Scott Birch

Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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On article Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... (140 comments in total)
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Barney Britton: Sorry about that - we like to keep you in suspense. The system for scheduling homepage stories is separate from that which schedules articles - hence the snafu.

Hopefully you can see the article now, sorry about the break in service.

Oh FFS Denis.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1032 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Another overblown, overdone, oversized, overweight, overpriced failure from Nikon then?

Time to stick a fork in it.

Some people are quite active on forums. That makes them experts.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 14:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery (269 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: An 85mm is not for headshots or even head and shoulder shots.

It's for head and half torso at the most.

You need a 135mm equiv minimum for headshots.

If you don't believe me then try it with your consumer zoom. It makes a huge difference.

She looks a bit flat-faced at 350 mm but the comparisons were informative. Thank you. I can see how different focal lengths would suit different faces too. Clearly, 85mm isn't the whole story for portraits. I shall take pics accordingly.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Y U Leica?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 259th comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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nickthetasmaniac: DPR, I'm curious to hear your thoughts about the sustainability of using 1.2kg of aluminium to create a 94g shell? Even assuming the waste aluminium is reused, this still requires a great deal of additional energy. Or do these things not matter so long as "The result is an extraordinarily tactile, solid-feeling object."

Being a niche, artisan manufacturer does not excuse Leica from its environmental responsibility.

And there's the fact that Leica owners aren't buying new cameras every 18 months. That's good for the environment.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
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Poweruser: Although 15/1.7 sound spectacular on paper what you are really getting is a moderate wide angle (35mm terms) with almost no option to work with selective depth of field. Unless you really close up, compact camera / phone style.

Would it matter if this lens was f2.8 instead? A fast aperture at this focal length helps the smaller m43 sensor to gather enough photons in bad light. Picture-wise at 15mm it doesnt make a difference at all.

We must have bokeh. We don't know why, but we must have bokeh.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 (102 comments in total)

Without ever having been in the same room as one or seen any sample pics, I can say that this is a good-looking camera. The design team got it right this time.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 10th comment
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Macist: Without GPS, it's useless as a travel camera.

Fail, since superzooms are mostly bought for travel photos.

I just tell people where my shots are taken. If that isn't enough for them, then they can sod off.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:47 UTC

People whining about 'post' and Photoshop perhaps never used a darkroom.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:37 UTC as 60th comment
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aftab: Remarkable jealousy shown here by those who will never be able to produce anything remotely close.

Carabas, you're assuming that total originality is an absolute requirement for every piece of art, yes?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:37 UTC

Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 08:59 UTC as 273rd comment
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PinPoint: wow, a dumb rubber cost around 20% the price of a camera body with sophisticated electronics and mechanics... I changed all the 4 tyres of my car and that cost me around 2% the price of car body...

Hi EssexAsh. People who cannot spell 'tyre' tire me also :)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 13:27 UTC
On article Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse (231 comments in total)

Breathtaking. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 07:30 UTC as 51st comment
On article DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses (85 comments in total)
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atamola: These "DP top picks" are really shameles and laughable.

The "How are these lens chosen" should read: based on what is most convenient for us.

The Samyang 35 f1.4 is an absolute optical marvel and the undisputed champion £ for £ and yet is missing from the list.

These "Top Picks" are nothing but shameless retail sale catalogs disguised as objective reviews.

For want of one lens, the list was panned. Dear oh dear.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 09:44 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2081 comments in total)
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mrbonsai: Can anyone tell me what the shutter lag is for the M-1 is?
I have been searching but can't find this information.
Thanks in advance.

33 inches? That's about 2 nanoseconds. Really?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
On article Classic photographs recreated in Lego (118 comments in total)

The people look a bit plasticy, don't they? I think the noise-reduction setting is rather harsh.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:27 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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tbcass: I'm confused. What is "in camera RAW processing?" I thought the whole purpose of RAW was to give you a totally unprocessed image for post processing on a computer.

More image-editing than simple jpeg output, less image-editing potential than a computer. It's another option. Choose to use it or choose not to use it. Simple.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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PeterF: I was actually interested in this camera until I found out it had no optical image stabilization in video mode and also not ability to take stills during video mode.

Pro video used to require external sound recorders. Nagra, anyone?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-M1 Review (222 comments in total)
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Scott Birch: Why's the dynamic range lower than the other models? Lower than quite a few mirrorless cameras, in fact.

What I was asking about specifically was the dynamic range of the XM1 compared to the other X-series cameras in the range. I am wondering why there should be a difference with the same sensor.

If you look at the XE1 dynamic range curves, Timmbits, you'll see it fares quite well compared to other cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:47 UTC
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QuarryCat: I never liked the portrait with the peering eyes - i don't like the artificial green background - but I love his other, even more realistic picture with the hands and the living eyes - thanks a lot for showing it here!

"Saturation slider?" How old are you?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 08:45 UTC
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