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 announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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upptick: Gawd, nothing screams "desperate for sales" like a obsolescent technology product promoted because of an arbitrary anniversary....and I was actually considering getting a D500....

Yes, because nothing says 'completely illogical' like not buying the product that meets your needs because the same manufacturer makes another product that doesn't (because it isn't aimed at you).

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:11 UTC
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Zdman: Am I missing something? There has been no review of this camera yet. One or two paid for pro's musings on twitter and yet somehow you already have an article out on how much its going to cost to switch. Have you tested Sony's support structure yet? Have any pros made this switch and been impressed with the results? Seeing as the camera isn't yet available I guess not. So why do we have this article then? It could all end up being a lot of hype so in the end doing such a piece this early makes you look more than a little bias. In a few month it would have been fine as its a well written article otherwise.

Is it? No pro sports photographer is going to switch to the A9. This is an article entirely driven by Sony's PR department claiming they will and by journalists who have never short a sporting event commercially in their lives and have no idea what is involved or whether the Sony is suitable (it isn't).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 14:27 UTC

All part of Adobe's hysterical new cloud-centric view of photography that comes with 20Gb of storage. I don't even have any cards that small any more.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 07:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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HSway: Probably a superb lens, and lighter. 70-200 is perhaps most useful zoom on Fx in what can still be considered a normal range (just as useful for UWAs). And it’s really good idea to split that utility into 2.8 and f4 versions. Nikon eventually followed the Canon’s very nice lens with its modern f4 zoom. With all these choices now (four, five?) it’s going to be really good including for those unhappy about the focus breathing. The price should settle lower after a while (in UK).

No imported products are going to get cheaper in the UK any time soon...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
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Matt1645f4: When I see things like this, it makes me want to go back to using 35mm film.

Who's stopping you?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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CanonM5fan: The Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 dropped in price $100 to $399 today. Looks like they are worried about the Hero 5. I'm leaning towards the Hero 5.

You're leaning towards the Hero 5 because it still doesn't do the things the VIRB Ultra does? Or anything the Garmin doesn't?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
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 (407 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 (407 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 (407 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 (407 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 (407 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 (407 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 (407 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
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