hampshirejohn

Lives in United Kingdom Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Joined on Dec 17, 2015

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  • The highest resolution sensors give perhaps 8000 pixels across. If you have a group that is say 20 people wide,  then unless you can get them extremely close together, the best you can achieve is ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry "Gospel" and "Epistle" organs, Granada
    Granada cathedral has 2 organs, known as the "Gospel" and "Epistle".  The terminology derives from  where the gospels and epistles are read - the epistle side is on the right of the nave when facing the altar. The 2 organs have different characteristics and are never played together.
    Placed 4th in the challenge. Granada cathedral has 2 organs, known as the "Gospel" and "Epistle". The terminology derives from where the gospels and epistles are read - the epistle side is on the right of the nave when facing the altar. The 2 organs have different characteristics and are never played together.
  • Both have an impact. Looking at the latest CIPA data, mirrorless is only about 25% of the ILC market in the US, but 40% in Europe. Unfortunately there does not seem to be any reliable and public ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Brandenburg Gate
    I was walking through Berlin one evening when I glimpsed this reflection. I know there's no water feature near the gate - it was a very  fortuitously placed puddle.
    Placed 20th in the challenge. I was walking through Berlin one evening when I glimpsed this reflection. I know there's no water feature near the gate - it was a very fortuitously placed puddle.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Window and mirror
    The Liver Building viewed from the Museum of Liverpool.
    Placed 9th in the challenge. The Liver Building viewed from the Museum of Liverpool.
  • I am afraid the only thing I am prepared to predict for early 2020 is that there will be many threads on here predicting the demise of M43.
  • Replied in New Lens Help
    It depends on what styles of photography you do more generally. I would not advocate an ultra wide angle just for landscapes - the first reply was a good explanation of the reasons. If on the ...
  • "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it. " But then I suspect many of the people who think expensive kit will  make them better photographers have never ...
  • I was about to type a reply that says " it all depends on how you define best" but you've already summarised it. My only comment is that the Panasonic 12-35 Mk 1 is Dual IS compatible. It's only ...
  • My immediate reaction is that if you go down the compact route, "less than 24mm" is going to limit your choice severely. Yes wide angle shots of the Northern Lights look good, but I've seen plenty ...
  • I have a set of Northern Lights photos from back in 2012 with Panasonic G1 and 20mm f1.7. In those days that was the fastest mft lens there was. There were circumstances where a wider angle might ...
  • Mine is covered by a "personal possesions" extension to my house contents cover, ie things I want covered when out of the house. The total obviously needs to be enough for evrything I have out at ...
  • My first comment is that there is a considerable difference in the mechanical impedance of a tripod compared to a human body. So it is always possible (but not necesarily likely) that being tripod ...
  • .. is as they say in the eating. I presume that by now you've arrived, or are at least en route. It would be great to hear of your final decision, your thoughts on how it played out, and hopefully ...
  • Replied in No (nt)
  • I would like to be able to say "someone who looks at their own output, decides what is good or not so good, and can analyse why it is good or not so good". Unfortunately  i suspect many who ...
  • Something of a mixed collection, trying to break away - not entirely succesfully -  from a focus on architecture. Corfu Fortnum & Mason window display, Lumiere London 2018 Moura , Portugal Corfu Town ...
  • I have looked at the CIPA data in more detail. In Japan,  DSLRs have been a minority of the ILC market in every month since March this year. Year to date (Jan to Oct is latest data) they are at ...
  • I've dug out the 2018  Jan - Oct data. 3.4m "other ILC". Suggests around 4.0 - 4.2m full year.
  • CIPA data for "other ILC" volume, worldwide 2013 3.3 million 2014 3.2m 2015 3.3m 2016 3.1m 2017 4.1m It needs 2018 data to see if 2017 is an anomaly or part of a recent trend. Over the same years ...
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