davidodd

davidodd

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

...or you could buy a Panasonic G6+14-140mm which would probably cost about the same, weigh less, and have a 28-280mm/F7.1-F11 equiv lens. And you could add a fast prime for a little more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 274th comment | 2 replies
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)

If Nikon sold this lens for their 1" cameras I'd think of buying into the system.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 18:55 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On Lensbaby releases 5.8mm F3.5 circular fisheye lens article (20 comments in total)

Does an angle of 185 degrees mean it can take a picture of what's behind you?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 19:09 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Fantastic design/tech. I'd love one.
BUT... one reason m43 is popular is the lens, the range and the size (e.g. the 45mm F1.8). A FF sensor may not take up much more room but the lenses will I suspect. That 70-200mm don't look too light (and I'm guessing $$$$$)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 21:48 UTC as 463rd comment | 1 reply

Maybe it's not the camera for me.... Too much for a 'one-trick' pony. HOWEVER, it shows that much of the kit needed for a FF camera can be squashed into a body about the size of an old 35mm camera (who'd have thought!). OK there's little things like a mirror box etc missing, but even bolting them on (or having an integrated EVF) it looks promising to me.
Next generation with SLT? Might make the plunge into Sony-world.....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 12:15 UTC as 11th comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

Honest question. One reason for the lower score (over the D600) is the autofocus system is 'less robust'. Can you expand on that? Granted there are less points, and not as many cross type (by a long way!), but the Nikon review hints at poor low light accuracy and failure, whereas the same section of the Canon suggests (even on the non-cross types) that auto-focus is accurate even in low light. Reading what is written in the two comparable sections I would probably conclude that the Canon has the 'more robust' system. Obviously this is not the case? Which has the FUNCTIONALLY better AF system?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 20:36 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

So what's better? A Nikon D600 or a Canon 6D? There's only one way to find out.... Fight!*

* Or perhaps a Challenge?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
In reply to:

davidodd: 337 comments and counting..... What's that about 'no such thing as bad publicity"?
Love mine. Love the way it feels, and functions. Great pictures. Good range of lens. Just about light enough to carry up a big hill without regretting it. Love the GPS and Wifi. Sounds mad but why not try one first???? Oh yes, because all the camera shops have closed....

Two very different answers. Isn't diversity wonderful!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 16:28 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
In reply to:

davidodd: 337 comments and counting..... What's that about 'no such thing as bad publicity"?
Love mine. Love the way it feels, and functions. Great pictures. Good range of lens. Just about light enough to carry up a big hill without regretting it. Love the GPS and Wifi. Sounds mad but why not try one first???? Oh yes, because all the camera shops have closed....

@agentul: Are you asking me? Yes indeed I've seen them. Got two in fact. Very useful tools, and for some purposes light, cheap and ideal. My GF3 with the Samyang 7.5mm has produced some of my nicest pictures recently, and all for less weight than a FF fish-eye.
On the other hand if you want shallow DOF then m43 isn't ideal, and can work out expensive (e.g. Panasonic 12-35mm for example). You can buy a second hand Canon 5D with an F5.6 kit lens and get SIMILAR (please let no-one start an 'equivalent' argument!) FOV/DOF pictures for £500.
If I was only allowed one kit? I'd keep the m43 because of the weight. What am I taking to on a photo-trip to Rome next week? Both!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 13:45 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

337 comments and counting..... What's that about 'no such thing as bad publicity"?
Love mine. Love the way it feels, and functions. Great pictures. Good range of lens. Just about light enough to carry up a big hill without regretting it. Love the GPS and Wifi. Sounds mad but why not try one first???? Oh yes, because all the camera shops have closed....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:26 UTC as 64th comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

Some of the random comments beggar belief! Bought one for a Rome trip and it's a great camera and it produces amazing images. So does the D600 I'd imagine. I think people need a little perspective sometimes......

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 101st comment
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (357 comments in total)

Certainly gives versatility, however at 200g (+ a mirror-less camera) is probably about the weight of a 6D? So not sure it's a game changer even if the rest (ergonomics, speed, IQ) was the same.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:06 UTC as 73rd comment

Probably, no one will care, but I'll share WHY I'm staying with Canon. It's not the lens I've got (looking to upgrade from a 5d and a handful of lens): it's that it FEELS better. I went down the the local shop and spent 15 minutes playing with a d600 and a 6d.... I really wanted to like the d600 but it just didn't fit in my hands. The grip's sculpted but hard, so if your hand fits it then great. Mine didn't, so it just didn't feel right - and the reason I sold my d90. All the specs in the world can't make up for comfort..... Mind you, don't remind me of that when I really need a fill-in flash!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 21:28 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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guyfawkes: Photographers don't seriously use cameraphones, and this is understandable. Cameraphones are primarily used by non-photographers who are primarily interested in social networking, and this is fine, and perfectly understandable.

There is really no point in knocking Nokia, or any other phone manufacturer come to it, for pandering to this market with ever increasingly versatile phones.

@guyfawkes: You say that but.... OK I may not be a 'photographer' by your definition, but actually if I take out my 5D with the 70-300mm and need an (unexpected) wide-angle view I'm often glad of my Nokia N8. In good light the resolution (and depth of field!) is fantastic......

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 15:05 UTC
On Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom article (190 comments in total)

Honest question. Why would you need IS on a fast lens with a max reach of 70mm? The extra weight etc is significant for limited utility? How many would want to shoot <1/70 for portraits etc?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 16:17 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

In a perfect world I'd have a full frame DSLR (?medium format) and a quiver of lens. Oh and a camera-caddy to carry them for me while my 2 year old son tries to run in the wrong direction.
In the real world I have a full frame DSLR AND a m4/3 system (and a Nokia N8 phone). OK, so I have to balance quality against size and, yes, I sometimes grumble over the quality of the pictures (but not often). BUT I've got a camera with me all the time (and the best photo from the last wedding was from the N8), and my back is still intact. Not willing to suffer for my art? Not that much...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2011 at 16:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS preview (181 comments in total)

The system is all about giving options for all types of shooter. IMO this is a fabulous option. I bought the GH1 (and then a GF1 on sale) so I could still take good photos: but could also take it out with my new-born son without annoying the wife with a load of kit. OK, if I'm off to photo something: I wouldn't take this.... (currently loving my 50mm Sigma OM macro lens!) but if I was off to the park I'd put this on, chuck the GF1 in the bag (I hope it will fit in the leather retro case for the GF1/20mm lens) and if I need it I've got it. In fact give me a small hard case for this and I'd take this and the 20mm out as my 'just in case' camera kit. I'm sure that will give you better pics than the wife's point-and-shoot......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:55 UTC as 48th comment
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