Paul JM

Paul JM

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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On article Sigma 20mm F1.4 'Art' lens real-world sample gallery (135 comments in total)
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Robert Holloway: Maybe it's me and this is not a comment about the Sigma. I just don't see the need for 20mm f1.4 . Can someone explain where this lens would have a real practical use. Astrophotography? Not really something I'd think of for portraits. landscapes at f1.4? Thanks!

Astro etc, but nice to get wide shot portraits with genuine narrow DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
On article Sigma 20mm F1.4 'Art' lens real-world sample gallery (135 comments in total)

I have had the lens for about one month. Happy with my copy, no major QA issues. The real bugbear is the lack of any filter options.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 24th comment
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shigzeo: This looks nothing like a 1960's rangefinder. It looks like a re-thought Pen F, which was an SLR.

Shizego, how come everyone else except you seems to be wrong ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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shigzeo: This looks nothing like a 1960's rangefinder. It looks like a re-thought Pen F, which was an SLR.

Shigzeo, it looks a lot more like a 500G than it does like an SLR as you suggested. PM me if you would like a referral to an optometrist.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
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shigzeo: This looks nothing like a 1960's rangefinder. It looks like a re-thought Pen F, which was an SLR.

http://mattsclassiccameras.com/images/ricoh_500g.jpg

Looks a fair bit to me like the compact rangefinder I used in 1972

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
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Free Jazz: This 20mp sensor is just so so

On the basis of what evaluation, your gut feeling ? Messages from the fairy godmother ? If you are going to can a new product, at least have the gumption to tell us why you feel it is 'so so'

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:47 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: Great to see Nikon innovating again - can only be good for the industry and for us

what is innovative about this camera ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: All test have some BASELINE to compare to! This is a mostly wasted opportunity. The comments are more helpful than the story!
This is an underwater camera & there are NO underwater photos, whats wrong with your editor!

Good lord man, I told you, I shoot RAW every day of my life, but use it selectively. There are clearly times when it just isn't needed. That doesn't mean I am ignorant. Perhaps you should listen to the views of others without name calling.
And yes, call it whatever you like, if you just blindly defend any criticism of DPR, your lips are pressed

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: All test have some BASELINE to compare to! This is a mostly wasted opportunity. The comments are more helpful than the story!
This is an underwater camera & there are NO underwater photos, whats wrong with your editor!

Would you prefer 'fawning' ? Is that a little simpler for you to understand ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: All test have some BASELINE to compare to! This is a mostly wasted opportunity. The comments are more helpful than the story!
This is an underwater camera & there are NO underwater photos, whats wrong with your editor!

howaboutraw, when your posts become personal attacks, mixed in with frankly obsequious behaviour towards DPR, then they completely lose relevance. Do you really think that DPR get it right every time ? Unless you do, then why start insulting other posters here simply because they have criticised the editorial content of the site ?
I shoot raw every day of my life, but usually dont bother if using a point and shoot. You can play with the files as much as you like, but when shooting off a tiny sensor, with an ordinary lens, there is no way to turn a sows ear into a silk purse. There are many situations where I shoot JPG straight out of the camera, sports shots in good light, and when using a pocket camera.
I think I understand perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: All test have some BASELINE to compare to! This is a mostly wasted opportunity. The comments are more helpful than the story!
This is an underwater camera & there are NO underwater photos, whats wrong with your editor!

I agree David. Wretched review. I am not interested in the merits of a 'tough cam' per se, this is a gearoftheyear review, we need to know why it is better than the opposition. Camera like this, completely point and shoot, not sure that RAW is such a great pull to be frank. Really thin review and reflects poorly on the editors.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 04:03 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Paul JM: What disturbs me is the fact that this lens, and its predecessor which I own and love, are not on the list of recommended lenses for the 5dsr
http://www.slrlounge.com/canon-announces-new-list-of-recommended-lenses-for-new-5ds/
but the non-L f2 35mm is ! What is going on Canon ? Do they really feel that the non L has better optical characteristics then the 1.4 ? Do they really NOT recommend this new L series lens on their new high quality 50MP sensor ? Do I sell my 35mmL and 'upgrade' to the f2 lens ?

Photomedium, that is not helpful advice. We all to some degree rely on advice from others about camera gear, and there is no shame in that. If you dont believe in listening to advice from others, then you are really wasting your time participating in these forums at all. But specifically in relation to your advice, things are not so simple. Just buying the camera, then trying it out with a pile of lenses, is expensive and time consuming. To be frank, if the resolution of Canon sensors now out resolves my current lens collection, then I would probably not buy the 5dsr at all, but given the expense of changing both body and lenses, may look at other options, e.g. the Pentax 645. It is not a matter of supervision by Canon at all, but exploring other options.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 23:20 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Paul JM: What disturbs me is the fact that this lens, and its predecessor which I own and love, are not on the list of recommended lenses for the 5dsr
http://www.slrlounge.com/canon-announces-new-list-of-recommended-lenses-for-new-5ds/
but the non-L f2 35mm is ! What is going on Canon ? Do they really feel that the non L has better optical characteristics then the 1.4 ? Do they really NOT recommend this new L series lens on their new high quality 50MP sensor ? Do I sell my 35mmL and 'upgrade' to the f2 lens ?

Yes, but they didn't list the 35 1.4 series i either. Surely they rate that lens higher than the 35 f2
Nor the 15mm L prime. Nor the 300 f4 L prime. Difficult to reconcile L series prime lenses not being on the list

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (128 comments in total)

What disturbs me is the fact that this lens, and its predecessor which I own and love, are not on the list of recommended lenses for the 5dsr
http://www.slrlounge.com/canon-announces-new-list-of-recommended-lenses-for-new-5ds/
but the non-L f2 35mm is ! What is going on Canon ? Do they really feel that the non L has better optical characteristics then the 1.4 ? Do they really NOT recommend this new L series lens on their new high quality 50MP sensor ? Do I sell my 35mmL and 'upgrade' to the f2 lens ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 01:58 UTC as 31st comment | 11 replies
On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)
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jonathanj: The content is fine, but the presentation is awful. Text too large, way too much scrolling, and no pre-loading of images meant I gave up halfway through.

Jonathan, readers are looking for insightful comments about camera gear etc. Try to stick to that if you can, otherwise the site just drowns in kb's of complaint over nothing, that interests no one
Now. the content. There were some things that actually mattered. The initial claim that 4k contains twice as many pixels as HD (it has now been corrected to read 4 times).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)
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jonathanj: The content is fine, but the presentation is awful. Text too large, way too much scrolling, and no pre-loading of images meant I gave up halfway through.

you cant be serious. One keyboard short cut to drop the size of the text and the problem is resolved. By all means criticise the content, but if you are too lazy to change the text size.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 04:30 UTC
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Studor13: Wonder when they will fix the bug that stops you from printing anything bigger than A4 on an Epson 3880.

Yes, I know I can get around it by printing via Photoshop but I really shouldn't have to.

I print on Mac directly via USB. No problems at all with larger paper sizes

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 06:01 UTC
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Studor13: Wonder when they will fix the bug that stops you from printing anything bigger than A4 on an Epson 3880.

Yes, I know I can get around it by printing via Photoshop but I really shouldn't have to.

Really ? I dont seem to have any problems printing either A3 or A2 on the 3880 directly out of lightroom. When do you feel this 'bug' appeared ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 22:47 UTC

how big are the uncompressed files ? Any users prepared to share the size of their files please ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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bootsofspanishleather: re have a Fuji X Pro 1 camera which I love. What might I expect from the X Pro 2i f it ever is released. Question 2, What advantage does the X Pro2 have over it's lighter, smaller cousin, the XE 2 if any

Kind of difficult to answer
I also own Fuji (XE1) and Sony (A7R)
but you are asking about a camera that does not exist yet (X Pro 2) and comparing it to a camera that is due for updating itself, if the camera line has not been axed (XE2), and asking it on a Sony forum ! Not sure anyone can answer this currently

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 08:30 UTC
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