amipal

amipal

Lives in United Kingdom Saltdean, United Kingdom
Works as a Analyst
Joined on Feb 5, 2012

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Jimmmy: One risk of announcing a new lens before it is available -- I placed a preorder to get in the queue -- but also found a second hand Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 priced at a little over 15% of the OM Systems lens price. My interest is day-to-day casual use. I'll have a chance to get the Panny and check it out before OM ships their new lens.

The Lumix 20mm is a fantastic little lens. Don't be surprised with yourself if you opt to keep that and cancel the pre-order.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 14:54 UTC
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Overrank: “ This is an unintended, unanticipated photo.” - somehow I doubt given the planning and training that went into the mission that having a photo with both astronauts in it using the visor as a mirror was unintended or unanticipated.

The "unintended, unanticipated photo" is the one that Ranger is showing/created, not the one Armstrong took.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 23:16 UTC

I'd love to see sample images which show some of the famous Voigtlander starbursts. It's half the reason I use the Voigtlander 17.5mm and 42.5mm lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 21:24 UTC as 12th comment
On photo waterfalls in the Wet challenge (20 comments in total)

Just beautiful! Well done.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:38 UTC as 11th comment
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amipal: Great as always, chaps!

I got into manual focus lenses when I picked up a Voigtlander f/0.95 17.5mm lens for my then-GH4. Since then, it's rarely left my camera, which is now a G9 (that EVF is much easier to focus with).

One additional tip I'll chuck out there is to focus with the aperture wide-open. I then stop-down to the desired aperture once I'm happy with the focus.

Yep, it's important to make sure you've nailed the composition prior to doing this.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2020 at 18:32 UTC

Great as always, chaps!

I got into manual focus lenses when I picked up a Voigtlander f/0.95 17.5mm lens for my then-GH4. Since then, it's rarely left my camera, which is now a G9 (that EVF is much easier to focus with).

One additional tip I'll chuck out there is to focus with the aperture wide-open. I then stop-down to the desired aperture once I'm happy with the focus.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 09:51 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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(unknown member): Would like to see a comparison with the Voigtlander 17.5 at over twice the price..

Bokeh looks good in the third and last images, but not too fond of the rendering on the second image. Not sure I've seen anything that stark in similar situations with the Voigt.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 13:21 UTC
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(unknown member): Would like to see a comparison with the Voigtlander 17.5 at over twice the price..

True. I have the Voigtlander - it is a superb lens, with plenty of character, and the starbursts are to die for.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 22:21 UTC
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spider-mario: Am I the only one who found the sound from the Sony terrible? It sounded like an old landline telephone.

I wasn't fond of the Sony's audio either.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2020 at 13:09 UTC
On article Will vlogging change your next camera? (308 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: Cameras designed primarily so you can take video of yourself? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just stand in front of a mirror?

So lots of videos from the bathroom then? Lovely.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 09:17 UTC
On article Will vlogging change your next camera? (308 comments in total)
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HRC2016: No desire for vlogging.
I think the world has more than enough people trying to get attention.

Hi!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 09:15 UTC
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joeletx: Go 600 mm F8 and watch ISO suffers. Despite being FF, if you shoot constantly at ISO 1600 for some decent SS, the advantage of FF will varnish quick. You rather get back to 600 mm F4 and watch your wallet and your back suffers.

That why m43 exists folks. With Olympus 300 mm F4, you can shoot at ISO 800, 600mm F4, same SS, and DOF of F8. No twice the light please, you just don't get it.

@beatboxa It ultimately depends on what you're replacing though, doesn't it?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 10:35 UTC
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rurikw: Looked like the G9's viewfinder has quite some pincushion distortion. Is it really that bad?

You notice it initially, but soon forget about it entirely.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 13:47 UTC
On photo 20200401-AM-052 in the Vivid challenge (7 comments in total)

This absolutely jumps out of the screen! Brilliant work.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2020 at 07:21 UTC as 2nd comment
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Photo-Wiz: This seems like such a minor upgrade! They added touch screen. But is the FZ1000 II just a way to remind us that the FZ1000 is still out there?

Faster buffer, more frames-per-second in burst, snappier system overall, higher resolution screen, longer-lasting battery... all adds up.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 22:11 UTC
On photo SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY in the At The Transport Museum challenge (8 comments in total)

This is just stunning.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 10:18 UTC as 1st comment
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Julio Sánchez: Many cameras had changed my photografic life from the time ma father buyed a SLR, this was a EDIXA it has, still working, interchageable lenses and the viewfinder exposure times up to 10 sec. The second was a Konica T2 with very shap Konica lenses.
In the digital world my FZ50 is enjoyable, the best color I have had. I still use it sometimes.

The Lumix FZ50 is what truly started me on my photograph journey. Great camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 18:25 UTC
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RecklessCoding: On the one hand, m4/3 has a plethora of lenses already available (both AF and MF). On the other, the more third-party lenses the more competition Olympus and Panasonic has resulting to updated designs and ideally better prices.

Having said that, I don't think being part of the standard implies AF lenses. Cosina is also part of the consortium, but they only do the manual (but excellent) Voigtlander lenses.

I'd love to see more Voigtlander lenses, but they seem happy with their quartet of 10.5/17.5/25/42.5mm.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 15:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (254 comments in total)

Bravo, sirs, bravo. And thank you for another great year of videos. Happy new year, Christ and Jordan!

And Panasonic must be doing something right if the only thing they need to look at is PDAF. ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 19:30 UTC as 12th comment
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (254 comments in total)
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Tim Zhou: Pentax/Ricoh:

just make a mirrorless camera for crying out loud!

They did make a mirrorless camera, two separate systems in fact: the Pentax Q cameras with the tiny compact-camera sensors, and the APSC K-01 that wasn't any smaller than a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 19:27 UTC
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