phazelag

phazelag

Lives in United States Hesperia, CA, United States
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On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated with Raw samples (25 comments in total)

Most of these had the shadows lifted and some general tuning. I am guessing you could have done the same thing with the Jpegs or raws and have them look great.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 04:14 UTC as 2nd comment

No Fisheye for Canon M! Darn it! I would have bought it for fun at that price! Impulse buy!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 02:56 UTC as 26th comment
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absquatulate: DJ Optical....went to one of his gigs once..... music was all over the place... lack of focus...

Great reply! I am laughing out loud!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 02:51 UTC
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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.

I didn't realize Olympus dropped the pixel count from 16 to 12 for the TG5. I think this is wonderful. A larger sensor would be nice however I prefer less but larger pixels. So am now considering this camera. I also like the option to add the wide angle adapter.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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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.

cosinaphile I was actually looking and there is a wide angle adapter available for the TG3,4, and 5. I am surprised it's not marketed more. Its 19mm equivalent.

http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/accessories/lenses/fcon-t01-fisheye-converter-lens-cla-t01-adapter.html

I think it would still be awesome to make this with the slightly larger stylus 1 sensor. It really is so much better than this smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
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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.

Mike FL are you saying that a rugged camera with a larger 1/1.7 sensor cannot be made wider than 24mm?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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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.

Mike I am not sure what your goal is. Are you saying the product I would like can't be made? I am just trying to understand what your position is.

The Casio ZR5000 in a weather sealed version would be great. A rugged version would be even better. I have no doubt a rugged waterproof ZR5000 could be made. I think question is will it sell at the price point required.

I don't prefer to engage in the thinking that just because the camera people describe doesn't exist, that it cannot be made. If it already existed, I would buy it.

Here are the cameras were there are numerous arm chair engineers posting in the DPreview forums over the last 5 years said these cameras could not be made when people asked for something similar.

FZ200, FZ1000, Stylus1, LX100, ZS100, LF1, RX100 series, RX10 series and the list goes on and on. So just because something doesn't exist doesn't mean that it can't or shouldn't exist.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 16:43 UTC

I am curious about the "best" claim when no other rugged cameras were compared.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 17th 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.

Mike FL its pretty well documented they have a 1/1.7 sensor. Its in several Olympus Cameras. The package I described was what I would like to see in a rugged waterproof camera. I don't think it's that unreasonable of a request. Olympus may just feel the price range required would not sell.

Are you saying the camera I am describing that I would love to own can not be made? Many people said the FZ1000 and RX10M3 could not be made, yet they are here.

Here is a link to my XZ-1 Gallery with the 1/1.7 sensor. http://www.scottzinda.com/Point-and-Shoot-Cameras/Olymus-XZ-1-Point-and-Shoot/

Here is another camera I own with that size sensor that I think could easily be made in a rugged package. http://www.scottzinda.com/Point-and-Shoot-Cameras/Panasonic-LF1-test-shots-/

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 15:58 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 18th comment | 12 replies
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Slouch Hooligan: Tough compacts are a great class of camera. Many have suggested that 1" type sensors would be good for this market segment. I would put forward the 2/3" type as being ideal. The largest of the small sensors, the 2/3" type offers a 4x3 aspect ratio and could also result in smaller cameras than the 1" type.

Mike FL, I see that Nikon 1 as not an equal comparison as its not pocketable and much heavier. When Hiking or doing any kind of adventure I want smaller and lighter. I think the 1/1.7 or 2/3rds sensors would be ideal for keeping the camera relatively small with a wider aperture. The nikon 1 AW lens is not a fast lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 15:26 UTC

I like the wide angle option the of the TG 870 version better but you lose so much aperture its a bummer. I would love a version with 18-50mm equivalent zoom at atleast f2 with the at least a 1/1.7 sensor from the Stylus 1. I would pay $699 for a version like that with waterproof-crushproof and GPS.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 23:51 UTC as 24th comment
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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surlezi: No EVF, come on Nikon, this is 2017 !

Yes of course there are still limited uses for DSLRs. 800mm lenses are one I guess. But I am sure the more mirrorless cameras sell the more those problems will be solved. I think in micro 4/3rds about 80/90% of what most people need are available now. There is always that one Macro or Zoom lens someone can't live without. We all have choices and opinions. Mine is just an opinion.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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phazelag: Its amazing when I see new DSLRs I don't even click on them anymore at all. I haven't for years now. I remember when I was so excited to see a new one and now I just smirk when I see them released. I try not to be jaded, I just can't play that game anymore.

I have no issue with educated consumers buying DSLRs for their needs, but the vast majority of those buying DSLRs are not educated and are wasting their time and money.

99% of the people using DSLRs are not pros and they get frustrated give up and the camera ends up in the closet. 99% of them would be better served with something they will always carry with them and maybe not even change lenses. They get tired of carrying the heavy bag when their phone is awesome. I think a 1 inch sensor compact is a better choice for 99% of people wanting better photos than a phone.

Many new photographers can't afford great lenses and if they were educated about mirrorless or enthusiast compacts they might have more options for less money.

New people are not getting better photos with a DSLR than pros using mirrorless. Zack Arias is amazing and all mirrorless. 99% of the wedding photos I see would not be better with more pixels or slightly better ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 01:55 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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surlezi: No EVF, come on Nikon, this is 2017 !

Pat I have zero doubt its a quality camera. Nikon makes great stuff. I just think its a quality dinosaur.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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surlezi: No EVF, come on Nikon, this is 2017 !

It will out sell to those who havent figured out its the knowledge not the camera for the most part, and also havnt figured out you can take equal shots for half the money and half the weight with mirrorless.

There will be millions bought from costco with kit lenses and just sit in the closet because they dont know how to use them and they are too heavy.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)

Its amazing when I see new DSLRs I don't even click on them anymore at all. I haven't for years now. I remember when I was so excited to see a new one and now I just smirk when I see them released. I try not to be jaded, I just can't play that game anymore.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 22:05 UTC as 38th comment | 14 replies

I would like to see this start with a 1 inch sensor size system and see what kind of compacts and or interchangeable lens cameras they can come up with. Imagine the lens options of cameras like Nikon DL series that never came out if they had this sensor. Maybe smaller and more range of Focal lengths. Or imagine the quality of an RX10 Mark 4 with a curved sensor and lens to match.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

Microsoft branding must be ranked in the toilet based on the comments they always get.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:00 UTC as 10th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (170 comments in total)

Its interesting the photo for this article shows the Olympus Stylus 1 yet its not included as a choice.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 13th comment
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