Richard B99

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Richard B99: All very nice but excuse me for being practical but what do you do about the little batteries on the Z50? No battery eliminator available so can’t use supplementary power and the Z50 won’t run/charge while on through the USB C. At least the bigger Z’s have a battery pack with 2 batteries and hot switching or can work with a battery eliminator and external power supply.

Not really. I’d just like my Vlogging camera to have power without having to take the setup apart (plate off) to switch batteries that inevitably (not just a Nikon thing) run down painfully fast.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 17:59 UTC

All very nice but excuse me for being practical but what do you do about the little batteries on the Z50? No battery eliminator available so can’t use supplementary power and the Z50 won’t run/charge while on through the USB C. At least the bigger Z’s have a battery pack with 2 batteries and hot switching or can work with a battery eliminator and external power supply.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 22:34 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

#10. Lens hoods are better lens protectors than UV filters. Just sayin’.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2020 at 07:06 UTC as 38th comment

I could equally apply all those discoveries to my first (and only) film body. Except that is the first one. My OM2n was equally well and robustly built but it was smaller and neat so not too heavy (Though relatively if you tied strings to the FT3 and OM@n and played conkers with them that the FT3 would easily win!)

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 13:36 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply

Refreshing article, refreshingly frank from the Reviews Editor ;-)

While Chris mayn't agree with you on 35mm lenses, I do.. Just about my favourite 'documentary' type lens with little wide angle distortion but requires you to get close into the subject so is always more 'intimate' than the 50. Near perfect for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2020 at 17:08 UTC as 12th comment

Q Have action cameras finally hit a wall?
A About as much as DSLRs or mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 21:14 UTC as 11th comment

Cool effect and, well, just really cool -freezing. I just now need to nip over to Canada to get those conditions. Oh, Dammit those Canadians closed all the doors! Oh well, I look forward to the series.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 08:17 UTC as 45th comment

120 years back and we get cat photos. Proof that nothing changes.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 08:19 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Hmm. If I were using Flickr for storing my photos I’d now be seriously looking for an alternative home.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 08:23 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

Outstanding images in the true sense of the word. It’s great to see that, while many of these images are scientific imaging, they are also breathtakingly beautiful.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 08:28 UTC as 1st comment
On article The year in photos: Jordan Drake and the art of crying (115 comments in total)

So profound, so beautiful, so real, such an antidote to the painful pastiche of everyday existence.

Keep it playful in 2020 guys. 👍

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 10:36 UTC as 10th comment

It’s a bit of “at last” moment. Nevertheless, I think this will have me leaving my laptop at home when travelling and taking my iPad Pro instead.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2019 at 10:11 UTC as 1st comment

Neat and simple. What’s not to like. Nice work there Steloherd.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2019 at 09:15 UTC as 20th comment

Just as I’d always thought. Leica is rather more of a fashion statement than a simple quality tool.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 09:15 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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nbklaw: My first thought: where does the flash trigger go? Would you need some sort of dual hot shoe adapter? Wouldn't the primary target buyer of this device be a studio shooter with the universal need for a flash trigger? I don't think I would want this device along with a battery just hanging down loose.

You don’t have to mount it on the hotshoe. You can mount on any cold shoe or standard 1/4 thread with a cold shoe adapter. Doesn’t take that much imagination to find a setup to suit your needs.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 07:07 UTC

Unfortunately it’s too late and also, it seems, too little. I waited around but now find I can get a full field solution with a £50 Raspberry Pi 4 and my existing Samsung T5 SSD (£150 new). If I also want field editing I can just plug the SSD into my iPad Pro with USB 3.0 and, if I needed (I don’t) I could connect wirelessly with gigabit WiFi between the Pi and iPad.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 07:39 UTC as 4th comment

Hi - Question here. I keep seeing in the reviews the doc-hicky black box with the yellow band sitting on top of the hot shoe. Seems to have wireless capability and plugs into one of the sockets. I'd appreciate if someone could explain what it is.
Many thanks.

Oh and no headphone port on the M6? Doh!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 08:00 UTC as 61st comment
On article Sigma to create 'Classic' range of cine Art primes (70 comments in total)

Breaking News: Sigma announce that, having spent years trying to perfect their capability and reputation for building high quality lenses, they will now be making consistently flawed lenses with flare & low contrast...

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 13:11 UTC as 3rd comment

Interesting body with some good features. Very neat size. I was going to say that the lack of a viewfinder is a show stopper. However I see they have thought of that and can provide a loupe style add on. Downside, it looks to be more than 2x the size of the body. What 😲

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 09:29 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
On article Review: Insta360 Pro 2 professional 360 camera (27 comments in total)

“Editor's note: To fully appreciate the output from this camera, we recommend downloading video files to view on your own mobile device or head-mounted-device. To do so, you'll need the Insta360 Moment app, which includes the CrystalView 8K Player (described below). It's available for Apple iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, or Oculus Go. Download links to CrystalView-encoded files will be provided below each image or video.”

And that’s the issue with this tech. You need to get tooled up like a Navy SEAL on a mission to even begin to appreciate it. Fine if you are into cosplay but I’m not. Like 3D TV really.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 07:59 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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