Steve in Scotland

Steve in Scotland

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a Graphic designer & photographer
Has a website at
Joined on Sep 24, 2014
About me:

Always learning…


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whawha: This is most probably going to be my next camera. Will it be available in black?

Yes. I've just checked.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 09:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 pre-production sample gallery (246 comments in total)
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jackspra: Worth getting a Fuji camera just for this lens.

Agreed. You can just tell that you could have a lot of fun with that lens (mind you, I had a lot of fun with an Olympus E1 and the 50mm f2 macro – you had to work for it a bit but hey!)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 20:08 UTC

Really enjoy these videos.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2020 at 13:31 UTC as 11th comment
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ContaxIIIa: Oh Wow - Learn how to take Portraits with Natural Light Wow? Question didn't we learn this WHEN WE WERE SHOOTING WITH FILM??? Come people it is the same style technique, and thinking in your mind when we were all shooting with Film. Remember theses Photo Magazines? Modern Photography, Popular Photography, Petersen's Photographic, Camera35, US Camera & Travel Natural Light Photography? They all had the same articles in photographing Natural Light Photography in using medium to fast speed films. If your a Movie Film expect like watch the Film Noir films like the film Dark Passage, that their is a film to learn a film of Lighting.... Get with it people faster ISO's and high pixels is NOT going to bring back the days of Film Noir style, as YOU have to Develop a style of your own. And again it is not the camera that cost $4000, it is you..... A Camera is only a Tool, and you have to develop, and use that tool right, not in what it has the Bells & Whistles.

So young people wanting to learn is a big no no to you then?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2020 at 13:30 UTC

They get roughly £1.2K a year from my partner and I and we make about £65K from that. Love 'em or hate 'em, we couldn't do without them. They would benefit from a bit of competition but they'd buy them out if they posed a threat anyway!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 13:20 UTC as 47th comment
On article DPReview TV: Hands-on with anamorphic lenses (141 comments in total)

Great explainer video. Well presented and more memorable with a bit of humour! Makes DPreview more interesting.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 08:31 UTC as 7th comment

DX format was never really supported by with fast primes but for general paid work, I've got on quite nicely with Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Sigma 50-150 f2.8 plus a sigma 10-20mm stopped down on a tripod for room shots/wide stuff. Their own 16-80 f2.8-4 isn't too shabby either. If you need to go long then there's loads of stuff, obviously.

I'd use my D800 more but for a lot of standard print work 36mp is still overkill and means more time processing (yawn) – time for a beer!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 18:19 UTC as 56th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL3 review (471 comments in total)

As a Nikon user, I do harbour a little 'out-of-camera jpeg' colour envy of the Canons. Totally amazed at what modern budget lenses can achieve in terms of sharpness/contrast too (I know they have their limits but great for general photography and new users)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 07:12 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies

I'm glad it'll exist for those who need it (movie editing, animation surely?).
But for desktop publishing, stills, general illustration and web based stuff, standard Mac or PC with a fistful of RAM will still do the job.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 06:48 UTC as 142nd comment
On article Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S sample gallery (196 comments in total)

The first Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 in tandem with my D700 body was a revelation and gave me confidence to charge real money for my work. This lens/camera combination will do the same for someone else starting out (in my very humble opinion).

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 17:33 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix S1 sample gallery (145 comments in total)
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fPrime: It's hard to pin down, but to me something about the color rendition of the Panasonic S1 looks off compared to the output from Canikony. The Panasonic colors here might well be accurate, but they are certainly not pleasing IMHO.

Wish these galleries would always contain a few comparator shots taken by known cameras.

Maybe they could do a firmware update with an option to use the Olympus colour signature (never really liked Panasonic colour and I still can't work out why)

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 18:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1742 comments in total)

Can't call it - I'll just stick with my D800E and a couple of primes whilst it isn't broke.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2019 at 12:53 UTC as 160th comment

The old E1 doubled up as a mallet - when I moved to a Nikon D700, whilst robust, it never felt as tough as my Olympus E1. This new camera has piqued my interest (West Coast of Scotland can be a very wet place!)

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 20:36 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Olympus introduces durable, sports-oriented OM-D E-M1X (352 comments in total)

Though I use Nikon nowadays, when I look back at my old photos taken with old Olympus E1, I'm always surprised at how good the images are. Those original E system lenses were extremely good.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 08:37 UTC as 13th comment
On article Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S sample gallery (337 comments in total)

All looks fine but my D800E and 50 f1.8G refuse to fall apart…

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2019 at 20:01 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

I really enjoyed owning this camera back in the day. Gave great results and the 5MP uprezzed well enough in Photoshop for me to use for quite a bit of my design and print work.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2018 at 09:14 UTC as 15th comment

iphone's interpretation is slightly bonkers but it still succeeds in respect of separating the subject from the background - nicer to have this 'quick & dirty' feature, than not.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 12:19 UTC as 71st comment

I don't want to be an 'ars movement' - sounds like crap!

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 11:06 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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Mariano Pacifico: Zeiss has joined the Camera Market with tasteless goofy unappealing designs for the artists in pursuit of photographic art.

Does it matter what the tool look like when in pursuit of photographic art? I mean, sure it doesn't get me that excited either but if it does a job for somebody…

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 15:34 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Zeiss has joined the Camera Market with tasteless goofy unappealing designs for the artists in pursuit of photographic art.


Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 19:16 UTC
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