Adrian Harris

Adrian Harris

Lives in United Kingdom Devon, United Kingdom
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Joined on Oct 27, 2002

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On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

Should I downgrade to a 850 from my M43 cameras, it is twice the weight and doesn't offer half the features ?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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Adrian Harris: About a decade ago I bought an inexpensive small LED panel then had to drill lots of 5mm holes in it to allow me to fit quite a few extra red LED's and just a few green ones to get the right spectral balance.
The final result was superb but on the whole so low in light output it was only good for tabletop and macro!!!

PS. If you photograph a white card lit with an LED panel, then look at the resulting RGB graph in you favourite PP editor, you can see the peaks and drops and shifts in the light output.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 13:25 UTC

About a decade ago I bought an inexpensive small LED panel then had to drill lots of 5mm holes in it to allow me to fit quite a few extra red LED's and just a few green ones to get the right spectral balance.
The final result was superb but on the whole so low in light output it was only good for tabletop and macro!!!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 13:21 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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webber15: Electronic shutters for stills are a complete waste of development time and money...period...

OMG. I. Better throw away my last 4 years worth of photos and give my clients their money back!!!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 17:05 UTC

What a wonderfully clear and concise view. Thank you Allison for a great little article, ... and we probably all need reminding of these things quite regularly.
You have just re-kickstarted my photography adventure. Best of wishes with yours.
PS: ...and I love Derby too.... it's a sod to photograph well though !!!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 12:19 UTC as 18th comment

Thank you for a very clear and succinctly put article.
So now all I really need is lots of pixels 'sans filtre' and a cheap lens - it could save me a fortune ;o)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 08:36 UTC as 16th comment
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TwoMetreBill: They have to stop building cameras that their customers need to fight with on a regular basis. I finally gave up on a GH2, a pair of GH3s, the associated lenses and a FZ2500; all purchased new. For example, change what information is displayed on the EVF and the AF settings go crazy. The menu system is just plain nuts and gets worse with each succeeding body. Only a masochist could enjoy working with these cameras. Olympus does much better though with no shortage of problems and a company that is fast headed toward extinction.

Olympus does better menu systems than Panasonic, you just have to be having a laugh. !!!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:19 UTC

H'mm, translates to : not enough pre-orders so we are not making any yet ;o)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 19th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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lhkjacky: @Sdaniella,
Here is the image that show A99mk2 Full-articulated LCD can face forward, at the same time it does not block the mic jack, headphone jack, HDMI & USB port.
https://s26.postimg.org/ry6dwhqmx/A99_II_w_SAL2470_Z2_tilt_lcd_4a.jpg

Ideal for those who need to spend 3k to take a selfie ;o)
.... I know, when your phone is just not good enough, buy a 3 grand heavyweight selfie machine, ... and don't forget to add a suitable prime (that's another 2k) it should keep the must have self obsessed content for a few weeks:o)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: now 4k uhd (for run-n-gun FF? videographers) are happy, cuz it has pdaf, and ibis ...
makes sense.

but not cine-oriented FF 4k dci, missing touchscreen cine-oriented one person op push-pull focus of pdaf, ...

hrm ... oh, well, each to their own.

And you can't buy it in pink or blue, what a dreadful camera ;o)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: not thrilled about Sony's bottom-hinged tilt-swivel screen (tripod-unfriendly)
(not thrilled Canon following any bottom-hinged tilt-screen arrangement either: some Powershots; eos m5)

whilst left-side-hinged vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) are preferred over bottom-hinged ones

its better to have top-centre-hinged fully vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) would be ideal (face-forward friendly & tripod friendly & evf friendly)

Sony's original R1 had a top-centre-hinged vari-angle swivel screen; but it did not tilt angle back down enough. yet it still had a centred-evf, too.

a better/update version of top-centre-hinged face-forward capable tripod-friendly evf-friendly VASS is long overdue on high end prosumer FF dcams (mirrorless or slt or fixed-zoom dcams)

ideally, on trimode dual hybrid evf-ovf dslrs ... :)

You were joking of course when you said side hinge screen is preferred - well it made me laugh.
I dream of Sony's hinge system being fitted to my Panasonic cameras instead of the useless side vari-angle.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 14:47 UTC

Kickstarter type ideas remind me of the film, The Producers, where they figured out that there was more money to be made from a product that flops !!!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 14:33 UTC as 8th comment
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

I possibly do Scott, in this context I assumed it meant 'leading' or 'best'.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

@ NZ Scott, the em1 mk2 has not yet proved to be better than the GX8, and the GH5 is not yet available. The gx8 is still the most responsive m43, and hence a perfect tool for serious professional use.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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Stejo: Barring the mediocre GX8, everything else panasonic made the past few years is pure gold. They're doing something right over there.

The GX8 is Panasonics - and possibly M43's - flagship camera, those who say otherwise I should imagine can't afford one. Why do people who have no idea keep spouting !

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Anybody see a trialware link (Windows).

Affinity isn't being obvious with how to get trialware, they were forthcoming when the beta version was out some months ago. I tried that.

I have bought lots of Serif software and it has always been excellent and their service and help has been great. Their model was you buy it, and if you don't like it, return within 30 days for a full refund. I don't know if they still operate that way.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 10:30 UTC

I have noticed that people I know who have paid for iPhones are much more likely to keep posting pictures online. Fascinating!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 21st comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (545 comments in total)

I have been using the GX8 for a year now as a semi-pro (well I am half retired - if there is such a thing) and it is a stunning piece of kit. Although ideal for beginners it is when being used for commercial work where it really stands out. Fast, responsive and very rugged. I have absolute faith in it always delivering the goods.
Head and shoulders above its 16mp stablemates, though many (who haven't got one) won't admit it !

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 08:48 UTC as 9th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1385 comments in total)

I am puzzled why in the comparison table it was not put alongside it m43 peer, the Panasonic GX8, surely that would have been far more meaningful than comparing it to irrelevant systems?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 08:38 UTC as 80th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1385 comments in total)

I now realise how good the Panasonic GX8 is, I had expected this new Olympus to stomp all over it, but the image quality up to ISO6,400 appear on par and the anomalous miss-tracking focus issues seem very similar.
Phew, that's saved me £2,000, and a bit more time to save up for the Panasonic GX9 - if they ever bring one out :o)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
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