mahonj

Lives in Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Works as a Machine Vision Engineer
Joined on Apr 14, 2009

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Great camera. I had one and it got stolen.
So I waited a short while till the Lx-5 came out, which was even better.
Fits in a coat pocket.
Nowadays, phone cameras are so good, there is less need for one of those, but they were still great.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:09 UTC as 60th comment

Why doesn't someone make a full frame camera with a sensor size 38 x 28 mm (rather than 36 x 24). Then you could have a load of image formats: 5:4 4:3 3:2, 16:9 with full frame lenses. (Like the Lumix lx series).
If you had 4.2um pixels, you would approx 50 mpix images in many different formats.
You could keep all your existing full frame lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:19 UTC as 394th comment | 1 reply

It is great to see these unsung heroes getting some credit.
30-35 years to become a lens master ... That is incredible.
I wonder do they start after school or college. If they started at 18, they might be 53 before becoming a master - and then retiring at 65 !
It is curious to see such a long training period these days, people expect to do it quicker.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 09:16 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

What a blast it must have been (literally).
Great for him to get a chance to talk about it all.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:09 UTC as 7th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (384 comments in total)

Instamatic 33, Zorki 4K, Minolta Srt103,Om1, Canon G2, ...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 143rd comment

I wouldn't call it a ring flash unless you are focusing about 2mm in front of it.
Why don't they move the flash as far from the lens as possible, perhaps either side of the lens at the edge.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (94 comments in total)

I wonder will any of the tripod designers of the 1960's and '70s be alive and realize that someone has recognised their work as classic, rather than just functional, which is probably what they were aiming for.
It must be funny to wake up and see your old work being copied 30 or 40 years later.
I hope one or two of them see this.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 08:02 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Sounds like a character from the Moomins.
(The Mymble)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:14 UTC as 18th comment
On article Xiaomi Redmi Pro quick review: dual-cam on a budget (41 comments in total)

I would have called it solarisation rather than blackbaord.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 27th comment
On article TIME to celebrate 175 years of photojournalism (17 comments in total)
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Nothing stopping Pravda bringing one out.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
On article TIME to celebrate 175 years of photojournalism (17 comments in total)

Something for the Christmas stocking, perhaps ...

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:22 UTC as 6th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Instamatic 33
Then Zorki 4K
then Minolta Srt101
then OM-1n
first digital: Canon G2 (excellent)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 564th comment
On article Getty Images and Instagram announce grant winners (7 comments in total)

Those are fantastic photos.
Who needs 20 Mpix when you have talent like that.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 09:08 UTC as 4th comment

I worked in Metz in Germany a few years ago (installing a machine).
They were good people, making good devices.
I bought some flashguns ( a small one and a large Af-1 one).
It is nice to see that high tech can still be made by people earning a decent living.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:27 UTC as 8th comment

Sounds very useful.
As they say, cameras compress at too high a level for most tasks.
I can see uses for it.
I will certainly try it.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 15:51 UTC as 80th comment

a; I cannot see the point of a 1/20,000 second shutter speed - at all.
How many people want photos of a wet dog shaking itself ? or a girl swirling her hair ? Leave it at 1/2000 and ship some images of the above.

b: A companion camera with no zoom lens ?????
To me, that makes no sense. Surely the main point of a companion camera is the zoom. You can already get F1.8 on phone cameras.

c: maybe they could make 2 versions:
An F2.8 3:1 zoom one and a F1.8 fixed focus one.
or a version with both lenses and a sliding sensor that can switch between them.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 13:35 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

It would be a lot of use as a machine vision sensor rather than a photography one. I wonder would it have applications in self driving cars ?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 8th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos (54 comments in total)

Those are stunning photos.
he really has a talent.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 21:27 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)

It is about giving as many options at as many price points as possible for the minimum amount of extra engineering.
The innovation is the 24 Mpix sensor, which is available in 2 different bodies at prices $100 apart.
You don't have to get angry about it, just buy the one which best suits your budget.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 21:55 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies

a: No-one drives around at night with their lights off - they drive around with them on.
Thus, you do not need this capability for automotive applications.

b: The image quality at +72db of gain is fairly awful - but what would you expect with +72 db gain in an image.

c: I think the news is the ability to do +72db if gain at all, or to get usefully clean images with (say) +36 db gain.

As far as I can see, this is about 2x as sensitive as normal sensors.

Which is something, but not driving cars around at night with the lights off.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 09:42 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
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