Daryl Cheshire

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

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mosc: I can't even remember the last time I printed a picture...

Years ago I printed quality photos but I could only print between 10-20 A4 photos and I'd run out of wall space and ink and the photos eventually faded to white sheets.
So now I just print to machines in shopping centres.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:10 UTC

Like Kolchak of the Night Stalker TV series where he takes a hurried picture with a 110 camera and later in the dark room is looking at perfect poster prints.
(who remembers 110 cameras?)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:05 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1490 comments in total)
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lenseye: Oh I'm going to buy this one as soon as it's on the shelf ... I'm sure my photos will be so much better ... maybe I'll even win a competition or two ...

photo the kids and cat and dog. post in facebook

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 07:45 UTC
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MrTaikitso: Sony are superb at miniaturisation, but need to work on their ergonomics, the one reason I would not choose an RX-100 series and sadly got rid of my NEX. (A-6000 better, but not perfect.) On the RX-100 series, the controls are too small, there is no top right multi-use dial and the case is too slippery. Sony could learn from the Panasonic LX-100, which would be perfect it it had an articulating display.

The quest for the perfect compact continues!

yes I was fleeced, I paid the Australia Tax, a different store had it for $150.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (246 comments in total)

Regarding focussing screens, I have the matt screen for the 5D mk II for use with the 50mm f/1.2L - works well

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article Week in Review: Two by two (21 comments in total)

why are cameras shown on rocks?

years ago, digital camera adverts had kids with food on their faces, usually melted ice cream.

Now it's rocks.

I better not whinge too much or they'll bring back the food covered kids.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (402 comments in total)

Prefer a VF

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 6th comment
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motobobp: I tend to agree. Many people would like a camera that takes excellent pictures but is intuitive to use. Rather than eliminating capabilities, how about making a menu portal that guides the user into what ever level they want to work at, ie.; "Snapshot", "Basic Still", Intermediate Still", etc. Buttons and functions would be deactivated depending on what level you are at. This would avoid the dreaded "I must have pushed a button by mistake and now the camera is doing something I don't want! Help!!!!"

many cameras have a factory reset function but I like a less drastic way to return the default functions.
Even if default settings were merely listed in the manual, yet this is not always done.
I like the Canon's C1 C2 C3 dial positions and you have the option to remember changes or lock them and not remember changes.
Even more experienced people can forget the original setting of some obscure setting

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:55 UTC
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photoeng: Last I checked... The world is swimming in images lately, and that's what matters.

But will these images be around in 50 years? Like film?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:47 UTC
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fairfaxian: I love using my iPhone 6+ -esp for slo-mo panoramas. But I almost always carry a real camera.
I just returned from backpacking in Yosemite high country -where I opted for the added weight of my wonderful Canon 7DII. I even carried it rock scrambling up a (steep!) peak at just over 10k' -just for the quality of the images. I am editing those images now and the IQ is magnificent. I'm a pro retoucher -and yes I scrutinize to the pixel level. I have pocket cams, midsize and DSLRs. And the more important the content, the bigger the hardware that I will lug out there.
iPhones are a marvel of engineering -but there's (currently) no substitute IMO for quality glass on a cam that will bang out 10fps and IQ that looks terrific as a large print. I choose to support the makers of the excellent cameras that I use daily -in hopes that they will thrive and have capital for continued R&D. And when they come out with new gear, I often buy it. I choose carefully, and rarely regret my purchases.

i agree, I never use my iphone camera, if I have gone to some trouble to get somewhere, I would rather use quality gear to take the photos, such as a 5DMk III for example, even if it is heavier.
I have also got the Sony RX100M4 as the camera I take on my commute to work or when cycling.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:35 UTC
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derekkite: Yes! What I need is a dslr that is wide angle and small aperture with an automatic flash. Then I can have fun!

Come on. I take photos with my phone, sure. Fun, not really. It doesn't focus in low light, it doesn't freeze movement with a fast shutter speed, I can't control a flash detached from the phone, I can't take a shot of the bear or otter up the river. I can't photograph the milky way.

Canon has how many options to set up autofocus, and if done to the circumstances of the shot, gets amazing results. Could it be simpler? I suppose, but Apple's simplicity is 80% due to limiting what you can do. Could some phone manufacturer put together a focus mechanism, lens and sensor that can capture a football game from the sidelines? Nope.

This is nonsense. Phones are wide small aperture photographic devices. I don't consider that to be very much fun.

I agree, phone cameras have a very small lens and no variable aperture. The novices who take phone pictures don't care about that.
At least phone cameras eliminate the flash photos outdoors like at sporting events.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
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MrTaikitso: Sony are superb at miniaturisation, but need to work on their ergonomics, the one reason I would not choose an RX-100 series and sadly got rid of my NEX. (A-6000 better, but not perfect.) On the RX-100 series, the controls are too small, there is no top right multi-use dial and the case is too slippery. Sony could learn from the Panasonic LX-100, which would be perfect it it had an articulating display.

The quest for the perfect compact continues!

You also need the U3 card for the slo-mo which cost $200 for the 64GB.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 18:39 UTC
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justmeMN: Sony includes 4K in their cameras, because they want to promote the sale of their 4K televisions. Camera companies that don't make televisions don't have that financial incentive.

A Hasselblad TV with wooden panelling costing $90K

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
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straylightrun: First they have conquered Mirrorless, and now the enthusiast digital camera market. What's next for Sony?

Sony MD player

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 18:34 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1565 comments in total)

I just got one, big learning curve.
On the first day, I'd take a photo, zoom and then take another photo but I'd be zooming in the previous photo on preview. D'oh!
So I disabled the preview and things are better but no chimping. No biggie really.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 12:15 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply

carborundum conumdrum

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

be nice... Blizzard named a wow zone after him

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:49 UTC as 16th comment
On article Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop (71 comments in total)

That's what happens if you don't sweep the floor

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 02:58 UTC as 21st comment
On article Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... (140 comments in total)

Re: superzooms, I think it is a selling point to say 10x or 20x zooms and I tend to think the smaller the zoom, the better the lens.
Still, the huge size of this lens shows it's not just a marketing camera

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:50 UTC as 39th comment
On article A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher (164 comments in total)

I don't have a dishwasher, can I just put the gopro in the sink and push it around with a brush.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 15:05 UTC as 16th comment
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