primeshooter

primeshooter

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 13, 2012

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I also don't remove CA. I've had plenty clients ask how I got the "cool purple glow". Possibly proof that some folks priorities are very misplaced when it comes to finding or taking a good picture. It's not about sharpness and CA removal!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 21:02 UTC as 97th comment
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Crypt Keeper: Was it a condition to win to show only sad faces?

Jezz....one can get depressed looking at these photos..

There is also beauty, happiness and joy in this world.

Such a bigot.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:16 UTC
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Crypt Keeper: Was it a condition to win to show only sad faces?

Jezz....one can get depressed looking at these photos..

There is also beauty, happiness and joy in this world.

Im aware alot is not a word my phone groups a lot together. Again you fail to realise we can disagree regarding our opinions but with regards to the personal attacks; you are indeed a poor ambassador for Scotland.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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Crypt Keeper: Was it a condition to win to show only sad faces?

Jezz....one can get depressed looking at these photos..

There is also beauty, happiness and joy in this world.

Deal with the fact their are alot more moody faces in portrait galleries. Using a phone here and you're jumping in about some spelling. You seem to be intent on lowering yourself to slagging someone because of their location. Firstly mentioning a slur against Scottish people then going on about if they 'teach English up there'. I notice you haven't disclosed your location. You can attack my sentiment and disagree with me but it's the fact you lower yourself to personal insults and telling me my spelling is wrong; says a lot about you.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
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Crypt Keeper: Was it a condition to win to show only sad faces?

Jezz....one can get depressed looking at these photos..

There is also beauty, happiness and joy in this world.

Badscience. Alot more moody faces in portrait gallery's. Deal with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: It's odd that camera buttons aren't lit up by default!

The lower end is getting slaughtered by phones and they're just starting to figure out back-lit buttons?

Yeh kinda like they forgot it's 2017. Same for nikon. This stuff should have been in there from the first dslr or at least the 2nd to 3rd gemersion.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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Crypt Keeper: Was it a condition to win to show only sad faces?

Jezz....one can get depressed looking at these photos..

There is also beauty, happiness and joy in this world.

Show me one really good world renouned portrait or painting where the main subject has a big cheesy grin...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: A few months ago DPR was up in arms about the inaccuracies of one of the mirrorless camera's autofocus (sorry don't remember which one) , but now they're back to hammering on the DSLR autofocus.
What are we going to do now that neither system is up to the challenges of 21st century resolution demands? What is the third way???

Exactly. I very much doubt it'll get anywhere near to the D5 or d850 AF systems ability with moving subjects or in low light. PS the umbrella shot is useabe. (To the poster below)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:20 UTC

Stuff that can be done manually in any editing program in about 5 seconds but okay...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 4th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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RedWattlebird: I'm very nervous to have all my photos, and an incalculable amount of hours worth of editing, tied up in a catalogue held at ransom by Adobe.

Richard but that's ridiculous. So you loose edit ability is this a wind up ?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)
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onemoreguy: I was looking forward to see the video resolution comparison. I wonder why they don't include it in this review.

And the low light AF tests like you did in the 750 and 810 review to keep it all consistent and comparable? There was a large section in the D810 review on this which was great and "real world".

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)

Still no low light autofocus tests ala the D750/ D810 reviews? Is this the review in it's final form? Really wish they would just wait til they have a full review instead of piece mealing it to us like this. the photographylife website do this too now, it's naff IMO. I miss the old days.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 173rd comment

Never owned this; but had the G7. My first serious camera, great camera it was, with full manual control too.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 35th comment

I'm glad there is a pretty girl in the advert. I will now proceed to buy this. PS looking at the IQ it looks very phone like, same as any other phone out there in that first image - a smudge.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 08:08 UTC as 15th comment

Not the fairest test, for many reasons.
To me at least, it seems he uses different lenses, or at least different focal lengths. Also, it's hardly fair to the D850 - it starts having to track with the face in shade with poor contrast. Yet he lets the D5 begin tracking in full sunlight at a greater zoom level which gives it an unfair advantage! Also he's looking at full 45MP resolution files to judge the D850 and even a slight miss (which a lot of the time would be undetectable if downsized to match the D5) is a down point to the D850. Another thing I note owning the body is that in 3d mode the test with his model kicking across the frame and the camera not appearing to track as well, well just because the box has not followed the subject as it appears in the video, I've found that reviewing images on the back of the screen where the focus point landed, that even sometimes when it appears that it has missed (ie the box is over an area that the subject is not) that it's still in focus.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 11:11 UTC as 7th comment
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tbcass: "Only more time and more testing will tell if the D850 can truly stand up to the D5's autofocus performance, though we should reinforce that D5-level subject tracking is an awfully lofty benchmark to reach for. In our experience, it's a benchmark that has remained out of reach of any camera to date, and whether or not the D850 measures up will be revealed in our full review."

I remember the AF of the A99ii was criticized for the same reason, not on D5 level. It's time for DPR to take the price of the camera under consideration when doing comparisons. It's a $3200 45mp camera with great IQ. Let's leave it at that and not make such a big deal about AF tracking. Mention it? Yes but don't overemphasize it.

When Nikon made this statement:

"The D850 uses the same field-proven ultra-accurate AF system as the flagship D5. "

It was obvious that they where inferring it would be as good, so all the fanboys here need to quieten down. Proven and ultra accurate. A little bit disingenuous perhaps. Or maybe (I suspect due to this bad press) that they will release a firmware update in a few months saying improved AF as one of the firmwares parameters. It is either they set out to disadvantage the D850 as to not impinge on D5 sales or that it really is just all due to mirror blackout time, or a bit of both.
I own the camera, it's tracking is excellent. I certainly would not use 3-d tracking like in the video, I'd be on 9 or 25pt dynamic. The other thing about the video test is it seems he uses different lenses. Also, it's hardly fair to the D850 - it starts having to track with the face in shade with poor contrast. Yet he lets the D5 begin tracking in full sunlight at a greater zoom level.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Crikey, mate, how can bonzer from a 20 MP cam'ra be compared with a docket of a 46 MF cam'ra runin' in full chocka, and not incorporate lack of dinky-di skills and full gutsa to bail out a whole new level of a ripp'a?
Nikon, dunny rat, haid a fair go and fine tun'd the AF track'n in D850 to keep it same pozzy, mate, and for that very reason, 3D track'n was upped, because that AF module was never used above a 20MP throttle before. That D850 is "same AF" as D500, and D5 story is kangaroos loose in the top paddock. Deadset. You ain't gotta what it's ought'a gotta, Matt mate. Full bull bar needed, mate.

What did you just say?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 09:21 UTC
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Harvey Specter: But...but....I thought it was the BEST CAMERA EVER??? Like EVER?

Grow up.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 09:17 UTC
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fPrime: We could all learn a thing or two about how open-minded cinematographers are as they approach the topic of modern versus vintage lenses:

4:30 - Stephen Gelb: [with anamorphic lenses] we see more separation between background and foreground, you get that "3D look."

8:30 - Mark LaFleur: If you didn't know what lens you were looking at but just looked at distortion charts you'd say - "Is this a trick lens?", "What's wrong with it?", "Is it broken?", "Nothing on the edges is in focus." But then you look at it in the real world and it's completely different.

I wish we were as open-minded on DPR as they are. We also have people truly interested in lens character and rendering, which are noble and artistic objectives, yet they seem to be consistently ridiculed, savaged, and fought by those who can only understand distortion chart testing.

Remember a large proportion of the crew at dpreview are measurebators, which is why they won't get it, or perhaps even see it.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (115 comments in total)
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fPrime: Very short shrift for such an iconic camera, DPR. At a minimum you should have grabbed one of the many copies still being used today and run it through the current studio scene comparator.

Quite odd yes, I see them wax lyrical in throwback about some garbage cameras. Maybe the D850 gone to their heads? I had to laugh; they couldn't help themselves mentioning the D850 several times in the damned article, even throwing in a link to the D850 page, ha ha.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
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