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 Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 sample gallery (35 comments in total)
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Theelderkeynes: To my aged eyes these look like typical Panasonic colour balance and rendering, in other words, again to my eyes, dull. Others may have a different view. I switched to Fuji and the results are stunning. I'm getting the sort of image quality I thought I would never see again after I sold my Sigma DP2. I think Fuji have acquired the classical European colour palette and it works. There, that should set the cat among the pigeons....

Oh, really? So that explains my Ricoh GRiii, my old Panasonic AND my Fuji....

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 17:33 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 sample gallery (35 comments in total)

To my aged eyes these look like typical Panasonic colour balance and rendering, in other words, again to my eyes, dull. Others may have a different view. I switched to Fuji and the results are stunning. I'm getting the sort of image quality I thought I would never see again after I sold my Sigma DP2. I think Fuji have acquired the classical European colour palette and it works. There, that should set the cat among the pigeons....

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 11:59 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies
On photo Hyatt4hdrdeepsstructure - Copy de clutter (2) in Rodger in Edmonton's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Where is this please?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2021 at 22:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Field review: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR (183 comments in total)

Stunning sharpness, see:

https://www.lenstip.com/611.4-Lens_review-Fujifilm_Fujinon_XF_18_mm_f_1.4_R_LM_WR_Image_resolution.html

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 12:09 UTC as 5th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (307 comments in total)

And no mention of the auto focus Viltrox 56 F1.4 which gives all the Fuji mid/portrait glass a serious run for their money. Speaking of which at $329 and built to last a thousand years maybe DPR have got to learn to be less coy about those who reverse engineer to crack open a market and start reviewing the stuff thats making waves....

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 17:22 UTC as 12th comment
On article Field review: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN (201 comments in total)
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Theelderkeynes: I'm not sure the Sony is sharper. See the evidence base:

https://www.lenstip.com/597.4-Lens_review-Sigma_C_35_mm_f_2_DG_DN_Image_resolution.html

https://www.lenstip.com/593.4-Lens_review-Sony_FE_35_mm_f_1.8_Image_resolution.html

N'est pas?

Well said Marc. We assume that manufacturers, when offering lenses for sale, do so in good faith and can be trusted to ensure their products are sufficiently within specification parameters to enable a random individual sample to be representative, and thus fit for for purpose in defining that product's performance.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 01:26 UTC
On article Field review: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN (201 comments in total)

I'm not sure the Sony is sharper. See the evidence base:

https://www.lenstip.com/597.4-Lens_review-Sigma_C_35_mm_f_2_DG_DN_Image_resolution.html

https://www.lenstip.com/593.4-Lens_review-Sony_FE_35_mm_f_1.8_Image_resolution.html

N'est pas?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2021 at 00:07 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies

I think this is a bit parochial: there is serious competition from Vitrox and Samyang offering very sharp AF enabled 75 and 85mm f1.8 devices at economic prices. See www.lenstip.com and elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2020 at 15:31 UTC as 29th comment

Clearly they need a thermal sink so would adding an Arca style grip help solve the problem?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 17:53 UTC as 382nd comment

Impressive! Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2020 at 15:51 UTC as 12th comment

Well, so with this one the lens ring won't fall off in the first 24 hours? And the OVF not need a shim to keep it locked tightly in the flash socket?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 23:37 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm 16-80mm F4 hands-on quick review (136 comments in total)

Interesting review here:

https://www.lenstip.com/index.html?test=obiektywu&test_ob=571

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 16:15 UTC as 4th comment

Thank you for an interesting article! I owned an X100F but the less than satisfactory lens and no IBIS (I'm 72 with slight caffeine induced shake) made me swap it for a Ricoh GRIII.. However the Fuji XT-4 may make me open my wallet. Again. Lurking in the background, always, is that lovely Fuji colour. Nothing like it.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 13:15 UTC as 148th comment
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Theelderkeynes: Consider the tax inclusive selling price today of a Sony Alpha 6600 body:

Amazon UK £1301 or €1503 at todays market rate

Amazon Germany €1403

Amazon France €1599

All European euro area economies with advanced social welfare and health provisions.

In each case the seller is listed as Sony.

How explain...?

Germany vat rate is 19%, UK and France 20%.

The important question is which is price discriminating Amazon or Sony...?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 17:09 UTC

Consider the tax inclusive selling price today of a Sony Alpha 6600 body:

Amazon UK £1301 or €1503 at todays market rate

Amazon Germany €1403

Amazon France €1599

All European euro area economies with advanced social welfare and health provisions.

In each case the seller is listed as Sony.

How explain...?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 13:52 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies

I have one. The lens ring fell off and disappeared within days. Loose fit to the main body. I tried three different wide angle converters with the associated adapter with, in my experience, also play I could feel rotationally and some longitudinal due to the same poor mount and adapter tolerances which left the lens ring on the pavement. A shop assistant said the in-body stabilisation would deal with it! Great sales technique... In fact Its a great camera, especially so with the latest firmware, image quality and sharpness superb. Better with the larger of the two optical viewfinders because you get more acreage to compose. Use a bit of plastic coated wire to jamb the lens ring on the lens mount and you'll be OK. One assumes the GR IV will have better build quality and hopefully that whoever signed this off at Ricoh is looking very hard in the mirror.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 14:29 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (247 comments in total)

Samyang 85mm very favourably compared to the Sony on cost and performance, see Lenstip:

"If a lens of an independent producer three times cheaper than its well-done brand name rival fares in most categories better than the said brand name lens, you really don't have to be verbose."

https://www.lenstip.com/562.4-Lens_review-Samyang_AF_85_mm_f_1.4_FE_Image_resolution.html

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:18 UTC as 8th comment

Samyang 85mm very favourably compared to the Sony see:

https://www.lenstip.com/562.4-Lens_review-Samyang_AF_85_mm_f_1.4_FE_Image_resolution.html

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:14 UTC as 1st comment

Battery life on the GRIII can be extended by switching off the rear screen and using an OVF. Batteries now a lot cheaper - 2/3 cheaper - for the GR since 3rd party manfrs entered the market. According to Sean Reid at Reid Reviews heat can be an issue on the GR, especially on a hot day. Again, turning off the screen and using an optical viewfinder helps... Some early GR models had a control wheel issue fixable under warranty. I own a 100F and am pretty sure its not as sharp as a GR. That Fuji lens just isn't quite as good...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 22:29 UTC as 79th comment
On a photo in the Fujifilm GFX 100 pre-production sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Interesting to know which lens adapter..?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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