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  1. Naveed Akhtar

    Olympus Stylus 1

    Sorry mate, I guess was writing here stylus-1 but about Sony Rx10! GM1 kit is very small like the size of Pentax q and the second lens like 45-150 will stay in your pocket, so less bulk on your neck strap compare to these bridge cameras!!
  2. Naveed Akhtar

    Olympus Stylus 1

    That's what I meant .. XZ-1 has a better sensor .. Stylus-1 got XZ-2 one. However, maybe you preffer XZ-2's better higher ISO performance over XZ-1's better low ISO performance, as on tele-end of 300mm FFE, you would need a faster shutter speed, compare to XZ1's limited tele end. Also in my...
  3. Naveed Akhtar

    Sony When are you an RX10 buyer?

    completely agree with you here Ray!! a small m43 with two f2.8 lenses is also my choice .. however you can keep rx10 for ease of use in travel photogrpahy and rx1 for low light shooting!! i like your camera gear collection .. very sensible!! and i gonna check your flickr stream soon .. thanks...
  4. Naveed Akhtar

    Olympus Stylus 1

    if compact size is crucial .. then why not GM1 kit (gives you 24mm covered) and add some entery level zoom lens like 45-150mm which is less than $200
  5. Naveed Akhtar

    Olympus Stylus 1

    xz-1 is an excellent camera .. i would say maybe at the level of xz-2! as essentially sharing the same sensor!!
  6. Naveed Akhtar

    Canon Canon G1X in Tasmania

    These are all amazing photos mate. You really changed my perception about this camera. All of these photos are excellent on clarity and contrast. Specially the food shelves one .. brilliantly exposed and composed. Thanks for sharing!
  7. Naveed Akhtar

    Dynamic Range Comparison: Sony RX100, Olympus E-M5, Panasonic GX1

    Its an excellent testing you done Amin. I love the way you challenge DXO, then developed the story with further testing / discussion. DR is definately one of the most important aspect of photography and specially the landscape. However in my poor opinion, with the recent advancement of software...
  8. Naveed Akhtar

    When is a “Serious Compact” not really a compact?

    Truely, also if extreme portability is the ultimate goal why not serious mobile cameras .. like Nokia 808 PureView with Carl Zeiss F2.4 8.02mm lens (26mm, 16:9 | 28mm, 4:3 equiv) I just upgraded my iphone for the same reason. very good iQ on these cameras combining app based panorama and HDR...
  9. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 just an E-M5 review link

    This is a very useful review, sensible words and loaded with inspirational photos .. Thanks for sharing!
  10. Naveed Akhtar

    XZ-1, how's it in low light.

    All depends on your style of photography mate. You are the best judge, of course! for instance 14mm f2.5 on m43 is very shallow dof compare to 6mm on 1/1.7 type with f1.8 for street photography. Still its subjective :)
  11. Naveed Akhtar

    When is a “Serious Compact” not really a compact?

    In my very poor opinion a compact camera is the one that make me feel easy carrying it, with its handeling and flexibility. I am struggeling finding one at this moment. Probably the day when Nikon Sony fuji and Oly will create a D800 size fixed lens camera body by nikon with a 4/3 format Sony...
  12. Naveed Akhtar

    XZ-1, how's it in low light.

    well, will see :p Awesome photoset! @RX100 no matter how good it is at low light, some how, its handeling lacks .. i don't feel any connection; so won't touch it! Also it lacks lens aperture where it will be needed more i.e. at tele end! well lets all wait for X10-Mark II then :p
  13. Naveed Akhtar

    XZ-1, how's it in low light.

    Its excellent wide open and at base ISOs upto 400. Check my Photo-set on XZ-1, many were taken in low-light and am very impressed. I also had LX5, was ok in low light but XZ-1 is better with its wide lens. Camera - Olympus XZ-1 - a set on Flickr Really depends whats your shooting style...
  14. Naveed Akhtar

    Expect improvement on new Enthusiast compacts with Sony sensors 1/1.7"

    Sony Global - CX-NEWS Vol.69 Check this link guys, was also posted on DPR but the most notable impressive specs of the new sensor are: - Vast Improvement in Picture Quality (DR and Lower noise) with 1.9 times the saturation signal level - Larger pixel (1.85 µm) size + better light collecting...
  15. Naveed Akhtar

    Canon S110 and G15 Now In Stock at B&H. Does Anyone Care?

    are you considering pany fz200 with f/2.8 const on entire 24x range?
  16. Naveed Akhtar

    Canon S110 and G15 Now In Stock at B&H. Does Anyone Care?

    x10 is no doubt a premium camera.I guess it was just psychological, I just got too scared of white orb syndromes. I am looking forward to see its sucessor.
  17. Naveed Akhtar

    Canon S110 and G15 Now In Stock at B&H. Does Anyone Care?

    Very well said .. consitency and experience counts. G15 tells a big story just by the large number against its model. It tells Canon long experience of building Enthusiast level camera. It tells you will get the same good experience (nevermind if not the best) of handeling it with complete...
  18. Naveed Akhtar

    Canon S110 and G15 Now In Stock at B&H. Does Anyone Care?

    But you got Canon SX230! you are not happy with 14-150mm oly on E-PM1? By the way, very awesome m43 collection .. :)
  19. Naveed Akhtar

    What will be your next acquisition?

    I want one camera from every major brand :( Canon: 6D with 24-105 F4 and 40mm f2.8 and possibly G15 Nikon: D600 with Tamron 24-75 f/2.8 and possibly P7700 Pany: GH3 with 12-35 f/2.8 35-100 f/2.8 and possibly LX5 Oly: OMD E-M5 with 17mm f1.8 60mm macro f2.8 and lense cap 15mm f8 and possibly...
  20. Naveed Akhtar

    Fuji cute girl and X-E1

    Could Fuji not make another version without the tiny integrated flash unit but with a WiFi unit in its place?
  21. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 OMD reviewed by DxoMark

    No worries KianO .. thanks for looking and the feedback :)
  22. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Richard, I guess I need to borrow a film camera to truely appreciate the real manual world and films, as all those stories of experienced photographers like yourself are quite inspiring. Well said about the time to come, I think it is almost here. Arguing over marginal differences on noise...
  23. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Thanks MacJim for sharing your story and what a lovely camera inventory you got now. But I really admire your courage buying Leica FF and lenses. I also spend some good time with D80 and later D90 and what amazing cameras these are, no doubt D90 is the most popular camera on flickr and dpreview...
  24. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Supplement to above, just found this size comparison on flickr and is very useful finding different sizes specially with beutiful Sony RX1; but you can eqyally see how GH3 coupled with 12-35 f2.8 compares with Pentax K5II and More flexible Canon 6D with 24-105 F4: The new camera of around...
  25. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Firmware Update v1.5

    Thanks Nic! but am more like waiting for a full blown review from you on OMD EM-5 :smile:
  26. Naveed Akhtar

    X-E1 or O-MD? Selling gear to get one of these, am I mad?

    I am with you on that, though they also have some decent MF Assist modes, I wish if I can get focus peacking in latest m43. Same feelings, though I would like to get X100 instead of RX100 :))
  27. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Well said Richard, but on a comparable grounds, things are not as bad. Just an example Canon 70-200mm L IS F4 is roughly F2 in 4/3 world on physics, even though yes it gives less exposure but more DOF, so almost as good in low light, considering higher ISO performance on equivalent 4/3 cameras...
  28. Naveed Akhtar

    Nex 5n vs. OMD with CV 40/1.4

    Thanks .. I also noticed they were taken on the same day .. i like your file naming structure, i mean the way you are importing in LR :) So if they were taken right after each other? Why is there so much motion blur in Oly photo? that was the reason i was suspecting difference in shutter speed...
  29. Naveed Akhtar

    Nex 5n vs. OMD with CV 40/1.4

    For legacy lenses Sony is deffinately a better choice, specially if you are not depending on Oly IBIS and more used to of Sony MF focus peaking. However the CA stuff you mentioned in this thread probably has nothing to do with the camera body (I may be completely wrong), but no doesn't look like...
  30. Naveed Akhtar

    Sony My three compacts

    very nice :)
  31. Naveed Akhtar

    X-E1 or O-MD? Selling gear to get one of these, am I mad?

    If I would be you, I will keep X100 forever, sell LX7 in coming 3 months, sell the two m43 bodies imediately with their kit lenses and get OM-D. So end up later with only X100 and OM-D!
  32. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Very well said! m43 has many advantages overall and size is one of them. However, what we are seeing now with the latest breed of small FF cameras, its getting comparable. At the end, I am literally thinking to chose one on other and that's an exciting new development. Most probably I will go...
  33. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 OMD reviewed by DxoMark

    Thanks very much KianO! Have a look at the set for 9-18mm Oly when get some free time, at the moment they all belongs to a single tour: Lens - Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 ED M.Zuiko - a set on Flickr
  34. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 OMD reviewed by DxoMark

    Well yes if I would have to travel with only one lens 9-18 is excellent, compact and more versatile. But I am already carrying too many m43 lenses, with 20mm f1.7, 14mm f2.5 and 45mm f1.8 the awesome 7-14mm is a much better option IMO. I only hope Pany/leica is making 7mm prime :rolleyes:
  35. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 OMD reviewed by DxoMark

    Its an excellent shot KianO, amazing in both color and bw; missing my 7-14 now :)) some how your shot capture much better less dramatic but more appealing to eyes details than a multishot HDR photo. However, I am sorry if it offend anybody here but I don't agree with DXOMark score, OMD is...
  36. Naveed Akhtar

    Dropping by to say "hello" to old friends!

    Very good to see you Armanius.. have loads of fun on the big day :)
  37. Naveed Akhtar

    Street Fair with OMD-12mm

    Thanks very much .. it's very interesting and also informative at the same time!
  38. Naveed Akhtar

    Which mirrorless as a companion for my 5D3?

    if fixed 35mm is acceptable then X100 otherwise .............. OM-D
  39. Naveed Akhtar

    Fuji X-F1 looks quite interesting

    Fuji .. no one can beat ya on design! always beautiful and different!
  40. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Thanks for the response Gary! Very well said, though "making all else being equal" is the biggest concern here. However if I read it as IQ qualities based only on sensor output, I can't deny your quote. True, exactly my sentiments on this :)
  41. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Truly. Very true, I always paired my GH1 with an Olympus smaller body that also gives me IBIS a big plus over fullframe and Panys for prime lenses. If Oly will get its new smaller bodies the same sensor as OMD, I gonna upgrade my GF3 with it, before updating my GH1. What purpose is it? Would...
  42. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Merging System bounderies Fullframe (D600) to Fourthird (GH3)

    Let's have a glance on size/weight of few recent cameras before getting into this discussion :redface: GH2: 442g 124 x 90 x 76 mm GH3: 470g 132.9 x 93.4 x 82 mm (Samy's Camera - Photography, Digital Cameras, Video, Audio) K5: 740g 131 x 97 x 73 mm D7000: 780g 132 x 105 x 77 mm D600: 760g 141 x...
  43. Naveed Akhtar

    Micro 4/3 Has m43 finally lived up to the promise?

    Sorry but there is no mu43 sensors, I am aware of, if you meant 43 sensors, then latest m43 cameras are matching DR of APSC sensor cameras. OM-D is clear winner there and new Pany G5 also looks promissing in that regards.
  44. Naveed Akhtar

    Panasonic DMC-LX7 Announced

    I am not fan of tiny body and huge sensor with compromose on handling, controls and lens. Real IQ will be seen after some tests but on paper I like its feature set and Thanks God, LX7 is not 1". Bright lens with more DOF on wide end and shallow DOF at tele end is BETTER than the otherwise, in...
  45. Naveed Akhtar

    FF D800 finally introduced .. the most compact FF DSLR with 36MP Sensor!

    Yes, and more than resolution, Nik is playing so well in terms of IQ, DR and Higher ISOs, in lovely bodies
  46. Naveed Akhtar

    Olympus OM-D E-M5 Officially Announced

    Well for the same reason I liked E-PL3, except not a major advantage over DR. But I know what you mean here, from the formulae of big and small body. The reason I was asking for it was the fact that I like taking photos at religious places, where people better not be bothered and some times...
  47. Naveed Akhtar

    Olympus OM-D E-M5 Officially Announced

    Well why not D800 and 24-70 f2.8 Tamron/Sigma then?? will be roughly same price :D On a serious note, Can't see myself comparing these two .. totally different systems!!! Was thinking to replace GH1 with upcoming GH3, but now thinking its better to replace Pen E-P1 with this one. As GH1 is...
  48. Naveed Akhtar

    Sigma Announces DP1M (Merrill Compact) and DP2M with 15MPx3 sensor from SD1

    good luck :laugh1: Seeing Sigma's latest price pattern, it can't be, they lowered their asking price on SD1 to match Nik D800 $2400 They gonna do same with these to match or lower than Fuji X100. I am hoping for less than 1000$
  49. Naveed Akhtar

    Sigma Announces DP1M (Merrill Compact) and DP2M with 15MPx3 sensor from SD1

    :thiagree: Should be under 1000$ considering SD1 dropped to match Nik D800, Fuji X-Pro1 2500$ Should be top end. They already launched these two for Sony NEX line on 24MP sensor. So 15MP should be perfectly fine. AF should have improved (a hope) as its less affected by the bigger file sizes...
  50. Naveed Akhtar

    Sigma Announces DP1M (Merrill Compact) and DP2M with 15MPx3 sensor from SD1

    Yes Olli .. thanks for the plug; the reason for low SD1 sale was actually it higher price and the fact many pros didn't want to switch to a new camera system with Sigma only lenses, no matter how good is their IQ. Luckily DP1/2 Merrill are free from such limitations, due to their limit to lens...
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