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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (824 comments in total)
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Souciantmag: I'm absolutely in agreement that the LX100 looks like a great camera. But the praise lavished on it in this review is irritating, particularly the best of the best rhetoric. The 12MP sensor issue is a big problem. Not that we need megapixels, but for such a costly camera, with a great lense, it's a huge drawback. A Sony A6000 would be a better bargain. I say this being a big fan of Lumix cameras.

Was a 12 megapixel sensor a big problem for D3 owners?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (824 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Yes. From today there is LX100 raw support in Photoshop CC and LR :-)

http://fotoxbr.nl/img/s10/v110/p1060329319-6.jpg

With 400 comments i was pleased to read your post! Will be mpore pleaaed to see LR results. Hope to handle an lx or dlux version tmw

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (943 comments in total)
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Usee: Today, imaging-resource has released first samples of the NX1:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/samsung-nx1A7.HTM

I thought, that I make two 100% crop from their JPG samples:

Samsung NX1:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4164548502/photos/3068593/nx1hsli00100nr0-imaging-resource

...compared to:

Canon 6D:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4164548502/photos/3068592/e6dhsli000100nr0-imaging-resource

...as expected, you can see the far better image quality of the Samsung NX1, in comparison to the low resolving Canon 6D...

...despite other, misguiding, assertions.

Samsung are the dark-horse and maybe this time they will come in by a length with the glass-body combi. At the end of the day how much smaller and comparable to the D7100 or the mid range canons of K30/50 is it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 08:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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abi170845: The main reason why I got this camera was its leaf shutter and high flash synch.

I love everything about this camera but I wish that Fuji(Like Fuji Medium Format Film Camera) will come up with two variants of this camera one X100 with a wider angle lens(24mm Equal) and another with telephoto (85mm Equal). I would gladly bring these two for portrait and environmental portraits shots because of its leaf shutter and high synch flash. Use them with two Godox Winstro flashes and you have a high quality portable set up.

Well there is a Leica customer stolen by fuji if ever there was one. ....:-)
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For me i would ideally like two short range zoom compacts , 22mm-60 eq and 50-150 botj aroumd f2 onto aps-c.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 19:47 UTC

It may have seemed a bit gimmicky with their first entry being an effective 1.2mpx output in any chosen 2d focal plain but getting to now i presume a 10 - 15 mpx output is a better trade off for we consumers.

However i can see immediately even at the low resolution that this has amazing potential in medical imaging and some technical inspection macro applications like aerospace which are high value for the mulitple dof and 3d output. But so far nasa and the gun sight R&D folk seem to have the cash to splash it seems !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 22:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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greypixelz: Whoa, ISO200 and look at that grain in the sky! Is this the beta firmware?

There have been a few jpeg compression issues , pixelation and grain, weird bokeh but only on a few shots. The lens does not seem to be super sharp from the acr raws but it will be interesting to see how it compares to the lx7, rx100 , G7x. Jpeg results are markably poorer than say the epm2 with a kit lens i looked at in comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
On G7X-ISO1600-IMG_0326-dpp photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Well the pixel peepers arent going to like this camera, but i think a lot of new owners will enjoy blur and nice bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Window and flowers in the Processing Techniques: Curves challenge (1 comment in total)

Nicely rescued. :-) lovely result!

As much though a pointer to using auto exp' bracket when we find a nice motif with a challernging exposure. Also a polarising filter would have helped achieve an even better result.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Storm Over Lake Waco in the Storrmy Landscape challenge (1 comment in total)

Really nice compositon, correctly exposed for the sunlight. This would be improved for foreground by lifting the quarter and midtones in curves, although i am not a fan of clumsy HDR, lifting the dark foreground woild help balance the image while still remaining 'as the eye saw it' exposure. You get a 5 for spotting the motif, 5 for a womnderful composition but the overall effect is lost a bit due to the underexposed foreground.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment
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adhemar: I can't figure out this camera.

Who's going to buy it? It would be a perfect fit for the hordes of people that buy a body and standard lens and nothing else. But they're probably going to be intimidated by all the knobs, dials and buttons. The ones that could use all those controls want to be able to change lens. So...

What does it say about the 4/3 format? At a time when Oly and Pana are trying to attract pros with fully featured cameras, isn't a fixed lens 4/3 camera going to bury that format as the new "compact", like it 1" brother?

What about the video? Sure it can shoot 4K, but its very photo-centric controls (think Fuji X10/30) don't make it a good video camera. This is major setback for a company that pioneered the still/video convergence.

I think using the 20Meg sensor, downsized to 16 or so with the multi ratio, coupled a with longer zoom, would have made much more sense.

I think this is going to be a second camera, the travel camera, for DSLR owners who have higher end DSLRs. They have maybe tried mFT but the cost of decent glass for those low f stop bokeh is just not justified in a second system.

I need a jacket pocket compact I can leave in my glove compartment and this fits the bill, even if the lens is not sharper than the nearest rivals, it is going to have much better equivalency DOF control than the actually higher f stops of the smaller sensor cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
On D750-DSC_1434-ISO_100.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (21 comments in total)

Bella bella!
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But tell me this ....Why does the D750 attract a decent photographer who can show off the camera, a minor upgrade from the D600 or 700, while ground breaking cameras in other non FF sectors like the LX100 or some of the earlier mFT or Sony products get rank amateurs to go do "real life"

And they do it on default settings with camera shake, poor attention to exposure and DOF etc etc!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:43 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On P1000914 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

I am not convinced this camera is going to be much goosd for portraits. One 75mm is a bit short, while if you back off a little as here, the bokeh reduces. Also panny's ooc skin tones are just not flattering, odd magenta yellow effect as you say beat ph.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:43 UTC as 1st comment
On P1010004 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Thanks fornyournseries of shots Barney.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On 22_ISO1600_P1000241 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

You will not see this shallow dof at eq 24mm in many sub thousand buck compacts!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 1st comment
On 28_ISO200_P1000166 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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JordanAT: The deep shadows are pretty uniform. Would love to see the RAW version.

I'm noticing a lot of negative exposure compensation in these outdoor shots. Does the camera tend to overexpose?

Always a lot more in the shadows than is lost to the gods.....bareny britton should have taken your lesson up the hill and stopped dowm, or used a polarising filter. Thanks for your work on this interesting camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
On 30_ISO400_ISO400_P1000192 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

If this is hand held then bravo panny and the photographer

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 1st comment
On P1000643 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Barney got this one really sweet. Nice bokeh, nice exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On P1000757 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Yep, this is one thing tyat has always put me off panny (being an olympus user) are the ooc skin tones. I dont want to spend a couple of hours in post for family in the park shots. Bokeh is ok, although at eq 75mm i think it is too short for a lot of portraiture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:24 UTC as 4th comment
On P1000930 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Hope you have a raw of this, worth working up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On P1010128 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Odd choice of f stop, i would have gone for a very deep DOF on f16, and maybe run a bracket for exposure in A.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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