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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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!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 20:19 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review (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 ?

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.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF1 hands-on preview (133 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!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 13:20 UTC as 21st comment
On Connect post Tablets for photographers: Best options for on-the-go workflow (145 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 13:17 UTC as 25th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview (152 comments in total)

Who makes the sensor BTW ?

Oly' have been astute with the launch cycle.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on 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.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 14:46 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview (152 comments in total)
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oluv: seems to have exactly the same IBIS problems like E-PL3 and other olympus cameas. image P9140080 was taken at 1/160 but not a single point is really sharp.

i had the same with shutter speeds between 1/100 and 1/200, the IBIS was producing blur then. what a pity, that olympus hasn't fixed this, i mean this is already their 3rd or 4th camera generation!

fixed! These are enthusiast cameras, not POS!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 14:42 UTC
On article Pentax K-01 studio test shots published (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

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

is it better than Photoshop express for mobile images?

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?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 15:22 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-01 Hands-on 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera (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.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:13 UTC
On photo ISO 1600_default 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

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Low Light ISO samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

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

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

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

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 14:49 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (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!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:44 UTC
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (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.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 15:56 UTC as 19th 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!

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