BalasmicVinegar

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Joined on Sep 23, 2011

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>> Alphabetically, the Canon EF-S 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 IS looks a little behind the curve these days, though it's a proven good performer.
I had one of these when I purchased a 50D. Probably the worse lens i've ever owned with awful barrel distortion. Hardly anything was in focus at the edges. Sold and replaced it with a 15-85 which is a very good lens.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 10:47 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Having been a Canon DSLR user since 2004 when I purchased the 300D I've never been particularly keen on the menu system or some of the controls. The meter always tended to overexpose bright subjects. This persisted through other models I owned (350D, 50D and to some extent 70D). The results from the 70D are superb. Still not a fan of the menu system.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 13:38 UTC as 42nd comment
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (153 comments in total)

I was wondering if they will produce an image stabilised version. Doubt they will call it the PEN-IS though ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 09:52 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

I doubt my next camera will be a DSLR. I bought a 70D six months ago rather than a 7D MKII. It's brilliant. Best camera I've ever had. But with the excellent Canon 15-85 it's heavy.

The Sony a6000 is bugging me. Partly because of Adsense adverts following me around my web journey like big brother but more importantly because it has an view finder and an APSC sensor. The images look superb. It actually could be a low cost contender to replace an SLR when on holiday. Or for general use.

I always find with a compact camera and its lack of view finder I wished I'd brought my DSLR instead as it simply doesn't give me the flexibility to control the result. The a6000 may just do that.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 16:56 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

Each time I hear about the demise of Kodak I think how sad it is that such a great company has so fundamentally lost its way.

No doubt all of us on this site cut our teeth on an Instamatic 126. If not then it is inconceivable that rolls of Kodak film didn't spool through our cameras from time to time.

I purchased my first digital camera in 1999. It was a Kodak DCS 210. A sub megapixel camera for £400. The batteries lasted about 30 mins and the 8MB card held about 27 photos. Even then I knew that Film was on the way out.

Canon's first consumer DSLR probably sealed the fate of film. The rest is history. I haven't shot a roll of film for eight years. Digital is more convenient, cheaper, more environmentally friendly and with the quality of the equipment all together better than film.

I wonder how many great companies will still be here in 2112? Microsoft? Apple? Marks & Spencer? Ford? BMW? Mercedes? Is it unthinkable that some of these names may no longer exist?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2012 at 16:33 UTC as 27th comment
On photo Picture Lake, Mt. Shuksan, Washington in the Lakes challenge (10 comments in total)

Stunning. Beautiful picture.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 12:35 UTC as 5th comment
On article Mirrorless camera buying guide (180 comments in total)

Having just purchased an IXUS 220, I'd say that this camera is the ideal size. I have an EOS 50D plus an 15-85mm lens and battery grip. The whole thing weighs almost 2KG. The IXUS weighs < 150g and fits in a trouser pocket without causing embarrassment.

I was considering the S100 or G12 but I know that if I had purchased one of them then Canon would have joined the mirror less 4:3 brigade or I'd be constantly wishing I'd brought my 50D along instead. The sensor on the IXUS 220 is I believe almost the same as on the S100. It's also about half the price.

When digital cameras started to appear I wondered why manufacturers continued with the SLR body shape. After all, it is only this shape, with the lens in the middle because the 35mm cassette unspooled from one side and spooled up on the other. A mechanical shutter also seems strange as well because the sensor could be made to 'record' electronically rather than remain live all the time. I think eventually they will disappear.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 13:57 UTC as 54th comment
On photo Flower in the Office supplies challenge (2 comments in total)

I really cannot see any point in this picture ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 08:12 UTC as 2nd comment
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