sadwitch

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
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Joined on Oct 3, 2005

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On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)
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MadRussian: I am rather disappointed in Canon, they had only two cameras worthy of being on the list, and of those two only one had any votes to speak of. Over the last couple of years I have been frustrated in their innovation and product refresh rate. In no way am I trying to disparage the Canon product line as it still has a very worthy line of products, but it just seems to me they are slowly slipping behind the competition. IMHO they need to pick up the pace with innovation and start leading the pack instead of following it.

Canon seems to be playing catch up ever since Nikon introduced D3 & D700 and nikon has been aggressive with 'modernising' their lens line-up which probably swoon a lot of people over. As for headline technology, I think Fuji (dual ofv and evf, x-trans sensor), Sony (slt, focus peaking, 1" sensor), Olympus (5 axis IS, ultra fast touch focus and snap)and even Sigma (merrills) has something new or different to offer. In comparison, Canon's mirrorless seems such a half-hearted move and the G1X no doubt is interesting but the focusing speed sorta let it down and they once again remove the flip twist screen on the G15!

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 07:07 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)
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DStudio: The Olympus OM-D is merely m4/3 finally reaching its potential.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Nikon D800E, and Sony RX1 are changing the direction of the industry, as will be clear next year.

I've never seen a review stating Samsung or Sony IQ trumping others. On the other hand its always the other way round.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2012 at 00:57 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)
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sandy b: Lemming, funny. This lemming would rathert buy a Nikon 3200 than a Oly E. Its small, light, cheap. matches the IQ of the Oly with better Res, and it takes my Nikon lens.

The OMD takes nikon lenses via an adapter too. Having own the D5100, I would think the D3200 would be a more P&S with ultra resolution in a DSLR body with not much to grow into.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 00:41 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)
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DStudio: The Olympus OM-D is merely m4/3 finally reaching its potential.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Nikon D800E, and Sony RX1 are changing the direction of the industry, as will be clear next year.

As desirable as Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is, I don't see it changing direction of the industry at all, they're more like jumping on the mirrorless bandwagon type and trying to carve out a niche for themselves by charging leica like prices. I love fuji colours but not so much their operation but I'll love to own one too. As for RX1, I'm pretty sure though its a technological breakthrough, it won't be a commercial success so it may end up like the fate of Panasonic L1 or LC1 and for D800E it's pretty much what the industry has been doing all along, more and more MP...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 00:30 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1505 comments in total)
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richarddd: The two best are the D800 for its image quality and the E-M5 for an overall package, including image quality and size, and for being a breakthrough camera in its class. I'd give the edge to the E-M5.

Sony gets special mention for its sensor manufacturing

Try out the OMD and you'll understand the votes tally. Of course the Fuji is in a class of its own too. As for sensor... My vote goes to sigma DP and SD merrills, at base iso, it looks almost touching a 645D at 10x less of it's price and fits into your pocket.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 01:12 UTC
On article User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 (272 comments in total)

Just wish to correct this statement.

"For the first time in an Olympus, the E-M5 has the option to stabilize the camera's preview, rather than just engaging IS at the point of capture. This means you can gain the benefits of image stabilization when shooting with long lenses (which can be awkward to compose and focus with, given the way they exaggerate any camera shake)."

It's not the first time Olympus did that. Live view IS preview is available since the E3, you just need to press and hold the IS button during live view to see the stabilised effect and it'll work for a duration of 7 secs. To reengage just release and hold the IS button again. For manual lenses just dial in the IS focal length and you'll see the same effect. No luck for their OVF though unless you use panasonic IS lenses

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 23:53 UTC as 37th comment
On photo Deep in the Forest in the Mood lighting challenge (18 comments in total)

Yay my highest vote wins!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 02:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo the New Year is coming in the Mood lighting challenge (2 comments in total)

This deserves a better placing. It looks almost van goghish

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 10:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Updated: DSLR and Lens Buying Guides (44 comments in total)
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Malcolm Hopkinson: The message to the reader, then, is the usual one: "serious photographers buy a Nikon". I see that your guide has relegated Mirrorless cameras toward the end as an afterthought, advising us that these cameras are a virtual sub species to the DSLR when in fact this is not the case.
I have been using Canon 5D MK2 Canon T2i with various lenses, but recently purchased an Olympus EM5 with 3 lenses, a thing of beauty. The EVF is excellent and camera is small even with battery grip attached. Main point IQ is simply stunning. Now I can climb up a mountain with much lighter package, knowing full well that I can enlarge images as I want with this Mirrorless miracle, no problem. My guess is it's a similar story of reliable IQ for the Mirrorless Panasonic range including the G5. We have to change with the times

A serious photographer will use whatever tools that satisfy their shooting needs and woe betide he can only see nikon

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 23:46 UTC
On article Buying an ILC (149 comments in total)
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plasnu: Why the one of the best camera on the market Fuji X is not on this article?

Best is a very subjective term, have you ever seen the images from sigma's DP1/2 Merrill?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 23:08 UTC
On article Updated: DSLR and Lens Buying Guides (44 comments in total)
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Digitall: There are various systems for various needs. Interesting to see that currently the best rated Micro 4/3 cameras are having almost equivalent propotions to a common DSLR. However in my opinion and would rather have a system APC-C than an M4/3, mainly due to the sensor. The X system from Fuji or equivalent would be a good option.
Most people who have Micro 4/3 never handled a DSLR seriously.
However I prefer the FF. Optimal would be the RX1 with interchangeable lenses.
After Sony make the RX1 or similar with interchangeable lenses, the Micro 4/3 is dead, amd maybe aps-c too :)

And most people who never handled a m43 seriously will never understand the APS-c system is clinging on to a thin thread.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 22:56 UTC
On photo Proud Profile in the Roosters challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow my first ever win! Thank you for hosting and all who have voted!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 13:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Never too much to drink from in the colourful Butterflies on flowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for looking :)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 14:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview (146 comments in total)
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draschan: owning a pana G3 I am quite happy with m43. compared to the sony R100 the m43 sensors could increase their pixel count to 20 or 22 MP (I am printing as big as possible) and would be very happy with higher resolution. nevertheless I might get one of those tiny beasts, pocketable, fast AF, smae sensor as OMD EM5.

Increasing the pixels doesn't always help and most of the time it's detrimental to quality. It's the quality of the pixels that count. A 12MP D700 with easily trump a 20MP RX100 in large size printing.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 12:11 UTC
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D1N0: 500 for a standard prime... Nikkor 35mm F1.8 Under 200.

Buy niikkor then simple

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:41 UTC
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undergrounddigga: Am I the only one, who is over the moon about this launch?! :)
Perhaps, because I am the lucky owner of an OMD, 12mm f/2.0, 45mm f/1.8 and 60mm f/2.8 macro. (no kit lens for me :) I absolutely adore these products. In design, size, quality and most importantly image quality are close to perfection.
Just the thought of not owning the 75mm and now, this new lens, makes me go nuts :)
This is actually the first Olympus camera I have bought. Have been using Oly (and Nikon) microscopes for 15-20 years, and they always been flawless. I am very delighted to see Olympus doing so well, and being able to release such fantastic products. And I am particularly happy that they attacked the m4/3, as for me size in an important factor.
I know, not FF or whatever, but these lenses with the OMD are a dream to use. Can't recommend them enough. Hope the new lens will be sharp as the other ones, as I have heard some concerning reviews about the pre-production model.

Well the lens or the system is not for you then... you may try leica or zeiss if you want 'perfection'. Besides perfection is a relative term too.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:37 UTC
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Kodachrome200: I dont get these crazy expensive m43 lenses. Small formats should not be a premium format. These lenses cost more than FF lenses. thats nuts

If you understand Japanese product mentality, smaller usually IS pricier. Much like miniaturization of computer chips, shrinking the power of a computer into a phone, mirco SD vs standard SD 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD... etc etc...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:31 UTC
On photo Foxy lady in the Hidden From View challenge (4 comments in total)

This is my fav

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Connect contest winner announced! (44 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: All great shots, sure. And I guess it wasn't easy to pick the winners. To my eye, the second one isn't quite top-notch, because of cadring...
Anyway, congrats to the winners... Don't spend it all in one place ;)

I would prefer Krisna Murti's charger gratis image too as it conveys quite literally the need to connect but she might just as well be playing angry birds.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 23:25 UTC
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