john Clinch

Lives in United Kingdom Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Works as a Teacher of physics
Joined on May 23, 2005

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On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (135 comments in total)

Some huge constraints. The transition has to be through the image centre. The transition is very harsh.

So I don't think that this is a practical solution

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 13:37 UTC as 6th comment
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (135 comments in total)
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jazja: The only big mistake.
5 stops? Al least 10 stop.

You want a photograph with a 10 stop hard line exposure difference across the Middle?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 13:35 UTC

I assume this is for Sales in Japan. Do Europe, America and the rest if the World follow the same trends?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:09 UTC as 20th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S First Impressions Review (327 comments in total)
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kevin_r: Interesting how a stills camera is being morphed into a video camera. Why not simply go and buy a complete video camera to do the job? Why hang around these things hoping they'll give all the functionality of a video camera and then want to so,so occasionally take some stills? Don't talk about price since people are demanding the actual real functionality available in the video cams - but want to pay nothing for it. Go figure.

I'm no expert but I think that cameras like these have massively under cut the previous technology. They aren't bought for the odds till. They are cheap high end video cameras on the cheap

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:41 UTC
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john Clinch: A great set of pictures. One of the best I've seen on here. I'm a bit biased as I still do a bit if climbing and cycling. I've also been to Moab. Main cycling but also a bit of sports climbing.

Some of the comments here baffle me. I get the impression that some people on here would rather see a noise free picture of a wall, rather than a picture that transports the viewer with great composition, light and content

Currently I'm really into my Sony RX100. Just about has the IQ I need but small enough to have with me on an adventure

Ecka84

Here is a quote from you

"Photography is not art. It is a tool. We have no obligations of doing art with our cameras."

That is my point. Cameras are for taking photos. The value off a Camera comes from the images not a noise test of the sensor. So I disagree.

In these photos the only benefit of a larger sensor is bigger print size. So we only benefit from full frame of printing over a certain size. I bet would print 24 16 just fine probably 30 by 20. How big do you print?

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 22:23 UTC
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john Clinch: A great set of pictures. One of the best I've seen on here. I'm a bit biased as I still do a bit if climbing and cycling. I've also been to Moab. Main cycling but also a bit of sports climbing.

Some of the comments here baffle me. I get the impression that some people on here would rather see a noise free picture of a wall, rather than a picture that transports the viewer with great composition, light and content

Currently I'm really into my Sony RX100. Just about has the IQ I need but small enough to have with me on an adventure

Echa84 your playing a game with my words. I didn't say that noise was good or that a photo couldn't be a good photo and noise free did I. I didn't say that I couldn't achieve these things

I was moaning about people failing to say anything about the photos other than the noise or sensor size

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 18:57 UTC

A great set of pictures. One of the best I've seen on here. I'm a bit biased as I still do a bit if climbing and cycling. I've also been to Moab. Main cycling but also a bit of sports climbing.

Some of the comments here baffle me. I get the impression that some people on here would rather see a noise free picture of a wall, rather than a picture that transports the viewer with great composition, light and content

Currently I'm really into my Sony RX100. Just about has the IQ I need but small enough to have with me on an adventure

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 10:16 UTC as 16th comment | 9 replies
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TN Args: "Users aren't happy" isn't a headline worth writing. Unless you mean *all* users aren't happy, or a high majority of users aren't happy.

Because no matte what any company with customers does, some won't be happy. And some will.

It is quite annoying

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 20:06 UTC

Is it free as stand alone program Or are we tied into a free monthy subscription........

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On article Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in Moab (124 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Nice video, beautiful scenery. But still... m43 not enough.

That is so stupid. I praise the output but not the sensor that made it!!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 10:10 UTC

Suddenly I want a Canon G6. I had that 7Mp sensor in smaller camera. it was great....

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 36th comment
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W5JCK: This doesn't look natural at all. The stars appear to have been photographed well after sunset, probably near or after astronomical twilight when the sky reaches the darkest level in relation to the Sun, that is, when the Sun dips 18° or more below the horizon. Other posters pointed out it appears the stars were layered in, and I agree. The image would look a lot better if the clouds completely covered the sky, or if the stars were more representative of how they would actually look near sunset. Most of the image is way too dark to be of much interest. It does have great potential, but only if the faked star layer is removed and the image is reprocessed.

I can see what you mean but I don't think that is what we are seeing. It coul d be light pollution. I've seen shots with kind of look before, without pasting in the stars

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for travel (112 comments in total)

From this list iId take the canon G7x markII

That is a compromise but the portability of my RX100 has meant I got lots of shots that I wouldn't have with a bigger on. I've never taken a DSLR cycling or climbing for example. It's also more subtle in the pub etc.

The newer RX100 versions loose reach at the London which I'd missed. So the canon looks great.

But it's all very personal

We are lucky that the era of dud camera is behind us

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 27th comment

Great to read the story. I use to love your reviews.

I think you are selling yourself short on the technical front. For example you aknowledged that high iso shots at night were way more demanding than the brightly lit scenes snapped at high iso and high shutter speed. Hence all the shots of that tower block

I won't get the quote exact but I really remember the phrase "That's enough of photos of sauce bottles"

All great stuff

Still got the tiny figurine for the macro shot?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 22:09 UTC as 20th comment
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)
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mailman88: Money Magazine wrote an article called...Items you shouldn't buy used.
On the list...used cameras.

New cameras have no dead pixels as well.

I think they are jut mapped out

Saying more pixels hides dead pixels better is another of saying there are way more pixels than you need

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:50 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am dumbfounded they didn't opt for a Leica M10, DPReview's "Camera of the Year" ;)

You'd really send a camera with no AF. I mean really!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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turretless: Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

How is it corruption? You may think it a waste of money but corruption would imply a bribe or similar.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
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MannyZero: One small click for a man. One giant promotion for a camera.

Oops

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
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net1994: For gear heads, this is cool. For US taxpayers, not so sure. Why is the govt spending $65k for new cameras? Whats wrong with the ones they have now? Seems like a bit of a waste here. Sorry to throw a wet blanket here. Carry on....

I'm sorry but that a silly thing to say. The cost of lift to orbit is much larger than the of the cameras. It make sense to send good cameras there is a hi demand for stills and videos from space

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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sh10453: Skylum: Please do NOT let Adobe acquire you, please!

Hmm, well spoted. That is a potential problem

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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