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 Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (280 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 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (280 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 (407 comments in total)

Wonderful.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:28 UTC as 74th 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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Mac McCreery: Awful article. But anything that protects the innocent from some wannabe posing as a photographer, just because they have the gear, should be welcomed.

I think it's straightforward. Your folk in trucks could offer their services to unwitting householders. In the UK we have a fly tipping problem where a 'man with van' advertises their services to remove unwanted household items. They then dump them on public land, all for a fee of course!
There are a number of folk who advertise their photographic services because friends like their photos and suggest that they should do weddings, portraits and so on (although I accept that folk have to start somewhere), at the other end are crooks who seek to exploit the naivety of folk to make a killing.
Caveat Emptor.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:15 UTC

I always bemoaned the lack of image preview on my film cameras. Awful.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 15:20 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

Awful article. But anything that protects the innocent from some wannabe posing as a photographer, just because they have the gear, should be welcomed.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 133rd comment | 3 replies
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zodiacfml: One cheap accessory but greatly improves the experience is a lens hood.
This thing improves the image quality buy reducing flare that can reduce sharpness or dynamic range of an image.
It also protects the camera lens from dirt/rain and scratches while reducing the need to install/remove the lens cap for a day of shooting.

Totally. And I find it appalling that a lens hood doesn't always come with the lens. The prices are ridiculous for branded hoods!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 02:13 UTC

I echo the need for a good strap! Since I got an Optech my camera has been so much easier to lug around. The branded strap just cut into my neck!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 02:12 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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Robert Zanatta: I'd pick clear or UV filter first. Maybe even a screen protector

External flash should be in there.

Not a filter lover. But it's that old chestnut!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (100 comments in total)

Out with the old, in with the slightly refined old.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 09:06 UTC as 8th comment
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)
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Mac McCreery: I get the appeal of camera phones. I don't get the prices.............

Wearing varifocals I don't do miniature. I guess that anything will do............

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)

I get the appeal of camera phones. I don't get the prices.............

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)

How much!?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 19th comment

Dear me. Not all ideas should see the light of day......

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 130th comment
In reply to:

Satyaa: I am not up to speed on Pentax developments but I am guessing that the latest K-70 and K-3 II already support this lens. Is that right?
Thanks.

That's right.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (185 comments in total)

Great stuff. Not a camera I want or can afford, but hopefully the way forward for real world reviews.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 12:32 UTC as 45th comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)
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Mac McCreery: Good looking camera. One for still photographers who want great image quality and are not fussed about AF catching a sneeze at 500 yards.

It's hardly an election!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)

Good looking camera. One for still photographers who want great image quality and are not fussed about AF catching a sneeze at 500 yards.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:38 UTC as 48th comment | 10 replies
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