Andy Hewitt

Andy Hewitt

Lives in United Kingdom Scarborough, UK, United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 7, 2003

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  • Quite limited here, and for each of us it can only be valid for cameras we've owned or used. For me, my list of small sensor cameras is short, I've owned just as many DSLRs. However, Olympus C960Z, ...
  • Yeah, that's pretty much standard warranty repair bunkum that applies to almost any product you buy (I used to do warranty admin on motor cars). They're only obliged to provide you with a working ...
  • There is a little movement, but no droop that I can see, it looks dead straight when put onto a flat surface. It has a little creep too, but about the same as before. To be honest, things like that ...
  • Yeah, at least mine was quicker. Indeed so. This is my sole camera, so I'm looking to use this for all my photo needs. I'm not happy that it will fulfil that further than the near future. Yeah, my ...
  • It was turned around in just a few days, and arrived back today. Message on the sheet was that a new lens has been fitted. However, it has left me with some mixed feelings now. Of course I am ...
  • Yeah, ta, hadn't spotted that, although it's not an issue for this test, I never saw the problem affecting close-ups.
  • Yes, you could be right there, I did say 'difficult to judge', although I'm sure that it's visible in that shot, now that I've spotted the phenomenon, I seem to be quite sensitive to it now. Yeah, ...
  • Nice colours and views there. However, I did notice that the wide angle shot (the only one you have here that's under 20mm) in the woods has the same blurred 25% on the left that mine have been ...
  • Yeah, it's there in both, although it appears to be opposite sides depending, which I suspect might be down to the in camera processing/lens corrections on the JPEG images. Anyway, I'm sending it ...
  • Yes, it was very close, however the same effect is seen on landscape shots with subjects many hundreds of meters away. The problem is definitely consistent, and visible in shots that are less than ...
  • Well, looks like it's going back I think. The returns box arrived today, but I've now down a few shots using my trusty old Bob Atkins test chart, and it's clear that there's an issue. You can see ...
  • No, it wasn't aimed at you, or anyone specific, but there is a tendency for 'people' to sound that way. Nor was I, indeed I was only countering the opposite implication. Somewhere in between there ...
  • It's all down to the perception and experience of the user. In my case I can only agree that USB3 is a complete nightmare, not one of my drives stays mounted for long, and one becomes readable, ...
  • Only zoomed in a little, here's one at 21.3mm, just over the threshold for the blurriness to start/end. I'll continue testing for sure, but there's no doubt that the blurryness is worse now that ...
  • Hmm, yes, you're right, I had forgotten about IS shifting the lens about too. Strange that the pattern of blurriness is consistent under a given condition though.
  • Well, that's weird. After my last conversation with bassy, I set my X-S1 to my more usual C1 setting of Raw, L, ISO100, DR100, but changed the AF mode to 'Multi'. This seems to have improved the ...
  • Yeah, I agree, FW800 is a very stable and well performing standard. It has more of the controls done in hardware, rather than the software controls that USB2 uses, and doesn't suffer with the data ...
  • Yeah, there is a small part of me that thinks this could be spoiling my enjoyment of this camera, is it a time bomb of problems waiting to go off? Should I jump ship while it has some value, but ...
  • Again, quite interesting, and makes my thoughts still go towards leaving it alone, although like the descriptions in that thread too, I am seeing up to a quarter of the RH side being blurry. I'm ...
  • No I didn't see that at the time. However, I've been having a think now that I have read some of that. The issue on mine does seem bit hit and miss, and like some say, only affected by certain ...
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