windmillgolfer

windmillgolfer

Lives in United Kingdom Lancashire, United Kingdom
Works as a IT - retired
Joined on Aug 25, 2009

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On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (169 comments in total)
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Dennis Linden: Sooo, I have and like this lens a whole lot. I would humbly suggest that it would be nice to have this lens in manual aperture and manual focus. I don't mean manual focus by wire, I mean manual. It's got a pretty good focusing distance and depth of field to make zone focusing work, but we need something all manual for street work. Right now you can go Oly with the clutch for focusing OR the Leica for manual aperture control, perhaps it's time for both? Voightlander? Leica? ???

Or Samyang, though not at 15mm. The 12mm f2 is a tad bulky though.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: Excellent imagery. Food for thought on the application of time lapse, though I'll stick with my Panasonic 7-14mm and Samyang 7.5mm fisheye on M43 ;-)

I made an original comment, you were the second person to reply, albeit unnecessarily negative when you could've kept you could have simply said nowt.
Get over it. I just did :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: Excellent imagery. Food for thought on the application of time lapse, though I'll stick with my Panasonic 7-14mm and Samyang 7.5mm fisheye on M43 ;-)

No. Three points made: excellent imagery; food for thought on time lapse; and I'm an M43 user, who has 7-14 and fisheye with which I'm very happy. A 2x crop factor is a price I'm happy to pay. But then, it pays back with the 100-400mm. Clearly, you should try getting out of the other side of the bed tomorrow morning.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)

Excellent imagery. Food for thought on the application of time lapse, though I'll stick with my Panasonic 7-14mm and Samyang 7.5mm fisheye on M43 ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 25th comment | 7 replies
On article Affinity Photo comes to the iPad (40 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: At £20, with HDR and panorama stitching, this offers everything I want while travelling and using an iPad. So I've bought it. I'll try it on my wife's Air 2 and my Mini 2 but suspect this bargain will cost me the price of the new 10.5 Pro to get the best speed, storage and use of the Pen. Anyone used it on either of the Air 2 and Mini 2, if so, is it usable?

The previous version may have worked on the iPad mini but this new version will not. Pretty slow on the Air 2 when stitching a 3 x 2 panorama.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
On article Affinity Photo comes to the iPad (40 comments in total)

At £20, with HDR and panorama stitching, this offers everything I want while travelling and using an iPad. So I've bought it. I'll try it on my wife's Air 2 and my Mini 2 but suspect this bargain will cost me the price of the new 10.5 Pro to get the best speed, storage and use of the Pen. Anyone used it on either of the Air 2 and Mini 2, if so, is it usable?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (166 comments in total)

I'll be very interested to see an in depth review of the TZ90/Z70. I've stuck with the TZ60 so far, I take it with me most of the time, just in case, some PP is normally needed though from JPEG - many examples here https://www.flickr.com/photos/dieselgolfer/albums/72157659823425652 The TZ90s new tilt screen might precipitate an upgrade. If not, it'll be the obvious first choice if/when the TZ60 fails (though still going very strong after years and 10,000s of shots).
The FZ300/330, IMO, continues to be the best of breed for general use, with and without PP depending on the light examples of both here https://www.flickr.com/photos/dieselgolfer/albums/72157659823425652 The P900 has competition, albeit not as long, with wider application than 'birding'. Many excellent shots posted from the FZ 80/82.
Yes, I'm a Panny fan but have previously used Canon dSLRs and Bridge cameras. The consistency of menus from TZ/ZS through LX, FZ and M43 G cameras is a big plus for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 6th comment

I use PSE with Topaz plugins, also Nik too. I've been using Nik Colour Efex and Silver Efex quite a bit. They're very good products indeed. Not aware that any new functionality has been added in the past 12 months or so. I'd be content if functionality was simply maintained across updates to the Window 10 OS. In theory, given what MS has said about W10 being around for a long time, this should not be an issue for sometime to come. If Google cannot/will not maintain, are they will to let someone else do it? Suspect not but you never know.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 17:50 UTC as 4th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

I use the Nik collection, free download from a Google, as plugins to PSE, ColourEfex and SilverEfex are very good. My usage of Topaz plugins has reduced. If/when the Nik plugins stop working I'll probably revert to Topaz products for specific tweaking.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 183rd comment

GF7 with 12-32mm kit lens or 12mm Samyang f2 (Astro) or 7-14mm (Architecture) - no EVF but tilt screen is very useful. Not exquisite like my old GM1 but more flexible when travelling.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 177th comment | 1 reply

The Aurora must've been quite bright to get away with f4 at 11seconds and only ISO1600. Great shots, perfect subject for UWA. It'll be a great lens for architecture too. But I'll stick with M43 and my 7-14mm :-)

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 86th comment

BSI-CMOS? The Press Release and Panasonic site show High Sensitivity CMOS sensor but the DPR entry under Panasonic Cameras shows, more specifically, BSI-CMOS. If true, I believe this should help compensate, IQ wise, for the increase to 20MP.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 07:01 UTC as 7th comment

Very interesting specification ticking many boxes for me and might just tempt me to upgrade from the TZ60. The tilt-touch screen is a very big plus for me. EVF is only for bright conditions or bracing but, maybe, the increased resolution will make it more generally useful. 20MP is even more than the 18MP of the TZ60 but, hopefully, the newer Venus engine/processor will help extract the maximum IQ. No ND filter but higher top shutter speed for bright conditions. All depends on IQ of course, so review test images need to match or better my TZ60 results OOC and with PP here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dieselgolfer/albums/72157642261079494

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:31 UTC as 16th comment

Very clever and fun.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 07:29 UTC as 40th comment
On article Capturing the unseen: Sam Forencich's Invisible Oregon (46 comments in total)

Superb piece of work. Great result. A big Thank You for naming the individual locations in the post script.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 18th comment
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

Beautiful rendition of colour, light, stars, land, water and snow, across the seasons. Having been there and seen the Aurora on four nights in one week, I'm encouraged to go again ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 31st comment
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

Simply stunning images. Elia and Naomi must be on cloud nine, their gamble has certainly delivered fantastic results, for which they should be richly rewarded.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 13:29 UTC as 57th comment
On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (90 comments in total)

Well I guess the product development cycle is long, otherwise they'd have seen the similar Panasonic CM1 is not a hit, and stopped work.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

I wonder how much of the poor AF performance is software related and, therefore, can be fixed by firmware updates.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies

High end, specialist application for now but, no doubt, in time, this technology will filter down. Not sure I can wait 10 years for mine ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:25 UTC as 20th comment
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