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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On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 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

For me it's the 24-120 Nikkor that's most often on my D750. I have the full range of 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 F2.8's and the 200-500 F5.6 Nikkor (which I also love) but it's the 24-120 that's my go to lens.
The 24-120 is due for refresh though. The vignetting is a bit of hassle when wide but manageable. However I'm sure that with FL glass and refreshed design I'm sure they'd walk out the door.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:52 UTC as 228th comment

Brilliant news :)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 13th comment

I'm from Oz. Their idea of Ochre and mine are two different concepts.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 07:25 UTC as 24th comment

Just an idea, for Nikon shooters and to save a lot of effort just use the free Nikon Capture NX-D or View NX-D. Not as convenient admittedly but it works.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Because Microsoft is supporting Xiaomi with Windows 10 Mobile, a while ago I upgraded from a Nokia 925 to a Xiaomi Mi4. Just $195 landed in Oz. It's a great phone with an excellent camera. So I look forward to the Mi5s for sure. Sure beats paying over $1,400 for an iPhone 7s🙂

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 00:58 UTC as 5th comment
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (57 comments in total)

Pity no release for Windows Phone 10. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 02:40 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (150 comments in total)

To me, it is a real pity the camera has been discontinued. It spec'd like the near perfect camera as an all rounder especially for travel. Oh well.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 02:36 UTC as 30th comment
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)

Wow, seriously impressive indeed. I downloaded one of the shots, a quick process through PS and even more wow.
Fancy that, we have a walk around 24-600 fast lens and a very capable camera. This would have been so neat when I recently travelled through Europe and the UK.
We live in great times for photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 07:38 UTC as 25th comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (784 comments in total)
In reply to:

User8894381729: Back to past...

Why without flash?
Why 20.9 MP?
Dear Nikon tell me why?

Don't buy it then. Simple.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 23:56 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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Peter Hayward: Superb Mr Nikon, please wrap this up in a mirrorless pro configuration.
Mirrorless desire aside, although I like my D750 I always lament it wasn't in this 'pro' layout and configuration. all I have to do is tame my gear desire :)

@Carlos. Given that I also have a Nikon 1 V2 I have been given a taste of what a Mirrorless system will do, for me at least and I really like it. I agree an optical VF will likely always look better than a mirrorless VF, there are however two major benefits that the optical VF can't give and that is an effectively silent shutter which for me is what I want and also a very high frame rate.
Given that you have the choice of an optical VF in a Nikon DSLR, I don't have that choice of a Nikon mirrorless system with the specs of the D750 or the D500.
Yes a mirrorless DSLR may drain batteries faster, I'll live with that.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 04:36 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Superb Mr Nikon, please wrap this up in a mirrorless pro configuration.
Mirrorless desire aside, although I like my D750 I always lament it wasn't in this 'pro' layout and configuration. all I have to do is tame my gear desire :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:19 UTC as 186th comment | 2 replies

Nice lens, now if I could only couple one to a D400, sigh!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 03:48 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 (47 comments in total)

I am dismayed at what Nikon have done to their loyal users from the past years. What now happens to my Capture NX2 edits? Ok I can still use NX2 but for how long?
I know NX2 wasn't the greatest of UI's and I know that Google has bought Nik Software but this latest excuse for software is quite simply unusable and an embarrassment to the software industry.
Mr Nikon, wake up. Forget software development and open up your file formats to the whole software industry. To the people how can actually write software that users want and need.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 07:03 UTC as 8th comment


Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 10:35 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On article CreativeLive to host free one-day event with Art Wolfe (33 comments in total)

The free bit is great if you are in the right time zone. Bummer for those that are not, and therefore have to pay a not inconsiderable amount to watch at a suitable time.

Bit odd that.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 03:34 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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bagoof1: Unfortunately I received a new shutter assembly last May and it did not resolve the problem. I just sent my camera back to Nikon with hundreds of spots in the exact same location as with the original shutter.

Same here. Ended swapping for a D610 after several visits. Great camera otherwise though.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 23:47 UTC

I have Photoshop and also Paintshop Pro however I always return to use Capture NX for my processing unless complex edits are needed.
But Mr Nikon ... I've submitted bugs reports and never had a satisfactory response to anyone of them. Not once.
As an example and one of the simplest bugs to fix is to restore the standard Windows behaviour of the tab key in dialog boxes. Years ago Capture NX had tab key movement between edit boxes but for some unknown reason it was removed in later releases. Why oh why?
Capture NX is way too clunky and unreliable still and the interface desperately needs modernizing. So easy to do.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 23:40 UTC as 7th comment
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)

Bargain. I'm in.

Adobe have, in the past, effectively forced us to rent photoshop anyway (or many I suspect to pirate) with new releases only supporting your new camera.

With all the goodies it's a no brainer for me. As for access and passwords. I do not use the same un/pw combination across sites. The pain of tracking the credentials is made easier with Keepass across multiple of devices.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 00:39 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies

I just wish Nikon would fix how 'tabs' work in their dialog boxes in Capture NX. Reported previously over last three years or so. No feedback. Not yet done. So simple to fix. Pity.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 21:07 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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