Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a University lecturer (Radiography)
Has a website at http://agbr.smugmug.com
Joined on Jul 2, 2004


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No mention of the EM1x
It might be a monster body but it is extremely capable. HHHR is excellent tracking is ok.
Hoping for an EM1iii with all the same/ similar capacity in 2020 but a faster sensor 24Mp would be nice but a no noise sensor up to 2,000 ISO would be good.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 09:21 UTC as 31st comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2392 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sergey Borachev: Something seems missing in this review - an assessment of the E-M1x's Hand Held Hi Res feature, or HHHRS that some have claimed to be the holy grail or the most important breakthrough in mirrorless cameras. The best I could find was this comment:

"High-res mode can bring impressive resolution along with noise benefit of combining multiple images".

Has this been covered more thoroughly somewhere else or have I missed something? Shouldn't there be a more detailed description of its worth, or qualitative/qualitative evaluation, e.g. by comparing the handheld IQ results obtained with a Z7 or A7r III?

It does work! HHHR* is as good and usually better than with the EM1ii (tripod only) Tripod HR** is as good and both much better flexibility when editing too. *Esp with the 12-100 ** works better than EM1ii with the 300 +TC

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 17:37 UTC
On a photo in the Flickr Top 15 Photos of 2017 sample gallery (2 comments in total)

amazing, dynamic and the ancient stars look on!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 20:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Flickr Top 15 Photos of 2017 sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Subtle beauty, lovely picture

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 20:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (127 comments in total)

The -0-0 series were good at the time... this was my second digital 2020 being the first, I migrated to the 4040 and then the E1. The only reason I stayed with Olympus was the waterproofing as in the jungles I tramped around at that time, the morning condensation in the -0-0 series highlighted the need for waterproofing and Olympus was the only manufacturer to consider it relevant .. and have done so to this date.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 08:56 UTC as 34th comment

Was there a release date for these?
I will start saving now anyhow.
I have the Panasonic 7-14 - in good light and not too much contrast it is an excellent and light lens. I also have the original 4/3rds 7-14 which is an amazing but heavy lens - the M4/3 7-14 is likely to replace both! but when I wonder..

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 15:56 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Focus Stacking in Macro Photography (132 comments in total)

Excellent article, thank you Erez for writing and DPReview publishing.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 23:42 UTC as 15th comment
On article Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint (219 comments in total)
In reply to:

Glen Barrington: The REAL question is when are they going to produce cameras people want to buy?

a fast 50-200 would be very useful

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 22:08 UTC
On article SmugMug launches totally redesigned website (69 comments in total)

I have been a SmugMug user since 2004 and although was quite happy with the format that I had developed which was near to their default, I do welcome the change. The impact on those who had made major changes to the appearance of their sites prior to the new format I would think have more issues than me. The setup and transfer to the new format for me has taken about 5 hours with a series of tinkering sessions, it wasn't instant and is on-going. Some of the changes are intuitive some less so. Tutorials would certainly have helped.
I like the new styles and I am sure I will adapt some more as time goes by. So my vote is that it has been a good move.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:07 UTC as 21st comment
On photo Hallgrimskirkja interior in the City of Reykjavík - Iceland challenge (3 comments in total)

a really well conceived image.... what lens?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 05:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo The Composite Eyes in the Eyes challenge (13 comments in total)

Stunning, this is a really good image well done!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 20:15 UTC as 1st comment

They might have launched it but when will it appear in the shops? I can hardly wait...:)
.... to complete my bag, I would really have liked something like the ZD50-200, however having used the 12-35 f2.8 I will certainly get the 35-100 even though it is a bit short!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:25 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Food on wheels in the A picture is worth a thousand words challenge (8 comments in total)

Priceless image! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 20:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On article User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 (272 comments in total)

Thanks Richard, excellent idea ...... and considering the customerisation possible with the camera you may need even more pages as work-a-rounds of other different aspects are identified.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 22:11 UTC as 131st comment
On photo One missing!!! in the Playground challenge (6 comments in total)

A clever shot! I really like this. 1st child looking back at empty seat just adds to the dynamics. I can see a flash was used but it would be interesting to know the rest of the setup. (shame the adult in the back had something reflective on their coat)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:19 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Warm and cold in the Winter 7 challenge (8 comments in total)

I knew it was yours without looking at the name! A recognisable style - if not rock! Lovely picture, Well done!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 16:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Green with Envy! in the 'G' for GARDEN WITH GREEN challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations, this fits the challenge so well, but also it is an excellent image. Just goes to show you don't need an all-singing/dancing camera to produce excellent pics.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 20:40 UTC as 1st comment
On article Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (91 comments in total)

Kodak used to provide x-ray film and since the mid 90s had been a very substantial player (along with Fuji and Agfa) amongst the providers for digital x-ray (Radiology).
In the UK they provided probably 1/5 of NHS hospitals with sensors for x-ray imaging .. (these 'sensors' are not as in cameras but photostimulable phosphors) I suspect this side of their business was fairly good except the turnover (no film) was less..... they are now called Carestream so they probably sold that part of the company off!


Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 22:49 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On photo 20110301_165341_1D_0703 in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (3 comments in total)

I really like the natural (context) surroundings, the central theme and the smile .. A child happy in it environment. Lighting is perfect

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo NightShift in the ~ Nature's Art ~ challenge (37 comments in total)

Superb! One outstanding image!!!! Very well done! Thanks for showing us all and a very deserved winner

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2011 at 20:18 UTC as 15th comment
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