ecologer

ecologer

Joined on Oct 19, 2011

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On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (424 comments in total)
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Artpt: I still can't understand why 4K video (or other codecs) can't be cooked into the firmware....if a smaller sensor smartphone handles a 50 Mps rate, why can't the latest group of cameras?....even a sensor crop to reflect the 8MP frames..

My only thought is that the video codecs are protected or limited to certain brands....wouldn't adding this feature at least attract attention in a crowded market?

DPR forum members, don't be shy and comment.,,,Olympus, please read...

Bigger sensors need an effective cooling system for shooting longer high quality videos without overheating. And generally the video quality on Olympus cameras is miles behind Sony and Panasonic. Obviously video is not a priority for Olympus.

Here's a bit more:
http://www.eoshd.com/content/13280/5-reasons-olympus-e-m1-will-not-get-4k-video

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera article (43 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: Also, I woudn't trust the first batch coming from Fuji! I got the X-T1 and had the the faulted keypad and Fuji is still in denial!

Speaking of first batch coming from Fuji, X10 and its white orbs come in mind, too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)
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lap777: Now every D600 has un unlimited time shutter warranty. Who's gonna cry now?

I agree with lightandday. After the bad experience with Fujifilm X10 and the way their spokesperson ridiculed the white orb issue, I just will not choose their products anymore. Because if a company doesn't respect their customers it doesn't deserve their money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 10:46 UTC
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Edgar Matias: I'd take this over an RX100 in a heartbeat. Nice work Canon.

Still the G1 X Mark II is too big - if it is not pocketable, you might as well choose a bigger and more capable camera to put in your bag.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#332,475,534,375.360,ha,t

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:22 UTC
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FastFisher: Forget the image quality for now.
Korean users are finding what seems like a major design flaw with 5DIII.
Currently light leaks through the top LCD panel and it screws the metering sensor. Therefore if you shoot anything beside manual, your exposure will be incorrect. Test it for yourself and you'll see.

Seems that there might indeed be a light leak issue:
www.canonrumors.com/2012/04/canon-5d-mark-iii-light-leak/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 12:15 UTC
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ProfHankD: I think this means I should complete tweaking my free software that fixes orbs:

http://aggregate.org/DIT/DEORBIT/

It currently has some trouble identifying orbs, but I'm collecting training cases, and should have a fairly reliable version ready for full source code release soon.

Many thanks, ProfHankD!
I am very grateful for your time and effort you have put in developing this tool. Maybe this tool is not perfect yet, but considering the time I would have to spend correcting every blown light source in every affected picture, this tool is already a big big step forward.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 21:55 UTC

I think that the hope for Fuji users might be the case with Sigma SD9 - that model had very similar blown out highlights, see
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd9/page16.asp

And Sigma did come up with a firmware fix:
SIGMA SD9 CAMERA FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 2.0.4.1642 December 15, 2003
Benefits of this Firmware (V 2.0.4.1642) Update:
* Reduced tendency to highlight blowouts and "blooming" in overexposed long exposure shots.
* Several bugs fixed

Sigma also made changes in its RAW processing software that also helped to improve the issue with color clipping:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd10/page14.asp

So let us hope Fuji can come up with a good firmware/software fix, too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 21:59 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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