Ulfric M Douglas

Lives in United Kingdom Northumbria, United Kingdom
Works as a Smith
Joined on Jan 22, 2010


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On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (91 comments in total)

I love the leatherette covering, but I've never seen or owned a real vintage tripod which has leather on the legs : as that would just be silly. My vintage tripods are aluminium or black-painted-brass. I will make a wood one soon.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 11th comment

Surely they now need a RED camera to put it on.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 23:15 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies

Is it just the view, or does it look 'fatter' than the original E-M1 ??

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 60th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (101 comments in total)

Ooh Yeeah : there's a BROWN one!
I'm 'avvin that.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 13:33 UTC as 3rd comment

Punchy? Still looks like Nikon-Drab to me.

Also I reckon 24 megapickles is going to annoy a lot of first-time-DSLR consumers...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (46 comments in total)

I'm still on version 4,
am I behind the times?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 19:48 UTC as 4th comment
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SeeRoy: Apple is surely one of the greediest, most vile, companies on the planet, if not the outright prize-winner. Whilst sitting on vast cash reserves it makes decisions about what its customers will be allowed to do with its products (we've seen this before.) It's laughable that the company still has a reputation for being "cool" - if a terrific PR success to be able to bamboozle so many people. As an early adopter of Macs (Apple used to make computers...) in 1987, I had enough of their unreliability and bad value by 1994. Their subsequent transformation, a triumph of style over substance, has given me some cynical amusement.

My oldest continuously working compootah is asleep in the other room, but this one is ... from 2006. WinXP, some core something chip from intel. There.
It isn't the BRAND, it is blind luck that keeps components running.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)

The controls look very good for those with dexterity problems,
like the aged or Parkinson's sufferers.
This could be a very nice camera for rich old folk.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies

I applaud this excellent idea.
I hope it is satisfactory in-use.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 09:43 UTC as 51st comment

Strange that the samples on the advert include no point sources of light ... or did DPReview just pick a selection and miss that?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 17th comment

Sounds like a great lens, but about time Sigma!
I've avoided getting the PL 25mm F1.4 because I don't much like the focal length, ...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 11:11 UTC as 12th comment

The wide one looks like a great thing, as long as the lens is good enough.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

With copper wiring!
Such technology, ye gods!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 231st comment

More cameras with brown bits plz!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:28 UTC as 15th comment
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (720 comments in total)
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bishop412: Bad graphic on slide #1. If you have to make a faux reflection on an imaginary surface, the two reflected objects should not overlap. Bad Photoshop work, DPReview.

Eagle-eyes Bishop!
Are you an android?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 19:45 UTC
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Timur Born: Now the really interesting question is which cameras do not use line skipping (on sensor) during Live View? When the source image is lower resolution than the EVF then all the extra EVF resolution is only useful for playback (which is based on a full resolution image).

For example, the E-M1 does not make much use of its 2.3M EVF during Live View. In practice during Live View you cannot make out any difference to the 1.44M EVF of the E-M5 (MK1) when it comes to recognizing fine details of a scene.

Timur stop flogging your dead-wrong horse.
The E-M1 EVF (& VF-4) shows more detail (in all modes) than E-M5 (& VF-2)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 17:20 UTC


Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:53 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish on Living Wild (94 comments in total)

I often carry both,
I invented this wonderful thing called a bag.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 13:33 UTC as 6th comment

Any chance of keeping camera straps off the NEWS dropdown list?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 20:08 UTC as 18th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)
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Jonath: I disagree that the size of the camera and battery life are so intimately linked and that battery life is somehow sacrificed for body size or even that there needs to be some kind of tech revolution in batteries... there already has been.

What mirrorless manufacturers need to do is to innovate (or just borrow ideas from smartphones). Mirrorless battery designs and battery form-factors are very much from a by-gone age and they look like camera batteries going back years - just lazyness and an area where none of their innovation $ have been spent. They're all portly rectangular boxes.

Meanwhile phone manufacturers are making faster-charging (Galaxy S6 - 30% charge in <15 mins), flexible, thin, relatively low volume batteries that can we integrated cleverly into their phones and squeezing 5,000 mAh (Asus Zen Phone) in.

Lets see some new batteries that are cleverly integrated into the body, that can be stand alone fast charged with USB and hold 5,000 mAh each. Lets see innovation!

Totally agree with Jonath.
Personally I'd like to see batteries which ARE the grips. Bigger grip = bigger battery,
or bottom plate batteries.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
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