Daryl Cheshire

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
Works as a Computer Technician
Joined on Feb 15, 2003

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On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)

I was talking about the mk II to a young salesman in a shop and I showed him this one, and he said "OMG it's a beast!"

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 03:11 UTC as 5th comment

Maybe I missed something but would it make sense to comment on how it takes JPGs?
If you shoot raw, you bypass some of the processing and you do it yourself in post.
I'd like to know how it handles pictures that have been processed by the camera.
If you post process it, wouldn't that showcase your photohop skills rather than how they came out of the camera? I know some of the photos came with a post processing disclaimer.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

why does it say "Made in Germany"?
Shouldn't it say "Hergestellt in Deutschland"?
Is this an English version? Or do they all state "Made in Germany"?
Sorry I Googled the translation if it isn't 100% right.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:55 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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fad: I wish my fellow dslr users would relax about Leica. Leica cameras are exotics. Exotics are products that are more expensive and more specialized than mainstream ones. They exist because some people want them.

Leicas are within my budget, but I don't have the need for them. I did buy the 55mm Otus just to have the experience it provides. The lens has taught me things about photography, but it is not practical for most things. My inexpensive 1.8G primes and, of course, various zooms are much more useful. But it gives me pleasure to have a lens that is totally impractical and, occasionally, give me results different from what my excellent Nikon equipment can provide. That's what exotics do, give a different experience. The difference can help educate us. They can, rarely, fit us like a glove. They can provide psychological satisfaction. They take nothing away from any other equipment or anyone else's creative experience.

Thinking about the Otus, I have the 5D mk III and a few lenses and my Otus moment was when I purchased the 50mm f/1.2L, it was the first lens where I'd have to gain experience to use properly. main problem was that it could be out of focus but know the DOF is razor thin, it's not exactly a point and shoot

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:44 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Zoom lenses are for tourists and amateurs.

Zoom with your feet

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
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Eamon Hickey: There’s no reason why anyone should really know the mechanics of how currency exchange and international trade work, but I’ve been a little surprised at how many people on this thread have said, “Nobody ever lowers prices due to currency fluctuations”. Both price increases and reductions due to currency effects are actually happening all around you, every day, whether you know it or not.

I live in the U.S., and I like avocados — in salad or gaucamole, even on toast. Two or three years ago, I was paying about $2 an avocado most of the time. A year or so ago, my neighborhood grocery store put up a sign in the avocado bin: "Special! 4 for $5", and they’ve never taken it down. They actually should redo the sign; the writing is beginning to fade. Anyway, I’ve been paying about $1.25 for an avocado ever since. (cont. below)

I recall there was a $10 levy at the airport imposed for a specific purpose for a time, after the time ran out the airport company said they will be keeping the levy because if the price went down, "people will get confused".
I thought that was the worst excuse for keeping the price up.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
On article Comedy Pet Photography Awards open for entries (46 comments in total)
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thanson: Nr.3 (cat begging) is wonderful!

No 5 is a facepalm

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (172 comments in total)
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notpc: "the fixed lens design meant that users of other system didn’t have to worry about lens compatibility"

Kind of like a car with flat tires means the owner doesn't have to "worry" about driving, LOL.

Horses for courses, the X100 is ignored by the public unlike an SLR and a big lens.
Also you zoom with your feet.
Bit like why there are cars in many sizes.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (172 comments in total)

Jesus, it didn't seem long since I bought the X100 and now it's on Throwback!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 09:18 UTC as 7th comment
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (187 comments in total)
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Yake: The graphite X-Pro2 looks beautiful. I think it's a great idea.

What happens when it goes out of fashion? Buy a T-3 in another colour?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (187 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Are the camera makers really really listening to us?

I have the X100, it is aluminium coloured.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (187 comments in total)
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inframan: Wanhhhh...Why not (faux) film rewind lever for my lonely right thumb. This just is not going to work. Boohoohoo...

I like faux film rewind, although the rewind is a folding crank handle, should it have a film advance lever?
You don't advance it if you want HDR

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (187 comments in total)
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nicoboston: They call it "Graphite" because "Space Gray" is already taken?...
What a bunch of malarkey... Somehow I'm impressed by the ability of car and gadgets makers to rename "gray".

What about a grey camera that can only take monochome pictures?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:16 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (336 comments in total)
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5k5: "There is no image stabilization, with that option already very effectively covered by the Canon 35mm F2 IS USM. "

So you're saying you have to own both lenses: one for stabilization, and one for the best optical quality?

Don't think you need IS on a wide angle

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 08:46 UTC

The big hands point is a bit spurious, there are always trade-offs, I have read reviews that say product-x is the smallest I've seen and then downmark it because the buttons are small and fiddly, you can't have it both ways.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 15th comment
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Nathan8: Are you serious.

Only up to my grin

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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photosen: That keyboard kills the whole deal.

What if the whole keyboard is an OLED touchscreen?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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Nathan8: Are you serious.

where can I get some 'ostentatious ridulousness'?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: yes, why not gold, why?
plastic is so pedestrian

my shoes are so pedestrian

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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User9362470513: I am genuinely confused. Why would you use a naturally heavy material like gold? Are they making a lead plated version too?

only to save weight, and plating it with mercury only worked momentarily...

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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