Skipper494

Skipper494

Lives in Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Works as a Retired engineer/scientist.
Joined on Apr 20, 2004

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Total: 15, showing: 1 – 15
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)

Don't know who took these photos, but they aren't sharp and are very noisy. Perhaps a good tripod might help! I have far better results from my Nikon D700.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 05:06 UTC as 288th comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 comments in total)

Eleven. You forgot the toilet paper.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 140th comment
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (188 comments in total)
In reply to:

disasterpiece: What is this, a camera or a space ship?

Jeez! I LOVE spaceships!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 02:11 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Preview preview (112 comments in total)
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thx1138: After searching the trest chart high and low in jpeg and RAW it makes almost no difference, basically looks like the RX1 with a bit of sharpening applied with radius 0.3-0.4 say. It might be the lens holding it back, since the D600 results are much crisper. So to see the best from this sensor sans AA filter you would need better glass, so I'd say unless it's the same cost, get the RX1, and even then if the IQ is basically a wash I'd get the RX1 and have to deal with moire less often.

D800E on the other hand shows real improvement over D800, but you can select the best glass freely.

Obviously, the NEX 7 w/50-f1.8 is far superior and half the price, including an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 01:22 UTC

Full frame sensors in compact cameras are long overdue. 1" and m4/3 are band aids. We had 35mm film in little cameras like my Chinon Bon Ami. Miniaturisation is not a problem. Having space for human sized controls is. 1" and m4/3 are just a way for the industry to gradually introduce larger sensors and milk as much money along the way.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 14:13 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies

Looks to me like the type is much smaller,like this here, not larger, and some of it with poor contrast. Why fix something that isn't 'broke'? How many of us wear glasses, d'you think? Perhaps you don't think!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 03:46 UTC as 260th comment
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garyknrd: Wow, what is the name of that martian bird in the first pic.

That's definitely an oozling bird, flies backwards to keep the sand out of its eyes. Very common on Mars.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 03:33 UTC
On Site Updates and New Features news story (107 comments in total)

What we do notice is that the site is frequently a mess, giving constant error messages. Obviously, some competent and EXPERIENCED IT people should be hired. It was much better in the old days. And, no, it isn't amusing at all. Perhaps you could do a pre-emptive strike at whoever is responsible.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 00:16 UTC as 44th comment | 6 replies
On Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Preview preview (212 comments in total)

Why do we have to click three times to get to this stupid review? A 150mm equivalent is NOT a portrait lens anyway, 85 is quite enough, any more and you're stopping down too far to get depth of focus, into the diffraction range.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 03:48 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies
On Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact news story (208 comments in total)

Why no viewfinder built-in? The old Leicas had one, complete with full frame sensors called film.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 02:58 UTC as 62nd comment
On Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH normal prime news story (156 comments in total)

We had apochromats decades ago. Leica lenses are superb, but $8,000? I don't think so. I'd say they're making money out of pros who can write these prices off.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 02:54 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On Leica offers V-Lux40 20X 14MP compact superzoom news story (42 comments in total)

I guess that the inference is that Leica cherry pick the best lenses. I certainly wouldn't buy either, due to no uncompressed files and no viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 02:50 UTC as 22nd comment
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (449 comments in total)

Super sharp! I'd be interested in cutting back to two cameras, my D700 and this one, if I could afford it! Too bad the sample page is a little doddery and the shots need processing properly to improve shadow and highlight lighting and gradation. Ansel Adams would take issue with the blacks and washed out highlights in the samples, easily recoverable, I find.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 19:47 UTC as 182nd comment
On First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear on the web news story (216 comments in total)

As I said, the EXIF info shows they have been Photoshopped on a Mac. Let's have the real photos, not degraded ones.
Skipper.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 03:51 UTC as 77th comment
On First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear on the web news story (216 comments in total)

These are all Photoshopped and badly. I can do better in free FastStone. Let's see them out of the camera.
Skipper.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 02:12 UTC as 98th comment
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