Daryl Cheshire

Daryl Cheshire

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
Works as a Computer Technician
Joined on Feb 15, 2003


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Michael Foran: Wasn't this exactly the plan they publicly set forth a couple years ago? I don't have a link to the actual article but I recall them making a statement that the low and mid range markets were saturated and they were going to focus on higher end models. So this is exactly what they predicted would happen, they shifted their strategy accordingly, and had a big increase in profit because of it. And yet this headline seems to imply they failed somehow.

That's what happens if you don't use journalists to write articles

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
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Bjrn SWE: The eye has a spherical image sensor and it works fairly well for me. No zoom though. Yet.

how many cameras have crappy cheap optics and compensate with software correction?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
On article YoCam is world's smallest waterproof 'life' camera (26 comments in total)
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Horshack: An after-life camera would be cool as well.

just say "enhance!" and watch it blow up to A3 size

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
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Horshack: I don't want to be one of the negative-nelly fanboys that Roger hints about in his article but the decentering problems Sony has with this and other expensive lenses (24-70mm f/4 FE, 16-35mm f/4 FE, 16-70mm APS-C FE, and to a lesser degree the 70-200 f/4 FE) makes it hard to embrace the NEX lens system in its current form. The problem isn't entirely unique to Sony; over the past few years I've tried three different copies of the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II and have yet to find one even reasonably well-centered. However on balance I've had pretty good experience with Canon lenses overall. IMO Sony needs to step it up a gear and work out their QC issues.

I'm intereseted in your comments about the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L mkII, I have the mk I and it is a beast and considering the mk II or the f/4

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
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Daryl Cheshire: I don't think a camera should be marked down because it has a fixed rear screen, fixed screen cameras are more structurally robust.

I was relly commenting about all cameras of this size.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 20:37 UTC

Like saying "what's the best car?" they all have four wheels and an engine and space to carry a payload.

It's up to the user how he uses these options.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply

I don't think a camera should be marked down because it has a fixed rear screen, fixed screen cameras are more structurally robust.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 230th comment | 4 replies
On article Never miss a video: Subscribe to DPReview on YouTube (17 comments in total)

do you get all the ads?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 5th comment
On Connect post Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)

How would it compare to an all in one?
They are thicker yes. Generally they are underwhelming in CPU/GPU

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 07:45 UTC as 32nd comment
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mosc: I can't even remember the last time I printed a picture...

Years ago I printed quality photos but I could only print between 10-20 A4 photos and I'd run out of wall space and ink and the photos eventually faded to white sheets.
So now I just print to machines in shopping centres.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:10 UTC

Like Kolchak of the Night Stalker TV series where he takes a hurried picture with a 110 camera and later in the dark room is looking at perfect poster prints.
(who remembers 110 cameras?)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:05 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1500 comments in total)
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lenseye: Oh I'm going to buy this one as soon as it's on the shelf ... I'm sure my photos will be so much better ... maybe I'll even win a competition or two ...

photo the kids and cat and dog. post in facebook

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 07:45 UTC
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MrTaikitso: Sony are superb at miniaturisation, but need to work on their ergonomics, the one reason I would not choose an RX-100 series and sadly got rid of my NEX. (A-6000 better, but not perfect.) On the RX-100 series, the controls are too small, there is no top right multi-use dial and the case is too slippery. Sony could learn from the Panasonic LX-100, which would be perfect it it had an articulating display.

The quest for the perfect compact continues!

yes I was fleeced, I paid the Australia Tax, a different store had it for $150.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (254 comments in total)

Regarding focussing screens, I have the matt screen for the 5D mk II for use with the 50mm f/1.2L - works well

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On article Week in Review: Two by two (22 comments in total)

why are cameras shown on rocks?

years ago, digital camera adverts had kids with food on their faces, usually melted ice cream.

Now it's rocks.

I better not whinge too much or they'll bring back the food covered kids.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)

Prefer a VF

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 3rd comment
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motobobp: I tend to agree. Many people would like a camera that takes excellent pictures but is intuitive to use. Rather than eliminating capabilities, how about making a menu portal that guides the user into what ever level they want to work at, ie.; "Snapshot", "Basic Still", Intermediate Still", etc. Buttons and functions would be deactivated depending on what level you are at. This would avoid the dreaded "I must have pushed a button by mistake and now the camera is doing something I don't want! Help!!!!"

many cameras have a factory reset function but I like a less drastic way to return the default functions.
Even if default settings were merely listed in the manual, yet this is not always done.
I like the Canon's C1 C2 C3 dial positions and you have the option to remember changes or lock them and not remember changes.
Even more experienced people can forget the original setting of some obscure setting

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:55 UTC
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photoeng: Last I checked... The world is swimming in images lately, and that's what matters.

But will these images be around in 50 years? Like film?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:47 UTC
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fairfaxian: I love using my iPhone 6+ -esp for slo-mo panoramas. But I almost always carry a real camera.
I just returned from backpacking in Yosemite high country -where I opted for the added weight of my wonderful Canon 7DII. I even carried it rock scrambling up a (steep!) peak at just over 10k' -just for the quality of the images. I am editing those images now and the IQ is magnificent. I'm a pro retoucher -and yes I scrutinize to the pixel level. I have pocket cams, midsize and DSLRs. And the more important the content, the bigger the hardware that I will lug out there.
iPhones are a marvel of engineering -but there's (currently) no substitute IMO for quality glass on a cam that will bang out 10fps and IQ that looks terrific as a large print. I choose to support the makers of the excellent cameras that I use daily -in hopes that they will thrive and have capital for continued R&D. And when they come out with new gear, I often buy it. I choose carefully, and rarely regret my purchases.

i agree, I never use my iphone camera, if I have gone to some trouble to get somewhere, I would rather use quality gear to take the photos, such as a 5DMk III for example, even if it is heavier.
I have also got the Sony RX100M4 as the camera I take on my commute to work or when cycling.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:35 UTC
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derekkite: Yes! What I need is a dslr that is wide angle and small aperture with an automatic flash. Then I can have fun!

Come on. I take photos with my phone, sure. Fun, not really. It doesn't focus in low light, it doesn't freeze movement with a fast shutter speed, I can't control a flash detached from the phone, I can't take a shot of the bear or otter up the river. I can't photograph the milky way.

Canon has how many options to set up autofocus, and if done to the circumstances of the shot, gets amazing results. Could it be simpler? I suppose, but Apple's simplicity is 80% due to limiting what you can do. Could some phone manufacturer put together a focus mechanism, lens and sensor that can capture a football game from the sidelines? Nope.

This is nonsense. Phones are wide small aperture photographic devices. I don't consider that to be very much fun.

I agree, phone cameras have a very small lens and no variable aperture. The novices who take phone pictures don't care about that.
At least phone cameras eliminate the flash photos outdoors like at sporting events.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
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