Arthur Stanley Jefferson

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Arthur Stanley Jefferson: Steve, you should send one to the actor Jeff Bridges, he loves run and gun medium format photography and could perhaps tweet about your product.

Put the price up too!😊

I'm very sorry to hear that

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 23:24 UTC

Tokina rebadge a Viltrox, (with badly set typography) and charge a massive markup...did they think no one would notice?

No thanks Tokina....

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 05:30 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Steve, you should send one to the actor Jeff Bridges, he loves run and gun medium format photography and could perhaps tweet about your product.

Put the price up too!😊

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 00:11 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

This is great, I would love one if I could still afford to shoot medium format film.

When I did my arts degree (many years ago) all the Mamiya RB67s were booked well in advance. So I made my own medium format camera out of a cardboard box, a Zeiss Ikon lens and a Polaroid back (Like MPP) using 665 positive/negative bw film. Printed 16x20" on Ilford paper, results were great. ...lots of fun.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 00:02 UTC as 23rd comment

Sounds good, but maybe wait for early adopters to see which lenses are most compatible as some may not work satisfactorily.
There's also this generalized Caveat emptor....

"Worn lenses with faulty sensors may lead to AF problems on a mirrorless camera even though the lens may appear to function normally on a DSLR"

....how do you tell if you have a worn out lens, if its working ok on your own gear?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2020 at 17:00 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2964 comments in total)

In my humble opinion....£4200 is the wrong price for the R5 ....

It should be £3600 as it is - a fine stills Camera with occasional video use

....and £4800 as a hybrid video/stills when they finally fix the overheating in the R5 mk2

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 19:08 UTC as 183rd comment

He's pushing the tech, experimenting, solving challenges and being creative, ....and he's making a living out of his passion.

What a great position to be in, I would love to play with this gear.

It would be interesting to incorporate a large rotating turntable or subjects on a moving platform. I love mixing low ambient light exposures with flash...but to add this effect to the setup of a tracking shot of an action scene would be fun.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2020 at 21:07 UTC as 19th comment
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bionet: "I play the Speedlite because there's no place I can go
Speedlite, it's the only life I know
Speedlite, and there's a thousand parts to play
Speedlite, until you play your life away"

You let the people see, just who you wanna be
And every night you shine just like a superstar

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2020 at 06:10 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 first impressions review (61 comments in total)
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fPrime: Nice body, too bad it has an X-Trans sensor.

Hi, what don't you like about the x-trans sensor?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 16:40 UTC
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Arthur Stanley Jefferson: A few questions
1) is that 170 full power flashes before overheat or a lower power?
2) What is the recycle rate at full power - how many FPS at full power?
3) What stops a user placing the wrong battery in either the camera or flash - is there a visual clue beyond the model number?
4)Can it use an external battery pack?

Thanks to anybody who can answer my questions

Thanks...I have a few answers...
2) recycle rate is .9 sec....but that does not necessarily mean you can shoot straight after it has recycled ( my 600 ex rt 2 slows the rate at which the flash will actually fire compared to the 600 ex rt1)
3) the battery is longer than a camera battery and so protrudes from the charger
4) it can use the CPE4N external battery pack, which gives 0.4 sec recycle!! With Ni Mh batteries. I wonder if it’ll work with my Quantum Turbo 3 battery packs?

It also has flash exposure lock (fel) linked to face detect af, so no more centre point fel errors. Other features are a variable colour modelling light and a ttl to m exposure memory lock button that allows you to shoot ttl, then shows you what the manual output is so that you can lock in in.

It’s a clever flash but it’s still only 76ws and hss will behave like 19ws in practice. Also, those colour filters and bounce diffuser are detected by the flash and will cut your overheating limit in half if not more.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 05:53 UTC

A few questions
1) is that 170 full power flashes before overheat or a lower power?
2) What is the recycle rate at full power - how many FPS at full power?
3) What stops a user placing the wrong battery in either the camera or flash - is there a visual clue beyond the model number?
4)Can it use an external battery pack?

Thanks to anybody who can answer my questions

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 20:40 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

This is already made by that other kick starter....
Google SHYT Products.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2020 at 10:32 UTC as 18th comment

One look at the high Canon UK online store prices was enough for me to rule them out as my retailer of choice.

...perhaps they should have handled all the pre orders for the R5 directly....for all of those willing to pay a premium to get it first.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2020 at 20:36 UTC as 31st comment
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Bigsensorisbest: Sure the majority of photographers will be waiting for a higher resolution stills focused version if this camera, I still feel the majority couldnt care less about video

I just wanted a mirrorless 5D mk4....

30+ mp, IBIS, Eye AF, dual card, optional grip, good quality 4k .....that doesn't have a timer for £2,800

Same old Canon, they greet you with a handshake, then slap you round the face

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 11:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art review (145 comments in total)

I hope more Sigma Art lenses get the DN shrink ray treatment.

A 50 f1.4 or 105 f1.4 DN please

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2020 at 18:00 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

So we want a camera with Nikon video features and ergonomics, but with Canon's touchscreen & dp af for video but with Sony eye af and 3rd party lens support.

...that's all ;)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2020 at 10:25 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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PhotographyIsWayOverrated: Love his down-to-Earth attitude, and obviously the Photo Mechanic running on the Mac in the background (subject of a next video, I guess) :)

As for the first generation EF 24-70/2.8 he mentions (as in "not using it for being so soft"), I still remember using it (or rather not) at our paper back then. It was most memorable for staying well locked in the office safe during most of my career, even with the classic PJ focal length, I "hated" it that much! When we got the much improved Mark II, we were all overjoyed!

Totally agree, he’s the genuine article, no ego whatsoever, and such a refreshing change from gear porn videos from YouTubers.

He’s right about the mk1 24-70, it was soft in comparison to the super reliable & sharp mk2.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2020 at 20:59 UTC

Komarechka is a good name for a DPR reviewer....
....is it pronounced “ camera checker “ ? 😀

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 08:15 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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themountainphotographer: In late 2018 I sold my Mac and bought an iPad Pro 10.5 inch. Today I happily process my Z6 raw files in LR. It’s a workflow that works flawlessly for me.

So, yeah, maybe time for an upgrade.

I'm about to add lightroom to my 10.5 iPad pro - any tips or good links that might help ease me in? Thanks

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 22:39 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)

Your videos just get better and better. I watch them even if I’m not initially interested in what’s being reviewed or explained. I always end up feeling I’ve learnt something useful from someone who’s opinion I trust. Thanks for that

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 07:34 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
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