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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On Sony: An eye on focus article (145 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Why are all the shots focused on the nose? Seems a bit gimmicky to me.

Well, no, the tracking ain't fine if you cant get it to track the eye..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 15:16 UTC
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Steve in GA: This move by Adobe makes me wonder how successful their change to the, "creative cloud" business model has been.

If creative cloud were making big bucks for Adobe, would they have offered a second free trial?

Also they are lot more likely to fork out initially compared to getting it off Pirate bay.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
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beavertown: CC is very expensive to rent as expected before they started.

Sadly there isn't a strong competitor head to head.

It seems CC is lucrative to Adobe and there is no way to stop them.

Not if you only upgraded every couple of versions.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 08:53 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1035 comments in total)
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AshMills: Not sure why the D810 shot is in this article about a A7RII, and the Sunset shot using an ND Grad is rather misleading on DR too...

Thank you for making that clear, however as a highly-read REVIEW site, as opposed to a photographers blog, it sure comes across that way. I think this camera does look great by the way, and I cant wait for the trickle down over the next year or three of everything it can do. It doesn't seem long ago that Live View was dismissed as a gimmick..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1035 comments in total)
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J A C S: No AA filter is not necessarily an improvement.

Having said that, the A7R seems to be less prone to aliasing than the D810 or even than the 5DSR, from the samples I have seen. There might be some hidden way to softening the image, which is good.

Maybe its the Sony glass ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1035 comments in total)
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Zero polycabonate: It's just too bad its out of the price range of the vast majority of consumers.

And the D810 hasmirrors and prisms on top, with the same sensor... so the price is set how?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1035 comments in total)
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AshMills: Not sure why the D810 shot is in this article about a A7RII, and the Sunset shot using an ND Grad is rather misleading on DR too...

Sorry, but "maybe I didnt even need the filter" is not really a technical and unbiased way of selling, sorry, reviewing the camera. Sorry this isnt a review I know, its a pre-order sales pitch. ;-)

Also, I wasnt very clear on reading your article, did you say you did do the sun star at f22, and the rest at f8? So again, not the best measure of DR.. Sorry to be Mr Picky, but plenty of people will just skim the article and buy from your link. Oh yeah, of course...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1035 comments in total)

Hope Sony gives you one for this article! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 232nd comment | 5 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1035 comments in total)

Not sure why the D810 shot is in this article about a A7RII, and the Sunset shot using an ND Grad is rather misleading on DR too...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 233rd comment | 7 replies
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (160 comments in total)
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Atomic Ant: A Leica M with upgradable sensor+processor+display(as a package) would be the perfect Leica

Surely Leica owners dont mind buying the best body/sensor as a package?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 00:25 UTC
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aarif: 18-35 would have been better 24 not wide enough

(28 on Canon APS)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (160 comments in total)
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Atomic Ant: A Leica M with upgradable sensor+processor+display(as a package) would be the perfect Leica

Hmm I think it would be more like the everlasting broom, replace the brush, then replace the handle, repeat.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (160 comments in total)
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AshMills: Why does this need a fixed mount? If one hacked it off and glued on a mount Id prefer it. Although presumably this camera bakes in the correction to make this lens look more awesome electronically?

Yes, but if you did attack it with a dremel and removed the lens it wouldnt matter if it had nearly touched the sensor, whatever mount you glued on would be set farther away, with toilet roll tube extension. :-) I guess the shutter may be inside the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
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J A C S: Given the limited range, not fast enough to replace primes, no IS/OS to compensate for that.

Well, the thread was about replacing primes, this lens for many could do that, my point being that as its a wide zoom the DoF will only really be shallow with a 1.4 24mm lens in a close up, that at that range, if you are after shallow DoF this lens gets pretty close when you are close, and if you can zoom in to 35 without trashing your shot it will be even shallower.

JACS, I think we agree.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
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J A C S: Given the limited range, not fast enough to replace primes, no IS/OS to compensate for that.

Sorry HFLM, I did clearly state "close up" which at 2.5m with a 24mm lens you are not taking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
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steve ohlhaber: Mirrorless vs DSLR is about the shooting experience, not the final image. Since you can get a full frame in both designs, and its possible they could have the same exact sensor in both, and you could use an adapter to use the same lens on both bodies, you WILL get an identical image from both. Its really about how you got to the point where you made the capture.

I am not excited about looking through an electronic finder, but I am excited about a shorter lens to sensor distance that allows lenses to be better, smaller, and cheaper. So, in that regard, mirrorless has the ability to produce a better image if you spend the same money on a camera and a lens built for each system. It has that ability, I am not saying they have done it yet, but technically, it should be easier to make a better lens just because of that shorter distance. That should make the vast majority of pros excited.

I agree, except they may not be cheaper, as m43 lenses appear to just price match the FF equivalent glass.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:39 UTC

Presumably a mirrorless camera is cheaper to make, without mirrors to swing or prisms to align? Is that why they are so cheap? Oh. Nothing like "equivalence" pricing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply
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tinternaut: Mirrorless is the garlic bread of photography. It's the future!

Smelly but tasty?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:31 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: In my experience, nothing can substitute for a proper optical viewfinder and mirror. It's true that electronic viewfinders have come a long way, but still can't match what a proper SLR - 'D' or otherwise - has to offer.
It's interesting that DPR has chosen the Nikon Df to illustrate this article. I had the chance to sample it and it has the brightest, clearest viewfinder I've ever laid my right eye on. (Second is the Nikon FM3A.) I never got quite the same feeling when peeping through an electronic viewfinder. (Still an EVF is a thousand times better than composing via a screen.)

Also the SLR design does rely on ground glass alignment too, so those who like to manually focus have to rely on that.

Talking of eyes and things, what about the advantage to the ageing population of having the option of chimping the photo you have just taken without having to take the camera off your eye, let alone put on your near vision glasses to see it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
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justmeMN: Mirrorless enthusiasts like to point out that mirrorless cameras are smaller than DSLRs. So what? Not everyone is obsessed with camera size.

pwilly I have a feeling your comment about sidelines of sports events will look very old fashioned quite soon. When sports photographers dont have to wait for mirrors, and can get fast focus and basically unlimited frames per second I think they will move.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
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