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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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 3rd comment | 1 reply
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MeganV: Two thoughts:

(1) Where is the multi-lens Light L16 camera, anyway? I recall the press releases, samples, "DSLR Quality" advertising, and $1600 pre-orders more than a year ago, but since then . . . crickets.

(2) The more I see from the iPhone 7's "telephoto" lens and "portrait mode," the less successful I think it appears. The initial selection of sample shallow-depth portraits from Apple and the iOS 10.1 beta technorati often looked impressively convincing--but now that it's "out there" in the world in broad use, I see lots of obvious (and predictable) trouble with depth and edge selection around hair, intersecting lines, and any other somewhat complex subject profiles; I also note lots of noise and, generally, pretty poor-by-smartphone-standards detail from the "telephoto" camera's smaller sensor / slower lens. Very, very few of the "portrait mode" photographs I've seen actually hold-up at larger-than-thumbnail viewing sizes.

With twin cameras and IR depth info , fake FF f1.4 is not long away, and if there isnt the power on board, so find the crunching software in the 'cloud' .

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 17:51 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.

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 (103 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 29th 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
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (93 comments in total)

27mm is one one hand a nice wide angle for various shots with a bit of foreground, but on the other it makes for snouty portraits.

Hope the keep the twin camera in later models, perhaps with 35mm eq for more general use

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 15:12 UTC as 7th comment

Quite poaaibly take better inages than the new $900 flag models of the main mobile makers, wouldn't be difficult to make a more photographer friendly control interface.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 11:03 UTC as 5th comment
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obsolescence: Neither of these lenses can compete with the older Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm f/2 in terms of sharpness, distortion, CA, and vignetting.

Eliot, how was the AF on the 14_35¿ was it not one of the first CDAF optimised Zuikos if not the first, and so theoretucally better than the SWD lenses when on mFt ( prior to sensor pdaf)

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (137 comments in total)
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Camp Freddy: They didn't mention the rather amazing dynamic range for 2001 ! Some shots look a little soft, but the camera copes with high contrast subject better than many followers.

Obvious why Sony went on to make arguably the best sensors of the last five or six years.

Very surprised how good the DR and colour rendition is on this rather oddball cam'

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (137 comments in total)

They didn't mention the rather amazing dynamic range for 2001 ! Some shots look a little soft, but the camera copes with high contrast subject better than many followers.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1001 comments in total)
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Souciantmag: I'm absolutely in agreement that the LX100 looks like a great camera. But the praise lavished on it in this review is irritating, particularly the best of the best rhetoric. The 12MP sensor issue is a big problem. Not that we need megapixels, but for such a costly camera, with a great lense, it's a huge drawback. A Sony A6000 would be a better bargain. I say this being a big fan of Lumix cameras.

Was a 12 megapixel sensor a big problem for D3 owners?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1001 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: Yes. From today there is LX100 raw support in Photoshop CC and LR :-)

http://fotoxbr.nl/img/s10/v110/p1060329319-6.jpg

With 400 comments i was pleased to read your post! Will be mpore pleaaed to see LR results. Hope to handle an lx or dlux version tmw

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples (101 comments in total)
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abi170845: The main reason why I got this camera was its leaf shutter and high flash synch.

I love everything about this camera but I wish that Fuji(Like Fuji Medium Format Film Camera) will come up with two variants of this camera one X100 with a wider angle lens(24mm Equal) and another with telephoto (85mm Equal). I would gladly bring these two for portrait and environmental portraits shots because of its leaf shutter and high synch flash. Use them with two Godox Winstro flashes and you have a high quality portable set up.

Well there is a Leica customer stolen by fuji if ever there was one. ....:-)
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For me i would ideally like two short range zoom compacts , 22mm-60 eq and 50-150 botj aroumd f2 onto aps-c.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 19:47 UTC

It may have seemed a bit gimmicky with their first entry being an effective 1.2mpx output in any chosen 2d focal plain but getting to now i presume a 10 - 15 mpx output is a better trade off for we consumers.

However i can see immediately even at the low resolution that this has amazing potential in medical imaging and some technical inspection macro applications like aerospace which are high value for the mulitple dof and 3d output. But so far nasa and the gun sight R&D folk seem to have the cash to splash it seems !

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 22:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo G7X-ISO1600-IMG_0326-dpp in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Well the pixel peepers arent going to like this camera, but i think a lot of new owners will enjoy blur and nice bokeh.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon PowerShot G7 X photo gallery sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Well the pixel peepers arent going to like this camera, but i think a lot of new owners will enjoy blur and nice bokeh.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Window and flowers in the Processing Techniques: Curves challenge (1 comment in total)

Nicely rescued. :-) lovely result!

As much though a pointer to using auto exp' bracket when we find a nice motif with a challernging exposure. Also a polarising filter would have helped achieve an even better result.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Storm Over Lake Waco in the Storrmy Landscape challenge (1 comment in total)

Really nice compositon, correctly exposed for the sunlight. This would be improved for foreground by lifting the quarter and midtones in curves, although i am not a fan of clumsy HDR, lifting the dark foreground woild help balance the image while still remaining 'as the eye saw it' exposure. You get a 5 for spotting the motif, 5 for a womnderful composition but the overall effect is lost a bit due to the underexposed foreground.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment
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adhemar: I can't figure out this camera.

Who's going to buy it? It would be a perfect fit for the hordes of people that buy a body and standard lens and nothing else. But they're probably going to be intimidated by all the knobs, dials and buttons. The ones that could use all those controls want to be able to change lens. So...

What does it say about the 4/3 format? At a time when Oly and Pana are trying to attract pros with fully featured cameras, isn't a fixed lens 4/3 camera going to bury that format as the new "compact", like it 1" brother?

What about the video? Sure it can shoot 4K, but its very photo-centric controls (think Fuji X10/30) don't make it a good video camera. This is major setback for a company that pioneered the still/video convergence.

I think using the 20Meg sensor, downsized to 16 or so with the multi ratio, coupled a with longer zoom, would have made much more sense.

I think this is going to be a second camera, the travel camera, for DSLR owners who have higher end DSLRs. They have maybe tried mFT but the cost of decent glass for those low f stop bokeh is just not justified in a second system.

I need a jacket pocket compact I can leave in my glove compartment and this fits the bill, even if the lens is not sharper than the nearest rivals, it is going to have much better equivalency DOF control than the actually higher f stops of the smaller sensor cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
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