Morpho Hunter

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Interestingly, it looks like this camera can be fitted with an accessory motordrive/grip (see gold contacts, and a location hole to the right of the body). See:

https://spot.light.co/

I wonder how good it will be for macrophotography....

http://www.pbase.com/plusiotis/insect_freaks_and_aberrations

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 11:47 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)

Undoubtedly a fantastic camera .. but what idiot is going to pay that kind of price? Besides .. I thought that many folks are now considering replacing their current "pro" and largely Canon/Nikon gear with the fourthirds mirrorless system. Unfortunately this camera came out after the Olympus OMD-EM1 Mk 2 ... a camera which (for most aspiring pro photographers) will suffice .. and then there's all those wonderful Olympus (and to a lesser extent Panasonic) lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 112th comment | 11 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)

Those images are not good.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (365 comments in total)

Wow .. the pixel shift image quality is no where as good as that for the Olympus OMD- EM5 MK ii

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 00:14 UTC as 57th comment | 7 replies
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)

Oh wow .. viewed at 100% .. those images are no better than those from my Blackberry Passport (I think):

http://www.normanday.net/p14243548

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 22:06 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Argghh! No hand-held high resolution mode. What a HUGE disappointment! Ah well, guess I'll buy it anyway..:)

www.normanday.net

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:44 UTC as 59th comment
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)

Oh . wow .. those earphones are a muggers' delight! Why? . you may say ..... they are sooo expensive. The mugger dudes will grab your drop earing looking earphones (at £159.00 per pair .. I cannot believe that) and sell them to their local pub/ drug dealer for £20.00 or less). However, I have to ask .. who the hell will be brave enough to wear those earphones in public? (Does anyone agree with me?)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:10 UTC as 51st comment | 8 replies

Well .. dunno what Canon is up to .. their latest product is fantastic >> but >>> who cares? ...everyone is holding out on spending on a new camera .. because the 4k movie mode Olympus OMD-EM1 Mk II is about to be launched.. = a more than movie quality for professional YouTube videographers

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 00:12 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Yawn. Does anyone really care about what Canon (and indeed Nikon) do anymore .. especially now that the MK II version of the Olympus OMD EM1 is about to be released .. with it's 40+MP (hand held) high resolution mode. Dunno .. guess there must still be a few die-hard Canon/Nikon guys out there.....:)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 22:38 UTC as 2nd comment | 4 replies

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 (140 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?

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Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 39th 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 17th 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 (267 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/

(scroll down)

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 (356 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 46th 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
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