artistguy

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Artist/Photographer
Joined on Nov 10, 2007
About me:

Living life to the rythm of the tides and sun.

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Docno: Wow, now we've reached a score of 98. Approaching singularity. After the next couple of DSLR-conquering flagships come out, we'll hit 100 and it will be Armageddon for the traditional camera industry. Time to pack our bags and get ready for that ride into the sunset....

Yes, I think the truth will be revealed in the next round that a score of 100 was always a minor step on the ladder to match entry level Dslrs at 1000 or 10000. Smartphones are incredible devices and fairly good imaging devices in good conditions, but if you're paying up to £1000 because it has a camera that is a couple of percent better (at best) than the last offering, you do have other choices.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 09:05 UTC

Being offered for £1800 in the UK pre-order.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 43rd comment
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artistguy: The problem with many of these third party bolt ons is that they need a redesign every time Apple bring out a new iPhone, which is fairly often, by the time a kickstarter reaches delivery the next generation will be on the near horizon.

Yep

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 15:02 UTC

The problem with many of these third party bolt ons is that they need a redesign every time Apple bring out a new iPhone, which is fairly often, by the time a kickstarter reaches delivery the next generation will be on the near horizon.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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sdgreen: It's a little over £1 a month increase in the UK.

Lots of photo stuff has seen massive price rises here recently (some are 30% - 40%, Olympus for example). Some of it is due to the weak pound.

This is pretty mild in comparison

I've had the email from them, to be fair it's not Adobes fault we Brits have voted to leave the EU and seen our currency drop as a result. As you say, it's a modest increase compared to buying camera equipment at the new prices.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 17:41 UTC

Sometimes there's ambiguity in the words chosen for these articles........This is a shot OF low light, which is a little different to a shot of something in low light. If it attempted to show the person correctly exposed rather than the sky it would indeed be a shot showing the low light capabilities of the sensor and might not be considered to be worthy of advertising?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 8th comment

Just updated the firmware and it does indeed seem to be noticeably quicker.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 14:51 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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artistguy: Well, we Canon users are still waiting to get something worth upgrading to, it's been a long wait and still nothing on the horizon near the D800 or Sony A7R, NEVER MIND THE 810!

I wouldn't describe my cameras as rubbish, I still use the 1DsII and 5D that I bought from new so I'm certainly not on the constant upgrade trail! But, I do believe Nikon and Sony are bringing great improvements to the game whilst canon seem to think a new rebel every year is good enough.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 14:24 UTC

Well, we Canon users are still waiting to get something worth upgrading to, it's been a long wait and still nothing on the horizon near the D800 or Sony A7R, NEVER MIND THE 810!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On article FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review (33 comments in total)

These really are niche filters and lenses. I use the 14mm Samyang with the Cokin kit produced specifically for it (at about 1/2 the cost) the ND filters are huge (160mmx 205mm) so it's a really weapon of mass deliberation to use. Cokin and LEE have decided not to produce polarisers for 14mm due to the problems at such wide angles. I tend to agree that the shots without filtration look better in the article examples than those with. These are best used at sunrise/sunset when the dynamic range between sky and water/land is huge

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:20 UTC as 18th comment

Does anyone using an iphone actually have an attention span long enough to do long exposure photography?;)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:36 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies
On article Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK (165 comments in total)

Talk about finding an over engineered expensive solution to a problem that rarely exists.
And I note it took two designers.....

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 25th comment
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (224 comments in total)

Irony is the word here.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 09:32 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies

Nice images and great back lighting technique, however they were created, it shows this person has the vision to know what the final image should be and uses the camera and lens as tools on the path to achieve the end result.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 229th comment

An easier solution would have been to modify the lens hood cap with an integrated filter holder so that it just slips on a clicks with the lens still on the camera body.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 17th comment
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artistguy: Agree it would be great if they produce a range of adapters for their other lenses such as the 24 TS.

Yes it does, and yes I use it, but I'd like to use the new cokin NDgrad and ND filters....

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:29 UTC

Agree it would be great if they produce a range of adapters for their other lenses such as the 24 TS.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses (85 comments in total)

I have the Samyang 24TS and the 14mm, certainly the 24TS is great value in the bigger scheme of things. It is known to be soft wide open , but at realistic apertures it's sharp, and as it has a manual aperture ring it's a great add on for my m43 where I get the benefit of articulated screen/focus peaking and double the focal length. It's easy to compare the Canon version as 'just twice' the price, but we're not talking the difference between £200 and £400.....£900 and £1800 left me with enough to buy the 14mm and £600 in change.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:37 UTC as 14th comment

Just shows that creative photography lives between the ears, not in the next to be released gear upgrade.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 08:30 UTC as 21st comment
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