paulbysea

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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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 156th comment
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (110 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 29th 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

Looks like a good update to Lightroom. Still not perfect but better overall than anything else out there, well has to be as LR5 was As for the whingers who are saying that they are off. Bye, enjoy your alternative software.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 153rd comment
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paulbysea: You are getting a lot of camera for your money I think. Not for me but I expect many besides the target pro market will be tempted to buy this.

Yes the low budget pro market, i.e. lots of freelancers looking for their break. Maybe not pro as in broadcasters or big budget news gathering but still people looking to start earning money.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 15:50 UTC

You are getting a lot of camera for your money I think. Not for me but I expect many besides the target pro market will be tempted to buy this.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:59 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)
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paulbysea: I have ignored this camera until know. These two reviews have given me pause for thought. I currently have a 5D3 and was wondering about getting a 7D2 for my more action orientated shot and keeping with the 5D3 as I develop as a landscape and product photography. Now I wonder if I should sell the 5D3 as well and go for the Pentax. Or maybe I should wait and hope canon bring out a similar camera, albeit one where you can use EF lenses to crop down the body to FF in a similar way that Nikon can with their system. Whatever I do will be after xmas, probably spring time. Need to sell some classic Naim amps and Meridian 104 tuner first to free up some cash first.

In an ideal world I would have the 7D3, 5D3 and the pentax.
Thanks for the rotate camera trip, I used to use it with my 7D1. Will try it with the 5D3

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)

I have ignored this camera until know. These two reviews have given me pause for thought. I currently have a 5D3 and was wondering about getting a 7D2 for my more action orientated shot and keeping with the 5D3 as I develop as a landscape and product photography. Now I wonder if I should sell the 5D3 as well and go for the Pentax. Or maybe I should wait and hope canon bring out a similar camera, albeit one where you can use EF lenses to crop down the body to FF in a similar way that Nikon can with their system. Whatever I do will be after xmas, probably spring time. Need to sell some classic Naim amps and Meridian 104 tuner first to free up some cash first.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:43 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On article WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability (77 comments in total)

An product that does not really need inventing. Hang your camera bag from your tripod. Works for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 07:26 UTC as 41st comment
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