russbarnes

russbarnes

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russbarnes: Also, can't believe they've released this before further lenses...

I don't want to use a body like this with an adapter where metering is guesswork and results are questionable. Where are Sony's lenses to properly support this line, or is their strategy really that this was always going to be a body for everyone else's lenses? If so, it's not working for me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:37 UTC

Also, can't believe they've released this before further lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:30 UTC as 234th comment | 7 replies

AA Filter or no?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 236th comment
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (156 comments in total)

I find it best to try and stay away from photographers' rage on here these days. My thoughts on the winning image are on my website here instead:

http://russbarnes.co.uk/blog/2014/11/review-mark-littlejohn-landscape-photographer-of-the-year-2014

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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Apewithacamera: meh...

Ah there it is. He's incapable of any other comment when it comes to Nikon. Still so sour that Canon are incapable of producing anything remotely close to the quality of a body like this...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)
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Smeggypants: he sounds a bit drunk.

Translation: "My hollow insignificant existence is so full of negativity that I am incapable of making a positive comment about anything, so instead I choose to vomit hate over anything I neither have the skill or talent to compete with, ever."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)

Brenizer is world class. If anyone on here fails to spot that they wouldn't know a decent portrait if it bit them on their ass.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 14:39 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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JT986: Anyone know if it is weather sealed?

Unfortunately it isn't.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)

Anyone that can't see the political motivation of China towards Japan is blind. The problem with the D600 is real but this announcement has nothing to do with Nikon, they just provided the bait. This story is about China trying to damage Japanese commerce, pure and simple. The government owns TV in China and everyone in the West has reported this like lemmings. All that has happened here is that DPReview have perpetuated China's hate towards their Japanese neighbours. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Behold. This is 21st Century Canon all over so get used to it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 52nd comment
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)
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SteveSFO: I've been on the Zeiss Otus waiting list now for almost 2 months. Considering how good the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art has been with me, if Sigma gets this lens out on the market within a couple of weeks and if it lives up to all the claims Sigma is making - Carl Zeiss, you blew it!

Sigma.... put out some photos taken with this lens ASAP !!

£3k for a DSLR lens is pushing the envelope of acceptability in my book. I don't think Zeiss expect to sell many. If the Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art lens is even 90% of the Otus at a price that most are expecting it should be on everyone's list.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)
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Gravitino: I wasn't expecting to buy a new 50, especially after getting the CV Nokton f/1.1 for my Leica M3. However, the 35mm f/1.4 Art lens from Sigma is among the best pieces of glass I've ever used. If this 50 performs similarly, my "nifty fifty" Canon is going to be retired. I can't wait to see some sample photos!

Couldn't agree more. Sigma are starting to hand out lessons to Canon, Nikon and Zeiss. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens is incredible on my D800E, in my view better than anything else I've used...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?

Turns out I'm not the only one who doesn't peddle the same line as DPR here...The Fuji myth - I rest my case:

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/how-myths-get-started.html

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?

Fuji have a habit of releasing half cut cameras. I have no desire to endure months of frustration and be a guinea pig for products which have perpetually been rushed to market in an unfinished or unsatisfactory state that has plagued their other releases. Anyone who can't see that with Fuji is utterly blind! Using words like "refining behaviour" does not mean adding features. They have very much had to fix bugs, whether you think your use of phrases reflects that or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 287th comment | 15 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Massive, massive yawn. Fuji have already become as predictable in this market as Canon has with its DSLRs. Every single release near identical to the last, the sensor is the same to three years ago, it's like Fuji are playing a fruit machine trying to find the right combination of a body that actually sells. The fact is that until they enter the full frame market, no one will take them seriously, if they put this body around something like the A7R sensor then it would sell, but failing to produce any lenses that could be used on full frame suggests this is years away. By then, Sony will have stolen the march on them.

I'm at a loss as to who believes this is a winning strategy from Fuji because their sales are so bad they don't even register in some countries. If they want to prise away customers from the DSLR market, it's not going to happen with £1000 crop sensor cameras and £1000 crop sensor lenses....

Good luck with that game of spot the difference Jeff. You should have saved some money and ordered an X-fillintheblank and then report how you could detect any difference whatsoever in the final image ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

Massive, massive yawn. Fuji have already become as predictable in this market as Canon has with its DSLRs. Every single release near identical to the last, the sensor is the same to three years ago, it's like Fuji are playing a fruit machine trying to find the right combination of a body that actually sells. The fact is that until they enter the full frame market, no one will take them seriously, if they put this body around something like the A7R sensor then it would sell, but failing to produce any lenses that could be used on full frame suggests this is years away. By then, Sony will have stolen the march on them.

I'm at a loss as to who believes this is a winning strategy from Fuji because their sales are so bad they don't even register in some countries. If they want to prise away customers from the DSLR market, it's not going to happen with £1000 crop sensor cameras and £1000 crop sensor lenses....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 06:30 UTC as 419th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)
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Joed700: Nikon definitely has taking steps backward in terms of QC among other things. The last and most decent release of FX DSLRs were D700 and D3X in my opinion. The current D800s LCD screens have a greenish yellow tone, which makes one wonder why the D700 and D3xs were better even they are older models. Also, the jpegs on the D800s were not exactly perfect either in term of colors. If cutting back is their big motive, I wouldn't mind paying a little extra to get something at least as good as the D700 or D3x. Nikon, shame on you!

I think you'd better read your post again. YOU said the D800 LCD has a greenish yellow tone. There is NOTHING wrong with the quality of the LCD and when you have the FIRST clue about colour calibration, come back on here and apologise for your arrogance. Then read MY post again and you'll know I shot with the D700 for years, and side by side with the D800.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 08:04 UTC
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)
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Kite Kraemer: Too little, too late. I didn't want to switch back to Canon, but I'm glad I did --their customer service is great!

Brilliant Kite. You've bought into a company that wants to price gouge you with EVERY release, wants to cripple every product unless you're buying a 1DX and you'll get engineering that that's three steps behind the rest of the market. Awesome choice lol. And for the record, you didn't test Canon's 'service' at all, you tested their sales ability to real you in, which sounds like it was very effective indeed. Canon are very good at that. Enjoy that 'experience' when you get an actual problem...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 08:00 UTC
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)
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Picturenaut: I'd really suggest DPR to amend their reviews with a production quality rating that's updated regularly. Pretty sure that some glorious gold award material would be less shiny after a while.

It's a real pity with Nikon nowadays. We really want to update the D300 in our Nikon gear at home. But this (once highly praised) camera makes enough trouble, so we are not prepared to risk any more annoyance. D800? AF issues. D600? Smeared sensors. In fact, our D300 proved to be much more prone to dirt on the sensor than our Canon DSLRs.

Looks like the old times of superior quality cameras from Nikon such as the legendary FM series are definitely over (we still have 3 FM-2 bodies, one worked even in the Siberian at -40 °C without any trouble). Currently I really prefer my Canon DSLRs with their less fancy sensors (in terms of DXO) because they simply do what they have to do without any smearing or snorting around.

Scott, ALL of your comments are the most naive utterly deluded words in this whole thread. Thanks for the laughs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 07:51 UTC
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