Photo Pete

Lives in United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 6, 2006
About me:

Film History:-
Zenith, Praktica, Nikon FM2, Nikon F601, Nikon F90x, Nikon F100, Nikon F5

Digital History:-
Olympus E20p, Nikon D70, Nikon D200, Nikon D300, Nikon D2x, Nikon D3s, D800, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon 1 V2, Olympus OM-D E-M10, Olympus OM-D E-M1

Nikon Lens History:-
20mm f2.8 AFD, 35-70mm f2.8 AFD, 80-200mm f2.8 AFD, 20-35mm f2.8 AFD, 24-120vr, 70-300 ED, 70-300vr, 80-400vr, 28-70 f2.8 AFS, 70-200 f2.8 AFS, 18-200vrII, 12-24 f4, 14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 80-400 AFS, 600 f4, Nikon1 10-30, Nikon 1 30-110, FT-1,

Other Lens History:-
Sigma 28-70, Sigma 170-500, Tamron 28-200, Tamron 20-40, Tokina 20-35, Sigma 150-500, Sigma 50-500, Sigma 150 macro, Olympus 12-40 f2.8

Current:-
Olympus OM-D E-M1 mk2
Olympus 7-14 f2.8, 12-100 f4, 14-150, 75-300, 60 macro, 40-150 f2.8, 1.4x t-con, Panasonic Leica 100-400
Olympus FL600R Flash, Nissin i60A flash
Gitzo explorer, Gitzo 2 Series Traveller, Arca Swiss Z1, Billingham 335, Billingham Hadley Pro

Photo Pete's recent activity

  • Replied in Why would I?
    In the hope of firmware updates which extend the deep learning AF to something more useful? In the hope that a firmware update enables subjects which are tracked to be consistently in focus. In the ...
  • As ever, wide apertures are only useful if you find yourself in a situation where you can use them... and that is not as frequent as people pretend... at least not in my experience....
  • Ah... The Zenit. Always been my favourite camera. Quality and elegance... and what fantastic performance. I would be lost without it...
  • Good God no! The wife’s more like an old Zenit.
  • I’ll be too busy enjoying the bickering on this forum to have time to read anything else. I’ll give it a try at my LCS when it comes out... it will be a great camera if it performs even slightly ...
  • Nope. It just has that certain ‘x’-factor. You can’t quantify it from the specs or its performance... it just has that special something which elevates it above the competition. You know you want ...
  • Are they wildlife or sports? Still trying to figure that one out with my son! :-)
  • Replied in Time to floss!
    :-)
  • I’d drifted into idly thinking about that earlier this evening when I should have been working.
  • Hmm. That’s a bit disappointing. It looks like it has tracked the eye ok but has then front focussed. I hope this was a pre-production sample and they’ve sorted out the af firmware before the big ...
  • Replied in Have faith...
    The reviews will show the AF tracking to be best on the market (I bet it will be able to keep tracking a bird in flight even when you’ve put the camera back in your camera bag to go home), ...
  • It’s not as easy as it sounds. They must be quite hard to find, otherwise train spotting would be quite a boring hobby... which surely can’t be the case.
  • Yeah. I posted the same further up the thread. Good job I’ve decided to specialise in shooting train races.
  • Hopefully it means the caf point used to initiate autofocus can be set to always default to the centre point of a focus group. This would be a very welcome change compared to the current system ...
  • Replied in Will it...?
    Let’s see how it performs. My reaction too is that those specs look like a warmed up mkii, but maybe the performance has genuinely improved. I’m not holding my breath in anticipation though! We’ll ...
  • I’ve just saved myself 3k if those specs are correct. Intelligent deep learning has been used to..... give a customisable focus area mode for railroads (trains!)?
  • Very much so. If you generally use a grip then a built in grip is generally much better. When I used to shoot Nikon the handling, and general feel and build quality of my D2x, D3s and D4 was MUCH ...
  • Replied in Doubtful
    I bow to your expertise in these matters Bob. You seem to know exactly what ‘they’ want. I will stop selling my photos to the local press immediately. There is no way I could produce them ...
  • Replied in Doubtful
    Great buffer, high frame rate, more manoeuvreable, great build and weather resistance, pro capture and a relatively cheap buy in to the system (I made a tidy profit when swapping from Nikon FF D3 ...
  • Replied in Doubtful
    When I was shooting professional ice hockey and basketball the teams’ press officers generally picked the images which had greater depth of field so that the names of the sponsors on the ...
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