bigdaddave

bigdaddave

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On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (156 comments in total)

Numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 won something?

I must dig out some of my rubbish shots and submit them

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On Cormorant taking off in the It flies!!! challenge (31 comments in total)

Terrific shot

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 9th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (377 comments in total)

Once again an Emperors-new-clothes camera from Leica.

Pretends to do all sorts of special things but is in reality an expensive, mediocre offering.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 08:30 UTC as 84th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)

I would find it very difficult to respect anyone who really wanted to buy this monstrosity

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 19:15 UTC as 264th comment
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: The camera is genuine but I doubt the lens is, the black Planars didn't arrive until much later, they were all silver back then

Yes, it does

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 14:21 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: The camera is genuine but I doubt the lens is, the black Planars didn't arrive until much later, they were all silver back then

Yes I read that but the 'facing' presumably refers to the camera body

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: The camera is genuine but I doubt the lens is, the black Planars didn't arrive until much later, they were all silver back then

Anyone who knew and used Hasselblads in the 70's wold know this

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:29 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: The camera is genuine but I doubt the lens is, the black Planars didn't arrive until much later, they were all silver back then

Yes, it's possible as on close inspection it doesn't appear to have the T* coating. However all the photos I have ever seen of the early space Blads had silver lenses, Planar Distagon and Sonnar

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)

The camera is genuine but I doubt the lens is, the black Planars didn't arrive until much later, they were all silver back then

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 16th comment | 14 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

An interesting perspective from an actual pro. However I still think it is a bit sad that 10 frames per second is enough however 8 isn't. There's a lot of spraying and preying going on. How did pro's ever manage with 4-5 FPS and 36 exposure rolls or even 250 shot backs? They picked the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 88th comment
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)

Certainly shows Barnaby's level. Bit dull and lacking imagination? You really want to show these to the masses?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 45th comment | 7 replies
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bigdaddave: This article utterly proves my point about the Fuji X100 series being an utter waste of money.

When you can get this sort of IQ in a small camera WITH a zoom it makes no sense whatsoever to limit yourself forever to a 35mm lens equivalent.

This is not 1950.

I can get an Eos M and a 22mm for peanuts PLUS I can then change lenses, the IQ is if anything even better

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:44 UTC

This article utterly proves my point about the Fuji X100 series being an utter waste of money.

When you can get this sort of IQ in a small camera WITH a zoom it makes no sense whatsoever to limit yourself forever to a 35mm lens equivalent.

This is not 1950.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:41 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2551 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Nothing at PK to even remotely make me upgrade my Canon cameras, which is good for the wallet, but not really good for Canon, they are beginning to lag dangerously far behind

The 7D2 might be a great crop body which I don't need in any way.

I need a 1Dsx(or even a 5D4) with 40 meg and there's nothing coming

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2551 comments in total)

Nothing at PK to even remotely make me upgrade my Canon cameras, which is good for the wallet, but not really good for Canon, they are beginning to lag dangerously far behind

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 499th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (624 comments in total)
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joyclick: Now,that's a camera !!!

Why don't I understand?

If you want to buy one that's your choice. The fact is when someone is paying you (like they do me) I won't work with limiting equipment.

No proper wideangle or tele lens is a joke. It doesn't have to be f2,

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (624 comments in total)
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joyclick: Now,that's a camera !!!

Paying that sort of money for a fixed semi-wide lens is just crazy and SO SO limiting. Put a decent range zoom on it and it's very interesting. In the 1950's the tech wasn't there to make a good zoom, now it is. Use it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (624 comments in total)

Emperor's new clothes, retro is always best.

A fixed lens, utterly limiting, a pointless exercise in posing

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:28 UTC as 126th comment | 9 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (624 comments in total)
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joyclick: Now,that's a camera !!!

But it's got a fixed 35mm equivalent lens!

This is not the 1950's, this is obsolete before it even starts, don't be fooled.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:27 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)

Well they're in color and they're of Berlin in the 50's, but....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 09:08 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
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