windmillgolfer

windmillgolfer

Lives in United Kingdom Lancashire, United Kingdom
Works as a IT - retired
Joined on Aug 25, 2009

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Well, price for the 7.5mm f2 will be critical and IQ, too, of course. Hopefully, affordable and great too;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (40 comments in total)

I'm surprised, I was hoping for better on the FZ2500/LX15 front, to potentially replace a G body, an FZ330 and LX7. But, find myself contemplating upgrading the G7 to the G85 for the in camera IS and weather sealing. Photo stacking is a welcome bonus too. I'd probably get the 12-60mm lens package too, so I have an all weather sealed combo. Not really bothered about the free Grip offer. I didn't get into M43 to go big!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 10th comment

This has potential. Sensors and processors are now major components, with the optics, contributing to improving IQ from tiny devices. Of course, the processing software needs to be optimised too to get the best out of the hardware.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 7th comment
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windmillgolfer: Very interested to see performance of the 7.5mm at f2 on MFT and, of course, the price. Could be very useful for Astro and lowlight architectural interiors.

Maybe Astro is the wrong word but an effective 15mm would be fine for Starry Night/Milky Way - this shot is with Samyang 7.5mm f3.5, https://www.flickr.com/photos/dieselgolfer/27652789910/in/album-72157668736538934/ - so, a non-FE 7.5mm at f2 is only going to be better at half the ISO and almost twice the shutter speed.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:32 UTC

Very interested to see performance of the 7.5mm at f2 on MFT and, of course, the price. Could be very useful for Astro and lowlight architectural interiors.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 07:20 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (91 comments in total)

Thank you for this generous sharing of information. It confirms what I already knew to some extent: that great images are the result of much hard work, before and after pressing the shutter button; and a location needs multiple visits. The detail on the PP is worthy of note, in that multiple facets were each given specific attention, combining to produce the final image.
Yes, combining luck with experience, an unprepared/unexpected opportunity can turn up a great image but that just might be once in a lifetime.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 36th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: I guess this will appeal to those with a specialist, professional interest but, as ogl has already commented. This is of academic/technology interest only to most.

The starting point of over $11k, a lot of cash. No problem whatsoever with anyone spending so much. If you have the spare cash, why not indulge yourself. But a tonne of people. Not sure what that means. More than a 1,000 maybe. Let's wait a year and see how it sells.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)

I guess this will appeal to those with a specialist, professional interest but, as ogl has already commented. This is of academic/technology interest only to most.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 209th comment | 6 replies
On article OnePlus 3 announced with 16MP stabilized camera (23 comments in total)

Looks fantastic and half the price of the iPhone - though translation of $ to £ is usually abysmal. Ill be very interested to see reviews of the cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Looks promising although it might take many years to become an affordable and widely applicable technology. Optics have been around for centuries and get better and better but, ultimately, it is going to take something like this to make that quantum leap/step change. I hope it comes to fruition sooner rather than later - better chance of still being here when it does ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 9th comment

What lens is in front of the sensor?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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misolo: Does anyone know whether this is in preparation to discontinuing development and support? They're still great tools.

On the other hand, in the supporting text they highlight that the products do have an auto update function. That, of course, could just fixes but Google have vast resources. If one of their objectives is to reduce competitors' revenue then they could enhance out of their petty cash budget ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 11:43 UTC

'Dismantles' would have been less attention grabbing but far more informative. Still, very interesting to see the complexity, ingenuity, of construction - especially the hellicoid movement of individual lens elements.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 09:32 UTC as 19th comment

The DL18-50 looks very interesting to me. Pretty wide and could be useful for architectural interiors, cathedrals, etc. The perspective correction has to be internal processing and, possibly, could use g-sensor input to help interpret the necessary correction. All depends on the IQ and street price.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 09:21 UTC as 108th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)

Looks do count and can create an initial desire or evoke nostaligia but holding the camera in the hand is what really counts. I'm sure Olympus kit is very good, including the new Pen-F, and I'd really like to have the IBIS. But, I just can't get a grip on the Olympus bodies (pun intended).
Didn't like the feel of the Panasonic GX7 either, the only model at the time with inbuilt IS. Not even tried the GX8, no point without pro, weather-sealed, lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 131st comment

The CM10 is thin but not, overall, tiny. I can't imagine this latest version will sell any better than the first. Surely, the TZ100 makes far more sense at this price level.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (741 comments in total)

It looks like achieving 50MP has had a negative effect on most other performance figures. On balance, this is an expensive mistake by Canon. Yes, those with a large investment in Glass and who shoot static subject matter might gain something but the rest will stay with previous generations. New pro level buyers are likely to look elsewhere.
Flapping mirrors, prisms, mirrors and Thor's Hammer mass are desired by declining numbers. I can't imagine this camera will make a profit for Canon and, in the long run, that's not a good thing for any photographer :-(

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 07:56 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (105 comments in total)

surely, the obvious answer is 'the old one I no longer use' then I can justify getting myself a new one ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 14:48 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article Luna is 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (27 comments in total)

Resolution is low and the only obvious weakness. Higher resolution would require more processing power and impact battery life. Otherwise, it seems pretty good to me: wifi, streaming, rugged and cute. Don't know what I'd use it for but I'd quite like one ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 09:15 UTC as 11th comment
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