Makingtrax

Lives in United Kingdom Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 25, 2004
About me:

Converted Fuji shooter.

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On article Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (385 comments in total)
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Makingtrax: For those with a life, summary of thread. It's good, it's bad, it's useable, it's not useable, it's sharp, it's soft, it's good value, it's poor value.

@dansclic and it's a lens you'll use a lot :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2020 at 14:25 UTC
On article Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (385 comments in total)

For those with a life, summary of thread. It's good, it's bad, it's useable, it's not useable, it's sharp, it's soft, it's good value, it's poor value.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2020 at 07:19 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies

People criticising these photos need to get a life. All that matters is the context. If a photographer is putting images out there for people to enjoy, I don't care how they're made. These are superb to look at and skilfully done. But if someone puts images out there to tell you what a new mobile phone can do and they're edited DSLR shots, now that really is worth getting on your high horse for.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 19:57 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Great stuff. Love Speed Freak and Achieve Dream, but altogether an excellent thought provoking set.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 07:40 UTC as 11th comment
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Makingtrax: Everyone of them better than the Palm photo awards and some better than the Sony awards. Right time, right place > right gear. Tough to take for those with a small mortgage for a truck load of lenses.

@Ad12 Also true. But to win a photo comp these days, that small rare bird has got to be flying upside down in striking sunset with a baby clinging on whistling the theme from Dixie. And to get that shot, you still have to be in the right place, right time, else you just have one more photo cluttering your up your hard drive.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 20:45 UTC

Everyone of them better than the Palm photo awards and some better than the Sony awards. Right time, right place > right gear. Tough to take for those with a small mortgage for a truck load of lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 15:56 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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jorgepr: In my perspective, these images lack soul, they lack volumetry.
I don't know if it's the new sensors, if it's the lenses, but I much prefer Canon's previous sensors, up to the 5D Mark III.

@Welsh meaningless claptrap.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 15:49 UTC
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jorgepr: In my perspective, these images lack soul, they lack volumetry.
I don't know if it's the new sensors, if it's the lenses, but I much prefer Canon's previous sensors, up to the 5D Mark III.

Let's criticise a camera for having no soul. Really? Does that actually mean something. And not only does it lack soul it 'lacks volumetry'. It must be terrible lol.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 19:50 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R6 review (574 comments in total)

So many positive comments. Is this a dream?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2020 at 08:32 UTC as 14th comment

More than enough for non pros and non hobbyists. Only purists, pixel peepers and grumpy old men will deny the quality in such a carry everywhere form for the majority of people to capture their lives.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 07:22 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
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Makingtrax: This competition had some outstanding photos. But disc dog was on another level. How that didn't win is just ridiculous. I stopped to marvel at that for some time. Incredible.

I prefer cats. But that photo has so many superb elements I find it breathtaking.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 18:27 UTC
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ChelseaPhotographer: I hate to be that guy, but most of these are not great. With the exception of the 1st place winner (which is both intellectually and visually stimulating) and the image of the shepherd (which is gorgeous), the rest look like stock photography...

Lol! @ Chelsea Photographer. You could take 10,000 shots of a dog jumping for a frisbee and not get one like this. The dog is like a finely tuned ballerina, the pose of the girl, the lighting, the composition, the timing, the water droplets and incredible feeling of motion is just outstanding. Lets see your action photos!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 11:57 UTC

This competition had some outstanding photos. But disc dog was on another level. How that didn't win is just ridiculous. I stopped to marvel at that for some time. Incredible.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 06:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies

"Throughout history, each human technology becomes more advanced as soon as it stops copying living organisms." That statement is so wrong. Wheels were likely invented by observing scarab beetles pushing circular dung balls, long before anybody thought of building machines on jointed legs. And planes are nothing more than powered 'gliders' of which there are many fixed wing biological examples that humans had observed.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 09:51 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (224 comments in total)

Excellent and fun camera for amateur photographers who want to capture what they see at huge distances away, who aren't pixel peepers, don't want a hernia lugging massive lenses about, and accept that the sensor needs good light to perform well.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2020 at 07:48 UTC as 26th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1477 comments in total)
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Dr Howard: Some advice please:
I have a Panasonic GH2 and want to update to a better camera (mainly for stills). Apart from the M4/3 size and articulated screen, what I really love is my Leica 42.5mm f1.2 it is a fab lens for portraits etc - all the other M4/3 lenses I have are so so. I am reluctant to give it up. Can anyone comment on how the Fuji 56mm f1.2 compares on an XT4?

I have the 56mm f1.2 with the XT3 and it's quite fast to focus. Ample speed for portraits. And wide open at 1.2 mine is as sharp as the Canon 85mm f1.4 I used to own with my 5DIII. It's a top lens and better than most amateurs will ever need. There are plenty of youtube clips comparing it favourably to 85mm FF lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2020 at 13:11 UTC

Unusually for me, I found most of these photos very uninspiring and uninteresting as compositions. As most other posters have nothing but praise, which is unusual for DPReview, maybe I'm missing the bigger picture and need to go back and think more.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2020 at 20:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 sample gallery (106 comments in total)

'This camera can't match the picture quality of my massively more expensive FF DSLR and its humungous and weighty 500mm lens even if I do have to crop the bejesus out of it'. Rinse repeat.

'This camera is fine for those who are prepared to put up with a tiny sensor/camera phone quality. Just not for me.' Rinse repeat.

Yawn

Link | Posted on May 23, 2020 at 15:12 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Makingtrax: Not comfortable with sexualising a young girl with props to make art. It's not even subtle. All because art is mean't to challenge, sometimes make you uncomfortable, right. So where do you stop then? A large man with his sleeves rolled up standing over a cowering woman, people dressed in sheets approaching a black actor, who feigns fear. Sorry I don't like it.

If that's what makes good fine art photography, tackling unpleasant issues to make people feel uncomfortable, then fine. It's easily done with props and a good execution, there's any number of non PC and abusive subjects out there. Photographers can fill their boots with a bright crimson casting couch and a 'me too' theme.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2020 at 10:54 UTC

Not comfortable with sexualising a young girl with props to make art. It's not even subtle. All because art is mean't to challenge, sometimes make you uncomfortable, right. So where do you stop then? A large man with his sleeves rolled up standing over a cowering woman, people dressed in sheets approaching a black actor, who feigns fear. Sorry I don't like it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 13:57 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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