Bob Janes

Bob Janes

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Civil Servant
Joined on Dec 27, 2001

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  • There used to be a truism in IT that 'No-one ever got sacked for buying IBM'* - buying from one of the big two is seen very much as a safe option... However, the other brands (Olympus Pentax, ...
  • ...the less one knows. As long as you like the results you get and if others appreciate it too, then all you need to do is move forwards and try to continuously improve.
  • I wasn't meaning to suggest that money was a reason they are not taking up photography - as you say, you can get very good kit for quite cheap prices, but not having much money to throw around ...
  • There has been some interesting stuff on copying with various set-ups over at Luminous Landscape.  I've been trying to bring together some info on copying and scanning over at Dyxum Here (although ...
  • They are doing lots of great stuff, but they tend to be more interested in the craft than the gear (and they are often rather short of cash, so tend to avoid GAS-type situations); this leads to ...
  • Filmscanner/Scandig is a good site - I did some comparison stuff myself over at Dyxum ( http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/scanning-the-scanner-article_topic105410.html ) - Although it is an alpha site ...
  • Agree that Michael Hohner's site is a great resource. If you want to post anything up on Dyxum that would add to that it would be very welcome - we do have a 'knowledgebase' forum where we ...
  • I think part of the attraction of e mount is that you can combine it with other systems... So you can use your EOS lenses via an adapter. Mirorless is not going to suit everybody, but some ...
  • Replied in Wides...
    With full frame you do get some lovely wide options. With optical viewfinders you do tend to get a bigger view. For some stuff APSC has advantages - long focal lengths become longer, and with EVFs ...
  • The manual aperture does not matter so much to anyone using a mirrorless/evf system, but agree that the pricing is ambitious given some excellent AF optics being available at a lower price.

  • Commented on Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview

    I'n surprised that the a7 and a7mII are not in the same category... is this the only way of explaining why the scores for the 7's RAW files is better than for the 7mII?

  • Heavens no, I have no intention to mislead the OP and would be very surprised if they were bothering to read down to this far to witness our bickering. In fact the original posting didn't mention ...
  • Replied in My apologies...
    ...silly of me - I had assumed we were talking about the current kit lens - the one that has been out since 2012.
  • So, if I get this right, you are damning an entire system based on reviews of two lenses, one of which SLRGrear concludes about: "The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS is a compact and inexpensive ...
  • In explanation: I've been in contact with lots of e-mount users who are very happy with the lenses they shoot with. I am also an administrator at Dyxum, an Alpha website and forum that has a highly ...
  • Replied in Wide?
    There is a thread over at Dyxum which shows samples of legacy lenses in the a7 series - some RF wides (and even ultra-wides) do very well - it generally depends on the design of the lens in ...
  • I disagree, the Sony e-mount cameras are fine - I've been shooting with one for two years - No problem with lenses either, particularly when talking about kit zooms.
  • The camera brand doesn't matter, what matters is how the camera lets you take good photographs. There is no such thing as a bad camera in that class, any of those will be great - the Sony works a ...
  • A slight correction - IBIS/ICIS will work with 5 pin lenses, but might only be 3 axis.. All IBIS requires is focal length, but the extra pitch type variants might need distance from the 8-pin ...
  • The v500 is not too shabby... Results with copying using a macro lens work quite nicely as well (a good excuse for buying a macro lens if you don't have a suitable lens) - I did some comparisons ...
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