Ridethelight

Lives in United Kingdom Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Technician
Joined on Mar 30, 2012

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On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)

Great camera, still poor native lenses .

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 224th comment
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Ridethelight: Why does anyone need such a massive zoom in this type of camera ?
When I take photos, I like to be in the near vicinity of the subject, I'm seriously intrigued to what these super zooms are supposed to be for .
Tiny sensor and a slow zoom in 2016 is actually depressing .

Not with a small sensor super zoom no .

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
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Ridethelight: Why does anyone need such a massive zoom in this type of camera ?
When I take photos, I like to be in the near vicinity of the subject, I'm seriously intrigued to what these super zooms are supposed to be for .
Tiny sensor and a slow zoom in 2016 is actually depressing .

Dopey , what a bizarre response, are you a school child or something .

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 19:10 UTC

Why does anyone need such a massive zoom in this type of camera ?
When I take photos, I like to be in the near vicinity of the subject, I'm seriously intrigued to what these super zooms are supposed to be for .
Tiny sensor and a slow zoom in 2016 is actually depressing .

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 15th comment | 11 replies
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dynaxx: Strange to highlight the battery life differences ( which is easily overcome ) when size/weight and cost are the crucial areas where there is no convergence.

The smallest full-frame DSLR ( Nikon DF, I think ) weighs 760 grams and the cheapest (D610 or 6D ) is around £1800. The A7(R) weighs 465 grams, with similar difference in lens sizes/weights, and costs just over £800.

If you want a reasonably priced camera with a decent sensor size ( equivalent to the 35mm film cameras light sensitive area that we all had in the days of film ) that fits nicely into your hand ( as our film cameras did ) then mirrorlessness has made this possible.

The 610 and 6 D do not cost £1800 pounds , and where can you get a A7 R for that cheap ?
Complete exaggeration

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 06:51 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (614 comments in total)

Notice it has a selfie screen, instead of freaky wide angle shots where my ears look about 30 inches behind my nose, I can now do 600 mm selfies with super compressed facial features.
Anyone know where I can source a 25ft selfie stick here in the UK ?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 22:40 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply

Love the GR , but no viewfinder and zoom .

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 17:38 UTC as 12th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery (185 comments in total)

Not sure why the haters are commenting on the pictures, all these camera's are giving very good results , just pick the tool that works for you and move on,if the 5N works for you for a lot less money,then good luck .

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 15th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery (125 comments in total)
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Mike99999: I don't understand why everyone is raving about this lens. Judging from the sample pictures the rendering is awful. I *strongly* prefer the images I'm seeing from the Panasonic 20/1.7, the underrated Olympus 17/1.8 and from the new Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8.

Seems like a repeat of the highly overrated Fuji 35/1.4 which is basically a rebadged Sigma 30/1.4 which nobody wants to admit. Behind the scenes Sigma is an OEM for many major brands, and Fuji is definitely one of them.

LOL perhaps it the fault of the Fuji lens that the bearded guy is not smiling as well,prehaps a micro 4/3 lens may have raised a smile or a laugh even ?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
On article High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2013) (266 comments in total)

So the Canon don't like's include no hotshoe and the LF1 don't likes include a poor viewfinder even if the others have NO viewfinder.
Clutching at straws spring to mind here when it comes to the dislike section.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 15:34 UTC as 77th comment
On article Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review (326 comments in total)

The Nikon P7800 samples look a lot better

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 12:08 UTC as 74th comment

Can you view the replayed images through the built in viewfinder ?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 17:28 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review (330 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: Even the little G1 X from Canon showing better image quality in comparison and even better low light performance than this mirrorless Sony ... check the test results for yourself.

Ha Ha call the G1x Ovf and viewfinder ! also the damm camera can't focus any closer then the nearest star system Lol

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 16:20 UTC

£1000, excuse while i scoop up my internal organs after my sides split with laughter LOL Nikon

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 18:10 UTC as 83rd comment

Sad people writting off m4/3 as inadequate for portraits,i suspect the obsession with narrow dof is from folk who lack skill and rely soley on narrow dof .

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 13:27 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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Pythagoras: with a lens that size, what's the point of using mft?

But the 50-200 lens is not native hence slooow AF,so whats the point in the comparision,why does the D600 need a grip ? and lastly a 300m reach Nikon lens cropped with the higher pixel far superior FF sensor will give the same reach in any case.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 21:08 UTC
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Pythagoras: with a lens that size, what's the point of using mft?

There is no point

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 21:04 UTC

There are stacks of duplicated slow lenses for canon/Nikon camera's going back years, mirrorless is just a repeat of the last 10yr cyle.
If you want to be really serious about DOf ,you will need fixed fast primes or FF .
Between panasonic duplicating slow kit lenses and Olympus making overpriced silver lenses without hoods included i have finally lost interest in this m4/3 segment.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 21:03 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Andrew Butterfield: My local Jessops has only cardboard POS material in the window with pictures of cameras on it. Their staff look a mess and hang around outside the shop smoking. They charge as much for a slow 1GB SD card as Amazon do for a fast 16GB card. They won't consider doing deals. If they were a great shop, I'd be sad, but I'm just hoping when they go that we might get a nice coffee shop or a deli where they used to be. Sad for the staff though, even the ones who lounge outside with their shirts untucked smoking fags...

Very unfair summary of Jessops,i have dealt with some very good shops with very helpfull ,friendly staff.
Agree they have some weak outlets in towns they should'nt bother with,they should of culled at least half as many shops again in the last couple of yrs.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 08:32 UTC

The British high st has become a sad place,i work all over the country and most high street's look the same ie Greggs,costa coffee,many many mobile phone shops and lately an explosion of betting shops and loan shark shops's.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 08:28 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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