AshMills

Lives in United Kingdom Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.AshMills.com
Joined on Aug 19, 2002

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Vit Adamek: Mavic Air is rated at 21 minutes, not 25 as stated in the article.

Imperial minutes I guess.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2018 at 19:45 UTC
On article Canon launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II (238 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: All hail the white lens.

Am I the only one who hates that they are white? You are always "the guy with the big camera" when you shoot with these things.

He didn't use a scope/lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 22:12 UTC
On article Canon launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II (238 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: All hail the white lens.

Am I the only one who hates that they are white? You are always "the guy with the big camera" when you shoot with these things.

Let's not.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 12:26 UTC
On article Canon launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II (238 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: All hail the white lens.

Am I the only one who hates that they are white? You are always "the guy with the big camera" when you shoot with these things.

This is why I guess no pro has ever successfully used a Nikon 70-200 in places where it is hot. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 16:46 UTC
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QuarryCat: a litte bit better, a little pricier
but still the same boring zoom range.
Yeah they are widely accepted and I had the older Versions too.
But just because there is no 2.8/50-200 mm L IS or 2.8/50-250 mm L IS or even better, a 4.5/50-300 mm L IS USM.
So nothing really new from Canon.

10,000,000,000 would be most people, at least once?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 16:31 UTC

I wonder if any crimes were caught on camera.. I notice someone has blurred all the license plates- can that be done automatically?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 16:40 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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ebarak71: An amazing technical achievement showing a very boring view of London.

It certainly raises privacy questions. Fascinating as it is to see people watching TV/in bed from a long way away I doubt whether their permission to be photographed was obtained...

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 15:13 UTC

US only. Rest of planet stand by.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 15:55 UTC as 12th comment
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1533 comments in total)
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anticipation_of: Putting mandatory noise reduction in RAW files is a pretty odd choice though I have to say. Surely that decision should be left up to the photographer? RAW files should be unprocessed—if I want to let the camera do my processing for me, I'll shoot JPEG

All RAW files are processed to some degree, it may be possible for Pentax to dial back the NR using firmware?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 20:51 UTC
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AshMills: Is there not a full-frame void in the drone camera field?

Sorry, I mean designed-for-drone use FF camera.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 16:29 UTC

Yes, but I wouldn't get hired again.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 16:28 UTC as 55th comment
On article Use photography to create a meaningful gift for Mom (40 comments in total)

"Mum" surely.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 14:31 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Is there not a full-frame void in the drone camera field?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 14:31 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 Sample Gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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AshMills: Handheld?

I prefer the long trails- to me smaller snow-dots would have been more distracting, and felt less downbeat somehow, (like a pretty snowglobe instead of an animal against the elements)

But that's just my view.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 20:59 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 Sample Gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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AshMills: Handheld?

I'm interested to know- 1/25 sec etc..

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 09:30 UTC
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J A C S: One of the problems with slow telephoto lenses (yes, f/5.6-8 eq. is slow) is weak background separation. This is not such a problem with, say, 50mm eq. FF lenses of this type like 100-400/4-5.6 are on the slow side, as well and faster lenses are very expensive.

I agree with amtberg, and not J A C S.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 23:46 UTC
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Gatoraied: Barney, you're a better editor/writer than a wildlife photographer. If I paid you to showcase a lens I made, I'd want my money back. The elk photos were not good. I'm guessing the focus point was not on the head in #1 as the middle of the body has some sharpness, however the head bordered on being blurred. The other elk shots were also not good. I understand some of the photos were taken during it snowing, but to post images such as these to showcase a new lens (which is probably a good lens) was poor judgement imo. Lastly, I've been to Yellowstone a few times and never even thought to take a photo of a sign not matter the intent when this place is a wildlife & geo-feature extravaganza. Id be happy to test your lenses next time.

Were they all shot on a tripod in that case?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 19:33 UTC
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J A C S: One of the problems with slow telephoto lenses (yes, f/5.6-8 eq. is slow) is weak background separation. This is not such a problem with, say, 50mm eq. FF lenses of this type like 100-400/4-5.6 are on the slow side, as well and faster lenses are very expensive.

And we are off.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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AshMills: These look a lot better if you process the RAW in a way that might actually look like you were intending to create a decent photo rather than the opposite.

Suggest anyone interested in this lens opens the RAW files and looks there.

Personally I try not to "overcook" either, and I respect DPRs policy of standardisation, but undercooked is less healthy still. My feeling is that ACR's default sharpening/DNR etc settings (ie. with "detail" turned up, very little sharpening, no masking and no DNR) is really quite a poor default. It may well be poor for larger sensors too, but I do think m43 suffers with the default settings, perhaps because of the smaller pixel pitch.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 19:28 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Well worth looking at the RAW of this- the highlights aren't blown, the hairs are sharp.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 18:06 UTC as 1st comment
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