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:

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On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)

I'm glad to see companies sticking their necks out to produce premium products - whilst the race to the bottom won't ever go away, it's good to see some balance!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 44th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (223 comments in total)

Very good camera. Used to be supplied a lot of images by D70 shooters in my graphic design work and was always amazed at the quality. Only reservation was the white balance could leave shots looking too cold on 'white' northern hemisphere days.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 123rd comment

Really enjoyed my E1, strange beast that it was - on the one hand bristling with innovation and on the other 3 point A/F system (albeit very accurate). Best thing was the dedicated white balance sensor, it really worked well. Oh, and brilliant ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 21:20 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples (66 comments in total)

Some great shots by Allison Johnson

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 20:02 UTC as 5th comment

Hobbling the consumer D5XXX range seems silly to me. I use a D5300 but as a lightweight walkabout camera and back up to more professional Nikon gear - the sensor on the 5300 is brilliant, but if it was my 'only' camera I'd be fed up with the fact that it only had one control wheel, no creative lighting control etc. The autofocus is great for a consumer camera but the whole package just feels too conservative.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:10 UTC as 118th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (162 comments in total)
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Josh Leavitt: A brand new D7100 can be bought for the same amount. I'd prefer that model over the 5600. Weather sealing, dual SDXC slots, better ergonomics, better ISO performance, etc. These mediocre incremental upgrades by Nikon really go to show that older models are a much better value.

I think D7100 is Toshiba sensor and D7200 is the Sony as are all the latest APS consumer Nikons. I've got the D7100 - it works fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (296 comments in total)

Can't justify a change from D7100 / D5300 combination and, to be honest, I only use those so I can access a reasonable range of lenses. Perversely, (and not good news for Nikon sales) instead of all the quite expensive and exotic DX lenses I own, my favourite at the moment is the AF-P 18-55mm VR (the quiet one) used on the D5300. I picked it up for £65.00 and it punches way above its weight - doesn't weigh a thing! Meaning I take the camera out more often and take more pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:05 UTC as 67th comment
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Steve in Scotland: Looks like a great, affordable system.

Yes agreed. Affordable maybe for someone who gets paid for their work wanting to expand into MF with a view to getting paid more! Would be great for studio work, interiors, landscapes, portraits - and more given that it's relatively light.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:25 UTC

Looks like a great, affordable system.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2169 comments in total)

Looks great but a bit overpriced I'd say. Then again as a tax deductible work tool which will, no doubt, earn its keep, price is neither here nor there for its target audience.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 132nd comment
On photo Racing against sunset in the Pentax DSLR challenge (15 comments in total)

Fantastic, surreal landscape. Makes you want to be there.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 08:55 UTC as 11th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1173 comments in total)
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Steve in Scotland: That is quite an exciting product from Hasselblad if only terms of its accessibility.

Agreed - relatively speaking, that is. Still a big pile cash to be found if you're serious about having one!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1173 comments in total)

That is quite an exciting product from Hasselblad if only terms of its accessibility.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 114th comment | 2 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1173 comments in total)
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vscd: Why are those lenses so slow? 75mm 2.8 is quite common and even 50mm 2.8 was nothing spectacular back on my Zenza Bronica ETRSi.

I'm sure faster lenses will come along but I dare say cost was an issue in terms of keeping the lens price proportionate to the body price (which is pretty low in Hasselblad world).

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1147 comments in total)
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jrsjs: Given its price and its size, I am not sure why one would buy this instead of a full frame model. I don't think that the D810 is much more expensive now. The D810 has a crop mode so you can obtain the extra reach if needed but there again with 36MP you can simply crop.
I appreciate that if you own many DX lenses it could appeal but even so.

I don't need the pixels. Bit less bulk, lighter and cheaper lenses for similar performance in most situations (not all, I'll grant you).

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1147 comments in total)

It is a brilliant piece of kit (as are most cameras) but I still cannot understand for the life of me why on sensor phase detect wasn't included. It's not like Nikon have no experience of this (The N range has had it for years). It seems like they are happy for Canon to walk off into the sunset as the videographer's choice of SLR. I've not got a problem with that as I am a stills person with a load of Nikon lenses but other folk with a large investment in Nikon glass wanting video capability must be feeling frustrated.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 09:34 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2008 comments in total)

So, if they can resist the temptation to 'improve' the sensor and graft on the new AF/processing from D5/D500…

Oh, why are we so demanding!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 123rd comment
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Holscen: If the pro version was $20 they'd sell 10 times as many, and 100 times as many if it was $2, but $99 for a plugin isn't going to sell well and I suspect it will not give them much of a return on investment.

Yes agreed, $99 is wishful thinking. I know that gives them scope to 'make offers' to people who sign up for the trial but that approach is a bit 'last decade'.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: So the new Canon catches up with a D5 which has gone backwards? And certain APS sensors are better than both but some CSC full frame sensors are better than all of them. I think I'm going to lie down in a darkened room.

Hi Mikeal, I'm sure they all work OK.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 08:31 UTC

So the new Canon catches up with a D5 which has gone backwards? And certain APS sensors are better than both but some CSC full frame sensors are better than all of them. I think I'm going to lie down in a darkened room.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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