Camp Freddy

Camp Freddy

Lives in Norway Norway
Joined on Oct 1, 2010
About me:

to thoroughly enjoy reasonaly priced photography to new heights with the E450 and affordable lenses! .............To boldly go............ and split infinitives....

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Marty Stenford: MFT users read reviews, grab the camera and go out there shooting.

FF users read MFT reviews, grab the keyboard and start moaning.

FF generally has better IQ then MFT....wow....did you know the earth is round?

Get out there and take pics guys, stop wa*k*i*g magnifying images at 100%

A kiss

Well I suppose when amateurs spend ten to twenty grand on FF kit, take entirely unimaginative images, buy an 800 to go "birding", branch out into re-creating image bank then they need some purchase comfort by bitching about smaller, easier to carry cameras and their owners and can find of course IQ and waf-fer thin DOF arguments.

But Pros will probably think hmm, nice back up system this G9 with two lenses, or maybe a GH5 for doing some pro level videography for clients

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)

Well that was different....

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:31 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (773 comments in total)
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km25: Canon always has nice color as in Jpeg in this review. Got to start somewhere.

Yeah I like the muted effect, bit like using kodachrome in winter if you remember film that is. It will be a JPEG cam' I guess, and the DR is lacks any WOW in these OOC shots. Guess there is something to go on in RAW for the M series and I admit I can rarely be bothered these days and just adjust jpegs, when our new media compresses images anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
On article Google Pixel 2 sample gallery (141 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: Pretty astounding DR for a mobile- multiple exposure merging on the fly? Better DR than iPhone 8, also with colours which seem true in hue if a little over saturated.

Oh, btw dpr images are pretty compromised on detail. But when will an image taken on one of these ever be viewed 2000 px wide from two inches away from thw screen? They'rw going to FB, snap and Insta' people !

There are plenty companies paying good money for 1200 px wide FB top banners from proffessionals. But stick to your 660 dpi litho arts books ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 06:19 UTC
On article Google Pixel 2 sample gallery (141 comments in total)

Pretty astounding DR for a mobile- multiple exposure merging on the fly? Better DR than iPhone 8, also with colours which seem true in hue if a little over saturated.

Oh, btw dpr images are pretty compromised on detail. But when will an image taken on one of these ever be viewed 2000 px wide from two inches away from thw screen? They'rw going to FB, snap and Insta' people !

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: Google's pixel 2 seems to beat iPh 8+ hands down, but that is only with google's own gallery. Better DR and better faked bokeh from google or who eever makes their in phone camera hard- and soft - ware

DP's gallery is up, and wow the DR for a mobile is truly astounding. Ahead of the iPhone 8, although there are bound to be some funconality better with Apple. Pity either apple dont allow licensed versions of their handsets, or perhaps different OEM cameras buy hey that wouldn't be them really.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (182 comments in total)
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Wiatrumistrz: so this is aps-c image class LOL ...not even close canon 350D quality but versality is good, I had G3x and I have fz1000 so i waiting for test in dpreview this model, fz1000 have better and clear menu system and very good phone app for +

Yeah these images are really only to the qaulity of entry level DSLR with a couple of kit zooms-6 years ago!

FZ1000 produces alightly better. They need to up the sensor size and drop the 600mm reach, let birders and voyeurs digital crop and interpolate instead.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)

Google's pixel 2 seems to beat iPh 8+ hands down, but that is only with google's own gallery. Better DR and better faked bokeh from google or who eever makes their in phone camera hard- and soft - ware

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 19:39 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

How many people of our 35mm generation started on a Zenit or Pratika as first SLR ? Took my first fujichrome on a pratika in 1982

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 18:36 UTC as 150th comment | 4 replies

Time for MILC makers to follow Fuji and offer faster kit lenses of f2.8 or better, and incorporate shallow dof and digi zoom interpolation. The vast majority of body sales wll be with a kit lens for life, so they had better rethink their marketing strategy if they want to survive vs smart phone errosion of their broader customer base

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 08:08 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (104 comments in total)

Olympus should really try and revive their compacts with a version for today, onto a mFT sensor like the panna lumix lx100. I'd be up for a 24-100 with a screw on 2 x tele convertor and some sensor shift digi zoom for even more reach when bolted down !

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 19:16 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (104 comments in total)
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Vit Adamek: If you look at the surprisingly good technical quality/image quality of the photos in sample gallery, and I was not pixel peeping just viewing full screen on 40" 4k, and the portrait with relatively shallow DOF, you start to wonder what sensor size is this. And it is 2/3" which is to micro 4/3 what is micro 4/3 to full frame, the lens obviously helps here big time too. This 13 year old tech still beats any smartphone camera in my eyes, perhaps only excluding the rare 1" sensor ones at certain focal lengths.

Very much so- where do photos live today ? On tablet screens in social media windows! My pal has a decent home projector and still uses an 8 mpx FF nikon- you cannot see grain when the images are 9 feet broad !

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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Camp Freddy: Software and improvement in small sensor DR will push the need for f1.4 into the pixel peeper and pro market.

So far the purchase-confort crowd are happy to patronise on hair border recogniitiion
And blur gredation, but that will come first in post and then in mobiles and hopefully compacts & milcs.

Yeah, it's a bit 'edgey' now in the software cut out, but basically mobiles are the key drivers of processors in terms of economies of scale and affordable GHz run times. So more power for software to solve this and more people interested in programmi apps for sale.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 08:17 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (135 comments in total)
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samfan: Wow, this was considered 'soft' in 2002. Most smartphones don't go anywhere near this IQ even when downscaled to 2 Mpx. Look at the Union Jack; that pattern coming from a smartphone always ends up as some overprocessed mush.

Not to mention the contrast and clarity which can only come from an actual camera lens and not a tiny droplet of plastic.

These old throwbacks always fascinate me in this regard.

Ditto, the optical zoom maintained some IQ upto about eq.150mm iirc. A cam-phone with a tunnel, periscope lens would be a good seller if you ask me.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 08:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (135 comments in total)

They seem to have listened, the 2004 model was even smaller and had better IQ plus some really quite useable pre-select art filters ( i know you hate them, but you are here on a periscope compact page) . in terms of zoom, well at least it was optical most of the way, which beats today's mobile phones. Also it jhad laser AF which worked better than CDF on DSLRs until 2011 imho in low light !

In fact this was my first digicam I owned now that i remember, still being a 35mm slr user at the time. Ideal for family snaps and accidental tourist stuff when mobiles were rubbish at piccies.

I wonder how much better a 'periscope' shirt pocket camera would be today - not seen any on the market a cam -phone with one of these would be a good idea i,mho

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 08:00 UTC as 8th comment

Software and improvement in small sensor DR will push the need for f1.4 into the pixel peeper and pro market.

So far the purchase-confort crowd are happy to patronise on hair border recogniitiion
And blur gredation, but that will come first in post and then in mobiles and hopefully compacts & milcs.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 09:48 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Camp Freddy: Surprised at the fairly crumby dynamic range for a 1" sensor from sony. Bokeh is still a little funky for such a fast lens. It will suit some who want a small camera though.

You can see v. clearly that whatever sony's one inch sensor should be able to achieve in DR and tonal depth, it just doesnt with this camera. The new canon and the LX10/15 look much better so far.

It would be good to see Olympus join Panasonic with a cropped mFT , single lens compact. The bokeh is so much better on the LX100 than the crumby effecft on the RX.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 10:38 UTC
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Camp Freddy: Surprised at the fairly crumby dynamic range for a 1" sensor from sony. Bokeh is still a little funky for such a fast lens. It will suit some who want a small camera though.

They had a dull day for the shoot, which would have excused a mobile phone in review. Not a top end pocket camera.

Earlier versions of the rx100 friends own take better snaps and bright light shots, but use more contrast default in jpeg settings

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (104 comments in total)

Surprisingly good dynamic range and colour rendition / WB throughout the series. They should really sling a 24- 120mm eq zoom lens on one of these and make it a camphone.

I can see that Bokeh lovers will be struggeling to spot digital faked f 1.4 soon, or that an image has been taken with a mobile at all without EXIF data on hand!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 14:29 UTC as 30th comment

Surprised at the fairly crumby dynamic range for a 1" sensor from sony. Bokeh is still a little funky for such a fast lens. It will suit some who want a small camera though.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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