Felts

Felts

Joined on Jun 7, 2012

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Fabulous...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 19th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler article (48 comments in total)

Excellent photos, deserved exposure!

1, 3 and 7 are particularly wonderful...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:23 UTC as 18th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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MnTony: OMG - this whining is still going on? Folks, the adoption rate for CC was much faster than Adobe predicted. They aren't going back. Buy into it or don't - you have the power of your choice. But whining every time Adobe is mentioned is getting very old. Alternatives may pop up, and competition is always a good thing.

Errr mailman... please re-read what you've written.
"We don't have a choice. Buy into it like you said, or use something else."
That is THE choice, and therefore MnTony wasn't wrong as you state...
As an aside, I'd never have paid £600 for PS but can happily afford £8pm for CC. So the old way was no good for me!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses article (75 comments in total)
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Mateus1: That 35mm f/2 looks great with look and design of RF cameras, and it's smaller than 35/1.4 what I find more attractive but still has fast f/2 aperturę, probably it's WR too. Actually it's the first Fuji lens that may fully impress me. I hope this is the road and direction Fuji is starting to go and I look forward for next small f/2 WR primes: 56/2, 23/2 and later 16/2 and new WR X-E3 and X-Pro2. Than I will call Fuji as "Leica RF styled mirrorless".

Again, there aren't too many lenses in the world with these attributes!! Including, I'm pretty sure no Leica!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses article (75 comments in total)
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Mateus1: That 35mm f/2 looks great with look and design of RF cameras, and it's smaller than 35/1.4 what I find more attractive but still has fast f/2 aperturę, probably it's WR too. Actually it's the first Fuji lens that may fully impress me. I hope this is the road and direction Fuji is starting to go and I look forward for next small f/2 WR primes: 56/2, 23/2 and later 16/2 and new WR X-E3 and X-Pro2. Than I will call Fuji as "Leica RF styled mirrorless".

The first Fuji lens that may fully impress you?

There can't be too many lenses in the world that do impress you!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 09:39 UTC
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Felts: I like the fact that Nikon are making niche products in a crowded market place...
The Df, 58mm 1.4 and now this...

Anyone who doesn't understand the appeal of these three... well, lets just say you're not in that niche!

I thought with a response like that you might be a rowdy whippersnapper from the mirrorless crowd.

Then I see from your gear you shoot Canon. Really? LOL ;-P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:39 UTC

I like the fact that Nikon are making niche products in a crowded market place...
The Df, 58mm 1.4 and now this...

Anyone who doesn't understand the appeal of these three... well, lets just say you're not in that niche!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 19:26 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Why are there so many that won't use a camera with the DR of this camera? I don't think there were any photos I took (or wanted to take) in the last few years that needed a camera with higher DR (5D, 5DII, 6D).

Whilst I agree with all your points you make here Nigel, for others it makes a difference... because perhaps for their photography 14 stops isn't *enough* DR... hence my original point. You will always get people who work at the limits of any particular spec sheet, be it AF, ISO performance, DR, whatever... Therefore anything less than the best isn't good enough (even if the differences are perceived or real)!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Why are there so many that won't use a camera with the DR of this camera? I don't think there were any photos I took (or wanted to take) in the last few years that needed a camera with higher DR (5D, 5DII, 6D).

@Nigel Wilkins Apologies if my answer was sarcastic, but to answer your question it seems you are asking me to explain why some photographers needs are different to others... For some, as large a DR as possible is preferable, so that they don't have to resort to HDR techniques for example. For myself I have *very* little interest in huge DR... The quality of high ISOs are a deciding factor for me, so if a new camera came out with high ISOs that weren't class-leading... well, I'd have *no* interest in it whatsoever. For others they never need to go above 3200... Everyone's mileage varies :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 09:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Why are there so many that won't use a camera with the DR of this camera? I don't think there were any photos I took (or wanted to take) in the last few years that needed a camera with higher DR (5D, 5DII, 6D).

Why are there so many people that don't understand that what they want out of a camera differs from the next persons needs?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (29 comments in total)

The basketball player coming through the streamers is *amazing*

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 15th comment
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deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

Lik is the Vettriano of photography: bland bland bland...
The fact that I have seen two other DPReview amateurs show essentially the same image already today says it all!

Now Gursky on the other hand... now there we have a photographic genius. Rhein II is one of my favourite works of art.

But of course thats just my opinion... and its what makes life and art interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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Snikt228: That wouldn't attract unwanted attention at all....

People blank out 5D Mark 3, Sony A7r, etc.. on their cameras to ward off thieves. Do you need a personal body guard with this one?

I'm not exactly sure this is geared towards any person who has ever registered an account with DPReview!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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Snikt228: That wouldn't attract unwanted attention at all....

People blank out 5D Mark 3, Sony A7r, etc.. on their cameras to ward off thieves. Do you need a personal body guard with this one?

For that price it should come with a years supply of body guard...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Errrr, no.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 275th comment
On Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop article (71 comments in total)
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luben solev: The photos are very good. Neither are they "the best ever seen on DPReview" as claimed by Felts, nor are they "nothing special" as claimed by Gediminas 8.

They are carefully framed and well processed. My personal favourites are No 4 & No 6.

Interestingly, all but one are taken indoors and the one outdoor one does not show much of the landscape of the place. I was looking forward of some shots showing the dunes sweeping over the houses as was alluded in the text by Erez.

So my guesses are that either:

1) Erez was there in the middle of the day only when harsh light did not make for ideal landscape shooting (unless you've come packing an IR converted DSLR that is)

2) The place is not all that photogenic on the outside

3) ?

Erez, do tell us?

Hey, thats art. Some people love HDR... each to their own! Obviously this isn't a statement of fact, just my opinion :-)

For me and my kind of photography, I can't remember seeing anything I've liked more on here. But then I like photographing derelict buildings and am a stickler for tight composition.

Anyway, well done Erez! Your time spent there paid off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:48 UTC
On Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop article (71 comments in total)

Wow, wow, wow! Best photos I've seen on DPReview...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 09:29 UTC as 41st comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Can a Canon camera AF in the dark at f16? Can the EOS-M AF in broad daylight?

No?

See, impossible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 320th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

I'm pleased to see a camera which has 'retro' dials but is not 'retro' styled. As someone who prefers to be able to set aperture and shutter speed manually I would rather this setup rather than the more common 'modern' iterations.

I've been incorrectly beaten with the 'I'm a retro hipster' bat way too many times on this site for owning a Df. In actual fact, I couldn't care less what the camera looks like, BUT I would much rather have this user interface. I know I'm not alone with this!

Also, this looks like an incredibly impressive bit of engineering from Panasonic. I hope it sells by the bucket-load!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 127th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

There really are some hilariously obtuse views expressed on DPReview.

"If it's not the camera that either I own, or doesn't have the exact spec sheet that I want, it's a laughably bad product from a failing company that hates it's customers"

Or words to that effect.

All the bloody time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 307th comment | 2 replies
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