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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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On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 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

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On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 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 21st comment | 5 replies
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (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 39th comment

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 19th comment | 14 replies

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 Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 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 Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 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 41st comment
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (212 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 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (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

As soon as i saw the reviewer doesn't appear to know the difference between aperture and sensor size I decided not to read further,

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 19:49 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On Tamrac 5592 Big Wheels SpeedRoller 2X Bag Review article (44 comments in total)
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erichK: International carry-on weight limit: 10KG or 22 pounds.

Weight of this bag: 12 pounds.

Enough said: increasingly, airlines do weigh carry-ons.

Totally agree, the reviewer really needs to think things through before writing. Probably a great case for use when you are not flying but useless for international traveller.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 08:29 UTC

Interesting if Canon can get it to work.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 20:38 UTC as 46th comment

Your invent something, you can call it what the eff you like and determine how it is pronounced. If he wants GIF pronounced with a soft G then that is the way should be.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 57th comment

Fine if you live somewhere with a good internet connection. At home I would consider cloud based services, I have a reliable 60mb connection. When I am at a friends house in the English countryside, where the interconnection is very slow about 1.5mb download and 100k upload, it would not be a viable way to work due to time taken to upload an image. Adobe how will you support CS users with slow internet connections?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 221st comment | 4 replies

Why bother with apple it is losing market share hand over foot, Android is the tablet OS of the future.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 19:41 UTC as 19th comment | 12 replies

When will more companies realise there are more Android phones out there than iphones and therefore greater potential profits?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 17:28 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

This is why I post very few to no pictures on line.
In future I will be watermarking my pictures so they can't be used on another site, ie pics on FB will be marked for use on FB profile only . Legally this will have not standing I realise, but FB won't want to use a pic watermarked this way.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 17:58 UTC as 33rd comment
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)

The so called rules in photography are there as a guide and nothing more. Sometimes I use them, sometimes I don't.
As for learning composition, I'm not sure it is possible to truly learn it, you either have the eye for it or you don't. That being said there are lots of pro's who I don't believe have a natural sense of composition or what looks good, they have excellent technique and make up for lack of innate talent through dedicated following of rules or breaking them. The truly great photographers, instinctively know when a shot is great, us mere mortals, take a shot and hope our talent was enough to get the shot we imagined we were taking.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 22:43 UTC as 37th comment
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