Rupert Bottomsworth

Rupert Bottomsworth

Joined on Mar 13, 2011

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ThePhilips: MFD (min focusing distance) of 45cm? Ouch.

One of the reason I went with the m43 was that the Oly lenses have relatively short MFD. Helps enormously in tight corners and on social outings.

Just buy a macro lens if you want to shoot that close.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (109 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: For today's light weight compacts and system cameras, wouldn't it be possible to create an advanced tripod that just weighs about a pound / 0.5 kg, and that is extensible to a variable height of up to 5 foot / 1.5 m? No market?

Bilora used to make the Biloret, which comes close, and which can be had cheap. However its technology is roughly half a century old. I'm willing to pay up to 200 USD / EUR for a tripod matching the above specs. Of course light weight tripods are not great in wind, but it's not always windy.

Carbon is an incredible material. I used very thin carbon legs for a fun table tripod design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:363348

I have the Sirui T-025x, a carbon fibre tripod that weighs in at .6kg, which sounds like what you're after.

http://www.sirui.com.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74:t-005025-series&catid=83&Itemid=470

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 09:02 UTC

Gimmicky and ultimately uninteresting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 46th comment
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vscd: Interesting, but it has no real advantage because you just use an old lense on your NEX. Maybe a Tilt/Shift Cam can give you some new possibilities.

It's lens, not lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 11:56 UTC

Actor Dennis Hopper gets first London exhibition - 4 years after death

What bad taste this title is. They guy has been dead for 4 years, for god's sake!
It should be: The Hopper Art Trust is showing an exhibition of the late Dennis Hopper's photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 06:12 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

ZZZZzzzz…..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 56th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: At least we know the following: if (and only if) production RX100's have exactly the same optical and electronic quality,

- at the long end of the zoom, the lens can't resolve 20 Mpixel but has pretty good corners
- the sensor seems to be a bit noisier than that of the RX100 MkII
- the WB isn't exactly fool-proof

Also, based on the a CameraStore "review",
- the 720p120 slow-mo video mode only has 360p120 effective resolution- but at least doesn't have aliasing, unlike, say, the Samsung Note 3
- IS in video mode seems to be rather cr@ppy (assuming it wasn't an operator error)

I REALLY hope the lens is significantly better at shorter FoV's. After all, many compact zoom lens (e.g., the Pana 12-32) deliver the worst results at their longest focal length. I *really* hope the case is the same with the new Sony (and the corners at 24mm equiv aren't messy and at least are on par with the above-mentioned 12-32).

Hey, why don't you post this a third time, just to be sure. You never know, some people might miss it.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 13:45 UTC
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Artistico: It trolls the web? Really? I thought there was enough trolling just in the DPReview forums for starters. Why would we want anyone else to start trolling for us as well? =P

Ah but this is trolling for a good purpose ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 UTC
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (79 comments in total)

What size hard drive does it come with?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 06:06 UTC as 15th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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jira: YAMC - Yet Another Mirrorless Camera

Do you say YADSLR every time a new DSLR comes on to the market?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 05:12 UTC
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

Pockets will also do the job and are free.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 08:18 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

Rupert, of course ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 04:43 UTC as 76th comment

These photos would be so much better if they had been taken with a decent camera. They're not bad, but these instagram type filters have just become so cliché now. If only she'd used something like a Sony RX100 or Panasonic GM1 (small, compact cameras with good image quality).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 01:32 UTC as 15th comment
On The Walk in the high heels (legs only) challenge (2 comments in total)

Invisible high heels?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 05:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)

Most kids grow out of lego by the age of 10.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Sensible people will just buy the D610.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 05:54 UTC as 376th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)
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Allen Yang: I prefer Nikon D7100 to this!

George, why can't you just call it the EM1? Seems simple enough to me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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novak977: the 3 crop mode images are not showing. Could you please fix?

Still not showing Jeff.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 06:22 UTC
On Boudoir photography challenge (8 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Here is an idea: instead, why not a 'vocabulary' challenge? It seems that participants do not know or care to check in a dictionnary the meaning of the word boudoir

Please check the word dictionary in a dictionary.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (123 comments in total)

You'd get a better result from a Holga.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:43 UTC as 78th comment
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