Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer Designer
Has a website at www.wyephotography.com
Joined on Feb 16, 2009

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (228 comments in total)

I just wonder if we are seeing the end of the amateur and semi-pro DSLR? Perhaps the beginning of the end at least.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:24 UTC as 17th comment

I just wonder if a digital camera that took a recent photo that in the future would be considered iconic would fetch a high price?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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DotCom Editor: Won't it get smashed and broken to bits if it goes under the hammer?

LOL.

Actually it's going under the Hammer and Sickle.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
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Zeisschen: I like the instagram filter he used

Yeah! It's called film. LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

Sample images http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/xg-1/ex/ at ISO 100.

I really don't have to say anything more...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

A lot of "yawn" and negative comments and perhaps rightly so. I suppose this makes an ideal camera for a terrorist or pervert unless you happen to be a terrorist pervert then you'll be rubbing yourself all over with glee, or baby oil or disgusting body fluids. On that thought I won't be buying this camera. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (82 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I think I prefer the AGFA Syncho box camera (I have one somewhere - almost forgot about that).

Here are the "advantages" of the AFGA

1) Mine cost £1 on the bay of e
2) Don't have to worry about focus - no focus, its fixed.
3) Only two apertures from which to choose.
4) Built in Yellow filter.
5) out Holgas a Holga
6) out instagrams instagram
7) No need to worry about shutter speed, there's only one.
8) No contract needed.
9) No one would want to steel it.
10) Don't have to worry about IQ, it's just crap.
11) You look less of a prat using one than using a tablet.
12) Can't see, no worries, neither can the AGFA.

No, seriously, although I don't like Android the IQ of the S5 looks pretty good.

@ Geo1 Just for you... ( and my typo corrected)

9) Apart from collectors of such things, no one would want to steal it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
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40daystogo: In life, the vast majority of people think short term, and recognize but ignore long term consequences. Even those who pride themselves as long-term thinkers actually don't act on what they know. Hence, far-sighted people are very rare in society. Thus Adobe's CC lulls people with short term benefits.

For myself, I'm not walking into the trap of LR's false assurances that it is won't become CC-only. I'm going with either Capture One or DXO.

@40daystogo

I have used Lightroom from day one and recently I compared Aperture, Capture One, Lightroom and DXO because I wanted to know what was the best RAW processor for me.

Basically...

I found Capture One to have a more pleasing colour. I found DXO to be counter-intuitive and clunky. I found DXO's output to be slightly better than LR which was, apart from the colour, to be better than Capture One. Although I like some features of Aperture, it came last in everything. Probably it is a good job Aperture is being retired.

Just my results for my needs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (82 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I think I prefer the AGFA Syncho box camera (I have one somewhere - almost forgot about that).

Here are the "advantages" of the AFGA

1) Mine cost £1 on the bay of e
2) Don't have to worry about focus - no focus, its fixed.
3) Only two apertures from which to choose.
4) Built in Yellow filter.
5) out Holgas a Holga
6) out instagrams instagram
7) No need to worry about shutter speed, there's only one.
8) No contract needed.
9) No one would want to steel it.
10) Don't have to worry about IQ, it's just crap.
11) You look less of a prat using one than using a tablet.
12) Can't see, no worries, neither can the AGFA.

No, seriously, although I don't like Android the IQ of the S5 looks pretty good.

LOL, Thank you Lars, that's a pretty important thing to forget.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (82 comments in total)

I think I prefer the AGFA Syncho box camera (I have one somewhere - almost forgot about that).

Here are the "advantages" of the AFGA

1) Mine cost £1 on the bay of e
2) Don't have to worry about focus - no focus, its fixed.
3) Only two apertures from which to choose.
4) Built in Yellow filter.
5) out Holgas a Holga
6) out instagrams instagram
7) No need to worry about shutter speed, there's only one.
8) No contract needed.
9) No one would want to steel it.
10) Don't have to worry about IQ, it's just crap.
11) You look less of a prat using one than using a tablet.
12) Can't see, no worries, neither can the AGFA.

No, seriously, although I don't like Android the IQ of the S5 looks pretty good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:46 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1715 comments in total)

Nope, still don't care.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 243rd comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (156 comments in total)
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wherearemyshorts: "the sexy profile the Petzval cut on the street."

cameras are not and never will be sexy

people are sexy

Hey wherearemyshorts...

Do you actually have a sense of humour?

It's alright if you don't. I struggle with Human humour too.

And if you don't have a sense of humour, the use of "sexy" is a metaphor for something that is cool and highly desirable. A little like the use of "wicked", "sick" or "bad" which mean good.

To Cameracist: So what happens if you accidentally fire the shutter? Oh please do tell! Please, please, please!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 21:41 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (156 comments in total)
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wherearemyshorts: "the sexy profile the Petzval cut on the street."

cameras are not and never will be sexy

people are sexy

wherearemyshorts...

You are totally camerasexualphobic! It's illegal!

You need treatment as soon as possible. I demand you should have retail therapy in a camera store.

You may then be cured of your perversion.

Camerasexualphobia is WRONG!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: To me the Sony is a better performer but not by much and in the UK is £100 more expensive. Both cameras look remarkably similar.

Is the Sony worth £100 more? Considering the Panasonic has a longer reach!

...and yet Kim, the Sony jpgs are also sharper in a number of cases. I did say "to me" and to me, the Sony has the edge overall. That's from my perspective and what I want from the camera. Other people, such as yourself will have different criteria.

The foliage thing is only a "huge difference" if you are a pixel peeper. Print at A3 step back to "normal" viewing distance and any difference between these cameras will not even be noticed. It will be nil. In fact, you'll probably say the print is from the same camera.

Some are just too obsessive and critical when it come to megapixels and sharpness. The pixel peepers parade. In a gallery you never hear people say "WOW! That print is so sharp". Nah! They will say "WOW, great print" regardless of whether it is sharp or not. I mean, not everybody actually likes sharp photos, look at the Lomo guys (not my thing).

Swings and roundabouts.

That is the wonderful house that is photography. Room for all no matter who, what, why or how.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 08:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

To me the Sony is a better performer but not by much and in the UK is £100 more expensive. Both cameras look remarkably similar.

Is the Sony worth £100 more? Considering the Panasonic has a longer reach!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 10:01 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: And... if the new Photos app had the power to replace Aperture, wouldn't apple have said so?

That's what I would have thought!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 13:28 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)

This is a bad move, I for one, am pretty pi55ed off. There are a number of features in Aperture I really really like, and the name is cool. I was hoping that we'll see Aperture X in line with recent updates of FCP and LP. If the new Photos app IS that upgrade, then all is forgiven. I think that may be a big IF. There needs to be an alternative to Lightroom, DXO and a few others. I already use Lightroom so I am not completely gutted. I find DXO far to clunky so won't be going there. Cheesed off BIG TIME!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 136th comment

Tammy, Panny and Oly, is that some girl group?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 13:47 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Jogger: Be careful with social photo-apps. As is reported in the NYT, Guardian, etc.. the NSA is using these sources along with facial recognition sw to catalog the faces of everyone who is on there.

This.. along with meta data, GPS coordinates, and all of your other info... pretty scary if you ask me.

I hope the NSA find my life more interesting than I do.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
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G3User: The demise of paid photography continues. I cant believe all the positive posts to this story. No pro photographers I guess among the comments? How sad. Instagram's legacy is that it created a website that is killing off pro photography. This will only accelerate the process. Now, even soccer moms wont bother hiring a pro photographer, thinking that because they can slide a few levers on their tiny phone screens, they are now photographers and may convince them self's that they don't even need someone for their daughters wedding. How sad. and what a joke. Paid photography RIP.

Hey G3User,

I shouldn't worry about it because...

a) The majority of content on Instagram is 5h!t.

b) The fad WILL run its natural course and then die.

c) Eventually, the users will become bored with it and move onto something else.

d) The users will one day wake up and realise their content is 5h!t and move on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
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