PIX 2015


Lives in United Kingdom Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Developer
Has a website at www.michaelweaver.co.uk
Joined on Nov 27, 2003


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On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: very interesting offering from fuji! a shame the cheapest lense is a 27/2.8 for €450, and the 53/1.4 is almost €700... sure, they are nice lenses, but they should introduce a couple of cheaper lenses for beginners, preferably pancake designs.

That 27mm pancake lens in the Fuji range is a very good wide standard (I use it on my X-E1), plus there is the excellent 18mm pancake. Not inexpensive but a very good lens by all accounts. Fuji have the right approach here - there are no duff lenses in their line-up really, unlike Sony who introduced the truly awful 16mm pancake for their CSCs. Fuji lenses may not be the cheapest, but they are good and make the whole CSC thing a truly viable alternative to a DSLR kit.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 18:19 UTC

The D600 cashback is actually just a continuation of their spring promotion which offered the same rebate from mid-March until the end of May. It's interesting that they have decided to extend it - presumably it didn't shift as much of the old stock of units with apparently dodgy shutters as they hoped! Maybe this will become a permanent price reduction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 16:12 UTC as 10th comment
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)
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arscii: Call me when Lightroom supports layers. Until that time it's being deliberately crippled by Adobe to protect Photoshop revenues.

One place where layers would be useful in Lightroom would be to blend two exposures of the same scene together. I'm thinking in particular of landscape scenarios where one would shoot two exposures - one for the foreground and one for the sky. This avoids the need for ND grad filters and allows more freedom over the blending but at the moment using this technique requires a trip to PS to merge the two images together. If this could be done in LR I would probably never need to use PS again!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 17:13 UTC
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview article (149 comments in total)
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blue hour: I´d like to get rid of my Canon gear for good.

I have just done exactly that, partly because of the high prices Canon are now charging. I could not have justified the cost of going from the 5DII to 5DIII, for example. If this lens is aimed at people who will buy the 6D instead of the 5DIII then it is clearly way too expensive.

I sold all my Canon gear and bought a NEX 7 plus various lenses. For the occasions where I need a dslr (child portraits) I bought a Nikon D7000 and 35 / 50 primes. I still have change left over even from the prices I got for the Canon gear used!

I think Canon have lost the plot to be honest.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:05 UTC
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