Guy Swarbrick

Guy Swarbrick

Lives in United Kingdom Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Sports Photographer
Has a website at http://www.guyswarbrick.com/
Joined on Jan 6, 2005
About me:

Covering cycle sport since 2003. Went to my first track Worlds in 2008 and haven't missed one since.
Manchester 2008, Pruszkow 2009, Ballerup 2010, Apeldoorn 2011, Melbourne 2012, Minsk 2013, Cali 2014
First multisports event - Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Clients include Belgian Cycling Hall of Fame, BikeNZ, British Cycling, Cycling Australia, Cycling Ireland, Cycling News, Cycling Weekly, Inpho, Malaysian Cycling Federation, Roadcycling.co.nz, Roadcycling.co.uk, Swiss Cycling

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On article Microsoft Pix aims to capture better people pictures (56 comments in total)
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Mike FL: So Microsoft developed this APP for Apple and Apple only, but NOT for Windows' Phone.

It seems Microsoft thought Microsoft's Phone is hopeless, and should be dead.

BTW, all camera makers make remote APP for smartphone. but NOT for windows' phone.

Wow! Apple invented balanced fill flash!? I hope Nikon is ready to pay the retrospective licensing fees...

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Photomyne app scans multiple prints at a time (17 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Another useless app. I rather photograph my old prints with my A7 and process to taste on PS.

Quite right. This is photography for people who don't really like photographs.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:39 UTC
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Alan53: Best of both worlds?
We have had DSLRs with video for some years now, but no manufacturer has yet come up with a way to use the viewfinder for shooting video!!??
Imaging buying a car and the steering wheel only worked when using the stick shift, and it stopped working as soon as you engaged the auto transmission! Would you greet the fix by saying it gave the best of both worlds or be a bit more scathing in your comments?

Automatic transmission?

Americans... bless 'em.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
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owenleve: No CF card support. End of discussion. What a joke.

It depends on how many of your product you want to sell, I guess. If only one in twenty have CF - and maybe half as many have XQD - but they're all pros who are crying out for this sort of solution and happy to pay for it, you could sell four times as many to those customers as you do to the average amateur snapper and get a third of your sales from them.

An OTG or USB socket and the ability to suck in pictures from any card or USB stick or USB HD would have covered all the bases.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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owenleve: No CF card support. End of discussion. What a joke.

'There are some cameras that use CF'.

I think that may be the understatement of the century. I know we're only 16 years in, but...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: I'm not a photojournalist working in the war zone or a National Geographic wildlife photographer, perhaps that's why I have this question.. but why wouldn't we put an EVF on the D5? Technically, would having an EVF inhibit the performance of a pro-spec camera like this (as opposed to OVF). After getting used to shooting with live view through a high quality EVF, I tend to struggle a bit going back to OVF.

As an XPro1/X-T1/X100T owner - as well as D4S user - there are definitely some nice aspects to having a hybrid OVF. The pure EVF is rarely one of them.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: I'm not a photojournalist working in the war zone or a National Geographic wildlife photographer, perhaps that's why I have this question.. but why wouldn't we put an EVF on the D5? Technically, would having an EVF inhibit the performance of a pro-spec camera like this (as opposed to OVF). After getting used to shooting with live view through a high quality EVF, I tend to struggle a bit going back to OVF.

Of course there's room for both. But if you need to do what the D5 does, there's no other option.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: I'm not a photojournalist working in the war zone or a National Geographic wildlife photographer, perhaps that's why I have this question.. but why wouldn't we put an EVF on the D5? Technically, would having an EVF inhibit the performance of a pro-spec camera like this (as opposed to OVF). After getting used to shooting with live view through a high quality EVF, I tend to struggle a bit going back to OVF.

PVCdroid - I think you're right - mirrorless is inevitable, but it cannot yet do the job that the D5 does. Not by a long shot. And I suspect that - given the rate of progress over the last three or four years - it won't be able to do the job the D6 does. D7? Who knows. Maybe. In the meantime, I have clients who will make a D5 pay in a couple of days, so it's all good.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Roxo2: It has just reached Canon 1DX, 1DX Mark II will be 5 years ahead again.

That's just nonsense. At best the 1Dx brought Canon up to the level of the D4 - more like the D3S. The D5 is better on every dimension. The 1DX II will be interesting, but it certainly won't be 5 years ahead.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: I'm not a photojournalist working in the war zone or a National Geographic wildlife photographer, perhaps that's why I have this question.. but why wouldn't we put an EVF on the D5? Technically, would having an EVF inhibit the performance of a pro-spec camera like this (as opposed to OVF). After getting used to shooting with live view through a high quality EVF, I tend to struggle a bit going back to OVF.

Blow batteries... blow chunks...

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: *Another* Nikon article??

*a7whocares?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 11:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: Are you guys are really going to make a full review of it?
I don't even remember the last time that you have done a review of a flagship model.
No 1DX neither D4/s.

There's a version of the 1Dx that shoots 4k video? Didn't know that...

Someone should tell Canon - they claim it's only 1080p.

Although, to be honest, I wouldn't care if either of them shot 8k video.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: Are you guys are really going to make a full review of it?
I don't even remember the last time that you have done a review of a flagship model.
No 1DX neither D4/s.

The 1Dx is a D3S equivalent. What more would you like to know?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. they still make cameras this big ....... err ...... why?

This is not the camera you're looking for. Move along.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Nick932: Finally something more expensive than a Leica and everybody accepts the price as normal £5199. For about £250 you get a lot more than than a Leica SL. you get R(SLR), Size, Weight.

You're completely missing the point. Yes, £5200 is a lot of money for a consumer. For a professional who buys it from pre-tax income and claims back the VAT, it will 'feel' more like £2500 would to an enthusiast. The D4 still sells for around £2000, so for a pro with two bodies that upgrades one of them every two years in line with the Nikon upgrade cycle, it's £500 to £1000 'salary equivalent to upgrade' That's a job or two. Peanuts compared to what it allows you to do.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Horshack: Nice camera but fares poorly in the pixels-per-pound metric.

That's OK. It's a stupid metric.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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caver3d: Watch out Nikon, Sony may be gaining on you. A7RII anyone?

Yes, Nikon must be terrified of Sony. They've just about reached where the D4S was two years ago in a toy body with none of the lenses a pro needs. People will be switching... just before they're committed to the asylum.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
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photoshack: I'd love one, and another 12k for lenses. But the $3.6k for a Canon 5DS will be easier on the pocket book, and with the 5DS I can print life size. So, I'll wistfully watch others get this bargain!

Why on earth would you need 300dpi for a life size print? It's a (not very reliable) rule of thumb for magazine printing, for images that will be viewed at a distance of a few inches. For a life size print viewed from several feet it's completely unnecessary.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
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