Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Lives in France France
Joined on Mar 23, 2007

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On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (29 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: OK, I'll be the first: is NX-D finally worth downloading?

@yodog
"You could always use NX-D to get NEF files converted into a TIFF format, then still use the Capture NX2 u-point editing features to open and work on the TIFF file"

That's exactly what I do. However, NX-Dud is so badly designed and unintuitive that using it is a real struggle for me. For example, there is no 'File > Save as', you have to first 'Convert' the image and then 'Save as'. Bloody stupid. Some software developers need to realise that the wheel doesn't need to be reinvented.

I'll have to investigate that Viveza suggestion; I have it but have never used it.

I really miss NX-2's U-point technology

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (98 comments in total)

@DPreview

Could you possibly find an interviewer whose speech is at least in some way intelligible?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 12th comment | 11 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1426 comments in total)
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Zarniwoop1985: Hey guys. Question for you. Not sure if this is the right place but anyway! Have pre-ordered the Panasonic LX100 from Adorama US for $955 (incl shipping). This equates to £590. The UK website Wex Photographic is selling it for £799. This seems too good to be true. Are there any disadvantages or issues that buying from the US might give me? Like different video capabilities etc?

HMRC will hit you with import duty PLUS 20% VAT. And your warranty will only apply in the USA. Not worth it.

That's my advice anyway

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1151 comments in total)
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bobster1: Besides no AF-on button, also no wired remote connector I don't see a "mirror up" mode.

It has a 10 pin connector

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1151 comments in total)

No AF-ON button?
Scene modes?
1/200 Flash sync?
1/4000 max shutter speed?

And then we get a high end AF system and high end video capability with a CF+MA sealed body and a 10 pin accessory socket.

Talk about falling between two stools. What on earth were Nikon designers thinking of?

If this actually IS the D300 replacement, I'm more than a little disappointed. But then the show doesn't start until the 16th, so my fingers are still crossed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 289th comment | 1 reply
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0MitchAG: Annnnnd the photos are dissimilar... *confused*

Yep, these guys had no second chance, it was get in, get the correct shots and get out, all at 350 mph. A second run undoubtedly meant death. The success of the D-Day landings rested to a very great extent on the 3D images that were created from the shots these super-brave, pilots obtained from planes that had had all armaments removed. I heard one such pilot being interviewed; he said, "I don't see myself as a hero. I was just doing my job to the best of my ability."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

@ David Schloss, it's "the myriad keyboard shortcuts" not "the myriad of keyboard shortcuts".

If journalists don't use correct English what hope is there for the rest?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (214 comments in total)

When you consider the third party lens replacement choices on offer, I wonder if the GoPro 4 will have a simple interchangeable lens facility? After all, when you look at the third party lens 'How To' videos, after snapping out a bit of cosmetic plastic and then removing some glue, they simply unscrew the original lens and screw in the replacement.

If GoPro improved the method of fastening the cosmetic plastic and did away with the glue, the user would get more and easier options and GoPro would have another revenue stream. Everybody wins.

It makes sense to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 18:44 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Fire up Capture NX2 and what do you see on the first line of the splash screen? You see copyright notices for Nikon Corporation and Nik Software.The U point technology is the brainchild of the latter. Who now owns NIK Software? Answer, Google. So, maybe this is the heart of the problem - some sort of impasse between Nikon and Google with regards to usage rights for that U point technology.

I love the U point technology and so it looks like my future workflow for images from any new camera I buy will have to be: Nikon NX- D for processing the NEF, save as a TIFF, import the TIFF into the last version of NX2, use the U points as required, save back to a TIFF, import the TIFF into Photoshop. That adds one extra thing to my current workflow. A PITA but not the end of the world.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)

Remarkable photographer. Remarkable man. His autobiography 'Unreasonable Behaviour' is a must have.

Whenever anyone criticizes my B&W images for lack of detail in the shadows, I tell them to go take a look at McCullin's work.

His images from the 1960s and 70s are stunning and his unwittingly prophetic photo of John Lennon playing dead whilst the other Beatles look on sad-faced (taken in July 68) is outstanding.

For me, he counts as one of the photographic greats.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 15:27 UTC as 1st comment
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Martyn McMad: Thanks, Nikon, I'll stick to my D300 a wee while longer. I have a feeling of utter disappointment at being totally shafted !

Are you serious?!

It is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Scotland became part of Great Britain in 1707.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:27 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (183 comments in total)
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SiPat: All I have to say is that I preferred cameras being tested in London -- somehow the images had more character and told a story, the full 1000 words. The images posted here are less vibrant and seems like someone just threw away half the words...

Unless I'm missing something, I don't understand the issue here. Surely, like other 'up-market' Nikon bodies, you just set the camera to AF-C, move focus acquisition control solely to AF-ON (i.e. also divorce it from the shutter button). That way, you effectively have 'AF-S' if you press and release AF-ON and you have AF-C if you keep AF-ON depressed?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 09:57 UTC
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Peter Evans: I'm interested in this camera only as, well, a matter of interest. As someone who earns his living from photography and, as a career-long Nikon owner, I've already bought heavily into one system and so have no intention of taking up another.

What I would like to voice here, as several other already have, is my disappointment in the 'red-top journalism' English used by DPReview in this announcement. "Put a dent in your pocket" and "the amount you'll have to scrape together" are phrases we shouldn't be seeing on a respected site such as this. It's sufficient merely to state what the new price is expected to be and leave it at that.

Finally, and just my 2 centimes on the camera system itself, from what I've seen so far, it looks pretty good to me - ideal for those photographers who hanker after a Leica system but can ill afford the Leica prices.

I'm sorry; I'm struggling to find DPR's "opinions" on the pricing. Perhaps you can point them out to me?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 18:37 UTC

I'm interested in this camera only as, well, a matter of interest. As someone who earns his living from photography and, as a career-long Nikon owner, I've already bought heavily into one system and so have no intention of taking up another.

What I would like to voice here, as several other already have, is my disappointment in the 'red-top journalism' English used by DPReview in this announcement. "Put a dent in your pocket" and "the amount you'll have to scrape together" are phrases we shouldn't be seeing on a respected site such as this. It's sufficient merely to state what the new price is expected to be and leave it at that.

Finally, and just my 2 centimes on the camera system itself, from what I've seen so far, it looks pretty good to me - ideal for those photographers who hanker after a Leica system but can ill afford the Leica prices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 14:57 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: At last, a camera I could care less about. Two thumbs down.

Bring on the NEX-7

A camera you "could care less about" ?

That means you don't dislike it too much then.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 13:52 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon V1 article (131 comments in total)
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AnselWannaBe: Disappointed with Nikon as I have been a faithful for 40 years and am still seeking a small, fast P&S. Alas, it looks like the new iPhone 4S, while not really a camera but a phone with a camera, is looking better than this camera. OK, Nikon users, what is your favorite "take anywhere" camera from any brand that can capture the moment fast... with thumb controls?

>>But since it won't fit in my pocket, then I need a camera bag. And what's with the interchangeable lenses - so they really do want me to take a camera bag, don't they! Great - I've already got a camera bag. Hey, it's got a DSLR in it already.<<

My sentiments entirely!

What is of far more interest to me is when we're going to see a review of the Fuji X10. Now, at first glance, that does seem like a proper 'take with you anywhere anytime' camera for photographers. OK, so it won't fit in my jeans' pocket, but it will fit in a jacket pocket or in my 'man-bag' - which is pretty much obligatoire for men here in France ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 13:12 UTC
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slncezgsi: I would say let's wait for a few decent reviews and user produced samples before judging too hard on the image quality. The JPEG engine may still be tuned.

Right now it is just a cute little camera with interesting specs.

For now let's just hope that $600 does not mean ₤600 or 600€ ...

It means £529.00
see http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-fuji-finepix-x10-black-digital-camera/p1527165

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 07:44 UTC
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