Steve in Scotland

Steve in Scotland

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a Graphic designer & photographer
Has a website at www.art24.co.uk
Joined on Sep 24, 2014
About me:

Always learning…

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On article Fujifilm X-T3 added to studio test scene comparison (268 comments in total)

XT2 and D500 are good at 6400. D500 is smudging it a bit but would be good for everyday out of camera jpegs.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 15:53 UTC as 76th comment
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DotCom Editor: Casio did offer several decent, well-built cameras.

Alas, for people who are part of the millennial generation, typified by having the attention span of a flea and who find a teeny-tiny images on their phones to be sufficient, the entire compact camera segment is shrinking.

Rather than seeing vendor consolidations, we're seeing vendors simply shut the doors and walk away. As the quality of smartphone images and display panels (OLED, e.g.) continue to improve, the demand for standalone compact cameras will continue to fall precipitously.

Why compare? I have kids and grand kids. What do I say to them? My generation was just so analogue and great - you guys are all digital losers. Anyway what about 5x3" prints, they're no bigger than a smart phone screen. And whilst texting and driving is really dumb, so was drink driving, smoking and driving or driving without seat belts back in the day. So you are right, making a comparison isn't possible.

And for the record, my son got his first job in Turkey in the gaming industry - he could speak and write the language fluently within six months (whilst being able to code for gaming) - he's just turned 26 and did that job for 5 years. That isn't the attention span of a flea at work there. What his older sister achieved before having a break to have kids wouldn't fit on this page.

This is a forum about photography and the technology, not a place to have a poorly informed dig at 'millennials'.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 18:04 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Casio did offer several decent, well-built cameras.

Alas, for people who are part of the millennial generation, typified by having the attention span of a flea and who find a teeny-tiny images on their phones to be sufficient, the entire compact camera segment is shrinking.

Rather than seeing vendor consolidations, we're seeing vendors simply shut the doors and walk away. As the quality of smartphone images and display panels (OLED, e.g.) continue to improve, the demand for standalone compact cameras will continue to fall precipitously.

Terrible that you think one generation is better than another. Absolutely terrible.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 20:11 UTC

I'm still impressed by the results I get from my XPro1 and the fact that firmware updates are still made for it.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 10:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 8 replies

Smartphone ticks a lot of boxes these day. I upgraded mine for a motorcycle trip rather than make space for DSLR etc. Took more pictures, edited and published them on the move too.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 15:04 UTC as 275th comment
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BeaverTerror: No surprises here. Macs have always been the Leicas of computers. A reasonable product with a number of perks and an equal number of shortcomings, marketed at exorbitant prices for people willing to part with money in exchange for intellectual masturbation.

Maybe intellectual is not the word. Style?

Philosophically, there's no one way that beats another. Form and function and varying degrees of both need no reference to masturbation.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 08:30 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: I honestly think that the word 'Milvus' hasn't helped their cause one iota. I hope the marketing dork who instigated that 'name' rests uneasy!

Quick look on wiki: "The Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 is one of the largest relative aperture (fastest) lenses in the history of photography. The lens was designed and made specifically for the NASA Apollo lunar program to capture the far side of the moon in 1966" - so there's an interesting back story about Carl Zeiss technical capability. 'Zeiss Apollo' anyone? Then stick 'em back on the shelf and see what happens!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 09:30 UTC

I honestly think that the word 'Milvus' hasn't helped their cause one iota. I hope the marketing dork who instigated that 'name' rests uneasy!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (482 comments in total)
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Steve in Scotland: I'm trailing edge all the way - Nikon D800E, D7100, D5300, Fuji XPro1.

It does look great but I can't justify it at the moment (too many cameras, lenses, lighting etc. in too small a space!)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (482 comments in total)

I'm trailing edge all the way - Nikon D800E, D7100, D5300, Fuji XPro1.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies

This is a bit stupid by Nikon. If they want to win a bigger share of press/media/professional camera pools from Canon they can't just appear to appeal to old men's camera clubs (nothing wrong with those btw - but surely not the 'only' people Nikon wish to sell to?).

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies

As a Nikon D800E user this looks great (from a stills point of view) but without on-sensor phase detection, AF for videographers is still going to be rubbish - unless I've missed something here?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:26 UTC as 124th comment | 6 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S (93 comments in total)

I'm staggered by the quality I can get from 16mp Sony Xperia. Great for landscapes whilst out walking especially using the 'thirds' overlay. D800e is great too but, bags, tripods, lenses all get in the way when the primary reason for being out is the walk itself.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 07:30 UTC as 15th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)

I'll get round to it one day - one of those things that you 'have to learn properly' and I just can't get motivated to do it. Oh, is that the time…

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 24th comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (481 comments in total)

To be honest, if they don't bring on sensor phase detection for video shooting, they are literally letting their competition walk away with the video market. (I don't care much for video but this is mentioned in every single Nikon DSLR test as a failing…)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 131st comment
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (412 comments in total)
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Steve in Scotland: Pick up a used D800 or D810 but whatever you do, don't sell the motorbike!

Yes Carey, there are - just don't forget your waterproofs. But even when it rains, more often the weather breaks and you are well rewarded with everything from downright challenging to breathtakingly stunning!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (225 comments in total)

Good to see what can be done with experienced hands and top line kit. Makes me want to go and find a used 28 or 35mm f1.8 and try it on my used D800E and see how far I get!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 12:34 UTC as 49th comment
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (412 comments in total)

Pick up a used D800 or D810 but whatever you do, don't sell the motorbike!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 11:13 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies

D700 too - amazing thing to use in terms of AF and image quality. Really gave me a lot of confidence when doing paid work.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:22 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply

If tech companies paid the correct tax and deals were done with governments to use some of that tax for high grade wireless infrastructure/connectivity everywhere then releasing a machine with few physical connections could be seen as innovative. Unfortunately, due to the aforementioned not being the case, it looks like cost cutting for the sole benefit of share holders.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 08:17 UTC as 115th comment
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