Lives in France Alsace, France
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johnami: It's funny how people spend thousands of €£$Y over the years for equipment that eventually becomes redundant, yet baulk at the price of a bag that will certainly outlive anything put in it...

You can always put something in a bag, even a useless one. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 21:14 UTC

It's funny how people spend thousands of €£$Y over the years for equipment that eventually becomes redundant, yet baulk at the price of a bag that will certainly outlive anything put in it...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (394 comments in total)

Environmentally Well that does it for me, a no sale. Dust gets inside with the zoom lens and no way to clean the sensor, except send it in...
Come on guys...and you'll get a sale. I have avoided the LX 100 for the same reason.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 20:01 UTC as 73rd comment | 7 replies
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)

This is a great little camera, but I wouldn't buy one because it isn't sealed against dust or humidity. That lens just pulls in dust and one day you just might get that spot on your sensor. I had the original model and the problem came up, a real pain. Could not get rid of that black dot. Pity...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 129th comment
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (396 comments in total)
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Thomas1975: I bought the 7RII as I like to shoot long exposure landscapes and have an excellent image quality and an light system for hiking.
Image quality is superb, but I was not satisfied by Service and heat problems at filming and taking long exposure shots. After two videos of about 20 minutes the body got overheated, and had an permanent shutdown. Service time 12 weeks!!! and an bill of €700. That is not acceptable. Not for this price of the camera.
Sony has to improve the AF performance too. It is nearly impossinbleto get sharp shots of my children and pets.

Is no mention made of the maximum period you can video film in the manual?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I like the 'lighter colour scheme..

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 439th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (344 comments in total)

This body isn't 'environmentally sealed', so it's no go for me. This is a walk about camera, so it will be going in and out of 'big pockets' or small camera bags, collecting dust specks. When you take it out, turn in on, use that zoom, then turn it off what happens to some of that dust?
Sooner or later you are going to have specks appearing on your sensor or inside the lens and that is a pain......because you just can't clean it!
I've had the experience with Pano and Sony 'pocket' cameras before hence I just don't buy this type of equipment anymore. Of course DSLR even 'E -sealed' have dust problems because of lens changing; but you can 'dust them out'.
Otherwise it is an interesting photo box if image quality isn't an issue....

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:09 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
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Daft Punk: I would be very happy if more makers made DSLR's like this.

My Nikon FM2 is silver. And so is my Canon AE1.

Sometimes these black plastic blobs are not very inspiring to use. The Canon Rebel being a good example - technically fine but lacking any tactile pleasure.

The original K5 Silver was the best.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:01 UTC

Looks interesting, wait for the write ups.
The two hand held pictures remind me of the phasers used in the original Star Trek series..'Set to stun, Mr Spock'
Well let's hope this cam has 'stunning' results...................

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:36 UTC as 18th comment

Some 'interesting' comments expressed here by people who I suppose know a lot about photography.
I would think the only way to really judge the capacity of this FF photobox would be to have access to a RAW image shot. But perhaps Pentax don't want to let the cat out of the bag yet about the real possibilities of the sensor.
If you really want to believe that what you see is what you get, here, then so be it.
I don't so that's why I'm not worried. A company that can produce the 645Z which produces imo some wonderful images are not going to fall short here.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 15:20 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

Dear Epson,

Why don't you market your SC photo printers with the same eco tank system?

My question is for Epson.

I know what the rest of you would say..............

I find your SC P400 A3+ interesting but I will not buy it because of the 14ml cartridges used. The cheaper the ink the more people print imo.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 12:02 UTC as 38th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)

I had the original DSC 100 and was happy with it until the day a dust particle got on the sensor and that dreaded black dot appeared on each photo I took. A few months later I some how managed to drop the thing into a puddle of water. Result, circuit board damage, repair cost higher than the value of the camera.

I wouldn't buy the RX100 IV if you tend to put the pocket camera in your pocket and in all terrain situations. If they could give the body some form of all weather treatment I might think again. I still have a Panasonic LX3 which has seen all sorts of situations. No sensor dust and still going strong. Ok no puddles, but rain and wind.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 12:27 UTC as 307th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)
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SnakePlissken: Great looking camera and spec. But will it sell? And who will stock it? I have never seen a Pentax DSLR ever and living and working in central London means I see 100s of cameras on the street, tube, museums, galleries etc ever week. I have never seen one for sale in big retailers like Calumet or John Lewis either. I hope it does well as the consumer benefits from choice and Pentax / Ricoh is a great, almost left-field, option to the big guns.

This place is so funny............:-D

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
On article A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom (195 comments in total)

I really don't understand this type of photobox. The image quality when zooming just won't be good, but then maybe this model isn't for people who take photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 07:50 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
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RPJG: "These are sh1te and I could do better" coming in 1... 2... 3...

The colour of money. £10 to enter up to 4 photos in a category. Another category, another £10.......... I am not very competition as far as art is concerned. There are so many wonderful images taken every day by ordinary people. Some nice colours but as usual it's all subjective............

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 07:27 UTC
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ZeneticX: OMFG those are fracking huge lenses.... ops sorry wrong topic

People here wanted FF and now they have FF coming with FF lenses. Big is beautiful but heavy and solid. And these babies look solid hence the solid prices. I hope they deliver solid performance. But will I buy one? Well all depends on the performance of the eventual Pentax PKR 15. It will have to be really good to replace my K3 which is a really fine photobox in all aspects.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 06:49 UTC
On photo Last sunset in johnami's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Sun setting between cloudy sky and horizon 31/12/14 on the plain of Alsace, France.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 16:18 UTC as 1st comment

Here we go again. I still haven't got used to using all the bits and pieces of 12. I'm still learning and no doubt the pop up windows will appear pushing me to 'update to 13'.
But this time it will be no, simply because the update price really is asking too much for people in my situation. I updated to 12 end of April 2014. Adobe you have a lot of loyal customers who pay for your stuff, don't push them away........... :(

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 08:01 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report (150 comments in total)
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johnami: Haven't talk to anyone on the Ricoh stand about future projets?

All they can do is hum and haw about it and in different ways to different people. Then they expose lengths of tubes which are supposed to be prototypes for a possible FF body but they are looking further into future market's follow the yellow brick road might lead you to your desired wish but nobody really knows yet.....!!
I can understand why certain are pulling their hair out. It's really exciting fiction......Bon assez, that means right enough. Time to look for the light. Great it's raining again. Cheese....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report (150 comments in total)
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johnami: Haven't talk to anyone on the Ricoh stand about future projets?

DPR is a rumour site? :) In the forum there is a rumour section where rumours are repeated, discussed and perhaps spread. Here we are talking about the biggest photographic show in the world. You get what you see. The Ricoh stand wasn't without interest considering it features the recently released 645DZ and the updated Q. The new KS is also interesting if not from a design point of view. But it's clean that ever lasting FF hen saga was expected to finally lay an egg in the form of a Pentaxi FF. I get the impression that there is a mass of Pentax users who really want this and are just holding on to lenses in order to finally satisfy their frustrations. It isn't really about photography, it's something else. I really don't understand why RICOH don't just come clean and say yes or no to the question..

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
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