Samuel Dilworth

Samuel Dilworth

Lives in France Paris, France
Joined on Feb 20, 2011


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“It is better to be good than to be original.” — Mies

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 16:32 UTC as 63rd comment
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mosswings: So...the reason why people choose Eneloops is not necessarily recycle time. This just says the IKEA batteries have somewhat lower series resistance. It's things like self-discharge rate (very low on Eneloops), total number of charge cycles before failure (high on Eneloops), and reliability (high on Eneloops) that make Eneloops desirable. Until the LADDA batteries are shown to best the Eneloops in these areas, it's best to reserve judgement on their suitability...and note as such in your comments, editors.

Quite. NiCd cells have lower internal resistance again, but no-one’s using them any more for good reasons.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 21:20 UTC
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Retzius: I hate opera.

Plenty of photographers hate art too.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 17:17 UTC
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KoolKool: for serious amatuer...don't buy this, buy OMD EM1 or at least EM5
E-PL series is for soccer mom and casual photo taker

No-one who uses the word “serious” in this context can be so.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 13:51 UTC
On article Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer (159 comments in total)
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so-what-17: as with every company out there you can't be bill gates, as more companies make more money the head chief ceo want the big bucks and the cut back affect workers, who cares about workers no one, all they care about is the product making a profit sure but don't get greedy. I've said this before about go pro, you get hung up on a product thats really a who cares product, when i buy a camera I'll have till it dies so the next model who cares, and i know i lot of people that do the same and with action cam there is so many that go pro is the canon/sony of action cam big deal i have a Polaroid xs80 which i bought 6 years ago and it still works and than getting into the drone market as dji is the best not really but that was a lost from the beginning


Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 21:44 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I would love to get a camera like this, but as long as they don't offer full manual control or at least shutter priority, it's a no-go for me. There is no logical reason for them to handicap these cameras. Auto and P modes for the tourists (or enthusiasts) are great. But some people want to shoot sports like surfing, which demands an extremely high shutter speed.

It is a strange design choice to offer Raw support (very welcome) but no manual mode.

Probably in a room in Tokyo this makes sense to the old men who dreamt it up, but it’s this sort of muddled thinking that has given Apple and Google the market on a platter.

On the other hand, Olympus gives you 22 scene modes split across two sub-modes! Including one for smoothing skin tones “…suitable when viewing images on a high-definition TV.”


Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

When I looked into getting this camera, I found that something crucial was missing. I think there was no ability to set the shutter speed or something basic like that. You’re expected to fiddle with exposure-compensation to get near your desired settings. That’s intolerably clumsy for me and made the TG-5 a non-starter despite its many impressive attributes.

You might not care about this, of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
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Greg OH: They should make it so you have to keep the "film" in the refrigerator.

Only the ‘pro’ stuff!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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mxx: As expected, again much derision here over the idea, and I myself would also not buy one. Still, many out there obviously loves the idea.

That makes me wonder: Over the years many forumites have suggested a very simple, basic digital camera with a good sensor, and those ideas have always been panned as not commercially viable. Maybe one of the better known manufacturers should be brave and try it anyway?

Maybe it will fall on a crowd-funded startup to produce the simple, high quality camera you talk about. The big manufacturers do not seem interested. I think there would be a large market for it at a sane price, as I’ve said for years. It’s bound to come eventually, but the catastrophic Nikon Df that missed the main reasons people like old cameras, has probably delayed it.

The key point to understand is that old cameras are nice to use because they are simple and functional, not because they are old (nostalgia) or retro – although those qualities appeal to some people as this Yashica shows. Less is more.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

Impressive. A price that means business.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 16:50 UTC as 92nd comment

This video is two minutes long. Make sure you’re not commenting here before you’ve watched it.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1631 comments in total)
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happypoppeye: People love paying on a monthly basis...

They love deferring payment. And they’re too thick to add up the total cost in dollars and freedom.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
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dav1dz: I don't mind the overall direction Adobe is taking, but I wish they would leave the Lightroom branding alone and called the new Lightroom CC something else. Lightroom Classic CC is just an odd choice.

The word “Classic” is the only clue they’re giving you that it won’t be around for long. They’d call it “Pro” or something similar if they had proper plans for it.

Take the hint.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

Subscription software is basically incompatible with the gig economy. You want to concentrate your costs (such as buying software) in the good times and reduce costs to a bare minimum in the lean times.

Which freelancer wants hundreds of euros per month of fixed costs for all the subscriptions companies think they should charge today? Certainly not I.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 282nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (309 comments in total)
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sts2: Well, it's pretty clear with this newly updated list, that this is just a sales pitch.

That was clear from the start. Nikon’s humble 50 mm lenses are optically better than most of the lenses on the list. Not because Nikon didn’t try but because zooms, wide-angle tilt-shifts, etc., are harder to do.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
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The Silver Nemesis: Bravo! This is one of the most mature, well-written articles seen here in a loooooong time.
Can we have more of these, please? Appreciated. Thank you.

Agreed. But I nearly missed it in the busier-than-ever home page. It would be nice to be able to sign up for notifications for the good stuff (maybe anything by Richard Butler?).

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I want built-in GPS.

You tell me! You have the gall to say I don’t understand what I’m talking about, while quoting battery capacities in Ah and having no idea of the power draw of old GPS receivers, never mind the latest ones that run off minuscule watch batteries. This is the problem with the internet. To unknowledgeable observers, it’s a toss-up who to listen to.

Regardless, those who insist for bizarre reasons that a GPS radio is a power hog can turn it off. The rest of us would love the option to drain our batteries with this useful feature, as we do anyway with ancient and clumsy plug-in GPS devices.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I want built-in GPS.

Eh? Wh is a unit of energy, the only relevant thing here (a watt second would be equal to a joule). The D810’s battery has an output voltage of around 7 V, so with its 1.9 Ah rating it stores about 13 Wh of energy (compare to the 5 Wh of a pair of eneloop cells).

Even accounting for your units mix-up, I don’t see how you came up with 240 mAh. Arithmetic mistake too?

None of this matters. It should be obvious that GPS receivers can now use trivial amounts of power, in the context of a big SLR battery, by the fact that tiny phone batteries can run them continuously for a day, and even smaller watch batteries can run them for many hours.

Even my ancient di-GPS plug-in GPS receiver for my D800, powered by the camera’s battery, typically ran all day when sightseeing on holiday.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
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Bambi24: what's the point of illuminated controls

serious question, I just tested and I could operate my camera's buttons blindfolded if I wanted to

Another bullet point on the feature list.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I want built-in GPS.

I have looked up the specs of some GPS receivers and the battery consumption on an SLR battery is negligible even if you run it continuously for a week. Even my ancient eTrex 20 can run a GPS receiver and moving map on a colour display for over a day on 5 Wh of energy (two eneloop AA cells).

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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