Mark B UK

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 24, 2007

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I enjoy travel photography, so my favourite lens is the Olympus Zuiko 12-100. It's the first premium-quality superzoom and one of only a handful to give 24mm (FF) coverage. A second lens, to accompany this? It'd have to be very fast, to deliver narrow depth of field, so the Zuiko 25 1.2. Thankfully I have both, and like them a lot.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 70th comment
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Mark B UK: I agree that a 50mm equivalent is limiting. Shame Olympus couldn't add the 12-100 into the mix. Now that's the ideal travel kit, IMO!

Coincidentally, excepting the body cap, that's the system I own. Was lucky enough to have a pre-order fulfilled from the first shipment to the UK. I find the combination of E-M1 mk2, 12-100 and 25 1.2 excellent for travel, street and general picture-taking. Hope your 12-100 arrives soon!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:59 UTC

I agree that a 50mm equivalent is limiting. Shame Olympus couldn't add the 12-100 into the mix. Now that's the ideal travel kit, IMO!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 21:02 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

If only they'd given it a phone and data capability...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 7th comment
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (395 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: Surely 2016, not 2015...

True, but on the homepage the image says that it relates to the 2016 awards.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (395 comments in total)

Surely 2016, not 2015...

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

Does anyone from DPR know what shutter speeds the high resolution mode is compatible with for handheld shots? Also, when will the 12-100 and the three new PanaLeica 8-18, 12-60 and 50-200 f/2.8-4 zooms be available to buy in the UK? And will the E-M1 mk2 be packaged together with the 12-100 in the UK?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:14 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (475 comments in total)

Er, the Panasonic LX100 is larger than the one-inch sensor cameras because it has a larger chip (micro four-thirds, cropped slightly according to aspect ration choice).

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 18:40 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On article Snapseed for Android update brings DNG Raw editing (24 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: Which Android phones can shoot RAW? Is there any way I can make my Sony Xperia Z3 do it?

Thanks Megaframe; that table suggests the 5X is a very good choice. I'm tempted...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
On article Snapseed for Android update brings DNG Raw editing (24 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: Which Android phones can shoot RAW? Is there any way I can make my Sony Xperia Z3 do it?

Thanks. Does the new Nexus 5X have RAW? Also is it yet known whether the BlackBerry Priv will?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 17:48 UTC
On article Snapseed for Android update brings DNG Raw editing (24 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: Which Android phones can shoot RAW? Is there any way I can make my Sony Xperia Z3 do it?

Thanks; I'll pursue the leads you've suggested.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
On article Snapseed for Android update brings DNG Raw editing (24 comments in total)

Which Android phones can shoot RAW? Is there any way I can make my Sony Xperia Z3 do it?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
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Mark B UK: Looking at the body and lens prices, and the specification, it seems to me that Panasonic and Leica have crafted a carefully-designed stupidity tax. I'm not paying!

I'm not blaming Panasonic. I own one of their products (LX100) and the electronics in it are good.

All I'm saying is that I think the end product is ridiculously expensive for what it is, to the extent that I see those who buy it as somewhat gullible - hence my original comment about a 'stupidity tax'.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
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Mark B UK: Looking at the body and lens prices, and the specification, it seems to me that Panasonic and Leica have crafted a carefully-designed stupidity tax. I'm not paying!

Nor me. However I look at the price/specification mix and to me it doesn't stack up. Way too expensive for what it does.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
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Mark B UK: Looking at the body and lens prices, and the specification, it seems to me that Panasonic and Leica have crafted a carefully-designed stupidity tax. I'm not paying!

It's rumoured that much of the electronics in the SL is from Panasonic. Possibly also the sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 11:07 UTC

Looking at the body and lens prices, and the specification, it seems to me that Panasonic and Leica have crafted a carefully-designed stupidity tax. I'm not paying!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 94th comment | 7 replies
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