James O'Neill

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 16, 2003

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  • Created discussion thread Remembrance
    On Sunday evening, after a period of poor health, my 86 year-old father died. People used to comment on how alike we looked, and in trying to write something for the funeral, and one of threads to ...
  • The AF works completely independently of the image stabilization.  The biggest improvement in SAFOX since Pentax produced their first DSLR was when the K10D came out and it also introduced SR. Has ...
  • I think TP is actually RiceHigh returned. The only way to stop him posting utterly idiotic things is to ban him. Don't feed.
  • If it is a "cycle" it may be more like the orbit of one of the outer planets or perhaps a comet.
  • I have my doubts and have probably bought my last crop sensor camera but ... Video is traditionally not high on Pentax buyers' "must have list" Addressing AF weaknesses must be top of the list This ...
  • That's not a trend. That's a single data point. It's checking the patients heart rate after they've run up a flight of stairs.  June 2016 was a dreadful month for MILC sales, down 40% on 2015, and ...
  • RT  allows every possible parameter to be changed but very few people will understand what they all are and what changing them does. I'd score it pretty poorly on usability. BUT it does more and ...
  • 10 years ago DSLR sales were roughly at the level they are now. 8-9 million units a year. was anyone shrieking "the sky is falling" back then ... no, the industry had never had it so good, and ...
  • Replied in Pssst...
    I think someone is testing the patience of the forum moderators.  We can see that TP is having a go at Ricoh marketing, in multiple places this morning, and has posted some things about other ...
  • I spent yesterday shooting in a studio, mainly with the 77, and when not using that I used the 43. I don't have an issue with focus hunting or accuracy from the lenses P.o.V. I do sometimes have an ...
  • New readers be aware that TP has some bizarre ideas but I think this is sarcasm rather than one of them
  • I've had the 77 for 10 years now - on a crop sensor it is good, but on the K1 it is absolutely magical. As a screw drive lens it's neither especially fast to focus nor quiet focussing . It also ...
  • For anyone curious who doesn't know already, cipa have a very consistent YYYYMM naming scheme for their files so if you want the first half or full year figures for  2016 (or any other year can ...
  • First line is units, second line is value in 1000 Yen.  So the top right corner, 2 million cameras worth 49 Billion yen. It's only half the year, but compact sales are up for the first time in 7 or ...
  • By the same logic  : you can blow any picture up to any size you want. If the quality of the image (lens quality, PS etc) you can see more details when you make the print bigger. At some point you ...
  • Not quite. 300 dots per inch used to be the gold standard for half tone screens (which were designed for viewing from normal book/magazine reading distances) . people have kept quoting 300 dots ...
  • I don't know if it would lose ALL of it's advantage, but there is some loss in JPEG and if I'm going for very large prints (A1 and bigger) I would want all the detail I can get and minimum ...
  • Er. not quite. If you have a 36MP RAW, you have 4 9MP pages ,for red green1, blue, green 2. Each at 14 bit colour depth - this lets you shrink the file size a little, but uncompressed it's two ...
  • 1. Forgive me for "hiding behind the facts". Camera sales are down in all segments. Compact cameras are dead, smartphones have taken their place. Mirrorless cameras are selling fewer units than ...
  • I've no idea if what you say about Japan is right or wrong. And I don't have anything intelligent to say on Japan. I'm not upset. Look, there is an argument which says DLSRs are dead. There's also ...
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Last post Jun 1, 2016
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Last review Oct 10, 2004
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Last entry Sep 13, 2012
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