Henry Falkner

Henry Falkner

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Retired (on paper only)
Joined on Feb 11, 2002
About me:

Keeping Sandra happy, more photos, more videos, more accordion playing for the Morris dancers, more newsletters for the radio club.

See http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner

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Since September 2011 I have bought three 24x pocket zooms, and with no new ones on offer from Olympus at the Photokina, I may duplicate the last one (the SH-1), for the following reasons: Low mass causes less whiplash when mounted on my accordion as I play it, and the 5-axis IS takes the jerks out of the bellow movements on my videos. 5-axis IS also makes focussing at the long end faster and more reliable for stills. The SH-1 battery capacity now gives me video through a 2-bracket 40 minute Morris dance performance on a single charge.

Against these requirements, the attraction of all the new enthusiast compacts in common is the IQ from the 1" sensor - and that is it!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 19th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
In reply to:

Henry Falkner: The PL7 looks like an attractive upgrade from my SH-50 and SH-1 pocket P&S jobs. I could do crops printed to 23x33 inch (now I must use the entire frame). The PL7 is small and light enough to be with me all the time. I find 3-axis IS adequate for stills, but for video I prefer 5-axis IS on both the SH-50 and SH-1. A larger battery capacity is always appreciated.
But why have they placed the video start/stop button right next to the menu button? A similar placement, above the display button on the SZ-30MR pocket P&S, led to mistakes on unrepeatable occasions! Olympus had the video button well spaced away from any others on the PL5 - so why re-invent the design failures of 2011?

Off-Topic: As a work-around. on the SZ-30MR (2011) I put LOOKING at what buttons I was pressing on my brain's auto pilot.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
In reply to:

Henry Falkner: The PL7 looks like an attractive upgrade from my SH-50 and SH-1 pocket P&S jobs. I could do crops printed to 23x33 inch (now I must use the entire frame). The PL7 is small and light enough to be with me all the time. I find 3-axis IS adequate for stills, but for video I prefer 5-axis IS on both the SH-50 and SH-1. A larger battery capacity is always appreciated.
But why have they placed the video start/stop button right next to the menu button? A similar placement, above the display button on the SZ-30MR pocket P&S, led to mistakes on unrepeatable occasions! Olympus had the video button well spaced away from any others on the PL5 - so why re-invent the design failures of 2011?

That speaks well for the video QUALITY. Thanks for replying.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

The PL7 looks like an attractive upgrade from my SH-50 and SH-1 pocket P&S jobs. I could do crops printed to 23x33 inch (now I must use the entire frame). The PL7 is small and light enough to be with me all the time. I find 3-axis IS adequate for stills, but for video I prefer 5-axis IS on both the SH-50 and SH-1. A larger battery capacity is always appreciated.
But why have they placed the video start/stop button right next to the menu button? A similar placement, above the display button on the SZ-30MR pocket P&S, led to mistakes on unrepeatable occasions! Olympus had the video button well spaced away from any others on the PL5 - so why re-invent the design failures of 2011?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 real-world samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

It covers well the middle ground between DSLR and super-zoom bridge camera. Of course, any camera that is knob-encrusted like the FZ-1000 only comes into is own if you learn its functions until they are safely transferred to the auto pilot in your brain. Hopefully Panasonic will sort out the operating glitches in the firmware. But the FZ1000 is nevertheless a camera that suits those who can concentrate on photography without distractions.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P9390962_ISO125 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

It covers well the middle ground between DSLR and super-zoom bridge camera. Of course, any camera that is knob-encrusted like the FZ-1000 only comes into is own if you learn its functions until they are safely transferred to the auto pilot in your brain. Hopefully Panasonic will sort out the operating glitches in the firmware. But the FZ1000 is nevertheless a camera that suits those who can concentrate on photography without distractions.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P5230614 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Presumably this is a flash shot taken with WB AUTO.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P5290632 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Custom WB done with the tungsten lighting, but exposed with flash?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P5290632 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Low shutter speed caused blurring.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 100_5204 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

If you use WB AUTO, the colour balance with flash can vary from shot to shot.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P4270235 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

That is fairly normal for flash.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020653 in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The comment below was intended for the BLUE bricks. WB1 does work when you use it with the same lighting as you calibrate4 it with.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020654 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Let me guess, you used WB Tungsten. It is as close as you can expect with low lighting.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020655 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

But what w2as the WB setting? The flash dominates. WB may have been CLOUD.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020657 in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You have used the same lighting for both the shot and calibrating WB 1. So it does work.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020656 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

You forgot to recalibrate4 Custom WB 1

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020657 in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Same answer. Use Custom WB with the same lighting you used for calibrating it.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo P6020658 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

There you go. When you use Custom WB with the lighting you used for setting it, it does work.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020659 in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Now I am getting it. You are Custom WB, but you have not calibrated it for that lighting. Follow the instructions for setting Custom WB.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P6020653 in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This one above was taken at a high ISO and slow shutter speed - but you are not giving us the WB setting. Did the flash actually go off? I would expect this blue appearance if you had WB set to CLOUD in tungsten lighting.

Hang on, I have a visitor, I come back to you.

Henry

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 2nd comment
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