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 -My Best Fish Shots- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks for your votes. And also thanks to the host for allowing three entries. It is always very interesting what your own expectations are, and how a larger audience votes in the end.

Regards

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 07:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: What if I want to use that tilting screen for non-selfie shots? Am I cool than? One of my gripes is that the LX100 does not come with a tilting screen ...

If you do not want to selfie, than just don't. Childishly easy ...

Did you read correctly? I never said I wanted to do any selfies. I do not normally like them at all (except for some very rare sentimental moments). But I DO like tilting screens.

Anyway, I could let my daughter take images of me, so technically they are not selfies anymore ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (373 comments in total)

What if I want to use that tilting screen for non-selfie shots? Am I cool than? One of my gripes is that the LX100 does not come with a tilting screen ...

If you do not want to selfie, than just don't. Childishly easy ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Snikt228: Has anyone ever seen a Samsung ILC camera in the wild?

Yes, I have seen mine ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
On 20th Century Limited in the Macro - Toy Train or Model Train challenge (14 comments in total)

Agree with the post below, at first glance I thought this was a night shot. But then again, if this should be one of NYC Hudons it lacks the double front bogie.
Great shot!

Regards

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 13:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (133 comments in total)
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BarnET: There was a entry-level mirrorless released in M43 2014
The Olympus EPL-7. It can hold it's own in this round-up and yet the largest mirrorless system got excluded entirely.

Yep, for what you get the price is very good on the E-PL7.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 13:03 UTC
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (65 comments in total)
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0MitchAG: Your photos have been, THUNDERSTRUCKKK

He, he, he ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (104 comments in total)

Hmmmm, it seems this is really going somewhere. I was surprised that last week Interdiscount (electronics chain in Switzerland) introduced the camera in its publicity brochure (I forgot the price though). So basically it should be widely available here ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 07:11 UTC as 24th comment
On Sunset on the Beach in the Physical Filter Challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

Ha, was there in 1992. Nice!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Barend: A new but old-fashioned dinosaur. I love my D700 but the next step is Sony A7.

Ok, agreed. For me it is vice versa. Doing fieldwork I am trying to go for small with a reasonable iq. It is probably subjective, I probably would not have a problem with a D750 (had none with my E-600 and the 12-60 one year ago, except sometimes the small viewfinder ;-) go figure). But since I got the NX300 I am happy with the smaller package ..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 21:12 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (365 comments in total)
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Cal22: Kudos to Samsung! They clearly want pros to defect to their NX system, and with the NX1 and the new 'S' zooms they might succeed. (However, the advantage of mirrorless - less bulky and less heavyweight than SLRs - gets lost a bit with the camera/lens combo in the video) Be aware that Samsung do it all themselves, as to development and production, whether it's sensor and processor or camera and lenses!

I'm hoping, though, for the new sensor/processor in a (stabilized?) NX400, slim and lightweight, and eventually an optional EVF for flexible use in landscapes and travel. As to the lenses: More high quality lenses (especially wide angle primes: 12mm/20mm or 14mm/24mm) and good third party lenses would certainly be appreciated by many customers who aren't content with the current lineup of Samsung lenses to choose from.

Yes, that is also what I am hoping for. An NX400 with the upcoming 11-24/2.8 and/or the 16-80/4.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Barend: A new but old-fashioned dinosaur. I love my D700 but the next step is Sony A7.

Why so? This would be as to say that a D750 / D4 ... is giving me a bloody shoulder ache ... I never had an issue with the first high-res EVF in my Dimage A2 years ago. Not everybody has the same issues ... for me it is size (not weight, mind you, but if it is also lighter, the more the merrier).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 09:21 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Hmmm, why is it that the A7 is moiré-fest, and the D750 isn't (at least in this engraving replica, look at the ceiling)? Interesting thing is, it gets worse with higher ISO in the A7R, but stays rather consistent in the A7. Does the noise "grain" interfere with the drawing pattern, and is the resolution of the A7R (and D800E) near a critical limit for that?

I think it does ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:59 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

Hmmm, why is it that the A7 is moiré-fest, and the D750 isn't (at least in this engraving replica, look at the ceiling)? Interesting thing is, it gets worse with higher ISO in the A7R, but stays rather consistent in the A7. Does the noise "grain" interfere with the drawing pattern, and is the resolution of the A7R (and D800E) near a critical limit for that?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 09:29 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (878 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: The only thing that irritates me is, besides missing a tilt-screen, is why is the diameter of the lens front element so much smaller than the whole lens housing. Is all of this space needed for the autofocus motors (same thing on my XZ-2)?

If they could just use a bit more of this space they probably could also use the whole sensor area (?). Or would this also make the lens deeper (I guess so)?

Well, they can not change the lens design much, I think. But that flash is truly ugly (afterthought?).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (878 comments in total)

The only thing that irritates me is, besides missing a tilt-screen, is why is the diameter of the lens front element so much smaller than the whole lens housing. Is all of this space needed for the autofocus motors (same thing on my XZ-2)?

If they could just use a bit more of this space they probably could also use the whole sensor area (?). Or would this also make the lens deeper (I guess so)?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:35 UTC as 109th comment | 3 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (236 comments in total)
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Astrlya: I use compact cameras, particularly Olympus for Macro photography. Would appreciate reviews on the quality of the Macro settings as there is nothing to compare cameras in this regard.

Agreed, this is sorely missing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: XZ-3 please (as in LX100 competitor)! LX100 size, 1 inch sensor, Zuiko-quality lens (like XZ-2), 24-120mm (1.8-2.8), tilt- and touchscreen. Should be possible, no?

@snapa: me too. The larger size of the LX100 and the smaller 1 inch sensor would (hopefully) assure a better lens up to the very good one in the XZ-2 (I am continuously amazed by the latter). That is I think the reason why the XZ-2 is as larger as it is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:09 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: I don't think that those tiny sensored good weather cameras have any future.

As a blanket statement like this, wrong! Most people do not care about noise etc. I've just been to mount Vesuvius, Pompeii and Co. Guess what the most cameras in the field were ... (including at least one Stylus 1).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:19 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)

XZ-3 please (as in LX100 competitor)! LX100 size, 1 inch sensor, Zuiko-quality lens (like XZ-2), 24-120mm (1.8-2.8), tilt- and touchscreen. Should be possible, no?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
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