Clyde Thomas

Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Photosopher
Has a website at www.ctphotographx.com
Joined on Dec 4, 2010
About me:

Commercial/Editorial/Fashion photographer for nearly four decades.
Here to help. Here to learn.

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Yeah... Well Sony has nearly three dozen different 50mm lenses to choose from.

Take THAT Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 55th comment

Bravo!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 6th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

Dude has the perfect diabolical evil laugh for his work.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 06:08 UTC as 80th comment

Interesting. I would have expected at least some type of ultra wide.

Wonder what zoom setting he most often visits with the 24-70.

Wonder which of the three lenses he uses most.

Thanks for posting DPR.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 03:16 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

iBS

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 135th comment
In reply to:

Clyde Thomas: I'd like to see a monthly assessment to reveal black on white vs white on black viewer usage. Just interested to see how it changes over time.

Well be careful with that. DPReview is respected and might start a trend for camera LCD menus to reverse their color schemes.

Woe to those known as trendsetters.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 22:08 UTC

White text on black background viewers get a text box as black on white. If I change to the other black on white mode, can I get a reversed text box that types white on black?
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EDIT:
I just checked. Nupe. Text block is always black on white regardless of viewing mode.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 22:02 UTC as 157th comment

I'd like to see a monthly assessment to reveal black on white vs white on black viewer usage. Just interested to see how it changes over time.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 22:01 UTC as 158th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

Finally, a single mirrorless 35mm FF body with interchangeable sensors and lens mounts.

g.a.m.e...c.h.a.n.g.e.r... for sure. But not necessarily g.a.m.e...o.v.e.r.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 178th comment

I considered the iPad Pro but it didn't provide for Sony a7RII tethering. Vaio Z Canvas allows tethering and full PS. Faster than my Macbook Pro Retina and gives the iMac 5K a real race.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 01:27 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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Kiwisnap: I hoped the iPad Pro would be the first actually useful iPad: It wasn't.

I bought a Surface Pro 4 instead and run full Adobe CC, USB 3 hard drives and so on. The iPad is a solution to a problem that does not exist - it is nothing more than a 'nice thing'. A Surface Pro is more use and a Kindle better to read on.

I'm with ya but went with the Vaio Z Canvas. It's tempted me away from my 5K iMac too. Very convenient to use... But...

Windows 10 has a big problem with the Action Center popping up on any scroll bar close to the side. System would be darn near perfect if W10 would allow turning that off. But any swipe or near edge pen movement jumps the Action Center on top of my PS project.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (487 comments in total)

Make me four Full Frame 42mp versions... with full LCD articulation.

15-50mm f4.
30mm f1.4.
40-110mm f2.
100-300mm f4
and front mount 1.5x, 2x, 3x tele converters for the tele cams.

Charge $2500 each and I'll trade all and buy all.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 141st comment | 1 reply

Blown away.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 9th comment

SX-70 Alpha 1 is still one of my most satisfying and enjoyable cameras to use.

Wish a smart monkey would create a 10mp full coverage digital cartridge for that thing.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 33rd comment

Used to be... togs just needed to be dedicated.

Then togs had to be talented.

Now they expect togs to be smart?

Come on man. That's just asking too much.
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EDIT: I just got lost in the GettyImages link provided by DPR and forgot all about my troubles for a second. Really great images on there. If I owned them, I sure wouldn't want anybody messing with them. I'm heading back to Getty now.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 31st comment

"I have tens of thousands of them. But they aren't mine to share."

I understand if this comment is purely respectful sentiment. But make the legal side clear for those who don't understand photo copyright laws.

"...he told me that the photos were art and needed to be shared"

Well...

... and well done Brian. Congratulations on your time with Prince.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 00:40 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
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marcio_napoli: I'd just like to add a different opinion.

People usually see this camera as a wildlife, sports, photojournalism camera only. Never intended for fashion shooting.

Well, contrary to most opinions, personally I'd take a Nikon D5 before any of those D800 and 5ds series to a fashion shoot.

Stay with me:

Whenever people are illustrating a thought, they usually refer to broader examples, the "top of the mind" examples.

Like refering Steve McCurry whenever one talks about Nat Geo.

The thing is: reality is never that black or white.

Between light and darkness, there're lots of shades of grey.

Fashion photography is not all about Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino or Steven Meisel.

There're small guys too, and I used to be one of them, shooting for many different small brands and magazines.

But when you're a small guy like I was, chances are that you're gonna get PITA clients most of the time.

All true Megan.

I'm fortunate that my clients appreciate the 135 style because I'm mostly location lifestyles, fashion, commercial people on the move. Still tied to the tether though.

Funny, they don't want instant transfer. The directors simply pull their cell phones and shoot my laptop screen... and each send to their individual buyers.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 17:55 UTC

Did I just notice the missing home button icon on these pages? Am I going blind? Has my vision been compromised? Am I having a senior moment? Has my browser gone bonkers?

Seriously, I can't find the DPR home icon at the top of this page. Please tell me where it is... without sending me to bottom of page.
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Have you seen my car keys?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 07:24 UTC as 14th comment
In reply to:

marcio_napoli: I'd just like to add a different opinion.

People usually see this camera as a wildlife, sports, photojournalism camera only. Never intended for fashion shooting.

Well, contrary to most opinions, personally I'd take a Nikon D5 before any of those D800 and 5ds series to a fashion shoot.

Stay with me:

Whenever people are illustrating a thought, they usually refer to broader examples, the "top of the mind" examples.

Like refering Steve McCurry whenever one talks about Nat Geo.

The thing is: reality is never that black or white.

Between light and darkness, there're lots of shades of grey.

Fashion photography is not all about Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino or Steven Meisel.

There're small guys too, and I used to be one of them, shooting for many different small brands and magazines.

But when you're a small guy like I was, chances are that you're gonna get PITA clients most of the time.

Our methods are so different.

Shooting model portfolios... sure... 12mp is more than enough. Probably cool for city magazine spreads too.

But brand clients want, need ultra high MP for extended media potential. An energetic producer and pre-pro meetings are essential. Stick to the shot list. Live easy.

You do work from a shot list... right?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 07:15 UTC

Very cool. Cameras everywhere.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 06:18 UTC as 13th comment
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