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

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, 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-M10
Olympus OM-D E-M1
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
Gitzo explorer, Gitzo 3 series, Arca Swiss Z1, Billingham 335

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On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (257 comments in total)

I switched from Nikon D800 to EM1 partly because of the size and weight saving, but mainly because I was sick of front and back focus ruining the shots. The em1 was a step back in terms of focus tracking, but was usable. If the performance of the EM1 mkii AF tracking system delivers as promised there is nothing I will miss from having made the switch. Way to go Olympus.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 08:28 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

How can water damage not be covered by the warranty if the phone is being advertised as having a defined level of water resistance?

Also, how long is this water resistance meant to last? Most items require regular care and maintenance of the seals to retain their water resistance. Are Apple saying their phone doesn't need this or do they just not care as they think they have managed to make an advertising claim but avoided any liability for standing by it?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 23:46 UTC as 356th comment | 4 replies

As if I care about this study.
Nothing really matters anymore.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

JKAndersson: Where are all the photographers?

They've only got a couple of staff photographers. This amount of Canon gear is to overcome reliability problems.
;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Neither Nikon's registration distance is too long too adapt any glass to it.

What lenses do you need that aren't in Nikon's current range?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:14 UTC

Have I got this right.... You have to hold the bag in front of you using one hand whilst trying to change lenses, change filters and batteries etc using the other hand only?

Not sure what the advantage over a conventional backpack is if you have to put the bag down to use both hands to deal with your gear.

Maybe I'm missing something.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:22 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies

Is this more stable, compact or useable than a Gitzo Traveller or just yet another version of the same thing?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 06:57 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)

Way to go Canon!
Flagship sports camera with DXO 'sports' score just behind the 7 year old Nikon D3s.

Seriously though, it does show how much ahead of its time the D3s was.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 21:30 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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DSPographer: Now 3D
I don't know if this happened with the Landsat-8 update, but my area of Connecticut is now fully rendered in 3-D. The houses and trees etc have height that can be rendered with perspective in the 3-D view. The last time I looked the imagery was completely flat.

Use 3d view all the time for my architectural work. In some locations it's excellent and gives very comprehensive information about building massing and facades. Other locations are still a bit of a blurry mess.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

Completely justified complaint. Wi-Fi is a term which should only be used if the system adheres to standard interoperability protocols defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance (certainly if the Wi-Fi certified logo is used). Nikon has provided a bespoke WLAN and not Wi-Fi as far as I can tell.

I really don't understand why some camera manufacturers are so reluctant to offer good connectivity options... and they certainly need taking to task when they are marketing features incorrectly.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

There's nothing like viewing your holiday snaps and knowing that sizeable chunks of those memorable views have been completely invented by software
:-)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

How do you turn off this energy wasting, eye straining, illegible (light green text on white... Really?) colour scheme when in mobile view?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 17:52 UTC as 77th comment

100% waterproof?
The manufacturer website says 'waterproof, 100% cotton fabric'.
The two things are very different and I doubt this jacket is 100% waterproof.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 64th comment
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Timbukto: IMO commenting and testing super high ISO's is pointless and the bar set for high ISO is getting bumped higher and higher as manufacturers just put it higher without a groundbreaking technology or physics defeating breakthrough in super high ISO performance. You guys do ISO Invariance or dynamic range tests starting at ISO 100. IMO with so many dual stage architectures recently shifting gears at ISO 400, you guys should also do a dynamic range/ISO invariance test at ISO 400 all the way to these 'high ISO's'. Why on earth would anyone shoot at ISOs above 12800 instead of in an ISO invariant fashion...the risk of tossing out highlight information is massive at super high ISOs.

Perhaps so they can review the image on the camera after taking it?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
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Photo Pete: As soon as you release a high res digital image without a watermark you might as well accept that it will become part of the public domain. No degree of legislation will prevent its unauthorised copying.

If Getty are displaying high res versions on their own site then they are as culpable as Google.

If you want to retain any chance of control then heavily watermark anything digital and only release full res versions in print form.

@Yake
Your innocence is quite charming.

I seek to prosecute unauthorised use of my images as readily as anyone and would encourage others to do the same.... But the simple fact is that it is not possible to do so effectively once your image is posted on-line without a disruptive watermark. By releasing your image you might as well be placing it in the public domain as you have no hope of controlling or enforcing its use, no matter how persistent you are.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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Photo Pete: As soon as you release a high res digital image without a watermark you might as well accept that it will become part of the public domain. No degree of legislation will prevent its unauthorised copying.

If Getty are displaying high res versions on their own site then they are as culpable as Google.

If you want to retain any chance of control then heavily watermark anything digital and only release full res versions in print form.

And your proposal to control unauthorised use of images which have been displayed at full resolution on the internet is?

There's a difference between believing in copyright and believing it is possible to enforce it.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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Photo Pete: As soon as you release a high res digital image without a watermark you might as well accept that it will become part of the public domain. No degree of legislation will prevent its unauthorised copying.

If Getty are displaying high res versions on their own site then they are as culpable as Google.

If you want to retain any chance of control then heavily watermark anything digital and only release full res versions in print form.

Yes, but they retain their ownership rights with no hope of enforcing them due to the way the internet works.

Forget the legal definition and copyright law. If you post a high res digital image without watermark it will end up in the public domain no matter how much the original author or owner objects.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 08:36 UTC

As soon as you release a high res digital image without a watermark you might as well accept that it will become part of the public domain. No degree of legislation will prevent its unauthorised copying.

If Getty are displaying high res versions on their own site then they are as culpable as Google.

If you want to retain any chance of control then heavily watermark anything digital and only release full res versions in print form.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 40th comment | 15 replies

Hmm? A camera with no DPReview?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:53 UTC as 229th comment
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (135 comments in total)
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miggo: Hi people,

Couple of comments - as I see that we created a bit of a party here (-:

Our goal with PICTAR is to help mobile-photographers to make the best out of their iPhones. Funny thing is that all of us falls into this category - when we leave our real camera at home, and are obliged to shoot with a slim telephone.

We truly believe that any user - novice or advanced - will produce better images with his iPhone when shooting with a PICATR, and for sure will enjoy a nicer user-experience while doing so.

If you have any question, I'll be very happy to answer.
shoot!

Guy, miggo team.

Thanks for the dignified response.

The problem you have is that you're receiving comments from the wrong userbase here. When a photographer leaves the house and chooses only to take their smartphone rather than their camera it is because they don't have any specific plans to take photos and so don't want to carry anything bulkier than a smartphone. Your grip is defeating the object of that.

However, a different userbase, one in which the users only have a smartphone and not a camera, would probably view your grip far more positively. It then becomes something they can add and take with them when they plan to take photos and would be a significant improvement for them.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 22:01 UTC
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