Sir Corey of Deane

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Jan 22, 2013

Comments

Total: 209, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »

Iphigenia in Brooklyn.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 09:49 UTC as 9th comment
In reply to:

Causio: Anyone who purchases one of these cameras would shoot raw and process the files on his/her own taste. Hence this comparison is pretty much pointless. It would make more sense for a phone, a compact or any casual shooter friendly mirrorless, not for the top pro gear.

"Hence this comparison is pretty much pointless."

I think it is TOTALLY pointless, but then it seems that DPReview is finding it increasingly difficult to find anything substantial these days for the News column.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 10:33 UTC
In reply to:

MannyZero: An interview with Monsieur Henri Cartier-Bresson
- Say, M. Cartier-Bresson, Did you see all those lines before shooting?
HCB- No.
- Do you visualize Bokeh effect and Zebra Pattern to establish critical focus on your pictures?
HCB- ....?
- How do you calibrate your Histogram?
HCB- I don't know what the hell are you talking about...Are we talking photography here?

MannyZero, you rip me up the seams!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:37 UTC
In reply to:

dialstatic: Yeah I don't buy this at all. It takes some serious imagination to see the lines in the photo's coincide with his weird star shape thingy - to the point where I'm convinced I could draw arbitrary lines and make the same video.

He makes some good general points about composition that are unrelated to his 1:5 ratio thing (regarding contrast and stance), but in terms of geometry I really see nothing that can't be explained by the rule of thirds he hates so much, and simple corner to corner diagonals. It's all a bit esoteric to me.

And the part where he centers Cartier-Bresson's tree picture using content aware fill is just near sacrilegious ;-)

Symmetrical relationship of diagonals is the secret then....

No wonder my pics are so naff. :(

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
In reply to:

Greg VdB: Aw... this level of agreement in a DPR comments section... it makes me warm inside.

I think most people recognise BS when they see it, Greg.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
In reply to:

(unknown member): what a wonderful and delightful guy. I truly enjoyed listening to this wonderful and delightful chap. sarcasm.

I listened for less than a minute to this load of shyte being another example of DPReview's fascination with brats hardly out of their diapers.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 12:20 UTC
In reply to:

Everythingis1: I've definitely had issues with the Surface pro, but only on the Pro 3 and older models. That being said, Microsoft has always just given me a brand new one in replacement for free, no charge for fixing it.

Can't quarrel with that!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 08:35 UTC

In a word....b******t.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 49th comment
In reply to:

Greg VdB: "Phony fraud photographers keep mooching me. Why? I changed the game. &their wizardry professorial boredom keeps coughing up a vick's VAPOrub.
— Richard Prince"

Seems like a right piece of work... I don't agree with his antics anyway, so here's hoping he'll be forced to pay a good fine.

Meanwhile, I'd wish DPR would remove the link to his website - the less attention to him, the better IMO.

"Meanwhile, I'd wish DPR would remove the link to his website - the less attention to him, the better IMO."

DPR has had an obsession with tripe and trivia for some time now.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
In reply to:

huyzer: These types of advertising should be made illegal.

I find them useful to practise caveat emptor and honing one's critical faculties :).

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 08:38 UTC
In reply to:

WGVanDyck: Some of the comments are funny. But, for photographers, I am puzzled by the negativity. This is photography; the art form that raised the “Nude” to its greatest heights. Photographers pay models to pose for all forms of female and male nudes and look on it as art! This is the medium that refined Boudoir Art. And, some believe that this couple’s request for “tasteful photos” of their first night can’t be done. Photographers take shots of everyday people on the street and turn them into art. Aren’t photographers people that think artistic challenges improve their ability? And, while it is a really strange request, that frankly I wouldn't take on, there are some great photographers out there (even on this forum) with the vision to make it something special. I can’t criticize DPR for publishing this article; they are more than just equipment reviews. DPR “Challenges” and many of their articles address the art of photography. And, don’t artists challenge common perceptions?

"ONLY IN THE USA DO YOU FIND THIS GARBAGE"

Yes, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 10:19 UTC
In reply to:

Cheezr: This article really is unworthy of DPreview, it might be nice in the Awe section of a local news show but isn't DPreview a photo enthusiast website? Well I guess you get what you pay for ;-)

Cheezr - DPReview needs a new barrel as the bottom of the present one has been completely scraped away.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 09:45 UTC
In reply to:

scrane: Although a little higher, Shoshone is no Niagra. With most of Idaho in some kind of flood stage this year it is pretty neat. Watch your footing: a fellow fell to his death there a couple of days ago.

@steelhead3.........In 1947, I visited a cinema and the 'B' movie accompanying the Feature was entitled, 'Mailman Of Snake River'. Same Snake I wonder? I really enjoyed that little movie!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)
In reply to:

nicolaiecostel: Fabulous IQ for a 50 mill. My nikkor 50 1.4G is nothing like this.

Jesus never rode Dinos; he rode a motorcycle. Jesus' Triumph is mentioned in the Bible.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
In reply to:

dialstatic: Cool! It gives us those nice bright colors and greens of summers. Makes you think all the world's a sunny day. In fact, I could write a song about how much I like Kodachrome!

Paul Simon beat you to it, dialstatic!

http://genius.com/Paul-simon-kodachrome-lyrics

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:36 UTC
In reply to:

Sir Corey of Deane: With the ease of photo fakery, EVERY image on the Web can be questioned and thus the value of these blah blah blah awards, competitions etc.

I've seen what I consider better pics posted by 'ordinary' DPReview members.

Hole in one there, Jenny!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
In reply to:

Sir Corey of Deane: With the ease of photo fakery, EVERY image on the Web can be questioned and thus the value of these blah blah blah awards, competitions etc.

I've seen what I consider better pics posted by 'ordinary' DPReview members.

I don't have a 'problem' in expressing an opinion. YOU have a problem in differentiating between 'there' and 'their'.
And if you want to see MY images, you can pay for them like everyone else which leads me to wonder how much the maligned Getty Images pay for yours.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 18:33 UTC

With the ease of photo fakery, EVERY image on the Web can be questioned and thus the value of these blah blah blah awards, competitions etc.

I've seen what I consider better pics posted by 'ordinary' DPReview members.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 28th comment | 11 replies
In reply to:

Pho Tography: I think their time is up. Too much competition and too many people who bought their cameras now have it in their drawers.

Not too many of us jump out of planes or fly thru canyons on a jetpack.

If they want to survive, they need to make a cam with a normal non fisheye lens so moms can wear it for kids parties, or family activities. Otherwise, GP is dead, and they will be in a year.

" Too much competition and too many people who bought their cameras now have it in their drawers."

Right place I should think for sexting. :0

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (717 comments in total)
In reply to:

Michiel953: Sony selling their sensors to Yi for this camera means they're closing down the NEX/A6... line as of now, and none too soon.

Any man's, err, CAMERA'S death diminishes me. (pace, John Donne!)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
Total: 209, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »