andy amos

andy amos

Lives in Spain Madrid, Spain
Works as a Designer
Joined on Jul 19, 2001
About me:

Pentax K7 (x2) Km
A_50/1.7, A_28/2.8, A_135/2.8
DA_18-55 WR/ 3.5-5.6
Samsung 50-200 /4-5
Tamron 18-250/3.5-6.3
DA 40
DA 70
DA 16-45
DA 55-300
Rynox M-250

Penta Q
02 15-45

FZ5
TZ1
Olympus e-410
OM_28/2.8, OM_50/1.7
E_14-42 KIT
E_50-150 KIT
Contax Zeiss CM_50/1.7

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On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)
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vroger1: OK- I "feel" it's coming- a Lumix super-duper zoom- let's say 24 through 1000 mm + together with a 2.8 aperture throughout the range and a larger sensor than the fz200 which has given me (as I have said in the past) so much pleasure.

It will be called the FZ2001 and its lens will be able to physically distort the space time mediunm making it possible to zoom up to Pluto as though its at the end of your nose. Unfortunately the motorized zoom will take several light years to reach full magnification.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

The huge zoom range and price make this little baby actually tempting, especially for the those of us uncontrollably compelled to shoot the moon every month and any wild animal that stays still for 2 seconds (maybe a bit longer).
We know who we are, mixed in with family smiley faces and nice weekend day trip panaramics, theres a host of birds, insects, reptiles etc, often barely recognisable even with the top end of a 300mm travel zoom. 2x adapters, extension tubes and the like gather dust as they really aren't practicle for day trips and the aperture reduction makes virtually every affordible lens in ones collection, slow as hell!

This could well be the "Maybe a little something extra for the weekend?". A cheakie model you could even give to the kids to knock around with.

Mind you, I hope its bundled with a tripod!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:50 UTC as 38th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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rfsIII: You know what DPR really needs? A vibration measurement system to test how image quality is affected by the shutter and the rest of the mechanicals in the imaging chain.
Accelerometers for everyone!

They could install a washing machine and select a standard load like underware for the office as calibration and then use the varios washing and spinning programs for comparison?!?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)

More players the better in my opinion!
It harkens back to the days of Centon SLR cameras using the K mount and sold by Jessops in the UK. Basic but well made, no nonsense, does the job at a fraction of the price....and street price could well be its make or break.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 11:23 UTC as 73rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (711 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.

Hammer´s pants would probably fit a tripod, charger and accessory bag too! Not to say he would be boasting!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

Have to admit...that cheaky EVF could be the new trend setter! Amaizing how its squeezeed in! Have Sony been in talks with Doctor Who and the use of Tardis technology??

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:51 UTC as 467th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2111 comments in total)
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andy amos: It should make for a very stylish paperweight in a couple of years.

You are so right, only I wouldn't buy this camera other than as very nice paperwieght in a couple of years time. Its under specked and over priced before launch but the body is a work of art! Hopefully they'll just sell the shell.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 21:34 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2111 comments in total)

It should make for a very stylish paperweight in a couple of years.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 392nd comment | 2 replies
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)

Stunning way to use a drone to film! In such a potentially dangerous enviroment I take my hat off to the alternative thinking.Excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 13:09 UTC as 21st comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

I should have read this yesturday, great job guys! As an OM-1n owner it hit a romantic heart string too! ISO cartridges, that put a smile on my face!
Next year, I look forward to reading about a Ricoh (Pentax name will be taken off) K-0 extra full frame DSLR with Infra-red filter instead of AA, and breaking with tradition, no compatability with previous K mount lenses!! That should cause a stir :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 09:26 UTC as 45th comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (256 comments in total)
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Frank Neunemann: IMHO the by far ugliest camera design I have seen in a long time.

Mark Newson, all is forgiven, please phone Sigma!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 16:33 UTC

Can't wait for a dpreview "first look / hands-on" with this design!
And half expect comments like " I appreciated my thumb hugging the back of the camera more and the reassuring sensation when sliding it up and down to press the control buttons" or " Every time I went to press the focus button I nearly dropped the camera".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 197th comment
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ethanolson: I'm excited to hear about the Macro for the Q.

Would have been even more exciting to hear about a wide angle prime! My 5-15mm is great with 5mm used a lot. For that reason the 01 at 8mm never really hit my soft spot except for its tiny sizr.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
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fakuryu: Too bad, Tamron is snubbing the Pentax-K mount again. Given that this lens is splash proof, it makes perfect sense for Pentax users who wants one travel zoom lens because of the affordable weather sealed bodies.

This COULD have given my DA 16-45, DA 55-300 and Tamron 18-250 cause for concern as an answer for the eternal travel zoom solution!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 12:36 UTC
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RichRMA: Ferrari licensed their name to a number of companies, including William Optics a Taiwanese telescope company. I would like to know exactly what changes Hasselblad made to the 99.

Are, so that explains the red telescopes with carbon fibre spoilers!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 09:05 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

With all these retro, whoops, I mean, cool hipster style, cameras coming out it looks like a good excuse to do an "external-Dial-control" group test later on this year! Oh, and include the Konica Minolta 7D just for good measure, it would be fun to see what we actually get after 10 years of "technical advances"!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:53 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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andy amos: Congratulations to Fuji,a beautiful old school style camera. Dials might seem fuddy-duddy to some but to us old fogies who owned cameras back in the 70s and 80s, its a pleasure to be able to set the controls and see them as a scale at a glance, a bit like reading an analogue watch.

Although to be a classical example of a hipster-gadget really means they have gone back to old school styling. A bit like looking cool these day you need to grow a Charles Darwin beard!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 11:17 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

Congratulations to Fuji,a beautiful old school style camera. Dials might seem fuddy-duddy to some but to us old fogies who owned cameras back in the 70s and 80s, its a pleasure to be able to set the controls and see them as a scale at a glance, a bit like reading an analogue watch.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:54 UTC as 390th comment | 3 replies
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

Love the looks! Love the dials, Love the size! But could I love the price and battery life, hmm?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 32nd comment
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (267 comments in total)

Interesting to see 2 mirrorless models made it to the the round-up. A few years ago they would have been scoffed at. Looks like EVF is becoming viable at last. I wonder how the Sony Alpha range will do in the full frame catagory?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
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