Dave Deacon

Lives in United Kingdom North, United Kingdom
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Joined on Sep 5, 2002
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On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2083 comments in total)

You can get as good IQ from an a5100 for a third of the cost - the improved noise control only makes a slight difference at iso6400+ but the a5100 pulls out more detail. The a6300 is way overpriced at the moment. Obviously usability and features are important but if your requirements are modest, the a5100 will get you great IQ fir a lot less.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 02:50 UTC as 272nd comment | 11 replies
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vadims: Standalone Lightroom 6 is still missing on adobe.ru... But one can, of course, conveniently buy Lightroom CC 6. (Yes, there is http://www.adobe.com/ru/products/photoshop-lightroom.html which has a "Lightroom 6 - Buy" link at the very bottom, but that leads to store selector that causes infinite page loop in Chrome and FF [and hangs browsers, eventually], and leads to Lightroom 5 in IE).

Their sales in Russia are handled by Softkey.ru. Their site does have LR6, but only full version, not upgrade. Just got off the call with their customer support, they confirmed -- no upgrades.

Now ignoramuses like David Rossberg would say that's whining... OK, Mr. Smarty Pants, tell me how I can upgrade LR5 to 6 w/o signing up to CC.

<sigh> That's monopoly for you...

On Amazon uk if you search on Lightroom 6, it comes up with 5 and states in small print on the page that there's a version 6. Clicking on that it says 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. Obviously Adobe want to tie people in to its monthly fiddle.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
On article Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives (72 comments in total)

Keep thinking Portillo will appear in one of the steam pics. For anyone from outside the UK who likes steam trains and the history of them, talke look on Amazon for the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys. Michael Portillo is a historian-politician and does a great series using George Bradshaw's guides of Britain and the Continent. Like much else in the world today, this little island invented it...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 18:07 UTC as 7th comment | 18 replies
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Dave Deacon: Staging images is as good as finding something by chance that works. The result is what matters and these are fantastic fun images. I've watched and enjoyed many films/TV shows most of which were scripted.

Cliche is the world - new is not new it's just recycled. It is truly very very hard to be original - one Beatles etc. We all tend to take the same photos - kids, bees, flowers, cars etc. They all look basically the same to me. However, I still enjoy looking for the hopefully better shot. Maybe the photgraphger and kids here had lots of spontaneous fun doing these staged shots - it looks like they did. There's more to a shot than a shot...

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
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reginalddwight: Clever, but I was expecting the pooch to wear the D700 around its collar at the end. FTW

One idea sparks another....

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:10 UTC

Staging images is as good as finding something by chance that works. The result is what matters and these are fantastic fun images. I've watched and enjoyed many films/TV shows most of which were scripted.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 74th comment | 3 replies

Argus

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 114th comment

The compositions are a bit rustically twee but very well done and very appealing.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 08:41 UTC as 276th comment | 1 reply
On article Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera (195 comments in total)

NEX 5 is still a good camera and with discounts even better plus a few adapters and very cheap legacy lenses - even its video is good. There's not a lot in IQ between these cameras. The cheaper C3 does very well against the 5n. Not a lot to lose if you don't want the extras. These cameras trash any compacts and rival many DSLRs. Pity Canon is not in there having a bash...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 19:36 UTC as 21st comment
On article Book Review: Linda McCartney, a Life in Photographs (24 comments in total)
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Dave Deacon: From what I've seen of LM's photography it looks good. Family and famous people. Given her privileged position, this forms an important part of rock history.

I never liked PM. Never met him but the media seemed to favour JL. This was backed up by the music with JL's gritty edgey deep music against PM's ditty stuff. Some excellent tunes mind but they lack depth. So, the media's view is backed imv by the music. I could not imagine PM writing Imagine or a Day in the Life. Mind don't forget George - Something is truly excellent among others. If you can, see the Concert for George. See too the coldness between PM and the brilliant George Brown and the Monty Python sketches. Could never imagine PM getting into bed with Monty Python...

Read Joe Brown

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 13:46 UTC
On article Book Review: Linda McCartney, a Life in Photographs (24 comments in total)

From what I've seen of LM's photography it looks good. Family and famous people. Given her privileged position, this forms an important part of rock history.

I never liked PM. Never met him but the media seemed to favour JL. This was backed up by the music with JL's gritty edgey deep music against PM's ditty stuff. Some excellent tunes mind but they lack depth. So, the media's view is backed imv by the music. I could not imagine PM writing Imagine or a Day in the Life. Mind don't forget George - Something is truly excellent among others. If you can, see the Concert for George. See too the coldness between PM and the brilliant George Brown and the Monty Python sketches. Could never imagine PM getting into bed with Monty Python...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 13:43 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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