WiltshireMoonraker59

WiltshireMoonraker59

Lives in United Kingdom Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired Postman
Joined on Jun 27, 2020

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Over a £1000 for a compact that has a dust problem just like the Lumix LX100 has. Not for me thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2023 at 14:06 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies

There is no doubt that Darktable is an amazing piece of software and it's free but I have tried several times to get to grips with it but I just find the layout way too complicated for me. There are several tools that seem to do the same thing which I find very confusing

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2023 at 11:50 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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WiltshireMoonraker59: I have a good quality Canon A3 printer which I have used to print some photos and I have had some photo books made up of some of my favourite photos at that time, although looking at some of them now I think they are not as good as I thought. I think photo books are the best way to preserve your photos though, I have thousands on a hard drive and backed up in Google Photos but I always worry how volatile they are. I am considering buying a BlueRay disc drive for my PC and saving them onto BlueRay disc's as I have read they are more stable for long term storage

Well perhaps the photo album is the ONLY way to go in that case, no technology required there :)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2022 at 11:14 UTC

I have a good quality Canon A3 printer which I have used to print some photos and I have had some photo books made up of some of my favourite photos at that time, although looking at some of them now I think they are not as good as I thought. I think photo books are the best way to preserve your photos though, I have thousands on a hard drive and backed up in Google Photos but I always worry how volatile they are. I am considering buying a BlueRay disc drive for my PC and saving them onto BlueRay disc's as I have read they are more stable for long term storage

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2022 at 12:08 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

I too have turned to a prime lens with a 31mm f1.8 Ltd on my Pentax K3 and it does make you think more about your composition. Using it wide open gives a real punch to your photos too. When I had 35mm SLR's of course the standard 50mm lens was used a lot back then and I have a Pentax 50mm f1.7 which I use and that is a cracking lens too :)

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2022 at 13:00 UTC as 19th comment

These sort of articles are stupid and pointless. ANY camera can be used for street photography as can ANY camera can be used for any other form of photography

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2022 at 09:46 UTC as 11th comment
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WiltshireMoonraker59: I went back to DSLR's for several reasons, the main one being the ergonomics of DSLR's which in my opinion can't be beaten, especially my Pentax DSLR's although I like the Nikon's too. With a DSLR I can just hold the camera up to my eye without even switching it on, to view a scene and decide whether or not it is worth a photo but with a mirrorless camera you have to keep switching it on, wait a second or two before you can check the scene. I have come to the conclusion that I really don't like EVF's either even though they are very good these days you still can't beat an OVF in my view. Battery life with a DSLR is obviously so much better but not really a factor, the main thing is that I just enjoy using a DSLR so much more and it inspires me to want to take photos more but that's just me :) Perhaps it is the affinity with my old 35mm film camera days?

Don't worry Karroly, the person hiding behind the title "Name That Camera" is nothing but a negative and nasty person, all he wants to do is insult people, he's not worth engaging with. He has a negative profile to go along with his negative personality

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2022 at 09:12 UTC
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WiltshireMoonraker59: I went back to DSLR's for several reasons, the main one being the ergonomics of DSLR's which in my opinion can't be beaten, especially my Pentax DSLR's although I like the Nikon's too. With a DSLR I can just hold the camera up to my eye without even switching it on, to view a scene and decide whether or not it is worth a photo but with a mirrorless camera you have to keep switching it on, wait a second or two before you can check the scene. I have come to the conclusion that I really don't like EVF's either even though they are very good these days you still can't beat an OVF in my view. Battery life with a DSLR is obviously so much better but not really a factor, the main thing is that I just enjoy using a DSLR so much more and it inspires me to want to take photos more but that's just me :) Perhaps it is the affinity with my old 35mm film camera days?

Well "Name That Camera" seems like you are just a keyboard warrior hiding behind a pretty empty profile and if you had actually read my post you will see that I have gone back to DSLR's from mirrorless cameras of which I have owned several

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2022 at 09:46 UTC

I went back to DSLR's for several reasons, the main one being the ergonomics of DSLR's which in my opinion can't be beaten, especially my Pentax DSLR's although I like the Nikon's too. With a DSLR I can just hold the camera up to my eye without even switching it on, to view a scene and decide whether or not it is worth a photo but with a mirrorless camera you have to keep switching it on, wait a second or two before you can check the scene. I have come to the conclusion that I really don't like EVF's either even though they are very good these days you still can't beat an OVF in my view. Battery life with a DSLR is obviously so much better but not really a factor, the main thing is that I just enjoy using a DSLR so much more and it inspires me to want to take photos more but that's just me :) Perhaps it is the affinity with my old 35mm film camera days?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2022 at 09:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies

I don't care about these sorts of polls and neither will most of the public but I guess it will be of more use for manufacturers. Anyway, I am bucking the trend and have left mirrorless cameras (apart from a couple of old compacts) and gone back to a DSLR

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2022 at 16:46 UTC as 51st comment | 9 replies
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WiltshireMoonraker59: Judging by the two photos, this looks like a very good lens for a bargain price but is it only available in the M mount?

I did not realise that's what M mount meant, thank you.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2022 at 08:39 UTC

Judging by the two photos, this looks like a very good lens for a bargain price but is it only available in the M mount?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2022 at 16:14 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

No support for any Pentax cameras I see!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2022 at 16:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On article One Thing: The wrist strap is the killer app (280 comments in total)

Yes I totally agree Chris, the wrist strap is the best option, I cant' abide a neck strap, they are so annoying

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2022 at 10:13 UTC as 49th comment
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WiltshireMoonraker59: Another pointless expensive trinket for billionaires

Neither of you get what I was trying to say, 4k to a billionaire is a mere trinket and that is all that awful Leica is......a TRINKET!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 15:19 UTC

Another pointless expensive trinket for billionaires

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2022 at 14:09 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

Just a very expensive gimmick. You could pick up plenty of film cameras for much less money or even an original polaroid camera for that matter

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2022 at 14:48 UTC as 7th comment
On article Canon EOS R6 Mark II review updated (1118 comments in total)

It's a great design and I would love to be able to afford such a "enthusiast" camera but sadly camera prices for so called "enthusiast" cameras have been ridiculously expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2022 at 11:08 UTC as 122nd comment | 3 replies

Well if Nikon and Canon leave the DSLR market then that will leave only Pentax. I have had DSLR's from Nikon and Pentax and loved them both and I have had many Mirrorless cameras too, Olympus, Fuji and Sony and loved using them. Technology will keep on storming ahead, whether for better or worse and whatever the market demands is what the camera manufacturers will make. I don't have any allegiance to any particular brand because I am just a hobbyist but if you are a Pro then obviously you want to invest in something that will be supported for a long time.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2022 at 13:02 UTC as 46th comment
On article Nikon Z30 review (737 comments in total)
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Gesture: Get with it Canon and Nikon. Fuji, Sony and Panasonic can put a useful corner EVF in a smaller camera. Too lazy. Funny thing, I forget the model #, but Nikon did have a compact P camera with a corner EVF. Ran with it a model or two then didn't return.

That was the P7800 I still have one and yes Nikon could have made this the modern version

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2022 at 06:54 UTC
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