Greynerd

Greynerd

Lives in United Kingdom Essex, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jul 18, 2011

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AbrasiveReducer: Great news for consumers. Canon, Nikon & Fuji may not go this low but everyone else will have to. There should be some amazing deals for the holiday season.

@b craw. The Samsung NX20 is not comparable as its recommended retail price is $1099 according to Samsung's site.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 09:46 UTC

Sony must have made a major breakthrough here and found a way around the normally massive cost incurred in not putting a mirror in a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 23:24 UTC as 23rd comment
On Bolivian airline's demise documented in haunting photos news story (95 comments in total)

I think everyone commenting up to this point have missed the most important point which is how sharp are the corners of these photos.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 9th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)

It does make the the Olympus range of everythingless cameras look rather bare and spartan in comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:15 UTC as 334th comment
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)

Probably not Leica branded as the Leica guy had to go into therapy after seeing this lens. The first ultra zoom fish eye lens that can apparently resolve to 16mp on a 1/2.3" sensor. Interesting to see the results. My 20x TZ40 certainly cannot resolve 18mp on a 1/2.3" sensor, 12mp in practice but Panasonic obviously find marketing a camera with not enough f's difficult but I appreciate them trying so back to pixel packing..

Despite that it will probably be a handy little device within its limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 08:07 UTC as 88th comment
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Seagull67: Acquiring more stuff than you actually use is of course very much a privileged First World 'problem' . If I put as much time in trying to take good and better photographs and learning about the art of photography as I do checking our 'gear porn' then I'd be a far better photographer. That said this site has helped me enormously to get the most out of a camera and lenses I really love using daily, those being the Fujifilm XE 1 with 35 mm lens and the 18-55 zoom. Perhaps on this site there should also be forums for Walker Evans, Cartier Bresson, William Eggleston, and Atget fans (etc. etc.) so art and commerce can go hand in hand? I'm interested in why we love photography & the power it has in our lives, but I'm passionate about technological progress too. We need the balance, but I'm striving to own only what I regularly use.

It is probably an example how our privileged first world life can create a dissatisfaction that we try to compensate for. It was interesting that when I was on Prozac for a short time my desire to constantly buy gadgets completely disappeared so it is probably just disrupted brain chemistry, probably from the rather mechanistic, form driven and cold world we inhabit in the West. Probably just too low a serotonin level in the brain and some of us can top it up it by rewarding obsessive interests.
It is interesting that a Doctor just laughed when I mentioned that the obsessive desire to purchase things disappeared which just shows how clueless medicine at ground level is about these problems, which can lead to devastating financial problems for many people.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 11:38 UTC
On Dynamic range and Noise pages added to Sony RX1R Preview news story (32 comments in total)

Probably that little red R on the camera is in many ways cooler than the little red dot. Splashing out all that money on a common non U camera brand shows more style in many ways than buying a Leica. I think if I win the lottery this would be a tempting subtle way to show one's wealth to those that know. Having to post process all the moire out sounds boring but I suppose I can get someone to do that for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:30 UTC as 10th comment
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Dave Oddie: In the UK making someone redundant and then giving their job to someone else is illegal.

It's the position not the person that must be redundant.

Yes but what companies do is reorganise the operating structure so for example divisions A and B are being discontinued and there will be divisions C and D instead. Then people are assessed for their suitability for transfer to the new operating environment. The people you do not like will be found unsuitable for the new structure so lo and behold you are rid of the people you do not like as redundant.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 13:01 UTC

By the time the modern corporations and their efficiency experts/bean counters have rationalised everything completely it is probable that nobody will be doing anything at all. If you do nothing you can do nothing wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 14:39 UTC as 52nd comment
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)
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Greynerd: The advantage of Photoshop is you can buy find books easily on how to use it. I used to use Paintshop Pro but there seems to be a dearth of printed literature on how to use it to its full extent.

Thanks for the info Lyle which is handy for the Corel users but it is nice to just go into a bookshop and see what you are getting. Even large newsagents have photoshop books but rarely Paintshop. The Online tutorials from Corel are very good but I am a bit old fashioned and like a printed book.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 14:24 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)

The advantage of Photoshop is you can buy find books easily on how to use it. I used to use Paintshop Pro but there seems to be a dearth of printed literature on how to use it to its full extent.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 09:52 UTC as 84th comment | 7 replies

I do love it when sigma bring out a new lens for m43. There is such a massive struggle for so many users with the concept that people would want to buy a cheap lens when they can just get a better lens for lots more money.
No macro. I mean really really mega slow at f2.8, no distance scale, no DOF indicator - it just makes you shudder with the horror of it.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 19:24 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' news story (244 comments in total)
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zinedi: External EVF in the middle only, for extra money? Forget it. No built-in VF - no camera for enthusiasts and advanced photographers.

@abortabort
I have never noticed Olympus dropping the price for all the things they leave off their Pens which tend to to be minimalism in everything but price. The rear displays are some of the worst in sunlight and many entry level compacts have more readable displays.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 11:25 UTC

The 20-50 lens is looking rather long in the tooth. It was an early attempt to create a compact aps-c lens but the zoom range is truncated and there is no stabilisation. It does look bit to me a bit of the latest thing in cameras but with an ancient lens bolted on to it. The 20-50 is a very competent lens but I would have thought Samsung could have manged to produce a folding 18-55 or even wider by now or at least a 20-50 with stabilisation.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 UTC as 30th comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review news story (177 comments in total)
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kecajkerugo: many people do not care about RAWs therefore for this community is perfect camera.
Many of you is dissapointed of the quality try to make a test then:
have somebody to swicth on different cameras in the DPR tool in a way you do not know which one is the fuji (so do not use this review comparative analysi directly) and try to guess which one is the fuji. Do it for lower ISO and moderate ISO...a high ISO of 3200 or higher will not work on any such cameras. Make another test: using same tool swich on a few APS-C cameras to be compared to the Fuji...select for example D5000, Canon Rebel .....older ones (but still with a large sensor) and see how the smudging look like...you will be surprised how much the DSLR are "soft".
So mayby this camera is softer viewed 100% than soem of the small sensor brothers but it is still a great tool when viewed normally on a screen.

I agree. For any compact camera like this the resolution at 100% and performance at ISO 3200 are primarily of academic interest and will be irrelevant to the practical uses the camera is designed for.
For 100% crops and ISO 3200 no compact would a sensible choice. Even the RX100 whose equivalent aperture advantage has almost disappeared by 35mm equiv. compared to the fast 1/1.7" and this slighly slower lens 2/3" camera.
The images can hardly be called mediocre as one or others have described them. Seems a nice camera in its class.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review news story (177 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: From the "Conclusion-Pros":"Solid build quality with retro design".
How can "retro design" (a personal preference) be considered a "Pro"?

...and I find it now an established Fujifilm characteristic that their cameras have problems reproducing blues and reds.

Firetruck-red is definitely NOT that shade.

I am not sure that designing something to look like it was hand built in the 19th Century but will in fact be mass produced in the 21st Century is always a good match.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 13:49 UTC
On Sony launches Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V 30x compact superzoom news story (110 comments in total)

Der Überschmiermeister.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 07:53 UTC as 46th comment
On Citizen Finetech Miyota creates 3.69m dot equivalent EVF news story (67 comments in total)
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Benarm: The writing is on the wall. EVF will replace OVF like digital replaced film. Same goes for mirror flip and mechanical shutters. Obviously it won't happen overnight or in a first attempt/generation.

The only trend I can see is the OVF being replaced by no VF at all or if you are lucky available as an expensive accessory.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 11:28 UTC
On Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review news story (330 comments in total)

This does look a very neat camera/lens setup. Obviously Sony Nex lens division have found some way of communicating with the side that produces the camera bodies which is nice to see. I do wonder if the lens side had confused Nex with NX so thought they were producing lenses for the quasi DSLR Samsung NX10 series and only had the mount specs but had never seen a Nex camera body before.
I do like the EVF being placed on rather than above the camera body. It would be nice if Olympus and Panasonic could manage to do the same thing. It does seem pointless putting a great lump on the top of a camera for just an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 11:48 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm announces WiFi-enabled Finepix S8400W 44x superzoom news story (112 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: Why won't 1080i just die. Interlaced displays died a looooong time ago.

I suspect from what has been said here that professional broadcasters are not going to be using this camera which will be a blow to Fuji in their market expectations.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 23:17 UTC
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