Bill Bentley

Bill Bentley

Lives in Canada British Columbia, Canada
Joined on Sep 13, 2004

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Bill Bentley: Price = Ridiculous.

But I like that the tech is slowly edging in this direction. Soon enough we will have close to APS-C equivalent quality in a smartphone body for about $300-$350. That will be great.

Of course not this phone Lars, but I'm thinking of maybe 2-3 years from now. It's the same with the phones as it is with television sets.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 15:02 UTC

Price = Ridiculous.

But I like that the tech is slowly edging in this direction. Soon enough we will have close to APS-C equivalent quality in a smartphone body for about $300-$350. That will be great.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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marc petzold: OMG..that's sooo.....exciting....zZzZzZzzzZzzzz....

Sorry... but who enters photo competitions like this anymore? It's become a game where they offer one major prize, a few smaller trinkets and then take ALL the rights to every photo submitted so they can turn around and sell them.

There are still worthwhile competitions out there. This just isn't one of them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
On CreativeLive to host one-day event with Art Wolfe article (33 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: I tried to see it twice and it didn't work. Oh well.

???.........It hasn't started yet.

EDIT: The first link in the article is broken. Use the link near the end of the article.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
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RichRMA: This is where you thank the optical gods for the polarizer.

Lens hood is shown on camera right off the top of the video.

But agree, not in plane.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Still more expensive than the brand new and 4K capable Panasonic FZ1000.

Sheesh, is it so hard to understand that you can only capture a live event ONCE. So why not capture it in the highest quality possible? You can always create a 1080p file from the footage and work with that until computers catch up (aren't we basically there yet though). Just upload a 720p file to You Tube if you want.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Still more expensive than the brand new and 4K capable Panasonic FZ1000.

People, please understand that 4K capability is not just about use today, it is for future use too. You cannot go back and re-shoot today's memories. So why not record them in the highest quality possible.

Look at re-runs of Star Trek - The Next Generation. It was a great series for it's time. But the 4:3 format looks all wrong on today's tv screens. I'm sure they now wish they shot it in a different format at the time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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mark moe: I'm not a fanboy owned MANY products from both companies....

Sony has three camera features I use all the time:

1. Twilight mode: many shots a merged to reduce noise-- great
2. sweep panorama -- easy and good results
3. Hand held HDR-- awesome.

panasonic May equal or best these features now but-- I'd like to see proof. If they do, they cut Sony's lead or bested them.

These useful little things I use over and over are why my Sony cameras displaced my Panasonic and Canon cameras in the past.

@ Eleson. Here is the tool that can do it.
http://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrenfuse.php

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
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SantaFeBill: I admit I'm not much into video, but still ... U.S.$900 for the camera, then another $5000 for a TV to view my badly done amateur 4K videos (since there is yet no 4K broadcast content in the U.S. - heck, HD TV here is still 1080i or even 720, not 1080p.) Plus of course 4K-enabled video editing sw and a monitor that would give some idea of what the 4K video looks like. Plus a computer or at least a graphics card/CPU upgrade.

For that amount of $$$, I could get a great FF DSLR plus a very good lens, probably two.

I'm sure I'm missing something ... . Just not sure what it is. :-;

What you're missing is the fact you can record 4K video NOW and then wait for the prices to come down on the other bits you mentioned. No reason you can't display regular HD quality from this on your current TV set

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 18:29 UTC

Is this the thing that was developed and beta tested under the name Project 1709? It was absolutely brutal when I signed up for it over a year or so ago. Nothing worked, and you couldn't even delete photos. No response to user feedback. I think it was just a ploy to get a hold of free images. Maybe it still is.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 8th comment
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

This will look great in the hands of a female Russian spy at a ski resort in the next James Bond film.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 15:49 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (84 comments in total)
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cseiler: Reading this is like hearing that a very nice meal I just had was full of glutamate!- I guess sometimes its better not to know the recipe.

He started with a RAW file. RAW, like uncooked food. Other than maybe oysters, herring and sushi, do you eat much raw meat? Do you think this image was over-processed? If you do, then you're mistaken.

Thanks for sharing Erez. Always appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
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mosc: I'd so much rather have 16-150 than 16-300 if the image quality were even slightly improved. Where is all this demand for the long end coming from? APS-C DSLR's can't focus at f6 in anything but direct sunlight and anything you have to be that far away from is most likely moving. I never understood the market for slow tele.

It's APS-C, it should be cheaper than FF to get some decent aperture telephoto lenses. Why are all real telephoto lenses FF? Show me something past 150 that's faster than f5.6 for APS-C and not FF? Pentax, champion of APS-C makes 60-250 f4 which is incredibly expensive ($1400) and 250 f4 isn't that impressive. Minolta had a FF 210 f4 more than 20 years ago and it never cost that much nor does it weigh 2.2 lbs!

I have Canon 600D and 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS. Great lightweight, budget combo. You can buy the lens used for $350, but even $650 new is not too bad. I have many good shots, both action and static with this combo.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/billbentley/13574334104/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/billbentley/13574328674/in/photostream/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)
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JapanAntoine: Thanks but would like to see more shots in dark situations, with ISO pumped up, or portrait shots with wide aperture, to evaluate the bokeh.
Thank you!

Agreed. I'd like to see the night city skyline shot at f8-f11 too. Looks a bit soft at f4-f5.6 to me, although the bridge shot isn't too bad. Decrease Av, increase ISO, increase Tv.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I still only see 4 pages. Need to add the other 6.

Shouldn't have to go and clear the browser cache to see it though Barney.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I still only see 4 pages. Need to add the other 6.

Not that I'm looking to buy a K3, but this camera has to be the biggest soap opera ever on this site.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Tim Streater: Not having a rotatable rear screen is a big PLUS as far as I am concerned.

Why? Canon's implementation of the swivel screen is sublime. Sturdy enough and when tucked away is barely noticeable. I have used mine on many occasions.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:17 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Wow, I purchased $20,000 in studio and darkroom gear from them back in the late 80's .

Sounds like they could have used another 20K from you last year.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:24 UTC
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Rage Joe: This seems like an untrue story. Maybe he earned $15,000 one day.... and the next days and weeks and month just about nothing?

That what the heading says. In ONE day. Not PER day.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 23:04 UTC

Honestly, the world baffles me these days. More specific, it baffles me what people spend their money on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 35th comment
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