Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
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Joined on Jul 9, 2004
About me:

Current Using...
Sony A7r - Landscapes, hiking & Travel
Olympus E-M5 - Family / People camera
Sony RX100 - Skiing and Mountain biking

Nikon 18-35 G 3.5-4.5 + Novoflex
Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8
Sony Zeiss FE 55/1.8
Contax Zeiss 35-70/3.4 CY
Canon 70-300 L (metabones III)

Olympus m43 17/1.8
Panasonic Leica 25/1.4
Olympus m43 45/1.8

Gitzo Basalt GT2931 Tripod + Kirk BH-3
Gitzo Traveller GT1541T + RRS BH-25

Equipment used, previously owned, or tested.

Nikon 14-24/2.8 G (via Novaflex Adapter)

Canon Bodies:
Digial - EOS 10D, 300D, 20D, 40D, 400D, 5D, 1DsII, 1DsIII, 5D II
Film ef - 3, 5, 10, 100, 30e, 50e, 300, 600
Film fd - AV1 (and 50/1.8 + 35-70mm)

Canon Ls and DOs:
24/1.4 L
35/1.4 L
16-35/2.8 L
16-35/2.8 L II
24-70/2.8 L
24-105/4 L IS
24-70/2.8 L II
50-200 f3.5-4.5 L
70-200 f2.8 L IS
70-200/4 L
70-200/4 L IS
70-300mm DO IS
80-200 f2.8 L
100-300/5.6 L
100-400 L IS
135/2 L
180 f3.5 L Macro
200mm f2.8 L
300mm f2.8 L IS
400mm F4 DO IS
400mm F5.6 L
500D 77mm Diopter

Canon Primes:
15/2.8 Fish
20/2.8 USM
28/1.8 USM
50/1.8 Mk 1
50/1.8 Mk 2
85/1.8 USM
100mm f2.8 Macro USM
135/2.8 SF

Canon Consumer Zooms:
10-22 efs
18-55 efs
24-85/3.5-4.5 Both Goldfinger and Black
28-80/3.5-5.6 USM
28-80/3.5-5.6 Mk III
28-105/3.5-4.5 Mk II
28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM
35-135 USM
55-200 II USM
70-210/3.5-4.5 USM
75-300 USM
75-300 IS
80-200 USM
100-300/4.5-5.6 USM

Tamron Lenses:
28-75mm Di XR LD F2.8
28-80 consumer
90mm Macro DI
70-300 LD 1:2
MC4 1.4 TC
MC7 2x TC
PRO 300 1.4x TC
PRO 300 2x TC

Sigma Lens:
12-24 EX
17-35 EX
70-300 APO

Sony e-mount
Sony NEX 7
Sony 18-55 kit lens
Sony 10-18 OSS
Sony Zeiss 24/1.8
Sony 50/1.8 OSS

Micro 4/3
Oly EP-1, E-PL2, E-P3, E-P5
Panasonic GF-1, Gf-2, EP-3, EP-5, GM-1

Olympus 12/2
Sigma 19/2.8
Panasonic 20/1.7
Panasonic 12-24/2.8
Olympus 14-42 Kit
Panasonic 14-45 Kit
Panasonic 40-175
Panasonic 12-32 pancake

Point and shoots
Sony DSC-P1, DSC-P9
Canon IXUS400, S50, S60, S70, S80, S90, G9, G10
Fuji F31fd
Panasonic LX-3


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And in other news, a man is arrested for speeding at 35 in a 30.


Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 16:26 UTC as 64th comment
In reply to:

hteasley: All I know is when I shot Sony and Leica together, I hated shooting with my A7R, and I got more keepers with my M9. Clients tended to gravitate to the shots from the Leica as well. The camera you are more comfortable shooting is the camera that will give you better images.

My impression is that DxO scores measure qualities that are overwhelmed by just about everything that happens with you and the camera and your circumstance. Just like the Coriolis Force: it is indeed present, but you don't see it when you watch your sink drain. Other more local forces obliterate its influence.

Nice try!

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 09:23 UTC

It may be a composite / not a photo in a traditional way, but I think its a fantastic piece of art with loads of mood and a striking composition.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 19:03 UTC as 26th comment

I just sicked my dinner up in awe ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 20:12 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

Now that SD cards come in such enourmous sizes you only ever need the one (or 2 for a dual slot) in your camera.


Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 08:46 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies

Nice minimal winning image.
Shame the horizon isnโ€™t straight though. Could have fixed if in 2 minutes...

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 20:31 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (623 comments in total)
In reply to:

Beckler8: Is anyone looking at the a7rii now and thinking really good value? The updates here are minor - depending on the user of course.

If you shoot landscape, yes a7r2 will be a steal

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:54 UTC

Looks really really cheap and nasty build quality for the money.

Canon have been a bit dull for 5 years now. Just churning out incremental updates and half a55ed attempts.

Pull you socks up Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 12:07 UTC as 339th comment | 6 replies
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)

I wonder if they have sorted the colours yet.
I gave up on panasonic and the GM1 was the last camera I tried - they are just aweful dull reds and blues.

I dont wannt to process raw all of the time, i want nice colours out of the camera. Like Olympus, Canon and Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (579 comments in total)

The camera the em should have been.
Just need a few lenses now.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 07:39 UTC as 96th comment
In reply to:

danieljcox: Wow, these lenses are confirming all that I've been saying about the Full Frame mirrorless systems. Big sensors = Huge optics. No size benefits in the FF mirrorless systems as far as lenses are concerned. I can't believe how huge the the coming Sony 90mm F/2.8 macro is.

Ha ha. If you thought the lenses can me made smaller by removing a mirror in the camera then you should read up on how a camera works, or give up trolling! Either way you must have a low IQ.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 07:43 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1622 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dave Oddie: Fallacy 2 is spot on. I particularly liked the "And don't get me started on the neither-one-thing-nor-another no-man's-land of 50mm lenses on APS-C." comment.

I have always felt the same was totally bemused when Sony brought out a 50mm aps-c only lens! Why not a proper (equivalent) portrait focal length of 58, 60 or 70mm for aps-c?

It is also spot on to say your aps-c lenses won't offer you the same functionality on full frame. I have a 16-80 lens on my Sony and find it so useful I'd be looking for a 24-120 on FF so that is more upgrade expense not to mention the extra weight of the FF lens.

My aps-c lens outfit has taken a long time to save up for and assemble and it has been bought because ranging from Fisheye, then 11 through to 500 mm it works as it does - and it would not on FF.

They make the image sensors for most imaging companies. How are they not an imaging company.

And the menus have completely changed. You have no idea what you are harping on about.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1622 comments in total)

Nice to see that being owned by Amazon, you can write articles advising against spending money!


Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 395th comment | 1 reply
On article Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes (57 comments in total)
In reply to:

davidrm: David Clapp must be feeling really strange, seeing hordes of people making carbon-copy duplicates of his Kirkjufell / aurora photo. The original was breathtaking. The clones are just sad...

I doubt it - David likes to take place his tripod legs in the tripod leg holes left by others too...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (125 comments in total)
In reply to:

Richt2000: Why can't American websites dare say "happy Christmas"?
When its Holi people say happy Holi, when its Eid, people say Eid Mubarak, so we can't people say Happy Christmas?


Haha, just scrolled down to see everyone else is saying the same.

Next time I'll read the other comments, but still, sort it out DP...

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (125 comments in total)

Why can't American websites dare say "happy Christmas"?
When its Holi people say happy Holi, when its Eid, people say Eid Mubarak, so we can't people say Happy Christmas?


Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 25th comment | 12 replies
In reply to:

jhendrix: Is that a dust devil?

No, its his assistant hiding behind the rock, throwing dust into the air. Same as everyone has done, every day in summer, since about 1970.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 09:14 UTC

Shame it's not original. People have been throwing dust up into that beam in Antelope canyon way before Lik expanded out of Australia...

I really like Lik's Australian images - i bought a few of his books back in 2002 on a visit there - they were original. Since he expanded to North America it just seems hes put his tripod in the holes made by others and then used money and PR agencies to whip up the fame...

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 09:05 UTC as 39th comment

Effectively this is manual re-sampled interpolation.
The good thing about this (If I understand correctly) is it doesn't require the optics to be sharper to make a noticable benefit like going from a 16 to 40mp sensor would.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

Very funny that dpreview reposts 43rumor info.
I would hae thought Amazon would have wanted to clear remaining stock of E-M5s before posting that it is likely to be replaced. Strange strategy...

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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