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 Sony a7 III Review (1071 comments in total)
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Pritzl: Just a quick question to DPR staff regarding this quote:

"In continuous autofocus, lenses focus at shooting aperture - so shooting moving objects while stopped down robs the AF system of light - could result in missed shots"

I've seen this with the X-T2 as well and, coming from DSLRs, it caught me by surprise. Is there a technical reason for this on mirrorless cameras? e.g. is it in order to maintain the WYSIWYG view?

I'd not heard of it before today. Book marked or an answer.

It must be for mechanical simplicity

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 14:47 UTC
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DominicVII: SmugMug costs money to use. The basic option is 3.99 USD per month. Flickr is dead.

"Absolutely. Flickr’s free accounts are foundational to its community of influential and engaged photographers. We are not making any changes to Flickr plans or rates at this time. We’ll let Flickr Pro customers know if that changes."

https://www.smugmug.com/together/faq

Why bother doing research when you can just spout opinions as facts....

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 08:26 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (379 comments in total)

Lesson one, its not the camera. But we knew that

Rocking the guys still delivering with a D700!

Also a shout out to the Fuji x100 guys

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 10:36 UTC as 47th comment
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1224 comments in total)
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RubberDials: 40 comments.

29 by non Sony users.

Tells you all you need to know.

Clayton are you sugesting that it would have been more sensible to destroy a body through water ingress before selling? Or are you suggesting that that the Sony's are well sealed?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 14:42 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1224 comments in total)

"But it's also a camera we know will likely stand the test of time thanks to aggressive weather-sealing and sturdy construction. In short, the D750 has proven to be among the most future-proof full frame DSLRs in recent memory."

But the new contender for throne of "Reliable Work horse" has reservations about it's weather sealing. Hmmm....

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 13:06 UTC as 227th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1276 comments in total)
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TheEngineer: My impression: The competition blows it away, so why waste your time with it?

You mean the competition have a really cheap small ultra wide as? Go on then which one

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 17:37 UTC
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Richard Murdey: If you put the UV filter on the lens in a dry atmosphere or under nitrogen there would be no additional problem with condensation, just as condensation doesn't form on the inside elements of the lens itself.

Fitting a filter to a fish eye is hard

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 15:22 UTC

Great article, really intresting. But the cameras in start house of the boarder cross, which I assume are smaller and held, show terrible purple fringing

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 2nd comment
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milkod2001: Throw FF 30-36MP sensor onto it then we can talk Fuji. With size of the camera that should not be a problem.

I just think it all to easy for the outsider to think why don't they just because it would create a product that they like.

Fuji found a good niche. The sensor is good enough for lots of applications and they have worked to create a good lens range. It is even making money

FF is starting from scratch on the cameras and lenses. It's adding huge cost to the company. It looks like Sony has turned a corner of FF but people still take a pop on lens selection. And Sony is huge they really went for the camera market, they had Playstation to fund them through the rough patch

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 19:57 UTC
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milkod2001: Completely lost in Fuji products names, way too complicated: X-E3, X-T20 and X100F models. Which is good actually? What about X1, X2 or E1, E2 etc. Wft is X-E3?

Yes because D810 em5 7d gh5 all make perfect sense

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:44 UTC
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mezastel: Why does a photography site feels compelled to post financial information? I don't care if they sell 600,000 cameras or just 6, all I care about is whether their products are good and affordable. That's it.

If you bought a camera from a manafcturer who only sold 6 cameras then they might go bust. Leaving you with no warranty, a drop in the used value of your gear and no one to make extra lenses

But that wouldnt't worry you

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:40 UTC
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breivogel: Same lousy EVF?

Why bother reading the words written above when you can just write a silly comet.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
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milkod2001: Throw FF 30-36MP sensor onto it then we can talk Fuji. With size of the camera that should not be a problem.

But they would need a new range of lenses. Daft idea if you ask me. Fuji has chosen 2 sensor sizes. Why muddy the waters with a third?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:14 UTC
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FoxShutter: This is the factory where all the dust comes from to the WR lenses?

Because the lenses you make always come out spotless....

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 18:24 UTC
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Adam Sharp: I love the Fuji brand but I really had some poor QC lenses and cameras . Seeing how much care they take I'm amazed at what I received when opening the boxes .

In the UK an online purchase should be a sealed box. If it's not then you should know before you order

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 18:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (589 comments in total)
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FrequencyDancer: There seems to be an elephant in the room.

Let's fully accept the video centric features and say for a video camera it has a good sensor, good features, good performance at a good price.

But it doesn't look like a video camera, it isn't designed like a video camera, and has even been categorised here as a 'semi pro ILC/DSLR'. This is the issue.

The removal of the image stabilisation tells us it's intended (optimised) for rig use, yet it has the traditional photography grip, with grip-centric direct controls. It's design says hold me to your eye, it's features say don't. It lacks design cohesion.

As a video camera, performance is good, but the ergonomics are poor.

As a stills camera, the ergonomics are good but the size/price/performance is poor.

Given its current categorisation, I don't see a gold award level camera.

Perhaps it's time to accept Mr Hyde is now in control and you should rename your site to DVR?

I think you're missing the point.

There are clearly video makers who tolerate still camera ergonomics as a way of accessing quality video output on a budget.

Panasonic could have built this camera from the ground up, around this sensor, as a purely video machine.

But that would loose the economic benefits of the approach here. The clever thing about this product is recycling almost everything form an existing product. It's cheaper

That's is why so many cars are built in common platforms

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (589 comments in total)
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snapa: This is the largest camera body with the smallest sensor I've ever seen. It also has the lowest MP count (10!) of any camera in the last 5-10 years? AND, they also want $2,500 for it, unbelievable! Good for video but not so good for stills, OMG! I guess if you need a good video camera for very low light it might be a good choice, if you don't mind the size, weight, and COST. I wonder how many people would actually by this niche camera.

There is clearly a market for cameras that are based on stills cameras but then used exclusively for video. Panasonic have the G9 and GH5 fur everyone else. Three it's no problem

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 19:57 UTC

I was entertained and informed

I now want to at least view an image in excel

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 12:06 UTC as 14th comment
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 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 15th comment
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 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
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