Daryl Cheshire

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

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On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)

This is why I'm not a photographer, the second last photo, the one of the lady with the blue dress. I would not see anything wrong with the untouched photo. The touched up photo is 'warmer' but not necessarily better than the original photo.
But then I don't have an artistic bone in my body and post processing doesn't grab me.
I think I'm a recorder rather than an artist. For example, some of the railway interest photos are of buildings no longer there.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

do you carry an anchor on a canoe trip?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 12:19 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

symbolic with the canoe, you can use the camera as a boat anchor

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (516 comments in total)

Regarding the zoom issue, I have the RX100M4 and after taking a photo I'd zoom to recompose the next shot and find that I'm zooming in the last photo I took.
This was annoying enough that I disabled the preview function.
This fixed the problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 12:35 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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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

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?

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

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

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
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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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 388th comment | 4 replies
On article Never miss a video: Subscribe to DPReview on YouTube (17 comments in total)

do you get all the ads?

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

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.

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?)

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) (1512 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

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (255 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

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (399 comments in total)

Prefer a VF

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 3rd comment
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