Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Artist, publisher, lecturer
Joined on Jan 25, 2010
About me:

http://www.craigatkinson.co.uk
http://www.caferoyalbooks.com

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I've always found LR better than Aperture. Surprised at how many Ap users here. New LR next week maybe, good timing, to mop up!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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mmann1411: With some 100,000 pictures organized in Aperture, I was seriously angry with Apple for killing it. I tried and hated Photos - a baby photo editor/organizer. So, since my Mac was getting older I signed up for Lightroom CC v5 and moved my entire library over to my newer P.C.
Apple, you just lost a previously satisfied user.

what kind of pc are you using?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 22:58 UTC

I've been trying it, and now have moved my easy stuff to Picasa — family stuff etc. Serious stuff I just use LR.
Photos editing is slow, there is no option to save a preset it seems. RAW and Jpeg are stacked, seems no way to separate the two as default.
Then...my shared section just disappeared. So now the only thing I have is local files and icloud stream, no shared albums; mine or anyone elses.
Been onto apple care for three hours and they have no idea why.
I like the apparent simplicity but it's been over simplified, or atleast been made to look over simple, and by over simplifying theyve hidden options, deleted options and forced a way of working that just doesn't work except perhaps for the most passive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 21:43 UTC as 119th comment

It's a shame they didn't just rip off Picasa with the web sync facility, which is really great, or was before google+ ruined it. Use LR to edit but picasa is great for family sharing...Except I use a mac / iPhone / as does the family. I don't understand why one company can't be good at two things!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 46th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (650 comments in total)

I like the x100T because it's reduced the x100S to £400, and with the GR at under £400 both can be had for less than the T.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 06:36 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (650 comments in total)
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malboni: How can DP review possibly review an upgrade and score it lower than the previous model when it is clearly improved in many ways.
X100S achieved 81% and received Gold rating yet the X100T received the same score but only Silver.. !!!!!!!
Sometimes you completely miss the point of improvement and baffle me !!!!!!

indeed...but it's possible for things to be adjusted. TBH though, I don't care about numbers. If it works and takes photos, it's ok.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (650 comments in total)
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captura: Maybe the X100S and T should compared to their APS-C rivals, the Ricoh GR and the Nikon Coolpix 'A.'

unless using one of the filter settings...which are actually quite good. The Fujis jpegs are better though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (650 comments in total)
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captura: Maybe the X100S and T should compared to their APS-C rivals, the Ricoh GR and the Nikon Coolpix 'A.'

the handling of the GR is better, and the UI infinity better, and I think the noise pattern of the GR is also better...Biased, I'm just not keen on the Nikon...and that grip!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (650 comments in total)
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malboni: How can DP review possibly review an upgrade and score it lower than the previous model when it is clearly improved in many ways.
X100S achieved 81% and received Gold rating yet the X100T received the same score but only Silver.. !!!!!!!
Sometimes you completely miss the point of improvement and baffle me !!!!!!

Also...The RX100iii is in the same category, and very recent, so we assume the scores are both current and are as relative as can be. The Sony achieved 82%, 1% higher than the Fuji. Are we to assume then the Sony is better overall?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 21:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (650 comments in total)
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captura: Maybe the X100S and T should compared to their APS-C rivals, the Ricoh GR and the Nikon Coolpix 'A.'

yes, I have the x100t and GR and use each for very different things. I don't think a 'best' can be called. A better comparison perhaps is the XT1+23mm to the x100t. The GR really has no competition, except perhaps that Nikon, which is no competeion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (650 comments in total)
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malboni: How can DP review possibly review an upgrade and score it lower than the previous model when it is clearly improved in many ways.
X100S achieved 81% and received Gold rating yet the X100T received the same score but only Silver.. !!!!!!!
Sometimes you completely miss the point of improvement and baffle me !!!!!!

I agree with DP too. However it would be useful if scores were adjusted with time, so for example, we could see a direct point score comparison between the x100s and the x100t, or the rx100ii / rx100iii, or the xpro1 and the xt1...Even a very loose formula like deduct IRO 5% for each year that passes...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (455 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: Is there a way to display the equivalent focal length on the screen?, or step, 28, 35, 50, 80...? I think the RX100iii can do this

ah, got it. Zoom ring set to step...Nice

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 16:27 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (455 comments in total)

Is there a way to display the equivalent focal length on the screen?, or step, 28, 35, 50, 80...? I think the RX100iii can do this

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 16:06 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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Mr N: Hello everyone, I've always wanted to buy the Fujifilm X100 series camera ever since they had come out. I was in college back then and it was out of my price range, and so I kept putting it off forever. I am an architect but mostly I take street photography and some architecture details (barely to be honest), could any of you guys give me a thumbs up if you think I should just go for it instead of any other camera for my use ? I know I won't be able to take wide angle shots but that's okay, I never photograph an entire building only parts of it. Thanks in advance, also the colour in the beta sample gallery seems weird, I hope I can change this, any X100 series users out there., some input would be great.

you can get the x100s for £650 refurbished, or the xt1 for 900 with the 18-55...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (639 comments in total)

is there a way to show on screen / in VF, the 35mm equiv focal length that you're at when using a zoom lens? Sy you have it to your eye and quickly want 35mm, or 50mm equiv. You have to look at the lens barrel which seems clumsy.

Have I missed the feature somewhere?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 34th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: I want to like this camera but at that price point it would really have to be astounding. Your approaching the 900 and probably exceed it after some needed accessories. You can get a lot of kit for that today and for a fixed lens camera not sure I would go for it.

it is fixed lens, the lens is fixed onto the camera. It is not fixed focal length though, it has a zoom. At least that's how I understand it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)

here's a question. Why, when the AF is so good and pretty fast do people make such a fuss of the new MF feature EVF in OVF? Technologically a great feature, but what benefit does MF have over AF?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: does the ND filter have an 'auto' setting or is it manual only?

That'd be a real shame. I think the VF switch goes to the left this time too and that might activate ND.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 07:10 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)

does the ND filter have an 'auto' setting or is it manual only?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: @dpreview Does this camera have stepped focal length option, 28, 35, 50, 80mm equiv as the Sony rx100m3 does?

Also...Sony have just slashed £100 off the m3, so in the UK it's now 599 - a reactive price I assume!

i guess so, although the RX is totally smooth, so the canon must be a little better! And I like the red on the Canon, strangely!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
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