Ken60

Lives in UK
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.kci.uk.com
Joined on Dec 14, 2017

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Disappointing that with the great AF and tracking with eye focus recognition , 1600 sec exposure times, and nothing truly sharp in many of the football photos. I guess it is pre production but perhaps we need more than just the technology.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 12:48 UTC as 7th comment
On a photo in the Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary sample gallery (DPReview TV) sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Taken by Chris Nichols ? Yea so you have both hands in the photo. Something fishy going on here !

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 16:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Home at last: a travelogue with the GFX 50S II (121 comments in total)
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Ken60: Ahh the Ship , up the nice end of Wardour St where Bruno and the eateries were. You should have gone south of where Joe's Basement was. Great pub there in the old days , where chairs would fly out of windows and the blue lights flashed. Sadly London is not what it was, and as for London Pride... that was sold along with the Griffin Brewery to Asahi, as was Miller Brands. All that Fullers have now are the pubs and hotels that they were investing in .

Paula Yates didn't think so ! But then she was always INXS.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 20:08 UTC
On article Home at last: a travelogue with the GFX 50S II (121 comments in total)
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Ken60: Ahh the Ship , up the nice end of Wardour St where Bruno and the eateries were. You should have gone south of where Joe's Basement was. Great pub there in the old days , where chairs would fly out of windows and the blue lights flashed. Sadly London is not what it was, and as for London Pride... that was sold along with the Griffin Brewery to Asahi, as was Miller Brands. All that Fullers have now are the pubs and hotels that they were investing in .

I think working in London a lot during the 80's and 90's it was a rather special time.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 16:50 UTC
On article Home at last: a travelogue with the GFX 50S II (121 comments in total)

Ahh the Ship , up the nice end of Wardour St where Bruno and the eateries were. You should have gone south of where Joe's Basement was. Great pub there in the old days , where chairs would fly out of windows and the blue lights flashed. Sadly London is not what it was, and as for London Pride... that was sold along with the Griffin Brewery to Asahi, as was Miller Brands. All that Fullers have now are the pubs and hotels that they were investing in .

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 14:19 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies

Mostly quite poor, one shot with at least interesting light the photographer writes " I used a wide-angle lens to enhance the perspective and lead the eye through the building." .... to what focal point ? Two green doors with no lighting and going nowhere, mostly snaps. Is this because as it is the National Trust they copyright grab everything, even demanding take down of library photos as they own everything. No wonder anyone with a gift in making meaningful and lasting images stayed away.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2021 at 18:14 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

I know of one guy that will not smile at the loss of his 1Dx series, but things for the press have not been easy financially for a while now and if there was a sweetener in the deal I am sure they would jump, after all where is the Pro mirrorless from Canon ? and the resolution of a lot of issues. Which would I prefer to use , easy , but then promises of cameras never hold as much sway as great deals on stuff that is there now, and EF has to be changed anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:04 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies
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madecov: Back in the late 80's and 90's I used JOBO film processors. This a more modern version.

One thing to watch ( IMHO) is the repetitive motion, can cause marking on the soft wet emulsion if the solution is not 100% pure. Secondly I always tapped my tank firmly on the desk top after any agitation, to ensure air bubbles were dislodged. Processing ten films at a time is cost effective but dangerous , and having good dust free space to hang them is another game entirely.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 16:31 UTC
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madecov: Back in the late 80's and 90's I used JOBO film processors. This a more modern version.

Yes I had a Jobo processor too , and when looking at the issues of film and paper processing , there was one way that the jobo was superior. The tank area and the chemical storage area both lay in water baths that were thermostatically controlled. All you had to do when you were going to have a session was fill the unit with water and switch on , whilst making a coffee and relaxing the bath would bring everything up to the chosen temperature, and during longer processes hold it constant. This was quite important for reversal film. The film loading spirals had another neat idea, instead of the ball bearing in the Patterson spirals ( which always got gunked and stuck ) these had a cut out in the sides and with the fingers rotating the sides in a countering motion you could grip or release the very edge of the film to allow a very positive and always workable motion.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 15:18 UTC

How to get 8K + from a mirrorless 35mm size camera, and avoid the heat trap.. all solid state, global shutter and enough frame quality to offer great stills.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2021 at 16:26 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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Ken60: Ok here we go , if there is no practical difference or advantage to the " less dense" array in normal usage , and more megapixels wins, then its easy to see why the 50MP Fuji "almost medium format" is a myth. All those guys that traded in their 50mp 5DSR cameras and lenses were wasting their money !

Ronald two ways to get less dense
1) same size sensor less MP
2) same MP slightly larger sensor

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 15:53 UTC

Ok here we go , if there is no practical difference or advantage to the " less dense" array in normal usage , and more megapixels wins, then its easy to see why the 50MP Fuji "almost medium format" is a myth. All those guys that traded in their 50mp 5DSR cameras and lenses were wasting their money !

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 15:30 UTC as 156th comment | 5 replies
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Ken60: Great , but I think I will wait for the 50mp version with the air gaps .

Nuts ! Thor Heyderhal's new Kon Tiki ?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 21:59 UTC
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Ken60: Great , but I think I will wait for the 50mp version with the air gaps .

Nope, go see Canon Rumours and recent patent. The camera with a hole in it !
Has amazing cooling , so that it can do ..... whatever. Greetings to one of my favourite towns.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 21:40 UTC

Great , but I think I will wait for the 50mp version with the air gaps .

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 17:01 UTC as 78th comment | 6 replies

I want a digital back to go with a camera I loved working with for decades. It must have the same aspect ratio, so that the lenses remain the same focal length in use .... and though a live view screen on the back with all the obvious folding ability, I would enjoy focusing with the good old rack and pinion system and judging it manually on the ground glass screen. Ahhhhh the pleasure of the Mamiya RB 67. The total package could be no more than 100 mp , and offer pixels playing in low density arrays with a perfect low ISO quality.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 16:08 UTC as 120th comment
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Ken60: From past experience, if you think the logo on a beer glass is something you can just add because you think it might look better ...... prepare to be shot ! Something like branding is decided way further up the tree, and would involve a multidisciplinary team and many, many meetings All that head and no bubbles ? Even the top of the beer is down to the location and target. Chez audiences demand a bigger head both in and out the glass, do that in the UK and though it preserves the freshness of the beer by limiting the air contact, you would be accused of delivering a shot measure ! Looks easy but it is a mine field.

Oh so thats why he comments on using a generic glass and dropping clients logos on ..... this was a pseudo pro statement for the glory of the audience , and for the reasons given inaccurate.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 21:43 UTC
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Ken60: From past experience, if you think the logo on a beer glass is something you can just add because you think it might look better ...... prepare to be shot ! Something like branding is decided way further up the tree, and would involve a multidisciplinary team and many, many meetings All that head and no bubbles ? Even the top of the beer is down to the location and target. Chez audiences demand a bigger head both in and out the glass, do that in the UK and though it preserves the freshness of the beer by limiting the air contact, you would be accused of delivering a shot measure ! Looks easy but it is a mine field.

@knappe Have a peek at the commercial shot of the beer and the image linked here https://www.mcclellandbeers.ca/erdinger-weissbier and at the logo on the glass. Note the huge difference between the official glass logo and the one grabbed by the photographer with the speed light boxes ! As you say tradition and official corporate branding are not to be decided by the photographer!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 13:09 UTC

From past experience, if you think the logo on a beer glass is something you can just add because you think it might look better ...... prepare to be shot ! Something like branding is decided way further up the tree, and would involve a multidisciplinary team and many, many meetings All that head and no bubbles ? Even the top of the beer is down to the location and target. Chez audiences demand a bigger head both in and out the glass, do that in the UK and though it preserves the freshness of the beer by limiting the air contact, you would be accused of delivering a shot measure ! Looks easy but it is a mine field.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 11:13 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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Ken60: Bit confused by the shadows, lander is shadow to 2 pm , astronaut is 2 pm/ish , foot of lander is 2 pm ish...... but the pole to the right of the image is 10:30 !

OMG is your national ego so delicate that a question stumbles into faux pas ?
I see, I say , I question.... this is fundamental to any civilised free society !

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 17:43 UTC
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