GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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As someone said, the people who should be MOST interested in this sale are the Australian tax collectors. If it's bogus, he's going to have a hell of a tax bill to fork out for a bit of publicity.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
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photo_rb: This is a little off topic, but how many think that black and white photography is only valid when it is done with b/w film, or perhaps a monochrome sensor?

Because there is a hell of a lot more to processing good black and white images in Lightroom or Photoshop than "hitting the BW button". And the adjustments you can make are a lot better than anything the camera turns out by itself.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:21 UTC

"less than charitable commentary" on another photographer's work?

Among DPReview contributors?

Don't be silly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 119th comment
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photo_rb: This is a little off topic, but how many think that black and white photography is only valid when it is done with b/w film, or perhaps a monochrome sensor?

Not me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Are ALL these videos of pros using cameras going to be trashed by cynical comments from embittered middle-aged amateurs who are lucky if they can get their sleeping dog in focus?

I welcome these videos. Unlike some here I do not know EVERYTHING better than the pro photographers. Keep them coming.

By the way, the argument about pro vs not-pro in terms of equipment is so old hat. Pros use anything that is (a) within their budget and (b) gets the shot. And I am out shooting with pro photographers and videographers every darn week. Your equipment doesn't confer you pro status. Your work does.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:46 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)

Are ALL these videos of pros using cameras going to be trashed by cynical comments from embittered middle-aged amateurs who are lucky if they can get their sleeping dog in focus?

I welcome these videos. Unlike some here I do not know EVERYTHING better than the pro photographers. Keep them coming.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)

A couple of the threads here remind me of the old joke about what the patient said to the psychiatrist after the Rorshach ink blot test:

"What do you mean I'm a pervert? You're the one with all the dirty pictures."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 22nd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

WEIRDEST POST OF THE WEEK.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)
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Rasskot: Pros and No cons. I'm glad I live in an age when the perfect camera is invented:) this website site used to mean something to me:( I really am sad. I used to know each review by heart(that is the reason why i bought 550D). Now I barely bring myself to read them and then go somewhere else on internet.. I still do read it, but it is not the same...

In my experience, there's a LOT less negativity about Canon and Nikon from pros in general than the carping amateurs shooting daisies on DPReview. That's why these days I spend more time on other photo sites.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 01:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Danzgroove: I'll tell ya...I've been a Canon user for 30+ years, and now I'm reading all these comments and it seriously makes me think twice about buying a new Canon 7D-5D-70D-60D, any of them. My complaint over the years has been the really awful auto focusing. I use manual all the time, mostly because I prefer too, but it would be nice to count on it every so often. I gotta say. My son uses the Sony A7s cameras, and I've never seen better photos and video. Amazing. The focus system is spot on under every lighting situation, and the features are way ahead of most other frequently used brands. My issue is all the Canon gear that I have that I have counted on for years will end up in the closet if I make that jump to Sony. I would also need the adapter so my 6 lenses will work on the Sony. But I could only use them for video if I don't buy the auto focus adapter. Other wise...since it's a 'full frame' camera, I need 'full frame' lenses for photos. Bummer as far as $$ goes. It's not easy.

If you base your decision on DPReview comments you probably deserve everything you get.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)

Great and interesting video. Ignore the usual negativity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 01:14 UTC as 90th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF.
To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient.
I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?

But they are useful for a hell of a lot more than photography. By the way, the UK prices are a rip off. I'd go on as vacation and buy them somewhere else if i were you. Mine cost about 80 pounds.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
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GaryJP: Why is it people keep talking about the "poor" dynamic range of Canon's "outdated" sensors and are unable to use their eyes enough to see the DR of the 5D Mk3, particularly in terms of the highlights, is smoking the Sony? Particularly on those big tripod like things in the distance.

It would if I had a favourite brand. For the rest, grow up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF.
To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient.
I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?

Varifocal glasses make life a lot easier.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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sffoodie: These aren't compacts at all. I owned the canon g1x m2 and it was not only far too big to be considered a compact but it weighed even more than my m43 system camera and that is one of the smallest in this group. The cameras you have compared here are in somewhat of a no-mans land. They are bigger than a compact but offer less versatility than a system camera of similar size.

Oh, that old chestnut.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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sffoodie: These aren't compacts at all. I owned the canon g1x m2 and it was not only far too big to be considered a compact but it weighed even more than my m43 system camera and that is one of the smallest in this group. The cameras you have compared here are in somewhat of a no-mans land. They are bigger than a compact but offer less versatility than a system camera of similar size.

@noirdesir The G1X is not a 1/1.7 sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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sffoodie: These aren't compacts at all. I owned the canon g1x m2 and it was not only far too big to be considered a compact but it weighed even more than my m43 system camera and that is one of the smallest in this group. The cameras you have compared here are in somewhat of a no-mans land. They are bigger than a compact but offer less versatility than a system camera of similar size.

PS. The day my Canon sensor gives me Sony colours, white balance issues, muddiness, and comparatively inflexible Raws is the day I drop Canon for good.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 01:00 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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sffoodie: These aren't compacts at all. I owned the canon g1x m2 and it was not only far too big to be considered a compact but it weighed even more than my m43 system camera and that is one of the smallest in this group. The cameras you have compared here are in somewhat of a no-mans land. They are bigger than a compact but offer less versatility than a system camera of similar size.

You have been banging on about this for months. What you fail to notice or consider is that people make decide on cameras based on a wide range of factors. I have owned the first two iterations of your pet RX100 and been so dissatisfied with the IQ, that this, plus the woefully limited zoom range, ensured I will not consider the Mk3. That and the fact that the direct comparisons in the tests on DPReview and elsewhere do not by any means show better IQ from the Sony. So then you fans change the argument to "Yeah, but the Sony is smaller." I own Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus cameras just to name the first four that come to mind. In fact, the most exciting camera I am currently using (albeit for video) is the Sony FDR-AX100. The "loyalty" to one brand and obsession to bash another at all costs seems to be yours. Meanwhile, I am confident that in the range discussed in the article above I have made the choice of the best camera for my purposes. As have many others. Get over it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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sffoodie: These aren't compacts at all. I owned the canon g1x m2 and it was not only far too big to be considered a compact but it weighed even more than my m43 system camera and that is one of the smallest in this group. The cameras you have compared here are in somewhat of a no-mans land. They are bigger than a compact but offer less versatility than a system camera of similar size.

Not to those of us who actually use the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 23:35 UTC
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carport888: This story is quite disturbing. The copyright should rightfully belong to Slater. Slater is a wildlife photographer who set out to get photos of wildlife. He brought equipment to a specific location, set that equipment to specific settings that allowed these captures, and yet had the "good fortune" of having "someone else" take good photos? I think not.

Slater got exactly what he set out to get: great wildlife photos. It was his expertise that facilitated these results. Without him setting up this situation, these photos would not exist.

What about GoPro footage "taken" by animals?

Strap your GoPro to a dog? The dog "chose" where to "point the camera".

An octopus "steals" your GoPro? It must've been trying to "create art".

Does your © lapse only if the octopus happens to press the shutter?

If you set a device to hit the shutter, the device doesn't negate your copyright, as it is not human. Likewise, a monkey cannot own ©, so it should belong to Slater for facilitating.

No one is saying the monkey owns the copyright. They are saying there is no copyright. I happen to disagree, but we should get the claims clear.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
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