terence_boylen

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.photowest.com.au
Joined on May 31, 2011

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Peiasdf: You know what country do not have vandals and "graffiti artist"? Singapore The day you start enforcing laws is the day people start respecting them.

You can't regulate stupidity - it excludes the rational decision making process. Singapore DOES have vandalism and graffiti, just not a lot.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
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rwbaron: Nice for travel snapshots but I don't want my photos to look like everyone else's.

Right?! This is a guide for bad togs, the one's that take the photo and not make the photo. Anyone can capture beauty that's already there - I think I'd prefer to go searching for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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JaredTarzan: What is the benefit to shooting DNG vs Canon's own raw format?

Space, range of editing software, future-proofing...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
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jaykumarr: Could someone please help me:
What are the top features that Magic Lantern provide that are absent/incomplete in
(1) Latest consumer level Nikon SLRs
(2) Latest consumer level Canon SLRs
Are those missing features present in their remote controllers?

You might be missing the point - you can take a camera that is two years old, substantially cheaper, and get the same functionality as those brand new cameras.

A good example would be the 50D. With magic lantern it you can record high quality and RAW video.

I also believe that dual ISO is not available outside MaagicLantern.

Finally, where do you think these companies are getting their ideas?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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DamianFI: Pardon me, but what's the point of capturing, in camera, in the DNG format?

Smaller file size, faster conversion later, a format that doesn't change every time a new camera is released, greater range of editing options....

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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ProfHankD: "... that has appeared on the company's forums" -- since when is Magic Lantern a company? It is an independent project developing software to enhance the operation of various Canon EOS cameras, rather like CHDK. Producing DNGs in camera is insignificant (and doesn't make much sense) compared to all the major enhancements in ML.

It makes perfect sense. The CR2 format regularly changes, the DNG format is fixed. The files are usually smaller too. There are plenty of articles describing the advantages of both formats and some people would like the choice.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 00:40 UTC

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Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 93rd comment
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sportyaccordy: Their 35 & 50 leave a lot to be desired. A LOT!!!!

Yongnuo needs to update these designs with modern tolerances, quality control, coatings and performance. Their current offerings would have been written off as cheap crap 25 years ago so you can only imagine how they do on modern sensors today. Step it up Yongnuo!

@sportyaccordy - did you even bother to click and read those links? I'm a professional and after reading those even I'm considering buying one. Face the facts, just because you're elitist, doesn't mean you're right.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Their 35 & 50 leave a lot to be desired. A LOT!!!!

Yongnuo needs to update these designs with modern tolerances, quality control, coatings and performance. Their current offerings would have been written off as cheap crap 25 years ago so you can only imagine how they do on modern sensors today. Step it up Yongnuo!

@sportyaccordy If people weren't content with crap lenses then why are the majority of lenses bundles with camera's rubbish? The majority of people aren't professionals. They don't need tack sharp focus. This will appeal to the same people who buy a 50mm/1.8 over a 50mm/1.2. People who dabble. They want a prime but aren't going to spend a fortune. For those people 100mm is a nice portrait lens and f/2 is heaps of OOF.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Their 35 & 50 leave a lot to be desired. A LOT!!!!

Yongnuo needs to update these designs with modern tolerances, quality control, coatings and performance. Their current offerings would have been written off as cheap crap 25 years ago so you can only imagine how they do on modern sensors today. Step it up Yongnuo!

@sportyaccordy There are plenty of lenses with terrible optics that are worth making, Try the lens in every hone on the market. Try the lomography market. The lens in my Holga isn't worth a damn, but I've taken some truely amazing photos with that camera. You can even buy fixed aperture Holga lenses for your shiny Canon 5DmkIV.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 11:58 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Their 35 & 50 leave a lot to be desired. A LOT!!!!

Yongnuo needs to update these designs with modern tolerances, quality control, coatings and performance. Their current offerings would have been written off as cheap crap 25 years ago so you can only imagine how they do on modern sensors today. Step it up Yongnuo!

Why? They're not trying to sell high end lenses. They're trying to sell to people who have $5000 and want a 100/2 lens. Not everyone needs, wants, or can afford L glass. This is for them.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
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Ignat Solovey: The only alternative to Photoshop is Photoshop. Period.

Yep - try and use a propriety color system in any other software - a lot of the cost is just licensing.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (48 comments in total)
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AkashRana: Not sure how much of an improvement this is over the last version as after using X8 and photoshop side by side, I am far from impressed

That's a pretty crap comparison. A better comparison would be to compare X8 to Photoshop Elements - a product it actually competes with.

Try this though - do a one click photo fix in X8 and compare it to a Ctrl+U in Photoshop Lightroom. I think you'll find that X8's auto photo fixing is significantly better than Photoshop Lightroom's.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (61 comments in total)
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sofukinwhat: Where's the GNU/Linux version....

Gimp for Android now edits 14.3bit JPEGS! It's a really handy app and is definitely good enough for real professionals!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
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Cameracist: Is the sharpening algorithm better and can the noise reduction tool remove luminance and chroma noise separately and more precisely?

I'm not sure, but the Auto-image correct feature in PaintShopPro has been WAY better than Lightroom's for a while now.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (105 comments in total)

I got the Nikon S33 for my kids (and me). We take it diving at the beach and it is virtually unbreakable. That said, the kids have tried repeatedly. The SD can come a little loose in its housing and all of a sudden your memory reading drops. They love the creative modes (adding make-up to people, inventive frames.

Bad points: If you zoom in on a preview you can't move around the frame. Image quality is poor (compared to my high-end SLR, so read into that what you want). It's the first compact I've had in about a decade so I don't have anything to compare it to.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 46th comment
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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looker: The lack of a headphone output renders the mike input useless.

@look34 - You're wrong. Monitoring crappy on-camera audio doesn't make it magically better. You can monitor what you want but it is still crap audio. Professional video people use professional mics.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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looker: The lack of a headphone output renders the mike input useless.

No - professionals use field recorders or better. Otherwise you're just another hack with a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 05:59 UTC
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terence_boylen: Could someone explain why this is a big deal (no sarcasm)? Does DPP do anything better than Lightroom/DxO/whatever?

No, there isn't.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
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