jackie semple

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
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A beautiful area of the world but not a beautiful wedding photo. Daft, I think.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 41st comment
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Looks great! Can't wait till it's in a nikon canon leica or something else cooler than a Sony.. .

Growing up is not easy.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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MichailK: “relatively small”, hmm, not!
“not that big”, yes

It is 92.3mm (3.6 inches) long and 405g (14 oz) in weight, Big or small? That depends on what you expect. For me, this is a compact and light weight wide angle lens with aspiration-ally high optical performance, something I would appreciate for my E-mount camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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Magnar W: What would you use all this brightness for?

I live/work in northern Europe where this brightness is appreciated by me. Apart from that I welcome the arrival of cracking new lenses that offer high quality optical performance, esp in the E-mount.

Price? Probably affordable.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Looks great! Can't wait till it's in a nikon canon leica or something else cooler than a Sony.. .

Definitely immature.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Looks great! Can't wait till it's in a nikon canon leica or something else cooler than a Sony.. .

Sad, jealous and immature.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Richard, maybe DPR could take a peek at all the alternatives to LR out there and do a short review on them or something, give more exposure to other programs photographers could use. Just a thought. But I think it would be well received.

I'm not a fan of either Photoshop or Lightroom. My daughter, a graphic designer needs/uses Photoshop. I don't. ALTERNATIVES - I happily use Paintshop Pro (PSP) which frequently falls for criticism by members of the DPR community. I've no need to persuade others to take up that alternative but I've used it in spite of having full access to the Adobe packages. You pays your money. You make your choice. But for me it has not been about money. I just prefer PSP.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 17:48 UTC

I find this offering very practical and attractive. I just don't have the cash....now! In the meantime, I shall eagerly await getting my hands on it to try it out and after that, we shall see. Promising, for sure.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

I've been using PSP for nearly 10 years and I've sampled many of its iterations in between. My daughter who is a graphic designer uses PS for her high end fashion designs and for her requirements it is indispensable - I can understand why that is. Not so for my photographic requirements where PSP suits perfectly.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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rz350: So, since this is from Sony sensor and not Sony camera, this sensor is available to any camera company who wants to pony up the cash. So Canon, Nikon etc. have equal access to this sensor for the same cash that Sony camera has to pay. Isn't allowing this technology to be accessible to all going to hurt Sony camera? Or is another Sony camera designed sensor that Sony camera has unique access to?
This little article doesn't go into any depth regarding this. DPR needs to give us a little more depth in their articles because of the implications for other camera manufacturers. Sony Semiconductor is supposed to be a arms length from Sony camera.

Sony CEO reportedly explained sometime in the past year that all newly developed products firstly are for Sony exclusively and later, about a year later or more depending on the circumstances, they can become available to the wider photographic industry.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr (55 comments in total)

I shall leave matters as they are and keep a watchful eye. This comfortable view is supported by the fact that not all my photos are on Flickr as I upload all important photos to Google,

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 18th comment
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thejohnnerparty: I'm seeing a trend in new lens designs and I'm not liking it. I see it in this Samy 35. I saw it in the new Nikkor 28mm F/1.4. And I've seen it other lenses - the flat look of the principle subject in the foreground. It doesn't look natural to me. The subjects almost look like an overlay on the photo. I hope I wrong about this, but before I buy any new lens I'm going to be looking for that characteristic. I'm just not fond of it. I think it is being caused by designers that provide enhanced background bokeh. ..... I'm not an optics engineer, so if this is nonsense please don't go ballistic. ;-)

For me that is simply a brilliant photo. The art of photography is not necessarily a straight record of what the eye sees.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)

I received a copy of this lens on April 27. See my gallery of early pics with this lens -


Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 23rd comment
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vlad2304: The best way to increase the overall market share is to give us sharp 24-105mm/F4 lens for Sony FE mount.

Not a F4 - a F1.8

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (665 comments in total)
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FrankS009: 703g. All that needs to be said.


That means it has substance.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)
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dennis tennis: my iphone takes way better pictures and I'm sexier using the iphone compared to lugging around a big dinosaur DSLR. Hot women come up to me when I whip out my iphone and sling it around like a mack daddy. When I bend over to extract my ancient DSLR from my backpack, thus revealing my plumber's crack, women run away. Let's face it, women check out that sexy iphone bulge on my rear skinny jean pocket. The outline of that iphone 7, seals the deal baby!

Seems that you are quite a catch with your smart phone.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
On photo High Altitude Rocky Mountain Railroad in the On the Rails... challenge (23 comments in total)

A delightful pic.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:25 UTC as 12th comment
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Nick Brundle - Photography: UK has also banned electronic devices

Banned from cabin luggage but can be located in the hold.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

I use both but my strong preference is with the latest generation of EVFs as with the Sony ILCs.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 13:08 UTC as 339th comment
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)
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Morvegil: Looks good to me. People whining about weight must be Sony users mad at again at not getting good lenses.

But all of these lenses shall work with Sony E- mount bodies via the Sigma MC-11 mount converter so what's not to like. As Sigma say on their web site - "The lens makes the photograph".

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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