Pic Man

Pic Man

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On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (202 comments in total)

Not much of an upgrade but it's still a nice camera. Their next camera should be a GR 50mm 2.8. One camera for each pocket. They'd compliment each other.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 20th comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)

I know someone who recently just bought a canon 700D for his girlfriend and he knew nothing about photography. He bought a canon DSLR because it's a brand he recognised and because it's a DSLR, so it must be good. Canon don't need to push the boat out with new features and better sensors because they have the brand. Having said that the 700D is still a good camera which will take excellent pictures. They have nice straight out of camera jpegs which is important to most. I also have to say that the 700d was one of the most comfortable cameras I've held. I'm sure it's the same with the 750/760D.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:11 UTC as 74th comment | 6 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (568 comments in total)
In reply to:

ChowMonkey: When can we expect the more affordable Panasonic counterpart?

Soon, they're calling it the LX1 and it will come with a grip and free auto lens cap (limited deal only). Unfortunately it comes with one year less warranty than Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (568 comments in total)

I would prefer a 35mm lens. However 24mp should give about 15mp at 35mm which is nearly as much as my x100t anyway. Unfortunately this is out of my budget.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:50 UTC as 163rd comment

What a great shot! You obviously didn't impress everyone though, you got a couple of 1.5 stars. You need to work harder next time ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 20:54 UTC as 5th comment
On Don't trip. in the Stairs challenge (1 comment in total)

This is my favourite pic from the challenge. Love it!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 12:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Westminster Bridge in the Long Daytime Exposure challenge (2 comments in total)
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MBradfield: Nice shot.

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On The Hydration Of Anthony in the Spoof challenge (8 comments in total)

Congratulations on your win. I think it's a very creative and well executed idea. Love it!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 12:16 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: I <3 it !

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
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ejw07: luv it

Thank You!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
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BarnET: Normally i don;t like portraits at 35mm equiv.
Since it increases the size of the nose.
But in this particular case it actually works rather well with the low-key lighting.

Also in colour which is quiet hard when shooting low-key. Overall a very interesting shot.

I agree about 35mm and portraits usually. My aim wasn't to be flattering so I thought I could get away with it this time. You also get a feeling of closeness to the subject when using a wide focal length up close. I think that helps in this photo. Thanks for commenting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On Shadow Eyes photo in Pic Man's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Thank you for the kind words Derek

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (671 comments in total)
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Eugene232: nice camera but overpriced.
Ricoh GR and Nikon A 2- 3 times cheaper with the same IQ

I agree that it's a bit overpriced. I think the comparison to the GR and A is a little unfair though. Those cameras have been out a while, comparing it to the X100 or X100s is fairer. They also offer less, no hybrid viewfinder, one stop slower lens etc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 19:00 UTC
On Light Streaks in the HiSo challenge (7 comments in total)

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and feedback. Much appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 17:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Red Sky in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks SamsonRichard. I look forward to seeing your pic.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (228 comments in total)

This lens will be perfect if you're trying to sell a tiny one bedroom flat. It will be transformed into spacious studio apartment at 11mm. 14/15mm is already stupidly wide so 11mm just seems obscene although I have no doubt some gifted photographers will be able to produce stunning photos with it. For most people though the Tamron 15-30mm which is f2.8 and comes with VR at nearly 1/3 the cost will be a much better option. It is an interesting lens from canon though, that's for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:05 UTC as 58th comment
On Rest in peace in the photoshop composite challenge (14 comments in total)

Coming from someone who entered into this challenge, I have to say this is a deserved winning picture. Very creative and well executed. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I wont buy one that has no manual zoom at all, because I want to decide when I change focal length-not have to wait for some icle electric motor to zoom slowly and inaccurately instead (they never stop where you need them to!).

And I do not buy things that have automatic battery-dependant lens caps.

Really, one would think that with the added expense and the battery drain manufacturers would avoid all such like the plague, but then one HAS to have something that goes wrong... to get you back to the shops to buy an "upgrade".

I am sure that you can put a full-frame sensor into a body this size now, with decent lenses, as the Leica's lenses are still to scale, so one fine day very soon Sony will do just that- with all those Contax G lens designs just awaiting
its "creation".
Would you want zoom lenses? Yes, obviously, and they do not have to be huge either now, as the scaled down zoom on the LX-100 shows us, just f2.8
or F4, since big sensors are so good at high ISOs now.

A prime example of you can't please everyone. I won't buy a camera without an evf, perhaps I should go and complain about every camera without one.

According to DPR the manual focus ring can be used as a zoom ring when not in manual focus mode. And on the Panasonic Japan website it says the manual focus ring can be used as a step zoom. Here's the link, you have to google translate.
http://panasonic.jp/dc/lx100/operation.html

The automatic lens cap is an optional extra. It comes with a normal pinch lens cap, so I'm not sure you're complaining about here. Personally I'd much rather have the automatic cap rather than mess around with a fiddly lens cap.

And lastly I think a FF compact with a zoom lens is a pipe dream right now. It was an amazing achievement in creating a fast lens for a M43 sensor. A sensor that is four times the size will require a significantly bigger image circle. If you use a slow lens then you lose the advantage of FF.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Jon Schick: OK Panasonic (and Leica)....please make sure the firmware allows me to select my aperture and shutter speed and still keep auto ISO (ie like TAv mode in Pentax). I'd find that really useful.....

Thanks in anticipation,

:)

As would I.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 07:24 UTC
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