sphexx

sphexx

Lives in United Kingdom Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 20, 2005

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Why not put 3,5,7 or 57 phone camera units on the back of a phone and integrate the pictures in various ways? There seems to be no problem with doing this with sequential photos so why not with multiple simultaneous photos. Multiple small sensors would give greater resolution/ dynamic range/depth of focus effects and so on without adding greatly to the thickness of the phone/digicam. Any opinions?

My other suggestion would be 64 phone cam units on the back of an iPad equipped with tripod socket and built-in black cloth, call it the f64Pad.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 18th comment
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review news story (214 comments in total)
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VladimirV: Excellent review and I like tht you went into detail of how great and photographer focused the controls actually are.

All the people obsessiong over tiny differences in noise, DR or any other numbers between this and the Nikon A or any other camera miss the point.
If you pick any of the GR cameras up it will put a smile to your face and you will want to go out and take pictures. This is how good the camera feels in your hand, it will inspire you and by having al controlls easily accessible you will experiment (and by this learn) more. People forget that the handling and feel of a camera is way more important than numbers.

I believe "...will put a smile on your face" should have "(c) Ricoh" attached to it 😉

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review news story (177 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Fascinating X10-X20 comparison shots on page 8.

I resized from 4000 to 2000 pixel baseline, nudged the X10 contrast up by 20%. The images then looked identical to me. I would say, also, that at 100% full resolution the smudging artifacts were worse for the X20 than for the X10.

In all, I can't say I'm sold on X-trans for this sensor size at least.

In dpr tests the X10 at 6MP DR400 trumps every other camera (ie not just compacts) I have tried in the "comparator". Maybe the tests are faulty but the X10 dynamic range is very good in my experience.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review news story (177 comments in total)
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flysurfer: Where are the Dynamic Range charts?

But you did include dynamic range in the X10 review and it is outstanding at 6 MP.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 07:06 UTC
On Kodak licensee shows off Micro Four Thirds camera in China news story (192 comments in total)

So why has this not been announced by Olympus and Panasonic who own the closed microFT standard or have they given that up. There is no mention of the latter on mFT web site. Could it be mirrorles four thirds instead?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 19:17 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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jcmarfilph: Patience is virtue!

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 22:20 UTC
On Panasonic unveils conversion lenses for Micro Four Thirds news story (34 comments in total)
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amweber21: maybe someone can help me out here.. If it's working on the 14mm 2.5, which has a 46mm thread, will it also fit on the 20mm 1.7 or the 25mm 1.4 which have the same size thread? or is it just optimized for the 14

The 14 is internal focus. You probably would not want to hang a relatively heavy adapter on the movable front element of the 20.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:53 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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PentaxNick: I agree that the Ricoh GRD IV should be in here, and probably the GXR. Doesn't the Canon S100 also shoot RAW?

I think the reason the Ricoh GRD looks as though it ought to be included but isn't, is that the opening preamble implies that a zoom lens is essential without actually listing it in the criteria

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 14:59 UTC
On Photographer Profile - Brian Griffin article (19 comments in total)
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Klaus dk: St. Pancreas station in London????
I thought it was St. Pancras, but I'm just a silly foreigner.

St Pancras station – I think it is a spillchucker problem. St Pancreas is presumably the patron saint of diabetics. So you are not silly though I am sorry to say you remain a foreigner :(

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 16:33 UTC
On Apple chooses Instagram and Snapseed as Apps of the Year news story (16 comments in total)
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sphexx: Maybe not entirely accurate – Snapseed is shown as Runner-up in my iTunes.

Yes, UK iTunes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 08:33 UTC
On Apple chooses Instagram and Snapseed as Apps of the Year news story (16 comments in total)

Maybe not entirely accurate – Snapseed is shown as Runner-up in my iTunes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 23:04 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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marike6: Why the optional lens cap? The lens on the III automatically closes.

Lens cap locks the on/off switch so the lens cannot open up in your pocket avoiding giving unfortunate impression you are pleased to see someone when maybe you are not. Avoids damage to lens mechanism and protects the blades covering the lens whilst in pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 16:03 UTC
On Ricoh GR Digital IV preview (186 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: Can someone explain the AF with TWO sensors? Is there a split light prism in there? Or is the second in that little eye thing above the lens???

The GRD1 had the small window and DID use it for fast focussing! It was discontinued because it was a bought-in part that became unavailable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:59 UTC
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joyclick: Panasonic is absent in this list?

There are no Panasonic lenses, the list refers non µ43 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 06:58 UTC
On Ricoh M-mount GXR Mount A12 module announced and previewed news story (47 comments in total)
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grahamdyke: Well this confirms it then the original GXR concept was completely hamstrung by its tiny compact camera sensor sizes, so lets make it into an APS-C ILC instead. Only diference is this will cost you over twice as much as a Panasonic GF1/2/3 with a lens attached.

I suppose one advantage would be that you may be able to but new "A" ILC modules with diferent APS-C sensors as time goes by. Trouble is each one will cost you more that the price of a new APS-C ILC camera anyway.

Whats the point?

"... by its tiny compact camera sensor sizes ..." If you know so little about the GXR why bother to comment?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2011 at 09:02 UTC
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John McCormack: Great innovation from what I can see. I wonder if these will work on other cameras like the Olympus Pens?

http://matchtechnical.com/ThumbsUpEP1.aspx etc etc

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2011 at 09:30 UTC

Great news for both Pentax and Ricoh and also for photographers. The companies are a good fit.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 09:35 UTC as 127th comment
On Digital Photography Glossary now online news story (4 comments in total)

You call this "News"? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 07:37 UTC as 4th comment
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