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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terence_boylen: The flash placement and use does nothing to inspire me. It looks really harsh, directional and completely unnatural.

Also, Eneloops are now produced in China. If you want to buy what used to be Eneloops then you need to get Fujitsu.

That's great. Maybe stick to using your phone for photos then. But if you want to start playing with real photographers then maybe educate yourself - http://famcart.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/the-evolution-of-eneloop-and-fujitsu.html

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 01:49 UTC

The flash placement and use does nothing to inspire me. It looks really harsh, directional and completely unnatural.

Also, Eneloops are now produced in China. If you want to buy what used to be Eneloops then you need to get Fujitsu.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (631 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: Other than sensor size and the attendant optical effects from it, I don't see how Canon's offering here is really competitive. The Sony is smaller and obliterates the Canon's video capabilities.

Canon's failure to implement good video, year after year, is an embarrassment to its management. They've been out in the weeds for ages, making products for no one in particular. They ignore the needs of both still and video shooters. \/\/TF.

You mean like a Canon... C100 mkii? Why would canon want their high end DSLRs competing with their video camera line?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)
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Ben of the North: I'd like to win one or receive one as a gift. I'd use it. But buying it... at 1850$ Canadian dollars including the taxes... NO WAY!

If I was retiring from professional photography and move away from DSLRs I might buy one of these with the money I make selling my other stuff.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)
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Kabalyero: Personally...I would rather buy an SL2/200D coupled with the new 18-55mm f/4.5-5.6 STM lens. This setup costs 650 USD or essentially half the price of the G1X Mark III plus it is a lot more flexible given that the lens is interchangeable. Size wise it is of course bigger, but not by a huge landslide margin. Of course this is just my opinion...but I don't think I will buy a camera like this for that price. There are much better and cheaper DSLR/Mirrorless options out there for less.

If you're buying all those lenses would you really put them on a 200D though? So maybe you also better factor in a 7Dii/80D/6Dii, so you'd better add another $600ish.

There are far more reasons than that to buy this. The easy example is people who don't care for compactness and don't want an SLR. This camera is obviously aimed at the serious hobbiest. They want SLR quality shots without the full feature set.

The problem is that you think this is being marketed at professionals or amateurs. There is a huge line of people in between though. For example, how many people do you know who bought an SLR and never moved beyond the lens that came with it? Do you think they're better of with an SLR, or could they have used that money better by buying a camera like this?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)
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Kabalyero: Personally...I would rather buy an SL2/200D coupled with the new 18-55mm f/4.5-5.6 STM lens. This setup costs 650 USD or essentially half the price of the G1X Mark III plus it is a lot more flexible given that the lens is interchangeable. Size wise it is of course bigger, but not by a huge landslide margin. Of course this is just my opinion...but I don't think I will buy a camera like this for that price. There are much better and cheaper DSLR/Mirrorless options out there for less.

If lens interchangeability is a factor then you should have incorporated it into your costs - you've only included one lens.

At the LEAST you'd need to get a Canon nifty-50 for portraits (crop sensor=80mm@f/2.8).

And chances are, if your idea of a replacement camera is a 200D with a lens taht starts at f/4.5, you're never going to buy another lens. People with multiple lenses buy better cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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HenriCartierShuffleBottom: Lol, hilarious to hear so many upset Canon users bleating or perhaps those that unnecessarily bought medium format bricks at £10,000+?

What are you talking about? Whose comments? There is something like two comments about Canon cameras before you posted and none are whiny.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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Pixel Kiss: the best camera does not make the photographer. What makes a photographer is 6 inches behind the camera.
But the best tools for the job certainly help.

Absolutely. My first thought was, "I'd rather see an exhibition of great lomo photos."

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)
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adegroot: Throwback? I'm still using mine. A lot.

I would've given my left nut for one of these!

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 10:23 UTC
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IdM photography: Film photography has no point, if you end up scanning the film or slides...

There's plenty more than 10 stops in film.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
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IdM photography: Film photography has no point, if you end up scanning the film or slides...

There are other reasons - the quality you get from scanning a 4x5 is pretty damn amazing.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
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Father Bouvier: Why does it take a whole 5 days for DPR to reprint an article from petapixel?

On the other note, why would DPR publish materials already available all over the net for days? Aren't they telling us they have little time to do the equipment testing?

DPR has started churning a lot of (crap) news. Do we really need an article about how a minor brand has released a minor upgrade to an obscure product line? Advertising needs to be marked as such, instead of passed of as editorial, and the news content needs to be monitored and the crap filtered out.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
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marcio_napoli: As a fashion photographer (which this video is at least partially about), I could go on and on about the photography merits we see here (to my eyes, amazing stuff!). But I'll leave that for another time.

I just wanted to push the discussion in another direction: how tiresome it is this fake "happiness" the whole F. industry pretends to live in.

Kids, don't believe in everything that you see. In the video, they're all cool, one line punchers, well dressed (at least what they believe to be well dressed).

There's a look-at-me, how-funny-I-am, I-have-personality joke coming out at every corner.

Always so cool, that we almost forget they're all a bunch of strange people, glass wearing nerds.

The thing is: at least from MY experience in the pro photography world, with the people I'VE met, chances are as soon the video camera stops recording and they're on their way home, they're already hating each other.

When I was doing my photography degree (already working as as a pro though) I really loved working with the two other photographers in the course who were good. While the other plebs were talking about how good they were going to be when they bought their Canon 1DmX, we just got on with good ideas and making them work.

Crap photographers are the majority. No wonder they're hated - they keep the industry in a continual miasma.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 23:45 UTC
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Anadrol: What does Paint Shop Pro make better than Photoshop ?

Genuine question, I used it 20 years ago last time !

I use both. I subscribe to PS because I do design and need the colorspace support (CMYK mostly) and it integrates with the rest of the range well. I also buy PSP one version behind because it usually goes for < $20. Pros of PSP:

Non-subscription - when I'm sick of PS I'll lose it. I have PSP forever.
It had face detection before LR - maybe its more mature. IDK.
It's one-click photo correction is THE BEST. It is absolutely the best - no question.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
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sh10453: PSP has been my editor of choice since its inception.
For now, I'm staying with PSP 8, although they recently sent me an offer to upgrade to ver. 9, for just $14.99.
Now I see why they made me such an attractive offer!!!

I think it's one-click photo correction is FAR superior to anything else.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1121 comments in total)
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jackspra: Why eliminate headphone jack in a 2000 plus camera.

Because every serious videographer (and I mean paid) won't use it - they'll use a Tascam or a Zoom with lavs and shotguns.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1121 comments in total)
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Tom Holly: Serious question - who uses shutter speeds above 1/4000?

The most I use is around 1/2500.

People who can't control their aperture. People who can't use ND filters. And for the record, buying an ND filter is a lot cheaper than buying into a camera system simply so you shoot one stop faster.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1121 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Luckily, we are moving towards a world where photographers will be able to focus on the most important thing: capturing the moment. Just point, frame and shoot. Everything "technical", we will be able to do in post:
- set exposure in post
- set focus point in post
- set aperture in post
- shift perspective in post

Computational photography and sensor tech will allow us to do all that. Just look at the L16 by Light. Or the dual cameras on many cell phones. The future of photography is computational photography (whether some of you purists like it or not).

Sadly, Canon is lagging behind in this respect.

Even more sadly, they didn't put the best tech they have into the 6D II.

DR is a big deal. It is a big deal because the human eye can see 20 stops of DR. Even Sony sensor at 14 stops of DR are really terrible compared to how we see. And the 6D II is several years behind that competition....

Not including 4K just adds insult to injury.

Spoken by someone who thinks a photo is captured, not made. 'Photographers' tend to use big lights to get the results they want.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:20 UTC
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underxposed59: DPR have really sunk

Right!? There is also a increasing content sourced straight from Reddit.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 06:17 UTC

... more reddit content.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 16th comment
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