peterpainter

Lives in France Finistère, France
Joined on Aug 12, 2008

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On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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peterpainter: I know the use of Adobe software to process the shots has been mentioned before, but as Canon sell an enormous number of cameras and include DPP with them it would be nice if reviews showed what could be done with 'what's in the box' rather than with additional software. This kind of stuff had me avoiding the software that came with my camera (well, Silkypix doesn't get the best press, does it?) but when I finally weakened and tried it I loved the results...and it was free!

True, but on the other hand not for somebody who buys this as a move up from a phone cam or for those who buy this particular model as a complement to their other Canon gear - if the latter use DPP, of course - and potentially others out in the big bad world who, like me, don't use Adobe software.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)

I know the use of Adobe software to process the shots has been mentioned before, but as Canon sell an enormous number of cameras and include DPP with them it would be nice if reviews showed what could be done with 'what's in the box' rather than with additional software. This kind of stuff had me avoiding the software that came with my camera (well, Silkypix doesn't get the best press, does it?) but when I finally weakened and tried it I loved the results...and it was free!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 14:04 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)

Nice gallery, enjoyed! Shows the camera is capable, but it's the photographer that makes a difference.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 166th comment

How exciting! I need to take a few extra sedatives to get over this! It means DXO can now publish the Pentax 645z as at 101 it won't be the highest score, sadly for them.... Will probably have a drink or two to celebrate, though, maybe go out on the town wearing my Hasselblad scarf and join the the rest of the Hasselblad supporters in singing the team chants while the Pentax fans watch enviously. Come on the lads! All together now, Hasselblad, hasselblad etc. etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 8th comment
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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diy: The model is cute :)

Yep, that's what I got from the video. Oh, as well as eye-strain with the camera moving all over the place - that was really irritating.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (736 comments in total)
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whawha: That huge 23mm lens is ill matched to a body that seems to have been designed with portability in mind. It's not even ultra bright - something more like the size of the fixed lens that comes with the X100 series would have made more sense...

It does look kind of big, though, doesn't it? Not going to slip that in the pocket etc. etc. etc. Still, the laws of physics and all that - maybe one day someone will come up with an alternative approach - although alternative approaches don't always catch on as with the Yashica Samurai http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Yashica_Samurai_X3.0
* edited to add (was it Maye West I'm misquoting?) "Is that a 23mm lens you're carrying or are you just pleased to see me?"

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
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whakapu: I don't understand this. I can buy an M5 with 15-45 for 63% of the price of this. With the US$483 thus saved I could buy a tube of metal glue to convert it into a fixed lens camera and a plastic bag to provide weather sealing.

The other difference (I hope) is the shutter, presumably leaf-type and quiet - but it's one heck of a lot to pay for it if that's so.....annoying, really, as I like the idea but not the price!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
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T3: Does this camera have a silent electronic shutter? I don't see anything about that.

Hopefully it has a nice, quiet leaf shutter, so maybe not necessary? (Flash sync to 1/2000 suggest it does) I like the idea, but it is soooo expensive:(

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)

Looks interesting, but the price - ouch!!! And I don't need 4K - but come on, what about the folks who do want it? Why ignore that market? Still, I suspect it's quite a nice camera but wonder about the market for it. May make a good street camera....

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 81st comment
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barrym1966: The pt cruiser is dog ugly

Nah, it looked nice in metallic red (I think most cars do, really). I didn't buy one, though - just looked nice, but sitting inside the thing you can't see it anyway so might as well buy something butt-ugly that nobody wants to steal;)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
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Petroglyph: 2010 = 645D, 2014 = 645Z, 2018 = ? Could be full frame medium format, that is the correct size for the FA645 mount so very possible. What would that one score?

you'd have to wait another 3 or 4 years until they finished testing it;)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

The one I wanted for a long time was a (film) Yashica 230AF. It looked great in the magazine adverts and I loved the Yashica Minster I had. I eventually got one second-hand some years later. Hardly used it, though, as it was so much heavier than the Pentax MZ5n that I was using at the time. The 50mm (f1.8 I think) was good, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 16:39 UTC as 42nd comment
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22codfish: Maybe DXO is waiting for the update to the Pentax 645 Z (2014)? The new Pentax 645 should have an advanced sensor, Pixel Shift, attachable SSD storage, DOF read-outs, bake bread, and at least all the body updates of the Pentax K-1. With these features maybe DXO won't stop in the middle of the review.

Plus a 'phone, internet access and so on. May not be quite pocketable, though.....

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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mgrum: crazy... wicked... fast... f/3.1 equivalent.

A bokeh monster!

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 22:01 UTC

A surprising announcement. As for the first version being for Nikon lenses - I would have thought that a most Q owners with DSLR lenses would be Pentax owners (who'd probably already have a standard adapter anyway, I guess) . Odd.
Anyway, perhaps Metabones know of some new developments that Ricoh haven't shared with us.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 21:56 UTC as 70th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (589 comments in total)
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Brianroger: Nice shot of the pork pie and English mustard...

Not sure about the camera, but living in France I really miss pork pies! Thanks for the picture:)
I recommend pickled onions, though, not mustard - plus maybe some sliced fresh bread and (cold) butter and a beer ('British' style) to help it down.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 14:46 UTC

8 out of 10. Quite odd, really, the photos I mean. I couldn't imagine why those sorts of photos would be worth manipulating - no alien life-forms or flying saucers etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 22:39 UTC as 14th comment

Great stuff, thanks. Even I understood it!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 34th comment
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (393 comments in total)

So what is this telling those of us who aren't looking at the M6 as a 2nd body or for v-logging? Look elsewhere for a camera or look elsewhere for a review of this one? I must admit I don't like the format of the review at all. I understand the idea of targetting the review to 'types of users' but that means those of us who don't fit in with your idea of 'what type of user' may be better off elsewhere. There are millions and millions (and millions and millions...) of people in the world - lots of variation there, I'd suggest.
My preference would be for you to review it from your own point of view as pros, be consistent so that people can find things where they expect them to be, and recommend (perhaps in the summing up at the end and perhaps also elsewhere with the metric that makes it suitable) what types of usage the camera really shines at.
Anyway, grump over. Thanks for the review. Gives me an idea of what the camera is like, I guess, just don't like the format.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 27th comment
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peterpainter: Great stuff, thanks DPR. Exactly what I asked for in a recent comment under the Fixed Lens comparison. Well, almost. The missing bit for me is the super-quiet shutter - can any of these choices do that - with an E-shutter shutter, presumably? I still miss my old and now defunct Yashica Minster.

Thanks, Richard, I look forward to reading the article on electronic shutters. There are also I think issues with them using flash but I never used it with the old Yashica so to me it wouldn't be a problem. The subject reminds me of the difference between the Yashica and an old Zorki 4 I had at the time - the latter was nice enough in it's way, but it had the most vicious shutter I've ever come across.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 11:57 UTC
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