NigelMoore

NigelMoore

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Joined on Jul 21, 2007

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On Cinderella in the Fairy tale challenge (17 comments in total)
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AK41: Sooo commercial. Plus, post-processing backplane OOF is quite unnatural.

@Dinos
Good reply to a lame critique!
And great shot by the way!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 21:57 UTC

" small, efficient electronics are the key to being able to miniaturize the camera". No s**t, Sherlock!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 09:33 UTC as 28th comment
On Rodeo in the Static Subject, Blurred Background challenge (1 comment in total)

Woah, this is a cool photo. And the horse is coming into the frame, not exiting. Very nice work.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Bouncing in the Static Subject, Blurred Background challenge (1 comment in total)

Has this been done in post? Looks like the grass beneath the ball is not blurred while that around it is. Strictly speaking, if this is the case, then the photo doesn't meet the challenge criteria of panning the camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:54 UTC as 1st comment

The additional images appear to come from the Canon press kit, and that side-on image is identical to the one shown on CR, but the back certainly is not:
http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/04/canon-u-s-a-introduces-eos-1d-c-digital-slr-camera-featuring-4k-high-resolution-video-capture/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 08:49 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Moon in the Midnight challenge (1 comment in total)

Superb shot. You should enter (have entered) this into the Raven contest, it's way better than anything else there ATM

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 08:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Chappel in the Midnight challenge (18 comments in total)

superb shot and mood. well done & congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 09:12 UTC as 4th comment
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (488 comments in total)

Personally, I would have preferred two CF slots, as has finally been introduced to the 1D range, instead of CF/SD. I don't see the point of that. And I'm amused to see the Direct Print button hasn't been retired (although at least it's multi-function).

If I cannot afford/justify the 1D-X I will at least be ditching my 40D and going FF this year. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:36 UTC as 110th comment | 6 replies
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (488 comments in total)
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METROMODEPHOTO: OH, YEAH" I WOULD LIKE TO UPGRADE FROM MY AWSOME 7D APS SENSOR TO A FULL SIZE SENSOR SOME DAY AND END THE GET THE LATEST AND THE NEWEST "RAT-RACE" SOME DAY BUT, I AM WELL DISAPPOINTED WITH THE RIDICULOUS "ONE" MORE MP 21MP 5D-2 TO A 22MP 5D-3 UPGRADE. YES,IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE SINCE NIKON OFFERED 36MP WITH THE NICE OPTION OF GOING DOWN TO 22MP FOR EXTRA FINE DETAIL AND SOME DAY IF YOU LIKE TO BLOW UP LARGE PHOTOS AND GET THE EXTRA DETAILS WELL ITS ALL THERE AND READILY AVAILABLE. ITS JUST LIKE HAVING AN SLR THAT SHOOTS HD VIDEO.I DO NOT DO VIDEO YET BUT AS I SAID BEFORE, IT IS NICE TO HAVE THE OPTION TO. "YES, OPTIONS ARE GOOD.

I haven't bothered to compare the IQ or specs of the two cameras, but if they're both FF (and therefore same sensor size), then the photosites on the 5DIII are larger than those on the Nikon. Yes?

This means more light gathering per 'pixel', and theoretically better IQ. I realise that there's more to it than that, and I'm not really that interested in the technical aspects of sensor function.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By the same token, I'd like to see images taken with the two cameras under same, difficult conditions.

(BTW, is it possible for you not to 'shout'? Or are you just vewy angwy too?)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:25 UTC
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (488 comments in total)
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topstuff: Disappointing.

With the high prices of some of the new lenses launched recently, and now the high price of the 5D, Canon are getting very expensive.

The old 5D2 was a nice sensor in a cheap body. Most pros had 5D2 for that reason - a great sensor and if the body broke they just got another one. The new 5D3 seems to be a nice sensor in an expensive body.

At least now, there is a clear difference in the offerings between Nikon and Canon so people will know what suits them best, more easily.

And please, will the pathetic fanboys, haters, paid shills and other losers just get the hell out of here. You know who you are. Just shut the hell up.

Thank you so much.. :)

You felt the need to post that invective? You must be very angwy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:20 UTC
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (488 comments in total)
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Joed700: I think Canon is a month too late and a dollar to short. With the Nikon D800's having 36 mp at $3000 a piece, why would Canon expect customers to pay $3500 for a 22 mp body (hardly any differences compared to the 5D Mark II in terms of megapixels)? Someone is really screwed up at the marketing dept in Canon...

MP isn't everything though, IQ is more important for some of us.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:19 UTC
On Family in Awe in the -People and the Aquaria- (Full Colours Only) challenge (2 comments in total)

Hmmm, I thought it was an iPod ad

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 16:26 UTC as 1st comment
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Debankur Mukherjee: I have compared the Leica M9 with the Nikon D3s - I have found the D3s better in every respect.......Leica has become more of a fashion brand camera system for the rich and the famous........

I've never used a rangefinder, but for those who appreciate it, that might be difference enough.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2011 at 21:14 UTC
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Superka: Do somebody notice that Leica S2 is.... ugly

So are the Sony alphas, but that doesn't stop people taking beautiful photographs with them though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2011 at 21:10 UTC
On Henley Beach Jetty in the Blue Vistas challenge (5 comments in total)

Agree with LeeStar (meant to post as a reply). Better than the winner.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 21:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Blue Cozumel, Mexico. in the Blue Vistas challenge (1 comment in total)

Pretty enough, but soulless. It would have been more interesting with people in it, if only on the recliners.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 21:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)
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Fellowpedestrian: I had been an Adobe photoshop follower since PS4 up until CS3. I then realized that every other year, they'd bring a so-called upgrade and ask for more money. I think in all, that software caused me a lot of money. I now work mostly with Corel. I've had all their photo apps up to the latest and it works fine and it's a lot cheaper. All the fancy Mac users will have you believe that you're not a real photographer if you don't use Adobe. My clients could not care less!

> All the fancy Mac users will have you believe that you're not a real photographer if you don't use Adobe.

Hey, I'm a 'fancy Mac user', and I lament the fact that PSP isn't available for Mac (I used to use it years ago on Windoze, but that was when is was still JASC).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 14:30 UTC
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)
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somename: Adobe puts down real money in developing their software, and while it can be debated how much they're actually spending... if you did not update to the previous version, then you did not support the development of the next version... and hence, you're rather freeloading your way with the reduced upgrade price.

To try and simplify it further:
You buy CS3 when it is released, and this helps pay for the development costs for CS4 and recover costs from CS3's development.
Adobe goes and makes 3 more iterations of the software, during which time you do not offer any financial support to Adobe.

Now WHAT do they owe you?
Adobe is doing nothing wrong... the reduced update costs are a REWARD, not a right. For supporting adobe by updating before, they reduce the price to update again.

Try "Upgrading at a reduced price" your DSLR next time, say that you bought a P&S 5 years ago so you deserve a reduced price. If this sounds absurd, why doesn't Adobe's practices sound sane?

>Try "Upgrading at a reduced price" your DSLR next time, say that you bought a P&S 5 years ago so you deserve a reduced price. If this sounds absurd, why doesn't Adobe's practices sound sane?

That's a fallacious argument, though. Both Adobe and the camera producers have to cover R&D/marketing costs and make a profit, but the hardware producers also have to maufacture/distribute the product. Adobe's distribution costs are reduced by software download, for example.

To directly compare software and hardware producers' practices is irrelevant.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:18 UTC
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Kuppenbender: We 'have' used HDR since.....

While I don't that is true, it's no excuse for the publisher not to have used a copy editor for what is a commercial work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 14:44 UTC
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)
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stanginit: Then they wonder why people use their software illegally. Why not try making it affordable.

As a photographer, what is it that PS does that PSE/LR do not? PS is expensive because it's a pro app with a lot of power. Probably too much for most people. Affordability is driven by the market, and tight-fistedness (or otherwise lack of money) is no excuse for piracy. There are legal alternative options out there.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 15:28 UTC
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