designdef

designdef

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If you can't afford their 'stunning' re-styled, taste induced, offerings, at least there is something most other manufacturers can learn from Hasselblad... Phocus, their RAW conversion software, supports RAW files from 150 leading camera makes and has always? been given away as a FREE download from their website.
Allows basic adjustments for all files and more if your camera happens to be ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 2nd comment

How patronizing of Lee (and others) to assume that all landscapes need warming up! Will they bring out a 'chilling down' version soon? Bring on the cool...er landscape!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 09:33 UTC as 5th comment
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designdef: Makes me very happy I swapped all my Nikon gear for the Sony SLT-A99 Full Frame Mirrorless, two years ago! Looks as if Nikon may catch up in a year or so?

Whatever you chose to describe it as, Sony has a long history of experimental designs which should be applauded, other manufacturers may watch and wait but be too late to incorporate any meaningful improvements. The A99 works as a camera, has loads of rave reviews and I certainly wouldn't go back to Nikon system. Just try one and see if you 'lose 1/3 of the light' it's an angled, thin sheet of glass with a translucent reflective coating, not a pola. filter for god sake! I have never noticed any loss of light at all. In the end it's what it produces that matters, not the theoretical mechanics.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:31 UTC

Makes me very happy I swapped all my Nikon gear for the Sony SLT-A99 Full Frame Mirrorless, two years ago! Looks as if Nikon may catch up in a year or so?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies

The logical development of this is to be able to point the phone at any object including clothing that is being worn by someone else, and to buy it online. This could lead to some interesting interactions, especially in the late evenings after a few drinks. But will it stop there? Face recognition with instant purchase of 'services offered'? Maybe Google Glass would be a more discreet way of snooper purchase?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 4th comment

With Art Directors, Clients and Account Managers thinking they are photographers anyway.. does anyone actually BUY images anymore? Is there somewhere we can see worldwide sales figures of images compared?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

Sigma should be congratulated for a 'radical' departure from the otherwise dull norm that camera design has now become. At the very least, it's not retro! Looks good, I hope it works, from every angle.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 10:44 UTC as 21st comment
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (167 comments in total)

It would be interesting to know if AP applied such stringent rules to their journalists? 'No element of any story or situation should be blown up out of all proportion or omitted entirely, nor should a story be unduly influenced by the use of Twitter or Facebook comments, headlines should be fairly representative of the full story and not just a cheap eye-catching jibe to gain an instant sale. Minor swipes at other publications and points-of-view are however, totally acceptable!'
Rule-makers should also bear in mind, the Auto adjustments commonly used in any modern DSLR, can totally alter the atmosphere of any situation, just by 'normalizing' contrast, saturation and light levels.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 18th comment

Talk about a B L O A T E D app! My CS3 still does the job nicely, thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 18th comment
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (208 comments in total)

I think they should be challenged to go one further. Show the power and importance of publishing, by not publishing for a week. Would anyone really care?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 18:55 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Sony have always produced truly innovative cameras over the years. There is a drawback to this though, you only need to look at the lens offerings for the DSLR range, some of them are still 're-branded' Minoltas from 1993, the new Zeiss offerings are good but way out of most people's reach. Sigma has already started to fill the gap admirably, with the 35MM 1.4 Art, miles better than the Sony equivalent at half the price! Working on new lenses is probably quite dull compared to developing new 'toys', but needs to be done if Sony really intends to lure professionals over to the brand.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 21:09 UTC as 24th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

Is there another episode where the boyfriend arrives, clutching a decent camera made by Sony?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:20 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Ultra-thin, ultra-cheap filters existed long before this lens was designed. So why didn't Canon design for the 'worst case' scenario'?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (513 comments in total)
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Alberto Battelli: For me this is right on the money. Great camera and pix but not photographer centric. I sold my rx100 because I never enjoyed using it. It felt like a bar of soap, amongst other annoying traits.

I do enjoy using my RX100, mainly because of the image quality it produces give it's size. I totally agree, Sony have a consistent but annoying habit of putting 'Sony Style' or more accurately, styling, before functional design. Oddly, they stop doing this when they get up to the SLT-A77/99 level. Maybe they just need to re-define which cameras are at 'consumer' level?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 09:19 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (513 comments in total)

$50 rebate in the Sony store on a RX100!
It's all about pocket-ability, Sony are to be congratulated for adding 'features' to an already 'great' camera, but keeping almost the same overall size, not an easy task!
RX100: 58.1 x 101.6 x 35.9
RX100 II: 58.1 x 101.6 x 38.3

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 88th comment

They could have slipped a dark, concrete, grey colour in there just for the blokes. We're not all 16 year old American girls you know, I gave up Bubble Gum a few years back. Suicidal design decision, fashion overrides practicality, and in the case of Apple... common sense. These are Loss-leader colours.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:06 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On Bad Weather = Good Photography article (77 comments in total)

I feel this is a tutorial on how to get a 'useable' image (whatever that means) from shots taken in dull conditions by using HDR, tone mapping, swirly water and any other available technique. Ironically, all this over sharpening and brightening has drained most of the captures of any atmosphere, which presumably was the point of taking them in the first place?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 22:05 UTC as 28th comment
On Photo collages record passage of time in 'slices' article (33 comments in total)

A 2 to 4 hour timespan, and the clouds are more or less in the same place? I don't think so;) Interesting concept but needs more work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 19th comment

The last thing a Pro. Photographer needs is an 'unboxing experience' Yes it's def. aimed at the ambitious hobbyist!
PS: How about a DPR list of photographer hierarchy so we all know where we stand? I've always considered myself to be a Pro-sumer until this beast came along:(

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 22:05 UTC as 33rd comment
On Olympus executives sentenced, avoid jail time article (50 comments in total)

I think it's worth pointing out, Olympus's main product line is in Endoscopy. Cameras are a small, but important part of their business. I've almost been tempted to purchase two or three of their excellent cameras and certainly have been shafted by one or more of their endoscopes;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 09:57 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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