Olympmick

Lives in Australia Brisbane, Australia
Joined on Nov 16, 2017

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  • Replied in not basic
    Is that the best you can do ? Pathetic !!
  • Replied in not basic
    Hahahaha :-D:-D:-D:-D:-D Your "raptor" entry was a poor attempt of a simple bird portrait. Not only did you get the bird ID completely wrong, but you can't even get a simple bird portrait right. ...
  • Replied in not basic
    You are confusing the fact that there are 10 scoring options/steps with the number of stars. The theoretical maximum score you can get is 5 stars, not 10. It's still 5 stars ! It's not working. ...
  • Of course there is going to be very little separation between any of the entries when the scoring only goes up to 5 stars !!! A difference of 1.637 is bugger all if the scoring system was out of a ...
  • I appreciate your efforts and agree with your findings, but there must be some difference because I have noticed that the Panny's high res captures suffer from hot pixels even with mere 1 second ...
  • Thanks mate. You raise some very valid points that I hadn't even considered. So the ideal test subject would have been something static with a lot of detail but which shows sharpening artifacts ...
  • Replied in Partially true
    Thanks for the info. The G9 did come out more than a year later, so perhaps Panasonic's implementation is just a tiny bit better. It's not unreasonable to think so. But then Panny had to limit it ...
  • Yep, degree of difficulty and the rarity of the bird don't really factor in most voters' consideration I do notice that pics of what I call "glamorous birds" (eagles/hawks/owls) tend to do better. ...
  • Reading comprehension isn't your strong point, is it ? Where in my post did I mention that my dissatisfaction was due to my entry only scoring 2.3 points or that it was 1.637 points behind the ...
  • Thanks. I'll be sure to check that thread out. I know that one of the "powers that be" invited suggestions on how to fix the challenges in one of the threads on the site feedback sub-forum, so ...
  • Complex and technically difficult challenges may play a factor but it doesn't explain why something like the "Bird" challenge, which you yourself admit to being one of the easily understood ...
  • Perhaps.......but its still ten times better than  your recent entry below, or anything else in your gallery for that matter. https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=1064781 If you want ...
  • Thanks Chris. Your efforts will no doubt be very useful to those interested in this particular mode. Those in the market for the 8-18 should also probably take note of it's limitations. Perhaps ...
  • I've no way of telling for sure, but I too feel the challenges are dying. My gut tells me that participation is down both in regards to entries and voting. I, for one, have given up entering the ...
  • Thanks. May I suggest re-running your comparison after sharpening both sets of images to the limit of what they can handle, i.e. just before sharpening artefacts appear. My reasoning is most ...
  • Firstly, thanks for sharing your observations. Regarding the Oly, did you apply much sharpening in post ? I've read the Oly can handle extra sharpening and indeed it requires it to show significant ...
  • That may be the case but I doubt Nikon would have shared their experience with Olympus. I'm guessing Olympus has had to work it out for themselves. Plus no doubt the company's recent financial ...
  • I can't speak for the other cameras as I've no experience with them. If the learning curve for MFT is indeed higher, and I really don't know if this really is the case, then if I were to guess ...
  • Added 3 photos to their gallery
    Princess Parrot-7Princess Parrot-5Princess Parrot-4
  • Added 2 photos to their gallery
    Praying MantisPraying Mantis-2
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