JonB1975

JonB1975

Lives in United Kingdom Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.foto7.co.uk
Joined on Jul 23, 2009

Comments

Total: 96, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (594 comments in total)

So... it's backwards compatible with the batteries from the 1 DX... but apparently the charger isn't. What happens if you want to part-ex your 1DX for a mark II??? Keep your charger? Nobody will want the camera without the charger....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply

The more I see about this camera the more I want it. I was always Pentax at heart...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:38 UTC as 54th comment
In reply to:

SonyA7Rslinger: will they come out with a 23/2.0 as well - or will they continue building those f1.4
viewfinder busters ?
P.S. when will we get proper focusing scales and infinity markings ?

You only really get proper infinity markings on manual focus lenses.
Hopefully this will work better than the X-Pro1 with the lenses that have the focus distance markings - my 14mm is useless when comparing the distance shown in the viewfinder with that on the lens...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
In reply to:

JonB1975: For me - the first properly desirable camera from Nikon since the F5. This has raised the bar for the Canon 1DX II by a considerable margin. Wow.

Because people will expect the 1DX II to be "better" than this. Anything less than that and it will be a "total failure".....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)

For me - the first properly desirable camera from Nikon since the F5. This has raised the bar for the Canon 1DX II by a considerable margin. Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies

Looks very nice....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 40th comment

40% off!!!! I'll get one right now!!!...... er, wait.... oh...........

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:30 UTC as 16th comment

I love how the inclusion of a battery charger is seen as a step forward...

Having an in-camera charge facility is occasionally useful, but when cameras started being sold without external chargers this was definitely a BACKWARDS step.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 17:11 UTC as 64th comment
In reply to:

rjaywallace: Barney - the Leica Q MIGHT be nice IF IT REALLY EXISTED outside of demo models provided to the trade press. The Q was announced on June 10 and, checking just now on December 21, B&H Photo still lists it as a "Preorder Item" "coming soon" "shipping date unavailable" more than six(6) months later. Bull! The camera is at best an attractive mirage and at worst an outright fabrication. Something must be seriously wrong with the Q if it cannot reach the retail stream six(6) months after its grand and glorious announcement.

It is more likely that they never get enough in to cover back orders and also sell it via their website....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)

Samsung finished what they started.... In the UK & Germany anyway. Such a shame! If the last ones in the UK are sold off at cheap prices I might be tempted still....

It didn't help that their cameras were never available in Samsung stores...

Thanks for an entertaining article!!! What you did there, saw it I did....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 17:49 UTC as 77th comment
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ron Poelman: Let's see, DPR tests them, rates them, then we vote = profit ?
Redundant, at best, tautological, probably, productive, not really.
You could be forgiven for thinking we matter.
My vote is for a decent level of display quality in the Posts,
couldn't see the category, but.

Blimey - it's just a bit of fun.... Why So Serious???

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 11:29 UTC

I was working on a cruise ship when we received a shipment of 6 Nikon Coolpix S6900s - very similar to this. They sold out in less than 24 hours....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:24 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

"The update is now available for download and can be installed at a local Leica store." Shouldn't that read "can also be installed...."???

Or do you have to take the camera to a Leica store to install the update?

Ridiculous if that is the case....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 09:13 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

aut0maticdan: Its really a story of love and longing. While the author was forced into a relationship with those he didn't wish to be with (XT-10 and A77) he yearned for true love which finally prevailed.

Where does it say he didn't wish to be with the other cameras??? He was reviewing them for work. The point was that he had no trouble adjusting back to a Nikon because it was so consistent in operation with his D700.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 15:22 UTC

Looking at the example there appears to be an ever so slight increase in contrast - certainly not objectionable

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 83rd comment

I have Lowepro's photo gloves - great until it's pouring... These gloves should have some rubber on the finger tips for operating dials without uncovering the fingers...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 08:56 UTC as 33rd comment
In reply to:

Akpinxit: The restriction is strange and seems like a promotion move .

It's just legal ass-covering - if you get caught breaking these rules Fuji/Ricoh can't get sued for providing the camera....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 08:53 UTC

The nicest thing would be if it came with BSI sensor - then it would be truly compatible with all those lovely old Pentax lenses... I'd love to use my Pentax 50mm 1.2 with this...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 16th comment
On article Western Digital announces plan to acquire SanDisk (70 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mssimo: WD seems to be after sandisk's SSD business. In two years, we will have 15TB+ SSD and physical drives dont seem to be keeping up. WD spinning disks have a death date all over it just like DSLRs....its just a matter of time. Next up, maybe Nikon will buy samsungs camera business.

Samsung is more likely to buy Nikon.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 13:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)

How does colour compare to the original? A colleague of mine loves his A7S but post processes everything because the colour is "terrible".... otherwise the footage is excellent....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
Total: 96, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »