Derrick B

Joined on Jul 21, 2016


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Derrick B: Love Sigma. Always find gaps in the market that don't need filling.I have a few nice lenses though.

Didn't say that I was not thinking of getting one. I like Sigma's quirky approach and have exhibited images from a Sigma SLR.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 05:10 UTC

Love Sigma. Always find gaps in the market that don't need filling.I have a few nice lenses though.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 16:43 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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photoMEETING: Thanks.

But I don't need more photos of this (probably greatest) evildoer ever lived on this planet.

oh, which evildoer do you prefer?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 20:42 UTC

I really don't care what Huwai do,,, I'm not buying a phone from them anyway. My ancient iPhone is still working fine and I'm not getting caught up in any marketing campaign for a replacement. Even if it has 12 cameras and folds into my wallet.

Surely it is better, when purchasing a new product to weigh your needs against all the models that are out there, rather than take any notice of the hype and nonsense.

Otherwise you will begin to believe that climate change can be cured by taxation.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 21:27 UTC as 117th comment
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)

Damn - now I want one....

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 21:50 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (235 comments in total)

Very basic stuff. Far from suitable for my operation. If a company wants to compete with Lightroom - perhaps the interface should mimic Lightroom? It can't find my NAS server - so useless.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 21:25 UTC as 39th comment

Had a quick look. Looks like software for enhtusiasts/amateurs. Presets? Textures?

Please - sticking to Lightroom (with all it's faults)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 20:35 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

No wonder it's free..... took a quick look. Got stuck on one Cr2 picture. Gave up .

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 19:29 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies

OK - so I managed to borrow an M5 from Canon, keen to look at a "back-up" camera for extended trips. I use a 1Dx for most pix, and although hardly what Canon would call a "travel camera", it has all the attributes that I need. Maybe the 5D4 would have been a better choice, had it been available - but I went from a 5D2 to the Dx. Enough.

The M5 takes great pictures. Fact. With a 16-35 f4, fabulous. I even managed a couple of decent portraits with a Zeiss 85mm. Loved it. Then.. wot no GPS!! Even the M1 could use the GPS-1. And The 7D ?, so why not the M5? and no decent folder options? (daily or monthly only) Was this designed by a focus group of children?

oh - I can sync the GPS from my cell phone. Thanks. Some of the places that I go are still, thankfully, cell-free and to be honest, I'm not much of a cell phone user, I don't bother to get a SIM, if I'm only in a country for a few days, or I just use Viber for the odd call over wifi. Sorry Canon, another, not quite there camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:14 UTC as 13th comment

....and always mention climate change, if you want an award

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (275 comments in total)

Sigma have never cracked the centre focus problem. I had a 12-24 some years ago. Gave it away. Simply out of focus in the centre and shocking vignetting,

have other Sigmas that I love - 70-200mm. Wouldn't part with it for a free Canon.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:40 UTC as 79th comment
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (150 comments in total)

Extreme Connectivity?...still looking for the CF slot!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Yawn.....It's right up there with "portrait" cell phone videos on the news........

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 29th comment
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (327 comments in total)

"As you can see, lens focal range, touchscreen and battery life are what separate the G7 X II from its competition."

The lack of a viewfinder would seem to separate the 2? I'll stick to Mr. Canon's SLRs for now , thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 01:11 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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