Photoworks

Photoworks

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Musical director
Joined on Feb 17, 2004

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On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)

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

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

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 05:35 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Hmmm ... I would rather have higher quality 1080P (e.g. like the RX100m3 with full sensor readout and XAVC-S @ 50mbps) than 4k video at only 30 fps.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 331st comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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P Johnson: Still some notable watercolor effects of especially grass and 'chipsified' leaves in trees in full size, but that's APS-C at current state.

I wouldn't draw any conclusions until raw is supported by Adobe and the like. Plenty of top end cameras, like the Leica M240, show similar issues in JPEG's.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 09:13 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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aerorail: rx100m3 is taking a small step backward imo
i'll keep the m2 and see what happens in a year or two

Because he owns the II.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 09:07 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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B1ackhat: "However, one significant change is that you can now use Auto ISO when in Manual mode - effectively creating a Pentax-esque 'Shutter and Aperture Priority' mode."

OK, this is huge. The IS on the RX100 series sucks and the camera often chooses a lower shutter speed than it is capable of stabilizing, so adding auto ISO to manual mode is truly a godsend. I still can't wrap my head around the price tag for this thing, but I am thrilled to see this change implemented.

The RX100 III now has 5-axis IS.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (638 comments in total)
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maxeythecat: Sorry but GPS belongs in your car, not your camera. ' Nuff said.

Sure ... but what if you have a really bad memory and forget where the Grand Canyon or Eiffel Tower is located? I was recently looking at some images I shot of the Colosseum and, for a minute, I thought it may have been in New York. Thankfully I was able to resolve this conundrum by making use of the all important GPS data.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 23:48 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (638 comments in total)
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DaytonR: Interesting camera , it seems Sony is hell bent on removing GPS from its cameras - sad ....

Yes, so very sad. What is the world coming to?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (638 comments in total)
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Scottelly: They took away the GPS?!? WTF?!?

Though I am glad they have made a new, updated version of the A77, I can't understand Sony. I won't buy it without GPS. I will get the old one instead . . . or I'll get a Nikon D5300. I don't really need the speed shooting capability, and until I see that Sony is committed to this line of cameras by making three or four new, kick-ass lenses for them, I will stay away from their newest cameras. The mirrorless cameras don't have two of the features I have come to expect from Sony - in-camera image stabilization and GPS, and now Sony drops GPS from their newest A77! I think they dropped the ball too.

I was thinking Sony should make one of these without an anti-aliasing filter. Hopefully they will make an A79 with that and GPS . . . and a bigger buffer . . . and two memory card slots (fast ones - maybe UHS2).

I wonder how fast the memory card slot in this camera is.

Seriously? Who has time to wait for WiFi data transfers. I want my camera to incorporate a smart phone so that my images appear instantaneously on my Twit-ter account.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:39 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:55 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.

I agree. Canon could also make a little more effort by offering more than just a paltry 30P video frame rate. The RX10 offers multiple frame rates from 24P all the way up to 60P.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Micro Four Thirds just sucker punched Canon and Nikon. They didn't even see it coming. Now if only we could get Andre Agassi or Ashton Kutcher to advertise for Panasonic people would actually know what m4/3s is.

Yeah, the big boys must be crapping themselves. This camera, after all, has a monster 16mp sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 06:53 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 brings E-M5 down to size article (53 comments in total)

Only 30p video? Of course ... it's an Olympus!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 22:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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dannyboy5400: DF = Dumb Fools
Pay more for less. Ooooh, retro knobs make me a better photographer!

How? Do they read your mind and rotate accordingly?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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dannyboy5400: Nikon D800, Sony A7, A7R, even the D600 and D610 would be cameras I buy before this thing. Oooh, it has knobs, wow, so impressive.

Is the so? Then what aperture is set on the 50/1.8?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:09 UTC
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ArtiTO: Every six months I want to do something new

Yes, we can see this. Unfortunately:-(
The reason my next camera will not be Sony.

+1

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 01:00 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Why only 16mp? Is this camera designed to shoot at 10fps, like a D4? If not, it should have been 24mp with no AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:39 UTC as 290th comment | 3 replies
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