Archive for April, 2006

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 – Review @ CNET Asia

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

CNET Asia have recently reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1, the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 10x optical (equivalent to 35-350mm) Leica DC zoom lens, featuring a 5.0 megapixels (CCD), Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen.


“Overall, image quality from the Lumix TZ1 was acceptable though colors turned out to be slightly muted in some of our pictures. We didn’t have significant problems with purple fringing, though blooming could be noticed in some heavy backlit images.
Noise, however, was an issue especially beyond the ISO 800 range. Though it was still relatively contained between the selectable ISO 80 and ISO 400, we’ve seen other compact cameras performing better.”

>> Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
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Photo Inspiration: Surreal Photography by Cole Rise

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Antimethod (Cole Rise), of of my fave photographers at Flickrz, has just been interviewed by;

Photograph by Cole Rise

That photo, “One Would”, has been faved more than a thousand times now. Even by me. How did you do this? Any special photo manipulation tricks you could share with us?

…My brother did a running jump – this was the second of three snapshots of the motion. I added some texture I found in a week later in Seattle to give him an atmosphere in which to jump through, and adjusted curves slightly to bring out the color in the field and the sky in the background. I wanted to work on it more actually, but realized after an hour of tooling in post that it was better as is. I usually spend 8 or more hours on a photo – for this I think it was about three, the third being the extra hour of tooling…”

>> Visit ‘Antimethod – The Spiderman of Flickr‘ story at

Olympus E-500 – Review @ TrustedReviews

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

TrustedReviews has recently posted a review of the Olympus Evolt E-500, an entry level Digital SLR camera with 8.2 Megapixels, a 2.5″ LCD Screen, and SSWF anti-dust reduction system.


“In terms of picture quality, the E-500 is exceptionally good, providing crisp clear photos in virtually all conditions. Colour rendition from the TruePic TURBO image processor is as close to perfect as it’s possible to get for under £600, and contrast, detail and sharpness are as good as anything else in its class. The supplied 14 – 44mm lens does an excellent job, providing superb corner-to-corner sharpness and a minimum of barrel distortion. The camera has a bewildering array of ISO settings, from 100 to 1600, and these are virtually noise-free below 400, and quite usable up to 800. 1600 is a bit rough, but not appallingly so. “

>> Olympus Evolt E-500 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
>> Olympus Evolt E-500 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
>> Olympus Evolt E-500 Latest Price