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 Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)
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Mr N: Hello everyone, I've always wanted to buy the Fujifilm X100 series camera ever since they had come out. I was in college back then and it was out of my price range, and so I kept putting it off forever. I am an architect but mostly I take street photography and some architecture details (barely to be honest), could any of you guys give me a thumbs up if you think I should just go for it instead of any other camera for my use ? I know I won't be able to take wide angle shots but that's okay, I never photograph an entire building only parts of it. Thanks in advance, also the colour in the beta sample gallery seems weird, I hope I can change this, any X100 series users out there., some input would be great.

you can get the x100s for £650 refurbished, or the xt1 for 900 with the 18-55...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (603 comments in total)

is there a way to show on screen / in VF, the 35mm equiv focal length that you're at when using a zoom lens? Sy you have it to your eye and quickly want 35mm, or 50mm equiv. You have to look at the lens barrel which seems clumsy.

Have I missed the feature somewhere?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 20th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: I want to like this camera but at that price point it would really have to be astounding. Your approaching the 900 and probably exceed it after some needed accessories. You can get a lot of kit for that today and for a fixed lens camera not sure I would go for it.

it is fixed lens, the lens is fixed onto the camera. It is not fixed focal length though, it has a zoom. At least that's how I understand it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)

here's a question. Why, when the AF is so good and pretty fast do people make such a fuss of the new MF feature EVF in OVF? Technologically a great feature, but what benefit does MF have over AF?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: does the ND filter have an 'auto' setting or is it manual only?

That'd be a real shame. I think the VF switch goes to the left this time too and that might activate ND.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 07:10 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)

does the ND filter have an 'auto' setting or is it manual only?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: @dpreview Does this camera have stepped focal length option, 28, 35, 50, 80mm equiv as the Sony rx100m3 does?

Also...Sony have just slashed £100 off the m3, so in the UK it's now 599 - a reactive price I assume!

i guess so, although the RX is totally smooth, so the canon must be a little better! And I like the red on the Canon, strangely!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: @dpreview Does this camera have stepped focal length option, 28, 35, 50, 80mm equiv as the Sony rx100m3 does?

Also...Sony have just slashed £100 off the m3, so in the UK it's now 599 - a reactive price I assume!

video really doesn't bother me, I have my phone for that. the UI is most important and handling. The RX handling is like shooting with a wet bar of soap!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: @dpreview Does this camera have stepped focal length option, 28, 35, 50, 80mm equiv as the Sony rx100m3 does?

Also...Sony have just slashed £100 off the m3, so in the UK it's now 599 - a reactive price I assume!

I'd sooner get the Canon. I don't need an EVF on such a small camera. The lens will be 99% the same but the camera will hold / have better UI from Canon. Stepped focal is important though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

@dpreview Does this camera have stepped focal length option, 28, 35, 50, 80mm equiv as the Sony rx100m3 does?

Also...Sony have just slashed £100 off the m3, so in the UK it's now 599 - a reactive price I assume!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 175th comment | 8 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: My memory might have failed me but I recall in his preview of the x100t, Zack said that responsiveness wise moving from the S to the T is like the camera of the iPhone 3 to the iPhone 5. Jez I hope he's right, the glacial autofocus of my S is the main reason I sold it.

yes,so from x100 - t it's a big jump. From S to T , not so much - certainly not enough to get me back on board and actually I'm bored of retro!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: My memory might have failed me but I recall in his preview of the x100t, Zack said that responsiveness wise moving from the S to the T is like the camera of the iPhone 3 to the iPhone 5. Jez I hope he's right, the glacial autofocus of my S is the main reason I sold it.

I think he said from the x100 to the x100T, not the s to the T.
I sold mine too - would take a lot to get me back on it

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: still no snap function...GR rrrrrrr

yes I have both or at least did till very recently. I have the GR set up in a similar way. X100s just isn't as fast though regardless of settings. Snap is on, ND on auto, very little else to worry about - ISO and A are easy. Fuji is a great great camera, fantastic colours, great jpegs but the RAW from GR are better and the GR is faster. Fuji feels more engaging at times but there's no shot from the Fuji I can not take with the Ricoh - the Ricoh gets shots the Fuji couldn't...Split decision really but I always go back to Ricoh

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (635 comments in total)

still no snap function...GR rrrrrrr

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (802 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 43rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (802 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 (802 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 45th 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
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