neil holmes

neil holmes

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Feb 26, 2004
About me:

Just an old amatuer..live music is my passion. My photos have been used by many bands including the likes of Grinspoon and Magic Dirt. I have had photos in several newspapers including a national sporting publiclication..and including front page and feature.

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Lab D: About the Sony "weather sealing", there appear to be a lot of threads like this for that body type...

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54194735

See that's what I thought.

I took that to be more sealed than it is too but the reality is that the a7 cameras do what is claimed (and no more).
It does seem more than it actually is if read casually but it is not and this has been so wide spread now that no one should have any excuse if using an a7 camera in poor weather.

Thanks very much!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
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Lab D: About the Sony "weather sealing", there appear to be a lot of threads like this for that body type...

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54194735

As far as I know Sony has never claimed "weather sealed". There is SOME sealing (and I am happy using my A7 in light rain for a short time). I applaud your efforts to point this out to people....you must want an A7s really bad?

How about now making an effort to advise the folks with a GH4 to send it in to get the audio issue fixed?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
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neil holmes: Well the Monkey took the camera without permission....charge him!

The photographer owns the camera, the card....the monkey could be regarded as the employee.

In any event the photos exist only because the photographer was responsible for ALL but pushing the button.

The Photographer owns the copyright in my opinion.

I am not so sure he is trying to get money from THEM. He is maybe trying to get money (which he would not be able to if they are copyright free elsewhere) for the photos HE uploaded to various places (or at least one) and that they have taken as copyright free......what right did they have to take it in the first place....who gave it to them??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 23:18 UTC
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neil holmes: Well the Monkey took the camera without permission....charge him!

The photographer owns the camera, the card....the monkey could be regarded as the employee.

In any event the photos exist only because the photographer was responsible for ALL but pushing the button.

The Photographer owns the copyright in my opinion.

No, the Monkey stole the camera...while he can not be charged since it is an animal.....

If I stole your camera and used it .....I am would be quite surprised if you would not have copyright if you wanted it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 23:01 UTC

Spy meets and befriends simple person, spy gets said person to push the button for photo of forbidden military base......who gets charged???

Paparazzi outside celebrities place ......gets passing kid to climb tree and push shutter for pic in breach of law....who gets charged??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 342nd comment | 2 replies

Well the Monkey took the camera without permission....charge him!

The photographer owns the camera, the card....the monkey could be regarded as the employee.

In any event the photos exist only because the photographer was responsible for ALL but pushing the button.

The Photographer owns the copyright in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 345th comment | 6 replies
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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iAPX: Where is the point for a 1/1.7" sensor, when there is offer with 1"™ sensors (that are largely under 1 inch), and APS-C sensors.

Having had a Q and a GX7 (same sensor as the GM1), well the Q is just a lot of fun.
For image quality I have a FF camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
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neil holmes: I would like to see how the A7s does in video mode....both APSC and FF modes using digital zoom (or at least the clearzoom ) in video with a fast prime.

It is not that great for stills (though does have its uses).

For video though I think it CAN be a lot of use.
Canon use it in one of their cameras but it starts at around 3x and so not that great. Using variable zoom in video from 1x to 2x and it is not that lossy. I am just experimenting and keeping it steady is the issue so far but with my 85 1.2 at fast apertures on my A7 I think it will be ok. The problems so far are mine , not the cameras. I am just curious about the a7s as it has better video. Just think it would be good to see what DPR thinks of it. Mounted on a tripod and being careful....and using it in both APSC and FF modes.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 06:22 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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iAPX: Where is the point for a 1/1.7" sensor, when there is offer with 1"™ sensors (that are largely under 1 inch), and APS-C sensors.

Where is the point of an APSC sensor when you can have a FF one.....or FF when you can have a medium format one ETC.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 02:39 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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Wallace Ross: Not sure why I bother, the Q doesn't need me to defend it but it's the most fun digital camera I own and if some people don't get it then what ever.

Well the A7 is to me ALSO a fun camera but you are right....and adding even 85mm lenses to it for a "super tele" you can sit on the palm of your hand (and stabilized to boot) is just a pleasure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 02:35 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)

2.7x focal length multiplier?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 77th comment | 7 replies
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neil holmes: I would like to see how the A7s does in video mode....both APSC and FF modes using digital zoom (or at least the clearzoom ) in video with a fast prime.

Can you tell me the title? Only one I can find for A7 series cameras is mine with my ordinary A7 and Nikon 50 1.8 (and my video skills are very limited). The a7s is a much better camera for video.
Clearzoom, I think it could be useful for some with a fast prime and practice on the A7s. I will use it for live music shots (with practice) from time to time I think if I got an A7s. That is using clearzoom while fimling.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:33 UTC

I would like to see how the A7s does in video mode....both APSC and FF modes using digital zoom (or at least the clearzoom ) in video with a fast prime.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 20:36 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
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Thorgrem: The GH4 is the clear winner as it concerns video. It can record Cinema 4K internal, the 7s needs an expensive external recorder to shoot 4K (not even Cinema).

I think the Sony is the clear winner. But that would be for my uses.

For video they would BOTH be good choices for more serious use. The GH4 in good light and the A7s in available light.
If you want to use 50 or 60fps there is NO 4k from either so the A7s would be the choice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

That looks quite good for video. Especially for the price and sensor size.

One other camera that surprises me from the comparison is the Samsung NX30. There are only about four of the cameras that I can properly read the text "Kodak gray scale" and even less for the text below the coloured squares. The NX30 does quite well (as does the RX100mkIII).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 20:19 UTC as 191st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D610 Review preview (327 comments in total)
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steven_k: I wonder why the Sony A7 does not have as good high ISO performance as compared to the D600/610 ???

To me, looking at the Queens head the Sony A7 has much more detail than the others at higher isos. A bit more noise yes, but more detail. The A7 is a good camera in low light and high isos. All the FF cameras in the comparison are.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)

Seems fair.
I do think the A7 is a better camera in many ways though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:43 UTC as 210th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)

Minor errors with video specs
has 25p in avchd (and 30P ntsc???)

has 1280x720 avchd 50p (pal)

has mp4 1920x1080 50p (pal)
That is on movie page.
On main specs page 25P is missing (maybe others too)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 20:45 UTC as 32nd comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1607 comments in total)
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Sarciness: I've never owned an SLR (only compacts). Sony got me to dip my toe into "proper" photography with the RX100 and now I'm thinking of getting more serious. I'm still on the fence about whether to buy the A7 or wait for Sony's "second generation" FE cameras. I really do think mirrorless is the future and I'm almost certain I will be buying into this system as my first "serious" camera.

If you do not need it now, then wait for the next version of this camera.
By then the native FE lens selections will be greater and Sony could turn out the highest rated camera yet....if they fix a few things that should be very easy for them to do.
Still, the A7 as it is is a LOT of fun.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1607 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: I see this as an interesting choice, especially regarding it's price. But the battery ? 2 to 3 hundred shots ? What's that all about ? Couldn't they give it a bigger battery ? I

No...it is a small camera. Just buy a second battery.
I get plenty of shots with one. Get a wall charger too...cheap on ebay. It does take a long time to charge in camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:41 UTC
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