sadwitch

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Art director+designer+photographer
Has a website at www.designbykl.com
Joined on Oct 3, 2005

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On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 brings E-M5 down to size (53 comments in total)
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Gesture: Neat cameras down-specifying. But $700 is not budget-friendly; it is a lot of money.

It's a fine line between budget and perceived value. Won't you agree if it falls below a certain retail price the camera will be view as "CHEAP" and won't hold a (special) place in consumers heart since it's 'disposable'. For those that keep comparing EM-5 price, please compare it at retail instead of resale market. Anyhow, it's a logical strategy since Olympus has the intention to continue selling EM-5 and people may just buy it due to it not being much more expensive then EM-10.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
On article Olympus releases OM-D E-M5 firmware version 2.0 (86 comments in total)

Nice nice nice

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 08:53 UTC as 38th comment

So many unimaginative people out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 234th comment

Stupendous

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 10:35 UTC as 7th comment
On article Toshiba ups capacity and speed of its Wi-Fi SD card (23 comments in total)
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Dave729: Doesn't work with either OM-D -- compatibility list on their website says something to the effect of the structure of the camera blocks the radio signal. Doesn't the EyFi broadcast OK from an OMD?

I didn't encounter any noticeable problem with my omd

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:28 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2074 comments in total)

Handled one briefly and must say the EVF is definitely a step up, FF vf sized with more fluid response than the GX7 or fuji's Xe. Continuous FPS is really fast too with a very light flutter and shutter sound seem even more damped compared to EM5. AF is blazingly fast which DPR failed to list in their pros. Its a camera or system that needs to be experienced as a whole to see it's benefits. For those who can't see pass its 'small' sensor size, your depth of view are as narrow as your FF or MF or LF systems.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 01:13 UTC as 182nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P7800 real-world samples (82 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I like your examples...good shooting. I am wondering why you guys are continuing to show examples of 2005 technology, the world has moved on. No more small sensor Kodak type of unlimited DOF please.

Yup the world has move on indeed with mobile phone photography.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 05:28 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2074 comments in total)

10 more comments to reach the MSRP!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 249th comment
On photo Emily at ACM in the A person and a bicycle challenge (10 comments in total)

beautiful

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:42 UTC as 5th comment
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abolit66: 2.8 is not fast enough for 4/3 format. it's 24-80 f 5.6 equivalent on FF

same goes for the 17-55 F2.8 is never bright for APS-c since its just a 27-80 f4 on a FF tsk tsk

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 15:05 UTC

One beautiful system

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:04 UTC as 65th comment
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PeterFree: This kind of work is not new and even when it was it was technical and not creative. Its neither clever nor insightful nor interesting. Its stupidly simple to do if you have the right equipment and know how to set it up, focus and expose. In brief, this kind of work is what students get asked to do as a training exercise when learning how to operate technical cameras. Its high time praise for obvious and easy ended. Next we will have a series of images taken of the empty blue sky being heralded as 'revolutionary' and 'breakthrough'.

Photography happens in the mind and eye first. Equipment and setup are just functions that follow.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:11 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1199 comments in total)
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lxcellent: This is an ugly camera. I know that you should not judge a book by its cover, but why not make it look more like the classic rangefinder like they did in the LX1. Shoot. Follow Fuji's lead on this.

...and yes, the way a tool looks DOES make a difference!

I agree there should be a function to block messages. If not there's always the tedious way of starving them for attention.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 00:11 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1199 comments in total)

Pretty impress with the GX7 it's clearly showing nex 6 has no advantage even though its equipped with a larger sensor and EP5 don't look so hot against it. Even the RX100II is impressive. Would be the second panasonic camera I really like to own after the L1.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:38 UTC as 129th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (233 comments in total)

A quick look at the dpreview sidebar stat shows OM-D is still in the top 10 even it's been reviewed for more then a year ago. Few things come to mind 1) there's still alot people wondering and interested in what OM-D is all about 2) people just recently found out about m43 and may be thinking of upgrading or 'downgrading' to it and is intrigued by OM-D 3) It's the only m43 camera that's still in the dp most clicked 'chart' 4) It's the only CSC cam that's in the chart bar the Q7

I guess the Olympus OM-D have sure caught many attention and Olympus should take note and push further with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 14:30 UTC as 9th comment
On article Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (233 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: The problem of Olympus E-P5 is its high price. Micro 4/3 cameras rely strongly on electronics, so a medical and optical company like Olympus is unfavorably positioned relative to giant electronics companies like Sony, Panasonic and Samsung. That explains, for example, why Olympus can sell a complex lens like the 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens by $119 (Amazon's price), but has to charge not less than $279 by the simple add-on electronic viewfinder VF-4! In contrast, Panasonic can profitably sells the GX-7 with an included tiltable high-resolution EVF by the same price that Olympus charges for the "EVFless" E-P5. How can Olympus E-P5 compete this way?

if you don't know what are they for then i have nothing much else to say

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 07:42 UTC
On article Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (233 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: The problem of Olympus E-P5 is its high price. Micro 4/3 cameras rely strongly on electronics, so a medical and optical company like Olympus is unfavorably positioned relative to giant electronics companies like Sony, Panasonic and Samsung. That explains, for example, why Olympus can sell a complex lens like the 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens by $119 (Amazon's price), but has to charge not less than $279 by the simple add-on electronic viewfinder VF-4! In contrast, Panasonic can profitably sells the GX-7 with an included tiltable high-resolution EVF by the same price that Olympus charges for the "EVFless" E-P5. How can Olympus E-P5 compete this way?

Let's see...

Sony Nex fast lens count: 24 F1.4, 35 F1.8, 50 F1.8
Fuji X: 35 F1.4, 18 F2
Canon M: 22 F2
nikon 1: 18 F1.8, 32 F1.2

m43: 12 F2, 17 F1.8, 20 F1.7, 25 F1.4, 45 F1.8, 75 F1.8 also 25 f0.95, 17.5 f0.95, 42.5 f0.95

Plenty enough?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 01:40 UTC
On article Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (233 comments in total)

IMO Sony tries much harder to get into the pro market and they probably have flush most of their effort down the drain in the camera market. Consumers, holiday snappers, enthusiasts and semi pro are the much wider market that Olympus should target their effort in selling their system.
Contrary to popular believe, pros don't switch or upgrade gears every time a new model is being announced. It's the enthusiast or gear heads doing that and making the most noise and they are the segment most willing to part with their money if the product speaks to them.

The m43 series is an excellent move by Olympus and Panasonic although i hate to admit it as a previous owner of the E-system. They effectively created a new segment for other companies to compete in and to date only fuji showed a strong alternative IMO.

Getting out of low-end compact cameras is a right move in face of smartphones and they're right in focusing on niche applications that smart phones can't do like zooms and tough range.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 03:52 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies

Some other japanese photogs i like are http://photolog.blog.so-net.ne.jp/ and http://yowayowacamera.com/

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 11:38 UTC as 54th comment

Much more emotions then the tens of thousands of photos posted here on dp gallery for sure!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 11:29 UTC as 55th comment
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