James Bligh

Lives in Korea (South) Korea (South)
Joined on Dec 5, 2008
About me:

I admire the paintings of Goya, El Greco, Rembrandt, Gauguin, Courbet, Picasso, Salvador Dali… If only we photographers could create images as compelling as the masterpieces of them…

My present light-painting tools are: Nikon D700, AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D, Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, Panasonic GF-1, Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH, Nikon Coolpix A, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Canon PowerShot S110, Fujifilm F30 and my SLR heritages. Recently I've added Ricoh GRD2 and brand-new Nikon D800 to my arsenal. Really love the control logics of both cameras.

James Bligh's recent activity

  • The price of a decent camera has been about the monthly salary of middle class citizen. So a decent camera is quite pricy as it has been before. BTW having a night with a woman of the street costs ...
  • Commented on article Nikon D850 Review

    BTW there is a report which says resolution seems to be almost same between D850 and D800/D810 despite an increase of 10 megapixels.


  • Commented on article Nikon D850 Review

    (Quote) The other consequence of the smaller photo-sites might be a slightly stronger effect from diffraction. While the optimal aperture on the D810 (and D800) was f/7.1 it could now be f6.3....

  • @J A C S You may use F16 F22 in D850 but I will never use them in D850. I may use F8 but I am not sure I will dare to use F11 in D850.

  • @J A C S You may agree that the consequence of high pixel density is very narrow range of usable ISOs in compact digicam and I am afraid it will be very narrow range of usable F stops in DSLR.

  • @J A C S What you are saying can be summarized to two words, that is diminishing return. If you recall the evolution of compact digicams everlasting increase in MP was stopped or reversed albeit...

  • @J A C S So be it but I wonder no I am afraid DSLR has become/is becoming more or less like compact digicams in regard to usable F stops, it is a pity.

  • @J A C S Because Amadou Diallo, Barney Britton and Richard Butler say so.

    (Quote) Look carefully enough and you can probably see a subtle difference in sharpness between the images shot at f/4...

  • @J A C S Compare F4 F5.6 shots with F8 F11 and F16 F22 shots.


  • @Androole It just won't necessarily lead to more resolution if you are heavily stopped down.

    -- I may rephrase it as follows.

    It leads to deterioration in resolution if you are heavily stopped...

  • one article alone didn't make me blindly go buy the product.
    -- I may inform you dpreview has published more than dozen articles about D850 so far.

    Only the sheep do that.
    -- I guess you are an...

  • What was an issue 5 years ago may be a reminiscence but I am afraid people are too forgetful. Or may I say blindfolded?

    If my memory serves me correct, no one in dpreview staffs or not a one...

  • But really, the impact on our work flow has been that bigger files, which added nothing to the overall quality of a project, cost more to shoot, took more time to process and cost more to archive....

  • (Quote) Up until we hit 16 megapixels there were always some (few) situations for advertising photographers where more sheer resolution was needed. Once we hit the 24 megapixel mark we could have...

  • You may read this article.


    (Quote) In my mind the A7Rii earned its gush quotient from the brain trust...

  • @AdrianPocea Hand blur, diffraction... these are all valid questions, especially the latter should be thoroughly investigated. Thank you for raising sound doubts.

  • @Lars V @Toni Salmonelli Though I rarely crop, I simply discard ruined shot, I cannot rebut Lars V since his tone is very calm and suave even persuasive I may say.^^ And as a fellow glass wearer I...

  • @sh00t3r I understand your dire situation. I suspect D500 is a better choice for your purpose since D500 has viewfinder magnification of 1x when that of D850 is 0.75x and the pixel count of D500 is...

  • @maljo If you find yourself cropping regularly you'd better study Bresson and/or visit an art museum and learn the skills of masters. For example I may suggest you to study the picture The...

  • 1/3) Read this. 24MP seems to be sweet spot for FF sensor.


    Up until we hit 16 megapixels there...

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