Bruce Clarke

Bruce Clarke

Lives in United Kingdom Oxford, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 8, 2004

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Where's the large wooden grip?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 00:14 UTC as 38th comment
On article Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review (32 comments in total)

Good review thanks Lars. I've not seen the blown highlights much with mine, but tend to leave it HDR Auto mode, and been very impressed with how it copes with clouds. It captures the full range of tones, where my One M8 would just blow the cloud highlights away. As you say, you can tweak the exposure down a tad, but the slider is a bit hit and miss. Maybe it will be improved in an update?

The corner softness is the main disappointment, made worse I suspect in HDR mode when the multiple exposures are probably not fully aligned. With the 4:3 format, I was hoping for better, but ultimately, it's a phone with a tiny sensor, so adequate for many things. The colour, tonality, shadow detail and sharpening are nicely neutral, and less processed-looking than the S7.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 14th comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

No interest in the camera, but great film Barney! Fascinating subject.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 43rd comment
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bernardly: This is one of the most redeeming articles I have ever read on DPR because the interview transcended the exclusive focus on gear and actually raised questions of art and style. Cameras are not trophies to brag about and place on display for winning admiration, nor are they toys for big boys—they are tools to capture memories and to create art. We need more inspiring articles like this one, DPR crew.

Agree entirely, best article I've read here for ages. Going to see it as a result.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
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Konstantin Mineev: Some scenes from Revenant have obvious similarities with movies from Tarkovsky,
I hoped you already see this:
https://vimeo.com/153979733

It may be Emmanuel Lubezki has some inspiration from Tarkovsky,
I don't see a problem there, I really like his movies:
1) Revenant: beautiful wide angle scenes;
2) Birdman: the entire film was shot in the same breath;
3) Gravity: movement of the astronauts in the space are impressive.

His every film adds something new and different, and it's very good.

Fascinating, I love Tarkovsky. Are these all from one of his films, if so, which one?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Things we found that had been cut in half (135 comments in total)
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_Arpe: A half-decent article.

I don't know, I'm 50/50 on it.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 00:39 UTC

I'll just pop out and buy 12 Z5s then...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Tough on those with cameras that produce crap OOC JPGs!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
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Michael J Davis: I have the Oly 7-14mm. I would have appreciated some shots at f/2.8 with this one.

Indeed, those of us who still have the old f4 7-14mm beastie would like to see what we are missing. Half the weight is certainly appealing. I presume they've done it using more electronic distortion correction.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 13:09 UTC
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Mssimo: Titania (titanium dioxide) has become the material of choice for self-cleaning windows, and hydrophilic self-cleaning surfaces in general, because of its favorable physical and chemical properties. Not only is titania highly efficient at photocatalysing dirt in sunlight and reaching the superhydrophilic state.

The anatase phase is the most photocatalytic among its polymorphic structures. Moreover, ultraviolet irradiation creates surface oxygen vacancies at bridging sites, resulting in the conversion of relevant Ti4+ sites to Ti3+ sites which are favourable for dissociative water adsorption. These defects presumably influence the affinity to chemisorbed water of their surrounding sites, forming hydrophilic domains, whereas the rest of the surface remains oleophilic.

More info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-cleaning_glass

That's easy for you to say ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 19:42 UTC

Is this really the future?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

Wouldn't it be a good idea to include the Mark II in the name to avoid confusion in the heading and article?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 13:12 UTC as 13th comment
On article Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0 (49 comments in total)
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alouette: "U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus firmware Version 3.0 will be available in February 2015."

do you think we have to pay for this upgrade?

No, that's just the DPR standard press release template. There is no mechanism for Oly to charge.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On article DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 (58 comments in total)

Thanks for picking my paragliding shot, I must take more this summer. Well done to all, some great shots.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:49 UTC as 22nd comment
On photo BETASAMPLE_ISO100_SAM_0672 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

I doubt any camera would produce a decent JPG of this scene. The edited Raw version works well, and demonstrates the power of Raw shooting well.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Samsung NX1 Real-world Samples sample gallery (7 comments in total)

I doubt any camera would produce a decent JPG of this scene. The edited Raw version works well, and demonstrates the power of Raw shooting well.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 3rd comment
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Bruce Clarke: It's hard work finding out about these in the UK. Kenro, the UK distributor is useless, with poor website info, and hardly anyone stocks them. After much Googling to check photos and specs, I bought a Cool Walker CW200 Backpack from Amazon.

The bag shell is fantastic, looks tough and very well finished. Clever design too, it looks sleek unlike most of the Manfrotto equivalents, which are horribly boxy and look cheaply made. The only weak point is the rather inflexible set of interior pads. There are not enough, and they force a chunk of the space to be only accessible via the Flipside-style rear flap. I wanted most of it accessible from the side flap, so ended up using the set from my old Slingshot 200AW instead. Continued...

...continued.
The rear flap holds my 10.5 inch Samsung tablet nicely, at the same time providing ergonomic back padding. The harness is excellent, constructed like a proper rucksack, including elastic chest strap. It works fine as a sling too, just take off the right strap and swing it round. It's obviously not quite as secure as a diagonal sling strap in this position, but I'm happy with it. The neoprene side pockets will hold a water bottle or a tripod with the top strap. My 190CXPRO3 feels secure in it, even though quite long (but light).

Well worth a look, they deserve better coverage in the UK.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:58 UTC

It's hard work finding out about these in the UK. Kenro, the UK distributor is useless, with poor website info, and hardly anyone stocks them. After much Googling to check photos and specs, I bought a Cool Walker CW200 Backpack from Amazon.

The bag shell is fantastic, looks tough and very well finished. Clever design too, it looks sleek unlike most of the Manfrotto equivalents, which are horribly boxy and look cheaply made. The only weak point is the rather inflexible set of interior pads. There are not enough, and they force a chunk of the space to be only accessible via the Flipside-style rear flap. I wanted most of it accessible from the side flap, so ended up using the set from my old Slingshot 200AW instead. Continued...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday (238 comments in total)
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Bruce Clarke: Stream hopeless here near Oxford from the DPR site. Switched to CreativeLive site, and fine for a few minutes. Now that has packed up. Will wait for the repeats!

I watched most of it on the replay, which was fine here in the UK later in the evening.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 13:54 UTC
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