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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (255 comments in total)

I absolutely hate pop-up flashes!

I don't care how good or how bad the camera is, or even what colour they are, I just hate'em.

Rant over...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 34th comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (255 comments in total)

Well I kinda like it. The ultimate stealth camera.

Bravo Pentax!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (551 comments in total)

Sony, now that you decided not to fit the EVF why didn't you give us a larger bright screen?

Why are we stuck at 3 inch LCD's?

My smart phone has a 4.8inch screen. It is bright and high-resolution.

Not just you Sony, but all you camera manufacturers, take a dip into the phone world and give us some decent LCD's.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (551 comments in total)
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Flashback: Still no 4K from Sony?

Could it actually be possible that their new Bionz X processor, doesn't support 4K.

Any road, Panasonic must be smiling...

Greetings from Alpha Centauri...

The A7s can't manage 4k internally due to excessive heat build up.

The Panasonic FZ1000 manages 4k fine, albeit in a large body. However, this is 'cheap' plastic not metal and plastic is not an efficient heat radiator.

My feeling is that Panasonic's processor chip is maybe one generation ahead of Sony. Using a lot less power to handle the heavy 4k bit stream.

If however, Sony are deliberately holding back 4k for the A6001 and RX100M4, then this is purely marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (551 comments in total)

Still no 4K from Sony?

Could it actually be possible that their new Bionz X processor, doesn't support 4K.

Any road, Panasonic must be smiling...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 120th comment | 8 replies

I recently cleared my loft of all my old darkroom equipment. Brought back some fond memories.

Some of it went to a Jumble Sale, the rest dumped. I did keep the enlarger lens though. Never use it, but a lovely piece of glass made by Hoya.

Thanks Kodak. Just hang in there...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Hey Leica, have a chat with the Panasonic boffins, and get some of that GH4 video magic into the T2.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 30th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

It's Leica glass stupid....

I remember, everybody rubbishing the earlier X1, but boy did it produce some beautiful images.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 20:42 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1495 comments in total)

D710 12mp 4K

Probably just around the corner!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:25 UTC as 265th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (758 comments in total)

My feeling is the M3 will have a very short life, as good as it is.

With the Panasonic FZ1000 sporting 4k and the imminent LX8 with 4k, Sony will have to reply with a M4 4k, to compete.

If you are tempted by this review (as I am), I would wait a little longer(July16).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 158th comment | 4 replies

'The 55mm F1.8 is quite sharp and also enjoyable to use'

It's actually from the A7 review, 'Handling and shooting Experience' page

It made me smile when I read that. Talk about damned with faint praise!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)
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harry cannoli: I have to admit I'm a little bummed that the LX7 failed to stand out in any meaningful way, despite the fact that I'm a hardcore DSLR shooter who adores this little camera. Sheesh, I am a fanboy.

I suppose the big sensor in the Sony means so much more than the beautiful, super-fast, pin sharp lens in the LX7?

The lens makes the magic, the sensor records the magic made by the lens. The Sony sensor does an absolutely fantastic job of recording images created by it's plain vanilla lens. Of course the magic created by the lens is a personal judgement, but that Panny lens stands out, heads and shoulders above the pack. How can I see this and the respected, highly competent reviewers barely acknowledge the outstanding flavor of that Panny lens?

Oh, never mind. I'm a fanboy :(

Thank you Richard for getting this done. Good job.

Maybe the RX100 is just another case of the 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 23:50 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)
In reply to:

harry cannoli: I have to admit I'm a little bummed that the LX7 failed to stand out in any meaningful way, despite the fact that I'm a hardcore DSLR shooter who adores this little camera. Sheesh, I am a fanboy.

I suppose the big sensor in the Sony means so much more than the beautiful, super-fast, pin sharp lens in the LX7?

The lens makes the magic, the sensor records the magic made by the lens. The Sony sensor does an absolutely fantastic job of recording images created by it's plain vanilla lens. Of course the magic created by the lens is a personal judgement, but that Panny lens stands out, heads and shoulders above the pack. How can I see this and the respected, highly competent reviewers barely acknowledge the outstanding flavor of that Panny lens?

Oh, never mind. I'm a fanboy :(

Thank you Richard for getting this done. Good job.

Have to agree with you Harry. I had the RX100, great video but was never happy with the still images. I eventually sold it. Now I have the LX7.

Much, much happier with these new images. There is something special going on in that Leica lens...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 22:53 UTC
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)

Just makes you wonder, if the OLED EVF improves to the stage where it can negate the fitting of the preview screen on the back of the camera. Full circle!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 15:38 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact article (778 comments in total)

I agree why not 3:2?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 14:10 UTC as 263rd comment | 1 reply
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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Flashback: I'm not seeing the Studio Comparison Tool. Is this link broken?

Works fine with Chrome, but not with Explorer?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 23:09 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)

I'm not seeing the Studio Comparison Tool. Is this link broken?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 18:31 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On Lytro Light Field Camera first look with Ren Ng article (225 comments in total)

Maybe true focus-free photography is the next big thing for digital. I think this is just the start.

If the Nikon 1 can shoot 60fps, maybe we could have many different focused images on one shutter click.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 08:44 UTC as 45th comment
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