ShatteredSky

ShatteredSky

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

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ShatteredSky: "The TG-6's main negative is pretty much the same as for any small-sensor compact camera these days: image quality just isn't that great, ..."

And that´s the rub. While I like most of what the TG-6 is (and the TG-1 already was), IQ is soso. The best it does is closeup and images of small critters in crevices. For this an arrangement of LEDs around the lens à la Pentax would be even better.

I really liked the TG-5 last summer, when I had to use it exclusively as backup since I managed to drown my LX100 II in its housing. But for wide-angle shots and larger stuff the LX100 II is just better (duh).

By the way, my TG-1 from 2012 still performs flawlessly.

Including being brighter at the longer end ...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 18:19 UTC
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AdrianTWQ: The TG800 series had Selfie Screen and Wider lens. What we need is a 1" sensor tough camera with good stereo cardioid mics, at least 3x zoom and is 18mm or wider at the wide end, as well as having a Selfie friendly flip screen, and shoots videos directly in mp4 instead of mov format. That would be the perfect Tough and Action 2 in 1 camera.

Instant buy for me ...

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 18:08 UTC

"The TG-6's main negative is pretty much the same as for any small-sensor compact camera these days: image quality just isn't that great, ..."

And that´s the rub. While I like most of what the TG-6 is (and the TG-1 already was), IQ is soso. The best it does is closeup and images of small critters in crevices. For this an arrangement of LEDs around the lens à la Pentax would be even better.

I really liked the TG-5 last summer, when I had to use it exclusively as backup since I managed to drown my LX100 II in its housing. But for wide-angle shots and larger stuff the LX100 II is just better (duh).

By the way, my TG-1 from 2012 still performs flawlessly.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 18:04 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro review (323 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Still nobody interested in doing a 9-35 / 18-70 or similar lens (besides the 10-25 from Panasonic)? Had at least some hopes for the what now turned out to be the 12-45.

No problem with German. Yes, I know something like that is on the roadmap. A 8-24/4 would be a start, though it would be too slow and to short for ma taste. What I don't get are all those overlaps. A 9-35 or 40 / 2.8 / 4 or 2.8-4 lens would have avoided that.

Of course you might argue that than we would have the overlap with the 7-14/2.8. But that is exactly my problem, the 7-14 is a way to specialised lens, and using it in conjuncture with the 12-40/2.8 or 12-45 /4 still means changing lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 17:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro review (323 comments in total)

Still nobody interested in doing a 9-35 / 18-70 or similar lens (besides the 10-25 from Panasonic)? Had at least some hopes for the what now turned out to be the 12-45.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 08:41 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article The importance of emotion in landscape photography (108 comments in total)

Well there is the technical aspect of the image, so that a great image from somebody else might capture my imagination.

Then there are my own images, and some of them document what I experienced, and then there are some that I think are quite good, for myself, personally. They may not be that great technically or imaginative, but they are linked to my personal experience.

The first often fall in the category of images that win the challenges here, and that is also the reason why my images mostly do poorly, since they mostly seem to talk to myself.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2020 at 14:12 UTC as 17th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T200 review (425 comments in total)
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Oiche: My house has copper wiring, why is this technology only being discovered now for cameras?

Did not Samsung use copper wiring in the NX1 and NX500 bodies?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 18:26 UTC

Just one thing: a reasonable fast 18-70 / 12-45 / 9-35 lens from any manufacturer. Perfect walk around lens for my use cases.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 20:44 UTC as 52nd comment
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ShatteredSky: ED 12-45mm F4.0 Pro Meh. I had hoped for the wide-zoom lens. I am sorry but the 12 to something range really has been covered by now (about 6 m43 lenses I think). Why can't somebody finally bring out a 9-40/2.8 lens or similar. The range of the the Panasonic 10-25/1.7 is too limited.

I think a 9-40/2.8 the size and optical quality of my former 12-60/2.8-4 Zuiko should be doable at a reasonable, but of course not cheap prize. I consider the 12-40/2.8 to be small.

And yes, it would be unprecedented. That's why I would like to get one. Or at least do a 9-35/2.8.

And I did in no way deride the 10-25/1.7. I think it is a great lens and have been thinking about getting it in the future. It's just that a somewhat greater zoom range (4-5 x) would be great.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 18:03 UTC

ED 12-45mm F4.0 Pro Meh. I had hoped for the wide-zoom lens. I am sorry but the 12 to something range really has been covered by now (about 6 m43 lenses I think). Why can't somebody finally bring out a 9-40/2.8 lens or similar. The range of the the Panasonic 10-25/1.7 is too limited.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 20:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
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ShatteredSky: All these new lenses and updates are nice, but why can't anyone finally produce a 18-70/80 lens? The only thing that comes close is the Panasonic 10-25/1.7 lens, but the range is still somewhat limited.

I know, I know, why not just take a 12-24 and a 24-70 lens. I need very wide but not ultra wide and hate to change lenses for the occasional closeup/portrait.

Not constant ... or make it an f4.0.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 18:25 UTC

All these new lenses and updates are nice, but why can't anyone finally produce a 18-70/80 lens? The only thing that comes close is the Panasonic 10-25/1.7 lens, but the range is still somewhat limited.

I know, I know, why not just take a 12-24 and a 24-70 lens. I need very wide but not ultra wide and hate to change lenses for the occasional closeup/portrait.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 18:02 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview TV: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III hands-on preview (194 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: Why buy this when you have the Canon EOS M6 which betters this in every way other than IBIS

Exactly, lens selection, IBIS and possibly better environmental sealing. That said, a starting price around 900 would be fine. 1200 is really pushing it (again).

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 15:13 UTC

What's with all those below moaning about the small grip or the bad ergonomics. For Pete's sake get the E-M1 line then. Finally most of the E-M1 II stuff in the right body form. The thing that bugs me is the price. Around 900 would have been alright.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 20:19 UTC as 212th comment
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4sofnature: The question is whether it is worth getting over EM1ii or G9, which costs the same but has better ergonomics and specs.

For myself the E-M1 line does not have better ergonomics. The E-M5 III should close to perfect.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 20:16 UTC
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Franz Weber: I wish they had made the viewfinder magnification a little larger and implemented a proper grip.

No, thanks, but no. I do not like large grips. Get the E-M1 II instead ...

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 20:15 UTC
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Platinumkid: I recently bought a brand new EM1 II for $1250 on British Amazon. Why on Earth I would buy the same camera minus 1 card slot, for the same amount?

Because I do not like large grips.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 20:12 UTC
On article Canon's 32MP chip marks the end of the 24MP APS-C era (493 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: Now bring out the G1X mk IV with this sensor behind a bit faster and longer lens and this could be all the camera I will ever want.

That would be a dream indeed, wouldn't mind a size increase.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 17:05 UTC
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ShatteredSky: Now we know why it´s been so quiet around the E-M5 III ;-)

I am quite sure that is so ... 20 MP it is.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2019 at 19:03 UTC

Now we know why it´s been so quiet around the E-M5 III ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2019 at 19:49 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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