primeshooter

primeshooter

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

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On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)
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anticipation_of: Good; camera displays are lousy considering that we're talking about devices built specifically for high-fidelity imaging. I would rate current EVFs as "acceptable," but just barely. Still tons of room for improvement.

Nice to get all the pretty overlays, the only one I use is the tilt level indicator, and that's in all D8xx cams anyway. The rest? Well if you learn how your camera meters, actually learn the tool you have in your hands you won't need all the extra crutches mentioned here. Eventually you will not even have to push a button, you'll simply think and the photo will appear? Look at the end of the day it's your money...so spend spend spend it if you wish. But if we all took the time to learn what we already have most would see they are already at last camera syndrome.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 11:22 UTC
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Peter Cockerell: "The compression you get using a long lens isn't a result of the lens, so much as the distance between your subject, your background, and the camera."

God but these pedantic distinctions are tiresome. It may not be a result of the lens, but its observability is. If I take a shot of layered, misty mountain peaks in the far distance with a 400mm + 1.4x teleconverter, the "compression" (for want of a better term) is very obvious. If I take the same shot with a 16mm wide angle, the area covered by the original photo will occupy about 0.1% of the wide-angle shot, and will be totally lost in the rest of the image.

No, the 640mm didn't create the compression, it just enables you to actually see it. I think most people understand this, implicitly, even if they don't necessarily articulate it. People who make videos like this are much more annoying in my opinion than people who say "lens compression". It's not even new or original. The same tired "explanations" come round time and time again.

Nailed it Peter!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 14:13 UTC

Ha ha really? Thanks for the laugh, and that's before I started reading the paper.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 07:49 UTC as 4th comment

Several prominent pros don't sharpen, Jeff Ascough for one. I feel sharpening portraits is unnecessary, for the most part it's totally over done. Many camera's now don't even have AA filters so for the most part don't even need to be sharpened much, if at all, regardless of the notion that "digital files need sharpened always," I don't buy it.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 08:42 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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Sakura Sakura: Chris's gentle send up of DigitalRev's Kai was a classic. hope the guy's set to maintain their sense of humour in their new corporate world! Good luck guys

I need to watch this later.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 08:04 UTC

Please do more Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear, So many camera's I would love to see this on. Oh and welcome!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 20:17 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Lightroom Coffee break? Is that the photographic equivalent to those people that sit in Starbucks on macs pretending to write their memoirs whilst people watch them? Reminds me of that Family Guy cut away gag where the two are on macs typing in starbucks.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 07:57 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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cjgent: If he wanted to prove it was alive it would be easy to provide other photos of it in different positions. Who takes one photo of a subject and says "Yeah, this photo is the one! No others needed."

cjgent...actually there are many very deliberate shooters that don't gun off 5 shots for every subject these days, but yes in this particular instance I agree.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 09:25 UTC
On article Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first (95 comments in total)

Taking a drone to a wedding. Where does the head go in these cases? There's a wedding, better get my drone out!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 08:54 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

Good, I always wanted pictures of my dinner backed up.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 10:56 UTC as 3rd comment

We just don't need any more blinkin' pixels!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 08:05 UTC as 13th comment
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1239 comments in total)
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primeshooter: What, it'll have three recalls?

@BlueBomberTurbo, yes, indeed a low bar to follow isn't it. Why would anything want to be like the 750!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 07:32 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1239 comments in total)

What, it'll have three recalls?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 20:43 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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Thoughts R Us: This could be a premature epitaph. Here's an analogy I like from another thread by someone else: think of the microwave oven. In the 1970s how many predicted that the conventional oven would go away? Now the microwave is great and has its uses, but we still use conventional ovens, esp. for serious cooking.

I think it's premature to declare the end of the DLSR.

T3 I live in Scotland, believe me the UK has ended, just a matter of time ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:39 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Of course mirrorless guys have their rights for opinions, so do I.

Just yesterday I was handling my GH4 (unused for many months. I keep it for video only), and looked into the EVF.

Absolutely boring. Boring, boring, boring.

Just like looking into a tiny TV, what's so special about that?

Is that what mirrorless guys really want to take over?

A world where you can't escape from electronic screens even in your photography time?

BTW, I have little reason to care, as I have decades of amazing DSLRs to choose from even if we had no new DSLRs announments from now on.

But it seriously amazes me, how can you guys prefer to see the world throw TVs instead of a clear, real window?

Marcio, the most sense I've seen on here for a long, long time.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 10:20 UTC
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hikerdoc: Time and Technology marches on.
I am a DSLR user. I also prefer a maintaining a landline telephone, wired loudspeakers, printed rather than e-books, speaking with rather than texting, and local hardware stores instead of Amazon.

Ten years from now all of the current new camera tech will be outdated. Ten years from now I will be at an age where I am no longer concerned with having the latest version of any new camera. Ten years from now those currently foretelling the last days of the DSLR will find themselves comfortable with their versions of current new technology and unconcerned with its inevitable obsolescence.

post in error.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 10:19 UTC
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primeshooter: That is an easy picture to blur the background around the faces, it of course still looks awful but to the "insta" crowd likely fairly acceptable, it's just going onto an instagram account or facebook to be forgotten about within the week anyway - who really cares - these are selfies? "Proper" photography, if their is such a thing; well lets just say photographers' that actually go out and buy a camera that doesn't happen to be a phone with a camera, are going to become more and more niche and less easy to make a living from because - everyone's doing it, and for free. No need for another camera. We knew that already though didn't we? This effect will continue to look damn right awful to the trained eye, but that's just it. Most people aren't the trained eye, are they?

Re Instagram, it is a hilarious paradigm of social media. People follow your account, if you have not returned the favour in a max of 24 hours (sometimes people are much more impatient and it takes only hours) to get un followed again. Now that isn't an audience you want, is it?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:49 UTC

That is an easy picture to blur the background around the faces, it of course still looks awful but to the "insta" crowd likely fairly acceptable, it's just going onto an instagram account or facebook to be forgotten about within the week anyway - who really cares - these are selfies? "Proper" photography, if their is such a thing; well lets just say photographers' that actually go out and buy a camera that doesn't happen to be a phone with a camera, are going to become more and more niche and less easy to make a living from because - everyone's doing it, and for free. No need for another camera. We knew that already though didn't we? This effect will continue to look damn right awful to the trained eye, but that's just it. Most people aren't the trained eye, are they?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:45 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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primeshooter: Has the camera standard profile changed at all? I am quite happy with it for several of my cameras and do not want to install it if it's going to mess them up? Does it just literally add these extras?

Dareshooter, ha. Bluebomberturbo thanks for that info will maybe check it out.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 14:58 UTC
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primeshooter: Has the camera standard profile changed at all? I am quite happy with it for several of my cameras and do not want to install it if it's going to mess them up? Does it just literally add these extras?

dareshooter, nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 14:54 UTC
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