BozillaNZ

BozillaNZ

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at flickr.com/photos/bozillanz
Joined on May 16, 2012

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On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)
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Zorak: 1/80s, 200mm, handheld I presume ?
Impressive, as is the picture of the man walking at 12800 iso... I don't think my A7 can put off this result, I'm quite surprised... Have they changed anything on the sensor or internal processing, or is it just my eyes?

Same can be said for any kind of image stabilization. If you want to shoot moving objects, either larger aperture or cleaner high ISO will be more useful to IS of any kind.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)
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Zorak: 1/80s, 200mm, handheld I presume ?
Impressive, as is the picture of the man walking at 12800 iso... I don't think my A7 can put off this result, I'm quite surprised... Have they changed anything on the sensor or internal processing, or is it just my eyes?

With the 70-200 2.8 IS II, I can hand hold 1/10s at 200mm. I wonder if the IBIS can achieve this kind of stabilization?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?

11-axis of course, one for each of our (meta) physical dimensions to capture the strings in its full glory!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (94 comments in total)

Phase detect AF for phones, hehe, as if phones need to focus at all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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graybalanced: That sensor is so sensitive, you have to be careful what you say around it.

Look at the bottom of the image, it's already blushing!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 02:16 UTC
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Sidath Senanayake: I think my RX100 (version 1) does considerably better than the samples here. And that's with looking at 20MP at 100% rather than 12MP.

I was hoping that the image quality in this camera would justify it's noticeably larger size (compared to the RX100 series). Sadly it looks as though that isn't the case :(

Well HowaboutIPhone since that's what people take with them on holiday? Then what's your purpose here?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)
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mick232: Once people start getting laughed at because they are shooting with Canon gear, the alarm bells should be rining.

Why the f#%k do I care what you think about my gear? Get a life!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 07:59 UTC
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BozillaNZ: ePhotoZine has published more photos, the first one has raw:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-sample-photos-26312

And I've downloaded the P1050403.RW2, converted to CR2 using my project CR2Pana, and developed it using Canon RAW Image Task, the result is here:

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=49920817883891967283

The color and sharpness is very good! It's funny that Canon's software helped this camera to unleash it's potential but neverless it's doable and I will finish the CR2Pana's LX100 support by the time it's on the market!

Those black spots are dead pixels, easy to remove if I want to. And you know what, I have a fetish on over-sharpened image. I like them and that's my style. Feel free to disagree. The image quality this camera can provide satisfies my standard and I will buy it. Noise in the sky? yes, that's typical M4/3, all M4/3 does that. and a compromise I can accept for ease of use, for the times I don't want to take the full FF system.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 23:22 UTC

ePhotoZine has published more photos, the first one has raw:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-sample-photos-26312

And I've downloaded the P1050403.RW2, converted to CR2 using my project CR2Pana, and developed it using Canon RAW Image Task, the result is here:

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=49920817883891967283

The color and sharpness is very good! It's funny that Canon's software helped this camera to unleash it's potential but neverless it's doable and I will finish the CR2Pana's LX100 support by the time it's on the market!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
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dethis2: RAW conversion with Rawtherapee ..
Looks like LX100's sensor is very much alike GH4's regarding color filters and raw white level.
You need to add the following paragraph in RT's camconst.json file

{ // Quality X, preliminary support
"make_model": "Panasonic DMC-LX100",
"dcraw_matrix": [ 7122,-2108,-512,-3155,11201,2231,-541,1423,5045 ],
"ranges": {
"black": 16, // 16 is BL offstet calculated from exif data.
"white": [
{ "iso": 100, "levels": 2700 },
{ "iso": 125, "levels": 3100 }, // gh4 data
{ "iso": [ 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800, 25600 ], "levels": 4080 }
]
}
},

jpeg
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0NqktTgc54sa1JCWGhWNXM1dWc/view?usp=sharing
Settings
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0NqktTgc54sYmxmU2ZKbEh1Um8/view?usp=sharing

From my experience the LX-100 sensor more resembles GX7's sensor than GH4's. As I've tried color matrix of both and the GX7's looked better.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
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BozillaNZ: I've got a developed raw image of the studio shot from Image Resources. This file is converted to Canon CR2 format using my own developed tool and then converted to JPG using, hold on to your seat, the Canon RAW Image Task. The color rendition is a lot more Canon-like and the sharpness is very good.

LX-100 SOOC:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-lx100/LX100hSLI00200NR1.HTM

LX-100 to Canon CR2, developed in RAW Image Task:
http://bozillanz.minus.com/i/y3rkp5ZGXXBY

Without noise reduction, ISO 3200 actually doesn't look half bad. Yes there is noise, but the detail is also good. IMO it is better than in camera JPG's watercolor painting.

Keep in mind this is without NR (because RIT doesn't support and NR): A dash of chroma NR and it will look even better. ISO 3200:

http://bozillanz.minus.com/i/bmcF0dulR752l

Another I find is the complete lack of distortion and CA in the tele end of the lens. I don't have any wide end raw shots so don't know whether the lens is good at the wide end too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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BozillaNZ: I've got a developed raw image of the studio shot from Image Resources. This file is converted to Canon CR2 format using my own developed tool and then converted to JPG using, hold on to your seat, the Canon RAW Image Task. The color rendition is a lot more Canon-like and the sharpness is very good.

LX-100 SOOC:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-lx100/LX100hSLI00200NR1.HTM

LX-100 to Canon CR2, developed in RAW Image Task:
http://bozillanz.minus.com/i/y3rkp5ZGXXBY

Yes but currently it is still under heavy development... I will create a more descriptive website and share it very soon. Current result looks really promising as it gives Canon rendition to all Panasonic M4/3 models!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 00:12 UTC

I've got a developed raw image of the studio shot from Image Resources. This file is converted to Canon CR2 format using my own developed tool and then converted to JPG using, hold on to your seat, the Canon RAW Image Task. The color rendition is a lot more Canon-like and the sharpness is very good.

LX-100 SOOC:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-lx100/LX100hSLI00200NR1.HTM

LX-100 to Canon CR2, developed in RAW Image Task:
http://bozillanz.minus.com/i/y3rkp5ZGXXBY

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 53rd comment | 14 replies

I'm here for the girl... Damn bait advertising!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 22:21 UTC as 74th comment
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Almeida: What is the equivalent aperture godmanit?!

Well thanks captain lecturer for the lecture that equivalence doesn't matter! In the matter, who wants a F4.5 zoom lens! It's too slow for anything other than direct sun light! In other news, all lenses in MF are too slow! I'd rather stick with my f1.2, f1.4 primes thankyouverymuch!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:05 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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BozillaNZ: I believe this IS the tipping point for me. I'm selling many of my Canon gears and all my M4/3 gears and get this camera instead.

I though I could learn something from yours, how wrong was I! Over-processed sh!t fest

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 06:23 UTC
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Retzius: pop up viewfinder.

bravo sony, damn cool

Guess what, built-in 3 stop ND it has!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
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Shadowww: Come on. Either write both focal length and aperture in their native values, or write both in equivalents.
This camera has 9-25mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, or 24-70mm f/4.9-7.6 equivalent.

This is actually helpful because I was wondering of the DoF control ability of this lens/sensor combination against FF counterpart since the focal length is 24-70 equivalent. Hmmm, f4.9-7.6, not too bad actually. Actually this has more DoF control than 18-55 kits on APS-C cameras! Bravo Sony, I will get it as soon as it's available locally.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 05:09 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

I believe this IS the tipping point for me. I'm selling many of my Canon gears and all my M4/3 gears and get this camera instead.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 04:57 UTC as 748th comment | 3 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Now this is the kick ass Pentax that I've been waiting for. Not some wannabe medium format pretender dressed in FF 35mm clothes or some disemboweled mirrorless hodgepodge of a frankenstein experiment that's searching for a reason to exist, but the real deal at an enthusiast/prosumer accessible price point. Pentax is bringing medium format to the masses. Ricoh! You done good baby!

Oh yeah? How about you vote with your wallet and ACTUALLY BUY IT? instead of just whining?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
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