Ross Murphy

Ross Murphy

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Reinhard136: is it just my imagination or do canons always seem to do faces well ? even a photo of a photo of a face ........ do they have some face recognition software in there that tweeks anything it thinks is a face ...... maybe just dreaming ....... rest of images always seem a bit ordinary .

most devices today that have face detection actually expose for face detection based on skin tones, I dont know about the 7D2 but that means the RAW files are adjusted for facial recognition on most devices. We spend a lot of time writing algorithms that expose for different skin tones. Its just like any other metering method.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
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Keith Colgan: I have a request into Canon for the answer, but until I hear from them, does anyone know if the 7DM2 will have a new RAW file type that will require the software people to accommodate?


all new cameras require an update

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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tbcass: There is a lot of emphasis on DOF control. Is there something wrong with me that I don't consider that of utmost importance? Overall the camera is very cleverly designed and looks quite impressive.

DOF control is great for subject isolation, large aperture is great for low light, I consider it very important and my main interest is landscape which is at the other end of the spectrum

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)
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aris14: 12 to 16 Mp would be fine.
No reason for 20 Mp...
That stands for all 1" sensors...

remember this is a Sony sensor not Canon

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

very well thought out camera, I would definitely like to try this one, rx100 wasn't built well enough for my liking and got damaged once when a camera of that price should have held up better, this one looks better built and Panasonic's menus are better than Sony's, ND would have been nice. Looks like Panasonic has a real winner here.

Looks like the cell phone has created this camera, now that we don't need the small cheap cameras (replaced by phone), they are building higher quality cameras to lure our wallets and I like it, I use my iPhone for the quick daily images and a camera like this for casual shooting, DSLR for the serious stuff, think Ill sell my x100s and replace it with this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:18 UTC as 263rd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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JackM: I wonder if this will force 5D3 prices down. Besides people with a lot of Canon lenses (like me), only a fool would buy a 5D3 now.

this will push Canon to raise the bar, why would you switch brands for this, my 5D3 takes top notch images and so will this, its not about the gear, its about getting out and taking the image, the more quality gear the better for all of us.

I am confused as to why the 1/4000 shutter speed, that seems a little strange for a camera of this level.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:52 UTC

jutified, thats just Wikimedia taking advantage of a loop hole and shows how a company can take advantage of an individuals rights, shame on them, this is just bad press for them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 06:02 UTC as 404th comment

I am frequently hitting ISO 6400 and still wish for higher IQ at those and higher levels, I would prefer higher IQ at ISO 100 though, thats more important to me, but hand holding at higher ISO's is nice to have.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 46th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

"Meanwhile, DPReview's Andy Westlake expressed his disappointment that there's no option to directly select AF points, as is possible with cameras like the Nikon D7100 and Olympus OM-D E-M1."

would be a huge let down if that is true, surely a HUGE oversight ?????

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 05:25 UTC as 439th comment | 2 replies
On 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips article (88 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: Anyone still using Photoshop?

what do you think

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (220 comments in total)

looks like a great little camera and some people just need to get over the OVF and xtrans sensor thing, I love my 5D3 and my x100s and want Canon to produce this with a 16mp CMOS sensor and fast AF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

so while I just upgraded to CS6 and LR5, now you want me to pay monthly and every one else gets the same thing for the same $10/month, except they dont have to pay the hundreds of dollars I've paid over the years for upgrades, how is that fair Adobe. No I will not get hijacked by your crap marketing department, we should be able to have the option to use the cloud, we dont all want to use it you know, hello ? any one home ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

Perhaps the main reason you don't carry a DSLR anymore is because you have access to all that other gear, heck I would leave my 5D Mk III at home a lot to if I could own a x100s, RX1,RX100II.

But like you say, there are times when a DSLR and fast glass is indispensable and they wont be going away anytime soon, at least not with out some new technology, perhaps one day.......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 15:57 UTC as 102nd comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: "which makes the semi-auto Av and Tv modes enjoyable to shoot in."
Do Lumix cameras have such mode names?
I don't on mine, maybe they're new.
Can you fix this or at least explain ... I'm guessing they're Pentax and/or Canon mode names.

A= aperture T= Time

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 15:43 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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peevee1: The spec says that the body is "Water and Dust resistant", but what about the kit lenses, 18-55 STM and 18-135 STM? What are Canon's choices for water and dust resistant standard zooms for their APS-C line?

L series like all their other cameras

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 21:44 UTC
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)
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fjbeiderbecke: I see most of the references to the AF in regards to video. Will this make much of a difference to a still photographer?

it will make a huge difference to live view AF for stills, so yes it will

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 16:23 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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Impulses: " An 'EOS M2' with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and more enthusiast-oriented controls could completely transform Canon's fortunes in this sector, after the lukewarm reception received by the EOS M. This could also substantially negate one of the biggest disadvantages of mirrorless cameras so far - their relatively poor focus tracking capabilities - raising further questions about why you'd still bother with the bulk of an SLR. But that's an argument for another day. "

How long is that gonna take tho? It's an exciting prospect for sure, not only could it turn Canon's fortunes in that market but potentially turn it upside down, sending the other players scrambling... I guess, if nothing else, it's encouraging that Canon started this with the 70D while simultaneously packing in more than usual.

I'm sure its in work as we as speak, you know Canon wants that market (ILC) M2 should be out by fall is my guess

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 15:51 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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The Lotus Eater: Canon chickened out putting an EVF into this camera. The obvious reason is that they would have upset a lot of people, and that's fair enough, but how much more can they improve their APS-C OVFs? EVFs are getting better and better, and many EVFs already surpass APS-C OVFs in terms of both view and functionality.

How good is Canon's on-sensor PDAF? If it is as fast as the off-sensor PDAF module, then Canon should have removed the OVF, mirror and PDAF module. Does the fact that they haven't indicate that it isn't as fast, or is it purely for the reason of avoiding alienation? If the latter, then one could argue that it is a compromised design.

we don't want EVF, optical is still way better than electronic in terms of speed, low light and pixel count (per say)why make it worse, we only need to go to EVF with small cameras

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 15:38 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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KG: Anyone out there knows how to upgrade from Photosohop CS5 to CS6?

All I see on Adobe website is upgrade to sucks.....

i just checked US site and you can upgrade from 5 to 6 for $200, it is there

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 02:28 UTC

and so we reward his ridiculous stunts by posting his pictures, how is that right DPreview?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 16:41 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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