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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On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (791 comments in total)

For anything not requiring a large print, I think Panasonic hits the nail on the head. Take 4K video and steal still images from it.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)

Pitched straight at the Nikon and Canon flagships. How well its tracking AF compares to the big two is going to matter a great deal.

Now, A7 mk III please.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 255th comment
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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tinternaut: I've been an occasional reader of Ming's blog and wish him all the best. I'm also surprised at some of the negative things written in the comments here, regarding Micro Four Thirds. To put things into perspective, his last round-up of lenses was pretty complementary towards some of the Micro Four Thirds options. Ming is now predominantly a Medium Format photographer. He's quite young, as photographer go, and very much living the dream (you can read his blog to get a good sense of that).

I didn't see the point of the rant. As far as I can tell, what I wrote was factual, on topic and on point. Ming's choice of gear, and his reasons for choosing it, is what it is. Same hold true for any great photographer. I find the notion that we shouldn't discuss that somewhat absurd.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 05:56 UTC

I don't really understand that side of the business. Is that where the real money is, for Leica?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 05:52 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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tinternaut: I think it's telling that Fuji went with Bayer for their medium format camera. That said, I'm currently bargain hunting out of curiosity for their JPEGs ...

There's nothing remotely wild about what I wrote. On the face of it, the facts as they are now would seem to back up one of us more than the other. If you want wild claims, listen to some of our politicians (especially those on the alt-wrong).

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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tinternaut: I think it's telling that Fuji went with Bayer for their medium format camera. That said, I'm currently bargain hunting out of curiosity for their JPEGs ...

I'll take that bet. My reasoning? X-Trans looks increasingly, to me, like a very good compromise for smaller sensor cameras. No skilled medium format snapper in their right mind would accept sub-par foliage.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 17:16 UTC

I think it's telling that Fuji went with Bayer for their medium format camera. That said, I'm currently bargain hunting out of curiosity for their JPEGs ...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 05:53 UTC as 18th comment | 11 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Every company should be aiming at broadening its user base in Asian markets. They have the most dynamic economy and it will remain like that for decades to come.
Ming may help them.

The small fraction of Chinese who can afford this equipment is rather large in number. China changes everything. Ever wondered why the price of a decent bottle of single malt has gone through the roof in recent years? A

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Hasselblad is basically a Chinese company now, but It is not an easy job for working for a Chinese company such as "Former Google executive Hugo Barra is stepping down from his position at Xiaomi:.

https://9to5google.com/2017/01/23/former-google-executive-hugo-barra-is-stepping-down-from-his-position-at-xiaomi/

While I don't think the Chinese reputation for horrible bosses is groundless, I do think it's somewhat over egged.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

I've been an occasional reader of Ming's blog and wish him all the best. I'm also surprised at some of the negative things written in the comments here, regarding Micro Four Thirds. To put things into perspective, his last round-up of lenses was pretty complementary towards some of the Micro Four Thirds options. Ming is now predominantly a Medium Format photographer. He's quite young, as photographer go, and very much living the dream (you can read his blog to get a good sense of that).

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 05:36 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies

Presumably, Panasonic will want to focus on the higher end products going forward. The GH cameras and high end lenses would, I hope, attract a healthy profit per unit compared to the low end consumer business.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (189 comments in total)
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davev8: and the point of this lens is?.............

@JT26, alternatively:

- Panasonic 14mm f2.5
- PanaLeica 15mm f1.7 (either paired with a GM5)
- Ricoh GR
- Fujifilm X70
- And doubtless options I've missed.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 11:38 UTC

I have the LX2 - very much the noisy, low DR, red headed stepchild of the series. Still, got the odd good snap from it:

https://flic.kr/p/2ATJiy

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 28th comment
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)
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NoRules: There have been made 4 lenses of this Zeiss Topogon design for smaller formats. The original, of course, in the 1930s, and the Russian developed an improvement during the war (later for public consuption in the early 50s) and two years later by Leica. And now we have this new creation. I have some experience with this design, and have used the Russian Orion -15 exclusively for a year (28mm f.6.0). The design is fantastic for landscapes, but is not stellar untill f.11 (all but two samples above are shot at f.5,6 or f.8.0, and that is not this design's optimum). Diffranction is not a problem before f.16 (rather strange), but I have tested it against 35mm Summicron and Summarit. For semi-wide detailed landscape the Topogon (developed for aerial photography in war) is the best there is. The only strange thing is that my old Russian lens have better corners. I was actually planning to buy this new Leica lens, but now I think not. The Russian lens is $150 and outperformes this one, it looks.

Per others, that's a pretty special landscape. Thanks for sharing your experience of these lenses. This Leica lens? Looks like a hard sell, but Leica will make profit per unit regardless of the economics of scale :-/.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
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Jaythomasni: This is because terrorists achieved technique to insert bombs with the same density and physical footprint of the battery...it wont be captured in the screening and will look like li Battery

And will explode whether the device is in the cabin or in the hold...

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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photo_rb: Hefty $10? That's not even a roll of film and processing.

People are used to everything being free, freemium or ad supported. British online IT rag, The Register refers to them as freetards :-).

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 08:34 UTC

I like it that $10 is considered hefty, for a bit of software today.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 08:32 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (744 comments in total)
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princecody: I really want this camera but am hesitant because a new Ricoh GR M3 might steal the Fuji thunder 🤔

Depends on what you expect of the Ricoh GR mk 3. I'm expecting (hoping) Ricoh to be very conservative on the outside of the camera (too much good going on there).

Personally, I'd love to have a Leica Q to complement my Ricoh.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (744 comments in total)

Would love to see a 28mm (equivalent) version of this camera. No, the X70 isn't it.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (744 comments in total)
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Magic Man: Yawn

Get thee behind me, fanboi.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
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