deep7

deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a writer/photographer/ecologist
Has a website at deeppics.com
Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (254 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Hate the slideshow format.

That makes more sense (even if I prefer it how it is myself). Sounds a lot less dramatic than "hate"!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (254 comments in total)
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Becksvart: Are these focus-by-wire, even if with hard stops and a distance scale? Like the FE 90 macro? I've seen no mention of this. Can't really be focus-by-wire if MF only, can they? ..Can they?

Focus by wire needs an autofocus motor...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 00:09 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (254 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Hate the slideshow format.

Why is that? I love how easy it is to use (just use left and right arrows).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (349 comments in total)
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mononk: I certainly do not appreciate the type of pictures you post on these so called "real world sample gallery". Would you publish any of these shots in your SHOW CASE. Come on guys, work a little harder, you are supposed to be pros.

I wrote the above before I actually looked at the gallery. The images in that gallery are MUCH better than the negative comments led me to believe. Shame on you people.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (349 comments in total)
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mononk: I certainly do not appreciate the type of pictures you post on these so called "real world sample gallery". Would you publish any of these shots in your SHOW CASE. Come on guys, work a little harder, you are supposed to be pros.

That's absurdly unfair, "mononk" and others. Sample photos are not there to wow you with the photographer's talents. They're there so you can gauge how the camera performs. It takes twenty times as long to get a handful of arty shots which are technically good as it does to produce a range of technically varied shots - and even those take some time. Be thankful they are there at all!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: It's true that a computer and software can take the fun out of anything. But what's killing cameras is that existing cameras are more than good enough.

Only on DPR can you read things like "The sensor is almost 2 years old." So what? This probably works in the fashion industry, where you can't afford to have last year's style.

Oh yes, my EM1 is much better than the L1 in many ways, especially the viewfinder, size and screen. No doubt the sensor is better too. It's just that, when I look at a whole image taken in a range of light conditions (other than very poor light, which rarely makes for a good photo anyway), there's less in it than many would believe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 00:54 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: It's true that a computer and software can take the fun out of anything. But what's killing cameras is that existing cameras are more than good enough.

Only on DPR can you read things like "The sensor is almost 2 years old." So what? This probably works in the fashion industry, where you can't afford to have last year's style.

I have a 7.5MP digital dinosaur DSLR, a rather lovely Panasonic L1. Sometimes I pull it out, just for fun. Every time, I am absolutely amazed by the quality of those files (when processed in modern software). Lots and lots of things have changed in the decade since that camera came out but looking at a big print on the wall or a full image on a big screen has changed remarkably little!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:59 UTC

"What's hard to deny, though, is that no camera maker has gone back to a blank piece of paper to work out how a digital camera could work, rather than how to make a digital camera that works like their film era cameras did."

Well, maybe Leica did with the "T" - but there are is another reason that particular model won't sell by the truckload!

Seriously though, when I see the way so many of my friends whip out their camera phones, either to show me immediately the photos stored there or to stick something on Facebook, I've got to conclude that photography has become soooo accessible that the days of it being a specialist hobby are long gone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:52 UTC as 137th comment
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Paul Auclair: image #5 "P" mode?
is that "P" as in camera makes exposure decisions like other camera's P modes?
i've never shot a Leica nor met a DSLR Leica shooter.
Do you Leica shooters use P mode?

Well, it is a DSLR...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 20:14 UTC

Nice attention to detail, Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 20:12 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (140 comments in total)
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Caerolle: Great little camera, but the location of the Fn1 button look awkward to reach with your thumb (I use back-button focus). Maybe it is better in rl than it looks.

Otherwise, great little camera! I have the original and love it, this looks even better. However, I am more likely to get an E-M5 MkII than to update to the E-M10 MkII.

Funny how huge it looks in these photos, though. Hopefully newbies looking at this realize the perspective distortion and the actual size of the camera (I am assuming it hasn't grown 5X, lol).

I don't think it looks huge when you see how it compares to the lens. It seems much smaller than my EM1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (140 comments in total)
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danieljcox: AF Targeting Pad has been in the Lumix lineup since the GH3 and yes it is the fastest way to change AF position of any system out there. Now Olympus has it too. It's about time Olympus starts using touch screen technology. The Lumix cameras are superb in their use of this very handy feature of touching the screen to make things happen.

... or getting paid by them. Pretty blatant.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 09:10 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (140 comments in total)
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Muster Mark: I wonder if Oly plans to bring the AF targeting pad to older models (with touch screens) via firmware. Looks like a very nice addition.

I'd love it if they did!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (113 comments in total)

A few more pixels without any obvious loss in per-pixel quality. Looks like a good, incremental improvement in sensor technology.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 22:01 UTC as 11th comment
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (113 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Is this how all new sample galleries will be displayed? I find it very annoying. The old version was much better.

Different is usually annoying! It is slower, maybe it was designed for people with speedy internet? We've also lost the ability to comment on each photos. I'm sure we'll get used to it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (113 comments in total)
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IZO100: ahhh 4/3 ratio... What a silly idea.

Each to his/her own but I nearly always shoot my EM1 in 3:2 ratio. 4:3 works ok in portrait format but I can't gel with it in landscape.

In a perfect universe, my camera would shoot in 1.414:1 format (same as A2, A3, A4 paper). I find that ratio the most pleasing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
On article Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD (121 comments in total)
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SimenO1: What cameras support these cards? :p

The humour was lost in translation...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 17:28 UTC
On article Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD (121 comments in total)
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SimenO1: What cameras support these cards? :p

It's not a card. It's a computer drive!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 09:17 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 7R II Samples Gallery sample gallery (7 comments in total)
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deep7: Just curious. I know this file has been pushed. That has resulted in very poor tonal separation in the red clothing. How does that look if you don't push the file? Ta.

Must be the migration through the interweb then - though I have downloaded and looked in a variety of programmes and seen the same thing. Don't lose sleep over it! Thanks for responding, much appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 11:13 UTC
On photo a7RII-RS-DSC09406-ISO_100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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deep7: Just curious. I know this file has been pushed. That has resulted in very poor tonal separation in the red clothing. How does that look if you don't push the file? Ta.

Must be the migration through the interweb then - though I have downloaded and looked in a variety of programmes and seen the same thing. Don't lose sleep over it! Thanks for responding, much appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 11:13 UTC
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