Daryl Cheshire

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
Works as a Office worker
Joined on Feb 15, 2003

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On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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Daryl Cheshire: A few years ago I considered the Sigma SD14 and the Canon 5D which cost the same. I went for the 5D.
Now I have the 5D mk III and no intention of getting the mk IV (for little benefit)
To avoid GAS, I ask myself if I could tell the difference. (otherwise I'd have ten cameras)
Still, I'll never know until I try.
By the time it arrives in Oz it will have cost $1499, not an impossible sum to try it out.
The comment about better processing power is interesting.

An interesting read, what was the wow factor with the SD1 Merrill?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)

A few years ago I considered the Sigma SD14 and the Canon 5D which cost the same. I went for the 5D.
Now I have the 5D mk III and no intention of getting the mk IV (for little benefit)
To avoid GAS, I ask myself if I could tell the difference. (otherwise I'd have ten cameras)
Still, I'll never know until I try.
By the time it arrives in Oz it will have cost $1499, not an impossible sum to try it out.
The comment about better processing power is interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)
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amateurphotographer: I have the Mavic, but IMO I think two things that could have been implemented. Some sort of full protection enclosure around the rotor blades, like Hover, to make it even more safer to use with people around and when grabbing it in flight- could even be an additional accessory item. Fold up arms like their Mavic. That would have done it for me.

My brother crashed his Mavic, apparently it doesn't pan so it was flying sideways to follow and film his wife and the forward facing sensors didn't see the tree - ouch!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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Daryl Cheshire: 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.

No I know nothing about photography, I have a PHS camera and I just push the button

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
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irish03jmu: Camera companies need the general public to buy cameras to grow. But a regular person will only buy a camera if they have a good reason to use it over their smartphone. So what is a good reason? Easy - the camera will kick the crap out of their smartphone in quality, fit in their pocket, and be easy to use.

Enthusiasts and professionals may be willing to carry around hunks of gear, but the general public doesn't want to do that. They want a small camera that takes spectacular photos and videos - without them knowing anything about photography. Big sensors, sharp lens, simple operation, and easy means of sharing with others. Nail all of those areas, and the general public will buy your product. An enthusiast may never shoot this way, but a regular person wants to be able to quickly take an awesome photo of their kid and share it immediately. Their money is just as good as the enthusiast's and there is a lot more of it out there. That is the way to grow your sales.

and only cost $150

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 09:24 UTC

I have the Canon 5D mk III, Could the same thing be achieved with the C1, C2 and C3 memories on the dial?
I have one set for bird photography and another for B&W, each can have their AF modes.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
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Daryl Cheshire: 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.

Yes I wondered why a product that is proudly made in Germany says "Made in".

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 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 6th 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 20th comment | 6 replies

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 21st comment | 6 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 (237 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 (174 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 (174 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 9th comment
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 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 (190 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 (190 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 (190 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
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