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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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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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.

I wondered if it is safe, with all that sticky stuff bubbling up from the core, is there any risk of elevated levels of radioactive material ?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2021 at 21:50 UTC

I feel that global warming melts ice caps and so the balance shifts, expansions happen , tectonic plates shift. So we see down into our demise, and to get there to witness this spectacle ..... we drive, further increasing the cause ! How's LA and Yellowstone ?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2021 at 21:45 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): I would quite like to see a comparison between Adobe's Super Resolution scheme and the others on the market (Pixelmator, GigaPixel AI etc.)

Yes I think this is a very interesting point, is it necessary to upgrade to or pay monthly for anything after CS6 ? You can add various bits of software for all sorts of features, like Gigapixel and Topaz noise etc. Even Canon DPP is very good for RAW conversion , and then pass to CS6.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2021 at 14:48 UTC

800 x 500 pixel test shots on an unknown body ? No testing for decentering or focus beyond infinity. Worthless. I would look towards more 20mm or wider for my use.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2021 at 22:07 UTC as 27th comment

Here is the end product of nature at its most frightening , captured amazingly by a gifted image maker.... and you don't care ? I have been to this place and will go again to be amazed by one of the most captivating places on earth. Part of my soul is torn that I can't be there to see this first hand , all my years of holding a camera and I want to be there. Who cares ? ME!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2021 at 13:28 UTC as 26th comment
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Ken60: Have to say the quality of the multi shot image is horrid ! Fuji need to pop over and have a chat with Panasonic. I would like to see a comparison of the 100mp image upresed in Photoshop's new facility, and shown to prove that this multi shot is redundant. I would also like to see how well other lenses ( Canon 100 - 400 ll L IS) work with this body. I think it will be interesting to see in a few months how well the crop of new high mega pixal launches compare. Does the FF digital user sell or their lenses and jump , or hang in there ?

You really miss the point every time , Panasonic manages in selected mode to deploy both multi shot and override motion with waving flags etc. It is simply an intelligent system. This Fuji fiasco offers highlight edges with saw tooth finish and a flag area that is unusable. The number of pixels is irrelevant if the image is damaged ! Use your eyes , not some presumed yardstick... its visual media .

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 17:41 UTC
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Ken60: Have to say the quality of the multi shot image is horrid ! Fuji need to pop over and have a chat with Panasonic. I would like to see a comparison of the 100mp image upresed in Photoshop's new facility, and shown to prove that this multi shot is redundant. I would also like to see how well other lenses ( Canon 100 - 400 ll L IS) work with this body. I think it will be interesting to see in a few months how well the crop of new high mega pixal launches compare. Does the FF digital user sell or their lenses and jump , or hang in there ?

That sounds like good theory, to the visually impaired.... have a close look at the flag and various other areas of the multi shot , the highlight edges are unusable. You would be better advised to use the original 100mp or a Photoshop version if that many pixels were needed.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:36 UTC

Have to say the quality of the multi shot image is horrid ! Fuji need to pop over and have a chat with Panasonic. I would like to see a comparison of the 100mp image upresed in Photoshop's new facility, and shown to prove that this multi shot is redundant. I would also like to see how well other lenses ( Canon 100 - 400 ll L IS) work with this body. I think it will be interesting to see in a few months how well the crop of new high mega pixal launches compare. Does the FF digital user sell or their lenses and jump , or hang in there ?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2021 at 15:24 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
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User1234567890: Looks like Pentax K3 iii is gonna finally be announced this week.

Snapa in their day Takumar lenses could hold their heads among all and above many, the Pentax 67 was a beast but when placed in the right hands produced admirable images. You are right it is so sad to see names I respect sullied in today's market.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 00:46 UTC
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