Walter

Joined on Oct 27, 2000

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IdM photography: Times are difficult if you need to invest today in a new system...
Will you choose to buy a DSLR, knowing that the future is mirrorless (with advantages related to size, weight and better lenses...)?
Or will you buy Sony Mirrorless, with a current range of lenses that may not cover your needs?
I think that Sony caught Canon and Nikon by surprise, with such a capable mirrorless camera... Neither Canon nor Nikon are producing any FF mirrorless camera...

@rubber dials
The A9 seems aimed at sports photographers and although they may use the shorter "black" L lenses (I have several) everyone here knows about the Canon "white lens" brigade and I have never heard it called the "stone lens" brigade.... oh the joy of semantics.. I for one love all the great new cameras offered to photographers... we shall see in hindsight just how good the A9 is and how well it is taken up... battery life will be critical...I know of many who have tried Sony and gone back just on that one factor alone.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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ttran88: DPR is smart. They are sensing a change in the industry and don't want to be left behind (dslrs, Nokia). Keep up the good work DPR!!

It is one thing to give a glowing review and another to be impartial or promote one brand over another. I'm not making a judgement here...just a comment. If reviews are not seen as impartial credibility is lost...from the many posts with regard to the A9 it comes across as people thinking there is a bias.... for credibility every effort has to be made to be impartial.... marketing language is always very obvious.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
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IdM photography: Times are difficult if you need to invest today in a new system...
Will you choose to buy a DSLR, knowing that the future is mirrorless (with advantages related to size, weight and better lenses...)?
Or will you buy Sony Mirrorless, with a current range of lenses that may not cover your needs?
I think that Sony caught Canon and Nikon by surprise, with such a capable mirrorless camera... Neither Canon nor Nikon are producing any FF mirrorless camera...

Hmmm. I have had both the non IS and the IS version of the 70-200 F4...to use a Sony advertising phrase...phenomenal ! Canon have a fantastic record when it comes to lenses...of course nothing is perfect but the Canon "white lens " brigade will not diminish. Interesting that Sony go for white lenses so they can hang out with the big boys and catch some glory... OK I am having some fun here like so many...

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:45 UTC

Down sizing?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 08:54 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Image style AI can convert paintings to photographs (54 comments in total)
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dlb41: Where does it all end.

Non ending..life is a circle... The joke of course are the app creators who try to fool people into thinking they are artists. What next?...old masters in wine glasses....? :)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 08:51 UTC

I am not a "power" user so help with shortcuts is useful.... usb cables turn me off.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:03 UTC as 7th comment

Just wait for the 100th anniversary camera out soon...;)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
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mandophoto: Adobe needs to do more quality control. To wit:

Lightroom CC 2015.7 with Mac Sierra has serious issues that Adobe is choosing to ignore.

Problems are:
Linear point tone curve cannot be adjusted consistently.
The click and drag tool with the color adjustments does not work properly.
Controlling the size of the adjustment brush is frustrating as small changes are difficult.

The above problems were introduced with the current version of Lightroom CC that was specifically released for use with Mac Sierra. The odd thing is that both Camera Raw and Photoshop (most recent releases) work perfectly.

As of now, I cannot recommend Lightroom CC. Unfortunately the naysayers of the CC plans seem to have been proven right by Adobe itself.

Have you checked out CC 2017 yet? Lightroom can't be far behind...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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Nikita66: ahhh, the Olympics: corrupt as FIFA, doped athletes, 30% of all airtime is ads, billions wasted on two weeks of running and sliding...
It's a strange and un-evolved world.

Shame on the doping...bigger shame on the billions wasted on killing each other when we could be running and sliding and loving each other. A lot of clean athletes who give everything for four years or more so that human endeavour to the highest standard is achieved. As for the article which "is" about photography I love to see people who are passionate about what they do and I am sure many fabulous shots will capture this.... The couch potatoes can watch without lifting a finger and order in... yes I agree strange..all about perspective I guess.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (159 comments in total)
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tbcass: What if you're someone like me who is sick and tired of the unnatural looking overused effect of long exposures on water falls? I've been seeing them for 50 years and hate the look. I stopped doing that long ago and now usually hand hold at 1/30 to 1/60 sec which is slow enough to allow a more natural looking movement blur of the water yet fast enough for hand holding and to freeze moving leaves etc.

I still love the look of Ansel Adams waterfalls... yes they were created on big cameras at F64. Now we have all the choice in the world and sometimes creative choices are just down to carrying a tripod or not.... As for moving leaves? We can now take several exposures at different speeds ......layer and get the best of both.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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Walter: How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

I think EthanP99 was being sarcastic... I hope you don't have toooo wait too long....

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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Walter: How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

That sounds good....it would be worrying if there was a delay.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 14:34 UTC

How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2181 comments in total)
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Walter: Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

No I was comparing the right ones...I see that the exposure is the same for both yet the 5DSR raw image without any processing appears at least a 1.5 stop darker... Opened both in ACR latest version on my calibrated monitor. I would normally expose more for the shadows and pull the highlights back as under exposed shadows will always be more noisy.... The Sony performs well in low light....correct exposure in a well lit studio will separate the two..both are good.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 00:04 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2181 comments in total)
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Walter: Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

Did some more looking ..the Sony is very nice low light camera...:)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2181 comments in total)

Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 222nd comment | 7 replies

The shot of throwing the flowers is awesome...it totally captures the feeling of going over the edge... Brides have nearly drowned in lakes and more ...glad this one did not need to rely on her dress being a parachute. Great idea ...well executed!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 15:22 UTC as 30th comment

So funny "Creative Live" free.. Lightroom Crash Course!! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:50 UTC as 130th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2000 comments in total)
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Walter: Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

I am not really convinced but that is ok...I wonder if all makers of DSLR'S will now abandon the filter....? If it makes no difference and moire is not an issue why have one? I can see that photography of nature and general photography might be fine butI struggle to believe that you will not get moire if you photograph an executive with a fine striped/patterned shirt/suit. Screens and patterns in architecture are common and can be difficult....just curious really..if no problem great.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 07:40 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2000 comments in total)
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Walter: Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

So you would be happy to shoot architecture and executive portraits with this camera...? Just curious ..I don't follow moire issues on Nikon cameras....I am sure this camera would be great for landscape.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
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