Waimak Stud

Lives in Japan Okinawa, Japan
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Apr 24, 2009

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On article All-in-one: ONA Capri bag review (169 comments in total)
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nunatak: it's time for this discussion — how many north american males are comfortable with the idea of wearing a man purse? especially one made from dead cow that looks like a woman's fashion accessory?

as an alternative, would the editors be open to reviewing a thrifty, but low theft target insulated tote in place of this market research piece being proposed? it's amazing what functional aesthetics can be found for just under $50. JMO.

Why would you automatically assume this is for men? I don't know whether this is made by or inspired by a Japanese company, but the word ona (or onna) means woman in Japanese.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 03:49 UTC

Woah, big leagues just got hit.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:30 UTC as 22nd comment

Wow. Just jaw dropping in many respects, but an ergonomics nightmare.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 01:11 UTC as 32nd comment
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mcshan: Not another rebadged Panasonic !

jk

Haha! You're getting the hang of this. (Nudge)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 19:10 UTC
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mcshan: Not another rebadged Panasonic !

jk

You might see "Phillip", but JC stopped posting a while ago. Circa 33 C.E. I never figured out why.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 04:44 UTC
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mcshan: Not another rebadged Panasonic !

jk

Haha, I get ya, and I know the difference between having a chuckle, and being a troll.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
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Jogger: Is the HTC actually allowing selective focus?

It seems like its just capturing depth info at the pixel level and applying fake digital blur based on that how far that pixel is from what is in focus. In this case, its not refocusing at all... its more like digital blurring based on depth information.

It doesn't do a fantastic job of it either. Half of the bike is blurry because it thinks it's in the background. I guess it's a good work around for a small sensor, if the could make it work well.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
On article Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon (150 comments in total)
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Waimak Stud: Or a canon sponsored India only photo competition?

Picked it!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 22:46 UTC

Guessed it!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 35th comment
On article Samsung announces tiny NX mini mirrorless camera (80 comments in total)

Seems a shame the 1" mirror less crowd couldn't make a universal mount, like m4/3. I think that might have got more interest in them.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 07:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon (150 comments in total)

Or a canon sponsored India only photo competition?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article CreativeLive to host free one-day event with Art Wolfe (33 comments in total)

I SO WANT TO see this, but by our time in Japan, that's about 12am to 6am, and my wife is probably gonna have a child tonight, so probably best to leave it tonight, aye.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 14th comment
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (532 comments in total)
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Waimak Stud: Can anyone please answer this question? I am thinking about getting an a7 and would like to use it with old FD lenses, but have only had the chance to try one in the shop. I have heard how many steps one needs to initiate magnified view, however, in the shop, when the focus mode switch is on AF/M then simply pushing the button in the middle of that switch and turning the focus on the lens magnifies the view automatically. Does this only work with native Sony lenses? Does that not also work with third party or legacy lenses?

Oh, Ok, thanks for your reply. Bit of a shame that just pushing that button doesn't work, but double tapping the assigned button doesn't seem too hard. Just like using my GF1 with an FD lens. Just have to be careful when re-composing that I don't lean towards the subject.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (532 comments in total)

Can anyone please answer this question? I am thinking about getting an a7 and would like to use it with old FD lenses, but have only had the chance to try one in the shop. I have heard how many steps one needs to initiate magnified view, however, in the shop, when the focus mode switch is on AF/M then simply pushing the button in the middle of that switch and turning the focus on the lens magnifies the view automatically. Does this only work with native Sony lenses? Does that not also work with third party or legacy lenses?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 01:22 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens (244 comments in total)

Which Sony mount? Alpha or E? Would be great if this were the first EF third party lens. Unlikely though.

Cancel that, just saw it says alpha. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:54 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Df real-world samples gallery (223 comments in total)
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Waimak Stud: I have never been more excited about a camera than this one, but picked one up the other day, had a bit of a play with it, and was quite disappointed. Felt a lot more plasticky than i expected, has great ability to use old Nikon lenses but no focussing screen, and the adjustments were really fiddly, with having to push a little button every time. Think I might defect to the Sony A7 after all.

I'm just saying that since I got into DSLR photography I have been wishing for a camera that is reminiscent of the Old film cameras. I don't have Nikon, but something like my Canon AE-1. Manual adjustments, solid, small, easy to focus etc. For the price and the hype I really expected to the DF to live up to that. I had heard that it's not going to be possible to change the focussing screen in the DF, which seems odd since it's compatibility with old lenses is a big drawing card.

I know it may sound petty to complain about pushing a fiddly little knob, but the DF makes a big deal about being able to change all parameters at the turn of a dial, so I think I would get annoyed having to do that for everything.

And there may not be many native lenses for the A7, but manual focussing is a breeze and there are a plethora of adaptors. Plus the size and form factor is far closer to my Canon AE-1.

I still think the DF is a far superior camera in theory, however. It's a thing of beauty!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 03:08 UTC
On article Nikon Df real-world samples gallery (223 comments in total)

I have never been more excited about a camera than this one, but picked one up the other day, had a bit of a play with it, and was quite disappointed. Felt a lot more plasticky than i expected, has great ability to use old Nikon lenses but no focussing screen, and the adjustments were really fiddly, with having to push a little button every time. Think I might defect to the Sony A7 after all.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:21 UTC as 35th comment | 12 replies
On article In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk (117 comments in total)
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Waimak Stud: Um... Priorities? A country that doesn't yet want people to have equal freedoms under the law wants to send an Olympic torch into space? That doesn't make you look great, it kinda just makes you look like d1cks.

I'm not an American, and I would probably be saying the same thing if they were doing it too. It just seems a silly distraction. I do take back I the d1ck part, because that seems directed at the people of Russia, not the leadership, and I know they don't make these decisions. I'm sorry.I'm sure if the people of Russia had the choice, they would prefer more respect for women, a repeal of the law that stops people talking about homosexuality, less threatened freedom of speech etc rather than a moonwalking torch.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 23:49 UTC
On article In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk (117 comments in total)

Um... Priorities? A country that doesn't yet want people to have equal freedoms under the law wants to send an Olympic torch into space? That doesn't make you look great, it kinda just makes you look like d1cks.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:52 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
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