Brian Mosley

Brian Mosley

Lives in United Kingdom Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Works as a Negotiator, Team Builder, Personal Wellness Coach
Has a website at http://www.ukphotosafari.org
Joined on May 2, 2000
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On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (636 comments in total)

I love the path Fuji are taking with their X100 line - I still enjoy my X100, and especially appreciate the ongoing devotion Fuji have shown to their users.

I will try the X100T, and decide whether the extra features are worth an update, but I suspect it will be the next increment with improved sensor I'll be buying.

Thanks dpreview, for an early preview.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:25 UTC as 120th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)

Wonderful, Zack has a charming style and some lovely photos throughout.

Well done Zack, and thanks for sharing here dpreview.

Cheers

Brian

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 17:02 UTC as 51st comment
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)
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VBLondon: One thing that surprised me in the final conclusion were the remarks on image quality EM1 vs D7100 being about the same.

Trying to be objective, I looked at the DXOmark scores. The D7100 sensor scores significantly more highly. In the one metric I can easily compare several cameras I've owned, I've found the DXO ISO measurement reasonably accurate in indicating low light performance. The D7100 has about a stop better performance - not at "crazy" high ISOs, but at those useful for normal available light shooting on occassion indoors or outdoors. The DXO mark also suggests better colour depth and DR.

I'm not saying the EM1 isn't arguably the best choice, I'm just surprised the sensor performance trade-off is not even mentioned?

"just to prove the unprovable that m43 camera can take decent portrait which it cannot."

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52584698

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:42 UTC

Bravo Fuji, I hope that Olympus are watching closely, the good will this generates will result in hard sales across the board for their brand.

Will update my X100 later today, it's a gem if you can find one for sale.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 07:54 UTC as 47th comment
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)

The lens on my old Sigma DP1 was superb - and my 75mm f1.8 seems to be on a par with my Olympus SHG ZD lenses - so no complaints here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:00 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S4 post (135 comments in total)
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Lensjoy: You've probably heard this before, but please focus on photography! The time spent reviewing phone features could be better spent on lens reviews, editing software, camera tips, and other things we care about that are lacking both at dpreview and other places online. I wish dpreview were the go-to place for photographers rather than a me-too place where I can find just another tired cell phone review.

Hi Lensjoy,

have you read the article (link top right of this page under "Most Commented") - "Confessions of a camera snob"?

I think smartphones will be more and more relevant to photography... get used to it. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 07:41 UTC
On Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S4 post (135 comments in total)

Nice hands on impression piece thanks, a couple confusing areas for me...

"Note II is nigh impossible to balance in one hand for typing, not so with the S4"

You can select left/right handed reduced keyboard on the Note II to make it easier to 'thumb-type' one handed.

"our fingers got the job done without the albatross of a pen."

The pen is a killer feature, I wouldn't consider a phone without one - it tucks away nicely when not required, and has a nice feature to prevent you losing it by walking off without it docked.

Can't wait to see the same treatment done for the Note 3... same footprint, slimmer, 8 core processor, 6.3" higher res screen, more responsive pen. Only thing I can see in the near term likely to improve on the Note 2.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 07:36 UTC as 23rd comment
On What's new @ CES 2013 article (126 comments in total)

I like that Canon at least give a nod to trying something new with ergonomics. Fuji look like they really understand what they have worth the X100 design... a classic worth respect and evolutionary enhancements on the outside together with revolutionary enhancements on the inside. The X100s is going to be massive.

Samsung made a good call, building a camera with Android built in. More camera manufactures at all levels need to do this... makes app development feasible and communications seamless.

Looking forward to more innovation ahead!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 08:52 UTC as 13th comment
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Maverick_: I have the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a 5.5" screen and I love this phone. No problem with the phone fitting in either pants or jacket pockets. My previous phone was a 4.7" which now looks diminutive in comparison.

The 5.5" is a perfect size and with quad-core and super amoled screen running on 4G-LTE it's insanely fast and responsive. Also the battery capacity is simply amazing. iPhone users lower their heads in shame when they see my phone and promise to repent from their blind obedience to Apple's marketing sham and dated 6-year old iOS.

Don't knock these phones until you have lived with them. Word's can't do justice to their awesomeness.

Yes, the Note 2 is as good as it gets right now.

I'd like to see one with edge to edge folding retina class screen for a future generation.

Same exterior dimensions, 5.5" normal screen size and double that when folded out. Keep improving the pen... It's a killer feature!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 07:56 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)

Love my X100 - and will upgrade to this in due course. The slides said faster than any m4/3rds and larger sensor camera to focus... if that's true, this will be a killer camera, although I'd be surprised if the existing lens focusing motors could deliver that speed - have the lens motors been replaced?

Fantastic, hugely welcome move by Fuji - this looks like a camera design which will mature rather than be senselessly tweaked.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 11:16 UTC as 59th comment
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Richard Murdey: I hadn't realized he was only 10 days in the job.

One the one hand I admire his sticking to principles.

On the other hand. 10 million. 10 days. .....

What about the proceeds of the film?

I imagine he balanced the risks, and took the best course for himself and his family. I don't think for one moment the whistle blowing was based on principle, other than self interest.

I don't think Mr Woodford is a bad person, any more than the rest of the corporate bods trying to survive in those treacherous waters.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 07:31 UTC

I would like to know more about the 'multiple nanocoatings' used on this lens, and what they do...

It looks perfect on the E-M5... if the image quality is outstanding, I want one!

Any chance dpreview (Andy Westlake) will do a thorough lens review?

Thanks

Brian

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 06:38 UTC as 53rd comment

Congratulations Fuji, for doing the right thing... this is the way to earn customer loyalty! I'm now very willing to consider any X100 successor with the new Fuji sensor :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 20:20 UTC as 60th comment
On Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear article (118 comments in total)

Congratulations 43 rumors... you've made it, linked from dpreview front page. Very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 08:10 UTC as 43rd comment
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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role_of_72: The APS-C - 43 gap is now closed. And everyone lives happily ever after :)
Good job, Oly!

Don't worry Barry - Depth of field will be solved with the arrival of global shutter and more processing power to m4/3rds... enough time to collect some decent lenses ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 17:01 UTC
On Take a look in the Eyes....(human) challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice shot Yin, congratulations!

Brian

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 18:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Elliott Erwitt looks for fun in photo sequences article (34 comments in total)

He has such a charming sense of fun, and conveys a lot about his style in this short piece. Thanks for posting this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 14:08 UTC as 17th comment
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nakeddork: Seriously, why does dpreview insist on beating this dead horse?

Wow, Richard - you said exactly how I feel about the X100 and a decent firmware update! I'll have to ask them at Focus what they're doing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 20:34 UTC

Olyflyer, before you disparage the product - check your facts. From the supplier's website :

"The adhesive used for mounting the grip is VHB (very high bond) 3M clear transfer film for unparallel bonding power in all possible environmental conditions. Despite the holding power, the grip can be carefully removed without damaging the camera finish or leaving a stubborn residue. After removing it, you can cover the adhesive with the original slick backing material for storage so that you can reattach the grip later."

I doubt very much that it would affect your Nikon warranty.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:16 UTC as 21st comment

Well, the results speak for themselves. Very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 21:14 UTC as 207th comment
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