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 Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (163 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Rich Russian heritage?

It's a bit iffy whenever a manufacturer has to include statements like this as a selling point.

@Angrymagpie

Rich Russian heritage!

Made by Soviet prisoners and with Vodka quality control. How more of a rich heritage do you want?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (163 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Who in their right mind would pay such ridiculous price when you can just buy the original for much less? Better yet, just get the much superior Canon LTM 1.4 which blows this thing away at half the cost. Must be an early April fools joke. ;)

@SonyA7Rslinger.

But, but, the Canon LTM 1.4 isn't an authentic Russian!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (163 comments in total)

YAY! I had one of these on my Fed 3. I had some quite good results from it as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 54th comment
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bfrankpoto: This is going to sound mean, but I don't care about film simulation. I can't imagine many professionals using that on a regular basis. I would love to hear if this is something that could realistically be considered as a replacement for dSLR gear. The viewfinder issue is troubling. Sounds like using a 70-200 equivalent may not work very well.

@bfrankpoto

If I wanted film simulation I would use, erm, film. It'll be a lot cheaper too!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
On photo Rainbow in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Absolutely magical, Wye Photography, and it has earned you second place in this week's challenge where there were so many excellent entries. This capture epitomises the essence of great photography: just the right amount of colour, light and shade, attention to detail, much to view and consider within the picture, and most importantly, your ability to 'catch' the moment when the small rainbow of light lit up the distant fields. It is a pleasure to view this masterpiece. Ruth :-)

Many thanks for your comments RuthC, much appreciated.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On photo Dreamy Morning in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

As soon as I saw this image I thought "that's the winner!". Congratulations, it's a superb image and very atmospheric.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:19 UTC as 4th comment
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (409 comments in total)

Dale, I do find your lack of faith disturbing. Lord Vader never said "Luke, I am your Father".

Mis-quoting a Sith Lord will result in an audience with the Emperor, and he is not as forgiving as I am.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On photo Swiss_Prealps in Autumn_0001 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)

Fab!

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Apple as a company is over. They should diamantle the whole enterprise and return the money to the shareholders.

Ignore Wubslin, he doesn't even own a camera!

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Apple as a company is over. They should diamantle the whole enterprise and return the money to the shareholders.

Wubslin, I think you should get yourself a life.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Apple as a company is over. They should diamantle the whole enterprise and return the money to the shareholders.

Would you like to explain why?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:39 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 15:48 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 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!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 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.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:04 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)
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sunjester: This place is more like a church than a camera review site.

Interesting! Please explain!

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?

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.

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.

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

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
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