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 Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1199 comments in total)
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yabokkie: base ISO at 200 is high for small sensor cameras that you won't get good image quality even in good light.

equivalent ISO factor is the sensor area ratio (or square lens factor).
ISO 200 * (24 * 36 / 17.3 / 13) = ISO 768 on 35mm format.

hope the real ISO will be significantly lower like the infamous E-M5 .

haters will always hate

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 03:45 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1199 comments in total)
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Fox Fisher: Why people are obsessed with sensor sizes? If you insist saying that APS-C is always better than m4/3 then Medium Format should be above all... Lets all go buy a medium format then.... as you can see comparing a camera with just a sensor size is irrational. It's all comes down to individual buyers taste and use and the end of the day.

Spec wise it's a great camera. It fills the boxes where Olympus E-P5 left empty. It will be painful to sell my beloved RX100 for this awesome camera with awesome lens selections.

Size is not all that matters. You have to take generations into account too. Images from my OMD clearly beats the bigger sized sensor of my old canon 350D and pentax K20. Also at base iso the sharpness and clarity of the images from sigma dp merrill clearly beats most if not all apsc sized cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:25 UTC

Great work... he's definitely seeing outside the box where most that roam here are stuck with pointless banter and gear bashing. Photography would be a sad boring state if we're to go by the definition of some here.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 03:21 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Hell yeah although i don't own any apsc camera now.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 01:56 UTC as 25th comment
On article Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor (229 comments in total)

How about this?
http://www.pentax.jp/japan/news/2013/20130613_5.html

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 40th comment
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)

Give me an EP5 any day if I'm after style and substance.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:49 UTC as 296th comment
On article A stock Android Sony Xperia Z too? (5 comments in total)

That's great news. I bought the nexus 4 for its 'pure' form too.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 12:37 UTC as 1st comment

I hope dpreview test shooting the E-P5 into glittering light source.... say a lighted Christmas tress or any shiny objects, there's where in my experience OM-D gets very confused and starts hunting without getting any focus.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 04:44 UTC as 13th comment
On article Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review (161 comments in total)
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sadwitch: The images from E-PM2 in JPEG clearly beats all nikon's latest offerings (D3200, D5200, D7100) in contrast and sharpness base on the comparison tool up to iso 3200, it's surprising how mushy the jpegs from the nikon looks. Nikon only pulls ahead in RAW from iso 3200 onwards. Seems like the new toshiba sensors isn't that much better compared to sony.

And Nikon likes to mush up sharpness and contrast for the non-consumer friendly JPEGs

I don't see anything dramatic different I'm afraid, it's more like better by a hair for Nikon in some areas only. There are points in the scene that E-PM2 clearly shows better sharpness too (eg martini crest label, Queen of hearts, kodak gray scale logo, corner checkers pattern, the paint brush.... etc.

The real winner here will have to be the pentax K5 IIs. It's increadible

Link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 16:40 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review (161 comments in total)

The images from E-PM2 in JPEG clearly beats all nikon's latest offerings (D3200, D5200, D7100) in contrast and sharpness base on the comparison tool up to iso 3200, it's surprising how mushy the jpegs from the nikon looks. Nikon only pulls ahead in RAW from iso 3200 onwards. Seems like the new toshiba sensors isn't that much better compared to sony.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 15:02 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review (161 comments in total)

Images looks every bit as good as the E-M5 indeed. Nice.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 25th comment
On article Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review (229 comments in total)
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sadwitch: I briefly had a D5100 and got interested by the comments here and decided check out using the DP image comparison tool. Indeed, it seems soft in comparison to most camera eg K30, XE-1, Nex 7 and even the E-M5.

The K30 is holds up (beats both D7100 and D5100) really well and even the E-M5 clearly looks sharper in comparison for both jpeg and RAW up to iso3200. I think what fails it may just be the 50mm F1.4 lens.

I wonder what will it look like using a dedicated macro lens like the 40 f2.8 or sigmas 105mm f2.8?

Interestingly, NEX 7 seems to stand out especially in the RAW department. It may just be the king of APS-C in terms of resolution and IQ

If all round IQ excludes sharpness and clarity, the D5200 or D7100 may be the best. But for me, I look for clarity, contrast and sharpness over high iso noise in IQ, so what DPReview comparison tool show is D5200 or D7100 clearly can't beat Nex 7, K30, E-M5 or GH3 flat out. It wins some (hi-iso) and loses some.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 10:39 UTC
On article Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review (229 comments in total)
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sadwitch: I briefly had a D5100 and got interested by the comments here and decided check out using the DP image comparison tool. Indeed, it seems soft in comparison to most camera eg K30, XE-1, Nex 7 and even the E-M5.

The K30 is holds up (beats both D7100 and D5100) really well and even the E-M5 clearly looks sharper in comparison for both jpeg and RAW up to iso3200. I think what fails it may just be the 50mm F1.4 lens.

I wonder what will it look like using a dedicated macro lens like the 40 f2.8 or sigmas 105mm f2.8?

Interestingly, NEX 7 seems to stand out especially in the RAW department. It may just be the king of APS-C in terms of resolution and IQ

Just seeing what DPreview has in their comparison tool, nothing more. And I was surprise Nex 7 is doing so well with it's 50 f1.8

Link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 02:36 UTC
On article Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review (229 comments in total)

I briefly had a D5100 and got interested by the comments here and decided check out using the DP image comparison tool. Indeed, it seems soft in comparison to most camera eg K30, XE-1, Nex 7 and even the E-M5.

The K30 is holds up (beats both D7100 and D5100) really well and even the E-M5 clearly looks sharper in comparison for both jpeg and RAW up to iso3200. I think what fails it may just be the 50mm F1.4 lens.

I wonder what will it look like using a dedicated macro lens like the 40 f2.8 or sigmas 105mm f2.8?

Interestingly, NEX 7 seems to stand out especially in the RAW department. It may just be the king of APS-C in terms of resolution and IQ

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 12:04 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (312 comments in total)
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highwave: Baaaah

This camera is growing on me more and more every time I look at it.

Darn you Olympus, did you have to go and make such a pretty Camera? don't you understand a lot of us need to save money? Even the white version glitters like it's made out of pearls or something. And I'm a guy!

Thank God, they omitted the EVF, else my bank account would be taking a blow.

Yet who knows. Maybe if it drops a lot in the next few months, and my used OM-D doesn't suffer so bad on the used market, I might even go for it. I like the EVF but I think I can live without it.

Personally use E-P2, E-P3 and OM-D and I definitely prefer the control layout and ergonomics on the pen especially the E-P2.

Glad the recess mode dial is back and they move the easily knocked rear wheel to the front. But i'll rather they stick to the thumb dial for the rear as it think psychologically it's more intuitive and easier to control the 2 dials if they're different in their tactile feel.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 17:45 UTC
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (312 comments in total)

The E-P5 looks like a good deal compare to the new nikon V lens :)

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 09:52 UTC as 19th comment
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (312 comments in total)

So tempted to 'upgrade' my Ep3 with the new VF4 if its really clearer and faster in practice.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 13:55 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (312 comments in total)

Here's a good size comparison between vf-2 vs vf-4
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/598/910/42.jpg

Link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 12:18 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

Oh finally Olympus F2 zooms have been dethroned...

This lens can be really be call the one and only now.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:14 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
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