CAClark

CAClark

Lives in United Kingdom Peterborough, Cambs, United Kingdom
Works as a CG Artist
Has a website at http://www.scorpiocgi.co.uk/
Joined on Nov 27, 2004

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It's all well and good, it's a great lens it seems. It's also £1000. I own a G2 which is about the limit my pocket could afford, and it seems that Panasonic focusses all it's efforts on lenses that are massively expensive. They think everyone will have £1000 plus to spend on a lens that's a useful focal range, when a lot of people bought in to m43 for the small size interchangeable lens system. They could surely spend some time working on less costly stuff too.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 13:03 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review article (86 comments in total)

I had the SX120 and if I pixel peeped the results from the camera were just horrible. If however I accepted it price point and looked at prints/captures as a whole, the results were pleasing enough. With some photoshoppery I managed to document a holiday to Scotland with it, and while I'd have liked an SLR, it was actually decent enough.

As Mark Byland says, in the right context, I think these are decent cams.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 13:53 UTC as 24th comment
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sensibill: I think the world is finally waking up to how ridiculous and borderline offensive 'products' like this are, since they exist solely to titillate the very uppermost financial elite, who acquire them as status and fashion statements rather than put them to any practical or functional use.

Rather than spending who knows how many tens or hundreds of millions in corporate resources on 1%-er (or higher) masturbatory icons for old white banker/oil money men looking for that one additional glass case bauble, you'd think Leica would 'focus' on making accessible tools for actual photographers, or help a charity of some kind. They could have given away thousands of cameras to needy arts schools for the money it took to reinstate themselves as Panderers to the Rich.

@Jadmaister2, I never said the 'haves' are wealthy fools, I said that the 'have nots' have issue with the 'haves'.

@OldArrow It's all marketing. I know this does nothing any better than the regular M9. It is however exclusive, and adds to the brand in the process. I don't give a monkeys about Leica making a 50 grand camera that should cost 9 grand or whatever the normal one costs, as ever, the purchase is an option some can and will choose. Most of us, it's not option. It's all good.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 19:30 UTC
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sensibill: I think the world is finally waking up to how ridiculous and borderline offensive 'products' like this are, since they exist solely to titillate the very uppermost financial elite, who acquire them as status and fashion statements rather than put them to any practical or functional use.

Rather than spending who knows how many tens or hundreds of millions in corporate resources on 1%-er (or higher) masturbatory icons for old white banker/oil money men looking for that one additional glass case bauble, you'd think Leica would 'focus' on making accessible tools for actual photographers, or help a charity of some kind. They could have given away thousands of cameras to needy arts schools for the money it took to reinstate themselves as Panderers to the Rich.

It's a simple case of the have-nots having a grudge against the haves. It's like the Bugatti Veyron which is extreme enough, and even more so in the Hermes special edition. Get over it. Even the money these companies invest in products hardly anyone can afford can't make a dent in all that needs fixing in this world.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2012 at 22:16 UTC

They look ok to me, no worse than a lot of other mirrorless cams on the market, but then what would I know, I'm not an self-opinionated ego-maniac like pretty well every other commenter on this site.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 09:19 UTC as 37th comment
On Disposable Hipstamatic - iOS App Review article (38 comments in total)

I'll join in with those that find it just a little bizarre that the cons are what makes the app what it is.

Of course you could go to the effort of making a lightroom preset to mimic what the app does, but that misses the point as well. The whole notion to my mind is that the phone camera is ideal to base the toy effect on. it's in your pocket, quick, and average quality in real terms before you 'toy' it.

I think sometimes its easy to miss the fun aim of these apps.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:28 UTC as 15th comment

Not that I'd buy one, but I think this is a great device, and a step in the right direction for many people I think, cool :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 16:59 UTC as 12th comment
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SaltLakeGuy: I would hate to hazard to guess at the price they will ask for these lenses :-(

That's the issue as I see it, everything is being aimed to high, nothing for people devoid off bottomless pockets. If I could find a buyer for my G2 I'd ditch it right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
On King Camera v2.5 - iOS App Review article (33 comments in total)
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dtmoody: oh yay! ...another iTool app. meh.

If people aren't interested, move on and ignore the article. There are more important thing to whine about in life by my reckoning.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:23 UTC
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CAClark: I wish there was more MFT support! Maybe NEX support is the first step an we'll see MFT coming along as well.

Well Sigma had announced some time back that they WERE developing MFT, and while Olympus and Panasonic have get lenses out, I think that have fallen short in terms of who they aim lenses at. Not many people could justify the cost of the 7-14 Panasonic, and Sigma could fit well in to the lineup with more realistically prices lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 14:23 UTC

I wish there was more MFT support! Maybe NEX support is the first step an we'll see MFT coming along as well.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 18:18 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On Software Technique: Creating and Adding Textures article (80 comments in total)
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pami24: Instead of new lens reviews we now get this nonsense

Because it doesn't interest YOU it is nonsense?

I can't say this is my cup of tea either, but I see the merit of it as an extension of art & photography, and I'm not nearly arrogant enough to classify it as nonsense because it doesn't float my boat.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 15:15 UTC

Whatever happened to the MFT lenses that Sigma were going to make?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2011 at 11:32 UTC as 26th comment
On Samyang updates 8mm F3.5 fisheye with CPU for Nikon article (31 comments in total)
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CAClark: This would make a nice wide angle on MFT with an adapter I reckon, not least on account of the really keen pricing point.

My logic in this was that this would effectively be much closer to an UWA than the 7.5 which most very definitely is a fisheye (albeit a diag fisheye).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 14:07 UTC
On Samyang updates 8mm F3.5 fisheye with CPU for Nikon article (31 comments in total)

This would make a nice wide angle on MFT with an adapter I reckon, not least on account of the really keen pricing point.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 16:52 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Site updates & Tamron Challenge Winners article (52 comments in total)

The public winner while not without merit certainly seems hard to justify as the clear winner (the editors choice certainly shows it). I think any contest that relies on public voting is going to be a lost cause in real terms, simply by virtue of how many people I have seen recruit voters on facebook and the like. While I'm shocked I didn't win (lol) I was nearer the top of the list than the bottom, without harvested voters, but I really would prefer to see contests where notable prizes are at stake judge by a panel of suitably qualified people.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 12:55 UTC as 16th comment
On Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 article (132 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: And here we go again. As before with Iphones, let me ask you DPR again.
WTF does this "news" have to do with photography?

Don't read it then, and quite your whining. Geez.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 18:22 UTC

My only gripe is the guy stood there and said it was a crappy bad photo they got on the internet. All they had to do was not embellish the facts.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 12:25 UTC as 18th comment
On Article: How to shoot creative canine photographs article (36 comments in total)
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Top Dog Imaging: As a professional dog photographer, I find this article and most of the photographs in it superficial/amateurish. I wish that I had known about the editor's decision to publish a series on dog photography. I would have been thrilled to share my experience and knowledge. For the real deal check out my blog and website at www.topdogimaging.net.

As someone else said, the apology seemed sincere, but it seems indeed true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

The problem is that any art medium is very subjective at best. Chuck in the egos of a few 'pros' and the mix is never going to be a happy one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2011 at 15:46 UTC
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Nikonworks: This article is written to appeal to the reader's emotions rather than the reader's need to learn pet photography.

The decision to web publish this type of article reveals more about DPreview's new owner's approach to covering photography than the author's knowledge of pet photography.

A big disappointment.

Perhaps it's helpful to some people to get pointers on how to get in to the position of taking the picture, rather than over whelming them with all the technical photographic details that can be the next consideration in the process. Why shouldn't articles be aimed at those who simply want to take a photo, rather than technically minded photographers? In an ideal world there would be a follow up article to cover the technicalities of the photography itself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2011 at 16:21 UTC
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