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 Nikon D810 Preview preview (1260 comments in total)

Here I am processing some pix just taken on my 5mp Olympus E1 thinking to myself "I must get out of the Jurassic". But then again more than 5mp is wasted on me and I do love my E1. I would also love to have a go on this machine.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1260 comments in total)
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Mr Physics: Dang. I've been a 12MP guy for quite a while now. It is my fundamental belief that if you can't say it with 12MP then you have a speech impediment. But this light writing machine has me drooling for a number of reasons: they've expanded the range of available (useable?) ISO by 2 stops over the D800 and 4 stops over the D700. If that translates to something noticeable in DR @ base ISO, then that is very big. They have that highlight preserving metering option which is potentially big (for me). I've blown too many highlights from white water fowl to not want this. And what if I'm wrong about 12MP being sufficient to completely record the light from a capture? This machine has me interested in moving beyond the D700 for the first time. Hmmm. I think Nikon hit it out of the ballpark on this one (maybe).

(Sharp intake of breath) ...and there's me with my 5mp Olympus E1 looking like a dinosaur. I still love it, besides, more than 5mp is just a waste on me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 20:19 UTC

Well, I suppose the advantage of being a crap photographer is that I don't have this problem. LOL.

So, there you go. Go crap in a big way and never have one of your images stolen ever again!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Zeisschen: Sensei's wisdom:

You know that a technology must be awesome when many negative comments on DPR try to explain how useless it is compared to "a proper DSLR*

Zeisschen, I know what you mean and to a degree I agree with you. But think ahead to where the technology will take you. To a point perhaps where the technology can actually take on the role of the end-user i.e. you or submerge the end-user under many layers of technology and software control that the end-user input i.e. you the "photographer" becomes almost superfluous. It would be ironic if the technology that is being developed today to make your photography easy and quicker ends up at some future point in destroying it. Simply because the technology becomes too clever for what is a simple process.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
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Zeisschen: Sensei's wisdom:

You know that a technology must be awesome when many negative comments on DPR try to explain how useless it is compared to "a proper DSLR*

Pavlo, No, I just asked if the scenario I presented (or a variant of it) would be fun. Would it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 12:20 UTC

Technology will eventually replace the photographer. You'll just say to your smart camera-drone "go and take some street photos, switch to Vivian Maier mode, film stock sim Kodachrome".

Four hours later when your Smart Camera-drone is returning and 5Gs its pictures to your head set and Facebook page, you grin and say to yourself "I'm a pretty good photographer".

Will it be fun then?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Zeisschen: Sensei's wisdom:

You know that a technology must be awesome when many negative comments on DPR try to explain how useless it is compared to "a proper DSLR*

Technology will eventually replace the photographer. You'll just say to your smart camera-drone "go and take some street photos, switch to Vivian Maier mode, film stock sim Kodachrome".

Four hours later when your Smart Camera-drone is returning and 5Gs its pictures to your head set and Facebook page, you grin and say to yourself "I'm a pretty good photographer".

Will it be fun then?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

@EcoPIx.

Developed Velvia in the bush over a camp fire! WOW! Respect!

I don't suppose you were fighting off Crocs and Dingoes as well! lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

@hexxthalion

I like you.

Funny, I have three backs loaded with film, Portra 400, Ektar and HP5+

A Mamiya 6 is a camera I wish I had, I use a Fujifilm GA645Zi and a Yashica 134G with the Hasselblad.

Your use of film is the right film for the right job. My use of film is the easy and lazy way. I do love Portra for everything tho, I love the muted colour palette.

Recently I purchased a Jobo processor for £60 which being thermostatically controlled, keeps the chemical temp very stable. The first two rolls weren't very good at all, then I discovered that the film needs a temperature controlled pre-wash to bring the film and tank to working temperature. Good results after that. I really don't think processing C41 is viable without a Jobo processor (or similar). My Jobo is a CPE 2 Plus. It makes processing C41 problem free. When I have more experience I will have a go at E6 processing. That should be fun!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

@fortwodriver

I am not a pro and never will be and as a result my kit is well looked after and is not used extensively. I know a few former professional photographers who used the 500 with no problems. I suppose it all depends how these work horses were worked. You can work any machine to death if you work it hard enough. Generally, Humans break first.

The main problem I have had with my 500 is that some of the speeds have almost rubbed off one of my lenses.

With good care and some TLC I can't see why my 500 will not go on for many, many, many years. Will your camera?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

@hexxthalion part two

Velvia. A wonderful film. Personally, I don't use it because of its limited dynamic range. That does it for me. I used it a couple of times on my Hasselblad, and when you see those 6x6 slides, WOW, they look amazing. Because I have no pretentious about being a good photographer my technique is pretty lax, I shoot from the hip and on the move, no tripod or ND grads for me. Therefore I need a film or sensor that is tolerable to some abuse, in this regard Portra 400 just continues to amaze me. Recently I was on top of a mountain and I made one quick exposure that I realised was three stops over exposed. No need to worry, the scan was fab, in fact, the grain was better because of the overexposure.

I also process my own film, B&W and recently colour C41, the E6 process is another reason I don't use Velvia.

It is a thrill taking Portra from the dev tank and not worry about blown highlights. It is an amazingly forgiving film.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

@hexxthalion

Just a personal experience. As you may know kodak re-engineered Portra 400 just a few years ago. I generally expose it at ISO160 or 200 when its quite bright. I have over exposed by three stops and still have great scans. The amount of data held in the highlights is just incredible. I find Ektar too saturated especially in skin tones, Ektar's dynamic range good as it is, is not as good as Portra 400. I have had some wonderful scans from Ektar, but in the excitement of the moment when I just get carried away shooting and I have messed up exposure, the latitude of Portra is so good that you don't have to worry about exposure errors. With Portra its great to shoot not having to worry about blowing the highlights in, say, the clouds. Furthermore the rolloff into spectacular highlights is just so smooth. I love the colours of Portra, natural, and wonderfully subtle. Even with three stops of over exposure there is no colour shift or loss.

...cont in part two

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 13:50 UTC

Oh! I would have preferred 30 megapixels and full frame. I'll be able to afford this in ten years time when the price drops to a point I could feasibly purchase one. Maybe!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

I still use my Hasselblad 500CM.

I prefer it to digital when shooting landscapes especially with Kodak Portra 400. The dynamic range is incredible and the colour sublime.

My 500CM is 40years old and will be still going in another 40 years when all your current digital cameras and myself will be dead.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 19:42 UTC

Curved sensor for curved smartphones for big curved bottoms. Wait! Didn't the industry leader and innovator Samsung try that? What happened to it? There are certainly more than enough big curved bottoms!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (495 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 92nd 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 17th 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 (195 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 14th comment | 1 reply
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