pbailey4

Lives in United Kingdom Essex, United Kingdom
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 14, 2007

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Total: 19, showing: 1 – 19
On article Behind the Shot: Shredded (92 comments in total)

Technology over creativity - a deal of effort over a picture that means nothing.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 06:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R Review (812 comments in total)

I am afraid that as long as it has a Sony name on it then it will remain 2nd division. Contax, Pentax, Minolta, Leica, Olympus all produced outstanding 35mm film camera systems aimed at the highest end of the professional markets with little or no commercial success. Its all about brand. And yes I have used one and most of the range as part of my work - its a fine camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:12 UTC as 115th comment | 12 replies
On article In Photos: Portraits of the living legends of blues (36 comments in total)

interesting people to photograph and for the best reasons but the images are very ordinary and show zero originality 5/10

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 20:55 UTC as 7th comment
On article Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df (231 comments in total)

shame the Nikon UK advert features one of the worse, if not the worst lenses Nikon ever produced the 43 ~ 86 zoom. You do wonder if the Ad agency had every carried out any research.

Interesting camera - but disappointing in its resemblance to the Leica D-lux 3, oh and the price!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 18:24 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

can Sony please calm down with new products - the NEX system has been shunted around so much customers will not risk buying a model that is out of date in weeks.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:23 UTC as 98th comment
On article Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century (249 comments in total)
In reply to:

GWYNOXY: How does M4/3 not end up on the list - it was a game changer.

I used to think the NEX series a game changer - until the sun came out and the beautiful big screen blanked out.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 20:14 UTC
On article 17 signs that you were alive before digital photography (149 comments in total)

The AGFA daylight developing tank - the best !

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 17:53 UTC as 55th comment
On article Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-XS3 slimline zoom compact (35 comments in total)

My Lumix DMC FX35 with is 25mm (equiv) lens is a star performer its with me all the time and this looks like the replacement and upgrade. and using a phone instead? my FX35 with its tiny sensor produces A3 size prints to equal my Nikon FX D700

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 06:51 UTC as 10th comment
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: Tiny sensor.

Big body.

This is soooo Last Year.

...or maybe 5 years ago.

...No, make that 10.

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large sensor is not the be all and end all for everybody - if you want exhibition pics then fine - my Lumix with a 6.08 by 4.56mm 1/2.33" sensor delivers fine pictures for the 'net and A4 prints my Nikon D800 for work

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 20:05 UTC
In reply to:

dpLarry: I hope future models of these cameras have larger sensors. 2/3 inch or 1 inch would be great.

having used the canon G1x there are downsides to a larger sensor - to give the 35mm equivalent lens range the wide angle 28mm on a G1x compared is a longer lens and the depth of field reduces as the lens gets longer. The reason the smallest sensor camera have almost from nose to infinity depth of field. Also the overall size of the camera grows to accommodate the larger sensor. My G1x was sold and I returned to the G10 BUT the landscape images from the G1x - excellent to fantastic! My Sony NEX is a neat sized camera but it needs a large lens to work with and is no longer pockable. As with most camera choices its a balance of advantages and negatives.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 20:01 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review (546 comments in total)
In reply to:

pbailey4: I printed up pictures taken with my old second hand Lumix FX-35 (cost £30) and my Nikon D700 to A0 size and in comparison and judged by a dozen people the picture taken with the FX-35 was favoured over the D700, shows a camera with a sensor just 3% of the full frame.

sample snap with the Lumix http://www.flickr.com/photos/theotherbailey/8431279575/

PS - in the headline picture why is the guy holding the viewfinder to the frame of his glasses?

I agreed with you comments - but I seemed to have missed your point, it was?

I guess like most products there is an optimum value for money point then the as functions, robustness & build quality increase the cost to manufacture and develop increases and are spread over a lower volume. I guess if Sony could sell 1 million of the DSC-RX1 the price could drop to a fraction of the current level.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 20:42 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review (546 comments in total)
In reply to:

pbailey4: I printed up pictures taken with my old second hand Lumix FX-35 (cost £30) and my Nikon D700 to A0 size and in comparison and judged by a dozen people the picture taken with the FX-35 was favoured over the D700, shows a camera with a sensor just 3% of the full frame.

sample snap with the Lumix http://www.flickr.com/photos/theotherbailey/8431279575/

PS - in the headline picture why is the guy holding the viewfinder to the frame of his glasses?

I agree and both had low ISO settings (D700 at 100 - its an old habit from the film days) no RAW option on the Lumix and the Nikon lens the 24 - 85 f2.8. Sure the image from the D700 would have been capable of further enlargement and better performance at higher ISO but note the sensor area of the FX-35 just 3% of the Nikon - 28 sq mm Vs 850 sy mm. And of course if you are going to take sports, fashion portraits and publish pictures or need poster size printed images then the SLR is the choice. Don't forget to enjoy taking pictures as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 16:18 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review (546 comments in total)

I printed up pictures taken with my old second hand Lumix FX-35 (cost £30) and my Nikon D700 to A0 size and in comparison and judged by a dozen people the picture taken with the FX-35 was favoured over the D700, shows a camera with a sensor just 3% of the full frame.

sample snap with the Lumix http://www.flickr.com/photos/theotherbailey/8431279575/

PS - in the headline picture why is the guy holding the viewfinder to the frame of his glasses?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 14:03 UTC as 84th comment | 5 replies
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)

it is impossible to select a 'best' camera because best for one photographer may well be complete nonsense to another. The best camera will always be the one you have with you & not the one left at home! - so it may well be a iPhone or like my pocket scratched and dented Lumix FX35 that cost me £30 and delivers perfectly good A0 prints, but neither would earn their keep as pro portrait sport or wedding cameras.

as the song says 'love the one you are with'

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 19:56 UTC as 195th comment
On article The DSLR Field Camera (180 comments in total)

HDR techniques - please respect the fact that some people (ok it may just be me) see these images as a manipulation to far, compressing the natural lighting range to show detail. Did I just say the king has no clothes?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2012 at 22:37 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

it still reminds me of April 1st ! All Fools Day.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 20:46 UTC as 34th comment

all of a sudden its the first of April - all fools day. this is a joke ? right?

Would have been so difficult to make a 24 by 36mm sensor based camera in the style of a 500cm with a prism finder - live view in place of the film magazine, and please upgrade the lenses to robust and detailed quality control to send the 99% back to Sony for the regular consumer market?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 20:57 UTC as 243rd comment
On photo Ferrari Gilles Villeneuve Brands Hatch in the Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! challenge (4 comments in total)

I guess a scanned picture becomes digital?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2012 at 22:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras (283 comments in total)

The G12 delivers outstanding results - but I absolutely dislike any camera that has the flip out screen - so is back to the G10 for me. Shame the handling and feel of the G12 is spot on.

Generally - I avoid cameras with pop-up flash, more to break and a delay in shooting and while we all seem to desire the optical viewfinder on the high end camera the amount I use it is it really necessary? I am beginning to think not, even the x100 I have while it has a clever viewfinder its placed away from the lens axis as Leica range finder cameras, very off-putting.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 20:18 UTC as 22nd comment
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