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Pentax K-5
Pentax DA15 f/4 Limited
Pentax F 28 f/2.8
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4
Pentax D-FA 100 f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55 WR
Pentax DA 50-200 WR
PK mount Kenko 1.5x teleplus, PK mount
Sigma 12-24 EX DG, PK mount (effectively replaced by DA15)
Sigma EDF-530DG Super flash, PTTL

Panasonic Lumix GM1 w/12-32
Sigma DN 60 f/2.8, MFT mount

iMac 2.66 GHz core 2 duo
Aperture 3
Pixelmator 3
Bibble 5 (now rebranded and updated as Corel Aftershot Pro, but rendered obsolete by Aperture for me)
iPhoto 9.5


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On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (161 comments in total)
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peterwr: London, the South-East and Edinburgh. That's "good geographical coverage", is it? Ha.

And what just about everyone else has said.

Last I looked, Plymouth wasn't in the South-East

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
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Paul_R_H: Is it just me or is this whole BTS thing getting out of hand? Here we have someone shooting video of someone shooting video of someone shooting stills. It rather takes away the magic.

No. But it's the first I've seen that's a 'making of' a 'making of'. There's an extra level of recursion beyond the usual, because you have THREE levels of (in this case) Nikon D4s. The Nikons the subject photographers are using, the Nikons Rich is using to shoot the subjects shooting with Nikons, and the Nikons being used to shoot Rich using a Nikon to shoot the subjects shooting with Nikons. And Nikon will be delighted because they paid all these people and look, I've given them a result by using the word Nikon about a dozen times in this comment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 21:43 UTC

Is it just me or is this whole BTS thing getting out of hand? Here we have someone shooting video of someone shooting video of someone shooting stills. It rather takes away the magic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (104 comments in total)

I just bought a camera with wi fi - a Lumix GM1. The interface is shockingly incomprehensible, the instructions are hopeless, and the connection itself is slow to establish and prone to dropping out. Given that the Mobi card depends on the host camera for its menus I'd be surprised if it's all that easy to use. And it won't go directly to a laptop without, again, an absence of sensible menus. Tell me, what was wrong with a USB wire anyway? Or just popping out the SD card and popping it into a reader? Except for social media sharing via a phone when you have no laptop handy, I just don't see the point. And even for that purpose you can buy SD to iPhone/iPad readers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

Huh? You think that the author of this piece, by showing us amateurs a little of his technique, is going to make us as good as he is? Absolutely not. He might make us better than we are, but we'll never be as good as he is.
Pros are as good as they are not because of their equipment or their basic techniques (we amateurs can acquire those things) but because they work at it all day every day, and they have creative talent and vision. A client who thinks he or she can get pro results from a well-equipped amateur is going to be disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 19:34 UTC
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increments: I don't think Aperture (without a plugin) does have an adjustment brush that would mimic a ND filter.

If I'm wrong please correct me because it would be very useful!

In Aperture 3 you can 'brush in' curves or levels adjustments to whichever portions of an image you choose. I believe you couldn't do it in Aperture 2, which is why I waited until v3 before switching from Bibble 5. Also Aperture 3 is now quite cheap on the Mac App Store if you use Snow Leopard or Lion.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 20:01 UTC
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