Phoque

Phoque

Lives in Canada Ontario, Canada
Works as a Software
Joined on Jul 30, 2011

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Nuno Souto: Memo to all companies who pretend to "redefine" the mirrorless market:
the market is micro-4:3rd. Full stop.
Don't waste any more time with "parallel streams" and other such marketing devices to make you waste money and resources.
And FIRE the nincompoops who keep telling you to "redefine" the market!
No? OK, keep running to the edge of the abyss...

I would get an SLR camera if it was free, but I'd sell it and buy myself another M43.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 22:36 UTC

If only they could put out as many good lenses as they are unveiling new generations of camera...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (454 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Dear Nikon,

You offer the 24MP APS-C size fully equipped D3200 with kit lens + 55-200 zoom for $796 and this point & shoot V2 with kit lens for $896. Hard to understand..

... except size.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 23:45 UTC
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OttoVonChriek: It will be great to see what 4/3 can do with a decent sensor ;-)

The OM-D E-M5 already has a decent sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 17:33 UTC
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Nikonworks: f4 landscape?
f2.8 counter crew:
f2.8 flower?

Is this how one takes pics to show the capabilities of a lens?

Seems you let a 'pancake' tester test a 2.8 Constant Aperture Zoom lens.

Next time please get a photographer, a well rounded photographer, to take the samples.

Thank you.

At the top of the page, one who is so inclined can read: 'Preview'.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 14:10 UTC
On User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 article (262 comments in total)

One thing I'd like to see on these cameras is the ability to tweak all those settings on a computer and then load it up on the camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 22:13 UTC as 65th comment
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn article (144 comments in total)

1 billion of market psychiatrical money.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 00:33 UTC as 31st comment

Sweet taste of napalm!

That's all I can say about fanboyism on either side of the frontier.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 22:11 UTC as 79th comment
On Compact Flash Association announces XQD card format article (84 comments in total)
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Doug Pardee: CFast was never intended for consumer applications — it's intended for industrial equipment — so I guess this is CFA's attempt to get back into the consumer world. Given the almost universal adoption of SD/SDHC/SDXC in current consumer devices, CFA's got quite the up-hill struggle. Maybe in some of the pro equipment. I guess we'll see.

And I have to agree... "SD" was inexplicable but at least pronounceable. "XQD"? Really?

Secure Digital

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 00:56 UTC

It's a kind of magic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:29 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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vyx: horrible!

magnificent!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2011 at 00:55 UTC
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d3xmeister: I hope you all do realize there is no innovation whatsoever. This is just a fisheye lens software corrected. Practically is a P&S lens with a mount.
There are reasons why the ,,big boys,, are sticking with classic lens design. One is uncompromised image quality.

Also, the power zoom is ALWAYS gonna be slower and not that precise compared to mechanical zoom.

Hmmm.... another thing: Do you know the #1 reason why compact cameras aren't very reliable ? You guessed it.......it's lens mechanism failure.

And the last thing........... $400 ?????????????????????

So what about it software correction? The ultimate goal of photography is image reproduction fidelity. Means to get there are irrelevant ( for same performance and fidelity ), unless you are a big romantic who finds it more poetic to get the final image from photons hitting directly the sensors instead of going through some software process, paying twice the price for the lens for the same image quality in the meantime.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2011 at 14:58 UTC
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tkbslc: $400 price tag seems steep for such a slow lens the more I think about it. And yeah, it's small. But it's only 16mm (0.6") thinner than the original Olympus 14-42mm when closed. Those are like $150. You also get a real focus and zoom ring on that lens. So it's a pretty good premium in dollars and usability just for being the smallest

If you find the new Olympus 14-42mm lens expensive, I agree with you. Otherwise, given the compactness and (I would believe) superior optical quality of this lens, I hardly see how it could have been made cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2011 at 14:04 UTC
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Photato: Wonder though how much of an optical compromise this compactness entails?
Is it optically inferior to a good compact camera with non-removable lens?

I would personally believe even the cheapest interchangeable lens has better optical quality than any compact digital camera's builtin lens. There is also the fact that a bigger sensor will capture more details for the same lens quality. So compact cameras are no match for ILC ( not considering Pentax Q ).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2011 at 03:30 UTC

I already regret not being able to change my E-P3 14-42 order for E-P3 body only + this lens...

Given that Panasonic has better 14mm pancake and now probably ( yet to be seen in reviews ) better 14-42mm lens too, I guess they won't hurry the sales of E-P3 body only.

Olympus should have a bundle with their new 12mm prime...

<sigh>

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 22:31 UTC as 31st comment

I love competition, Olympus will probably have to come out with a trick of their own now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:29 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:nikonp7100 (106 comments in total)
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Tee1up: I agree with D.Spreen's comments.
Any camera without a viewfinder of some kind is completely off my shopping list. I would have liked to have seen Nikon take the 7100 and dropped in an APS-C sensor. In spite of the specifications, most of these small sensor cameras become unusable (IMO) above ISO 800. As for the looks of the camera, I have no issues at all. Like the G12, I expect this would feel very good in the hands.

IMO, you are generous by including ISO 800.

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 00:59 UTC

What I'm wondering is if all the megapixels are usefull for such a lens. I would believe the 12x lens in the thinnest camera of its class has suffered some optical quality tradeoffs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 23:59 UTC as 6th comment
On Just posted: Our in-depth review of the Olympus E-P3 article (81 comments in total)

@ RestyF (Aug 23, 2011 at 01:07:06 GMT)
( regarding ageing sensor )

"how can they achieved improved image quality compared to older models"

In the conclusion, Image Quality:
"This does mean that the images are slightly sharper than those from the E-P1/2, due to the use of a slightly lighter anti-aliasing filter"

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" how can they achieve better video compare to older models?"

The new Dual-core TruePic VI processor explains it. Format like AVCHD is a processor intensive task.

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" I don't get why dpreview tag them as ageing sensor."

Have you looked at the sections on noise, resolution and 'ComparedTo'? Have you read the conclusion. Actually, have you read the review at all?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 01:47 UTC as 8th comment
On Just posted: Our in-depth review of the Olympus E-P3 article (81 comments in total)
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Julian Kirkness: Lovely camera - just like the '1 - but this time fast and you can have a viewfinder. No one really needs more than 12MP, it handles beautifully, is well built and now has a great range of lenses. Got mine today - can't wait to really try it out.

" No one really needs more than 12MP"
You don't really need more than 12MP.

"Got mine today"
You lucky. Still waiting for mine. Not even shipped yet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 01:29 UTC
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