Theelderkeynes

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired engineer and economist.
Joined on Sep 17, 2011

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On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)

Should not DPreview be offering a value for money comparison? Given the high UK prices for this and competitor phones a more relevant to the consumer price and feature analysis would have been helpful. Perhaps consideration could be given...?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:03 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (553 comments in total)

So now Fuji have some competition in the APS-C mirrorless market?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:03 UTC as 60th comment | 5 replies
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)

Very pertinent comment on heat dissipation. Sean Reid on Reid reviews raised this very issue vis a vis the Sigma sd Quattro. More mass might solve the issue so adding a plate is an option...

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:31 UTC as 33rd comment
In reply to:

RubberDials: 'They've made a sharper and brighter autofocus lens than anything available in the APS-C E-mount lineup.'

I doubt it's sharper than the Touit 32, perhaps a better lens to compare it with than the 35/1.8 OSS, which chooses itself for those who prioritise stabilisation.

See and compare:

https://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sigma-30mm-f-1.4-DC-DN-C-lens-review-Sony-E-top-ranking-prime

https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Carl-Zeiss/Zeiss-Carl-Zeiss-Planar-Touit-18-32-Sony-E-mounted-on-Sony-A6000__942

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 09:15 UTC
In reply to:

RubberDials: 'They've made a sharper and brighter autofocus lens than anything available in the APS-C E-mount lineup.'

I doubt it's sharper than the Touit 32, perhaps a better lens to compare it with than the 35/1.8 OSS, which chooses itself for those who prioritise stabilisation.

It is sharper than the Touit by a long way. See:

http://www.lenstip.com/386.4-Lens_review-Carl_Zeiss_Touit_32_mm_f_1.8_Image_resolution.html

On the Touit they also concluded:
too weak image quality on the edge of the frame near the maximum relative aperture,
huge coma,
very high vignetting,
noticeable spherical aberration,
too high longitudinal chromatic aberration.

And compare with:
http://www.lenstip.com/477.4-Lens_review-Sigma_C_30_mm_f_1.4_DC_DN_Image_resolution.html

Plenty of evidence there.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:25 UTC

Talking to Sigma UK this afternoon they say the recommended UK sterling price will be the same, numerically, as that for the dollar. The pound may have sunk, but not that far...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:00 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

Ahhh journalism for the under thirties techie hits again, elderly shutterbug collapses from an abbreviation overload, lets go of Zimmer frame and muttering 'that damn Willis again' reaches for his steam powered laptop and rabidly searches for the meaning of 'SEO'....

Rule number one, leave the caffeine at home and make your journalism accessible, not arcane. You stay with us and we'll stay with you...

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

Go Sigma!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 08:25 UTC as 62nd comment

Interesting that, again, the Sigmas DP1 and Quattro out resolve the Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 07:50 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies

Size. So relatively, its a relatively long lens, relative to other long lenses of relative length....

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:18 UTC as 35th comment
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

Excellent! Really enjoyed it. Lots more in this vein please... Instructive, entertaining, and fun. And clearly the IQ is there to see in this camera. Thank you DPreview.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 16:43 UTC as 61st comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

Interesting that the wide angle Sigma DP1 Merrill gives the others a run for their money... Including the Leica Q. Try looking at the corners of the playing cards and compare the IQ there.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

Not entirely clear that this is for Nikon F to M4/3 (as the article seems to indicate ) or Nikon G (which is the manufacturers line......???

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On article Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill In-depth Review (13 comments in total)

To update a three and a half year old review a little, as a recent convert to the Foveon sensor in this Sigma (albeit in the DP2 Merrill iteration) I can testify that the latest Sigma Raw processing software, Photopro 6.3, which is used for the SD1 Merrill as well ithe DP2, does not leave much to be desired, at least to a relative newcomer to Raw processing. And this running on Windows 7 on an ancient Core 2 Duo at 2.66Ghz with 4 Gb of memory. There may be frustrations for those who wish to devote more time to arcane debate than taking shots, but on the whole Photpro6.3 hits the spot. Hats off to Sigma....

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)

These combinations have total weights of around two kilos or over four and a half pounds. Dunno about glass from the fires of Mordor but my PL 25mm 1.4 on an M10 plus a 60mm Sigma and 20mm 1.7 does not put my back out after a few hours...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 16:44 UTC as 48th comment

Pricing should be:

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) will be available in early May for £5750 / €7200

According to Photography blog.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 23:41 UTC as 109th comment
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (851 comments in total)

Is this the same sensor as the Nikon D610, 750 et al?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 09:29 UTC as 155th comment
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 (117 comments in total)
In reply to:

Theelderkeynes: This list is a disaster and DP should rerun it. Heaven knows how they came up with this parade, presumably after a very long lunch. Perhaps they can be explicit about how they (a) came up with the list selection and (b) how they missed such stars as the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A". I have no axe to grind, I'm a micro 4/3 user. Transparency must be made complete here. A failure to open up the selection criteria to scrutiny leaves DPReview with a lack of credibility.

And (finally!) as a micro 4/3 user, whither the Tamron 14-150mm F/3.-5.8 Di III? Dispenses with the need for several lenses and is well priced. M4/3 users dream, but not listed... Having tried it in the past week I feel it deserves a mention.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 (117 comments in total)
In reply to:

Theelderkeynes: This list is a disaster and DP should rerun it. Heaven knows how they came up with this parade, presumably after a very long lunch. Perhaps they can be explicit about how they (a) came up with the list selection and (b) how they missed such stars as the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A". I have no axe to grind, I'm a micro 4/3 user. Transparency must be made complete here. A failure to open up the selection criteria to scrutiny leaves DPReview with a lack of credibility.

Point (b) taken, thankyou. Noted also that the 'curated' and thus apparently definitive list was deemed incomplete and the Sony Vario Tessar T* FE 16-35mm added later. But thanks for the reply.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 (117 comments in total)

This list is a disaster and DP should rerun it. Heaven knows how they came up with this parade, presumably after a very long lunch. Perhaps they can be explicit about how they (a) came up with the list selection and (b) how they missed such stars as the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A". I have no axe to grind, I'm a micro 4/3 user. Transparency must be made complete here. A failure to open up the selection criteria to scrutiny leaves DPReview with a lack of credibility.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 09:52 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
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