davidevans1

davidevans1

Lives in United Kingdom North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Accountant
Joined on Jul 7, 2004

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On article Readers' Showcase: Philip Ewing (45 comments in total)

Compelling viewing, really enjoyed these images, thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 15:10 UTC as 29th comment
On article MindShift introduces BackLight 26L Photo Daypack (26 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: 15" laptop + tablet + FF DSLR + 6 lenses + 2 large water bottles + a tripod... Will it come with a camel to carry it?

I'd say quite a bit heavier that 10kgs with that gear. I've recently calculated a D810, 24-70, 70-200 f/2.8 and 20mm prime, plus a litre of water, 500gms of filters, batteries etc, 2.2 kgs for tripod and head, plus another 500gms for rainwear, comes out at around 10.5kgs (my pack itself weighs about 1.7kgs empty).
Try as I might, I couldn't get it below that 10.5kgs.
I'm six foot, age sixty plus and reasonably (but not super) fit and that is OK for me. It's beyond ideal comfort but not by a long way.
If your carrying heavy pack weights and want to give your back the best chance of surviving, make sure the pack fits properly and strengthen your core muscles!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
On Connect post Apple offers to replace faulty iPhone 6 Plus camera modules (29 comments in total)

My phone wasn't affected but the serial number is one that had the potentially faulty camera part.
I called into the Apple Store in Leeds, UK today and they scheduled to change the part there and then, so left the phone and picked it up an hour later.
All sorted.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On Connect post Apple offers to replace faulty iPhone 6 Plus camera modules (29 comments in total)
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davidevans1: So what happens if I have a phone with a serial number that is eligible (mine is) but photos aren't blurry ...yet?
I now know I have a potentially flawed camera module, but the terms of the replacement don't say I'm eligible for the replacement until the part fails, which could be outside the warranty period (in two or three months) or never even,
If it's not changed and I come to sell it, the value will be reduced because of this.

Thank you. I bought at an Apple store anyway, so can call in there and discuss with them. The website isn't clear on the matter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
On Connect post Apple offers to replace faulty iPhone 6 Plus camera modules (29 comments in total)

So what happens if I have a phone with a serial number that is eligible (mine is) but photos aren't blurry ...yet?
I now know I have a potentially flawed camera module, but the terms of the replacement don't say I'm eligible for the replacement until the part fails, which could be outside the warranty period (in two or three months) or never even,
If it's not changed and I come to sell it, the value will be reduced because of this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 04:58 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)

Thank you, nice review and timely for me. I had Capture One Pro 7 that I never got into but almost pressed the upgrade to 8 button over the weekend, but wanted to investigate more.
One thing not covered in the review (as far as I could see) is cost. It's quite expensive new at 229 euros, though upgrade cost from previous version is more reasonable at 99 euros. Are there any discount codes around?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 12:27 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Flickr for iOS update brings camera roll look and feel (13 comments in total)

Has anyone any idea how I view Private photographs in the upgraded app please (without scrolling through Camera Roll to find the date taken, or having in an Album)?
I always upload as Private View first and see if I still like the shot on an iPad after a couple of days, then publish maybe one a day (or delete if I don't still like them!).
Otherwise I like the app.
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 13:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On article WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability (77 comments in total)

If your hiking you won't want to be carrying water you can't drink, so you may as well carry some cord and strap your drinking water bladder to the tripod, if you need the weight. As others have said, most centre column tripods have a hook anyway don't they?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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ogl: http://afisha.ngs.ru/news/more/1914401/
some photos from WILD NATURE OF RUSSIA 2013

Yes they are, but the fifth shot had me puzzled of exactly what it is. It looks like a heron in camouflage!
I suspect it's one that's just come back to the branch after diving into a vegetation thick river.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
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ogl: http://afisha.ngs.ru/news/more/1914401/
some photos from WILD NATURE OF RUSSIA 2013

Can you translate the caption for the fifth shot down please?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 05:09 UTC
On Challenge:9866 (12 comments in total)
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davidevans1: Hi
You disqualified my entry on the basis that the whole image was blurred (water and shapes within running water)! I have started doing quite a lot of intentional blur images and the intention is that they will be high quality!
OK I see what you are getting at now, but 'high quality' to me is vague and doesn't indicate that the whole image can't be blurred.
Maybe the rules should say 'including intentional blur within an otherwise sharp composition, for example to indicate speed'
David

Hi James
Ah, OK, see it now!
Hope the challenge goes well.
David

Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
On Challenge:9866 (12 comments in total)

Hi
You disqualified my entry on the basis that the whole image was blurred (water and shapes within running water)! I have started doing quite a lot of intentional blur images and the intention is that they will be high quality!
OK I see what you are getting at now, but 'high quality' to me is vague and doesn't indicate that the whole image can't be blurred.
Maybe the rules should say 'including intentional blur within an otherwise sharp composition, for example to indicate speed'
David

Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review (113 comments in total)
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Help taking the next step: Hello guys.

Do you find that exposure problem in live view annoying?

I use liveview a lot with a D800 when using a 135mm manual focus lens and tripod. It's 'OK' (takes some practice and zooming in and Ihave to use a Hoodman to view).
The D800 is known to have a comparatively poor screen and the new D810 is upgraded to the same screen as the D7100 I think and so should be far better.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 07:42 UTC
On article Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review (113 comments in total)
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lennzy: I got a question. Im thinking about buying this camera for Landscape Photography and im having trouble choosing lenses. Is the Nikon 18-200mm VR II compatible with the D7100 and is it good for landscape photography?

My wife has the D7100 and was using the Nikon 18-200mm lens. previously she had a D90 and the 18-200 lens was fine, but with the D7100 she wasn't so happy.
She now has a Sigma 24-105mm ART lens (I know it's full frame) and the combination of that lens and the D7100 is superb.
I'd imagine the Nikon 24-120mm F/4 is also excellent with the D7100 but haven't tried it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
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xmeda: Pentax 645DII will arrive with no mercy :D

JustDavid - I haven't had experience of the Pentax 645D breaking, but have owned one in the past. I know someone who's 645D did need repair and reported that it couldn't be done in the UK and it took 7 weeks (and if I recall correctly it cost about £1500). The repair related to one of the button controls stopping working. After that I made enquiries myself and sure enough, no repair facilities in the UK.
With lenses, there are three 645 digital specific lenses (55mm, 90mm and 25mm). There are plenty of pre digital 645 lenses available new (or at least listed, I'm not sure how available they are). There are plenty of used one's around (especially Hong Kong and Japan) at very decent prices. My observations were that the 55mm lens was good, I never tried the 90mm, I tried the 25mm and wasn't that taken. I tried used lenses and found the 43-86mm, 120mm macro and 150mm AF lenses superb quality. When it came to 35mm I found the AF 35mm not that great, but the older manual focus 35mm superb.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
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xmeda: Pentax 645DII will arrive with no mercy :D

... and Pentax offer very little 645 support in a lot of countries (including UK). Part of what you are paying for with Hasselblad and Phase One is enhanced support. If a Pentax 645D goes wrong in the UK you will not find anyone who knows anything about it, and it has to be shipped to Germany or Japan and something like a 7 week wait. That's no good if you earn your living from the equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
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Mcmx: I am honestly a bit confused that people seem to get so hung up on the ergonomics. It's a pretty slim camera, so instead of only giving it a hump on the front, they also gave it a hump at the back.

I just now took my DSLR in my right hand, which should be roughly as thick as the broadest part of the Sigma, and I wouldn't be surprised if it will feel almost the same. Obviously, one has to try it, but ergonomically, it doesn't look different from a DSLR as far as the position of the right hand is concerned.

I could be wrong, but is the handgrip in part to house a'bigger' battery than on the current Merrill cameras, where you pretty well need to take four batteries with you if you are planning a modest day's photography.
I also hope the new design eliminates the problem of accidentally changing the settings, a problem I had when holding the DP2 Merrill.
From a personal perspective, I won't consider purchasing a Sigma camera again, no matter how good it is, until the post processing is improved and made enjoyable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:15 UTC
On article In photos: The beauty of bees (49 comments in total)
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racketman: There are numerous examples of multiple stacks of living insects, John Hallem for one takes amazing stacks of insects covered in dew or 'asleep', 50 or more shots is not unusual. It's a case if getting up early and catching them cold.
These dead bee shots are ok but you can't beat natural light.

Thanks SteB

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 21:57 UTC
On article In photos: The beauty of bees (49 comments in total)
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racketman: There are numerous examples of multiple stacks of living insects, John Hallem for one takes amazing stacks of insects covered in dew or 'asleep', 50 or more shots is not unusual. It's a case if getting up early and catching them cold.
These dead bee shots are ok but you can't beat natural light.

Do you have a link to the John Hallem bee photographs you mention please? I 've been searching and can't locate it. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
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Jay A: Been doing photography for literally 50 years and I must say I am getting more disgusted with the industry every single day.

It's not just Nikon!

You are right, it isn't just Nikon.
If you buy a Sigma camera you'll find that only the totally rubbish Sigma software works with the RAW files.
Look at the Sony RX1 where the LHP-1 hood costs an extra £149!!!
For me a better option for Nikon would be to licence the third party manufacturers, rather than do everything to prevent reverse engineering.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 17:45 UTC
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