Dylthedog

Dylthedog

Lives in United Kingdom Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Joined on Jan 5, 2006

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On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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vroger1: The reviews mirror what other sites have stated. It never ceases to amaze me that a company such as Leica could turn out a product which is so esoteric. I don't believe I have ever seen one in use. This problem is not strictly Leica's. Canon has for years striven to produce digicams with wide appeal but always leave something out- be it a viewfinder (Optical or EVF) or a fast lens. The only company in solely my opinion, which has time and again succeeded in bringing out digicams with the widest possible appeal is Panasonic.

Surely you mean that you hope they improve on the AF on the RX1 as the RX2 isn't out yet?

Given this review, it sounds like it doesn't have much to beat on the AF front.

Even if it's the same, it's still full frame vs a crop and for me (I have a FF DSLR and M43 system) that will probably offer more scope for use over another crop system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 20:42 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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vroger1: The reviews mirror what other sites have stated. It never ceases to amaze me that a company such as Leica could turn out a product which is so esoteric. I don't believe I have ever seen one in use. This problem is not strictly Leica's. Canon has for years striven to produce digicams with wide appeal but always leave something out- be it a viewfinder (Optical or EVF) or a fast lens. The only company in solely my opinion, which has time and again succeeded in bringing out digicams with the widest possible appeal is Panasonic.

I was thinking about this camera and my opinion is dented if I'm honest. The Sony RX1 now tops my list, but maybe I'll see what the RX2 is like.

I love using my wife's RX100 mkII so Im sure I will like the full frame RX.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 07:45 UTC

My two favourite pastimes combined much better than I ever have. What an amazing trip and thanks for your gift of sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 16:04 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Marketing drives interest TO news. It isn't news in itself for crying out loud.

Come on Canon, sort yourselves out!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 253rd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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jaxson: The English meaning of the last line just isn't right.

We see THE impossible would mean Canon are able to do what others can't.

We see impossible alone means Canons development team can't find a solution to the problem, that it's still impossible.

It's just not the message they think they're saying.

Haha spot on. The english is correct - they can't invent anything new so competing is impossible.

I'd laugh a little harder but I have a decent investment in Canon stuff which started back when they were actually the leader. Hard to believe now, I know!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:30 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review preview (31 comments in total)

Anyone used this and the new Leica X type 113? I'd be interested to hear what you thought. I was looking at the Leica and found this but clearly the Leica delivers only APSC/16MP but it does cost less (there's something you don't hear often!!).

I've always fancied a Leica but will go with better performance if justified, which on spec the Sony seems to do...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 2nd comment
On DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus post (35 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: "Apple set gold standard for smartphone image quality."

Well, the autofocus speed, the only clear advantage, is not really defining image quality, is it?

Personally I find a sharp photo is normally the defining quality factor over a blurred one...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
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 (497 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 34th 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 (221 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 (221 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 (221 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 71st 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 (619 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 (497 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 (497 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
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