Ashley Pomeroy

Ashley Pomeroy

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On photo L1000568 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

DTC-325-101

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 20:01 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

DTC-325-101

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 20:01 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This is another one that benefits greatly from turning brightness down and boosting the contrast a bit, although the white block on the left is blown out whatever you do. I wonder why so many of the images have +0.66 exposure compensation?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo L1000503-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is another one that benefits greatly from turning brightness down and boosting the contrast a bit, although the white block on the left is blown out whatever you do. I wonder why so many of the images have +0.66 exposure compensation?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo L1000492-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

I've had a go in Photoshop - minus 150 brightness followed by auto contrast produce a pretty nice image, although it would have been nicer if they had used a red filter. I wonder if there was something off with the metering, or the histogram preview?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

I've had a go in Photoshop - minus 150 brightness followed by auto contrast produce a pretty nice image, although it would have been nicer if they had used a red filter. I wonder if there was something off with the metering, or the histogram preview?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)

On the surface it's a dull photo - but I looked at the full-sized version and was impressed by the detail in the bird, which is just a tiny dot in the preview. And the reeds are really sharp, almost painful. Hopefully the shadow noise is really low, because if you carefully keep the highlights under control and boost the shadows this should produce lovely output.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:53 UTC as 4th comment
On photo L1000272-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

On the surface it's a dull photo - but I looked at the full-sized version and was impressed by the detail in the bird, which is just a tiny dot in the preview. And the reeds are really sharp, almost painful. Hopefully the shadow noise is really low, because if you carefully keep the highlights under control and boost the shadows this should produce lovely output.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:53 UTC as 4th comment
On photo L1000350-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

The Beatles were great, weren't they?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

The Beatles were great, weren't they?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

So that's what happened to Magenta De Vine.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:45 UTC as 4th comment
On photo L1000219-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

So that's what happened to Magenta De Vine.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:45 UTC as 4th comment
On photo L1000332-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

It has to be said that a lot of these images seem to have been overexposed, or shot on an overcast day against the sky; this one would have looked really nice if the horse's nose wasn't a mass of plain white.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:45 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (6 comments in total)

It has to be said that a lot of these images seem to have been overexposed, or shot on an overcast day against the sky; this one would have looked really nice if the horse's nose wasn't a mass of plain white.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:45 UTC as 3rd comment
In reply to:

jsis: You know what's really a shame? These cameras are going to collect dust rather than be used by someone who really loves to take photographs... these are more like art or collectors pieces than photographic tools.

They won't collect dust - no-one's going to take them out of the box! I wonder if the boxes have a transparent window on the front so that people can make doubly sure the camera's actually there?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:28 UTC

Cor, shades of the old Kodak DCS 760M, which was roughly the same price (but this was back in 2001). I've always wondered how practical it is to launch a monochrome SLR in limited quantities - presumably, given the difficulty Nikon has with the 800E, it's not a simple matter. I suspect in this days of 34mp colour sensors you don't really gain much from cutting out the demosaicing. And presumably the output from a Foveon sensor, converted to monochrome, would be much the same. And of course for less money you could buy a used Rolleflex f/2.8 and a lot of film.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 19:24 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies

"It's very cold, so wear gloves. Also, no-one can hear you."

Link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 23:53 UTC as 17th comment
On article App Review: CameraBag 2 (49 comments in total)

I would gladly pay *two* billion dollars for this. No, *five* billion dollars. Five *hundred* billion dollars. Five hundred billion *tonnes* of gold. The entire GDP of the Milky Way.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 07:54 UTC as 16th comment

It's a shame they couldn't build the wireless thing into the body. That's the way things are going. I've always maintained that entry-level photographers generally *need* pro-calibre cameras; they need fast, reliable autofocus to capture their kids, they need excellent high-ISO and flash metering for parties, and they need a built-in wireless transmitter to get the photos to Facebook. Until recently the only cameras that could do those things were pro-level, but now things are changing.

Entry-level camera buyers are essentially photojournalists, taking and sharing images of real life - maybe not whilst being shot at, but real life nonetheless. Something that future generations might relate to. Rather than boring seascapes and awful HDR rubbish that will die and be forgotten. The amateurs and the pros are alive; the people in the middle - with their tripods and graduated filters and waffling blog posts about their workflow - they're the dead ones. Dead inside.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 17:40 UTC as 74th comment | 11 replies
On article Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III (257 comments in total)
In reply to:

ThrashingMoses: My Holga has light leaks too.

Not if you tape it up with gaffer tape! And cover the red window on the back. You can add the light leaks back in with Photoshop (cough).

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 23:53 UTC
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