Lawrencew

Lawrencew

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 9, 2002

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On silhouette-3 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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pen araneae: Beautiful black and white.

Thanks Pen

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: I added a photo, but it seems to have been removed. I had no notification as to why...

I guess that would explain it :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 07:11 UTC
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

I added a photo, but it seems to have been removed. I had no notification as to why...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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Suave: Surprisingly reasonable price. Looks like someone at Canon has learned his lesson.

Can people stop saying this price looks reasonable!

We need Canon to think it is much too expensive for us :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
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Lawrencew: Any idea of the EU and UK price?
No price is given in the EU press release.

So not worth the effort considering that returns and warranty might be an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 16:41 UTC
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Lawrencew: Any idea of the EU and UK price?
No price is given in the EU press release.

According to ePhotozine who have what looks like a UK press release, the UK price will be £1999 at launch. Which isn't too bad if that is confirmed.
Also Photography Blog has it at "an estimated retail price of £1,999.99 / €2,499.99 / $2,199.99"
At least it isn't straight pounds for dollars which has often been the case.
Expect it to be £1699 by next summer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:18 UTC

Any idea of the EU and UK price?
No price is given in the EU press release.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 08:07 UTC as 50th comment | 13 replies
On High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review article (181 comments in total)

Great review, but it might be worth covering the fact that in some countries there are laws governing the commercial use of drones, such as for real estate photography. Which bumps up the cost of operation and restricts just who can fly these things and where.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 81st comment
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)

Well done that man

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 40th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Much as I expect to be disappointed (as a Canon user), it should be noted this was a double page advert in the New York Times. So not cheap.

You don't go to that expense to announce a photo contest.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 723rd comment | 1 reply

If I publish my photo to some social media site, or Flickr, and they make a ton of money from the advertising my well liked photo brings, do they need a permit, or do I?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 35th comment

I guess the comments of DPR's photographer community are not surprising.

However, I have little doubt these will sell out very quickly. If you have ever been to Harrods or Selfridges - the only places you can buy this - and seen the hoards of Asian female tourists buying anything with a brand on it, you will know why. This will be another must have for trendy young rich Chinese, Japanese and Korean women.

You might not like it as a photographer, but Canon and Stella know it will sell.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Given a SL1 kit costs around £450 in the UK, that's one heck of an expensive camera bag...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 88th comment
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (70 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Does Canon's stand acknowledge the existence of their EOS M line? In the USA, their last EOS M anouncement was in July 2012.

good question.
Presumably they have the current M, but not M2, and the EF-M lens line up on display?
Can DPR confirm?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:04 UTC

Ripoff UK pricing as per normal.
EF-S 24mm is $149, but will be £179 in the UK. That means the UK price is £149+VAT. Whereas US buyers will be able to buy one for about £95 at today's exchanges rates.

UK retailers, you can thank Canon UK for sending me to DigitatRev et al instead of spending my money with you...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:02 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (233 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?

I read the DXO review. I could see no explanation as to why it is worse. I am aware of the general reason as per viking79. But I just couldn't see any specific reasons given by DXO. Yes DXO state where it is worse, but not why.
It was just that the question why was asked by the OP, and Henry said see the DXO review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (233 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?

Where? I couldn't see any explanation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
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Lawrencew: Next step is to dynamically adjust the curvature in camera, so that it is optimised for the focal length chosen by the photographer.

If they can do in body stabilization by moving the sensor, and now build curved TVs where the curvature can be altered, then it wont be long before they can alter the curvature of the sensor in camera too...

(where's the Patent Office btw :-) )

But a digital sensor itself was hard until someone did it.

Years to come, dynamically curved sensors coupled with liquid lenses taking light field images will be the norm... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:36 UTC

Next step is to dynamically adjust the curvature in camera, so that it is optimised for the focal length chosen by the photographer.

If they can do in body stabilization by moving the sensor, and now build curved TVs where the curvature can be altered, then it wont be long before they can alter the curvature of the sensor in camera too...

(where's the Patent Office btw :-) )

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:32 UTC as 96th comment | 5 replies
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Reactive: Sorry if I sound cynical, but I can't believe Canon would give away anything worthwhile for nothing. And yet again, another Great British rip-off for the paid service: "Oddly, the price for these services is listed on different parts of the site in the same amount for Pounds Sterling and in Euros". Canon, please explain why?

I'm a Canon user, but I won't be using this service.

if you go through the upgrade process, the prices in GBP are actually slightly lower. £4.49 instead of €4.99 and £99 instead of €109 per year.
But that still doesn't reflect exchange rates, and looks like as usual the UK is paying more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:52 UTC
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