Morpho Hunter

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Ah .. but does this phone do great macro shots like my Blackberry Passport?i.e.

http://www.normanday.net/p14243548

(Who cares I hear you all say):

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:23 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

Looking at some of the comments posted here, I think people expect too much from this camera as far as pixel-shift is concerned. In other words the reviewer got a bad press. For studio/static work, in pixel shift mode, this camera out-performs my Olympus OM-D EM-5 MK II as far as resolution is concerned, but both produce fantastically detailed images.( Five from my Olympus are posted here: http://www.normanday.net/p362961329 ). Olympus's successor the EM-1 (due later this year) will have a hand-held pixel-shift mode, and it would not surprise me if this camera will eliminate current problems associated with subject movement.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:56 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Virtual Reality: It's not just for gamers anymore (155 comments in total)

As far as the domestic/consumer market is concerned VR will go the same way as 3D and curved TVs .. in other words .. it will never become main stream. However I can see it's use in specialist applications .. e.g. medical training. VR has been around for years now .. during which the often promised "take off" for this technology simply has not happened. And then there's those darn goggles ... who can be bothered to put them on .. and even more ....remember to keep them charged up?

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 37th comment

It would have been nice to have seen in this field test, footage taken with the underwater mode - so we could see by how much peripheral distortion is reduced.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 12th comment
In reply to:

Mariano Pacifico: 204 degrees angle of view !!! Neon Green !!! Awesome looks !!! $350.00 !!! Geo-tagging !!! F2.0 !!! Tell me, who can beat that?

Any camera that doesn't have a 204 degree lens. I cannot believe that the Olympus techy's were stupid enough to choose such a wide field of view. The camera itself undoubtedly has terrific image quality ... but those curved verticals are gonna put an awful lot of Joe Public off from buying it. Presumably Olympus will issue a software fix for this? Or, it may well be that if the camera is set to underwater mode, then this horrible (above water) distortion is eliminated .. but Olympus do not state this in the camera manual.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 15:32 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Well (presumably) this camera is already "dead in the water" after it's been rumoured that Olympus's EM-1 mark II camera (with its comparatively tiny, super high quality lenses) will produce 80 megapixel hand-held images .. for a fraction of the cost of the Hassy body and lenses..... but hey .. it could
all be a scam!! The era of full frame and medium format cameras is about to end ...

Well .. it may well be true .. Hassy will undoubtedly "reply" with an even greater megapixel camera (at an even greater megapixel cost) .. but it will all be too late .....

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (268 comments in total)
In reply to:

kusal: I'm using a FUJI GX617 for a decade for capturing university large groups around 400 to 600 participants. I need to go for a digital option. Would this 100MP camera be a solution for this?

May be.. but wait for the (minimum 80MP) Olympus OMD-1 mark II ....to be launched later this year, i.e.
http://www.43rumors.com/

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Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 23:40 UTC

Well (presumably) this camera is already "dead in the water" after it's been rumoured that Olympus's EM-1 mark II camera (with its comparatively tiny, super high quality lenses) will produce 80 megapixel hand-held images .. for a fraction of the cost of the Hassy body and lenses..... but hey .. it could
all be a scam!! The era of full frame and medium format cameras is about to end ...

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 23:14 UTC as 13th comment | 28 replies

An amazing camera - it's pixel shift resolution is clearly better than that for my OMD EM-5 mk II, in spite of the poor lens used in dpr's review. It will be interesting to see how the tech wizards at Olympus react to this, with their upcoming successor to the EM-1, which will have a a hand-held pixel shift mode.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 09:01 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (323 comments in total)

There appears to be an error with the studio scene test for this review. The panning magnification is set to greater than 100%, at least for ISO 125 (looks nearer to 150%). I noticed this when I downloaded and opened the jpeg, which is smaller and therefore looks sharper.

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 27th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

The new brighter colour scheme clearly looks better ..... now please bring back the original camera review studio test scene (the current one is awful).

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 329th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

Morpho Hunter: Wow! .. physically.. that camera is way too huge.. given it's pixel resolution.

Well ok ... it's a darn big camera compared to Olympus's 20MP/50MP Pen-F.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)

Wow! .. physically.. that camera is way too huge.. given it's pixel resolution.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

Oh wow .. they still make cameras this big ....... err ...... why?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 00:50 UTC as 70th comment | 6 replies

Both are fantastic cameras. However I can't help thinking that advancements in sensor shift technology, such as those in the Olympus EM-5 Mk II and the Pentax K3 Mk II, will lead to the eventual demise of such cameras. Here are a few example pics (40MP) taken with the Olympus (lighting and focusing could have been better - but it does illustrate the potential for this technology in comparatively cheap gear):

http://www.normanday.net/p362961329

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:52 UTC as 4th comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)

Did Sony just do the impossible?

Nope, true the camera is small .. but the lenses (compared to the mft system) are huge (albeit Zeiss fantastic). However I just wonder how this camera will fair (sales wise) when the rumoured Olympus E-M1 replacement, with it's HAND-HELD 40mp sensor shift system is released. More importantly, just how many people out there can afford (or are willing) to pay for those Zeiss lenses .. I mean .. just how often does one blow up a print to the size of a barn door?!!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 184th comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

D Bowcut: My T6s sensor is fine. Camera purchased 04/26.

Hopefully not fine 'for now' - there's no way of telling that whatever is causing the problem will not develop later.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 20:19 UTC

A very interesting product - but there are two potential problems with it. First it's too unwieldy to use out in the field - chasing bugs in the undergrowth etc. Second, the stiffness of the flexible arms will become reduced with use, and unlike the Gorillapod, where you can replace affected joints, I don't see how one can do the same with this product, because presumably there are control/power cables running through them. That said, I'm certainly going to look into this product further, as it could be useful in a studio environment - replacing my hot copystand lights.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (864 comments in total)
In reply to:

beomagi: 40MP mode would be killer for macros.

Five 40mp macro images posted here:

http://www.normanday.net/p362961329

And yeah ...it is a Killer!

Cheers,

Norman

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)

This camera costs well over £2000 in the UK - for that kind of money it should be perfect. Well it isn't .. so will dpreview reduce it's % rating? And if not, then why not?

Cheers,

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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