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 Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)
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tgutgu: The problem with Apple is that RAW support for cameras takes way too long. E-M10 support just now? The competitors have this for quite some time. No wonder why photographers leave the Apple platform and move to Lightroom and even perhaps Windows.

Leave Aperture, yes. Switch to Windows? I think we're a way off that scenario!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
On Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility article (86 comments in total)

The E-M10 update just took too long. I couldn't wait and switched over to Lightroom from Aperture (nothing to do with the impending demise). Sometimes you just have to get the work done and nobody is going to wait for six months.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

1008mm at f6.0 and no EVF... Bit cynical of Canon because the people they're marketing these to won't have a clue what they're buying and why spending just a little more would be so worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 08:13 UTC as 50th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Nikon have developed a DSLR-rivalling focusing and tracking system. If it was in a decent mirrorless camera like the Sony A6000 or the Olympus E-M10 it would storm the market. While it sits in the '1' cameras, it will be a relative failure. You'd need a good reason to buy this over a Sony RX100 Mk III, and I don't think interchangeable lenses are a good enough reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 11:15 UTC as 79th comment | 4 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

And... if the new Photos app had the power to replace Aperture, wouldn't apple have said so?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

Bad news. Apple is throwing us to the Adobe dogs. I've been waiting forever for the Olympus E-M10 raw update for Aperture and we haven't even got that yet. So rare now to get such an admission of failure and giving up on something. It's a great shame. Aperture is much nicer to use than Lightroom in my opinion. There will be a mad rush to other software to get off the sinking Aperture ship. Not happy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 11:35 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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Randy Benter: Only 4 new cameras in this update and still no support for the E-M10. Apple is terribly slow when it comes to adding support for new cameras.

Whatever the reason, it's very frustrating. I feel like I can't really use my EM-10 properly until I can shoot raw AND process in Aperture. Keep looking at the Lightroom website... but I don't really want to spend the £102.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

I like everything about it except for the hilarious hugeness, which would be a dealbreaker for me. Damn the laws of optics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

I like it. It seems like a sensible move for Leica, takes them into a new market without degrading the brand. It looks really good and probably feels even better. It's not for everyone, but so what?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:04 UTC as 476th comment | 1 reply
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 (563 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 106th comment | 2 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 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 43rd comment | 2 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (636 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 174th comment | 3 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (612 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 200th comment | 1 reply
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (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 (559 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 153rd comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (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 (631 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
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