Michael Wilkinson

Michael Wilkinson

Lives in United Kingdom Shropshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jun 8, 2002
About me:

Working Photographer,Main Camera is a Nikon D3.Ride a Motorcycle to unwind and holiday on ,shoot target Rifle for my county and play rugby occasionally for my town.


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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (664 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Another profession question.
Tilting or fully articulating lcd is simply a added feature. I am honest when i say i would welcome an articulating rear glass on my 4X5...but totally impossible. Many scenarios i could have used. Don't care if offered on point and shoots. It just works. Used it wonderfully on my old Olympus 770 and Canon G12. Great low angle composing tool. Very glad offered on 645Z, one of the reason i hope to purchase. A great professional...or novice, amatuer, or whatever their title...tool.

I owned a phase one full frame scan back for my Hasselblad,a true full frame.I also used it on my 5x4 monorail but its applications were limited by the relatively small frame size when using the 5x4 lenses.
An adapter for the Blad lenses was sourced but proved very limited as the image circle was simply not big enough for movements to be utilised.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:03 UTC
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)
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madeinlisboa: The more Photoshop you use the less photographer you are... I use Photoshop only for creativity and extreme problems. I still use Capture NX for 99% of my photos.
It's sad to reach a point when you don't know if it is a photograph anymore...

I started life as a photographer in 1965 and have been cheating ever since.hot water on part of a B+W print to bring up detail,a dab of fix to stop development in one spot,shading,printing from multiple negatives.
I love what Photoshop lets me achieve.I no longer worry about how to prop something up in the studio,blemishes on products can be removed etc.
Photoshop is the perfect tool to compliment digital images.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 08:39 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1106 comments in total)

No inbuilt sensor cleaning then>Could be a nightmare with the E version

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:35 UTC as 337th comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1106 comments in total)
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Jeff Morris: Well I had my heart set on the D800. Thought price was 3,999 USD came in at 2,999! Otherwise what a disappointment! The J1 comes in an assortment of fun colors! But no! Nikon once again gives us plain old black! When is Nikon going to figure out what people really want? Pink, Red! Silver! Forest Green etc. this is the feature we were all waiting for. Well I will get one even if it's in black, there is always the hope that they will get it right with the D900! Now, I'm off to the hardware to pick up a roll of masking tape and a few cans of spray paint!

Not everyone wants a colour other than black!
I would not even contemplate anything other than black or grey

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:30 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/imageBank/d/DYNAX%2091.jpg

This is how professional dSLR layout should look like.

D4 layout? No thanks. Even Sony realized, that more external controls is good thing (NEX-7 layout). Yes they made few mistakes (like that those dials need LOCK and they dont have it :D), but idea itself was good.

If they create A99 with layout similar to A900 (or same) then good luck with D4 Nikon. Btw. that 16 mpix will be used in one of Sony future FF.

Best slr layout,ever, was the Rollie 2002 series.Easy to hold,did not bend my nose in order just to look through the viewfinder.Even my Minolta Dimage 7 was laid out better than my D3

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:55 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)
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tmurph: Oh dear oh dear. I can never understand people who look at cameras as more than just a tool to use and create great pictures. Most cameras help you do this but some help the process more than other models do.
Yes,yes I hear you say we know this but just look at the moaning brigade
on here. " it only shoots at 10 frames per sec" I know, terrible, shoot the boffins at Nikon for getting it wrong. " they forgot to put GPS on it" again. how absolutely shocking is that, well maybe some people need GPS at the end of the day who cares.
For all its wizz bangs this is a box, put a good lens on it and see what YOU are capable of.
This is a pro tool out of the reach of most of us but even if you could afford one then make sure it makes money for you if not then you're either too rich or you think spending that kind of money will make you a better photographer.

For the " hang it from my shoulder just to look good brigade" then good luck when they ask you to show them some of your pics.

dust elimination system still missing so I will stick with my D3

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:52 UTC
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