HarryLally

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on May 10, 2006
About me:

EOS 6D, 5D MkII, 5D + B/G, 40D,
EF 35 f1.4L, EF-S 60 f2.8 macro, EF 85 f1.8, EF 300 f4L IS,
EF 400 f5.6L, EF 17-40 f4L, EF 24-105 f4L IS, EF 70-200 f4L IS
Kenko PRO 300DG 1.4x TC
Hoya Pro1 CPL and UV filters
Benro C-256n6 CF tripod + KS-1 ballhead
Velbon monopod

Comments

Total: 45, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »
In reply to:

HarryLally: Nice pictures with a very interesting camera. You've captured the feel of Tokyo/ Japan well, though I've only been once myself. A couple of years ago, my wife and I stopped off there for a few days en route from Australia. My abiding memory (apart from a visit to Mount Fuji on the bullet train) was just the sheer number of people. I live in the UK, where people often comment on the population density here in London but it's nothing compared with Tokyo. Thanks for posting.

entoman - "No trees. That to me is a description of hell". What are you - a dog?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:35 UTC

Nice pictures with a very interesting camera. You've captured the feel of Tokyo/ Japan well, though I've only been once myself. A couple of years ago, my wife and I stopped off there for a few days en route from Australia. My abiding memory (apart from a visit to Mount Fuji on the bullet train) was just the sheer number of people. I live in the UK, where people often comment on the population density here in London but it's nothing compared with Tokyo. Thanks for posting.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 109th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
In reply to:

henhen: compared to the 80d, this 77d has most everything the 80d has AND:
lighter
Bluetooth
higher iso
newer DIGI 7 processing
Isnt the 77d going to chomp on 80d sales? I mean its basically the same camera...some may say with improvements!

Even now the prices for body only 80d is about the same as the 900$ 77d!!
...mind blown!

im still going to get an 80d for the weather sealing...but I would have loved an 80d with the new processing system and Bluetooth and all the other bells and whistles...

I know...they are going to put those extra features of the 77d into the 80d and call it the 90d next year!!! I BET YA!

Wonderful specs, size etc. I was very tempted. But the pentamirror was the killer for me. Just awful.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)
In reply to:

HarryLally: Shame the scriptwriter was semi-illiterate. Going on about "a phenomena" and repeating it several times near the beginning of the video. 'Phenomena' is the plural of 'phenomenon'. of course.

I was listening on headphones,

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:05 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)

Shame the scriptwriter was semi-illiterate. Going on about "a phenomena" and repeating it several times near the beginning of the video. 'Phenomena' is the plural of 'phenomenon'. of course.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 14:36 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

An excellent range of landscape shots. The posters should be very proud. Personally, I'm rather pleased that you didn't post the camera/ lens/ FL and aperture info. This thread should be about the photos, not kit.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (336 comments in total)

Rather a 'rave' review - could almost have been written by Canon. The Photozone review (using the same camera) is more balanced IMHO. The lens still gets an excellent review, but it's rather less gushing.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 85th comment | 14 replies
In reply to:

palerma: David Bailey,the master.

Well, it could still be possible. He's alive and well and living in Kentish Town here in north London, these days. Still doing the odd bit of work, I understand.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 13:24 UTC
In reply to:

HarryLally: 'pled'? New word to me! Abbreviated form of 'pleaded'?

John Driggers/ entoman. Dear oh dear, you are both very sensitive souls. I, of course, realise that this site is now based in Seattle and that the use of American English is widespread on the site. No problems with that, at all. I had just never heard or seen the word 'pled' before. Nor do I object to 'text message' abbreviations like DPR. Nor am I a Brit. Though I live in London, I'm Irish by birth and have worked and travelled widely over the world, including OZ, NZ and the USA, if you'll excuse the 'text message' abbreviations...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
In reply to:

HarryLally: 'pled'? New word to me! Abbreviated form of 'pleaded'?

I did google it. Google said it's a north American dialect past participle of 'plead'. Not English then. Never heard it or seen it written before. Horrible lazy word IMO.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:24 UTC

'pled'? New word to me! Abbreviated form of 'pleaded'?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 82nd comment | 11 replies
On Article:1730096095 (17 comments in total)

Is it really necessary to publish such announcements twice?

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:00 UTC as 3rd comment
In reply to:

RedFox88: Tamron is exiting the macro lens market? Article makes no sense!

Exciting, though! Amateur Photographer magazine never was famous for its spelling.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
In reply to:

HarryLally: A very interesting and talented man. I'd like to know a bit more about his life and various careers. Does anyone have a link to a detailed obituary?

Thank you, Bernard. That was very helpful. Pleased that he had a son (or is it two sons by different wives - the Obit is unclear). Whatever, he will be greatly missed by the photographic fraternity.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 11:11 UTC

A very interesting and talented man. I'd like to know a bit more about his life and various careers. Does anyone have a link to a detailed obituary?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

TonyTguy: Never heard of luminous landscape site till now

Probably not the best way to discover it.

The paywall on that site is a very recent development which occurred just as Michael passed the site over to Kevin. Michael was quite a wealthy man and probably edited the site for his own pleasure as much as anything. Now the site has to pay its way and pay Kevin Rabor a salary, as well as the cost of setting up all those (profitable) photographic tours around the world. I suspect we'll see many more such tours as the site develops under Kevin. For Michael, it was a labour of love.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
In reply to:

webrunner5: Even though he was Canadian, he had the funny English wit about him.

I really enjoyed his reviews with the puns he used in pretty much every one of them. Was a pleasure to read his stuff. Few and far between people like him in the world. Pretty much impossible to replace I guess in this time we live in now..

Glad I followed him from pretty much the start. Nothing but respect for him. Sad day for sure.

Michael was born in London UK and his family emigrated to Canada when he was young. Used to visit family in the UK quite frequently.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 16:34 UTC

He was a wonderful communicator and an amusing and unpretentious man with a lifetimes' experience in the photographic world. He created an excellent website where his wit and humour shone through. He was a superb photographer too and I know that Kevin Raber will keep that side of things going strongly. Alas, he's not in the same league as a writer or communicator. Very few people are. MR will be sadly missed but lives on through his charitable foundation.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 19:01 UTC as 171st comment

Really excellent video with lovely still photography too. Inspired me to get the old guitar out for the first time in two years!

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 12:54 UTC as 24th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Much prefer the black background. The new design just looks like every other site...it's a 'me-too' solution.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:26 UTC as 493rd comment
Total: 45, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »