Neil Schofield

Lives in United Kingdom MK, United Kingdom
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Joined on Jun 25, 2008


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Another two opportunities of supplying a lens with an arca compatible foot have been missed, when will they do this, most folk will either change out the lens foot or stick an arca plate on it

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 07:18 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies

Yes other lenses need updating prior to these two, and new ones such as a 500 f 5.6 IS L ( 400l f 5.6 upgrade) which would stop folk going down the sigma/Tamron route, as every lens these companies sell is one less canon sale

There are two reasons in my view for the f2.8 upgrade if indeed it does happen, firstly it may help with introduction of any new mirrorless pro bodies, secondly its a way of Canon building obsolescence into their products in order to increase overall sales numbers

As the older models going forward will become unsupported by Canon, and businesses and individuals will change them out over time whilst new purchasers will by the newer versions at a premium

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 15:45 UTC as 8th comment
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Clyde Thomas: We need new words to describe these, these lenses.

You already have the Sigmonster, and the Sigzilla, so this could be either the Sigzooka, or Sigbucket

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 07:27 UTC

Bar of chocolate attachment for kids perhaps

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 12:15 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

Thought 5 was great then I saw 7

Excellent images, very enjoyable

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 37th comment

Folks in flight, nice, however I do like image 12 very much

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 12:42 UTC as 40th comment
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aramgrg: Monopod for $320! LoL

If you've ever used a 5561 then you will know why

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (108 comments in total)

Don't know if this has been mentioned but if you shoot raw you can use a click white balance at various points on the to get either more interesting colours or more detail, the same can apply with colour filters when converting to monochrome

A general idea is if it's a good composition and it sucks in colour, monochrome it, if that fails, posterise it

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 43rd comment
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(unknown member): This screams "STEAL ME".
I wish it was a less conspicuous.

Kinda defeats the objective of having a roller case, but you could simply put it inside an ordinary case to disguise it when stowing

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 05:39 UTC
On photo Riddler time in the Wildlife - King fisher challenge (17 comments in total)

Many thanks again for your kind comments

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 09:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Riddler time in the Wildlife - King fisher challenge (17 comments in total)

Thank you very much for your kind comments

Yes DOF is very narrow, so you just need to pick/estimate your spot, and then machine gun it when the action happens, prefocusing I believe is the only option in this situation as these birds are in and back out of the water in the blink of an eye

To improve your chances you need a fast frame rate, a repeated action( if the subject will accommodate you), an accurate focal plane choice, good lighting , good background, practice, and most of all luck( or is that patience)

Using BBF to pick your focal plane using the camera AF system does help

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 08:46 UTC as 11th comment
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)
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caver3d: Actually, DPR, the question should be "Why would I NOT buy a mirrorless camera?". It is the future. Get with it, people!

Tracking AF I don't think so

When it does o will consider

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tudor ApMadoc (41 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 22:58 UTC as 15th comment
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pshummer: For those who complain that Canon cams still don't have 4K video,remember what the Sony chief engineer said during the interview with dpreview? He said that 4 K video was not necessary and the current video quality was good enough. But they included 4K video feature just for sales marketing reason. So they know who you are and you are the ones willing to open your wallet just because of 4 K video. And a company like Sony will love you guys long, long, long time. :)

When it comes to produce a video, here @ dpreview, they hardly talk about sound quality at all. A good video with a poor sound quality is useless. A poor video with a good sound is useable. That's how important the sound quality is. Shooting a video with 4 K and the camera's tiny buit-in mic doesn't make a sense and it's even funny. You should invest for a good external mic and or a sound recorder. And if you really get serious about will cost your arm or so.

Not bothered about what Sony say, but canon should be looking at what Panasonic do with their 4K burst mode as a way of pulling stills from video

The ability to shoot 60 frames in video and extract 8 MP stills is a great option, what is even more impressive is that you can get the thirty stills immediately prior to pressing the shutter together with the 30 stills after

Even the 1dx lll may not manage that

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 21:42 UTC

EVF is a step in the right direction, however my expectations have moved on a bit, ie no 4K, nor 4K burst mode that Panasonic offer, eventually Canon will catch up, but who knows where the competition will be by then

I really would like the ability to pull reasonable quality stills from video, particularly a two second burst mode which includes the 30 frames in the second before you press the shutter button

Looks like I might have a long wait

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 101st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Dale Johnson (39 comments in total)

Excellent images

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 25th comment

Are they recognised by the camera body for AFMA purposes though

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak (77 comments in total)

Very creative thanks for sharing

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 09:43 UTC as 11th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)

Nice picture of the Good Hope, she won't be there for too much longer before she falls apart, and breakfast on Cader/Bwlch is always welcome

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 05:09 UTC as 11th comment

For some years now both Canon and Nikon have been moving/ enticing enthusiasts away from ASPC to full frame, so its quite strange that they haven't tried to do this with mirrorless to date

I bought an EOSM in the fire sale, had to put a Franiec grip on it, and despite it handling like a bar of soap, the main reason why I couldn't get on with it was the lack of a built in EVF, otherwise I would have kept it

Until Canon learns that every sale of camera bodies or lenses by other manufacturers, especially to current Canon users is a potential lost sale, then there isn't much hope for them in this sector

Whilst I can only speak personally for myself, I do note that there are quite a few togs in this and other forums that have gone to dual systems which again means that Canon isn't fullfilling it's customers requirements

The failure to upgrade the EF 50mm f1.4, is probably very symptomatic in this regard

However when Canon gets it right, it usually as good as it gets

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:04 UTC as 74th comment
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