Theelderkeynes

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

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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 21st 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 30th 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 33rd 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 (11 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 2nd comment
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 (848 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 153rd comment
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 (119 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 (119 comments in total)
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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 (119 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 28th comment | 7 replies
On article Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight (281 comments in total)

Excellent as always! Thankyou DPReview.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 11:35 UTC as 51st comment
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)

The Oly M10 looks sharper to me especially when you raise the ISO levels. And also in the corners, so maybe the Sony lens is also a bit iffy compared to whatever was on the M10.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:40 UTC as 197th comment

The site is a bit of a dog too - verrrrrrryyyyy slowwwwwwwww.....

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:34 UTC as 4th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (346 comments in total)
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Theelderkeynes: Olympus have now posted the much awaited anti-shock firmware 1.1 upgrade for the OM-D E-M10 here:

http://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras_support/downloads/e_m10_downloads.html

This implements electronic first curtain below 1/320 sec shutter speed, thus reducing vibration, in theory, from the shutter.

Perhaps comnsumer pressure does work!

The download happens automatically once you have downloaded the Olymus updater software and connected your camera. I suggest you read the instructions carefiully. It is very straightforward. Read the instructions on updating.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (346 comments in total)
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Theelderkeynes: Olympus have now posted the much awaited anti-shock firmware 1.1 upgrade for the OM-D E-M10 here:

http://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras_support/downloads/e_m10_downloads.html

This implements electronic first curtain below 1/320 sec shutter speed, thus reducing vibration, in theory, from the shutter.

Perhaps comnsumer pressure does work!

Its there under downloads for M10 here:

http://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/cameras_support/downloads/e_m10_downloads.html

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 07:55 UTC
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