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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Tom K.: "The team has made somewhere in the vicinity of 100 full-size sensors with their bending machine."

Bite my shiny metal ass.

I'm back baby! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (225 comments in total)
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Dheorl: I wish a company would get around to making a large sensor fixed 28mm lens compact that's waterproof. Lets be fair, how often do you really want to zoom in underwater/doing watersports etc anyway?

The Nikon AW1 shows it doesn't have to be ridiculously big, and I imagine you could shave a lot off size wise if the lens was integrated.

I do. Most of my shots with the TG-1 were taken at 100 mm equiv. underwater. The least used focal range was the 25-28 mm range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:17 UTC
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (42 comments in total)
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newe: I have the TG-1...it is perfect for diving and having fun. For so-called "regular" shots, it does hve its drawbacks. But if you shoot with some negative EV and are willing to do some editing later, you have a good package. For its intented use it is superative, but expect to edit. I am thinking of upgrading to the TG-3 actually.

Agreed, it is better underwater than above. They really should dial down the noise reduction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

Thanks Barney, especially no7 speaks to me, since I love being on ferries. I always get this strange heightened sense of really travelling. It is slower, but way better to arrive at your destination. See the sea and/or scenery flow past for hours is the best way to decompress. In 6 weeks I'll be again on my way, and my daughter and wife love it, too. Also love that last shot ...

Regards

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 20:57 UTC as 32nd comment
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (404 comments in total)

Well, that was that, thanks for the review. I am curious what the NX1 will bring to the table. Or, since I got the (nice) NX300 cheap with two lenses, please Samsung, an even nicer NX400 with built-in viewfinder, yes? And hopefully not more MP, 20 are quite enough, thank you.

The 12-24, the 30, 45, 60 are all good, but stabilisation for the first three would be nice though. On the other hand, they probably would not to had at a relatively low price like they are now.

On the other hand, the 16-50/2-2.8 looks mighty interesting. Well, lets wait and see ...

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 21:56 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Well, well, well. Since nobody seems to interested to do a comparable tough camera this year, how about a underwater housing for the RX100III?

That would not be a bad idea. I still think a fixed lens UW compact would be smaller than a bloated case. The question remains, what would be more reliable?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

Got to try that. The basic ones I know, but still ... great idea.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 07:40 UTC as 40th comment
On Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg article (45 comments in total)

9 & 10 yes, the rest it depends. For the most I would use a slightly different framing, but that is probably just me.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 09:09 UTC as 22nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Well, well, well. Since nobody seems to interested to do a comparable tough camera this year, how about a underwater housing for the RX100III?

That is what I am hoping for. And again, I am well aware that the lens can not be collapsible. Just fix the damn thing in place, I do not mind the protrusion.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 19:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Finally - Sony really does listen to it's customers, well done!
1) a EVF
2) a fast Lens
3) 24-70mm Range, just like on full frame DSLR/DSLMs.

And 24mm is more important than anything above 70mm to me.

Does not work with moving things. Since I take quite a few images with the sea in the frame or in areas with lots of windy days.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 08:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

Well, well, well. Since nobody seems to interested to do a comparable tough camera this year, how about a underwater housing for the RX100III?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:14 UTC as 672nd comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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intruder61: first time i have been interested in a pocketable.

The LX7 came quite close, but this may be it ...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
On Seven photographic hacks, one short video article (34 comments in total)

Handheld nose tissue as ad-hoc diffuser for built-in flash ...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:29 UTC as 20th comment
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: By the way, does that light distribution ring fit on the TG-1?

Thanks. Time to order (if possible)!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Still no RAW? Neeeeeext!!

Yes, I know. I have no problem with a reasonable size increase. Or make a slightly more versatile lens for the Nikon AW.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 05:01 UTC
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)

By the way, does that light distribution ring fit on the TG-1?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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Keytsa: Enough with all that Raw stupidity... Why would anyone use raw on these small sensors?! It would be same 8-bit pixel information as jpeg.

The major camera manufacturers invest substantial sums toward refining their image processing technologies. It's what they're most proud of as the hearts of their cameras and a key part of their proprietary competitive weaponry. Processing systems such as Canon's DIGIC system, Nikon's EXPEED system, and Fujifim's EXR system integrate the operation of the camera with the lens and sensor in an attempt to optimize the recorded image.

Using only Raw files from your camera is analogous to buying an uncooked meal from a fine restaurant, preferring to season and cook it at home.

Well, if you are happy with the over the top noise reduction even in good light, go on. If we do not get RAW, at least let us turn of that atrocious noise reduction.

This does not hinder me though to think that the TG-1 is still the best Tough out there. I have a lot of (personal) keepers, whereas with the models before the rate was way lower.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 18:24 UTC
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Still no RAW? Neeeeeext!!

Yes, at least that and leave the sensor at 12 MP. Why is there nobody who wants to produce a Tough LX7? Maybe not enough buyers? With RAW I could at least prepare my own mush, or avoid it. Curious if the autofocus got even better with the new processor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 06:30 UTC
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)

I do not want to say, I mean I really do NOT want to say it, but: Boring (except for the ringlight )!! So I will have to carry on with the TG1, or decide for the Nikon AW. On the other hand, carrying on with the (nearly there) TG1 will save me money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 05:10 UTC as 37th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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Jim in Hudson: I still think it's a shame Olympus hasn't brought that excellent 12 - 60 lens over to the m4/3 mount. Seems like it would be an outstanding walk-around lens for this camera plus the E-M1 and E-M5.

Yep, that is the crux. I think if you would use the same size as the old 12-60, one might probably arrive at a 12-60/2.8 for m43. Any engineers who want to chime in?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
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