Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jan 19, 2003
About me:

Hobby interest in photography since 1960. My avatar is Momotaro = Peach Boy, a fairy tale character from Okayama in Japan.

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  • Replied in What for?
    Hence the smartphone....
  • Casio had the ZR5100 with 19-95mm equivalent using a 1/1/7" sensor, but we all know what happened to them. No magic, marketing determines that "24mm" is all that is needed for wide. There's no ...
  • When I first had my RX100M6 (same lens) I tested the tele end at all apertures and it was obvious that wide open was best. So now I generally have the camera in A mode with f/2.8 set at the wide ...
  • Believe me, yesterday I tried and tried with Raw Therapee, tried every one of those darn adjusts and de-mosaicing methods and never could get even as good as the E-P5 out of camera jpeg. DxO and ...
  • Their sales from Japan happen quite often and last a while. I'm on their email list and they seem to send daily reminders, annoying in a nice way. Of course the source is different according to ...
  • Replied in Colours
    When I started to play around with the conversions of the Sony compact to get the blue true, I also fiddled with my Olympus. The conclusion (for the out of camera jpegs) was that Sony got red and ...
  • Yes, no sense. They should have initiated the necessary shutter action at the end of the silent shutter time - then it can be as mechanically noisy or shaky as it likes when taking the dark frame. ...
  • Yes, it seems they need to trigger the shutter at the start, so they can later close it for the dark frame. Maybe the answer is to take the silent shutter shot, then lens cap on and take a dark ...
  • Got me curious now, seems that later when I finish the day's work I will take a few 1600 and maybe higher shots and see what all the converters in my current shootout do to them. Olympus E-P5 in ...
  • With Dx0 Prime noise reduction there is no loss in fine detail. In fact if I use Prime on base ISO shots there is at time a tiny whisker improvement in fine detail. It is slow of course as Prime ...
  • This time me with E-M10 Mk2 and wanting dark frame subtraction with silent shutter. Helen to the rescue, she told me to look in Shooting Menu 2 for Anti Shock/Silent menu item where you can set the ...
  • I stalled at V5 Pro when our AU$ fell somewhat and the Yen price seemed too high, but I keep going back to V5 for some features as Silkypix is so darn good and very complete, even in that earlier ...
  • I just went with what the default conversion was with both converters, in fact a few converters. My logic is - why do I have to dig to find the best algorithm? The program writers should have the ...
  • Based on that I added Raw Therapee to my list of raw converters to compare, and using a sample raw from each of Olympus E-P5 and Sony RX100M6 the DxO result was clearly better than Raw Therapee, ...
  • Replied in Colours
    (At least we agree on the correct spelling!) Basically, colours are what you make them. Mostly made nicer than reality because it pleases folks more. As for my attempts to get accuracy - at a ...
  • Vlogging, not for me. Only occasional video clips of things that interest or move, or for a wide scene setting video from where I will take a bunch of stills. The video may put the stills in ...
  • Replied in Clubs
    Indeed, some of the best days were with club members, and it got really better when we occasionally organised a full week away with a fair number of the club (and their partners) in the mountains ...
  • Good story. Doing it backwards - but you got there. One thing that I did find back then in 1959/60 was that by reading every book I could find is that there's experts and there's experts, many with ...
  • My wife first "discovered" Casio when wanting a small pocket camera, the EX-V8 with the internal folded zoom, a real jewel.
    Since then a few more Casio sit in the cabinet at home, ZR100, ZR200,...

  • Replied in Sharpening?
    Not my usual habit, but extreme pixel peeping may help. Here's a crop from the straight out of camera jpeg at 400%...... camera jpeg Here's from the raw conversion in the original post...... raw ...
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