Mac McCreery

Mac McCreery

Lives in United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 6, 2011
About me:

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/mac68
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simac/

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (438 comments in total)
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paulfulper: No more mirror cameras , there is no reason whatsoever to use mirror with digital , it makes cameras giant and obsolete .... and more expensive.

We old sods like mirror cameras. We laugh at your battery life and your chimping. We chortle at your little bodies and huge lenses. Oh how we laugh.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 09:54 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)

I lived with penta mirrors. Then I discovered pentaprisms. Worlds apart. Sadly, none match the bright finders of film days. And for those who say
that I am an old, 49 year old, fogey, pick up a film camera and look through the viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 13:01 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Triplet Perar: Companies MUST rethink their lenses, because people keep their digital cameras at home and use smaller equipment, like smartphones, to take more photos.
Lenses are the main problem! We live in the age where cameras shoot ISO 1 million, but still are fed with lens behemoths and designs from the film era, like, gigantic f1.4 primes or f2.8 zooms are recommended stuff. C'mon!
Which company will be brave enough, visionary enough, to release three smallish f/4 of f5.6 zooms, and four f/4 primes, all tiny and small, much more portable?

That would be Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (363 comments in total)

If you have no interest why bother leaving negative comments? Go out and shoot.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (363 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Could someone please add a Leica filter button on this site (just like the dark/light reading mode switch), with as purpose to allow hiding all posts about Leica products?

I don't like to see Leica products. This is not because they are bad, but because of their rediculous pricing.

Their products target the 'oldskool Leica hipsters/fetishists' and the very wealthy, which constitutes a very small number of persons. They therefore do not deserve this level of coverage.

How very silly.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (181 comments in total)
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jpeterg: Yeah, screw them for giving away for free perfectly capable software that is not the latest version! Now those who don't need or want or can't afford to constantly upgrade to the latest cameras and who still use sh*tty, pre-historic, now useless models like the A6000 don't even have to pay for the software! Who do they think they are, charging $0 for not forcing anyone to download? What an outrage. Boo, DXO, boo.

Brilliant!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (181 comments in total)
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Svetoslav Popov: No, thanks. I tried past versions of DXO (at the time that i repeatedly compared all big raw converters and finally choose LR4), but the program was unstable, the quality was cr@ppy, and their marketing/pricing was beyond ridiculous. They had a good distortion correction and the prime NR is great, but that's not enough.

Seems they're getting nervous?

I guess if you are looking to bulk process then you will look elsewhere. If you are the kind of photographer for whom speed is not an issue you can't go wrong.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:24 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (181 comments in total)
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Svetoslav Popov: No, thanks. I tried past versions of DXO (at the time that i repeatedly compared all big raw converters and finally choose LR4), but the program was unstable, the quality was cr@ppy, and their marketing/pricing was beyond ridiculous. They had a good distortion correction and the prime NR is great, but that's not enough.

Seems they're getting nervous?

I use 8gb on a Pentium dual core. It's not the fastest but it works fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
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Mac McCreery: Not cheap is it? Lovely camera though!

The T here is about £800. The F £1200.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 18:39 UTC

Not cheap is it? Lovely camera though!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:47 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

As a spectacle wearer and a Pentax user I cannot forgive the lack of a top plate lcd. I struggle to see the info in the viewfinder and I hate having to refer to the rear screen.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 12:07 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

Inspiring. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 50th comment
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)

The expected snivelling posts.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Sometimes I think why people so hard discussing the battery life in modern cameras. Whats problem to take second or third batteries and don't have big and heavy cameras? And, of course, how many shoots they do per day? more then 700? Really? What? 300 shoots per one battery is not enough? 2x300? 3x300?

I agree. But I would hesitate at buying extra batteries because of the additional cost.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (294 comments in total)
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J Graf: A photographer who needs this article to buy a lens should stick to his iphone

Hint. The article is not written about or for smart phones.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (294 comments in total)

There is nothing more amusing than 'seasoned' photographers being offended by an article for beginners. Diddums.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 09:33 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (294 comments in total)
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J Graf: A photographer who needs this article to buy a lens should stick to his iphone

I though that this article was for newcomers to photography? Is that allowed?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

Wonderful.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:28 UTC as 79th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)

I have really enjoyed these galleries. Thank you. It is such a pity that more folk feel moved to comment about gear than photographs; that is what we do? Photography?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 08:31 UTC as 16th comment
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Mac McCreery: I always bemoaned the lack of image preview on my film cameras. Awful.

No sense of humour... CHECK!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
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