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Lives in United Kingdom West Sussex, United Kingdom
Works as a Artist
Joined on Jul 13, 2005
About me:

Using digital photigrahpy combined with digital scanning to create abstract images and prints.

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On photo Lost in cyber space in the Your City - Look Down challenge (2 comments in total)

Fabulous shot.well done

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 09:08 UTC as 1st comment
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timberD: nobody is talking about the notch !! as usual Apple leads the way ....

I am amazed that the notch is such a massive subject for discussion. Who cares ...notch /no notch/changeable notch.................................some folks have to have something to harp on about.
I haven't lost a single nights sleep worrying about my notch .

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 15:49 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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Brom78: For many this is the future

I dont have an SD card I have 128 gigs in the smartphone

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 12:49 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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Ken60: Ok so the fringing is seen at 40mp, what is it like at 20mp ? I am amazed at the quality from such a small sensor and a phone. It is not that far back to the first " smart" phones and phone cameras, already we are looking at a common use replacement for the pocketable holiday camera. Might want to get a cloud connection though as 40mp into 128 gig will soon fill. Perhaps it's time to bring back the expansion card slot like in my trusty Galaxy Note 4 .

Sounds like we are all doomed.
Smart phones are the future..............there is very little noise on the P20 pro even when enlarged...you obviosly dont own one. Several top film directors are making cinema release films on smart phones right now . Personally I choose to back up in at least 3 digital carriers including the cloud...I lose little sleep over backup
Most owners of all cameras are shooting "snaps " as you call them.....I wonder what you shoot?
Why would an artist not experience 50 mp....What difference does it make if all images are backed up somewhere....I fail to see your point?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 12:40 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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Ken60: Ok so the fringing is seen at 40mp, what is it like at 20mp ? I am amazed at the quality from such a small sensor and a phone. It is not that far back to the first " smart" phones and phone cameras, already we are looking at a common use replacement for the pocketable holiday camera. Might want to get a cloud connection though as 40mp into 128 gig will soon fill. Perhaps it's time to bring back the expansion card slot like in my trusty Galaxy Note 4 .

Doesnt have to be on the cloud.......how about dvd..........hard drives......no one mentioned cloud .....someone said 40mp would use up the 128 gig on the camera fast. Well there are all sorts of solutions.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 22:54 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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Brom78: For many this is the future

Its never about the gear...Im amazed that some folks think computer effects are not "photography". Every commercial shot you see in any publication has been photoshopped...............What is the difference between photoshop and snapseed ? ( Apart from the fact that snapseed is free)
its all about the final image......not how you got it .

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 14:29 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: The Huawei P20 is a joke above ISO 800, really ISO 400.

One can easily shoot the Canon 5DSR at ISO 3200.

The Huawei P20 doesn't hold a flickering candle to the now discontinued Panasonic CM1, which like the Canon 5DSR could readily be shot at ISO 3200.

While some of the pixel peepers here are faffing around with raw and losing sleep over purple fringing and high ISo.......the rest of the world goes out and buys the next generation of Ai smart phones .Some people just dont like progress.
Its true some people still use film :).......ah bless them

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 14:22 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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Ken60: Ok so the fringing is seen at 40mp, what is it like at 20mp ? I am amazed at the quality from such a small sensor and a phone. It is not that far back to the first " smart" phones and phone cameras, already we are looking at a common use replacement for the pocketable holiday camera. Might want to get a cloud connection though as 40mp into 128 gig will soon fill. Perhaps it's time to bring back the expansion card slot like in my trusty Galaxy Note 4 .

Who keeps photos on their phones any more ?
In the meantime have a look at these:

https://gavinsgadgets.com/2018/04/13/landhydrock-house-one-of-national-trusts-best-houses-shot-on-the-huawei-p20-pro/

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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sjaxkingpin: Folks are missing what I thought to be the point here. Of course, the phone isn't actually as good of a camera as a 5DSR, but that it can even appear close to an untrained eye is a massive coup by itself.

Well I have a trained eye..............having worked along side the industry all my life.
And Im totally impressed.
All my heavy DSLR gear and bags of lenses sold. Just a X70 and a P20 pro left.
And Im hardly using the X70.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 14:13 UTC
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Lee Jay: The one and only reason I would upgrade my still-working phone is if the phone camera could replace my pocket compact. And the only way it could do that if its focal length range could approximately match that of my pocket compact (24-105 equivalent).

I don't care a bit if the image quality is better at 28mm - my Galaxy S5 is plenty good there, in good light. But a Pixel 2 is just as useless at 100mm as my S5 is.

The P20 Pro will probably outshine your compact in many ways. Not to mention portability.and the ability to beat you at chess:)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:08 UTC
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Wye Photography: As it has been said a 1000+ times before, a smartphone camera is only as good as the "photographer" taking the selfie.

To be fair any camera is only as good as the person pressing the shutter.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:06 UTC
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chrisno: call it smart device. its not just a phone

I call mine Brian

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:04 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: You mean, if a phone is a lousy phone but it gets the highest DxO score, I shouldn't buy it?

Simple......buy a Huawei P20 pro.............if you can :)
and get a great phone and a brilliant camera all in one unit.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:03 UTC
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Protogonus1: Since all smartphone “cameras” are pictoriographically FAKE and ILLUSORY, none of them capable of delivering presentation-size PHOTOGRAPHS destined for customers or blow-ups for exhibition in a MUSEUM (the true goal), of what worth is this discussion? Photographic output limited to “gee whiz” images on a smartphone screen or pissant 2 x 3 prints for passing around the kitchen table is NOT PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE.

100% of commercial photography taken on highly expensive cameras is post processed probably by photoshop.
So its ALL fake.
Hands up anyone who blows up their pics to huge exhibition prints?

OK One hand at the back:)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:59 UTC
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USSK: What article really meant to say was:
"Don't buy the phone with the best camera...

...according to DxO test results" !!!

We agree!

Actually I agree........I trust my eyes. But even eyes can be fooled depending which brand you champion.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:56 UTC
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USSK: What article really meant to say was:
"Don't buy the phone with the best camera...

...according to DxO test results" !!!

We agree!

Well said all you Samsung and Apple owners..................................kicking themselves.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:57 UTC
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PDL: Wait - wut?

<snark on>
Buy a pocket camera because you can make phone calls? Who makes phone calls except for spammers?
<snark off>

Answer : According to a recent study 12.4 billion telephone calls are made every day.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:56 UTC
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LI: In an over saturated cellphone market, it is no surprise to see some companies trying hard to show the difference between " fully loaded " and " extra heavy loaded " in cameras and sensors equipped, and making some people believe that this trend is a " game changer " or " final nail on DSLR ". My humble opinion is that even if you are a keen smartphone photographer, you should still be smart enough, as this article says, to see the over all smartness of your next phone, not just its cameras or sensors , specially when it sells at almost the same price as a DSRL and when physics of light still rules.

Who wants to lugg a DSLR around with a bag of lenses. when the quality gap is getting smaller.
DSLRs are fine for commercial photography...............but are rapidly on the way to becoming dinosaurs.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:54 UTC
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cdembrey: I've never used a phone as a camera, although I did't make a few pointilis photos with my iPod Touch 4G's .7Mp camera. I also have not made a photo with a DSLR or Mirrorless ILC in about 5-6 years. I'm getting an iPhone X this week. and don't plan on ever using it as a camera. Why would I?? I have a Toyo 4x5 film camera.

Could you tell me .what is this"film" thing you refer to ?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 11:50 UTC
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Protogonus1: Since all smartphone “cameras” are pictoriographically FAKE and ILLUSORY, none of them capable of delivering presentation-size PHOTOGRAPHS destined for customers or blow-ups for exhibition in a MUSEUM (the true goal), of what worth is this discussion? Photographic output limited to “gee whiz” images on a smartphone screen or pissant 2 x 3 prints for passing around the kitchen table is NOT PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE.

Brilliant........"smart phones are not photography in the traditional sense"
That is the point..............who makes super large prints these days ? A small minority. Who makes prints of any size ?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 17:01 UTC
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