Camp Freddy

Camp Freddy

Lives in Norway Norway
Joined on Oct 1, 2010
About me:

to thoroughly enjoy reasonaly priced photography to new heights with the E450 and affordable lenses! .............To boldly go............ and split infinitives....

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (624 comments in total)

From the sample images with the lens as delivered, I cannot see the point in such a small sensor on a MILC apart from Nikon creaming very good gross margin from fan boys, and 'soccer moms' who would be better served by a quality compact. Oh yeah you can pay 900 dollars/euro for a fast lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 13:39 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

if you don't like retro, which has floated Olympus's boat of late, then you can have a smaller Full frame which fits a huge range of lenses and legacy stuff that grand dad had.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 18:01 UTC as 568th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: A pretty ugly concoction, but somehow Olympus ( and Sony therefore as major share holder) are committed to a superzoom and retro PEN / OM styling.
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Better off doing an mFT 16mpx chip with a non interchangeable 24-120 collapsing zoom for around the 700 USD mark IMHO. Let Fuji amd Panny fight it out with Nikon following soon after in the superzoom sector.

@caverd - yeah the 16mpx sensor probably the first couple of Olympus (sony built) sensors which are mFT optimised or you could say that they will never see light of day in the four thirds format .....which differs in software due to the distortion mFT lens mount distance creates but then also on chip image acquisition can be improved on chip. FT is dead for better or for worse.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 22:30 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

A pretty ugly concoction, but somehow Olympus ( and Sony therefore as major share holder) are committed to a superzoom and retro PEN / OM styling.
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Better off doing an mFT 16mpx chip with a non interchangeable 24-120 collapsing zoom for around the 700 USD mark IMHO. Let Fuji amd Panny fight it out with Nikon following soon after in the superzoom sector.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 20:07 UTC as 47th comment | 9 replies
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averagjoe: It's obvious that the guy is an adventurer/daredevil, and not a photographer.
He deserves kudos for pulling off the stunt, but he'd get a better reception from photographers if his image quality matched his bravado.

In the pyramid shots, http://raskalov-vit.livejournal.com/131308.html he shows better composition that the majority of pixel peeping D4s owners on this site!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 07:42 UTC

super duper, fitted as standard in all Olympus mFT / FT bodies.....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 09:44 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Swarbs: I owned the Olympus E-300 and E-3 and a number of lenses, flash unit, ect. The store where I purchased all of my equipment, Henry's, the major photographic retailer in Canada, stopped carrying any Olympus supplies, such as batteries or anything else. I felt betrayed by Olympus, so I brought back all of my equipment and traded them in for Canon (7D).
This is a shame as I really liked Olympus, but due to their lack of interest in the DSLR formate, I didn't want to wait till I couldn't have parts replaced or upgrade the equipment when new technologies are developed.
I can't understand why a company would throw it's customers under a truck like that!

Olympus have no where near the volume sales of Can-Niko so do not come down in margin . So many of the surviving specialist chains dropped their DSLR range at least and are look-warm on mFT.

In the same breath we can bemoan the loss of the independent, knowledgeable equipment retailer. There ain't enough cash in small.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 08:42 UTC

Is no-one going to mention the advantages of MORE depth of field in low light conditions with the latest mFT systems?

f2.4 on an FF is often as good as it gets for sharpness and getting what you actually want in the area in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 14:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)

Very underwhelmed with the examples apart from the bored bloke with the beard shots, which show a use for this focal legnth at least.

faster than zooms, for those who must change lenses IMHO. 12mm a better bet .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 14:53 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)

Hmm, after a quick look at this and the price suggested, I think Olympus would have been better on doing an "epm" version of the larger XZ's to this type of price, or better yet, putting a fixed retracting lens onto the 16mpx mFT sensor, perhaps at a crop to a smaller mpx ( as some panasonic mFT's actually do)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 14:03 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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arqomx: would like to see the noise performance for both XZ-2 and XZ-10. My XZ-1 doesn't fare well from ISO 800 and above >. < (though with f2.7 lens you'll find it seldom to crank the ISO more than 400)

Definetly looks a lot better on the newer XZ2 samples, , but remember it is f1.8 with IBIS so you do not need to crank up beyond 1200. Unless you are taking black cats on moonless nights of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 13:46 UTC
On Goodbye Barcelona in the Sunset in the city III challenge (1 comment in total)

Really nice shot, I guess this has been curve worked a little to an extended DR which is just right, near to what the eye would see. Congratulations on the win!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 11:49 UTC as 1st comment
On PA160099 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Dmitri, I thinked they fibbed about "No particular settings" as all these are OOC:

HDR mode on then, and not too bad a job if you like that sort of thing!

See also the whassit effect two along.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 20:44 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Couscousdelight: Smoothing is very strong, even at 100 iso : http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2293688/pa210094?inalbum=olympus-xz-2-preview-samples
Check the boat at full res.

there is a strange texture in some backgrounds, while there is detail in the subjects suggesting some jpeg compression issue ( last portrait of the woman downloaded is an example of this) , and noise at higher ISO: but how does it compare with G15, X10 and other premium priced cameras? Nice colours OOC, good bokeh, good features....needs a shoot out vs Canon, LX7, XF1 etc!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 20:19 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)

Hmm, ticks a number of boxes for me on price, relative IQ to price and not least weather proofing. But how many lenses are weather proofed ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:58 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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marcuz: Should this be called "rangefinder style" mirrorless, as in the specs?
This is just yet one more tiny sensor plain mirrorless imho.

Although I don't like this system at all, it does take quite good images for the size of sensor and should allow for some fast sub f2 lenses which are optically up to par for Nikon while not being that large.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:13 UTC
On Fujifilm XF1 Preview preview (129 comments in total)

look forward to comparing this with the larger enthusiast compacts on file at DPR and the latest flock of Lx7 etc. Could be the back up camera for me!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 13:20 UTC as 20th comment

Which is the best PP software for tablets now though? If it is best value for money on Android from the market then I would look there myself. iPad's resolution is tempting, but you are paying " premium poser price" for the glory of the bitten fruit logo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 13:17 UTC as 25th comment
On Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 & PEN Mini E-PM2 preview (152 comments in total)

Who makes the sensor BTW ?

Oly' have been astute with the launch cycle.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 & PEN Mini E-PM2 preview (152 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Very few comments. I guess it is not very exciting as it is just rehash of E-PL3 and E-PM1 with new sensor.

Should be cheaper as most parts are carried over from $400/$300 cameras.

Olympus did a great job at flogging the PEN series on an out dated sensor which was still bigger than all P&S at the time with better DR , tonal depth and mid level ISO to 800 and even.

Coupled to IBIS and the evolution to touch screen and multi core processors for super fast focusing, all they were waiting for was a better sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 14:46 UTC
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