Adrian Green

Lives in United Kingdom Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Sep 12, 2002
About me:

D2H, D100
Nikon 50mm F1.8, 85mm F1.8, 18-70mm F3.5-4.5
Sigma 15mm F2.8 Fisheye, 105mm F2.8 Macro, 180mm F2.8 Macro, 70-210mm F2.8, 100-300 F4, 50-500mm F4.5-6.3, 500mm F4.5

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mina_88: Newbie question here, is the f/2.8 the FF aperture or the APS-C aperture? (If that makes sense.)

It’s the actual aperture. Used on APSC bodies the lens would provide roughly similar depth of field as you’d see on a 42mm F4 on FF.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 20:52 UTC
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mxx: "TVs and computer displays are getting larger"

Strangely enough, both my TV and computer monitor have stayed the same size since I bought them a few years back.

Strange. Have you tried watering them?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2021 at 21:26 UTC

As a drone photography enthusiast I’ve always had a preconception of the FPV racing drone sector to be rather brash, macho, perhaps even a little aggressive, but this video shows quite the other side of the hobby. What a beautiful, relaxing video. The flying and filming style, the editing, the sound and the place are all serene, and it’s a delight to watch. Next time I am in Holland (ah, how I miss travelling!) I think I will look up these tulip gardens, as they look a fabulous place to spend some quiet time. Thanks for featuring it.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 15:11 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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Rob890: what did they make it harder to add your own ram and SSD?

@GMon750
“Fact... 99% of consumers will NEVER upgrade the RAM and SSD's after purchase. “
Do you have a source you can share for this fact? I’m a little surprised to hear it is really that rare to upgrade components.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 16:18 UTC

I hear if you point that lens at Jupiter on a clear night you can clearly see that the Great Red Spot is actually a Leica logo.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2021 at 07:58 UTC as 26th comment
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BackToNature1: I wonder how it compares to the Sigma:

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens for Canon EF

Key Features
EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
Three ED Elements, One SLD Element
Super Multi-Layer Coating
Battery-Powered Zoom and Autofocus
Integrated LCD Shows Focus/Focal Length
Built-In Tripod Mount and Carry Handle
9-Blade Diaphragm
Accepts Rear 72mm Drop-In Filters
Included Dedicated 2x Teleconverter

$25,999.00

The Nikon is available for a relative steal second hand at MPB at the mo - £6999

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2021 at 07:51 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review (881 comments in total)
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wed7: Fixed screen.. awck!

@Mariano Pacifico

“Show me a photographer in action in sports and in the white house press pool if anyone ever use the flippy screen ... nien ! nada ! zilch !”

https://media.firstcoastnews.com/assets/CCT/images/f912fa25-b685-4393-84bc-acb322cb280c/f912fa25-b685-4393-84bc-acb322cb280c_1140x641.jpg

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 11:47 UTC
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AKH: For drones < 250g you are not allowed to fly over gatherings of people and should avoid flying over people that are not involved and the drone must always be within sight. Max speed is around 68,4 km/h and there is no age limit where I live.

If the drone has a sensor, a camera for instance, you must register the drone.

Also there are so many areas where it is illegal to fly, that I personally have given up on buying a drone.

@Lee Jay
I suspect you perhaps didn’t read the link before replying. It refers to a case of a Tundra model airplane (not a drone) flying near Heathrow (not Gatwick).

I’m well aware that the separate Gatwick “drone incident” appears most likely not to have involved a drone at all.

In the interests of safety and peaceful coexistence, those in control of flying objects should fly responsibly, whether that are drone users like myself, model plane enthusiasts, balloonists, helicopter pilots, or airline pilots. In the same way road users should use roads responsibly, whether cyclists, on foot, on horseback, truckers, bus drivers or car drivers.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 10:32 UTC
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AKH: For drones < 250g you are not allowed to fly over gatherings of people and should avoid flying over people that are not involved and the drone must always be within sight. Max speed is around 68,4 km/h and there is no age limit where I live.

If the drone has a sensor, a camera for instance, you must register the drone.

Also there are so many areas where it is illegal to fly, that I personally have given up on buying a drone.

@Handsome90 just because you haven’t heard of model airplane pilots flying their planes near airports doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/travel/man-flew-model-aircraft-near-runway-at-heathrow-airport-three-days-after-scare-at-gatwick-grounded-over-1000-flights/23/01/

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 22:19 UTC

This can only be described as click bait ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 15:52 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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JochenIs: I don't understand why so few people care about this dropin filter solution - aren't landscapers mounting huge filter systems to the front of ultra wide lenses? This seems so much better. Where is the drawback?

Landscapers are often using graduated neutral density filters where the transition area must be raised lowered to coincide with the horizon in your picture. I think that would be hard to achieve with drop in filters.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 19:48 UTC
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Adrian Green: Interesting that they chose a DSLR to base this on rather than a mirrorless body. I’d have thought a moving mirror would be an unnecessary point of failure for a camera that will presumably be used heavily for many years with no hope of a service. Perhaps they will lock it up mechanically as there will be no need for a viewfinder. Intuitively I’d have expected them to use a mirrorless body with an electronic shutter to reduce the risk of mechanical failure.

Ah, that makes sense - thanks

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2020 at 06:41 UTC

Interesting that they chose a DSLR to base this on rather than a mirrorless body. I’d have thought a moving mirror would be an unnecessary point of failure for a camera that will presumably be used heavily for many years with no hope of a service. Perhaps they will lock it up mechanically as there will be no need for a viewfinder. Intuitively I’d have expected them to use a mirrorless body with an electronic shutter to reduce the risk of mechanical failure.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 20:34 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies

I wonder if there’s a market for a limited edition lens with the word “Leica” scratched into the front element ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 19:54 UTC as 29th comment

That bulldog sums up my feelings during lockdown perfectly

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 07:19 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

And at jusy $1100 it’s probably cheaper than a Leica body cap too ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 15:00 UTC as 48th comment
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nathantw: The product looks good, but what's with people using wide angle lenses for portraits? It doesn't do the model any justice whatsoever. I can understand if it's an environmental portrait where you need the background, but for a straight up headshot you might as well use a cellphone selfie camera. If you're going to take the time to shoot, do it right and use the right lens for the task.

Personally I was rather taken with them. I felt they showed the models personality much more than many telephoto studio head and shoulders shots seem

No harm in trying something different I guess.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 19:19 UTC
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steelhead3: Going forth after the pandemic...all weak companies will have to decide if they can make it (not just camera companies). The global market has shrunk considerably & no one knows how long this will go on. Thanks to Trump's decision to use the Swedish model & let the weak succumb, the USA will no longer be the engine that drives the world market.

Nothing like a Swedish model to catch Mr Trump’s attention ;-)

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 18:16 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: I really think that camera-oriented companies are finished. Not today, maybe, but in 5 or 10 years we'll see Nikon, Pentax and Olympus plastered all over merchandise, lego collectables and chinese smartphone cameras.

Who will survive? Sony, Panny, partly Canon. Mainly because they are so big that photobusiness for them is a mere hobby and a tech showcase for halo products.

And Covid mess will only speed up this sad trend.

Nikon Lego? Count me in, that’s two of my favorite things!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 18:13 UTC
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Michael Meissner: I am mostly a stills photographer, but I occasionally shoot video of live events. So when I look for an upgrade, the stills behavior is still the most important thing, but I do keep an eye on the video stuff as well.

As I understand it, the G9 is still limited to 29 minute and 59 second recording, so for the type of things I record video for, it is a non-starter.

If you are recording scripted stuff where you can do multiple takes, it looks like the firmware upgrade makes the G9 camera better. But if you shoot live events, where you can't control the event length, the G9 is still limited.

And as Jordan mentions, the auto focus behavior is still not ideal.

I imagine it has the issues I've seen with other Panasonic bodies (tendency to burn out highlights of white areas without having to dial in negative exposure compensation and raise it in post, and also poor JPG high ISO noise removal).

Too bad the E-m5 mark III also limits its video length.

@flektogon
Yes. When shooting school plays and concerts I’ve often used a fixed camera capturing the event from start to finish (with a second camera shooting closeups of whatever is the main interest at a given moment). That fixed camera might be shooting for over an hour or more unattended. Then In the editing phase I switch between the wide static shot and the closeups.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 20:54 UTC
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