terence_boylen

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.photowest.com.au
Joined on May 31, 2011

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Cameracist: Is the sharpening algorithm better and can the noise reduction tool remove luminance and chroma noise separately and more precisely?

I'm not sure, but the Auto-image correct feature in PaintShopPro has been WAY better than Lightroom's for a while now.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (105 comments in total)

I got the Nikon S33 for my kids (and me). We take it diving at the beach and it is virtually unbreakable. That said, the kids have tried repeatedly. The SD can come a little loose in its housing and all of a sudden your memory reading drops. They love the creative modes (adding make-up to people, inventive frames.

Bad points: If you zoom in on a preview you can't move around the frame. Image quality is poor (compared to my high-end SLR, so read into that what you want). It's the first compact I've had in about a decade so I don't have anything to compare it to.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 46th comment
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)
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looker: The lack of a headphone output renders the mike input useless.

@look34 - You're wrong. Monitoring crappy on-camera audio doesn't make it magically better. You can monitor what you want but it is still crap audio. Professional video people use professional mics.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)
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looker: The lack of a headphone output renders the mike input useless.

No - professionals use field recorders or better. Otherwise you're just another hack with a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 05:59 UTC
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terence_boylen: Could someone explain why this is a big deal (no sarcasm)? Does DPP do anything better than Lightroom/DxO/whatever?

No, there isn't.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On article Microsoft launches its Hyperlapse app (28 comments in total)
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terence_boylen: So... I've downloaded it and am trying it out now. I took it for a 30 second walk around the kitchen and it prepared the hyperlapse pretty quickly. This is important because I have a relatively low-spec winphone.

You can record a new video or select a video off your phone. If anyone expresses interest I'll upload some GoPro content and try it with that.

Update: It has started to crash. A lot.

@Eske - you have the option of how many times you speed it up. You slide a little slider from 2 up to whatever, and you can re-encode at different frame rates to see the difference.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
On article Microsoft launches its Hyperlapse app (28 comments in total)

So... I've downloaded it and am trying it out now. I took it for a 30 second walk around the kitchen and it prepared the hyperlapse pretty quickly. This is important because I have a relatively low-spec winphone.

You can record a new video or select a video off your phone. If anyone expresses interest I'll upload some GoPro content and try it with that.

Update: It has started to crash. A lot.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (309 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Having just found a mint 50/1.8 mark 1 I'm happy Canon updated the mark 2 since it was a step backwards compared to the original.

I don't know why they haven't added IS for a few bucks extra since it would've made this a very nice lenses indeed.

Isn't Sony's IS done in-camera?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 11:45 UTC
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (309 comments in total)

blah blah blah

Canon's DR sucks

blah blah blah

Seriously though, this is good news. The cheap 50s from all the big players are great for people wanting to experience 'fast glass' and the sharpness of primes. The mkii had some of the lowest aberration of any Canon lens I've used. This can only be a step in the right direction.

And its good for everyone as it puts pressure on the competition to make them improve too.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 11:44 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)
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jukeboxjohnnie: I don't understand the market for this lens you choose a great brand like Canon or Nikon to enjoy the best optics or flash they produce and then go for a cheapo copy inferior accessory like this? I wouldn't have this for free....

Sure, but if Yongnuo introduced a top-of-the-range 70-200 and charged $2000+ dollars for it then NOONE would buy it. They have to gain a reputation before they can compete in the big money market.

Look at what they've done with flashes. They started small and now there best flashes are easily competitive with Canon/Nikons.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)
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Lapkonium: Do photographers who use copied gear have a moral right to prevent copying of their work? I'd say no.

Drills, hammers, saws, etc... The design is always copied. It doesn't prevent you from building something that is protected by your intellectual property rights.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:37 UTC

Timelapse Pro should be called Pro-lapse.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 11th comment
On article Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available (83 comments in total)
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refusenik: As a Capture One Pro 8 user, I submitted a support request to PhaseOne for some new lens profiles back in January, yet they don't seem to have made it in this release.

I don't really think that refusenik was complaining that much, as much as commenting.

However, as a paying customer you generally have a right to make feature requests. And this isn't even that - It's reasonable to expect the big RAW editors to pick up new lenses and cameras pretty soon after release. While there may be hundreds of lenses coming out, there aren't that many from the big players.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:53 UTC
On article Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available (83 comments in total)
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refusenik: As a Capture One Pro 8 user, I submitted a support request to PhaseOne for some new lens profiles back in January, yet they don't seem to have made it in this release.

Which lenses?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:48 UTC
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Papi61: Why would GoPro be afraid of a cheap knockoff? Call me when Xiaomi releases something capable of taking 4K video and/or 240 fps @ FHD.

Oh, and BTW, stop with the thinly-veiled anti-Chinese racism: every tech company steals ideas from others. You don't think Apple invented the phablet, now did they?

Maybe you should familiarise yourself with the current GoPro line-up. The GoPro Hero reported as being sold out earlier this year (around Christmas) and is an incredibly popular item.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 07:11 UTC

Could someone explain why this is a big deal (no sarcasm)? Does DPP do anything better than Lightroom/DxO/whatever?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 15:12 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
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beckmarc: I am not sure why there are so many negative posts. Most photographers complain about photography being under valued. Here is a concrete example of someone valuing a photograph and being willing to part with a serious amount of cash to buy a print. On one level this is a boost to all photographers. Our hobby/business is worth while. Photographers are appreciated.

Also he is a fellow Ozzie.

When the tide comes in all the boats rise :)

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 09:49 UTC
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munro harrap: Surely if somebody WANTS to lose that much money on an artwork, they require psychiatric assessment?
Personally I would not pay more for a bunch of real sunflowers than I would for a painting of them in a vase, or should that be the other way around?

I am satisfied however to see crazy people valuing images of the real world-our sole actual asset- as much as they do daubs of paint etc, but it is however disheartening when they dont go the whole hog and pay as much for the same thing in colour- as created.

Why this denial of God's creation by all and very serpentine means continues
I have no idea, except to say how sad it is that we are still rooted in an incomplete and Oedipal infancy.

Reality Itself is just so much more FUN!

Would it help if you thought of it as an investment? Personally, I would not like to own a retail store - I'm not interested in retail. But owning stocks in one, which may then accrue value might be worth something.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 09:48 UTC
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