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 Leica SL Review (62 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Bearing in mind JPEGS are required for some professional uses, it looks like Leica need to up their game.

Ummm..... Reuters?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (62 comments in total)

Bearing in mind JPEGS are required for some professional uses, it looks like Leica need to up their game.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica SL Review (62 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I like the built in GPS and the big EVF.

With Leica's profit margin, they are in a better position than everybody else to come out with "unique" products.

Go to the Leica forum. There's loads of them.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
On article Leica SL gallery update (215 comments in total)
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desmond2046: This is essentially a Panasonic designed and manufactured full-frame camera. I hope to see a smaller and cheaper version with Panasonic branding.

I don't think so. The JPEG engine is the main clue. There will doubtless be Panasonic tech in there but this is, for all practical purposes, purely a Leica just like the M, Q and X.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (237 comments in total)

My first serious camera was a Nikon D40. I broke it. Apparently, dealing with dust issues by using a can of air is not a good idea. Pity - it took amazing photos. So I suppose my first actual serious camera was the Olympus E-510 (with many changes of lens, and not a single dust spot to this day).

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 09:14 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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notpc: New and improved 18-55.... Now with less light!

I suspect the real problem will be performance at f4, compared to the older lens where you had to stop down to get there.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 08:23 UTC
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goodgeorge: Dear Nikon,

a) take Coolpix A
b) add better AF
c) profit

That is my recommended recipe. Please please please.

D) Don't price it almost double that of a competitor that's in some ways better...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:58 UTC

Presumably the earthquake needs to be factored in? Pity about the phone sales though - for the Android devices, Sony's hardware is probably the best.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:12 UTC as 15th comment
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tinternaut: I haven't had the email yet, but living in the UK I assume I'm affected. Trouble is, I like Lightroom. I also like Photoshop, but mostly use Photoshop for final sharpening (typically USM before publishing), and occasionally use Photoshop's more advanced features (layers and content aware fill being firm favourites for some problems).

I could get a perpetual Lightroom licence plus something that would do what I currently do in Photoshop*, but that's another learning curve.

* No! Not GIMP!

Thanks. I'll give it a try on the Mac.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 15:18 UTC

I haven't had the email yet, but living in the UK I assume I'm affected. Trouble is, I like Lightroom. I also like Photoshop, but mostly use Photoshop for final sharpening (typically USM before publishing), and occasionally use Photoshop's more advanced features (layers and content aware fill being firm favourites for some problems).

I could get a perpetual Lightroom licence plus something that would do what I currently do in Photoshop*, but that's another learning curve.

* No! Not GIMP!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies

They need a bigger meeting room :-/.

In all seriousness, exposure has been extremely reliable since they first started to use the 16MP sensor, so it's good to see they've steadily improved (stills) AF to this point.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 56th comment
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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tinternaut: "Hasselblad hasn’t had much luck with managerial direction over the last ten or so years."

Hiring people at that level is a nightmare for any business, and one that few businesses get consistently right.

They might as well. It could work out better than the current executive recruitment gravy train/merry go round.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

"Hasselblad hasn’t had much luck with managerial direction over the last ten or so years."

Hiring people at that level is a nightmare for any business, and one that few businesses get consistently right.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Perhaps Sony needs to relocate its sensor production to somewhere that's, techtonically speaking, a bit more stable? Either that or work out how to make an earthquake proof chip fab.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 32nd comment

Given what Google has been doing with larger sensors, from the 5X onwards, this would definitely be a little disappointing,

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 13:47 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

I think the usefulness of 50mm is in some ways depends on location. Walking around London, I can effortlessly snap all day using just the Pen and Olympus 25mm f1.8. Back home in Manchester, that particular combination makes me think a bit harder.

I remain unconvinced that very fast, very expense primes make a lot of sense on the smaller format.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: These pictures should al contain a reflection of the photographer somewhere to show of how distinguished he looks with this superior piece of German craftsmanship so people won't think a mundane Nikon D610 was used.

The fact a camera I can get hold of for less than £1000 can take pictures as good as these in no way makes the Leica any less desirable :-D

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 12:18 UTC
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tinternaut: Isn't it about time Panasonic sorted their JPEG processing? It's not like they aren't very close to nailing it (and have been close for some time).

Yet every Olympus camera, from the P&S cameras, to the lowly E-PM2, all the way up to the Pen-F and latest EM1, all produce very decent JPEGs. Same argument holds true for the Fujis.

Panasonic don't exactly have a big stretch to make here, but they're stubbornly not making it!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 08:10 UTC
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steelhead3: These video cameras that shoot stills should be in a separate category in DP's review areas like phone cameras...this site has always been about still cameras. While the merger between the different genre blurs the differences, I believe most people on this site are still shooter first and foremost.

If it were somehow an inferior stills camera, due to the video features, then I'd agree. Clearly, this is anything but the case.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 00:48 UTC

Isn't it about time Panasonic sorted their JPEG processing? It's not like they aren't very close to nailing it (and have been close for some time).

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 00:09 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
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