Chippy99

Chippy99

Lives in United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Works as a Sales Rep
Joined on Oct 21, 2003

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  • Replied in Weigh it
    Correct. I was referring to counterfeits, not bone fide 3rd party products. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
  • Replied in Weigh it
    I wasn't talking about AA's.  I have never come across a single 3rd party camera battery that is not significantly lighter than the genuine article, and that spans dozens of cameras.
  • Replied in Weigh it
    Fake batteries are usually, if not always, lighter than OEM batteries. I don't know why, but presumably because they don't put as large cells in them and the required electronics I guess. It's a ...
  • If you discount the A7S vs GH4 "comparison" (and I do), then it's one review since June 30th. 13 days more and the 2 months are up. I don't buy this "lack of gear" argument either - there's plenty ...
  • They don't "owe" me anything either, but it's a competitive world out there with lots of sites competiting for visitors. There's a limit as to how many times people will click on dpreview.com only ...
  • The site's main purpose for me is cunningly hinted at in the URL. www.dpreview.com So where's the reviews? Typically we get 4 or 5 full camera reviews per month. Since June, we have seen ONE. The ...
  • Created questions EM1: Custom Menu K
    Custom Menu K would appear to have a 2nd page: But I can't access it.  If I scroll down, it just takes me to Custom Menu A.  Is your EM-1 like this, or do you have a 2nd page?  The User Manual ...
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  • Replied in Verticle banding
    There's some strange verticle banding in the image - I don't know where that has come from?
  • FAR more likely imho is that FF will struggle and manufacturers will cease to offer FF cameras. It will become a small niche product for a few specialist professional photographers and everyone ...
  • I think you have this the wrong way around. A lens has a certain focal length.  Put a close-up filter on the front and it changes the focal length. This means the lens can now focus on objects ...
  • It's the only sample I have. Either everyone here is a PERFECT judge, or if the price was bang on, you'd expect a normal distribution with some people saying too dear, some cheap and some just ...
  • I don't know what it is but the current trend seems to be that a landscape can't be any good unless it's complete unrealistic and over processed, with too much saturation, too much vibrancy, HDR...

  • I don't know what it is but the current trend seems to be that a landscape can't be any good unless it's completely unrealistic and over processed, with too much saturation, too much vibrancy, HDR...

  • I don't know what it is but the current trend seems to be that a landscape can't be any good unless it's completely unrealistic and over processed, with too much saturation, too much vibrancy, HDR...

  • Olympus should obviously consider putting their prices up!
  • Replied in Barrel wobble?
    It seems its a common "feature" on the 12-40, and a bit crap for a £800 lens imho.  I've handled 3 or 4 of them in stores and they all wobbled to some degree, but mine is worse.  That said, it ...
  • Some fair points. But this is what's on Wikipedia about Four Thirds: (1) The smaller sensor size makes possible smaller and lighter camera bodies and lenses. In particular, the Four-Thirds system ...
  • OK, thanks for both your opinions. But I do struggle with this "smaller = more expensive to make" hypothesis.  I am 99% sure when Olympus first touted the idea of Four Thirds, cheaper lenses was ...
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