Adrian Harris

Adrian Harris

Lives in United Kingdom Devon, United Kingdom
Works as a Multimedia Related
Joined on Oct 27, 2002

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On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (112 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 (542 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 (1292 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 48th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1292 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 79th comment | 2 replies
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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Aroart: Best new camera until 6 months..

You didn't mention which camera :o)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
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Adgadg: I don't get all the negativity, I clearly see a better noise performance compared to the G80/G85 which has more rough grain. Yes it's not much better compared to the PEN-F but that's to be expected. I'm eager to see the C-AF tests which will decide wether I'll buy or not.

Tried one last week, C-AF was seriously slow, almost unusable for static shots. It was much better to use single shot AF and let the camera refocus between every shot even when burst shooting.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
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Mistajolly: + chroma noise is much better, certainly better than GX8
- images look soft. Is this too much processing to remove chroma noise or is the image out of focus?
- still around 1-stop behind APSC (laws of physics)

Yes I was comparing to GX8 closely, and the conclusion I have arrived at is that the processing is slightly better algorithm than the GX8, but not in all circumstances. But generally I do think it is an improvement, so things are going he right way, if only slowly.
Having tried a EM1-Mk2 last week and can state than is real use terms it is a very serious tool which will deliver the goods, even in very difficult circumstances.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 10:09 UTC
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Mateus1: Where are all m1mk2 fanboys who claimed m1mk2 competes with Fuji/Sony APS-C in IQ? The RAW diference is significant, even Fuji X-E2s with less MP is better. I will say what I said before: no m4/3 camera is worth $2000 in 2017 with such emazing offer in APS-C and FF for much lees money. Actually I would never pay for any m4/3 more then $1300 when best APS-C with same body size costs $1300-1600, and also with a few great FF for $1500-1900. Period.

You are welcome to buy your cheap FF and a huge haversack, I will happily nip along with a lightweight M4/3.
Well worth spending $2000 to get good images instead of leaving the kit at home :o)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)

I bought a RX100 Mk1 shortly after launch (seemed like a very serious amount of money at the time). I still use it as a carry anywhere camera when I don't have my full rig with me, and still all these years later never have to worry about the image quality I will get as it is always stunning - unless of course it is pitch dark and there is no street lights!
Probably my best ever camera purchase. Mind you a popup viewfinder and tilting rear screen would be nice additions as would WiFi, and yes they are all now available, but I can't bring myself to 'upgrade' to the shorter focal length lens, especially since my Mk1 takes such stunning images.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 08:59 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: Whaaaat....... (Sony cameras drain batteries even when off) is that a joke?
My RX100 gets charged every 3 months wether it needs it or not!!!
Maybe the tester leaves the GPS active or something?
...sounds very weird to me!

My model is the original mk1, maybe only newer models have battery issues then?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 01:39 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)
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photomedium: Sony really needs to re-prioritize development a bit... Raw speed is good but I think you need a steering wheel and breaks at this point. What I mean is redo the menus 'de novo' like they never existed and add a touchscreen.
Everytime I pickup my a6300 I think I should have done a 6mo internship at sony to learn the menus.

Touchscreens useless in daylight.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)

Whaaaat....... (Sony cameras drain batteries even when off) is that a joke?
My RX100 gets charged every 3 months wether it needs it or not!!!
Maybe the tester leaves the GPS active or something?
...sounds very weird to me!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 76th comment | 5 replies
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stratplaya: What's the objective of roller derby? Just skate in a circle and grab others?

Not complaining, just curious.

The 'star' jammer on each team gets a point for each opposing player she laps. The 'blocker's job is to stop her. Very rough tough and exciting. .... oh and about the most difficult thing to photograph.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article Winning images from Red Bull Illume 2016 (89 comments in total)

Nice pix, but not much in the way of action. They all look rather static.
No1 is very pretty.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 22:27 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)

I we remove all the "uhh's" and "you know's" from this 7 min video it would be a lot shorter. In fact what did we learn extra that we couldn't have read in 30 seconds - not a lot.
Why on earth do people want to see video's like this?
.... plus I had to turn the radio off to listen to the video.
Please bring back 'writing'. ... yes it's a lot more work for DPR reporters, but a lot more efficient for all of us. ... or just publish the press release, quicker for all of us.
Thank you.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 22:47 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)

1 billion is such a tiny amount nowadays, I expect it's just loose change for Getty ;o)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 23:23 UTC as 12th comment
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FastGlassLover: Panasonic 12/1.4 70mm x 70mm 335g 62mm filter
Nikon 24/2.8 64.5mm x46mm 270g 52mm filter
Canon 24/2.8 68.4mm x 48.7mm 280g 58mm filter

. . .

Regarding beer and vodka comparison I didn't buy into M4/3 to save money, so it's irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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tassosDA: Well, after the fantastic Nikon D5 now this! Great job Canon, looks like a great camera for pros!!2016 seems like a great year for all of us who love mirrors ;-)
Btw, do the mirrorless fans insist that dslrs are dead??

There will always be a few people that will enjoy mirrors and non tilting screens. .. Even if it does limit the usefulness of the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
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