Lives in United Kingdom essex, United Kingdom
Joined on Apr 5, 2010


Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (223 comments in total)
In reply to:

Debankur Mukherjee: Price wise none of the recent cameras or lenses from any manufacturer worth the cost and most are Chinese and Thai products...........most products are over priced........

And don't forget that in the UK at least 20% is tax in the form of VAT

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 07:10 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (211 comments in total)

I had the EOS 5 and found the eye focus great, in fact so great that when I was in the market for a new camera Sony's 'Eye Focus' was a factor - should have done my home work!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 125th comment
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (154 comments in total)
In reply to:

Leandros S: Where are the negative comments about this being a trombone-type design?

I had the Sigma 50-500 os, and always 'Tromboned' it, much faster and intuitive, but at the trade off of a little more dirt on the sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:07 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
In reply to:

Eloise: Now I may be missing the point ... but doesn't this camera offer the worst of all worlds. It doesn't have a optical view finder, yet has the translucent mirror in the way and taking up room - or is the fact that they still use the mirror for the focusing sensor an admission that mirrorless focusing still isn't as good?

Is this camera just for existing A-mount users? Wouldn't anyone buying into a new system do better with Sony FE-mount?

Don't forget it was Canon that did have an OVF and coupled it with a fixed pellicle mirror.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (183 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marti58: Sony is selling several great / new models as is and they are running of the shelfs, it seems to me that many people buy them for what they're.
In the Sony forums I've seen a boatload of new users the past few years so it looks the market agrees with what they're doing.

Nobody is forcing anyone to buy what you don't like.

An exaggeration I think, I have used 'A' mount cameras since the A900, and have progressed to the 7rMKii using some of the lenses from that era and the new 'G' Masters range. I enjoyed photography pre apps and use one or two from the Sony stable, if they were not available I would still press the shutter. Too much is made of technology, and not enough on creativity

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
In reply to:

AKH: That is really an interesting article. Great shoots too.

What it also shows is great creativity, something that pixel peepers rarely aspire to.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
On photo enigma in the Sony mirrorles cameras challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Miwok: Brilliant...

Hi glad you enjoyed the image - lots of dodging and burning in PS, with a Gaussian blur to soften effect. A beautiful model is s good starting point!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On photo enigma pdi in Dsnoir's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

sony A7r mk2, FE-PZ 28-135 f4,
shot at f4.5 - 1/320sec - iso 500 - lens set to 91mm

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (76 comments in total)
In reply to:

IvanM: mmmm these images tell me more about the photographer than they do about the camera.....


Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
In reply to:

Glenn Barber: If not said previously - the most important question is - will this now work reliably and fast enough on a Sony A7RII or 6300 for BIF

For BIF it's not only the camera/lens combination, it's also the photographers technique, but who would admit to that - preferring to blame the tools.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 10:23 UTC

I've been using the UniqBall 35 for some time, the control for the main ball broke after a few months - possibly my fault, replaced within 48 hours. I do notice a slight 'roughness' when no camera is mounted, but as soon as soon as I fit a camera it disappears - with the Sony A99+70-400 there is no creep.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 8th comment
On article Quick Look: The art of the unforeground (85 comments in total)

My feeling about the second image is that it works either as is, with the striations of the sand leading you into the curve and then further into the image, settling at the horizon/cloud line. It also makes a very strong image by cropping it so that the curve is coming in from the corner.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:58 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images (217 comments in total)

surely you are missing the point, the article is about technique, not about an individual image. If contributers get an unending stream of negativity, then a source of instruction will lost.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 19:16 UTC as 96th comment
In reply to:

Pythagoras: so apparently without much effort at all i could be a portrait photographer for the guardian.

I think talent comes into it some where. Cannot understand the negativity that always accompanies articals that are intended to give guidence - but then perhaps some DP reviewers know it all.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:03 UTC
In reply to:

vv50: what's the difference between instagram's policies on your images and those of facebook's?

But surely the BBC has the right to seconde your copyrite in its terms and conditions - perhaps we should all be as upset about them as Instagram

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 21:46 UTC
Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16