Steve Ives

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a z/OS Systems Programmer
Joined on Aug 23, 2001
About me:

Sony DSC-F55 - Sold.
Sony DSC-F505V - Sold.
Canon EOS-10D - Sold.
Sony DSC-M1 - Sold
Canon EOS-1D Mk II - Sold
Nikon D100 - Sold
Canon 350D - Sold
Panasonic TZ7 - Sold

Sigma 100-300 f4 - sold
Sigma 12-24 - sold

Epson 2100 - Sold
Epson R2400 - Sold
Epson 7800

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tkbslc: Seems like more of a nifty trick to show off processing power and less of a real need. It's not that hard to decide which focal length you want in the moment.

I guess I could see front and back cam being used for recording an interview, but that's a pretty small user base.

True - I was thinking more for people who actually do something with their media - blogs, small newspaper articles and just keen amateurs etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 15:25 UTC
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tkbslc: Seems like more of a nifty trick to show off processing power and less of a real need. It's not that hard to decide which focal length you want in the moment.

I guess I could see front and back cam being used for recording an interview, but that's a pretty small user base.

More than a trick - for social events just stick your camera on a stand in the middle of the action and record the footage from all 4 cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2019 at 10:29 UTC
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JEasley: It’s hilarious. HTC was doing multi cam recording with the the m7. That was in 2013. Once again, welcome to the future, Apple.

*Typed on my XR

@JEasley Apology accepted.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 22:12 UTC
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JEasley: It’s hilarious. HTC was doing multi cam recording with the the m7. That was in 2013. Once again, welcome to the future, Apple.

*Typed on my XR

They weren't recording multiple video streams in 2013.

Pointing out that something was done before may be butthurt when no-one claimed it was. Having to lie that something was done before definitely is.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 08:34 UTC
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AlexLex: Looks like DPR staff is unaware of possibilities outside Apple ecosystem, I have this on my Android mobile for some time and it works great.

The Huawei p30 pro 'multi-cam' feature only cam out 4 moths ago, so it's not as though they had it for ages. Also it appears to record a single video steam split vertically with 50% from one camera and 50% from the other. The iPhones multi-cam appears to record separate video streams from each active camera, allowing you to edit the video later taking whichever video feed best suits your purpose.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 08:31 UTC
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User1234567890: Sony, LG and HMD could do front/rear already.

"The fact is people will believe wrongly iphone brought something new, when it has not"

Anyone unable to see the *massive* shake-up that the iPhone wrought on the mobile phone market simply has their head in the sand.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 08:25 UTC
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mr_landscape: "hi-res stills" oh my what a pathetic statement.
it is not hi res even compared to almost 8 yo nokia 808.
apple's slag

If DXO are corrupt and the 808 review is gone from DPReview then I think you're onto something - it's obviously an attempt by other smartphone manufacturers to suppress the 808's sheer quality...

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 08:22 UTC
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Charrick1: That's stupid. You should not have to pay when you do everything by the rules, but there is some mix-up. Also, this stuff about taking photos of structures and having to pay, like with the Eiffel Tower lights is fantastically unfair and unreasonable. You put it in public, you can't complain if someone takes a photo of it and even makes money on it. This is even more the case when there is no malice involved. And to be clear, this is not using an unattributed image, but rather using a photo of a public structure.

If you had an exhibition of your wok, would you be OK with someone taking photos of your photos and selling them?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34 UTC

Great - here come the comments from more old fogies who can't distinguish between an advancement in image recognition and processing and an app that makes use of it but which they personally have no use for...

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 10:05 UTC as 2nd comment
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Old Cameras: Delete Facebook.

Er, for something Snapchat has done?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 10:02 UTC
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Bokeh Blues: Yay. More pseudo intellectual armchair psycologists and buzzwords!!!!

You sound like you think you know a lot about this sort of thing?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 21:18 UTC
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Woodman411: The flaw here is assuming the advantages of mirrorless are overwhelming when in reality they are not, especially for pros. The smaller size advantage only has merits when coupled with an equally small lens, however most fast quality lenses are quite large, especially the mainstay-for-ff-pros f/2.8 zooms. The 20+ fps advantage also has practical limits, even to an enthusiast, who for a 3 second spread, needs to look at 60 files and pick one to process. Raw will exacerbate this. EVF versus OVF has been debated, the reality is, for prolonged usage (eg. event photography), prolonged use will create more eye strain, if you doubt this point, that having an electronic screen shoot light directly into your eyeball from 1cm away, I can't help you.

I'm not denying the advantages of mirrorless - it definitely has them over dslr, especially to the average consumer segment. But going into the pro field, the advantages are not so convincing.

“if you doubt this point, that having an optical screen shoot focused sunlight directly into your eyeball from 1cm away, I can't help you.”

Any references for the ‘dangers’ of an EVF? (which videographers have been using for decades?)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 10:01 UTC

Add generic, moronic comment here : “Ho Ho ho - I’m FAR too busy with my real D-SLR to have anything but contempt for these new-fangled ‘smartphones’ and their accessories. And when I look down on this new technology, it’s TOTALLY different to how my D-SLR was scoffed at by film users 15 years ago...”

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 10:05 UTC as 4th comment
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PaloAltoMark: Laughable. The consumers that use smartphones as their only camera don't even know what a filter is. The consumers who do know what a filter is, have "real" cameras on which to put filters and use the cell phone camera only for snap shots. Who is going to buy this? Nobody.

“Real” camera? Do you mean film or is digital allowed?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 15:19 UTC
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noggin2k1: Some of the pompous hateful comments on this are laughable and embarrassing. No - people aren't going to be shooting weddings on iPhone's now they can get a filter kit, they'll be using it as a bit of fun (something that seems to be lost in here).

You can buy filter kits for DJI's and no one raises an eyebrow, but do it for an iPhone and it's a joke?

@Melchiorum - how dare you come here with a reasonable point of view! Yo the allowed here unless you shoot large-format plate film.

But seriously - it’s quite funny how many people here dismiss iPhones etc in favour of a “proper” D-SLR and yet are complete oblivious to the fact that 15 years ago on this very website, their precious D-SLRs were being dismissed in *exactly* the same way by people with “proper” cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 15:16 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: I saw this coming from the first day the company made the first lytro. If people did not see this coming from day one well I can not tell you how blind you are. This was too much of a niche to ever succeed and gain widespread demand or media use.

I saw it coming since BEFORE they made their first camera. You had to be blind not to see that someone would invent this, form a company, make some cameras before being bought by Google.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 20:33 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (352 comments in total)

"didn't technically break any laws."

"didn't break any laws." - fixed it for you.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 22:22 UTC as 63rd comment
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photofan1986: I wouldn't be surprised if the new "update" makes the non-slowed down devices reboot randomly to "prove" their point. That's the level of honesty we can expect from a brand like crApple.

“crApple” - seriously? How old are you - 12 tops? Next you’ll me that your Xbox is better than my “PooStation”... 🙄

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:58 UTC
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cdembrey: Back when I young, people thought nothing of putting Hasselblads and Leicas in checked luggage. We regularly checked in Arri and Eclair motion picture cameras.

Are modern cameras more fragile, or are more people just more paranoid?

Fragility isn’t the issue here. Besides, the FAA would ban something from hold luggage just because it was prone to getting broken - that would be the passengers’ concern.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
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VadymA: Thank you Apple for buying this software. Now please DELETE.

Scared of what it might tell you? But seriously - why the hostility? If you don't like it, don't use it.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 10:18 UTC
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