HamishGill

HamishGill

DPReview Contributor
Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer / Blogger
Has a website at 35mmc.com
Joined on May 9, 2017
About me:

Founder of 35mmc.com and inventor of pixl-latr

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HamishGill: For anyone complaining about this being in the film Friday feature, I’d definitely recommend reading my article and/or actually trying the camera before losing too much sleep. Clearly it’s not film, but it definitely blurs the lines in terms of part of the user experience.

I’m so far from fully understanding where you’re at with all this, that I can’t work out if that suggestion is sarcasm or not.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2021 at 20:08 UTC
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HamishGill: For anyone complaining about this being in the film Friday feature, I’d definitely recommend reading my article and/or actually trying the camera before losing too much sleep. Clearly it’s not film, but it definitely blurs the lines in terms of part of the user experience.

Ok, it seems you have misunderstood my relationship with DPR or with Pixii or something. I’m not sure I follow your accusation, and I certainly don’t understand why you’re so angry. You realise this is just opinions about cameras, right? It’s really not worth the blood pressure.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2021 at 13:39 UTC
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HamishGill: For anyone complaining about this being in the film Friday feature, I’d definitely recommend reading my article and/or actually trying the camera before losing too much sleep. Clearly it’s not film, but it definitely blurs the lines in terms of part of the user experience.

Well, I shoot a lot of film cameras and personally find that some of the feeling I get when shooting those cameras is the same to some of the feeling that I get when I shoot my Pixii. If you don’t wish to believe me, that’s your prerogative, but I don’t think anyone is trying to spoof anyone. I’m not even sure who that accusation is being levelled at, or indeed what you think anyone is attempting to gain by spoofing anyone…?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2021 at 13:05 UTC

For anyone complaining about this being in the film Friday feature, I’d definitely recommend reading my article and/or actually trying the camera before losing too much sleep. Clearly it’s not film, but it definitely blurs the lines in terms of part of the user experience.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2021 at 22:22 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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Ranger 9: He admits right up front that scanning and post-processing make such a huge difference that they basically swamp any tiny distinctions among films... but then proceeds with a long article dissecting those tiny distinctions anyway. Nerds will be nerds...

I’d be interested to know your method Phillip

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 11:47 UTC
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David610: So Nikon was completely wrong to pursue matrix metering in the 1983 Nikon FA? They were also completely wasting R&D to give the D780 a 180,000-pixel color RGB metering sensor?

Can this meter be used in incident mode?

If find this perspective quite alien to me. It is possible for high and low tech devices to have a place in the market. This meter is targeted at people who like to use older film cameras that don’t have a light meter built in. For a basic reading, it’s perfectly adequate - especially if used with a little knowhow.

No, it only does reflective readings

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2021 at 09:11 UTC
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derfotograf: It definitely makes more sense to invest into a Sekonic L-398A (around 199 Euro, doesn't need any batteries) or a Gossen Digisix 2 (around 139 Euro, uses cheap standard batteries) which even features an adapter to mount it in the hot shoe.

The obvious advantage: Behind these two precise light meters stand two large, established and experienced companies, which offer an excellent service even after many years of use. In addition, you can calibrate these meters yourself.

The Gossen DigiFlash 2 comes at the same size and can even meter flash for just 50 Euro more.

Better and larger displays for relaxed metering for people who have to wear glasses.

I had written this info at 35mmc, but they censored and canceled it after a short time — the proof that they got money for the »test« and that they are biased.

Hmm that’s strange, perhaps some sort of casheing anomaly.
Anyway, no harm done, thanks for commenting on the website - you’ve reminded me, I really should review the little Gossen. It’s a great little meter, and whilst slightly bigger, arguably a lot more useful than any of the others I’ve reviewed so far.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 21:39 UTC
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derfotograf: It definitely makes more sense to invest into a Sekonic L-398A (around 199 Euro, doesn't need any batteries) or a Gossen Digisix 2 (around 139 Euro, uses cheap standard batteries) which even features an adapter to mount it in the hot shoe.

The obvious advantage: Behind these two precise light meters stand two large, established and experienced companies, which offer an excellent service even after many years of use. In addition, you can calibrate these meters yourself.

The Gossen DigiFlash 2 comes at the same size and can even meter flash for just 50 Euro more.

Better and larger displays for relaxed metering for people who have to wear glasses.

I had written this info at 35mmc, but they censored and canceled it after a short time — the proof that they got money for the »test« and that they are biased.

Whoa, hold your horses there pal!

I’ve been shooting a (socially distanced) wedding today and have only just got home and seen your message on the site to approve it. I’ve even replied...

...and now find this message?!?

Some facts for you

I don’t “censor” messages, especially not yours which I thought was a more than fair opinion to add.

I don’t accept money for reviews

I also clearly say in the article who loaned me the unit for review.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 21:03 UTC
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rico7578: The « Essential Film Holder » is a better solution (diffuser is far away from light source) to hold and scan the film than the « Pixl-latr » for me... (and there is an option to include borders)

pixl-latr allows scanning of the boarders too

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 08:33 UTC
On article Zeiss ZX1 review (837 comments in total)

“Overall, I'm glad the Zeiss ZX1 exists. It's refreshing to see a manufacturer do something truly different from the competition.”

👏

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 21:15 UTC as 291st comment | 3 replies
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Kharan: I like it. It's probably the flattest of all the new-ish shoe-mounted exposure meters, which for me is a big plus. It's also not unreasonably expensive. I would prefer to see a working prototype in action before backing it, though.

Ive just reviewed a prototype over on 35mmc - it works perfectly

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2020 at 21:28 UTC
On article Film Fridays: Kodak Portra 800 review (120 comments in total)
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cxsparc: I still marvel at the enthusiasm written here in the review of a color film.

To me, the images have a strong color cast, don't reflect real colors and could be visually outperformed by most digital cameras.

I simply don't get this retro movement at all, except for having to handle a lot of gear before getting a (inferior) result makes some happy.

I enjoy doing it
I like the process
I like the results
I enjoy thinking about it
I enjoy write of about it
Why wouldn’t I do things I like and enjoy?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 19:34 UTC
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WJMWJM: Cool.
(didn't see any 'IR' reference in the thumb/title, so my first reflex was to ask for the IR-implementation....:))

Better approach would be a camera-/filter- specific profile for full-spectrum (IR-pass) camera's.

Larger challenge: the latter applied to Kodak HIE....:))

There’s very little post process with the IRChrome filter. I use one with a full spectrum converted Fuji X100 and with only minor tweaks in lightroom, the colours are really nice

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2020 at 21:33 UTC
On article Film Fridays: Defining the 'perfect' lens (93 comments in total)
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Class A: Too bad the article does not include the the Pentax SMC-FA 43mm or the Pentax SMC-FA 77mm Limited. There is a white paper about the latter describing how benchmark performance was sacrificed in order to achieve pleasing rendering.

The former is two lenses in one: Funky rendering near wide open, ultra-sharp stopped down. This lens was even available in the Leica L39 mount.

Funnily enough, I’ve just bought both of those lenses

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 21:59 UTC
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spacecadets: £100, not $100.
Shock horror- the US dollar does not rule the world-other currencies exist.

Read the article and you’ll see Sroyon’s set up cost him about £92 - with the week pound “around $100” isn’t that inaccurate

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2020 at 15:23 UTC
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apestorm: I would have thought all those night shots would default to 1/45 f3.5 no matter the iso range of the meter without messing around with the dx code.

Useful topping our at 1/45th tho - always get some sort of handheld shot thats not going to be crippled by camera shake.

Exactly. I shot a Yashica T AF for a bit before Xmas. That bottoms out at 1/30th. I covered over the light meter on that one with black tape to be even more certain. Got some great shots at a Christmas Fayre. Little bit of motion blur of course, but nothing that didn’t add to the atmosphere

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 21:37 UTC
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apestorm: I would have thought all those night shots would default to 1/45 f3.5 no matter the iso range of the meter without messing around with the dx code.

Useful topping our at 1/45th tho - always get some sort of handheld shot thats not going to be crippled by camera shake.

For sure, but forcing the camera to think it has a very low iso film in the camera reduces any possibility of a rouge direct bright light throwing the meter out.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 20:13 UTC
On article Film Fridays: Pentax MX – a nuts and bolts review (162 comments in total)
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falconeyes: Where was this test in 1977, when I bought mine? 🤣

I was born in 83... I'll try harder next time ;D

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 13:31 UTC
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athensGA: HEY HEY HEY!!!! My Ricoh GR1s lasted almost a full year!!

I assume you’re talking in dog years 🤣

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:10 UTC
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HamishGill: But what if the new camera is simpler...? *strokes his x100v* 🤣

Sorry, I should add, I’m totally on board with this article 👍

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 20:33 UTC
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