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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Andrew Elliott: If the mounts are so similar, it's a pity that Canon & Nikon could not have got their heads together and made a mount and lenses that worked for both systems.

Arun H: I understand competition completely.

If the mounts are so similar, it's a pity that Canon & Nikon could not have got their heads together and made a mount and lenses that worked for both systems.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2018 at 09:07 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: If the mounts are so similar, it's a pity that Canon & Nikon could not have got their heads together and made a mount and lenses that worked for both systems.

Really?!? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 13:14 UTC

If the mounts are so similar, it's a pity that Canon & Nikon could not have got their heads together and made a mount and lenses that worked for both systems.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 13:10 UTC as 190th comment | 9 replies
On article Finalists in Taylor Wessing portrait prize announced (92 comments in total)

I can see some barrel distortion in the last one.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 10:06 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3: what you need to know (450 comments in total)

Has there been any mention of weather sealing being improved with this release?

There's a few YouTube videos, etc., that report failures in heavy rain, etc., suggesting sealing is not as good as Pentax K1 or Olympus OND EM1 / ii.

thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2018 at 12:18 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 review (836 comments in total)
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jvt: The extremely poor EVF kills this camera. One look through that thing and I sent it right back to B&H.

As did I, then got a GX8, a better camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2018 at 18:15 UTC

Great stuff. Especially for me the wide field shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:10 UTC as 44th comment

Crazy technology - I bet there's loads of chips inside that humble body.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 11:57 UTC as 82nd comment

Absolutely shocking!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:54 UTC as 40th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (256 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: I have the GH5 and the OMD EM1ii.

The OMD EM1ii is a far better stills camera IMO. I’m guessing the G9 is pretty similar to the GH5 here.
Using the 12-60 & GH5 and the 12-100 & EM1ii (or swapping), the AF is simply much better on the EM1ii. The EM1ii’s IS is a lot better, too. GH5’s contrast detect AF is a bit ‘hunty’ in real life, if you ask me. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of the 60 fps RAW shooting on the EM1ii here, or other great features like Live Composite. However, a given shot using either camera using the same settings, lens, etc, there’s not much in it.

I’d much rather be in a storm with the EM1ii & the 12-100 than the GH5 & the 12-60. A single battery lasts much longer, on the EM1ii, too.

The GH5 is a fuller video camera, I like it. However, the EM1ii is a ‘tighter’ travel package, is a lot better for hand-held video, & can pan beautifully on a long lens without the ‘lumpy’ sensor movement look that plagues many IS systems.

Again, these are just my findings!!

I didn’t say the EM1ii was a better stills camera than the G9. I said I thought the G9 would be similar to the GH5 - as in the line at the start of my post "I’m guessing the G9 is pretty similar to the GH5 here". I jumped to that conclusion, head first, see?
The Panasonic contrast-detection cannot focus as fast as the PD/CD of the EM1 in my real-world use.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 21:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (256 comments in total)

I have the GH5 and the OMD EM1ii.

The OMD EM1ii is a far better stills camera IMO. I’m guessing the G9 is pretty similar to the GH5 here.
Using the 12-60 & GH5 and the 12-100 & EM1ii (or swapping), the AF is simply much better on the EM1ii. The EM1ii’s IS is a lot better, too. GH5’s contrast detect AF is a bit ‘hunty’ in real life, if you ask me. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of the 60 fps RAW shooting on the EM1ii here, or other great features like Live Composite. However, a given shot using either camera using the same settings, lens, etc, there’s not much in it.

I’d much rather be in a storm with the EM1ii & the 12-100 than the GH5 & the 12-60. A single battery lasts much longer, on the EM1ii, too.

The GH5 is a fuller video camera, I like it. However, the EM1ii is a ‘tighter’ travel package, is a lot better for hand-held video, & can pan beautifully on a long lens without the ‘lumpy’ sensor movement look that plagues many IS systems.

Again, these are just my findings!!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 20:42 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (224 comments in total)

I love the look. Well done Zev & Jacob Hoover!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 19:21 UTC as 51st comment
On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (136 comments in total)

If I can conjure up the self-hypnosis needed to put aside the thought of what to actually do with any footage I shot with it… I could possibly maybe even probably might buy one of these.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 15:25 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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I have a dream: I'll wait for 16K, I still love my CRT.

The smart money's on 32.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:10 UTC

Then what will they think of? Four times the resolution and speed??? Blimey!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:08 UTC as 55th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Dubai draped in fog (64 comments in total)
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(unknown member): This is an amazing shot. I remember visiting here as well. The city of Dublin was amazing and I really got to appreciate the leprechaun culture of the Ironland. It's very interesting that the show Game of Thrones is also filmed in Dublin. I'm surprised the photographer used the Micro APS-C camera, Fujifilms XProfessional-2 on this shot. It really captures the rich dynamite range of colors. It's amazing the photographer created 10 kilowatts along the long edge of the image. I'm sure it created much static in this panama photograph.

Now that’s funny!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 08:26 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (104 comments in total)
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Kevin Coppalotti: I dunno, very hard to assess the scale, -needs an oil drilling rig or japanese whaling ship in the foreground.

Don’t worry, they’re on their way.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: Erez,

Is the water-pattern sand submerged or just wet?
Was the water flowing in a constant, even motion across the whole of the sand in the river?
I realise the exposures were 8 seconds, but has the river part of this lovely picture been monkeyed with in post?
Thanks!

Thanks for the reply, Erez.
The fact that it is natural makes the surreality so much more appealing.
Andy

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)

Erez,

Is the water-pattern sand submerged or just wet?
Was the water flowing in a constant, even motion across the whole of the sand in the river?
I realise the exposures were 8 seconds, but has the river part of this lovely picture been monkeyed with in post?
Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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panchorancho: Can't wait to shoot my cat with this camera!

Can you imagine what a plate of smashed avocado on toast would look like with this thing??!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
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