Hugo808

Hugo808

Joined on Nov 12, 2011

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Hugo808: Very interesting. I always wonder why my sensor is exposed when I change lenses, why not cover it with the shutter when it's not in use?

Karroly: Live view, of course.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 05:10 UTC

Very interesting. I always wonder why my sensor is exposed when I change lenses, why not cover it with the shutter when it's not in use?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (342 comments in total)
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GabrielFFontes: Seriously, this format of review is the most confusing and unprofessional choice I've seen made by dpreview. Please revert back to the old style.

If it aint broke don't try to fix it.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
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Hugo808: I would have insisted that Rod Stewart put on the matching top for his shorts.

And Yousuf Karsh needs to work on his PP I think, otherwise a great portrait of a great man.

Ah, so we aren't allowed to have opinions about the "greatest" photographers? My mistake, I'll be more with the programme in future ;-)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 11:37 UTC
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Hugo808: I would have insisted that Rod Stewart put on the matching top for his shorts.

And Yousuf Karsh needs to work on his PP I think, otherwise a great portrait of a great man.

Yes, I'd have feathered the background round Winnie a lot more than that. If someone could let him know that I'm available for lessons that would be great.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 15:03 UTC

I would have insisted that Rod Stewart put on the matching top for his shorts.

And Yousuf Karsh needs to work on his PP I think, otherwise a great portrait of a great man.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 09:45 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (206 comments in total)

I had an EOS50E with 3 focus points and it didn't work any more accurately than auto selection. I considered it a solution in search of a problem at the time.

Now, if Fuji could equip my X-T2 with it's 325 focus points spread all over the frame then that would be worth having - if it worked...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 90th comment
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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SolidMetal: It's literally too perfect. Reality (our eye sight) has more radnomness in it, maybe that's why many people prefer traditional bokeh.

Reality? But we don't ever see bokeh. Our eyes focus on what holds our attention, look up to see how the background blurs and that becomes the centre of attention.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

Not too shabby.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 40th comment
On article PDN announces 2017 Photo Annual contest winners (62 comments in total)

Pale colours are in then. Nice that we have so many options these days.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 8th comment
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starwolfy: I get a lot of dates thanks to my Leica. Mainly one night stands with models.

Does that work? Really? Hmm....

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 07:55 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I don't know if my teenage daughter is a decent barometer, but she talks more and more about how a lot of girls her age are getting into DSLRs.

They all love their smartphones and the apps/filters, and Snapchat seems to be the big go-to for interaction, but I think the last couple years of selfies and filters hit some kind of plateau. That, in combination with onboard wifi in most cameras means that a lot of young folks are willing to go to the DSLR and link it to the smartphone so that they can get the quality images while enjoying the convenience that comes with the phone.

I bought my daughter the low-end Rebel and a couple cheap lenses. She didn't use it much at first, but recently she started back up (because of the other kids), and since the pics go straight to phone, it's working for her.

And the teens don't want the full-frame stuff. They like small dslrs.

As for mirrorless: I'm not sure the teens understand it yet.

I thought that youngsters would go for the mirrorless first as they are a newer thing. Clearly some PR departments aren't doing their job.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 06:00 UTC

Sounds like everyone suddenly twigged that more pixels doesn't mean better photos. The need to upgrade has therefore been obviated. It must only be Fuji and Sony picking up the pace with innovative gear that has got people buying again. I read endless tales of people ditching FF DSLRs to go mirrorless so maybe that's it?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 05:58 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
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eMTi: You at DPReview should take out 3 DL Nikon cameras that will never happen. I sold two of my cameras to get enough money to bay two Nikon DLs. The DL camera never happen, money was spend and I am now without camera and money, because I trusted Nikon. I also believe I am not the only one that Nikon screw up....
The another screw up from Nikon was when they stop updating software for there excellent negative/positive film scanners, and soon after that Nikon stop making them, and refusing to let other company to continue to make such excellent and affordable film scanners and charging them insane money. This and other things will be the beginning of the down fall of the sleeping Nikon.

Maybe you should start a class action suit? "I had some money to buy a camera but they never got made and I spent the money on something else and now I don't have a camera. Mwaaah!"

I'm sure any jury would find in your favour.....

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 06:06 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: They will be unavailable, out-of-stock, then discontinued. 16mp is soooo last century in digital world. 24mp is now the game in town while full frames are now in 50mp. Olympus is still playing catch up and they are so left behind. As to Nikon? They are now in their 100. 100th year.

Tyr-Sog, I thought that until I got a 24mp X-T2 to replace my 16mp X-T10, technology moves on and there really is no contest between the two.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
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Hugo808: £12 to reserve a single use camera in a soda can? That needs a few days to expose an image? What am I missing?

No, It seems like a ridiculous amount of money for something you only use once. I used to make pinhole cameras, if I still had the inclination I'd make my own out of a can and save a bit of money, Fun doesn't have to cost anything!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:21 UTC

£12 to reserve a single use camera in a soda can? That needs a few days to expose an image? What am I missing?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:33 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies

Surely if they really thought there was no copyright issue they wouldn't be asking for the statute of limitations to apply?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 06:27 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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steviewa: Just use a plastic bag, they work well an cost less than 5p each

Agreed, but to avoid legal action I think we should mention that you shouldn't pull them right over your head.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (536 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: The title of this post should be:

Nikon D7500: What you need to know = Nothing!

Every new camera they release is basically the same retrofitted model as the previous one with just barely the absolute most minimal changes possible! This brand is more dead than dead.

I used to feel like that about EVF's but I don't notice them anymore since the Fuji X-T1, there may be others as good but that was good enough for me. The best thing about them is being able to see exactly what you're getting from the sensor, including colour settings and exposure compensations.

You might be as experienced a photographer as me and pride yourself on not needing this stuff but it's damn useful actually and connects you with what you're doing more.

And then there's the silent shutter mode, very useful in church weddings or art galleries. You don't get that with an SLR.

And the full frame focusing with 725 points on the X-T2. I could go on but if you don't like them then you don't like them but I've found the pluses to outweigh the minuses.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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