Dylthedog

Dylthedog

Lives in United Kingdom Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Works as a Storage Software Professional
Joined on Jan 5, 2006

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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kona_moon: f/1.8-2.8 sounds impressive, but when you look at the plot of equivalent f-stop for the entire zoom range, it is almost a constant f/2.8 from 30mm up. Still, tempting.

The MKII is the same with the places where it hits 1.8 - but instead of 2.8 after that early wide zone it's quickly 3.8 or worse, 4.9!

My wife has a MKII and I love using it but I always say to her I wished it had a more constant maximum aperture. The MKIII looks to address a lot of things on my wish list. Nice machine.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)

I hope they do a firmware update for the E-PL5 as well...

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Interesting selection - the perception of photos is definitely changing. I'm struggling with #7 as the winner for landscapes though.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 12:08 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (220 comments in total)
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wilsonlaidlaw: The car is a Morris 8 but all the pictures are great. Very nostalgic. I wish I had some of my dad’s colour photos from 1938 to 66 of Scotland and his various trips to Europe but my mother threw them all away when she moved house in 1971. Wilson

That's sad - pictures tell stories through the generations. You'd better make up for it ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:06 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (220 comments in total)
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graybalanced: These are fantastic. Having done some projects like this, there is definitely some fun to be had finding the locations today (no GPS metadata) and coming up with Then and Now views. Thank you for adding that to the slide show.

While some in the comments talk about loving film, the color shifts that still exist in these after correction show just why I have no nostalgia for film. It doesn't take much time or much of a shift in environment to lose the original colors. If these had been in the samples gallery for the latest Sony/Fuji/etc, the camera would have been hanged in the forums.

Colors in digital files could conceivably be printed as true as the day they were taken, indefinitely into the future, the only requirement is migrating images in standard formats to current media. And that's not even talking about scratches, dust, and mold. Long live digital!

I hope your descendants have electricity and suitable technology after the apocalypse/virus/asteroid strike :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (220 comments in total)

Love that village sign. Wish we could have them here today...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 70th comment
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PERCY2: Stunning indeed and these are my favs: #3, 8, 9, 11, 12, and the altered #10..

Where is that in #10? What does it really look like?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 09:43 UTC

A bit of artificial blur of the foreground on #5 me thinks...

Great captures though!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 35th comment
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Dylthedog: Come on then Olympus - now give us the same anti-shock update for the PEN cameras with the same issue - E-P5 & E-PL5.

It's the E-PL5 I'm interested in :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 13:30 UTC

Come on then Olympus - now give us the same anti-shock update for the PEN cameras with the same issue - E-P5 & E-PL5.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:01 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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olyflyer: So let's see...
Pattern?

E-M1 = OM-1 (interesting camera)
E-M10 = OM-10 (not very excited about it)
E-M2 = OM-2 (will probably buy it because it will be matured)

Of course, I mean the E-M series. I already had the OM series and the only one I regretted buying was the OM-10.

I loved my OM-10, got some great shots with it. Always wanted an OM-2SP but never go the funds together! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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peevee1: DPR wrote: "The E-P5 is the first Olympus to include Wi-Fi"

This is not true, there were at least SH-50 and E-PL6 before it.

The E-PL5 had a wifi SD card, the E-PL6 has native wifi but is only available in SE Asia. I'm not sure the E-PL6 came out before the E-P5 though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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MajorMagee: I've tried and tried with a variety of lenses over the range of shutter speeds in question but can't seem to be able to make the "shutter shock" problem occur on my E-P5 (even checking images at up to 500X). Mine was purchased from Japan back in June, so perhaps it really is just a matter of one particular production lot versus another.

For now I'm back to just shooting with confidence and not worrying about it anymore.

You may laugh but try a taking a 'cat picture' - you know you should with a new camera anyway, it's the law :-P

Check the whiskers and I can almost guarantee you will see a double image if the settings are in the range mentioned here. I use an E-PL5 and get the results identified by DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 17:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (637 comments in total)
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Dylthedog: When I bought into Canon their sensors were the only game in town. Since then I've purchased a bag full of lenses and five bodies over the years but, like many, I feel that Canon have failed to innovate since that initial lead.

This is the first camera in a while that looks like they have done something attractive. The trouble is I find myself reaching for my M43 Oly kit before my 5D3 on many occasions and having truly compact system (more so than APS-C anyway) with a FF option means I'll never look at this camera.

Canon need this kind of tech with a competitive DR sensor across the range. Here's hoping for 2014.

But their dough is shrinking for the reasons I mentioned. Their M series has tanked compared to Sony and M43. The dough they have now needs to be spent wisely - believe me I hope they get it right!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 22:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (637 comments in total)

When I bought into Canon their sensors were the only game in town. Since then I've purchased a bag full of lenses and five bodies over the years but, like many, I feel that Canon have failed to innovate since that initial lead.

This is the first camera in a while that looks like they have done something attractive. The trouble is I find myself reaching for my M43 Oly kit before my 5D3 on many occasions and having truly compact system (more so than APS-C anyway) with a FF option means I'll never look at this camera.

Canon need this kind of tech with a competitive DR sensor across the range. Here's hoping for 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 19:22 UTC as 140th comment | 7 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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martin0reg: For the price of a om-d the new IS should be as good as the five-axis IS from olympus, especially on video. Dear DP, please make a comparison in the forthcoming test.
Why is the grip so big? It seems to be very near to the lens...

Why is the grip so close? Have you seen what they crammed into this small body? Looks OK to me! :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 16:59 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Nice work Panasonic.

I had an E-P1 on release day and waited until a new sensor came along only to hear there wouldn't be a another E-Px model so I got an E-PL5 as there wasn't a Panny option I liked. I like the E-PL5 very much but the E-P5's arrival was very annoying mainly because I like the wifi capability of the SD card but hate how slow it is and the fact that I'm tied to THAT card for wifi; I also miss a 2nd control wheel a lot.

I was toying with swapping to an E-P5 but this has really put the cat among the pigeons - can't wait for the full review!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 16:57 UTC as 311th comment
On UK's Focus on Imaging photo trade show to close article (19 comments in total)
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Peter Del: That's a pity. I went there this year and succumbed to the hype and bought an OMD.
The place was very busy and the one stand that was selling equipment was mobbed. So it's not the number of visitors that caused its decline, so perhaps it was an exorbitant rent.
Peter Del

Shows are expensive for the vendors and lots of them are cutting down on how many they attend. If you can't get the big names there then you do have a problem. Who know what Canon or Nikon said about next year...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 08:00 UTC
On Accessory review: Joby Grip Tight Micro Stand post (25 comments in total)

It might be $29 on Amazon.com but on Amazon UK it's a whopping £37!!!

That's double after the exchange rate is taken into account. I'll be looking for another option thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 13:47 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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yabokkie: basically we use perspective control to get things within focus. some very simple tricks can put things out of focus. just raise one side of the plate under the enlarger in the darkroom where you can have much more control than on the site (like the paper can be curved, or you put two cents under the face and focus to the raised place, you cannot do it in camera).

now we can do it more easily and comfortably in the livingroom, and lens makers begin to use "optical bokeh" in their advertisement.

my advice is "do not do anything on the site that you can do later at desk" and the "perspective bokeh" is one.

What you are talking about is 'Chocolate flavoured' and full-on Chocolate made from 90 cocoa.

When you have the genuine 3 dimensions to work with things happen that are lost once they are flattened and both the darkroom and photoshop have the same limitation.

I'm not saying they can't produce something similar, but they can't produce the same thing exactly. TS lenses and polariser filters can't truly be recreated after the fact, at least with current capture technology.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 17:09 UTC
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