Andrew Booth

Andrew Booth

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Jul 28, 2000
About me:

Currently an IT manager, my background is in Electronic Engineering.

Canon 550D
Canon 5DII
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra lighting system
Zacuto viewfinder and shoulder stock video system
17-40 f4L, 24-70 f2.8, 24 f2.8, 50 f1.4, 50 f2.5 macro, 85mm f1.8,
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II

Using Mac Pro, Lightroom


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Can you format cards in camera yet, or see how much space is left on a card?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 16:20 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
In reply to:

pjsalty: Now if only someone would make a similar camera with a fixed focal length around 25 mm, allowing for a slightly faster lens, better optics, and possibly even a bit of a smaller body.

Try the Ricoh. Fixed 28mm, very small and light, APS sensor means the 2.8 aperture is 'equivalent' of a wider aperture on a 1 inch sensor.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 02:15 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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johnvr1: Don't you consider yourself journalists? So, you could call Amazon and ask, right? Just a thought.

You know that DPreview is owned by Amazon, right?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
In reply to:

citizen2012: 8-bit video? I would hold on to my savings...

Slog-2 does help to make the best use of that 8 bits though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
In reply to:

Calvin Chann: Sorry, but being a NEX5n,7 and A7R owner I don't want more bodies. I want more lenses!

DaveE1 - some decent lenses would be a good start.

Amongst all the mirrorless manufacturers, Sony's range of lenses seems most compromised - even if they're fairly numerous. And I'm a NEX6 owner.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
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Forever Young: Forgive my ignorance...Where can I enjoy 4K Video? My TVs are only HD, my computer monitors are HD! What is the benefit of 4K Video over 2K? So I can crop? In still photography it makes sense to have higher and higher resolution, up to a limit of course, as I can have large prints with high MP photos, but for videos? Is there any 'everyday' benefit of having 4K over HD? Will they look nicer on a HD screen? Or it is only for professional film making and large screens? If so, why put in in an amateur body?

Do you print or view all your still pictures at the full resolution of your still camera?

Higher res video offers the same advantages (cropping, enhanced editing, futureproofing) that higher res still sensors offer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:01 UTC

Sigma's turnover last year was 33 billion yen - $320 million

This shouldn't concern them too much.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies
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Sonyshine: It does not help that camera manufacturers can't agree on what to call their mirrorless cameras.

What on earth is a "Compact System Camera" Really?

People understand DSLR and Compact but other categories are just confusing.

Buying a camera is so confusing even if you know what you are looking at....

I preferred 'EVIL'

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Josh152: This looks like the best compact camera currently on the market depending on how the AF preforms. My only problem with it is if you want an EVF it makes this camera a $1200 compact. The add on EVF is obviously nothing more than a crash grab. For the $800 price tag it really should have been included.

Apart from the Ricoh GR

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:20 UTC

Needs more swarovski jewels.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 223rd comment
In reply to:

Rouseabout: @Dpreview
Dxo also reviewed this lens on nex-7. I don’t understand how it can get a phenomenal 29/36 mp resolution on the A7r while only getting 15/24 mp result on the Nex 7. I understand the nex 7 has anti aliasing filter, but it wouldn't make that big a difference would it? I see the very cheap canon eosm 22mm lens scores a relatively better 13/18 mp. Please help me understand.

Balidos has the answer. APS is half the size of FF, and therefore 29mp on FF would expect to translate to 15mp on APS.

Nothing to see here...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 11:05 UTC
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shaocaholica: Sharpness is overrated for the casual photographer.

Timbukto - indeed, this was the joy of Medium Format back in the day. You took pictures on your Hasselblad and 80mm, then were able to impressively crop in once back home/at the lab.

It makes prime lens shooting a much more forgiving and enjoyable experience, when you can kind of treat one like a limited zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Lab D: From Andy's comments it seems like the camera will focus fast. I can see why so many people are planning on selling the A7/Rs. The wider aperture Fuji lenses easily make of for any sensor size differences.

Unfortunately the dpreview photo studio tests don't agree with you Naveed - the A7R clearly blows XTrans away.

Which is a shame, since Fuji's body design and lens range is fantastic - and superior.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (210 comments in total)

I'll pay up to $30 one-off purchase for this app.

Mobile devices are too slow for good RAW processing, and files are too big to upload in bulk for file processing. It might be handy to have around though for a single file...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 16:15 UTC as 21st comment
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 article (150 comments in total)
In reply to:

ryansholl: ANOTHER BODY?!






Did I about cover it?

If you want EVF then Sony has you covered by other cameras in the line.

Why do people ask for EVF in the smallest/lightest cameras. They're small and light because they don't have EVF. Get over it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:25 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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DerekWillmott: Am I the only one who finds a rear screen almost useless in bright outdoor light? If this camera or the RX100 had a good EVF (and either a smaller screen or a little larger size to accommodate it) would not everyone who walks and shoots outside want one? I know I would. Who will be the first manufacturer to sell to every hiker on the planet?

I prefer no EVF - they just add bulk. It's easy enough to shade the screen, and I find screens are better for composition (just like using a chimney finder back from my 'Blad days).

I can't understand why folk complain about no EVF on these small light models. There's always a 'next model up' that has EVF - THAT'S THE ONE FOR YOU! Please leave us EVF nonbelievers to enjoy the size and weight benefits that come from leaving it off!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 07:00 UTC
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CameraLabTester: That bird photo.

That single image just implodes all credibility of the whole article.



Would have been better with 'selective colour'. He should have desaturated the seat and surroundings.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 09:28 UTC

A bad implementation of something consumers don't need.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:07 UTC as 23rd comment
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areichow: What an absurd article. This isn't a consumer product meant to replace a consumer P&S.


The whole point of the Raspberry Pi is the DIY aspect. It's meant to be a learning tool - and you're meant to learn by doing.

The BBC correspondant is completely clueless. Not surprising - the BBC is a shadow of it's former self - and should be broken up.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 20:47 UTC
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rjx: I like the idea of the 12mm. But why a 32mm 1.8 lens? I'm sure it will be a great quality lens hopefully with the great Zeiss microcontrast. But the Fuji 35mm 1.4 is a one of the best lenses on any system and it's half the price of the Zeiss 32mm. Why not release something different, like an 85mm prime?

Sony has a decent 35mm f1.8 prime too. Can't see the point of a much more expensive f2.8 alternative.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 00:10 UTC
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