clcochrane

clcochrane

Lives in United Kingdom Coleraine, N. Ireland, United Kingdom
Has a website at http://www.portb.smugmug.com
Joined on Jan 11, 2007
About me:

Spent 4 years enjoying and learning with a Canon G3, now broke and learning again thanks to a 30D, 24-105
f4L IS USM and a 70-300 f4/5.6 IS USM. Whilst I hope these will help me take better photographs, what I really
need to do is 'get out more!'

Comments

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Come on Nikon! Giving a quality compact a faster lens, longer reach and lower noise are all technically difficult and your engineers have done well here (still room for improvement of course). BUT having too slow a processor is UNFORGIVABLE because it is not a limitation of technology or the laws of physics, it is a tight-fisted marketing decision. SORT IT OUT in the P7800.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 09:48 UTC as 13th comment
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Scottish Kev: Forgive me if this has already been covered but I spent a long time looking for a backpack that would carry camera gear and hiking gear, as when you are out in the wilds you dont have "just" your camera gear and then wear everything else. This bag like many out there only does camera gear.

Why dont more bag manufacturers actually design bags to carry camera gear and personal gear.

Oh and I did find a 1 or maybe 2 manufacturers who do what I think is a sensible back pack for hiking/carrying personal gear and I bought one but it was stupidly expensive (such is this camera/hobby/addiction ah well) but it does an awesome job!

:)

Any camera bag manufacturers listening? From the number of 20-30 litre backpacks for non-photographers out there, surely we are not the only ones who need to carry 20-30 litres of clothing, food and equipment AS WELL as our camera, tripod, lenses, filters etc. I cannot understand why there aren't more backpacks suitable for storing at least 20l + photographic gear, it's very frustrating. To venture into the mountains in the UK & Ireland without extra clothing and food is downright dangerous!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 09:23 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)

The P7700 is the only camera I have really got excited about since I swapped my Canon G3 for a 30D. Fast (relative to other longer zoom compacts) lens, longer zoom range, flip out screen and lots of external control. Shame about the processor it seems. Come on Nikon, give us a faster processor and I'm in! But if Canon bring back the flip out display next time round it would be a tough call.
I'd love a bigger sensor like the G15 but I frequently use the 140-170mm range of my 24-105 +30D combination, physics can be really inconvenient sometimes! So I'll save my pennies and wait for the G16 vs P7800.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 09:57 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)

Am I missing something, or is there no way of navigating to the review you wish to read from within this otherwise very useful article?

It's a bit frustrating having to guess which page of the article refers to the G15 or P7700, etc. Could you change the navigation to include shortcuts to the individual pages which include the camera's names please?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:36 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)

I loved my Canon G3 but switched to the 30D I still use for lower noise, longer focal lengths, faster focusing and more depth-of field control. But I miss the G3's portability (not pocketability!) and its flip-out screen.

So, I'm delighted to see the faster lens and faster focusing but very disappointed that the flip-out screen has gone. I'm afraid I won't be coming back to the G-series this time round.

However, if the image quality and autofocus are up to scratch (no, I don't mean DSLR standard), the Nikon P7700 looks like the camera the new G-series should have been, in terms of features at least. Yes, I know there's no OVF, but the one on the G3 was so bad I only ever used it occasionally for very fast moving subjects, so I for one wouldn't miss it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 09:55 UTC as 110th comment
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