amipal

amipal

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

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"Cleverly, the M10 knows when you’re manually focusing, and automatically magnifies a central area of the live view image to help out"

Would be interesting to know how Leica have accomplished this with manual lenses. It's an extra step one has to do on mirrorless to get an adapted lens image zoomed for focus.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
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Jostian: most improvements are on the video side not that the GH4 is a slouch, I would actually miss not having a flash, its handy to have it on the camera when needed. as a more photo-centric photographer I see no really reason to drop my GH4 for the GH5, will see if there is any marked IQ improvement, but I must say I'm still very chuffed with the GH4... This upgrade will be tempting for more hard core video-centric people I reckon.

I use my GH4 exclusively for photography, rarely have I dipped into video with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 19:14 UTC

When I was looking to move beyond my Lumix FZ50 to an interchangeable lens camera, the GH1 had just been released. I knew next to nothing about DSLRs or mirrorless, but saw that it came with the 14-140mm lens that would cover a good range - that's all I cared about at the time - and had the trademark easy Panasonic menus that I knew well from the bridge camera.

...and I've been extolling the virtues of Micro Four Thirds ever since. Amazing system, one that has gone from strength to strength.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:36 UTC as 1st comment

"shot of a flock of starlings flying in front of Brighton Pier taking the top prize."

A slight correction - the starlings a flying in front of Brighton's West Pier, probably shot from Brighton's Palace Pier.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 5th comment
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Sir Corey of Deane: Am I missing something as I can't see anything special in photo no. 12.

But it's the sort of pic I would take.

I agree. I can see the rest of them scoring well at a camera club competition, but the Youth entry would get a poor score indeed.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On photo Three Comrades in the WAR challenge (4 comments in total)

Absolutely brilliant image. Congratulations on first place!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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amipal: How does a 90mm on medium format compare to a 90mm on full-frame? Is there a negative crop-factor involved?

Thanks everyone!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

How does a 90mm on medium format compare to a 90mm on full-frame? Is there a negative crop-factor involved?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:39 UTC as 334th comment | 6 replies
On photo Farewell to a Legend. in the Jump jet challenge (7 comments in total)

Fantastic image!

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 23:43 UTC as 1st comment
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Chaitanya S: Do those buttons also rotate with collar into portrait orientation?

The 100-300 was quite an early lens for the system though. This one is brand new, and I expect Panasonic have learnt a bit over the years since the release of the original long-zoom.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)
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htelford: First mirrorless camera in 2008? I seem to remember Canon producing a mirrorless 35mm camera in, IIRC, the 60's; think it was called the Pellix? Please correct me if I am in error.
Thanks

Compact cameras don't have interchangeable lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)
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Pitchertaker: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera?

Ergonomics.

The Lumix GH3 and GH4 are very good ergonomically, buttons and switches all in easy reach.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:02 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)
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Lift Off: There's a big advantage to mirrorless that I think should be mentioned in this article: the ability to use legacy lenses (from virtually any system available), with the added bonus of being able to manual focus faster and with more accuracy than with any other system.

Along with size, I know this was what made me jump from dSLR to mirrorless.

@7829mark: I know on Olympus m43 cameras with in-body stabilisation that you can enter the focal length for the lens, and the stabilisation takes care of the rest. I'd be very surprised if Sony's implementation did not.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)
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htelford: First mirrorless camera in 2008? I seem to remember Canon producing a mirrorless 35mm camera in, IIRC, the 60's; think it was called the Pellix? Please correct me if I am in error.
Thanks

When we talk of "mirrorless" we really mean "digital mirrorless" - the first of which was the Panasonic Lumix G1 in 2008.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
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luisflorit: So is Panasonic going to use old sensors until 2018, or will they call Sony???

That's weird - I haven't noticed any banding issues with the 20mm on my GH3.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
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ThePhilips: 8K is 33MP in 16:9 AR. I gather full 43 sensor would have to be pushing the 40MP mark. Rather ambitious. I just hope it doesn't lead to too many sacrifices in other areas.

The smaller the sensor, the quicker it is to read from.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On photo Shackleton Grounded in the Aviation museums challenge (2 comments in total)
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ric63: Great shot of an unusual aircraft

Thanks! Gatwick Aviation museum is an interesting place, plenty of old aircraft outside in a field. Allows for some good compositions against the sky.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 16:38 UTC
On photo July Apocolypse in the July Flying challenge (13 comments in total)

Amazing image. Nice work Trevor!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 13:10 UTC as 1st comment
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amipal: A nice selection of images. A few of us at my camera club decided to do a 365 this year, so only a few more days left before it's done and dusted for 2014.

If anyone is interested, I've posted mine up on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28321983@N02/sets/72157639275243245/

A vast majority shot with m43 gear, but there's also some iPhone and Fuji P&S in there.

Thanks Toni, and thanks for taking a look!

It's been difficult to make it through what has turned out to be a very tough year - at times, I've been struck by inspiration and desperately needed to get out with the camera. Other times, I really struggled to find anything worth shooting.

Will I carry on next year? Perhaps not, but I'll definitely have my camera bag with me everywhere I go!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 23:19 UTC

A nice selection of images. A few of us at my camera club decided to do a 365 this year, so only a few more days left before it's done and dusted for 2014.

If anyone is interested, I've posted mine up on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28321983@N02/sets/72157639275243245/

A vast majority shot with m43 gear, but there's also some iPhone and Fuji P&S in there.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 23:31 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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