FriendlyWalkabout

FriendlyWalkabout

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Dec 16, 2011

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On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)
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peevee1: As usual, America innovates while Japan polishes the old turd to mirror-like quality and Germany swindles people with more money than brains. :)

Ren Ng, founder and chairman of lytro was born in Malaysia, emigrated to Australia at the age of nine. I doubt he'd call himself American.

@Peevee1, please tell us what your great innovative gift to the world is. I'd hate to think you would make such an obnoxious comment when your greatest achievement was the dumb luck of being born in America.

It might also be worth noting that the vast majority of the great innovations to take us into the modern world happened in Europe.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)

I'll buy that lens when canon attaches it to a deserving body!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

It gets very ugly when a US company that doesn’t manufacture in Australia campaigns to exclusively own an Australian cultural icon and put a long cottage tradition of artisans dating back to the 1920s out of business. To add insult to injury this Californian company that calls itself 'UGG australia', manufactures it's boots in china and runs strong international legal campaign attacking all sellers using any variant of the Australian cultural term 'UGG' for sheepskin boots.

This company proudly promotes it's campaign against the australian cottage industry here http://counterfeit.uggaustralia.com

I am thinking ill trademark 'moccasin' just to see what happens...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 18th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)

As a rule I don't like reviewers letting their personal feelings effect the review, but as a canon guy myself I have to admit my frustrations with canon could be reflected with similar words. Why on earth would canon put all that dated crap behind the newest and best zoom lens in the compact world?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 16:19 UTC as 91st comment | 4 replies
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Hopefully this is only the begining.
Hopefuly a drrone wont replace your delivery guy.

If it does i am sure that shooting them down will become the best pass time activity

A company is planning just that in Australia

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 20:13 UTC

Haha, nice way of side stepping a non disclosure clause...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2046 comments in total)

It was Leica 'n old Kodak. Which I Leica'd

Now it's Leica slippery Korean...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 316th comment
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)
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Mustafa: I've looked but can't find a description of how the black finish is obtained. Anodised? Or maybe milled from pure unobtainium.

How durable is it likely to be? Will it wear like an M?

It's a leictanium alloy

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2046 comments in total)
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FriendlyWalkabout: I say no to the body, yes to the lenses.
I hope they are made for the other apsc mirrorless mounts.

Then they sell me nothing!
It's a Great business plan not to make money from people like me who want both great bodies and lenses and who are not willing to compromise on either.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2046 comments in total)

I say no to the body, yes to the lenses.
I hope they are made for the other apsc mirrorless mounts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 586th comment | 2 replies
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)
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l_d_allan: Maybe I'm easily impressed?

But I'm IMPRESSED ... by the rocket technology (less so with the drone + camera, but I WANT ONE).

I wonder if they'd let me drop the kids off at school and commute to work in one...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: So - what is that rocket doing?

Lifting a little and then landing?

When is that capability useful?

Yup :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: So - what is that rocket doing?

Lifting a little and then landing?

When is that capability useful?

If you need to be told, I doubt you'd be capable of understanding!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:36 UTC
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)

Very cool rocket!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:03 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On In photos: 'Paris in the Springtime' article (67 comments in total)

Huge depth of field, low ISO performance and slow shutter indicates amateur nonsense. Real professionals know pixels matter more than the bigger picture!!! :p

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:57 UTC as 9th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)

No auto composition function!
No auto talent function!

= No buy!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 19:03 UTC as 123rd comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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FriendlyWalkabout: Why does this xt1 rate higher than my branded camera? Dpreview is soooo biased!

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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FriendlyWalkabout: @dpreview, that's all well and good, but where is the canon 5D mark IV review? That's what I want to see! ;)

I want to see the Nikon D810 review too. I wish they would hurry up about it!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)

Why does this xt1 rate higher than my branded camera? Dpreview is soooo biased!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:51 UTC as 152nd comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Any suggestion as to why the video quality from the X-T1 and the X-E2 is so poor?

Is it something that can be addressed in a firmware fix down the line, or is it something inherent in the sensor?

I heard some where it's an xtrans thing making video difficult.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
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