Dave Oddie

Lives in United Kingdom Chester, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Jan 23, 2002

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  • "The point is that away from these extremes, you can probably use equivalent settings, at which point there is little to no advantage of a bigger sensor."

    Which is the point I think Torm was...

  • Sony already has the Zeiss 135mm F1.8 and it is an outstanding lens. It is old screw drive tech but it doesn't seem to bother users.

    Sigma have seemed to stop making lenses in A mount. I have...

  • My first camera was a little Ilford Sprite. One of these:

    http://www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Ilford/Sprite_127.html

    I then moved onto a Kodak instamatic that took 126 cartridges.

    My first...

  • I am with you. A 135 F2.8 can be a very small medium tele and with today's computer generated optical formulas could be insanely sharp but Sigma and others seem to think a lens of anything less...

  • Never had a problem with my A77 bought soon after it came out. I don't take particular care just because it has the SLT mirror.  I treat it as I treated my A100 which I had before. So in my view in ...
  • When Olympus first came out with 4/3 I don't think they ever meant for it to be a physically smaller system so the telecentric lens design which means bigger lenses wasn't an issue they were...

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    In the days of film to show off your camera and lens then put some Kodachrome 25 in it. With the best film in the you could argue your Leica was delivering the best results, better than a Nikon or...

  • Never mind the fInal rating, gold, silver or whatever the problem with this review is the brevity.  It's just not in depth enough and this has led to it appearing as an outlier. Contrast it to the ...
  • Commented on article Sony SLT a99 II Review

    "How many of them have used other systems? Particularly, the latest most recent ones?

    For example the a99 II is a God-sent miracle in terms of focus next to a 5D classic. Doesn't say much does...

  • Commented on article Sony SLT a99 II Review

    I agree. The days of in depth reviews are long gone on this site.

  • cosinaphile, Sony got their IBIS off Minolta who invented it and who Sony bought. Oly went for it later and Panny only recently. Panny didn't have it at all for quite some time.

    As to IBIS itself...

  • I had one of those. The A1 was my first digital camera and sold me on the idea of IBIS.

    Which is why I went with a Sony A100 later. Not because Sony bought Minolta's camera division - I had no...

  • Triplet Perer, I agree. Some of the fast-ish wide angle zooms are massive. Things like the Sigma 24mm F1.4 / 35mm F1.4 are huge.

    In film days Olympus used to effectively make two ranges of...

  • Commented on article Sony SLT a99 II Review

    Canon had it a lot later than the 60's. They brought out an EOS 600 series in the 80's. Just like the Sony's it was blindingly fast compared to other similarly priced cameras for continuous...

  • "So you actually physically connect your camera to a computer as opposed to plugging the card into a reader?!?"

    MacBook Pro user ???? ;)

  • DXO mark?  Am I the only one who thinks it is a load of pseudo scientific B/S? Particularly the m-pix rating.   (I own neither lens by the way so I have no bone to pick)
  • I am not familiar with the A58 but I did own the A100 and it wasn't until the A77 came out that Sony put back several features I valued that were dropped from the A100 hence I did not upgrade ...
  • Mirrorless do not fine tune the focus, they just focus directly onto the sensor so there is nothing to fine tune. That is wrong.  A discrepancy between the PDAF focus plane and the sensor focus ...
  • We've "reached out" to Olympus for comment.

    Ugh! How about some plain English? We have asked Olympus for comment. Or: We have asked Olympus to comment.

  • "Given the same FL and the same distance to the subject, DOF is determined by the circle of confusion, the latter is inversely proportional to the crop factor. "

    You won't have the same distance...

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