alan e jones

alan e jones

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Christchurch, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a retail sales
Joined on Feb 1, 2009
About me:

Landscape and nature photography use 6D and 650D plus EFS 15-85',17-40F4l, 24-105F4L, 70-300F4-5.6L, 100mm macro L IS

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1173 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why touch screen?
This is not an iPhone or your Sunday picnic snap tool. This is a rugged pro DSLR, which many pros will use in adverse conditions. It must work when the user wears gloves on.
DPR was again running out of silly excuses to find 'cons'? And thus pushed this phenomenal DSLR into comparisons with categories and demands that are irrelevant.

Hi i know what your saying.. i do also use manual focus with macro but the new Dual Pixel AF sensor allowing phase dectect AF is very accurate so you can AF where you want especially in ackwark back breaking neck wrencking type situations !!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1173 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Why touch screen?
This is not an iPhone or your Sunday picnic snap tool. This is a rugged pro DSLR, which many pros will use in adverse conditions. It must work when the user wears gloves on.
DPR was again running out of silly excuses to find 'cons'? And thus pushed this phenomenal DSLR into comparisons with categories and demands that are irrelevant.

I have to agree the touchscreen focus point and shutter is incredible it revolutionises macro work is so easy with live view and angled screen just touch the screen with 2 or 10 sec delay or use your cable release system with any tripod work its brilliant i recented switched forom 2 sytems 6D and 70D to exclusiively 70D losses yes off course but not at iso 200 but the functionality of the 70D with its touchscrenn phase detect AF system is great i found myself always wanting to use the 70D especially for video i'm actually shooting more videos now and would not use the 6D for video Hey the 6Dmk2 soulb be a winner i may buy one !!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
On Nikon posts sample images from new D7100 article (95 comments in total)

Hi Canon 6D and 650D user here
These images along with the D800E satisfy me
they are crisp with great detail..i think Nikon users should be happy because if canon produced a camera like this i'd buy it in a flash..sure the full review is not here yet but as an indication its looking great ..i applaud Nikon and hope canons next sensors are as good as the sony ones !

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On Ryan James in the Cutie Pie challenge (1 comment in total)

lovely boy and he has more hair than me !!

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On Lady Darin in the Cutie Pie challenge (1 comment in total)

sweetie !!

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On NJW in the Cutie Pie challenge (1 comment in total)

bubbles in the bath !!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:47 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC_3553 in the Cutie Pie challenge (1 comment in total)

gorgeous little girl !!

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On CUTE in the Cutie Pie challenge (1 comment in total)

so cute !!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Bubble Bath in the Cutie Pie challenge (6 comments in total)

What a beautiful,adorable,sweet cutie !!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:40 UTC as 6th comment

Hi from Christchurch NZ
Its Sun 12.40 pm got it first time instantly .. many thanks
to Uwe and dpreview..merry christmas from "down under"
Alan Jones

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 23:49 UTC as 103rd comment
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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increments: re: the RAW vs. JPEG comparisons.

I'm presuming the JPEGs were all OOC. If I'm right about that I suspect there's a lot more detail to be got from them.

Also I'm pretty sure that the colour cast in the example shown could be removed.

While there are inherent limiting factors to processing JPEGs, you can vastly improve on a camera's OOC images. RAWs will be slightly better, but usually the differences are only apparent at quite large sizes (IMHO).

If you only view your images at a typical screen size, or upload to facebook etc. JPEGs are probably sufficient.

Of course the argument exists that if you're prepared to PP you might as well shoot RAW, but it's not mandatory and a lot of people do PP their JPEGs.

Hi Totally Agree i had Proceesd JPG's for the last 8 years without problems..the gain verse time in using RAW isn't worth it in my opinion !!
PS over the years i've seen reviewers that can't get their RAW files as good as the in cmaera JPG's !!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 00:13 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: good article/ roundup overall, selection of these 6 cameras is perfect, they are more comparable to each other than anything else available.

picks in individual categories are more or less correct, but if I have to pick one among these six ... which one I should?

high street price tells Oly XZ-1 is cheapest. (£261 after rebate in UK)
your comparison tool tells its sharpest and fastest lens in smallest of all these bodies.
there are problems in all these cameras and I have used x10, lx5 and xz-1 why I will be keeping XZ-1 and not the other and if its not qualified in any of the category?

I agree i also shoot a Canon 5D MkII and 50D and am amazed at how good the ZX1 is..It gets my vote !!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 00:07 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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Nick Carrigan: Sorry DPReview but you haven't convinced me to shoot in RAW.

You've claimed that shooting in JPEG is a terrible experience. Could it also be a fact that certain companies just have a poor JPEG engine design?

Olympus has created a truly excellent JPEG engine. It isn't just in the XZ-1 but also the E-P/E-PL series as well. Why can't other manufacturer's do this?

Most P&S cameras have awful JPEG engines that can't even compete with an Apple iPhone image. If Apple can make this work, then certainly a *camera* company should be able to -- (a leer towards Canon/Nikon.)

If everyone would invest the time to create a good JPEG engine then RAW mode really wouldn't be necessary for the average user. Sure, RAW has some advantages but it shouldn't be a requirement to justify the camera's IQ.

Personally, I find it sad when I read a review that says "well, the JPEG engine sucks but RAW is great. So, we'll give it a Gold award."

Hi
couldn't agree more..i don't have time to Process every image
JPG's are important to me if the JPG is crap i don't buy the camera simple eh ! I own Olympu ZX1 Canon 5D2 and 50D all produce good jpg's in my opinion !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 23:59 UTC

Hi... i also tried dozens of times too what a waste of time that was !!!
my guess is most people didn't get the free book ..website obviously couldn't cope with the demand they should have known that !!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2011 at 09:49 UTC as 95th comment
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