Ross Murphy

Ross Murphy

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On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 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)
In reply to:

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 (215 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 23rd 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 116th comment | 2 replies
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (590 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 101st comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (1333 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 news story (359 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 (1333 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 (1333 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 Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 11th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview news story (146 comments in total)

looks nice and sounds great, now lets see if Fuji comes through with the AF this time, I hope so.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 05:21 UTC as 38th comment
On Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 news story (218 comments in total)
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guyfawkes: I don't mind the odd phone review, but has dpreview lost its way? Where are the camera reviews? These seem to be taking second best to gadgets and phones.

the only problem I have seen is people constantly whining about the web site and the cameras, dpreview does a great job with reviewing cameras and the gear and gadgets that go with them

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 14:41 UTC
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Chez Wimpy: "the full frame sensor offering the low-light performance and shallow depth-of-field that only really come from having a huge sensor"

Or the "equivalent" X-E1 + upcoming 23mm f1.4... for a bit less scratch, especially if you want a viewfinder.

we will see. it is a fair comparison if the IQ is similar

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:25 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Signal and data processing picks up, the importance of sensor size lowers. The same is that lenses on less than full frame cameras get better step by step.

I am not sure whether full format cameras will maintain the present market share in the future. I think the peak of full format has been passed.


Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 14:21 UTC

Sony is smart

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:23 UTC as 9th comment
On Lightroom Photo Import article (117 comments in total)

I check to make sure my files have made it safely over before formatting my card, but in general this is pretty much the same thing I do and recommend to fellow photogs, I do a rename later with TIFF or JPG.

Edit, I do have a database for each year, otherwise it would get very large.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 20:55 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On That Was Close in the State and County Fairs challenge (4 comments in total)

cool, Like it

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 19:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On Updated: our Canon EOS M hands-on preview news story (162 comments in total)
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JackM: It's too bad they couldn't have done something original with the kit zoom, like make it a constant f/4. As-is, it's an also-ran.

I think a 35 1.4 or Canons new fisheye would be great fun on this little guy, it looks to me like a great little back up camera for my casual shooting. A lot of people are going to buy this camera, you should look at the Amazon pre sales. Maybe not for you, but I will surely enjoy it. The big thing is the IQ this brings to a small package.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 18:47 UTC
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