ShatteredSky

ShatteredSky

Lives in Switzerland Commute, Switzerland
Works as a Timetravel (i.e. Geology - Paleontology)
Joined on Dec 7, 2006

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This is something I can only dream of. Oh well, since I am only snorkelling and on budget I will have to do with the available stuff again this year. I will be back to the Mediterranean in 1 month, yay! Sadly without DL24-85 and underwater housing. But there is always next year ... :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 21:56 UTC as 3rd comment
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tinternaut: Time we had a 1" format Tough.

Yes, I meant the Nikon DL models. Anybody up to doing a tough model, please ?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
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tinternaut: Time we had a 1" format Tough.

Yep, agreed. Since the DLs + housing will not arrive for this summer.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 14:02 UTC

Thanks for the series. Even if I am not a fan of his music, I admire the seemingly effortlessness described. And he is anything but boring and straightforward ... it is just that I did not get through to him entirely, like I did with other complex and weird stuff as Primus and Psychotic Waltz.
And thanks to those acts I am still unsuccessfully trying to play the guitar. I f I manage to do an hour on a day it is a rare moment, but doing so it gives me peace of mind for that period of time, even if its purely personal (and that's enough).

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (135 comments in total)
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Petrogel: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!HAHAHAHAH…… AH!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

That was my first impulse !! ;-)
I dutifully subdued it ... I don't feel the idea is that bad, but on the other hand it is somehow ridiculous.

Let's quote the Joker again:
"And I thought my jokes were bad"

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Ayoh: Looking at the optical diagram, the housing seems overly large for the element size. Also I think the classic older angled Zeiss body style is much more appealing this new strange funnel shape all the new Zeiss lenses have

Could that not also be achieved with the correct filter adapter?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 12:42 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Ayoh: Looking at the optical diagram, the housing seems overly large for the element size. Also I think the classic older angled Zeiss body style is much more appealing this new strange funnel shape all the new Zeiss lenses have

I thought the same thing. Front element petite, housing huge. Anybody any idea (technical reasons, better ergonomics, ...)? I have the same "problem" with my NX 60 mm macro. It is quite fat ...

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:27 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Have to agree, please keep the black. One of the reasons why I enjoy the site is the black background.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 12:23 UTC as 268th comment
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (230 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I know it sells to the Western world but extreme poverty has been over done.

If you relate to the winning image, I do not see extreme poverty. Care to elaborate ...? The train is not in the best of conditions though.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (230 comments in total)
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Jeff Seltzer: I will save some people the trouble. Let's see, um, yes, this is the usual message for Reader Showcases and Respected World Photography contests: Let's see...

"Some of these shots are okay, but most I find mediocre at best. Some of them seem over-processed, or just lucky. Also, they are tired and cliche. Also, I could have done these if I had the chance to travel to these locations."

There, I saved you all a bunch of time. Your're welcome. Now, get back to your own photography - we need more butterfly macros, cute kid shots, sunsets, and don't forget snapshots of your backyard to compare sharpening techniques. Thanks.

While I agree basically, what is wrong with butterfly macros and cute kids? With about 1 billion (pure guess of course) people around taking images most things are "overdone" to a certain and varying extent(s). As I am interested in the winning image's theme (train travel in India) I am also interested in places with nice sunsets ...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
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chadnchady: Let's don't fool ourselves here. If you're a fan of cameras and photography, you'll appreciate Leica. You might not agree with (or be able to pay for) the price, but if somebody gave you a Leica to own, you are lying if you tell me you won't want one. If the SL system was some 50% more for the equivilent canikon/sony system, I would easily pull the trigger. But at 3x the price, sorry leica, i'm not rich enough.

I would take it if it was for free, and then sell it. The m43 or APS-C things I could buy for that kind of money. Th SL stuff is just too large, sorry. Why do so many seem to think that everybody would take the larger formats for the larger format's sake?
That does not mean I do not appreciate what Leica fabricates ... but it just isn't my priority.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 09:37 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

Yes, I tried to get a second one, but the retailer pushed the date one week back. Hope I will still get it, but now I am not so sure any more ...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 07:28 UTC as 37th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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frankje: "its tilting electronic viewfinder - something only two other cameras (the GX7 and Samsung's NX30) have ever offered."
Forgotten the Minolta Dimage 7Hi, Konica-Minolta A1/A2 ?

I probably would still have it had I not dropped it on a stone floor. Still sold it for a good price in non-working condition (indicated!) to somebody who needed spare parts.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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frankje: "its tilting electronic viewfinder - something only two other cameras (the GX7 and Samsung's NX30) have ever offered."
Forgotten the Minolta Dimage 7Hi, Konica-Minolta A1/A2 ?

Yes, I had an A2. It was very good in the mid 2000s.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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jackpro: Wow time to sell up & jump on this drone gig 4k & obstacle avoidance at that price unbelievable😂

Yes, that rather is the problem. You can not eliminate stupidity, carelessness or evil intentions. I'd rather live and try to avoid dangerous situations (created by others, but not saying that I am 100% guilt free myself), than in a police state. But I think the regulations ARE necessary, since they provide a legal basis in case something happens. If they all are meaningful is another story.

The only thing that really bugs me is persons adding insult to injure when they boast with their recklessness, or remain unregenerate ...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
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jackpro: Wow time to sell up & jump on this drone gig 4k & obstacle avoidance at that price unbelievable😂

Regulations is one thing, but they also need to be enforced. The issue is that you can not spare one police officer for each drone sold I guess. So basically these accidents will always happen, but now there is a legal basis to condemn operator errors. If that is consolation enough when the fist airliner drops out of the sky I do not know. But since I have no clue about statistics of drone accidents I will shut up now. As with all things potentially dangerous most people still use them in a reasonable way I think.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 09:45 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100 (99 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Any info about the macro capability of the TZ100? Thanks!

Yes, this is what I thought. Hmmm, then DL24-85 for underwater ...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 09:05 UTC
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photo perzon: Panasonic GM5 is ahead in so many features, EVF, size, m4/3 sensor

@Richard: yep, give me a 2.5-3.8 / 9-25 pancake zoom, or even non pancake. The available 9-18 / 4-5.6 certainly is not bad, but I really would appreciate an ultra-wide to normal fastish zoom for mirror less (sadly Samsung will never produce this for my NX300).

For me the bigger issue is that for the DL24-85 an underwater housing will be much cheaper than let's say an E-M5II and the 12-40. And if you have water ingress you loose much less money. Autofocus is probably better with the DL, and you get a macro setting for free (which I need quite often).

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 08:00 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)
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p5freak: I dont understand these cameras. Why didnt Nikon make just those lenses for its 1 series bodys, and release the body as V4 ? Also, why didnt they make a 50-500, instead of 24-500, which would a perfect addon to the 18-50 ? That way you could cover 18-500 without compromise in image quality.

@Studor13: I get that, but a somewhat larger lens with the same specs for the Nikon 1 would still be nice. If you can make it collapsible like the fixed zoom it probably will not be that much larger (see 12-32 Panasonic or 14-42 Olympus kit lenses).

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100 (99 comments in total)

Any info about the macro capability of the TZ100? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 07:44 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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