PIX 2015


Lives in United Kingdom Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Works as a Designer
Has a website at http://www.taikit.so
Joined on Jul 4, 2009
About me:

Dear Pinky,

My trusty sidesqueak, the plan is three fold:

1. Finally launch PhotoWalker.com (based on our award winning and being re-engineered Artwalker.com site), whereby people can explore the world via geographically organised photos.

2. Start a video blog that blends a mix of commentary and slapstick wit.

3. Use a camera to log the history of my family and company using high quality stills and video whilst engaging in street and creative architectural photography around the world, because landscapes and sunsets will always be there, but people and buidings won’t.

Current arsenal:

Samsung EX2F
(Superb street, scenic and low light social/family camera. Only flaws are lack of manual exposure on video and buggy firmware. Great all rounder, built like a tank.)

Dream camera:

Ergonomically and featurewise, the Panasonic GX7/Olympus EM-1 are the closest to the perfect camera, however, the fact the displays cannot face forward (unlike other Panasonics and the Samsung EX2F/Canon G12 etc) means it is not a convenient for video production, or the now popular selfie. Big mistake! Looks like Panasonic were trying to compete with the OM-D rather than focus on their core competency.)

So, ideal camera would be a Pentax body + GH4 type articulating display + Sony sensor + Carl Zeiss*/Olympus or Nikon glass (*Sony f717 IQ was superb in good light) + Samsung menus & it must all fit in my pocket thanks to next generation only Sony could do it miniaturisation but with Oly EM-1/Fuji X100 grippy tactile exposure adjustment controls. Phew!


I am not brand loyal at all (I choose what works!), although despite having never owned one, consider Olympus to offer the greatest IQ/DR/mid range glass, Nikon the best clean low light images (D3 is awesome!), Canon have lost control, Pentax are the best for handling and dynamic range (D/K series are outstanding, just wish that video was given focus by Pentax and they introduced articulating displays), Samsung deserve kudos for the NX & EX series, Panasonic’s best contribution other than GH series is their outstanding Ai mode that really does work (and adjusts the exposure for sky and ground superbly), Sony should focus on sensors and learn from Pentax about handling/operational feedback, Fuji are awesome for the lovely X series.


Recent activity


Snapshot of threads updated recently in which you have recently participated.

Subject Forum Last post
10 years I've been trying to do this, Thanks Panasonic Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 day ago
Is popularity of 4K why I cannot sell my new G6? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 days ago
New Panasonic G6+14-42 Mk 1 lens £275 For Sale and Wanted 1 week ago
No in depth G7 user reviews? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Handled a GX8 today Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
A few shots with the Panasonic G7 and Nocticron lens Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
GX8: do you want it or not?! Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Panasonic G7 pictures from the resent trip Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Can you pause video recording with Panny 4/3rds cams? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Advice needed: G6 for £249 in my local store Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Jack of many trades good at almost all Samsung Talk 5 months ago
Next EM1 - What do you want to feature in the Mark II Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
E-M5 II - Where's the fine detail in video? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
GH4 + 14-140mm or Oly 14-150mm for video? Micro Four Thirds Talk 8 months ago
Aspect ratio... 3:2 or 16:9. What do you prefer? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 8 months ago
G6 + (new design) 14-140 lens for £550, should I buy? Micro Four Thirds Talk 10 months ago
Is the Samsung NX1 competitive with the GH4? Micro Four Thirds Talk 10 months ago
Where can I purchase a macro accessory lens for the EX2F? Samsung Talk 10 months ago
GH4 at IFA 2014 Berlin Micro Four Thirds Talk 11 months ago
The RX1 is truly magical Sony Cyber-shot Talk 11 months ago
EX2F is currently more expensive than NX1000. Smaller sensor, non interchangeagle lens. Why? Samsung Talk Aug 27, 2014
GH4 real life samples from Korea Micro Four Thirds Talk Jul 24, 2014
Your next camera must have? Micro Four Thirds Talk Jul 22, 2014
Cautiously looking into m4/3 system Micro Four Thirds Talk Jun 23, 2014
Panasonic GH4 and video frame grabs Micro Four Thirds Talk Jun 22, 2014
Whay the samsung NX series are not famous Samsung Talk Jun 20, 2014
Samsung EX2F Samsung Talk Jun 6, 2014
EX2F shoots perfect English June afternoon Samsung Talk Jun 5, 2014
Panasonic GH4 vs Fujifilm X-T1 - are there any head to head comparisons, particularly of stills? Micro Four Thirds Talk May 30, 2014
GH4 portriat photography at the beach Micro Four Thirds Talk May 30, 2014
EX1/TL500 Photos, Jay's Bike and Yellow and Blue Samsung Talk May 25, 2014
EX2F borders warped at 24mm? Samsung Talk May 25, 2014
GH4 UK release date Micro Four Thirds Talk May 21, 2014
Samsung digital cameras Samsung Talk May 14, 2014
Samsung image quality Samsung Talk May 8, 2014
EX2F continues to impress Samsung Talk Apr 19, 2014
Dear actual person in Samsung who decides these things.. Samsung Talk Apr 14, 2014
Just venting - a day of using the Canon Rebel XSi Micro Four Thirds Talk Apr 2, 2014
40 years of technology Micro Four Thirds Talk Apr 1, 2014
GH4 will be obsolete before (and if) 4K video will take off Micro Four Thirds Talk Mar 31, 2014
Buy or pass on V3? Poll. Nikon 1 System Talk Mar 21, 2014
Where is the A6000 zoom control? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Mar 1, 2014
Sony closing two-thirds of its USA retial stores Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Mar 1, 2014
Samsung EX2F...need opinions Samsung Talk Feb 27, 2014
GH3 - Now with lower pricing is it worth it/EVF Quality? Micro Four Thirds Talk Feb 25, 2014
Experimental work on EX2F shot Samsung Talk Feb 23, 2014
Video of creative use with QX-100 Sony Cyber-shot Talk Feb 15, 2014
MX-2 Pentax Compact Camera Talk Feb 15, 2014
What isn't there to like about the GM1 Micro Four Thirds Talk Feb 14, 2014
RX100: which notebook for playing 50p video smoothly? Sony Cyber-shot Talk Feb 12, 2014