Patcheye

Patcheye

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 23, 2013

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On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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tedwill48167: I tend to prefer black and white in photos I display at home. These are all amazing photos.

Me too Ted - but the wife prefers colour! So in the interests of domestic harmony you may assume correctly that the majority of my prints currently on display are not mono!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 14:07 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

Always have been attracted by the mono image. Many older photographers will remember just how expensive in film developing colour was for the home enthusiast. Personally, it goes back to the cinema days and from there photographers like McCullin (in his landscapes) influenced the dramatic & timeless quality that skillfully rendered prints achieve. Great to see it still appreciate and so expertly displayed - enjoyed the article & comments.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:58 UTC as 17th comment
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iudex: I think pros are a bit different from us, gearheads and GAS-affected that think of buying new gear as soon as it is released, just because we love new toys. Pros are concerned with outcome, not with the means. I think one very important thing for a pro is knowing his gear perfectly and being able to control the camera instantly and without looking. That is why C/N do not change the button layout of high-end cameras that much. Switching to a completely new brand means learning completely new handling and buttons/dials, which might at the begining lower the effectiveness of work.

Absolutely! Walk around = Fuji. Serious - Canon. Not because they are the super extreme cameras of all time but I know what they can and can't do and work accordingly.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:15 UTC
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Graham Austin: big fan of the 24-105 f4
Great workhorse lens and really nice results

A lens Gavin Hooey made great use of on YouTube until he drifted to Mirrorless.

Use mine regularly on the 5Diii great balance.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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Dr_Jon: In a no-doubt shocking response my favourite lens depends on what I'm shooting. But if I had to pick a favourite the 100 L Macro would just edge the 8-15 with several others following close behind.

Agree - joy to use.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Belgian wins €15,000 Zeiss Award for Faroes project (50 comments in total)
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BadScience: low contrast, low colour is back in fashion

makes a change from super saturated of recent times, Wilde comes to mind... “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

BadScience: Totally agree. The cooler images draw you in whilst the stronger push you back. Easier for the eye (at least the one I have) to take the image in.

Have read somewhere that preference is often regional - Mexico, California being more ready to accept strong colour than those of us who live in more northern climes -good to see it returning.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
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Patcheye: why is the subscription option so criticised on so many websites? £8.57 per month = about a cup of coffee and and a sandwich where I live - no not London. Is that really a rip off when it costs £5 for a return local bus trip?

I back-up my stuff on separate hard drives & am just a hobbyist these days - still a lot cheaper than playing golf.

ThomasH-always: Yes, that's been my experience - kept 5.7 as a sort of back-up if & when needed. Thought of buying the stand-alone re 6 but then thought - well, I've regularly promised my self not to buy new lenses or maybe upgrade a camera - but like New Year resolutions I give in and then I end up having one item that doesn't correspond with that purchase - and maybe I'm easily pleased but paying monthly didn't seem a bad deal - but we're all different - as I've discvered since reading these forums! Cheers.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
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Patcheye: why is the subscription option so criticised on so many websites? £8.57 per month = about a cup of coffee and and a sandwich where I live - no not London. Is that really a rip off when it costs £5 for a return local bus trip?

I back-up my stuff on separate hard drives & am just a hobbyist these days - still a lot cheaper than playing golf.

OK, but don't the regular licences run only to the next upgrade?

I have a stand-a-lone 5.7 but can't download updates since 6 came out.

I've also checked Capture 1 pro 10 and to buy it's 279 EUR = to nearly £25 per 12 months as advertised on their site - they do offer a monthly subscription but didn't follow the link as it's purchase price seemed rather beyond me. Comparable?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 16:00 UTC

why is the subscription option so criticised on so many websites? £8.57 per month = about a cup of coffee and and a sandwich where I live - no not London. Is that really a rip off when it costs £5 for a return local bus trip?

I back-up my stuff on separate hard drives & am just a hobbyist these days - still a lot cheaper than playing golf.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 4th comment | 6 replies
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

On a flat, damp, dismal day in England an absolute treat - Sweden in May with a lightning visit to Norway - can't wait!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 6th comment
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manchumuq: The one taken in the subway train looks totally like the Fuji Classic Chrome film simulation.

So glad you said that, thought my one eye was misleading me!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Sometimes I think why people so hard discussing the battery life in modern cameras. Whats problem to take second or third batteries and don't have big and heavy cameras? And, of course, how many shoots they do per day? more then 700? Really? What? 300 shoots per one battery is not enough? 2x300? 3x300?

XT-1 & XT10 user and can advise, through over a year's use, that EXpro (I'm not involved with the company) batteries are a decent alternative at a fraction of the price and being so you can afford as many as you want or need.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:22 UTC

XT-2 looks very similar to my old Asahi Pentax K1000 - which is still used occasionally - wonder whether this one will still be usable in 30 - 40 years time?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:23 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (95 comments in total)
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Rod McD: I'm 60 and don't ever recall seeing leather covered tripod legs...... That aside the specs are actually quite good in relation to the legs, height and weight. I'm a lot less sure about the head - It looks like it only has two planes of adjustment. How does it work for vertical orientation? - It seems you probably have to rotate the camera on the QR plate and flip the head over to turn the camera onto its side. No thanks - there's a reason no-one makes those any more.....

AKA: Downton Abbey!

Such items (regardless of weight - like non-powered steering in cars) were such joys to use as long as one never left home without one's Butler & Chauffeur.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:33 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (95 comments in total)

If the old ones were so good why did we invent newer one?

Has the look (including carry case) of Mugger over here, rob me!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:23 UTC as 4th comment
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)

Lovely when all goes well -however how did the editing workflow pan out?

Use the XT-1 & like it a lot but the battery life? -Switching pre-view off to take flash in dark or brightly lit areas to get a reasonable reading wouldn't encourage me to swop it for my Canon even at the cost of noise ina wedding situation. Reading a lot of criticism re using LightRoom from certain sectors of the wedding industry it would be interesting to have feed back on those issues from current pro's using the Fuji system.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 10th comment
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Biowizard: For all those green-eyed folks bemoaning the price of a top-end Pro modular camera, here's a funny thought. Judged by sensor area, this camera is about 2/3rds the cost of an iPhone 7:

iPhone Sensor is 5.05mm * 3.72mm = 18.786 mm^2
100Mpx Phase One is 44mm * 33mm = 1452 mm^2

Cost of 128Gb iPhone from Apple Store = £699

£699 * 1452 / 18.786 = £54,026.83

So for bang-for-the-buck, based entirely on sensor size, the Phase One wins hands down compared to an iPhone.

There. ;-)

Brian

And the best thing is no one is going to email, Twitter or phone me on it!!! Freedom at last.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 13:27 UTC

Whoopee! Great! Fantastic & I can't quite understand how I managed to bring up 3 kids, pay off a mortgage & reach three score & ten without it.

Probably too late now.... never mind... back to my world unlit & unsaved by Apple, Oh! how I suffer.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article Brevite launches two new Incognito camera backpacks (22 comments in total)
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G Sciorio: So take the bag hiking or street shooting. Then to access gear take the bag off, put the back side of the bag on a surface (which will pick up dirt) then put that dirty side of the bag back on your back?

I don't understand why backpacks don't open on the side of the bag that rests on your back or at min on the side.

Yes, used the 400AW and the 300AW for mirrorless or when I want to take just one DSLR and a couple of lenses for years now - no problems - but it is a camera bag - personal items can be hard to fit in, i.e. raincoat etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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Rick DeBari: The robbers were later caught with his gear. Here is the updated story with security video.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/olympics-2016/rio-thief-who-robbed-news-corp-photographer-caught-using-stolen-gear/news-story/5af7e72c2e06a3839c3269a4bb678089

Thanks for the link - interesting how the thief made it into the venue - Security???

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
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