Brian Chichester

Joined on Sep 17, 2015

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  • You won't get any arguments here - it's a beautiful little camera. Rather a forgotten gem because it had the misfortune to compete directly with the Ricoh GR, which won the battle, both on price ...
  • Capture 1 is now offering a free version which processes .RAF files. It's a limited version but I have found it gives good results with X10 raw. You get a half size tif file out of it, like other ...
  • Nikon wanted the CPA to be small. Look at the Fujifilm X100F - same size sensor, similar lens, EVF: it's more than 50% bigger. I'm not sure which one got it right, but I like my CPA, and I use a ...
  • That's a lovely shot, and kudos for getting such sharpness, handheld at 1/15. There's not much I'd change about the CPA, but some kind of image stabilization would be top of a fairly short list.
  • These are beautiful images. I just bought an X10 on the big auction site (bargain price, I think) and this work has really inspired me.
  • Good point. As I said, I am still unconvinced that this is a good idea, but it was an interesting experiment that could be performed cheaply. The CPA is not my only camera, but I only carry one ...
  • Created discussion thread Interesting add-on for the Coolpix A
    If I may mention something other than the P1000... Coolpix A owners love the 28mm FOV of this little camera but they may sometimes wish, as I did, for the option of a longer focal length. Nikon ...
  • Paintshop Pro does practically all that PS does, at a fraction of the cost. I don't rate the program's RAW developer though, and use Silkypix for Panny and Capture NX-D for Nikon (both free).
  • I've got a lot of cameras, and when I'm going to make a picture, I try to pick the best tool for the job (and that includes my phone). "Systems" is a marketing concept.
  • In my world, the GX7 is a recent camera, so it seems strange to be saying I "still use it". But OK, I use it, it's probably the most used of my three cameras. It's very versatile, does everything I ...
  • Just to repeat what G1Houston said, the Oly 9-18mm is here, it's a good lens, and it does most of what you're asking. The long end is a 36mm equivalent, which is a good general-purpose walk-around ...
  • I buy mainly used lenses and it's very easy to resell at little or no loss on eBay, so if a lens gathers dust for any length of time, it's back on the 'Bay. I got my Samyang 7.5mm 4 years ago and ...
  • Late to the party here - yes I acquired one recently. Very nice camera, quite a looker too. I know they are basically a tool and it's what they do rather than how they look. But it's nice to be ...
  • Interesting question. Are you feeling 'buyer's remorse'? I grew up with prime lenses on film SLRs and I found zoom lenses a real advantage when I was able to afford them. Zooming with your feet is ...
  • The rot started with the venerable Panny LX-7, a wonderful camera with the exception of the absent remote facility. I have fashioned a bracket that fits in the hot shoe and enables a mechanical ...
  • It's annoying that Panasonic have stopped fitting this feature on many recent cameras. The GX85 has a hot shoe so you may be able to rig a mechanical one using an old-style cable release, like the ...
  • The article referenced by the OP is a fun read but I couldn't see the date when it went online. As of now, it's out of date and out of touch. (The guy is lugging round a full frame DSLR so we can ...
  • I've been into m4/3 since more or less the start (Panny GF1) and have had four camera bodies and very many lenses. I've tried a lot of combinations thereof for travel, and now in my senior years I ...
  • To be a little more serious, I think that when I don't get the result I wanted it's generally due to a failure of visualisation. I imagined the shot, believed I could do it, but reckoned without ...
  • The Samyang is stereographic as opposed to rectilinear (or rectangular as you have it). It's not a fisheye though it can generate fisheye-type distortion if not aimed carefully. The Laowa is ...
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