ShatteredSky

ShatteredSky

Lives in Switzerland Commute, Switzerland
Works as a Timetravel (i.e. Geology - Paleontology)
Joined on Dec 7, 2006

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On photo Me and my family. in the Selfie with your favorite thing(s). challenge (3 comments in total)

Cool, but my first reaction was Black Sabbath ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 15:46 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1220 comments in total)
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mysteryhole: The new Oly 10 years ago would have read like science fiction. At the time of this post there are 1013 comments. For a camera most of these people are not going to buy, there sure is a lot of clucking going on. If the camera came with Taylor Swift as a personal assistant, cluckers would be wanting Dolly Parton. Out of the billions of digital photos taken, only an infinitesimal number are printed. This reads like a giant peeing contest to me.

@tecnoworld: easy, as it is too big for my taste. The E-M1 ii is at the upper limit I would tolerate, better would be a E-M5 sized and styled body. Hence the reason why I bought the NX500 (though lacking EVF and sealing) and not the NX1 (besides the price). Otherwise I love the concept of the NX1 (still). Sad that Samsung did not go further (let us say a "Pro"-NX500 [though it sound stupid] and more and updated lenses).

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 14:15 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1220 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Best m4/3 to date, but still not enough (and still way too expensive) to make me consider departing from my (imo still superior) NX1.

Perhaps mk iii or iv will eventually match and surpass it, but...at what cost?

Yeah, and I am still sad that the NX500 did not evolve into something like the E-M5 (bodywise). And of course that lens-development stopped.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1220 comments in total)
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mysteryhole: The new Oly 10 years ago would have read like science fiction. At the time of this post there are 1013 comments. For a camera most of these people are not going to buy, there sure is a lot of clucking going on. If the camera came with Taylor Swift as a personal assistant, cluckers would be wanting Dolly Parton. Out of the billions of digital photos taken, only an infinitesimal number are printed. This reads like a giant peeing contest to me.

Yes, the current E-M1 ii body with the NX500/NX1 sensor would have been something to ponder ...

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:40 UTC
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ShatteredSky: YES, finally. But why oh why no zoom lens? I would not mind it being larger ... but then again it also depends on how close you can get with this thing. I'd also rather have a tele add-on ...

Yeah I know. I bit the bullet and got a strong one from Light & Motion where you can switch between spot and flood light. For this years trip about 55% where shot at the widest setting of the LX100, which also sports the macro mode. About 40% were shot towards the longer end.
But I agree if I would dive I certainly would also shoot more at the wide end. When snorkelling you do not have enough time for the critters (except the curious ones) to calm down, if you are free-diving.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
On photo Dockside in the Dark in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 4, D challenge (12 comments in total)

That really is a cool image. Like it a lot! So the steam engine is still active then?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 09:58 UTC as 9th comment
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Scubadu: The fully sealed camera from SeaLife does not have expandable memory. The new one takes SD.

My impression of the new DC2000 is that it should be good for photos. The strobe package is inexpensive as are the wide angle and macro lenses. I would not buy the camera without one of them. Wth SeaLife you are buying into a modular system.

4K video should be standard today yet Canon's G9X is also stuck at 1080. For the same money one could also buy a Sony RX100, Meikon housing and a Nauticam WetMate dome. The RX100 I has a good lens but speaking honestly, Sony's white balance is terrible underwater. If the lens on the new SeaLife is good then it may be a worthy choice for divers.

Problem is, I do not see a macro adapter. If it exists, then this would be more interesting. Depends also on the quality of the autofocus ...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
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Najinsky: Maybe my memory is failing but didn't sealife used to rebrand Ricoh cameras for underwater use?

If there is a connection, would be ultra cool if this turns out to be an obscure clue that Ricoh are readying a 1" compact. Be still my beating heart...

The would indeed be something ...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
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ShatteredSky: YES, finally. But why oh why no zoom lens? I would not mind it being larger ... but then again it also depends on how close you can get with this thing. I'd also rather have a tele add-on ...

@Clamman: most of my shots are short tele and macro in the first 5-7 m depth (snorkelling), so I've got enough light. For cave entrances and crevices I use a strong dive light for illumination, so short tele does not pose a problem. Critters in the Mediterranean are often quite shy.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 11:17 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (349 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: I love my LX100. With the Meikon housing it also does quite well underwater. An update in the future would be appreciated.

Sad that in the above comparison the Nikon DLs are still missing. The 16-50 and/or the 24-85 would have been an instant (though somewhat nonsensical) buy.

I do not see that rainbow effect. With better viewfinder I meant larger, and a more even image.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (349 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: I love my LX100. With the Meikon housing it also does quite well underwater. An update in the future would be appreciated.

Sad that in the above comparison the Nikon DLs are still missing. The 16-50 and/or the 24-85 would have been an instant (though somewhat nonsensical) buy.

Yeah, next gen sensor and full use of it, rugged sealed construction and a lens that covers 22-85 mm and a better viewfinder. This would have to be larger and more expensive , but I would accept that. Yes, I know I am greedy.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
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LarsPolarBear: Not quite sure why people should get excited about this... for these prices you can get other cameras...

e.g. Oly E-PL7 with underwater casing...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00SW10CKM/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1479974443&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=olympus+pt-ep12&dpPl=1&dpID=51URYBaDV%2BL&ref=plSrch

The E-PL7 comes with a small flash which works quite well under water...
This is a m4/3 camera with a proper housing...
There are also good deals for Canon G7x (II) or Oly OMD 10 with Meikon housing availabe. Not sure what they are trying to achieve...

Yeah, the thing without the housing looks quite sleek. Goes down to 18 m which would be enough for myself. Sadly they did not do the integrated 64 GB memory and battery they have on other models.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (349 comments in total)

I love my LX100. With the Meikon housing it also does quite well underwater. An update in the future would be appreciated.

Sad that in the above comparison the Nikon DLs are still missing. The 16-50 and/or the 24-85 would have been an instant (though somewhat nonsensical) buy.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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LarsPolarBear: Not quite sure why people should get excited about this... for these prices you can get other cameras...

e.g. Oly E-PL7 with underwater casing...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00SW10CKM/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1479974443&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=olympus+pt-ep12&dpPl=1&dpID=51URYBaDV%2BL&ref=plSrch

The E-PL7 comes with a small flash which works quite well under water...
This is a m4/3 camera with a proper housing...
There are also good deals for Canon G7x (II) or Oly OMD 10 with Meikon housing availabe. Not sure what they are trying to achieve...

Yeah, that is the reason why I finally went with the LX100 and the Meikon housing. Spent four weeks in Greece with it and I am quite satisfied. Autofocus underwater and IQ was better than with my XZ-2 (still need to get the post up in the underwater forum). Only problem is, since I like to shoot small stuff and in crevices the housing is too large. So my future setup will be LX100 for larger and faster stuff, and a TG-4 alike for macro and crevice stuff. The TG-4 I can but in a small pocket when I do not need it.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
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Rod McD: For me, the 1" sensor is good, the lament is the lack of a zoom. I'm using an Oly TG4 for sea-kayaking - OK so far but the sensor is tiny and the seals don't inspire confidence. I also have a housing for my Canon G1X, but it makes it the size of a house brick - there's no way it can be stuffed into a life jacket. We need something like a big sensor folded light path, fixed zoom 'tough' camera. With REAL O-rings of course - why don't camera manufacturers use real O-rings instead of dubious molded seals for their battery, card and port doors.....

I use the TG-1 since it came out and no problems so far. But I agree with to doors you fear the worst. An entirely sealed cam with huge internal memory and wireless charging plus data transfer would ease some minds. Make it larger and put an 1 inch sensor inside, say LX100 size with extended lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
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LarsPolarBear: Not quite sure why people should get excited about this... for these prices you can get other cameras...

e.g. Oly E-PL7 with underwater casing...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00SW10CKM/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1479974443&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=olympus+pt-ep12&dpPl=1&dpID=51URYBaDV%2BL&ref=plSrch

The E-PL7 comes with a small flash which works quite well under water...
This is a m4/3 camera with a proper housing...
There are also good deals for Canon G7x (II) or Oly OMD 10 with Meikon housing availabe. Not sure what they are trying to achieve...

Problem is that you can not fit the E-PL7 with the 12-40 as far as I remember. All the other lenses are a bit too limited for my use. So far the LX100 with case has not been half bad.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 08:22 UTC

YES, finally. But why oh why no zoom lens? I would not mind it being larger ... but then again it also depends on how close you can get with this thing. I'd also rather have a tele add-on ...

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 08:20 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

Hound out of hell!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 32nd comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

The first one was one of those were the only thing changeable was between a sun and a cloudy symbol. Don't remember the brand. The first real camera was (is) a Ricoh KR-10 super, first digital Dimage A2.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:40 UTC as 541st comment

As much as I like my current macbook version, we are still far from a fully wireless world. So this frantic reduction of port diversity may be a logic step, but it is still too early and abrupt. Or create an included plugin bar bearing all the common connectivity along the entire length of the side if the new ports support the throughput. As it is I remain disappointed. Also the reason for the removal of magsafe eludes me ...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:37 UTC as 393rd comment | 6 replies
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