John Pennington

Lives in United Kingdom Edgbaston, United Kingdom
Works as a Radiographer
Joined on Jul 31, 2005

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(unknown member): I don't understand why the Fuji cameras are so expensive and only have micro APS-C sensor? The Sony A7R has a much bigger sensor so it must be better and cheaper.

There's no such thing as micro aps-c.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Jirka50: Well, first of all excuse my english, because I come from the non english speaking country....I am looking for some advice. For several months I am trying to decide which camera I should buy. Sony A77II or Panasonic G80? At present I use Sony A65 or Panasonic G2. I should add, that I am not much interested with video. I will be grateful for any advice...

I could be wrong, but I believe they adjust them in post for equal brightness.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Jirka50: Well, first of all excuse my english, because I come from the non english speaking country....I am looking for some advice. For several months I am trying to decide which camera I should buy. Sony A77II or Panasonic G80? At present I use Sony A65 or Panasonic G2. I should add, that I am not much interested with video. I will be grateful for any advice...

FWIW I think the difference in IQ between these bodies is overblown. To all intents and purposes they are the same up to ISO 1600 unless you are an inveterate pixel peeper. Also, don't be fooled by Fuji's ISO ratings, they understate them by roughly 1 stop. Also, unless you want to photograph moving subjects in the dark the G85 IBIS gives 4-5 stops of stabilisation. In reality you rarely need to move from ISO 200 with the G85, therefore giving it a potentially better image quality than the X-T2.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 08:54 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)
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Matthew_R: I've never been a rangefinder fan and I've really really tried. (Leica M3, Mamiya7, Contax iia, Kodak iia, etc.). I've found this article to be the most honest review I've read about them in a long time. I've had most of these experiences but frankly without most of the successes, probably because I'm not a natural street shooter. So, while this doesn't make me want to buy a new rangerfinder (except maybe the 100F) I am thinking of dusting off the Contax and giving it another go. Thanks for the inspiration!

The 100F isn't a rangefinder.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2676 comments in total)
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Marty4650: So this is essentially a Nikon D810...... only a little bit better, and selling for $1,000 less...

Sounds like a dream come true for Pentax users.

Sony doing a far better job of challenging Canon and Nikon than Pentax ever did.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2493 comments in total)

Where's the organic sensor?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 09:30 UTC as 384th comment | 3 replies
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frogwise: So people still claim that the D750 and the A7II share the same sensor, even though DP review has stated that they don't. Could it be that they do, but it's just this processing of the raw files that makes them feel different?

Could a firmware update to the A7II improve image quality to the point of the D750?

What a shame Sony can't make best use of their own sensors.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review (45 comments in total)
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moji: With my budget I can only buy the EVF for this camera! Shall I invest in this system by buying the EVF and stop smoking and save money to get the camera later on? God, some people have money!

They can't get that cheap unless a manufacturer is able to manufacture top quality glass that cheaply.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
On photo Canola Farm in the Farm challenge (11 comments in total)

Lovely picture, but it is a little blurred.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 13:07 UTC as 5th comment
On article Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 (162 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: No viewfinder? So near, yet so far.

Get an X-E2, then.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:39 UTC
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John Pennington: It has a smaller viewfinder than the D3300. That's ridiculous.

The D3300 is a cheaper, lower end camera. Oh, and the word is ridiculous, not rediculous.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 13:32 UTC

It has a smaller viewfinder than the D3300. That's ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies

Is it April Fool's Day?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 215th comment
On article DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S (306 comments in total)

I may be wrong, but I thought the S still has the aperture dance problem of the original X100, which makes usage somewhat of a a pain.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

The D3200 is an obvious omission.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 18:03 UTC as 347th comment
On article Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview (376 comments in total)
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ChristianHass: Amazing. $2100 is £1300 with the current conversion rate, so the £1955 UK price is "only" a 50% markup for Europe. Good job.
I know sales tax is part of it, but 50% is ridiculous.

This is Nikon totally screwing over the UK market.
Shame on you Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 06:49 UTC
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