Tim Streater

Tim Streater

Lives in United Kingdom Kent, United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 24, 2007


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Don Finch: So does this mean I can go to Paris France in September and not have to worry about being thrown in prison for taking pictures of my favorite place on earth?
Just looking for clarification from a Paris resident on what to expect.

France does not have unlimited Freedom of Panorama (unlike in the UK). So theoretically under some circumstances you could be slung in the chokey. However as I understand it, the law is not enforced, although as any copper will tell you, having extra charges to threaten the suspect with is always useful.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
On article Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again (70 comments in total)

This is a rubbish approach to a non-problem. At least it should be a non-problem; all the commands should be on menus, with the shortcut listed there. Then you can learn as few or as many as you feel like.

Obviously Adobe programmers think any sort of GUI is a waste of time. In fact, for editing stuff we don't even need any sort of computer at all. A bar magnet and a magnifying glass to modify bits directly on the disk is all that's required.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 11:45 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera (137 comments in total)

What is a "rage-finder"? (classic or not).

I like having many buttons and dials. Saves having to dive into too many menus. I would check, however, that the left hand is not gripping (and potentially moving) a number of the controls on the left side of the camera. It looks to me like the left hand fingers would be covering the flash, the motor drive control, and the autofocus control.

An eye-level viewfinder is a must (but can be EVF if that is good enough).

Two other things: the camera must be large enough to grip properly, but it must *not* be heavy. I don't understand why a full-frame film camera (90s and before) weighs so much less than even an APS-C DSLR of today. Weight should be 400gm or so.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:35 UTC as 21st comment
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