Olympus Point and Shoot out performs DSLRs

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Douglas, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    You are right about the camera. I havent used it for a while and fuddled
    the numbers. It is, as you say.

    Blown highlights are not the exclusive domain of P&S cameras. There were
    2, 25 watt globes lighting the cabin but outside it was "sunny 16". No
    camera or film could capture that EV range... Thus the portholes are
    blown... Sort of fitting for an old warship!

    Douglas, Nov 15, 2007
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  2. John, if you check the responses to several of the op's postings, you
    will notice that a *number* of people have reported the links being
    broken. I can guarantee that at the time I posted my reply they were
    down, and yes, for me. So it *could* have been my connection. But
    given the other reports, what do you think is more likely?

    mark.thomas.7, Nov 15, 2007
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  3. Well, Dog, it will really annoy you to note that I can see them this
    morning. So 'whoopie' back to you. Looks like whoever is
    implementing all this for you is completely incompetent, or you're
    just a LIAR.

    Like to give permission for me to repost them to prove it? (O:
    If Dog used stitching here, why on earth didn't he use some hdr
    techniques to ameliorate the burnt areas?
    One note reds, one note yellows. Well proven, Dog.
    mark.thomas.7, Nov 15, 2007
  4. The problem area is the friggin' area around the *lamp*, you twit.
    mark.thomas.7, Nov 15, 2007
  5. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    ROTFL... Another wannabe with no brains and a huge attitude problem.

    Image Description = OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    Model = C760UZ
    Orientation = top/left
    X Resolution = 72
    Y Resolution = 72
    Resolution Unit = inch
    Software = v771-77
    Date Time = 0000-00-00 00:00:00
    YCbCr Positioning = co-sited
    Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 550
    PrintIM Data = 260 Byte

    Exposure Time = 1/5"
    F Number = F2.8
    Exposure Program = Creative program
    ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    Exif Version = Version 2.2
    Date Time Original = 0000-00-00 00:00:00
    Date Time Digitized = 0000-00-00 00:00:00
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    Compressed Bits Per Pixel = 2
    Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
    Max Aperture Value = F2.83
    Metering Mode = Pattern
    Light Source = unknown
    Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 6.3mm
    Maker Note = 840 Byte
    User Comment
    Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
    Color Space = sRGB
    Exif Image Width = 2048
    Exif Image Height = 1536
    Interoperability IFD Pointer = Offset: 1268
    File Source = DSC
    Scene Type = A directly photographed image
    Custom Rendered = Normal process
    Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
    White Balance = Auto white balance
    Digital Zoom Ratio =
    Scene Capture Type = Landscape
    Gain Control = Low gain up
    Contrast = Normal
    Saturation = Normal
    Sharpness = Normal


    Interoperability Index = ExifR98
    Interoperability Version = Version 1.0

    [Thumbnail Info]
    Compression = JPEG Compressed (Thumbnail)
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    JPEG Interchange Format = Offset: 4084
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    Thumbnail = 160 x 120

    [MakerNote (Olympus)]
    Special Version = 0, 0, 0
    JPEG Quality = Standard Quality
    Macro = Normal
    Douglas, Nov 15, 2007
  6. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    Hullo Charlie... Pop out and take a photo of an incandecent lamp with the
    rest of the room lit by it too, will you? I'd really love to see the
    wizard of defamation and master of blocked shadows demonstrate how it's

    Hey mate... I'm having a bit of a problem figuring out why you changed
    your name from Charlie Stevens to Brat Thomas. I get the idea your
    frequent trips back to SA are probably for access visits. And you don't
    seem to live at the address on file with Optus. Bring me up to speed here
    will you? I've got a package of stuff for you.

    While you're at it. Tell us who the "Professional Photographer" was you
    worked for in Adelaide will you? Your pictures are so bloody awful he
    probably fired you.

    I'd just like to discover where you got the notion you had any
    photogrpahic ability. What you show us sort of doesn't quite fit in with
    the volume of bullshit you wrote about how good you are here:

    You could have summed it up in one sentence" " Nothing is more important
    to me than me". That would have done it!

    The photos on your web site really are rubbish mate ...sort of makes a
    mockery of that line after line of self praise and self recommendation.

    If you are going to spout of about how good you are... You really ought
    to provide some *EVIDENCE*. Right now you are just a laughing stock
    showing jealousy and poor photography.

    Douglas, Nov 15, 2007
  7. Douglas

    John Navas Guest

    I didn't think so. Thanks for the confirmation.
    John Navas, Nov 15, 2007
  8. Douglas

    John Navas Guest

    You seem to be the only one.
    I think an ISP or Internet transit problem or even just cockpit error
    are as likely as a server problem in the complete absence of any
    evidence. Instead of adding evidence, you added an insult. Had you
    instead done some checking, you might have found:

    | Dig ( ...
    | Authoritative Answer
    | Query for douglasjames.com.au type=255 class=1
    | douglasjames.com.au SOA (Zone of Authority)
    | Primary NS: ns1.mydomain.com
    | Responsible person:
    | serial:2007111512
    | refresh:16384s (40 hours)
    | retry:2048s (340 minutes)
    | expire:1048576s (120 days)
    | minimum-ttl:2560s (420 minutes)
    | douglasjames.com.au NS (Nameserver) ns1.mydomain.com
    | douglasjames.com.au NS (Nameserver) ns2.mydomain.com
    | douglasjames.com.au NS (Nameserver) ns3.mydomain.com
    | douglasjames.com.au NS (Nameserver) ns4.mydomain.com
    | douglasjames.com.au MX (Mail Exchanger) Priority: 0 m1.dnsix.com
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)
    | douglasjames.com.au A (Address)

    | IP block
    | Trying at ARIN
    | Trying 69.25.27 at ARIN
    | OrgName: Internap Network Services

    | whois dnsix.com
    | whois -h whois.crsnic.net dnsix.com ...
    | Redirecting to MYDOMAIN, INC.
    | whois -h whois.namesdirect.com dnsix.com ...
    | Registrant:
    | Dotster Inc.
    Insults are childish and inappropriate at best, and just make you look
    foolish when you're so far off the mark -- Internap and Dotster are both
    "professional" operations, and the multiple IP addresses are a
    load-balancing server farm.
    John Navas, Nov 15, 2007
  9. Douglas

    -hh Guest

    A trolling sockpuppet gets some of his life wasted on an errant
    Gosh, its pretty trivial to see that the image online is only 720 x

    Thus, your claimed EXIF data (that's not from the posted image) fails
    to match the posted image by an incredibly wide margin. Golly, gee -
    how can this be?

    Didn't think you were quite this inept when it came to trying to
    making a fake, but seems that I underestimated your stupidity. My

    -hh, Nov 15, 2007
  10. I am a little confused, a few days ago Dogless said he had blocked me
    and my two bully troll friends, at first I thought he meant you and
    Atheist but in the last 3 days he has replied to everyone in this group.

    I have a feeling Douglas MacDonald, the worlds biggest usenet bully
    against woman, is a bit of a liar.
    The Vintage Monk, Nov 15, 2007
  11. But there's no reason why a digital "rangefinder" camera can't have
    interchangeable lenses like a Leica film camera does. IOW, the two things
    are mutually exclusive. Slr, vs. rangefinder, and fixed lens vs..
    interchangeable lens. And they can both be fitted onto digital plane cameras
    as well as film cameras. In either case, there is a great advantage in
    versatility to having an interchangeable lens camera, whether it is a reflex
    or rangefinder design.
    William Graham, Nov 15, 2007
  12. All other negative comments beside. Olympus makes damm good PS's. I've been impressed for many years with them.

    Martin Riddle, Nov 15, 2007
  13. Douglas

    Annika1980 Guest

    How old is the pic? It kinda debunks your original claim that a 4-
    year old camera still takes pics like that. You wrote:

    "A 4 year old (broken) P&S with a crappy 12x zoom lens that wobbles
    around like a sausage and it still takes pictures like this."

    So the photo you showed was not taken by a 4-year old camera, but was
    taken by someone with a 4-year old's intelligence.
    Also, the camera clearly does NOT take pics like that since it was a
    stitched panorama. Two lies in one sentence. Not bad, but still
    about 2 short of your personal best.
    Annika1980, Nov 15, 2007
  14. Douglas

    John Navas Guest

    Elementary my dear Watson -- EXIF data from an original image from which
    a smaller resized image has been made for posting while retaining
    original EXIF data. Some (not all) image resizing tools work that way.
    You didn't know that?
    John Navas, Nov 16, 2007
  15. Douglas

    Mark B. Guest

    I use and own both by the way, and I'll repeat what I stated in another
    thread - the end result is what counts more, not the tool. There's no such
    thing as one camera or one lens that's perfect for every ocassion.

    Mark B., Nov 16, 2007
  16. Douglas

    John Navas Guest

    It probably does. I see nothing inconsistent there.
    Nothing inconsistent there either -- stitching doesn't mean it wasn't
    taken with that camera.
    John Navas, Nov 16, 2007
  17. You're not too bright, but then we already knew that. This just proves it to
    those that don't realize it yet. When downsizing a photo in most editors the
    image size isn't often updated. It all depends what image editor you are using.
    It also depends what the web-hosting software does with that EXIF data too.

    If this is the result of the "... tools, ability and interest, simply go do the
    forensics ..." depth of your reasoning you really need to go back to your
    Trolling-101 class. With comments this stupid you're not only a terrible troll
    you're not even up-to-date on your arm-chair photography skills. You need to
    have your resident-troll license revoked.

    Have you ever considered buying a camera and editing software one day so that
    you can actually use them instead of just pretending about it by keyboard your
    whole life?
    Wow-An Idiot!, Nov 16, 2007
  18. Douglas

    John Navas Guest

    John Navas, Nov 16, 2007
  19. Douglas

    Lionel Guest

    Says it all really!

    Lionel, Nov 16, 2007
  20. Douglas

    -hh Guest

    The work was in Photoshop - - which defaults to amending the EXIF when

    As such, what other apps do is irrelevant.


    -hh, Nov 16, 2007
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