Shaun Bell

Shaun Bell

Lives in Canada Kelowna, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.paphotographics.com
Joined on Mar 21, 2003

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What's with the huge box on top of the gimbal? Are they kidding? A three axis gimbal controller in tiny, what's all the space for? They should stay out of the gimbal business and stick to cameras lol!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 21:52 UTC as 1st comment

If Wacom is reading this, how about a Lipo battery and wireless? Now that would be sweet!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 21:40 UTC as 13th comment
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Francis Carver: Wow, one thousand dollars for THIS 8-bit color fidelity little display? Wacom seems to be in denial, not wanting to recognize products from Apple and the host of tablets and touchscreen maker offerings. Predatory pricing in this product segment is over once and for all, I believe.

I think for people like myself that use large Cintiq's on a regular basis, this is a pretty cool device. Of all my equipment, the Cintiq's give me the best return on investment except for our large format printers. To be able to use the same editing system out of the studio is awesome. Not all's rosy with wacom though, I own a 12" Cintiq which is a POS. Too many cables and adapters to make it useful for on site editing. It sits in my storage area collecting dust. As for 8bit, I would never use any of my Cintiq's for color correction, that's what the main traditional monitors are for. But 8bit ins't an issue for editing. IPad? That's for the Camranger and that's it lol!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 21:09 UTC
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Sdaniella: Anyone seasoned/mastered direct 'digital image' sensor exposure determination in the last 12-13 years (PowerShots since 2000, or EOS LV dSLRs since 2005) with Full M/M ISO will be very familiar with 6D's 'digital era' ExpSim LV (or 'digital era' ES-LV of PowerShots) with its EOS-1 Dual controls... and non-interrupting menuless exposure determination creative adjustment controls... 'live preview'... aka (2012/2013)... Canon's "Final Image Simulation" (new name for Exposure Simulation 'ExpSim' LV (Metering Mode/Range: Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor); but a longstanding feature since 2005-EOS-LV-dSLRs and 2000-PowerShot dcams)

repeat, reiterate, improve... continue...

PowerShot users who are Full M/M ISO-Savvy will be comfortable with any EOS LV dSLR, including the ExpSimLV 6D... ExpSimLV XXXD/XXD/M, ExpSimLV 7D, ExpSimLV 5D, ExpSimLV 1D...

none of the Nikons even have EOS-1 Dual controls, never mind the 'odd few' that have Full-Time ExpSim LV... (D3/D4)

Talk about working backwards lol. I like to see how that ESLV works with manual strobes? Talk about wasting time! How about use the proper exposure and stop messing about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)

Come on Sony, give us GPS in your next NEX! These are some of the best bodies for UAV work, but without GPS it's limited. I know UAV's aren't a big market, but it's still a selling feature.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 22:00 UTC as 34th comment
On Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? article (391 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: D4 = ExpSim LV (maybe; most likely for stills and video); more MP than past 12Mp but only a bit; allows for fast fps still; but not fastest; video now 1080p, but DR poor, too contrasty, blowouts hard to control, not good for cinematography.
D3s = ExpSim LV (stills; video, but only 720p); resolved less than 5D2, a given; but had better hi-ISO IQ; good AF
D3x = ExpSim LV (stills); hi-MP (but IQ iffy; resolves less than 5D2 at higher ISOs); AF iffy.
D3 = ExpSim LV (stills); lo-MP (but IQ superb at higher ISOs; but resolves less; a given; offers higher fps (for lo-MP; this is a given)); AF good.

D800 = NO ExpSim LV (for neither stills or videos; like D700, but D700 only lacked video); but now has very hi-Mp; IQ will only be good at lower ISOs; lesson learned from D3x, and best left for studio. video only as good as D4 or less; also too contrasty and hard to control DR unremarkable for cinematography. AF be similar to what D3x faced for hi-MP. Much cheaper than non-ExpSim LV 645D or any MF

Really? Iffy IQ and AF for the D3x and out resolved by a 5DII? I can tell by your pictures you must be an expert.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 02:47 UTC
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Conrad567: My problem is I don't like the style of photography that an NEX requires. Holding a camera at arms length and pushing buttons to change the aperture or shutter. The endless menus etc. It is crazy. I like to set up a camera and then shoot on the fly old school like. Sony simply fails at basic understanding of how a camera should function. Fuji has returned to photographies roots, independent shutter dial and an aperture ring on the lens. These mechanics take design and components that simply adding another electronic motor and button don't require...so Sony cheaps out and makes an unusable camera in my OPINION. That is why this camera costs more and that is why people like me have been waiting for years for someone like FUJI to make. I can hardly wait for mine to come. I could never afford the LEICA offerings but I could afford the Contax G2 if it were around today...I only hope and pray that this camera lives up to expectation, if it does then it is a BARGAIN!!!

From a owner of a Sony NEX 5n, I have to agree. I hate using it. Bad ergonomics, menu's (too many), access to functions... It is a great aerial platform body though, which is why I purchased it. Pretty hard to find something as light with good IQ. So it's going to stay on the multicopter. I'll definitely be looking at the Fuji, looks very promising as a general purpose body so I can leave my work cameras at home.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 19:06 UTC
On IMGP0957 in the High IQ landscapes, number 3 challenge (9 comments in total)

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=269438

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2011 at 06:31 UTC as 5th comment
On IMGP0957 in the High IQ landscapes, number 3 challenge (9 comments in total)

One more to make you feel better lol! This one almost placed last. Now it's not fine are, but look at some of the other entries. Just remember when you enter these challenges you can't take it personal. My partner would give me hell ever time I would enter.
dpr://galleries/420232358/photos/823077

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2011 at 06:29 UTC as 6th comment
On IMGP0957 in the High IQ landscapes, number 3 challenge (9 comments in total)

I know how you feel!

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/DownloadOriginal.aspx?id=217315

Placed 113th. Can't believe how many people gave it .5 rating. Didn't think it was that bad!

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2011 at 01:18 UTC as 8th comment
On On the Dock in the Redux: Golden Hour Portrait challenge (1 comment in total)

Great expression, great lighting and excellent skin tone. How this placed 13th is beyond me. I figured you'd place ahead of my entry easily. I think there's a large portion of voters that don't like traditional portraiture. Yet it dates back to the romans in its execution. Sad that more people don't appreciate true portraiture and the skill required to produce it. This isn't walmart and people should see that. A good number of entries that placed above you are nothing more than snapshots. OK, that's my Saturday morning rant!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2010 at 16:12 UTC as 1st comment
On Children of the Sun in the Redux: Golden Hour Portrait challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks. As for cliche lol, they're walking like that because the hillside was really steep. So that's why they're looking down, so they don't trip. Pretty funny and it made a great image. This was printed as a 40" canvas with a thick gallery wrap, looks way better at that size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2010 at 15:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Beauty in the random in the Everyday Life: Corners challenge (4 comments in total)

Caught my attention while cruising the forum. Excellent image and processing!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2010 at 19:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Red On Red in the Red Brick Wall (Full Colour Only + No Minors/Animals) challenge (6 comments in total)

It really is a red brick wall. It's got to be a 100 years old though. There was all kinds of black stuff on it, probably from the cities pollution over the years. Also, the wall isn't really illuminated that much. Most of the light was coming from a small window on the other side, more like a spotlight.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2010 at 23:21 UTC as 2nd comment
On Red On Red in the Red Brick Wall (Full Colour Only + No Minors/Animals) challenge (6 comments in total)

I'm being a crybaby aren't I lol? Ok, no more whining.
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2010 at 06:28 UTC as 4th comment
On Red On Red in the Red Brick Wall (Full Colour Only + No Minors/Animals) challenge (6 comments in total)

Ok take the same girl, same location and place 113th! Go figure. Can;t believe all the .5 to 1 votes. I thought it was an amazing image for "are you looking at me" challenge because she would never look directly at the camera, always a little off to one side.

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=217315

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2010 at 05:57 UTC as 6th comment
On Alley Cat in the Red Brick Wall (Full Colour Only + No Minors/Animals) challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks. I actually like my other entry that placed second better. Just goes to show we all have different taste when it comes to photography.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2010 at 01:17 UTC as 1st comment
On moto in mud in the Action - Off the Road! challenge (1 comment in total)

Love the color in this image. As for mine, being it was shot with a F5 and Tmax....no color at all lol.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2010 at 03:43 UTC as 1st comment
On New Outlook in the ~ I cant think beyond you ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

I'd like to see the people that voted one. Like other's have said, 1 means you shouldn't have taken the lens cap off. Enough of the anonymous voting, lets level the field.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2010 at 00:30 UTC as 1st comment
On 30 minutes of freedom, the bride. in the 2wentysomething (Posed BW only) challenge (3 comments in total)

There a lot of really negative votes, why?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2010 at 04:45 UTC as 3rd comment
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