Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee

Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee

Lives in cork
Works as a Retired doctor
Joined on Oct 31, 2002
About me:

We live in history. The most interesting photos to me are the ones which weren't taken
today. Today's mundane is tomorrow's priceless gem.
Táimíd ag maireachtaint sa stair. Siad na griangrafanna is suimiúla domhsa na sean-
chinn. An gnáthrud inniu, an seod amáireach..

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On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1111 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

See my post which I'll put in Panasonic Forum.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1111 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

Of course I know it won't separate background, BUT it's not bad at a long FL. There's more to photography than background separation, though it's an effect I really like. Sometimes, as in sport, stopping down can be better. It depends on the shot.
My liking for this camera is that I don't mind carrying it all day. I resent carrying a big kit, or even changing lenses a lot. I used to carry two Panasonic G1 bodies to circumvent this on holidays!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:30 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (892 comments in total)

I got one of these a few months ago. I mostly use "serious" cameras like Canon D series but for holidays, most recently was using a Sony NEX kit. I brought this Panasonic on a long holiday to New Zealand, together with my Sony Kit. I shot about 50 shots with the NEX and 5000 with the Panasonic. IQ wise in any reasonable light it's excellent, it's very responsive, the IQ is excellent at all focal lengths and it'll go to 800mm in one mode (I know it's digital but it's fine). I use mine on silent mode mostly (you can can't use flash in this) because it's truly silent and it appears to increase the battery efficiency a lot. This camera is easily paired with a smartphone by wifi and there is rapid transfer of selected shots to the phone.
This is EASILY the best all-in-one camera I've had. It's fantastic for holidays etc. It's light enough to have around your neck all day.
Can I fault it? Well, it's not waterproof, but a plastic bag is.
I LOVE this camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 9th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1111 comments in total)
In reply to:

Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

I'm talking about the practical IQ, ie, prints. I know about that. My best current camera is Canon 1Dx with top lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1111 comments in total)

There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 61st comment | 11 replies

Hopeless. Emperor's New Clothes.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:09 UTC as 18th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (892 comments in total)

I got one last week and I've used it a lot. I've very good "serious" cameras and lenses, Canon D and Sony NEX to name some, but I've always like bridge cameras of which I've had three in the past. They are very handy.
The AF in this is as good as most SLRs and better than some. I've used it for cycling and running and it's great. The OS keeps the ISO low so in reasonable light, it's fine. The lens is great. I've a couple of quibbles. The zoom/focus button and OS buttons are easily knocked out of position, accidentally. I'm going to tape over them. The second is that the motorised zoom is a bit slow. The IQ is fine. It took me a good bit to work out all the practical workings of the camera. One thing they might address in software is button combinations to rush the zoom to particular focal lengths, or stored ones.
Overall, for what it does, this is a magnificent all-in-one. It's less than two pounds weight.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 21st comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1581 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

I've thought about it again. I'm wrong. Sorry. I'll find the nearest aperture and jump into it!
Kerplop!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1581 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

There isn't more light. The lens focusses the same amount of light from the image into a different area. How could the light coming from the same image be magnified by the sensor? Oh it says, there's more sensor, I must send out more light. What you're saying, I contend is intelligent-sounding nonsense!n Harmless I know..

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 06:14 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1581 comments in total)

A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 06:43 UTC as 47th comment | 11 replies
On photo DSC00004_SAM_f8.0_24.0 mm_ISO100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is pretty impressive but it's not very cheap. Not changing lenses is a boon, but my normal solution is two light bodies with a telezoom and a wa zoom.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:00 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This is pretty impressive but it's not very cheap. Not changing lenses is a boon, but my normal solution is two light bodies with a telezoom and a wa zoom.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:00 UTC as 1st comment

I think it looks quite good. i'd pay five euro for it.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 43rd comment
On photo Egret Vs Snake in the Canon EOS XD Series challenge (3 comments in total)

That's a great capture, by you, the Egret AND the snake!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Rosaleen's Smile in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

She's always like that. She's my eldest daughter!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 08:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo On her way up.. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

She made it, did a PB and beat the National Champion

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 1st comment

Big effort and different, but not my cup of tea but then, there's no accounting for taste! May be someone else's nectar!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 08:37 UTC as 10th comment

One of Cartier-Bresson's photos, the one of the man jumping over the puddle, was taken blind.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 09:04 UTC as 58th comment

I'm 63 and at photography since about 24. I'm retired now and doing an awful lot of photography, which I love and I'm learning new stuff every day. I mastered a transmitter and radio controlled triggers last week. Never tried them before.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:05 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On photo From Dusk Till Dawn in the My best picture this week challenge (8 comments in total)

Not surprised this came first. It's brilliant.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 06:17 UTC as 7th comment
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