Richt2000

Richt2000

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.fotoz.co.uk
Joined on Jul 9, 2004
About me:

Current Using...
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Sony A7r - Landscapes, hiking & Travel
Olympus E-M5 - Family / People camera
Sony RX100 - Skiing and Mountain biking

Nikon 18-35 G 3.5-4.5 + Novoflex
Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8
Sony Zeiss FE 55/1.8
Contax Zeiss 35-70/3.4 CY
Canon 70-300 L (metabones III)

Olympus m43 17/1.8
Panasonic Leica 25/1.4
Olympus m43 45/1.8

Gitzo Basalt GT2931 Tripod + Kirk BH-3
Gitzo Traveller GT1541T + RRS BH-25

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Equipment used, previously owned, or tested.
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Nikon 14-24/2.8 G (via Novaflex Adapter)

Canon Bodies:
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Digial - EOS 10D, 300D, 20D, 40D, 400D, 5D, 1DsII, 1DsIII, 5D II
Film ef - 3, 5, 10, 100, 30e, 50e, 300, 600
Film fd - AV1 (and 50/1.8 + 35-70mm)

Canon Ls and DOs:
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24/1.4 L
35/1.4 L
16-35/2.8 L
16-35/2.8 L II
24-70/2.8 L
24-105/4 L IS
24-70/2.8 L II
50-200 f3.5-4.5 L
70-200 f2.8 L IS
70-200/4 L
70-200/4 L IS
70-300mm DO IS
80-200 f2.8 L
100-300/5.6 L
100-400 L IS
135/2 L
180 f3.5 L Macro
200mm f2.8 L
300mm f2.8 L IS
400mm F4 DO IS
400mm F5.6 L
500D 77mm Diopter

Canon Primes:
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15/2.8 Fish
20/2.8 USM
24/2.8
28/1.8 USM
28/2.8
35/2
50/1.8 Mk 1
50/1.8 Mk 2
85/1.8 USM
100mm f2.8 Macro USM
135/2.8 SF

Canon Consumer Zooms:
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10-22 efs
18-55 efs
24-85/3.5-4.5 Both Goldfinger and Black
28-80/3.5-5.6 USM
28-80/3.5-5.6 Mk III
28-105/3.5-4.5 Mk II
28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM
35-70/3.5-4.5
35-135 USM
55-200 II USM
70-210/3.5-4.5 USM
75-300 USM
75-300 IS
80-200 USM
100-300/4.5-5.6 USM

Tamron Lenses:
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28-75mm Di XR LD F2.8
28-80 consumer
90mm Macro DI
70-300 LD 1:2
MC4 1.4 TC
MC7 2x TC
PRO 300 1.4x TC
PRO 300 2x TC

Sigma Lens:
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12-24 EX
17-35 EX
20/1.8
24/1.8
70-300 APO
70-200

Sony e-mount
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Sony NEX 7
Sony 18-55 kit lens
Sony 10-18 OSS
Sony Zeiss 24/1.8
Sony 50/1.8 OSS

Micro 4/3
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Bodies
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Oly EP-1, E-PL2, E-P3, E-P5
Panasonic GF-1, Gf-2, EP-3, EP-5, GM-1

Lenses
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Olympus 12/2
Sigma 19/2.8
Panasonic 20/1.7
Panasonic 12-24/2.8
Olympus 14-42 Kit
Panasonic 14-45 Kit
Panasonic 40-175
Panasonic 12-32 pancake

Point and shoots
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Sony DSC-P1, DSC-P9
Canon IXUS400, S50, S60, S70, S80, S90, G9, G10
Fuji F31fd
Panasonic LX-3

Comments

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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (127 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Why can't American websites dare say "happy Christmas"?
When its Holi people say happy Holi, when its Eid, people say Eid Mubarak, so we can't people say Happy Christmas?

Insane.

Haha, just scrolled down to see everyone else is saying the same.

Next time I'll read the other comments, but still, sort it out DP...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (127 comments in total)

Why can't American websites dare say "happy Christmas"?
When its Holi people say happy Holi, when its Eid, people say Eid Mubarak, so we can't people say Happy Christmas?

Insane.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 21st comment | 11 replies
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jhendrix: Is that a dust devil?

No, its his assistant hiding behind the rock, throwing dust into the air. Same as everyone has done, every day in summer, since about 1970.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 09:14 UTC

Shame it's not original. People have been throwing dust up into that beam in Antelope canyon way before Lik expanded out of Australia...

I really like Lik's Australian images - i bought a few of his books back in 2002 on a visit there - they were original. Since he expanded to North America it just seems hes put his tripod in the holes made by others and then used money and PR agencies to whip up the fame...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 09:05 UTC as 25th comment

Effectively this is manual re-sampled interpolation.
The good thing about this (If I understand correctly) is it doesn't require the optics to be sharper to make a noticable benefit like going from a 16 to 40mp sensor would.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

Very funny that dpreview reposts 43rumor info.
I would hae thought Amazon would have wanted to clear remaining stock of E-M5s before posting that it is likely to be replaced. Strange strategy...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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GPW: It seems that Canons new 7DMKll has almost caught up to Nikons 2 year old D7100 in sensor quality!!!

Yea, Canon is years behind Sony's sensors

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 20:30 UTC

They need to make one in the shape of a lemon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 134th comment
On Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop article (71 comments in total)

Most likely the best photos I've seen of the over-photographed place in the last 15 years. I photographed it in 2005 - stunning place where the floor never stays the same :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 08:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

I was expecting a new photo copier.
Even I was dissapointed with that!

Its a bit like companies posting ads on Facebook only to recieve 1000 negative comments - why bother in the first place!?!?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 07:11 UTC as 68th comment
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)

Also, how many stops bracketing?
+\- 3 like big boys cameras or
+\- 1 like top cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 14th comment
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)

Hmm, in Av mode, is possible to control

Aperture with front ring
Exp comp with exp comp dial
ISO with back dial ?

All at the same time? This is where sony tri-navi on the N7
And Alpha 7 really kill the competiton as far as usability.

The RX100 is not bad with two dials... Just a pain to get to ISO...
I'm guessing this G7X will be the same :-|

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 10:20 UTC as 15th comment
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: One thing I do love about Canon. They show the product and next thing you know...it's available! No road maps, just deliveries. Of course, retailers will need to say it's in short supply but knowing Canon, they'll actually deliver. (One reason retailers love Canon.) This efficiency comes from being big, but even Nikon has gotten much better at actually shipping their products.

I remeber waiting 9 months for a 24-70/2.8 ii

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Update: Olympus issues emergency firmware fix for E-P5 article (21 comments in total)
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Richt2000: What a hash-up.

The E-P5 was released with the worse shutter shock issue I have ever seen. ONE YEAR on we have a workaround.

I will never buy a PEN again, that is for sure.

I now have an A6000 - far far superior in every respect.

Thats only the A7r with certain telephoto lenses.

I have compared images (i own an E-M5 and a A6000) and the A6000 is superior!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

One word:

SOLD

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 07:29 UTC as 178th comment
On Update: Olympus issues emergency firmware fix for E-P5 article (21 comments in total)
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Michael Geary: Sweet! I installed 1.5 on my E-P5 and it does indeed fix the display problem. With this fixed and the new antishock and remote control features from 1.4, it's like having a new camera!

It's good to see that 1.5 was released only nine days after 1.4. One might argue that the display bug ought to have been caught in QA, but I'm a software developer myself and know how regression bugs like these can slip in and somehow go unnoticed.

So kudos to Olympus for the quick fix.

Regression bugs slip in normal? No excuse.

If you have proper QA and someting called "regression testing" they don't.

This is just pure and simple laziness.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:05 UTC
On Update: Olympus issues emergency firmware fix for E-P5 article (21 comments in total)

What a hash-up.

The E-P5 was released with the worse shutter shock issue I have ever seen. ONE YEAR on we have a workaround.

I will never buy a PEN again, that is for sure.

I now have an A6000 - far far superior in every respect.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:03 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

Way way way too late a fix for this camera.
Mine suffered so bad from shutter I ditched it with a few weeks and replaced it with an E-M5...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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Smokymtnhiker: The 16-35mm F4L should be awesome on the A7R. It would be the perfect do-all lens for backpacking trips. I hope Novoflex hurries up with their AF adapter. If so I will forget about getting the Sony 35mm 2.8.

Yea, the 17-40 is a DOG on the A7r - that sensor exposes how bad the corners really are.
The Nikon 18-35 G is amazing in comparison, and cheaper!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

$1199 or £1199 - canon is ripping the brits off again.

For an f4 zoom, thats expensive...

Lets hope its better than the 17-40 L, which is only 'ok' in my book.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 19:31 UTC as 38th comment | 10 replies
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