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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endofoto: Leica you are ruining a great brand with stupid ideas. Stop panicking and you are good very good. All you have to do to decrease price and sell FF cameras to average buyer. And you will win. Forget about James Bond and Queen of England, think about Sony, and especially Fuji, your rivals.

Studio comparison tools are for people who don't actually go out and take photos.

Heck, I am beginning to sound like Ken Rockwell.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 19:56 UTC
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Marty4650: OK... don't laugh just yet.

This camera might be a good deal for anyone who was planning to buy a Panasonic ZS200 at full list price. I doesn't cost very much more than the Panasonic, and Leica generally includes a longer warranty and better software. Plus the resale value will be much higher than it's Panasonic twin.

Leica says their C-Lux will cost £875, it currently is selling in the UK for £729.

Look at the price of a Digilux 2 and Digilux 3

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 19:55 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: as far as fixed (integrated) lens digicams go:

LEICA 1" dcam: obscenely overpriced casio/kodak framing-LV-only
Panasonic 1" dcam: overpriced casio/kodak framing-LV-only

better off with budget m43 interchangeable lens dcam:
Xiaoyi YiM1: budget 20.3mp (DNG) 4k uhd with ... casio/kodak framing-LV-only

or
for those wanting more modern "live exposure preview" dcams:
1" (Sony) with 4k uhd cybershots
1" (Canon) powershots
m43 icl dcams (newer, not older ones)

LEICA is proof casio/kodak framing-LV-only still hanging on ...
(f)or folks who don't know better, have lots of money to burn

and like most 1" dcams to date, the wide end of zoom typically has extreme barrel distortion, much like Sony 1" RX100/10 series, needing major almost-correction lens profiles, in-camera, with severe stretch-n-crop symptoms to fov aov

Drivel

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 19:53 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1058 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

@PK24X36NOW, Sometimes there is no point having a discussion with some people. It is best to metaphorically "walk away".

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 07:35 UTC

I do feel sorry for the development teams in any tech company. A product can only be developed so far. At some point development has to cease because its zenith is reached. The next few years are going to be intersting to see how the product is progressed. I use a 6s+, it does everything I need/want and fast enough. For me, a little like Photoshop CS2, the last version that was a worthwhile update.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 09:26 UTC as 1st comment
On article Report: Instagram to allow posting of hour-long videos (35 comments in total)

59 minutes too long!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 15:16 UTC as 12th comment
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FuhTeng: Pentaxians! Grab your pitchforks! All three of you!

I am not a Pentaxian* but I do have a Pitchfork and I'm waiting to use it!

I*I used to have an LX until I was stupid enough to sell it. I have a P30 and P50 tucked away in the loft.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 17:38 UTC
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KWNJr: Sic transit gloria mundi
😢

Show off!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 20:22 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1058 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

I can't be bothered to respond.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 12:49 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1058 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

@ecka84, It is a quote by Ansel Adams and he was refering to the photographer. The 12 inches or 300mm behind the camera is the space usually occupied by the photographer. Any technical or theoretical difference in a camera to produce great pictures becomes subordinate or even irrelevant depending on the photographer's ability or lack thereof.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:47 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1058 comments in total)

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 09:59 UTC as 63rd comment | 8 replies
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HRC2016: I'm glad they successfully defended their images.
I still think they are annoying.

Chelsea is very pretty though! Compensates for any annoyance.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 00:54 UTC
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milkod2001: Throw in FF sensor there already. What is taking so long?

@milkod2001, in low light at ISO6400 my X-T10 is slightly better than my 5DSR. Raising the shadows on the 5DSR results in the files going crappy very quickly unlike both my X-T10 and S5 Pro. There is a lot of data to be recovered from the 5D's highlights, better than the X-T10 not as good as the S5.

For low light it is X-T10 not the 5DSR.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 13:54 UTC
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milkod2001: Throw in FF sensor there already. What is taking so long?

My X-T10 has better dynamic range and noise than my 5DSR. There isn't that much difference in DOF between the two cameras.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 09:22 UTC
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lakkot: I think you could really sue them for false advertising and win. An I have nothing against apple, I have iPhone X and iMac, but let's not get carried away over here, studio lighting function is just a gimmick, and it only works in perfect lighting

@ jnd, had to laugh. That's a great definition of advertising/marketing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 14:55 UTC
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lakkot: I think you could really sue them for false advertising and win. An I have nothing against apple, I have iPhone X and iMac, but let's not get carried away over here, studio lighting function is just a gimmick, and it only works in perfect lighting

That could be said for a lot, if not all advertising.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:17 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review (280 comments in total)
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JeffGM: As soon as "the minivan of cameras" statement was issued I knew that Chris was not being influenced by Sony. On the other hand that label is a bit insulting to an apparently decent camera. I would guess camera you-tubers and vloggers get spoiled by getting to use all the most expensive gear so every quirk of a camera is more obvious to them. Chris seemed to be not impressed with this camera. He said he was going to be objective and I think he is being true to his word. This camera has a lot of features but the price still seems pretty high for a camera with a one inch sensor.

@HB1969, lol, I think it may mean something different in Australia too!

For example, in Oz speak...

Ewe Lidl Bagga. (an object or person of slight irritation).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 16:27 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Oh for heaven's sake. LUTs? Now we're going to have to read bloviation from the self-appointed experts on that topic too? Isn't it bad enough we have to suffer through the relentless no-nothingism of the equivalence fanatics and the "no such thing as correct exposure" cultists?
Excuse me while I run a warm bath and hone my razor.

@SmilerGrogan, Warm bath, razor, what are you going to do? Shave your legs?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 11:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review (280 comments in total)
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JeffGM: As soon as "the minivan of cameras" statement was issued I knew that Chris was not being influenced by Sony. On the other hand that label is a bit insulting to an apparently decent camera. I would guess camera you-tubers and vloggers get spoiled by getting to use all the most expensive gear so every quirk of a camera is more obvious to them. Chris seemed to be not impressed with this camera. He said he was going to be objective and I think he is being true to his word. This camera has a lot of features but the price still seems pretty high for a camera with a one inch sensor.

@Chris, Bugger? (snigger).

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 19:21 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1539 comments in total)
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Mk7: Many of us fondly remember or owned innovative Pentax film cameras.
Sadly, Pentax will soon join Kodak, Minolta, Contax and other former greats.

Yep, I wish I kept my LX.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 19:47 UTC
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