Skipper494

Skipper494

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

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I agree with others, why compare chalk and cheese? Comparing a M4/3 with a FF is absolute nonsense, particularly harping on video when we all know that video cameras take much better video. It would also be nice to see 'professional' standard sample photos, instead of the usual snapshots. For instance, I chose a Fuji S2 Pro long ago after downloading the extra sharp London Bridge shot.

We expect to see the ultimate capabilities of cameras in these reviews, not amateur examples. That an a7S was used to shoot a Chev commercial is hardly a recommendation, an Airbus or even a BMW, maybe.

My Pan M4/3 system is sitting in its bag, waiting for a buyer, but my NEX 7 and Samsung NX20/200 are kept busy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (436 comments in total)

For this kind of camera, I'll stick to my Nikon P7000

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 00:04 UTC as 57th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Comparing the RX-100 III and Olympus XZ-2 is comparing chalk and cheese. Make a 3' enlargement from both and see the difference. Let's get real here and compare similar sensor cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 02:34 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (136 comments in total)

I'll stick with my Nikon P7000. If I need anything smaller, the Nikon L22 is fine.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 11th comment
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (232 comments in total)

Why M4/3 is pushed, over an APS-C is beyond me. That's like preferring a VW over a BMW.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 04:17 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)

A few GOOD sample photos would have been nice....

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 04:00 UTC as 46th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

Most of these shots are not even sharp (see the single flower) and have considerable purple fringing. Certainly not up to the standard of DP's own samples with the Fuji S2 Pro, so many years ago.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:53 UTC as 110th comment | 13 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

I have an original self-wind Seiko watch, made from a solid block of stainless steel, which is also a work of art and as new , though 47 years old. I would be inclined to buy this camera for similar reasons, but am not a lover of touch screens and think that the sample shots are not great.

Too bad we can't evaluate RAW samples. Certainly, some of my NEX 7 processed RAW shots are sharper and, of course, of greater resolution. I want to see processed RAW samples from the 23mm F2. As it is, it is not as sharp as my old film 6 x 7 Rapid Omega.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 04:00 UTC as 409th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1609 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 304th comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 141st comment
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (192 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 (114 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 261st 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 article (102 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 (213 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 19th comment | 8 replies
On Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact article (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

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 article (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
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