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On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

On a flat, damp, dismal day in England an absolute treat - Sweden in May with a lightning visit to Norway - can't wait!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 6th comment
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manchumuq: The one taken in the subway train looks totally like the Fuji Classic Chrome film simulation.

So glad you said that, thought my one eye was misleading me!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Sometimes I think why people so hard discussing the battery life in modern cameras. Whats problem to take second or third batteries and don't have big and heavy cameras? And, of course, how many shoots they do per day? more then 700? Really? What? 300 shoots per one battery is not enough? 2x300? 3x300?

XT-1 & XT10 user and can advise, through over a year's use, that EXpro (I'm not involved with the company) batteries are a decent alternative at a fraction of the price and being so you can afford as many as you want or need.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:22 UTC

XT-2 looks very similar to my old Asahi Pentax K1000 - which is still used occasionally - wonder whether this one will still be usable in 30 - 40 years time?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:23 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (94 comments in total)
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Rod McD: I'm 60 and don't ever recall seeing leather covered tripod legs...... That aside the specs are actually quite good in relation to the legs, height and weight. I'm a lot less sure about the head - It looks like it only has two planes of adjustment. How does it work for vertical orientation? - It seems you probably have to rotate the camera on the QR plate and flip the head over to turn the camera onto its side. No thanks - there's a reason no-one makes those any more.....

AKA: Downton Abbey!

Such items (regardless of weight - like non-powered steering in cars) were such joys to use as long as one never left home without one's Butler & Chauffeur.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:33 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (94 comments in total)

If the old ones were so good why did we invent newer one?

Has the look (including carry case) of Mugger over here, rob me!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)

Lovely when all goes well -however how did the editing workflow pan out?

Use the XT-1 & like it a lot but the battery life? -Switching pre-view off to take flash in dark or brightly lit areas to get a reasonable reading wouldn't encourage me to swop it for my Canon even at the cost of noise ina wedding situation. Reading a lot of criticism re using LightRoom from certain sectors of the wedding industry it would be interesting to have feed back on those issues from current pro's using the Fuji system.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 9th comment
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Biowizard: For all those green-eyed folks bemoaning the price of a top-end Pro modular camera, here's a funny thought. Judged by sensor area, this camera is about 2/3rds the cost of an iPhone 7:

iPhone Sensor is 5.05mm * 3.72mm = 18.786 mm^2
100Mpx Phase One is 44mm * 33mm = 1452 mm^2

Cost of 128Gb iPhone from Apple Store = £699

£699 * 1452 / 18.786 = £54,026.83

So for bang-for-the-buck, based entirely on sensor size, the Phase One wins hands down compared to an iPhone.

There. ;-)


And the best thing is no one is going to email, Twitter or phone me on it!!! Freedom at last.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 13:27 UTC

Whoopee! Great! Fantastic & I can't quite understand how I managed to bring up 3 kids, pay off a mortgage & reach three score & ten without it.

Probably too late now.... never mind... back to my world unlit & unsaved by Apple, Oh! how I suffer.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Brevite launches two new Incognito camera backpacks (22 comments in total)
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G Sciorio: So take the bag hiking or street shooting. Then to access gear take the bag off, put the back side of the bag on a surface (which will pick up dirt) then put that dirty side of the bag back on your back?

I don't understand why backpacks don't open on the side of the bag that rests on your back or at min on the side.

Yes, used the 400AW and the 300AW for mirrorless or when I want to take just one DSLR and a couple of lenses for years now - no problems - but it is a camera bag - personal items can be hard to fit in, i.e. raincoat etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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Rick DeBari: The robbers were later caught with his gear. Here is the updated story with security video.

Thanks for the link - interesting how the thief made it into the venue - Security???

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2188 comments in total)

Just in case any Fuji XT-1 or XT-10 owners and certain lenses there is an update as of 9th of June re those items - sorry if someone already posted but not had time to go through all the comments:)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:01 UTC as 252nd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)

In a market (if that's the word) filled with images of the dispossessed, these stand out as stunning - they are images you can go back to again & again - timeless, brilliant work IMHO.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 7th comment
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (210 comments in total)
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bernardly: The winner has a website featuring a few of her different projects. Good stuff.

Thanks for the link - photos show so well the tedium, movement and passing images from taking long journeys. Especially liked the outside shot along the length of the train.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 16:14 UTC

Lowe Alpine... under £30 and that's from a shop - not on-line

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 14:23 UTC as 13th comment
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bed bug: I must ask, with so many companies now having wireless flash, is there a place for PWs anymore? I sold off my PWs when Canon brought out their wireless system, which works fabulously well. Of cousre, Canon's gear is quite $$$$.


What I find with the Canon set up is reliability = time saved. Right they are so expensive but while others are still setting up I'm done.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 16:37 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1623 comments in total)

Probably it's my age - but have always bought cameras of the same make simply because it felt right for my grip. Find better grip makes one feel more confident re those slower shutter speeds without a tripod and will no longer 'upgrade' beyond my 7D (original) & 5D mark 3. Years back neither Nikon nor Canon changed that much and one always seemed to cope.

If I got lost I asked someone where I was without resorting to GPS and slower download simply meant I had time for a cuppa & a meal before rushing to the next job & not having a mobile meant I couldn't be found if I didn't want to be - but as I say perhaps it's my age!

The 7D suits for wildlife/sports & the 5D mark 3 for just about everything else.

Seriously doubt I will ever upgrade as newer means smaller bodies and a lot of head scratching over smaller dials that I'm just too short sighted to see.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 15:43 UTC as 163rd comment
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Patcheye: Tough Lady with a laugh and a smile that won many friends. skilled in not just one type of photographic work but also a great sports photographer and regular news.

The world is a worse place for her death as it is for the other 28 deaths in Afghanistan (channel 4 News) on the same day.


No argument there papa natas - but didn't she take photographs to highlight the point that the highest number of war casualties are civilians and indeed gave her life in attempting to do so?

The press coverage is probably down to that fact that she was a well respected member of the media profession rather than what god or religion (if any) she adhered to - apologies for the delay in answering -

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 11:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Review (32 comments in total)

I'm a wheelchair user and have gone for the 7D because of the increase in range when using a shorter lens over full frame which means though I often cannot get close I often achieve a useable image.

Live on the coast so to avoid problems re dust on the sensor from the beach I purchased a second one a few months back which says, I think, just how pleased I am with the product. Re low iso and noise, possibly because of high light levels from sea reflection and living in a flat open area I personally find no problems but using 2.8 lenses helps. Not professional but have had people use my stuff on their websites - so for my needs the 7D works well - Oh, and if like me you have poor dexterity you'll find the raised buttons really helpful even when wearing gloves.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 11:29 UTC as 15th comment
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)

One thing about being disabled and in an electric wheelchair means you can attach bags side back and carry whatever you want but not always wherever you want to go as "everywhere" is yet to be made accessible - but Hey, swings & roundabouts.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:28 UTC as 17th comment
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