Chippy99

Lives in United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Works as a Sales Rep
Joined on Oct 21, 2003

Comments

Total: 10, showing: 1 – 10
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I notice you've chosen to increase the font size in the new theme. I like that.

But I prefer the traditional black appearance - it's easier on the eye and much better for viewing photographs.

So, black please, but with the larger font.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 08:37 UTC as 320th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (317 comments in total)

I don't know why such a big deal is made about the lac of mic input. Anyone serious enough about video to want to use an external recorder or mic is *surely* going to want to edit videos in post. And if you do that, syncing external audio to your video track takes seconds.

A mic input is imho a completely redundant feature.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies

Thing

Of

Beauty

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 126th comment
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (721 comments in total)
In reply to:

Chippy99: @Jeff, Jordan,

I am reliably informed that your comparison table "Compared to E-M10 and E-M5 II" contains an error in that the E-M5 II has an LCD, not an OLED viewfinder.

Cheers

Your table says the E-M5 II has an OLED EVF. Its does not.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (721 comments in total)

@Jeff, Jordan,

I am reliably informed that your comparison table "Compared to E-M10 and E-M5 II" contains an error in that the E-M5 II has an LCD, not an OLED viewfinder.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 08:26 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

KAllen: Its a turd, what more do you need to know. How can a pro upload many TB to the cloud.Would Apple be responsible if it was hacked and stolen?

Your first three words sum it up perfectly.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:23 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)
In reply to:

amipal: I've been working my way through the GH-series through the years, and currently have a GH3. I've tried the equivalent Olympus cameras, and they just fall down on usability. I can alter settings on the Panasonic cameras without a second's thought, yet Oly bury things under layers of not necessarily obvious menus.

So I don't think it's a simple case of saying "If you're only interested in stills then it's not quite such a compelling proposition" - because I'd rather get 100% of my photos almost there, than a handful.

Can't agree mate. I've never owned an Olympus and yet find the EM-1 a complete doddle to use and entirely intuitive. I've never had such a high keeper rate from any camera I've owned ever, and that includes several Canon DSLR's and the occassional Leica.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
On article Readers' showcase: Landscape photography (90 comments in total)

I don't know what it is but the current trend seems to be that a landscape can't be any good unless it's completely unrealistic and over processed, with too much saturation, too much vibrancy, HDR thrown in for good measure.

These shots are all better than anything I ever produce, and they are certainly "impressive", but I am not sure I'd want any of them on my wall. What's wrong with a nice picture of how the world *actually* looks? Is the world not beautiful enough without jazzing it up with a purple sky?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 UTC as 17th comment
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2193 comments in total)
In reply to:

quezra: Drama incoming in 3... 2...

Fair enough.

(And incidentally i note i said shallow depth of field is advantageous for landscapes and street. Of course i mean the opposite, large DoF is advantageous there. It was a slip of the tongue on my part.)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2193 comments in total)
In reply to:

quezra: Drama incoming in 3... 2...

I didn't rate the article very highly to be honest. The writer's "full frame is best" bias came through despite trying to hide it. Where was the comparison in glass size and weight, and in particular how much you need to spend on a FF telephoto lens of decent speed, compared to the equivalent for a cropped sensor?

Depth of field and bokeh are npt at all relevant for certain types of photography yet its discussed as if its the only thing that matters. Indeed shallow dof is often advantageous for landscapes and sometimes for street shooting. Where is this discussed?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
Total: 10, showing: 1 – 10