Rens

Rens

Lives in United Kingdom Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Works as a Luthier
Has a website at www.sobellguitars.com
Joined on Jan 8, 2006
About me:

Panasonic GH4, Pentax K1

Comments

Total: 13, showing: 1 – 13
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Sergey Borachev: The FujI A3 is so much better for just $50 more! It has larger lenses and no 4K, but seems better in every other way, including 24 MP and larger sensor, natural JPEG colour, superior IQ, much longer battery life, solid build, twin control dials, video with exposure control, built in camera grip, much better flash sync speed and hot shoe.

For the targeted buyers, the natural JPEG colour should be very important. And for any of those casual shooters who do dabble in RAW and find its XTRAN sensor tough, there's the cheaper X10 with its Bayer sensor. Unfortunately DPR do not review these really interesting Fuji compacts.

The A3 could be an alternative for me, but, especially with the kit lens, is getting to be too big to be a jacket pocket camera.
And as I already have a range of Panasonic M43 lenses for the other pocket, for me there's no decision to make.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
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Raist3d: Taken with GX850 in the last week. Olympus f1.8 24 mm . Great for street photography. It's a quiet speed demon and focuses better than any of the okympuses I have tried (penf, em5 mkII , other pens).

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/talkingtoheadphonesp1060050.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605012017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605062017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg

And using the tilt screen and shooting from low down attracts much less attention than using a viewfinder, or holding the camera out in front to see a fixed screen. I'm all for it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 08:20 UTC
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Osa25: "....Panasonic's core customer for this camera is the casual user seeking a carry-everywhere-cam for documenting friends or family. This user is someone who prefers a selfie-screen to an EVF and favors ease-of-use and compactness. ..."

What's the point in regurgitating Panasonic's completely misleading corporate schpiel?

The trend of removing EVF's from proper cameras is motivated by cost-cutting, not customer demand. If someone has upgraded from a smartphone cam, they are actually trying work on capturing better quality images....of something else other than their own face.

Also, a EVF is more compact than the bulk created by the hinge and thickness needed for the flip screen.

Not just under 30s. My first camera had opening bellows and a tiny viewfinder you peered down into. Maybe this is why I'm so happy shooting from the waist. This and getting a different perspective on the world, one that isn't from between 5 and 6 feet above ground level.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 08:16 UTC

Yes, bigger than the GM5, but not by much. Will still slip in a jacket pocket, and with a longer lens in the other pocket is the perfect mini set-up. And I personally would take the tilting screen over the GM's tiny viewfinder any day, I prefer shooting from waist level, especially in the street.

As an only camera, it has too many limitations. As a second pocketable camera, it will suit me fine, I'll buy one when my battered GM1 finally gives up.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

Not in the market for a sports camera myself, but the higher ISO shots are all softer than I was expecting. Some seemed wrongly focused, others just soft.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 20:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)
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photog4u: Is that a camera lens or a grain silo? :O

Or an intercontinental missile.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I hope that's a child's hand, holding those lenses.

Too wrinkly.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
On challenge Beautiful Calves (15 comments in total)
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Rens: I see the rules state that any offensive shots will be immediately removed.

I entered this:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8290031639/photos/2771867/wedding-legs

from my dpreview gallery, which has been removed.

I see swamynirmal's comment below, posted after my entry and presumably prompted by it.

How prudish can you be? And how lacking in humour?

What a silly comment. The photo quality is poor, not offensive.

Indoors, no flash, no light. The good bit about it (in my view) was the subject, the ridiculous high heels. But a different take on 'beautiful calves'. In any case, thank you for looking.

But removed by the host very quickly, despite his ignoring the posts querying the subject days before.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 19:26 UTC
On challenge Beautiful Calves (15 comments in total)

I see the rules state that any offensive shots will be immediately removed.

I entered this:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8290031639/photos/2771867/wedding-legs

from my dpreview gallery, which has been removed.

I see swamynirmal's comment below, posted after my entry and presumably prompted by it.

How prudish can you be? And how lacking in humour?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 09:06 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On photo some glasses in a row in the Editorial: The nature of glass challenge (10 comments in total)

I love it.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:18 UTC as 5th comment
On GalleryItem:2405530 (1 comment in total)

Why would a test example be viewed 23 times?

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 1st comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

I voted for the only camera on the list I've used (and bought). How many other voters have tried them all?

Pretty meaningless really.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 23:39 UTC as 231st comment | 4 replies
On photo aa in zensays's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I loved this image. Shows how taste varies that this came so low in the challange.

Rens

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:35 UTC as 1st comment
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