Greynerd

Greynerd

Lives in United Kingdom Essex, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jul 18, 2011

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On Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia article (63 comments in total)

The best way to describe the EPL's is a standard everythingless PEN camera stripped bare of any but absolutely essential components but with the concession of a PASM dial. I just cannot understand why DSLR owners have never taken to mirrorless. A mystery indeed.
Edit: Probably they do not bother to show the reverse of the camera as there is so little there worth showing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (199 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: Competition only brings good things to us the consumers.

Competition can also mean rivals outbidding each other at a loss making price until the weaker parties go out of business and the survivor has a monopoly, which is not good for the consumer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 18:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1233 comments in total)

It seems to me that the RX10 sits in a sort of no man's land between the Canon G1X MkII which has 80mm less reach but a large rather than mid size sensor yet is substantially smaller and the FZ1000 which has the reach to justify its size.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 09:25 UTC as 106th comment | 5 replies
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (166 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: Small cameras like this should have USB charging. I believe this is the only m43 camera which does, which would be a very big selling point for me. I like DNG RAW too.

If DPR was a car forum you would get people posting how only one door is needed in the car as they never carry passengers so they cannot see the point of all the other doors.
At least USB charging gives you a choice of in camera or out of camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (419 comments in total)

I am interested by the statement that an Eye-Fi card can match the capabilities of the Samsung EX2f's wireless capabilities. I cannot find any details on how you can run remote viewfinder on an Android device using a wifi card which can be done easily using the EX2f's built in facilities with the requisite app in the remote device. DPR are saying here that you can.
Can anyone help here or could the review be corrected if it is not the case.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 9th comment
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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panpen: Garbage like camera. Only if they pay me, I'd use a Kodak like that. It reminds me of a brownie in a shiny package. No thanks

I expect a lot of photographers are more interested in what they look like taking the picture than in the picture being taken. Most modern cameras are pretty good nowadays in their results so brand image becomes the only real difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:03 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (690 comments in total)
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Samaistuin: Thanks for posting the review. I'd have appreciated a little paragraph regarding the pocketability, though, rather than a small line in the conclusion.

The M3's pocketability was subject to debates in the forums.

Pocketing something with those delicate lens protection blades seems a bit scary to me. They could turn into a built in lens scratcher so easily. I have not heard it as a fault particularly with Sony but you do read of problems with other makes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
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Jogger: Amazing that technology is just approaching what evolution figured out hundreds of millions of years ago.

I think the human race has done pretty well over the last hundred and fifty years as the single lens eye probably took over a billion years for evolution to 'figure' out how to do it and it has never figured out a way to transfer the images so we can look at each other's images.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:09 UTC
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nikon power: Why all the bashing when Leica is the Rolls Royce or Bentley of cameras?
fyi, rich people want an expensive name to show that they have much more buying powerthan many people.

@darngooddesign
LOL. You always know that making a comment like mine someone will find one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
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nikon power: Why all the bashing when Leica is the Rolls Royce or Bentley of cameras?
fyi, rich people want an expensive name to show that they have much more buying powerthan many people.

I cannot imagine Rolls Royce putting black fenders on a silver car. This thing is not exactly a style statement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1233 comments in total)
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xoio: $899 = approx £530 at current exchange rate, even with a bank's creaming X percent onto that, it would still be sub £600.
So where do they get the wallet raping £749 from?

@John Clinch
The standard of health care in my area does not merit a 40% tax rate. It may be free but it is given grudgingly and with little real concern for the patient.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1233 comments in total)
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xoio: $899 = approx £530 at current exchange rate, even with a bank's creaming X percent onto that, it would still be sub £600.
So where do they get the wallet raping £749 from?

@xoio
But it looks like our wretched greedy government is doing most of it.
Edit: Thanks spzphoto for putting me right on that. It looks like our import duties are pretty hefty compared to the US

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (157 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I think the future is 1" compact cameras and FF for enthusiast / pros. Bridge cameras such as m4/3 and APSC will die out.

Let's not get too carried away.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1233 comments in total)
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xoio: $899 = approx £530 at current exchange rate, even with a bank's creaming X percent onto that, it would still be sub £600.
So where do they get the wallet raping £749 from?

Keith,
How can 20% VAT explain a 40% surcharge?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S5 post (79 comments in total)
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natna: "Noise levels are well controlled in low-light, albeit then with a noticeable loss of detail."

hahahahahahahhaha

i.e. give the water colour painting a good soak to fill in the gaps.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1233 comments in total)
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quezra: If reviews are good, this could be the camera that makes me break my no-more-cameras vow this year. It seems to deal with the few niggles I had with the FZ200 decisively. Well done Panasonic! Very good to see some competition in the 1" segment at last.

@quezra
Commendable self control I think.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (157 comments in total)
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marc petzold: It seems Barney likes the FZ1000 way much. Personally, i'd like the RX10 more, because the 24-200mm Range is enough for 99.9% of everyhting, adding another 200mm focal length, minus 1mm into the wide angle segment doesn't make any sense for myself, no offence. It's the same like with so called "soup zooms" lenses for DSLR here into germany, a "one lens does it all" does have too many compromises, in optical terms.

But i can see a market for the FZ1000 and RX10, etc...ppl who never want to exchange lenses, and to have it all, from wide angle to "supersizeme" telephoto focal length. For instance, for birders or wildlife photographers the FZ1000 might come in way handy.

Is a 1" sensor with a 400mm equivalent lens going to crop down to give the level of detail from a 1200mm equivalent Canon SX50? I just do not believe it. If you want a wide angle shot and the detail take 2 pictures with your small sensor superzoom and save yourself a heap of money. Of course if you have the money to burn and do not mind the bulk and weight this will be a great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1233 comments in total)
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tabloid: Sony A65 user.

Couple of questions to our learn-ed contributors.

If a camera like this one (FZ1000) has 4K capabilities would it then be classified as a professional camera.

Why is the sensor described as a 'large sensor', when in fact its a tiny sensor.

Hmmm

It is a middle sized sensor, no more no less.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1233 comments in total)
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quezra: If reviews are good, this could be the camera that makes me break my no-more-cameras vow this year. It seems to deal with the few niggles I had with the FZ200 decisively. Well done Panasonic! Very good to see some competition in the 1" segment at last.

I reckon my wife would consider a no more cameras vow this year as probably the most worthless promise of any that I could make. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

I had the video on, read the comments and just listened to the sound. They could produce a CD of dishwasher sounds to go with those whale noise and sea shore type relaxation albums that are supposed to sooth us in to tranquillity, especially after a day's jousting on the forum.
Edit: Sorry I am showing my age there - substitute an MP3 collection for CD or is it MP4?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 10:07 UTC as 12th comment
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