Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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  • Replied in It's a keeper
    I'm the one to p*ss and moan about decentered lenses and to be honest, I think this lens is fine. Yes, there might be mild differences in the edges/corners but it's slight. Not enough to make me ...
  • Here is a shot of the crescent moon with my 45-150mm Panasonic kit zoom. It is obviously too short of FL, so I screwed on an Olympus C-180 1.7x converter. It is cheap (~ $10 used) and it screws ...
  • I can see the slightest differences in color and exposure. Going back and forth, I can't say that one is sharper than the other. I couldn't reliably pick out one from the other.
  • Yeah. They (Nikon) check the lens and send it back saying that it is in "manufacture tolerances" and send it back so your stuck with a bad lens.
  • The multiple copy buyers just want a lens that isn't decentered and blurry on one site of their photos. If the manufacturers could just stop building decentered junk that isn't fit for sale, ...
  • We had this same floppy disk camera at work and loved it.
    I got the Epson PhotoPC in early 1996. The serial connection was woefully slow even for the 640x480 images and it would suck a set of 4 AA...

  • Switch mode converters are very efficient and it could bring the voltage up to what is needed to charge the car batteries. In reality the car's charging system expects to pull several amperes from ...
  • Perhaps its an EVF that I can see when shooting outside in bright daylight while wearing glasses.

  • Replied in Here you go
    I like the waterfall shot colors from the camera the best, but it looks 2/3rds underexposed. Zooming in to 1:1, the phone has a very odd processing look to the image. The trees look like they were ...
  • Nice to have a small camera that makes fine images. I have a 1/2.3" sensor compact and it blows the highlights too easily, and to keep noise at bay, it uses strong NR, so the images look a bit soft...

  • This free but powerful converter comes with several demosaicing options. I have seen the block pattern too with some of my cameras and I don't normally get the 2x2 blocks with the AMaZE demosaicer ...
  • Replied in 20 years here
    I'm coming up on 15 years in October. Before that, I've used the site extensively for researching camera purchases like the Fuji 6800 zoom back in 2001 and the Canon Rebel DSLR a couple years ...
  • Created discussion thread Michigan trip with ELPH 360HS
    I bought this camera three years ago as a compact to supplement my nicer gear. I actually bought two of them for $128 each from the Canon refurb store. I gave one to my friend as a gift who I ...
  • These appear to be hot pixels being shifted as the images are stacked together. Of course they don't move on the sensor but in stacking the image is scaled a bit when merged together.
  • I have two copies of the newer plastic mount. They are both sharp and no decentering observed in either. I've had a few different camera systems over the years with kit lenses and the 12-32 is my ...
  • A 50-200/4 would be nice wouldn't it? I can see why they elected not to do this. It would make the lens close to the size of the 40-150/2.8 lens as well as the cost. Keeping it at 150mm will keep ...
  • A big fat YES to the 40-150/4. The 2.8 version, while being a great lens, is large and expensive (relatively speaking). The 40-150R is a cheap kit lens, though not bad optically. The f/4 version,...

  • Replied in Safari newbie
    I guess I'm the minimalist here. I would use what you have. If you like the 14-140, I would use that. You can cover a nice range without having to fumble around changing lenses which I find slow ...
  • All lenses have a manufacturing tolerance. Decentering can be detected on optical benches that Roger has. It may not be bad enough to be an issue in real world use. I just found Canon's lenses to...

  • Thanks for your efforts. Does LCD brightness mean the backlight level or is it just making the LCD pixels lighter? Some cameras can do both. This is why I keep the backlight turned up fully on all ...
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Last entry Nov 17, 2010
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