Photo Pete

Lives in United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 6, 2006
About me:

Film History:-
Zenith, Praktica, Nikon F601, Nikon F90x, Nikon F100, Nikon F5

Digital History:-
Olympus E20p, Nikon D70, Nikon D200, Nikon D300, Nikon D2x, Nikon D3s, D800, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon 1 V2, Olympus OM-D E-M10, Olympus OM-D E-M1

Nikon Lens History:-
20mm f2.8 AFD, 35-70mm f2.8 AFD, 80-200mm f2.8 AFD, 20-35mm f2.8 AFD, 24-120vr, 70-300 ED, 70-300vr, 80-400vr, 28-70 f2.8 AFS, 70-200 f2.8 AFS, 18-200vrII, 12-24 f4, 14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 80-400 AFS, 600 f4, Nikon1 10-30, Nikon 1 30-110, FT-1,

Other Lens History:-
Sigma 28-70, Sigma 170-500, Tamron 28-200, Tamron 20-40, Tokina 20-35, Sigma 150-500, Sigma 50-500, Sigma 150 macro

Current:-
Olympus OM-D E-M1 mk2
Olympus 7-14 f2.8, 12-40 f2.8, 14-150, 75-300, 60 macro, 40-150 f2.8, 1.4x t-con
Olympus FL600R Flash, Nissin i60A flash
Gitzo explorer, Gitzo 2 Series Traveller, Arca Swiss Z1, Billingham 335, Billingham Hadley Pro

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10 out of 10.

Seems a bit pointless though as the alterations were random changes without any benefit to the photo. Also seems sort of weird that you still have to identify the bit of the photo that has changed even when you don't think it has been manipulated!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 82nd comment

Perhaps he should counter sue the monkey for taking and using his camera without permission.

At the very least PETR should be heavily fined for wasting the time and resource of our legal system on something like this. Disgraceful,

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 111th comment

So, nature photographers who use infra red light beams or other motion sensors to capture animal photos also don't own copyright because it is the animal that trips the shutter?

There are some major broadcasting and publication companies that have lost copyright of their images if this is upheld consistently.

Stupid situation and the photographer is right to be outraged.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
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Photo Pete: Anyone else find it really annoying that the axis of the 'lens' doesn't align with the axis of the building and driveway?

Hmm. Maybe I just need to get out more. :-)

Architect :-)

(and photographer)

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 20:22 UTC

Anyone else find it really annoying that the axis of the 'lens' doesn't align with the axis of the building and driveway?

Hmm. Maybe I just need to get out more. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 21:37 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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whumber: You guys should take another look at the E-M1ii results as well. The studio shot has the E-M1ii being noticeably softer than the GH5 and Pen-F.

Rishi

"We've also been meaning to revisit the shooting aperture but it's hard to use wider apertures on the smaller formats because often it comes at the cost of off-center sharpness"

Could you explain this a bit more please? I've always found my smaller sensor cameras (m43) to be better out to the corners wide open than my larger sensor cameras (Nikon FF) when using the similar equivalent focal length 'pro' lenses. Have I just been lucky with my m43 lenses?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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Pedro M C: But that Star Wars poster is also very Crowded...

Yup.
Star wars poster isn't really any better.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)

The term 'game changer' is now used far too often and has become just an expected marketing phrase with no real meaning.

The Nikon D3 / D3s were, however, real game changers. I remember the first week of owning my D3s and thinking photography had changed. For years half of my concentration when taking sports images had been on watching the ISO. With the D3s I could let ISO ride to levels I had never thought possible, freeing me up to concentrate on the shot and not the image noise. That the focus had improved so much as well simply made the D3s the first digital camera that just got out of the way and let me concentrate on my images.

It wasn't just a better camera it was a new way to take photos.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 10:48 UTC as 112th comment | 7 replies

What on earth is the point of reviewing a lens without proper lab testing?

Read this article and find out! Informative about the real world benefits and limitations... and quality images to show what it is capable of. Really enjoyed this and I don't even shoot Canon.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 10:23 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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Photo Pete: Personally I'd prefer one button for custom mode recall, with the option to scroll a dial to select which mode is being recalled. It may take a fraction of a second longer but it would leave the other buttons free to be assigned to other functions I would like to directly access.

Alternatively I would prefer to have the custom modes on the mode dial so that I can see exactly what settings I'm in before picking up the camera.

Sprawling custom mode buttons all over the camera is not necessarily an improvement and unfortunately reporting on it as being a significant advantage to Sony is a little bit silly, undermining dpreviews appearance of impartiality.

The A9 is clearly a very capable camera and this sort of blind worship from a review site is not doing it any real favours...

Rishi

Perhaps you should not be so dismissive of your readers' experience. I make a fair contribution to my income from sports and action photography.

I'm sure the custom button assignments will be warmly welcomed by many and that you are genuinely excited by the new Sony. Hopefully I am wrong and the camera is genuinely as good as you report in the multiple articles you continue to publish, but at the moment it sure feels like impartiality and objectiveness has been washed away by a wave of hype.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 23:43 UTC

Personally I'd prefer one button for custom mode recall, with the option to scroll a dial to select which mode is being recalled. It may take a fraction of a second longer but it would leave the other buttons free to be assigned to other functions I would like to directly access.

Alternatively I would prefer to have the custom modes on the mode dial so that I can see exactly what settings I'm in before picking up the camera.

Sprawling custom mode buttons all over the camera is not necessarily an improvement and unfortunately reporting on it as being a significant advantage to Sony is a little bit silly, undermining dpreviews appearance of impartiality.

The A9 is clearly a very capable camera and this sort of blind worship from a review site is not doing it any real favours...

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 15:41 UTC as 84th comment | 6 replies

Too small in the frame. The photographer should have used their feet and got closer. Sheesh.... basic photographic technique.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 00:04 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Boss of Sony: Anyone could have settled this with 5 seconds googling the Japanese language and learning that o and e in Japanese are short vowels. That's assuming you know what a short vowel is. Just goes to show how uncultured most photographers are.

Of course. Shorten 'vowels' by taking the v, w, l and s out and you're left with 'o e'. So yes, o and e are short for vowels. Only an idiot would need to spend time googling that. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 22:43 UTC

At least they've gone for a convertible form factor, rather than get stuck in the past like Apple have done.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 30th comment
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
In reply to:

arhmatic: Apple --- Just put a larger sensor, a decent lens (yes, this thin device craziness has to stop!) a decent battery, and I'll buy it.

All the stuff you are coming up with, like fake bokeh, infrared and now 3D - makes no sense whatsoever. In fact, this is the number one reason I am not interested. It makes no sense to pay hundreds more for some gimmicks that I'd never use. Keep it simple and classy.

If you use all of the Siri services it is likely they also know what you're doing more than you do!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:51 UTC

Great shots and video.

The EM1 MKii really is competing strongly with dSLRs and offering a fair few improved shooting options too. Quite possibly the most flexible and capable photographic tool in its price range when its whole feature set is considered.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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VENTURE-STAR: Specially designed for wealthy people who like to remain inside their gated communities. I'll stick to my cheap looking, very functional ex-military bags thanks.

Pleb

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:27 UTC

I really want to dislike these for being contrived... but I can't. They are technically superb and I find myself surprisingly fascinated by the concept. A really strong set of images.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 29th comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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great Javier: I think the close up pictures and the lens make them ugly. In this video looks much better.
https://youtu.be/Ni6ZuEvz17w

Still looks butt ugly to me. Even the guy in the video was so embarrassed that he tried burying it several times.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 00:16 UTC

Fantastic images all of them...
... but surprising how little of the blue trail is visible in the kingfisher's reflection.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 12:38 UTC as 38th comment | 25 replies
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