Glen K Wells

Glen K Wells

Lives in United Kingdom Devon, United Kingdom
Works as a Fire Officer
Joined on Sep 5, 2010

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Why would you want no rear screen for checking composition, focus etc over a camera that does have one?!?

NeXt Leica M Model will not have a view finder either they are calling it
"Sie Dunkhoff" model!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 06:48 UTC as 173rd comment | 2 replies

GRRR
Why did the firmware not include 24mpixel upgrade, tiltable screen, IBIS, damm that stingy Fuji!!

Only joking it is great to see a company continuing support for their products.
Some of the ugrade are quite substantial.
My XE2 feels refreshed a little. Never intended to part with it but may now treat myself to that 35mm lens.

Now what products shall I bash today?
x

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 07:14 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
In reply to:

Glen K Wells: Hi
Now I appreciate the laws of physics when it comes to quality lens construction but I thought the whole ethos of the A7 series was its diminutive dimensions. Quote from Sonys own website :-

Meet the full-frame, palm-sized α7: portability and capability in one. With a 24.3 MP 35 mm Full Frame sensor into a body half the weight of leading DSLRs, this is an exciting new landmark in the market.

I am sure it will have a good market but for me, I prefer small lenses on my A7 - 28mm, 35mm etc I will revert to my trusty Nikon FF camera when I want to use big fast glass.

Coincidentally, sharpness is way overrated
I totally agree. Pretty much all the photos I have admired have been for their content, subject, colours etc never its sharpness.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)

Hi
Now I appreciate the laws of physics when it comes to quality lens construction but I thought the whole ethos of the A7 series was its diminutive dimensions. Quote from Sonys own website :-

Meet the full-frame, palm-sized α7: portability and capability in one. With a 24.3 MP 35 mm Full Frame sensor into a body half the weight of leading DSLRs, this is an exciting new landmark in the market.

I am sure it will have a good market but for me, I prefer small lenses on my A7 - 28mm, 35mm etc I will revert to my trusty Nikon FF camera when I want to use big fast glass.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 13:47 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies

vote with your wallets. Choose other software providers. It a pain to learn a new workflow but a little effort may pay dividends - literally.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Photoman: That is why I own a couple of Sony's ...a Fuji...and a Nikon...because they are all good at certain things.

ditto literally - I also own a Fuji, Sony and Nikon for the same reason!
Now I am of to put them together and create the ultimate camera bohaha!
Does make you wonder why the big 4 companies continually release camera that are 'really good' but often never hit the bullseye or is it to save some stuff for the next model?! Oh i have becoem a synic!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 07:44 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1597 comments in total)
In reply to:

Farouk Khelil: Does the firmware update fixes JPEG image quality

There has been a firmware update 1.02 of whch one of its features was to improve the application of noise reduction to jpgs. It made changes to the high ISO suppression. Still no update to 14bit RAW yet as the version II cameras have had but we can hope.
Overall I have found the camera on V2.00 firmware to be responsive, quick to start up and focus and only a littel behind my Nikon D610 in its high ISO performance in jpg and RAW - maybe 1/2 a stop at most. Switching off Auto Dynamic Range helped with reducing shadow noise.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 10:30 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)

Hope this new camera has properly solved the shutter lens blur issues that affected GX7 (to a lesser degree).
Again who do they ask when they say to potential consumers "what do you want in the next GX camera?"

I cannot imagine anyone saying " Well drop the built in flash coz nobody ever uses it!!! and then don't even put one in the box to get people to buy it on top of the £1000 camera price"
Really?!?
Do they even ask people on future models or are all the designers locked up without contact to the outside world?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 12:36 UTC as 172nd comment | 11 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1601 comments in total)

£1000 really - enjoy. (the kings got no clothes on!!)

£500 - £600 tops happy to wait 12 to 18 months until price comes down or buy as second user.

Confirmed tight wad, having now finished my therapy to stop me collecting new cameras.
Look what else is available for that sort of money.
I am sure it is a great camera but at that price it is not for me and it certainly is not a Leica but up for Leica money.

Regards
GW

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 17:31 UTC as 351st comment

I have a NEX-7 for sale with some gold glitter glued on and a tinsel strap, anyone willing to give me £6500

Look the king is wearing no clothes!?!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 19:26 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
In reply to:

Michael She: Almost a winner ... no built in flash is a killer for me.

I have the LX-7, one thing I don't understand is why the buttons on the lens barrel are so easy to move - Panasonic should introduce switches that "lock" in place so they're not bumped to the wrong setting so easily.

Hi jcburke, Agree with all your comments. There is always a trade off somewhere. Regards your LX7 when you have a spare few $ or £ have one of your favourite pictures, pref taken in half decent light, taken with the LX7 printed at A2 size. I reckon you may be pleasantly suprised.
Regards
GW

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 07:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (455 comments in total)

Another Panasonic flashless camera for the consumer market!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:43 UTC as 12th comment

Hi
Bit confused as to why there is no IS in this lens.
Would it not be easier to shoot with the 18-55mm IS at the 55mm end at f4 and have the ability to drop the shutter speed to a theoretical 1/20th second if needed- rather than the 16-55mm at the 55mm end where even with one stop advantage you would want to remain at 1/80th second or thereabouts?!

I appreciate the 2mm on the wide end and a little more brokeh but the one stop advantage is less of a feature because you can theoretically get more stable shots with the kit lens in lower light conditions.

GW

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 4th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1002 comments in total)
In reply to:

Michael She: Almost a winner ... no built in flash is a killer for me.

I have the LX-7, one thing I don't understand is why the buttons on the lens barrel are so easy to move - Panasonic should introduce switches that "lock" in place so they're not bumped to the wrong setting so easily.

Hi
Nice to see that some other people think that as well. I made that comment early on and it provoked mixed responses.
On an enthusiast camera such as this fill flash can be very useful.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (455 comments in total)

Jusy my two pennyworth but i think it is a mistake by Panasonic to not provide a built in flash.
Ok add-ons are more powerful etc but who are these cameras aimed at?

The LX100 - no flash and now the GM5?
Basic photo punters do not want to carry a separate flash around with them to a friends house or out in their other pocket. Just want to take a quick snap oh hang on everyone I need to find and then attach the flash - hey where did everyone go?
A built in flash is one of the functions that make cameras like the E-M10 and the NEX I mean A6000 lines popular.
A built in flash is dam useful. If there is no room on top anymore why not squeeze one on the front like the days of old - software or the camera can remove red-eye.

Personally I would not choose a camera without one, I know that counts for zip but it is a feature that I look for. Currently have D610, X-E2, NEX-6 and E-M10.

Gonna start a bring back the built in flash campaign haha.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 06:57 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

Shame there is no room for a built in flash.
Whilst I appreciate that they have limited abilities and range they can be very useful for candid stuff.
I would have thought the target audience for this camera it would have been included.
The Sony NEX range evolved to include flashes. I feel that would have been due to market needs. Even when they had the clip on one it folded down onto the camera quite neatly. When I had a NEX-5N the flash stayed on pretty much all the time and I soon purchased a NEX-6.

Liking most of the other stuff, cameras are certainly coming on at a fast pace. This sort of camera would have been a 'wish list' three or even less years ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:05 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched (125 comments in total)

Are you serious, no way surely not!
£130 for three pieces of cut sticky plastic - the world really and truly has gone mad!

I will stick with what it came with and feel compelled to make a decent donation to a worthwhile cause!

Regards
GW

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom (172 comments in total)

Fuji make good quality lenses for the XF range I would like one covering that focal length but at that price out of my reach. Maybe secondhand in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 05:31 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)

Mmm

Not compact, slow lens -- why
Leica groupies may buy it but there are better cameras for a fraction of the price.

I was expecting something else and something better
its a no from me

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 222nd comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon V1 (131 comments in total)
In reply to:

justmeMN: Whatever it's other flaws, a snapshot camera that can actually capture moving kids and pets is a Good Thing.

I have been an avid follower of digital cameras and photography since its inception. I really do not get these new Nikon's.
I think they have gone too left filed and I just cannot see it being a success.
Hope I am wrong but I do not see the target group it is intended for buying into it.
My wife is not going to put one of those in her bag over a smaller four thirds camera such as GF2 or EPL2 with a pancake lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:04 UTC
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