Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Product Designer / IT Manager
Joined on Sep 15, 2004
About me:

To gradually move into pro photography over the next couple of years. Ok, several years...

Current Kit:
Sony Alpha 7iii
Sony Alpha 5100
Minolta Maxxum 7
Minolta 5600HS Flash
Tamron 90SP/2.8 Macro
Sony FE 55/1.8
Sony FE 24-105/4 G OSS
Sony SEL70300G OSS
Tamron 18-200 e-mount
Sigma 18-35/3.5-4.5


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ZeroOne01: @MikeRan
15 out of 56 posts on this article so far. I hope you get compensation from Sony.

@ZeroOne01, I'm surprised someone spent the time and effort to count someones replies...

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 10:16 UTC

Tempted to trade my Sigma 100-400 already...!
I wonder if more will be coming....60-600 perhaps?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 08:10 UTC as 1st comment
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AbrasiveReducer: If you're a realist, there are fewer Sony users at the Olympics. Nothing unusual or unexpected about that. If you're a Sony fan, these photos show something completely different. They indicate that Sony products fail so rarely, there is simply no need to have as many items to loan.

I think what it also helps to show is that you have more than a choice of two, Canon or Nikon. I'm sure other brand loyalists would love to see their choice of brand there too, gives validation to your choice, and also some confidence that if they're spending this big to show a presence and bring the kit to back it up, they're going to be investing heavily in all levels of camera body/lenses in the future.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2021 at 16:49 UTC
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Samuel Lucifer: Compared to both Canon and Nikon this Sony booth is tiny. It shows the near absence of Sony within this segment of photography.

Er, It's called a joke...get over it...!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2021 at 11:40 UTC
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Samuel Lucifer: Compared to both Canon and Nikon this Sony booth is tiny. It shows the near absence of Sony within this segment of photography.

Maybe they don't need as many repairs...? :P

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2021 at 11:37 UTC
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Ed Jefferies: This makes sense to me. We already know there will be 6 FF models


RP replacement
Budget R camera ~$900

I'd like the real pros to tell us what they need. From what I've been told they do not want more MP because it makes their work more difficult and clients rarely want larger than 8MP.
Am I wrong, is that old thinking? I am not interested in what amateurs want. What does a working sports Pro think?

@Gannon - beautiful shots in your gallery - I prefer the thought that has gone in to these rather than the usual shots you see churned out on Autosport. Hope you get that credit for an F1 race soon, would love to see those shots!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 06:39 UTC

I'm not a Canon user, but I'm actually disappointed it isn't a higher resolution, 30, 45 or 50mpix. It doesn't give the other competing manufacturers reason to up their game. I suppose it gives headroom for an R1 however.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 16:52 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies

Brilliant - that was really useful, especially the sound setup which seems like an art, and you've made it simple and accessible. Love the ending :0)

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 14:10 UTC as 28th comment

All looks good, but would really loved to have seen results from things in motion, i.e. sports or BIF. I still cant justify the Sony 100-400 in cost or 'look at me I have a white lens!' status and the 200-600 is just too much of both! The Sigma 100-400 I have seems ok, but the extra reach, and it seems quicker focussing of the Tamron looks tempting...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2021 at 14:52 UTC as 17th comment
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Indohydra: Just buy a Sony...

Jnd, maybe you need to spend above $5k to get something that works. Reliably.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2021 at 13:14 UTC
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Tom Holly: Why wouldn't canon add a thermal exhaust in the first place?

Probably so they can see you the higher price R3...?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2021 at 13:01 UTC

Amazing tech, of that there's no doubt. Personally I'd like it used on something like FIFA21 so that the players look more realistic and dont have those staring haunting eyes rather than this which is just weird, and, if there is an afterlife and we can be haunted, they're going to be on their way to do so!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 12:37 UTC as 6th comment

This is perfect for a pandemic. Shoot stuff in your house and replace the 'sky' so you look well-travelled....keeps you safe and sound...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 08:58 UTC as 36th comment
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Miike Dougherty: NX Pro doesn't run on WIN 7 PCs. It says that but I tried it anyway and it didn't work. 25% of PCs are WIN 7.

@Miike - antivirus software will be stopped for Windows 7 by some vendors. Some are already charging extra for extended support. Dont kid yourself that you can keep using it for years, you'll need to upgrade soon. A Windows 10 install without av is still safer that Win 7 without av. That and the fact that security patches will only be written for Win 10 is reason enough to upgrade. I would also never trust Norton or Avast as my key defence.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2021 at 09:13 UTC

..."developed with no compromise"...except for the low res rear screen perhaps? And should it be fully articulating, yes/no? That's another argument/preference!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 14:21 UTC as 92nd comment | 9 replies

This is the resolution I expect as standard in the next Sony A1s and Canon R1x. At 50 fps.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 09:45 UTC as 29th comment

So the A9ii becomes entry level? Here's hoping! :0)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 15:13 UTC as 586th comment | 2 replies
On article Field review: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN (201 comments in total)
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tedolf: why is it so big?

Take a look at Voightlander's 35mm f/2 "snapshot" lens to see how big a 35mm full frame lens should be.


Does the Voightlander have AF though?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 14:22 UTC
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NexUser: 1450 including a camera, right?

and photographer...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2021 at 23:37 UTC

themed clothing...looking at you FroMaybeKnowsPhoto... :D

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 09:04 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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