Dave Oddie

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

Dave Oddie's recent activity

  • I have a Sony A77 MK1. I keep looking at an A99 MKII (I am not about to use adapters or junk my collection of A mount lenses) but then I look at my photos processed in Capture 1 or Lightroom and...

  • The output from the sensor will be but it's how easy it is to get there. So ergonomics and focusing will play a part.

    And not everyone is going to nail the exposure or be shooting evenly lit...

  • "425 employees gone? And they were doing what exactly? "

    I always wonder this when large scale redundancies are announced at a company. Have they been sat idle for months producing nothing? I...

  • It's funny but for me personally only photography has a viable web alternative to print magazines. Even things like magazines on Linux or Windows 10 are stuffing the shelves in the W H Smith...

  • In the days of film you could always make the case at the technical level for Leica. The "sensor" i.e. film like Kodachrome 25 was equal in all cameras. Nikon, Pentax and of course Leica.

    So the...

  • " You need to think whether your photographic skills are up to a camera like this -"

    Nonsense. You can say exactly the same about buying a high megapixel pro-level FF DLSR. They are also harder...

  • "For those who don’t understand Leica..."

    What is there to understand? I presume you don't mean "how to use" but something else such as the experience of shooting with one or the results?

    It's a...

  • Back in the days of film I don't think this was true. Olympus made the OM series such as OM1,2,3 & 4 and the shutter and mirror on my old OM2 made a quiet sortof 'phut' sound. They were...

  • Coincidentally I started playing with C1 Pro (for Sony) the other night. My first thought was contrary to what seems to be popular opinion that it is not as good as LR for highlight recovery. ...

  • So far (and it is early days) I am finding LR more intuitive in terms of handling images such as importing and sorting.  This may just be down to familiarity with LR and inexperience with C1.  A ...
  • Why not keep the Minolta and have both?  I have the Sony 500mm reflex and it often gets included in my bag simply because it is light in weight.  There will probably be plenty of times the 150-600 ...
  • "People buy 400 f/2.8s for the DOF."

    Now that has got to ne one of silliest comments I have ever read on DPR. It is not a portrait lens and narrow D.O.F is mostly a disadvantage to sports and...

  • Maybe the "Minolta colours" is something from the film era where different lens characteristics would be more obvious given the film was a constant.  So you'd see different results from say a ...
  • Commented on article Canon EOS M100 review

    What is your point NicoPCC? The point I was making is I fail to understand why a manufacturer (any manufacturer) releases any mirrorless camera without an EVF these days (or at least the option to...

  • Commented on article Canon EOS M100 review

    No EVF (or option thereof) and no IBIS and these aren't listed as negatives? Why not?

    With regard to IBIS I know many Canon lenses have stabilization built in but a lot do not and the...

  • So why are you making measurements from cameras on or off for different length of times if you think the length of time on or off is significant?

    It is basic science to equalise the variables. ...

  • "They aren't suggesting any number does that".

    They are talking about the DR at pixel level in the context of the 850 delivering medium format quality images. This is with a third of stop more...

  • "The D850 is able to tolerate as much total exposure as the medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S, as we showed here. That's what allows one to get unbelievably crisp, 'medium format-like' like files from...

  • Created discussion thread Minolta 100-200 F4.5
    I just picked up one of these from LCE in Chester  on impulse when I spotted it in the camera shop window.  It is in mint condition, not a mark on it.  Came  with a 3 month guarantee for £45. Where ...
  • " When I attach my Tamron 150-600 to the A99ii it weighs over 6 lbs so I never use it without a tripod or monopod. "

    As you are a Tamron lens fan you could use the newly announced lightweight ...

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