Daryl Cheshire

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
Works as a Office worker
Joined on Feb 15, 2003

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Can we read photo files in 20-50 years?

JPGs have been around for years and I hope we can still read them decades from now.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 07:46 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

the girl's photos remind me of the twins in "The Shining"

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:04 UTC as 35th comment
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Mike FL: Per DPR, smartphones is killing these kind of thing.

It miight have a slot to slide in a smartphone behind the lens and it charges your phone too, iPhone and Android versions

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 08:10 UTC
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Poweruser: Why only low-res samples?

He was uploading with a dialup modem

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 13:04 UTC
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larrytusaz: What I don't care for is when serious cameras are crippled or simplified so that soccer moms can feel more comfortable with them. SLRs etc even entry level ones are for people who understand what f-stops and ISO etc are, they shouldn't have features removed just because a soccer mom type doesn't "get" them. I understand body durability and features like wireless flash but adding live view or YouTube mode to an SLR NOT because pros want it but so that soccer moms can be persuaded, no.

And, marketing driven or not, the D7500 removing the extra card slot was just dumb. Why downgrade? Sony made that same goof up with the A6000 not having the electronic level of its predecessor the NEX-6. At least they rectified in its follow up the A6300.

I bought the original Canon 5D and was initially disappointed that it didn't have live view but I realized that a second sensor under the mirror is necessary.
This happened on the 5D mk II and later. So not just software then.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
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solarider: Your cat is going to love this.

they can claw

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 15:02 UTC

you could have a huge keyboard (in any language) on the screen and a touch bar as big as you like, say 4-20 lines?
Even icons for gaming like that OLED keyboard demo'd a few years ago.
With an unresisting surface, you'd get flat fingertips and shorter fingers in a short time.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 15:01 UTC as 8th comment
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mailman88: What happens if the 6D mkII bombs or under performs in the marketplace?

eventually means fixed with firmware patches later.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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Aleks7: Oh I thought this is about the D850. Delay of anniversary edition of D5 is not important for most photographers :)

Except it won't be the anniversary edition

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (639 comments in total)
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Daryl Cheshire: A few years ago I considered the Sigma SD14 and the Canon 5D which cost the same. I went for the 5D.
Now I have the 5D mk III and no intention of getting the mk IV (for little benefit)
To avoid GAS, I ask myself if I could tell the difference. (otherwise I'd have ten cameras)
Still, I'll never know until I try.
By the time it arrives in Oz it will have cost $1499, not an impossible sum to try it out.
The comment about better processing power is interesting.

An interesting read, what was the wow factor with the SD1 Merrill?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (639 comments in total)

A few years ago I considered the Sigma SD14 and the Canon 5D which cost the same. I went for the 5D.
Now I have the 5D mk III and no intention of getting the mk IV (for little benefit)
To avoid GAS, I ask myself if I could tell the difference. (otherwise I'd have ten cameras)
Still, I'll never know until I try.
By the time it arrives in Oz it will have cost $1499, not an impossible sum to try it out.
The comment about better processing power is interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)
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amateurphotographer: I have the Mavic, but IMO I think two things that could have been implemented. Some sort of full protection enclosure around the rotor blades, like Hover, to make it even more safer to use with people around and when grabbing it in flight- could even be an additional accessory item. Fold up arms like their Mavic. That would have done it for me.

My brother crashed his Mavic, apparently it doesn't pan so it was flying sideways to follow and film his wife and the forward facing sensors didn't see the tree - ouch!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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Daryl Cheshire: Maybe I missed something but would it make sense to comment on how it takes JPGs?
If you shoot raw, you bypass some of the processing and you do it yourself in post.
I'd like to know how it handles pictures that have been processed by the camera.
If you post process it, wouldn't that showcase your photohop skills rather than how they came out of the camera? I know some of the photos came with a post processing disclaimer.

No I know nothing about photography, I have a PHS camera and I just push the button

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
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irish03jmu: Camera companies need the general public to buy cameras to grow. But a regular person will only buy a camera if they have a good reason to use it over their smartphone. So what is a good reason? Easy - the camera will kick the crap out of their smartphone in quality, fit in their pocket, and be easy to use.

Enthusiasts and professionals may be willing to carry around hunks of gear, but the general public doesn't want to do that. They want a small camera that takes spectacular photos and videos - without them knowing anything about photography. Big sensors, sharp lens, simple operation, and easy means of sharing with others. Nail all of those areas, and the general public will buy your product. An enthusiast may never shoot this way, but a regular person wants to be able to quickly take an awesome photo of their kid and share it immediately. Their money is just as good as the enthusiast's and there is a lot more of it out there. That is the way to grow your sales.

and only cost $150

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 09:24 UTC

I have the Canon 5D mk III, Could the same thing be achieved with the C1, C2 and C3 memories on the dial?
I have one set for bird photography and another for B&W, each can have their AF modes.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
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Daryl Cheshire: why does it say "Made in Germany"?
Shouldn't it say "Hergestellt in Deutschland"?
Is this an English version? Or do they all state "Made in Germany"?
Sorry I Googled the translation if it isn't 100% right.

Yes I wondered why a product that is proudly made in Germany says "Made in".

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)

I was talking about the mk II to a young salesman in a shop and I showed him this one, and he said "OMG it's a beast!"

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 03:11 UTC as 6th comment

Maybe I missed something but would it make sense to comment on how it takes JPGs?
If you shoot raw, you bypass some of the processing and you do it yourself in post.
I'd like to know how it handles pictures that have been processed by the camera.
If you post process it, wouldn't that showcase your photohop skills rather than how they came out of the camera? I know some of the photos came with a post processing disclaimer.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies

why does it say "Made in Germany"?
Shouldn't it say "Hergestellt in Deutschland"?
Is this an English version? Or do they all state "Made in Germany"?
Sorry I Googled the translation if it isn't 100% right.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:55 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
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fad: I wish my fellow dslr users would relax about Leica. Leica cameras are exotics. Exotics are products that are more expensive and more specialized than mainstream ones. They exist because some people want them.

Leicas are within my budget, but I don't have the need for them. I did buy the 55mm Otus just to have the experience it provides. The lens has taught me things about photography, but it is not practical for most things. My inexpensive 1.8G primes and, of course, various zooms are much more useful. But it gives me pleasure to have a lens that is totally impractical and, occasionally, give me results different from what my excellent Nikon equipment can provide. That's what exotics do, give a different experience. The difference can help educate us. They can, rarely, fit us like a glove. They can provide psychological satisfaction. They take nothing away from any other equipment or anyone else's creative experience.

Thinking about the Otus, I have the 5D mk III and a few lenses and my Otus moment was when I purchased the 50mm f/1.2L, it was the first lens where I'd have to gain experience to use properly. main problem was that it could be out of focus but know the DOF is razor thin, it's not exactly a point and shoot

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:44 UTC
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