AllanW

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Joined on Apr 17, 2004

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rialcnis: The Facebook Oculus Rift TERMS OF SERVICE claims ownership of created imagery. Suddenly people dreaming of creative purposes for the new technology are naturally backing away.

Yep... If that is accurate then it's a show stopper! Why would anyone invest in a system that gives away their copyright.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 08:25 UTC
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bernardly: This is one of the most redeeming articles I have ever read on DPR because the interview transcended the exclusive focus on gear and actually raised questions of art and style. Cameras are not trophies to brag about and place on display for winning admiration, nor are they toys for big boys—they are tools to capture memories and to create art. We need more inspiring articles like this one, DPR crew.

+1 Bernardly.... I'm so impressed with the direction Dpreview is heading with these interviews. This one in particular was a brilliant read!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 05:40 UTC
On article Polaroid-branded BrightSaber Pro wand packs 298 LEDs (41 comments in total)

DPreview.... trying to understand what output this has as compared to a speedlight. Any info on this?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

I hope it's better than the S4 and S5.

I have had two S4 phones and with the both of them cameras were beyond bad.

The first one was replaced due to poor colours in the screen. But both cameras were so bad that I could not get a sharp photo no matter how I changed the settings.

My friend has the S5 and she has the same issues.

I read reviews before I purchased and the reviews suggested the cameras were great but that is not my finding.

I bought the flagship S4 phone because I wanted the best camera and features. I love everything else about the phone but I would be hesitant to buy another Samsung without a hands on look at the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:58 UTC as 2nd comment

Any ULTRA wide native lenses for this camera?

I currently shoot Nikon FF video with 12mm lens. Would be nice to shoot this camera if I can get the same FOV.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

The multi function dial is pretty cool!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 90th comment

I hope their product is better than their customer service.

I have sent two emails over the past week asking for more information.

Both times I received an automated reply stating that they have received my email and will be in touch within 24 hours. After one week I'm still waiting for someone to get back to me.

Pretty Poor effort to be honest and doesn't fill me with confidence in the company or product.

To the owners of this company...... Get your act together guys! Seriously!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:03 UTC as 1st comment

Nice video Rishi! Thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 69th comment
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Thematic: https://youtu.be/ZDGnl5SHBzc

At the 20 minute mark - Mark Weir explains the incredible performance and tech that these lenses have.

They should be worth their asking price - remember how high a MP and resolution current FF Sony cameras are and will be in the future.

Smart move imo.

Interesting info. Thanks for the link!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:39 UTC

Such a beautiful and touching story.... Thank you Lynnette for reminding me that the world has so many beautiful spirits.

Thank you Dpreview for this great video!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 8th comment

Keep 'em coming! :) I love these videos!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 04:48 UTC as 13th comment
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

Great video! Thanks for the effort!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 36th comment
On article Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test (75 comments in total)

Great video guys!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 02:34 UTC as 26th comment

No. 6 is a cracker! Perfect capture at the right moment!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 01:59 UTC as 11th comment
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AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

Thanks for the feedback Rishi...

"It's precisely for those candid moments that the a7R II will actually exceed almost any DSLR at nailing focus on the eye, because you don't even have to select an AF point or focus-and-recompose."

I understand what you are saying in theory but my question still stands. Is the above statement based on real world experience in **those particular circumstances**? If so then that is very good to know.

The ability to auto focus on an eye is great but what I'm trying to understand is how FAST will it AF in those circumstances. Will it AF in a split second? If so then great!!!

BTW, in group area mode on the D750 I don't have to focus and recompose. Actually I haven't done that for years, even with my older cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
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AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

@NoMirror99 .....

Thanks for that info! Very good to know.

With regards to the D750, I'm not sure what you mean by joystick. The D750 does have a multi selector button which to my knowledge is the same thing??

With the D750 I set it to Group area then use the back multi selector to navigate my AF point left or right of frame.

Keep in mind I have focus point wrap around turned on which is ideal when shooting in group mode.

If you imagine having the group mode AF points in the centre of the frame. I click once up and leave it at that all the time. Then I click all the way to the left or right as my starting point.

Because I have focus point wrap around turned on, from that point onwards all I have to do is push once to the left or right and my framing is close to the rule of thirds.

I hope that makes some sense. It would be much easier to show you then try and type and explanation. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
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AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

BTW, I'm not knocking Sony and definitely not brand loyal, so this was a genuine question.

I'm actually thinking of picking up a Sony for video and as a stills backup but I have held off as I have yet to see real world tests of the above. Plus I use Nikon glass so cannot get AF with an adaptor.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 01:40 UTC

"Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 01:40 UTC as 69th comment | 10 replies

My understanding is that you cannot have AF with Nikon lenses on a Sony body even with an adaptor. Have I got that wrong?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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