GFlame

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Engineer
Joined on Jul 22, 2015
About me:

A proud London citizen and UK admirer. My dream is to be able to go to each and every beautiful place in London and take some photographs for my own collection.

I am not a professional photographer but an IT specialist in a London based rubbish removal company. So if you have any rubbish issues you know who to call! We are one of the biggest waste management providers in London and there are different rubbish clearance options, from office & house clearance to garden waste and builders disposal.

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Shinsei: Hasselblad should let Sony to make their digital back.
That way, it will become much cheaper than themselves make it.

And rusted screws.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (203 comments in total)
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Clear Lens: Which of these tripods are made in China?

I think it was a rhetorical question.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (115 comments in total)
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Kawika Nui: A lot of very soft images, rather drab with little DR. I see nothing better than the GX7 can get with kit lenses and long zooms. Very disappointing.

Agree with you.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 07:38 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley (73 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Great stuff. A portfolio to be highly proud of.

Indeed, amazing photos!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches Off Road camera gear (58 comments in total)
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Tan68: 'Bag for life' reinforced with corn husks and gorilla tape.

Think 'what would Behr Grylls do'

Haha! Wonder if there is a section to place your machete...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 08:29 UTC
On article Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD (80 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: Anyone else sick of reading about selfies?

Still, if they make the cameras sell better...

Sadly, they do make cameras sell better.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 08:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Review (47 comments in total)
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tomblankenship-dot-com: I've been struggling to find the replacement for my 5 year old Canon 40D. The images from the 40D are excellent, but it is technically behind times.

When the 7D was first released, I bought one, but returned it because of what I perceived as sensor noise. Bad decision on my part! The camera was technically all my 40D is not. So, now that there are scant few left as the shelves clear for the 7D Mk II, I just ordered a brand new 7D (not Mk II) at a bargain basement price. I can't wait to revisit this incredible camera once again.

I am curious, also.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 08:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Review (26 comments in total)
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AdamT: Still worthy 10 years on because you can shoot it at any selectable ISO in RAW and it`ll be excellent, doesn`t ever get noisy (about half a stop or less noisier than the D700 or D3S in Capture one at ISO3200) , even the DR is good - JPG engine is both dated and limited but as a RAW only camera, it stands up .. Pixel level sharpness (therefore resolution of fine details) is better the D700 or D3 due to a weaker AA filter .

Focus is fast enough , though really best seen as a centre focus only system due to the lack of cross sensors anywhere else , excellent on batteries too.

Totally agree, except for the focus part, it can be improved for that value.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 08:22 UTC
On article Sony SLT Alpha A55 In-depth Review (6 comments in total)
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MARMITE: I have not had a good time with this camera. Just over a year after buying it the camera stopped working and SONY charged me £117 for the repair. Now just 7 months later the camera has a different fault and will not focus or take photos. Sony want a further £117 for repairs!! I feel this is not what i expected from a camera at this price and SONY are not interested in the fact that possibly I have a poor quality camera. I would NEVER recommend a Sony camera to anyone

hey, sorry for your bad luck. Sony manufactures good, but sometimes quite unreliable cameras, I agree.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (595 comments in total)
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howellls: Inretesting article and feedback. I have been using primarily the Nikon D70, D300s, D5200s, alon with a canon 20d, 40d, t2i systems. Also scored great deals on some pentx models k10d. K01 and k5. The pentax are amazing bargins since they were 350 each on closeout with kits lend. I am very curious to try full frame since I do a majority of people photos. I was leaning towards the a Nikon d750 since it has that nice feel like my like new d300s. But a salesmen I spoke to pointed out that all my lens bring DX would not work with full frame. He suggested I save some money and go with the alpha 7 series. I don't take many movies and he said the focusing on the alpha was 2nd to known
Would be curioius for some feedback
My d300s is like new with its 18-200 lense so I may be able to sell it. Too bad pentax does not make an FX
The reason on ruled canon out is while the results are wonderful I have be plagued with the err99 and that's been frustrating
Thankds

Go for d750, you won't regret.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 06:34 UTC
On article Video Product Overviews (15 comments in total)
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jf_tea: Text is the best medium for reviews and articles because it allows the readers to ingest the information at a rythm that suit them. Text also allows quick search either with our eyes or with a search function in the browser or in the web site.
You can cut down on the video content.
And, thanks for all the good work !

Totally agree with you. Even video testimonials can't work that well.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
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frank46: I don't understand why Nikon removes low pass filter in D5500 and does not remove in D750.
Anyone can explain to me?

A/B testing?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 07:07 UTC
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KSHONIRAMAN: It is very sad Nikon gets these problems quite often. As Nikon sells thousands of camera bodies in each region , it is very difficult for one/two service centers to satisfy all those who have bought these defect cameras.
High time Nikon / Canon set up ten times service centers/ service clinics in each region to address these problems with highest efficiency.

I agree, it is nothing for them. They already got the quality in recent years, now they rely on quantity. So this is almost nothing.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 07:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark II In-depth Review (11 comments in total)

It has shown its great value over money.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 06:58 UTC as 5th comment
On article Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 (162 comments in total)
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Timmbits: this sensor offers sharper images than the xsensor...
but does fuji need an xsensor in order to garner anyone's attention?

Its price and easy and fast to operate menus are more than enough. But yeah, extras sell a product better.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 09:39 UTC
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Gollan: In the past, how did SI staff photographers get into premium sporting events? Presumably they were invited or special arrangements were made. Can freelancers even get sideline/trackside/courtside access to premium sporting events? Most venues don't allow regular ticket-buyers to use "pro" cameras. How will SI guarantee they will have good quality photos of any particular event since a freelancer who gets in can just sell his or her work to the highest bidder. For some events, SI might end up buying iPhone photos taken by a "freelancer" in the front row.

Thats the way to do it, isn't it? That credentials can be delivered by the photographer's agency (if not freelancing), in some way it builds trust.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 09:36 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1301 comments in total)
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Zain Khalid: Hey Guys ,
Should i get the 7D Mark II or The D7200 ?
I'm little confused because of the DXOMark Image Quality Scores .

Go for 7D Mark II.
I had 7D, I dont think I would've ever replaced it if an incident didn't occur.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1978 comments in total)
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Prasad Shines: I couldn't wait till December, bought Nikon D750 yesterday with a Nikkor 28-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lense . This lense replace every other wide, normal,Tele, macro & Zoom. It's Nikon newest and best ? It's superb for photographing anything that reasonably still

And? Are you happy with your choice? Otherwise, a reasonable alternative.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:17 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (402 comments in total)
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chj: "GF7’s 180 degree flip-up screen. It’s great for taking selfies, but not so useful if you’re trying to take overhead shots at a concert"

Just hold the camera upside down

What a clever way. Selfies evolution.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:15 UTC
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