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
About me:

Just moved to Nikon:
D700
12-24 sigma
24-70 2.8
24-85 3.5
60mm 2.8 micro
70-200 VR 2.8
70-210 4
SB900

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2601 comments in total)
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photogeek: Does anyone actually use the "DOF preview button", especially on APS-C bodies with tiny viewfinders? Why is it even worth a mention? You can't tell the effect in the viewfinder anyway, not to the extent that you'd be able to tell how sharp the background would be.

That super precision screen, why doesn't it ship with that if its so awesome?

Oh, google tells me only works well with fast lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (93 comments in total)

Pentax 645 days are numbered obviously. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Neuroanatomist: as a pro i might stick to canon for a bit longer.
but for average joe customers canon has nothing exciting to offer anymore.

samsung and sony cameras offer something new and great features only a mirrorless can offer.

nikon and canon are dinosaurs.

Im a pro, and I am jealous of the innovation Sony, Panasonic and Samsung are putting into cameras. Canon and Nikon have so many vested interests they seem to be holding back what they could do. I mean for instance - where was the D400 they could have made, why is the 7D so dull (excellent, but dull) where is the A7S equivalent, where is the Full Frame Mirrorless, silent camera, 4K video etc etc etc.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark article (67 comments in total)

Lovely shot, sensitively handled in post.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2601 comments in total)

"and in a big way" "worth the wait" sorry but I don't see how exactly?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 470th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1337 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Articulating rear display. Now I know Nikon has totally lost it.

Goodbye structural integrity, here comes the latest me-too fashion craze.

Wubslin, do you still have the "Saynotophotography" website?

Just wondering.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1337 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Articulating rear display. Now I know Nikon has totally lost it.

Goodbye structural integrity, here comes the latest me-too fashion craze.

Yeah these short-term crazes like Live View, Auto focus, and Digital will never catch on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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GeraldW: You guys are all missing something here. The first line in DPREview's blurb says "Cinoflex was recently tasked with rigging up a Sony A7S..." You could read that as it not being Cinoflex's idea, and that someone else, possibly Sony, requested and paid for them to do it. In other words, a promotional stunt by Sony to show off their new camera.

I rather doubt this was Cinoflex's idea, or that they plan to sell or rent these rigs.

Jerry

No of course not, because nobody is every over complimentary about their paying client's equipment. No doubt this sensor has amazing low light performance, but it is hardly the most sensible choice. They needed 600mm lens? could have used 400mm 2.8 on a super35 chipped camera for same FOV.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

Hmm need a really decent tripod/steady place to put it/steady hand to avoid Jelloville with this rig.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 15:58 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)

Testing USB3 speed might have been handy for the x-million power users that don't have Macs..

Or of course you could get a PCI-E thunderbolt card.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 16:31 UTC as 46th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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AshMills: VR on on a tripod not recommended.

I meant with that lens, sorry lazy post.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)

VR on on a tripod not recommended.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 23:11 UTC as 99th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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arcane93: " Why is the D810 priced like the D800E, and not the D800? Well, the D810 takes the D800E's 'AA filter cancellation' trick one step further by dispensing with an AA filter entirely, which should result in a camera that offers greater resolution than either of the two models that it replaces."

So, I'm confused by this logic... Why does it cost more because it *doesn't* have something? Shouldn't that make it, if anything, cost less? I totally get why you'd want to shoot without an AA filter, but what I don't really get is why you have to pay more for the privilege. What am I missing here? Is there something else more costly that has to be done to make shooting without the AA filter possible?

By pricing it there it leaves space in the range for a D710 with 16 or 24MP maybe...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 11:04 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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MIKE1111: How many people actually buy these cameras?

Just me. ( I need lots obviously)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 11:01 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
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RStyga: I'd like to see the D810 OF version (Oil-Free).

My left hand side is also calibrated fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:59 UTC

Could we have some more Lytro related news please?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
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RStyga: I'd like to see the D810 OF version (Oil-Free).

I have had no issues with D800 and oil after 100,000+ shots. Just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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backayonder: So is this a poor man's D4s ? And good enough for sports

Personally 24MP or 16MP and more FPS would suit me better, happy with D700 for sport and D800 for anything slower...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
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JDThomas: Curious as to why a comparison wasn't run with a D3s. By all accounts the best low-light sensor out there with the added bonus that it has the same resolution. And probably the same sensor with nothing more than processing tweaks.

Yeah, who needs progress or gradually better images.

Oh yes, I do. What I dont need is a new camera every year, but every few years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 22:44 UTC
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JDThomas: Curious as to why a comparison wasn't run with a D3s. By all accounts the best low-light sensor out there with the added bonus that it has the same resolution. And probably the same sensor with nothing more than processing tweaks.

Well, to compare with a non-current camera hardly seems practical.

As someone who delivers thousands of 12MP pictures every year to happy clients I have plenty of respect for "retro" cameras, and know how good the D3S images are. Surely the price aspect is relevant though, with D3s cameras still holding a much higher value than these.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
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