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 Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (463 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 23rd comment
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (74 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 (559 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 (1130 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 291st comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (559 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 (559 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:15 UTC as 162nd 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 29th comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (373 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
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (373 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.

Well, got a XZ-2 for around that price, too. Depending on conditions, I would use up to ISO 800. Initially it was way too expensive, but for the discounted price it handles well, the images are good, it is fast (comparatively speaking), and I am glad it is only 12 MP. I would have loved to have a 24-120 mm equiv. lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
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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 (238 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 (418 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 62nd comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 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
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