Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

Lives in Australia Gippsland, Australia
Joined on Jul 25, 2006


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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (569 comments in total)

Were any colours tried ?
Black and white are all very well,
but heavily washed out shades of manila, parchment or violet/blues
seem to read better as backgrounds to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 181st comment
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ron Poelman: Let's see, DPR tests them, rates them, then we vote = profit ?
Redundant, at best, tautological, probably, productive, not really.
You could be forgiven for thinking we matter.
My vote is for a decent level of display quality in the Posts,
couldn't see the category, but.

"it's just a bit of fun"
Clearly, our ideas of "fun" vary,
but that's the price of Grinchdom.
The Half-Life references are just plain hilarious, but.
Anyone see a potential petard before posting ?
Unintended humour is always the best.
NOW, I'm having fun.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)

Let's see, DPR tests them, rates them, then we vote = profit ?
Redundant, at best, tautological, probably, productive, not really.
You could be forgiven for thinking we matter.
My vote is for a decent level of display quality in the Posts,
couldn't see the category, but.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 08:45 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies

No, really, how are they to clean ?
Some optical coatings make all sorts of claims,
but when they DO get dirty (and they will),
all you seem to do is push the smearing around.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 05:39 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Hey DPR,
NOW can we have half decent pictures in the Forums
without navigating half the site to get to an "original" ?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 53rd comment

Now we'll have the planet's moggies clogging up the Forums
with even more people shots.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 23:04 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies

Probably really great news.
I'm tipping Mamiya will remain as a name
for consumer oriented models and Phase One will hold the specialist ground.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 21:33 UTC as 19th comment

Anything that takes Catalogues, Collections, Versions
and all the other patronising "organising" nonsense out behind the shed
and puts them out of their misery; has to be a step forward.
This stuff belongs in an "almost" stand-alone environment
with a real file renamer, not confusing the User experience.
Like the rest of us, I don't get the non-destructive bit in 2015, but.
Fingers crossed.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

This is blindingly simple.
We'll control what the public sees, not you.
Call me when there's a guarantee they will publish with no further alterations.
Just another brick in the wall.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:28 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

as usual with designers, it's all about THEIR product.
Ergonomices is complex enough nowadays
without another anonymous ring to fumble for.
Bring back the screw in handle anytime you like, guys;
or at least a couple of substantial finger stops.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 21:44 UTC as 48th comment
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)

Geez, what a troll fest.
Sony releases a budget cam, with enough proven tech. on board
to wipe Canikons three times it's price and it's a bad thing ?
What it is, is a proven 24mp sensor hooked up to all the SLT benefits
and a great supply of cheap legacy lenses at a bargain price.
These will be $499 on the street and take superb photos;
what else is a manufacturer to do ?
When was the last time YOUR manufacturer offered you a cheap as chips second body with I.Q. as good as your main squeeze ?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 21:49 UTC as 55th comment | 7 replies

Why all this playing with modes ?
Boo Hoo, the toys are junk.
Where are the basic SMALL ctr point focus shots ?
No one's going to fiddle the modes as a play is developing,
you point, you shoot, you pray, surely.
How FAST and how ACCURATE is the focus in a normal mode ?
In other words, how did it go used in the way we expect ?
Not in some pointless, "feature" walk through.

That said, EVF still too slow for sports ? Fair enough. Back to you Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Macro stick-on lens brings close-up capability to smartphones (33 comments in total)

Gimme a hundred and I'll stick a full coat of them over a DSLR lens for something really different in special effects !

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 22:22 UTC as 14th comment
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)

How to lose your image in one easy lesson.
Post to a site that demands use of your image, password free
as part of entry, and they'll do all that pesky DRM encoding for you.
What do you mean you want the password to your image ?
You don't think you own it anymore, do you ?
That's without even touching on the ransom possibilites for crime.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 02:56 UTC as 97th comment
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Did that guy just admit that they shipped software that they knew didn't work? That is pretty bad.

And, it only took a week to "fix".
So, not even minimal testing, obviously.
Not good.
The opposition is getting better by the day
Zoner, Capture One etc etc.
Shareholders ought to be screaming.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:56 UTC

light light black, huh ?
Another release, another truckload of marketing gibberish.
Cut to the skinny, print cost per sq mtr ?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 04:54 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply


Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 22:31 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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rishikol: SONY do it for all A7 models

and miss the opportunity for some forced upgrade marketing ?
When the A7R upgrade appears, I'll split a lottery ticket with you
coz anyone that lucky, is sure to win.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 22:25 UTC

"The company says that the advancing pixel count of modern DSLRs requires a new generation of lenses that can deliver enough detail "
So, they've been holding back the good stuff all these years;
in spite of all the bucks we've been shelling out ?
Have there been any staggering breakthroughs in glass tech recently,
no one told us about ?
I'll be waiting to see the corners on the 21mm
before selling the silverware.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
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ebjerke: But WHY? I have not seen anyone explain WHY Sony chooses to do this. What benefit is it to them or what benefit to they THINK it offers to continue to do this even though so many complain.

Sony is using a perfectly acceptable tweak
probably until their next CPU implementation. A lot of people complain Canon is now years behind several curves, do they pay any attention until they're good and ready ? Face it, if you're the one in a thousand who likes to poke around in the shadows, buy the Nikon, no one is stopping you.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
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