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russbarnes

russbarnes

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russbarnes: Only the gigantically stupid back things with their own money. There's a reason why this didn't go down the route of banks and structured finance. Suckers! The owners are laughing at you.

lol. Wow, I was not aware it was cheaper to crowd fund instead of obtaining retail finance. You really have an advanced insight into corporate finance!

Obtaining money from people with no risk sure is an easy way to make a lot of mistakes with no accountability other than "oops sorry, we got it wrong". For me, it's borderline criminal, falling between the gaps of real governance and corporate responsibility. In fact I'm amazed the whole arrangement is even considered legal. People who put money behind these ideas deserve EVERYTHING they get...

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Rooru S: Partial refund??

If they were honest they would replace the word "partial" with "insulting" or "worthless"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:31 UTC

Only the gigantically stupid back things with their own money. There's a reason why this didn't go down the route of banks and structured finance. Suckers! The owners are laughing at you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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DuckShots: I have L lenses. Will they be sharper? I love all of them. Will they be less sharp? Cannot spend more on glass. Don't have the money for a medium format or a Leica. Is this the camera of my present dreams?

It won't make ANY lens sharper. Delivering more resolution does not mean crappy soft lenses suddenly get sharper. In fact in the edges and corners at 100% you will see more than ever the flaws of those lenses. Just check the Canon supplied image of the library using the 17mm TSE for the truth about its edge and corner performance.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 06:37 UTC
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russbarnes: Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Well that's what we've been given to place the judgement on, so yes, let's.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 12:32 UTC

Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 13:11 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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DaveBowman: All that resolution and they still give you a crappy bit of rubber for an eyepiece shutter. Some things never change, like Canon not listening to feedback. Glad I moved away.

The weight of what Canon must feel about apparently innocuous features like that is staggering. They prove over and over that they think they know better than the people using their equipment. It's utterly appalling.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

People don't want to hear the truth. They want to hear that Canon's lens lineup can easily handle 50MP and the sensors handle noise beautifully at low ISO.

They don't want to see blurred corners and poor edges revealed in the 17mm & 24mm Tilt Shift lenses that was never apparent before. They don't want to hear about the noise in clear blue skies at ISO 200 and blotchy shadows that are worse than ever. Every image I've seen so far that's meant to demonstrate the incredible resolving power of the 5Ds has been utterly appalling, without hesitation. No fine detail at 100%. What is going on?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:31 UTC as 350th comment | 6 replies
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)

The truth about Canon's lenses and sensor performance will soon be revealed to the world, just as Nikon was laid bare when the D800 was released.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:19 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Preternatural Stuff: Noise level same as 5D Mk III? That means noise is still inferior to the flagship Sony sensors.

Reckon the DR will be inferior too. What price resolution?!?!

Let's wait for the Sony mega-sensors coming out anytime now (rumoured for Q1 2015)!

Actually I believe it says noise level similar to 5DMKII, not MKIII:

"Canon tells us that at a pixel level, noise levels should be very similar to the EOS 7D Mark II and slightly better than what we'd expect from a 5D Mark II"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

The same noise performance as a 5DMKII and same dynamic range as a 5DMKIII? They pretty much removed video for all intent too. So where exactly did Canon invest in this body? A set of truly breath-taking statements...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:51 UTC as 805th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (365 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Not surprised dSLR focus accuracy is so hit and miss. How on earth can a precision optical instrument be designed so poorly that the AF module is able to be installed in a visibly different location on each model.

That's not bad quality control, it's bad design.

But no one has ever missed focus with a Canon DSLR. Fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (365 comments in total)
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Digitall: Flare gives the image a retro style, very popular these days, hence the Nikon have included this type of effect in his latest model, for free.

You should buy a Canon 1DX, it set the benchmark for this standard ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:35 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (365 comments in total)
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FRANCISQUAN: I see prices have crashed right down for the DPR Gold award D750 which is now showing massive depreciation. Just wonder how much the repaired ones will sell for never mind the second hand models!!!

I'll just wait for the next model before thinking about a purchase!

Nikon D750 DSLR Camera (Body Only)£1,159.00 only with bank transfer payment (BACS), all inclusive.

Panamoz.com

You forgot to mention the price crash on the latest flagship crop sensor crap from Canon - yes the 7DMKII can be had from Panamoz for only £1111.50, a massive £500 discount from launch only a few weeks ago. Oh wait, you didn't understand the concept of grey import?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
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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 246th comment | 7 replies

AA Filter or no?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 248th comment
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (157 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 17th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (99 comments in total)
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(unknown member): 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
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