John Miles

John Miles

Lives in United Kingdom Hampshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 20, 2005
About me:

Happy snapper. JPEGS do. Love my FZ50. Love recording family life.

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (899 comments in total)
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John Miles: I repost to the top just so it is clear that the FZ1000 is not "much bigger" than the FZ50 as stated:

FZ1000 136.8 x 98.5 x 130.7 mm (1.76L box volume)
FZ50 141 x 86 x 142 mm (1.72L box Volume)

The FZ1000 is half an inch higher than the FZ50 to get the lens diameter in but is otherwise smaller than the FZ50.

Statement corrected in review now.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (899 comments in total)

I repost to the top just so it is clear that the FZ1000 is not "much bigger" than the FZ50 as stated:

FZ1000 136.8 x 98.5 x 130.7 mm (1.76L box volume)
FZ50 141 x 86 x 142 mm (1.72L box Volume)

The FZ1000 is half an inch higher than the FZ50 to get the lens diameter in but is otherwise smaller than the FZ50.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 18:38 UTC as 182nd comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (899 comments in total)
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John Miles: FZ1000 and FZ50 are pretty much the same size. The FZ1000 is not "much bigger" as stated.

FZ1000 136.8 x 98.5 x 130.7 mm
FZ50 141 x 86 x 142 mm

The FZ1000 is half an inch higher than the FZ50 to get the lens diameter in but is otherwise smaller than the FZ50.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 18:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (899 comments in total)

There's a handling bonus to consider here. On the FZ1000 you can select the zoom ring around the shutter to adjust EV compensation instead. This is operable simultaneously with zoom operation using the lens barrel. With the camera in Program Mode and held up to the eye, this means the three compositional elements of zoom > EV compensate > focus are achieved at an astonishing rate.

When in composition a camera can be held to the eye and operated with minimal camera shake, retaining the right thumb purely as camera grip is of great benefit. So raising the camera to the eye leaves, for the FZ1000, the right index finger to adjust EV and the thumb and fingers of the left hand to control zoom.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 23:06 UTC as 246th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (899 comments in total)

FZ1000 and FZ50 are pretty much the same size. The FZ1000 is not "much bigger" as stated.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 251st comment | 2 replies
On article Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (137 comments in total)

What a good camera! As a pitch in at a budget price it seems bang on. It reminds me of the legacy strength Pentax used to have, where you bought a new body and had camera stores full of secondhand lenses to choose from. Same goes here.

I love the pop on flash as well. What about a bigger flash though? Is one available for that shoe?

Somehow this camera feels typically Kodak. It's there to bring photography to more people and yet give the rewarding image quality over that of a phone camera or many a point and shoot.

I wonder if JKI will be doing a 1" fixed lens superzoom next ? - Hmmmmmmm, very interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:38 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:9355 (3 comments in total)

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Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 21:57 UTC as 3rd comment

FZ50 rating [-3] http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

A manual lens would make zoom to composition quicker and more precise.
A front wheel dedicated to instant EV compensation would have allowed for rapid, accurate small sensor exposure control whilst preserving the right thumb for gripping the camera.
If the hotshoe was configured for use with standard hot shoe accessories, versatility and system expansion would be improved.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 6th comment

What a breath of fresh air. I was being retroed to death.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 261st comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range (45 comments in total)

P600

FZ50 rating [-4] http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

The ability to retain the right thumb for holding the camera aids in keeping the camera steady. A manual zoom lens would allow for more precise left handed composition. A wheel directly driving EV compensation and operable by the right index finger would speed up composition whist retaining a steady grip on the camera. A standard flash hot shoe would allow expansion with hot shoe flash and other accessories.

Nikon have produced perhaps the best looking superzoom yet. Straight out of Tron :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 6th comment
On article Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 (118 comments in total)

FZ50 rating [-1] http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

Almost a match! the 14-150 lens does not reach the 420mm equivalent of the FZ50. With several superzoom lenses available to APS-C cameras, why none have been produced for a 4/3 mount is baffling.

The GH4 looks stunning on paper; a top flight camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 08:23 UTC as 25th comment

Kind of expected an M4/3" option.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 09:17 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
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John Miles: FZ50 rating (-3) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

A dedicated front wheel would allow instantaneous EV adjustment whilst the right thumb assisted in steadying the camera. A hot shoe for standard accessories does not appear to be present. The screen does not look to articulate to allow waist height composition.

The first Non Fuji 2/3" sensored superzoom camera of this generation. This camera has enormous potential, with broadly speaking double the typical superzoom sensor area. An excellent contender for the superzoom enthusiasts cash; a fitting "camera bag in a camera" release.

Correction. Yes it is not a 2/3" sensor alas.

(BTW - FZ50 DP review score 8.4 not 7.5) "And so, to sum up; for the serious user the FZ50 is without doubt the best equipped, best specified and best handling 'bridge camera' on the market today". Physically the camera hasn't changed. It's still possesses the best handling ergonomics out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 17:05 UTC

FZ50 rating (-3) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

A dedicated front wheel would allow instantaneous EV adjustment whilst the right thumb assisted in steadying the camera. A hot shoe for standard accessories does not appear to be present. The screen does not look to articulate to allow waist height composition.

The first Non Fuji 2/3" sensored superzoom camera of this generation. This camera has enormous potential, with broadly speaking double the typical superzoom sensor area. An excellent contender for the superzoom enthusiasts cash; a fitting "camera bag in a camera" release.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon Coolpix L830 provides 34x zoom on a budget (9 comments in total)

FZ50 rating (-4) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 4th comment
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (910 comments in total)

Please let it have either a 2/3" or even 1/1.7" sensor

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:34 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies

FZ rating (-3) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

The commitment to a serious step in superzoom image quality is refreshing.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 19:30 UTC as 80th comment

FZ50 rating (-2) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

The new weatherproofing feature massively increases compositional scope in situations where conventional superzooms must be covered to protect them. The increase in photographic opportunity should not be underestimated. This could quite easily become the best family choice superzoom available.

Another superb offering from Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 22nd comment

Serving suggestion:
http://www.juzaphoto.com/recensione.php?l=en&t=panasonic_lumix_fz50

Panasonic DMC FZ50:- FZ50 rating (0) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:01 UTC as 13th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)

Panasonic DMC-GX7 - FZ50 rating (-5) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 16:59 UTC as 101st comment
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