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

Comments

Total: 314, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 (630 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 137th 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 18th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 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 15th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 comments in total)
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 (83 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (83 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 21st comment | 5 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)

Nope, still don't care.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 291st comment
Total: 314, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »