BubbaHotepUK

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 13, 2010

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Martin.au: Wow. Looks like quite a basalt on the senses.

I'd have taken it for granite.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Here I am again posting something in the "who cares about your problems" category.

So, there you have it. Who cares, made it easy for you.

But if you care, read on.

This is why pro photography is dead, and we're possibly seeing the very last generation where one can make a decent career being a photographer.

There's just too much free knowledge. Regarding the functionally of a profession, we're past the healthy threshold.

How to's, DIY's, lighting tutorials, pose tutorials, desperate photographers giving away their secrets on videos (and workshops) everywhere.

Too much easy info at the click of a button.

Free knowledge + no really hard entries to the profession (no degree needed, very affordable used pro gear) means you have thousands of wannabes tomorrow.

What if you had too much available easy info to become an engineer, a doctor, etc?

Would those professions keep their value under the same conditions?

We are all standing on the shoulders of giants.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
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cosinaphile: I genuinely believe phones without headphone jacks should be ostracised ... further id like to see folks who were considering this phone let Motorola know copying apple caused you to buy elsewhere

i will not buy a phone or tablet without sd support or a headphone jack

i also am a lillte bit hmmmmm about all theses specs and descriptions and this very important point is ignored

i really enjoy dpr .... but this little thing has shaved off a tinge of trust they might have otherwise retained

it raises questions about the balance of interests between readers and advertisers
hiding this served neither interest in my estimation...im left with a very mild ....very slight sense of betrayal here

I've got Bluetooth headphones, but I can't count the number of times I've been music-less or podcast-less on the commute to work because they've run flat.

BT headsets are yet another gizmo to worry about keeping charged. Jackless phones are just heaping inconvenience on the customer, not making life easier.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
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Ian: This is bad news - I bought my wife one of these and if her phone goes haywire, I'm the one that suffers ;)

You buy the engagement ring, the wedding ring, then you get the suffering!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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mosc: I was more struck by the quality of the gallery than the camera. I usually get very technical when looking at samples like this but I got kind of caught up in the composition. Really outstanding job to Carey Rose. Maybe too good? I can't tell you anything about the product after looking at this, just that I like Carey's photography immensely lol.

That reflection in the hubcap is really nice. The ground fills the same ratio of the picture as the reflection fills in the wheel. The more distant background dips out of focus a little similar to the dirt on the upper part of the hub cap clouds the reflection. The black tire lines up on the rule of thirds creating nice separation in the different areas of the shot. I just really like the composition in that shot, and so many of the others.

Foreground interest.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
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wkingsie: I've previously owned both the version III and version IV models.
I sold them both because I couldn't live with the pop up EVF, and the limited focal range (24-70mm to narrow).

I now own the Panasonic ZS110 which has an incredible 25-250mm focal range, 4k video, and only cost me $611 Australian, delivered.

W

I use them primarily as travel cameras for short trips etc. It was my intention to sell the RX100 when I got the Panny because I found the zoom limiting, but I've found myself keeping both & on occasions travelling with both. The USB charging on the bodies means you don't have to take anything over & above what you'd take for your phone, so carrying two pocket cams isn't a big deal at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:37 UTC
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Sabud: Lumix GM 1/5 is another too small camera, but the price is OK and the sensor is bigger;)
And yes, I know about lack of EVF but I don't care with this type of nano-cameras.

It's a shame Panasonic didn't evolve the GM line. They look a bit antiquated compared to this new RX100, especially in terms of video.

They are also significantly bigger as soon as you put a lens on, though of course interchangeable lenses are a big advantage too.

You pays your money and takes your choice.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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wkingsie: I've previously owned both the version III and version IV models.
I sold them both because I couldn't live with the pop up EVF, and the limited focal range (24-70mm to narrow).

I now own the Panasonic ZS110 which has an incredible 25-250mm focal range, 4k video, and only cost me $611 Australian, delivered.

W

The TZ100 is a fun camera, but compared to my RX100 Mk1 at equivocal focal lengths the lens is disappointingly soft.

You can crop in to the RX100 pictures quite well for a bit of extra zoom.

You do get more interesting features on the TZ100, like DFD & (in the latest firmware update) focus bracketing though.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Concerning connectivity they are attempting again the 2012 retina macbook pro coup, but this time in an even nastier way. Clearly many around here (and pretty much anywhere where I looked) are not satisfied with connectivity, especially given the price.

The connectivity change is so drastic that it looks like a test, though given the form factor it looks like not many of these abandoned ports could find their way back to the next update.

Still Apple should be listening on users feedback - they are shooting themselves in the foot if they do not start looking for some kind of more elegant transitional solution than carrying around $200 worth of adapters.

Anyone who has tried to use a Macbook Pro for business presentations knows about adapter hell already. Client offices have all sorts of solutions for their presentation rooms: HDMI, VGA, and even WiFi Display dongles that don't play well with OSX at all. It's a nightmare as it is, now this new one-size fits all approach may be good for Apple, but it's just an even bigger bag of cables & adapters for those of us who actually need to do work with them in that way.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 09:57 UTC
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

If you're going to boycott Huawei, you should also boycott Goggle at the same time. Huawei manufacture the Nexus 6P for Google.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (149 comments in total)
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Jestertheclown: Those "easy to use; undo in a flash", fasteners would make you a prime target on the London Underground.
Your camera would be "undone and gone in a flash."
You'd never see where it went nor ever see it again.

I've had my Peak Design SLL-2, which uses the same attach mechanism, for a few months & dozens of Tube journeys. The camera still appears to be attached.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Could the reviewer be less enthused with this camera?
The stance he approached the review is almost palpable browsing through the "let's get on with it and head back home" images in the gallery.
The feeling I am getting from this review is a complete "meh-of-mehs!", in contrast with other online resources.
It is so much so, that I am now decided to get a loaner just to evaluate things for myself.
It is sad that after all these years, I am starting to get the feeling that I simply can't trust DPR anymore when it comes to evaluate Canon cameras.

As you say, "The stance he approached the review is almost palpable browsing through the "let's get on with it and head back home" images in the gallery".

To be fair, I feel like this after going out with my 70D now (usually opting for mirrorless). I just can't wait to get the darn thing off of my neck.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 13:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)
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locke_fc: From a technical standpoint, I've always liked this camera since it was first introduced. I've even considered buying it a few times. Not the best IQ, but very impressive for a small sensor.

However, as much as it looks like a great all rounder for travel photography, it fails in one crucial department. It just looks massive, and way too conspicuous with that lens extended, even at the shorter focal lengths.

Pulling out this thing would make you stand out instantly, even in a crowded area. And that's not such a good idea in many parts of the world.

At $1500, I'd feel mugged before I even went out with it.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
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Philippe R: Most people already have a camera brand, most likely Canon or Nikon, so why suggest so many Sony ? do they contribute more than the others to your site ?

I'm sure if Canon or Nikon made better, more innoavtive cameras, then they might win more of these round-ups.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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tsk1979: Color me surprised!
I was expecting worse from this lens. Tamron has pushed to 16-300 while delivering performance comparable to 18-200/250 kind of lenses.
I guess, the excellend sharpness at 16mm makes it a worth alternative to the native 18-200 e mount lenses. In the 18-200 range its as good at a lower price point, and gives you proper wide angle too!

I was under the impression this was an A mount lens, not an E mount?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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twadger: The price is far too high and the thing looks big enough to choke a donkey.

The size doesn't worry me, but the price does seem very high though.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: If you have ever tested the Sony A5100 AF-C mode with its brilliant touch-to-focus operability, then these improvements are straightforward steps further. I wonder when Sony is including touch-to-focus operation to all of its cameras? Since I've been using A5100, I'd be really hesitant to step back to a non-touch operation.

I'd like the option though, as I find myself using Live View as often as the EVF now. It's one of those things that once you get used to it, you find it tough to go back.

If you don't like it, you can always switch it off.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 13:20 UTC

Any chance of some test shots using this lens on the A6000?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:57 UTC as 7th comment
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: They're both still clunky mirror box machines. Consumers are catching on to systems like the Sony A6000. The newbie at work that asked what to upgrade his Nikon to just switched after I suggested it. He dumped a Nikon D5100, which really isn't much different than the "new" 5500. Once more consumers figure out there's ZERO reason to buy these old clunkers, Canikon will be playing catch-up.

My own personal experience with Sony customer service was exemplary, whereas my experience with Canon was execrable.

Just a single data point, but I can only comment on personal experience.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (225 comments in total)
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iAPX: I am awaiting for better performances for LR6 on OS X (actually using LR5 on OS X 10.10 Yosemite).
- using more than 4GB of RAM (checked on a 16GB and 24GB configurations that I use everyday)
- using hyper-threading, still it seems limited to number of PHYSICAL cores, thus not taking account the work Intel did to make hyperthreading really efficient (4-core w/hyperthreading vs 4/-core w/o)
- using multi-threading and overlapped IO to speed-up Exports (actually you have to launch many parallel Exports to try to feed the fast CPU you pay for!)
- using the GPUs for RAW decoding and processing, even if it's an opt-in option (openCL developer here!)
- working correctly on retina display, not hiding the "loading" label while it's displaying a non-retina image, and awaiting seconds to have the true retina display to be done. (iMac Retina)

LightRoom seems to be based mainly on old Photoshop CS4 or CS5 base-code that is mono-threaded, except for some filters.

Erm, if it's the 32bit LR it cannot use more than 4Gb. Surely that's the point of going 64bit, so it can use all that tasty RAM.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
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