kciuk aka Ken60

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.kci.uk.com
Joined on Apr 24, 2005

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On article DPReview closure: an update (1141 comments in total)
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ZeroOne01: It seems that the majority here display a lack of gratitude towards a company, Amazon, that provided you with a complimentary service for 16 years.

That's more than the original owners.

Gratitude , are you pulling my leg ?
If there is to be gratitude then it is not to the people that advertised and sole merchandise on this site , it is to the people that maintained it out of the love of their hobby..... yes the moderators ! These poor fools gave day after day for free , many retired and not even receiving a free "Prime" membership for thanks. DP Review and its core of knowledgeable people and mods giving their time and knowledge so that this thankless corporate could try to plunder the gift!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2023 at 11:46 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7R V initial review (93 comments in total)

Sony users " do photographers " ... really Chris ? geee.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2022 at 15:16 UTC as 29th comment

Kevin as soon as the image is shown, the almost clown paint AI look is significant. The aliasing and over processing is also a killer. Perhaps these AI guys need to learn to tone it down.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2022 at 18:47 UTC as 138th comment
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kciuk aka Ken60: I think all software companies need to have a strong look at the relationship between R&D and finance. This might sound strange, but if the release is driven by a calendar and the need to achieve revenue , even before the product is street ready, it is likely to do the exact opposite to what is hoped. The marketplace for AI processing is filling fast, and once key elements fail to come up to scratch for $200 I think users will loose faith. Sad really as the concept and direction are solid, all the way through the beta stages it grew towards an interesting tool but has not emerged quite yet for sale in my opinion. Sharpening can be overdone, masking is unreliable and without adjustment and the concept of no frills tends to mean no thrills when the ability to mitigate errors is not available.

I think what you intimate is accurate , if our vision is idiot proof one button AI where the machine calls the shots. What I suggest is using the good and tempering it with human intervention ...... artistic judgement is personal and intangible not a series of binary calls. Use each tool to YOUR advantage.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2022 at 17:09 UTC

I think all software companies need to have a strong look at the relationship between R&D and finance. This might sound strange, but if the release is driven by a calendar and the need to achieve revenue , even before the product is street ready, it is likely to do the exact opposite to what is hoped. The marketplace for AI processing is filling fast, and once key elements fail to come up to scratch for $200 I think users will loose faith. Sad really as the concept and direction are solid, all the way through the beta stages it grew towards an interesting tool but has not emerged quite yet for sale in my opinion. Sharpening can be overdone, masking is unreliable and without adjustment and the concept of no frills tends to mean no thrills when the ability to mitigate errors is not available.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2022 at 19:02 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies

So quit moaning and girlie name calling , lets man up and do a Chris v Jordan Samsung and Apple in hand ! ( no Jordan I don't mean the fruit ) Lets then have an episode where we compete and compare for a final verdict ( publish and be damned !)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2022 at 20:49 UTC as 29th comment

If AI is so "smart" , why does so much of it over sharpen and smooth to plasticity ? Perhaps the mark of hand crafted will be the rough edges !

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2022 at 23:02 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Hasselblad X2D 100C: hands-on (406 comments in total)
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kciuk aka Ken60: I am still amazed that all the great roll film cameras understood the issues of high ambient light and screen viewing.... they put a foldable screen shade around the focusing screen, often with a magnifier for detail. All these pseudo medium format digitals seem to think that their screens are visible in bright daylight , and no longer need this. Most important interface to work with this tool is a great visible screen in all conditions.

I have screens in all sorts of things from cars to phones, tablets to cameras, in bright tangential light they are a pain ..... as witnessed by the shrouds sold for many screens , flags against the ambient. I would think it is also a sort of nod to the file era and the great designs that gave.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2022 at 17:04 UTC
On article Hasselblad X2D 100C: hands-on (406 comments in total)

I am still amazed that all the great roll film cameras understood the issues of high ambient light and screen viewing.... they put a foldable screen shade around the focusing screen, often with a magnifier for detail. All these pseudo medium format digitals seem to think that their screens are visible in bright daylight , and no longer need this. Most important interface to work with this tool is a great visible screen in all conditions.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2022 at 13:46 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
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kciuk aka Ken60: So when is big business going to take all this modern tech and use it to protect photographers , something like a wrapper that will allow an image to be viewed ( as a proof) but not copied or published without paying for the licence ? Interesting that this is what I call establishment technology so they can use it in court etc..... Funny that big business wont further the security of our IP and support creatives.

@zkz5 Interesting the Apple code protection , and the work Adobe does to protect their IP but NOT their clients !

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2022 at 18:49 UTC
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kciuk aka Ken60: So when is big business going to take all this modern tech and use it to protect photographers , something like a wrapper that will allow an image to be viewed ( as a proof) but not copied or published without paying for the licence ? Interesting that this is what I call establishment technology so they can use it in court etc..... Funny that big business wont further the security of our IP and support creatives.

@ Scottelly What will keeping RAW files do to protect your IP ?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2022 at 18:48 UTC

So when is big business going to take all this modern tech and use it to protect photographers , something like a wrapper that will allow an image to be viewed ( as a proof) but not copied or published without paying for the licence ? Interesting that this is what I call establishment technology so they can use it in court etc..... Funny that big business wont further the security of our IP and support creatives.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2022 at 17:53 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

With the other brands sitting in an almost open "L" mount alliance , and Nikon resurgent with a very strong Z9 , it would be a shame to see Canon marginalised in the minds of the buying public, as only able to use their lenses. If Nikon opened up their mount and allowed the big independents to build for their cameras it would in my opinion damage Canons brand in the market.
I feel it is in some ways sad for a top tier brand to make it seem they can only survive in a Monopoly.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 17:31 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
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kciuk aka Ken60: Dear Mr. Kazuto Yamaka, you said news soon. So please talk about the RF mount and your new lenses from the "Art" series .

So are you saying that the independent battery manufacturers cant make replacements, or the Battery grip guys selling non OEM. Why have Canon not taken them all to court ?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2022 at 22:48 UTC
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kciuk aka Ken60: Dear Mr. Kazuto Yamaka, you said news soon. So please talk about the RF mount and your new lenses from the "Art" series .

OK so lets try for EF mount 20mm f1.4 with ability to stick a polariser in the adapter

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2022 at 17:25 UTC

Dear Mr. Kazuto Yamaka, you said news soon. So please talk about the RF mount and your new lenses from the "Art" series .

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2022 at 15:52 UTC as 25th comment | 10 replies

Obviously imminent , no pricing structure, defined table of products v abilities, and no release date.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2022 at 20:32 UTC as 29th comment
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Fazal Majid: Canon had something like this a while ago. I believe the market was police forensics where the chain of custody for evidence matters a lot.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/3146736527/canondvke2

It was cracked by the Russian reverse-engineering firm Elcomsoft, though:

https://www.theregister.com/2010/11/30/canon_verification_cracked/

Yes I remember that back 20 years ago or more , and there was a hardware unit required. A friend in forensics at the time said that all their evidential work had to be done on film because of the inability to offer as evidence.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2022 at 10:55 UTC

The product sales person , a MR Dusty Bits said he had one and used it often !

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2022 at 20:12 UTC as 43rd comment

When is Jordan's review ?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2022 at 23:05 UTC as 23rd comment
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