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If you can't afford their 'stunning' re-styled, taste induced, offerings, at least there is something most other manufacturers can learn from Hasselblad... Phocus, their RAW conversion software, supports RAW files from 150 leading camera makes and has always? been given away as a FREE download from their website.
Allows basic adjustments for all files and more if your camera happens to be ...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 9th comment

How patronizing of Lee (and others) to assume that all landscapes need warming up! Will they bring out a 'chilling down' version soon? Bring on the landscape!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 09:33 UTC as 5th comment
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designdef: Makes me very happy I swapped all my Nikon gear for the Sony SLT-A99 Full Frame Mirrorless, two years ago! Looks as if Nikon may catch up in a year or so?

Whatever you chose to describe it as, Sony has a long history of experimental designs which should be applauded, other manufacturers may watch and wait but be too late to incorporate any meaningful improvements. The A99 works as a camera, has loads of rave reviews and I certainly wouldn't go back to Nikon system. Just try one and see if you 'lose 1/3 of the light' it's an angled, thin sheet of glass with a translucent reflective coating, not a pola. filter for god sake! I have never noticed any loss of light at all. In the end it's what it produces that matters, not the theoretical mechanics.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:31 UTC

Makes me very happy I swapped all my Nikon gear for the Sony SLT-A99 Full Frame Mirrorless, two years ago! Looks as if Nikon may catch up in a year or so?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 63rd comment | 5 replies

The logical development of this is to be able to point the phone at any object including clothing that is being worn by someone else, and to buy it online. This could lead to some interesting interactions, especially in the late evenings after a few drinks. But will it stop there? Face recognition with instant purchase of 'services offered'? Maybe Google Glass would be a more discreet way of snooper purchase?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 6th comment

With Art Directors, Clients and Account Managers thinking they are photographers anyway.. does anyone actually BUY images anymore? Is there somewhere we can see worldwide sales figures of images compared?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies

Sigma should be congratulated for a 'radical' departure from the otherwise dull norm that camera design has now become. At the very least, it's not retro! Looks good, I hope it works, from every angle.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 10:44 UTC as 22nd comment
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (164 comments in total)

It would be interesting to know if AP applied such stringent rules to their journalists? 'No element of any story or situation should be blown up out of all proportion or omitted entirely, nor should a story be unduly influenced by the use of Twitter or Facebook comments, headlines should be fairly representative of the full story and not just a cheap eye-catching jibe to gain an instant sale. Minor swipes at other publications and points-of-view are however, totally acceptable!'
Rule-makers should also bear in mind, the Auto adjustments commonly used in any modern DSLR, can totally alter the atmosphere of any situation, just by 'normalizing' contrast, saturation and light levels.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 20th comment

Talk about a B L O A T E D app! My CS3 still does the job nicely, thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 18th comment
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (191 comments in total)

I think they should be challenged to go one further. Show the power and importance of publishing, by not publishing for a week. Would anyone really care?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 18:55 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Sony have always produced truly innovative cameras over the years. There is a drawback to this though, you only need to look at the lens offerings for the DSLR range, some of them are still 're-branded' Minoltas from 1993, the new Zeiss offerings are good but way out of most people's reach. Sigma has already started to fill the gap admirably, with the 35MM 1.4 Art, miles better than the Sony equivalent at half the price! Working on new lenses is probably quite dull compared to developing new 'toys', but needs to be done if Sony really intends to lure professionals over to the brand.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 21:09 UTC as 24th comment
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)

Is there another episode where the boyfriend arrives, clutching a decent camera made by Sony?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:20 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Ultra-thin, ultra-cheap filters existed long before this lens was designed. So why didn't Canon design for the 'worst case' scenario'?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (517 comments in total)
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jackfrost15: For me this is right on the money. Great camera and pix but not photographer centric. I sold my rx100 because I never enjoyed using it. It felt like a bar of soap, amongst other annoying traits.

I do enjoy using my RX100, mainly because of the image quality it produces give it's size. I totally agree, Sony have a consistent but annoying habit of putting 'Sony Style' or more accurately, styling, before functional design. Oddly, they stop doing this when they get up to the SLT-A77/99 level. Maybe they just need to re-define which cameras are at 'consumer' level?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 09:19 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review (517 comments in total)

$50 rebate in the Sony store on a RX100!
It's all about pocket-ability, Sony are to be congratulated for adding 'features' to an already 'great' camera, but keeping almost the same overall size, not an easy task!
RX100: 58.1 x 101.6 x 35.9
RX100 II: 58.1 x 101.6 x 38.3

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 92nd comment

They could have slipped a dark, concrete, grey colour in there just for the blokes. We're not all 16 year old American girls you know, I gave up Bubble Gum a few years back. Suicidal design decision, fashion overrides practicality, and in the case of Apple... common sense. These are Loss-leader colours.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:06 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
On article Bad Weather = Good Photography (77 comments in total)

I feel this is a tutorial on how to get a 'useable' image (whatever that means) from shots taken in dull conditions by using HDR, tone mapping, swirly water and any other available technique. Ironically, all this over sharpening and brightening has drained most of the captures of any atmosphere, which presumably was the point of taking them in the first place?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 22:05 UTC as 28th comment
On article Photo collages record passage of time in 'slices' (33 comments in total)

A 2 to 4 hour timespan, and the clouds are more or less in the same place? I don't think so;) Interesting concept but needs more work.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 19th comment
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