Michael Stephen

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 27, 2004


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On article Just Posted: Update to Sony RX100 II Samples Gallery (85 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: Absolutely love my RX100 and it's my go to small camera (the OM-D being my fav larger camera). Am curious to see a comparison for shots taken with the new vs. Original ......but am hardly disappointed with the RX100 now so doubt there is much they have done to warrant an upgrade or buying the new cam at a premium vs the RX100 at a discount. Oh and the slightly larger size/tilt rear LCD has no appeal to me.

I use my RX100 under a multi rotor for aerial photography, have a double page spread full bleed shot in an issue of Top Gear magazine.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 13:12 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: 1) RX1 - cause only Sony has balls to do this (and its suprisingly good)
2) OM-D EM-5 - for performance and style (con is not so well ergonomics)
3) A99 - first FF SLT with amazing photo quality (con is video performance and being pretty much just evolution)
4) Fuji X-Pro 1 - different CFA from everything (con is really poor RAW support and some most likely non-avoidable problems caused by that different CFA)

Rest is just either evolution or I dont consider that camera (I dont take super-compacts as camera - under m4/3 size, not a camera).

D800 - D3X with more mpix inside D700, nothing new here
5DMK3 - what 5DMK2 should been
D600 - D3X in D7000 body, price cutting example
650D - yet another 18 mpix APS-C from Canon, happy recycler..
K-30 - cheaper K-5
A-57 - yet another 16 mpix dSLT
E-PL5 - evolution with OM-D sensor, cudos for that, but evolution nothing more

RX100 - nice but its point-n-shoot
XZ-2 - ditto

the funny thing about the rx100 is I recently used it on a shoot for top gear magazine under a multi rotor rc helicopter and one of the shots was used as the opening double page spread for the story. Nobody could tell which shots I used my d800 and which were from the rx100.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:23 UTC

Well its paid for itself for me and it was just my point and shoot. the latest issue of Top Gear Magazine NZ has a feature in it that I shot with my dslr cameras but also starts with a full bleed double page spread shot I took with my RX100 taken from a Hexacopter. The 20mp file in a very light camera meant I could get an aerial shot of an Audi S6 from a hexacopter without having to lift a heavier dslr. The magazine liked it so much they made it the opening spread.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 21:14 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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