slimandy

slimandy

Lives in United Kingdom surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a stockbroker
Joined on Jul 7, 2004
About me:

D700
D200 (IR)
Nikon D40
Nikon D60
Nikon F3
Nikon 17~35 f2.8
Nikon 24~120mm f4 VR
Nikon 70~200 f2.8 VR II
Nikon 18~55 VR
Nikon 55~200 VR

A serious amature, with a lot to learn.

Comments

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On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

Shocked and saddened in equal measure. I hope the UK stores don't suffer. They were doing a roaring trade at the Photography show at the NEC last week. There aren't many camera stores of their calibre left.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:53 UTC as 84th comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)

I'm very interested. I could take this with me everywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 06:54 UTC as 193rd comment
On Hands-on with the HTC One post (30 comments in total)

Only 4m pixels? At last a camera phone I might actually want!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:22 UTC as 19th comment
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whyamihere: I must admit, that's a lot of zoom to fit into a single lens. Combined with the smaller physical size and weight, it makes the smaller aperture understandable I suppose. The next-closest in Micro 4/3 is the Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6, and that thing is pretty bulky & heavy (though it also features OIS, which is handy). The tradeoff here is more reach and a smaller, lighter package in the Olympus, versus a big, heavy Panasonic lens with a wider aperture and OIS.

As we prattle along in the comments section talking [complaining] about specs, people who want such a lens will make the decision that's right for their needs and likely find themselves happy with their decision.

If you are going to apply the crop factor to get the focal length equivalent based on the FOV you should apply the same to the aperture to get the equivalent based on DOF. I just put the figures into DOF master and based on that the 600mm equivlent gives the same FOV, perspective, framing, DOF etc at an aperture of f14.3

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 16:12 UTC
In reply to:

whyamihere: I must admit, that's a lot of zoom to fit into a single lens. Combined with the smaller physical size and weight, it makes the smaller aperture understandable I suppose. The next-closest in Micro 4/3 is the Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6, and that thing is pretty bulky & heavy (though it also features OIS, which is handy). The tradeoff here is more reach and a smaller, lighter package in the Olympus, versus a big, heavy Panasonic lens with a wider aperture and OIS.

As we prattle along in the comments section talking [complaining] about specs, people who want such a lens will make the decision that's right for their needs and likely find themselves happy with their decision.

More like a 190~540mm f10 in terms of equivalent focal length and DOF. You're right though. It's actually a 70~200mm f4 regardless of which body you put it on.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 07:57 UTC
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SirSeth: Looks good to me. Slow due to small size. Most people are really unrealistic about what it takes to make fast 600mm equiv. zoom lenses small and cheap. Yes, if you live in a technological fairy tale, this lens should be f2.8 and cost $399.

Happy with f5.6 but f6.7 is too much? It's half a stop. And that's a tiny lens to give you 600mm equivalent.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 07:52 UTC
On Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes post (79 comments in total)

I just closed my account. What a shame they sold out to Facebook.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 07:49 UTC as 30th comment
On Lightroom 4 Review article (469 comments in total)

If I hadn't already ordered this a few hours ago I would definately order it now! Can't wait!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:30 UTC as 111th comment

Looks very promising. I often wish I had a lightweight alternative to my SLR but I'm not prepared to compromise as much as I'd need to at the moment. I'm hoping this is the answer. It may at least lead to the answer in the near future. Let's hope.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 15:49 UTC as 31st comment
On Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts article (169 comments in total)

I'm suprised you chose the Sigma 105 rather than the 150.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 08:29 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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