JimmyMelbourne

JimmyMelbourne

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Joined on May 23, 2009

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On balinese dancer in the -Woman- (BW+ Border) challenge (9 comments in total)

Congratulations, spectacular.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: And one thing is ILLOGICALLY interesting,

while Sony can offer same sensor with a knife sharp lens (its not razor sharp, coz there comes an Olympus with F 0,95 according to some rumors), while Nikon offers the same sensor with a chunky glass, which has a optical specs, smilar to the bottom of beers bottle!!! Yet none of those lenses are pocketable !!!!!!!

just very hard to believe :)

I like fast glass too, as it lets in more light to the sensor and allows for better low light shooting and narrower depth of field. As the number gets lower, there is likelihood the lens will lose some of its sharpness. I am not out for a fight, just highlighting that when aperture (f-stop) number value gets smaller / less, does not necessarily equate to increase in sharpness as you have implied. Have a nice weekend.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ben O Connor: And one thing is ILLOGICALLY interesting,

while Sony can offer same sensor with a knife sharp lens (its not razor sharp, coz there comes an Olympus with F 0,95 according to some rumors), while Nikon offers the same sensor with a chunky glass, which has a optical specs, smilar to the bottom of beers bottle!!! Yet none of those lenses are pocketable !!!!!!!

just very hard to believe :)

Aperture (i.e. F0.95) does not define sharpness.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 12:20 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

why isnt this review showing on the clicks page? should be right at the top, has it been correctly linked?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:03 UTC as 339th comment | 4 replies

Probably could have included the sony f707 in there just for the unusual form factor and laser focusing technology, which was ground breaking.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 21:16 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
On Flying Penguins: Photography in Antarctica article (43 comments in total)

Congratulations Eric Lew, its all about the photographer but i am one happy Sony a77 owner seeing your work. simply brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:34 UTC as 31st comment
On Flying Penguins: Photography in Antarctica article (11 comments in total)

Congratulations Eric Lew, its all about the photographer but i am one happy Sony a77 owner seeing your work. simply brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:30 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

really interesting article, loved the documentary.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 20:23 UTC as 31st comment

Nice article. I have DXO Optics Pro 8 and Lightroom 4, and use DXO mainly for individual edits, and Lightroom for large volume file edits. Very nice review agree with most of the comparison information. If i cant get something right in one, I can usually switch over and get the results I seek.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 21:41 UTC as 152nd comment
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d2f: I wonder how the old school Samyang lens will compare to the Sigma 8-16 lens. Since the Sigma has AF, supports a electronic interface and has a zoom range that provides another level of control. I know it produces great images since I own one. Given that current DSLR cameras have high sensitivity and the depth of field of a wide angle lens is significant is there is any real need for a 2.8 lens? It is my opinion that current DSLR cameras are fairly difficult to focus manually, since their focusing screens are not optimized for manual focusing, unless there is a focus confirmation, which appears to be missing on this lens, with maybe the exception of the Nikon mount. Also this lens does not appear to have a old school depth of field scale on the lens barrel, which may limit its usefulness when it is needed.

d2f

Try the focus peaking on Sony SLTs. will sing with this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: Sony A77 review:

"However, the somewhat mushy JPEG image quality, high noise levels and slightly laggy operation stop the A77 from getting a gold award. "

Silver award.

EOS 5 D MkIII conclusion:

"Destructive noise reduction results in mushy JPEGs, even at base ISO"

Gold award.

Show some consistency DPR or lose credibility.

Laggy operations resolved in Firmware 1.05

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 15:23 UTC
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v11f: How can you know when buying a new camera if it has the new software (before buying it ...) ?

You cannot know, but it is simple to upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 20:14 UTC

Just updated my a77 and everything operates faster. still. was happy with the speed before so its a bonus. Some adjustment to flash and also ISO at 3200 and 6400 in jpeg mode would be a nice round off. Also make some of the other buttons customisable like the ? button, which is more or less not being used for anything at the moment.

This is the best most fun camera I have ever owned, but a few refinements more and it will be just absolutely amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 13:05 UTC as 12th comment
On There a lot more around!! in the Beautiful challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations on the success of your photo!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2010 at 06:14 UTC as 4th comment
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