Pete Mc

Pete Mc

Lives in Denmark Denmark
Joined on Jan 27, 2010


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download Soundhound and Google Goggles for FREE and you have an amazon Fire. (probably with a better screen and camera if you bought your phone in the past year)
Why 4 cameras for face-tracking? One camera and software is all you need.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 20th comment
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (90 comments in total)

nipple counter. This photo was a mistake!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 09:59 UTC as 43rd comment
On 2014 Sony World Photography Awards finalists revealed article (66 comments in total)

These images are generally creative, or tell a story. This is what I was missing in the dpreview awards which seemed more focused on (photoshop) technique. It just shows how different judging panels have different criteria. as do we all.

Personally I prefer photo's that, like great art, make you think. Technique is a poor second.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 10:37 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)

*almost* a home run. I'm disappointed that theres no slo-mo on the lower resolutions. If it could do 1080 at 120 or higher, THEN I might just switch from Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 07:17 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)

All nice pictures. The judges seem to favor exact symmetry, though for me that quickly feels contrived and uninteresting.

If there was just one image among them that told a story, I'm sure it would win.

I went for the guy in the canyon, with his cup of coffee. Sensible use of fisheye to catch a scene of peace and tranquility.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)

This quick replacement of the 650D appears to vindicate my personal assessment the the 650D was actually far worse at focusing than the 550D.

Whether this was general, or the manufacturing process was unstable, and I got a one of the bad ones, I guess I'll never know.
Certainly if you were coming from anything other than a 2Meg phone, the results were not impressive. The touchscreen was great though, and the only thing I missed when I returned it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 07:52 UTC as 37th comment
In reply to:

micahmedia: Please keep the "connect" content separate and give us an RSS feed without it?


The point is it SHOULDN'T be on main page. It's purely a smartphone/tablet article and belongs on connect. Please dpreview, don't dilute your brand! Yes some smartphone articles can have relevance, but like many a loyal dpreview reader, i find this sort of thing is just annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 11:17 UTC
In reply to:

Juraj Lacko: So what is the big deal that everybody is complaining about seeing mobiles on dpreview? All modern phones have build in cameras. BTW those cameras are killers of compact cameras and who knows, maybe in the future they will kill dslr as well... Just dont read article if yu are not interested in phones. Is that so hard?

I guess we thought when dpreview made a separate site for camera phones, (Connect, in case you havn't seen it yet) the real camera news wouldn't be diluted by endless smart phone releases.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 16:19 UTC

Having bought and tested the 650D, I returned it and kept my 550D.
While the features are fantastic, particularly the touchscreen, focus was a real problem, especially because in automode, aperture is wide open giving a small to non-existent depth of field. Video displayed the same characteristics. It may track, but never achieves sharp focus. The sensor appears to require far more light to operate resulting in higher ISO's, longer shutter speeds, and wider apertures, compared to earlier models.

I should say I only tested a single camera, and didn't dare invest time or money in a replacement. I think I'll grab a Lumix FZ200 instead. The lens alone (a 25-600mm F2.8!) would cost 4 times as much for a Canon DSLR. Not to mention 12 fps burst, upto 240fps video...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 09:32 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom article (190 comments in total)

My advice would be try before you buy.

I bought the 18-270mm with VC only to find it was much sharper with it turned off. The first one I received I thought might be faulty, but the replacement was exactly the same. You get amazing specifications on Tamrons, but unfortunately the results aren't equally impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 09:39 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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