wayne131

wayne131

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On article Fujifilm X-A7 review (270 comments in total)
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wayne131: As somebody who actually "uses" this camera as my daily driver I find the review absolutely spot on. It is a fantastic camera. I simply love taking it out with me more so than my other Fuji bodies.
If there was just one gripe it would be that because the camera has a push on/off switch rather than a dial you have to double check the camera is off if the screen is folded away. Perhaps a firmware update could change that and utilize the small charging light on the rear of the body to be a power on'off indicator.
Bravo Fuji!

Hi MohsinWadee..... I have absolutely no issues with noise in my images, not to my eye anyway and I'm unable to tell the difference between these images and my X-H1.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 14:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A7 review (270 comments in total)

As somebody who actually "uses" this camera as my daily driver I find the review absolutely spot on. It is a fantastic camera. I simply love taking it out with me more so than my other Fuji bodies.
If there was just one gripe it would be that because the camera has a push on/off switch rather than a dial you have to double check the camera is off if the screen is folded away. Perhaps a firmware update could change that and utilize the small charging light on the rear of the body to be a power on'off indicator.
Bravo Fuji!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 09:38 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (858 comments in total)
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Docno: Loved the v1. It could fit in the pocket of my Levi’s quite unobtrusively. Upgraded to the v4 and regretted it. Barely used it because it was now too thick to go into my jeans. Got myself a Pixel 3 start of this year, and it does the trick. RX100iv officially gathering dust.

Clint I totally agree.... I have the Rx100mk3 sat in a cupboard somewhere. I was one of those people who always recommended a good "proper" camera over a phone camera. Then a mate showed me pics from his Huawei P20 pro and I was amazed.
I now have the P30 pro and because it is with me all the time it is my go to camera. Superb quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 19:59 UTC
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2020 (435 comments in total)

The image quality nowadays is so close that I beleive it comes down to individual preferences. I am a fan of Sony and have a RX1, a6000 and the pocket able and very versatile HX90V.
I also had the Sony RX100 M3 but I ended up selling it for the Canon G5 X. The RX100 may shade overall quality but the G5 X tramples all over it in terms of handling, dials and ergonomics .

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2019 at 20:39 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On article Should I buy the Sony a6400? Here’s how it compares (608 comments in total)
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wayne131: Hi Guys....
My "grab kit" consists of a Sony RX1 and a Sony a6000 with the Sigma 19,30,and 60 mm f2.8 primes.
The RX1 is a very special camera.
The a6000 kit is very affordable and I especially like the Sigma 60mm f2.8. The frustration for me (and mentioned by other forum members) is the lack of decent good value zoom lenses.
I recently picked up a Panasonic GX9 which I love. I don't mind using both APS-C and m4/3 cameras in unison as the difference in crop factor gives many benefits.
I just much prefer the lens range of the m4/3 system. The 12-60mm Panasonic offers a good versitile focal range and the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R Lens is a absolute bargain priced lens which I love.
There are not as far as I'm aware many zoom options for the Sony e mount.
However one big plus of the a6000 is it's brilliant focus peaking which enables me to use my old Pentax vintage lenses with pleasing results.
I just hope that Sony produces some new lenses in the near future.

The 18-135 AND 18-200 are very pricey compared to m4/3 zooms. I do like the 55-210mm though.
I paid less for the Panasonic GX9 body than the retail price for those lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2019 at 21:10 UTC
On article Should I buy the Sony a6400? Here’s how it compares (608 comments in total)

Hi Guys....
My "grab kit" consists of a Sony RX1 and a Sony a6000 with the Sigma 19,30,and 60 mm f2.8 primes.
The RX1 is a very special camera.
The a6000 kit is very affordable and I especially like the Sigma 60mm f2.8. The frustration for me (and mentioned by other forum members) is the lack of decent good value zoom lenses.
I recently picked up a Panasonic GX9 which I love. I don't mind using both APS-C and m4/3 cameras in unison as the difference in crop factor gives many benefits.
I just much prefer the lens range of the m4/3 system. The 12-60mm Panasonic offers a good versitile focal range and the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R Lens is a absolute bargain priced lens which I love.
There are not as far as I'm aware many zoom options for the Sony e mount.
However one big plus of the a6000 is it's brilliant focus peaking which enables me to use my old Pentax vintage lenses with pleasing results.
I just hope that Sony produces some new lenses in the near future.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2019 at 14:04 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Carey's choice: Panasonic GX9 (299 comments in total)

As the owner of a Panasonic GX8 I was initially disappointed when the GX9 was released.
However I now see it as a great companion to the GX8. A perfect street/travel photography.
As somebody with limited mobility the features of the GX8/GX9 are a massive plus in enabling me to enjoy my photography to it's fullest potential.
Plus of course if you hold fire and shop about you can get big savings on cameras.
The Panasonic GX9 when first released was (locally at least) £799 with the 12-32mm kit lens.
I just ordered mine for £549 minus £100 cashback, minus £75 for the kit lens which I already own. Hence adjusted price of £374.00 !!
Incredible value.
IMO no one camera is perfect. However the GX8/GX9 make a superb combo.
Happy New Year everybody.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2018 at 11:26 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (667 comments in total)
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JL Auch: Wow...

This camera is a failure. I am actually flabbergasted. They've taken my favorite camera line and f-ed it beyond belief...

They removed TaV mode, function buttons, exposure rocker, back-button focus, and most disappointingly the pop-up flash...

They did not add a tilt/selfie screen, or evf/ovf...

They've replaced the back 4-way selector with one of those damn selector wheels...

All for the sake of what? A few centimeters? The camera was plenty small before.

I totally agree....
If I hadn't have known otherwise I would have thought this was the MK11 and the spec/body of the existing MK11 the new MK111.
To remove the TAV mode and the +/- toggle is crazy. Plus no flash. Jezz!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 14:56 UTC
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (700 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: After all these years it’s a shame they couldn’t improve on the f speed and have a tilting screen for waist high shots. I’ll stick to my RX100

I totally agree chadley_chad...
I am a big fan of the GR and along with the Sony RX1 it is my fav camera.
However a touch sensitive tilting rear LCD would have been a great addition.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:51 UTC
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (100 comments in total)
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dbateman: The two let downs for me are the EVF and the cropped 4k mode.
Having the GX8 evf with tilt would have been perfect and wouldn't need an articulating screen.
Not having 6k photo mode and cropped 4k is a bit of a let down. The full 20Mp for 6k and better video would have been great.
Oh well wait for the LX200.

Totally agree about the EVF dbateman..
I would have liked a flip LCD but if they just wanted to keep it small a tilting EVF would have been great.
I have limited mobility and have just been taking some pics with the little LX7. It of course has a fixed rear screen but I use it with the tiltable EVF which transforms the camera just as the tilting EVF does on my Sony RX1.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:13 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (858 comments in total)
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tedolf: None. They are all too expensive.

For what these cost you can get a compact ILC.

Tedolph

Totally agree tedolf.
Hence despite my love of Sony cameras I have the Panasonic GX800 as my pocket camera.
With the 12-32 mounted on the body it fits in my jacket pocket with the Olympus 45mm f1.8 in another pocket.
My used, as new RX1 cost me £995. Despite it being bigger I would take it over the RX100V and upwards any day of the week.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (858 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: So many cameras and no one with fixed focal length ...

Yes I also wonder if it's because of sensor size.
I have the RX1 and the full frame sensor allows the user to crop a incredible amount without the loss of detail.
Simply a stunning camera. Especially at the price they can be purchased now.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2018 at 15:33 UTC

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The online survey was easy to complete and my new connectors were delivered to me in the U.K. in less than a week.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 16:02 UTC as 7th comment
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onkelboffen: Is that a GR, Front row in the drawer. ?

No...although I did think that for a second.
It's the Ricoh GX100

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (99 comments in total)

There seem's no end to the Fuji bashing.
People constantly complaining about the price of the lenses. You must be having a laugh. The quality and finish of there lenses is stunning.
Fuji produce fantastic cameras and have simply the best firmware updates of any camera manufacturer.
If you want to buy a product when it is first released, expect to pay a premium price.
I recently purchased a "used/mint" X-E2 body and the superb 18-55mm kit lens for £500.00. The original ticket price was still on the box - £1199.00.
In addition I also purchased a used X-M1 for £95.00 !!
The only camera I purchased new was the X-T10. It's handling and button layout suits me more than any other camera I have owned. And it represents incredible value.
I have no brand "loyalty" and shoot with several other brands of camera.
The biggest single advantage of Fuji? The files it produces require the least amount of post - processing.
Have a nice day.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:04 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2207 comments in total)
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wayne131: Looks a fantastic camera. I have just returned to the Fuji fold after purchasing a used X-Pro1 and have a refurb X-70 being delivered today.
However I still primerely shoot with Pentax. Not only does the size of the K-3ii suit me perfectly, the build quality is second to none. A fantastic camera that I picked up brand new for £600 with a free battery grip and free 50mm f1.8 lens, back last December.
The pricing of the XT-2 in comparison is crazy!

I see it as a privalege as apposed to downside. Each to there own.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2207 comments in total)

Looks a fantastic camera. I have just returned to the Fuji fold after purchasing a used X-Pro1 and have a refurb X-70 being delivered today.
However I still primerely shoot with Pentax. Not only does the size of the K-3ii suit me perfectly, the build quality is second to none. A fantastic camera that I picked up brand new for £600 with a free battery grip and free 50mm f1.8 lens, back last December.
The pricing of the XT-2 in comparison is crazy!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:04 UTC as 392nd comment | 4 replies

I completed my Flight training in 2006 and enjoy flying my microlight locally.
The landscape always looks amazing. The changing light, mist, cloud and just the angle of the sunlight helps produce some incredible images. Getting airborne just as the sun is rising is a fantastic experience.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:17 UTC as 15th comment
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jim stirling: When you think of some of the trivial stuff we all moan about this gent is a real inspiration

I couldn't agree more jim.
Having lost both my legs beow the knee, life can be frustrating and a struggle. However I'm thankful I can still do the things I can. This chap is a true inspiration.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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Eugene232: I had an original GR
great camera

real pocketable
best menu imo
sharp lens

I liked it better than Sigma dp2m, Fuji x100

I agree that the Sigma DP's produce stunning images. However I wouldn't take mine out as a "carry everywhere" camera because of its limitations. However in the right conditions I have never used another camera that can produce and retain so much detail. The images jump out at you. Oh and the Sigmas use the same battery as the Ricoh GR which is a bonus :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
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