shutterbud

shutterbud

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (740 comments in total)

I am not in the market for a camera of this type, but Panasonic has to be respected for squeezing everything they can out of their tech. If they brought out a full frame camera based on their current sensors, it would be a strong contender. It would alsobe great to see more competetition in this segment.
As for Nikon Guy's comments about the A6000, it is obvious that he is not the intended user of such a camera; i.e. an advanced amateur/ enthusiast. Returning a camera because you can't be bothered changing JPeg settings is unbelieveably lame.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 123rd comment

There are obviously several Industry Experts contributing to these comments; people who could take over the photographic world if only they could afford to get out of their Mom's basement.
Instead of proclaiming that Sony is doomed/incompetent/badly-motivated because your pet fantasy hasn't been met (MFT MILC with Supertele?), or labouring under the assumption that the only way to be Great is if your equipment is bought be a handful of professionals, it might be better to have a look at what Sony has actually produced in the last few years and what Canon and Nikon have produced then ask yourself, Where is the momentuum?
A few more E-mount lenses would be nice, re-issues of the best Minoltas too. And a better adapter. But those sniping from behind the 'safety of the Professional support system" of Canon, which quite clearly has been unable to substantively improve IQ this century, are standing on very shaky ground.
Sony are at the start of a big push and they know it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 1st comment

This is a good thing!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 01:40 UTC as 174th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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shutterbud: "DPReview.com is kindly brought to you by the Nikon Corporation."
This blatant infomercialising should be beneath this site. It really is beyond insulting. Why should we have any other reviews? I mean, it's not like any other camera in history has ever been as important as the D810.

It is quite obvious they have already. Just look at the shoot they did for the D750. ANY modern camera would look amazing in those circumstances.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)

I'm very dissapointed at the pictures dpr picked. I am obviously dissapointed that non of my work was included, but even more so that with the exception of one shot by Gerald, who is a very good photographer indeed and the running children which is nice, the pictures which did make it suffer from exactly the same problems that every single "Street Photography Showcases" does; unstraight, cluttered, rushed or formulaic compositions which give the impression it is impossible to do Street with the same quality of output that other genres demand. Every single week far better images are posted on the D&SP Forum

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

You have my respect......and crushing envy!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 6th comment
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RockmanBirder: So many news articles about this have been written to inflame emotions without really explaining true details. If you take the time to read the reg, you'd find the definition for "Still Photography" is that which "takes place at a location where members of the public generally are not allowed or where additional administrative costs are likely, or uses models, sets, or props that are not a part of the site's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities." (36 CFR 251.51) And it states as an objective: "Would preserve the wilderness character of the area proposed for use, for example, would leave it untrammeled, natural, and undeveloped and would preserve opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation". This seems pretty darn reasonable to me.

It is government which makes and chooses to enforce (or not) the laws. Look at how the National Character of Germany was changed in the '30s and '40s. Look at how the National Character of The UK has changed since Thatcher. During the '60s there was no underclass, being working class still afforded one dignity and there was stability in life. Now, we literally do have scum on the streets, both human and other and you are worthles if you don't work in The City or Manage a company. The National Character has been manipulated, as has the National Conversation, to demonise collective bargaining, excuse any abuse by our betters (That Cameron tw*t talks about "What was DONE TO the banks") and let you KNOW that you are worthless. I've met people so demoralised they almost feel shame every time they go to Tesco. Hell! I've been one of them when I was on the dole! I remember bumping into an old friend carrying a Farmfoods bag. The shame & despair is real & destructive. But where is the ANGER?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
On Stairs - Tate Britain in the Olympus OMD Series challenge (19 comments in total)
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shutterbud: This is image drags your eye, but upon closer/longer examination there seems something off about it. I don't know what. Perhaps it is the unreality of the scene? That is its power but also its weakness, as if the photographer decided that what was in front of him wasn't interesting enought to shoot 'as is' and so had to manipulate both the frame and the viewer.

Oh, was liking this image compulsory? I didnt get my Photography Manifesto this week

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
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RockmanBirder: So many news articles about this have been written to inflame emotions without really explaining true details. If you take the time to read the reg, you'd find the definition for "Still Photography" is that which "takes place at a location where members of the public generally are not allowed or where additional administrative costs are likely, or uses models, sets, or props that are not a part of the site's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities." (36 CFR 251.51) And it states as an objective: "Would preserve the wilderness character of the area proposed for use, for example, would leave it untrammeled, natural, and undeveloped and would preserve opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation". This seems pretty darn reasonable to me.

Where do you think National Character comes from? I've been to "wild" places in China. The Yellow Mountain has crowd barriers to ensure a one-way system at 1,800m!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
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RockmanBirder: So many news articles about this have been written to inflame emotions without really explaining true details. If you take the time to read the reg, you'd find the definition for "Still Photography" is that which "takes place at a location where members of the public generally are not allowed or where additional administrative costs are likely, or uses models, sets, or props that are not a part of the site's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities." (36 CFR 251.51) And it states as an objective: "Would preserve the wilderness character of the area proposed for use, for example, would leave it untrammeled, natural, and undeveloped and would preserve opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation". This seems pretty darn reasonable to me.

I consider it a dereliction of government. I am a primary school teacher but I would NEVER teach in The West. When I was a child and had done something wrong, any adult could tell me off about it. I remember feeling fear every time Mr Fraser in Primary school looked at me. I rarely misbehaved and was mortified when I got the belt (unjustly!) but there was discipline and self-respect unthinkable in similar schools today. The underclass has taken over the streets and seems untouchable. And if any respectable person tries to help or restore natural justice, the police arrest HIM! Kids should be taught from day one that there are consequences to bad behaviour. Instead we've got a feral class who laugh in your face if you tell them to stop destroying something or suggest they find a job. And that suits the Tories down to the ground! I worked in The East End and some youths genuinely thought they were being polite to their boss by only smoking joints outside the gates, not in the canteen.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:34 UTC
On Stairs - Tate Britain in the Olympus OMD Series challenge (19 comments in total)
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shutterbud: This is image drags your eye, but upon closer/longer examination there seems something off about it. I don't know what. Perhaps it is the unreality of the scene? That is its power but also its weakness, as if the photographer decided that what was in front of him wasn't interesting enought to shoot 'as is' and so had to manipulate both the frame and the viewer.

I am very sorry to hear about your impaired eye-sight. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 10:45 UTC
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RockmanBirder: So many news articles about this have been written to inflame emotions without really explaining true details. If you take the time to read the reg, you'd find the definition for "Still Photography" is that which "takes place at a location where members of the public generally are not allowed or where additional administrative costs are likely, or uses models, sets, or props that are not a part of the site's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities." (36 CFR 251.51) And it states as an objective: "Would preserve the wilderness character of the area proposed for use, for example, would leave it untrammeled, natural, and undeveloped and would preserve opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation". This seems pretty darn reasonable to me.

I am extremely sad to here that. I am an expatriot Scot with very fond memories of my homeland. I spent my entire childhood waterski-ing on Loch Lomond and distinctly remember having a drink of the loch whenever i fell. And I have had several lovely camping wekends on the last 6 years on Loch Chon with not a hint of litter anywhere. But the Air Quality Index is still very good. I check!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
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shutterbud: This is a beautifully-made camera with wonderful AF, good ergonomics and a sensor waay behind the times- an APS-C flagship from the biggest gun struggling to compete with u4/3 in IQ? Come on! The fact is, many photographers do NOT shoot BIF or F1 cars and for them, this camera is too compromised, despite the loveliness. The benefits from Canon's back-catalogue of parts do nothing to improve many shots. I like the idea of this camera and IQ is 'good enough', but I would never spend so much money on something so big that I know will give me inferior IQ in most circumstances to a Nikon D5300. A GH4, XT1 or A7 offer far more benefits to more photographers than this "Second Flagship". I've said it before and I'll say it again. It is a real shame Canon didn't use a Sony sensor. If they had used the D7000 sensor, this would be King of the Crop. Sadly, it merely confirms what many have suspected for a long time. Canon tech is not improving. This is bizarre

And if you don't want a red camera, don't get a red camera. Al this facepalming is telling evidence that as far as you're concrned, this DSLR is a one trick pony. But you do keep forgetting about the A77II, which is the real competition and a true speedking. I'd rather have that anyday over a 7DII

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 05:38 UTC
On Stairs - Tate Britain in the Olympus OMD Series challenge (19 comments in total)

This is image drags your eye, but upon closer/longer examination there seems something off about it. I don't know what. Perhaps it is the unreality of the scene? That is its power but also its weakness, as if the photographer decided that what was in front of him wasn't interesting enought to shoot 'as is' and so had to manipulate both the frame and the viewer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)
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shutterbud: Another Canon product the dpr membership has been waiting for. Who thinks Leica are overpriced now, eh?

Gulp!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:33 UTC

This is a beautifully-made camera with wonderful AF, good ergonomics and a sensor waay behind the times- an APS-C flagship from the biggest gun struggling to compete with u4/3 in IQ? Come on! The fact is, many photographers do NOT shoot BIF or F1 cars and for them, this camera is too compromised, despite the loveliness. The benefits from Canon's back-catalogue of parts do nothing to improve many shots. I like the idea of this camera and IQ is 'good enough', but I would never spend so much money on something so big that I know will give me inferior IQ in most circumstances to a Nikon D5300. A GH4, XT1 or A7 offer far more benefits to more photographers than this "Second Flagship". I've said it before and I'll say it again. It is a real shame Canon didn't use a Sony sensor. If they had used the D7000 sensor, this would be King of the Crop. Sadly, it merely confirms what many have suspected for a long time. Canon tech is not improving. This is bizarre

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 13 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)

Another Canon product the dpr membership has been waiting for. Who thinks Leica are overpriced now, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 03:51 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On D750-DSC_1096-ISO_100.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Ah, so the new Panasonic gets a series of entirely ordinary scenes and the new Nikon gets the full-on studio treatment. Do you think we're stupid? Give one of our more talented members an LX100, a bunch of strobes and a world-class model and and he will redress the balance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 2nd comment
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Charles Babbage: For all I understand people in the US pay through the nose for simply being alive. Alas it is comming to Europe, Great Britain being the pacemaker, and it is sad to say the least. We are the only species that has to pay to live on the planet through idiotic notions such as 'private property', 'tax payer's money' and 'free enterprise'. Free IT IS NOT! Everybody pays under this scheme ...

That's Freedom for ya! You know, that thing you are supposed to be defending?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
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Charles Babbage: For all I understand people in the US pay through the nose for simply being alive. Alas it is comming to Europe, Great Britain being the pacemaker, and it is sad to say the least. We are the only species that has to pay to live on the planet through idiotic notions such as 'private property', 'tax payer's money' and 'free enterprise'. Free IT IS NOT! Everybody pays under this scheme ...

Go back to your den, clean your guns and remind yourself you are Chosen.
"God-damned non-Americans, think they have a right to an opinion. Huh! Come The Rapture, they'll get what they deserve."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
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