DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1092 comments in total)

Looks like a really good camera - based on the high iso samples and comments I'd be quite happy to stick with the D7200 and would advise anyone else interested purely in the image quality side of things [Those who don't need the high frame rate] to save their money and buy a D7200. For those who need the other features then I suppose you'll have to pay the extra :)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1092 comments in total)

I will just be hoping this sensor is in the D7300 - but perhaps they will reserve the best iso performance for the D5XX series of bodies?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 184th comment
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Artpt: With a genuine lack of insight, what reasonable situations would an iso of >1 million be necessary?....

Nothing wrong with pushing iso as high as possible - the only lack of insight would be to limit how far it is pushed. One day people will be able to shoot concerts at f11 and 1/1000th sec without worrying about iso ..... when we can take clean handheld astro-photography snaps at f11 and 1/1000th sec I'll believe we have as much as we need.... maybe

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 05:10 UTC

Beautiful work. But are the sharks shepherds or wolves? I don't think there are plenty of fish there because there are sharks there I think it's the other way around :)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 3rd comment
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attomole: So much for ISO-less shooting.

Looks like people will have to get their exposure right :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 18:21 UTC

People taking photos for a living should be able to get their settings close enough for decent jpegs anyway. Too many people [not all who shoot RAW but still many] use RAW as a crutch for bad technique.
It has its benefits but if your settings are so bad you can't salvage a jpeg for a newspaper then you're in the wrong job.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 07:51 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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Michael Ma: They are going to lose engagement on their website. Terrible move. AWB is never going to be perfect. Nature is not always there for you to give you good lighting to compose your photos. Lighting is everything. Editing a jpeg is not going to fix these things. Jpeg offers so little room for corrections.

When people's skin starts looking alien because one of the RGB channels have clipped, should they add color to the photo? Sounds a lot more heavy handed than working with a raw file.

The solution is not to shoot AWB then.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 07:47 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)

Looks like "Lens RAW mode". You can choose your lens and depth of field later :)
It looks very interesting, especially for people who like spending time editing images. For $200 I'd get one simply to experiment with but not at that price.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 64th comment
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 comments in total)

I've just installed NX-D version 1.2.1 on a brand new iMac and batch process works well for the first 50 images then gets really slow.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 07:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)

The D7200 has been my first "brand new" body purchase since the D5100. I'm really liking this camera especially the twin card slots and the U1 and U2 menu options where I have one set to "actual manual" mode. In other words when I flip to that dial auto-iso turns off.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 06:24 UTC as 19th comment
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: if they made compacts with a 1 inch sensors in the basic models, and with loads of filters and creative tools that would be nice. Im talking bout the £60 low end market. BEEF UP CAMERAS. the same could be said in putting full frame sensors in all dslrs like the 35mm film days but charge entry prices!

Basically you get what you pay for, it would all have to cost more. For good image quality they need larger sensors which means larger lenses etc. But for people who are already happy with the images they get from their phones it will be very difficult to convince them to carry another device around regardless of how good the iq is - since they are already happy with their phone images.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
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DesmondD: It would be interesting to know the exact percentage [to population] of cameras being sold compared to 20 years ago. Digital got a lot more people involved in photography initially, now mobile phones have drawn many of those people away from "real cameras". Now perhaps we are back to the original percentage of people actually interested in using "real cameras" for their photography.[?]

Interesting graph mapgraphs. These days it is probably more difficult to determine what should be included I imagine. Phones have cameras in them, tablets have cameras, Panasonic has a compact that is also a phone.... if they could include a category for people who use phones for their photography I imagine it would by longer than the 'compacts' section. But then there are so many devices with features that are not used [I don't use the camera in my phone] the line becomes very hazy without knowing how many people actually use those features so I suppose the graph they have is the closest to being a safe representation of what we can safely say is happening.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
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DesmondD: It would be interesting to know the exact percentage [to population] of cameras being sold compared to 20 years ago. Digital got a lot more people involved in photography initially, now mobile phones have drawn many of those people away from "real cameras". Now perhaps we are back to the original percentage of people actually interested in using "real cameras" for their photography.[?]

I think digital has given photography a major boost in general. I almost gave up on photography with film - digital got me interested again because I could learn while taking photos, not while seeing the prints a week later when I had forgotten my settings. All that is really changing now is a separation between people who just want to 'capture their memories' and hobby photographers.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: if they made compacts with a 1 inch sensors in the basic models, and with loads of filters and creative tools that would be nice. Im talking bout the £60 low end market. BEEF UP CAMERAS. the same could be said in putting full frame sensors in all dslrs like the 35mm film days but charge entry prices!

Full frame sensors cost a lot more to make than dx sensors. It's not possible to give more for less cost and for a company to stay afloat.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
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AmateurSnaps: Article sounds like nonsense to me.

People have mobile phones on them all the time that can take photo's. Camera sales drop. Conclusion? Mobile phones are too complicated.

Did you mean "compacts are too complicated"?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:02 UTC

It would be interesting to know the exact percentage [to population] of cameras being sold compared to 20 years ago. Digital got a lot more people involved in photography initially, now mobile phones have drawn many of those people away from "real cameras". Now perhaps we are back to the original percentage of people actually interested in using "real cameras" for their photography.[?]

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 147th comment | 5 replies

Eventually we'll be able to select aperture, shutter speed, focus point and just about anything else after the 'shoot'. All you will have to do is get the composition right. Interesting technology of course but also just gimmicks for people who don't know what they're doing to make it look like they do in post processing later. Of course it could be useful for critical events that need to be captured but for the majority of people just a waste of time.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Still doesn't explain why I should buy one though.

It's not an advert - as Steve Franklin mentions it's a review.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 21:33 UTC

Maybe Land Rover can have one under the hood - it will still see plenty of scenery :)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:26 UTC as 19th comment
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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All Bushs Fault: This collection of samples mostly seem to aim directly at the camera's weak spots, high ISO, low light, scenes mostly in shadows.

Exactly! I'm sure most potential buyers would want the full picture of what they might expect from the camera. Only the advertisers would carefully present the best images from the camera - we, as buyers benefit from seeing the weaknesses of potential purchases.
I imagine there would be a lot of angry new owners if you hadn't shown the cameras weak spots.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 09:20 UTC
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