luben solev

luben solev

Lives in United Kingdom Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Marketing Ops
Joined on Oct 11, 2002

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Can't use the most useful filter I guess - Polariser.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 19:46 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Loving the Philipp Klein stop motion movie. Very well executed and very creative.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 15:20 UTC as 11th comment

I love No 15. The reasons to go to north Italy to do Via Ferratas grows all the time. But first we need to get Covid-19 out of the way!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 18:54 UTC as 13th comment

I love Jerry's voice. If this phone disassembling thing does not work out, voice over work beckons!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 15:05 UTC as 13th comment
On article Best gifts for photographers 2019: $60 and under (48 comments in total)

Clearly you can't get all that much for $60 in photography any more. It wasn't that long ago, you could buy a Canon Nifty Fifty for this kind of money. Now all you can get is a glorified bag! ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 14:51 UTC as 22nd comment
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luben solev: "Summit is a new range filter system aimed at photographers."

Inspired Marketing blurb right there. Who else would these filters be aimed at? Hedge Fund Managers?

Judging by the cost, just maybe :-)

Fair enough User3174364383. I should have read the blurb for their other offer a little more carefully !

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 22:04 UTC

"Summit is a new range filter system aimed at photographers."

Inspired Marketing blurb right there. Who else would these filters be aimed at? Hedge Fund Managers?

Judging by the cost, just maybe :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 21:39 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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quiquae: Unfortunately for the people behind this product, these days you can shoot ultrawide with a smartphone if you aren't terribly concerned about the IQ....

Mortal, I think you missed Quiquae's point. This company is stating that this lens cap lens won't get you good quality - just 'fun'. So Quiquae's point is that if you are not after good quality, you can now achieve such wide angle lens with a mobile phone, which is always with you. This is unfortunate for the people behind this product, as they will likely sell less as a result.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2019 at 23:19 UTC
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luben solev: I want to know when Manfrotto plans release a geared head with an Arca plate. That would get some money out of me in replacing my still good but ageing 410 junior head.

Thanks Duchamp. I have something similar on mine now, but the head is quite old and is starting to show signs of play.

I'd gladly throw Manfrotto some money if they released a replacement (hopefully improved - lighter, smaller stronger, more precise movements) that will have an arca swiss head, so that I can use L plates without the need for adapters.

I feel that there is a real gulf in the geared head space between the cheap and cheerful bottom end of the 410 JR and the Arca Swiss Cube C1 of this world.

Something must be created to fill that void! :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2019 at 19:55 UTC

I want to know when Manfrotto plans release a geared head with an Arca plate. That would get some money out of me in replacing my still good but ageing 410 junior head.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2019 at 20:44 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

OK. I was ready to be disappointed, but some of the examples look really good actually.

Will I buy them? No.

But they can be a great creative tool in the right hands.

That said, can the results not be achieved in post through the right plugin? If not then well worth it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 22:37 UTC as 52nd comment
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luben solev: Question: what camera lens combo is Phil holding in the photo next to his son?

Thanks Phil.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 17:35 UTC

Question: what camera lens combo is Phil holding in the photo next to his son?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 15:26 UTC as 126th comment | 5 replies

I'm proud to have been part of the DPReview community since back in the reasonably early days (2001).

The highlights for me have always been the really helpful forums and all the in-depth reviews.

Congrats to Phil and the rest of the team for creating such a great place for all things photography!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 15:23 UTC as 127th comment
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CanonSharpShooter: Drones are becoming a pain in the butt.

You wait 'till we get flying cars! :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 19:49 UTC
On article CIPA: Sizable drop in camera shipments for July (236 comments in total)

Cameras are on a downward spiral unfortunately.

- Camera refresh cycles becoming longer

- Improvement in real world image quality becoming smaller

- Prices of cameras going up (5DII cost £1500 6 months after launch, 5DIV costs over double that, 2 years after launch!) unlike other electronics such as TVs that are getting cheaper

- More and more people finding that smartphones are "good enough" and many smartphones actually produce better JPGs than cameras and make it much easier to share these JPGs instantly.

It is hardly surprising that volumes are down, which in turn makes camera companies spread the R&D costs across fewer units, which in turn raises the prices even more. And round and round we go.

I think that Phil Askey got out of the business at the right time TBH.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 21:44 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
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Greg Lovern: How do you introduce a product called "Mint", in five different colors, without offering it in mint green?!?

I love the yellow one. Maybe they should have called that variant "custard" :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 21:14 UTC
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RandyPD: This will be great for my eBay pics, I figure if somebody can pixel peep pictures of my products and see nothing wrong, they will be convinced I'm an honest seller.

Just imagine the quality of the reflectoporn this thing can produce! :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2018 at 20:13 UTC

Great story and great photos.
It's a fascinating look at a way of life that is unfortunately vanishing.

Well done for recording it with so much sensitivity for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

Keep up the good work!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 13:10 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (435 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Cool! I wonder what Canon will do for international men day? Does it exist? Surely for equality reasons it does?

It's the other 364 days of the year.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 22:45 UTC
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