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 Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (287 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 (287 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 (624 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 (54 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 (54 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 47th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1514 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 (1514 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 (1514 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 (1282 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
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 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?

Ok wrong place for a health care argument.....

But on the subject of cameras I think we need to wait until its advertised retail in both countries before we get excited.

Looking at the GX7 on B&H if I convert the price to pounds and add VAT I get about 7% less than the UK price or a saving of about £50

That's close enough for me

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 18:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Everlast66: This FZ1000 and the Sony RX10 are going to rule the bridge camera market in the next couple of years.

LaFonte

No they just have great image quality. Particular in good Light. Go to cameralabs and look at the real world photos. Often the fixed lens cameras have lenses with much better edge sharpness than consumer zooms

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Quite good IQ against other 1" sensors. When you compare to an APS-C body, this isn't as good at 100 as the A6000 is at 1600... and the A6000 isn't bigger nor more expensive (actually, the FF A7 is smaller than the FZ1000). The FZ1000 lens is fast and long, as the smaller sensor permits....

In sum, it's a very good camera, looks more than equal to the Sony RX10, but I'm not a compact user looking for a DSLR-size-and-shape camera without the IQ benefits. Is that really a big market?

Hmm I assume thats smaller than an A6000 or A7 without a lens attached. I find a lens handy...

OK that's a bit harsh but attach an equivalent focal length to either camera and they won't be small will they. The Canon 28-300 ways 1.67 Kg, the Nikon ways only 0.80 kg

Most people who buy an interchangeable lens camera only ever use the kit lens

DXO mark gives the best 1" sesnors under 2 stops benefit over the A6000. This is what you would expect based on sensor area

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 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?

Pay the extra out of what you saved on health insurance....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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G Davidson: I have to say, this is a seriously impressive all in one 'Bridge Camera' (I still prefer that term to compact, whatever the sensor size, for such 'all in one's). Having a decent-sized and highly evolved sensor mated with a wide zoom range could be all the camera a lot of people need.

I know it will gradually drop, but I still question the pricing, not in terms of value, but in terms of the comparisons with ILCs. A DSLR with say a Tamron 16-300mm lens has the same reach and a much larger sensor, or a u3/4 camera with a 28-300mm equivalent has almost the same reach with more dof control.

I got the feeling in the past that these kinds of cameras were just too big to compete with DSLRs and their added flexibility. Maybe this will hit just the right combination of features to succeed, but I can see it falling into the niche of being a great travel camera thats's just a bit too big to carry around every day.

Panasonic G6 and 14-140 is more in the uk

It also less range bit and its a bit slower (f5.6) so that probably takes any sensor size advantage

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
On Ricoh GR comparative review preview (37 comments in total)
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Wira Nurmansyah: I write my personal review on Ricoh GR when traveling to Raja Ampat, Indonesia. You can see them here http://www.wiranurmansyah.com/ricoh-gr-all-the-camera-i-need

Thanks I really enjoyed your review and photos

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
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BorisK1: The table says 26mm equivalent FL, while the text says 28mm. That's a pretty big difference in WA coverage.

Going by 1" sensor 2.72 crop factor, 9.58mm * 2.72 = 26.0mm. That's what I'm rooting for, then :)

I wonder if these are actual focal lengths. Sony may quote different figures in the final product spec to allow good loss of coverage after distortion correction.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (206 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Well said, that is quite enough.

Manufacturers of machines themselves calibrate the colour, and it is about time they all actually make the colour produced out of camera accurate.

If we can use software to correct colour, why should we have to, as the makers of the sensors and the cameras themselves have a duty to get it right.

Only when they have a single basic setting that gives acurate colour throughout the spectrum with luminance and hues our eyes see can it be called a camera at all.

The various other settings like vivid, landscape neutral Adobe RGB sRGB etcetera are of no use to us when the machine itself is colour blind, and its not our job to waste our lives and fortunes stuck in front of a monitor trying to do something a machine can do better.

Are you a branch of Boots? or Adorama?

I think it would be nice if they manufacturers provided an accurate profile. That's the only thing they would need to do

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
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