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In Topic: A Good Read

02 July 2016 - 11:12 AM

I have just bought this myself from Amazon. I am just starting to delve into it, but already i have made some changes to my default settings in lightroom and also the colour spaces I work in, in Lightroom, Photoshop and even in camera. 


One thing that puzzled me though was his proclamation that the best ISO setting for Nikon was one that my Nikon doesn't actually have as an option...

In Topic: Hasselblad announces mirrorless MF camera

29 June 2016 - 01:48 PM

I miss working with medium format cameras. I would love a digital Hasselblad, of any sort. Although I would prefer a proper squarer body, like a digital 500C.

In Topic: Pro DX body upgrade-when?

29 June 2016 - 01:44 PM

Define Pro body...


What I mean is, why is there a perceived need for a label of 'pro' body? 


Does the camera do what you need it to do, and produce images that are of the quality you require? If the answer is yes, then the camera is suitable for your purposes. It doesn't matter if its a 'pro' body or a 'pro' lens in its advertising. It is what you do with whatever you have that counts.


Only other photographer care what equipment you used, the rest of the world are just enjoying the images.

In Topic: Some of the photo forums are annoying.

29 June 2016 - 01:38 PM

I find a lot of forums are a bit like being in a hide with bird photographers; lots of c*** waggling and mine is bigger/better than yours. I almost think camera gear has replaced sports cars in the modern mid life crisis...


The best way to shut them up is to ask the question - how many pictures have you sold? The silence is amazing in the hides, and it empties the forums of the show offs without substance or logic behind their arguments too. I know many people don't do it to sell their images, but it poses a question about why they own all that gear. 


I go with Don McCullin on this one - 'I only use a camera like I use a toothbrush. It does the job'

In Topic: Is DX making a comeback?

29 June 2016 - 01:27 PM

Having used DX, FX, Medium Format and large format digital cameras (5x4 triple pass scanning backs if anyone is wondering) I am glad to see the pixel race is finally over.


Instead of cramming as many pixel on a sensor as possible, it now appears (finally) that Nikon is moving towards having an appropriate number of pixel but of better quality with greater light capturing latitude. This is something I have been wanting for AGES. Less (but better) produces a far better image than more (but poorer). 


If I want something that I can blow up to a billboard size and see every single pore of skin then I will shoot medium format and have the computer thundering away with a mega huge file for ages, but to be honest, I can count the number of times I've needed anything more 10MP from a DX sensor and its not many. I have images from a D200 that will still stand to printing at 3ft wide, but I also have images from a D3300 which has twice the pixel count, that won't.