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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They left their doors open for 176 years! I'm surprised that all of their gear wasn't nicked.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 27th comment
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

@Melchiorum.

Well said! I wish more people had your attitude.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:09 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (712 comments in total)

I just wonder if I am ever going to see an Olympus OMG-1D10T ?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 7th comment
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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Olivier Hericord: this photo app is a joke ... killing aperture for that is a shame ...
aperture : dead
final cut x : dead
logic : dead ...

they just want to sell iphones ...

Logic Pro X dead? Since when exactly?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
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Wye Photography: Personal voyage.

Being dissatisfied with Adobe (products/price/performance) I have moved to Capture One. C1 for me is a better application, it's also faster. I have one of those cameras which does not have sensor cleaning built-in, so on occasion, I have to do a deal of de-spotting. In Lightroom, it is so slow and my computer is pretty fast and has stacks of RAM. I just prefer the look to the finished files from Capture One. Subscription or stand-alone options are clearly present when buying (unlike Adobe). The choice is yours. C1s colour editing tools and masks are far superior than LR and the LCC tool is just amazing. I can't use my 24mm lens in LR without a LOT of work.

I never thought it would happen but Adobe, we are divorced. For the first time in 20 years, I have no Adobe products on my computer.

Unhappy ex-Adobe customer, happy C1 customer.

Before you troll, if LR floats your boat, hey that's brill! My Adobe boat has sunk!

Dear @left eye

It means your options are...

1) if you already own Capture version 7 or 8 you can upgrade to version 9 for 99Euro

2) Buy the full version 9 stand alone for 279 Euro or

3) Subscribe for 12 months at 12 Euros a month or for 3 months at 19 Euro per month (2 seats).

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
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ihv: Provided the perpetual license will continue I do hope in the next major LR version there are more things than currently released to the CC only.

Please forgive my cynicism but I would not be surprised if Adobe buries Standalone LR.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 14:22 UTC

Personal voyage.

Being dissatisfied with Adobe (products/price/performance) I have moved to Capture One. C1 for me is a better application, it's also faster. I have one of those cameras which does not have sensor cleaning built-in, so on occasion, I have to do a deal of de-spotting. In Lightroom, it is so slow and my computer is pretty fast and has stacks of RAM. I just prefer the look to the finished files from Capture One. Subscription or stand-alone options are clearly present when buying (unlike Adobe). The choice is yours. C1s colour editing tools and masks are far superior than LR and the LCC tool is just amazing. I can't use my 24mm lens in LR without a LOT of work.

I never thought it would happen but Adobe, we are divorced. For the first time in 20 years, I have no Adobe products on my computer.

Unhappy ex-Adobe customer, happy C1 customer.

Before you troll, if LR floats your boat, hey that's brill! My Adobe boat has sunk!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On photo Rainbow Bee-eater in the Your Best Bird Photos challenge (14 comments in total)

Superb image!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 09:34 UTC as 5th comment

"Business profiles also have a contact button that can be connected with a business number or email address, enabling prospective clients to directly contact the company rather than having to seek contact details elsewhere".

Fab! So I can spam the spammers!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 11:06 UTC as 4th comment
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SRT201: We all know that Leica can make a very good camera and excellent glass. There is no arguing it. There are many professionals who use Leica as those cameras meet their needs for usability and image quality.

On the other hand, It's the galling level of Leica pretense that is hard to stomach. This is truly one of those emperor-has-no-clothes moments but because it's a new Leica MUST mean this is pure brilliance and the faithful will fawn all over it. Apparently having a much higher probability of missing the shot is an improvement, Bravo!

For many it has nothing at all to do with the camera's capabilities. It is simply about being seen with one and knowing that it pairs so well with your new Pradas or something along those lines. It's about the "experience" of using a camera that projects an heir of luxury and exclusivity. Sadly, it doesn't do anything better than any other well-crafted camera/lens.

It's honestly just foppish insecurity on parade.

@ chperezn and anybody who actually cares.

Status symbol! Hardly, the vast majority of my friends don't even know what a Leica is let alone recognise it as any form a status symbol.

A few weeks ago I took my Leica to a wedding. There were 200ish people there. The only person who actually recognised what I was using was the professional photographer hired to shoot the event. He even offered to swap his 1DX for my Leica.

Status symbol! PAH!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
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chperezn: Only Leica can cripple a camera and make it sound like they are doing the photographer a favor.

Personally, I think it is the other way around, it is technology that cripples photography and it is technology that will ultimately destroy it.

Photographically the most liberating experience I had is a few years ago when I abandoned the light meter when using my Leica M2. Unless you actually experience that freedom and liberation you will just never know. For those who will actually use this camera, I think it will prove to be the same, a liberating experience. I think other cameras may just follow.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
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mrmut: In a world where you are expected to produce loads of high-quality high-resolution images instantly, this is a joke. Of course, a professional can make a good image even with a piece of crap, but why would he/she want to? I use iPhone for documenting my family, because it is easy and instant. Torturing myself (or my clients) with something like this seems like masochism.

@pnphoto,

Nicely put.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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zomtekind: I really like it.
Some other brand should come with something like this - full-frame, only iso, speed and aperture analog settings, maybe fixed 50mm 1.8 lens but with down-to-earth prices.

I reckon Fuji will be next!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
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Wye Photography: Obviously, REAL photographers use Leica. Those who lack confidence or are insecure use one of those plastic things full of electrical gadgetry and computer control to compensate for their obvious lack of skill and ability.

@Phototroll

Oooops! Raw nerve touched perhaps!

I absolutely agree with every word you typed and said better than I.

I was, for the record (if one actually exists), being facetious. A fact that escapes many as I have Asperger's, and my "S. O. H. " is, let's say "different".

I also am a "REAL" photographer using a Leica M2 and a Leica M8. To me, the Leica isn't just a tool, it is an absolute pleasure to use and beautiful work of art used by a tool.

https://www.facebook.com/chris.bryant.35574

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:29 UTC

Obviously, REAL photographers use Leica. Those who lack confidence or are insecure use one of those plastic things full of electrical gadgetry and computer control to compensate for their obvious lack of skill and ability.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

I don't use the screen to "chimp" on my Leica M8, I forced myself to pre-visualise instead, to see the final result in my mind. So, I would love this camera. Amazing. A brave move. I would love to afford it. I would love to afford a Ferrari as well.

I just wonder if on car forums Ferrari is slagged off or on watch forums Rolex so slagged.

What is the root of all this hate? Jealousy perhaps, or dissatisfaction with life, or job or wife or perhaps feelings of inadequacy???

My Leica M2 and M8 were not worth the money I paid for them, neither is this camera. Neither is a Ferrari for that matter. That's life. Ain't it a bitch!

Well, It's been entertaining reading the comments, keep it up chaps.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 92nd comment | 7 replies
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BSandu: I really love entering any Leica-related subject just for the comments. Always makes my day :)
The sad point is that there are still "photographers" who buy such crap.

@phips243

I tend to disagree with you. My 5cm f/2 Summicron is bitingly sharp on both my M2 and M8, better than "L" glass that I had. It was made in 1957 and was made from metal and glass, unlike modern lenses which are all polycarbonate. The sharpness of my Summicron is consistent all over the frame. It's also quite heavy at 366gsm.

The "old designs" are every bit as good as modern ones. The marvel of computer aided design is in making of lenses that are so small / light / ultra wide angle / ultra long zoom and with double or triple the number of elements found in Leica lenses. Even my four element 1958 Elmar can give the best modern lenses a good run for their money in the middle apertures.

There is little point in having modern CAD and then not be able to produce lenses to Leica manufacturing tolerances.

Leica lenses are the best I have used, and once you have tasted and appreciate that luxury everything else just seems so 2nd rate and overly complex.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On photo Reflection in the Abstract Tree Photo challenge (4 comments in total)

Lovely image, minimalist and tranquil. A worthy winner!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 14:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I would have thought that an Apple Leica collaboration would have been much more suitable!

@Sam Santana

...because most people view Apple and Leica as producing products that are way overpriced (not that I ascribe to that view says me with three Leicas and two Macs).

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 10:39 UTC
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