Photoworks

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
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Lloyd Chambers sums this issue up perfectly:

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2016/20160424_1308-NikonD5-autofocus-outdoors.html

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2016/20160424_1308-SonyA7R_II-Sony85f1_4GM-autofocus-outdoors.html

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 04:08 UTC as 10th comment | 13 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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bicycle snap shooter: Intense snap of Steve Huff...like the way his face seems to be lit by the screen of his smart phone.

That's Steve Huff (the spirit communicator) from Huff Paranormal.
http://huffparanormal.com

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
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sh10453: I'm really disappointed and bummed. Why only $15,000?
If you aim a rare item at Chinese billionaires, you may as well make it worth their while!! 10 times this price would be a minimum starting point so they can have some bragging rights.

What is next? A limited edition Leica with a kangaroo picture to be sold only in Australia for $$10,000? Or maybe one with Donald Trump's picture to be sold in ... ummmm ... not sure in which US state!!! :-)

An Aussie special edition would fail big time ... we are not so gullible.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
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daqk: This is the right camera for image quality and portability. I own ZS40 and wanted to go 4K, almost wanted to go LX100 but no flash? This ZS100 is a valid upgrade for me.

But no GPS ... not a perfect travel camera.

Good luck shooting video outdoors with a fixed LCD. I tried desperately with my GM1 and LX100 but gave up in the end.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
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Aroart: I personally know quit a few photographers and videographers here in NY. Every time they use a Sony camera they all complain about the terrible battery life over priced lenses and ocassionall crashes. They either return them in a week or use them for a side kick and family gatherings. While the image quality is there I don't think it would be able to take the physical abuse and demands of a pro that shoots weddings or in extreme weather... So technically this camera realy should not be on best overall list...One more issue Sony doesn't even have the most used lense in there system lineup the 70-200 2.8.......

I know many that use the A7S and A7RII professionally, including myself, and they have been superb. Batteries are as cheap as chips. Crashes have never been issue. They're by no means perfect, but nor is any Canon or Nikon kit I've used in the past.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: Another A7(x)II article? Lol.

Sony is the only company bringing something new to the table. What's there to say about Olympus or Panasonic, with their same old same old 16mp sensors? Does Oympus even bother to offer 4K? FUJI are still banging on with with their good ol' 12mp sensor, now 5 years old, that's barely good enough for stills and incapable of video. Samsung have quit for good. And Canon and Nikon are asleep.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 08:20 UTC
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: 220 shots per battery charge for a $3,299 camera? My, my! I hope they give a bunch of spare ones with it. My $350 Fuji F30 produces 590 shots per charge. No 4k video either. Nope, you can't have it all. Even if you pay big bucks.

The sensor in the Fuji F30 is a fraction of the size of the FF sensor in the RX1. So small, in fact, you need a microscope to see it.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:50 UTC

Why are all the muppets whinging about price. The only competition is the Leica Q which costs $1000 more and has the same sensor tech as the first generation RX1.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:48 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Digital Sony Photography Review.

Sony's getting a lot of attention because they're the only company bringing something new to the table. There's not a whole lot DPR can write about the E-M5II with it's vintage 16mp sensor and out-dated 2k video.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 23:41 UTC
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nerd2: Here's some facts.

-Iphone 6s still lacks OIS
-Iphone 6s/6s+ has EXACTLY SAME sensor size and optics (which means the same f2.2 aperture)
-Now they crammed 1.5x more pixel into same sized sensor, so now pixel pitch is 1.22um down from 1.5um of IP6

Let's compare this to Samsung GS6.

-f2.2 optics is 34% slower than f1.9 optics of GS6.
-Each pixel is 18% larger (in area) than 1.12um pixels of GS6.
-So GS6's each pixel takes 13% more light than IP6s.
-And GS6 has 33% more pixel count than IP6s.

This simple calculation says that for low light photography, GS6 has theoretical 50% advantage over IP6s. Oh GS6 has OIS too....

Who cares? It's a Samsung. I couldn't be less interested.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (369 comments in total)
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bernardf12: I would like to see how Sony will fix the lossy compression issue with the already slow processor and limited battery capacity. I am not going to hold my breath for that one.
That together with the lack of cheap compact fast primes makes it worthwile to wait to see what the others are up to next.

The processor will actually be taxed less if it does not need to run compression routine prior to saving. Battery life could actually improve. The great thing about this so called issue is that Sony can easily issue a firmware fix to make this camera near perfect. Buying into anything else (m4/3, APS, Nikon/Canon whatever) locks you into old tech with no hope of improvement.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 00:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP (168 comments in total)

What the ....? No IBIS when shooting 4k video !!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:07 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7S Review (496 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: There may be better cameras out there for specific areas of photography. However, if you can’t take a great picture in any situation with this camera then it isn't the cameras fault.

Paul JM, what do you define as a "large" print? I've printed my 10mp Leica M8 at 13x19" and they look phenomenal. I could easily have printed larger.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

Great, yet another Olympus body with a lame 30P video frame rate!

Where's 24/25/50/60P?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 05:35 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)
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Zoran K: $1200 ???

Panasonic DMC-GX7 with Micro Four Thirds sensor, tilting EVF and 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is $950 !!!

Just wait. The V1 was launched at a similar price and ended up selling for a few hundred dollars.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:24 UTC
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Photoworks: Olympus needs to work harder on the IQ front. The IQ of the E-M1 is pretty much line-ball with the older E-M5. In fact, the past six m4/3rds from Olympus have all been fitted with 16mp sensors. The E-M1 is now as large/heavy as a full-frame camera (Sony A7/R) yet IQ quality is no better than the miniature GM1 (also fitted with a 16mp sensor).

Sure, that's why those large/heavy DSLRs are dying a slow death.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 02:47 UTC

Olympus needs to work harder on the IQ front. The IQ of the E-M1 is pretty much line-ball with the older E-M5. In fact, the past six m4/3rds from Olympus have all been fitted with 16mp sensors. The E-M1 is now as large/heavy as a full-frame camera (Sony A7/R) yet IQ quality is no better than the miniature GM1 (also fitted with a 16mp sensor).

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:39 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1038 comments in total)
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Aaron801: I know this is a really ignorant question, but I know nothing about this class of cameras... I'm wondering why a camera so bulky and so expensive is only 16mp?

Perhaps Nikon are using older generation CPU's in their cameras. The Sony a6000 can shoot 24mp at 11fps with incredibly fast auto-focussing, including tracking.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1038 comments in total)
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Aaron801: I know this is a really ignorant question, but I know nothing about this class of cameras... I'm wondering why a camera so bulky and so expensive is only 16mp?

I'm pretty sure 16mp is a misprint. It should say 36mp.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:55 UTC
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