krmuir

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Joined on Aug 31, 2007

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krmuir: A bit disappointed by the results here - ISO 3M offered a little hope that a high ISO breakthrough was on the cards for those that really need it. As a user of A7RII ISO 100000 is completely unusable. I don't see much in the way of improvement here

@kyleandrewphoto - very impressive. Lots of detail too

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
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krmuir: A bit disappointed by the results here - ISO 3M offered a little hope that a high ISO breakthrough was on the cards for those that really need it. As a user of A7RII ISO 100000 is completely unusable. I don't see much in the way of improvement here

@howaboutRAW. - but in this case Nikon is about 5-6 stops beyond useable

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:48 UTC

A bit disappointed by the results here - ISO 3M offered a little hope that a high ISO breakthrough was on the cards for those that really need it. As a user of A7RII ISO 100000 is completely unusable. I don't see much in the way of improvement here

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 129th comment | 8 replies
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Duckie: A universal mount will force compatibility above capability (just like PCs). Vendor specific mounts will allow optimised performance (like a Mac). What's the point? People typically spend time/money finding what they like and spend on "dream combination" and get settled (or move on). It is not a necessity to be able to mount everything with one mount. You just select your gear with good judgement and move on. If you can't make the judgement, the ability to mount more is even more confusing. The planet of so full of excess gear that they need to invent new excuse to sell more.

But if you get it right you can have compatibility and performance (surface, Win 10). It's good to have plenty options.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 23:46 UTC
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)
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krmuir: I've had a love hate relationship with Trey's photography over the years. He has an incredible eye for composition and has some truly stunning results. I fell out of love with HDR a few years ago and found a lot of his photos very surreal and pushed beyond what I would consider tasteful.(I do understand the urge at times to get a striking shot from of a good composition in less than perfect light!) With time I see him truly mastering HDR and love what I see here. A definite pioneer in HDR and look forward to seeing what comes next.

And Trey, if you are reading this I had a good laugh at your comment about the sleeping security guard at xingping youth hostel as exactly the same thing happened to me in 2012.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)

I've had a love hate relationship with Trey's photography over the years. He has an incredible eye for composition and has some truly stunning results. I fell out of love with HDR a few years ago and found a lot of his photos very surreal and pushed beyond what I would consider tasteful.(I do understand the urge at times to get a striking shot from of a good composition in less than perfect light!) With time I see him truly mastering HDR and love what I see here. A definite pioneer in HDR and look forward to seeing what comes next.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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Biological_Viewfinder: This is the Future of Photography:

Everything will get smaller. DSLR cameras will become nearly extinct as people can get printable quality from a much smaller camera. Most of the strides made here are because of the giant leaps the smart phones are making, and the ripple effect this is causing.

Eventually cameras will be implanted directly to a person's eye and they will run non-stop video and choose photographs from that video stream. No card necessary as all data is wireless by this time.

Yes, fix your head to a tripod for 2 hours for a star trail

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 16:54 UTC
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
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Jostian: iPhone 6+ is fine but the Note 4 matches its IQ, quite a few comparative reviews show this, I'm not that impressed with what I see from my friends 6+ and the 1020 easily beats the 6+ for IQ and should be rated.

As the for IQ (only reason DxO rates the 1020 lower is due to its poor video score, but for photos it wallops everything else)... come on Connect lose the iPhone bias for once, its good but it aint the best....

Even if it is outdated and slow it would still be nice to see the lumia 1020 in the comparison, as I I'm sure it remains the gold standard with regards to image quality (not mentioning the 808). It is in a different league to the 930 (and presumably the 1520). Some of us are happy to buy a phone second hand if it allows us to get the best images

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
On Connect post Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (72 comments in total)
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Jogger: Its good to have options, but, i dont bother with RAW on sensors smaller than APSc. At that point, you are just shooting for fun and need convenience more than absolute image quality.

Put another way, if you do care enough about image quality to shoot RAW.. why bother with anything less than APSc.

What if you want a camera with decent image quality in a pocketable package? The Sony RX100 JPEG quality is good but RAW gives more headroom in many situations. The sensor is very much smaller than APSc

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 comments in total)
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Jogger: Surface Pro is so much better, esp. with far better display and Wacom digitizer, and no Apple Tax.. but, youre not a real photographer if you dont use Mac.

The surface pro 2 is a great device for photography. I have been using the 8GB/256GB version and it is super speedy for photo processing. The wacom digitiser is the big feature that really can make a difference to workflow. Having gotten used to a high res display I would not been keen on downgrading to MBA resolution.
The screen size for me however too small for serious work and a MBA 13 inch (HD of course) would probably work for me much better. On a plus side the SP2 will output to a 4K monitor through the displayport if need be.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
On Connect post Download and play with Nokia's new Raw photo files (71 comments in total)
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T3: It's really too bad that Nokia only uses Windows OS (and now is owned by Microsoft). If Nokia offered Android versions of their devices, I'd buy them. They make good hardware. I'm just not interested in Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8. And a lot of people feel the same way: like the Nokia hardware, don't like the Windows OS,

I actually hope they don't offer this on android. I like the windows OS and hope that these excellent cameras will help build up a strong user base.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 07:54 UTC

I look forward to similar articles when the next android, windows phone and blackberry operating system updates are released

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 22:21 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

Installed the trial version of photoshop CC as I was interested to know whether camera shake reduction could help salvage a few important photos that had a little too much shake. Sadly I didn't find it very helpful and therefore will be sticking with CS5 - the software I own

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 15:23 UTC as 58th comment
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)
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VivaLasVegas: Same old SLT technology, a Van Gogh machine needing a modern set of brushes at high ISOs. The AWB is extreme off too. Oh please, don't blame DPR staff, only if DPR gives gold for specs.

Another predictably negative response from yourself

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:26 UTC
On photo Waitemata harbour sunset in the Sunset in the city II challenge (1 comment in total)

Sorry I meant to mention - New Zealand

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 15:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)

I think the review is spot on. With such a thorough analysis it is easy to draw your own conclusion and determine which of the pros and cons are important to you.
I'm looking for a compact which will potentially photograph the aurora at mid latitudes. F1.8 at the widest setting with good ISO ability sets it apart from others for this purpose however I don't think it goes quite wide enough for my liking. I would have liked ability to add ND grad filters and an intervalometer.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 09:18 UTC as 22nd comment
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