I have always admired wildlife photographers who pack up and head off to some remote corner of the earth to photograph some rare or endangered creatures. They are often gone for months on end, deep into the wilds. Something I find interesting but would never do myself.

Well, I am wearing a pair of Nike shoes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 14:09 UTC
On Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica article (30 comments in total)

I have always admired wildlife photographers who pack up and head off to some remote corner of the earth to photograph some rare or endangered creatures. They are often gone for months on end, deep into the wilds. Something I find interesting but would never do myself.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (74 comments in total)

Finally, a glimpse into this Sony (?) 20mp sensor. Seems on par with the fabled 16mp APS-C sensor and a bit less noise than the 24mp sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Canon drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses article (58 comments in total)

Sigh... Wish I had kept that 200mm 2.8L prime. Sharp as a tack and had the reach of a 300mm on APS-C SLRs. Slap on a quality 1.4x converter for even more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 23rd comment
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justmeMN: $700 for a 1/1.7 sensor sounds like a tough sell.

300mm-equivalent is short compared to other zooms. The upside is that it may have better optics than more extreme super zooms.

Exactly what I was thinking. ~$400 makes more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (500 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: I'm assuming this is an Aptina sensor still. Can anyone verify?

Technically it can't be because ON Semiconductor bought Aptina. But does it matter? The final image quality is what I'm concerned with. I was very critical of the 18mp sensor in the J4/V3 as it is too noisy even at base ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Can someone please explain to me why people find these retro designs appealing? Am I just not 'old school' enough (I got into photography about 15 years ago)?

Some people like cupcakes better. I, for one, care less for them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)

The 2/3" sensor does hold on to detail better the 1/1.7" sensors at higher ISO. A shame more camera makes don't use it in compact models which could help differentiate the image quality from the smart phones cams.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:44 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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basujayanta0: Where's the final score????

Also the red "review" tag missing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:32 UTC

Transparent aluminum! (oxide)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

Not crazy about the JPEGs. The noise reduction seems aggressive. perhaps there is a setting to reduce it. In the library shot you can see the mottled look around detail edges. It is better to let a little noise show through rather than screw up the pic. Would have hoped for better noise performance from this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

I had a Sigma 300mm f/4 APO and their higher quality teleconverter back in the film camera days. I was very pleased with the performance. Wish I still had it today.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 64th comment
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