MisterBG

MisterBG

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Electronics Engineer
Joined on Sep 29, 2005

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On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (71 comments in total)

I've been told that a lot of the lower end carbon fiber tripods are actually thin aluminium tubes clad in carbon fiber.
The only company that uses pure carbon for their legs is Gitzo, which is reflected in their prices.
Is that true in this case?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

A bit like a car manufacturer saying you can only use "GoodStone" tires when your originals wear out...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 82nd comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (567 comments in total)

Conclusion - Cons:

"◾HDR mode unavailable if Raw is active (rather than disengaging Raw)"

Is there ANY camera that allows HDR raw shooting? (than than by multiple bracketed exposures).
HDR is an output image (jpg) function.
This can hardly be a "Con" since all cameras behave the same way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 08:44 UTC as 98th comment | 7 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2128 comments in total)
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Walsh_uk: Wish it had a fuji sensor then it would be perfect..

For me the lack of a phone is a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
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MisterBG: It's a bit like teaching a dog to walk on it's hind legs - clever, but ultimately pointless.

Everything that's posted here is someone's opinion, further qualification is unnecessary.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 14:27 UTC

It's a bit like teaching a dog to walk on it's hind legs - clever, but ultimately pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Photomonkey: Sure is satisfying to see such spirited discussions about art. Thought no one cared. ;)

No, it's the imbecile who actually paid that amount.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)
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Johnsonj: These tilt screens seem so clunky and junky. Would never use it myself, but if there gonna include it, why not the swivel type that Canon uses. I will most certainly pass on this latest offering.

I'll wait for the RX100/iPhone mashup.

I use the tilt screen on my NEX 5 all the time, but I'll resist the temptation to trade-in my RX100 for the feature. The biggest drawback with a tilting screen is that you cannot use it in the "portrait" position, which I seem to use a lot. On the other hand a fully articulating screen can be used in any direction...

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 07:40 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)
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sdribetahi: What size pockets do you all have?

Mine is normally carried in a jacket pocket, but I wouldn't attempt to put it in a jeans pocket.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 07:36 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)
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40daystogo: This review finds that the upper ISO performance is stellar. This review thinks that many RX100 users will want to upgrade simply for the better high ISO quality.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-rx100-ii/sony-rx100-iiA.HTM

The tilting viewfinder is an attractive feature, but I won't be upgrading from the Mk1, which I am quite happy with,
If they had included an OVF then I might have been tempted, but as soon as a Mk2 version of anything is introduced it impacts on the value of the Mk1, and I don't feel inclined to take the hit on a reduced trade-in value.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 07:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)
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Cobber55: Good job Canon. Now I hope Nikon follow with a similar offering.

And in return, I hope Canon come up with a competitor to the D7100.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)

Once again a Canon which is known by different names in different markets.
When are Canon going to adopt a common naming policy for their products?
A 1 DX and an EOS 5D and EOS 7D are the same in every market, so why can't they do it with the budget end of the range?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:29 UTC as 123rd comment | 2 replies
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad news story (73 comments in total)

I agree with Simon65 (below) about question 60.
I left it blank because I don't use any of the options, so I have lied in order to post the result.

The whole thing seems like an extremely long-winded way to post an ad for a photo show.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 17th comment

As long as they keep the "ignore" button.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:35 UTC as 192nd comment | 3 replies
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slncezgsi: What is going to be left from Kodak when the film devision will be gone - and much more import - who will buy it? What is going to happen to those great products like Tri-X, Portra or Ektar?

C'mon Kodak!

Kodak may have image sensors on Mars, but that's a very small market at present.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2012 at 13:42 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)
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stephanie de leng: I was all ready to pre-order this until I read about the optical viewfinder. 80% of the image is just not good enough as I do not like to crop my images, but prefer the composition to be spot on out of camera. I cannot use a camera without a good optical viewfinder and this is the sticking point for so many small cameras. I tried with the panasonic G3's EVF for two months and gave up. This canon G1 X sounds so exciting as a portable backup come travel camera for a pro and it is such a shame that manufacturers do not realise how important this detail is, along with great image quality and FAST focusing. You can get rid of the fancy modes and touch screens and all that. In the old days it was easier to have a small emergency camera attached to your belt and get great results as you used the same film in it as in the main big pro camera and a lot of the compacts such as the canon sureshot had excellent lenses. I look forward to the fujifilm X Pro-1....

"I do not like to crop my images, but prefer the composition to be spot on out of camera"
Amazing that someone can be so perfect. Not to mention the ability to always find a subject that exactly fits the 4:3 aspect ratio.
Do you print on 4:3 paper or do you break your "no cropping" rule when it comes to the printing stage?

To all the ignorant people who say "this is rubbish" without knowing anything about it; you only need to spend a few minutes taking some test shots to know exactly what the characteristics of the viewfinder are, and to make allowance for them. I have no problems using the ovf on my G7 and will continue to only buy cameras with optical finders.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 15:01 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)
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sashko1: no one has asked a most important question- is it made in Japan?

What's so important about that?
It's how well it's made, not where it's made, that is important.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 09:45 UTC
On Castle in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (2 comments in total)
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BeeJayEff: Nunney Castle

Correct!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:48 UTC
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Phil Bishop: Spent quite some time failing to download via the website, but one of the Rapidshare links worked just fine.
Looks to be a good read, thanks for sharing with us.

I can't connect to the download site either.
What's a Rapidshare link?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 13:52 UTC
On Inside the church (2011 only) challenge (4 comments in total)
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Images by Kipper: I am sorry but I need a clarification here. You have in the challenge rules "Let's see some image taken INTO a church - pictures taken outside a church will be DQ." Do you mean 'Let's see some image taken INSIDE a church - pictures taken outside a church will be DQ.'? As one has to be outside a building to take a picture INTO the building, but by doing this you will be DQ. Am I missing something here. Thanks - Kipper.

I agree, the rule is confusing.
If you look into something, then you must be outside it, like looking through an open door into a room or into a building.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 11:41 UTC
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