DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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Beautiful work. But are the sharks shepherds or wolves? I don't think there are plenty of fish there because there are sharks there I think it's the other way around :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 3rd comment
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attomole: So much for ISO-less shooting.

Looks like people will have to get their exposure right :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 18:21 UTC

People taking photos for a living should be able to get their settings close enough for decent jpegs anyway. Too many people [not all who shoot RAW but still many] use RAW as a crutch for bad technique.
It has its benefits but if your settings are so bad you can't salvage a jpeg for a newspaper then you're in the wrong job.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 07:51 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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Michael Ma: They are going to lose engagement on their website. Terrible move. AWB is never going to be perfect. Nature is not always there for you to give you good lighting to compose your photos. Lighting is everything. Editing a jpeg is not going to fix these things. Jpeg offers so little room for corrections.

When people's skin starts looking alien because one of the RGB channels have clipped, should they add color to the photo? Sounds a lot more heavy handed than working with a raw file.

The solution is not to shoot AWB then.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 07:47 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (390 comments in total)

Looks like "Lens RAW mode". You can choose your lens and depth of field later :)
It looks very interesting, especially for people who like spending time editing images. For $200 I'd get one simply to experiment with but not at that price.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 58th comment
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 comments in total)

I've just installed NX-D version 1.2.1 on a brand new iMac and batch process works well for the first 50 images then gets really slow.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 07:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (618 comments in total)

The D7200 has been my first "brand new" body purchase since the D5100. I'm really liking this camera especially the twin card slots and the U1 and U2 menu options where I have one set to "actual manual" mode. In other words when I flip to that dial auto-iso turns off.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 06:24 UTC as 12th comment
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: if they made compacts with a 1 inch sensors in the basic models, and with loads of filters and creative tools that would be nice. Im talking bout the £60 low end market. BEEF UP CAMERAS. the same could be said in putting full frame sensors in all dslrs like the 35mm film days but charge entry prices!

Basically you get what you pay for, it would all have to cost more. For good image quality they need larger sensors which means larger lenses etc. But for people who are already happy with the images they get from their phones it will be very difficult to convince them to carry another device around regardless of how good the iq is - since they are already happy with their phone images.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
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DesmondD: It would be interesting to know the exact percentage [to population] of cameras being sold compared to 20 years ago. Digital got a lot more people involved in photography initially, now mobile phones have drawn many of those people away from "real cameras". Now perhaps we are back to the original percentage of people actually interested in using "real cameras" for their photography.[?]

Interesting graph mapgraphs. These days it is probably more difficult to determine what should be included I imagine. Phones have cameras in them, tablets have cameras, Panasonic has a compact that is also a phone.... if they could include a category for people who use phones for their photography I imagine it would by longer than the 'compacts' section. But then there are so many devices with features that are not used [I don't use the camera in my phone] the line becomes very hazy without knowing how many people actually use those features so I suppose the graph they have is the closest to being a safe representation of what we can safely say is happening.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
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DesmondD: It would be interesting to know the exact percentage [to population] of cameras being sold compared to 20 years ago. Digital got a lot more people involved in photography initially, now mobile phones have drawn many of those people away from "real cameras". Now perhaps we are back to the original percentage of people actually interested in using "real cameras" for their photography.[?]

I think digital has given photography a major boost in general. I almost gave up on photography with film - digital got me interested again because I could learn while taking photos, not while seeing the prints a week later when I had forgotten my settings. All that is really changing now is a separation between people who just want to 'capture their memories' and hobby photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: if they made compacts with a 1 inch sensors in the basic models, and with loads of filters and creative tools that would be nice. Im talking bout the £60 low end market. BEEF UP CAMERAS. the same could be said in putting full frame sensors in all dslrs like the 35mm film days but charge entry prices!

Full frame sensors cost a lot more to make than dx sensors. It's not possible to give more for less cost and for a company to stay afloat.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
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AmateurSnaps: Article sounds like nonsense to me.

People have mobile phones on them all the time that can take photo's. Camera sales drop. Conclusion? Mobile phones are too complicated.

Did you mean "compacts are too complicated"?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:02 UTC

It would be interesting to know the exact percentage [to population] of cameras being sold compared to 20 years ago. Digital got a lot more people involved in photography initially, now mobile phones have drawn many of those people away from "real cameras". Now perhaps we are back to the original percentage of people actually interested in using "real cameras" for their photography.[?]

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 147th comment | 5 replies

Eventually we'll be able to select aperture, shutter speed, focus point and just about anything else after the 'shoot'. All you will have to do is get the composition right. Interesting technology of course but also just gimmicks for people who don't know what they're doing to make it look like they do in post processing later. Of course it could be useful for critical events that need to be captured but for the majority of people just a waste of time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (618 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Still doesn't explain why I should buy one though.

It's not an advert - as Steve Franklin mentions it's a review.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 21:33 UTC

Maybe Land Rover can have one under the hood - it will still see plenty of scenery :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:26 UTC as 19th comment
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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All Bushs Fault: This collection of samples mostly seem to aim directly at the camera's weak spots, high ISO, low light, scenes mostly in shadows.

Exactly! I'm sure most potential buyers would want the full picture of what they might expect from the camera. Only the advertisers would carefully present the best images from the camera - we, as buyers benefit from seeing the weaknesses of potential purchases.
I imagine there would be a lot of angry new owners if you hadn't shown the cameras weak spots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 09:20 UTC
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DesmondD: I still haven't found an optical viewfinder that doesn't give me motion sickness. I recently looked through a Sony 7S and had to stop looking through it after 10 seconds. Looking TTG "Through The Glass" is still the best for me.
I know not everyone is like that but I'm thankful it's still an option.

Yes, sorry, I meant an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 01:11 UTC

I still haven't found an optical viewfinder that doesn't give me motion sickness. I recently looked through a Sony 7S and had to stop looking through it after 10 seconds. Looking TTG "Through The Glass" is still the best for me.
I know not everyone is like that but I'm thankful it's still an option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 99th comment | 5 replies

The next development to keep stills photographers happy is perhaps 4K video with a 'flash synch' option so you can keep recording and press another button to fire the flash for a frame. HSS flash option can ensure that flash covers the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:27 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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