HarryLally

HarryLally

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on May 10, 2006
About me:

EOS 6D, 5D MkII, 5D + B/G, 40D,
EF 35 f1.4L, EF-S 60 f2.8 macro, EF 85 f1.8, EF 300 f4L IS,
EF 400 f5.6L, EF 17-40 f4L, EF 24-105 f4L IS, EF 70-200 f4L IS
Kenko PRO 300DG 1.4x TC
Hoya Pro1 CPL and UV filters
Benro C-256n6 CF tripod + KS-1 ballhead
Velbon monopod

Comments

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On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (240 comments in total)
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Peter K Burian: I am also testing the D810 and it is a fabulous camera and performed well during BMX races and a cycle road race. The 5fps drive speed is better than 4fps, but still a tad slow.

In my view, it's the kind of camera I would want as an extra body (to the D4s) when shooting aspects at an event that do not require high speed drive. But I still wonder why 36 megapixels would be required for most sports event photography. (Why buy a 36MP camera to shoot 9MP RAW files?) Of course, it's not billed as a sports photography camera and would be ideal for wedding photography, for example. (I know several wedding pros who use the D800.)

Are you the Guy Swarbrick that used to edit PCW? (And very well, may I say). Interesting that you've gone down the photography route, as has another PCW ex-editor Gordon Laing who runs his CamerLabs website from Queenstown, NZ.

Very good article BTW.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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HarryLally: Does the lens have any sort of image stabilization? It's not mentioned here or in the review. If not, 400mm equiv is an awfully long FL to shoot without IS.

Thanks photofan. Missed that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

Does the lens have any sort of image stabilization? It's not mentioned here or in the review. If not, 400mm equiv is an awfully long FL to shoot without IS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:00 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)

Just to point out a typo in line 4 of the final para of the updated review: 'received' not 'recieved'.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (305 comments in total)

Slightly rose-tinted review IMO. I'm very surprised that the review didn't mention the lack of a dedicated Custom button as outlined in Michael Reichmann's article in LuLa. Also, surely the point of having an EVF is that you can put on the EVF a histogram and over-exposure guidance like flashing highlights so you can use EC to correct exposure while the camera is still to your eye. When they do that and add a Custom button, I'll get one. Longing to get rid of my heavy Canon DSLRs and those heavy white lenses, as most of my photography these days is while travelling!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 08:17 UTC as 43rd comment
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

Wrong caption for image 8 - should be f/1.8G. Otherwise, good 'hands on' article. Much better than the overly-colloquial 'first impressions' piece.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:32 UTC as 70th comment
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chlamchowder: Looks ok, although it seems like some detail is lost to noise reduction even in the base ISO shots. Moving up the ISO scale, it still seems like the JPG engine should be doing a better job (because modern full frame sensors are so good that anything below ISO 800 is basically considered low).

It would be more interesting to look at processed raw files without noise reduction applied.

Even so, that 35 f2.8 Zeiss lens looks a cracker, especially the shot of the tasting at the Jack Daniels distillery (wide open at f2.8) and the shot of the JD whisky barrel. Eagerly await the the full review. Might just be the end of 40+ years of SLRs for me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 22:16 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

So what is it? Andy Westlake or Andrew Westlake?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:58 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
On When Bad Weather Means Great Photography article (28 comments in total)
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HarryLally: Sorry to be pedantic, but Ireland is not Carsten Krieger's 'native' country, as suggested in your lead-in. He's German and only settled in Ireland a few years back.

Shouldn't all editors be pedants? As a qualified editor myself for over 35 years, I would have thought attention to detail was essential. Anyway, pleased to see you've now picked up the DPR line in put-down sarcasm. Quite a change from AP.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 16:40 UTC
On When Bad Weather Means Great Photography article (28 comments in total)

Sorry to be pedantic, but Ireland is not Carsten Krieger's 'native' country, as suggested in your lead-in. He's German and only settled in Ireland a few years back.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 15:32 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Who on earth is Andreas Gursky. What pretentious twaddle.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:09 UTC as 106th comment | 6 replies

Yes, you did give the RX-1 and the Sigma 35 f1.4 a gold award. But you gave the 6D a silver award in a rather weak box-ticking review. BTW, I am not a Canon fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 19:30 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (100 comments in total)

By far the best article and interview I've read here. Most articles are superficial and/or puffery but this is quite insightful with intelligent questions asked. Well done and thanks. Now, about the 1D X and D4 reviews....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 11:59 UTC as 31st comment
On Mobile-friendly forums launched article (102 comments in total)

Congratulations and many thanks. Works well on my Android phone.
Michael

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 14:42 UTC as 29th comment
On Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 11 article (68 comments in total)
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Tome gun: As a newbie, I have a question. I have Aperture, Lightroom 4 and Elements 10. Can Elements 11 now replace them all?

Does anyone know if PSE 11 has a clone tool to remove e.g. telepraph poles and branches from landscape shots. TIA.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 17:02 UTC
On Olympus executive dismissed amidst loss revelations article (98 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Is this the beginning of the end?

The shares have fallen 70% since Woodford left and could well be de-listed, A great opportunity for Panasonic to take over Olympus on the cheap, rationalise production, merge HO's seriously take out costs. I think the brand will live on under Panasonic's stewardship.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 19:40 UTC
On Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 10 article (24 comments in total)
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andersf: If both elements and Lightroom are organizers/editors and handle RAW images, what sets LR apart as a pro application (and motivates the price difference)? Is there a substantial difference in operation between elements and lightroom? Is there a feature matrix somewhere so one can compare LR3 with Elements 10?

Does PSE contain an erasing tool that will e.g. enable you to delete TV aerials or telegraph wires from landscape shots? I did download a trial copy of LR3 but it didn't have an erasing tool so I decided not to buy it. Not to mention that it tried to take over my computer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 17:40 UTC

...The entries have been in exactly the same positions for the last week.

Michael

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2010 at 18:10 UTC as 1st comment
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