Nic Walmsley

Nic Walmsley

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on May 21, 2011

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Absolutic: Guys how about a iphone app finally, with everything properly formatted?

am I right in thinking you need flash to upload photos. that's pretty limiting for these days

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:17 UTC

Support for mobiles. Don't use Flash.

As an observation, there's a big difference between posts about photos and posts about cameras. And I won't even mention posts about forum members.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:14 UTC as 272nd comment

is the consensus now that the small sensor of system 1 was a mistake, given what is happening with the competition?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 06:40 UTC as 29th comment
On Samsung Galaxy Camera - camera phone or phone camera? news story (290 comments in total)
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Boerseuntjie: This is proof that we live in a era of smart phones and stupid people

stupid people can't use smart phones, maybe

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 07:31 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera - camera phone or phone camera? news story (290 comments in total)

Sorry for the sexual metaphor, but it is the easiest way to explain

I want the love child of an iPhone, an XZ-1, and an Olympus Tough. Don't care if it is chunky.

Apple or Olympus, please make one.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 07:30 UTC as 40th comment
On Out my window challenge (7 comments in total)

Can it be my window at work?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:58 UTC as 5th comment
On Bright Lights, Big City challenge (3 comments in total)

Pity it has to be a night time shot, I would have had a nice one, but it's day time. Next time.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:17 UTC as 1st comment
On First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 news story (269 comments in total)

Olympus, any chance you can add Dramatic Tone II to the Pen 3 lineup, using a firmware update?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:35 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 news story (269 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: OM-D E-M5

OM-D E-M5

OM-D E-M5

OM-D E-M5

OM-D E-M5

Allright, Olympus... better come up with a nickname...

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We don't call the E-P3 the PEN E-P3. Same with the E-M5. The range is O-MD. The model is E-M5.

Just call it the E-M5.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:29 UTC
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techmine: I don't like Facebook's new Image viewer (I am a heavy FB user). Google's idea is similar to Flickr where everything turns just like a slideshow. FB's overlay type viewer is distracting because sometimes its does not cover the whole background (in case the image res is lower).

And whats with showing ads in the comment column Facebook? It is the worst place to put your dumb ads. Please change it.

Oh no, that does sound terrible. People could turn off just as fast as they turned on, I reckon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 10:23 UTC
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QSMcDraw: How many friends see our photos and say to themselves, "Wow, that is probably a nice picture. Wish I could see it someplace other than Facebook"?

We all know pics on Facebook are mere suggestions of the actual pictures. Really just thumbnails. Pretty cheesey.

I reckon most of my friends think mainly about the meaning of the photos, not the IQ. Don't get me wrong, the IQ counts, but less than the personal side of things.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 10:21 UTC
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SammyToronto: This lens roadmap validates my decision of going with the m4/3 system over the NEX system when I was looking to buy a mirrorless camera last year. I had to choose between the NEX's superior sensors and m4/3 superior lens quality/collection and I decided the latter was more important (the m4/3 12/16mp sensors are plenty good enough for me, especially with the fast, quality reasonably-priced glass available). I returned the nex-5n and bought an e-pm1 + a panny 20mm lens and couldn't be happier.

I was planning to revisit the NEX system again when Sony release fast, quality, pancake primes, but that will apparently have to wait for some time yet.

We are sailing in the exact same boats

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:49 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Approaching 650 comments. Fair to say OM-D has generated some interest.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:50 UTC as 226th comment | 6 replies
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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AStoon: I have not been able to find any reference to focus peeking in previews or the spec sheets. Has anyone else seen anything about the inclusion or lack of focus peeking?

Doesn't have it. Olympus say it's not the way to go. Mag View is more accurate, some say. I'm happy enough with it.

Plus m43 have a lot of good AF glass to choose from.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:49 UTC
On Tamron and Tokina join Micro Four Thirds news story (94 comments in total)

as the recent Sigma news demonstrated, unless they offer high quality m43 dedicated lenses, few will buy them. the quality has to be there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 02:25 UTC as 15th comment
On Similar, but not copied, image found to breach copyright news story (738 comments in total)
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ELLIOT P STERN: not the point folks. It does not matter what the photographer does to what we are all accepting as poor images. There are probably 10000 phone images taken every day. The point here is that the judge is looped.

It is incrediblel BS that a decision like that could be made in the first place. I am in the business and have no problem with copyright laws but this is about the dumbest interpretation I have ever heard.

Fire the judge.

I think that sums it up. How can you have copyright over a cliche?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:57 UTC
On Japanese news service lends support Olympus OM rumors news story (314 comments in total)
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worldcup1982: please not with the crap panasonic sensor....

E-PM2. I wonder when.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 02:23 UTC
On Japanese news service lends support Olympus OM rumors news story (314 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Surprise! Olympus finally figured that it needs to break the straightjacket it has imposed on itself when it chose the 4/3 format. That small sensor puts an upper limit on pixel size and number, so it must be abandoned if Olympus were to stay competitive with Sony and Pentax, instead of scraping the bottom of the marketing barrel for sales. More competition is always welcome. Let's hope that the new entry will finally result in so much more competition in the crowded APS-C sensor market that it will force manufacturers to bring out more low end, affordable full frame models. The days of full frames selling for less than $2,000 may be near.

I don't want full frame. Well, more accurately, I want a small, affordable camera system. I was close to getting NEX, but the lenses are too big and not good enough. So I went m43. Perfect system for me. And sensor tech will just get better over time, so the sensor size will be fine for what I need.

Also, I reckon it would do us all good to change the way we talk about sensor size. The current labels are too arbitrary and often misleading.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 02:04 UTC
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1X large sensor zoom compact news story (791 comments in total)

Having the option to put a small, fast prime on this would have been nice. Perhaps later this year Canon will release a similar camera with interchangeable lens mount?

For me, the look and feel is very boring, boxy... even cheap looking.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 17:53 UTC as 151st comment

just wondering if all these fuji posts could have been combined into 1?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 19:50 UTC as 13th comment
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