Dylthedog

Dylthedog

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

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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 50th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 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 (415 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 (415 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 (563 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 (563 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 111th comment | 7 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 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 (1202 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 news story (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
On Using a perspective control lens for wedding photography news story (124 comments in total)
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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

Nice but £1000 more than I would spend on such a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 18:32 UTC as 71st comment
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shaocaholica: 2008: You can't put a FF sensor into a four thirds sized body. Its PHYSICS!
2012: Shut up internet.

I think the comments mostly say you can put a FF sensor in M43 sized body but then the lenses get too big to make the small body worth having; not that you can't actually do it.

I think Sony have proven that right which is why this has a fixed lens and it's not a system camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 16:30 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera - camera phone or phone camera? news story (290 comments in total)
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godzen: This is what happen when samsung tries to innovate. My goodness. Go back and copy what apple and motorolla does but only this time, do it more Subtlely.

Well it is silver, expect an Apple law suit any time soon :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 22:00 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera - camera phone or phone camera? news story (290 comments in total)
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Jan Kritzinger: Needs a much bigger sensor, less zoom.
The problem is, Samsung asks clueless people what they want during market research, and they all want lots of zoom and a trillion megapixels, but they don't care how big the sensor is. They really should rather do their market research in DPR comments.

Those two things aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, and given their aspirations they will get better at both.

This camera is definitely built for a specific customer though and I suspect Samaung will hit the market they aimed for.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 20:39 UTC
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cshyde: The stone what??? Who gives a rats ass about another obscure British band that no one has ever head of? I would be more interested if someone in the band had punched out an annoying predatory photographer of which Brittain seems to have an abundant supply.

It doesn't matter whether you've heard of the band or not, the principal is becoming commonplace and is just wrong. The music industry revials copyright infringements and then denies that right for other artists. And the world is full of predatory photographers, not just Britain.

Not sure why you've such a downer on the UK but it's the principal here that you should worry about.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 21:10 UTC
On Adobe issues ACR 6.7 - final version of Camera Raw for CS5 news story (92 comments in total)
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Tomskyair: Couldn't agree more about DNG. But Adobe's policy to terminate support for older versions of Photoshop by just not issuing ACR updates for previous versions any longer does also upset me a little. To me this just looks like a marketing move rather than a real necessity. I'm happy with my current version of PS and would see no need to upgrade anytime soon. However, my next camera will probably be the Fuji X-Pro 1.

So I'm screwed, along with the acquisition costs for the new equipment comes the hefty upgrade price of PS if I want to carry on with my usual workflow and stay on the legal side as well. Clever move, Adobe - but for sure one that annoys the hell out of not to few customers.

Vista was terrible; fat, slow and not very user friendly. It's the reason my wife and I now use Macs.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 15:56 UTC
On Adobe issues ACR 6.7 - final version of Camera Raw for CS5 news story (92 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: I tried downloading the upgrade on my iMac running Snow Leopard and the download failed to work. I got a message saying to try again, and still no go. Did anyone else have a similar problem?

Worked fine on mine running Lion.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 15:52 UTC
On Adobe issues ACR 6.7 - final version of Camera Raw for CS5 news story (92 comments in total)
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Skroob: Last for CS5. what a scam. "Sure, you can use this software you paid for as long as you wish. Oh, you want to be able to open your files? Well, you will have to pay for an upgrade then."

Lightroom is so cheap now, why worry about ACR?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 15:51 UTC
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