Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee

Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee

Lives in cork
Works as a Retired doctor
Joined on Oct 31, 2002
About me:

We live in history. The most interesting photos to me are the ones which weren't taken
today. Today's mundane is tomorrow's priceless gem.
Táimíd ag maireachtaint sa stair. Siad na griangrafanna is suimiúla domhsa na sean-
chinn. An gnáthrud inniu, an seod amáireach..

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2eyesee: I've got to say for the purposes of this article, the FZ1000 - that can be had for less than half the price of the RX10 III now - represents much better value. And I'm saying that as an original RX10 owner.

The FZ1000 has really good af and will shoot action very well. I think it's brilliant. It causes me to leave my serious cameras at home.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: I got one of these a few months ago. I mostly use "serious" cameras like Canon D series but for holidays, most recently was using a Sony NEX kit. I brought this Panasonic on a long holiday to New Zealand, together with my Sony Kit. I shot about 50 shots with the NEX and 5000 with the Panasonic. IQ wise in any reasonable light it's excellent, it's very responsive, the IQ is excellent at all focal lengths and it'll go to 800mm in one mode (I know it's digital but it's fine). I use mine on silent mode mostly (you can can't use flash in this) because it's truly silent and it appears to increase the battery efficiency a lot. This camera is easily paired with a smartphone by wifi and there is rapid transfer of selected shots to the phone.
This is EASILY the best all-in-one camera I've had. It's fantastic for holidays etc. It's light enough to have around your neck all day.
Can I fault it? Well, it's not waterproof, but a plastic bag is.
I LOVE this camera.

You won't be sorry AFTER you become familiar with it. It goes to 800 in iA mode. The Stabilisation is terrific. The AF is way better than any other all in one I've had. Most of all, the weight, or lack of it.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 07:17 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)

I've had an FZ1000 for a year. I've alway like all-in-ones and this is my fifth or sixth. Even though I have serious cameras, this is now my favourite all-rounder. It's good enough and the prints are fine. It weighs nothing and has great AF and manual focus. It is the ultimate holiday camera for me. I brought it and my nex kit with Nex 7 and 6 and five lenses to NZ on holiday recently. I took almost all my photos on the Panasonic.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 19:26 UTC as 26th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1131 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

See my post which I'll put in Panasonic Forum.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1131 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

Of course I know it won't separate background, BUT it's not bad at a long FL. There's more to photography than background separation, though it's an effect I really like. Sometimes, as in sport, stopping down can be better. It depends on the shot.
My liking for this camera is that I don't mind carrying it all day. I resent carrying a big kit, or even changing lenses a lot. I used to carry two Panasonic G1 bodies to circumvent this on holidays!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:30 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)

I got one of these a few months ago. I mostly use "serious" cameras like Canon D series but for holidays, most recently was using a Sony NEX kit. I brought this Panasonic on a long holiday to New Zealand, together with my Sony Kit. I shot about 50 shots with the NEX and 5000 with the Panasonic. IQ wise in any reasonable light it's excellent, it's very responsive, the IQ is excellent at all focal lengths and it'll go to 800mm in one mode (I know it's digital but it's fine). I use mine on silent mode mostly (you can can't use flash in this) because it's truly silent and it appears to increase the battery efficiency a lot. This camera is easily paired with a smartphone by wifi and there is rapid transfer of selected shots to the phone.
This is EASILY the best all-in-one camera I've had. It's fantastic for holidays etc. It's light enough to have around your neck all day.
Can I fault it? Well, it's not waterproof, but a plastic bag is.
I LOVE this camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1131 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

I'm talking about the practical IQ, ie, prints. I know about that. My best current camera is Canon 1Dx with top lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1131 comments in total)

There is a phenomenon called the Emperor's New Clothes. I just compared the IQ of this camera in the comparison tool with that of my favourite current compact, the Panasonic FZ1000. There's NOT a lot of difference. The Panasonic has the advantage of being cheap, having a huge zoom range etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 71st comment | 11 replies

Hopeless. Emperor's New Clothes.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:09 UTC as 18th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)

I got one last week and I've used it a lot. I've very good "serious" cameras and lenses, Canon D and Sony NEX to name some, but I've always like bridge cameras of which I've had three in the past. They are very handy.
The AF in this is as good as most SLRs and better than some. I've used it for cycling and running and it's great. The OS keeps the ISO low so in reasonable light, it's fine. The lens is great. I've a couple of quibbles. The zoom/focus button and OS buttons are easily knocked out of position, accidentally. I'm going to tape over them. The second is that the motorised zoom is a bit slow. The IQ is fine. It took me a good bit to work out all the practical workings of the camera. One thing they might address in software is button combinations to rush the zoom to particular focal lengths, or stored ones.
Overall, for what it does, this is a magnificent all-in-one. It's less than two pounds weight.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 25th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1594 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

I've thought about it again. I'm wrong. Sorry. I'll find the nearest aperture and jump into it!
Kerplop!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1594 comments in total)
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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee: A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

There isn't more light. The lens focusses the same amount of light from the image into a different area. How could the light coming from the same image be magnified by the sensor? Oh it says, there's more sensor, I must send out more light. What you're saying, I contend is intelligent-sounding nonsense!n Harmless I know..

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 06:14 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1594 comments in total)

A larger sensor will be exposed to more light. Indeed yes, but not per unit area. This is NOT why the quality is better.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 06:43 UTC as 58th comment | 11 replies
On photo DSC00004_SAM_f8.0_24.0 mm_ISO100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is pretty impressive but it's not very cheap. Not changing lenses is a boon, but my normal solution is two light bodies with a telezoom and a wa zoom.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:00 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This is pretty impressive but it's not very cheap. Not changing lenses is a boon, but my normal solution is two light bodies with a telezoom and a wa zoom.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:00 UTC as 1st comment

I think it looks quite good. i'd pay five euro for it.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 43rd comment
On photo Egret Vs Snake in the Canon EOS XD Series challenge (3 comments in total)

That's a great capture, by you, the Egret AND the snake!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Rosaleen's Smile in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

She's always like that. She's my eldest daughter!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 08:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo On her way up.. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

She made it, did a PB and beat the National Champion

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 1st comment
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