Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales,, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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princecody: Leica buyer base?
1. Retired old men with pensions
2. Trendy wannabe photographers
3. People who collect as investment
4. Luddites
5. Camera Reviewers
6. I buy for the Leica Red Dot
7. Other

I have two digital M cameras. I love them for many reasons. Money and status symbol has nothing to do with it as most, if not, all of my friends don't even know of the Leica brand, whereas they are familiar with Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
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NickyB66: Nice...I'll stick to the Acros B&W feature on my excellent X-Pro 2 camera.

I have two digital M camera. I love them for many reasons. Money and status symbol has nothing to do with it as most, if not, all of my friends don't even know of the Leica brand, whereas they are familiar with Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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Giklab: So when Pentax does it everybody laughed, now Leica does it and everybody will drool.

Here is one snob drooling!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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DanielFjall: The people hating on Leica have one thing in common as far as I know; They have never fondled a Leica.

I fondle my Leica every day. In fact, I love it so much I bought a second digital M. Use one and be convinced. And the quality of the glass. Gasp! Amazing.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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rds: Why is a camera as sublime as the Leica even sold to the ungrateful masses?

Common people should be prohibited from even seeing a Leica let alone actually touching one.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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wootpile: Here's the lesson in this: regardless of if your camera/sensor (or film if doing legacy) has deep or shallow dynamic range, make sure to expose for the right middle tones to maximize your potential to manipulate at will. Capture soft & mellow images what many call "flat", save the contrast for post process. I hear people say "bleh.. just shoot raw".. well raw can't capture that which is outside the dynamic range of your equipment - that´s where the photographer´s judgement comes in. That, imho, is what Ansel was best at, capturing the right data onto the film to be able to perform art in the darkroom.

I agree, that is what the Zone System was about essentially. Get the exposure right and maximise the amount of data on film (or sensor) and the print is easy.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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ronniemac: It would be good to know how capable it is in handling K-1 and K-3 IIPixel Shift images - and with movement correction tool

@miles green

Stay with C1 Pro 9, it is simply the best.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Adobe doesn't know the difference between crop and rotate. No wonder things are such a mess over there.

I get the distinct impression that you just don't like Adobe!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:44 UTC
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PhotoKhan: What an useful tool this Content-aware Crop one is for panos.

I can't thank myself enough for the day I decided to subscribe the CC suite.

Notwithstanding the occasional (...even if significant...) bug, for about half of a daily-"espresso" monthly cost in my country I get to use some quite potent software that ever-increasingly allows me to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

Together with today's super-cameras, LR+PS make it very clear to me that I am currently the only obstacle between my images and better Photography.

@Francis Sawyer,

I get the distinct impression that you just don't like Adobe!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

It looks Stellar, but will you be over the Lunar with its performance?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:40 UTC as 95th comment
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Melchiorum: I can buy a pair of an amazing quality lenses that will actually serve me well in my photography, or I can choose a hipster piece of turd plated in gold...hmm, that's a really tough dilemma right here.

I suppose bad photographers will buy this and then blame the bad results on the lens and then call it "Art".

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
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bildeb: I too think $10 per month is a good deal. I like it and find it very useful. I just installed the new 2015.5 and everything came through for me. I just had to reinstall Portrait Pro and Photo 10.5 and copy in some plug-ins.. I just used it to process 50 photos and it seems to be noticeably faster than the previous version.

"I too think $10 per month is a good deal" Yes, and you are right of course.

But that is the short-term view Adobe is hoping that its subscribers will think because, by their nature, Humans are relatively short-termed creatures and think in the short-term.

Now take the long term view. How much would you be paying over 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years plus? And over the same time period how much would you pay for Afinity/Corel/Pixelmator etc..

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
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Tim McClanahan: "Face Aware Liquify" - I think that's what happened to Ramsay Bolton, isn't it?

My face would probably be better liquified. Bring in on!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: I think that 10$ per month for Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom is a very affordable price, especially for US! I am happy I am able to use it and it is a great tool - nothing to complain about.

"I think that 10$ per month for Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom is a very affordable price" Yes, and you are right of course.

But that is the short-term view Adobe is hoping that its subscribers will think because, by their nature, Humans are relatively short-termed creatures and think in the short-term.

Now take the long term view. How much would you be paying over 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years plus? And over the same time period how much would you pay for Afinity/Corel/Pixelmator etc..

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
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TheDman: Any time Adobe is in the news I come straight to the comments here to watch all the teeth gnashing over three subscription. Can't believe this is still going on years later.

@Prairie Pal

"5 cups of coffee/month" is what Adobe wants its subscribers to think - the short term cost.

How many cups of coffee over 3 years, 5years, 10 years etc? What is the long-term cost?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

@String

How much would you end up paying after 3 years, 5 years or 10 years?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:09 UTC
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John _ Finn: An Irish photographer has tweeted that the update has disabled his Nik software plugins. Has anyone else had problems?

@Eric Hensel

If it is not an Irish problem then it is usually a critical error that occurs between the seat and keyboard.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:06 UTC

If the lens was a couple of hundred £/$/Eur I would buy one, but not for nigh ten times that price. I mean, who do they think they are - Leica!

I once had a Zeiss Ikon that had a triplet lens, had some good results - at f/8. Wider than that or in 35mm the results would be as sharp as dog poo. Very expensive dog poo at that. Dog poo with a nice blur. If you like dog poo then this is the lens for you! What's that phrase about a fool, his money and easy parted?

Dog poo lens and not the dog's dangles.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:32 UTC as 20th comment
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String: Wow, 1hr in and no one has yet commented on how evil Adobe and their subscription services are; Things are looking up!

Evil Adobe with their evil subscription Grrrr!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
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tinternaut: S'ppose that's one way a lens manufacturer, that no one has ever heard of, can become a lens manufacturer that everyone has heard of. Better to be notorious than unknown.

Actually, Meyer Optik was founded in 1918 and the chap who invented Zeiss' Tessar worked for them. and went on to become East Germany's second lens manufacturer after Carl Zeiss Jena. So the company with a long history of which no one has heard makes a triplet piece of bling.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
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