Peter Hayward

Lives in Australia Glenside/South Australia/Austrlalia, Australia
Works as a IT Consultant
Has a website at
Joined on Jul 24, 2003
About me:

Loves Nikon gear except their software. Desperately sad at the Nikon Capture NX2 has been replaced with NX D which is a monument to bad software. This decisions has left people with libraries of pictures with edits that WILL become lost on a few years as technology moves on and makes running Capture NX 2 impossible.
.. and where is the pro level mirrorless?


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Peter Hayward: Pound? May I suggest the staff of DPReview get with the 99% of the rest of world and dump imperial measurements.

Well the UK did vote for Brexit so no surprise they keep looking backwards.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 22:24 UTC

I just use a cheap very light laptop for backup when traveling. It has 500g space, an SD card slot, wifi and I can see the images to give me confidence the back up has worked. I can even a surf for a web site if I need to. Problem solved:)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 05:54 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

PETA lost me years ago.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 02:45 UTC as 38th comment

Mr Nikon, ok so you abandoned the DL series. Why? Who knows? For me that was greatest disappointment ever from Nikon and I really was disappointed at the Capture NX debacle!
So now Mr Nikon, forget this distracting marketing fluff and bring out a compelling mirrorless asap. Perhaps a D850M :) Or in just a few years or earlier Nikon will be toast and thus no more anniversaries.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 02:06 UTC as 8th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1092 comments in total)
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Alaska Hawaii photos: If the upcoming Nikon mirrorless is a version of the D850 it could prove interesting.

Yep. Exactly the camera on my wish list. An 850 but mirrorless:)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 07:53 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)

Exactly Rishi:)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:02 UTC as 110th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)

Given what I spend on gear, travel, courses, books and what I was spending on the Adobe upgrade mill I'm quite happy with their subscription model, quite happy indeed.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:45 UTC as 357th comment
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DotCom Editor: Go back to about 1983 when IBM introduced the PC/XT, which included a 10 MEGABYTE drive. We all wondered how we would ever fill it. Of course, today, that wouldn't even hold a single RAW file.

Yep. I had one. I thought it was the Bee’s Knees then:)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On photo On the beach in the The Bride challenge (2 comments in total)
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nodrog: Isn't this a composite?

...and a rather disappointing one at that

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 04:06 UTC

One the one hand it's so sad to see a once competent company go through these ongoing troubles, on the other one has to give Nikon at least a little credit for not releasing a product that is 'faulty'.

One has to wonder though just why anyone would bother with this edition.

I just wish they'd concentrate on producing the world's best mirrorless professional grade cameras. i.e. mirrorless versions of the D5, D850 and D500. I fear if they don't the company is doomed.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 03:49 UTC as 10th comment
On article Instagram update adds threaded comment replies (29 comments in total)
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piratejabez: Instagram is YEARS behind DPReview :)

@Impulses I couldn't disagree more. I think the gang at DPR have done an amazing job with this site on both desktop and mobile. They need to be congratulated on showing the world what a html site can really do, particularly in the forums. The best bit is it has been done without an app.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 00:19 UTC

Hey that's a really great idea. One would have to watch the edge of a table though or I wonder does the device have edge detection and stop thus preventing a serious calamity?
Put it in a long channel/ tray for runs as long one like, even outside perhaps?
Yep a top idea.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 08:40 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

If it would be Nikon's first FF mirrorless that'd be something to really get excited about:)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 69th comment
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CameraLabTester: Camera manufacturers should get it in their minds that firmware updates ARE NOT RECEIVED WELL by those who own these models.

Every firmware update renders the user to a tedious download, tethered connection, and the risk of having the camera magically transform into a brick.


You are joking ... I hope!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: They need to make it run full-scale Lightroom and Photoshop. If it only has 4gb of ram it will be slow (not sure if it has 4 or more).

Perhaps consider an MS Surface then or even better one of these ..

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 23:22 UTC

Perhaps I'll stick with my V2 and 70-300 CX giving me 810mm equivalent and higher fps all the while saving me about AU$25k :)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies

I still have a Xiamoi Mi4 because it supported Windows Phone 10 via Microsoft's Insiders. I'm now running their Android Mi8 on it with great success (but I prefer Windows Phone 10 anyday). A bargain phone that performs way above it's price level. The last price I saw was $115 before stock ran out. Now looking to the Mi6 for around half the price of the i7 so it'll do for me when my Mi4 breaks:) On a phone I couldn't care less about raw.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 01:07 UTC as 9th comment

I'm amazed that Nikon continue to waste resources on this awful software.
What is happening to Nikon? Are we witnessing the slow death of a once great camera company with really dumb decisions.
i.e the abandoning of the superbly spec'd DL cameras.
No new Nikon 1 V4
No Nikon mirrorless DX or FX camera. Sony and others will trump this market sector.
Persisting with Cooolpix's in a dead market sector.
Come on Nikon ...LEAD don't tease and abandon.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 00:51 UTC as 6th comment | 5 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

This is very disappointing, I presume especially for any of the original Nik development team members. I dare say though that the devs over at Topaz Labs are popping the champagne, if there are any left that is.

Google must have decimated this market sector and for what?

The Nik UPoint technology was used in the Nikon Capture NX software. It was a very clunky app but produced the best results for me. I also liked that Capture NX non destructive workflow and that the edit step history stored in the Nikon NEF files. No bl@@dy sidecar files!!

When Google took over Nik, Nikon had to give up on Capture NX and went over to the gawd awful Capture NX-D software. Software which just has to take the gold medal for a horrible UI.

One thing Google did do was they made me have another look at Adobe PS and LR. I have to admit a far better workflow. However all my previous years edits in NX force me to try to keep Capture NX. And I hate database centric photo apps. Oh well.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 00:46 UTC as 102nd comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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TheEmrys: What this article neglects is this body as the perfect camera for weddings. While sports pros will be hesitant, wedding shooters will look at this body while identifying a killer feature: silence. And there are quite a few more wedding photographers than there are sports shooters.

I agree. For me the number one feature is silence over and above every other feature. Silence is golden.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
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