lester11

lester11

Lives in United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom
Works as a Lecturer (Computing)
Joined on Jun 27, 2009

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On Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods news story (30 comments in total)

Either "Giotto's launch of 'Air' range of lightweight tripods" or "Giotto launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods" but not "Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods"...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

Title on screen 9 reads, "Olympus OM-D E-M10 Samples Gallery". The text then starts, "There are 40 images in the Fujifilm X-T1 samples galley"....!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 20:23 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Intelligent questions, intelligent answers... Great!

"Low contrast, low contrast, low frequency, high frequency, everything is in its place." Should that have been, "Low contrast, high contrast..."?

"With a DSLR it would be different to get this kind of image". Not so sure about this one, but should that have been, "With a DSLR it would be more difficult to get this kind of image"?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 14:06 UTC as 16th comment

"(14-bit Raw files will include full 16.9+4.9+4.9MP data)" -- might be a typo here, I'd think it should read 19.6+4.9+4.9...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 244th comment
On Humans of New York: Behind the scenes with Brandon Stanton news story (64 comments in total)

"Spurred", not "spurned" copycat projects...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 08:42 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes news story (75 comments in total)

One point of view on what to do with the unavoidable interval between birth and death is to spend it constructing good memories. That's what's left after your actions and inactions, plans and experiences. Sad to see Don has so far mainly constructed what he feels are bad memories...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 09:02 UTC as 33rd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

Worth noting that the Fn1 button has come out of its almost-unusable position on the E-M5 (no matter what the size of your fingers!) to a very convenient shoulder position on the E-M10. Important for folks who map the smallest possible focus point to Fn1 which then needs to be pressed every time at start-up...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 07:38 UTC as 156th comment

Nice! Going Shooting, capital G capital S. Yup, the E-M5 is round my neck and the backpack is full of lenses and I've got my Goretex on and yup, I'm Goin' Shootin'. Now when I'm not Going Shooting, I'll be in my suit and tie mainly, and I really really want to have something unobtrusive but good in my jacket pocket. Darn it, I don't think I have what it takes to pop a Cath Kidson handbag on my arm...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 20:54 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

In shooting experience, "I don't want to be unconsciously adjusting anything with a live dial", should read "... unintentionally adjusting ..." (smile).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:39 UTC as 218th comment | 2 replies
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

Column headings to the table have been shuffled about...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 06:29 UTC as 252nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)

The Paul Smith watch told me everything I wanted to know (for my particular taste in snaps). How the letters were sharpened (or not), how the dial ticks were resolved (or not), how the particular glittery blue of the face was smeared (or not), how the second hand suffered aliasing (or not), how the glass reflections affected the render. Every time I saw a better rendering, I bought the camera and dumped the previous (smile) or lived with the difference 'cos it was smaller than the bank balance... Can you not tuck it into a blank space somewhere, please?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 21:12 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

Would be good if your review could tell us about the too-slow 1/30 default shutter speed, and whether this can now be managed in the setup menu.

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 06:28 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Preview preview (75 comments in total)

Typo: "Focal length 55-500mm" in the specifications table...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 06:24 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (417 comments in total)

Comparing the studio scene shots, looking at the watch's 'Thursday', the Oly image simply stunning. But the Samsung image looks very soft, not sharply focused I guess, it surely can't be *that* bad a camera...?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 17:09 UTC as 101st comment

DxO oversell (or possibly undersell, I don't know) Mpix as a "single" number. It isn't, but hooks many of those commenting here into a knee-jerk rubbishing of a "single" figure of merit. Mpix is in fact a range of numbers for a given lens, one for each body it mounts on. Now that is seriously useful, and tells me something I would never have got from its MTF scores.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 63rd comment
On Olympus US gives $500 price and December date for 17mm f1.8 news story (277 comments in total)

Is the lens weather-sealed? (The link to the Oly Web site doesn't work...)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 08:49 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)

Contradictory? Two different ways to do similar things are complementary! When appropriate, my eye goes to the EVF -- most shots while walking, talking, or sitting. When appropriate, the OLED screen is pulled out -- shots on a tripod, low down, high up, or very close. C'mon Mark, get real!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 07:33 UTC as 11th comment
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene news story (324 comments in total)
In reply to:

Coguar: Great, but one CLOCK is missing, old blue one is must have here :)

Yup, need that blue-faced wristwatch. Saw that in the OM-D test, sold my (perfectly good) Pentax K-5 and Panny G3 and went out and bought two OM-Ds...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 06:30 UTC
On Olympus Working on New Body for 'Pro' Four Thirds Lenses news story (266 comments in total)

Yup, AFAICS the statement says nothing about a "new FT body", only about improving AF performance with FT lenses. Pause and reflect; it's mFT that needs this improvement, not existing FT bodies... So this might be a new FT, but it could also be an E-M7, and it just might be a firmware / MMF3 upgrade for the E-M5.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2012 at 13:36 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Site Updates and New Features news story (107 comments in total)
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DoctorJerry: I just wish you spent more resources on writing reviews. That is what made your site great. I fail to understand the lack of reviews done when it really matters, like as soon after a camera's release.

I appreciate the balancing act on timely reviews, and (on balance) am happy to wait for a considered view rather than a rush to get it out. Except... when a manufacturer offers a time-limited incentive at launch, like Olympus with their free grip on the OM-D E-M5. I was *desperate* to read your review before time ran out (smile)!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 08:56 UTC
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