Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim

Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (804 comments in total)
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jonrobertp: The only reason this unit got Gold was due to having no competition at the time it came out. The new canon easily beats it in features and usefulness.
Most ppl are fine w lcd shooting these days. And to not have a touchscreen nor touchscreen AF....in this day...is clearly behind the times. B-.

I dont think so. Its just not that kind of camera and te Finder is far more useful.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (804 comments in total)
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bigdog2: Is the rx100 fast at taking pictures? I have a canon S95 and ready to upgrade to something better but I would like a point a shoot that can take pictures quicker than the S95 with and without flash. From the time I press the button and when the pictures get taken. Cell phones drive me crazy since theres such a delay for the autofocus, always miss the picture moment.

thanks

Yes - its super fast on auto.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (804 comments in total)
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KenFL74: I am in need of some information that I cannot figure out from reading details about RX100 M3. Can this camera be operated with a wall charger. I am planning on longer timelapses and battery will not last. SO I need an external charger, USB or whatever solution Sony is offering. This will be my decision point between RX100 M3 and some other camera (not sure which one yet) Would anyone know if there is an external wall charger that can run the camera for longer shootings (6-8 hours) I truly appreciate any information. I am very desperate and I am hoping the rx100 m3 can be operated with a wall charger.

You can buy any £10 USB charger. Connect Sony lead to Charger. Easy. But I am not sure that it will run while charging.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (804 comments in total)
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rrobbi: Flash diffuser question -- I have been using the original RX-100 since it came out, and have found that it takes great pictures, but using the flash indoors never produces good pictures unless (1) I bend the flash back (which sometimes works if the distances and angles work out correctly, but sometimes produces unevenly lit or underexposed pictures) or (2) I use a Ping-Pong ball that I have cut open so that I can fit it over the flash as a diffuser (which actually works pretty well, but I always have to explain and defend why I'm fooling with a Ping-Pong ball). Is there a more elegant way to improve flash performance that I'm missing? Will the RX-100 III require the same fiddling to try to get a decent image with the flash? I'm running out of Ping-Pong balls.

On the MK II and MK III you can pivot the flash upwards to 45 degrees so it reduces the light hitting the subject and can give you some bounce from a ceiling. I have done this a lot with the MKII, using my left hand to pivot the flash, while the right presses the shutter. You can still do this on the MKIII but its a little harder as the flash is in the centre not the left hand side as on MKII.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (804 comments in total)
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Spkeasy: I shoot concerts and need a camera that is silent and not unduly visible.
Is the RX100 III silent when shooting, changing settings, etc?
Can it be set to have no visible lights, flashes, etc? I read that the focus aid lamp can be turned off... good. Can the screen be blackened while using the VF to shoot?

YES to all of those. Use the Finder, switch of the screen and AF assist. Dont raise the flash and nobody will see or hear you snapping away!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 18:35 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (804 comments in total)
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Harry Quartze: I hope you, or someone knowledgeable, will take the time to tell me what the difference is between the Sony camera rated here, and a Sony RX100M2.

Thank you very much for your help.

I had the MkI, the II and the III. The III has: an eyepiece finder (electronic) which pops up, longer zoom, faster lens, flash pops up in the centre rather than at the side, and popping it up activates flash mode. WiFi functions extended. Better video. Better layout of Function commands when FN pressed. A few other good things. BUT I am not convinced that the image quality in JPEG isnt a bit worse than the MKII. It seems a bit rough and sharpened rather coursely. I am still experimenting with settings but I feel this might be an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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beavertown: Everybody sees this silly overpriced rubbish will go get the M43 cameras.

Nikon is dying.

S, O will survive eventually.

Canon will always play catch up.

How strange you say that. I have an OMD and Panasonic G series in my family. They do not even come close to the image quality of my old D700. Compared to my D800E or D4 they are light years behind in quality. M43 is convenient for its small size, but image quality never fails to disappoint if you've used FF digital. Nikon is far from dying.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 01:05 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

What is wrong with some variety in the world of cameras?
This camera will never appeal to some applications, such as Sports or News Photography, as the essential element in these is high speed accurate reproduction of fact.
This camera, like Leicas and Fuji X-Pros etc, is designed to make you think about the process of taking each frame. Fixed function dials go along with the mind-set of taking pride in adjusting a precision instrument and they are also clear to read or adjust without resorting to pages of soul-less menus and multi-function soft buttons.
Retro looks are something that people either love or loath. If you hate the idea of a camera that harks back to the 60s or 70s then you will never buy the Df, end of story.
But there are many people for whom using this camera should feel rather like ‘coming home’ and that feeling makes a camera a real pleasure to use, which aids the creative process. Some people who think like this are actually pretty good photographers too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 00:57 UTC as 434th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)

At last - its here!! Great. I have a D3X and lugging that thing around the world to get hi-res images does in my back and baggage allowance. By comparison this is a lightweight. I will be placing my order.
Well done Nikon
(But you could have made it look a bit prettier)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 16:31 UTC as 37th comment
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