tmurph

Lives in United Kingdom cheshire, United Kingdom
Works as a securityfb
Joined on Dec 29, 2008

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Best bit for me is no video function. Wonderful, a camera just for taking photographs.
Someone else has already commented that they wish other camera manufactures would do the same and I second that opinion.
Top quality especially with those wonderful lenses to choose from.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 17:37 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

My photography started with a 110 camera and lasted for about a year when I got to know about the bigger format of 35mm. The camera? A zenith b, a camera made from T34 tank steel. Mock it if you will but it taught me about shutter speeds and apertures and all that. The camera that really got my juices flowing was the Minolta X-G9.
Black version which I had that long that the edges started to lose their paint and the brass showed through. I could use it without thinking. For me It became second nature.
I still have a used one bought on E-Bay. My black XG9 eventually gave up the ghost and needed repairing but alas I couldn't afford it, I was told it would cost me more to get it repaired compared to the price of a new camera. Auto focus came next and then digital. I fell in love with the retro looks of the Fuji X system about three yes ago and now use the X-T3. But it's my Minolta XG9 that has a special place in my heart.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 21:55 UTC as 33rd comment

Looking at some of the comments on here Fuji have offended some people to the point of dragging their family name through the dirt. So they retaliate with words like cripple, that the customer base is based on mythical figures. A truly stupid camera and so on. It's a tool for taking photographs, it's not an offensive weapon it's a camera. If you think you couldn't use it for whatever reason then fair enough but some of the over the top remarks are pathetic.

Head lines: Fuji Film could be taken to court with a possibility of prison for releasing their latest camera. Dear life....

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 20:29 UTC as 182nd comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 hands-on first impressions (131 comments in total)

Okay, I'll join in with will pronunciations. If someone is named Zed,possible, then his name isn't pronounced Zeed right? So why say Zeebra instead of Zeb-ra? Shows how strange the American language is. It's the Nikon Zed for me. Anyway, the camera looks good to me and the lenses are a good start. Not interested in movie mode so just stills for me and looking forward to a proper evaluation report.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 11:37 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Bbawt1: I've had my X-T20 for just under a month now. I bought it because it was an awesome little rig for the money. I knew I wasn't buying an X-T2 at almost twice the price. And I was very happy with it as it was. Overall, very happy with my purchase. Then along comes this firmware update - awesome! My camera works even better! I'm a very happy and grateful customer of Fuji's. Some of the griping and complaints about this firmware update not turning an X-T20 into an X-T2 is bizarre.

sorry for the late reply. Cherry picking!!! Is it because I left out all the nitpicking stuff you like to mention. I'm happy with my camera and that's the main thing. The rest is just an opportunity to make nitpicking comments, which you are entitled to, but is just a waste of energy. Differences in the cameras, yes of course there are. Differences in the end result, the photographs, no and you couldn't tell the the difference hence the cherry picking remark.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 09:46 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2196 comments in total)
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Anthony1970: All what counts to me is real world photography, so far each camera I possess is capable of doing what I bought it for.

Believe me respect for other people choices/ preferences is not so difficult.

Constantly arguing is wasting your time and kills your creativity.

It's spring and I prefer to go out using any of the camera systems I have and enjoy.

Totally agree. Yes it's interesting to read about the latest gear but at the end of the day any camera is just a tool. It's what you can do with these tools that counts.
Cameras have come on leaps and bounds to help you achieve your goal. But some might never achieve that goal no matter how much they spend. A camera is a box. The photographers eye and a good lens are the important parts.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 07:37 UTC

Great update from Fuji. Cant wait to try out the enhanced AF-C.
Thanks Fuji for looking after your customers needs. You've just made a very good camera even better.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 19:32 UTC as 4th comment
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Bbawt1: I've had my X-T20 for just under a month now. I bought it because it was an awesome little rig for the money. I knew I wasn't buying an X-T2 at almost twice the price. And I was very happy with it as it was. Overall, very happy with my purchase. Then along comes this firmware update - awesome! My camera works even better! I'm a very happy and grateful customer of Fuji's. Some of the griping and complaints about this firmware update not turning an X-T20 into an X-T2 is bizarre.

what are you stating HenryDJP that you can tell if the photo was taken on a X-T2 or the X-T20. Is that what you mean by quality? Yes the X-T2 is a pro model and weather sealed, And yes its all metal but regards quality photographs the X-T20 has the same sensor as the X-T2 and now with continuous focusing enhanced further its become even better. I've used my T20 to take some shots of my grandson playing in football matches and every shot sharp as a pin and that's before this new upgrade. with my Fuji 55-200 attached its an awesome bit of kit for the money.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 19:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (244 comments in total)

I used to have the Panasonic G6. Changed it and my system for the Fuji X-T10 and never looked back. I now have the X-T20 and use it for football picture taking. The AF is the same as the XT2. With my 55-200 it's a great camera and I get pin sharp pictures. As clever as the new G9 is I think its the sensor that is its Achilles heel.
If Fuji can make a mirrorless camera with a cmos sensor why doesn't Panasonic change?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 21:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Mirrorless. Its the new black..

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 23rd comment

Just noticed there isn't the usual three choices, I own one, I want one, I had one....
But seriously wow, that's some megapixels. I like that it's B&W. But way out of my money zone.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 7th comment
On article Leica SL Review (1103 comments in total)
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tmurph: To me it looks like a pre-production model. its as if Leica have rushed this onto the market to see if they can get the sales.
I state this because imagine buying one only for Leica about 6 months down the line bringing a Mk2 version out with a ergonomically better grip, rounded edges and so forth.
You mention the lenses being big and heavy and the combination of the two, body and lens, feeling awkward to handle. Again it all points to a rush job. Yes its typical Leica design with its minimalistic looks and controls but is it too early to go and get one?

I like the way my comments were cherry picked.
No I've not handled it, I just commented because I read the review. They are just my own comments with no disrespect intended. If you are a pro then yes, you are getting it for the quality so the price has no bearing, afterall you're making a living out of it so you must be getting your outlay back. But, if I maybe blunt, an amateur brought the camera then okay they have the money but to me, I use my gear as a keen hobbyist. There are those who buy Leica just for jewellery, so they look good to their rich friends. But I respect your comments because you obviously own it.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1103 comments in total)

To me it looks like a pre-production model. its as if Leica have rushed this onto the market to see if they can get the sales.
I state this because imagine buying one only for Leica about 6 months down the line bringing a Mk2 version out with a ergonomically better grip, rounded edges and so forth.
You mention the lenses being big and heavy and the combination of the two, body and lens, feeling awkward to handle. Again it all points to a rush job. Yes its typical Leica design with its minimalistic looks and controls but is it too early to go and get one?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)

I try not to comment on the,reasons why some equipment is made to a high standard and size, sorry there's a but, what on earth were Sigma thinking of? I mean if you want to give someone a hernia then they've gone the right way about it. Why are they so big?....could imagine a great give away from sigma...there you go sir, congratulations on choosing the 24-70 you also get a lovely lens case and a forklift truck....a fork...what hell for? ...to carry it sir..

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

There are few people on here who take dirty washing in.
I noticed this on Facebook and the first thing I thought was fake...

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 10:08 UTC as 53rd comment

I think its a cool idea, personally I hardly use my back screen if ever when I'm taking shots. It saves on battery power but if I need to look then I just put the pictures through the view finder to check how it looks. Most of the time though I wait till I download them to the computer. A bit backward regards using the tech that's available but who gives a damn?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 19:17 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

This small collection of pictures are stunning.
Prince was, as you say an artist and then to be told by Prince that your work is art is great praise indeed.
Art at its best Brian, great pictures.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 4th comment

hold on a cotton picking minute, April fools been and gone.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 18:40 UTC as 17th comment

Nice but way too big and bulky, as usual the money at Canon and Nikon is being spent on DSLR tech.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:57 UTC as 14th comment
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