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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On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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flashcactus: There are 12 aperture blades. He said so, and I counted them.

@Tommi K1 Chain of Command Part II

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: Hokkien people would laugh at the word Kamlan 😁

Oh, please tell us why?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 08:25 UTC
On photo Archway of the Heavens in the night landscaoe challenge (52 comments in total)

Beyond Spectacular!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:44 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)
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Mr Keyboard: How about R-D1 for some future Thursday?

@Trundling LOL

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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Niko Tod: Take the design out of the picture and you'd realize how boring and ordinary it is. Style over substance.
I have friends, an ex iphone owners, who had confirmed that many times: the excitement lasts a month or two at max, and then the harsh reality slaps you a big time. The stupid people however will never admit that - they gonna keep buying and buying whatever has the apple logo on the box, no matter what. Like junkies who keep expecting that strong initial kick to happen again.
The new model must deliver some miraculous innovation. Although, knowing the company's medieval mentality, that's hardly a rational expectation.
When thinking of iphones, It brings memories of that Brooks character from "Shawshank Redemption".
A sad story indeed.

Troll

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 09:01 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I hate to say it, but if it weren't for the $10/mo Lr + Ps plan, I would not be paying for full CC. I would find alternatives. That said, since the Lr+Ps plan does exist, I'm actually quite happy to pay $10/mo for it.

That is exactly what Adobe want you to think. Why do people always focus on the $10 a month and not the $120 per year or $1200 per 10 years. Even then, it isn't that much. But in a few years time there will be some really serious competition as current alternatives develop and mature. It will be interesting to see how Adobe responds.

I have already ditched Photoshop (as the last version that offered anything new for me was CS) and gone to Affinity for a one-off payment of $40 forever.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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oat1976: If the new Lightroom has all the Stacking functions (mean, median, etc) from the Photoshop, I'll be happy as a clam :)

I didn't know clams were happy. I thought they were usually eaten!

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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trekkeruss: My dog was cute. ;)
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9996694881/photos/3647558/dim-sum

Love the shades!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 02:15 UTC
On photo Dim Sum in trekkeruss's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Love the shades!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 02:15 UTC as 1st comment
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widgetbox: H*ck, really ? Is he*k a bad word then. Just so I know - I'm a bit of a sn*wfla*e

What is a snowflake?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Yes, the M8 can be had relatively cheaply, but not because it was superseded. It's because it's crap.

@dmanthree Thank you, Fair assessment. Kudos to you. I just can't stand these people who condemn a product without even using it or just because it is made by so-and-so.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 10:08 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Yes, the M8 can be had relatively cheaply, but not because it was superseded. It's because it's crap.

@dmanthree Have you actually used one?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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CreeDo: Still waiting for all the disasters people say come with the CC subscription model.

• In the long run it'll cost you more!
Well, if I bought CC from the day it was released in 2013 til now, I'd still have paid less than half the cost of Photoshop CS6.

• They'll jack up the prices once they lock you in!
Hasn't happened.

• You'll be locked out of your files if you fail to keep paying!
Hasn't happened.

• All your stuff will be uploaded to the cloud against your will and they'll own the rights to all of it!
... No. Never was going to happen.

• You won't be able to use it if you're not online!
Who isn't online anymore?

• They'll stop bothering to update because there's no incentive!
I use stuff like photomerge, ACR filter, smart sharpen, HDR merge every day.

Would I prefer a choice to own for a flat fee instead of rent? Sure, choices are good. But I'd probably STILL go with rent because the sting of $1000 (even if it's just one time) is significant while $10/mo. is painless.

Adobe wants to hook you with the cheap monthly fee, but the real issue is in the long term.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
On photo Rocks at Dawn in the The Rock challenge (10 comments in total)

Love it - superb image!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)

Well, Barney, I agree with most of what you said, but I love my M8 warts and all. It is a different shooting experience and together with my M2 I can change between the two no problem.

When I am in the mood I just love the M8, the jpg's are a waste of time and the DNG's are really very good. I just bolted on a 50mm f/1.4 and shoot away. I don't even bother with metering and just use Sunny 16 (and still get better results than when metering).

The monitor is rubbish but as I don't chimp that becomes rather irrelevant. As you said the shutter is about as discreet as a slap in the face. You can recover good amounts of data from the shadows in the DNG files which are best processed in Capture One Pro.

For some strange reason I do get very good B&W's from it.

It's great fun to shoot with. It is very much a Marmite camera.

It's very Leica - the Marmite camera company.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 23rd comment
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Wye Photography: Does it go to 11?

@Rob Tupper, Excellent, I'll order one in that case.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:15 UTC

Does it go to 11?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Funkyd3121: eyePad? Nope - not in this household. Bye

@Petrogel I think you have proved my point.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
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Funkyd3121: eyePad? Nope - not in this household. Bye

@ GEONYC Apple Addicts are generally more laid back than Apple haters whose irrational hatred of a company whose products they will never buy makes them the tech equivelent of extremist religionists. Crass, dumb facists.

Personally, I don't care what other people use. People's preference is OK with me. Nothing like an Apple article to bring out the Trolls and their perjoritives.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 11:07 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Wold definitely be a game changer IF Adobe Photoshop port their apps to run on the Pros with Pencil support. The new IOS 11 can handle it now... Edit: Affinity Photo is now on the Pro. FTW =)

Affinity is FAB, it's British, inexpensive and I have switched.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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