Paul_B Midlands UK

Paul_B Midlands UK

Lives in United Kingdom Gloucester, United Kingdom
Works as a Pierre Guerin Bioreactor sales manager
Joined on Sep 20, 2007


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On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (155 comments in total)
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Madaboutpix: Having shot my K-7 for nearly five years now (without a single malfunction), a couple of days ago I finally ordered a standard K-3 to replace it. Given that I passed by the K-5 and K-5 IIs, I'm fairly confident that I will see some improvement over my old camera. And I don't feel cheated now just because Ricoh has come up with this Prestige Edition. When I'm out and about shooting, I usually try to blend in, rather than draw attention to myself. After all, I want people to act naturally, almost as if I wasn't there.

Still, this is clever marketing on Ricoh's side: You get into the news, you may interest some more people for a serious camera who appreciate the good looks, and then may grow to love it for what it is capable of as a photographic tool. At this price point it cannot even be dismissed as rip-off, and I agree that the gunmetal-grey styling bespeaks some taste.

you are not kidding ... I had a K-7 and was blown away by NEX5N, with the waaaaaaaaay better sensor than in the old K-7. The K3 you will be thoroughly delighted! NO DOUBTS.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

24mm to what ... really, who needs it. Of course as a recent buyer (like yesterday) of RX10 clearly not me with a humble 25-200. Loved my GX100 in the past I should add.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 14:48 UTC as 24th comment
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)

superb shots, really beautiful images terrific work sir.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 42nd comment
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

how much was this in the UK, before the announced price drop. Since I killed my NEX5N at the seaside (a erm, rogue wave), I need something to replace it, and this one is weatherproof!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 6th comment

Ching ching, clearly going be a huge seller looking at comments posted. This 4k video from which you can grab great stills is going to change things dont you think. Personally I'd rather have a wide supeezoom than a long one ... Please!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 07:41 UTC as 26th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

A huge seller for sure. Bang on. Never so many positive remarks for a new product I'm stunned! Ok no articulating screen or time lapse as pointed out and it's not gold plated either. Great work Sony,I hope the firmware is a LOT better than my NEX5n.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 687th comment | 2 replies
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)

Very much enjoyed this short video and some of his stunning shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 20:59 UTC as 10th comment
On In photos: Swimming with jellyfish article (20 comments in total)

Superb ... I'm off to la Rochelle aquarium now!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 9th comment
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (70 comments in total)

How refreshing to read comments pages on DPR where just about everyone is positive and no endless bickering technoposts. Obviously this image was such an achievement it is beyond critique. Marvellous work.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)
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HeyItsJoel: Thank god I'm not the only one.


I'm still considering the XT-1, but I will not make a hasty decision of ruling it out based on these images. Although, it would be easy to do so.

So my question of K3 vs Fuji ... Seems k-3 wins hands down!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

It's like Scarlet Johansssen, just looks right. And naturally I want one. I was tempted by K-3, I value the WR factor and compactness, but XTi moves it forward I think. View my nex 5n I have the viewfinder I'm a fan, so the new super enhanced one seems amazing. Dials are great,, means the camera is always preped ready to fire up and go. The idiot who says fails are for posers is lacking experience.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

Looks to be a stunner. Now help me choose K-3 which I think is the neatest conventional apc dslr available, or the new Fuji. Pros cons views ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 286th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Big splash Sony - 2000 comments in a day, whereas poor old Pentax K3 150 comments in 5 days, they must be mortified. In this formula if I come back in a week Sony will be at 10,000 ... well probably not ule geeks will all be bored by then and ripping apart the next newbie bit of kit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 21:51 UTC as 158th comment | 6 replies
On Leica unveils D-Lux 6 Silver Edition article (92 comments in total)

Years ago I bought DLux3, I didn't keep it long as it gave a horrid purple hue to images and was as Slippy as a bar of soap. To see pretty much the same look all these years later well it looks really ancient, who would buy it now given great choices like Ricoh GR or whatever. Red Spot no longer enough reason to buy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 21:47 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Justin Francis: Jeez, can a camera be any uglier? Why can't they make it more like the OMD?

Fair comment it is a bit of a brute.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:00 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Whilst these cameras certainly move things forward toward the day when the hulking dinosaur DSLR is history, Sony have managed to create the most confused set of product lines in the business.

yeah, but nacho macho Henry wants to lug about a D800 all the same, perhaps he looks 'more professional' by doing that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 10:43 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

these two are going to sell like hot cakes ... I'm bored of my NEX5N but I hope they have really done something with the archaic software on the camera its such a pain in ass to use. Ricoh GX for example is so much nicer. Hopefully the whole concept is fresh and new, I'm looking forward to seeing next time I'm at the airport shop! Have been waiting for full frame like this for ages, and since the Pentax K3 came out APC I'm much more interested in the Sony. Bring it on.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 10:36 UTC as 646th comment

Mega impressive unless your name is Basalite.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 11th comment

Bring it on yabokie show ure hand, in colour

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 20:52 UTC as 16th comment
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yabokkie: basically black-and-white photos are those that were not composed well.

Which planet are you from?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
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