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Works as a blogger wanna be
Has a website at n/a
Joined on May 23, 2011
About me:

I shot wildlife from 1987-2007 (mainly Roe Deer)
Rather than moving to a pricey 400/2.8 or 500/4, I stopped
Now still re-learning how to shoot street and field
I've declared not to get anything over 99mm

Oddly, I used to have an FX body but have since 'down-graded' to DX
I put about 32k frames on my D700 and really pleased to see DX catch-up!
Shooting today with Nikkor FX glass on the best Nikon DX body
and a PEN for work trips.

... TOYS FROM THE PAST (lots and lots and lots of primes)
1987-2004 ... Canon FD & EOS
2005-2007 ... KonicaMinolta (7D) & Sony (a100)
2007-2009 ... Nikon (D200 | D2H | D700)
2010-DATE ... Olympus (now just PEN)
2011-DATE ... Nikon (D7000)

1991-2010 ... MAC (the OS fell asleep in all the iPhone & iOS hype)
2010-DATE ... PC (Windows 7 caught up)

1995-2010 ... dumb phone
2010-2011 ... HTC Wildfire (2.1 & 2.2)
2011-DATE ... HTC Desire S (2.3)


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On Rare photos of Rolling Stones emerge from estate sale article (106 comments in total)

um, wasn't this news about 6 months ago?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 10:16 UTC as 51st comment
On DPReview launches GearShop article (316 comments in total)

does this mean DPReview will actually review some of the product that get the standard copy/paste press launch 'preview' along with the text "a full review will follow soon" (but a year later soon never happened) ... because you'll have a revenue stream that makes doing a review a worthwhile thing.

totally understand that dpr is a business - but surely this gear shop can only be a good thing for business - will we see the lens reviews that got started a few years ago and then abandoned?

will you be able to (slyly) name and shame the companies that won't supply you with test units or does that hurt the amazon ownership link?

will your gear shop have a volume bias (Sony/Nikon/Canon) in the same way that the reviews have or will you review other makers stuff?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 113th comment | 4 replies
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (613 comments in total)

the defensive reaction makes the (lack of) effort even worse!
- take Sony camera
- stick Leica logo on
- put price up
- hope nobody notices <<< ooops!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 20:58 UTC as 280th comment | 1 reply

oh dear ... what were they thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:35 UTC as 315th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)
In reply to:

marbo uk: Rip off Britain
Who would buy this in the UK when the D800 is only £250 more?

no cameras sell for their RRP (only the 'I must be the first to have this' people do that, the pre-orders)
look up the RRP of the D800 and then the street price and take a guess at the D600 street price
... you just wait for 3 months after launch and see the 'real' price

But the "$1=£1" run by Nikon/Apple/etc. is getting a bit olde!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 07:22 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1362 comments in total)

to anyone who spend a chunk of time with an OM-1 (or the OM models) ... this is a wonderful tool to see launched!

a lot of people 'of a certain generation' will have learnt their photography skills with an OM product

as already mentioned, OM days are back.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:15 UTC as 359th comment

no, just no!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 21:03 UTC as 191st comment

fisheye are very well suited to manual focus, there is sooooo much depth of field that while yes you do need to focus you really don't need to be that acurate and pop it at f/8 and pretty much the whole world is in focus

I can actually see picking up an old PEN model (E-PL1 or E-PL2) and this manual focus fisheye could be an alternative to taking a fisheye for another camera system. Like having a Nikon or Canon dSLR for normal photography and instead of getting a Canon or Nikon mount fisheye, just grab a PEN and this little Samyang - always ready mounted.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2011 at 22:57 UTC as 19th comment
On Fujifilm announces X10 high-end enthusiast compact article (279 comments in total)

cool, nice to have another alternative to consider when looking at the G12 and Oly XZ-1 ... wonder what the price will be, since the XZ-1 is now down from its £399 launch price to a much more respectable £320 (or less)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:58 UTC as 134th comment
On Samyang announces 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens article (73 comments in total)

how very very cool, so now we have:
- 24/1.4
- 35/1.4
- 85/1.4

(waits patiently for the 50/1.0)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2011 at 09:52 UTC as 36th comment
On Samyang announces 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens article (73 comments in total)
In reply to:

waxwaine: Wake up Sony, Pentax, Canon, Nikon, etc. Samyang is pleasing cam users with succes

glad I don't own your camera shop! You really think there are 100x more sales of the Nikon AF 35/1.4 than the Samyang ... the Samyang 35/1.4 is selling for around the price of the 35/2

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2011 at 09:51 UTC
In reply to:

futile32: nice idea, but expensive if prices are true.. I would guess at $70 not $700

yeah, must be a typo!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2011 at 20:06 UTC

how cool, gonna be very popular at that price
and it's little too, excellent - looking forward to seeing one and the results

next ... please, can we have a small DX wide prime, thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:23 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available article (94 comments in total)

that's a typo, right?
supposed to be $400

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 20:06 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax announces four additional Q mount lenses article (40 comments in total)

how very very odd!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:23 UTC as 31st comment
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