Boxbrownie

Lives in United Kingdom Essex, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jul 9, 2002

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (992 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: Pardon me if it is obvious but I am having difficulty finding out the minimum shutter speed allowed with the Pixel Shift operational, is it a "strap to a tripod" mode as the Oly or can this be hand held at sensible speeds in PS mode?

Thanks Monobod, I asked the question as I have not been able to find any formal specs on the system functionality.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (992 comments in total)

Pardon me if it is obvious but I am having difficulty finding out the minimum shutter speed allowed with the Pixel Shift operational, is it a "strap to a tripod" mode as the Oly or can this be hand held at sensible speeds in PS mode?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 19:09 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)

From the Fuji presentation slide...

"Pixel area should be smaller than X-T11"......????

Did they let something slip or just a typo?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 15:29 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

This is taking Retro to the extreme...

Mr K Chrome must be spinning in his grave!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 68th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: Alias filter or not?

I suspected it would have, I do prefer the top control layout of the Pro models but after seeing the results from my 7200 (replaces my Professionally used D3X since I retired) I will be happy with my recent purchase, the lack of AA filter does put a bit of "snap" into the piccies without having to PP everything.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Alias filter or not?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 248th comment | 2 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: I pondered for a long time what to replace my D300 & D3X with once I retired, I now know my recent choice of the D7200 was oh so the correct decision.

It is relevant as I have years of professional experience with the D3X as my full time camera, which is of course FF as you well know.

I pondered long and hard as to what to buy in retirement so I replaced my P&S Nikon with a P&S Leica (you see, I do like Leica) but wanted something lighter and more compact to use all my lenses on, the D7200 seemed fine and to be honest the only thing I don't like is the smaller OVF image, but just comparing this SL with a lowely D7200 shames the Leica brand I feel, they should and could have done much, much better.

It looks f......ugly also! ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 10:56 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

I pondered for a long time what to replace my D300 & D3X with once I retired, I now know my recent choice of the D7200 was oh so the correct decision.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 116th comment | 6 replies

Ha.....that would never happen in the UK

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 14:27 UTC as 28th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: It is a shame it has all the controls of a point and shoot........

Well being a retired professional photographer (not employed by any other camera company!) I expect a camera of this sophistication and level to have decent controls on board, not something that looks like the control layout was lifted from lower priced P&S in their range.

And yes I like proper dials hence my P&S is a D-Lux (LX100)

I'll bash anything I don't like.......figuratively speaking of course :)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 13:29 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)

It is a shame it has all the controls of a point and shoot........

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 410th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: You know what, I have a friend who's presently in Singapore and they have a good deal for this camera. Well, the RX100IV is on pre-order there with the original Sony 64GB SDXC (95MB/s) U3 card, extra battery and original Sony leather case (designed for the RX100 series). All in all, S$1235, which works out about £585. That's about the same price I got my original RX100 in 2012. Of course, I asked him to order it for me, and can't wait for it to arrive when he returns to England in a week's time!!!

Please note, that the second last paragraph in the WiFi page has an unfinished sentence.

Your not blind it is my searching thats blind, I didn't notice when I searched for the MkIV it reverted to the MKIII..........let your mate get it LOL

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: You know what, I have a friend who's presently in Singapore and they have a good deal for this camera. Well, the RX100IV is on pre-order there with the original Sony 64GB SDXC (95MB/s) U3 card, extra battery and original Sony leather case (designed for the RX100 series). All in all, S$1235, which works out about £585. That's about the same price I got my original RX100 in 2012. Of course, I asked him to order it for me, and can't wait for it to arrive when he returns to England in a week's time!!!

Please note, that the second last paragraph in the WiFi page has an unfinished sentence.

UK Digital, and quite a few other, even John Lewis have them at £569

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:55 UTC

Brilliant, love it............

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:53 UTC as 29th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: You know what, I have a friend who's presently in Singapore and they have a good deal for this camera. Well, the RX100IV is on pre-order there with the original Sony 64GB SDXC (95MB/s) U3 card, extra battery and original Sony leather case (designed for the RX100 series). All in all, S$1235, which works out about £585. That's about the same price I got my original RX100 in 2012. Of course, I asked him to order it for me, and can't wait for it to arrive when he returns to England in a week's time!!!

Please note, that the second last paragraph in the WiFi page has an unfinished sentence.

Not sure if you have seen the deal now, camera for £540 then £50 cashback from Sony, the case and battery from Sony comes to £95 so for £585 you can have a UK genuine warranty model, call your mate quick! LOL

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 16:02 UTC

Oooo great, must dig out all my old enlarger lenses........save a fortune!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:57 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (691 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Resolution looks more like 12mp than 16, but noise control is great!

Comparing the E-M5II with this camera in the studio scene @200 JPG & RAW......the Fuli is completely lost, either something is wrong or something is wrong! ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (691 comments in total)

It's a lovely little camera but that's one hell'o'va price for a compact, the new Oly 5II with lens costs same/less.

A lot of margin for fashion in there.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:51 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies
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Boxbrownie: Looks interesting, but just look at the view of the side of the lenses you will get through the viewfinder!

@HowaboutRAW, Yes I have used a Leica M, but started on a Leica IIIf back in the 70's........so yes, I have looked through a Leica viewfinder and know what it's like, even if the early ones were a bit naff! LOL

And this camera is NOT a Leica.......so we will wait and see, but still looks a bit close to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
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Boxbrownie: Looks interesting, but just look at the view of the side of the lenses you will get through the viewfinder!

You only have to look at the view in the third product picture to see how narrow the angle needs to be to cause a problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 20:53 UTC
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