Simon97

Simon97

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Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (586 comments in total)

Nikon N1 system. I like the cameras but not completely satisfied with the image quality, especially with what can be had with the Sony 1" sensor.

I like the growing N1 lens system. The lenses are fantastic and make up for what the sensor lacks. The original kit lens is the weakest one and it is still better than most other kit zooms. Perhaps the lenses are the N1's saving grace.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 02:37 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)
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akophoto: Yet another half baked tiny sensored bridge camera that will fall apart above 200iso. 200k view finder! No use at all...

Why do they bother anymore? CSCs have large sensors, the better bridge cameras have large sensors.

There is no place in modern (proper) photography for crappy 6mm wide sensors anymore (other than in a smart phone)

I agree but these are for people who's phone cam can't zoom like this camera (which is any phone cam). These people won't spring for a nicer camera. Since these things sell, manufacturers with offer them. I don't care for the tiny sensors either.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 18:55 UTC

I need to get down to Cinci and check out the current library. I've never seen a large library. All of the branches around here small and somewhat disappointing in collection. When I look at my real estate tax bill, I see I am paying for it whether I want to or not!

I'd like to get back into reading as well. I haven't read a book in a couple of years.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 14:21 UTC as 10th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Decent image quality from this camera. Those super zoom cameras with the small sensors generate images that look like your shooting through a murky veil. This camera has contrast and clarity. I think this would be a great travel camera for someone who wants a wide range of zoom and no extra lenses to fiddle with.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 72nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (710 comments in total)

This makes for a really nice travel camera. It makes fine pictures and the lens is fast and sensor low noise for when the available light is weak.

I do have one concern. The shots using the long end of the zoom are rather soft.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:36 UTC as 149th comment
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0MitchAG: Damn, that house is cheap af!

No, just advertizing. Note the price said "starting at". The house shown is probably 2x that price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (33 comments in total)

The large open structures look very modern for their age. Note that he uses large format cameras which should have the digital geeks up in arms.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Real-world Samples article (17 comments in total)

Just for fun, I copied an image and sampled it down to 6mp. It still looks very watercolor-ish and soft. At 3mp it starts looking quite good. At full resolution, this is the worst I've seen. While I realize that some people would actually want this camera, it is just too much of an image quality compromise to have 16mp and a utra-tele zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:32 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)
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capanikon: They look good. Nikon's doing a good job with the 1 series. I think 18mp is probably too much for this size sensor, however, yet I understand Nikon is probably under marketing pressure to juice the megapixel count up higher regardless of whether or not it's a good idea.

I'd say the 18mp sensor is too much for the 10-30 lens. The 11-27mm lens would be a better match for the V3 although it lacks VR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)

Looks good but it is clear the 10-30mm kit lens (the weakest in the line-up) can't keep up with the new sensor. High ISO looks amazing for this sensor size. I would have liked to see some architectural shots at base ISO with a better lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 40th comment
On FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review article (27 comments in total)

how did you get the polarizer to work so well with the sky on a wide angle lens?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

I'm very glad to see them do this. As time passes, art can deteriorate and colors can shift even though they do their best to preserve it. Having an image can allow future generations to enjoy the art even if the original is lost to some catastrophe.

Some of the images I viewed let you zoom in pretty tight. Perhaps closer than they would let you view them at the actual museum.

The search function is literal. If you misspell the artist's name you get no result. For example, Vangogh returns nothing, Van Gogh returns results. Another thing, it seems to include results unrelated to the artist.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 5th comment
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Lytro, the worst IQ in digital history doesn't want to die with dignity just like Nikon 1...great work comrades!!!

I'm glad to have a Nikon 1. It focuses fast and accurately on what I wanted it to the first time. No need to refocus later.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 14:21 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (647 comments in total)

What are the advantages of the larger sensor? Some I can think of:

Larger Pixels for low noise. The old 645D wasn't that impressive at high ISOs, but this new sensor sounds very interesting.

Smaller DOF for artistic effects. Hopefully Pentax designed the new lenses carefully concerning Bokeh quality.

Smaller apertures before diffraction blurring is noticeable.

Probably others I'm not thinking of.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:52 UTC as 137th comment | 13 replies
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (124 comments in total)

Here's a YT video of the location now including a satellite view:
http://youtu.be/WfUL8UlxqhY

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 15th comment

VARS VADER

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 119th comment
On Engineering a Difference: Ben Von Wong Part 2 article (38 comments in total)

Can't knock a guy who got out of the working dregs into something more enjoyable. I did the same (not photography related) but the monetary enrichment part still eludes me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

810mm is quite the reach for nature photogs. Not too concerned about the price. High initially then it drops later and/or there are discounts.

I have a J1 with three lenses. Only $500 invested and the first camera system I didn't want to sell off after a year or two. Very light and tiny. This new lens would be quite a reach ($) for me though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:22 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

These people who complain about Nikon winning the lawsuit are probably the first to complain if their photo gets stolen on the Internet.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 19th comment
On Nikon D3300 real-world samples gallery article (25 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Not one picture of a landscape to show what 24MP can really do?

When I was flipping through the samples, I had the very same thought. Where are the landscapes?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
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