jbancroft1957

Lives in United Kingdom Warrington, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Feb 14, 2004

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On article Sigma launches 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN for E- and L-mounts (197 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: Looks like something 7artisans would make, but with AF magically stuffed in there. An EF-M version would be nice, but they may be waiting for an EF-M body with IBIS. Also, is the L-mount a) just because, b) really for the Leica CL, or c) a harbinger of an APS-c body from Sigma or Panny?

Yes, would love an EF-M version! Trouble is, I know it's not going to happen ☹️

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 17:51 UTC
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silvano: I'm waiting only ONE update:
A7Rlll > AF Focus frame color (also for my "old" a7rlll)
I don't want to buy another body to have it !!!!

Agree. If Sony make that long overdue fix, hopefully to both versions of the A7R III, I'm likely to buy.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 11:45 UTC
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concorde 1954: I always use my loval camera shop in Warrington,as they say use it or loose it.It has very knowledgeable staff,not the cheapest but can handle the goods.

Agree. Have bought quite a bit from there over the years.

Great staff.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:04 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV: What you need to know (760 comments in total)

As an A7 III user (who isn't in the market for an A7R IV), this interested me as much as anything:

"... we're pleased to see there are the choices over whether the AF point appears as white or red (it was a rather recessive grey on previous models), and how the camera controls its aperture as it focuses."

What's the likelihood of these features being available to generation III cameras via a firmware upgrade?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 06:54 UTC as 120th comment | 2 replies

Please, please, please can we have the option to choose the flexible spot focus box colour!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2019 at 07:58 UTC as 20th comment
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JPrice: Good Bye and So Long Adobe . . . . It's been nice knowing you!

I started with your products when the cost of admission for PhotoShop was something north of $500 U.S., and upgraded each time you offered a new and better product.

At the time, I was still gainfully employed, and did photography as a hobby. I still do photography as a hobby, but your ever increasing costs are, somehow, a lot less palatable to a retired, fixed income person now.

So, since there are a number of "almost as good" alternatives, I must say SO LONG!

Yes, for some enthusiasts who are retired or approaching retirement, keeping monthly bills down is important.

It makes photography an ever more costly hobby.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 18:34 UTC

RAW noise performance at 6400 seems slightly better on the 6DII?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2019 at 13:14 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies

I just wish they'd release a version of the 18-105 f4 with either a manual zoom ring or the means to stop the existing version resetting it's zoom position every time you switched on!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 07:49 UTC as 95th comment

Aside from the generally negative reaction to the X Raw Studio, can I just say that as an X-T2 user I'm happy my camera is receiving useful updates, over and above bug fixes :-).

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 13:34 UTC as 16th comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (436 comments in total)
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Boissez: "impressed by the capability but let down by the experience" That sums it up nicely and mirrors my experience with Sony in general.

Oops, you're correct Sam, I did mean an A6300!

Not sure how that happened! My apologies.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (436 comments in total)
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Boissez: "impressed by the capability but let down by the experience" That sums it up nicely and mirrors my experience with Sony in general.

Agree. I own an A6500 which has wonderful IQ and betters other cameras I've owned... BUT... I just can't 'warm' to using it somehow.

I will perservere for a while and give myself more time getting acquainted to it, but it's taken off some of the joy of ownership.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
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Yxa: The new trend in photo gear
We are selling less let's hike up the prices to compensate for that
Is it a successful tactic?
How many camera manufacturers will be left in a couple years time?

And how many G.A.S. afflicted hobbyist photographers (like me) left too?

Sadly, this may turn out to be the most successful G.A.S. cure.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:32 UTC

Pathetic! Not the camera, but the way us men (I'll give the ladies credit for having more sense), can get so worked up over a product release to the point we trade insults with each other.

Ease up folks and enjoy what you have. Others would.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (848 comments in total)

"High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand."

Wow, some feature!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (553 comments in total)
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WT21: * Shutter vibration can slightly blur photos at certain shutter speeds
* Electronic shutter introduces possible rolling shutter
* Desaturated colors in JPEG, particularly at high ISO; skin tones and yellows can be a bit green.

These were the reasons I sold my GX7. Not much changed I guess. I'll stick with Sony for now, but keep watching m43. Mainly because of my m43 lens jealousy!

I'm sticking with Olympus until Panasonic properly address shutter shock with EFCS.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (677 comments in total)

I've come close to buying the 70D several times but the rear control dial has put me off on each occasion as it doesn't feel easy/pleasant to use. YMMV.

I'm enthused by the 80D but the design of the rear dial appears unchanged?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:05 UTC as 136th comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (480 comments in total)
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Markol: I sent my E-P5 back because around 1/3 of all photos suffered from shutter shock.
For me this is a total no-go. I don't mind CA and such but I need a sharp photo or my brain cries foul. Don't know how bad it is with the G7 but the E-P5 was a joke. Ok, they came with a fix many months after release, but for me it was too little too late. I find it ridiculous that a major manufacturer releases something that has problems at shutter speeds as common as 1/100.
When will this be fixed once and for all?
When will 4/3 go beyond 16MP? I like to shoot at 16:9 which gives me 12MP. I know, that's enough for most photos, but it's 2015 now!

It amazes me that after all the discussions and evidence that shutter shock is an issue for many body/lens combinations, Panasonic release such a feature rich camera but fail to address this fundamental problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 21:42 UTC

I wish an independent lens maker would come up with a M43 zoom like the old Olympus 12-54mm; they'd have something to shout about then!

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:18 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

For me the poll choices are inadequate. The subscription model and the prices involved do not suit the hobbyist photographer, plus Adobe have already said that subscribers will end up enjoying an enhanced Lightroom compared to the non-cloud version.

Bad news for the likes of me but maybe Adobe see their future security is solely with commercial users?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:06 UTC as 863rd comment | 5 replies
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