paul simon king

paul simon king

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On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (668 comments in total)
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bberns22: Believe it or not, for many pro photographers (especially photojournalists) absolute image quality is not a requirement. Reliability, ergonomics, and lens selection are far more important. Photographers like Michael Melford or Nevada Wier often shoot with zooms, which are optically inferior and less sharp than fixed equivalents (at relevant focal lengths). These pros will also tell you that that their photos have never been rejected due to lack of sharpness or dynamic range . Pro's worry about creating a great photo -while many amateurs (especially the dilettante's among them) tend to worry about charts, image comparisons and biased camera brand parity.

Are you suggesting for those particular pros then that the 5Ds R perhaps is not for them?

I imagine sales are as high to non-pros as to pros, Canon would know I guess....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Prince of the Night (85 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: This is not photography. It is design, which any good PS commercial designer could do. You don't have to go there, just buy a stock image and work on it. Pure nonsense, if you ask me. and people pay to go take pictures with this guy! Might as well just take a good PS course and save a lot of money, because his workshops are not cheap.
The "Emperors new cloths" never fails to impress the naive!

"Given the location, I’d take as good an image too"

but you didn't, (nor did you write an helpful article on it and get it published here.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 13:07 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Prince of the Night (85 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: This is not photography. It is design, which any good PS commercial designer could do. You don't have to go there, just buy a stock image and work on it. Pure nonsense, if you ask me. and people pay to go take pictures with this guy! Might as well just take a good PS course and save a lot of money, because his workshops are not cheap.
The "Emperors new cloths" never fails to impress the naive!

the only naive one round here is this sour grapes moaner

what a whiny Armchair critic

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 05:25 UTC
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Keith Cooper: Interesting software -no reviews for a week. First impressions are that they have put a lot of effort into making it good for producing images using HDR techniques, that don't yell HDR at you

I use HDR in some of my architectural work, where I don't want to show it isn't a straight photo. Aurora works well, but I can't say much more for the time being ;-)

Promoting it with the Trey name is a double edged sword - it's not something that attracts me to software. Hopefully, examples of 'normal' use will show that it also works well without turning the dials up to 11

The various settings, coupled with masking and layers give a powerful tool for those not drawn to the tawdry side of the force

If you have embraced the gaudy, then it offers more than enough range to re-unite people with their lunch ;-)

It won't replace LR or PS - I'd still export images to PS for more work and print preparation

LR hasn't a place in my workflow, but I'd still want to import images from Aurora for print

really?

Are they experienced photos at Preview here? See who got first place in this DP challenge

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=945810&utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=challenges-widget&utm_medium=image&ref=challenges-widget

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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paul simon king: strange that the light is on the models back yet casts shadows on the sand form the Nuns, in the opposite direction, I can only assume 'tis de holy ghost illuminating them!
:p

yes I know - my comment was tongue-in-cheek

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)

strange that the light is on the models back yet casts shadows on the sand form the Nuns, in the opposite direction, I can only assume 'tis de holy ghost illuminating them!
:p

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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Keith Cooper: Interesting software -no reviews for a week. First impressions are that they have put a lot of effort into making it good for producing images using HDR techniques, that don't yell HDR at you

I use HDR in some of my architectural work, where I don't want to show it isn't a straight photo. Aurora works well, but I can't say much more for the time being ;-)

Promoting it with the Trey name is a double edged sword - it's not something that attracts me to software. Hopefully, examples of 'normal' use will show that it also works well without turning the dials up to 11

The various settings, coupled with masking and layers give a powerful tool for those not drawn to the tawdry side of the force

If you have embraced the gaudy, then it offers more than enough range to re-unite people with their lunch ;-)

It won't replace LR or PS - I'd still export images to PS for more work and print preparation

LR hasn't a place in my workflow, but I'd still want to import images from Aurora for print

Gaudy effects don't appeal to me one iota - the only thing that interests me is whether or not it can produce more balanced (realistic)images from several RAW exposures, and especially with no haloing.

I'm sure you'll cover this if (ahem) you happened to do a review Keith.....?

;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
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paul simon king: if only they had put a 50mm lens on it.....
I know Im in the minority here but that would have made me buy it - just never liked 35mm FL as my only option, happy at 50 though..it'sa personal thing..forgive me......
:p

it's not about PP its about visualisation
;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 10:53 UTC

if only they had put a 50mm lens on it.....
I know Im in the minority here but that would have made me buy it - just never liked 35mm FL as my only option, happy at 50 though..it'sa personal thing..forgive me......
:p

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 161st comment | 3 replies
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(unknown member): Wow, 10 inks to waste during 'cleaning' cycles now.

did you find the Canon lasts longer?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 19:07 UTC

Soon the pixels will be so tiny they'll be able to see into the future! Now THAT would be handy
;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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timo: I don't think I would ever make a camera-buying decision on the basis that 16MP is inadequate for my needs. Scarcely more than ten years ago most people thought 6MP was adequate, and they were mostly right.

"You are both spectacularly pompous"

were you referring to me in that 'both'?

I hope not as question wasn't intended as pompous, just 'matey'

Still don't understand what you're on about- moon and iPhone etc

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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timo: I don't think I would ever make a camera-buying decision on the basis that 16MP is inadequate for my needs. Scarcely more than ten years ago most people thought 6MP was adequate, and they were mostly right.

FogdeanDum - what are you on about?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
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MustyMarie: Title is very bad, as being 'dumped with' implies the person is IN the stuff being dumped, he was 'dumped ON'.

Which has happened when water was being scooped up from a lake and actually got a person IN the water, of course he drowned - Darwinism I believe is the cause !! ;)

gee, a teacher comment

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 20:50 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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picnut: I have an X-E1 and X-T1 plus several Fuji lenses. I love them all, but I more often shoot with my Sony a6000 simply because the lenses are so much smaller and lighter for walk-around and travel purposes. I don't understand why Fuji's lenses are so much larger when both cameras are mirrorless and have APS-C sensors.

and another thing....
( ;) )

I now use the M1 with just the 27mm lens on it, small , handy with excellent image quality and hey - not expensive!

Still toying with whether to ditch the big DSLR and jump hp altogether, but that fast glass is looking good to meee
:)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: I hope very much that Fujifilm continue this concept in future models. For me the key feature is the very good OOC jpegs & film simulations, also the EVF and swivel screen. Also the overall very good build quality. (High-end AF is not important on this kind of a Camera).

If one can use a TV screen & do post-processing in-camera without the need for an addtional computer & software then that is a huge benefit for any user.

I don't think Fujifilm has to jump on the 4K bandwagon, just decent enough Video qualtiy would be good. Also the ability to record a short sound clip with a still image is very nice to have and would be technically easy to do.

What I would like to have is film-simulation bracketing, so that I do 5 shots in rapid succession using various film simulations & settings. At the end of the day I could then just choose which ones I want to keep. More stuff like that, neat features to have implemented by exploiting existing hardware thru better software.

I'm happy for you that that is your preferred method and that you have time to use this way - but your mind set and situation are very different to mine. We don't want the same things.

I am already pretty fed up with all the PP I do already anyway- in fact that is why I'm using Fuji's excellent in camera jpg convert automatically in the first place.

MUCH easier to peruse all the options already created and chose the best on a full size screen, with full sized computing power and to just to delete the ones you don't want after the fact than faff about on a tiny screen pressing tiny buttons and taking year and a day to trawl through hundreds of images trying out different film styles to see which works best for that shot

What's the big deal? Memory is cheap FFS! Just give me better film bracketing - I want it and so why the resistance?

Fuji offer me best in class jpgs off the peg so why on earth offer 3 film simulations but prevent 5 when 5 are available? WHY? makes no sense at all.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 07:58 UTC
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)

Nice pics but the premise of the article is based on an assumption I neither hold nor find relevant. To my mind it reeks more of false modesty in the guise of percipience.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 22:20 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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picnut: I have an X-E1 and X-T1 plus several Fuji lenses. I love them all, but I more often shoot with my Sony a6000 simply because the lenses are so much smaller and lighter for walk-around and travel purposes. I don't understand why Fuji's lenses are so much larger when both cameras are mirrorless and have APS-C sensors.

of course they COULD be cheaper, so could Canon lenses and others.

But I'd rather they made decent money and invested in top notch lenses than turn out a load of mediocre uninspiring glass for a pittance

people don't buy leica cos its CHEAP (or even affordable). Fuji might not be Leica but at least they're making an effort

anyway what are you on about with ebay and the M1 lenses-these ARE cheap lenses, the fact you managed to make a deal on it has nothing to do with it

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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picnut: I have an X-E1 and X-T1 plus several Fuji lenses. I love them all, but I more often shoot with my Sony a6000 simply because the lenses are so much smaller and lighter for walk-around and travel purposes. I don't understand why Fuji's lenses are so much larger when both cameras are mirrorless and have APS-C sensors.

so buy panasonic
;)

Please don't look at Leica lens prices!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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timo: I don't think I would ever make a camera-buying decision on the basis that 16MP is inadequate for my needs. Scarcely more than ten years ago most people thought 6MP was adequate, and they were mostly right.

if all you want is to show pictures of the moon to friends on a phone/tablet then pictures FROM a phone/tablet should be fine for you- you don't need a 24mp crop size sensor to deliver that for you.

you don't need to hate yourself for wanting it, but its a waste of money

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:05 UTC
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