Mark B UK

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

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)

How does it compare to the E-M1 Mk2? Especially on moving subjects (PDAF vs DFD)?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: I'm not interested in storing my images online. Even with fast cable internet, upload times are too high; also, I'd worry about the service being discontinued. I have a Mac with a high-capacity drive and store everything on that, backed up to a Time Capsule on the same network but in a different building, just in case there's a fire at the first. Couldn't be more secure.

Unless Adobe backtracks, looks like I'll have to move to another package. Ironically I moved to LR only because Apple stopped supporting and updating Aperture.

Thanks for clarifying this; it comes as a huge relief to me. So the only penalty of moving to CC would be financial, is that right? Swapping an annual fee for occasional upgrade costs?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

I'm not interested in storing my images online. Even with fast cable internet, upload times are too high; also, I'd worry about the service being discontinued. I have a Mac with a high-capacity drive and store everything on that, backed up to a Time Capsule on the same network but in a different building, just in case there's a fire at the first. Couldn't be more secure.

Unless Adobe backtracks, looks like I'll have to move to another package. Ironically I moved to LR only because Apple stopped supporting and updating Aperture.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 09:50 UTC as 156th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: Is the zoom control manual (i.e. by turning a ring around the lens), electronic (i.e. by pressing 'in' or 'out' buttons) or are both options available?

Thanks; I wish the zoom were manual.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)

Is the zoom control manual (i.e. by turning a ring around the lens), electronic (i.e. by pressing 'in' or 'out' buttons) or are both options available?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

Is it weather-sealed? I think the previous generation was.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

Nikon already makes mirrorless cameras, albeit ones with 1in sensors that have so far failed to sell in huge numbers, especially outside Asia. The article and Nikon response both fail to clarify whether the firm's intent is to continue with the 1-series or move into larger-sensor, higher-spec models.

My guess is that the latter would involve huge investment, particularly in lens R&D and tooling, and that the firm would be very late into the market with a limited system and no installed users. A smarter move would be to buy an existing player. Olympus might not be available due to the strategic shareholding owned by Sony, but Fuji might be an option.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:36 UTC as 206th comment | 1 reply
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Mark B UK: It's good to see the strong hint of a replacement for the LX100. There's a lot to like about that camera, but the sensor is now some way behind the best. Drop in a 20MP from the GH5 or E-M1 Mk2!

That's certainly a possibility. Or perhaps do both? Now that would be an interesting camera...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 09:14 UTC

It's good to see the strong hint of a replacement for the LX100. There's a lot to like about that camera, but the sensor is now some way behind the best. Drop in a 20MP from the GH5 or E-M1 Mk2!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

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 71st 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 (394 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 (394 comments in total)

Surely 2016, not 2015...

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 30th 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 (469 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
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