Greg in London

Greg in London

Lives in United Kingdom Nr London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jan 13, 2010
About me:

sick of couch photographers get out and really use your gear


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On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (470 comments in total)
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desaint: Oh my freaking g#d...a lot of people complaining here..10 dollar a month three beers less and you are there.
I'ts a ver expensive product to make,you pay thousands of dollars on camera gear but you don't want to pay for your software??
Normal you have to buy it once in the three years and now you pay monthly,i think at the end it's about the same...
And for the illegal downloaders there is enough other software builders you can
use for"free"and then can complain about it:)

Its not about the money its about being held ransom, 20 years of buying PS and now I have this BS.
Sell me a copy, don't need to be online to use it.
The alternatives are being tested and used far more often

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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Marty4650: I wonder if this is just a fancy box with a Sony NEX5 inside?

I suppose you need to buy one to find out.

maybe just maybe Roland the future blad products might be interesting !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (703 comments in total)
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km25: Sorry DP not much of a preview. If the camera came in about 2/3 to 1/2 this cost. I may buy it. It is just over priced. Prehaps Leica should make this camera in an other country. they did with their 35mm SLR. Just too much $$$.

I am not sure about your logic here re cost, one could also argue that a lot of camera manufacturer's are actually selling their product far too cheap................look at their product range .... not very interesting year to year ! I think Leica are actually pushing some interesting boundaries and hey I did not even mention their glass here !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 21:21 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (703 comments in total)
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Sirandar: I don't get it .... shoot raw and PP to black and white exactly as you desire ...

Will it really capture better images than a OMD or a FF? The lens still needs to handle colour properly. The sensor is simpler but will that simplicity really translate to better images?

yep look at the files !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
On Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London article (64 comments in total)
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D1N0: "the organization will display 70 portraits from a submission of 1184 photographs,"

so plenty of pictures left for rejects from the rejects exhibition exhibition.

Yes your exactly right....there was still a "competition" to become a reject ! Why not may it formal and get the actual judges to choose the selection of "nearly" ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
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davecamerator: If they'd left out the sensor and shutter button they could probably charge $25,000.

Graduated from Canon and bought my "S" never looked back a great way of future proofing my images . The files are just fantastic to work with.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

Not Happy !

Adobe hell NO !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:46 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)

Who gives a monkey's ?
Bottom line is a would prefer a Leica camera starting point for optics and build quality for any photography.
My experience is not insignificant ....there is hardly a brand of gear that I have not used and I keep on coming back to Leica, the only way I know to get the image and future proof my images.
Nowadays software is a part of everything , even a diswasher !

I think too few on this thread are actually using/pushing their gear, get off the couch !

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 16:57 UTC as 196th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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flatrion: Where is the 'T' comes from ? It does not resemble Contax T, it is not made of titanium.

R------S------T me thinks !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Photographing bubbles, one bubble at a time article (74 comments in total)
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fuego6: With the new cameras... this is becoming increasingly easy to accomplish.. instant focus and auto-rifle like capture. Just slam the shutter, take 40 photos and cull and enjoy after the fact. Same for milk drops now... no need to expensive equipment and triggered shutter releases... just jam the shutter button and review the results. Love technology!

Regardless of gear he did a great job with these images.

Gear helps but an eye is worth far more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (347 comments in total)
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lukx: Can you be honest and at the end of article mention that it was sponsored by Apple?

As a Pro working on location , I can tell you that a computer just being reliable is a bigger point than any features sometimes. Build quality and Apple support make the entire package worthwhile.
I left the PC culture years ago as as it was a pain in the rear. Try taking pics rather that go for the lowest denominator, its not a computer forum!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Now I'm curious. Has anyone every seen a Leica S2 in the wild? Outside of a store.

I have not, but then that's really not surprising. I imagine these are used by fashion journalists or something like that, where cheaper medium format camera like the 645D/Leaf would be considered too bulky. Though even there I can't help but wonder if a Canon 5DmkIII would serve just as well.

In short, who actually uses these cameras?

3systermuser has a rather uniformed reply there are plenty of pro's using the "S' series leica as its a great alternative to the "H" series.
Speaking as a pro in London I am really pleasantly surprised how many people are using them and the great support here including rental for extra bits.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 23:38 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

so what if I want to go "off grid" with my I have to be wired in full time for Adobe.....I don't think so.
Get with the program Adobe , we don't like it and we have a choice !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:31 UTC as 120th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (397 comments in total)

I am a Pro and I am walking as will many others.

Adobe has lost the plot, with ALL photographers , hobbyist or Pro.

The next twelve months or so will be very interesting when other company's will rise to the challenge and they will.

existing layered files too are not an excuse to stay with the new Adobe model!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 14:52 UTC as 156th comment | 2 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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xiod_crlx: nice price! well done!

I don't think so Leica...............
I don't see a great legacy of Leica zoom lenses, especial a lens that slow . This seems to be very out of touch !

A baby "M" was what I would like to see.......oh thats a Sony !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:41 UTC
On 5 things iPhone photographers want from WWDC post (26 comments in total)

come on Apple how about Aperture is it dead in the water or is it supported ?
I am not getting that warm cosy feeling of Apple support that I am used to !


Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 01:08 UTC as 12th comment
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Ken Johnes: "To achieve the studio-like lighting,"
- what studio like lighting?, this simply looks like on board flash in use.

" Tergo has rigged his Chevy Silverado"
- what about reg num , colour and year of manufacturing too ? ;-)

" with two high-powered strobes"
- wow!!!!! that´s a very valuable info, there .

" powered by twin 4000W generators in the truckbed."
- i thoiught his car was running on Gas :-)

" Inside, a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV is connected to a laptop, and triggered by a Pocket Wizard."

- well, it better be, otherwise he might get his Chevy in trouble.

" Tergo has a dashboard-mounted iPhone for reviewing his shots via onboard Wi-Fi. "
- you fotgot the provider and the iphone version and the wifi bandwidth !! ;-)

On a normal day, Tergo claims to take '40 to 50' shots.
- i thought he only shoots under the cover of dark, at NIGHT ;-))

pathetic DPR. pathetic !!.

not enough great results for he staying in the car for protection ?

I think Ken Johnes is quite correct in his comments.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 11:19 UTC
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dengx: Somehow I don't think it is a good news.

I agree not good new for professionals !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 19:06 UTC
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Paul Guba: Yes open to everyone! That way every artist can work for nearly nothing and not get paid. We all can give up any rights to our work. Thank you Intel: multinational company with billions in capital for finding a way to encourage artist to work for nothing.

Mr Longman, you are right one does not need to enter this harsh competition.
Complaints can also be seen as caution to those that do not realize their rights are being compromised by a wealthy multinational............

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:46 UTC
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vhlemos: What about the rest of the world?
Aren´t we not good enough for Intel?
Why only USA residents and Canadian people?
This is totally unfair.

Mr Brushfire, there are two issues here is the geographical eligibility of entry which is the lesser issue and the more important being a rights grab !
This "legal issue" can be avoided as people are being warned in good faith by the photo community NOT to enter as the rules are draconian and do not benefit the entrant even for the experience of it.......that is not ridiculous

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 14:29 UTC
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