paul simon king

paul simon king

Lives in India Above and beyond, India
Works as a Bat (retired)
Joined on Jan 30, 2012
About me:

I never use bio, it makes me itch

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photohounds: Smugmug isn't bad at all. It is much cheaper (if you value your time) than self-hosting and maintaining a web presence.

I switched to it because $12 per month represents a fraction of the value of the time needed to manually maintain a site.

Smugmug has unlimited storage and respects your privacy better than others I tried - including Flickr.

I have too little time, so I do this:
https://photohounds.smugmug.com/browse

the customer service at smugmug is outstanding so there's real hope for Flickr

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 09:14 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: How long before it clogs beyond all redemption?

Two weeks? Two months?

WHO CAN SAY? But you can bet it'll be soon.

MY 3880 has got a dead head but that's after 7 years with no problems at all , very infrequent use and a dusty house

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 20:07 UTC
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olyham: I would question the appropriateness of this kind of promotional material on this website, It is pure mush with very little photographer relevant detail.

Having said that some of the comments submitted do provide interesting information about Canon so I guess it is stimulatory at best

stimulatory you say.......
;)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 07:28 UTC

At least it's killed the rumour that Sony was making Canon sensors
:p

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 07:27 UTC as 4th comment

This debacle neatly sums up the madness of this world

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 21:58 UTC as 39th comment
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1258 comments in total)
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paul simon king: can't see the point- looks so much like a dslr it might was well be one.

not o you maybe

Those of us that want a much smaller form factor than the DSLRs (esp FF) much prefer something along the M1/E3 lines

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 17:24 UTC

I hope we don't end up laughing our socks off at their first 'offensive'

As much as I love Canon, they are going to have to pull a pretty big rabbit out of the hat to not still looking like they're playing catchup

I LOVE my DSLR, absolutely love it, and will always have one, but I'd like a mirrorless too for different tasks and for its small form and weight.

A mirrorless DSLR (effectively) is no interest to me me whatsoever. I really hope they do more than just take the mirror out of the camera (so to speak)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 13:10 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

focus bracketing? brilliant!

was just wishing for that this morning using my Canon!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 13:08 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1258 comments in total)
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paul simon king: can't see the point- looks so much like a dslr it might was well be one.

I have several Canon DSLRs. (not a Canon hater see?)
Canon also make teeny-tiny dslrs for newbies.

So if a Mirrorless would be of any interest to me it would have to be along the same lines as the Fuji X-E3, or at least have a size advantage over the current dslr offerings. It doesn't so I can't see the point

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 19:02 UTC
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paul simon king: Bought Picktorial but it doesn't support big files like those from the 5DsR so check it will work with your camera before buying...

They tell me they are working on having it support bigger files in the future

still waiting.....

:(

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 23:09 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1258 comments in total)

can't see the point- looks so much like a dslr it might was well be one.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 17:59 UTC as 157th comment | 6 replies

can't see the advantage over a DSLR with this design

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 17:57 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)
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paul simon king: IF it needs to be that big why not go the whole hog and make it FF?

@Peter1976 - No FF camera because no FF lanses? what like no MF lenses?

;)

I still maintain that if they're going to produce a. FF size camera why nog go the whole hog?

having said that I wouldn't buy it (or this one) as Canon has it covered. Fuji has been competing very successfully by recognising where the big guns were failing

I like Fuji for their smaller format mirrorless (where Canon sucks by Comparison). It's good that they have anMF offering too but there they can compete..

I wish them well but am not impressed by this new direction..Obviously they'll sell some, so good luck to them

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 09:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)

IF it needs to be that big why not go the whole hog and make it FF?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 10:32 UTC as 286th comment | 6 replies

So you can get any image in High IQ for free - will anyone ever need to pay an actual photographer ever again?

With photoshop it must be possible to use stock wedding photographs of any couple and photoshop the faces/places etc, as it must be possible to photoshop the interior of busy working factories, machinery etc. to look like the clients'; or to get 'close-enough' for product shoots; same with sports, surely there are already enough shots of people kicking running, jumping, shooting' and skiing etc?

Sure, Stock photographers may end up out of business from Upsplash but combined with photoshop I can see that it could cause the demise of income for every photographer, and after all a riot is a riot, a politician is a politician, a celebrity is a celebrity, so the same could be done for journo's shots, [does it matter which riot/politician/celebrity is in the frame], they're all pretty much the same after all?

[for those of a literal bent please understand the above is sarcasm]

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:17 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
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Jonathan Brady: most photographers seem to be working harder and harder to make less and less and sometimes no money.
I'd call it exploitation but they're obviously choosing to do it.
Studies have shown that it's better to become a plumber straight out of High School than to become a teacher or family practice physician when looking solely at income over your lifetime. I'm a pharmaceutical rep and most physicians I've asked have urged their children NOT to become primary care physicians - to either become high paid specialists or choose a different field entirely. This, of course, will lead to a shortage in the future of competent primary care physicians. The pay is awful compared to the work put in. I have a feeling that this is a similar future we can expect for photographers.

Try working in the NHS- the job you love turns into a nightmare when the hours get longer and longer, until it is impossible to fulfil the workload you have been left with, the responsibility gets higher and higher without further training and little or no back up, the sleep gets less and less, your home life ceases to exist, and the pay stays the same.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 11:30 UTC
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shooter45: """DxO didn't take your $150 for the old collection and it has not moral or legal obligation to honor that previous purchase with any form of discount for their new collection. However, as a marketing strategy, it would be wise to consider offering some consideration to existing Nik users since they represent to core to DxO's future success with the Nik product line.

It remains to be seen what will truly be "new" in the DxO update and whether those "improvements" will be worth whatever DxO plans to charge for them.""

You are absolutely right ...

one can always hope.....

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 21:45 UTC
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shooter45: """DxO didn't take your $150 for the old collection and it has not moral or legal obligation to honor that previous purchase with any form of discount for their new collection. However, as a marketing strategy, it would be wise to consider offering some consideration to existing Nik users since they represent to core to DxO's future success with the Nik product line.

It remains to be seen what will truly be "new" in the DxO update and whether those "improvements" will be worth whatever DxO plans to charge for them.""

You are absolutely right ...

in terms of digital upgrades it is about the normal average upgrade cycle time, bear in mind that it hadn't been upgraded fro a long time before that nd like any other software it would be time to expect to pay for an upgrade , in fact overdue. However you can still use it free as long as you change a couple of settings.

So if your beef is that You want a free upgrade after all this time (for software that actually still works as is) of course it would be nice....but to expect DxO to 'honour this investment", I don't think that's reasonable or realistic.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 16:23 UTC
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shooter45: """DxO didn't take your $150 for the old collection and it has not moral or legal obligation to honor that previous purchase with any form of discount for their new collection. However, as a marketing strategy, it would be wise to consider offering some consideration to existing Nik users since they represent to core to DxO's future success with the Nik product line.

It remains to be seen what will truly be "new" in the DxO update and whether those "improvements" will be worth whatever DxO plans to charge for them.""

You are absolutely right ...

"I paid for Nik originally, not long before it went free, but that was waaay too long
ago to be in the tiniest bit bothered about and life is just too short to waste the energy."

Still applies

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:47 UTC

This is the perfect opportunity, on the back of this ,to do a new review of DxO compared to other RAW editors.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 24th comment
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