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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FantasticMrFox: Oh, after five years the price is raised from $50 to $53. Oh, OH, mayhem, apocalypse, doom ...

Mr. Fox, That's $36 over the year. Why do people always look at the short term cost?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 19:04 UTC
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absquatulate: Subscription model mugs, good luck with that. Interestingly King Camp Gillette was the first to cotton on that this was a great way to boost profits and introduced the razor with disposable blades. Now kids pay a fortune for ludicrous monstrosity razors and cartridges when you can still get massively cheaper safety blades and get a better shave with them, and save a lot of money over the year. Everyone wants a piece of the subscription action, I avoid it like the plague, I don't mind paying but I'll never be held to ransom by any company. You can guarantee, over the long term, you'll pay a lot more, especially if you're tied in, so good luck with that one Adobe fans.

"especially if you're tied in", for example your CC catalogues are not backward compatible. Upgrade to CC then, essentially, there is no going back.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 19:03 UTC
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Denton Taylor: Wall Street never sleeps...

@cosinaphile, lol.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 17:46 UTC

I am glad I have "jumped ship" and now use Picktorial which, incidentally, costs me $0 per month every month.

No doubt you'll find that in a few months another plan will be increased in price. A little here, a little there, so you don't notice that much. Before you know you'll be saying "$12 per month ain't bad", then it'll be $15. Me, I'll still be paying 0$ per month.

I am not going back to Adobe - EVER!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 17:34 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
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Wye Photography: Not long ago I cancelled my Adobe subscription and have gone over to Picktorial (www.picktorial.com) so I was interested how this software performed. After spending all last night having fun doing all sorts of things in my test files I personally don't think Adobe have anything to worry about (yet) from ON1, neither do I think this software is as good as Picktorial. I staying with Picktorial.

Hi Optics and Light, To get around that DAMned issue I have organised my folder structure. In Picktorial you can move images from folder to folder as required. I find this works OK.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 19:28 UTC
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ewelch: Okay, so I've given it a try. Took me a whole 15 minutes of my time to figure out that this (sadly) is no replacement for Lightroom. At least not for anyone with serious photo editing needs. The layers feature is a separate application from the develop module! Holy smokes. There's no curves. At least none that I could find. (I searched help.) Don't get me wrong. It's a pretty good first effort for a Lightroom replacement. But if you are coming from Lightroom or Aperture, this program is a major step backwards in many ways. Sadly, I'll have to look elsewhere for what I want to use after I retire.

If you're using a Mac, try Picktorial.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 19:01 UTC

Oh, I so want this camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 21:29 UTC as 72nd comment

Not long ago I cancelled my Adobe subscription and have gone over to Picktorial (www.picktorial.com) so I was interested how this software performed. After spending all last night having fun doing all sorts of things in my test files I personally don't think Adobe have anything to worry about (yet) from ON1, neither do I think this software is as good as Picktorial. I staying with Picktorial.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 12:35 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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LessMirrored19: DSLRs dominance is dying ....

"The (monetary) value of interchangeable lens system mirrorless cameras produced actually rose by 8% even though the volume produced was only 80% of production last January—just fractionally ahead of DSLRs."

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 23:13 UTC
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LessMirrored19: DSLRs dominance is dying ....

The OP comment is fractionally correct, thus does not qualify as a Troll.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 21:43 UTC
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princecody: It’s called lower your prices Greedy corporations!

Oh! I thought it was called lower your prices you Greedy bastards.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 21:35 UTC
On article Lensbaby Burnside 35: sample gallery and impressions (66 comments in total)
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Kamox: Old school alternative:
1. Take your favourite prime lens (35, 50, 85, whatever).
2. Place a UV/skylight filter in front of it.
3. With a cotton swab , smear the filter with glycerine, except the area you want to be sharp.
4. You're done.

Will the glycerine do the swirly bokeh thing?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 12:09 UTC
On article Lensbaby Burnside 35: sample gallery and impressions (66 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Let me see.

Option 1 (Virgin option): You are embarrassed to show your friends this lens so you put a sticker on the lensbaby name to hide it, meanwhile paying over 400 dollars for it.

Option 2 (Chad option): Walk about with a lens made in THE Soviet Union and that is less than 40 dollars while having the same niche optical effect. This lens is a piece of history.

What is better option?

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Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 12:08 UTC

Thank God I am an average photographer so I don't feel compelled to enter competitions in a super competitive arena and then have to return prizes from disqualified entries because I have possibly and perhaps intentionally flouted the rules. Not to mention the backlash.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 12:11 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

People who really love this lens will be collectively called "Fandom of the Opera".

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 18:40 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

And those writing Canon off, remember, it isn't over until the fat lady sings!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 17:12 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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vokoko: I've been looking to switch to mirrorless for the past year. Weight being the main issue. Lagging two 5D III with 4 lenses + speedlights for 12 hours is not fun anymore.

Is this the camera that will make me finally make the jump? It sure looks like it based on the specs, but I will wait for a few reviews first. I mean, I tried Fuji (X-T20 + 35/2) just to see how it is, and honestly, I love that camera. Small, light, fast... Fuji for weddings is almost like a dream. But, in low light (1/50th - f2 - ISO6400) the CDAF kicks in and it is really difficult to get a lock on a moving/dancing subject. And I've tried S-AF, C-AF, single AF point, Zone AF... It is just not as reliable as the 5D III.

Anyway, if the AF in low light is good enough, it is bye bye Canon. I mean, it has good battery life, great DR, can use other lenses with adapter, great AF (on paper). What's not to like?

P.S. I am keeping the Fuji for personal, no pressure, family stuff.

Another thing is that I found the body of the A7 uncomfortable to hold, ridiculously light, but uncomfortable. Using a grip helped a lot, but then you're back in 5D territory weight it comes to weight/size.

How does the battery life fare on the Sony? My 5DSR battery seems to go on forever.

Using the Sony A7 with a 50mm 1.4 makes it very lens heavy whereas the 5DSR is nicely balanced. Imagine using the A7 with a 200mm f/2.8?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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Mastering Light: Sony is so frustrating. They make cameras with great specs and the latest tech, but then add these deal breakers, overheating, lack if weather sealing, ugly skin tones, noticeable banding.

With this iteration the banding and poor skin tones are back. Testing will reveal if the lack of seals and overheating are too.

The other frustrating thing is these camera work better with Canon/Sigma EF mount lenses than they do with most A mount lenses.

That banding is totally unacceptable in a camera of this class.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 16:07 UTC
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vokoko: I've been looking to switch to mirrorless for the past year. Weight being the main issue. Lagging two 5D III with 4 lenses + speedlights for 12 hours is not fun anymore.

Is this the camera that will make me finally make the jump? It sure looks like it based on the specs, but I will wait for a few reviews first. I mean, I tried Fuji (X-T20 + 35/2) just to see how it is, and honestly, I love that camera. Small, light, fast... Fuji for weddings is almost like a dream. But, in low light (1/50th - f2 - ISO6400) the CDAF kicks in and it is really difficult to get a lock on a moving/dancing subject. And I've tried S-AF, C-AF, single AF point, Zone AF... It is just not as reliable as the 5D III.

Anyway, if the AF in low light is good enough, it is bye bye Canon. I mean, it has good battery life, great DR, can use other lenses with adapter, great AF (on paper). What's not to like?

P.S. I am keeping the Fuji for personal, no pressure, family stuff.

Last year I bought an A7 with the intention of replacing my 5DIII. Long story short after four months I sold it as I just did not like the Sony's colour output. Probably not so important for a wedding photog, but for a landscaper it is a big issue. I now use a 5DSR and won't use a Sony again. This marque may have a better colour science, but I am not going to take the risk. Canon colour output is sweet.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1248 comments in total)
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eddie_cam: Wow. 235 pics battery life. Canon really is innovative - in the other direction. ;-)

evilmagicnut, Canon deserves a jolly good spanking. I say that as a 5DSR owner (which I think is a great camera) and an ex-A7 owner (a camera which I didn't like at all).

May the Spanking continue!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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