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Latest User Comments & User Reviews

Latest User Comments

Samsung Galaxy S6 release date and specs rumours: When will the Galaxy S6 come out?

123 comments, most recent: Matt said on : "

The term professional means getting paid for your trade, hobby or whatever.

There are plenty of after market accessories to basically convert a smartphone camera into a "professional" camera. Shooting in RAW and manual controls? Check. Enabled with Google's camera2 API on Lollipop.

Shallow DOF? There are extension rings that bridge a smartphone camera to more traditional DLSR glass with low F stops. Your average smartphone has a 2.0-2.4 aperture anyway, that coupled with an extension telephoto lens can produce some creamy BOKEH. Paired with apps like Camera-FV5 and Filmic Pro, you've got yourself some serious tooleage.

THE ONLY disadvantage in smartphones is the inability to control aperture and smaller image sensors which perform poorly in low light by the nature of their size.

But then again, there's a lot of "pro" level DLSRs without full frame image sensors as well, and equally suffer from considerable noise levels in low light.

I expect as technology moves forward someone out there is going to figure out how to increase the performance of smaller sensors. I wouldn't be supervised if Samsung plays in this space.

Every camera whether a pro level DLSR or a smartphone has it limitations and strengths. As a "pro" you learn these and work with them because your clients are expecting a product. Or, you spend your life savings buying into a level that offers slightly better low light ability and a few more tricks.

When you don't have thousands upon thousands of dollars laying around to
spend on Nikon and Canon you get creative with what you do have.

I get a little annoyed that often the focus of professional
photographers centers more around the equipment rather than the art form
itself. 12% less grain. Big deal.

Photography is about the
narrative of what is captured and not about what captured it. If that
happens to be on a smartphone, costing significantly less than "pro"
gear then so be it. The viewer cares less. Your photographer colleauges are going to be the ones crying fowl.






Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge release date, price and specs: Dual-curved screen smartphone

1 comments, most recent: NAK said on : "

Samsung is not bringing any major change in the design, if you want to see all the images that are emerged till date of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge then visit this link.



Group test: what's the best antivirus?

181 comments, most recent: dick4 said on : "

pc advisor, and this conversation are both jokes!


EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Free 5.5.1

8 comments, most recent: ValentinL said on : "

It isn't actually really free software, you can recover only 1 Gb of files. Better try Disk Drill tool, it is absolutely free and very easy to use http://www.cleverfiles.com/dis...


Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional review

1 comments, most recent: ValentinL said on : "

Try new free file recovery software - Disk Drill. Disk Drill is a free, robust data recovery tool that can find lost files (documents, photos, videos, music etc.) on internal and external hard drives, USB drives, memory cards and more. Recover your files quickly and protect data from future loss - http://www.cleverfiles.com/dis...


How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and iPad in iOS6

33 comments, most recent: Bob said on : "

Well its not worth going through all this trouble especially using youtube through the browser on your iPad. Its a better choice to use a third party app that works well instead. I use Tubex. Its working like charm for me and although it has a few banner ads in the navigation screens it is still the best option for me. I dont even use the stock youtube app anymore as it somehow seems to lose buffer if i scroll or seek through the video 😐


Not all Lumia smartphones will get an upgrade to Windows 10

8 comments, most recent: Abs Sik said on : "

Do you recon the 925 would be a contender?


How to set up a spare router to epand your Wi-Fi network coverage

44 comments, most recent: Adi said on : "

Can I connect a computer to Internet via a wired connection to the slave wifi router?


How to unlock an iPhone: Use any SIM in an iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C

61 comments, most recent: pat said on : "

Hi, my name is Pat, can u help me unlock my iPhone 4s no is 012652001889231


Group test: what's the best PDF software?

22 comments, most recent: Matt Egan said on : "

I don't care what you think it looks like, I'd appreciate it if you didn't express the opinion that this site or our authors are corrupt.


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Latest User Reviews

Compro C200 Plus review

7 comments, most recent: Mr Techy said on 19 January 2011: "Although it was easy to set up, recording from decent quality VHS produced mediocre results. Any slight glitches in analogue tapes were much more pronounced rendering some clips unwatchable. Analogue tape owners should look elsewhere."

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) 2.66GHz Core i7 review

5 comments, most recent: fubar1977 said on 17 January 2011: "Overall experience has been fantastic, this machine just does all I ask it to and has given me no problems at all. Buying a Macbook Pro has been a "leap of faith" that has paid off in every respect, only complaints have been minor OS peculiarities that disappear with familiarity. Totally Recommended."

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 review

8 comments, most recent: 961 said on 16 January 2011: "I have to confess my Bank supplied this to me free of charge, which must say something. But in the two years I have been using it the performance has improved markedly and I have had no nasty intruders"

Epson Stylus SX215 review

2 comments, most recent: User019283029 said on 15 January 2011: "Not a bad printer, but the quirks of not being able to print in "black only" mode, and not being able to scan unless all inks are OK is annoying. Quality is pretty good otherwise though!"

Panda Internet Security 2011 review

9 comments, most recent: Exco said on 14 January 2011: "Well worth it for peace of mind"

Keyboard Pro review

4 comments, most recent: Helen Myron said on 13 January 2011: "Excellent course that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to learn fast keyboarding skills. If you're interested, here's the link to where I bought my Keyboard Pro subscription for only £12.95 (special offer through PC Advisor). www.keyboardpro.com/uk/pcadvisor"

PhotoBox review

1 comments, most recent: zeromarks said on 11 January 2011: "Spoiled a gift for a birthday celebration, and has made me incredibly angry. The customer service was atrocious in my opinion, I found the staff rude and unprofessional. My card still hasn’t arrived, and isn’t expected to arrive for “another 4 – 6 days”. This is in total 12 days for the printing of a simple card!"

FileMaker Bento review

0 comments, most recent: PrincessPauline said on 8 January 2011: "Don't waste your £25; Excel is still a better database!"

Avira Antivir Personal review

3 comments, most recent: Nevi said on 5 January 2011: "Very good product,especially considering its free.Used with a good set up,its great.But not alone,those days are over.:)"

HP ProBook 6550b review

6 comments, most recent: Rox404 said on 29 December 2010: "Good entry laptop"

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