Andrew Mitchell

Lives in Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Works as a TEFL teacher
Joined on Sep 3, 2001
About me:

Olympus C-21OOUZ, Olympus C-5O5O, Canon Ixy 50, Canon Ixy 75, Minolta 800si, Ricoh GR1s, Konica-Minolta 5D , Sony A700, Panasonic DMC-LX1, Panasonic DMC-LX3, Sony A55, Canon S100, Fujifilm X70, 21.5" 2.8GHz i7 iMac with SSD and HD, Lightroom/Photoshop CC


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Great camera to use, but mine - like many others around the world - had terrible back focus. Sony Taiwan absolutely refused to fix it; it took me over a year to get them to use the proper equipment to check it. This proved conclusively that it was back focusing, but Sony just plain refused to accept the results. In the end, because I had so many Minolta and Sony lenses, I bought an Alpha A55, which is still going strong. The A700 quietly rots on a shelf. I’ll never buy anything from Sony again.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 07:19 UTC as 4th comment

Of all the cameras I have owned, 2 of them have been an absolute joy just to hold in the hand, with perfect ergonomics. The first was a film Ricoh GR1s, and the second was the brilliant LX3. I still have both, and they both get regularly fondled!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 47th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (130 comments in total)
In reply to:

adriantilley: This series needs to stop. DPR, I know that you need to fill up your news feed with something, but who cares about the specs on a camera from 10 years ago or whatever? Have some self respect.

I care!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 05:14 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (130 comments in total)

I have 3,974 photos on my computer taken with this truly wonderful camera. The first on 25th November 2001, and the last on 10th May 2005. It rightly has pride of place on my "old camera shelf". Of all the cameras I have owned over the last 50 years, I have never had one that was so much fun to use as this one. The "Uzi" had an *enormous* following here on dpreview, so I find it highly amusing to see comments like "monstrosity" and "incredibly ugly". You have no idea what you missed. I finally replaced it with an Olympus 5050, which took fantastic photos, but was a nightmare to use. And that was the end of my love affair with Olympus.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 13:54 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On article Five of the best tripods for under $450 (87 comments in total)
In reply to:

Lars Rehm: I have just added metric measurements.

Surely - for all dpreview articles - it should be standard policy to list all measurements in both imperial and metric.

As an aside, I have a Benro monopod which I use will a Manfrotto #342 ball-head, and it's brilliant. I, for one, will be out looking at a Benro Transfunctional Travel Angel as soon as I can.

Not everyone (me included) is a high-tech tripod user. I found the article very useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2011 at 03:21 UTC
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