Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

Lives in Australia Gippsland, Australia
Works as a Computer Tech.
Joined on Jul 25, 2006

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Those furrowed brows were only a small indicator of the tsunamis
raging within trying to find ways to twist it all to political advantage.
The lack of real emotion only confirms what the mug punters
have known all along, they DON'T care.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 03:33 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies

#19.
It's quite Escher in the way all the hard-learnt elements come together.
Stunner.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 18th comment

ETTR ?
Well trolled, DPR.
Since when is noise the primary reason for selecting exposure level ?
Aesthetic considerations have nothing to do with exposure, right ?
Just get the noise right and it's a masterpiece every time.
Bizarre.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 79th comment | 7 replies
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zeratulmrye: I bought a remote control from China, it works good with at least 5m range (didn't try any longer distance so maybe it's even better than I thought) and also support T mode. The only shortcoming is that you can only trigger your camera from the front side, I guess that's where the IR receiver is.

Oh...and it cost only 1 dollar.

Well, if you're going to use mega-dollar solutions like that,
you may as well do it right.
Fold some kitchen foil into a 20mm wide strip,
secure it to the lens with a rubber band and bend it to suit.
You can now trigger from behind the cam
as the reflector works perfectly to bounce
the signal to the I.R. sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:50 UTC
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Ron Poelman: You just so want to believe; but no,
here we have another heavy (780g) lens with no tripod thread.
All meant to go on a 365g body.
Unbelievably, a Handshake is lighter than this one.

No, I'ld rather be adjusting the CPL, or the aperture,
or focussing, or any of that other photo stuff,
rather than holding up a lens
As for the long time viability of the A7 mount;
I'ld rather not risk it.
Sony had something worrying them when they
incorporated them into their LA- adapters.
As for doing it wrong, I'll refer you to the principle of moments
and continue to hold it as far out as I can.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 05:05 UTC

You just so want to believe; but no,
here we have another heavy (780g) lens with no tripod thread.
All meant to go on a 365g body.
Unbelievably, a Handshake is lighter than this one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 23:20 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (137 comments in total)
In reply to:

12345ccr: the cut in half joke gets a tad repetitive after the 4th time...

Shame really, as they have hordes of 'em.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 21:35 UTC

No really; where's the colour ?
The foliage can't be that grey,
no matter what town you're in.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)

Semantics 101. Nice shots, but.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 21:35 UTC as 34th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)

It's NOT corrosion ! It's an interesting patina you can only get on Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies

Yay, A-series !!!
Oh wait.
So I can't use my Minolta primes ?
Not really the real thing then ?
Oh well, 40K saved is 40K etc

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 19th comment

Screw this E-mount stuff.
When can we buy one with an integrated FD or Zuiko front ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 10:24 UTC as 9th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Don't look at us, we fold.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:24 UTC as 200th comment
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Ron Poelman: Hmmmm, patronising, sexist, and how eco friendly is the cam and glass ?
Call me when I can buy the Hello Kitty version for the Missus.

Nope, she's a HK fan. The Canon thing could be an issue, but.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 06:07 UTC

Hmmmm, patronising, sexist, and how eco friendly is the cam and glass ?
Call me when I can buy the Hello Kitty version for the Missus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies

NT

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:18 UTC as 62nd comment
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (71 comments in total)

Um, no use of spot metering? Really ?
Don't know why they put it on cameras;
according to Amazon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 21:39 UTC as 26th comment

Rimowa Topas Styealth cabin trolley ?
Now that alone sounds fair justification for the 8 grand
on top of the cost of a lens.
One teeny question, what is it ?
I have a nagging suspicion I need one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 03:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)

Check out Hybrid drives, punters.
Talk about bang for buck !

http://www.seagate.com/au/en/internal-hard-drives/solid-state-hybrid/desktop-solid-state-hybrid-drive/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 37th comment

OK, so where are my peanuts ?
This Wikimedia mob hasn't coughed a dime
since pirating my work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:58 UTC as 482nd comment
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