jimread

jimread

Lives in United Kingdom Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Joined on Jan 15, 2007

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I got far more interesting results with a TtV contraption.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (59 comments in total)
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Marko Laurits: It could be my monitor or myself but colour of the sky at these photos is somehow different from what I have seen in real life.

If you would like to calibrate your monitor there is a free program that you can use to get within half a Gnats knacker of using an expensive setter: http://www.calibrize.com/

It works very well indeed and once done several times to get the hang of it you can then go on to create your own printer profiles (the ability to do this is within every printer) and be able to print what you see on your screen. easy peasy no cost at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (59 comments in total)
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jimread: I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

I fell about laughing at your answer Maverick, Is everyone going to buy a hi-res monitor? And if that's the case with prints I might as well go back to my 5MP Casio.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (59 comments in total)

I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 16:58 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (404 comments in total)
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Raw Jaw: "Flip-out LCD helpful for video and tripod work"

Sorry, but this 'Pro' comment indicates to me the reviewer has no knowledge of what a fully articulating LCD can be used for.

The real value of the NX30's fully articulating LCD is for handheld vertical stills from floor level to overhead, (eg. Toddlers to Stage Performers).

This is critical for Event Photography and is something a DPReviewer should know about or learn about before picking up a camera to review it.

Also in situations where you have to get really close to a wall in order to get the maximum area in a shot. Only a fully articulated screen will do for this. I use a Panny G2, mirrorless is far better than the DSLR crap.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
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Black Box: Americans make only 5% of the world's population, yet they have 25% of the world's prisoners. Land of the free...

Americans talk a lot about the value of freedom, but are actually afraid of anyone who truly exhibits it. Easy Rider 1969

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On Woman In Window photo in dgnelson's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I really like this Dan, must have been a instantaneous decision, and it payed off.

Really great - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview article (107 comments in total)
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Abaregi: Whats the point if you can buy and DSLR with an APS-C for the same price?

Is it not mirrorless and if so why not NEX sized?

I have a G2 4/3 and a 5D Mk1 FF both 12MP, at 12" x 18" prints are indistinguishable. I was surpised! The G2 is ohhh so much easier to use.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 13:50 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

About time!! Do I need all this auto rubbush no!! Do I know the relationship between shutter speed/aperture/ISO? Yes I do.

Do I need anything else, NO

Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:45 UTC as 693rd comment | 3 replies
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' article (184 comments in total)
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vFunct: You guys really need a proper photo viewer, with actual whitespace and removal of all the junk text/links around it.

Check out www.tinyvices.com for an idea of what I mean.

You hurt the photography by presenting it with such a crappy viewing experience.

A cleaner presentation is better.

Thanks for TinyVices great stuff on there. May I offer this in return: http://imagesfound.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/in-beginning.html Not for the presentation but for the images therein.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 07:09 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' article (184 comments in total)

For 10 years read 10 days of clubbish rubbish. May I suggest that the author begs, borrows or steals a copy of Don McCullin's Perspectives (not war but people on a similar edge of life)

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 15:56 UTC as 47th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)
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bilcobarnes21: I dont understand what enjoyment people get, constantly bashing products, its rare people commment on these forums with something pleasant to say about a camera, its either pulling a camera to pieces or defending their prize possession by castigating the enemys camera/Brand of choice

I also think people shold realise what sort of a camera the GX7 is before comparing with their male jewerlally, D800's and Nano coated prime lenes or such like.

it really does take me a back, people need to get a life, i dont understand why they do it, especially when so many good dating sites are avaiable for these guys at the touch of a button.

You Know who you are..

Hello Bilcobarnes,

I have something pleasant to say regarding a Panny G2 and a Canon 5D both 12mp. I took two pics of the same subject with each camera, G2 with 20mm and 5D with 50mm. And then got some 18" x 12" prints done, much to my surprise expecting the 5D ones to be much better especially with a landscape image, they were indistinguishable.

It seems to me that many of the opinions expressed all over this site are for and by nit'pic'kers rather than photographers.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 22:54 UTC
On Can computer corrections make simple lenses look good? article (162 comments in total)

Well I'm blowed!!! The same thing happened c.100 years ago with the development of the Cooke Triplet and the Zeiss Tessar. Prior to that lenses had more elements than you could shake a stick at.

Will it work, of course it will, will it be better, the Cooke and Zeiss designs certainly were.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 19:54 UTC as 65th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

This looks really great, if they sell bodies on their own I'll buy one.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 18:27 UTC as 240th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Petrogel: It will be nice to read an "In Depth Review" of the camera above compared with the Fujifilm X-M1, OLYMPUS P E N and the Leica X Vario and Hasselblad Lunar.

Really !!! why there is -NO- in depth review of any of the Leica's DSLR's

I recall someone stripping down a 'Leitz' film camera lens only to find it had been made by some third party far eastern company, this was years ago. They've been pulling the wool over peoples eyes for years.

There was though the bloke who dropped his M3 out of an aircraft, landed in a ploughed field. He got it back and though a bit dented worked perfectly.

One pays for the body and not the lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 17:39 UTC

What a complete idiot.

I use a Panasonic G2 my FF DSLR's in the the loft. From the G2 I get 16" x 20" prints just as good as the DSLR and it's lighter, smaller and much much easier to use.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 08:45 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

My FF DSLR's in the loft, I can get a just as good 16" x 20" print from my Panasonic G2.

No need to say anymore

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

I use a panasonic G2 and sell dead sharp 16" x 20" prints off it. I have an FF DSLR in the loft, I never use it it's too heavy.

This looks really good though, if the image quality is significantly better than the G2 then I will buy one. BUT I doubt it :-)

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:04 UTC as 351st comment
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Don Kiyoti: So funny (and sad) reading the comments by dpreview readers who are hopelessly ignorant about photography unless it involves endless arguments over sensor size, high ISO noise, or corner sharpness.

The bland leading the bland. Stop looking at the images of others find and follow your own path. Want to know how? PM me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 23:00 UTC
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ptodd: My very favourite thing I've ever read on DPR was a thread on the Pentax SLR forum, where someone said they'd given in to temptation and splurged on a load of expensive Limited prime lenses.

They proceeded to post lots of pictures taken with the kit lens at appropriate focal lengths, receiving lots of comments about what a good "investment" it was, and how the quality really shines through etc... Of course eventually they spilled the beans.

Reely Grate! Even more dopes!!

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 10:41 UTC
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