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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On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 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 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 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 (134 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 (134 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 7th 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
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (101 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 12th 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 6th 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 (140 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 (140 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 63rd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1004 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 (1004 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 4th 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
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