windmillgolfer

windmillgolfer

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

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On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (151 comments in total)

Simply stunning images. Elia and Naomi must be on cloud nine, their gamble has certainly delivered fantastic results, for which they should be richly rewarded.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 13:29 UTC as 56th comment
On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (90 comments in total)

Well I guess the product development cycle is long, otherwise they'd have seen the similar Panasonic CM1 is not a hit, and stopped work.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)

I wonder how much of the poor AF performance is software related and, therefore, can be fixed by firmware updates.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies

High end, specialist application for now but, no doubt, in time, this technology will filter down. Not sure I can wait 10 years for mine ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:25 UTC as 19th comment

This was a deliberate act, with a high probability of causing damage (albeit, probably not visible from the walkways), by people who should know better. Fame and fortune obviously swayed their minds. A stiff fine, a short period in clink and a lifetime ban on entering National Parks (not sure how that'd be enforced though) would be appropriate.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Bleeding edge technology that appears to work very well, albeit not a realistic camera other than for professional, specialist use. Still, a very interesting read.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 107th comment
On article Behind the Shot: The Shadow Towers (68 comments in total)

A very interesting read. A good result , though not quite what you were hoping for. Dedication and effort do not always get their reward. Still, better than staying at home and watching the TV ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 33rd comment

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 5th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (42 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 11th 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 (78 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 (1179 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 (1179 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 211th 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
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