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MrTaikitso

MrTaikitso

Lives in United Kingdom Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Works as a Designer
Has a website at http://www.taikit.so
Joined on Jul 4, 2009
About me:

Dear Pinky,

My trusty sidesqueak, the plan is three fold:

1. Finally launch PhotoWalker.com (based on our award winning and being re-engineered Artwalker.com site), whereby people can explore the world via geographically organised photos.

2. Start a video blog that blends a mix of commentary and slapstick wit.

3. Use a camera to log the history of my family and company using high quality stills and video whilst engaging in street and creative architectural photography around the world, because landscapes and sunsets will always be there, but people and buidings won’t.

Current arsenal:

Samsung EX2F
(Superb street, scenic and low light social/family camera. Only flaws are lack of manual exposure on video and buggy firmware. Great all rounder, but good at all.)

Dream camera:

Ergonomically and featurewise, the Panasonic GX7/Olympus EM-1 are the closest to the perfect camera, however, the fact the displays cannot face forward (unlike other Panasonics and the Samsung EX2F/Canon G12 etc) means it is not a convenient for video production, or the now popular selfie. Big mistake! Looks like Panasonic were trying to compete with the OM-D rather than focus on their core competency, video! GH3 too big, may as well buy a 5D MkII or III!)

So, ideal camera would be a Pentax body + GH3 type articulating display + Sony sensor + Carl Zeiss*/Olympus or Nikon glass (*Sony f717 IQ was superb in good light) + Samsung menus & it must all fit in my pocket thanks to next generation only Sony could do it miniaturisation but with Oly EM-1/Fuji X100 grippy tactile exposure adjustment knobs. Phew!

Opinion:

I am not brand loyal at all (I choose what works!), although despite having never owned one, consider Olympus to offer the greatest IQ/DR/mid range glass, Nikon the best clean low light images (D3 is awesome!), Canon have lost control, Pentax are the best for handling and dynamic range (D/K series are outstanding, just wish that video was given focus by Pentax and they introduced articulating displays), Samsung deserve kudos for the NX & EX series, Panasonic’s best contribution other than GH series is their outstanding Ai mode that really does work (and adjusts the exposure for sky and ground superbly), Sony should focus on sensors and learn from Pentax about handling/operational feedback, Fuji are awesome for the lovely X series.

Brain

MrTaikitso's recent activity

  • My employer's industrial design chops are available. Such amazing tech needs a somewhat more 'fluid' body, no?

  • Agreed. Every camera I have owned (bar the otherwise excellent Pentax K10D) has featured an articulating display and made a huge difference to my photographic creativity and lack of back pain.

    The...

  • I don't wish to start a flame war, but WHY WHY WHY is there no articulating display on such an otherwise superb camera? I just returned from Berlin with my fantastic never lets me down Samsung EX2F...

  • Interesting, we inherited an old Leica from my father (who got it from his father), and it looks like that Hansa. I wonder who influenced who, my history of old gear is not good. I know the Leica...

  • Clever! Flip DOWN LCD eliminates the problem of it hitting the VF or flash, an issue Sony are still battling with the NEX/Alpha X000 series, hence multiple design choices from Sony! But on this...

  • :)

  • As ever Pentax lead the way with ergonomics. Other than the colour change LEDs on the mode dial and shutter, the control layout is very thoughtful. When I borrow my brothers D3, the illogical...

  • This is probably the cutest camera ever made. It actually looks like it would make a chew toy sound when the flash popped up! (Rubbery squeak.) If it had a viewfinder, an articulating display and...

  • This is probably the cutest camera ever made. It actually looks like it would make a chew toy sound when the flash popped up! (Rubbery squeak.) If it had a viewfinder, an articulating display and...

  • This is probably the cutest camera ever made. It actually looks like it would make a chew toy sound when the flash popped up! (Rubbery squeak.) If it had a viewfinder, an articulating display and...

  • Clearly, some did NOT read my comment. a) iPhoto LOST hundreds of my photos on it's own, as all those who were features in the photos know. It was and is buggy. b) The Export bug is a bug, and is...

  • This is brilliant, and inspiring. Am an inventor and also look up to the people featured in your photographs, so it's nice to place a face to the name.

    Love the one of Mark Setteducati in particular!

  • iPhoto is one of the worst pieces of software ever developed, and I speak as a UX (User Experience) and software engineer. 1. A few years after it was launched, it managed to lose over 400 of my...

  • iPhoto is one of the worst pieces of software ever developed, and I speak as a UX (User Experience) and software engineer. 1. A few years after it was launched, it managed to lose over 400 of my...

  • Commented on Nikon D810 Preview preview

    Why no articulating display? Vital for video really. #GH4

  • 1. Whilst it could just be they are slightly out of focus, the trees in the background of samples 4 & 5 of the boat and islands look mushy.

    2. In Sample 5, DPReview have inadvertently? captured...

  • GH4 sales.

  • GH4 sales. Lack of touch screen and a front dial means this is a no no, they have made too many sacrifices. Panasonic, Samsung and Canon do touch screens best, yet they have omitted a major asset,...

  • Commented on bb_ISO_125_DSC08675 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    What an amazing shot!

  • I disagree. 6 months or so ago I went shopping for a quality compact for my brother (who is a pro) and I (a pro-sumer) & tried the RX100, Panasonic LF1 & Pentax MX-1. (I already own & love my...

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