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 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 (2970 comments in total)

One word:

SOLD

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 07:29 UTC as 177th 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 9th comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 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 (367 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
On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (84 comments in total)

Fantastic workflow and resultant image.
I, like the original photography try to perfect the image 'in camera' as if it were film to convey a true image (and save on PP time in front of a computer).

However slapping 3 filters in front of the lens will definitely degrade IQ. I understand why the ND Grad and the Polarizer were used, but I don't see the point of the 0.9 ND filter - its not like the water movement needed bluring, and it wouldn't have been too bright to need to bring the shutter speed down... Can the OP explain? Thanks.

BTW 'Flying Snail' - I don't think the horizon is crooked - I think you'll find the far side of the lake is not a straight line, and the mountain is not symmetrical.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 14:47 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Edward-Sensor-Hands

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 19:47 UTC as 34th comment

Its a nice idea, and obviously IQ will determine it's success.

However I just can't help feeling that panny aren't thinking about their market. This lens is very expensive. Coupled with a GM1 it is £1K!!!!

A sony A6000 with 20/2.8 or a Olympus EM10 with 17/1.8 comes in well under this price and both will win on every count except size.

Personally, I find the GM1 too small and too 'compact camera feeling' to warrant spending this much money on. Obviously the market for this camera is Japan and other Asian countries where microscopic capable cameras are in...

(Edit - btw I bought a GM1 thinking it would replace my RX100, and with it's kit lens, it did not - the RX100 was better in every respect. I sold the GM1 and bought a EM-5 and have no regrets - so don't put me down as a Sony fanboy as I love m43...)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 23:11 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (324 comments in total)

As an EM-5 user, it looks a very nice camera. Too similar to what I already have to be of interest, but it is very nice to see this coming in at a lower price point especially when you consider the EP5 came in at £900 and the EM5 around a thousand...

Cant see the point of bundling it with the pancake zoom though, that lens only really makes sense on a small pen camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 16:13 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)

How sad. Can't believe DPR has sunk to the lows of showing unboxing videos.
You forgot to do a cringeworthy 'selfie' with the camera too, dude.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 31st comment
On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R article (120 comments in total)
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waxwaine: With this new firmware Sony´s cameras will heel itself from light leaks and awful construction? or maybe automatically transfer a 20% of it price to my bank account?

Does Nikon and Canon and Fujifilm firmware also remove the non-issue light leak? Nikon and Canon DSLRs have far worse light leaks at ISO 250000000000 and 30s

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (303 comments in total)
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DonSantos: Well I'm about so sell my "gold" award x-e2 with the awesome fuji 35mm 1.4 and upgrade the the "silver" sony a7 + zeiss 55mm 1.8.

Am I crazy?

Yes, keep your E2 and buy an A7r to complement it!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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veroman: Save for the very best of the full frames, the M10 images look no better and no worse than the countless thousands of other images that have been posted on dpreview in the course of their most recent (past 2 to 3 years) camera reviews.

Seems to me that camera choices these days have much, much more to do with price point, ergonomics, features and intended uses than image quality or anything having to do with image quality. They're all very good. The OM-D E-M10 is good. A Leica is good. The Fuji X Trans cameras are good. My old Canon 40D is good. Take your pick.

I'm looking forward for a 24mp sensor which will be both good for portrait and take the best pocket landscape camera away from the NEX7 / A6000 !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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qwertio: I have a feeling this will have a gold award with 81~82% rating.
Something like this....
Pros:
- Excellent image quality, even at high ISO
- 3-axis IBIS almost as good as 5-axis IBIS except for macro photography
- Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable
- Impressive number of customizable controls
- Bright, sharp electronic viewfinder
- Reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control and easy transfer of images to mobile device
- Neat in-camera time lapse creation
- Tilting OLED screen very good

Cons:
- No weather sealing
- Disappointing video quality (unless updated by firmware..)
- Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially
- In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive

And the Nikon DF doesn't deserve any award. Its just a handicap D4 both in AF and ergonomics. Looks Fugly too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Does this mean these cameras are better off without the 5-axis IBIS?

Why would it be better off? its 3.5 stops of IBIS rather than 4...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:13 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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topstuff: Image Quality is not fantastic. Seems on a par with my RX100.

I do not think it really matters here.

I think I will buy one, if only because of G.A.S.

Shame about the 30p video though.

I have an E-M5 and an RX100 and sorry, but the E-M5 is superior IQ... as far as noise and sensor sharpness...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:12 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: This is pretty good deal. When the price settles down a bit, it will even be a better deal.

I would say the E-P5 and any offspring have run their course and are rendered obsolete by this camera. The EPL and EPM still serve some purpose in the Oly line up.

OMD occupies a nice niche in the camera market. It will be interesting to see if Olympus can make a buck selling these cameras.

Yea, especially if the shuttershockgate of the E-P5 is now fixed...
I've never seen a shock issue with my E-M5 but that E-P5 was aweful...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:10 UTC

Weak Yen? Up until 2007 camera equipment was affordable. When the £ and euro fell, prices went up. A brand new Canon 300/2.8 L IS was £3200. Now it is £5300.

As the yen comes down, the prices don't. Just like oil price vs petrol price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:36 UTC as 19th comment
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