jeep

jeep

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Joined on Jul 14, 2005

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Nice surprise for a change, got email offering free upgrade, and the apps now work in Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop, where as my previous version was for Lightroom only, I must say I prefer to use them with Photoshop and layers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 08:07 UTC as 56th comment
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)

One of the best uses of layer masks is selectively combining different exposures of the same scene to achieve a natural looking HDR image, without the overblown look of HDR software and tone mapping.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 15:28 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)

I've used layer masks for blending for some time now, but have always used feathered brushes set to 10% of black or gradients of black to transparent, so the introduction of white is new to me, will give it a go.

Thanks for an interesting article.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:15 UTC as 46th comment

Yes I would like to be clear on what 'as well as a number of other improvements and bugs fixes' were, from the list most of the improvements were implemented in 1.01. Perhaps these have been further enhanced, no doubt we will never know. Still not having to wait an age for SEL1650 to retract is an instantly obvious improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 10:41 UTC as 15th comment

But no optical stabilisation. So no great incentive to replace the already good 19mm and excellent 30mm (on NEX). The 60mm (pity not a tad longer) would have benefited from stabilisation. Now I would be pleased if Sigma produced a 12mm f2.8 for NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 09:45 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Good - black seems to rule now, wonder if we will see an updated 16mm pancake. The 20mm will have to perform well to be a better buy than the Sigma 19mm. Now sony how about a couple more primes, a 70 to 90mm with macro focusing would be nice and an ultra wide prime without a Zeiss price tag.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 32nd comment

Despite the changing times, before the advent of online sales Jessop's was responsible for the demise of the local camera shop. Their huge expansion programme saw the local camera shops taken over and staffed with cheaper, younger and less knowledgeable staff. I've done my best to avoid Jessops since then and I used to work near the New Oxford Street head branch, opposite Jacobs which sadly went last year and whom I will miss much more.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 20:19 UTC as 24th comment

Aha was thinking about a new Sigma DP the other night, wondered if they would do a super wide 12 or 14mm version. Oh well 50mm for the 3, perhaps 12mm for the 4. Although I have a vested interest I want some more Sigma primes for the Sony NEX as the excellent spin off in lenses, particularly the 30mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 20:22 UTC as 35th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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jeep: I like it apart from the price, now if it was around £1600.00 I might replace my A900.

Yes it is nearly a $1000.00 more in the UK. UK body price equals $3705.00 and the US $2798.00. Well and truly a rip off.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:46 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)

I like it apart from the price, now if it was around £1600.00 I might replace my A900.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 09:50 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)

The image test comparisons are interesting but seem to show some real differences in focusing. For instance the feather looks sharper with more detail on the Sony NEX-7 but the blond hair below seems completely out of focus compared to the X-E1. The playing card also looks out of focus on the X-E1

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:29 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

Improvement of wide angle edges - does this mean the magenta fringing has been reduced or eliminated?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:39 UTC as 37th comment
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

I have a A900 and NEX-7 and I'm very happy with both, so I think I'll pass on this. I can't help thinking Sony have missed a trick with this latest offering. I'm also not a big fan of translucent mirrors, nothing between lens and sensor seems like a much better idea to me. Now if Sony had produced a 36 MP full frame camera that forgot its DSLR heritage, retained alpha mount and picked up on NEX principles that would have been a pretty ground breaking camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 09:20 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

The negative response is because it looks pig ugly, dressing it up with designer panels won't fool the discerning. Now if it looked great that would be another story.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 15:43 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies

Of course Adobe should never have been allowed to take over Macromedia giving them a 'freehand' (no pun intended) in the professional graphics arena. Pricing of Photoshop upgrades increased, because there was really no where else to go.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:06 UTC as 6th comment
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beautyintheeyes: Amazing camera for the other 53%

Have to say they do look terrible, is this a joke?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:19 UTC

Now if they made a version for E mount that would be very cool, the 8mm f2.8 fisheye is very sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 16:52 UTC as 21st comment

I wish Fuji would make some lenses for the NEX mount, that 14mm would be rather welcome and another revenue stream for Fuji

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 23rd comment
On Sigma 19mm f/2.8 on the NEX-7. article (9 comments in total)

I have this lens and the 30mm, I think your sample of the 19mm, like mine seems to be little less sharp on the extreme left edge of the frame, but overall a pretty good performance for the money. Hope Sigma continue to produce a range of black primes for the NEX. I'd like a 10mm and 60mm. Makes my NEX-7 a true compact choice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 20:07 UTC as 3rd comment
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