Mike Walters

Lives in United Kingdom Somerset, United Kingdom
Works as a Technical Manager
Joined on May 4, 2005

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On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (128 comments in total)
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a777: Compact zoom is good, but again - why DPR doesn't mention, that Panasonic's RAWs are lossy? Why this serious limitation found by me after I bought camera? Usually, reviews here are quite right enough for making proper decision. But never I'd bought a camera with crippled RAWs... Now it's to late...

@a777 - I can only speak of the TZ100, but there are hundreds of examples of perfectly acceptable photographs from TZ100's that were shot in less than ideal conditions. I am sometimes amazed at the low light performance. I moved from a DSLR and have many years experience in shooting DSLRS.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 14:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (128 comments in total)
In reply to:

a777: Compact zoom is good, but again - why DPR doesn't mention, that Panasonic's RAWs are lossy? Why this serious limitation found by me after I bought camera? Usually, reviews here are quite right enough for making proper decision. But never I'd bought a camera with crippled RAWs... Now it's to late...

I think if you are shooting with this kind of camera you arn't going to be doing too much post editing hence not too worried about the RAW images being a bit lossy. I have a TZ100 and do a bit of editing when shooting RAW and don't see an issue.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 13:33 UTC
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itchhh: I'm not sure the word "stunning" fits for these images in 2014. Maybe 10 years ago, but not today. With the rapid improvements in technology and more people with camera's, stunning shots are harder to come by than they once were. Kuddos to each of the photographers and their shots, its still an honor to be chosen.

Doesn't matter what the technology is, photographs like this don't just happen.....
If they would have been stunning 10 years ago then they still are...an image is an image.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
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Hugo808: What on Earth is going on in #10? Looks positively hallucinogenic. Not a real place surely?

Huh? Not sure what you mean by 'none of them are reality'....No. 1 is definitely a reality....

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On article Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent (70 comments in total)

Its a good job Apple didn't patent the single sensor camera, then they could sue everyone who produces a digital camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 6th comment

Is it that the 3rd party batteries do not work, or just that the reporting of the remaining charge doesnt work? If it is the latter, then what do you expect with a 3rd party battery. The remaining charge reporting is a firmware function and if Nikon decide to change that (which they are within thier rights to do) then the camera may not have the ability to report the remaining charge of a 3rd paty battery....what a surprise.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 17:05 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Just to put another slant on this...

Nikon made a change to firmware to better report on the remaining charge of their batteries. Is it possible that this inadvertantly broke the support of 3rd party batteries? For them to design and test to ensure compatibility with all third party batteries and lenses, spending money that could be spent on their own product development, would be madness would it not?
I used to work for an IBM plug compatible vendor. If IBM made changes that broke our kit, the emphasis would be on us to fix it....just as Sigma have fixed their issues with Nikon bodies.
Maybe we can be a tad paranoid at times....

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 12:37 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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Mike Walters: I just cannot see why, unless you are a journalist, you need to have a camera 'connected' all the time...unless you think that everyone ele is interested in everything you are doing....

Popularity doesnt necessarily mean it is good.....look at McDonalds, or the muic charts (pop). And I was saying that 'I' could not undertand....jut as I can't undestand why someone would want to eat a McDonalds or listen to Britney Spears...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 16:34 UTC

I just cannot see why, unless you are a journalist, you need to have a camera 'connected' all the time...unless you think that everyone ele is interested in everything you are doing....

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 16:03 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On article 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple (66 comments in total)

iPhone photographer = oxymoron :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:13 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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SRT3lkt: hope he'll not be using a drone in the near future

Well at least that means he is kind to animals :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:13 UTC
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John by the Sea: In the picture of the guy with a shotgun, I see Dora the Explorer in the background. I find that Ironic.

Well, if the guy is in the KKK, and he is white and he is trying to kill a cockroach....so no problem with calling him a 'white racist killer'..

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:12 UTC
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John by the Sea: In the picture of the guy with a shotgun, I see Dora the Explorer in the background. I find that Ironic.

I dont think it is a problem knowing nothing about firearms, in fact I would take it as a compliment!!!
I also thought it looked like a shotgun.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 11:33 UTC
On article Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? (84 comments in total)
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Davidgilmour: Lol, anyone can take a good photo with some basic knowledge of your camera and something like 10 rules of photography.

David, will you ever get back together with Roger? :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 14:47 UTC
On article 50 lessons learned about mobile photography (74 comments in total)

Again, I cannot understand why there is such a differentiation between 'mobile photography' and 'photography' Its all the same thing. Lots of the comments made were appropriate for all photography.
I just dont get it, specialising in mobile photography!!!!! We didnt get people popping out of the woodwork saying 'I am specialising in compact photography' or 'point and shoot photography' or 'DSLR Photography'.

The mobile phone is just one of many different tools for taking a photograph.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 11:30 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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