dave_bass5

dave_bass5

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Can't see the point of this really.
Why not compare what modern tech can do?
Show people how well (or not) a modern DSLR stacks up against a modern smartphone.
No one buys those old DSLRS anyway, so what relevance does it have.?
Slow news day by the looks of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 18:58 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

Can't see it being any better than what's already available.
What about people with smaller eyes, or those whith more slit like eyes that are in the shadows, and best not have your blind mate in the shot either ;-).
Then there is the time it will take to get the shot. If it's a fairly large group some might get bored waiting.

Good idea but in reality just another gimmick in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 13:18 UTC as 4th comment

Laughable. They seem to have broken my uploads to Flcikr, even though this was one of the things the release notes say was fixed (and mine wasn't broken anyway).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 15th comment
On Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 article (70 comments in total)

Still got bugs in the publish module. Can't see any difference between this version and the RC version, other than new camera support.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 06:49 UTC as 13th comment
On 8 months with the Vanguard Up-Rise 33 camera bag article (47 comments in total)

I've had this bag since June and love it. I always prefer top loaders and this replaced an ageing Lowepro Classified 160.
The only downside I find is I like to keep the hoods on my lenses, and the one on my 24-70 f2.8 II catches on the ridge of the internal part sometimes, making it difficult to just slip in.
Otherwise best bag I've ever had. I might replace it soon with the next size up though. I love the hidden pocket on the front flap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 07:02 UTC as 22nd comment
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5inchfloppy: I think there's a typo? In the article it states:

"Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode."

But in the table below, Full time manual is listed as 'No'.

Iceage knows exactly what he is talking about. Have you never heard of full time manual override in AF mode? Most lenses do this, and the STM lenses are no different.
I think you have things confused.

With the STM lenses you have to engage the motor first, but if you have a rear AF button this can give you full time MF override, and there are other ways as has already been said.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 06:53 UTC
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dave_bass5: How did a boring set of snaps get on to the front page of DPP?
I assume the description at the top was written before the author saw the shots. I certainly hope so as i have a lot of respect for DPP, but i see no correlation between what was written and what was shown.
Im sure the father is pleased with them, i would be as well, but really, these are just shots that most parents would take many times, only with a different PP style.

You guys need to learn to read.
White tea. No, i guess you are right, but enlighten me, what is it i need to learn?

My issue is with DPR, and the way they have presented these, not the photographer or photographs, in fact i said i would be happy with them if they were mine.
They are still boring though and i have every right to comment on what i think.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:19 UTC

How did a boring set of snaps get on to the front page of DPP?
I assume the description at the top was written before the author saw the shots. I certainly hope so as i have a lot of respect for DPP, but i see no correlation between what was written and what was shown.
Im sure the father is pleased with them, i would be as well, but really, these are just shots that most parents would take many times, only with a different PP style.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 08:36 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies
On Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review article (157 comments in total)
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Picturenaut: This is definitely a top pro workhorse lens. I use the Tamron 24-70/2.8 with my 5D3, because I am no pro and I prefer mostly primes. The Tamron is really nice and I love its great IS, which allows such free hand shots:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6385346624/photos/2148378/tamron-24-70-vc-test

But the Tamron's AF is no match for any good Canon lens (I have and love e.g. the EF 70-200/2.8 II). Wide open I get a lot of OOF results, AF MA didn't help much. To make it worse, I discovered that I need to activate MA for close distance and switch it better off when I shoot more far away objects. So, if you really want to make the best of the 5D3's or 1D-X's AF system with such a standard zoom I fear you need to go for Canon's new zoom. Just think about what you'd have to pay for a decent Leica lens, this helps to relax a bit... ;-)

That lens rental article is very old. How many threads have there been about this fault? Hardly any IMO, certainly not recently.
Saying that, ive had two copies of the Tamron that had faulty VC systems, the second copy also caused camera lock up so i agree, poor QC on Tamron's part.
Having now got the Canon MKII i can only thank Tamron for pointing me in the right direction lol.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 15:41 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

Unless you own every camera in list how can anyone say what's the best of the lot?I've never heard of some of them so how can i say mine is better or worse? Something that is popular doesn't mean its the best.

Anyway, its pretty obvious its the Canon 5DMKIII :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 17:28 UTC as 353rd comment
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Reilly Diefenbach: Now this I can see, especially for $49. Lightroom's ease of use instead of the clunky DXO interface and as good or better geometric correction. Good idea.

There is a rest button, its top right hand side. It looks like a small arrow.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 18:13 UTC
On Canon releases promised Firmware v2.0.0 for EOS 7D article (104 comments in total)

I wonder if this includes the up coming Pancake lens fix or if that will be in a separate fix. Its supposed to be here later this month....apparently.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 09:41 UTC as 27th comment

Just got this lens yesterday. I believed all the hype about how sharp it is, can't say that mine is fantastic, although its more than usable wide open.
I need a camera that fits in my suitbag pocket. My 60D with 40mm lens on fits just perfectly. Even with my old 35f/2 on it was too large and until now I've had to use my S95.
So, it's not going to replace my zooms, it's IQ does seem better than my 50mm f/1.4 at f/2.8, and it's a bit wider. What's not to like.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 13:04 UTC as 9th comment
On Facebook adds higher resolution photo viewing article (70 comments in total)
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munro harrap: You upload free of charge hi-resolution images to a server, and then what. ?
I refuse to give my work away. I do not even keep my work on this internet machine-to prevent theft-enabled in the OS and in the various software packages with their own "caches" of material you cannot even see. Anything of yours can be sold somewhere and you none the wiser, ha, ha!

LOL, you need to get out more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 08:58 UTC

I have the up most respect for wedding photographers. Playing in a band and doing around 30 weddings a year i have seen how hard they work and know i couldnt do it.
Saying that, im just an amateur but talking to a lot of these guys it seems they aren't worth what they charge, based on the shots they show me and their amount of knowledge.
As someone has had, some use scripts to PP all thier images (ive also been told this on numerous occasions) and having seen some of the end results i think some do get ripped off.
Yes, the word Wedding seems to be a licence for making money to some.

Thats not to say the majority aren't worth what they charge, but price is not a 100% guarantee of quality.

I found the photographers cost breakdown a bit of a waste of time. split all that cost between 20+ weddings, over how ever many years and its not that much. Bands spend way more yet get paid less.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:28 UTC as 246th comment

I think this would be a disaster for some if used in a camera phone. I can imagine a lot of people moaning about part of the shot being out of focus.
While the Lytro is an interesting concept, and i personally love the narrow DOF look, it seems that you are stuck with the narrow DOF so its not ideal for group shots etc, and this si what the causal snapper seems to like taking.

Just my thoughts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:53 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

How has it been deliberately crippled other than having a timed expiry? Where does this info come from?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:24 UTC as 30th comment

Yawn. I guess this puts all the other fantastic primes out of business. How did anyone ever take a good picture without it i wonder.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 07:58 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Canon launches PowerShot SX40 HS 35x CMOS superzoom article (159 comments in total)
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raywes: Nothing has come along in a while to compete with the Sony HX100v, but this changes everything. Along with the Panasonic FZ150, these two cameras will bed the new leaders I predict. And I thought I had my mind made up about purchasing the FZ150 already.

Oh, and this picture showing the shot shoe.
http://static.trustedreviews.com/80fded|7192_PowerShot-SX40-HS-TOP.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 15:35 UTC
On Canon launches PowerShot SX40 HS 35x CMOS superzoom article (159 comments in total)
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raywes: Nothing has come along in a while to compete with the Sony HX100v, but this changes everything. Along with the Panasonic FZ150, these two cameras will bed the new leaders I predict. And I thought I had my mind made up about purchasing the FZ150 already.

From Canon UK website
"Range of accessories
An optional Lens Filter Adapter lets you attach 67mm lens filters from Canon’s EOS range. A hot-shoe allows use of Canon Speedlite EX flash units to increase flash range and expand your creativity.
"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 15:34 UTC
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