Barrie Davis

Barrie Davis

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer (retired)
Joined on May 5, 2003
About me:

Fifty years years as a pro, now retired.

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Peiasdf: The color on the car is off vs. bayer picture. I guess phone users don't really care for color accuracy.

Why do you assume that it is the new colour array that is wrong? That seems to be a groundless assumption, to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 18:10 UTC

Leaving aside the quality of the pictures, or the distinct lack of it....
..... why does the trophy appear to be part of a jetliner, perhaps salvaged for forensic examination after it crashed?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 11th comment
On DSCF0383 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

It is test image. It isn't necessary to have a focal point, as such.

As to being blurred.... on some screens this type of image looks blurred if it isn't viewed LARGE enough. Try it bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 23:51 UTC as 1st comment
On 35mm lens on a cropped frame article (1 comment in total)

Ignore this article. It is in error.

It is not possible to say why, but the author has got an exactly opposite impression of the truth.

Basicly, lenses do not HAVE a "perspective" as such, so it is not possible for any lens to have a "different perspective" to that which was expected.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review article (187 comments in total)
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Barrie Davis: The standard of English in this LX7 review is lower than is usual in DPRreviews.
Is this because it has a different source, I wonder [?]

I noticed it straight away. Within the initial paragraph the third sentence starts ...

"" First, there's the LX7's lens...""

Well, if one chose to be pedantic, it should be "First-LY" but hey... this site is American now.
But the sentence continues...

""" ..... with a maximum aperture range of F1.4 - F2.3, it lets in way more light than what you'd find on a compact camera."""

... the "than what you'd find on" got my goat, I'm afraid. It should have been, "than found on." The "what you'd" is redundant, and reminded me of his classic example of 'grot-speak' from the past....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz9_YfIQaz4

If that was not bad enough, practically the self-same error was made in the very next sentence, which repetition of word order, even if correct, is a style error in its own right.

""The fast aperture range also allows for better background blurring than WHAT YOU'LL find on nearly every fixed-lens camera on the market.""

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 13:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review article (187 comments in total)

The standard of English in this LX7 review is lower than is usual in DPRreviews.
Is this because it has a different source, I wonder [?]

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 10:04 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

I do not like the new colour scheme. I find it too dark and depressing... the blue particularly disappears into the background when a thread/posting is marked as read.

* It seems the designer has never viewed the look of these pages AFTER they are marked as "read" ....[??]

I have ALWAYS found this scheme too dark, ever since it was imposed on the "My threads" page... where I STILL don't know what the hell the white blobs are supposed to tell me...[??] Indeed, I have been dreading this change ever since the "My threads" page was first messed up....

I am not surprised this is happening. Nobody ever responded to the complaint's about "My threads", or explained why this dingy and depressing colour scheme is considered an "improvement."

Final point: If a visitor doesn't find the appearance of a site amenable to their tastes, they will not stay.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 99th comment
On Accessory Review: Tamrac Zipshot Tripod article (94 comments in total)

Notwithstanding that it appears a pretty poor tripod (?) I'd also like to know why I'm expected to pay £54 for a $59 item...[??]

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:05 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Gosh! What a lot of stupid postings this product has attracted.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 00:52 UTC as 2nd comment
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rodek: Thought this was a forum for grown up persons, however, reading all the responses from persons just shouting in the crowd without knowing what they are talking about, conducted by the Führer Francis Garver, I give up and just wait what Fuji will do.

There is no way one can start a normal discussion overhere, without beeing accused to be paid by Fuji or beeing stupid.

Aparently one is not allowed to vent his own opinion anymore. Thought we live in a free world, but aparenty some folks like the eastern block Tactics: overshouting everyone untill everybody is brainwashed and has no longer his own opinion.

Correct me if I am wrong, so Francis easy scoring for u.

If orb problem was ever going to be fixed, it would be fixed by now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 14:52 UTC
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Bill McKelvie: I remember in the 80s photographic salons were inundated with images like this. Red London buses, pillar boxes, telephone kiosks, essentially anything red and typically London, done against a monochrome, and sometimes negative, well known London backgroundbackground. It got monotonous, and eventually died out because it was so clichéd. All done with the screaming reds of Cibachrome, and all relying on the lith film used for the masks being insensitive to red.
It's a bit like the famous or notorious Christine Keeler photo with her sitting nude astride a chair. A doting old judge gave a decision against another photographer who took a photo of a model in the same pose. This was overturned on appeal when another photo, taken many years before the famous one but virtually identical, was produced. I suspect that might happen here.

I hope you are right, and that the judge's error is corrected.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:30 UTC
On Five of the best tripods for under $450 article (84 comments in total)

This wasn't a review of tripods. It was just a list of what they'd got... rehashed press releases, with no real indication of how good they were at performing the task, or how long they would likely carry on doing it.

Marks out of 10? 4... and I think that is being generous.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 07:44 UTC as 19th comment
On The Streets of Stavanger in the Downtown Street Panaroma challenge (4 comments in total)

Ha ha! I saw this picture and immediately thought....
"Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2010 at 12:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Color perspective in the Quizz challenge (3 comments in total)

If I'm right, its Johnny Walker Red Label. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2010 at 13:31 UTC as 1st comment
On The North wind blows in the Forces of Nature challenge (8 comments in total)

You deserved an award winning shot, for showing patience and high-level competance in uncomfortable conditions. Good for you. :-)
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Regards,
Baz

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2010 at 17:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On Scottish Stag in the I want to go back there!! challenge (2 comments in total)

Gosh, you were lucky about where the dark green background vegatation was falling in the composition as you hit the button... but, congratulations on a magnificent picture... and on keeping your cool.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2010 at 19:50 UTC as 2nd comment
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