tinternaut

Lives in United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Works as a Telecoms Engineer
Joined on Jan 6, 2007
About me:

Olympus E-30
Panasonic DMC-L1
Olympus Pen E-PL1
Olympus Pen E-PM2
Olympus 14-42 (newer design)
Olympus MZD 14-42 (two of)
Olympus 14-50
Leica 14-50 f2.8-3.5
Sigma 30mm 1.2
Olympus 25mm f2.8
Olympus 9-18 f4.5-5.6
Lumix Vario 14-45 f3.5-5.6
Panasonic 20mm f1.7
Panasonic 14mm f2.5
Enough memory. Enough batteries (well, not for the G1).

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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

"You do understand what corporations are?"

I do. I also understand how corrupted some have become. When management buys into the talent myth, and find legal ways of dipping its fingers in the till, things rarely end well, for the employees, customers or investors.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 20:04 UTC
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ThirstyDursty: What gaps are left between this and PS?

Plugin support would be one area I assume?

"How is this missing? Affinity has its entire Raw Develop persona (module)."

I thought Affinity simply used OSXs built in raw, so little different to Aperture or Photos? ACR is a different beast altogether, and has the benefit of fast updates. I've had at least one camera where I've waited months for OSX to get an update, and that then required an upgrade to the next major release of the operating system. Add the murder of Aperture, on top of that, and I wouldn't trust anything that depends on Apple.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00 UTC

Stayed a couple of times at a superb hotel in Cotonou, Benin. Strictly for making someone a living, but African artists were also Selling their work due to the owner's wife being an art fiend and dealer. Having good art in the room, and walking out of the room and into a gallery, was superb.

I wish Mr. Cowart the very best in this endeavour.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 5th comment
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Alex Efimoff: Am I the only one who is not "impressed" by the sample images? And I don't really care about the sharpness.

Looking at the other comments? Yes, just seems to be you.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:00 UTC
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tinternaut: I don't understand it. I keep reading on these forums how inferior Canon kit is. How does he manage to take professional looking photos?

For the avoidance of doubt, I was being sarcastic. The way I see it, understanding i) that any DSLR from the last ten years can make amazing images, and ii) the photographer, light, shadow and vision matter above all else, and iii) taking the pi$$ out of Canon for being slow to catch up with SoNikon on a technical level, are by no means mutually exclusive 8-).

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 22:32 UTC

I don't understand it. I keep reading on these forums how inferior Canon kit is. How does he manage to take professional looking photos?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 57th comment | 9 replies
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D200_4me: No worries. I don't bother to use my phone for real photography. They can't stop my DSLR or X100. ;-)

They might confiscate your DSLR because it's all big and therefore must be professional. The other little toy you carry? Done worry - that will be allowed 8-D...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 23:55 UTC

This is one of those areas where I get uncomfortable with Apple. They seem more concerned with other corporates than they do their end users. What's wrong with the people who own the event enforcing the rules? I bought my iPhone, not a bloody concert organiser.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 176th comment | 1 reply
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)

That 18MP sensor reminds me of the 12MP one that Olympus peddled (often in premium bodies) until the customers would have no more. At least Canon are putting it into a dirt cheap SLR (if you buy in USD, that is - I'd rather not mention the pound).

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 80th comment
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Shifter: ZZZZZZZ. ZZZ. ZZZZZZZZZZ. It's called Photoshop, Ansel lovers.

I think this has to be the most clueless comment ever.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
On article Remembering Fan Ho: 1931-2016 (37 comments in total)

RIP. I am familiar with Fan Ho's remarkable photography thanks to a wonderful gallery published by the Guardian in 2014. See:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/aug/20/fan-ho-hong-kong-street-photography-in-pictures

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

Nice to finally see the camera in hand. It's impressive. It also shows how with mirrorless the size of the body increases differently, in proportion to the sensor size, compared to a mirror design. I think this camera is the ultimate expression of the promise of mirrorless. If I didn't have retirement to consider, I'd buy one!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:36 UTC as 134th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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tinternaut: It's not perfect. In fact, the flaws stand out. But a medium format camera you can take on holiday, without putting a strain on your hand luggage (or have to check in)? One that is relatively easy on the hands and arms, when not on a tripod? For the monied (or plain foolish with limited money) travel photographer, this is pretty awesome.

It's not a game changer for everyone, but I think it will sell well to the audience I mentioned above.

Oh, my recently acquired Ricoh GR has a leaf shutter, and nice Bokeh too (when you can get it). I love the sound of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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tinternaut: It's not perfect. In fact, the flaws stand out. But a medium format camera you can take on holiday, without putting a strain on your hand luggage (or have to check in)? One that is relatively easy on the hands and arms, when not on a tripod? For the monied (or plain foolish with limited money) travel photographer, this is pretty awesome.

It's not a game changer for everyone, but I think it will sell well to the audience I mentioned above.

Relatively low res EVF, compared to the best of the rest. The leaf shutter comes with the obvious disadvantage of being limited to 1/2000. Shot to shot performance is likely pretty pedestrian. Video limited to 1080p. Currently, the only image stabilisation options are a tripod, bean bag or pint of beer.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

It's not perfect. In fact, the flaws stand out. But a medium format camera you can take on holiday, without putting a strain on your hand luggage (or have to check in)? One that is relatively easy on the hands and arms, when not on a tripod? For the monied (or plain foolish with limited money) travel photographer, this is pretty awesome.

It's not a game changer for everyone, but I think it will sell well to the audience I mentioned above.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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The Davinator: Looks superb. Cue all the whiners who cant afford it so feel the need to bash instead.

Is it ok for me to be in a state of lust for something I can't afford?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 07:42 UTC

S'ppose that's one way a lens manufacturer, that no one has ever heard of, can become a lens manufacturer that everyone has heard of. Better to be notorious than unknown.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:14 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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SETI: Don't wanna be rude but taking pictures with MFT camera at f/16 looks strange for me

It's a valid test. F16 will reduce the realisable maximum print size (which starts pretty big, with this format, btw), but the photos will be no less valid. It is absolutely fine to shoot at narrow aperture. You just need to consider the compromises.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
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tinternaut: Nice photos. The lens looks good, but my scepticism towards spending a lot of money, on a fast wide prime, for the smaller format, remains. I'd prefer the flexibility of a larger format, with 24mm equivalent.

Consider responding i) when sober, ii) on topic and iii) in a manner makes sense to whoever it is you happen to be responding to? I've spent plenty of money on things I didn't use enough, and can only speak for myself in that respect.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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tinternaut: Nice photos. The lens looks good, but my scepticism towards spending a lot of money, on a fast wide prime, for the smaller format, remains. I'd prefer the flexibility of a larger format, with 24mm equivalent.

The world as it is? That's not breaking news. My scepticism is an opinion. That you can do more, with the same f/l equivalent, where the format is larger, is a fact (really just a lot of numbers).... If you want to argue for the smaller format, concentrate on what matters. As an almost 100% Micro Four Thirds user (though I'm otherwise a picker of unconsidered trifles), what matters to me is the probability of the kit being with me.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
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