jackie semple

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 19, 2005


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J R Mathlin: Just received my MC-11, and have had a play on my A7Rii, some interesting points, yes I can now use the face and eye focus, works fine, and the auto zoom on MF works fine, however I note now that the camera and lens keeps trying to focus even when I am in single shot and I am not touching the button ?? plus as it grabs focus on any of my sigma Art lens it has a little flutter just before the final fix on focus. So to be honest not overly impressed, but it does work and it does work well.
This is the big point however, my canon lenses now work fantastically, yes no face or eye recognition, but they grab focus first time every time on all my lenses up to my 70-300 L series, but my 400mm IS f2.8 does not work, but its the only one. My 70-200 F2.8 is super fast, might even be as fast as when on my 7Dmkii, but I will have to test this. So even if the sigma lenses are not massively improved over there function on the Metabones IV, the Canon Lenses are, so Bonus !!

Does it work with camera in AF-C mode?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
On article Photokina 2014 Video: The Fujifilm X100T (27 comments in total)
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wetracy: I don't see the value of this. His forte is obviously not presentation. He's probably fine at standing there answering questions and carrying on conversations with people. He missed the most important feature when talking about the viewfinder -- the combining of EVF and OVF providing a focus preview focus box -- this is probably the most distinguishing feature of this camera from the X100S. And finally, the woman holding the microphone could not look more bored.

OK but he did say he was a photographer expressing his personal views, not that of Fujifilm and he is also doing so in a language foreign to him. This would seem to be his unvarnished truth. Not a perfect situation but interesting to some of us nevertheless.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 17:14 UTC

I have been using PSP for sometime and have had no difficulties with it. I also have PS but I consider it more appropriate for graphic design work - my daughter uses PS and loves it but then she is a graphic designer. I reckon I am a bit old fashioned in that I prefer to spend more time capturing images that refiining them. In short I do not make images in the 'dark room'. But I am a happy user of PSP. Chacun a on gout!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On photo Whistle to keep them away. in the Memory and anxiety outside of space and time challenge (2 comments in total)

Outstanding pic

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 1st comment

Outstanding pics

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 21st comment
On a photo in the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (Canon) Preview Samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

These pics suggest this lens is really good and with max aperture of f/1.8 fast enough for most APS-C shooters.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_29.acr in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

These pics suggest this lens is really good and with max aperture of f/1.8 fast enough for most APS-C shooters.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lady in red in the Red Poppies challenge (1 comment in total)

Cool and clever combination of human interest in a natural environment.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 16:14 UTC as 1st comment

Poetry in motion

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 16:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo A Beautiful Grandma in the A story behind: Beautiful challenge (7 comments in total)

This is really top drawer.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 01:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Online images and copyright infringement (255 comments in total)

Can we willingly accept the word of thieves who say 10 or less clients saw this stolen photo? Small issue I realise but probably the thin end of the stolen wedge.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 00:53 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review (272 comments in total)
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NJHr: This camera is currently the bargain of the century here in the UK. The price has dropped down to £319 with the £50 cash back promotion running. I am buying as soon as I have some cash, hello Pentax you got yourself a new customer. I am sure you will make back the money on the limited pancakes I will undoubtedly buy.

I have seriously thought about buying the 18-135 lens and have read some really good stuff about its build quality and optical performance and it has WR. While WR is an asset it is not something I am overly concerned about. I think a better matching zoom is the new Sigma 18-250 that looks impressive and would have my vote.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 19:55 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review (272 comments in total)
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mckracken88: This camera has noise levels ALMOST on par with the D600 and in body shake reduction, great image quality and it only gets a SILVER award mostly because of video focus?

I agree with what has been said, there needs to be a seperate VIDEO category.
Personally I dont care about making movies, and i bet most here do not.

Agree - buy a video camera if you want one.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 19:47 UTC
On photo Nap time, Bangkok in the I can sleep everywhere challenge (6 comments in total)

Proves there is always the potential for good pics with modestly specified cameras. I suspect most of us interested in photos concentrate too much on hardware and not the capture. Modern cameras are for the most part high quality and the outcome depends largely on the user.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:35 UTC as 1st comment
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