Brandon birder

Lives in United Kingdom Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 4, 2010

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Congratulations Eric. Well deserved. I well remember the noticeable impact your invention on on noise when I moved to my first CMOS SLR.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 09:14 UTC as 15th comment
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tkbslc: I disagree with the recommendation of the slower longer lens of the Sony being ideal for travel. The Sony is not long enough for anything like wildlife, so the only benefit would seem to be a little bit tighter framing on distant landmarks. Whereas with the Canon, I have a very fast wide end for use indoors (cathedrals, museums, etc) and for use when the sun starts to drop.

But it is long enough for for larger wildlife, and near flying birds (and fast enough to capture them (I have one)). It's AF is also so good that one AF setting covers everything from static shots through landscapes, people (especially kids), running pets, portraits, insects, and flying birds.
As a traveller with a keen eye for wildlife it is a great walk around companion. Of course I use a different set up if out to take wildlife specifically.
AN RX10 M5 with this AF would be a serious competitor for my current wildlife combo.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 10:20 UTC

Just like a goshawk flying through woods.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2019 at 08:50 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (643 comments in total)
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Matsu: I wonder how crazy it would be to attempt to make this type of camera (2000-3000mm equivalent fixed lens design) with a 1" sensor behind it.

Easy. As the effective resolution of the P1000 is reduced about 1.5megapixels by diffraction. A 1/16th crop from a 1" sensor RX10 mk 3 or 4 would give as good a picture in a smaller more carry able size with the same megapixels.

And with 3 stops better noise.
And with much better image quality for every image that frame within the 600mm range of the camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2018 at 17:19 UTC

What's the "clever multi frame mode"?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 7th comment
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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BostonC: The shots of birds at the zoo taken by the Ubergizmo's reviewer are just a bit better:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ubergizmo/albums/72157666411691282/with/25525433743/

Thanks. Very useful.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
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Leif Laaksonen: Unfortunately I am still not able to import new files into Lightroom version 6.2.1 so this update did not resolve any of my problems.

Yes most do and for many it makes no difference. LR2015.2 and 2015.2.1 are dogs. I've reverted to 2015.1.1
I just hope adobe sorts this out properly or many will stop updating and then cancel their subscriptions.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
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Simon97: 810mm is quite the reach for nature photogs. Not too concerned about the price. High initially then it drops later and/or there are discounts.

I have a J1 with three lenses. Only $500 invested and the first camera system I didn't want to sell off after a year or two. Very light and tiny. This new lens would be quite a reach ($) for me though.

But no AF with tracking using an FT1. It would be good to have a high quality N1 long zoom that can make the most of the V3.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
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Nicely timed Ray. Good image.

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 12:06 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Welcome to our studio test scene (272 comments in total)
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Brandon birder: Where are the feathers?
These were what I used as a bird photographer to assess what the cameras made of fine complex detail. Please put some feathers (like the green one by the blue vw in the old studio scene) back again.
Otherwise, very good job and more useful.

Thanks , found them.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 21:19 UTC
On article Studio Test Scene (67 comments in total)

I wish you had put some feathers in. As a bird photographer I used these to assess a cameras ability to render complex fine detail accurately and without moire. Can this be added into the new scene please.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 07:16 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Welcome to our studio test scene (272 comments in total)

Where are the feathers?
These were what I used as a bird photographer to assess what the cameras made of fine complex detail. Please put some feathers (like the green one by the blue vw in the old studio scene) back again.
Otherwise, very good job and more useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 07:08 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

It would be useful to have some sticky threads, either mod generated for when there are hundreds of threads on one specific issue like Nikon d800 left focus problems, and /or dynamically created from best answers or top voted answers into a FAQ like sticky. This would save people from a lot of searching for frequently required information.

Otherwise like the changes. Have been a DPR poster for 12 years in some persona.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 08:25 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
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