Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales, Former, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist, forties, aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist, forties, aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist, forties.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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sunjester: This place is more like a church than a camera review site.

@MHS,

Ah! I understand.

In that case, I don't agree with the dogma, support the Creed or espouse the eschatology of the DSLR.

Considering I have not seen one of these heretical mirrorless devices I, therefore, do not believe they exist. If you can prove otherwise, please send one to me, a Sony A7II will do.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 15:48 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Who else just came here to kick up their feet and enjoy the comments section?

I do!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Once again, the elephant in the room has been missed...
Mirrorless is by design more precise for focusing for one very simple reason: it doesn't have to rely on a flipping mirror subject to imprecise stops potentially causing it to introduce errors in focusing.
What many slr makers try to hide is that the mirror mechanism is a major cause of failed focus shots in their hardware.
And it's been so since the days of film!
With mirrorless, that is simply impossible. Hence why I switched 5 years ago and have never looked back: if my Oly says it's in focus, it is.
And checking for sure in really difficult situations is as easy as twitching the focus ring: it immediately shows me a magnified section of the image where it's dirt easy to get precise focus on. Try to take a shot of an animal through reeds with a slr and then with a mirrorless camera and it'll become very clear why mirrorless is the way to go!

There is not an elephant in the room.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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Gesture: Good overview. What's missing is how Sony (SLT) and Fuji (hybrid) both tried to modernize the viewing systems.

DLSR mirror systems simply haven't tried to innovate in terms of combining the benefits of optical plus information. Much like Contax was the only entry in the film era that tried to rethink the optical viewfinder.

But we have come a long way from Phil Askey once questioning why any DSLR user would want Live View!!!!!

As a matter of interest, Sony wasn't the first to use SLT. It was Canon in the 1960's with their Pellix 35mm camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:04 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
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sunjester: This place is more like a church than a camera review site.

Interesting! Please explain!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
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Everlast66: There are several vocal Samsung supporters around (like HowaboutRAW), but unfortunately for Samsung most of them don't want to put their money where their mouth is. A lot of talking, little action.

And you can't understand why people don't want to put their money where their mouth is?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:50 UTC

I think this is a shame.

I have used the NX10 and NX300 and have had really excellent results from them, especially the latter.

I have been thinking about upgrading the NX300 with the NX500 which I won't now as I have lost all confidence in Samsung, especially in light of their UK announcement.

I think people will start dropping the NX system like the proverbial hot bricks and their sales will drop off rather steeply leading to the demise of the NX system.

Mind you, I may be able to pick up a second-hand NX500 or NX1 going cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 09:07 UTC as 110th comment
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Ben Stonewall: Samsung, clearly out of their depth; should've stuck to washing machines, fridges, televisions…

Samsung also make the FCS for the Korean K1 main battle tank.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
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justmeMN: Oh goody - now the world can have more plastic landscapes, suitable for printing on black velvet. :-)

Hail Valient Thor,

I liked your post :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

:-O

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:43 UTC

No matter how hard I try and throw away Instagram's Boomerang. It still comes back to me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 14:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article Western Digital announces plan to acquire SanDisk (70 comments in total)
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Biowizard: OMG I hope not. My many SanDisk drives (physical and SSD) have always been as near 100% reliable as possible. My WD drives are mostly in the pre-smash-to-pieces state, because they KEEP failing, but I DARE NOT bin them - because someone, somewhere, can probably access my (broken) data.

WD - leave SanDisk be, PLEASE!!!

Brian

@Biowizard

If you use software called Killdisk to zero your disks' data, put a hammer through them a few times to make sure, then a few bullets from the gun you are bound to have for good measure, then not even God could extract data from your disks.

I agree with your comment.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:52 UTC

Sweet widdle piggies.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:40 UTC as 1st comment
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

Looking at the file sizes of the samples which range from 1.5 to 4.5 mb. When I compare the 8mp file sizes from my 6 Plus and old 4S I find on average that the file size of the samples here are a little smaller. Something that I did not expect from a camera that has 50% more pixels.

So perhaps jpg compression has something to do with the image quality of these samples!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:10 UTC as 8th comment
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

Hmmm.

I don't really have any close comparison shots per se, but I do have some UK mountain photos with clear blue skies. I am going to assume that clear blue skies around the world are broadly similar. Comparing my recent clear blue sky photos made on my iPhone 6 Plus with the samples provided I observe...

1. The details on these samples are smudged more than my 6 Plus.
2. There seems to be more jpg artefacts in similar tones of blue sky.
3. The colour rendition, pleasing as it is, seems to be more neutral in tone.

I am very happy with the results from my 6 Plus and certainly wouldn't upgrade to the 6S Plus on the basis of the camera alone. I don't think the samples are overall any better than my 6 Plus. I do like the colour rendition though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 11:31 UTC as 12th comment
On Connect post Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet running full Windows (176 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Another nail on the Apple's coffin?

Papi61,

Are you a dick? I never said they're selling like hotcakes.

I don't care if the whole world moves over to "whatever", I am not. I use the kit I choose to use and as for my establishment I will order what is required for it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet running full Windows (176 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Another nail on the Apple's coffin?

Papi61,

I really don't care.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 14:22 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet running full Windows (176 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Another nail on the Apple's coffin?

@Papi61

FYI Not in my work environment it hasn't.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 14:14 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet running full Windows (176 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Another nail on the Apple's coffin?

Another nail on the Apple's coffin?

No. Not at all.

I work in a school, its a full windows environment except for the 50 odd iPads.

The staff always bitch about their windows laptops but love the iPads. They hate windows 8.1 even more. OK, teachers are not tech savvy at all, tech dimwits actually.

In my environment the Surface will replace laptops and maybe even some desktops. The rise of the iPad is likely to be unaffected. Neither will the iPad ever threaten windows machines in my school.

It's interesting to note that when it comes to personal devices the vast majority of staff own iPads, then Android.

I think the Surface is likely to threaten laptops (and perhaps even desktops) made by other vendors and not the Apple juggernaut. We'll see!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 09:22 UTC
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maxnimo: And what happens if a mad insider employee steals your precious photos?
Or if a mad insider employee sells your precious photos on the black market?
Or if a mad insider employee sabotages the storage servers?
Or if a mad insider employee scrambles all the user passwords?

So, maxnimo, you don't bank then either?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 11:23 UTC
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Wye Photography: I am in the UK and have just tried to sign-up. The sign-in screens take me to the paid plans with only 5Gb being free or free unlimited uploads with Amazon Prime which isn't free. No where do any of the sign-in screens mention these two plans.

This is absolutely mis-leading and has rather cheesed me off somewhat!

Thank you newe that is what I did.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 11:21 UTC
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