dave_bass5

dave_bass5

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Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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On article Review: DJI Osmo Pocket (139 comments in total)
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dave_bass5: Ive had the OP since Dec. Looks great on paper but my biggest complaint is the lack of stabilisation when walking. No up/down stabilisation produces a bobbing look. GoPro Hero 7 much better for this sort of thing in decent light. Hero 7 also doesnt suffer from a very average AF system. Its getting better, but still not as constant as the H7. Cool to have both though.

You have two options. AF-C which is a constant AF. Seems to lock on ok but the screen is so small its hard to tell if its on the correct subject.
AF-S is one shot AF. Touch the screen and the focus will be on that point. This is as close to turning Af off as possible. Again, with the small screen you cant be 100% that you have nailed the focus.
Actually unlike the GP focus is needed if shooting close up (not macro but arms length) Quite a few complaints about out of focus footage on these devices.
This is why i feel the GP is better as you never get out of focus shots with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 14:17 UTC
On article Review: DJI Osmo Pocket (139 comments in total)

Ive had the OP since Dec. Looks great on paper but my biggest complaint is the lack of stabilisation when walking. No up/down stabilisation produces a bobbing look. GoPro Hero 7 much better for this sort of thing in decent light. Hero 7 also doesnt suffer from a very average AF system. Its getting better, but still not as constant as the H7. Cool to have both though.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 10:02 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies

These aren't Hipsters, they are just people that cant think and dress themselves without copying others. What on earth makes them ‘hip’?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2019 at 11:29 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level APS-C shootout (550 comments in total)

I’m on holiday at the moment, same place as I was two years ago. Last time I had my a6000 with me. This time it’s a M50. There is a. Would of difference. The end results may well be very, very similar, but the actual shooting experience is world apart. The a6000 always felt clunky and a lot of hassle getting to the bits I needed. The M50 is a breeze to use and the fact that all the buttons can be programmed to give instant access to the important features it makes it a much nicer experience.
I have many L lenses but just decided take the M lenses. They are doing well. As a travel kit this is the best I’ve owned.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:05 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

I really need IOS to be able to import the new Canon .cr3 raw files. As there is only one camera that generates this at the moment I’m hoping Apple have noticed it.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 09:40 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1254 comments in total)

Love this camera. compared to my 5D4 its a step back in ergonomics, but the IQ is great (i just sold my 80D) and the controls, while limited, are just enough for real world use. No need for all the bells and whistles that the top end bodies have but no one really uses on a daily basis.
Big downside is the connectivity. It works well when it works, but when it does it can take almost 40 mins and a full camera reset to get going again. Poor programming on Canon’s part. Hoping this will change.

Shoulds point out I have no need for any video features and dont ‘Vlog’. Purely shoot stills.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 20:35 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article DJI announces Osmo 2 Mobile smartphone camera gimbal (85 comments in total)
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Roland Schulz: I wonder if this will work with in phone OIS system.
I had the OSMO mobile and it didn´t work with my iPhone X, always had jitter in the recordings! A well known problem if you do a google search.

Thee is no way to turn off OIS, so nothing will change there. I didnt notice it too much when i had the Smooth Q, but i did end up using my old iPhone 6S more than my 8plus because of this.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 09:14 UTC
On article DJI announces Osmo 2 Mobile smartphone camera gimbal (85 comments in total)

This is good news. I had the Smooth Q but sent it back. Nothing wrong with it at all, i just didn’t find much use for it. As soon as it went, i missed it but always wanted to try the DJI one first. Now the choice is an easy one.
Maybe DJI are getting the Osmo 2 made at the same factoryty now, the specs are much closer than with the first version.
It would be amazing if it took the iPhone 8 Plus with silicon cover on it. My biggest issue with the Smooth Q was having to take the cover off each time i used it.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 07:37 UTC as 12th comment

I think this will be a good time saver once its matured, but as with the Content Aware tool demos, the images shown all seem thave been taken to help with showing this effect. Narrow DOF and good contrast. These would probably be easy to make using the existing tools.
Still, it shows that Adobe are still pushing ahead, and not just taking our money (which I have no issue paying, as its a service and not just a program) and stagnating.
IMO with cheaper programs like Afinity and Luminar showing a very mature set of tools at a much lower price Adobe has to keep pushing ahead.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:01 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

I think this has been released to help all those people who want to leave Adobe and go elsewhere. Makes it so much easier to get all your photos back to your computer so you can close your account.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 07:15 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I’m on my 4th Slide, two first gen and two Summit editions. All suffer from slippage when used with a descent sized camera and lens and worn across the body. Within 15mins the straps will be at full length, no matter what length i have them set at. There is absolutely no momvnet when pulling on the strap, its due to body movement.
PD has said its a feature. I thinks its design deficiency.

PD has been amazing getting replacements to me, that’s why i have 4, but great CS doesn’t mean great product. Still, its th only strap i use so i live with it. It does have lots of plus points as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Wow, harsh crowd as usual. Ok, this is nothing really special compared to what’s coming out of Hollywood etc, but it does beat 99% of the other cameraphone videos ive seen, and can show that these things do produce the goods, providing you make the effort.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 06:19 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Ive got the above set up as well, for Canon, and love it other than the mentioned close range issue. Very frustrating when doing macro.
There is a way of turning the XT1 on that allows closer shooting though, you have to hold down a button IIR. Its in the manual. Doesn't make a huge difference but it does help.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 06:54 UTC as 34th comment
On article Affinity Photo comes to the iPad (40 comments in total)
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kikiriki: But why and how when iPad doesn't have proper file system???
ohh, wait it will have it from this autumn.. :)

USB3 is very fast on the iPad Pro, I'm not sure why you think its too slow.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 06:49 UTC

Why are people moaning about not getting all the new features that have been rumoured (key word there). If anyone actualy read the rumours properly its always stated there will be a minor update first, and then the big one.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 07:18 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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Jefbak: Well, the rumors sites really got this one wrong. What a let down...

No they didnt. Its always been started there will be a small FW update first, and then the big one.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 07:16 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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dave_bass5: What a pointless article, only of intrest to those who can't sleep at night because they have been pixel peeping al day.
Real photographers just get on with it and use what they want, not what they are told they should be using just because one man says he thinks they are eating.

Oops, typo at the end obviously.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

What a pointless article, only of intrest to those who can't sleep at night because they have been pixel peeping al day.
Real photographers just get on with it and use what they want, not what they are told they should be using just because one man says he thinks they are eating.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 12:24 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

Quite like the idea of this but until there is a native iPad version ill stick to my own method.
It's a shame in this day and age we cant get something that just works on the intended OS without needing different versions for different devices.

At least its free though.....for now.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 14th comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (221 comments in total)

Barney, I enjoyed the video. I'm sure you've heard it millions of times before but you are the spitting image of Jack Whitehall....only less funny ;-).
The video is what it is, using it in the real world. I can't see why some are complaining it wasn't a side by side comparison video, it's was never advertised as that.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 06:57 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
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