LWW

LWW

Lives in Australia Western Australia, Australia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at lynnwebb.com.au
Joined on Nov 29, 2003

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On Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography post (41 comments in total)

The Kodak 'Instamatic' of the new age, will look just like the 126 format in years to come and be just as disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:44 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: Do we even need silly awards and percentage scoring? I'd be happy with just the pros and cons list and the IQ test results. Pretty easy to make up my own mind from there. Oh, but I guess I'm forgetting that most of the folks here don't want to make up their own mind; they want the camera aficionados to make it up for them.

I get my jollys just reading the comments - this font of knowledge is much more insightful than a any 'ole Dpreview review :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:05 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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atamola: Why, why?
going over the specs... nice...nice... good... very good ... and bang! sync speed 1/180!! why Ricoh why?
Just that point. Puzzling to me.

Flash? What's that? I found the K5(s) good enough to never use it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 06:24 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (88 comments in total)
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Marcus Beard: I really like this article - can't understand all the hate. Would be much easier to create such an image with a tilt shift lens (using the shift then stitching undistorted panoramas). In fact it's inspired me to try

Consider a telephoto lens perspective with a wide angle view, I use it often.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 00:22 UTC

I still have my star burst filter from the early eighties, still in pristine condition and will forever remain so!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 16:08 UTC as 35th comment

Time to turn off, this one'll smoke up my monitor. Let the font of knowledge overflow!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 13:34 UTC as 52nd comment
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DigiMatt: Let me get this straight DPReview. You will not review the EOS-1D X professional camera that cost $6,800 but you will review the $11,800 200-400L professional zoom lens. DPReview staff, which camera is most likely to be used with this lens?

I have heard your lame excuses that Canon will not give you a 1D X to review. We are supposed to believe that despite being owned by Internet giant Amazon, DPReview cannot afford to rent a 1D X for a week to give a quick review and post raw samples? Your reason is nonsensical. Get off your butts, spend the $317 to rent one for a week and stop being lame.

http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/cameras/canon-eos-1dx

I suppose if one was that keen to get the low down on this camera he would spend the $317.00, really find out for his own peace of mind before coughing up $6,800 on anothers recommendation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 06:16 UTC
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kff: Pentax makes wonderful and useful cameras ...

but:

The way is a full wi-fi remote control and LifeView not Eye-fi SD card ... see Samsung NX300 ... what a pity - Samsung doesn't have AF adapter for Pentax lenses !!!
And next a big value of NX ... The code of the Samsung NX mirrorless cameras is now available as open source .... and it is a very wise !!!

So right, and eloquently stated. So many with a 'depth of knowledge' in cameras - but not a lot to show with image impact.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 10:49 UTC
On Classic lines when clients want you to work for free article (142 comments in total)

Just maybe the demise of the paid professional photographer is imminent. Could it be that it is coming to be irrelevant? It is after all a business model from days long past and certainly not current. If you expect to bounce around and just 'take photos' and be paid for it well you are doomed to fail, because every man, and his digital savvy dog is out to do that, because every man, and the dog, can have a go at it. If you can not take up the complete process from preparation, planning, capture to output, ie, edit, print, frame, sell, display, diversify to all sorts of income making avenues then suffer the consequences.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 12:14 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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mark25: sadly, another camera review with horrible sample photos... i'm afraid no one pays attention to the samples anymore here on dpreview.com... back in the day, when most reviews were done by Phil Askey, the samples were so much better in terms of content and composition...

My experience is the zoom used is just marvellous. I have most of the DA & prime lenses but the 18-135 is just as good and very versatile.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 13:27 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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Pablo4: big camera, small sensor. nothing new, progressive, interesting here to see
...

I can only concur, such is the depth of knowledge by some posters it is surprising they are not successful manufacturers themselves! Its only a camera, if it doesn't suit - don't buy it, but leave it at that.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 12:01 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)

9 FPS pricked my ears up!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 11:56 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)
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mferreira: What I am most troubled about, and I've not seen anyone thinking about it, is the incentive for updating software and improving technology. Think about it, if the software is sold, then Adobe has a huge incentive to better their product up so that the costumer buys a new version and keep the cash flow. If the software is rented (and if that is the only choice the customer has) then the cash flow is guaranteed and there is little incentive to improve the product. The only incentive to improve will be fear of competition, which means that the competition will have to not only become slightly better than Adobe, but much better because of the natural resistance to change of the human being. As we all know, there is no possible competition of this quality at this stage...

Of course, this will not happen immediately (or else, everyone would switch back to CS6) but I'm counting on it to happen in a few years...

Got it nailed, Adobe realise they have run their race. There is only so much that can be of practical improvement to make the consumer cough up their hard earned. So when you run out of ideas go the pay up or we withhold route.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

It would be really prudent, and polite, for Adobe to reveal their pricing policy post the 1st 12 months. Lets call it good old corporate transparency.

How about that much Adobe

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:36 UTC as 474th comment

Adobe now realise they have run their race, just how much more can you develop and extract from your product. A reasonable analogy would be, well, digital photography.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 13:32 UTC as 292nd comment | 2 replies
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kevin_r: So here we have a team of highly intelligent engineers work together, using the latest equipment and techniques in technology to create a very complex piece of equipment - which just so happens falls far short of the capabilities of the eye of the dragonfly.

The eye in the dragonfly is connected to an unbelievable control system which allows it to keep track of parallel flying insects and keep itself perfectly synchronized in order to fool the prey that it is not pursuing it.

So how does the dragonfly get to get it's eyes and control system together, all by the mindless, random machinations of biological mutations?

Me thinks it's a bridge too far. But then, your mileage may vary.

About the tech itself- great stuff! The possibilities for applications are almost endless.

And your point is?

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
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robogobo: I'm learning how conservative and unimaginative most DPReview readers are. What a bunch of pedantic, judgemental boring old grumps!

So now its not most, its a minority.
The 'likers ' are scratching for substance and relevance, just like the (artist?).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 22:45 UTC
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robogobo: I'm learning how conservative and unimaginative most DPReview readers are. What a bunch of pedantic, judgemental boring old grumps!

I am too sometimes amazed at the things write on this site. One thing that really irks are over generalisations, such as the above post. For your info Robo, from a quick look at the 'about us' on this site
"These days it is the world's most popular dedicated enthusiast digital photography site, with an audience of seven million unique visitors a month (around 20 million visitor sessions) reading over one hundred million pages.
I don't think that the 300 or so comments thus far come anywhere near most, do you?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 08:36 UTC

Typical of the 'wannabes' in photography in this day and age. You see it all over, get the gear - easy, to do something of excellence with it - now thats a bit tricky.
Wait a minute! lets find something rediculous and obnoxious to get the name up in lights, someone will take it on as and interesting and acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 00:41 UTC as 64th comment

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 04:40 UTC as 88th comment
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