Spkeasy

Spkeasy

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grasscatcher: I would like to see more close-up (meaning short-distance, like the photo of the daffodils) photos, say, tiny objects at 30m at full telephoto (400mm). That would get around the atmospheric haze issue.

I guess one could also book a trip to Vegas and shoot at first light.

Considering everything already mentioned, the daddyo test shows excellent results. Especially at 3200, very impressive! This is probably, for me, the most telling test, I do a lot of shooting at 3200 with my EM5.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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Spkeasy: I would buy (80%) the LX100 (or something like it) if it had at least a 16MP sensor. I need the occasional big enlargement and pixelation becomes an issue at the 12MP level.
Add zoom to about 10x to that and I think I would be 100% likely to buy, especially if they shrunk the width a little so it would fit a pocket more easily.
The slap-on little flash (or bigger option) on my EM5 works out fine since I rarely need flash with the low-light options I have with high speed sensor (they all seem to be getting these today) and great stabilization allowing me to use natural light for almost everything.

Wow. Exactly what I was looking for. Great article. Thanks much. You saved me a LOT of time. Onone's Perfect Resize, Alienskin's Blow up, BenVista's Photozoom seem to be well tested so I'll check those out and probably buy.
Thanks again.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
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Spkeasy: I would buy (80%) the LX100 (or something like it) if it had at least a 16MP sensor. I need the occasional big enlargement and pixelation becomes an issue at the 12MP level.
Add zoom to about 10x to that and I think I would be 100% likely to buy, especially if they shrunk the width a little so it would fit a pocket more easily.
The slap-on little flash (or bigger option) on my EM5 works out fine since I rarely need flash with the low-light options I have with high speed sensor (they all seem to be getting these today) and great stabilization allowing me to use natural light for almost everything.

Agree but I did not say anything about the sensor size or the technology tricks to get closer with a camera. Things are getting better but yes they are still closer to impossible than "next generation" so, for my lifetime, I agree with you. Still I hope.

What is A2? About 16x20"? I admit not knowing the tools to use to make more pixels for large prints. Is there decent software that can handle that? Never looked before. I stick to smaller size prints (usually 8.5x11) but would like to go bigger. Never tried it but a 16x20 print using 300 pixels per inch is a lot more than 20MP. Where do the extra points come from? Can you suggest a place to look in software or education on the subject? I have a few files and would like to make large prints.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 03:57 UTC

I would buy (80%) the LX100 (or something like it) if it had at least a 16MP sensor. I need the occasional big enlargement and pixelation becomes an issue at the 12MP level.
Add zoom to about 10x to that and I think I would be 100% likely to buy, especially if they shrunk the width a little so it would fit a pocket more easily.
The slap-on little flash (or bigger option) on my EM5 works out fine since I rarely need flash with the low-light options I have with high speed sensor (they all seem to be getting these today) and great stabilization allowing me to use natural light for almost everything.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 18:49 UTC as 22nd comment | 11 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)

I shoot concerts and need a camera that is silent and not unduly visible.
Is the RX100 III silent when shooting, changing settings, etc?
Can it be set to have no visible lights, flashes, etc? I read that the focus aid lamp can be turned off... good. Can the screen be blackened while using the VF to shoot?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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