Andrew Elliott

Andrew Elliott

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Film/TV Post Production
Joined on Jan 11, 2010

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The A7s has better noise control, Canon has more detail than the A7s and the A7r more detail still - this is to be expected.

I have to say that, based on this test, up to ISO 25,600, yes the A7s is ahead re: noise, but there does not seem to be the great leap forward one might expect, given all the hype. After that the noise difference is more clear, but by then the pictures are pretty ropey anyway, even on the A7s.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:00 UTC as 149th comment

I want one.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 11th comment
In reply to:

Andrew Elliott: Hello there,

If f-stop is the ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil, should an f0.95 lens not be a little shorter than it is wide? OK maybe add in the barrel width, etc so a little longer than it is wide.

How come this lens (and others the same shape, like the faster MFT lenses) all look twice as long as they are wide?

thanks for any helping my understanding...
Andy

Thanks for your answer!

Andy

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:08 UTC

Hello there,

If f-stop is the ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil, should an f0.95 lens not be a little shorter than it is wide? OK maybe add in the barrel width, etc so a little longer than it is wide.

How come this lens (and others the same shape, like the faster MFT lenses) all look twice as long as they are wide?

thanks for any helping my understanding...
Andy

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

She deserves it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 15th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2064 comments in total)
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SirSeth: To my eyes, this looks like a very good camera for a lot of folks. For those wanting a very high quality carry everywhere camera as a companion to a FF system, it would be great. For those looking for their first enthusiast system camera--also great. For those that value a robust sealed system without the Pro price, or a tilt LCD and large VF that entry level DSLRs lack, good news. Better set of lenses than any other mirrorless camera too. The IQ is competitive to any APS-C camera in real world shooting. Adding excellent 5-axis IS for all lenses (even legacy and macro) may actually mean using lower ISOs than needed on other cameras. It's a much smaller as a system, with small lighter body and lenses without sacrificing ergonomics or control options. No it's not for everyone, but my bet is that for most people who are not wanting the cost, size, and weight of a FF DSLR, this is a serious contender.

FOUR TIMES THE SENSOR SIZE.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 07:54 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

I see a mini version of the new M, with all its bells and whistles, crossed with the old-school charm of the current M-E.
Yes... that's it... a Mini Me.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 20:38 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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JackM: Sigh. I had this camera on pre-order. But then I had to buy a 300/2.8 for baseball season. The 300/2.8 will pay for itself, but the wife cannot quite wrap her head around that. If I brought home yet another new toy I'd be in the dog house deep. Enjoy folks, guess I'll get one next year.

Sometimes in life you must just face that doghouse and walk right on in.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:49 UTC

All fine, fine photographic gear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 19:19 UTC as 22nd comment

I can't see my name anywhere!

Seriously though, in these examples at least two of them got their horizons / verticals straight.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review article (157 comments in total)

I love mine even more now!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 19:30 UTC as 64th comment
On Pentax Ricoh updates firmware for GR Digital IV article (12 comments in total)

A great camera with fantastic ergonomics and lens..
Can't wait for the GRD 5 with an RX100 sensor!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 20:13 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review article (498 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: Happy with my D700. This camera has too many compromises for me and the lens selection is poor.

Yes - attomole, a D700 with no video mode and bit more resolution on the sensor, coming in a bit cheaper than the D600 would get my nod, too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 20:50 UTC

I simply don't understand why, in this day and age, with a prime lens and all their technology and knowledge of implementation already there at hand, at the price they're charging, they couldn't have made that 35/2 more complete and made it weather-sealed. It's not even a zoom so I imagine it would be easier to achieve.

At the price, even after it falls a bit, I think it's pretty mean and tight-fisted of Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 22:06 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: I have been in and around cameras for nigh on 30 years now. My career in film & TV has resulted directly from my interest photographic pictures and the majesty of the engineering involved in the cameras & lenses and artists that capture them. I've been lucky enough to use pretty much every sort of camera going, from point-and-shoot to full-frame models from Canon, Nikon & Leica & beyond - and for differing requirements. But when all is said and done and despite its flaws, as an all-rounder, I have to say that in terms of cost, quality, weight, size, speed and the fact that the thing is there with you in the first place to take the damn picture... and most especially and simply in the quality of the output, as in what a given picture looks like when you look it on a given screen,  after having simply pressed the shutter release in say, programme mode, then as far as I'm concerned, the Sony RX100 is the best camera currently made, bar none. Just my ha'penth worth.

@ Francis Carver
As in a mechanic is around vehicles, as in a chemist is around medicine, as in a doctor is around patients, as in a pilot is around planes... and so on. Hope this helps!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)

I have been in and around cameras for nigh on 30 years now. My career in film & TV has resulted directly from my interest photographic pictures and the majesty of the engineering involved in the cameras & lenses and artists that capture them. I've been lucky enough to use pretty much every sort of camera going, from point-and-shoot to full-frame models from Canon, Nikon & Leica & beyond - and for differing requirements. But when all is said and done and despite its flaws, as an all-rounder, I have to say that in terms of cost, quality, weight, size, speed and the fact that the thing is there with you in the first place to take the damn picture... and most especially and simply in the quality of the output, as in what a given picture looks like when you look it on a given screen,  after having simply pressed the shutter release in say, programme mode, then as far as I'm concerned, the Sony RX100 is the best camera currently made, bar none. Just my ha'penth worth.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 23:55 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies

...I think the K5 looks better in black...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 18:33 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (148 comments in total)

Hurrah!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 17:29 UTC as 11th comment

2012 starts well..!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2012 at 01:25 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review article (339 comments in total)

At 81% this is a truly great camera... only slightly worse than the Pentax K-5!
If the K-5 wasn't marked down so much for cost (launch price) it may have got 86% or more...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 13:51 UTC as 61st comment
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