john Clinch

john Clinch

Lives in United Kingdom Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Works as a Teacher of physics
Joined on May 23, 2005

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On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)

I usually avoid negative comments on ger

But I'd love an A6000 kit lens and all but

Just 2 longer zoom options

One is expensive f6.7 and not that good

The other is a fortune, f4 and excellent

But neither feels like the right option for me

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 16:14 UTC as 8th comment
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Even RX100-3 is getting old, LX100 still can not beat RX100-3 in amazon Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras sales ranking; #27 vs #69.

It is interesting to see what does incoming RX100-4 look like.

You rank cameras by sales position. Well its a free world

THE RX100-3 is old.?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Number 6 looks like it's made with an iPhone and instagramed. 9 is not a landscape, it's a bloody tree and nr. 8 and 7 are architectural photographs. 1 is inexplicable, nr. 2 is a picture of a lady taking a hike. I mean, c'mon !

I disagree i thought the standard was just massively high!!

Most bring something new to the location or photography

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
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Johannes Zander: I am using StarOffice 9 basically the same as Open Office.
All my documents I need to carry around fit on my laptops HD.
Cloud storage: Why make it so easy for the NSA and other data miners?

We have office 365 at work. t has been incredible for shared documents. It even allows simultaneous editing

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)
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Nokaoi: I can't believe Olympus is selling this camera with the old 14-42 II R kit lens, at least in the US. Why aren't they selling it with the pancake 14-42 EZ? It would make much more sense, and make this camera a lot more desirable. Another site said that pre-sales of this camera are slow. I believe it. Olympus hasn't done enough to differentiate this from the previous PEN model. I'm glad they improved the control setup, but they really didn't do enough. Sorry, not interested.

I can only assume that in the US that they consider the consumer for this type of camea is more price sensitive

In the uk its being sold with the pancake at a good price

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)
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richteed: Apart from the control dial, it's not really offering me much more than my epl-3, which I love. Looks like I'll be waiting for the epl-8 or maybe getting a secondhand omd5. C'mon Olympus ... It's high time you started innovating again or I might just jump ship to panasonic or Sony.

And at last a control whell. What exactly will an epl8 have extra

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)
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Teru Kage: Based on the specs, the E-PL7 is basically the guts of the E-M10 stuffed into a PEN body, which is great news for us PEN users.

Have any tests been done on the focusing speed? The only reason why I considered upgrading from my E-PL5 to an E-M10 was because of the improved focusing speed. Also, I occasionally to studio shoot that require the hotshoe for the remote flash trigger, which means I can't use my EVF.

Also, I wonder if the E-PL7's LCD flips up? The problem with a down swiveling LCD is that it's useless on a tripod.

I think it flips up 80 degrees. Which isn't perfect but would aid tripod work

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Will someone please explain, objectively, why this camera is a better buy than the OMD-EM10? I just don't see the point.

In the UK its £350 not £500 and I suspect that gap will frow

Its alot slimmer

We don't all like the same things

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (310 comments in total)
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snapa: It will be a DOA POS P&S when it hits the shelves. The sensor is the same as the X10 & X20 which was worthless IMO. Once people see the images it produces...

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x30/sample_images/

...they will look at all the 1" cameras that have much better IQ. Not only that, but it looks like an ugly, heavy brick.

Still not understanding IQ issue but you enjoy yourself

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (310 comments in total)
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snapa: It will be a DOA POS P&S when it hits the shelves. The sensor is the same as the X10 & X20 which was worthless IMO. Once people see the images it produces...

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x30/sample_images/

...they will look at all the 1" cameras that have much better IQ. Not only that, but it looks like an ugly, heavy brick.

Snapa you really are a bitter individual

What exactly is wrong with the sample images?

PS the X10 and X20 had different sensors

Is image quality worse than for your XZ2 ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:30 UTC
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hookah: Slater's equipment,Slater's property,Slater's copyright!!!!!!!!!

@Artisco Thanks

@ DaGurney

No one grabed the camera. They operated the shutter. If I set up a landcape shot. Set the focus point, compose on a tripod set the exposure and then you press the shutter is that your shot?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
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carport888: This story is quite disturbing. The copyright should rightfully belong to Slater. Slater is a wildlife photographer who set out to get photos of wildlife. He brought equipment to a specific location, set that equipment to specific settings that allowed these captures, and yet had the "good fortune" of having "someone else" take good photos? I think not.

Slater got exactly what he set out to get: great wildlife photos. It was his expertise that facilitated these results. Without him setting up this situation, these photos would not exist.

What about GoPro footage "taken" by animals?

Strap your GoPro to a dog? The dog "chose" where to "point the camera".

An octopus "steals" your GoPro? It must've been trying to "create art".

Does your © lapse only if the octopus happens to press the shutter?

If you set a device to hit the shutter, the device doesn't negate your copyright, as it is not human. Likewise, a monkey cannot own ©, so it should belong to Slater for facilitating.

No the monkey didn't steel the camera that took the shots. It operated the shutter of a camera that was set up on a tripod. Slater was in contact with the tripod while the shots were taken

far from using a self timer or delayed release is it

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
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hookah: Slater's equipment,Slater's property,Slater's copyright!!!!!!!!!

I thought that in UK law copyright goes with the owner of the recording media not camera

So if a pro is sent out by a paper with the papers film the paper owns the pictures. If they use their film they own the picture.

Not sure how that works in the digital age

As the camera was on a tripod that was set up I think it was clear that Slater took the shot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)
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beavertown: The V1 and J1 produce better IQ than this 1200 bucks wannabe Leica toy.

Hmmm maybe they need a sensor with onchip phase detect AF

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 07:36 UTC
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (55 comments in total)
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Gediminas 8: Superb moments indeed. As for EXIF,can we for once not turn everything into a gadget discussion? If you think you'll have a use for those settings, you can work them out yourself.

Yes and i suspect that each wave and lighting might need its own settings..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 09:20 UTC
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (55 comments in total)

That's an impressive set. Quite a lot of stuff that I've not seen before. Particularly waves breaking against the sand and the view towards the palm tree through the waves

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 48th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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wherearemyshorts: With no optical low-pass filter, is there a cover over the sensor?

If no cover how careful must one be to clean the sensor?

Or did I miss something?

thanks

My hunch is that all FX sensors from Nikon will have exactly the same thickness of glass over them so that any one lens has excatly the same optical path to the sensor on all bodies. There was an interesting article about this. Its one of the reasons why adapting lenses between formats doesn't work well

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: They're getting close to where I would consider changing my D700. They now just have to offer a 24MP model and I'm sold.

Maybe they could do a 24Mp RAW. But the only downside is the storage needed

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 17:12 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Why does anybody care about the video specifications of this high-grade stills camera? If I had $3000 to drop on this I'd do so for the amazing pictures it can take, not the Vimeo or YouTube clips it can record. It's an SLR, not a camcorder.

It appears that DSLR for video is a huge and growing sector. Its suddenly giving depth of field control at affordable prices for the first time. You should care as it probably makes the cameras cheaper. Bigger market means lower costs

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 17:09 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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xoio: $899 = approx £530 at current exchange rate, even with a bank's creaming X percent onto that, it would still be sub £600.
So where do they get the wallet raping £749 from?

Firstly don't compare recommended retail

Secondly its not just the VAT. Many aspects of employment cost more in the uk inducing employer national isurance). l premises cost more

Thirdly if its too much don't but it. That's how markets work

At least in the UK you can buy it from 28 countries without incurring any extra costs.

I saw an Olympus on Portugese Amazon for next to nothing...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 12:07 UTC
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