Charlie boots

Charlie boots

Joined on Dec 11, 2011

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Take nothing but pictures
Leave nothing but footprints
Waste nothing but time.

These people have obviously never heard of this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 27th comment

This photogrher has obviously no regard for preserving nature and must be extremely selfish in their outlook. One dreads to imagine the unsightly splashes of garish colours these thick liquids made when they fell to earth on the rocks, grass or whatever. Presumably there were several attempts at each shot creating even more mess and destruction of pristine and natural places.

I am surprised that DPR would lend credence to such obvious disregard of nature and our environment by publishing and thus tacitly endorsing this.

As someone has mentioned below. This is nothing else but vandalism of nature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 11:47 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

If the Walton family offered to pay only what this total legal case will cost them I would imagine that Bob's photo will be very well paid for the photos.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 08:01 UTC as 83rd comment

The issue is that Adobe has a contract with subscribers to provide service without any penalties for non compliance whereas if a subscriber does not pay the penalty is disconnection. A very one sided affair with no incentive for Adobe to create a system of extreme reliability.

Many customers surely lost much money due to the inability to access their documents in Adobe's cloud and yet Adobe does not seem to be accepting any responsibility for this.

Once again Adobe takes a high handed approach to customer service.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 19:59 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Beautiful artistic images. Not sure if some are real or modified but in anycase very nice. It would be useful to have the photographer clarify this.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 75th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 comments in total)

Great images and some really nice compositions. Especially like the sheep.if you want to restore colours try Kodak Digital Roc software if you can find a copy. Runs on 16bit windows 7

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 15:47 UTC as 68th comment
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 comments in total)

This sounds more like lightroom calibration to match the camera than camera calibration as the calibration is only appliccable when using lightroom and is only appliccable to a specific light colour. Change the location and the light and one needs to recalibrate for the new light situation. This then means that for each photo shoot there needs to be a new calibration. How does one then manage within lightroom as it is not possible to automatically have lightroom change claibration profiles automatically to match each photo shoot. This has to be done manually.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:49 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)
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rfclark: One reason this didn't crash and burn like a lot of our early military test rockets is that this rocket is built with private money!
The engineers made sure they knew what they were doing before they lit the fuse!

When a military funded rocket crashes under testing everyone gets to keep their job and gets more money to keep testing. When a privately funded rocket crashes everyone gets fired. The incentives are quite different.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

What is the max size print I can make at 300dpi in native resolution?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 110th comment | 3 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (650 comments in total)

This is a disruptive product as the price is significantly less than half of the competition. A review of this beast and image comparisons with the competition as well as Dxo numbers will ultimately tell the full story. Can't wait to see some image comparisons.

Considering Pentax's other products one has no reason to think that these will be anything less than amazing. Once Lightroom and Capture one have profiles the med format landscape will be very interesting indeed. Hopefully someone will quickly make adaptors for Mamiya and Hassy lenses.

Wonderful Pentax, congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 161st comment | 1 reply

Great effort, lots of expense, poor result.

It seems like a collection of short clips that abruptly switch from one to another randomly. Music, if it can be called that, is terrible. As a first documented flight through ice caves they could have created a more memorable legacy. Title should be, "how not to make a movie of the first documented flight through ice caves"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:58 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Hasselblad lost my interest when they started rebadging Sony cameras and closed their system.

There are better alternatives from more focused companies whose employees are themselves photo enthusiasts. Hasselblad is now run by venture capitalists and accountants whose only interest is higher share value at any cost.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

These people are crooks. Photographer should get at least 50% but 60% would be ideal!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On CES 2014: Fujifilm Stand Report article (13 comments in total)
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D1N0: nr 7 is a bit pornographic. (or is that just me?)

Its you!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1619 comments in total)
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Charlie boots: I use a D700 and would like to upgrade and add a second camera. The D800 has too large files for my use. I used F2 and F3's and have many legacy lenses, and the Df, with the excellent d4 sensor would be ideal. Reading the various reviews I am very disappointed as it seems that Nikon has short changed us for the price. Focus module, live view focusing, card in battery compartment, non pro connectors, max shutter speed (even my d700 does 1/8000sec). For the same price as a d800 I would expect to see a camera with similar or even better specs in these areas as technology has moved on since the D800 launch. We are seeing apsC sensors with equal capability. I will thus not buy at present. Sorry Nikon, a disappointed customer.

HowaboutRaw:

It is not that I want 1/8000 or even use it, it is a matter of perceived value compared to Nikon's other offerings. I like the Df and it would suite my purposes well. I just feel that Nikon has overpriced the Df by limiting some specs for the price they are charging. Around Rrsp $2500 would seem to be a fair price if they want more they need to improve the specs. For exactly the same street price it does not appear to provide the same value as the D800.

I have no doubt that the focusing system is better than the D700 and more than adequate for my needs. Again here it is a preception of value for money and a feeling that I am being overcharged.

The "f" cameras were Nikon's premium line and one would expect a camera that Nikon presents as representing the "f" lineage to be also the best in its product class.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1619 comments in total)
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marike6: In case you missed, Steve Huff reviewed the Nikon Df and he absolutely loves it. So much so that he bought one.

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/12/20/the-nikon-df-camera-review-by-steve-huff/

He talks about all the things this review didn't care to mention: the fact that the Df has dethroned legendary D3s on DxOMark as the low-light king, the quiet shutter compared to the A7's somewhat loud shutter sound, the outstanding battery life and body as the lightest FF DSLRs on the market.

Knowing that almost ALL cameras get awards on this website, with all those positives and class leading low-light performance going for it, the fact that the Df received a high score of 81 but no award was an uncalled for insult to Nikon users and readers of this website.

Huff, like most of the reviewers here, is a mirrorless and rangefinder fan, but he gave nothing but raves for the Df. And the quality of the images he made with the Df speak for themselves.

I thought only people from the east worried about face.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1619 comments in total)

I use a D700 and would like to upgrade and add a second camera. The D800 has too large files for my use. I used F2 and F3's and have many legacy lenses, and the Df, with the excellent d4 sensor would be ideal. Reading the various reviews I am very disappointed as it seems that Nikon has short changed us for the price. Focus module, live view focusing, card in battery compartment, non pro connectors, max shutter speed (even my d700 does 1/8000sec). For the same price as a d800 I would expect to see a camera with similar or even better specs in these areas as technology has moved on since the D800 launch. We are seeing apsC sensors with equal capability. I will thus not buy at present. Sorry Nikon, a disappointed customer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 00:34 UTC as 83rd comment | 9 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 11:24 UTC as 27th comment
On Nikon Df Review preview (1619 comments in total)

I use a D700 and D300 and want to trade the D300. 16mp is just right, D4 too expensive, D800 too large files, Df looks ideal and I really like the manual controls for the major functions. Would immediately buy one but feel Nikon have short changed us with the focusing system as the price is now more or equal to the D800 in the USA.

Will for the present I will keep what I have.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:08 UTC as 202nd comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

It seems a good price for both and I will now subscribe as it will be cheaper than an upgrade for both, but I already have CS5 and LR5 to fall back on.

A) 20gb storage in the cloud is not too bad but not advisable to use it to store your files as if you stop paying you cannot access your files.

B) A very big negative is what will be the price after 12 months? They have the ability to ask whatever they like and if you dont pay you loose access to everything.

C) eventually improvements will probably make CS5 or 6 obsolete and one will have to upgrade to stay current.

D) this whole issue has eroded my trust in Adobe as they keep changing their terms. The last promotion of this type excluded owners of any creative suite but included owners of photoshop only. Bizarre logic.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 00:17 UTC as 112th comment
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