RogueSwan

RogueSwan

Joined on Jan 13, 2012

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On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (711 comments in total)
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crsantin: The Olympus mju ii has gotten ridiculously expensive now. I have two of them and they are terrific cameras. Really a gem of a camera but now overpriced. The negatives I get from my Nikon FE always look stellar, so I would also put that camera on the list.

I bought one to trek Nepal in 1999. Just found it a couple of months ago, got a fresh battery and works like new. I am glad my dad recommended it all those years ago.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)
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RogueSwan: There is a growing demand for this type of 360 degree footage in aged care for use with VR. At my work we have residents who are unable to go outside for various reasons and a 10-20 minute VR session is the next best thing. They love it. I was hoping this camera would allow us to make our own local content but it sounds like it would be a lot of work.
Is the Theta a better option ATM?

@the-bunker We do take as many as able on numerous trips but, as I already stated, we have some who, for various mental/physical reasons are unable to do that. Hence my question.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)

Sorry, double post.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 01:00 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)

There is a growing demand for this type of 360 degree footage in aged care for use with VR. At my work we have residents who are unable to go outside for various reasons and a 10-20 minute VR session is the next best thing. They love it. I was hoping this camera would allow us to make our own local content but it sounds like it would be a lot of work.
Is the Theta a better option ATM?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:59 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: Mission Impossible.

Plus, VR headsets will probably go the way of 3D TV, in the recycle trash pit of failed technology.

There is a growing demand for type of 360 degree footage in aged care for use with VR. At my work we have residents who are unable to go outside for various reasons and a 10-20 minute VR session is the next best thing. They love it. I was hoping this camera would allow us to make our own local content but it sounds like it would be a lot of work.
Is the Theta a better option ATM?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (160 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Needs at least f/5.6 for corner sharpness, but flare performance is very good. Other than flare, for overall sharpness this lens can't compare with the Olympus SHG 7-14mm f/4. If that Oly UWA lens had the new nano coatings, it would far outperform this one.

Olympus: please bring back the SHG and HG lens line, and upgrade and expand it for MFT -- make these lenses perform at their best without regard to size or weight and without much software correction needed.

Don't all MFT wide angle lenses use significant distortion correction? It is isn't surprising that this one follows suit.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 00:04 UTC
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Marty4650: Before the hysteria sets in.... look at the facts:

300 prople a year die falling off a ladder
500 people a year die while walking on train tracks
1,000 people a year die falling down stairs
5,000 people a year drown in swimming pools or swimming at the beach
5,000 pedestrians a year are killed by motor vehicles
34,000 people die each year while driving or riding in motor vehicles

Sure looks like we should be outraged about people taking photos at the beach, at swimming pools, of highway traffic, of people crossing streets, or of people using ladders.

It is sad that we need to have group outrage over every dangerous thing that can happen in life. And lets make sure we don't photograph these things, because it might encourage more risk taking.

@Marty4650 No hysteria. If you had a family member die in one of those ways would you so casually dismiss it? Would you rather someone had told that mother/father/son/ daughter/wife etc not to do that, take more care, don't speed etc?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 02:25 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (656 comments in total)
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RogueSwan: If you want a Pentax APS-C camera surely the K-70 is a much better deal. And the money you save can go towards some better glass.

I find it interesting Triplet Perar that you have access to The Camera Store's policies and procedures otherwise how else would you know that "determined to sell only the cheapest commodity because that is easier for *them*,".
A quick look at their YT page shows products that are not, for myself at least, cheap: Fujinon cinema lenses, Rx100V, GH5, E-M1ii. But then again, anything I say has no merit seeing that I work for them.
BTW I would love Pentax to become great/popular again. My first real camera was a P30T and I wish that I had held onto to it. I learnt so much with that camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (656 comments in total)

If you want a Pentax APS-C camera surely the K-70 is a much better deal. And the money you save can go towards some better glass.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 83rd comment | 10 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (244 comments in total)
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Kabe Luna: My first "serious about photography" camera? That'd be the groundbreaking Canon EOS 10s 35mm FILM SLR. Three AF points was mind-blowing back then. As were 5 fps and spot metering, coming from a Rebel S II. Fantastic camera with which I learned oh so much and, eventually, created pictures I'm proud of to this day.

My first serious camera was an EOS100. My dad was very jealous of that camera. It was still working until about five years ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 04:18 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1573 comments in total)
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Jose G: well at least the original a 99 got the gold award and and scored a 84%... it does add to the confusion.

This comes up on every thread relating to a review and the DPR staff have reiterated numerous times that there is no correlation between % score and the colour of the award. The award, i think, is based on where the reviewer sees the camera relative to its competitors and the score is a weight average of its various attribute scores. I think this how it works.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
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MrBrightSide: Someone smarter than me pointed out on Nikonrumors that the introduction of the new baby Canon M is really what killed this camera. How could this compete with canon's ever-improving mirrorless cameras?

@mrbrightside - They could have made a camera(s) that fixed the m5 (mainly video) shortcomings.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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(unknown member): Looking at these images I can categorically say that I will have no interest in buying into the Olympus system. The images are very flat and desaturated beyond belief. I have just finished playing around with a Fujifilm X-T10 with 35mm f/2 and the jpegs straight from camera completely destroy this nonsense you've posted. Whilst I don't normally crit peoples work, these images leave a lot to be desired.

Just in case you missed it: "All images processed and cropped to taste ..."
And calling someones shots "nonsense" isn't critiquing it is just a plain old insult.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
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usernamealreadyinuse: Very sad that so many who understand absolutely nothing about the business of advertising, feel inclined to comment here and so freely demonstrate their ignorance.

You're welcome. I glad you finally understand it is not worth complaining about.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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usernamealreadyinuse: Very sad that so many who understand absolutely nothing about the business of advertising, feel inclined to comment here and so freely demonstrate their ignorance.

"Not posting ignorant comments isn't matter of being an advertising expert - it's matter of not being stupid." I think you are expecting a lot for an internet forum to free from ignorant commentary.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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usernamealreadyinuse: Very sad that so many who understand absolutely nothing about the business of advertising, feel inclined to comment here and so freely demonstrate their ignorance.

Really?? Did you actually expect a photography gear website forum to have expert advertising commentary? I feel that is ignorance on your behalf.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Cleaner RAW image than m4/3rd 20mp cameras at 100 ISO.

Is that because there isn't any ISO 100 m43 image to compare against? When looking at 200 vs 200 I can't see a much of difference, using the GX8 as a reference.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1156 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Why do I still want a two year old Samsung NX-1 instead of a new Sony a6500?

Handling?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 04:32 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1156 comments in total)
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Aroart: Here's is something rather amusing.. Go to IQ comparison ad the A5100 to the mix, put it to jpg iso 6400, click the box on to one of the faces and tell me what you see.. Why is the a 5100 handling noise better....

I think that is just due to different jpeg processing. The 6500 is, to my eye, retaining more detail. The raw 5100 is definitely noisier.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 04:30 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (726 comments in total)
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duartix: This article starts with utter nonsense. It's right there in the tile: "$2000+".
I could understand a price top limit, but a low limit? What sense is in that?
Do you know of any "Semi-Pro"/whatever that says "I need a new camera body, but because I'm a Semi-Pro I can't spend less than 2000$!" ?

Anyway, having said this, and considering dpreview says they selected "cameras with 50 or more megapixels geared perfectly for studio shooters" I don't see a reason either why the Olympus OM-1 Mark II wasn't included, even with reserves, as most of the time it can achieve a 50+ MP output in a studio shoot. Dpreview itself (when reviewing the OM-D E-M5 II, considered "the camera not only competing with the Nikon D810's level of detail capture but comfortably exceeding it in terms of color resolution".

I have read over on the 43rumors site, when discussing the price of the E-M1 ii, "pros" posting that the cost of the camera is not a concern. I didn't delve any further than a quick look at the personal sites but there are plenty (who knows what a sufficient number is) of people using m4/3 for paid work.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 05:15 UTC
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