Gloomy1

Joined on Jan 20, 2013

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On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (552 comments in total)

Richard I am disgusted, how dare you produce an article full of common sense and reasoned comments. Ken

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 13:09 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
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Mike Davis: Pixel-shifting increases pixel counts without increasing the sensor dimensions. The diameter of Airy disks at the sensor plane will not shrink for any given aperture and wavelength of light, just because you started pixel shifting to quadruple the number of captured MP.

Pixel-shifting is great for increasing the resolution in the final print without increasing the print dimensions, but if you try to increase enlargement factor, you'll be increasing the size of the Airy disks in the final print, unless you open the aperture proportionately, to compensate the increase in enlargement factor.

In other words, if you're happy with the print resolution you're getting with 100 MP from this size sensor, you'll have to open up two stops to make a print that's twice as large, for the same desired print resolution and viewing distance. How does shooting at f/4.8 (instead of f/9.6) to avoid inhibiting a desired print resolution of 5 lp/mm in a 360 dpi un-resampled print sound?

Mike a good point. My days of studying Maths and Physics are way in the past but your conclusion would seem to only hold true if diffraction is the factor limiting the resolution. The work needed to calculate the increase in resolution using this technique could be beyond my ability to calculate but is certainly beyond the time that I am willing to give to it. If the intended use of this camera is photographing flat art objects in highly controlled conditions then the use of f4.8 would seem not to cause any problems. If some rich landscape photographer thinks that this is the answer to producing "better" images then I am sure that they are in for an expensive and often frustrating lesson. Ken

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 15:19 UTC

I could never afford such a camera but I was interested in the comments about lightroom choking on such large files so... I imported a 34 shot pano from a D810 35,298px by 14,431 px into lightroom and it works quickly with little or no lag. Trying to apply a Nik filter in Photoshop is quite a different matter, lots of coffee and patience. Using smart objects one soon exceeds TIFF file limits so the seamless photoshop to lightroom interface stops being seamless. Before anyone asks, Do I need such a large panorama? NO Will I ever print it at a resolution that warrents this size? NO. Can I crop multiple very high res images from it? YES. Ken

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 15:49 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply

I look from a far distance. I would not like to live in a place where I was constantly falling over groups of phootgraphers blocking up the paths etc. However looking at the posted image, why do photographers want to go and take images here? Is the posted image just a poor shot or is the rest of the area so terrible that this is a good location? A good place to live probably but a location for photography? Ken

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 00:11 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Gloomy1: Most of the images, in the now published book, are what most would call landscapes. The winners, like lots of winning images in competitions, are at the edges of what most would call landscapes. This could be something to do with judges looking at hundreds of lovely landscapes and picking things that are different. The photographers are in the most part amateurs. If you search for landscape photographer of the year 2017 some of the British newspapers have more images that look more like traditional landscapes. Hope that this helps. Ken

Gosh thanks for that quietrich. Now perhaps I can go and take better images. On a less sarcastic note a definition of photography that only examines what is there and not how you feel about it takes a very limited viewpoint. It would look like quite old fashioned viewpoint about only showing what is in front of the camera. Could it be that Wikipedia may not have the best definition, perhaps they should ask Charlie Waite to update it? Ken

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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(unknown member): Last week I went to an exhibition at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, titled “A Green and Pleasant Land - British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now”. 50 great photographers, most of them internationally renowned artists and many who still exhibit in major galleries around the world; representing the rich and diverse tradition of British landscape photography: http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/a-green-and-pleasant-land/

And then we get this nonsense from Charlie Waite’s lpoty, which is a for profit arrangement founded by him in 2006 to promote his ‘Light and Land’ photographic tour company, and which exhibits in a theatre because no self-respecting gallery will go near it.

No, this cr*p doesn’t represent British landscape photography at all, but only the self-promotion skills and the artistic vacuum of Mr Waite’s business.

Richard for me landscape photography is about the photographer trying to convey the emotional impact that the area has on them. This has not changed since the birth of photography. Of course this is my opinion and would gain no greater force by saying that anyone elses opinion was crap. Some of the images in LPOTY are taken in beautiful places but that does not mean that they are nothing other than eye candy. You may not value the emotion that they are trying to convey or it could be that they are not good at conveying it. The former may be a good image that you do not like the latter would be little more than a pretty snapshot or it could be that you have a problem with "popular" contests like this and refuse to engage with an open mind. I entered LPOTY to see if my images are up to a standard and having got an accepted image no longer feel the need to enter again. Lastly it may help the debate if you did not try and disparage contrary opinions and put forward your opinion as fact. K

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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Interim: I am making a bookmark to this page - I am sure there would be some very interesting comments from those who can take much better pictures :-)

Much better and with their phones. Ken

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:01 UTC

Most of the images, in the now published book, are what most would call landscapes. The winners, like lots of winning images in competitions, are at the edges of what most would call landscapes. This could be something to do with judges looking at hundreds of lovely landscapes and picking things that are different. The photographers are in the most part amateurs. If you search for landscape photographer of the year 2017 some of the British newspapers have more images that look more like traditional landscapes. Hope that this helps. Ken

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

Things that I would like, in order, although I realise that some are extremely unlikely to happen.
1.RAW histogram this would allow me to leave the exposure meter at home.
2.Articulating screen
3. WiFi
4.EFCS sorted
5.More viewfinder info eg histogram and a coloured level line unlike the all too often invisible black indicators.
More pixels, greater DR, better AF and better focus fine tune would be nice but are a lower priority for me.
Ken

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 85th comment
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Gloomy1: This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

Thank you. I am not having a good day, understanding simple things seems to be beyond me. Perhaps this is always the case but I hope not.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
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Gloomy1: This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

Thanks I see my mistake. A7 series=E mount, Alpha series= A mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 15:14 UTC

This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 10th comment | 10 replies
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