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 Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 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 (434 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 (434 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 (434 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 (304 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 (304 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 (625 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 (1532 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 (1532 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 (1532 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
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