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paulbysea

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. This would be very depressing if it wasn't for the fact that I am having fun and I can see that my photos are getting better, bit by small bit.

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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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 155th comment
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (90 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 20th comment
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (104 comments in total)

What's the betting all these camera are available on the USA Amazon site and maybe not selling very well?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 16:20 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 07:26 UTC as 41st comment
On Connect post Lumu smartphone light meter app updated with reflective mode (67 comments in total)

Yet again this site assumes all readers use Iphones, despite the fact that more Android phones are out there. If you are going to review a product make sure it supports the dominant mobile operating system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 20th comment | 14 replies
On Connect post Manual app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices (90 comments in total)

Well it would if you could still download iOS8. which has now been withdrawn by apple due to several problems with it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 19:09 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

August is traditionally a quiet month in the press. Canon are using a much used idea to get some worldwide all but free advertising. Well done to the Canon marketing department I say.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 07:45 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures (166 comments in total)

Sounds like a typical case of a big corporation bullying a small company. Hope Walmart lose and have to pay costs.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 88th comment
On article Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK (166 comments in total)

Clever idea but way overpriced. I will wait for a more realistically priced alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 07:36 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app (209 comments in total)

Where is the android version?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 80th comment | 9 replies
On Connect post 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (157 comments in total)

As per usual the media only think about Apple. What about an article about apps for Android Tablets, The Nexus 7 2 has a better screen than any apple product, which suggest it would be better suited to photographers than over priced apple products.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies

I think this judgement is fair to all. Photographers complain when people use their images without consent or payment, why should we get different treatment. Lots of visitor attractions allow amateur photographers to shoot and print their shots for personal use, yet do not allow professionals to sell photos of the attraction without consent and a royalty fee. Which seems fair to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 14:50 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
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