smithaa02

Joined on May 6, 2014

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  • Be careful with cheap batteries. I purchased Tectra for my TG-6 and they work and are dirt cheap...bu their battery life is about a third of what a normal battery is. These batteries are so cheap ...
  • You're shooting in very challenging conditions. Bright sunlight + thick woods = huge dynamic range issues...a problem for most cameras not just the TG-6.  Personally I hate doing photography in ...
  • It's a black plastic ring that rotates around the shutter button.  For some reason it just came off...it almost looks  like it will snap back or rotate back in, but I want to be careful.  Anybody ...
  • I shoot a lot with the TG-6 and prefer OOC jpgs.  I can shoot 1000+ photos on a single trip and don't have time to process each and every one.   Often I just need to make minor changes (rotate, ...
  • I'm also a TG-6 owner that is considering the TG-7.  If you get a TG-7, can you post side-by-side comparison photos?  Nobody else has bothered to do this online...I would love to pixel peep ...
  • I would love to see proportionate negativity toward smartphones.  The latest iphones for example produce awful images.  Most are way "over baked", over sharpened, and have jacked contrast.  You ...
  • It would be nice if DPReview actually included sample photos in their review...especially directly comparing the TG-6 to the TG-7.

  • Backscatter could be wrong...but they know their stuff and have a good eye for detail.  No other retailer or reviewer in the past has revealed more nuanced information about the TG Series.
  • Backscatter is claiming "Processor improvements for faster menu navigation and settings adjustments" for the TG-7.
  • Maybe...then again maybe not.  Olympus hasn't always been forthcoming about their features.  eg There is evidence that the processor is definitely new, yet OM Systems isn't bragging about that.
  • I'm not sure.  I hope that when BackScatter or Red35 do their reviews, they'll post side-by-side TG-6 vs TG-7 pictures and we can get to the bottom of this.
  • The TG-7 manual has been published: https://download.omsystem.com/pages/inst/tg7/manual_tg7_ENU.pdf I scanned through this quick...sadly there is no evidence of significant new features that other ...
  • Great shots!  Wish OM Systems would offer a diffuser like what you offer.  I  use the  FD-1 a lot and while I'm generally happy with it, some subjects do reflect too much light or worse even show ...
  • A few more minor details about the TG-7. There are now 22 scene modes (TG-6 had 16). New modes include documents, indoor, three construction and one slow shutter Max number of frames for sequential ...
  • That would be a terrific feature! Little sensor cameras like this have a small dynamic range, so you do walk a tight rope getting the right expose. For many of my TG-6 shots, I manually bracket by ...
  • Good question...I talked to Red35 (https://www.youtube.com/@Red35Photography) and he said he was supposed to get a TG-7 to review, but didn't get one on the first wave as he's not a retailer.  ...
  • It is extremely similar. You can likely thank a botched private equity take-over of the Olympus Camera division and a lack of competition from other camera manufacturers who no longer produce ...
  • The following is a comparison video between the TG-6 and the TG-7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7T5jmYQCCc  It's amusing but almost all the comparisons are identical. They do point out the USB ...
  • I like that idea.  I use the TG-6 a lot and 99.9% of the time I usually just use it max zoomed in or max zoomed out.  Rarely do I use an inbetween zoom level.  I think "interval zooming" with lens ...
  • If you're curious, the TG-4 used to have 16 MP, but the TG 5/6 went with 12 MP. Sample photos were taken with each camera and there is little evidence the TG-4 provided more detail, while the TG-5 ...
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