Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired, thank heavens.
Joined on Jan 19, 2003
About me:

Hobby interest in photography since 1960. Try to help others where I can.
Other interests include garden railway (under construction), electronics projects when I have the time, house maintenance and making anything that I need for the house, retired from many years as a computer fixer.

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Guy Parsons: Good to see people willing to do things the hard way.

Wet plate was the only way in the olde days and an "extreme" photographic collection of wet plates from then is the Holtermann Collection held in Sydney, Australia, http://blog.sl.nsw.gov.au/holtermann/ for info and links.

Amazing things done back then, his largest wet plates measured an amazing 1,36 x 0,95 metres, yes, metres. That's about 53 x 37 inches.

The detail in those old Holtermann plates is superb, basically grainless and limited only by the lenses of the day. Get into zoom mode in a few of them and see the detail.

In the 1875 era Holtermann made (more properly his contracted assistants made) those truly huge wet plates for the purpose of huge contact prints, to show at International Exhibitions of how Sydney was coming along nicely. No enlargers in those days from what I understand.

And Brisphoto, put me in the queue for the Holtermann book!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 21:35 UTC

Good to see people willing to do things the hard way.

Wet plate was the only way in the olde days and an "extreme" photographic collection of wet plates from then is the Holtermann Collection held in Sydney, Australia, http://blog.sl.nsw.gov.au/holtermann/ for info and links.

Amazing things done back then, his largest wet plates measured an amazing 1,36 x 0,95 metres, yes, metres. That's about 53 x 37 inches.

The detail in those old Holtermann plates is superb, basically grainless and limited only by the lenses of the day. Get into zoom mode in a few of them and see the detail.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2140 comments in total)
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Biniou1907: Hi, it seems that an IQ problem appears in some OMD EM1 pictures.
You can see it in the sample gallery of this first impression review (P9010042 image).
Leaves in the trees show a lot of artefacts (white rings).
A new owner of the camera complains about this on Flickr too.
What do you think about that?
Thanks

My comment in http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52303037
If it is the Olympus 60/2.8 then there is something wrong with the camera or the way it was used, as I only see truly nice background bokeh with my 60mm macro.
If it is the Sigma 60/2.8 then I'd avoid that lens and/or body until proved whether the doughnuts are due to camera or lens.
If the Flickr complainer found it with other lenses then there is a body or operational problem.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 03:32 UTC
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rjx: I bet dogs could make better videos than some humans I've seen.

Nah, it would all be trees.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 07:01 UTC

Uwe's site clogged and hard to access now about 1:30am I guess in Germany. Best to use the Google Docs link below in Roadtripper's post. That got me the pdf very quickly.

Thanks Uwe, regards....... Guy

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 00:39 UTC as 286th comment
On Compact Flash Association announces XQD card format article (84 comments in total)
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mrmut: I don't see the point. CF standard is nice, fast, has a great form factor and is widely adopted. The smaller alternative is excellent SD card. Why add another one?

The CF card is bad form factor.
In this day and age it's just too darn big, plus the worrying thing about its design is that it is wider than longer. Fumbling in the dark it is possible to try and insert it sideways. That explains a lot of bent pin problems.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 22:15 UTC

Bought the update as I have used Paint Shop Pro for many years. It took a nose-dive when Corel bought it from JASC but seems to be recovering slowly.

Let us hope that the X4 release is more reliable than the extra buggy X3 release that was slowly updated to be reasonably good.

Still a great program to use, but I will not touch its raw converter, it was tragic in X3, so chances of improvement....?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 21:53 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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