Andrew Elliott

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Film/TV Post Production
Joined on Jan 11, 2010

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A good workaround would be to skip this update and buy the OMD EM1 mk2 ?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 08:21 UTC as 11th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1297 comments in total)

I’m seriously worried for Olympus and their future.

Making a camera like this, with such build quality and all its speed and incredible capabilities, then to sell it so cheap surely risks their long-term survival?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:38 UTC as 223rd comment | 1 reply
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Andrew Elliott: I have an EM1 but, sadly, want one of these, too!
Despite having several modern full frame cameras, I find the EM1 a great low light camera because of the excellent IBIS. Whilst the FF cameras are all better at higher ISOs, the IBIS generally allows shooting with low ISO values using the EM1 and the results have a lot of 'room', dynamic-rangely speaking.
With very good, small lenses, I certainly think MFT in general has a well-deserved place in the market.

Already have. A7r2 is very good, but its IBIS is no match for the EM1, nor are the lens sizes. It's also feels a little more 'brittle', not as tough. Still a great camera, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 11:27 UTC

I have an EM1 but, sadly, want one of these, too!
Despite having several modern full frame cameras, I find the EM1 a great low light camera because of the excellent IBIS. Whilst the FF cameras are all better at higher ISOs, the IBIS generally allows shooting with low ISO values using the EM1 and the results have a lot of 'room', dynamic-rangely speaking.
With very good, small lenses, I certainly think MFT in general has a well-deserved place in the market.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 11:11 UTC as 99th comment | 6 replies

I feel so relieved I made the right decision and bought the outgoing MacBook Pro just before this one was released.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 356th comment | 2 replies

As a EM1.1 owner, I like the look of this camera a lot, especially when I imagine myself running around the north pole in a storm. But the price sure is a bit steep, especially as MFT bodies are not at all good at holding value.
Look at the deals on the EM1.1 now - they seem to be mega-cheap, when bought with a pro lens. My heart really wants this, but my head is crying "GH5! GH5!"

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:38 UTC as 119th comment
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jsimoespedro: Would you say it is the same size as a FF DSLR?

It's amazing looking at the GFX 50S alongside the Nikon D810 with its tiny sensor!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:24 UTC

F2.4? What's that in Micro Four Thirds?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies

Another very nice production.

Were the focal lengths quoted on screen doubled for 35mm equivalence?

I’m surprised the lens model was not quoted with the info for each shot, too.
I imagine this is what a lot of DP readers are interested in, also.
Maybe in future productions, please?

all the best

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:10 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1160 comments in total)

If only my Q had a CCD sensor...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies

If only Pentax would release lenses very very similar to these.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 09:15 UTC as 52nd comment | 13 replies
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Andrew Elliott: The Pentax K-01 designer has been poached by Leica!

I know, I know.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 23:26 UTC

The Pentax K-01 designer has been poached by Leica!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 99th comment | 11 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)

Come on Leica, it's not even April!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 178th comment | 4 replies
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Andrew Elliott: Regarding compression, and the benefits of operational speed and file sizes, I think Sony have done a good job on the A7r2.

However, with a ‘simple firmware update’, I ‘d like to have the confidence-boosting choice to switch to uncompressed RAW, even at the expense of operational speed and large file sizes, for all my cityscapes at night and astro star trails, etc.

Thank you

@ Esstree, I agree with what you're saying too, though the compression, surely, is there mainly for speed... and smaller file sizes in the first place.

So the compression is a good thing good if the camera would otherwise be painfully slow, which it probably would be. Most results print very well and look superb at A3+, as far as I can see. That's not to say they couldn't be even better.

The A7r2 probably couldn't capture uncompressed RAW files without a noticeable drop in opertional speed. This wouldn't bother me too much, so I'd like to have the the option.

all the best

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 11:50 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Regarding compression, and the benefits of operational speed and file sizes, I think Sony have done a good job on the A7r2.

However, with a ‘simple firmware update’, I ‘d like to have the confidence-boosting choice to switch to uncompressed RAW, even at the expense of operational speed and large file sizes, for all my cityscapes at night and astro star trails, etc.

Thank you

I agree with that too.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 11:32 UTC

Regarding compression, and the benefits of operational speed and file sizes, I think Sony have done a good job on the A7r2.

However, with a ‘simple firmware update’, I ‘d like to have the confidence-boosting choice to switch to uncompressed RAW, even at the expense of operational speed and large file sizes, for all my cityscapes at night and astro star trails, etc.

Thank you

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 10:32 UTC as 146th comment | 4 replies

Well done Olympus.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:03 UTC as 59th comment

On Flickr, when I search for B&W images made with a Leica, about 8 times out of 10, I guess correctly the ones taken by the M Monochrom.

You really need to see the printed images from the M Monochrom to really understand how good its output is.

I recently bought a Canon Pro-1 printer, it has 5 monochrome inks. Then I bought some Canson Baryta Photographique paper, A3+ size, very nice paper.

On printing a converted Canon 5d Mk3 B&W image taken with a Sigma 35mm f1.4 lens… and then printing the ‘same’ image taken with the M Monochrom with a Summilux 35mm f1.4 lens (both at f8, ISO 100 on the Canon and ISO320 on the MM, Sekonic 758 metering the light, same look achieved in Lightroom), the MM just looks lot better. As one might expect if you know what is going on, technically.

Despite all the hype on the internet, I don’t see how the M Monochrom v1’s output could be visibly improved with the Monochrom V2, at least not at the lower ISOs, where I hang around.

all the best

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 16:10 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

Due to near-endless years of long hours of and hard work, at the cost of many a relationship, etc., I was able to buy a Monochrom last December. The 5dMk3, EM1, K5, GR V, etc are all gathering dust in the cupboard as this fantastic camera proves its worth again and again with its magnificent output.

Each to their own, but for me, the Monochrome, foibles and all, is the best camera out there. I even love its quirks. I also like the name of this new one, the Elliott. Even that is spelt properly (other Elliotts will understand)!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 16th comment | 23 replies
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