williams359

williams359

Lives in United Kingdom bristol, United Kingdom
Works as a photographer
Joined on Sep 30, 2004

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On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Strange to include the RX1R, a great compact fixed lens camera, in a roundup named "Heavy Hitters: high-end full frame roundup". While it is "full frame", it is not, nor does it pretend to be, a "heavy hitter".

Stranger still to exclude the D4S and 1DX because "they're aimed at working photojournalists and sports photographers." Its like excluding the Klitschko brothers from list of heavyweight boxing contenders because they're too tall.

The title does say enthusiast camera, the D4S and 1DX are many things but they are not, enthusiast. Unless you are rich.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)

Whatever it is, it will cost twice what it replaces.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 09:52 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

Twice the price of the lens it replaces, it must be canon. £1200

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (70 comments in total)

I think part of the problem for both canon and nikon is that we have got to a stage where we do no need to upgrade every time. The D3 D3s and the D4 were all such great cameras a lot of pros will not need to upgrade. Remember not all professional photographs are earning $100,000 a year. Most earn a lot less and these cameras are so expensive. Canon were very crafty in bring out a fantastic flash system that would not work fully with the 1D MKIV forcing me to get a 1DX when my trusty MK IV could have lasted a lot longer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (70 comments in total)
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Lucas_: I'll never be convinced by a 16MP FF sensor.

for what this camera is designed for 16mp is perfect

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 09:34 UTC
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (70 comments in total)
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peevee1: What does that mean: "approximately half the size (2464 x 1640) of standard uncompressed RAW files"

If they reduce resolution to 2464 x 1640 = 4Mpix, and reduce bitness to 12 bit, how come it is only half the size of full 16mpix 14-bit files?

Its the same with canon

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
On CES 2014: Sigma Stand Report article (40 comments in total)

Im still waiting for a full frame 17 or 18 good quality prime thats under £500

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 14th comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: Good news but what about a 18-800 mm lens......8-))

I think he was joking James (18-800)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (669 comments in total)

Please canon or a third party maker is there any way of making a grip with a extra memory card slot

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 08:45 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies
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ezradja: Canon should at least raise the MP to 24MP, IMO

16-18 MP is the sweet spot for me

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 08:53 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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ajamess: Touchscreen, eh? I don't know how the entrenched photography community will react, but seems like a pretty cool addition when they are offering phase detect AF in Live View.

built in wifi that would have been nice in my new £4899 1DX

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 08:40 UTC

great lens - stupid price

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 33rd comment

the new pricing structure in the real world double the price.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 22:37 UTC as 749th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

I don't mind paying monthly, I'm fine with it. But the price. I have upgraded photoshop each time at a cost of £150 - £199 but now they want £17.58 a month. We used to upgrade every 18 months so now the cost is up to £316. THATS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE PRICE. This has to have been the most obvious question of all to ask them.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 08:22 UTC as 571st comment | 4 replies

go back ten years and a good percentage of pros used medium format but now in my area i don't know any. We have all invested to much in Canon / Nikon lens to switch without a very good reason. Will this camera be so good pros will ditch the d4s and 1DX's probable not.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 10:28 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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audijam: 6D is merely a step up for amateur to have a taste of the FF magic (but really what's the magic)...don't expect too much from a pro's perspective because you'd rather kill yourself. I was laughing over 6D when I saw the announcement.....HOWEVER....this is not for pro so for an amateur this is WAY better and it does more than 5DII...WHY NOT?!

it better be around $2,099 otherwise....you know the drill~~~

i know a lot of flu time pros that still have a 40D as a back up. If it had the focusing set up of the 7D it would be much better

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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audijam: i think DP should put up a warning sign next when such a mid-level DSLR comes out..."Pros are strictly prohibited"

honestly...this ain't for pros so please don't compare to 5DIII..this is just a 60D packed with a FF sensor without built-in flash.

I own 5DIII so I am laughing my ass off...but if I were a 60D user I would step up and buy this. It will do a fine job : )

the trouble is a lot of 30-40-50-60D owners have lenses that will not work on the 6D. I do think they should have used the focusing system from the 7d.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 22:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

if it's aimed at the first time buyer i hope they budget for decent lenses. A full frame 20mp camera will not work well with the plastic lens that are usually bundled with the 1.6 crop cameras

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 22:52 UTC as 259th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)

At £700 pounds cheaper than a 5DMKIII and I'm sure that will drop by £200-£300 very soon nikon is on to a winner. I shoot canon but i love what Nikon are doing

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 08:55 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On Louie grass 1 [2012] photo in bryanhempstead's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

you have just made me smile

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 12:54 UTC as 1st comment
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