Jez EMIN

Jez EMIN

Lives in United Kingdom East Sussex, United Kingdom
Has a website at http://www.jezemin.co.uk
Joined on Jun 19, 2011

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On The Devil's Washboard, Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur in the Sunset in the beach II challenge (30 comments in total)

This is why I don't come on this website anymore.

Take away the title of this competition and as yourself, what is this photograph about ?

Give it a title.

I wouldn't give it 'Sunset on the Beach'......

There's your answer.

Oh, and to be honest, I really don't like it (I don't care if it has been or not been PP and how heavily, I just don't like it).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 06:33 UTC as 1st comment
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LVPhoto1: Does it make a "goood" cup of tea;(!!!

Actually, not bad, surprisingly !

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 09:26 UTC
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn article (144 comments in total)
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mosman: After a quick flick through the comments, it appears there's an awful lot of people failing to see the writing on the wall.

Ignore the hype and vitriol for a moment and think of the impact this style of image taking and distribution is doing, and is going to do:
- to professionals in the industry across all genres,
- the company that makes your favorite PP program,
- the manufacturers that rely on the margin from P&S and entry level DSLRs to fund the higher end models.

The cameras included in smart phones now are only a short time removed from 'traditionally' formed products that wowed people here on DPR. Throw in ongoing financial pressures and increasingly easy methods of distribution and you have a perfect storm for camera manufacturers.

Relevant to DPR and it's reader base? You bet it is.

Larry,

I hate to admit it but I only learned the its and it's correct way aged 48 !

So even though I have been a perpetrator for many, many years, I commend you. It is a very popular mistake but nothing for the original poster to take personally.

Now, off to see what this Instagram is all about (and why I actually came on here in the first place !).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 14:24 UTC
On Leica includes Lightroom 4 with most camera purchases article (35 comments in total)

How about if I buy Lightroom, I get a free Leica M9 ??

Now that'd be worth it !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 19:07 UTC as 12th comment
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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rc53: While it's nice that LR 4 is cheaper than previous versions, for some of us there is a greater cost. I'm still on XP, not having seen any need to go to Vista or 7. And if I go to 7, it needs a "clean install" meaning that I loose all my applications and will have to reinstall them (having backed up all my documents, images etc). I don't really fancy doing this. It might be time to go to Lion on a Mac; but whatever option I choose, it's all annoyance and work.

So, I might stay with LR 3.6, and Adobe looses a sale.

I used to be a BIG advocate of reinstalling an OS every so often (6 months ?) - I've come from Windows NT -> 2000 -> XP -> W7.

In my experience, W7 is the operating system where doing a full reinstall simply wasn't necessary and actually seemed to make things slightly worse (initially).

W7 is the way to go. A fantastic OS IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 09:46 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (185 comments in total)
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raztec: Where is the D700 in the samples comparison so we can compare them together?

Even if The D800 had close to D700 iso capability it would be a penomenonal camera. But somehow, I doubt that will

Sure, I think I'd have more use for the D4 vs the D800 but size and price are huge deterrents.

I'm the typical amateur photographer that takes indoor and low light sport shots and of kids running around in the house. I do take some scenery shots but have never blown my 11x19. So I need a good high ISO camera in a small body.

Make the D4 in a smaller body and drop the price to the D800 range, and I'm sold.

Raz

That's funny Louis,

This isn't what the Nikon representative and yesterday's Focus on Imaging 2012 Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham said to me....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:35 UTC
On Windows to the Soul in the The Forgotten Image challenge (5 comments in total)

Wow....

This wins ??

Those eyes have been ridiculously PP'd

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 11:07 UTC as 3rd comment
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LensBeginner: The Nokia N95 camera is miles ahead of the one mounted on the Samsung Galaxy S, and it is a product which is more than three years older than the other... I have limited experience because I can't afford to buy every smartphone that is created, but this I can tell (I also borrowed and tried a N97 mini): Nokia might have produced crappy OSes, but camera quality has always been very nice in flagship models.
I was perplexed to say the least when I discovered that the N8 was going to have a 12Mpx camera, but this approach here makes sense to me.

Hi LensBeginner,

I think the best solution for me really is to get rid of the HTC and buy a tablet with Android on it and then get a/the Nokia.

Nokia make great phones and maybe the Windows OS is a good one (good enough not to get me addicted to a phone for Christ sakes !!).

I love the idea of taking pictures with a phone and don't agree at all with whoever it was on here that said if you want to take pictures take a camera wth you (and use your phone for making calls......). When I'm out trekking, I don't want to take a (heavy/bulky) camera, I prefer my phone with builtin GPS, built in sunrise/sunset calculator etc etc etc.

No, I cannot and will not accept the crap images that come out of my HTC !!! They truly are bloody awful !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 15:56 UTC
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LensBeginner: The Nokia N95 camera is miles ahead of the one mounted on the Samsung Galaxy S, and it is a product which is more than three years older than the other... I have limited experience because I can't afford to buy every smartphone that is created, but this I can tell (I also borrowed and tried a N97 mini): Nokia might have produced crappy OSes, but camera quality has always been very nice in flagship models.
I was perplexed to say the least when I discovered that the N8 was going to have a 12Mpx camera, but this approach here makes sense to me.

I can believe you.

I 'upgraded' from an N95 to a smartphone (a HTC Desire HD) and yes, I can watch movies, YouTube, surf the internet etc etc on my new phone (plus of course download hundreds of Android apps) BUT BUT BUT, my 8mp camera is a pile of JUNK.

I used to take my N95 for example out for long treks and the pictures it would take would be stunning. I (stupidly) assumed that a current 8mp camera would be better than a 3 year old one.......

Now, I hardly take any pictures with my HTC, it's simply not worth it.

Also, with these fantastic smartphones with the touch screens, they use a soft shutter release, and that does not work ergonomically. Glad to see that this Nokia uses a proper physical shutter button.

I'm almost tempted to get rid of my HTC whilst I can still get some decent money for it (though as I type this, I am reminded that I have some pretty darn good serious Android apps (not games)).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:48 UTC

One word......

Android.

Nokia have to get it in their thick heads that NOT MANY people are that interested in Symbian. It's either iPhone, or Android.

(I miss my Nokia N95 phone since it was an awesome camera, but times have moved forward and Nokia have been left way behind).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 23:37 UTC as 147th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (287 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: A film by Sandro shot with the Nikon D800
Joy Ride - Behind the Scenes :
http://vimeo.com/36306101

http://vimeo.com/36305675

Yes,

And did you notice how much kit and personel they threw at that 5 minute reel ??

I mean, was that close to a $1m production ? Or more ??

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 14:21 UTC
On Nikon announces SB-910 high-end Speedlight article (118 comments in total)
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SiPat: £449 in the UK -- that's US$700

Taking a picture in the UK is VERY expensive....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 09:04 UTC
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T I Wood: APPLE please buy Adobe and NIK software!!!

I liked/loved Steve Jobs, but equally I allow frank200 to air his views (for they are *his* views).

I read the link he posted, and whilst I'll probably never own a Mac (don't see why I should for I find them incredibly overpriced), it comes as a 'bit of a coincidence' that this is posted by the BBC....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16570765

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:33 UTC
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benjol: I had Ps4. Was waiting for the PS6 upgrade to come. Then Adobe advised their new policy of upgrading. Giving time untill end 2011 for upgrading to PS5 in order to upgrade later to PS6. I purchased the usleless upgrade toward end Nov 2011. Installed it only yesterday 12 Jan 2011. Now Jan 2012 they advised prologation of update from PS3, PS4 untill end of 2012, after me and many others already purchased the PS5 update ? Isn`t it cheating or do I miss something ?

asloc,

But surely upgrading from 5.5 to 6 will be cheaper than 4 to 6 ??

Plus you'd have had usage of 5.5 for all that time ??

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:09 UTC
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Danny: I bought the Photoshop CS5 upgrade a month ago, I went from CS3 to CS5 because of the Adobe policy. After a month of working I still fail to see the advance of CS5 over CS3, honestly, I just can't see it.. I believe I see 'Puppet Warp', a bit of interface redesign (more anoying in my opinion), for the rest I just do the same stuff with Photoshop as I did 10 years ago. CMYK is there, the layers, the brushes, the masks. Hey, where is all the new inventive stuff that made it worth the money spend? No wonder no one wants to upgrade, what's the point???

Danny,

Why didn't you read or watch any review on CS5 before taking the plunge ??

It's easy to jump on the upgrade bandwagon, but for me, Content Aware fill would be nice (I'm on CS4 and can't afford it right now)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:08 UTC
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Lea5: Power of the masses! Adobe lost! When the customer is so upset, that he/she denies to buy any future products, the corporations step back. It was an overwhelming protest.

Nobody lost !

Everyone wins - sheesh, let people make mistakes and then have the decency to accept it when they present their corrections.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:30 UTC
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Solarcoaster: I'm pretty sure Adobe could just make more money by requiring a dongle or "ignition key" to use its software, preventing piracy, rather than bilking people who are essentially donating them money for software they could pirate for free if they wanted.

And you think dongled software can't be cracked ??

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:28 UTC
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