Boxbrownie

Lives in United Kingdom Essex, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jul 9, 2002

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Why not just buy some small 90deg angle brackets from the local DIY place.....I am sure B&Q do them for about £5 a pack of 6........

My mistake £1.39p for a pack of ten at Screwfix.... :)

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 11th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: Pardon me if it is obvious but I am having difficulty finding out the minimum shutter speed allowed with the Pixel Shift operational, is it a "strap to a tripod" mode as the Oly or can this be hand held at sensible speeds in PS mode?

Thanks Monobod, I asked the question as I have not been able to find any formal specs on the system functionality.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Pardon me if it is obvious but I am having difficulty finding out the minimum shutter speed allowed with the Pixel Shift operational, is it a "strap to a tripod" mode as the Oly or can this be hand held at sensible speeds in PS mode?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 19:09 UTC as 418th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)

From the Fuji presentation slide...

"Pixel area should be smaller than X-T11"......????

Did they let something slip or just a typo?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 15:29 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

This is taking Retro to the extreme...

Mr K Chrome must be spinning in his grave!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 68th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: Alias filter or not?

I suspected it would have, I do prefer the top control layout of the Pro models but after seeing the results from my 7200 (replaces my Professionally used D3X since I retired) I will be happy with my recent purchase, the lack of AA filter does put a bit of "snap" into the piccies without having to PP everything.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Alias filter or not?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 249th comment | 2 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: I pondered for a long time what to replace my D300 & D3X with once I retired, I now know my recent choice of the D7200 was oh so the correct decision.

It is relevant as I have years of professional experience with the D3X as my full time camera, which is of course FF as you well know.

I pondered long and hard as to what to buy in retirement so I replaced my P&S Nikon with a P&S Leica (you see, I do like Leica) but wanted something lighter and more compact to use all my lenses on, the D7200 seemed fine and to be honest the only thing I don't like is the smaller OVF image, but just comparing this SL with a lowely D7200 shames the Leica brand I feel, they should and could have done much, much better.

It looks f......ugly also! ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 10:56 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

I pondered for a long time what to replace my D300 & D3X with once I retired, I now know my recent choice of the D7200 was oh so the correct decision.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 117th comment | 6 replies

Ha.....that would never happen in the UK

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 14:27 UTC as 28th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2162 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: It is a shame it has all the controls of a point and shoot........

Well being a retired professional photographer (not employed by any other camera company!) I expect a camera of this sophistication and level to have decent controls on board, not something that looks like the control layout was lifted from lower priced P&S in their range.

And yes I like proper dials hence my P&S is a D-Lux (LX100)

I'll bash anything I don't like.......figuratively speaking of course :)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 13:29 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2162 comments in total)

It is a shame it has all the controls of a point and shoot........

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 413th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1571 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: You know what, I have a friend who's presently in Singapore and they have a good deal for this camera. Well, the RX100IV is on pre-order there with the original Sony 64GB SDXC (95MB/s) U3 card, extra battery and original Sony leather case (designed for the RX100 series). All in all, S$1235, which works out about £585. That's about the same price I got my original RX100 in 2012. Of course, I asked him to order it for me, and can't wait for it to arrive when he returns to England in a week's time!!!

Please note, that the second last paragraph in the WiFi page has an unfinished sentence.

Your not blind it is my searching thats blind, I didn't notice when I searched for the MkIV it reverted to the MKIII..........let your mate get it LOL

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1571 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: You know what, I have a friend who's presently in Singapore and they have a good deal for this camera. Well, the RX100IV is on pre-order there with the original Sony 64GB SDXC (95MB/s) U3 card, extra battery and original Sony leather case (designed for the RX100 series). All in all, S$1235, which works out about £585. That's about the same price I got my original RX100 in 2012. Of course, I asked him to order it for me, and can't wait for it to arrive when he returns to England in a week's time!!!

Please note, that the second last paragraph in the WiFi page has an unfinished sentence.

UK Digital, and quite a few other, even John Lewis have them at £569

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:55 UTC

Brilliant, love it............

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:53 UTC as 29th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1571 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: You know what, I have a friend who's presently in Singapore and they have a good deal for this camera. Well, the RX100IV is on pre-order there with the original Sony 64GB SDXC (95MB/s) U3 card, extra battery and original Sony leather case (designed for the RX100 series). All in all, S$1235, which works out about £585. That's about the same price I got my original RX100 in 2012. Of course, I asked him to order it for me, and can't wait for it to arrive when he returns to England in a week's time!!!

Please note, that the second last paragraph in the WiFi page has an unfinished sentence.

Not sure if you have seen the deal now, camera for £540 then £50 cashback from Sony, the case and battery from Sony comes to £95 so for £585 you can have a UK genuine warranty model, call your mate quick! LOL

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 16:02 UTC

Oooo great, must dig out all my old enlarger lenses........save a fortune!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:57 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Resolution looks more like 12mp than 16, but noise control is great!

Comparing the E-M5II with this camera in the studio scene @200 JPG & RAW......the Fuli is completely lost, either something is wrong or something is wrong! ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)

It's a lovely little camera but that's one hell'o'va price for a compact, the new Oly 5II with lens costs same/less.

A lot of margin for fashion in there.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:51 UTC as 128th comment | 3 replies
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Boxbrownie: Looks interesting, but just look at the view of the side of the lenses you will get through the viewfinder!

@HowaboutRAW, Yes I have used a Leica M, but started on a Leica IIIf back in the 70's........so yes, I have looked through a Leica viewfinder and know what it's like, even if the early ones were a bit naff! LOL

And this camera is NOT a Leica.......so we will wait and see, but still looks a bit close to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
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