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 Pentax K-01 studio test shots published (146 comments in total)
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Valentinian: what is the advantage this Pentax mirrorless camera has over the Pentax DSLRs ???

they have seen the future and it is mirrorles. toe in the water and educating their rather small audience of loyal buyers into the shape of non whippy-uppy things to come imho

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 20:41 UTC
On article Instagram app arrives for Android (29 comments in total)

is it better than Photoshop express for mobile images?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 12:48 UTC as 6th comment

Quite underwhelmed really. How much can you get a used m9 for?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 15:22 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-01 Hands-on Preview (376 comments in total)

Mirrorless are / will be cheaper to produce. Get used to it all! Pentax like Olympus before them are paving the way for bottom line on a future range of cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera (108 comments in total)
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Atlasman: Gee, let me think here: let's take an OS than was designed from the ground up for mobile devices and graft it on to a camera.

" 'Our present platform is more than capable of delivering a robust Smart Camera experience to consumers and we will continue to evolve that platform.' "

Kind of agree: I haven't bothered with anything more than the rather sad "photoshop express", surprised then they put their name to it. Perhaps some android apps will get made for bigger files but I doubt the OS can handle it without falling over.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:13 UTC
On photo ISO 1600_default in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

slightly soft and typical olympus jpeg compression issues in the black areas. But acceptable IMHO: interesting to see raw

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Low Light ISO samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

slightly soft and typical olympus jpeg compression issues in the black areas. But acceptable IMHO: interesting to see raw

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
On article dpreview.com gets mobile (110 comments in total)

Can find it on Android market: have they done the App for Android?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:21 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

last ditch attempt to sell Symbian handsets ????? Very suprised at the images it takes: great for a mobile.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 14:49 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (264 comments in total)
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dra77: At last 35 years on the true successor to my 1977 OM1N which I am still using together with my OM Zuiko prime lenses. I suspect many of the commentators below never owned or handled one of these amazing cameras, the most compact beautifully designed, made and best handling SLR of its time.
I look forward to trying out the OM-D because from its looks it is very close to the ethos of the original OM and if so I will be at the front of the queue.

The OM range never failed: management failed to see AF being so demanded at all levels in the market so quickly.

They did see the opportunity to build smaller system cameras and mFT is the current format with a good size to IQ pay off for amateurs and press photographers alike. Much like OM was in 135!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:44 UTC
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (264 comments in total)

Looks like a winner so far: cheks a lot of boxes and will have probably the best out of camera jpegs yet on mFT.

Weather proof, OLED, good EVF, advanced IBIS, Bulb exposure display, fast CDAF- I mean it is going to be a really great users camera for people who want to be out shooting with a light rig and not wasting time in post-proc'

As soon as it is confimred that FT glass will work okay on it I will want to handle one and probabvly get one.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 15:56 UTC as 19th comment
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Camp Freddy: Right focal range, I didn't think they would get 60mm (120 eq) out of it..... , just a bit slow. However if it is sharp and offers good bokeh at the longer end, then it may be a useful alternative to the 14-42.

Look forward to results on different bodies.

Very strange launch otherwise: why a powered zoom for video while that area is Olympus's weaker point compared to panasonic and other systems is odd. Also why weather sealing but not on body.

As others have said, this probably pre-empts a weather sealed body launch as its kit lens: Clearly this should then offer better HDMI video and perhaps video optimised IBIS which is integrated to the motor zoom ( thus the IBIS knows the zoom is in motion and subrtacts from the stabilisaiton movement)

Not really: Oly know they lag behind in HDMI and there have been more than rumours about a weather sealed body in PEN. I suspect now that they had this lens as the only thing which could go out of pipleline and get some payback for them ....if not a fire sale, then a slightly singhed cash grab!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:20 UTC

Right focal range, I didn't think they would get 60mm (120 eq) out of it..... , just a bit slow. However if it is sharp and offers good bokeh at the longer end, then it may be a useful alternative to the 14-42.

Look forward to results on different bodies.

Very strange launch otherwise: why a powered zoom for video while that area is Olympus's weaker point compared to panasonic and other systems is odd. Also why weather sealing but not on body.

As others have said, this probably pre-empts a weather sealed body launch as its kit lens: Clearly this should then offer better HDMI video and perhaps video optimised IBIS which is integrated to the motor zoom ( thus the IBIS knows the zoom is in motion and subrtacts from the stabilisaiton movement)

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 13:35 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review (159 comments in total)
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FredSpain: A little mistake in this overall good review: the A 65 does NOT feature extrafine JPEG as the A77 does.
Also, another problem which is on philosophical level : On all DPreviews, we have comparisons at pixels levels but never at acceptable printing sizes. I would say then that it should be called Digital Photoscopic Revew as graphy from the Greek graphein refers to an image or text on paper. Fortunately, other sites take this appproach.

I agree with brendon: higher quality base ISO in dr and tonal depth is preferable to hard wired NR and different pure-sensitivity in the chip. Sony have put their blue chips on mpx ( debatable benefit for many!) and DR / TD.

Someone will no doubt post the Nikon 1 high ISO as outperforming the IQ of this too!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery (113 comments in total)

Some shots are a bit soft, but I am surprised no one has picked up on the excellent dynamic range for a single lens camera. Better than Nikon 1, Oly XZ1 and g11 ( not seen too much g12 yet) .

Bit of a muted but realistic colour pallette. Probably worth the cost over the xz1/g12 on the basis of VF and DR.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:37 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Article: Android and iOS App Tools For Photographers (13 comments in total)
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nemo6666: Yuo can really forget most Android Apps. Unstable and for sure not easy to use. Some of them are just a copy of iOS Apps, not quite well done. Others don´t support multitouch, while this is standard in iOS Apps.
And not to forget the high risk of Android permissions...
Just a very few are really useful and also user friendly.
Just my opinion.

Thanks for sharing your opinion Mr Jobs. How is the weather up there BTW?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 10:44 UTC
On article GX1: Interview with Panasonic US's Darin Pepple (31 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: Did I not hear him say.. "We consumerized this camera..." So they did not create a camera with serious amateurs in mind but generic consumers of point and shoots? I reallize we are all consumers but I thought the premis of this camera was for the advanced amateur.. and I see nothing that really speaks to that class of consumer.

Well nikon have just placed their entire MILCnikon 1 range on this BS too: over priced at that !!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 11:28 UTC
On article Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG (108 comments in total)

The base ISO, people seem to ignore, there seems to be a lack of sharpness and maybe this is micro cotnrast. Also colours seem relatively muted.

These are both perhaps addressed with settings as by far the majority of users will no doubt never go near raw.

ISO 1600 in the dark and shadows looke better than the other latest out-the-bag , the V1/ j1.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:44 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Pontiac Indian Headlight in the Vintage cars details challenge (1 comment in total)

absolutely wonderful! good use of BW. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 09:57 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Pumpkins in the Newspaper supplement: Harvest season challenge (3 comments in total)

Hey hey! Well done, got my highest vote and I am delighted it is an Olympus FT that won !!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:24 UTC as 1st comment
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