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 Nikon D6: initial sample images (125 comments in total)
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summicron: while i cannot critique the sample images here, i replaced my D5 with a D6 and so far, it's a pleasure to shoot with! slightly better noise response, faster, quieter, albeit a tad heftier. totally taken aback by all the naysayers.

Love mine. The AF is incredible.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 06:22 UTC

I backed this on Kickstarter and the last update said it would be delivered in February. This week received a full refund and was removed as a backer. Looking at the comments on the project page, everyone's pledges seem to have been cancelled.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

I may be missing something, but it seems to me Nikon has done this the wrong way round. By forcing you to connect to the camera, rather than having the camera connect to a WiFi hotspot on the phone you create three completely unecessary problems - you lose internet connection, so you can't post what you transfer; you will have trouble getting a lot of phones to connect at all because they'll reject a connection with no internet through connection and you lose the ability to operate a D850 and a D5/4S/4 at the same time with the same phone.

On the other hand... no, I've got nothing. Stupid decision.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 09:35 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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ijm5012: Just an FYI to fellow Nikon owners who have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with CrapBridge: With direct WiFi connection, your Nikon camera will work with a variety of available apps. I use Cascable with my D500's & Z6, and it works great.

I'm so glad I never have to use CrapBridge again, as it was literally the worst Phone-Camera connection software I've used (I've used Sony, Canon, Olympus, and Panasonic).

When was the last time you used it? Snapbridge has its limitations, but it has worked reliably for over a year.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 09:29 UTC
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Richard Ettinger: It's a work for hire. Photographers don't have copyright privileges.

Copyright is only held by the employer if the photographer is employed. Hiring a photographer or commissioning her work doesn't make you her employer. Most commissions involve a contract which grants a very specific license to the client. I have never assigned copyright to a client. Ever.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2019 at 07:06 UTC
On article Nikon Releases IPTC Preset Manager version 1.1.0 (11 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: silverlight?? time capsule stuff

So, the good news is that it no longer uses Silverlight. The bad news is that it's still utterly useless.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 12:02 UTC
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trungtran: Based on the comments, everyone is living dangerously using one card, one camera, one lens and one battery.

Stuff happens, plan like it will happen and don't blame the gear when it goes belly up.

If you lose data, it is your fault not the cards fault.

Putting all your images on a fragile card format like SD is just asking for more disasters, more often.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 17:04 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4477 comments in total)
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Guy Swarbrick: Really? A mirrorless D850 with a mickey-mouse PASM dial?

Yes, it influences my photography. I often shoot for eight to twelve hours at a time, changing the settings frequently. Pro cameras are designed by people who understand how pro photographers shoot. All the settings I need to change are easy to access and all the cameras work in broadly the same way.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2018 at 10:09 UTC
On article Using the Nikon Z7 vs. Nikon's DSLRs (36 comments in total)
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Crypt Keeper: Size looks almost as big as other full-frame DSLR. ( I had the DF before). Specially with the adaptor and any zoom lens.
Photo and video capabilities are nice but I feel the size and the design uninspiring. Still I am sure is a great camera though.

[Looks at D850 next to D5] As big as it gets? Really?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 08:18 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4477 comments in total)
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Guy Swarbrick: Really? A mirrorless D850 with a mickey-mouse PASM dial?

The clue is in the fact that I posted the comment... I care. I want clear, simple controls that reflect the way I use a camera - like I have on the D850, D4s and D5. Not the controls from a low- end consumer camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 08:08 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4477 comments in total)

Really? A mirrorless D850 with a mickey-mouse PASM dial?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 07:35 UTC as 998th comment | 5 replies
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mosc: Canon... if you own lots of EF glass

50% (higher?) of people can stop reading right there

Nikon... if you are going to shoot sporting events for a living

Who's left with this kind of spending money? Mostly prosumers:

Sony... because it's the best at everything besides fast action and lens mount by a country mile (ex video, EVF, weight, modern lenses).

Or get yourself a Lecia because you don't care as much about the image as the shooting experience. Who else really wants to look at your pictures anyway?

Visit any major cycling event and it will be the other way around. Travel outside the US and it will vary between the two.

But the kit that people have been using for years is not necessarily a good guide to the best kit they could choose today.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 09:32 UTC
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Guy Swarbrick: But DSLR is dead... The mirrorless fanboiz said so.

Also, the D850 was supply constrained at launch, so they could have sold more if they'd had the stock.

And faith is a powerful thing, apparently. The A9 II won't be capable of replacing a D6, but it wouldn't matter if it was. Sony would need the range of lenses Canikon have; the equivalent of Canon and Nikon Professional Services and much more.

Not only is the timeline (at least) twice what you predict, it won't be Sony that's providing the kit.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
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Guy Swarbrick: But DSLR is dead... The mirrorless fanboiz said so.

Also, the D850 was supply constrained at launch, so they could have sold more if they'd had the stock.

It isn't, it will and it hasn't.

My guess is that DSLR will still be the better choice for sports and action photographers for at least two more devleopment cycles - D6 and D7 in the Nikon world. Possibly three. That's 10-15 more years. We might see mirrorless dominant (but not universal) by the LA Olympics.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 10:08 UTC
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Guy Swarbrick: Don't forget to endorse Kevin for Microsoft Excel on LinkedIn - and for theft of copyright images.

And, no, it isn't fair use. And, yes, it does matter even if it's Getty Images or iStockPhoto.

The video's fascinating. He's a clever guy. Not sure how that makes his copyright theft OK.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 10:04 UTC

But DSLR is dead... The mirrorless fanboiz said so.

Also, the D850 was supply constrained at launch, so they could have sold more if they'd had the stock.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 11:37 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
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Guy Swarbrick: Don't forget to endorse Kevin for Microsoft Excel on LinkedIn - and for theft of copyright images.

And, no, it isn't fair use. And, yes, it does matter even if it's Getty Images or iStockPhoto.

The right thing to do would be for people to stop stealing copyright images.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 11:32 UTC

Don't forget to endorse Kevin for Microsoft Excel on LinkedIn - and for theft of copyright images.

And, no, it isn't fair use. And, yes, it does matter even if it's Getty Images or iStockPhoto.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 07:35 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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turvyT: Only you care about what camera took the picture. Others don't.

Really? You think potential Canon customers don't care that the images Canon uses to persuade them to buy Canon cameras were shot on a Fuji?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 05:17 UTC
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fbuis: Faster memory card, more money to spend?
Just beginning to use XQD memory card... :(

It doesn't matter how many times you repeat 'I'll take slower because faster isn't fast enough' it still makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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