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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knoxphoto: More like the Photoshop awards... am I right?

@Leonp I think the concept of singularity in intent and direction is a mistake. The wide world of image capture is open to all , and to be used as the artist/photographer sees fit. The big danger is that we are restrained by some sort of wrinkly luddite group that want it to remain within their understanding , just so they don't feel lost and insecure !

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2021 at 11:02 UTC
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knoxphoto: More like the Photoshop awards... am I right?

At least this artwork idea evolved beyond the concept of ethnicity wins !
Great to see someone that knows that the camera is just a tool on route to an artwork.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2021 at 19:50 UTC
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Ken60: Why do artistic folk often have a weak point round technology , why do tech heads not make the best artists............ is it something to do with empirical judgement , X's and y's ? I find it disturbing that the sort of support I would welcome is of artistic judgement , and most AI is produced by the kind of people I might ask last.

So I might find it hard to trust, and check it all myself just to be sure ..... what's the point ?
If you are generating 4000 images from each event, is what your are facing the price of spray and pray ?

@McArchive , hmm never did go for stockings on hairy legs

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2021 at 17:25 UTC

Why do artistic folk often have a weak point round technology , why do tech heads not make the best artists............ is it something to do with empirical judgement , X's and y's ? I find it disturbing that the sort of support I would welcome is of artistic judgement , and most AI is produced by the kind of people I might ask last.

So I might find it hard to trust, and check it all myself just to be sure ..... what's the point ?
If you are generating 4000 images from each event, is what your are facing the price of spray and pray ?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2021 at 15:47 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies

So how long will they leak , pre release, rumour or whatever this thing before it is rumoured to arrive .... so please don't buy a Sony just yet . I am a Canon user for over 40 years, but this is getting silly.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2021 at 13:33 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
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Ken60: I think the debate about what competes, highlights the big gap in the we have today. What do I mean by that, cameras are only part of the story. We all know the lenses that you might need to make a camera a valid tool is quite large, and almost financially crippling if you do a wide range of photography. As of now you might feel that a 100s is the studio camera, for products and social images . You might require standard, half standard and double standard focal lengths. However if you then add in football, hockey and skating, possibly mountain biking etc you will need another camera for sure, something with fast focus and fast lenses for low light indoor work. That previously crippling figure for lenses now becomes a killer blow. Only true solution would be if say Canon had released a new lens mount that could provide optics that could not only excel for the fast work but also have enough coverage for a slightly larger sensor. 1 System and budget !

Steve you miss the point , lots of people produce small APS and full frame, but as of yet no one produces full frame and larger utilising the same lenses. If someone did , and did it well , with a Sony A1 full frame for sport and action, plus a body using the same lens for GFX 100s style camera, they would have a strong position, because lots might buy a high end body too , but not be prepared to hold two lens designs in quantity. You can spend £5000 on one L series supertele , thats almost covers the 100s in one lens.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2021 at 19:33 UTC

I think the debate about what competes, highlights the big gap in the we have today. What do I mean by that, cameras are only part of the story. We all know the lenses that you might need to make a camera a valid tool is quite large, and almost financially crippling if you do a wide range of photography. As of now you might feel that a 100s is the studio camera, for products and social images . You might require standard, half standard and double standard focal lengths. However if you then add in football, hockey and skating, possibly mountain biking etc you will need another camera for sure, something with fast focus and fast lenses for low light indoor work. That previously crippling figure for lenses now becomes a killer blow. Only true solution would be if say Canon had released a new lens mount that could provide optics that could not only excel for the fast work but also have enough coverage for a slightly larger sensor. 1 System and budget !

Link | Posted on May 23, 2021 at 18:07 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
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Ken60: How many of your forum posters really need either the A1 or the 100s , and could do everything they do with a R5 or R6 and save money ? I remember shooting covers with a D30 back when they first arrived.

Sure , I only picked then as a price / tech indicator.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2021 at 16:15 UTC

How many of your forum posters really need either the A1 or the 100s , and could do everything they do with a R5 or R6 and save money ? I remember shooting covers with a D30 back when they first arrived.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2021 at 16:08 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies

If you can get there during the special week that it is perfect , go ! It is the most amazing place, covering many acres.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 17:46 UTC as 19th comment

There are some great images in here , some with great mood and atmosphere. I do query some, like the final image , where food is nowhere to be seen , and I would suggest they are more travel photographs.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 20:01 UTC as 28th comment

Some rather confused comments.... " light is not important, you can take great photos in any light ". " Don't force it, if its not working walk away and don't waste your time when you could waste the best light by not being somewhere else"

I think what you might have tried to say is ..mood is most important, atmosphere is what makes an image. This is often a mixture of light and atmospherics. Study the location so you know when your best chances are. You talked often of texture, well texture ( remember the lighting an orange lesson ) shows where the light glances across the surface at the border between lit and shadow. Again its to do with light!
Welcome to my workshop, but hey I didn't charge.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2021 at 22:53 UTC as 12th comment
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Astro Landscapes: Another lithium-ion battery tossed into nature to leak its guts for decades to come.

DPReview, can we start disclaiming to NOT be reckless with your drone whenever you share "epic drone footage" content like this? It would only take a few seconds to cut and paste a disclaimer. As it is, more and more people will be getting more and more reckless with their drones. :-(

Michael my comments were regarding the use of drones around a situation like the Icelandic lava flows. As you may have noticed there are also several helicopters operating in the same area. As someone that has lost friends to bird strikes and obstacles when low level chopper flying , I am perhaps a little more sensitive to this. I remember the sound of the copilots voice over the headset as he called birds rising ten o' clock , as we traversed a field at low altitude. The voice I listened to taught me the fear he felt at that moment , he was a very experienced USAF guy, and knew how vulnerable choppers are to strikes at low altitude. I love the art, admire the new perspective, but know what jerks some fools can be....... sorry does not glue people back together.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2021 at 23:42 UTC
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Astro Landscapes: Another lithium-ion battery tossed into nature to leak its guts for decades to come.

DPReview, can we start disclaiming to NOT be reckless with your drone whenever you share "epic drone footage" content like this? It would only take a few seconds to cut and paste a disclaimer. As it is, more and more people will be getting more and more reckless with their drones. :-(

I don't know what folk do in the "drone" flying arena, but when we flew radio control aircraft , we joined an organisation that gave us insurance to the value of £5,000,000 in the case of personal injury. It was a very important part of flying as a 16lb petrol driven blender with a huge hard plastic propeller can do enormous harm . When I viewed you recent drone footage in Iceland , though amazed by the stunning footage, I was hugely concerned about the issues with people flying these things randomly among the choppers. Molten lava is not the greatest thing to land in ! As we encourage this footage, do we encourage safe usage and professional behaviour, like insurance and controlled usage ?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2021 at 16:02 UTC

Knowledge is power, who controls what is shown and what not ? By Googles search and ranking they moneratise the internet and hold sway on our businesses.... how will they wangle this information . I note for example that the Fagradalsfjall volcano site is all 2019 imagery , yet the adjacent areas are 2021 ! Surely if you were going to reimage an area, the more notable active area would be of most interest ?.... who decides, who sells these captures and withholds some bits ?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 15:49 UTC as 4th comment
On article DPReview TV: Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM review (33 comments in total)
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Ken60: Would love to have seen comparison shots, single exposure night shots, done with this lens and then the same with the Sigma. Did I miss something, all the shots in in gallery were Sony ? Looking at Vlad's stacked shots , is it my eyes or are the images in the upper edge sky better left than right ?

Good info , obviously a shot of another area of the sky might have been better as a lens test. This way we could see any non linear behaviour.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 18:33 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM review (33 comments in total)

Would love to have seen comparison shots, single exposure night shots, done with this lens and then the same with the Sigma. Did I miss something, all the shots in in gallery were Sony ? Looking at Vlad's stacked shots , is it my eyes or are the images in the upper edge sky better left than right ?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 17:46 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Ken60: No astro samples ? Seems this is a major use for such a lens with such a fast aperture.

Thanks Carey just had a look , question .... what do you call a lens that produces ellipses on its left far more than it does on its right ?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 17:20 UTC
On article Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM sample gallery (83 comments in total)

No astro samples ? Seems this is a major use for such a lens with such a fast aperture.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 16:30 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
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bluevellet: All these people close and around a newly active volcano doesn't look too smart to me. I don't care how many advisors are around.

Non Volcanic , during what period ? A couple of years ago (7) when I climbed Snowdon, someone said that to me when I made mention of the layout of the lakes and ridges. They, as you, said no not volcanic at all ! I sat drinking my drink and they chatted with friends , then as they collected their kit to begin the descent they noticed a plaque laid in the floor of the summit cafe, it caused them to wander over and apologise. Snowdon is a dormant volcano. How is it we had many warning on the rigs about radioactivity because of what came up from below.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2021 at 23:50 UTC
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