Waimak Stud

Waimak Stud

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

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On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (166 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.

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

Woah, big leagues just got hit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:30 UTC as 21st comment

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

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 01:11 UTC as 30th comment
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mcshan: Not another rebadged Panasonic !

jk

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

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

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

Picked it!

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

Guessed it!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 35th comment
On Samsung announces tiny NX mini mirrorless camera article (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.

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

Or a canon sponsored India only photo competition?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On CreativeLive to host one-day event with Art Wolfe article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 14th comment
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 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?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 01:22 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:54 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 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!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 03:08 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:21 UTC as 35th comment | 12 replies
On In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 23:49 UTC
On In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:52 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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JordanAT: I shot FM2 and F3HP in college (the paper's stable), but when I scraped the money together I got an F4s. The molded frame just fits in my hand better, so the styling is a negative. I LOVE the manual dials, and would have considered this as a replacement for my D3 - even giving up the 1/8000 shutter - until I read this:

"If your CPU lens has an aperture it must be locked to the smallest aperture 'auto' setting, and you cannot use the ring directly to set aperture.

Boom - no sale. I prefer to shoot in aperture mode most of the time, and my left hand still cradles the camera, ready to swap between focus, zoom, and aperture. With the D3, I feel like I'm missing part of my hand not to have an aperture ring, and this doesn't bring that back.

I agree, that was a bit of a surprise. A lower resolution sensor doing no video for more money that a similarly sized, sealed and autofocussed body, but touting full compatibility with old manual focussed lenses, and yet not even even doing that as expected? What is there to love? The manual controls? I love them, but I am willing to look upon them at a distance for the sake of convenvience. Please don't get me wrong, I LOVE the manual controls, and have longed for this camera for many years, but also have a family to look after and know that more money spent on good lenses equals better pictures. I am more than troubled right now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:31 UTC
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