JohnCarolan

JohnCarolan

Lives in United Kingdom Shetland, United Kingdom
Has a website at www.johncarolan.co.uk
Joined on Mar 8, 2005
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On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (614 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: When is the successor to RX1 coming out? Jesus christ god almighty I want a genuinely pocketable camera with a big sensor for travelling. Couldn't care less about the focal length. And don't tell me the Fuji x100s is pocketable.

might be an option
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/761040-REG/Ricoh_175093_GV_2_Mini_External_Viewfinder.html

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 10:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview article (159 comments in total)
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JohnCarolan: Question for the DP review team, how loud is the shutter? Say compared to the X100?

Great, thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 11:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview article (159 comments in total)

Question for the DP review team, how loud is the shutter? Say compared to the X100?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 19:56 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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JohnCarolan: Something odd about the tonality on these images, both the ooc jpegs and ACR conversions look particularly 'digital', micro contrast and colour transitions are unsubtle and artificial looking, like the out of camera jpegs from a Sony p & s or something. Seen this on all of the relatively few samples I've found online so far. Hopefully firmware or raw converter updates will improve on this.

Yes, must be nr, the raw samples available on Photography Blog look a lot better when opened in LR4.4rc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

Something odd about the tonality on these images, both the ooc jpegs and ACR conversions look particularly 'digital', micro contrast and colour transitions are unsubtle and artificial looking, like the out of camera jpegs from a Sony p & s or something. Seen this on all of the relatively few samples I've found online so far. Hopefully firmware or raw converter updates will improve on this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 22:41 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon announces development of three 1 Nikkor lenses article (76 comments in total)
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xtoph: If they produced a fast and small 12mm lens for this system i would buy in--at this point it offers some impressive capabilities. F/1.4 or even 1.8 would be enough, though it would be really impressive to make something faster.

A 50-equivalent would also be nice of course, but then you would also need something like a 28 equivalent. Simpler to split the difference... Or just go all-in and make the three. Okay, that isnt likely.

Agree a fast 12mm 1 series lens would be a nice option.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 09:43 UTC

interesting issue re the sharpness of the images, reminds me of Sigma files, if you resize one of the DPr sample jpegs for large output, say 30" on the long side at 300ppi you get jagged lines in curved/diagonal details, particularly evident with the image of a girl with sunglasses (with the glasses themselves) perhaps not an issue with the raw files or visible in print, will have to wait and see.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 15:53 UTC as 19th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)
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JohnCarolan: Been using a J1 for a few weeks now as a carry around. Image quality for a compact is excellent. High iso amazing for the sensor size. Image tonality and dr very acceptable and preferable to any other compact I've used or seen. Speed of operation/focus is excellent and the silent shutter very useful.
Concerns over the user interface are being blown out of all proportion, the camera remembers whatever you last accessed. Only thing I tend to change is ISO, so 2 button presses and a spin of the dial is all that's required. Like with any equipment the more you use it the more adept you become with it.
Agree auto-iso could be improved but it's not something I use on my other gear either so not a big deal. I like the design ethic and the minimalism, although lack of grip not ideal so I bought a Franiec grip which has resolved that slight problem.
Hoping Nikon bring out some more primes.
Some snaps http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarolan/sets/72157628649185661/

I suspect you have not used one or worked with the RAW files. Doing so might change your opinion. But maybe not.
Odd why people want to be so loudly negative about a mere camera that they do not even own or have first hand experience of.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 12:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)
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JohnCarolan: Been using a J1 for a few weeks now as a carry around. Image quality for a compact is excellent. High iso amazing for the sensor size. Image tonality and dr very acceptable and preferable to any other compact I've used or seen. Speed of operation/focus is excellent and the silent shutter very useful.
Concerns over the user interface are being blown out of all proportion, the camera remembers whatever you last accessed. Only thing I tend to change is ISO, so 2 button presses and a spin of the dial is all that's required. Like with any equipment the more you use it the more adept you become with it.
Agree auto-iso could be improved but it's not something I use on my other gear either so not a big deal. I like the design ethic and the minimalism, although lack of grip not ideal so I bought a Franiec grip which has resolved that slight problem.
Hoping Nikon bring out some more primes.
Some snaps http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarolan/sets/72157628649185661/

these are fullsize
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarolan/tags/fullsize/
note I'm not posting these as any sort of technical demonstration of image quality, I would refer you to the Dpr review for that sort of thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 19:27 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)

Been using a J1 for a few weeks now as a carry around. Image quality for a compact is excellent. High iso amazing for the sensor size. Image tonality and dr very acceptable and preferable to any other compact I've used or seen. Speed of operation/focus is excellent and the silent shutter very useful.
Concerns over the user interface are being blown out of all proportion, the camera remembers whatever you last accessed. Only thing I tend to change is ISO, so 2 button presses and a spin of the dial is all that's required. Like with any equipment the more you use it the more adept you become with it.
Agree auto-iso could be improved but it's not something I use on my other gear either so not a big deal. I like the design ethic and the minimalism, although lack of grip not ideal so I bought a Franiec grip which has resolved that slight problem.
Hoping Nikon bring out some more primes.
Some snaps http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncarolan/sets/72157628649185661/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 17:25 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
On First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 article (182 comments in total)
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OneGuy: When talking about JPEG and processed files from Raw, the reviewer (Barney B) states: "Personally, I would take a noisier but more detailed image, but it really is a matter of taste."
What about putting a voting counter next to the two images. The image processing that Barney came up with introduces artifacts looking like a puke.

Barney's RAW conversion far preferable to the standard jpeg.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 09:00 UTC
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tkpenalty: Is it just me or are panasonic carrying the m43 platform themselves these days?

Looks like a very nice camera, but it sounds like the shutter can still be heard 100 yards away like the other m4/3rds, a nice quiet leaf shutter would have made it the perfect streetcam.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:51 UTC
On Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera article (195 comments in total)
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JohnCarolan: As others have said, nice sensor/camera, but lens options let it down. I'm not interested in zooms, I want a compact large aperture prime, either a 35, 40 or 50mm equivalent. The Zeiss is too big and too expensive. Fuji X100 looking more and more attractive.

Merely expressing my preferences and making some observations, and all without being childishly offensive. Try it sometime.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 19:35 UTC
On Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera article (195 comments in total)

As others have said, nice sensor/camera, but lens options let it down. I'm not interested in zooms, I want a compact large aperture prime, either a 35, 40 or 50mm equivalent. The Zeiss is too big and too expensive. Fuji X100 looking more and more attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 12:56 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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