Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Artist, publisher, lecturer
Joined on Jan 25, 2010

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (758 comments in total)

Further to my previous question...Does the M3 have any kind of scale indicator relating to the 35mm equivalent focal length. So, for example if you wanted 28mm, 35mm or 50mm, is there a way of knowing your there without guessing?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (758 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: I've got a question! Sorry if it's been asked already; I have looked.

I doubt I'd use the wide end much, maybe 28mm but more 35mm equiv. Is there a way to set the camera to turn on at 35mm equiv - IE to auto zoom to that focal length?

That would be an amazing feature if it exists.

I wonder whether it's been considered. I imagine (he says!) it'd be an easy thing to implement as an option. Might add 0.5 second to start up but doing it by hand prob adds 5 secs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 06:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (758 comments in total)

I've got a question! Sorry if it's been asked already; I have looked.

I doubt I'd use the wide end much, maybe 28mm but more 35mm equiv. Is there a way to set the camera to turn on at 35mm equiv - IE to auto zoom to that focal length?

That would be an amazing feature if it exists.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 19:54 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Not good to change the models so fast...There are so many rx100 and rx100ii in the markets. What will happen now?
why RX100 series change so fast??? What is wrong with it? is it a strategy or deficiency?

you don't need to collect them. Just buy the one that's available when you're looking for a new camera! The original is still better than any other in the same class.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:38 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: @Richard Butler, does the ND have an auto setting? Or is it only manual on / off?

ok, if anyone else is wondering, the answer is yes - auto. Nice

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

@Richard Butler, does the ND have an auto setting? Or is it only manual on / off?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:20 UTC as 710th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Absolutic: How come no review.preview mentions anywhere that the hot shoe that RX100 M2 had, has been removed on RX100 M3. Is it because Sony figured with 24-70 lens, nobody will be shooting portraits on this so a real flash is not needed?

no need, it has a grill

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Absolutic: How come no review.preview mentions anywhere that the hot shoe that RX100 M2 had, has been removed on RX100 M3. Is it because Sony figured with 24-70 lens, nobody will be shooting portraits on this so a real flash is not needed?

M4 will have a pop-up hotshoe and spoon. The swiss army knife of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Is the ND filter automatic, or can it be, like on the Ricoh GR for example? If so this is a major improvement. If it has to be switched on, like the Fuji X100s, for example, then it's a faff.

VF - hope it's good. On par with x100s?

For curiositys sake, I'd like to see a like-for-like real world comparison between this, the GR and the X100s. I imagine at pixel level I know what the answer will be, but if the RX100m3 can shoot as fast as either GR in snap mode or X100s in pre-focus then it'll be a smart little thing as long as the grip is applied.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 06:55 UTC as 718th comment
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Fimmos: Could someone who has the wide angle converter state how this afects the optical viewfinder,I imagine there's no set of framelines that are there awaiting this new field of view.

well yes, but theres no icon or red light to say 'YOUVE NOT SWITCHED ME ON'. Its surprising how easy it it to forget.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
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arhmatic: Why is the guy playing with the camera in the last shot wearing white gloves?

what colour would you have worn?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
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Craig Atkinson: Nice. There are too many options now. Fuji systems are well priced but you lose the small size of the x100s. X100s has lens modules but you loose the quality / bokeh to an extent of the xpro...

Wish Ricoh would reinvent the GXR with apsc / ff 24mp.

at present in the uk, an xpro1 with 18mm and 35 or 60mm is £899, same price as the x100s. I don't like the 18mm really but that's a cheap kit I reckon! Not used the XA.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
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Fimmos: Could someone who has the wide angle converter state how this afects the optical viewfinder,I imagine there's no set of framelines that are there awaiting this new field of view.

the pain is that when these things are attached, you have to go into the menu to tell the camera it is so. It's very easy to forget to do and as yet there is no warning to tell you to do so, the camera keeps working, then after shooting you realise and go nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 07:46 UTC

Nice. There are too many options now. Fuji systems are well priced but you lose the small size of the x100s. X100s has lens modules but you loose the quality / bokeh to an extent of the xpro...

Wish Ricoh would reinvent the GXR with apsc / ff 24mp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)
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Vlad4D: Looks much bigger in those small hands :)
That's how full frame NEX supposed to look like :)

looks like one of those silly samsung things

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 08:02 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)

Does it still sound like someone being slapped when you take a picture? Being slapped by normal sized hands I mean, not the ones in the picture above.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 35th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene article (66 comments in total)
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TakePictures: Looks great, as we have come to know from Fuji. For me, however, AF speed is going to be the decisive factor.

Weird isn't it. A new camera and every time people are cheering or slating. I like Fuji, and I'd chose the xt1 over a dslr simply because I want something to have with me. Really though, any camera; is it not about the fun of taking pictures? I rate Fuji lenses. The 23 and 35 are fantastic. Adobe are releasing a new lightroom which addresses their slowness in adapting to their sensors...ah can't be bothered. Get a disposable film camera and take some photos!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 09:06 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Awesome looking lens but why oh why couldn't Fuji build a lens hood along the lines of the one for the 35mm 1.4....smaller and metal. I realize the hood needs to be a bit bigger for the 23mm but this thing is a monstrosity.

My guess is they'll be selling one soon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Jogger: I dont understand why you need to pull the focus ring forward to engage MF.. on my Nikkors, if you want MF override you just turn the focus ring. Why did they make the lens more complicated than it has to be.

it's a nice feeling switch though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: it's a fine lens - I find at f.4, the x100s is sharper but at f.2 the 23mm if miles ahead. Shame there's no way of adding an auto ND kind of like the x100s but more like the Ricoh GR.

agreed. The lens is a beautiful one but to my mind the only advantage it has over the x100s is the DOF control. The general IQ, overall doesn't warrant the lens. The lens is cheaper than the x100s of course, but it needs putting on something, and an ND filter, and a protective filter, and a bag...At present I have both, but can't keep both. Tricky decision!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
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