ShatteredSky

ShatteredSky

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

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Frankendevice !!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 06:42 UTC as 15th comment
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ShatteredSky: "and I can't say I'd have so many if I were carefully ferrying a more 'traditional' camera to and from a camera bag all weekend."

That is the reason why it would be about time for a rugged LX200 or DL24-85 (for the greedy little b...rds such as myself). If it would make sense economically is another question of course.

And before somebody states the obvious: I own a housing for my LX100 and XZ-2. But housings are more cumbersome than a rugged version of the same thing.

I'll be off to snorkelling in Greece again, this time looking to pair the LX100 with the macro capabilities of my raging TG-1 (just got the LG-1 light guide). Hopefully the seals on the TG-1 are still ok (they were last year!).

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:25 UTC

"and I can't say I'd have so many if I were carefully ferrying a more 'traditional' camera to and from a camera bag all weekend."

That is the reason why it would be about time for a rugged LX200 or DL24-85 (for the greedy little b...rds such as myself). If it would make sense economically is another question of course.

And before somebody states the obvious: I own a housing for my LX100 and XZ-2. But housings are more cumbersome than a rugged version of the same thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 06:51 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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phazelag: I think all the comparisons to the Nikon AW1 as to why we don't need a larger sensor hold very little water. "Pun" The Nikon AW is NOT Pocketable and the AW lenses are not fast apertures. Nor are they wide. A waterproof or even weather sealed Nikon DL18-50 would be compelling. But most people here are just asking for a slightly larger 1/1.7 or 2/3rd sensor which would greatly improve image quality. The XZ-2, Stylus1, and Fuji X10,X20, and X30 cameras are capable of amazing images.

These Rugged cameras are not all just for underwater, they are nice for hiking, camping, etc and so I am guessing pocketable is part of the market requirement since most are and these are great sellers. I think the perfect combination would be the Olympus 1/1.7 sensor they already have, 20-70mm FOV at minimum f2.8 to f4.9, with manual control options.

I would buy that and pay enthusiast camera prices for it. $699.

@phazelag: for me make that a rugged DL24-85 please, since I shoot a lot at the long end underwater ... otherwise very good idea, I would also gladly take the DL18-50.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 06:44 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: If it has a headphone jack (on the bottom, of course), it's a win.

If you can update its OS, it's an even bigger win.

After all, the iPhone is approaching $1000 anyway, and it's pathetically crippled with no headphone jack and almost no battery.

Ha, I knew it. It took only two more posts after mine. And no, I do not own a fruit phone (and agree about the headphone jack).

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 09:24 UTC

I'm impressed, nearly no complaints about the price (yet).

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 30th comment

Well, I am still enjoying shooting my NX500 and 12-24 plus assorted primes. IQ is still very good, so no gripes here. But of course I am somewhat p...d that there will be no more updates. A sealed EVF NX600 and some stabilised sealed lenses would have been nice though ... sigh.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 42nd comment
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tkbslc: I'm fine with companies trying to make a profit. But, Photobucket thinks they can charge more than smugmug?

@falconeyes: even if it bugs me I tend to agree. And I am happy I did not decide to use the Amazon service back then.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm fine with companies trying to make a profit. But, Photobucket thinks they can charge more than smugmug?

The only gripe I have with Smugmug is that they do not accept RAW-upload.Otherwise it is still not more expensive than the own domain-based approach proposed below (minus the involved time-consuming hassles).

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 06:19 UTC

Another reason why I am happy to stay with Smugmug. But of course this does not hinder them to raise their prices suddenly, too ...
But basically this is somewhat like the recent cyberattacks, keeping your files hostage, except it's legal.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 06:13 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Sorry to say, but for me, personally weddings would be one of the most boring and annoying things to shoot (at least the traditional ones). Let us see how they arranged the documentation for an upcoming one I am going to attend.
(note: you might find it the best thing since sliced bread, and the stuff that interests me you might yawn about, and that is fine).

I agree that it demands every skill you have (at least I can imagine it does, since I have never seriously shot one). I was talking more about the subject itself (all these cliched black and white weddings, but of course may be just my personal aversion). But as you (and I) have pointed out, you find architectural photography boring.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 10:15 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)

Sorry to say, but for me, personally weddings would be one of the most boring and annoying things to shoot (at least the traditional ones). Let us see how they arranged the documentation for an upcoming one I am going to attend.
(note: you might find it the best thing since sliced bread, and the stuff that interests me you might yawn about, and that is fine).

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 08:31 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
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ShatteredSky: I really would have liked to try out the DL18-50. As much as I like the NX500 + 12-24 for travel, a 18-50/70 equivalent lens is nowhere in sight. Or do a rugged LX200 with those specs ...

Looking at that lens and that simultaneously announced 24-85 I would say it would have been the real deal. Let's hope somebody else listens ... (a variant of the LX200 maybe, please? Highly unlikely, I know.).

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 07:41 UTC

I really would have liked to try out the DL18-50. As much as I like the NX500 + 12-24 for travel, a 18-50/70 equivalent lens is nowhere in sight. Or do a rugged LX200 with those specs ...

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
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absquatulate: I can't wait for all the water equivalence threads.....

My water is better since it has a lot of carbonate dissolved in it, gives a nice oof rendering.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
On article The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20 (21 comments in total)

Why would I share my newborn with 2000 people? Remembering the intensity of both births I experienced it would be the last thing to cross my mind. But of course the last time I took some images ... after things settled down of course.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:19 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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ShatteredSky: " through 360º images with all the resolution and color fidelity one might expect from a Nikon D810 "

Problem is, normally there is a reason why you chose a certain perspective. Often behind your back there may be things that are not too interesting. But for experiencing large scenes at a "natural" undistorted viewing angle (contra using UWAs) this might be the ticket.

I think there is another double-edged sword: when I am on a tight schedule and not on holidays I appreciate street view for the added information providing hints where you might find inconspicuous entrances to lodgings, how you apartment is situated etc. (like was the case when I went to Brno last year). So a good 360° VR view would be appreciated. On the other hand it might take out the fun of traveling somewhat, since everything can now be previewed (of course nobody forces you to use it, but you know, it is just one click away).

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 06:29 UTC

" through 360º images with all the resolution and color fidelity one might expect from a Nikon D810 "

Problem is, normally there is a reason why you chose a certain perspective. Often behind your back there may be things that are not too interesting. But for experiencing large scenes at a "natural" undistorted viewing angle (contra using UWAs) this might be the ticket.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:23 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

Ricoh KR10 super, since I started with that :-)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 55th comment
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stratplaya: Smaller isn't always better. I'm a man with medium/large size hands. The grip on my DSLR proves to be a very comfortable and secure point of contact for hours at a time. If Nikon/Canon do go down the mirrorless route I hope they don't geld the grip to where you just end up leaving the camera around your neck or hanging off your shoulder.

I have to agree with cdembrey: I also have hands on the larger side but I never got comfortable with DSLR-like grips. Maybe because I came from a gripless Ricoh KR10 super film body.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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