Model Mike

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Joined on Jan 18, 2005

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  • I recently did a comparison shot using iPhone 6 v. MFT camera with Pana 12-35mm pro lens. The iPhone was actually sharper at the edges and the overall results were difficult to tell at web sizes. ...
  • Without access to the sensor, it's all speculation. However as we all like to induldge in speculation, I'd say with reasonable confidence that it's of the 'sticky' variety. It also appears quite ...
  • Thanks :-) The images were captured as raw files and converted to b&w in post. LR provides a lot of control over the b&w conversion, for example playing off one colour against another in the B&W ...
  • The Pana G80 is my first MFT camera and I'm enjoying it a lot. I've had it a couple of months now and it's a worthy companion to my Pentax K-70. Here are some images from Kenwood, London earlier ...
  • What an exceptional body of work. Thank you for sharing.
  • It's impossible to reach any conclusion about the state of the lens from the reduced sized images in the gallery because a lot will depend on cropping, image size reduction and sharpening. If you ...
  • Dust notwithstanding, the GR just happens to be uniquely good for street photography. Fast handling, negligible lag, super discrete  and with great IQ. Colour is not an issue for me as I shoot ...
  • Replied in also this
    Thank you! And what a strange coincidence as I'd been puzzled by this strange looking filter, and also found the same image a few minutes ago. The containing article is on Pentax Forums . There ...
  • Indeed, and I think more could have been done to prevent ingress. Just to correct a couple of errors in my post, in fact the main source of dust was the Adj lever (not the Mode dial). Also Jamie ...
  • Not prior to dissassembly. There's a rubber gasket around the sensor and I doubt that using a vacuum attached to the lens barrel would have any effect on sensor dust. And as for any lens dust, its ...
  • Created discussion thread GR sensor DIY clean - Before and After
    Following on from my earlier post about sensor dust on my GR, I went ahead and cleaned the sensor using Jamie Collinson's excellent instructions . Dissassembly was plain sailing. My biggest fear - ...
  • Thanks for the heads up. Whilst 100% dust sealing is never going to be possible, I do wonder what could be done using tighter tolerances and maybe some kind of filter material across larger gaps. ...
  • Having already dipped a toe in the MFT waters with a Pana G80, I can say that the choice should be about more than just weight v. sensor size. The G80 is fun to use and capable of very nice ...
  • I wouldn't want to do away with the retracting mechanism or sacrifice small size/handling, and I'm not sure it would be necessary either if more attention was paid to sealing during ...
  • Did you service it yourself, and if so did it work out well? I know there's some detailed material on the web for a DIY clean and this will probably be my next step.
  • Thought I'd do a little experiment to reveal the extent of the dust issue with my particular GR. I took a shot for 1 sec @ f/16, then opened the image in LR and used the spot tool to mark the ...
  • I chose shipments in first 6 months of 2017 v. same period 2016. Those figures would seem the most relevant if looking for purchasing trends.
  • Okay, so units shipped in 6 months to June, compared with same period in 2016: (1) All types: 12.7 million (+11%), of which: (1.1) Cameras with built in lens: 6.9 milllion (+11%)
  • Yes the sky was underexposed by around 2 stops, and even more would be needed to recover the deep shadows. So I'm not surprised by the vignetting artefacts given that it's a known issue under such ...
  • Late to digital, incoherent model range, poor marketing, weak autofocus.
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