Lives in United Kingdom Brighton, United Kingdom
Joined on Apr 11, 2010
About me:

Self deprecating talentless amateur photographer hoping to become better. Biggest impediment to overcoming low opinion of photographic skills is having an extremely talented and successful photographer as a sibling. I strive to improve, think I have then I am shown some of their recent photos and realise that I still have a long way to go. This could be very depressing if it wasn't for the fact that I am having fun which is why I do it. This and that I can see that my photos are slowly getting better, bit by small bit encourage me to continue with this wonderful past time.


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On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (83 comments in total)
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Random Photographer: Remember that this isn't the same 'Kodak' that we all know and love(d). This is a foreign-owned company that purchased their trademark/name, hired a few designers and purchased in-bulk standard OEM parts to sell a product to nostalgic customers. No thanks. Let me know when the actual people behind Nokia and their imaging department finally come back to the mobile market, last I heard they moved to Microsoft - let see if they do anything with it.

To me Kodak has always been a foreign company. Kodak are an example of how companies can become complacent and arrogant and lose touch with the market. However, as someone whos first camera was an Instamatic, (I think I got it for my 10th birthday in 67) I am sad that the company failed.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 08:52 UTC

For the target market it is an excellent product for the majority of readers here it missed the mark and LR/CC subscription is more likely to hit the mark.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 04:57 UTC as 10th comment

Some people are never satisfied. This site seems to take pleasure in complaining about everything. Sure I know a review site needs to be critical but it needs to be balanced and yet again we have another unbalanced article. It is a sad state of affairs when companies press releases give a more balanced view than a publications editorial content.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:45 UTC as 85th comment | 5 replies

Personally I rarely use my smart phone camera but I know I am unusual in this day and age, I carry around a high end compact because it gives me the control that I want but for most this is not wanted or needed. The author of this article is right that smart phones do matter, they have decimated the low and lower mid end market. However, I think they will encourage more people to get bridge cameras, high end compacts and a small number to get dSLRs or film cameras to progress with the type of photography they are into. Camera manufacturers need to adapt the the new world and those that do will thrive, those that don't will fall by the wayside in a similar way to many of the manufacturers did in the change from film to digital.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 284th comment | 2 replies

Interesting list and as a 5D3 user I am happy to see it in there. My list would include the 7D but then as an ex 7D user I recognise that could be my bias. I like that the 5D2 is in as it was a game changer. I do wonder at the omission of the Nikon 800D which I think is a great camera, but maybe it wasn't the game changer we thought when compared to the more recently released 5DS/R.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 08:40 UTC as 22nd comment

My first thought is I hate being photographed or filmed, so does it include a way to automatically delete images of the operator?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 10:15 UTC as 3rd comment

I am thinking lawyers must love these sort of cases as they will likely make a fortune.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 10:12 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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noflashplease: Oddly enough, this looks like a worthwhile sensor for a variety of Raspberry Pi projects. Great news, and certainly more interesting than the typical article about iPhone accessories.

I suspect if Amazon discover how to make a phone that is successful then dpreview will only write about Amazon phone accessories;) Maybe in the meantime they might discover that there are other equally good phones beside the over priced apple ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 20:12 UTC

So why sensationalise the fact in the headline if the conclusion of the article is that for the intended market segment the changes are unimportant? Well done to Nikon to buck the trend and design a camera for the real world rather than to appease a few pixel peeping testers who are more interested in specifications than real world photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 06:26 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies

I guess this means the drone shot will become even more common in TV shows. I remember the days when aerial shots were a novelty now it is hard to find a show without one.
That being said, if I had the money I would love to have one. Think I will be looking at a more entry level one though on my budget.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 07:05 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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paulbysea: I don't need to know about these features. It might be helpful or useful to know about them if you are a Nikon shooter or considering a change of system. For the rest of us it would be more useless information and I for one have enough of that thank you;)

The ;) at the end of the post would indicate I was joking, not sure how much clearer I could have been?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 13:22 UTC
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paulbysea: I don't need to know about these features. It might be helpful or useful to know about them if you are a Nikon shooter or considering a change of system. For the rest of us it would be more useless information and I for one have enough of that thank you;)

I think there is a sense of humour failure here. I was making a light hearted dig at the headline to the article. I believe there is an over use of the "need to know" phrase by journalists. If you read through my comment I did state it could be useful and helpful for a Nikon shooter. Clearly gentle teasing and having a sense if humour is not acceptable on a serious photo forum. I consider myself suitably chastised.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 17:42 UTC

I don't need to know about these features. It might be helpful or useful to know about them if you are a Nikon shooter or considering a change of system. For the rest of us it would be more useless information and I for one have enough of that thank you;)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 44th comment | 8 replies

Tend to agree with most of this article. I liked that the author talked about the best camera would be difference for each of us. The omission I feel is that ergonomics wasn't highlighted. I am a Canon shooter and a big part of this is down to the ergonomics of Canon camera's. The controls and menu system feel right to me. I am looking for a compact camera at the moment and whilst I got lots of good results from a Nikon bridge camera I had as my first foray into digital I never liked or felt at ease with the ergonomics. When I moved in to dSLR photography with a Canon I immediately felt at ease. Nikon make some great camera's but they are not for me. I am now wondering whether to stick with Canon for my compact or whether to try another brand and risk not getting on with the ergonomics of the menu system. It would be good if reviews could cover this aspect of cameras, not sure how they could though.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 158th comment
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (125 comments in total)

Nice bag, but the weight of it empty puts me off as I probably wouldn't be able to take it on flights and stay within hand baggage limits of some airlines.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 40th comment
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (105 comments in total)

What's the betting all these camera are available on the USA Amazon site and maybe not selling very well?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 16:20 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

First rule of Steve Jobs, find the best way you can to fleece consumers whilst they enjoy it and the sheep will flock to you. This does the first bit but I can't see many of the apple sheep enjoying this expensive bodge.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 14:27 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

For a photography site dpreview has been a bit slow off the mark about this significant issue for Europe. I guess it is because since Amazon took over it has become more USA focused.
I signed a petition about this a while back and I expect members of this site will have done so as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 12:37 UTC as 206th comment | 1 reply
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steelhead3: HDR merge should be hugely popular with Canon shooters and the limitations of their sensors.

Only those that get hung up by this. Most of us just carry on taking photographs that look great.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
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