Andy Crowe

Andy Crowe

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Joined on Dec 16, 2006

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Ben O Connor: Hoepfully this 25mm will be suitable for GM series. And keep price little lower than Olympus M.zuiko 25mm than why not!

I also wished to see MarkII of Leica 25mm lens, which could be rathr smaller, lighter and more handsome than existing one. Wondering about 100-400mm lens! sounds crazy! sadly no new tele lens for GM´s. got to hold on to 35-100mm .

The smaller 20mm f1.7 feels like it would make a better match to the GM

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 comments in total)
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reinish: Would like to exchange noiseart ISO 25,600 to ISO 100 and even ISO 12,000 to superclean ISO 50.

But 30 min Bulb mode, that's cool.

You can't just force a sensor to gather more light without clipping, that's why as resolution has been going up so has base ISO across all camera manufacturers.

Though if you want ISO50 just shoot RAW at +2EV and apply -2EV in post ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Some good improvements, but for me personally missing built in flash is a bummer. While trekking I really like to pack light and dont need more stuff to pack in which I might lose. looks like the Gx7 is going to stay in bag for quite sometime now.

Actually in-doors the built-in flash is very useful. Even the low-powered unit on the GX7, when combined with the 20mm f1.7 lens, can get excellent results even when *bouncing* it by tilting it upwards.

Sure you could cart a flash-gun with you everywhere you go, but it's nice to have a dual-use camera where you can travel light and still get decent shots in the dark.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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janist74: Looks great and high ISO improvements are welcome, but why no native ISO 100? This (a really clean base ISO) would be essential for landscape photographer and all APS-C can do it without a problem.

You can't just give a sensor an arbitrary low ISO, otherwise everyone would be starting their sensors at ISO25. Base ISO is based on when the pixel wells fill and clip, clearly the point at which that happens with this sensor makes more sense at ISO200.

You can always get ISO100, or 50, or 25 by shooting raw, over exposing and bringing it back down in post.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:15 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)
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PCPics: Isn't that Chuck Norris' standard lens?

Chuck Norris doesn't need a lens, light bends itself just to stay out of his way

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
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www_zeeshan_de: Thank you for the posting. Thats why the i dont use APS-C Sensor toys anymore. Using a full frame Sony A99 i fix it to ISO100 and take pictures with EV+1,3 just to exposure the sensr CORRECTLY. After that i get pictures from RAW Files on which there is NO REQUIREMENT of denoising at all.
For more Info have a look at my german page at:

http://www.zeeshan.de/fotografie_apsc_vs_vollformat/0_slta99.htm

Full Frame? That's tiny! http://youtube.com/watch?v=PHYidejT3KY :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
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realfolk: I don't see why BMMicroCC (micro) is better than BMPCC? The weight is almost the same 10.65 oz VS 12.52 oz. The envelop sizes are different, but it is not really important as the weight especially when the proper gimbals for BMPCC do exist. All other features are just the same even the price. So what are the benefits of BMMicroCC over BMPCC?

Expansion port, better battery life (90min vs 60min)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
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The Squire: The camera the Canon XC10 *should* have been.

EDIT: I take that back. I love this as a GoPro replacement but was expecting it to be more of a system camera, able to mount a screen, grip etc. So, nice action cam but not as versatile as a XC10. And no 4K?

You can't mount a grip or screen to the camera directly, but you can use it as the heart of a very small rails system with a screen and grip (think http://i.imgur.com/xywVhAX.jpg but smaller)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
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Jorginho: Well...very niced cam for the size. But I have to wonder what it gets us over a GM1 or GM5 basically...Selfies?

It's a bit cheaper too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:09 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Faking the film of the Moon landings was necessary because in those days there was no way to get a good enough signal back to Earth.

Think how bad mobile coverage is now at times- and it uses satellites in space.

So, according to this idea they went, but the photographs and the filming was done on Earth, so that we would have something good to look at, at the time. It worked, looked really good and everyone was happy.

As a kid I was thrilled, just like in the movies!!

But you cannot be allowed to get away with it in photographs, because evidence depends on facts, not facts modified or fabricated. Press pictures are EVIDENCE, to get which men risk their lives frequently, so he is definitely NOT worth a prize at all.

munro mate, mobiles don't use satellites, they use ground based radio towers (google "cellphone tower"). You can go out and buy a satellite phone today and it'll work perfectly in places where there is no mobile reception, it'll just cost you a lot more.

Also strap that Canon 5200mm lens on your camera and you'll have spy-satellite resolution ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Faking the film of the Moon landings was necessary because in those days there was no way to get a good enough signal back to Earth.

Think how bad mobile coverage is now at times- and it uses satellites in space.

So, according to this idea they went, but the photographs and the filming was done on Earth, so that we would have something good to look at, at the time. It worked, looked really good and everyone was happy.

As a kid I was thrilled, just like in the movies!!

But you cannot be allowed to get away with it in photographs, because evidence depends on facts, not facts modified or fabricated. Press pictures are EVIDENCE, to get which men risk their lives frequently, so he is definitely NOT worth a prize at all.

Talk about Poe's law, I have no idea whether you are joking or seriously wrong (about both the moon landings and mobile phones)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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Nordstjernen: Focal length is a given factor, but you could copare to whatever you want to make the spect more impressive.

So why not say 3000 mm focal length, equivalent to FF systems compared to aps-c! :-D

But FF-equivalent focal length is a thing, every other crop comparison isn't...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
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tom1234567: Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...

At least with a 24–2000 mm lens there is actually a USP

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
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bogdescu: This looks like a concept car, never meant to be produced.
No camera can work with so few buttons. (well, except a soap-box idiotenkamera.
Physical access to ISO? exposure compensation? and so on?

Plus, if you make it for the m-mount, you are already targeting it towards a certain group. This group (the people who own m-mount lenses) will not settle for a childish point-and-shoot.

Well, they've got direct aperture and shutter speed controls, maybe the rest is via a touch-screen? If it's cheaper than Leica they might get away with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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The Squire: I prefer to use Deluxe Paint III - It's subscription free and 32 colors are enough for anyone.

Deluxe Paint IV, HAM 4096 simultaneous colours baby!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
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flysurfer: Okay, let me summarize what I have gathered so far:

You used the old X-Pro1 to eliminate the Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO), you used Capture One to replace Fuji's colors with a dull default conversion, and you turned off RAW metadata based(!) CA correction, distortion correction and devignetting in Capture One (which is all part of the overall lens design). And then you sometimes used shutter speeds without a tripod that sometimes resulted camera shake and blur.

Interesting.

So how "real-world" are these samples after all? Because in my "real world", I certainly use my lenses as intended, with LMO, on a tripod (when necessary), and I certainly don't turn off any lens corrections that are a part of the lens firmware (and stored in the RAW metadata). I also don't use C1's default conversion.

RAW processing obsolete? Better hope you always have perfect white balance and no blown highlights or deep shadows ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: The H-res mode is not impressive at all... pretty disapointing.
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/e426f924-0969-4b13-9827-da97dc9afe54.jpg

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/7

It's soft for sure, but there's definitely a lot more detail than in 16mp mode and it looks like it should sharpen up nicely in post.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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photogeek: I'd buy one, but the lens is not quite large enough. Can they make it twice as large (and heavy) as the body? I'll pay extra.

http://www.bandpro.com/media/wysiwyg/Canon_C300_big_lens.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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JRFlorendo: This is a SLAM DUNK class action law suit, an engineering flaw by Nikon engineers, can't get any easier than that. Nikon just needs to slow down, it seem like they are coming out with a new FF camera every six months, at that rate, something is bound to get neglected. Sony and Toshiba already providing you with top grade sensors, slooow down and get the engineering and quality control right.

Well looks like DPR have found similar flare on a Canon 1D X at least
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d750/9

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (392 comments in total)
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Swingline: I was hoping for a LX100 style body in an ILC with 16 meg.

Wouldn't that just be the GX7?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
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