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RP McMurphy

Joined on Jan 24, 2012

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review (19 comments in total)

The door on my LX3 is long snapped off
v annoying

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:54 UTC as 7th comment
On photo pool_fun in the Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer challenge (15 comments in total)

great capture

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 20:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Honduran Summer in the Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer challenge (1 comment in total)

I like this

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo _DSC8182 in the Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer challenge (3 comments in total)

many thanks for the nice comments

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 20:17 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

Bogdan Spineanu: Wow .. if you make sensor pixels larger you can capture more light ! Why didn't I think of that ? Revolutionary !

You didn't think of that because you dont understand it
See Silvarum's response

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:09 UTC
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Marksphoto: just confirms that all we need is a 2-3mp sensor on the full frame Canon 5d MK 4 for the general purpose photography in low light and still be able to get great enlargements under daylight conditions.

Finally the consumers need to understand that there is no need for 21mp at an expense of noise.

2-3mp will give you fine pictures but not for enlarging
Sensor size determines low light gatjhering ability whether you divide that area by many or few MP, after that it depends on how large you want to view it

I dont think you understand the relationship, high MP for low light is fine, low MP for low light is fine, it depends how large you want to view your image

The trade off at larger viewing sizes is noise versus softness

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:08 UTC
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T3: I remember there was a big discussion a while back where people were claiming that the key to lower noise was having more pixels, and of smaller size. Wonder where those people are now?

Those people are still here, laughing at you for failing to understand the science

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:04 UTC
On photo Bentley in the One person and one car. challenge (7 comments in total)

My second ever competition entered so very surprised
No problem for the low votes; quite surprised to have so many high ones!
Thanks all

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 07:16 UTC as 1st comment
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Marksphoto: as a wedding photographer I need terabytes of storage.

Nikon storage offering is only for family photos storage, nothing new. I have been using photobucket for that for a long long time now.

Well if you need terabytes of space then I wouldn't give your that for free either
Quit your moaning

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
On article The Lightroom catalog (304 comments in total)
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tvstaff: I'm downloading from my camera using CanonPhotoPro and LR for editing.

CPP Puts everything in order by dates. Once I import the files I want to edit, I then save the edited files in a sub fold of each date so my raw files are never touched. I'm always scared I'll overwrite a good image with the same file name.

What I would like is that LR would ALSO take the please of CPP so LR could do everything as far as importing from my camera into logical folders.

If LR does this. I'd like to know as I'm new to the program. Thank you

P.S. I really like LR. I think it's a great program, easy to use and will be an even better tool as I leran more and Adobe continues to update the product. :)

Lightroom does all tnat you ask
Better to import from a card though. Then set-up import details and how and where you want the originals imported.
Let them all import and then select a file you want to edit and use the develop module. this will edit the original file but will not alter the original file - to make a permanent jpg then you can export to anoth folder or same place or to external sources

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 09:29 UTC
On photo 1968 Chevy Camaro in the Cars... challenge (4 comments in total)
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alfaflash: Great photo, but why is the shadow as sharp as a tack when the rest of the image is blurred?

Perhaps because the shadow moves at the same speed as the car whilst everything else is fixed

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:07 UTC
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)
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skymartin: Agreed. If I was thinking of buying "Time", this selection would make me run a mile. Depressing rubbish.

What is depressing is your attitude

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 13:41 UTC
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: These top ten images show why Time Magazine is in drastic decline of readers and viewers.

There's already so much suffering, anguish and bloodshed in tabloids, blogs, and social media... why replicate it again and again?

The only saving grace is the tornado.

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Deary me

Dreadful things happening, poignant photography and you have the temerity to criticise because you want Happy Snaps

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 13:31 UTC
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bunyarra: That design looks almost identical to the 3 Legged Thing's Brian travel tripod ....

not much smaller 40cm v 42cm

I have the Brian too, very happy with it

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 08:21 UTC
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photosen: Anyone know of an ugly, unfashionable, stable, light and cheap or the cheapest possible (less than a manfrotto 055CX) tripod for a 1.80 meter guy? For a max 3 Kg ultra wide angle setup.

That's a 5.9 feet guy and 6.6 Lbs setup for you imperials, I guess.

Look at 3 legged Thing tripods - I am not associated with the company but bought one this summer and is just about perfect for me, the ball head is very well engineered and carbon fibre too.

However remember the maxim, you can have cheap and light, you can have light and stable, you can have cheap and stable, but you can't have cheap, light and stable

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 08:20 UTC
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RP McMurphy: Looks like a copy of the 3 Legged Thing range of Tripods from UK to me, exactly the same it looks like

Happy with my 3 LT - especially as the release plate is compatible with the BlackRapid strap

Very similar to the Vitruvian and there is also a Feisol similar but loving my 3LT, the only tripod that routinely comes with me on each excursion

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 08:16 UTC
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Cane: Cool looking but I hate those screw turn legs.

On my 3Legged Thing Tripod (same design) it's actually pretty easy as the 5 can be all loosened with one twist
Yes the more sections the less stable but when I bought the 3LT trripod my concern was a tripod I would actually carry with me as my other tripod remained at home all the time

These things are some 40-42cm - you can't do that with 3 leg sections if you want decent hieght - you want 3 leg sections then dont be looking at tripods designed to be very compact, it's obvious really

But the stability isn't a problem. Of course the more stable the better but if you want perfection dont buy a tripod designed to be carried about

These things fit in back packs and can handle 8kg+ as good a compromise as you can get - some people have wholly unrealistic expectations

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 08:09 UTC

Looks like a copy of the 3 Legged Thing range of Tripods from UK to me, exactly the same it looks like

Happy with my 3 LT - especially as the release plate is compatible with the BlackRapid strap

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 12:45 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 (307 comments in total)
In reply to:

Adler1970: Best Sellers in Digital SLR Cameras by Amazon, today, April 28, 2012:

No. 1(first place): Nikon D800 (only body)

2 nd place: Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens

3 rd place: Canon EOS Rebel T3 with 18-55mm IS II Lens(which cost only $469.00)

The Nikon D800 is the most selling DSLR on Amazon.
The Canon 5Dmk3 is just in the 14 th place( THE FOURTEENTH PLACE).

Better than the Canon 5Dmk3, are are selling also other Nikon cameras:
5 th place: Nikon D3100
to 6 th place: Nikon D7000(only body)
to 8 th place Nikon D3200
to 10 th place: Nikon D7000 (with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikkor Lens)

EVEN THE OLD NIKON D700( 12 th place) IS STILL SOLD MORE THAN THE Canon 5DMK3( 14 th place)!

So what?
Unless you have shares in Canon why does this matter to you?
Swings and roundabouts, wasn't very long since it was the other way around and probably the next iteration will see Canon have the 'better' specs and suddenly the warm glow you currently have from having a camera brand that is outselling a different camera brand will change to feeling bad about the camera you ave because a different camera maker suddenly sells more of their model

Did the excellent pictures we see from D90 D700 5Dii etc etc suddenly become worse because a new camera performs 'better' in some way or other?
The fact that many users will actually find it more difficult to get sharper shots at pixel level should mitigate those claiming triumph of having greater MP
It's a tool to take pictures - if your pictures were rubbish before, they wont be any better now

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2012 at 10:11 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 (307 comments in total)
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Adler1970: From DXO IMAGE SCIENCE:

"The new sensor featured in the D800 achieves the best dynamic range and the highest color sensitivity ever measured, taking the lead on the DxOMark scale with 95 points," explained Dr. Frédéric Guichard, DxO Labs’ Chief Scientific Officer. "This camera illustrates the consistent improvement that digital camera manufacturers have been able to achieve in the last few years, mimicking Moore’s law that has ruled the silicon industry for decades now.
The Nikon D800 even surpasses the best medium-format cameras, which are priced more than 10 times higher!"

Sorry, Canon trolls, you have to accept this truth. The Nikon D800 is MUCH better than the Canon 5Dmk3. And the D800 costs even less money.

After rebutting the comments about about the D800 pixels being noisier I feel compelled to point out that the D800 is not head and shoulders above the Canon - at the same resolution they are remarkably similar in performance at the same output
And the Canon arguably has other advantages - I'd be happy with either brand and do not understand why people have to divide themselves into 2 camps - it's very childish

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2012 at 10:04 UTC
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