mjdundee

mjdundee

Has a website at www.dreamtime.de
Joined on Nov 28, 2004

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On photo Fuerstenlager Bensheim in the Local Park challenge (2 comments in total)

Thks. Yes, Fuerstenlager is a beautifull place. Shot was taken in panorama mode - vertikal. RX 100 II does excellent in camera panos. I use this tool frequently. It almost replaces a ultra wideangle lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 1st comment

Fantastic light , colours and great composition.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo In the vineyard in the The Coloured Leaves of Autumn challenge (1 comment in total)

Many votes - thank you voters.
Ifeel really sorry for the ones who votet 0.5 and 1star.
Nothing you do in life is in vain.
Have a nice weekend - and always good light.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 04:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Oofblurpoppies in the Original challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

JerryShots: Nice effect, would like to see a stronger composition.
Did you crop this?

Hi Jerry,
the closer you are to fast moving objects, the more difficult composition is. As said this composition one happened by mistake. This is the original, not cropped.
I have a non blurred version in the flower collection on my website.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 06:16 UTC
On challenge It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater (10 comments in total)

The host has disqualified my entry taken with a compact Superzoom/Cropsensor at a focal lenght that equals 400 mm on a full frame camera.
Beeing more precise in the describtion of the rules would have really helped here..
Cheers.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Charlie White in the #1 Street performers challenge (2 comments in total)

Seen in the city of Stockholm, a mediterranian style capital in the high north of Skandinavia. There was a international food and music festival around Sergel Square and many street performers in the shopping malls between Kulturhuset and Opera .
This lady acted in the typical CHARLIE Chaplin mannerbut her outfit and skin was painted all white - like a ghost of Charlie who preferred to wear black.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (689 comments in total)
In reply to:

mjdundee: I - just for fun - set the image quality comparision to ISO 6400 and a PEN E-PL 7:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.788927137119908&y=0.7078584283143372

Think I have to seek medical advice - can't trust my eyes anymore.

2mariuss & Oleg:
Sorry to say that even the RAW of the PEN E-PL7 looks more detailed with less colour noise at ISO 6400.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.7825040128410915&y=0.713428742822864

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (689 comments in total)
In reply to:

mjdundee: I - just for fun - set the image quality comparision to ISO 6400 and a PEN E-PL 7:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.788927137119908&y=0.7078584283143372

Think I have to seek medical advice - can't trust my eyes anymore.

Yes - sure there has to be a obvious advantage on 80 D's side but the ordinary jpeg shooter can be more than happy with the smaller camera.
I find the details are much better from the PEN.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (689 comments in total)

I - just for fun - set the image quality comparision to ISO 6400 and a PEN E-PL 7:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos80d&attr13_1=oly_epl7&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&normalization=full&widget=340&x=0.788927137119908&y=0.7078584283143372

Think I have to seek medical advice - can't trust my eyes anymore.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 85th comment | 8 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1599 comments in total)
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mjdundee: I started digital in 2003 with a P&S parallel to a EOS 3 SLR and upgraded in 2004 to EOS 20D, in 2006 to Pentax K 10 D in 2009 to Pentax K 7 and in 2011 to the remarkable EOS 1 Ds II FF DSLR.

So far I support the upgrade path. The FF had the best ergonomics, great image quality and a huge choice of lenses for all possible purposes.

There was only one bad point - but this really made me think; weight!
Hiking with a bag full of lenses, flash, tripod etc. was no fun at all and to carry the camera with a zoom only set the limits very soon - and it looked a bit too prominent for me too.

So my upgrade path turned around and I went for the best comparable image quality from the smalles t thinkable body for a good variety of changable lenses.

Today Ii use the Lumix GM 1 and the PEN E-PL7 with 4 different lenses, flash and tripod and all together in a bag that would not be able to take the EOS 1DS body only. Weight is not a question at all.

Not really - I am a fun photographer and I do prefer to make the best from whatever I have in hands. This doesn't necessarily have to look mean or mighty as long as the results look right to me.
A professional user will have a different look and maybe verify the myth to be true.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1599 comments in total)

I started digital in 2003 with a P&S parallel to a EOS 3 SLR and upgraded in 2004 to EOS 20D, in 2006 to Pentax K 10 D in 2009 to Pentax K 7 and in 2011 to the remarkable EOS 1 Ds II FF DSLR.

So far I support the upgrade path. The FF had the best ergonomics, great image quality and a huge choice of lenses for all possible purposes.

There was only one bad point - but this really made me think; weight!
Hiking with a bag full of lenses, flash, tripod etc. was no fun at all and to carry the camera with a zoom only set the limits very soon - and it looked a bit too prominent for me too.

So my upgrade path turned around and I went for the best comparable image quality from the smalles t thinkable body for a good variety of changable lenses.

Today Ii use the Lumix GM 1 and the PEN E-PL7 with 4 different lenses, flash and tripod and all together in a bag that would not be able to take the EOS 1DS body only. Weight is not a question at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 08:06 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On challenge The Green Leaves of Summer (5 comments in total)

I am more concerned about all the Nks & Co. and their aliases who can vote anything to the top - no matter if it fullfills rules or not.
At least some are clever enough NOT to vote 5 stars only and are able post some more serious compositions.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 17:01 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

King of Song: I have a hard time with cameras like this.....
For me it's neither here nor there, not serious enough to take on an important assignment, and too elaborate and expensive for casual snap shots.

It is a great camera for folks who think they'd take serrious photographs while doing 99% snapshots - just like me ; )

p.s.
can wait until a bargain is available from the professional guys who are convinced that they have not bouhgt the right camera - again.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:29 UTC

What a nicely shaped camera with great features and ergonomics.
The perfect addition to my GM 1.
Finally a manufacturer who doesn't take part in the megapixel race but slowly develops his sucesslul and approved design and features.
Thank you Panasonic - go on!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 13:35 UTC as 19th comment
On photo A bird and a tree in the Lanscape Photo with a Minimalist Composition challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

kabzamalov: I see some seascapes, is that allowed?

You see a tree on an island within lake Vättern.
Pls ask the challenge host if you are in doubt.
Landscape may also describe the format - landscape - not portrait.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 12:09 UTC
In reply to:

tsk1979: Wow. This is awesome. I really hope that dpreview reviews this before the idiotic GX8

You mean idiotic and silly because they don't come in that s... brown?!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in the Dragonflies #2 challenge (2 comments in total)

WOW - excellent shot!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1005 comments in total)
In reply to:

Morten Rasmussen: Dpreview are Panasonic fanboys. You should consider this when you read their reviews.

What I mean is;

How come a camera that was launched so recently already gets a review and a very good one, when the Sony a5100, which, I may add, probably blows the LX100 out of the water, and is same size or smaller, doesn't get reviewed.

It's always the same when panasonic ships a new camera Dpreview is right there, but not so much with the other brands. One could get the impression that they benefit somehow.

Maybe another reason is that Sony releases at least double as many new system and high end compact/bridge cameras each year than Panasonic and most other manufacturers.
I admit I am a bit confused about their marketing strategy.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1005 comments in total)

Great review - only one question remains if you are looking for a high quality comapct camera:
LX 100 - if the zoom range suits, Oly E-PL 7 or GM 5 if you wish to keep the choice of achieving the very best results from MFT.

Looking forward to DPR's GM 5/ E-PL7 reviews.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 185th comment
On photo Maple Rain in the One Red Leaf challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, mjdundee, on second place in the 'One Red Leaf' challenge. I really like the interesting contrast between the sharp serrations on the maple leaf and the silky-smooth drop of water slowly sliding down the leaf towards the tip. Great colours throughout the picture. Ruth :-)

Tanks for another great challenge and your kind comment, Ruth. This red maple is a eye-catching element in our garden and I took thousands of photographs over the years. It always looks beautifully.
Yesterday I collected the last fallen leads which had turned to Brown.
Have a nice weekend,
Tom

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
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