CheersUK

CheersUK

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Jan 3, 2006

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This isnt a news worthy piece. It comes across as the POV of a disgruntled ex employee.
He makes it sound like every pro portrait photographer should pack their gear into storage and pull out an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 18:23 UTC as 67th comment

Great work! Beautiful captures!
I have to say being a British ex-pat now living in Texas, storm season holds a fascination for me. The speed at which some super cells form is astonishing. To see the clouds dancing as they form is memorizing. If you live in Tornado Alley, you are left in no doubt as to the power of nature and how fast it changes...seeing. a big black looming cloud and feeling a 40mph+ downdraft reinforces that fact.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 21st comment

I don't wish ill on any camera manufacturer during these hard times, but I have to say, its this kind of thing that make Leica look over priced for the digital age. They spend too much time designing a stupid strap lug system, before ensuring the EVF is compatible. Lets not even mention sensor cleaning.
I'm not saying Leica makes bad cameras, but with digital technology, their products are as susceptible to failure as any other manufacturers...and not lets even start with the average product life span of digital camaras. Quality that will last you decades (as in the film era), just isnt a selling point any longer.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 00:52 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

Great work! Very well thought out, creative and inspiring.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 02:14 UTC as 48th comment
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OhWeh: Nikon should use electronical shutters like Sony, Olympus, Fuji, etc. do. The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors. And of course no moving mirrors.

Wake up Nikon. Future is now!

I use mirrorless and hardly use the electronic shutter...as flash is a big part of my shooting. Now m43 has its own issues with shutter shock...when was the last time you saw Oly or Panny recall because of that? Needless to say, I shoot m43 and before then Nikon, but props to Nikon for this recall.
I so hope they get their act together soon though...they have had a rough couple of years, with the D500 being the only real home run they have been able to play.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 03:40 UTC
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alandalsong: If you can still touch the sink while operating the camera, the solution is not really effective. The thermal contact between the source and sink is so poor, it hardly helps.
Just my opinion.
Flame on!

I cant imagine this being very effective. As already mentioned the contact with the heat source is minimal and with that heat sink they need active airflow to be effective. By far, a more efficient method would be a small fan blowing across the camera body.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 21:41 UTC

Bad idea...my Great Dane would just go for the treat and eat my phone. Also I presume they already know that because holding a phone with one hand is the norm and the other hand is not available to hold a treat, necessitating this accessory, that the user has already tried the traditional method and lost a hand already to the Great Dane.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 18:40 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2740 comments in total)
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Avatar480234: Same score as with the D5 and the 1DXii.

DPR playing it safe so as not to ruffle the feathers of the "establishment".

A same score as the establishment should ruffle feathers. For a long time they, have said that mirrorless has to come a long way before it compete with DSLR's.
I've been a Nikon user for years, and I admit that they have dropped the ball. No doubt the D500/D5 are excellent cameras, but a company such as Nikon and Canon, really should already have serious mirrorless alternatives. Both Sony, Fuji, Pansonic and Olympus have spent the development time and manufacturing of end products to refine their systems, to a point where the usual cons of a mirrorless systems are less of an issue.
I have to say, compared to my Nikon, my mirrorless system is a joy to manual focus with, no back or front focusing issues, to name just a couple of positives. For my style of shooting it does a fine job.
Thats not to say, regarding Sony, I think their interface sucks (an "improved menu", probably still means it could be a lot better lol)...but then again most camera manufacturers could use education there.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
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maxnimo: All my friends would love to see a camera drone sent into moon orbit and photograph all those Apollo landers and relics that are supposed to be there. Perhaps China or India can do it ... it's really not that difficult.

LRO has been imagining the landing sites for some time now.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
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D500 001: Tried and true software since when did it begin? Still two dozen bug fixes. It's a good thing Adobe doesn't wire homes for a living.

You have never programmed, have you?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 03:09 UTC
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D500 001: Tried and true software since when did it begin? Still two dozen bug fixes. It's a good thing Adobe doesn't wire homes for a living.

Armchair programmers, best programmers.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 04:07 UTC

Yet another kickstarter project finding a solution for a problem that doesnt exist. As mentioned before, good luck finding a 3.5mm jack on an iPhone 7.
Yet again DPR being at the forefront of photographic news, yet not even a mention anywhere of the Nissin Air10s wireless strobe commander...I had to go else where for that snippet of photographic relevant info.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 03:25 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

570,000 euros backing for something that will never see the light of day. Are people really so dumb?
This product isn't feasible in so many ways...let alone from a startup.

Has anybody seen a working prototype? They must have one, they are showing it in the video! I presume DPR have, seeings that they consider it serious enough to make the news on a slow Sunday [sarcasm]

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (637 comments in total)

I do admire Pentax for standing out on a limb as far as DSLR features go. For that they come out with some unique stuff. I have to say though, I cant imagine this design being shown at the design stage and anybody saying "this is some bad ass looking piece of kit"...maybe butt ugly.
The bezel around the lcd screen is a complete waste of space and looks cheap. The removable hand grip is a cool idea I suppose.

I cant help looking at this camera and think they designed it in Minecraft.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:39 UTC as 126th comment
On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (138 comments in total)
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CheersUK: A shame, but no surprise.
Its already been mentioned, but DPR really need to think about promoting crowd funded projects in the future through their news section. I'm sure they'll say that its their job to make their readers aware of the latest photo related news etc, but that should be balanced with a regard to potential consumers rights issues.
Too many crowd funding ideas end in failure and leave consumers out of pocket. My view is, if an idea has to resort to crowd funding instead of the recognised areas of investment (banks, investment speciists), then its either not a good idea or the business plan sucks.

Edit: Im not saying banks are a shining example for having good business plans and fleecing people, but you know what I mean.

Not saying it has anything to do with DPR. Just saying they should think twice when publishing press releases from any old crowd sourcing promotional press release requesting funding.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (138 comments in total)

A shame, but no surprise.
Its already been mentioned, but DPR really need to think about promoting crowd funded projects in the future through their news section. I'm sure they'll say that its their job to make their readers aware of the latest photo related news etc, but that should be balanced with a regard to potential consumers rights issues.
Too many crowd funding ideas end in failure and leave consumers out of pocket. My view is, if an idea has to resort to crowd funding instead of the recognised areas of investment (banks, investment speciists), then its either not a good idea or the business plan sucks.

Edit: Im not saying banks are a shining example for having good business plans and fleecing people, but you know what I mean.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 03:32 UTC as 21st comment | 12 replies
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CheersUK: Even though I admire the photographer for standing firm during a terrible event, the choice of title for this article, I feel is in bad taste so soon after the event. Using this event to advertise the plight of photo journalists? Really? There is a time and a place for that disscussion. For me, the wrong time.

Ok, Ill put it this way. God forbid, you had a family member killed in a car accident, and it just so happens somebody close by is able to capture the moment with his new Olympus. The very next day Olympus runs an advert with the headlines 'This is why you need Pro Capture', you would find that pretty inappropiate I would imagine? Its ok though, they only advertised it on photography based outlets.
Im not really sure you are getting my point.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:29 UTC

Even though I admire the photographer for standing firm during a terrible event, the choice of title for this article, I feel is in bad taste so soon after the event. Using this event to advertise the plight of photo journalists? Really? There is a time and a place for that disscussion. For me, the wrong time.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:59 UTC as 157th comment | 5 replies
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lookingforclarity: I don’t want to deny Joel Santos any credit; his photos on his website are absolutely terrific. But I do have reservations on whether photos taken from a drone should win a “Travel Photographer of the Year “award. It’s only my opinion, but I feel the photographer should be behind the camera not behind a remote control to win this genre. Now if Joel was in an Ultralight aircraft, hang glider, balloon or something else that would be a different story. To be more positive though, Congratulations Joel on some beautiful images.

I disagree. He still has to imagine the shot and go out there and take it. All the drone does is give the photographer another perspective to explore. New technology either makes people lazy, or inspires them. The ones with inspiration are usually the ones rewarded.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 17:24 UTC

Do people actually get paid to come up with this kind of business idea? Wow!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 07:15 UTC as 145th comment
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