PIX 2015


Joined on Feb 9, 2012


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"...social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, as those sites carry advertising that is attached to the content of its pages."

Alternatively, Facebook and Twitter could allow the user to suppress any advertising on their pages that included such photos.

Wouldn't that be fantastic? Dream on!

Better still, we could all move to Ello.co

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 13:20 UTC as 9th comment

Interesting stuff. But I would disagree with "Was this image taken with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera? If you can't tell from looking at the final image, does it matter?". For us hobbyists, yes it does. ENJOYING taking the image matters a lot.

Having owned both Nikon D7000 (optical viewfinder) and Sony NEX7 (small and light), my preferred solution to get the best of both worlds is a small dSLR - Nikon D5300.

When I need something truly pocketable my smartphone has to suffice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 17:50 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (627 comments in total)

Excellent review. And I agree wholeheartedly except for one thing. Why the worry about exposure compensation?

When I started in photography, light meters were an expensive luxury that few of us amateurs could afford. So exposure was based on judgement, or 'look at the light and guess'.

Forty years on, all cameras have light meters, most of which are staggeringly good. I reckon at least nine out of ten photos I take are perfectly exposed. But what about that one in ten that isn't? Well, there's three ways to solve that:

1. Use exposure bracketing and throw away the two poor shots.
2. Focus on the real subject, lock exposure, then re-frame.
3. Exposure compensation based on judgement, or... Exactly the same as good old 'look at the light and guess'.

Why do Richard, and most reviewers, want to turn the clock back forty years and return to guesswork? I'm more than happy for exposure comp to be relegated to a 'third class' dial. Aperture and ISO are the ones I want quick access to.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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PStu: Why only add SmugMug? How about 500PX or other sharing services?

I agree.

I use Aperture and Smugmug; I upload using 'SmuginProForAperture' - I made those decisions many years ago. Trouble is, with 50,000 photos on Aperture and Smugmug I cannot (realistically) change those decisions now.

Apple needs to recognise this and give us, and future customers, as much flexibility as possible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
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Anaxagoras: No built-in flash - disappointing
No built-in GPS - disappointing

No viewfinder - APPALLINGLY BAD, Canon

Funnily enough, you don't see many professional photographers holding their cameras at arm's length and squinting at a screen.

And as far as I know, ALL Canon's dSLRS (professional or amateur) have viewfinders.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:54 UTC

No built-in flash - disappointing
No built-in GPS - disappointing

No viewfinder - APPALLINGLY BAD, Canon

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:35 UTC as 241st comment | 8 replies
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Cy Cheze: It looks as though the NEX system can't provide a fast lens unless it is also rather big. If the E50mm f/1.8 sample is any indication, a 35mm or wider lens with f/1.8 would be very big. Both the 200mm f/6.3 lenses are too slow for sports at the long end, except maybe with the ISO juiced up.

(Physically) bigger sensors = (physically) bigger lenses.

Bigger apertures = bigger lenses.

Sorry, but unless you re-write the laws of physics...

(or give the NEX7 a puny, low-quality, small sensor?)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 16:29 UTC
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