munro harrap

munro harrap

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I try but fail to understand. I try hard, I still have my 1DsMkII, but fantastic though it is, it is used little, replaced by the D800. Now why do Vanon continue with these 18-22MP full frame models at all?
IF you want fast frame rates and prefer accidental timing to your own choices, anything much cjeaper will do, and is all you deserve, but I want a 50MP 1Ds with the same 0.042msrc lag my 2004machine has. Not some obsolete low res machine, as I have got one already.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 58th comment | 6 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)

dear folks, I just cancelled an order for an A7R because of the batteries . I cant get past anyone charging money for a machine that like the 6300 shoots video, very good video, but for only an hour per battery and has no charger for home or car you can charge more batteries with. My thoughts will doubtless be mocked by many, but I can guarantee you will never be happy with a Nex outside the office, on a trip or in the rain, and a touchscreen waterproofedmobile will do 4k for a lot longer , amd unlike your average Nex, wont overheat amd shut down in video draining the baytety like my Nex7 did, yours sincerely, a photographer

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 10:37 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (115 comments in total)

16:9 is vital. However it requires better sensors with 16mp plus to avoid noise. Even a G4 LG is noisy, and ceryainly this 950 does not improve upon it, so O tend to use an 808 for low noise and high resolution even over a D800 in circumstances where I need max depth of field , and have got to really enjoy what 16:9 can do.I'd wait till Nokia arrive with the nextgenhiresolution

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (115 comments in total)

16:9 is vital. However it requires better sensors with 16mp plus to avoid noise. Even a G4 LG is noisy, and ceryainly this 950 does not improve upon it, so O tend to use an 808 for low noise and high resolution even over a D800 in circumstances where I need max depth of field , and have got to really enjoy what 16:9 can do.I'd wait till Nokia arrive with the nextgenhiresolution

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)

I'm not convinced as its reactions are much slower than mine with offbrand lenses. Manual focus shutter lag of a tenth of a second on a £2600 body.......

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)

I'm not convinced as its reactions are much slower than mine with offbrand lenses. Manual focus shutter lag of a tenth of a second on a £2600 body.......

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 49th comment
On Connect post Dual-camera rumored to be reserved for large iPhone variant (16 comments in total)

The G5 plugin concept for lenses? This surely reminds us of Ricohs great plugin modules for that tablet ( you know the good one) a decade ago. Apple will need a mich better 16:9 sensor so a complete restructuring first of all, and a fast 24mm lens, as on the G4 the macro is so good I can fill the screen with a single Xmas cactus bloom. So thats macroish already.
Apple has yet to learn to put the lens in the centre, its how dumb they and those who buy Iphones are( correct spelling!)

By the time their planned obsolescence has reached 2010 (check specs on n8 Nokia, big 12mp sensor, radio etc) the oppostion will have inbuilt tv recorders (v10 lg) as well as 4K on larger sensors, and plugon modules using fibreoptic cables to send imagery to the sensor, or a clone of the camera that plugs in to give you true 4k 3D movies, yay

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 2nd comment

The G5 plugin concept for lenses? This surely reminds us of Ricohs great plugin modules for that tablet ( you know the good one) a decade ago. Apple will need a mich better 16:9 sensor so a complete restructuring first of all, and a fast 24mm lens, as on the G4 the macro is so good I can fill the screen with a single Xmas cactus bloom. So thats macroish already.
Apple has yet to learn to put the lens in the centre, its how dumb they and those who buy Iphones are( correct spelling!)

By the time their planned obsolescence has reached 2010 (check specs on n8 Nokia, big 12mp sensor, radio etc) the oppostion will have inbuilt tv recorders (v10 lg) as well as 4K on larger sensors, and plugon modules using fibreoptic cables to send imagery to the sensor, or a clone of the camera that plugs in to give you true 4k 3D movies, yay

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 2nd comment

It is what photographers with failing eyesight nee, but unhappily uses a smaller sensor than it should with a too slow lens, and it might be ablr to cope eith its own jpegs but raw? Do apples even do raw on these devices and ?their phones?
So who is it or the big one for exactly?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 00:31 UTC as 2nd comment

It is what photographers with failing eyesight nee, but unhappily uses a smaller sensor than it should with a too slow lens, and it might be ablr to cope eith its own jpegs but raw? Do apples even do raw on these devices and ?their phones?
So who is it or the big one for exactly?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 00:31 UTC as 2nd comment

It is what photographers with failing eyesight nee, but unhappily uses a smaller sensor than it should with a too slow lens, and it might be ablr to cope eith its own jpegs but raw? Do apples even do raw on these devices and ?their phones?
So who is it or the big one for exactly?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 00:30 UTC as 3rd comment

It is what photographers with failing eyesight nee, but unhappily uses a smaller sensor than it should with a too slow lens, and it might be ablr to cope eith its own jpegs but raw? Do apples even do raw on these devices and ?their phones?
So who is it or the big one for exactly?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 00:30 UTC as 3rd comment

leicas can be had if use film for less than a new dslr.plus entrants can use any achine at all. What stops it dead in its tracls is limiting it to under 25s and to 'professionals
But at least entry is free, whereas the BJ's 'Portrait of Britain' costs to enter and is only for images for which you have a signed model release- an impossible condition for reportage!!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 00:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1112 comments in total)

I shall wait until it has 42mp plus and a choice of interchangeable lenses. In other words an M420AF , it wont be long coming.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 01:17 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
On article Polaroid launches Eyeball panoramic tripod head (19 comments in total)

The proble is it is incomplete, like a car with a wheel missing. It is ideal for mobiles but cannot hold them, as you now have to buy a holder, duh. Same fo a camera if you need to use it vertically to get best quality panoramas. Yes, I can put a tripod head on it and tilt it but results will then depend on how off axis the lens is and whether the Polaroid is able to rotate with that unbalanced load... It looks perfect for upright mobile fixtures though thats at least another £30 to buy a basic mobile tripod mount . And wobble.... Who knows?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

no, get an ergonomic fat phone witha proper wriststrap , a big sensor and a sharp lens. An hdscreen is fine, and your data allowance lasts longer on screensusing fewerpixels.......

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 2nd comment

a £12 sensor, & u discuss IQ??

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (161 comments in total)

Panoramas have possibilities from mobiles. Can you suggest a suitable tripod mount to hold such a large phone upright to obtaon the best results as here in the UK we seem to lack such a vitally necessary device. Even a motorozed version with variable speeds for different light levels would be great. I Have very steady hands still and can track accurately according to the guidelines but maontaoning an unvarying speed gets very difficult indeed as you turn a full circle and usually on ground and two feet that are neither level nor able to maintaon a constant axis.

Also what cameras still have holes provoded for wriststraps as I cannot find and so hang onto my old N8 Nokia from 2010 when they all mostly had wristraps.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 00:44 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (161 comments in total)

Panoramas have possibilities from mobiles. Can you suggest a suitable tripod mount to hold such a large phone upright to obtaon the best results as here in the UK we seem to lack such a vitally necessary device. Even a motorozed version with variable speeds for different light levels would be great. I Have very steady hands still and can track accurately according to the guidelines but maontaoning an unvarying speed gets very difficult indeed as you turn a full circle and usually on ground and two feet that are neither level nor able to maintaon a constant axis.

Also what cameras still have holes provoded for wriststraps as I cannot find and so hang onto my old N8 Nokia from 2010 when they all mostly had wristraps.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 00:44 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Do you need 41 megapixels? Our Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review (369 comments in total)

I have yet to understand why 41 MP. I have an LG G4 that impresses me because although its jpegs are truly horrible and its panorama jpegs ditto AND marted seriously by automatic frame by frame exposure adjustment results with stills from Raw at base iso only are just terrific because the lens on mine is so good. On my 2713H Dell at 100% these 16MP results corrected in LR 4.4 and saved as jpegs cover almost double the screen width. Say about 47x26 INCHES.
The retrieved detail is impressive but only at 50 iso. However the lens IS f1.8, and this means street photography is doable even in the shade in December in the UK at midday. Not after sunset.

I somehow very much doubt either 41mp Nokia CAN match the acuity of these files - or their resolution. I have looked at samples online and so far remain unimpressed. But Ido hope somewhere that some company will design a camera whose aperture is at least as big on a 24mm widescreen imager as this is the way of photography's future IMHO.
I can see a smartphone future in which we all have 16:9 ratio large sensors allied to such tiny button fast lenses and can see a time not long from now when instead of huge dslrs reportage photographers carry a bag of smartphones instead. IF a noiseless technology arrives it'll be just great .

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 17th comment
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