Bob Janes

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 27, 2001

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  • As I pointed out elsewhere in the thread, the volume of smartphone photos tends to be documentary - selfies, friends and family. Now these 'Kodak moments' have their merits, but just as the ...
  • That is a decent enough spec. It would be interesting to view the performance tab of the task manager and see if anything is maxing out. I guess speeds over those external hard disks might be a ...
  • Replied in Some options
    There are lots of frebies out there - DXO OP 9 (free until the end of Feb). Capture 1 offers some free RAW edting software that works for certain camera brands only (dedicated Sony and Nikon versions).
  • It looks like the Samyang unit re-badged. The lens has been around for a long time; my particular version is over 30 years old and carries a Vivitar branding. For all its age it is quite a ...
  • It mans that it has been designed to a particular price-point that makes it affordable to someone of limited means or interest. They did have cameras with reduced features. Pentax used to have a K2 ...
  • Of course. If you use manual focus lenses you probably use hyperfocal info more often. DoF scales and hyperfocal distances do not reply on illusion, but make assumptions about acceptable sharpness ...
  • Flat against the glass with the filter-ring touching tends to be best; a round hood may work, but it still leaves the possibility that light from the other side of the glass will light the front ...
  • Replied in I agree
    Taking photographs is only a part of being a wedding photographer - so much is reliant on understanding what your customer wants (even if it is a horrid cliche) and delivering. You then need to be ...
  • Replied in Fuzzy
    My understanding was that the Japanese word boke means fuzziness - is lacking in definition.. so it is quite good that the photographic definition is also a bit unclear...
  • ...and I still only have one E-mount AF lens - the rest of the stuff I use on it are MF lenses through adapters. It is a great little camera and I've been tempted by the low relative prices of the ...
  • A better comparison would be with the D500 and A77ii or the D810 and A99ii - however, when when the body sizes are the same, and even when the advantages of not having a mirror and having an EVF ...
  • In the days of film, I think this was correct; the body of the camera did not affect image quality, so people upgraded their lenses on a regular basis but tended to use the same camera body. With ...
  • It used to be that you needed a different version at twice the cost to cope with full frame RAW files, I was a big DXO user, but quit when I went full frame. Since then they altered their licence. ...
  • Presumably because those functions rely on overlaying the screen with an indicator of where the focus point is... So the HDMI out would not be 'clean'.
  • From 1984 I worked for the UK Defense Quality Assurance organization which used BS5750 (B and S always pronounced separately and the numbers spelled out five-seven-five-Oh - by all our QA ...
  • But the derivation of Nikon is N(ippon) Icon; which if you pronounced it in Europe or North america would sound like N-eye-kon... however the Japanese pronounce Icon as ee-kon... Bottom line, ...
  • Or, as Reg might say: "All right... all right... but apart from better ergonomics and wide-angles and telephotos and stabilization and image quality and macros and a flash system and fast lenses ...
  • They are very good. I would say that they demonstrate that the skill of the photographer is the most important determinant in the quality of a photograph.
  • I've read your OP again, but still can't see where I'm wrong in disagreeing with your suggestion that one particular device is all we need (because there is an implicit suggestion in the question " ...
  • But look at the sort of photography they are engaging in: it tends to be selfies and friends - the sort of stuff that would once have been taken on instamatic cameras - which is perfectly ...
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