David Rosser

David Rosser

Lives in United Kingdom Bristol, United Kingdom
Works as a retired chartered engineeer
Has a website at http://www.david-rosser.com
Joined on Jul 28, 2002

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On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (65 comments in total)

Be warned the prices quoted in the press release do not include the 25% VAT you will be charged.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 8th comment

Since when did 11000 Euro equal £11400. Last time I looked there were 1.2637 Euro to the pound. On that basis the UK price should be £8700.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
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digitall: A Sea of Steps, Frederick Henry Evans: one of my favourite photographs. Wish Australia was closer to England!

They charge a few pounds for a photography licence that, amongst other things, allows you to use a tripod and place its feet in the same spot as Evens used; like hundreds if not thousands have since he took the original. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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SteveS: I hate sidecar files!

Lightroom istotally non destructive, the adjustments are stored in the Lightroom database.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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qianp2k: Will be free or you need to pay for a prod version when it's officially released?

What you are reading is clearly stated to be the original press release for the beta version so no contradiction.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

Interesting here in the UK WEX have V3 in stock - does not appear to be a shortage. It is the AW1 that is awaiting deliveries.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (181 comments in total)

Holw do these iPad applications differ from Photoshop Touch that I have on my Nexus 7? For instance changes I make on the Nexus are synced with my CC cloud storage and hence with my desktop. BTW the Lightroom Queen says existing photography plan users will retain their existing 20 gig CC storage and not be downgraded to 2gig.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 42nd comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)
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skeen: DPR were not able to do a test/comparison with the 23mm prime - I have the T, and the 23mm ... I've uploaded an OOC JPG and a DNG here: https://mega.co.nz/#F!Fh4giBAC!FEXKN1zGyA5RhYz2TcxjoQ

I don't know whether Leica said they did no corrections or not, but I think that for any manufacturer (not just Leica), the likelihood of them lying about this when it will be naturally discovered otherwise seems rather unlikely.

People are saying, "I just don't understand how they thought they could get away with this", well...the most reasonable explanation then, surely, is that there's just been some kind of miscommunication. That is surely the only thing that makes sense at this point...?

Downloaded the DNG and compared it in RawDigger (which applies no correction and ignores any correction instructions in metadata) and Lightroom. Very definite difference, Lightroom version is cropped significantly compared with RawDigger output indicating noticable distortion correction.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
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peevee1: So, Nikon and Panasonic have the same software now... SilkyPix.

I keep calling it Silly Pix for some reason.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 16:44 UTC

Anyone any idea which lens/camera combinations are covered by lens distortion tool? D700/16-35 f/4 is but 12-24mm f/4 on D1H isn't which is hardly surprising I suppose but the lens is supported on the D2Hs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 52nd comment
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Antony John: Downloaded earlier this morning. Not quite as clumsy as CNX-2 and, as some have already pointed out, missing 'U Point' and some other bits and bobs that were in CNX-2 but the basics are still there.
Have also compared the straight 'from NEF' rendition vs Lightroom 4 and NX-D shows greater image acuity and superior colour rendition - as one should expect being 'OEM' software.
So, yes, there are negatives but Nikon are asking for input (a first?) and I think people should take up this offer and let's see what the final version will be like in September (the time the beta software expires).
I've been using Lightroom for a year now but re-looking at Nikon's offering I can see what I've been missing having (almost totally) discarded CNX-2 during this period.
Now if Nikon will offer a route to using Nik Software via the 'open with' (which currently doesn't work on NX-D - one is routed to the preferences screen) then I doubt that too many will be dismayed.

I have set it up so that I can do straight into Photoshop CC and assume you can do the same with Nik plug in .exe. You have to set this up in preferences. (Preferences is Windows only for some reason)
BTW Nikon have already issued second version of beta - 2 in one day. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:09 UTC

Article is a bit behind the times. My year old Nexus 7 updated to 4.4.2 a couple of days ago.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:52 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I don't see a 10 pin connector - has that disappeared? Also though you can use a traditional cable release can you use a Nikon (Contax) type cable release - believe it or not I still have one.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:21 UTC as 783rd comment
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

What on earth induced Nikon UK to only sell this camera with a kit lens? Surely the target market for the camera already have standard 50mm lenses in their armoury (I have two 50mm f/1.4 of different vintage and certainly don't want another 50mm).
I thought this camera might be a D700 replacement but.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:53 UTC as 77th comment
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (398 comments in total)
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Chris2J: I have recently bought Photoshop CS6 after much deliberation. I bought it on my budget account over 24 months, as the full price would dent my cashflow. Can I now somehow upgrade to Photoshop CC, or will Adobe let owners of CS6 have a free upgrade for at least 24 months to compensate? If not, this is highly unfair to recent purchasers who still need to get value out of their investment.

Does anybody know?

There is a reduced price rental for the first 12 months for owners of CS6 perpetual licence. See the Creative Cloud web site.
If you go down the CC route your CS6 can sit alongside the CC version, if you abandon CC in the future your CS6 will be still there and working.
By the way I always thought the one off purchase price of Photoshop far to high to contemplate but the CC single application rental deal has tempted me into installing Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 16:45 UTC
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad article (73 comments in total)

Glad I read the comments before taking survey - I shan't bother.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 13:16 UTC as 21st comment

UK price is a few pence short of £2500 inc VAT and 6% import duty, that's equivalent to $3000 before taxes - welcome to rip off Britain. Be interesting to see what the street price will be after a few months - probably something like £1999.99.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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gl2k: This is what the average Amazon customer anyway does.
According to many posts @dpreview this is almost standard procedure in the US ... lol
But definitely a novelty in the EU ... err UK.

See my reply above. If you go into a shop you have every opportunity to handle the goods and question the seller. If you then decide to buy then once you leave the shop there is no legal obligation on the seller to refund or exchange except if the goods are faulty or not as described. The situation is quite different if you buy from Amazon, you have had no opportunity to examine the goods so distance selling regulations apply and you have a week to examine the goods and return if you don't want them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 16:20 UTC
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fmian: Does anyone know what kind of deposit is required? I would imagine it's at the full price of the camera in case the 'borrower' does not come back.
Why cannot one just find a retailer with a good return policy instead?
Paxtons in Sydney offers a 45 day return policy. No questions asked.
Surely 45 days is better than 48 hours?
Also, not sure about the UK, but in Australia it's within a consumers rights to return a product they are not satisfied with. I believe the allowed time is 1-2 weeks.
At least, that is the rules we abided by when I was working for HN.

In UK once you have examined the goods in the shop and decided to buy then once you have paid and walked out of the shop with the goods they are yours. There is no legal requirement on the shop to accept returns unless the goods are faulty or not as described at the time of sale (the salesman told you the goods were compatible with your old lenses but it was not for instance.). Of course some retailers will exchange goods but as I say there is no legal obligation.
The situation is different if you buy mail order or on-line etc. In this case distance selling regulations apply and you have a week to examine the goods and return if they don't want them. The thinking here is that you did not have the opportunity to examine the goods before ordering them
There has been mention in this thread of deposit, I imagine a credit card swipe will be required, return the camera in one piece and the swipe will be cancelled

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 18:25 UTC
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (272 comments in total)

I really think that the only satisfactory way of testing lenses is independent of camera using equipment such as this
http://lenses.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/carl-zeiss-camera-lenses/industrial_lenses/products/lens-measuring-technologies.html#inpagetabs_41a6-0
I am sure that with the backing of Amazon DPReview could afford to purchase such equipment. The Zeiss lens testing equipment also has one important attribute that your methodology does not - it test the lens at infinity focus, your tests cover near focus only.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 13:01 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
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