CallMeAlan

Lives in United Kingdom West Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired IT Professional
Joined on Feb 18, 2013

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Android version not compatible with my Huawei P20 Pro. But I don't think I really care.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 14:54 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Sony ZV-1 (444 comments in total)
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DtBB: This is a HOME RUN for Sony!!

Lots of INFLUENCERS and VLOGGERS ALWAYS asked about a swivel screen on a RX100 and here it FINALLY is.

The PORTABILITY on ZV1 is just insane!!!

When comparing to the BIGGER cams with sensors like mFT ones, this one even avoids the BULK of the lens and it is TRULLY pocketable with that MIC. WOWZA!

And that price?!? DAMN! It is less than HALF of GH5 and much CHEAPER than OM-Ds.

I see lots of YouTubers will be using this as their MAIN

I would say it DESTROYS the competition but... what competition is there for this?

What you getting for "FREE" : MIC and LENS and a GIMBAL!!!!

I am PSYCHED for this!

DTBB: I can only suggest that you try to emphasise your points a little more strongly by using some capital letters. You seem like a strange sort of chap. Are you over 12 years of age?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 16:14 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 sample gallery (106 comments in total)

An enormous zoom range does not a very good image make. I wouldn't buy this, and certainly not at UKP 799.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2020 at 14:49 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

If you're going to put a video on Youtube, there's one first and foremost and most important rule: don't pan! (Unless you're a lover of jerky, and I don't mean the beef variety.)

Link | Posted on May 17, 2020 at 14:50 UTC as 53rd comment

The picture of the hare is magical. Hares are wonderful, beautiful and elusive creatures. Most people will never actually see one in the wild, and it's impossible for them to become domesticated, ie, pets.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 15:06 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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SirHarry: For 50 bucks more you have the olympus 12-200mm f3.5-f6.3 lens (24-400mm 455grams). Yeah, I know no camera, but I wonder which lens is the better of the two in terms of optical quality.

Nothing beats a walk in the woods with a fine lens in your hand. Zoom too! What a bonus.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2020 at 15:30 UTC
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Horshack: Mistake #11: Attempting to insert an SD card into the film chamber.

I recently wasted half an hour trying to feed film into the card slot. I knew I'd gone wrong when the little door wouldn't close over the film canister.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2020 at 14:33 UTC

The only difference I saw when trying RAW from various cameras was with DNGs from my Huawei P20 Pro. The difference was virtually imperceptible, and not what I'd call improvement by any means. It won't even consider Sigma DNGs. All seems like a waste of time.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 11:00 UTC as 12th comment

We can only hope this one works. I briefly had the previous one, Spyder 5 Express, before deciding, after trying everything, I really didn't like the extreme, and I really mean extreme, yellow cast it decided I needed on my Macs, and returned it for a refund. It was truly awful. But whether this new version works or not I, for one, won't be risking it.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2019 at 16:53 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
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Merida: I don't see the chinese wall. Didn't they say it can be seen from space?

Hate to be boring entoman but .... go out and buy yourself a sense of humour please. You might be able to find a discount code somewhere online.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 15:33 UTC
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Merida: I don't see the chinese wall. Didn't they say it can be seen from space?

No, you have it slightly wrong. In actual fact the theory is that you can see the moon from the Great Wall of China.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 09:12 UTC
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Imager of: What’s the point since drones will be banned soon!

@imager of: I can't disagree. The latest fiasco involves one of the busiest airports in the world, London Heathrow, being brought to a halt today by yet another suspected drone sighting, following the recent Gatwick alleged sighting. I've been flying quads and hexas for many years now, carefully and responsibly, but I can't honestly see a long future lifetime for amateur drone use, and would expect serious new restrictions on the horizon. If so, good.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 18:24 UTC
On article Nikon AF-S 500mm F5.6E PF sample gallery (185 comments in total)
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Foto64: Boring dark grey skies make boring ugly images but the lens looks terrific. Sharp with smooth bokeh. Take it out in better light and with better subjects it will rock.

I doubt even DPReview can order up interesting blue skies and fluffy white clouds.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 16:37 UTC
On article Sigma releases X3F Raw conversion plugin for Photoshop (92 comments in total)
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vscd: That's good news... now please include it in Lightroom or ACR! Thanks!

But apparently you can script anything in PS so just make .... etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 09:58 UTC
On article Sigma releases X3F Raw conversion plugin for Photoshop (92 comments in total)

Hmmmm. Not so sure about this. You open one X3F at a time - sloooow. The image then opens up in PS itself, not Camera Raw. There's no obvious batch convert feature, so if you want to work on the images in LR or C1 as TIFFs you'll need to do a Save As in PS, one pic at a time. All in all I think I'll stick with SPP and use it to convert to TIFF for Lightroom as this doesn't seem to offer very much.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 09:12 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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Mr Bolton: It looks fantastic. I just wish it ran under Linux.

Mr Bolton - I'm a Mac and Linux user. We really can't expect developers to produce Linux versions for those 19 of us now can we? OK, I exaggerate - it's 119.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2018 at 15:11 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: BAN ALL DRONES!!!!

OR MAKE THE LICENSE TO OPERATE ONE $10,000.

Or we could just shout at them?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 09:32 UTC
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jdmuys: I suspect that the main reason that this is available for Mac and not for Windows is Applescript: Apple provides Application developers with a system-wide scripting facility (OSA for Open Scripting Architecture), that can be accessed by end users using mainly the AppleScript language (but also Javascript and to a large extent through the terminal or the Automator utility).

Supporting AppleScript for an application developer is quite easy with some ahead of time planning. And it turns out Capture One Pro has extensive AppleScript support. On the Mac, you can script [many|most|all] of its features with any OSA scripting tool.

AFAIK, there is no pervasive equivalent on Windows. I would love to be shown otherwise though.

Not necessarily Applescript. I'm using a control surface with C One via Bome Midi Translator. In essence midi messages from the control surface are translated by Bome into keystrokes, which are injected into the Mac as keyboard shortcuts. By extension, any open foreground application can equally receive the keystrokes, so any app which uses keyboard shortcuts can be controlled with a midi surface. Or button 6 can type your name!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2018 at 09:22 UTC
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Mark Turney: What’s Adobe 🤔?

Lord preserve us from those who think they have that rare skill - being funny - because usually they quite miserably fail.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 18:57 UTC
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JakeB: I am very unhappy about this upgrade.

VERY UNHAPPY.

It has ruined my Friday.

I am so unhappy about this I wish to share my UNHAPPINESS with anyone willing to waste their time reading about my state of mind.

Due to this upgrade I am quitting photography forever.

Goodbye.

Make sure the door doesn't hit your rear end as you leave.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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