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 Pentax K-01 studio test shots published article (146 comments in total)
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Valentinian: what is the advantage this Pentax mirrorless camera has over the Pentax DSLRs ???

they have seen the future and it is mirrorles. toe in the water and educating their rather small audience of loyal buyers into the shape of non whippy-uppy things to come imho

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 20:41 UTC
On Instagram app arrives for Android article (29 comments in total)

is it better than Photoshop express for mobile images?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 12:48 UTC as 6th comment

Quite underwhelmed really. How much can you get a used m9 for?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 15:22 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

Mirrorless are / will be cheaper to produce. Get used to it all! Pentax like Olympus before them are paving the way for bottom line on a future range of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera article (108 comments in total)
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Atlasman: Gee, let me think here: let's take an OS than was designed from the ground up for mobile devices and graft it on to a camera.

" 'Our present platform is more than capable of delivering a robust Smart Camera experience to consumers and we will continue to evolve that platform.' "

Kind of agree: I haven't bothered with anything more than the rather sad "photoshop express", surprised then they put their name to it. Perhaps some android apps will get made for bigger files but I doubt the OS can handle it without falling over.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:13 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

I think it is useable and better than most FT/ mFT so far at higher ISOs. Await raw results. But basically if you are doing shots for fine art 600dpi A3 publications you would have an FF or a H'blad.

Advice to pixel peepers? Use a tripod, it's what the pros do instead of ISO 100 000.

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:26 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
On ISO 1600_default photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

slightly soft and typical olympus jpeg compression issues in the black areas. But acceptable IMHO: interesting to see raw

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
On dpreview.com gets mobile article (110 comments in total)

Can find it on Android market: have they done the App for Android?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:21 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

last ditch attempt to sell Symbian handsets ????? Very suprised at the images it takes: great for a mobile.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 14:49 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (269 comments in total)
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dra77: At last 35 years on the true successor to my 1977 OM1N which I am still using together with my OM Zuiko prime lenses. I suspect many of the commentators below never owned or handled one of these amazing cameras, the most compact beautifully designed, made and best handling SLR of its time.
I look forward to trying out the OM-D because from its looks it is very close to the ethos of the original OM and if so I will be at the front of the queue.

The OM range never failed: management failed to see AF being so demanded at all levels in the market so quickly.

They did see the opportunity to build smaller system cameras and mFT is the current format with a good size to IQ pay off for amateurs and press photographers alike. Much like OM was in 135!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:44 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)
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NowHearThis: I think the lens a little bigger limiting factor to the overall image quality of the G1X, away from the middle 2/3rds of the image, the image gets progressively softer (e.g. the whole label on the Martins bottle and the batteries on the left side as well as the feathers and watch face on the other side of the image). Generally, sharpness in the center is good and I think Canon made a wise choice going with a larger sensor (verses something like a V1/Pentax Q). Some of the colors are a bit off, for example, Mickey's face has a strong magenta color cast to it. Pluto looks too orange as well. But for a first attempt it's pretty good. I would prefer interchangeable lenses and and EVF, but I know others might not. It'll be interesting to see what Canon chooses to do with this sensor (or ones like it) in the future.

I agree : I think pan-oly could be tempted by a single lens mft while i expect canon are looking at both apsc mount conversion and new fast zooms in an ILC system camera.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 21:16 UTC
On First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (269 comments in total)

Looks like a winner so far: cheks a lot of boxes and will have probably the best out of camera jpegs yet on mFT.

Weather proof, OLED, good EVF, advanced IBIS, Bulb exposure display, fast CDAF- I mean it is going to be a really great users camera for people who want to be out shooting with a light rig and not wasting time in post-proc'

As soon as it is confimred that FT glass will work okay on it I will want to handle one and probabvly get one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 15:56 UTC as 19th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Quite a few " I / we the believers of crazy stuff / told you so!" in this camera only WAY more retro than I expected.

We will have to see how it stands up to the G3.

Crazy days at Olympus, I am still dumb struck at this launch.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 22:26 UTC as 113th comment
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Camp Freddy: Right focal range, I didn't think they would get 60mm (120 eq) out of it..... , just a bit slow. However if it is sharp and offers good bokeh at the longer end, then it may be a useful alternative to the 14-42.

Look forward to results on different bodies.

Very strange launch otherwise: why a powered zoom for video while that area is Olympus's weaker point compared to panasonic and other systems is odd. Also why weather sealing but not on body.

As others have said, this probably pre-empts a weather sealed body launch as its kit lens: Clearly this should then offer better HDMI video and perhaps video optimised IBIS which is integrated to the motor zoom ( thus the IBIS knows the zoom is in motion and subrtacts from the stabilisaiton movement)

Not really: Oly know they lag behind in HDMI and there have been more than rumours about a weather sealed body in PEN. I suspect now that they had this lens as the only thing which could go out of pipleline and get some payback for them ....if not a fire sale, then a slightly singhed cash grab!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:20 UTC

Right focal range, I didn't think they would get 60mm (120 eq) out of it..... , just a bit slow. However if it is sharp and offers good bokeh at the longer end, then it may be a useful alternative to the 14-42.

Look forward to results on different bodies.

Very strange launch otherwise: why a powered zoom for video while that area is Olympus's weaker point compared to panasonic and other systems is odd. Also why weather sealing but not on body.

As others have said, this probably pre-empts a weather sealed body launch as its kit lens: Clearly this should then offer better HDMI video and perhaps video optimised IBIS which is integrated to the motor zoom ( thus the IBIS knows the zoom is in motion and subrtacts from the stabilisaiton movement)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 13:35 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review article (159 comments in total)
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FredSpain: A little mistake in this overall good review: the A 65 does NOT feature extrafine JPEG as the A77 does.
Also, another problem which is on philosophical level : On all DPreviews, we have comparisons at pixels levels but never at acceptable printing sizes. I would say then that it should be called Digital Photoscopic Revew as graphy from the Greek graphein refers to an image or text on paper. Fortunately, other sites take this appproach.

I agree with brendon: higher quality base ISO in dr and tonal depth is preferable to hard wired NR and different pure-sensitivity in the chip. Sony have put their blue chips on mpx ( debatable benefit for many!) and DR / TD.

Someone will no doubt post the Nikon 1 high ISO as outperforming the IQ of this too!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery article (113 comments in total)

Some shots are a bit soft, but I am surprised no one has picked up on the excellent dynamic range for a single lens camera. Better than Nikon 1, Oly XZ1 and g11 ( not seen too much g12 yet) .

Bit of a muted but realistic colour pallette. Probably worth the cost over the xz1/g12 on the basis of VF and DR.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:37 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Article: Android and iOS App Tools For Photographers article (13 comments in total)
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nemo6666: Yuo can really forget most Android Apps. Unstable and for sure not easy to use. Some of them are just a copy of iOS Apps, not quite well done. Others don´t support multitouch, while this is standard in iOS Apps.
And not to forget the high risk of Android permissions...
Just a very few are really useful and also user friendly.
Just my opinion.

Thanks for sharing your opinion Mr Jobs. How is the weather up there BTW?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 10:44 UTC
On GX1: Interview with Panasonic US's Darin Pepple article (31 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: Did I not hear him say.. "We consumerized this camera..." So they did not create a camera with serious amateurs in mind but generic consumers of point and shoots? I reallize we are all consumers but I thought the premis of this camera was for the advanced amateur.. and I see nothing that really speaks to that class of consumer.

Well nikon have just placed their entire MILCnikon 1 range on this BS too: over priced at that !!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 11:28 UTC
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)

They had to put the G3 chip in really. It will be more interesting to see

1) more sane ISO qualityh 800- 1600

2) AF vs the olympus 3 series

I think it is a sensible launch twixt GF and G

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 13:57 UTC as 46th comment
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