KAllen

Lives in United Kingdom Norwich, United Kingdom
Works as a Aerial Photographer
Joined on Mar 25, 2004
About me:

Photographer looking for a plan "B"

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If I had any doubts why I now shoot film for fun and digital for work, this load of nonsense just reminded me.
The fun is seeing the image and judging the best way to capture it. Not searching through pigs ear pictures looking for the best one to try and turn into a silk purse.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 10th comment

A field review is needed to compare it with whats out there already. It might be a time consuming product to manufacture.
You can spend much more on clothing.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 14th comment
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KAllen: There certainly is no end to the techniques to over processing an image. I'm all for new things, but to me every time a technique gets added the picture just becomes less real.
I can remember a Chef saying once "the further you get away from cooking on a wood fire the worse it gets" or words to that effect.
So what are we looking at in the end, the capture of nature in a picture or the Photoshop skills of a technician?

real or not all I see is Photoshop. Not an obsession, but on the condition do I like it. No I don't, it's just another image created in Photoshop by going too far for me. I'm not against photoshop and I think this image could benefit from some creative editing, just not a special effect. It looks like a dial in "art effect" That's just how I see it.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 15:16 UTC

There certainly is no end to the techniques to over processing an image. I'm all for new things, but to me every time a technique gets added the picture just becomes less real.
I can remember a Chef saying once "the further you get away from cooking on a wood fire the worse it gets" or words to that effect.
So what are we looking at in the end, the capture of nature in a picture or the Photoshop skills of a technician?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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sillen: I think this review expose many equipment gaps and weaknesses. Imagine what a camera in this category could enable with better technology. Bring in top notch sensor performance (speed, ISO, and DR), no mirror that needs to flip 20 times per second, and High Frame Rate High Resolution video for sports.
This tech already exist. I see big opportunity to reinvent this space!!

The trouble is EVF's are not the answer in many circumstances, even the best ones are not that great despite the hype and techie nerds that think they are the bee's knees. Canon are using the latest tech to maximise the ability to flip the mirror so we can keep an image in the viewfinder that doesn't lag or burn out and it just looks better and nicer to compose with.EVF's are getting better but still someway to go.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Lets be honest DPR...your love affair with the sony a7r-II sensor would fall apart if you would simply pay attention to the lack of detail that comes along with sony's noise reduction. Your constant need to show how pushing an image 4+ stops is the most important camera metric would cease to influence your minions if you acknowledged that the A7r-II shows less detail than the other cameras when pushed using your preferred method of exposure.

The thing with Sony cameras is on paper and tests they look to be unbeatable. Pick one up to use and its not so good. Sony make great sensors, but rubbish cameras.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 09:23 UTC
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Lan Kasu: This sounds like yellowpages and maps are being sued by banks because "they make robbing a bank a much easement, now criminals knows precisely where the banks are, and how to plot escape route."

What should happen is Google pay a fee to those that own the images that appear in the search. It's the content creators that add value to Googles search and value to Google. A reverse of google click, they pay the creator pennies every time an image appears in the search.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:58 UTC

Oh poor poor Getty, now you know how we feel. With any luck it will be a long expensive court room battle and the fees will send them both to the dogs.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 5th comment
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NickyB66: Will this firmware upgrade automatically reduce the price of this camera by £2000, no, I thought not.

No reason it should be any cheaper, its not expensive for a top line pro camera as it is...and no I don't own any Leica, but after handling the range recently from Q to S I thought what beautully designed, made and handling set of cameras. On my list now.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 16:33 UTC

I bet this mkI attempt is not a very pleasent experience, get to the mkIII and it might be good.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 3rd comment

The new lenses look like they Might be good. At the end of the video you get a get out close about simulation. So we will just have to wait and see what the real thing produces.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 16th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: 4K video with an OVF ? I would much prefer a high resolution 2.3-4.4 mp EVF. but this looks like the best DSLR for video so far.

Why anyone would prefer an evf to a real image in the viewfinder is beyond me.
Presti you missed out ...that blows out against the light

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)
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otto k: Why fixed AF and exposure in 16fps mode? They have DPAF and use it in video for both auto focus and metering, so why lock everything with mirror up?

I imagine to get the speed, having to think and adjust would slow it down....I'm wild guessing here..... to 14fps.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:11 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)
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ScanSpeak: Sounds like all the non professionals don't care for this camera.

Fortunately this pro camera is not for them.

For a sports or wildlife either pro or serious hobbyist,it will take some beaten. Those that critise it don't understand it and they are not the ones Canon needs to impress.
Most options on cameras are worthless it just looks good in the brochure/pdf. Everything on the X has a use for someone making a living from it.It's design is to get the shot and get it well, then deliver it to those that matter and that's it. No pointless gimmicks, no confusing menu options etc

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 13:31 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)

I hate first impressions so called reviews, they basically reword what is written on the box. But the net loves 'em.
Does it get things sharp and what's the quality like? without knowing that everything else is pointless.
It's just a rehash of the PR blurb.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 97th comment
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)

They are shouting about incredible detail are they saying the 20mp is punching above it's weight or that 20mp is enough for incredible detail?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 07:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)

Canon not shouting about improved DR, unless the cleaner blacks help.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 07:27 UTC as 23rd comment

I can't argue that it's a stunning bit of gear, best available maybe, but for who? How many people need to produce detailed pictures the size of a barn door?
I'm old enough to remember when Phaseone backs were 22mp and then users claimed you could make prints as big as a barn door.
I don't think people are lured into more pixels are better anymore....don't take my word for it ask Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 08:55 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)

Does anyone know if this has any crop marks easily accessible in the viewfinder to help with composition for when you intend to crop?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 10:11 UTC as 4th comment
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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MistyB: Getting a little too old (and with a new titanium hip joint) to carry around my backpack of Canon 70D and assorted lenses. I am seriously thinking about putting up my kit for auction, along with my Canon G1X Mk II ... and upgrading to FF with this palm-sized beast of a Sony. My one question for you more experienced pros out there, is how much the lack of in-camera stabilization for stills will detract from the point and shoot capabilities of this otherwise phenomenal looking camera?

If holding the camera still is a problem, carry a monopod with a quick release on.
The little sony a bag of batteries and a monopod will way very little.
I'm dissapointed it doesnt have stabilisation and gps on board, but it is what it is.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
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