photophile

photophile

Lives in United Kingdom UK, United Kingdom
Works as a Science/Technology
Joined on Nov 10, 2004
About me:

To live & learn. Then live some more :-)

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photophile: Sorry, but these "moon shots" don't work for me. All I see is what appears to be the moon, obscured by buildings or monuments. Why ? If you want to see moon shots, browse the various DPR forums - lots of very good examples.

Fair enough - but why tell us how moon shots "should be." Should they ? Its not a science. Amateur astronomers take very good "plain" shots. All I see here are very nice city skylines, monuments and buildings, partially obscuring the moon - with the moon itself a bit of an afterthought.

@BadScience: Maybe its my cheap monitor, or maybe you haven't been to the opticians in quite a while, but quite a few look a lot like a sunset! Especially the first one. Looks like sunset on Vulcan.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 17:10 UTC

Sorry, but these "moon shots" don't work for me. All I see is what appears to be the moon, obscured by buildings or monuments. Why ? If you want to see moon shots, browse the various DPR forums - lots of very good examples.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 57th comment | 10 replies

“...rediscovering the artistic control offered by manual processes and the creative satisfaction of a physical end product."

The latter, possibly. The former - not really, as anyone who spends hours with post processing will tell you.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 141st comment

missed this one - looks good

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:44 UTC as 13th comment

Déjá vu

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 14th comment
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entoman: Surprised it doesn't have Tetris and Space Invaders built in!

LOL! Unfortunately, by 2000, even Space Invaders was approx 20 years old.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 14:02 UTC

Utterly pointless - unless the cameras are destined for the Outer Planets market. Even then.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 13:10 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
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Contra Mundum: A few creative Chinese companies and the world will soon be filled with Kanon, Nikong, Feica, Pentac, Sorny, Panafonic, Olymbus, and Fugi...

Weren't Panafonic and Sorny fake brands featured in an episode of The Simpsons ?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (86 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: It's the wild wild west in the photo world right now. There is more than one way to skin a cat. If forced to eat your hat, expect to get egg on your face. If you're wet behind the ears, your goose is cooked. But if you're long in the tooth, and have an ace up your sleeve, you can cut through the red tape and knock one out of the park.

Turtles, all the way down the rabbit hole.

I just put your text through google translator and converted it into Vietnamese. It came out part gibberish, part top-selling novel about wizards and magic spells. I then translated the Vietnamese text into Portuguese, then back into English - and it came out as a series of wise quotes that Confucius or Marcus Aurelius might have said - after a pub crawl.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (161 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: At low ISOs, the same IQ as with today's compact zoom cameras.

Look, even Carlsberg say thay are PROBABLY the best lager in the world. Yes ...all those parameters as measured under lab test conditions (and presumably published in high impact journals thereafter) may well be what you have equated with the numerical analogy. But we're deviating fast from DPR's thread on the E10. And one of my own near-absolutes is to go for a beer (usually Carlsberg) after work - and that hour is almost at hand... absolutely.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (161 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: At low ISOs, the same IQ as with today's compact zoom cameras.

Davinator - "only a Sith speaks in absolutes."

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (161 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: At low ISOs, the same IQ as with today's compact zoom cameras.

I beg to differ. Today's 20MP compact zooms would struggle to match the IQ (at low ISO) with 4MP compacts from 12 years a go - as demonstrated by the Thursday Throwback threads of the past few months.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (125 comments in total)
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D Gold: DPReview,

Any idea how coma is handled with this lens?

@PowerG9BlackForest: ah! Understood. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:58 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (125 comments in total)
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D Gold: DPReview,

Any idea how coma is handled with this lens?

I guess you won't be aware of it, until you wake up.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:50 UTC

what is that a photo of ? Looking up, down - or both ?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:16 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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Tiefenunschärfe: The iPhone is able to produce nice pictures in good light - like most P & S -cameras since about 15 years.

@M1963 - you've just turned the OP's original RAW text to a more manageable JPEG. Remove a few more letters, compress the blank spaces - and see if the message is still legible. Its a great way to illustrate the lossy v non-lossy compression debate in a - literally - comprehensible way.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)

Dog looking quite clerical there, complete with cloak, cross and collar.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 89th comment
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photophile: Bit disappointed. I compared it with the Sony Alpha II, Fuji X-T2 and Nikon D500 - and pixel peeped. At the two hightest ISO settings, Sony & Fuji walk away with it. Nkon is not bad. But Olympus falls a long way behind. Just above the centre of the image are three items of text set against black, white and grey backgrounds. You can actually read the text with the Sony & Nikon at ISO25600! Impressive.

@p5freak: erm...thanks for your input. But as my upper body strength has yet to match He-Man, a FF camera plus retinue of accompanying lenses just didn't quite appeal.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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photophile: Bit disappointed. I compared it with the Sony Alpha II, Fuji X-T2 and Nikon D500 - and pixel peeped. At the two hightest ISO settings, Sony & Fuji walk away with it. Nkon is not bad. But Olympus falls a long way behind. Just above the centre of the image are three items of text set against black, white and grey backgrounds. You can actually read the text with the Sony & Nikon at ISO25600! Impressive.

@entoman: Been with Olympus since about 1978 (Trip-35) - and form first digital (Olympus C-750) onwards. With E500/E510 used flash - but did not like the look. With EPL-6 and f1.8 m4/3 lenses I can get pleasing renditions in low interior light. Probably unlikely to use ISO-25600. So maybe not a serious concern.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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photophile: Bit disappointed. I compared it with the Sony Alpha II, Fuji X-T2 and Nikon D500 - and pixel peeped. At the two hightest ISO settings, Sony & Fuji walk away with it. Nkon is not bad. But Olympus falls a long way behind. Just above the centre of the image are three items of text set against black, white and grey backgrounds. You can actually read the text with the Sony & Nikon at ISO25600! Impressive.

@DavidB2: Yes it does - because I have invested in Olympus lenses, Olympus camera bodies. And a substantial amount of my photography is done in low-light (without flash).

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
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