Donald M Mackinnon

Donald M Mackinnon

Lives in United Kingdom Isle of Lewis, Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a Energy solutions
Joined on Nov 13, 2006

Donald M Mackinnon's recent activity

  • The obvious question is why did you sell the Nikon ? These are two very different cameras in terms of size and only you can judge whether that is an issue or not. Remember Sony can be used in ...
  • Pentax have several models which are weather-proof and these  are considered to be amongst the most robust cameras currently available. However I will never forget an image of a K5 with the LCD ...
  • Replied in FZ1000 ordered
    I finally made my mind up today and order the FZ1000. Reading reviews and user comments was interesting and one of the issues which surprised me was the number of RX10 users who reported serious ...
  • Replied in Don't panic!
    Super answer, what forums are for. Huge thank you :-)
  • I shall refrain from commenting on the suggestion that I should start making alterations on a £600 camera to obtain proper images. I now assume that this is only seen in RAW images and that what is ...
  • Sorry to bump this but I have been asking about the FZ1000 on the Panasonic forum and have been informed that the lens hood edges are visible in wide end shots which if accurate is absurd. Simple ...
  • I am very surprised by this. None of the other reviews I read make any reference to this and it simply ends the FZ1000 for me. I will do the bulk of my shots at the wide end but having to crop ...
  • From the "Photography Blog" review : One odd thing though; we were disappointed to find that when shooting on the widest possible setting with the FZ1000 that, with the lens hood attached, we ...
  • That is a pretty solid endorsement for the FZ1000. The images in the safari thread on here are impressive and I think that I have all that I could ask for in to help making a decision. Many thanks ...
  • These are impressive images. Many thanks for posting them and I agree that the Sony will have similar issues with distortion. I do most of my shots at the wide end and wonder if there is enough of ...
  • Created discussions Choosing FZ1000 help
    I want an FZ1000. When it was launched I got one the first day they became available in the UK. I had been using an FZ150 and it seemed the only way was up in terms of IQ. Two things spooked me and ...
  • Yup, no care or clue !!

  • I am a stills only shooter so the D5500 output is apparently superb, not my words but the consistent comment of a number of UK shops when discussing a new camera recently.Model I was looking at was...

  • bluevellet: Sony A7 with 28-70mm full frame for £999 with £100 cashback
    Everlast: D5500 is latest Nikon sensor so the "old technology" is lost on me.
    Agree re the A6000 but weak kit lens(es)

  • Created discussions UK GX8 body only - £1069
    Are Panasonic having a laugh ?  better still - with 14-140mm £1399 ?? Who with two brain cells talking to each other is going to pay £1069 for the body? Try £500 cashback and we'll take a look
  • For £1069 you can buy a kit that would defeat the GX8 on every conceivable front.
    The worrying aspect of this price is it puts the GX8 beyond the budget of possibly many current mft users. The...

  • For £1069 you can buy a kit that would defeat the GX8 on every conceivable front.
    The worrying aspect of this price is it puts the GX8 beyond the budget of possibly many current mft users. The...

  • Replied in SS :-(
    Oh the fun and excitement anticipating such an encouraging announcement, then the eagerly awaited review on here, and then .................. shutter shock !!! Surely not  deja vu a la G7
  • Hmmm........ this is interesting, - because I was indeed shooting at low extended ISO. I previously had the GX7 and GM1 however and never saw highlight clipping at extended low ISO. I don't really ...
  • Replied in Sigma 18-200 "C"
    The truth? - don't know, -  because its on its way to me from a reputable dealer who advised me to get it over a more expensive alternative that I was considering. He would have made more money out ...
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