MisterBG

MisterBG

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Electronics Engineer
Joined on Sep 29, 2005

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On Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark article (67 comments in total)

Most club judges would point out that the bright area in the sky draws the eye away from the rest of the image.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:09 UTC as 10th comment
On Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark article (67 comments in total)
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Tan68: The image was exported to PS to adjust left slider on levels to 14, if I understand correctly. It is not possible to adjust blackpoint on levels in LR ?

Yes. You can adjust both Black and White points in LR, but the text says the main editing was done in ACR, so maybe that's different?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2127 comments in total)
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cmvsm: Still don't get a camera's ergonomic design where one cannot turn the camera on and off with one hand. Even when Canon puts the switch on the correct side, one needs to move their thumb off of the pad to turn it on, which can easily lead to dropped cameras. This is the primary reason why I never bought into Canon DSLR's.

Why do you need to turn the camera on and off?
My Canons have a sleep mode which is entered after a user definable time.
Once it goes to sleep all you need to do is touch the release button and it wakes up instantly, ready to shoot.
In sleep mode there is no battery drain and hence no need to keep switching on and off.
I hardly ever turn my power switch off and on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2127 comments in total)
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falconeyes: The 7DmkII certainly is a nice camera.

But it also shows how slow the progress in the photographic industry has become. Most advance is in the camera control logic (AF, metering).

Actually, we're now back in the days of analog film, with a nice pace of evolution and cameras not deprecating too fast. Not a bad thing in my book where photography matters more than gear.

I'd agree with your comments

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:05 UTC

Seems like something you could do a lot more easily with digital layers and save loads of printing paper.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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(unknown member): The music is annoying.

Music is only annoying if you don't like it.
IF you don't like it - Turn it down.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (54 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Can someone explain number 6 to me? I'm having a hard time understanding that one.

Getting hit by a breaking is a little like getting hit by a slow-moving car. It hurts just to look at these because I know what came next.

Yes, a little too much Photoshopping in number 6.

I suspect that many are Photoshop composites, although very well done.
I saw some photos like this taken in the UK by someone who is obviously copying Clark Little's techniques. These were clearly Photoshop composites, since some of the wave angles were impossible in relation to the background

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Great video but it's amazing how this has grown from something that was easier to use than Photoshop, to what it is now.

It's a completely different program, with a different application to PS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:33 UTC
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jazzphotog1: Video looks very useful. Physical problem here...must be able to watch the video in 10-15' intervals. Can it be downloaded & saved to my computer (Mac)?

There are lots of YouTube downloader programs available.

I don't use Mac, but here a couple of many:
http://download.cnet.com/YTD-Video-Downloader/3000-2071_4-75894811.html
http://www.macxdvd.com/free-youtube-video-downloader-mac/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

Notifications are displayed most recent first.
If they all relate to an ongoing thread it would be more useful to have the oldest displayed first, otherwise you finish up reading the thread backwards, i.e from the bottom up, rather than from the top down.
Please can we have the notifications displayed with the oldest at the top, the same way the forums are displayed?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:38 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Artistico: It trolls the web? Really? I thought there was enough trolling just in the DPReview forums for starters. Why would we want anyone else to start trolling for us as well? =P

The word is "trawling" not trolling, read the second sentence of the description.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:30 UTC

A Wake Up call to all those that think the "Cloud" is invulnerable to disruption.
How long before this happens to all those "cloud" archives of images that people have uploaded, think are safe, and have no off-line backup for?
The "cloud" unlike it's namesake, is not something that floats around in space, it's just an array of physical hard drives on some server somewhere, and as such, however well protected, is vulnerable to disruption from electrical failure, fire, flood, earthquakes and any number of other external influences.
Those that rely on it entirely for their storage are foolish.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Several of them have a very distracting background.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

I've been told that a lot of the lower end carbon fiber tripods are actually thin aluminium tubes clad in carbon fiber.
The only company that uses pure carbon for their legs is Gitzo, which is reflected in their prices.
Is that true in this case?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

A bit like a car manufacturer saying you can only use "GoodStone" tires when your originals wear out...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 82nd comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (656 comments in total)

Conclusion - Cons:

"◾HDR mode unavailable if Raw is active (rather than disengaging Raw)"

Is there ANY camera that allows HDR raw shooting? (than than by multiple bracketed exposures).
HDR is an output image (jpg) function.
This can hardly be a "Con" since all cameras behave the same way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 08:44 UTC as 130th comment | 7 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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Walsh_uk: Wish it had a fuji sensor then it would be perfect..

For me the lack of a phone is a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
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MisterBG: It's a bit like teaching a dog to walk on it's hind legs - clever, but ultimately pointless.

Everything that's posted here is someone's opinion, further qualification is unnecessary.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 14:27 UTC

It's a bit like teaching a dog to walk on it's hind legs - clever, but ultimately pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Photomonkey: Sure is satisfying to see such spirited discussions about art. Thought no one cared. ;)

No, it's the imbecile who actually paid that amount.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
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