AshMills

AshMills

Lives in United Kingdom Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.AshMills.com
Joined on Aug 19, 2002

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This lens does look great, ignoring the price. I do wonder what Sigma could do if it produced an Art version of their UWAs

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 12:54 UTC as 12th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (460 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Ergonomics means nothing, when compared to performance. People will put up with some real horrors. A sharp-edged machined aluminum cube would sell if you could have resolution like a medium format 80mp Phase camera and the noise control of this Sony 12mp.

Hey Rishi, can you let me know when next year to expect the A7II review? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (460 comments in total)
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cbenge: I am a Unit photographer in the film industry and this camera is a game changer for me. It is totally silent, which enables me to discard my blimps. Usually around hour 8-9 I have a burning between my shoulder blades from my 21 pound Nikon in a blimp, and by hour 12 forward it is agonizing. With my 2 Sony7s I can get out of bed the next morning without any pain..

It is also less intimidating to my actors than the huge Nikon DSLR in a blimp.

by using the tip out screen I can get shots without climbing a ladder, I can shoot around a corner if I need to be more discrete.
I find that the low light capabilities are much more than my D4S Nikon offers.
I love this camera and I never shoot video, so I can not comment on that aspect.

I have large hands and found I needed the power grip for balance as well as the extra battery power.

My MF lenses are plenty quiet enough.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (460 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Review completed only 11 months after camera announcement. Well done! I love how the date of the article is written as Feb 2015, even though it is now March, as if that makes it look any better. It boggles the mind, obviously a review of this product was planned from the beginning. What could DPreview staff possibly be doing at the office each day, to result in this kind of procrastination? Either review a product in a timely manner, or not at all. Sort out your work plan.

Should at least beat the successor coming by a few months..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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Photoexposition: So, this is how Nikon plans to fight the 38,1% drop in DSLR sales since 2012 ?
Not to mention D7100 owners who will sadly face the value-drop of their camera on the second hand market. Excellent way to upset their customers, way to go.
When men can't change things, they change the name. D7100->D7200.
NFC ? Well, that's marketing BS that applies to compact cameras or smartphones, not a serious digital SLR camera. The years when Nikon was a pioneer and a real innovater have vanished (Nikon F, F4, D300, D700)
You wanted a tilt-screen ? Doesn't take a rocket-scientist to forecast a D7300 in 2 years with this improvement. We are passionate photographers, not milk cows.

At least other manufacturers of cameras, cars everything in fact don't release incrementally improved/changed stuff all the time....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:06 UTC
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Frank_BR: Wouldn't a deep plastic hood be simpler, cheaper, more effective?

Tokina must be kicking themselves that they hadn't asked you chaps before developing this!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
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Martinka: Looking at the sample photos, I can nothing but congratulate to myself for buying (second handed) Canon 14/2.8 II...

Until you want 20mm

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (83 comments in total)
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jonmcguffinphoto: It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of modern day digital photographers and their insistence that not using photoshop somehow makes them a "pure" photographer as this is simply a misguided assumption.

All digital files are processed! You are either doing it yourself with tools such as Lightroom, Photoshop, or others or you are allowing the Engineers at Canon/Nikon to be your post processor by running your image through their jpg processing engine and spitting out what "it" thinks is the best way to present the image.

To imply that there is anything truly "straight out of camera" is really absurd and does nothing but show their ignorance of the photographic process in a digital world.

Umm papa, if you check out his website you can see he "can" take images with lots of setup and great lighting, he just couldn't be arsed for this idea, and is trying to sell it as a concept.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
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AshMills: Other than body size and lens size, can someone explain why a FF mirrorless should not have DSLR flange depth? That's all I want- an om4- sized full frame, silent, G mount, Nikon mirrorless.

Yes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:21 UTC
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (83 comments in total)
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jonmcguffinphoto: It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of modern day digital photographers and their insistence that not using photoshop somehow makes them a "pure" photographer as this is simply a misguided assumption.

All digital files are processed! You are either doing it yourself with tools such as Lightroom, Photoshop, or others or you are allowing the Engineers at Canon/Nikon to be your post processor by running your image through their jpg processing engine and spitting out what "it" thinks is the best way to present the image.

To imply that there is anything truly "straight out of camera" is really absurd and does nothing but show their ignorance of the photographic process in a digital world.

I personally am not a hater of his images, but to behave like one is "above" photoshop, when the images are obviously processed to quite some degree, in order to make you an artist rather than just lazy, then that is annoying. Im a working pro, and rarely need photoshop as such, but I sometimes tweak the hell out of images in ACR etc. It just should not be part of a headline to the article. "Here are some photos of dancers" would be more accurate.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 15:53 UTC
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mosc: Canon SX1: Announced Sep 17, 2008 - 1920 x 1080 (30 fps)
Canon 5D mk 2: Announced Sep 17, 2008 - 1920 x 1080 (30 fps)
At the time, impressive.

Panasonic GH1: Announced Mar 3, 2009 - 1920 x 1080 (60 fps)
Panasonic GH4: Announced Feb 7, 2014 - 3840 x 2160 (30 fps)

...

Canon EOS M3: Announced Feb 6, 2015 - 1920 x 1080 (30 fps)

After nearly 7 years Canon, can you at least give us 60 frames per second 1080p video across the line?

Pathetic.

2008 is quite a long time ago.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 11:07 UTC
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AshMills: Other than body size and lens size, can someone explain why a FF mirrorless should not have DSLR flange depth? That's all I want- an om4- sized full frame, silent, G mount, Nikon mirrorless.

I mostly agree, but as sensors start to overtake our eyes for sensitivity, and AF starts to be faster and cleverer than we are, and screens get better and better, the argument for a physical ground glass starts to fade. In my view.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 11:05 UTC
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (83 comments in total)

The jpegs have "photoshopCC" in the metadata, so its not like they dont go near PS...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:58 UTC as 20th comment
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (83 comments in total)

Does he do black and white conversions in camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:53 UTC as 21st comment
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AshMills: Other than body size and lens size, can someone explain why a FF mirrorless should not have DSLR flange depth? That's all I want- an om4- sized full frame, silent, G mount, Nikon mirrorless.

There is plenty reason to dispense with the mirror and the OVF, yes Ive only used an OVF for stills for decades too, (over 3 decades) but an EVF can do lots that cant be done on OVF. We have got used to video (filming) pretty much exclusively with EVF now, when many may remember looking though an optical hole in a cine camera. Yes there is nothing quite like looking at the scene on a ground glass, and I wouldnt get rid of my SLRs, I just ALSO want a G mount mirrorless for sometimes. It really would not be hard to create- just put in a retina-res EVF and screen, and strip out the prism and mirror.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:10 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (123 comments in total)
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MarioV: That 100 photo stitch sounds amazing.

I was referring to exactly what I wrote.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 11:55 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (123 comments in total)
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MarioV: That 100 photo stitch sounds amazing.

I stitched 112 nikon D800 images together yesterday of the Magna Carta 1215 - poor computer may never forgive me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 18:19 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section article (63 comments in total)

Gonna be fun keeping the front of this bad-boy clean/dry in British weather. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 23:39 UTC as 9th comment
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AshMills: Other than body size and lens size, can someone explain why a FF mirrorless should not have DSLR flange depth? That's all I want- an om4- sized full frame, silent, G mount, Nikon mirrorless.

I don't remember saying I wanted a small camera. I want a full frame, mirrorless camera big enough for my big hands, with big controls and a big solid articulating screen, no viewfinder hump, an OM style flange barrel is just fine, and a blooming Nikon G mount lens mount. Please. Pretty sure I would not be alone. Oh and since its big and full of air, you can make it out of solid MagAlloy please.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:15 UTC

Other than body size and lens size, can someone explain why a FF mirrorless should not have DSLR flange depth? That's all I want- an om4- sized full frame, silent, G mount, Nikon mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 00:54 UTC as 99th comment | 11 replies
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