wolfie

wolfie

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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Bhima78: Wow... this is VERY interesting, as it looks to be a modification to already existing sensors manufactured right now, instead of an entirely new bill of materials that I think Sony is doing.

My one gripe with their test: The Canon 50mm f1.2 is notoriously soft as hell wide open. And to compound this, lenses for smaller sensors almost always have better corner sharpness since there is less overall curvature that needs to be corrected. I want to see what this tech can do as an APS-C curved vs. conventional APS-C , with the conventional APS-C having a Zeiss or Sigma ART attached to it.

APS ?
Is the illegitimate child of FF, so FF should have it first because it is the best format ever. And beside most lenses for APS were FF designs to begin with. Just wait in line for the scraps!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G10 Review (2 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Still a fantastic camera, and how wrong the conclusion was about how popular the G10 would be :). It's certainly not easy to predict camera sales or popularity, however, the G10 offered so much right I can't see how the conclusion could be anything other than highly recommended. Having owned the G10 before, twice, I still crave using it despite the fact that I've owned the G11,12, 15, and now 16 since. Although the G16 is infinitely better in many respects, the G10 remains the kind of camera that challenges the photographer to do everything right - and when he/she does, it rewards you with fantastic image quality.

I miss my one - nicely built, good handling, lens and functions. Keep it below ISO 200 and it produced great images.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 07:37 UTC

It would nice to to see if the TG-5 12MP sensor gives better DR than the tired old 16MP 1/2.3 sensor that all the other tough cams (like the new Pentax) are still using.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 05:06 UTC as 3rd comment

So the real name is "35mm Semi Pro ILC" - I'll be waiting for the "Non-35mm Semi Pro ILC" round-up - except that it will probably be called "Advanced Amateur" ... still the so called "Full Frame " is good enough for professional format snobbery continues in the digital age.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
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OJK: 2017 and people are still bringing dedicated digicams with 1/2.3 sensors...

I think there are photographers who would pay for a larger sensor version of this camera, especially if trade off a reduced built-in zoom range if the wide and tele converters were available. All the advantage of the Nikon AW-1 without the lens changing issues.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-ZS70 (TZ90) sample gallery (57 comments in total)

DFD - on a 1/2.3 sensor?
It will have a hard time finding anything out of focus!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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wolfie: In tune with the "niche"ness of fixed prime compacts, why not the SeaLife DC2000 as the only tough cam with a fast prime and a decent 1 inch sensor?

Leica X-U retails for 500% more than a DC200 (at least in NZ) with a old sensor design and a slower lens - the price alone will cut 99% people out of the potential buying pool ... but wouldn't mind trying one but that's a chance in a million.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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Impulses: I wish Fuji would make a sealed X100, I'd be all over that...

So why not shoot in burst mode?
No review I've seen has made any comments on slow shot to shot performance, main gripes have been the lens isn't wide enough for serious UW work.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 06:25 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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Impulses: I wish Fuji would make a sealed X100, I'd be all over that...

@Bombastic
DC2000 does 10fps with 20MP full resolution - too slow fps for you? And image quality is on par with Sony RX100.

http://deepshots.co.uk/blog/2017/02/quick-review-sealife-dc2000-underwater-camera/
Great value compared to leica

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 07:43 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)
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Impulses: I wish Fuji would make a sealed X100, I'd be all over that...

Until then the closest option is a SeaLife DC2000 with 1 inch sensor (Sony), a f1.8 wide-ish prime and tough cam construction.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 05:53 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (472 comments in total)

In tune with the "niche"ness of fixed prime compacts, why not the SeaLife DC2000 as the only tough cam with a fast prime and a decent 1 inch sensor?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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ShatteredSky: YES, finally. But why oh why no zoom lens? I would not mind it being larger ... but then again it also depends on how close you can get with this thing. I'd also rather have a tele add-on ...

Just because it's a tough cam doesn't mean it has be a shirt pocket size - quite the opposite, it should have a size so that it can be held and operated by gloved hands (divers, climbers, skiers). I wouldn't be carrying it in my pocket for a start - no good there when the action starts! Until I see folded optics that deliver good image quality I'd rather have a 'normal' orientated lens. A Fuji HD-M film camera design would be a good start, even an Nikon AW-1 with a fixed lens would be a good starting point.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 05:47 UTC
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Lazlo55: It would be great, if possible, one day to have a proper test of these kind of diver's cameras. Proper diver's cameras, meaning that can go to at least 40 m / 130 ft and have Raw to deal with colour temperature issues of underwater imaging.

Maybe too action cameras with housing, the kind of equipment a diver - photographer can use without having to break the bank...

Like up to 500 usd and up to 1000 usd respectively...

Have a look at http://deepshots.co.uk/blog/2017/02/quick-review-sealife-dc2000-underwater-camera/

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 10:18 UTC
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Mark Roberts: It's just another 'rugged camera', but this has an extra-housing-needed for the 60m depth. Sorry, not a Nikonos.

This one produces image quality equivalent to a Sony RX100 -especially from the RAW files, good review at http://deepshots.co.uk/blog/2017/02/quick-review-sealife-dc2000-underwater-camera/

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 10:15 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (296 comments in total)

One confused company - now lost out to Sony in the FF market, messing with 1 inch compacts and ILCs. Cant get a sensible hierarchy in its APS format. And people think M43 has no future ...

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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HA0T0: Looks like this will be the thing that sinks m43, hee hee.

Was wondering why they didn't show any picture with much shallower DoF though. With baselines that wide shouldn't that be pretty doable?

Haha - like Nikon isn't even No.2 for FF anymore (Sony is) - but then again the dino-SLR is a dead end in photographic evolution. M43 is far ahead of C & N in digital technology - stills and video. Canon is far more likely to adapt and through sheer market size will survive. Nikon will probably fizzle out like Konica Minolta.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
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Peiasdf: Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic and Olympus are on the way out. Nikon and Pentax because they are small company and stick with DSLR when the market is fast moving away. Panasonic and Olympus because they pick the wrong sensor size. A size that's boxed in by super compact 1" and cheaper APS-C and FF.

And guess who is shareholder in Olympus ...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 03:55 UTC

Yeah- and next no photos of people standing on roads, or standing on ice, or climbing Mt Everest, swimming with sharks, or probably most dangerous of all, eating at M*D*n*lds ... answer is obvious - get rid of the trains!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 08:33 UTC as 142nd comment

Would love this if they sold it without the housing - I want all weather and limited submersion in a compact form, don't need a clunky housing that limits portability on land.
Look forward to seeing some real world samples - obviously this model with its 1 inch sensor should trash the sad 1/2.3 sensor cameras that ruin this camera genre.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:34 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)
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snapa: It still amazes me how a 'm4/3' camera can cost $2,000 (without any lens), and be considered such a great camera. Once you start adding Pro lenses, then think about how well the IQ is at higher ISO levels with still pictures, it does not make any sense to me.

Maybe if you are looking for a very good 'video camera', it would be a good solution to your problem if you are looking to get very good videos. Still, to me, a m4/3 sensor camera for $4-5,000 (with lenses) that take just OK still pictures seems like quite a bit of money to me IMO, considering its competition with larger senor cameras.

BTW, how may professional videographers seriously look to buy a m4/3 cameras for taking serious video?

BBC been using GH series cameras for their flagship and award winning nature documentaries for quite a few years, so the sad old cliche "my sensor is bigger and therefor better" doesn't win when the smaller sensor is used "smarter".
Sorry unless you have a 35mm "FF" sensor, in which case it is smaller but better than larger medium format sensors. "FF" physics is amazing.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
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