australopithecus

australopithecus

Lives in South Africa Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Works as a Retired Forester
Joined on Nov 17, 2006

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On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)

"Comfortable Grips" : This is an aspect that is being forgotten by the mirrorless manufacturers (with the exception of Panasonic), in their race to minimise camera size !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 24th comment
On Cormorant taking off in the It flies!!! challenge (31 comments in total)

Superb !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 10th comment

A great read Damien. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 163rd comment
On DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game article (48 comments in total)

What's beautiful about a game that hosts players who argue with referees, who act as if they are injured (put them in a rugby scrum for a few games then they'll learn about pain !) and who bite. For this they are paid ridiculous sums of money.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies
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igorek7: The lens is a high-quality alternative to the cheep and decent Panasonic 14mm f/2.5, similarly as Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 is to Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. I am considering to buy 15mm together with Lumix GM1. As a kit lens, the price is right.

I now hope that Panasonic would return 150mm f/2.8 to their roadmap, and would design 10mm f/2.5 or similarly wide-angle rectilinear prime.

"Price is right !" £999.99 - call it One Thousand Pounds. Forget.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Miggo Strap and Grip review article (86 comments in total)

Why not simply buy a camera with a viewfinder ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 13th comment
On Pilot watches challenge (15 comments in total)

What is a Pilot Watch ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 4th comment | 9 replies
On Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 article (48 comments in total)
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australopithecus: Then we can all enjoy a decent EVF !

Sadly, I think you are right Ben.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:42 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 comments in total)

Interesting that the Pentax 35mm/f2.0 comes out tops (I had one once and sold it like an idiot).

I use several Pentax "legacies" on my Panasonic Lumix G1 and although the crop-factor alters matters somewhat, I get some perfectly acceptable results.

Having said this I must admit that I, mostly, shoot with the camera on a tripod and use the Panny's excellent manual-focussing aid.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 article (48 comments in total)

Then we can all enjoy a decent EVF !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 article (48 comments in total)

Why don't we simply buy clothes with bigger pockets ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 17th comment
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)

It really is impossible to vote for "The Best Shot of the Year". Besides, so many of these have "overcooked"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 10:05 UTC as 48th comment
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

Interesting. Comments (mostly) are valid. The classic case of over-use of the digital camera is to be seen on African safaris. Watch a group of being driven about in an open-topped Landrover.

Armed to the teeth with DSLRs and long lenses, they will click away at anything that moves in the bush - instead of simply "taking it all in". Once the shot is captured it's "onward to the next target !"

I've seen it, I live on the African continent.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:35 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
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Hobbit13: I think in most comments below, people are raving about the excellent performance of the Leica 45mm lens. But I don't think the quite bulky 45mm Leica is a logical companion for the petite GM1. A test scene shot with the 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens would be much more interesting.

It's sure nice that the sensor in the GM1 performs well, but that is to be expected, because it's the latest iteration of the m4/3s. It's not that the sensor will be worse, because it's placed inside a tiny body. It either fits, or it doesn't. The size of the camera (on the outside) doesn't have much influence on the image quality.

Agreed ! Many of us are interested in the 12-32. It's compact and covers an extremely useful range of focal lengths.

It would have been much more to the point to have tested the camera with its kit lens. In fact it would have been the logical thing to do.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 10:05 UTC

The first photo (of the full-Earth) was taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts way back in 1972. Nothing to do with ESA.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 09:48 UTC as 9th comment
On DSCN0076 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

These small sensors get better by the year. Bibi DSLR's

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 1st comment
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: So this is what most of us wanted the P series nikon coolpix to be in the first place.. Okay I am happy that this P7800 is a reality....

Now... I hope the next iteration.. It will start at 24mm-200mm, the EVF will have at least 1.2 or 1.3 million pixels just like the V1 or higher res :-)..

And maybe have a silver version (top plate) to make it look like a retro rangefinder camera :-). The current body styling is okay now.. But a little silver may not be a bad thing.. Maybe.. :-)

It's the 24mm that I'm waiting for. Had a CP8400 for years, slow but the 24 was wonderful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 18:09 UTC
On Full-Frame Or Not article (1 comment in total)

Please ! please ! If you are going to write an article, get someone to proof-read it before posting:

"are still affordable albeit expensive" ?
"They also allows using smaller apertures..."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 1st comment

Absolutely superb ! Better still the wooden boats - a fading breed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Preview preview (117 comments in total)

Made in China ! I'll stick to my LX7

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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