Cailean Gallimore

Cailean Gallimore

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Joined on Jun 26, 2010

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On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

Seems to be better than Nikon's silly Frankenkamera, which looks like it was made from the parts of three cameras randomly re-assembled.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 296th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)

So it's a triumph of form over function.

Good to know.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 14:14 UTC as 261st comment | 1 reply
On Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 article (90 comments in total)

X100S is the best overall package.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 40th comment

Casio might have managed to do something that Nikon never have: make a decent compact, that is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 23:50 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
In reply to:

rdscibilia: This is better than the EOS M I bought for $299 how exactly?

EOS M - even at it's rock-bottom price it's poor value for money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 19:28 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
In reply to:

moimoi: A crazy expensive camera with the horrid X-trans sensor (raw conversion still produces artifacts), no thanks...

moimoi said:"Lol, I have used the X100 long enough that it was sent back right where it came from."

So you bought a camera that you hadn't tried, and found that you didn't like it. Blame the camera? No - blame yourself. Lol.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 14:11 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)

It's amusing that everyone who has an X100, or X100S, are saying how much they like the camera, and all the people who are saying they dislike the camera don't have one. Jealousy, maybe... Lol.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:26 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)

The X100s is a joy to use and produces excellent images. Having said that, I wouldn't want it as my ONLY camera, because of the fixed focal length. I have other cameras to provide the other FLs I might need, so it's not a problem for me. The X100s is a brilliant idea, beautifully realised.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:15 UTC as 49th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
In reply to:

moimoi: A crazy expensive camera with the horrid X-trans sensor (raw conversion still produces artifacts), no thanks...

We can safely assume that moimoi has never used an X100s.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:09 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

A white DSLR! That's going to change everything!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 19:07 UTC as 116th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Nikon:

'Traditional' DSLRs - very good.

DSLR lenses - very good.

DSLR flash guns - very good.

Everything else - mediocre at best.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:33 UTC as 761st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

They are patronising photographers with this 'retro' frippery.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:03 UTC as 773rd comment

The only companies that have any vision at the moment are Fuji, Sony, and Pentax/Ricoh. Canon and Nikon just shuffle mindlessly forward like zombies.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:26 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)

Nikon:

DSLRs - Very good.

DSLR Lenses - Very good.

DSLR Flashes - Very good.

Coolpix A - Not bad.

Everything Else - Lol.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:17 UTC as 401st comment | 4 replies
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ulfie: Looks good, very good even. But not knock-your-socks-off better than say Olympus OM-D EM-5 with good primes, especially up to and including ISO 1600. Maybe Oly's jpeg engine is just plain excellent while this one is very good considering the sensor size.

That's true, but people have been making similar images with other cameras for years, so ho hum.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:45 UTC

Anyone who buys a camera that is as much of an unknown quantity as this one, need to have their bumps felt.

Try before you buy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:41 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
In reply to:

PerL: This is a beautifully made camera that sits much better in the hand than an EM-5, but it is not as capable for action shooting as its semi pro APS-C rivals. It is also not as good in IQ (compare the DxO Marks scores that is just out to a Nikon D7100).
And the bottom line for me, the images. I don't like using APS-C kit lenses - not for the sharpness, but for the flat look with to much DOF. Why would I want a sensor size with even more DOF, no matter that the camera body is very nice. One has to decide - are you more interested in a camera body - or the images? That is why FF is the right answer for me personally. But I can see why many are attracted to this camera - just not me.

I don't shoot anything with a sensor smaller than APS-C. The reason is very simple: I've never seen anything with a smaller sensor that can output comparable images. I bailed out of m43 after three cameras because the dynamic range wasn't good enough, the 2X crop factor was, and is, pretty inconvenient and the images often looked 'flat' as you say.

People say that things have moved on, and maybe they have, but I gave it a good try and it didn't work for me.

Good luck to anyone who disagrees with me - I'm no expert, anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 23:02 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
In reply to:

Digitall: "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?
My friends all drive DSLR's, I must make amends
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends
So Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?"

I wonder what fraction of 1% of photographers shoot sports of any kind...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
In reply to:

Digitall: "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?
My friends all drive DSLR's, I must make amends
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends
So Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?"

BECAUSE IT'S NOT AS GOOD AT SPORTS!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:04 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)

Looks like a nice camera.

DSLR user: "It's not as good as a DSLR for sports!"
Mirrorless user: "That's no problem - I don't shoot sports."
DSLR user: "BUT IT'S NOT AS GOOD AS A DSLR FOR SPORTS!!!!"
Mirrorless user: I don't shoot sports - I shoot portraits and landscapes!"
DSLR user: "OK fair enough then. I don't shoot sports either.

And then they lived happily ever after.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 177th comment | 1 reply
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