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 Preview:canong1x (1032 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
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)

The base ISO, people seem to ignore, there seems to be a lack of sharpness and maybe this is micro cotnrast. Also colours seem relatively muted.

These are both perhaps addressed with settings as by far the majority of users will no doubt never go near raw.

ISO 1600 in the dark and shadows looke better than the other latest out-the-bag , the V1/ j1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:44 UTC as 12th comment
On Preview:samsungnx200 (187 comments in total)

I Think Samsung have been the dark horse in this race. With a bigger sensor nikon maybe NeXT year milc cameras are going large!

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 23:12 UTC as 17th comment
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)

Great price revision! Beats Nik 1 system hands down: look nik fanbois "f 2- 2.6" APSC.....size is good, EVF /combo worth putting on a camera.

Also it doens't look like somethign out of Buck Rogers or Battle Star Galatica like the V1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 12:36 UTC as 152nd comment | 3 replies
On Pontiac Indian Headlight in the Vintage cars details challenge (1 comment in total)

absolutely wonderful! good use of BW. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 09:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Pumpkins in the Newspaper supplement: Harvest season challenge (3 comments in total)

Hey hey! Well done, got my highest vote and I am delighted it is an Olympus FT that won !!!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
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CameraLabTester: It gets worst and worst...

Nikon, be humble enough to admit you made a real big BLUNDER here and do 2 things that might save your face:

1. Reduce the price by half.

2. Replace the sensor with 4/3.

People vote with their purchasing money, not with internet comments and accolades.

I like this post! Blunt.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 09:41 UTC
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bryanbrun: The Nikon 1 is a science experiment gone horribly wrong.

They pumped up the read speeds on the sensor to such a high level for the video and frames per second that they sacrificed Noise at low ISO. Any high end P&S will take a better picture at low ISO than Nikon 1.

At this price point the Nikon 1 is in a different market segment than Micro Four Thirds and high end Point and Shoots.

A market segment that doesn't exist.

An intersting position, which I think will be vindicated!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 09:39 UTC
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Walter Rowe: I'm a Nikon DSLR shooter. These raw files don't look as good as my Canon PowerShot G11 raw files at comparable ISOs. The camera system has a great deal of flexibility with interchangeable lenses, but the price relative to the image quality compared to other cameras in this sensor class just doesn't compel me.

Even the ISO 100 image shows significantly more noise than I would expect from ISO 100 on a camera at this price point when viewed at 100% in the camera maker's own software. The ISO 6400 image actually impressed me most. It had less noise than I expected.

Get the image quality up, reduce the price by 25% and this will be a very competitive camera that spans the gap between compact P&S and full-body DLSRS cameras. Lots of travelers would find this an excellent compromise. Flexibility without the load and space consumption of a larger DSLR setup.

Agree Walter: Comparisons to the G11/12 , S95 and XZ1 are more valid than to similarily priced DSLRs or NEx and PEN / G.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 09:38 UTC
On How to make a cover girl article (3 comments in total)

Looking forward to seeing the vid at home as streaming is very naughty at work!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:48 UTC as 4th comment

summary: not as good as mFT. Not much smaller with the 10-100 as NEX.

Barely competes with the G12, S95 and Olympus XZ1.

fail

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:46 UTC as 18th comment
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