Neil Schofield

Neil Schofield

Lives in United Kingdom MK, United Kingdom
Works as a FM Retired
Joined on Jun 25, 2008

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On photo Riddler time in the Wildlife - King fisher challenge (17 comments in total)

Many thanks again for your kind comments

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 09:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Riddler time in the Wildlife - King fisher challenge (17 comments in total)

Thank you very much for your kind comments

Yes DOF is very narrow, so you just need to pick/estimate your spot, and then machine gun it when the action happens, prefocusing I believe is the only option in this situation as these birds are in and back out of the water in the blink of an eye

To improve your chances you need a fast frame rate, a repeated action( if the subject will accommodate you), an accurate focal plane choice, good lighting , good background, practice, and most of all luck( or is that patience)

Using BBF to pick your focal plane using the camera AF system does help

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 08:46 UTC as 11th comment
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (551 comments in total)
In reply to:

caver3d: Actually, DPR, the question should be "Why would I NOT buy a mirrorless camera?". It is the future. Get with it, people!

Tracking AF I don't think so

When it does o will consider

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tudor ApMadoc (41 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 22:58 UTC as 15th comment
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pshummer: For those who complain that Canon cams still don't have 4K video,remember what the Sony chief engineer said during the interview with dpreview? He said that 4 K video was not necessary and the current video quality was good enough. But they included 4K video feature just for sales marketing reason. So they know who you are and you are the ones willing to open your wallet just because of 4 K video. And a company like Sony will love you guys long, long, long time. :)

When it comes to produce a video, here @ dpreview, they hardly talk about sound quality at all. A good video with a poor sound quality is useless. A poor video with a good sound is useable. That's how important the sound quality is. Shooting a video with 4 K and the camera's tiny buit-in mic doesn't make a sense and it's even funny. You should invest for a good external mic and or a sound recorder. And if you really get serious about filming.......it will cost your arm or so.

Not bothered about what Sony say, but canon should be looking at what Panasonic do with their 4K burst mode as a way of pulling stills from video

The ability to shoot 60 frames in video and extract 8 MP stills is a great option, what is even more impressive is that you can get the thirty stills immediately prior to pressing the shutter together with the 30 stills after

Even the 1dx lll may not manage that

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 21:42 UTC

EVF is a step in the right direction, however my expectations have moved on a bit, ie no 4K, nor 4K burst mode that Panasonic offer, eventually Canon will catch up, but who knows where the competition will be by then

I really would like the ability to pull reasonable quality stills from video, particularly a two second burst mode which includes the 30 frames in the second before you press the shutter button

Looks like I might have a long wait

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 101st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Dale Johnson (39 comments in total)

Excellent images

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 25th comment

Are they recognised by the camera body for AFMA purposes though

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak (77 comments in total)

Very creative thanks for sharing

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 09:43 UTC as 11th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)

Nice picture of the Good Hope, she won't be there for too much longer before she falls apart, and breakfast on Cader/Bwlch is always welcome

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 05:09 UTC as 11th comment

For some years now both Canon and Nikon have been moving/ enticing enthusiasts away from ASPC to full frame, so its quite strange that they haven't tried to do this with mirrorless to date

I bought an EOSM in the fire sale, had to put a Franiec grip on it, and despite it handling like a bar of soap, the main reason why I couldn't get on with it was the lack of a built in EVF, otherwise I would have kept it

Until Canon learns that every sale of camera bodies or lenses by other manufacturers, especially to current Canon users is a potential lost sale, then there isn't much hope for them in this sector

Whilst I can only speak personally for myself, I do note that there are quite a few togs in this and other forums that have gone to dual systems which again means that Canon isn't fullfilling it's customers requirements

The failure to upgrade the EF 50mm f1.4, is probably very symptomatic in this regard

However when Canon gets it right, it usually as good as it gets

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:04 UTC as 71st comment
In reply to:

dgeugene1: Nothing better than a three-legged horse.

Only put money on a horse with a leg in each corner, it's why they have parade rings

Some excellent images here, thanks for sharing

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 22:38 UTC

It' would seem like the bean counters are at it again, one such set took over a local brewery only to complain about the malt bill, my response to the friend who worked there was that they would soon be moaning about the water rate as well

Change bringing about possible short term gain, with unknown future quality and viability concerns being ignored, is not an uncommon tried and tested, but more often than not failed managerial stratergy

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 00:26 UTC as 52nd comment | 15 replies
On article Weird Science: Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners (21 comments in total)

Excellent imagery, some of the commendables are outstanding, link is well worth a look

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 08:42 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)

Looks like a very good camera, however for the reviewer to state that the 5D lll AF system is behind the times

I don't think so

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 345th comment | 7 replies
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Neil Schofield: There is still no A size crop option in the crop tool section, presumably they are going to stop selling A size paper and printers

Without this version 4 is useless to me because changes made in version 3 are not recognised by version 4, and I use the A size crop a lot

You try it with a couple of hundred never mind a couple of thousand images

It's pretty poor from canon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 07:59 UTC

There is still no A size crop option in the crop tool section, presumably they are going to stop selling A size paper and printers

Without this version 4 is useless to me because changes made in version 3 are not recognised by version 4, and I use the A size crop a lot

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 23:27 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

It's all Conceptual marketing B@@@@@@s

Words like wolf and cry come to mind

Now where's the A size crop in DPP4 again

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 18:32 UTC as 90th comment
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bernardly: With all the profits Canon is making from its camera division and considering the vast resources of the company, one would think Canon would do the right thing for its loyal customers and support all RAW enabled cameras in DPP version 4.x. It does not seem to be forthcoming though. Even the newly released 7Dmkll and G7X get support only in DPP version 3.x with the old & crusty user interface. This is marketing Balkanisation at its worst.

For version 4, I expect that they are working on A size portrait and landscape crops options to match their paper and printer sizes

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On article Canon introduces social-oriented PowerShot N2 (9 comments in total)

N2 they need to invest in EOS M3 e thinks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:47 UTC as 8th comment
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