Andrew Butterfield

Andrew Butterfield

Lives in United Kingdom Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Communications Manager
Has a website at http://Androo.smugmug.com
Joined on Jun 18, 2003

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On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)

When will they develop humans that can see these extra pixels?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)

A camera for teenage girls who want to be able to change from one rather average lens (an f/3.5 prime!) to the other rather average lens that's available. It should sell well....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:43 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without seeking consent news story (325 comments in total)

Mass disobedience required methinks. Hungary seemed like such a nice, sensible place a few years ago when I was there, and I'm sure at heart it still is. They need to be careful not to prepare the ground for Putin even before he rolls the tanks up to the border.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:38 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)

I'm surprised Nikon are sticking with the 1" sensor. It's fine for a compact like the Sony RX100, but you buy an interchangable lens camera so you can do things a compact can't. And the main thing you can do is buy a fast lens and get that bokeh all amateur photographers lust after. Or go ultra wide. Or ultra long. or ultra high quality, whatever that may be for you. With a 1" sensor, you can't do much of that. Ever.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:19 UTC as 154th comment | 3 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)

I just can't keep up with this pace of progress from Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:59 UTC as 196th comment | 1 reply
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes news story (186 comments in total)

Reminded me of the work of Don Komarechka.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:57 UTC as 37th comment
In reply to:

peevee1: XZ-2 strikes again. ;-)

Olympus is really selling its compact camera IP to anybody who asks. Well, probably last chance to make some money off the dying market.

But Casio could be better off joining m43 instead.

I keep thinking Casio should join m43 too. One more major manufacturer's involvement would assure the format's future. It's a pity Samsung chose to go their own way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 08:36 UTC

Nice. Would be nicer without all the extra bragging words all over the body ('Stereo' on the mic, '28mm' on the lens... so tacky). And yet the flip up screen and battery life make it a contender, even if it would be difficult to justify over the Olympus it shares one or two features with.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 08:33 UTC as 28th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)

The EVF is hard to see outdoors? This is a bit of a shocker, since the point of the EVF is that it should be for when you can't see the LCD outdoors. It's hard to believe this is the case.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:35 UTC as 151st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology news story (313 comments in total)

Well it's very nostalgic, very beautiful, very expensive. But it kind of reminds me of the last gasp of those huge American cars in the 1970s. Some old stalwarts were still buying them but most people were starting to buy smaller Japanese cars.
At this price point it likely isn't a significant camera. It's not for the masses after all so it's not as though it's trying to start a trend. But if you think about the Sony A7, it makes it really obvious who's throwing their weight behind a new and different future and who's stuck in the past.
You'd have to really be into the whole Nikon history thing to want this. It makes me a bit sad that Nikon are wasting time and talent on this behemoth.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:43 UTC as 93rd comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

I really like he GM1. But I do wish one of these manufacturers would be really brave and do away with the space-stealing LCD altogether in favour of a well-positioned tilting EVF. With their wi-fi capabilities, they don't really need their own giant LCD taking up the whole of the camera where they could put more useful stuff. Pity this doesn't have the GX7's IBIS. Perhaps Olympus could do something the same size as this but with EVF and five-axis. That would be really nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 08:06 UTC as 177th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

I think it looks really cute and can imagine it would be great fun with the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 clamped to it. A greet second camera. Like having a mini for when you can't be bothered taking the Range Rover into town.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 08:00 UTC as 179th comment
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

It's certainly unique. As an RX100 owner I would say that the lens rather than the sensor is the limiting factor as far as IQ goes so this could be amazing. I guess the laws of physics won out and made this rather a brute of a camera though, which is a shame. Some rumours suggested it would be more svelte. Could I justify buying something this big and expensive when I could get everything but the lens range from M43 and get it smaller and cheaper? Probably not. Kudos to Sony for having the guts to do this, and launch full frame mirrorless at the same time. Canon and Nikon can only stand around gawping as the future rushes past them.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:31 UTC as 234th comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (350 comments in total)

A comparitive review of these two cameras would be interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 99th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

I wish when I click on the 'read our first impressions' that it would go straight there and not pass through the annoying intermediate page.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 146th comment

Very niche. Nothing wrong with that, unless you're trying to save a dying system. Doubt this is intended to do that though. Some people will like it, many will find it totally irrelevant. But it could be the best waterproof camera there is and that's not a bad thing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 08:55 UTC as 10th comment

Leica has done this with Panasonic cameras for quite a while now so it must pay off for them. This is in no way like one of Hasselblad's horrors. And since the Panasonic versions have a Leica branded lens, it seems reasonable that the Leica versions should have a Leica branded body.
But actually this one looks rather different to the donor LF1. I like it. And it's not that much more money if you take the bundle into account. For somebody who wants something a little less run of the mill, with a decent camera to boot, good luck to 'em.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 14:43 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies
On First look: Sony QX10 and QX100 mobile cameras post (45 comments in total)
In reply to:

JEROME NOLAS: "If you want, you can take photos without a smartphone (as the cameras have physical controls) and transfer the photos later."
How do you compose/view images without smartphone?
Thank you.

You just point'n'hope. It'll be the new Instagram.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:53 UTC
On Sony reveals QX10 and QX100 camera modules for smartphones news story (131 comments in total)

At first it seems clever, but then you remember that a Panasonic LF1 can connect to a smartphone too (though not clip to it), has its own screen, viewfinder etc and is smaller and cheaper than this, and does raw etc. Which makes it tricky to see the point of this, fun though it might be.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:49 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

The benefits of an interchangeable lens camera with a large sensor are the very reasons amateurs get terrible pictures from them. At least two of my friends were sucked in by the 'pro' look of an SLR, and their photos are far worse than other friends who use ancient compact cameras on auto and take care over framing. If you understand nothing about how aperture affects depth of field, this kind of camera will give you lousy photos half the time. This camera is cynical and marketing-led and the people who buy it will be getting the wrong kind of camera for them. They need a reliable auto mode, a fast lens and a small sensor. And most of them already have that on their phones. if you want a viewfinder, get a Panasonic LF1. At least if fits in your pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 08:12 UTC as 220th comment
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