ShatteredSky

ShatteredSky

Lives in Switzerland Röschtigraben, Switzerland
Works as a Timetravel (i.e. Geology / Micropaleontology)
Joined on Dec 7, 2006
About me:

Panasonic FT2 / Olympus TG-1

Casio Ex Z-120

Ricoh KR-10 super

Deciding between K-3 / E-M1 / E-M5 / A7 / RX10, or a combination of two ... ;-)

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (396 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: I'm still somewhat flummoxed by DPR's obsession with performance when compared to a full-frame camera. Most people will be weighing up whether a GH4 is worth the extra expense over something like a Canon APSC. That's where the value of the GH4 ultimately lies, and I think that comparison would be far more useful to the masses.

Filmmakers made up their minds regarding the GH4/A7s many moons ago. They don't wait 12 months for DPR to release their review.

Welcome to sky valley! Could not resist ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 07:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (396 comments in total)
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jtan163: If ever a non Cankion camera was gonna be DPReview gold, it would be the GH4.
I predict the same "fate" for the A7s.
And the two new Canikons, the D750 and the 7D2.

We've been blessed over the last 12 months or so with some really superlative kit.

Lets stop quibbling on DPR, take whatever kit we have, and go out and make some beautiful and compelling pics, both still and moving.

It's a fine time to be a photo/videographer.

Could not agree more, except which of the nice kit to commit too. Still sitting on the fence ... but I think I will get there spring next year, and then be happy for quite some time (not that I am not happy just now) :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 07:02 UTC
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King Penguin: Superb pictures.........carrying all that kit too! That's one in the eye to the M43 brigade......

Agreed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 06:50 UTC
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King Penguin: Superb pictures.........carrying all that kit too! That's one in the eye to the M43 brigade......

Agreed, but I think the quip was against bulk of gear topics ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
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King Penguin: Superb pictures.........carrying all that kit too! That's one in the eye to the M43 brigade......

I do not own m43, but are these side blows really necessary? There are truly reasons for different people to carry smaller stuff, if they prefer. (I admit this argument goes both ways, if you need / want heavier and larger, so be it).

Regards

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
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cheetah43: It is no fun looking at wide-angle photographs where there may be just one true vertical, all other 'should-be-vertical' lines converging with the true one somewhere high up in heavens. Why do they bother with extreme wide-angle lenses? Is an equivalent 35mm-105mm feasable on such a camera?

If you keep the UWA level, there are no converging lines. This is not always possible composition-wise, but for landscapes it is normally not bothersome, and some architectural shots profit from the phenomenon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:11 UTC

How about this. One may gripe about it being unfair to pay if you want to take images an/or to use them for profit / other applications, it bothers me far more that life is getting much more complicated with all these regulations getting more detailed and thus confusing every year. If I have to pay for something, there should be a simple generalized fee for let's say public and one for private property, and a central agency that handles this stuff.

I do not intend to make money of my images (but you never know), but I would probably like to use them on webpages etc. If I go abroad (or even in my home country), visit 5 national parks, 20 museums, 50 privately owned properties how do I ever mange to avoid all of these possible infringements (since I do not really plan all of my visits in advance)? Thus there is a need to create a service that deals with this, like let's say your standard tourist information.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 06:17 UTC as 69th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (793 comments in total)
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davesurrey: I'm currently in Greece and tend to spend my hols in sunny climates. My Canon 7d plus lenses stayed at home and this time I brought my SX260 travel zoom, Pana GX1 MFT plus 20mm and 7-14mm lenses plus a newly acquired Pana FZ200 (bought used off eBay for £200 but as new.) The poor little SX260 hasn't been used more than once. I've used the MFT for super wide shots once and the FZ200, despite being the largest, has been my camera of choice, mainly due to its EVF. I would have been seriously interested in the Canon G7X but with no provision even for an external EVF it's a non starter for me. Pity.

Well, I was down there end of July, beginning of August. As I said I managed quite well, but I am hoping for a NX400 with integrated viewfinder. But I have become a big fan of the articulated screen (something the LX100 is sadly missing), so I hope they will improve on the outdoor visibility in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:17 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (793 comments in total)
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davesurrey: I'm currently in Greece and tend to spend my hols in sunny climates. My Canon 7d plus lenses stayed at home and this time I brought my SX260 travel zoom, Pana GX1 MFT plus 20mm and 7-14mm lenses plus a newly acquired Pana FZ200 (bought used off eBay for £200 but as new.) The poor little SX260 hasn't been used more than once. I've used the MFT for super wide shots once and the FZ200, despite being the largest, has been my camera of choice, mainly due to its EVF. I would have been seriously interested in the Canon G7X but with no provision even for an external EVF it's a non starter for me. Pity.

Well, I was in Greece earlier this summer and managed with the screen-only NX300 quite well. But I agree that sometimes a EVF would have been nice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:51 UTC

Choices, choices. It is good to have them, but since a long time I am a bit paralyzed which route to take ... Stay with Samsung, go back to 43-sensor, or join Fuji. Or, distribute my wishes over three brands that each do something I'd like to have. Everything is out there, but nobody put everything together the way I'd like to have it (though we are very close right now).

However, that tele-zoom and the 16-55/2.8 might push me the Fuji way, finally. Or I will stay with Samsung, the new NX400 when it comes out and hopefully a tele-zoom for the NX mini.

Well, there is no urgent need. So I am going to enjoy all the anticipation ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:49 UTC as 25th comment
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)

Hmmm, so now on to the E-M6. If a new sensor is needed, they should source the Samsung one and cut dow to the 43 size and bamm they have a new 18.7 MP unit. Makes me wonder what Sony has in petto sensorwise for the next generation. Otherwise just upgrade the viewfinder, and leave the price as it is, that would make me happy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 15th comment
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perry rhodan: Built in flash doing wireless would be nice! Touch and swivelscreen. Separate EVF, tele macro, some kind of wheatersealing. Room for an OLY XZ 100 then?

Agreed, and let it use the whole 16 MP in 4:3. Make the lens slightly larger.

Seriously, though the LX100 is impressive, I do not get the omission of tilt-screen / VF and a touchscreen (though the latter is less important to me). Weather sealing would be nice, too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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Jogger: Has any one ever seen a Samsung ILC outside of a store?

Yes, since I am using one ;-) Other than that, rarely.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:55 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (729 comments in total)
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mike geier: what about lenses?

I like the 30, the 45 and the 12-24. They could all use IS though. Of course the price would be different then (and the size I guess).

Though, since I dislike changing lenses I might finally give in and get the 16-50 and accept size over inconvenience.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1425 comments in total)

Everything is there, incredible. But it sadly lacks a tiltable screen and/or viewfinder. Yes, and before you complain I am one of those guys who wants it all ;-) And I am interested who the closest focus translate to macro capabilities ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:45 UTC as 361st comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (729 comments in total)
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KameraFever: You know who will not sneer away from this camera? Videographers, care least about about what the name badge. If the NX1 delivers the goods in great 4k video, they will be all over this. Did you see the secondary market revolved around the Panasonic GH series? The same thing will happen here.

I beg to differ, dynamic range in the NX300 is quite good. Except if you mean video DR, I've never tested it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (729 comments in total)

Now put most of that into a NX400 please ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:15 UTC as 198th comment
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qwertyasdf: This might be the first and last time that I say this to a M43 lens:

It's priced reasonably.
Given it's longer range than 70-200 FF lens, it is way way more versatile, and I have confidence in the IQ of a Oly HG lens. Oh....also, the 0.21x magnification, taking into account of the crop factor of M43 sensor, is class-leading.

So taking the (I know, I know, not 100%) "roughly" equivalent Canon EF 70-300/4-5.6L IS into account, it has probably the same optical quality, is heavier, and costs (initially) around the same. Nikons 70-200/4 VR is somewhat less "equivalent" (aperture makes up for less range I guess, pricewise), has about the same price and weight. So while the Olympus remains difficult to compare, it seems to fit the category, no?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 07:41 UTC

Hmmm, I do not like the texture of the silver finish. Despite being the same (I think), the silver E-M10 looks better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 30th comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (436 comments in total)
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Paul Kersey Photography: I recently picked up an Olympus xz2 for $299 and it has very serviceable images files at ISO 200 and lower. A great 'go anywhere' camera. That's what the x30 looks to be, better pics than an iPhone, not as good image quality-wise as larger sensor cameras. Given its initial price, I doubt that massive quantities will be rolling off the shelves. At $499, maybe. Still lower, like $399, I would purchase one.

Mind, that I am one of the people who are not too picky concerning luminance noise. When I print it does not matter (much), at the sizes I will hang at my walls. I find the XZ-2 a joy to handle, and that is very important to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
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