Steve Ives

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a z/OS Systems Programmer
Joined on Aug 23, 2001
About me:

Panasonic LX-3

Sony DSC-F55 - Sold.
Sony DSC-F505V - Sold.
Sony DSC-P7
Sony DSC-F707 - for IR work.
Canon EOS-10D - Sold.
Sony DSC-M1 - Sold
Canon EOS-1D Mk II - Sold
Nikon D100 - Sold
Canon 350D - Sold
Panasonic TZ7 - Sold

Sigma 100-300 f4 - sold
Sigma 120-300 f2.8 - sold
Sigma 12-24 - sold

Epson 2100 - Sold
Epson R2400 - Sold
Epson 7800

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I might be interested if there is an adapter for an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:57 UTC as 8th comment
On article VR / Action cameras forum just launched (26 comments in total)

So many of the negative comments here could be 20 years old if you replaced 'VR' and 'Action cam' with 'digital'...

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article VR / Action cameras forum just launched (26 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: And another thing - VR AND action cameras...??

Huh???

How on earth does a forum where people are comparing Go-Pro experiences share space with VR enthusiasts?

Illogical.

You guys haven't really thought about this have you?

:)

It may well be that most live VR is shot with a pair of action cams?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
On article VR / Action cameras forum just launched (26 comments in total)

Just launched? That explains why it was empty when I saw it yesterday, and just had to say something.

'First Comment' on a post bragging rights? Pah! First post in a new forum EVER!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:16 UTC as 6th comment

Very sad - always like his approach to photography and gear reviews.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 08:48 UTC as 69th comment
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JNR: Aren't we more than three weeks past the time when April Fools have us laughing?

Oh, no. Last month was the big joke when we were told that an iPhone can't be hacked. Until, predictably, the iPhone easily got hacked. Never mind - it was just a marketing thing.

As is this.

When did an iPhone get easily hacked?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:10 UTC
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)
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MaxPrime2: Whatever credibility Leica had left is gone with this, at least for me. Leica's founders must be rolling in their graves.

"Leica is the most blah blah blah..."? That's surprising. They certainly have a much smaller presence in the camera market than they did before digital took off. I can't believe that they don't want a larger piece of that pie.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 01:15 UTC
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)
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MaxPrime2: Whatever credibility Leica had left is gone with this, at least for me. Leica's founders must be rolling in their graves.

Leica have to do somethings - they missed out on the explosion in photography with the advent of digital cameras and they've missed out on the further growth of photography with mobile phones.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 09:25 UTC
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sh10453: It would be very useful if DPR would follow up with a report comparing the cost of printing using these printers vs. printing at professional printing services.

The price of ink (regardless of manufacturer) is ridiculously high, and buying cheap refill ink is not a desirable option for quality prints.

Same here - picked up a cheap 7800. Cheaper to run than a small printer, flexible and reliable and happy to sit unused for several months at a time.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:42 UTC
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fmian: When shooting through a window, you could just use a flexible hood/bellows pressed up against the glass so light from around the room doesn't enter the shot. This product already exists.
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When shooting through a wire fence, you could just place the lens right up to the fence so that you're shooting through it, or you should use shallower dof which would make the fence in the foreground almost invisible.
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Complex software/computational solutions when simple practical solutions already exist.

I was lucky when I went to Silverstone and had to shoot through the fences that they didn't point the images, as I managed to get close enough.

No idea if this link will work...

https://www.facebook.com/SteveIves67/media_set?set=a.10150251794433800.328907.758328799&type=3

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
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fmian: When shooting through a window, you could just use a flexible hood/bellows pressed up against the glass so light from around the room doesn't enter the shot. This product already exists.
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When shooting through a wire fence, you could just place the lens right up to the fence so that you're shooting through it, or you should use shallower dof which would make the fence in the foreground almost invisible.
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Complex software/computational solutions when simple practical solutions already exist.

You could also open the window or move to a location where there isn't a window.

I think this approach is for when you have no choice but to take a photo where reflections will be an issue.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 08:48 UTC
On article Apple patent hints at super resolution camera mode (77 comments in total)
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muvovum: and once again Oly gets the medal for being the first to introduce the hires mode, when they weren't the first ones. AFAIK it was Hasselblad.

Well, it's good enough for the Hubble telescope, but I'm sure you know better.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 08:48 UTC
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (348 comments in total)
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MPS Photographic: It seems that images have to be uploaded to Lytro's site, and can only be viewed with propriatory software on a monitor, portable electronic device or some other display. Is that correct?

Can you sell copies? How can a wedding, sports, fine art, etc, photographer monetize lightfield images? You are locked out of all branches of hard-copy image exploitation unless you output a 2D print, which just negates the capabilities of the Lytro.

"How can a wedding, sports, fine art, etc, photographer monetize lightfield images?" How about lightfield images to be used in tablet/PC-based wedding albums, Sports Illustrated/National Georgraphic magazines or auction catalogs, for example?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (348 comments in total)
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illdefined: So many close-minded traditionalists here...1% of whom make any prints with their 20+ megapixel Bayer beasts..

Using this camera to make prints on paper is like watching a 3D movie with one eye closed. It completely defeats its intended purpose.

This camera isn't to correct focusing mistakes after-the-fact no, its to make INTERACTIVE STILLS. Yes, intended for the medium you are using right now, the SCREEN, which the vast majority of us look at _way_ more than ink on wood pulp, whether on our desks, the wall, or in our hands.

This camera makes photos you _interact_ with, so even in fine art applications, the output of this camera would be on Touch Screens, not paper. That said, 1080p is only 2mp; the latest commercial displays are 4k, which is just 8mp! That should put some of the worn-out MegaPixel Pride here in check (doubt it).

For those with no imagination, expect every working Product or Food Photographer to get one of these or risk losing business, and thats just for starters.

Nerd2 - I don't think you understand. What this camera does can't be done by a 'normal' digital camera. I'm not saying that it's better, only different. Find out what it does before dismissing it and no - it's not intended for stock or product photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 07:23 UTC
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (348 comments in total)
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Joshua Zakary: Can someone explain to me this whole Megaray thing? This article says that 40 million Megarays = 5 Megapixels. I must be missing something here. $1600 for a 5 megapixel camera?

I know there is a lot of new technology which is amazing, but is the image resolution large enough for professional photography applications??

Thanks!

I think that the process of re-focussing the image requires discarding/combining the majority of the light-rays that enter the camera and get recorded, hence the massive drop in resolution.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 07:18 UTC
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (348 comments in total)
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forpetessake: This camera needs a bigger sensor with at least 20MP resolution, good interchangeable lenses, they need to do a serious work on the body to make it ergonomic and convenient to use, they also need to add a good EVF and tilting LCD and all other conventional features. Oh, by the way, they can drop that light-field silliness and make use of some good Sony sensor. Then people will probably start buying the camera as long as it's priced competitively.

You mean that they should stop trying to do something different and simply make a clone of the majority of compact cameras already available?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 07:15 UTC
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