Lives in Wales, UK
Joined on Aug 27, 2013

Aberaeron's current gear

Fujifilm X20
Nikon Coolpix P500
Nikon Coolpix S32
Great picture quality and looks fab. Don't use it half as much as I should. Spoilt for choice, that's the only reason.
Sold Oct2016 Very poor EVF and low light performance. Nice and light to hold though.
Great in tough conditions and for kids. Poor image quality as soon as light isn't ideal.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 (Lumix DMC-TZ6)
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Still here after all these years! My wife uses it mostly these days. Edit, April 2020 and it doesn't focus any longer. Pictures all fuzzy.
Looks great and is nice to handle. Still makes me think hard when using it, which is sometimes good but sometimes not. Well featured. Sold early 2017
Couldn't live without the Mk1 and bought new MkII for very little extra money.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)
One sold Nov 2016, one kept. Still my favourite to hold and use.
4K Photo. Yumm! A bit gothic to look at but works very well. No internal stabilisation on this one.
Like the G7 but with 5 axis stabilisation. Bought 30th Dec16
Sony a7 III
Sony SLT-A57
Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens
Reasonably small. Bought Feb 2019 Sold kit lens and bought Sony 28-280 f3.5-6 + Viltrox 85 f1.8 Edit. The more I use it, the more I appreciate it as I learn.
By today's standards it mainly lacks focus points. Lenses mostly external focus, noisily. Otherwise a great performer. Slightly outclassed by the features on M4/3 cameras but use it for variety. A future classic? Probably not, but it should be.
Fun in miniature
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
Sterling portrait performer
Compact, but not my favourite. Fitted with the auto lens cap it is very compact and convenient SOLD early 2019
Heavier than any of the cameras I attach it to. Great quality all round.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
Much sharper than I thought it would be and much better performer than the Sony 55-300 kit lens. Stiff focus ring is a pain!
My favourite all-rounder and carry-everywhere lens.
Compact when not in use and possibly sharper across the frame than the Oly 14-42, and usefully wider angle, but not quite sure about it yet
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN Art
Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
Sharp looks and performance for a reasonable price.
Both DT primes would rate better if they were silent internally focussing
Really sharp and bright lens. Only drawback is the noisy focussing motor.
Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony FE 35mm F1.8
10X zoom for versatility. God it's heavy! A great all in one for the A7 III
Wish it was an f2.8. Its just a bit dim for even a kit lens, especially at the 70m end. At least it well built and sealed and doesn't extend and is silent. Sold in early June 2019
Can you get a better f1.8 35mm for FE Sony? I don't think so.
Apple iPhone 8
Other gear:
  • Canon Pixma MG7750 Printer From Oct 2016 on..
  • Viltrox 85mm F1.8 STM FE mount
  • Viltrox FE 85mm f1.8

Aberaeron's wish list

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Tamron 20mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Aberaeron's previous gear

Nikon D5000
Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX 20mm F2.8 Pancake
Other gear:
  • Minolta 7000