EasyClick

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Digital Artist
Joined on Apr 6, 2009

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What about proofing those bags against pickpockets as well? Too easy for thieves to slip their hands and swipe your precious equipment out...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:11 UTC as 5th comment
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EasyClick: Like many people here, at first glance it looks like a fantastic product for the creative prifessional. But once you start to look under the surface, you start to see many cracks in its proposition. First, it's a full system compromising desktop performance with tablet usability. So you get a somewhat mediocre hardware driving a hires display and touch interaction. There are other videos showing noticeable lag in pen interaction. That's a terrible software/hardware implementation already. Second you need software support for that wheel thingy. If the big creative software company (adobe, autodesk, etc) aren't on board, you're stuck with a nice piece of paperweight. Third, no options for hardware update. You're stuck with what you bought for the rest of its lifetime. You can't even detach the screen and use it on another desktop. For a top of the line $4000+ it's a hard pill to swallow (Wacom cintiq is independent of your hardware configuration). For many light creative use it might be fine (lightroom, web publishing, etc). But as a main workhorse, I think it's still lacking in CPU/gpu power, OS stability, upgradability, fas response time. Everything that frustrates you a surface pro would be magnified on the surface studio. But if you love it then this might be the way to go. Anyway, just my two cents from a creative pro.

Was wondering if you can upgrade the ram and ssd like the iMac? Also, touch screen and pen lag/wobbles are very present in surface studio. Personally, that would bother me but it might be ok for other software like lightroom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHlP4T3bZw8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28PW-L06WVE

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:58 UTC

Like many people here, at first glance it looks like a fantastic product for the creative prifessional. But once you start to look under the surface, you start to see many cracks in its proposition. First, it's a full system compromising desktop performance with tablet usability. So you get a somewhat mediocre hardware driving a hires display and touch interaction. There are other videos showing noticeable lag in pen interaction. That's a terrible software/hardware implementation already. Second you need software support for that wheel thingy. If the big creative software company (adobe, autodesk, etc) aren't on board, you're stuck with a nice piece of paperweight. Third, no options for hardware update. You're stuck with what you bought for the rest of its lifetime. You can't even detach the screen and use it on another desktop. For a top of the line $4000+ it's a hard pill to swallow (Wacom cintiq is independent of your hardware configuration). For many light creative use it might be fine (lightroom, web publishing, etc). But as a main workhorse, I think it's still lacking in CPU/gpu power, OS stability, upgradability, fas response time. Everything that frustrates you a surface pro would be magnified on the surface studio. But if you love it then this might be the way to go. Anyway, just my two cents from a creative pro.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

In theory it's a very good idea. Buying expensive/exotic camera and lens can be quite expensive and inaccessible to most consumers. Practically though I can't see it happen. First, what is the subscription contract? Is it 12months contract? How much gear can you rent? I guess there's a deposit depending on what you're renting. Then you run into equipment damages and insurance cover failure. I think if you're a business producing content, it is worthwhile but for the average consumer, forking $2k/year is a hard sell. And look at what happened to lensrental in Canada. Lost parcels with couriers, theft etc. forced them to close down their business. On the other hand someone mentioned buying and selling gear... but not everyone is willing to go through the process. Running into ebay scams etc. Personally, I hate being bound to any contracts where you never own anything. Same principle as Adobe Creative Cloud. if it was a month to month deal though, I wouldn't mind paying $200 to use gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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EasyClick: euh... What are their designers smoking? Can't they design something made for humans? Not to mention how ugly this thing is. I've let it slide on the Quattros since it was their attempt at something different but another one??? Can that thing stand on its own without a lens? Make it a proper box and put that viewfinder far away from the handgrip.

Hey guys, here's a link to a little touchup on the SD Quattro. May be boring aesthetically but there's a certain solidity to it. I guess I just like retro looking camera bodies as well. The battery grip does square it up... But it's huge, makes it look like the 1Dx.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=3d96520

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 17:04 UTC

euh... What are their designers smoking? Can't they design something made for humans? Not to mention how ugly this thing is. I've let it slide on the Quattros since it was their attempt at something different but another one??? Can that thing stand on its own without a lens? Make it a proper box and put that viewfinder far away from the handgrip.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 58th comment | 7 replies

Nicely done! There's definitely a huge amount of effort put into this film. Dedication, patience and persistence. Kudos to Mr. Loutit. A lot of people can talk but not many can do the walk and end up with a result. Not many would dedicate 3 years of their life/time on a single photography project either. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 09:53 UTC as 14th comment

This is a brilliant technology! It would definitely revolutionise digital imaging. Finally we can step closer to 'film look' than ever before. How long before Sony buys them up? (if they were smart enough) Then again, they might develop their own 'Quantum' film technology with some minor differences and rebrand it as their own. Any sensor development company should be smart and invest into those guys.

By the way, I don't see why the look should be referenced to Wes Anderson at all. It's quite the opposite, Anderson is trying to imitate the film look lost because of the crazy colour grading from Hollywood.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (397 comments in total)

I like the idea but does anyone know if they have a 52MP photo sample available to download? Kinda hard to part with 1299$ without showing anything… Not quite convinced they can get 52MP resolution with those lens. Even if you do some kind of stitching, signal overlay, etc…Might turn up to be similar to Nokia 40MP promise. Some of their sample photos looked no better than a camera phone as I can see pixels smudge (the bridge, chess pieces)...

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:43 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
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blink667: "I'd argue that the arrival and development of mirrorless has made all cameras better. Convergence not only means mirrorless cameras coming closer to matching DSLR strengths, but also DSLRs having to raise their game to withstand this competition and add features such as face detection that they haven't traditionally been able to offer."

Someone please explain to me just where the market can go at this point and how much more they can tweak a camera? Beyond more mp and some minor innovation, it's getting close to the dead end.

IMO we could see better integration of mobile technology. I.E. Faster wifi technology even a SIM card perhaps. Automatic firmware update via web connection the way a smartphone does. Even in-camera apps... Instant sharing Your photos on Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest etc via camera. Some phone users like to take photos on their phones because of these features.
Other things like better in-camera sensor stabilisation could be improved. 4k videos, ISO, etc. still loads of areas to improve on.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
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Elandreth: This is a bit confusing. As others have noted, there's subject motion between the individual shots of each scene. The description says 30,000 photographs were taken for this video. Even if each scene is composed of 50 photographs, that would still be 600 scenes, which is far more than appear in this video. So were the cameras shooting bursts at each scene?

As part of the post work done here, it says the photographs had to be slowed down and stabilized. Umm... what? How do you slow down a photograph, or stabilize one that's already been taken? Were these phones shooting images or video? There's an audio component to each scene, so perhaps they were actually shooting short video clips?

Slowing down would probably mean the actual smoothing out the spatial difference between each camera. Since you want to create a video between all still frame, you have to fill in frames between each stills in order to create a smooth video. Tracking (stabilization) isn't perfect either since each camera are not pointing at the same point, so you would need to reposition each frame to create a smooth motion. You would need to do more work in post production and do a small in crop each photograph,

Link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 11:10 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Not impressed with image quality so far. Photos show softness at +f8. My Sony RX100 pocket camera gives better results!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 10:54 UTC as 472nd comment
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)

Why don't they make an interchangeable lens system based on that sensor??? Literally a waste of resource.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 18:17 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' (372 comments in total)

The remnant of the old pentaprism design looks too artificial for me. Personally, I prefer the rangefinder retro style with an optical viewfinder from the X-Pro1. It still is a beautiful design. I would have preferred a new and improved weather sealed X-Pro1. If you have to go pentaprism design, better make it full frame like Sony did to justify the added weight and size.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:49 UTC as 34th comment

I quite like it. It looks simple but I'm sure a lot of attention has been brought into it. It really looks like a camera from the future and everyone is wearing white jumpsuits.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 15:14 UTC as 94th comment
On article Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review (105 comments in total)

One issue: PICKPOCKETS!

It's too easy to unzip the bag and steal the content from behind....

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2013 at 01:28 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Nokia Lumia 920 Camera Review (66 comments in total)

Photos looks awful more like a 4 megapixels image scaled up with blotchiness all over it.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 36th comment
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EasyClick: For me it was their return policy. On amazon and even John Lewis you could return the package after opening it and using a camera. They would take the product back no questions asked. At Jessops, it wasn't so. If you broke the seal, it was nearly impossible to get a refund unless there was a manufacture problem. That alone lost me as their customer.

@Biggestelk, Sorry but I don't agree entirely with what you're saying. There have been many occasions when what was promised or advertised was not what I was getting out of the camera. If I'm going to pay over 1k for a camera, I'd like to be able to test it and handle it for a few days instead of being pressured to buy just because some guy wants a commission. Also, the sale guy's opinion might differ from mine. I'm also happy to buy open boxed or used products. I think what small shops should offer is a chance to look at test photos on a monitor and examine the files. If you prized yourself to offer a better service than online, step up and actually do offer more than talk.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:41 UTC
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