Jefftan

Jefftan

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On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (100 comments in total)
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Scanlon: I bought this camera before a snorkeling trip to the Caribbean, thinking that, with the bright lens, it would deliver sharp images. I was wrong, and fortunately, I realized that before I went and returned it, for the Canon G15, which is not an underwater camera and more expensive, for sure, but which produced incredible images throughout our trip, almost on a par with my DSLR. Glad I made the change. Having said this, for years I had the Olympus 850 SW, which was an underwater camera. While I never had the opportunity to use it underwater, it did turn out very sharp images, Unfortunately, it was dropped and the LCD screen broke, necessitating the search for a new camera (for my wife). Needless to say, I was shocked at how soft the images from the TG-2 were.

I have TG-2 and disagree with what you said
for land photo, the camera has very decent sharpness for any point and shoot camera and exceptional for a waterproof camera

Your comment is misleading for people who might be interested in this camera

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 11:19 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (100 comments in total)

that ISO 1600 sample is very good for a small sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 43rd comment
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor news story (174 comments in total)

I would buy a GR or NEX-3N and anyone care about their money should

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 08:27 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor news story (174 comments in total)

$750 crazy price for 1 inch sensor
How much bigger is NEX-3N at $450

but IQ must be much better
can't understand Sony pricing

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 08:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

samples at both ISO 160 and 3200 not impressive at all

ISO 160 sample not much detail. These may be out of camera jpeg, not sure if RAW better

ISO 3200 lots of noise

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:32 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies

Anyone know why pair with 16-50mm instead of 18-55mm kit lens
Is the 16-50mm worse than 18-55mm?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 08:21 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review news story (214 comments in total)
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sarkozy: shutter 1/4000 is to bad
a shutter 1/8000 or 1/16000 (electronically) could have induced me to buy this camera

if your NEX-5N is with kit lens you have a reason to buy
GR lens is much better

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 11:02 UTC

May I ask if lens correction is available?
Only in the pro version?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 09:21 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review news story (214 comments in total)
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: Jefftan,

yes Vivid, or user defined settings punch the colors, thsat is simply standard on all Ricohs

The GR is made for enthousiasts of perfect pictures, so i'm pleased to see that DPR made the ffrot of including lots of optical graphs in their review, this is pixel peeping at its best to find that last bit of detail.

Thanks for the reply
I think muted color is not a big problem if white balance is accurate
GR white balance OK? Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 08:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review news story (214 comments in total)

Is there an easy way to deal with the muted color
Increase saturation of jpeg in camera?
or use vivid color mode?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 06:52 UTC as 19th comment
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Lanski: I like the waterproof roundups. I bought a Canon D10 after reading one a good few years ago and was very pleased with it. I felt they'd made a lot of good choices for a compact and I think I got some good results with it (just the underwater ones: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancesagar/sets/72157631929724683/).

I have to say that I'm very disappointed with this latest release. Not for the first time, Canon appear to be launching an expensive new product without a satisfactory level of improvement. F3.9 at the wide end is truly shocking. No wonder the images are soft. My D10 was F2.8 and I suspect would still make a better choice.

The D10 wiped the floor with its peers (for underwater use) in its roundup. It won't be the same story for the D20.

I like D10 CCD sensor
sadly CCD is dying

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:45 UTC

due for an update next year
I will see what D30 bring to the table

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:43 UTC as 19th comment
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Robert Anderson: Some more real world samples from the D20
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9208018736/albums/d20

your D20 samples IQ are very good
better than I expect at ISO 100 and F3.9

by the way with no Aperture mode is the auto smart enough to always use F3.9 to avoid diffraction?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:43 UTC

A large sensor waterproof, at least 1 inch
I have wait many many years still just a dream

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 08:58 UTC as 21st comment
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC news story (408 comments in total)
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jefflins: Want to hear a decent model: Adobe could go to a cloud model. They could charge an amount equal to essentially "forcing" everybody to upgrade every 18 months. Price: $10 a month. Prepay a year, $99. Give existing owners a free period of subsription based on their version: CS6=free 18 months, CS5=free 6 months. Nothing for CS4 and earlier.

Would such a model attract 2 times as many users? (or slightly more due to bandwidth, storage customer svc costs which eat into the costs). I don't know.

Oh well, not going to happen. So here's my idea: convert my raw files to TIFF, JPG or DNG in Lightroom and use CS5 for the next 5-10 years, by which time a suitable competitor will arise...likely in the freeware space.

there will be no lens correction for any new lens

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 08:57 UTC
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peevee1: There is no even point to compare anything but TG-2 and WG-3 now. Get out of the bright sun and it crystal clear why - others cannot even do what a phone can do.

I agree
The benefit of F2 lens is at low light and indoor which is important
I choose TG-2
If only for outdoor F2 lensis not needed than hard to say which is best. D20 better than TG-2? don't know

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 08:42 UTC
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC news story (408 comments in total)

Can I just paid $19.99 and use it for 1 month?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 07:17 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
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ci-lee: How timely indeed! I'm in the market for an all-weather cam to complement the X20 & XP1. Hope your upcoming reviews (and subsequent comparison) include the Oly TG2, Pentax WG3 and Fuji XP200 (I assume the AW110 and TF5 will be incl. as well). I know on paper the Fuji is prob the dog of the underwater group but the specs seem surprisingly similar to the Nikon AW110 which has gotten good reviews on other sites. Plus it boasts WiFi which makes up for the lack of built-in GPS, has some versatile video capture rates and similar 'creative' modes as the other Fuji cameras. More importantly for me tho is the use of the same NP50 battery as the X20, of which I already have three spares :)

Anyway, keep up the great work and please hurry with these reviews, I'll be on two trips in August where neither X-cam will like the environment too much ;)

P.S. I agree with the previous poster who mentioned the lack of shutter/aperture priority for these "sports" cams...makes the TG2 quite appealing

I think TG-2 is the best of the bunch

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 08:26 UTC
On Samyang announces 16mm f/2.0 and 300mm f/6.3 Reflex lenses news story (125 comments in total)
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CarVac: I want a small 28mm equiv for aps-c dslrs.

Not some huge semi-fast prime (77mm filter threads!).

Not some huger, faster (!) zoom.

I'll even take f/4 if it's small.

Either way, more options are better.

easy just buy Coolpix A or Ricoh GR

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 03:24 UTC
On Samyang announces 16mm f/2.0 and 300mm f/6.3 Reflex lenses news story (125 comments in total)

How come it is so heavy

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 03:24 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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